Strokes of inspiration!

Experience is just another, rather a better name for mistakes! Every successful person is first an expert in the department of mistakes, their experience therefore is full of wisdom and meaning! If you’re going through a temporary setback in any aspect of life, whether you are feeling low, sad or simply looking for inspiration, here’s a few famous quotes that will help you get back up and feel a little inspired, instantly!

1. The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. –Mark Twain

2. Believe you can and you’re halfway there- Theodore Roosevelt

3. Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. –Albert Einstein

4. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.  –Robert Frost

5. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover. –Mark Twain

6. People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing.  That’s why we recommend it daily. –Zig Ziglar

7. You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. –Christopher Columbus

8. If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. –Vincent Van Gogh

9. Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. –George Addair

10. When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. –Helen Keller

11. Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. –Les Brown

12. A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein

13. If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough. –Oprah Winfrey

14. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. –Martin Luther King Jr.

15. When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. –Henry Ford

16. Dream big and dare to fail. –Norman Vaughan

17. “You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

18. “Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

19. “Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it. And then he feels that perhaps there isn’t.” A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

20. “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light.” -Dumbledore, The Prisoner of Azkaban


Maimoona Sumbul

She is Saudi Arabia based and currently pursuing a post graduate diploma in Islamic Banking and Finance.

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