41 Quotes About Inspiring Others


Having the ability to inspire others into action is what can be easily referred to as leadership. These quotes about inspiring others remind us that change can happen anywhere from anyone at anytime.

“A leader isn’t someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others so that they may have the strength to stand on their own.”

“A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.”

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.”

“As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.”

“Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.”

“Be the light in the darkness to inspire and to enlighten others.”

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear — not absence of fear.”

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”

“Don’t give to get. Give to inspire others to give.”

“Find your voice and inspire others to find theirs.”

“First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others.”

“Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.”

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”

“I don’t need to be inspired any longer, just supported.”

“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”

“If you are willing to do more than you are paid to do, eventually you will be paid to do more than you do.”

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

“Inspire people to do things for themselves. Inspire people to think for themselves.”

“It is difficult to inspire others to accomplish what you haven’t been willing to try.”

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.”

“Serving and attempting to inspire others is a responsibility, not a choice.”

“Sometimes just being yourself can inspire others to be brave enough to be themselves too.”

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”

“Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.”

“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life-think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.”

“The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.”

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laserlike focus.”

“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.”

“Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.”

“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 the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

“What you do to-day that is worthwhile, inspires others to act at some future time.”

“Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.”

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”

“Your success will shine as a light of hope and inspire numbers you cannot total.”

Finding your strength to help others can require some work, but brings greater rewards in the end.

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