Inspiration can be defined as the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative, or in fact to do anything that you feel you have the power to do. We all need a little bit of inspiration from time to time. Some of us listen to music, some of us read and others prowl the internet for some inspiring blog posts (like this one). Feeling inspired just makes life a little bit easier and keeps you motivated.
There are a lot of inspiration that can be taken from movies, books, music, and of course people. Today the Junk Mail team would like to inspire you with 10 Inspirational Quotes from some of the greatest minds to have walked the Earth. Some of them are still living and something of them are sadly not anymore.
“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.” Albert Einstein (German Theoretical Physicist)
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Nelson Mandela (Former South African President)
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams (Former US President)
“The harder you work, the luckier you get.” Gary Player (South African Golfer)
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” Steve Jobbs (Founder of Apple)
“Age is getting to know all the ways the world turns, so that if you cannot turn the world the way you want, you can at least, get out of the way so you won’t get run over” Miriam Makeba (South African Singer)
“I like my job because it involves learning. I like being around smart people who are trying to figure out new things. I like the fact that if people really try they can figure out how to invent things that actually have an impact.” Bill Gates (Co-Founder of Microsoft)
“A science is any discipline in which the fool of this generation can go beyond the point reached by the genius of the last generation.” Max Gluckman (South African Social Anthropologist)
“My mother said to me, ‘If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.’ Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.” Pablo Picasso (Spanish Painter)
“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.” Maya Angelou (American Author)
The Junk Mail team trusts that these quotes inspire you to achieve great things in life. If you have some old books, DVDs or anything else that you need to get rid off that could be inspiring to someone else, feel free to place a free advert on Junk Mail.