Inspirational Quotes

This page has inspirational quotes - be they from leading businessmen or highwire tightrope walkers, they are guaranteed to give your writing that extra edge, to motivate and encourage your readers.

On Courage

Fears are paper tigers
Amelia Earhart

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself
Franklin D. Roosevelt

On Success

Luck is where opportunity meets preparation
Denzel Washington

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog
Dwight B. Eisenhower

Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration
Tomas Edison

The secret of getting ahead is getting started
Agatha Christie

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On Failure

There is no failure, only feedback
Peter Jones, leading UK entrepreneur

Show me a good loser and I will show you a loser
Paul Newman

Hidden talent counts for nothing

On Leadership

A leader is a dealer in hope
Napolean Bonaparte

On Imagination

Imagination is more important than knowledge
Albert Einstein

General Inspirational Quotes

There is no "Why"
Philippe Petit, in reply to the question "Why did you do it?" after he had walked a highwire tightrope between the Twin Towers in August 1974.

This fascinating story is told in the 2008 film Man On Wire.

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