What Are Some Inspirational Life Quotes and Sayings?

An example of an inspirational quote is "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world," from Anne Frank, and another example is "Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared," from the Buddha. These quotes can serve as daily positive reminders or as uplifting sentiments when one is struggling.

Anne Frank was a German-born Jewish writer and diarist. "The Diary of a Young Girl" is Frank's personal diary, and it tells the story of her life in hiding from the Nazis during World War II. The publication of her diary allowed people around the world to learn about the victims of the Holocaust. Additionally, a number of plays and films have been inspired by her diary.

Gautama Buddha was an Indian sage who lived sometime between the sixth and fourth centuries B.C. The religion of Buddhism is based on his teachings. "Buddha" is a Sanskrit word that translates to "the enlightened one" or "the awakened one." Originally, his teachings were passed down through oral traditions. They were not recorded until around 400 years after his lifetime.