The world around us is full of inspiration, regardless if we’re trying to figure out the perfect ending to that novel we’ve been writing for two years, to decide on the perfect name for our new baby girl, or to get motivated to leave a dead-end job and push forward into new directions. Though some of the greatest quotes in history have come from the world’s greatest orators and thinkers, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Lao-Tzu, and Frederick Douglass, we can find inspiration in even the most unlikely of places and from the most unlikely of sources.
This list presents quotes to inspire you for whatever you need a little boost for. Some of them come from the most evil people in history, and some come from people we think to be dumb or stupid. They’re also here to make you think; just because somebody may be known as a dunce or has done terrible things, does it make them incapable of brilliance? Let us know if you’re surprised or shocked by any of these sources while finding some nuggets of inspiration to make you think about the world differently from our list of 25 Quotes From Unlikely Sources That Are Actually Quite Inspirational.
“Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, ‘I’m possible!'”
“Remember that God has enabled you to become an example of love, forgiveness, and brotherly co-existence. I call on you not to hate because hate does not leave a space for a person to be fair, and it makes you blind and closes all doors of thinking and keeps away one from balanced thinking and making the right choice.”
“A man that’s a friend of everyone is an enemy to himself.”
Carter Chambers, from The Bucket List
“You know, the ancient Egyptians had a beautiful belief about death. When their souls got to the entrance to heaven, the guards asked two questions. Their answers determined whether they were able to enter or not. ‘Have you found joy in your life?’ ‘Has your life brought joy to others?’”
“A lot of people give up just before they’re about to make it. You know, you never know when that next obstacle is going to be the last one.”