61+ Inspirational Quotes From Famous Poems

inspirational quotes from poems

In this article, I have compiled a list of 61+ of the most inspiring quotes from famous poems, along with their respective authors and poems. These quotes are sure to give you a boost of motivation, comfort, and hope, no matter what challenges you may be facing.

The power of words has the ability to uplift our spirits and give us a fresh perspective. Poetry has been a source of inspiration for centuries, capturing the beauty of life and the complexities of the human experience.

Whether you’re a fan of classical poetry or contemporary verse, there’s something here for everyone. So, take a moment to read, reflect, and be inspired.

Am I living my own life,
Or just accepting
The one given to me
By family, society, education?

Have I truly claimed it as my own,
Or do I following the crowd with dedication?

- Nitin Namdeo, "I Can Touch You"

Inspirational Quotes from Poems

1. “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.” – William Ernest Henley, “Invictus”

2. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Self-Reliance”

3. “Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so.” – John Donne, “Holy Sonnet 10”

4. “What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare” – W.H. Davies, “Leisure”

5. “I have measured out my life with coffee spoons” – T.S. Eliot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”

6. “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it” – Paulo Coelho, “The Alchemist”

7. “Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” – Lord, Alfred Tennyson

8. “I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree, And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made.” – W.B. Yeats, “The Lake Isle of Innisfree”

9. “Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.” – William Butler Yeats, “Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven”

10. “The best things in life are nearest: / Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, / Flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, / The path of right just before you.” – Robert Louis Stevenson, “Requiem”

11. “To see a world in a grain of sand / And a heaven in a wild flower / Hold infinity in the palm of your hand / And eternity in an hour.” – William Blake, “Auguries of Innocence”.

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12. “Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments” – William Shakespeare, “Sonnet 116”

13. “The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.” – W.B. Yeats, “The Second Coming,”

14. “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” – Henry David Thoreau, “Walden”

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Famous Quotes from Poem

15. “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.” – Emily Dickinson, “Hope is the Thing with Feathers”

16. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller, “The World I Live In”

17. “I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one.” – Edna St. Vincent Millay, “Afternoon on a Hill”

18. “Do not go gentle into that good night. Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” – Dylan Thomas, “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night”

19. “When I consider how my light is spent, / Ere half my days in this dark world and wide, / And that one talent which is death to hide / Lodged with me useless.” – John Milton, “On His Blindness”

20. “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. / I love thee to the depth and breadth and height / My soul can reach.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning, “Sonnet XLIII”

21. “I wandered lonely as a cloud / That floats on high o’er vales and hills, / When all at once I saw a crowd, / A host, of golden daffodils.” – William Wordsworth, “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”

22. “She walks in beauty, like the night / Of cloudless climes and starry skies; / And all that’s best of dark and bright / Meet in her aspect and her eyes.” – Lord Byron, “She Walks in Beauty”

23. “When you are old and grey and full of sleep, and nodding by the fire, take down this book.” – W.B. Yeats, “When You Are Old”

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24. “I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.” – W.B. Yeats, “He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven”

25. “I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence” – Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken”

26. “If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain” – Emily Dickinson,

27. “And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow” – W.B. Yeats, “The Lake Isle of Innisfree”

28. “I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep” – Robert Frost, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”

29. “The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep” – Robert Frost , “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”

30. “Death be not proud, though some have called thee mighty and dreadfull” – John Donne, “Holy Sonnet X”

31. “He who would be a man must therefore be a nonconformist” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Self-Reliance”

Short Poetry Quotes

32. “The wound is the place where the light enters you.” – Rumi

33. “What’s past is prologue.” – William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”

34. “To be, or not to be: that is the question.” – William Shakespeare, “Hamlet”

35. “O Rose, thou art sick.” – William Blake, “The Sick Rose”

36. “What thou lovest well remains, the rest is dross.” – Ezra Pound, “Canto LXXI”

37. “The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men, gang aft agley.” – Robert Burns, “To a Mouse”

38. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the road less traveled by.” – Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken”

39. “I dwell in possibility” – Emily Dickinson, “I Dwell in Possibility”

40. “I’m nobody! Who are you? / Are you nobody, too?” – Emily Dickinson, “I’m Nobody! Who Are You?”

41. “A thing of beauty is a joy forever” – John Keats, “Endymion”

42. “If I should die, think only this of me.” – Rupert Brooke, “The Soldier”

43. “I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” – Emma Lazarus, “The New Colossus”

44. “I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.” – T.S. Eliot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”

45. “I am large, I contain multitudes.” – Walt Whitman, “Song of Myself”

46. “I am a part of all that I have met.” – Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “Ulysses”

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47. “Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” – The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, “Samuel Taylor Coleridge”

48. “Because I could not stop for Death, He kindly stopped for me” – Emily Dickinson, “Because I Could Not Stop for Death”

49. “I rise, I rise, I rise” – Maya Angelou, “Still I Rise”

50. “Come, my friends, / ‘Tis not too late to seek a newer world.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson, “Ulysses”

51. “Though I am not naturally honest, I am sometimes by chance” – William Shakespeare

52. “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning, “Sonnet 43”

Famous Poem Lines

53. “I know why the caged bird sings, / Ah me, / When his wing is bruised and his bosom sore, / When he beats his bars and he would be free; / It is not a carol of joy or glee.” – PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR, ” Sympathy “

54. “So we’ll go no more a roving / So late into the night / Though the heart be still as loving / And the moon be still as bright.” – Lord Byron, “So We’ll Go No More A-Roving”

55. “And when I am formulated, sprawling on a pin, When I am pinned and wriggling on the wall, Then how should I begin/To spit out all the butt-ends of my days and ways? And how should I presume?” – T.S. Eliot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”

56. “We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams” – Arthur O’Shaughnessy, “Ode”

57. “When I heard the learn’d astronomer, When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me” – Walt Whitman , “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer”

58. “I wandered lonely as a cloud.” – William Wordsworth, “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”

59. “If I should meet thee / After long years, / How should I greet thee? / With silence and tears.” – Lord Byron, “When We Two Parted”

60. “I carry your heart with me(I carry it in my heart)” – E.E. Cummings, “i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)”

61. “I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils.” – William Wordsworth, “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”

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