Most Inspirational People

Who would you vote as being most inspirational person of all time?

If you'd like to suggest a person who you find inspirational, you can leave a comment at the bottom of this post. It may be a famous person from history or someone less well known who inspires you for some reason.
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54 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I think you should definitely add Guru Nanak to this list. He was the founder of the Sikh religion and abolished the Hindu caste system, superstitions, and other practices. He taught the oneness of humanity. 25 million adherents follow His path.

December 13, 2010 at 12:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really think William Wallace should be included in this list.
Sir William Wallace (died 23 August 1305) was a Scottish knight and landowner who became one of the main leaders during the Wars of Scottish Independence. He inspired people worldwide to fight for there freedom and civil rights

January 10, 2011 at 2:43 PM  
Anonymous Diana Wolf said...

His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama should be at the top any
"Most Inspirational People"
list.

Diana Wolf

January 30, 2011 at 3:02 AM  
Blogger Shona said...

John Walsh should definately be on this list. He has done so much to help children and victims of crime and has helped put away many fugitives. He has also shown that one person can make a difference and has worked to pass laws that has changed the way law enforcement handles missing children.

February 16, 2011 at 8:02 AM  
Anonymous Malcolm A said...

I believe that Henry Dunant should be added to this list. Henry Dunant was the founder of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Awarded the first Nobel Prize for Peace in 1901. His legacy can now be found in over 186 countries and an organisation of over 97 people. A humanitarian organisation delivering help were it is needed to those in most need.

March 1, 2011 at 2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ummm bob marley for sure.

March 8, 2011 at 4:51 PM  
Blogger MangaGeek said...

I Also Would Like To Nominate Wilfred Owen - He Changed The World Of Poetry, And Showed Teh Injustice Of War So Vividly In His Poetry...
Also Is Michael Jackson On Here? Because He Seriously Changed Teh World Of Music - Even Though Im Not A Huge Fan, I Think He Rocked The Music Boat XD Oh Yh - And BOB MARLEY XD~

March 13, 2011 at 2:45 PM  
Anonymous Reid Whitaker said...

Can't believe Billy Graham was left off the list.

March 14, 2011 at 12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oprah should be on the list,deff.

March 19, 2011 at 5:01 PM  
Blogger phoenix329 said...

William Wilberforce a leader in the abolitionist movement in England.

April 11, 2011 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger phoenix329 said...

William Wilberforce a leader and champion for the abolitionist movement in England in the 1800s.

April 11, 2011 at 1:37 PM  
Blogger phoenix329 said...

never mind he's already on there my bad.

April 11, 2011 at 1:38 PM  
Blogger phoenix329 said...

Nikola Tesla effected the modern word much more then Thomas Edison yet is subsequently under looked he's one of the most inspirational people I can think of.

April 11, 2011 at 1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you need to add bethany hamiliton

July 15, 2011 at 7:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about Dante Alighieri? The greatest and most influential poet in the Western world?

July 27, 2011 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger mukesh said...

Dr.babasaheb ambedkar-one of the top most INSPIRATIONAL PERSON,who change the world, BACK WORD people of indin also worship as a god

September 1, 2011 at 10:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Reader,

I would like advice and recommend to read The Biography of the Last Prophet: Muhammad Peace be upon him.


http://www.inter-islam.org/Seerah/iSeerah.html

September 15, 2011 at 5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stephen hawking. There's basically nothing you can't do if you put your mind to it, no matter what your circumstances

September 26, 2011 at 12:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about Edward R Murrow, a man who wasn't afraid to face truth in a time of lies

November 1, 2011 at 10:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar of India, whose work to uplift the opressed mulniwasi(SC,ST,OBC and converted minorities i.e. Muslims, Christians, Shikhs etc) people of india influenced one out six persons on this earth i.e. Indian population

November 24, 2011 at 3:05 AM  
Blogger KUMAR PUSHPAK said...

stephen hawking....i dont see any reason to drop him off the list.....every body on the list made impact on the world.....but he had to prepare himself first.....and become the greatest scientist ever..........

January 10, 2012 at 1:27 PM  
Blogger Divine Divawear said...

The Late Evangelist Una Veneta Thompson (died 10 November 2004)was a Great Spiritual Motivational & Inspirational Speaker. She was one of the founders of The Bibleway Churches UK. Her words will always be remembered & her presences never forgotten.. RIP

February 5, 2012 at 8:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maria Montessori - (August 31, 1870 – May 6, 1952) was an Italian physician and educator, a noted humanitarian best known for the philosophy of education which bears her name. Her educational method is in use today and is revolutionizing public and private schools throughout the world.

April 9, 2012 at 8:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maria Montessori - (August 31, 1870 – May 6, 1952) was an Italian physician and educator, a noted humanitarian best known for the philosophy of education which bears her name. Her educational method is in use today and is revolutionizing public and private schools throughout the world.

April 9, 2012 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger sasidaran said...

in this century an ordinary person can change a government in India ? its Impossible, But its happened in India on 1979, yes a simple ordinary young person called Mr.Mahe Mahmood,Indian National Congress Activist.who was against new decision of Indian Prime Minister Morargee Desai s pondy states Linking to other states. Mr.Mahmood went to Pondicherry and arranged a Public violence (he is not in Picture) this violence fall down a Govt in India at 1979,after Election on 1980 Congress victory and New congress Govt became in India on this situation Smt.Mrs.Indira Gandhi Appreciate Mr.Mahe Mahmood and his idiology in Politics

April 22, 2012 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger sasidaran said...

an unknown person is always unknown people not research about him yes in this century an ordinary person can change a government in India ? its Impossible, But its happened in India on 1979, yes a simple ordinary young person called Mr.Mahe Mahmood,Indian National Congress Activist.who was against new decision of Indian Prime Minister Morargee Desai s pondy states Linking to other states. Mr.Mahmood went to Pondicherry and arranged a Public violence (he is not in Picture) this violence fall down a Govt in India at 1979,after Election on 1980 Congress victory and New congress Govt became in India on this situation Smt.Mrs.Indira Gandhi Appreciate Mr.Mahe Mahmood and his idiology in Politics

April 22, 2012 at 4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last messenger of islam Mohammed is only person who change the world and give the perfect way of life

August 5, 2012 at 2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mohammed

August 5, 2012 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger Dtresca said...

I believe Mattie J. T. Stepanek , poet and peace maker should be on this list. Although Mattie passed right before his 14th birthday,he inspired young and old and continues bringing hope to many people through his books .

November 14, 2012 at 6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, i think prophet muhammed should definetley be an inspirational person becaue without him there would be no guidance to the right path and no islamic religion

March 3, 2013 at 8:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mary Seacole

Mary Seacole was a Jamaican nurse who became well known in the Victorian period for her nursing efforts during the Crimean War. Though she was much respected by officers whom she treated during the war, after her death, her fame quickly diminished. She helped at the front line of the war, not like many other famous women of this period, like the 'lady with the lamp', Florence Nightingale.

In 1854, Mary heard about an appeal in the Times newspaper for nurses to aid wounded soldiers in the Crimean War. Mary felt a call to go to London and apply to be of service. However, despite letters of recommendation from doctors in the Caribbean, she was turned down by the War Office and the medical department headed by Florence Nightingale.

However, undeterred by the seeming racial and class prejudices of those in charge, Mary determined to travel to the Crimea using her own funds.

April 7, 2013 at 4:09 AM  
Blogger penny said...

Jackie Robinson definitely. He is one of the most inspirational people in American history. He's amazing

April 17, 2013 at 4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget
Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma - such a strong, resilient, amazing woman. I hope she is elected President in 2015 and is actually able to be President this time around.

July 21, 2013 at 2:29 AM  
Blogger Prasanth M said...

Swami Vivekananda

August 20, 2013 at 4:22 AM  
Blogger Prasanth M said...

Swami Vivekananda should have been added.

August 20, 2013 at 4:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about jk rowling writing helped her though times of stuggle in her life and reading her work helps people get though theirs. also she is an amazing inspirational person as well as writer.

September 27, 2013 at 1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aung san suu kyi needs to be on this list.
no one else can ever go through such hardship as she did and she stood tall in the midst of it all.
(BTW.im 11 yrs old.yes, im smart for my age)

October 11, 2013 at 4:00 AM  
Blogger Freedom of Expression said...

Salman Khan- Khan has been involved in several charities during his career.[79] He has started an NGO called Being Human which sells T-shirts and other products online and in stores. A portion of the sales goes to a worthy cause supporting the underprivileged. Being Human Foundation is a registered charitable trust set up by Salman Khan for helping the cause of the underprivileged.

October 23, 2013 at 6:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i`d just like to say. my sose teacher, Mr .Pandian is the most funniest and inspirational person in the world.

October 31, 2013 at 11:35 PM  
Anonymous bob said...

i`d just like to say that my sose teacher, Mr Pandian, is the funniest and most inspirational person in the world.
PS. if you ever meet him ask him to demonstrate his lady with the oxygen tank act for you.

October 31, 2013 at 11:40 PM  
Blogger CharismaBlue911 said...

Gerard way or Nikola Tesla...wow...

November 2, 2013 at 10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anna said...

Definitely Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)- a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist of the Baroque period. And may be the greatest composer in the world of all times!

November 8, 2013 at 1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daisaku Ikeda- A Buddhist and humanist who has worked for Worldwide peace for over 60 years. Ikeda publishes and presents a peace proposal to the United Nations every year.

November 14, 2013 at 6:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"davidji" - Vedic Master touches the soul - enabling inner peace and Personal Tansformation
"Fill what is empty; Empty what is Full "....."the journey to deeper fulfillment has always been a journey to healing – to wholeness"...."the Guru is inside. How do you spell guru? GEEEEEE-You Are You" find more ransformational quotes @ www.davidji.com

November 18, 2013 at 1:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MORGAN FREEMAN!!!

November 28, 2013 at 6:53 PM  
Blogger davidji said...

Susan said : “From the pool of awakenings which includes creativity, strength, generosity, loving-kindness and transformation, I selected seven awakenings to immerse myself in each day: consciousness, compassion, forgiveness, expansion, abundance, healing, and balance. I believe that if we can live a life toward mastery of any seven principles in the pool of awakenings, then our lives will flourish and those we hold dear in our lives will experience greater fulfillment. Which seven do you choose?”
― Davidji, Secrets of Meditation: A Practical Guide to Inner Peace and Personal Transformation.
http://www.davidji.com/

December 13, 2013 at 12:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Last Prophet of Islam Muhammad (SAW), who was ranked as the most influential person by Michael H. Hart as he believed, and from what I have read, that he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular levels. Of humble origins, Muhammad founded and promulgated one of the world's great religions, and became an immensely effective political leader. Today, thirteen centuries after his death, his influence is still powerful and pervasive.

January 6, 2014 at 3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harriet Tubman is supposed to be in the list of inspirational people because she showed people that some risks are worth taking and that you shouldn't give up from your first try. Also, freedom is more important than anything anyone can give you. It's better to GO FREE OR DIE. Rip Harriet Tubman❤️

February 4, 2014 at 6:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No. 1, Mozart! Mozart!

February 13, 2014 at 8:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesus himself creator of all people and must not be a just inspirational person

March 17, 2014 at 3:47 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Amma - Mata Amritanandamayi Devi

More about this phenomenon on the website: http://www.amritapuri.org/

April 15, 2014 at 5:45 AM  
Anonymous David Bee said...

Charles Dickens, for reasons which need no explanation.

May 12, 2014 at 7:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you should add C.S. Lewis he was inspiration to the children during the war and still is with is

July 10, 2014 at 3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michael Jackson! He wasn't just an inspiration to the public: most musicians today base their work on his genius inventions of dancing and singing. He was also an ambassador of peace and love as he never stopped giving to those in need or those dying. He was a kind-hearted human being and was definitely inspirational!!!

July 11, 2014 at 8:38 AM  

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