My maternal grandmother also could inspire me on many things. Even though she had never gone to school, it was she who taught me mathematics orally and taught many a moral lesson and proverbs that could guide me in my life.
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
A child learning to walk can be an inspiration teaching us that anything can be mastered through practice. A child falls over and over again but doesn't give up on his goal, to learn to walk. If a small child who has little understanding of things and who does not understand what it is to achieve something, persists till he can walk, surely we can master things, if we make up our minds to.
I can be inspired by something I eat at a restaurant and try to replicate the dish at home. A beautiful sunset could inspire me to paint it. Somebody's charitable work could inspire me to give to society.
"A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak" - Michael Garrett Marino
To me, my father is my inspiration in my life. While I was a child, he used to teach me lot. I still remember his teachings and preaching from Ramayana, Mahabharatha and many other books to me. One important thing that he taught me is "Thirudathe, Poi sollathe, Pitchai edukaathe"( Don't steal, Don't tell lie, Don't beg) I really follow them in true sense. Even I don't borrow and take loan. While I was in VIIIth standard from a non Hindi speaking state (TN), he asked me to learn Hindi and sent me to attend Hindi classes. As a Gandhian, and a patriot, he made me to wear Gandhi cap and go to school. Much more to add.
No life without Sun
When people come at you with their worst, you should come at them with your best (advice given to Selena Gomez by her mother, quoted in Time magazine.)