100 Best Inspirational Quotes

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100 Inspirational Quotes

  1. yolo image“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
    ― Mae West
  2. “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
    ― John Lennon
  3. you can do it image“If you can dream it, you can do it.”
    ― Helen Keller
  4. “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”
    ― Walt Disney Company
  5. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    ― Oscar Wilde
  6. Ships are for water image“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.”
    ― William G.T. Shedd
  7. “If you’re waiting until you feel talented enough to make it, you’ll never make it.”
    ― Anonymus
  8. “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”
    ― Dalai Lama XIV

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  9. do what you are afraid image“Always do what you are afraid to do.”
    ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  10. “You never fail until you stop trying.”
    ― Albert Einstein
  11. “You see things; you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not?”
    ― George Bernard Shaw
  12. “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”
    ― Marilyn Monroe

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  13. “If you believe very strongly in something, stand up and fight for it.”
    ― Roy T. Bennett
  14. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
    ― Albert Einstein
  15. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”
    ― Alice Walker
  16. No one can make you feel inferior image“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
    ― Eleanor Roosevelt
  17. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”
    ― Bernard M. Baruch
  18. “Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it“
    — Charles Swindoll
  19. “I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.”
    ― Langston Hughes
  20. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
    ― Mahatma Gandhi
  21. “How would your life be different if…You walked away from gossip and verbal defamation? Let today be the day…You speak only the good you know of other people and encourage others to do the same.”
    ― Steve Maraboli
  22. “People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.”
    ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
  23. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
    ― Dr. Seuss
  24. “However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?”
    ― Gautama Buddha
  25. pick a goal and stick to it image“Just pick a goal and stick to it… no big complicated secret.”
    ― Richelle E. Goodrich
  26. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
    ― George Bernard Shaw
  27. ”In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.”
    – Tony Robbins

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  28. “None but ourselves can free our minds.”
    ― Bob Marley
  29. be a person that never gives up image“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”
    –  Babe Ruth
  30. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
    ― Martin Luther King Jr.
  31. “You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.”
    ― Nicholas Sparks
  32. “When someone tells me “no,” it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.”
    ― Karen E. Quinones Miller
  33. “If you’re reading this…
    Congratulations, you’re alive.
    If that’s not something to smile about,
    then I don’t know what is.”
    ― Chad Sugg
  34. “Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”
    ― Narcotics Anonymous
  35. “What you perceive as a failure today may actually be a crucial step towards the success you seek. Never give up.”
    ― Richelle E. Goodrich
  36. “Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.”
    ― C. JoyBell C.
  37. “The tongue is the strongest muscle in the human body; use yours to lift someone up today.”
    ― Terri Ann Armstrong
  38. “Your time is way too valuable to be wasting on people that can’t accept who you are.”
    ― Turcois Ominek
  39. “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”
    ― Zig Ziglar
  40. “The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.”
    ― Kalu Ndukwe Kalu
  41. “To me, Fearless is not the absense of fear. It’s not being completely unafraid. To me, Fearless is having fears. Fearless is having doubts. Lots of them. To me, Fearless is living in spite of those things that scare you to death.”
    ― Taylor Swift
  42. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”
    ― Robert Frost
  43. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.”
    ― Eleanor Roosevelt
  44. never too late to be what you might have been image“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
    ― George Eliot
  45. “The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible.”
    — Charles Kingsleigh
  46. “We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.”
    ― Chuck Palahniuk
  47. “The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.”
    ― Jim Morrison
  48. do you want it bad enough? Image“You can do anything you want to do, if you want to do it bad enough.”
    ― Tim Carter
  49. “Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.”
    ― Stephen R. Covey
  50. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
    ― Winston S. Churchill
  51. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.”
    ― Vince Lombardi Jr.
  52. get what you want or get old image“You can get what you want or you can just get old.”
    ― Billy Joel
  53. “No one can pull anyone back from anywhere. You save yourself or you remain unsaved.”
    ― Alice Sebold
  54. “When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen.”
    – Harley Davidson
  55. “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.”
    ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  56. “People who lack the clarity, courage, or determination to follow their own dreams will often find ways to discourage yours. Live your truth and don’t EVER stop!”
    ― Steve Maraboli
  57. “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
    ― Paulo Coelho
  58. “I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
    ― Albert Einstein
  59. “At the root of all misery is unfulfilled desire.”
    ― Scott Hahn
  60. “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”
    ― John Muir
  61. “What’s terrible is to pretend that second-rate is first-rate. To pretend that you don’t need love when you do; or you like your work when you know quite well you’re capable of better.”
    ― Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook

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  62. “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
    Love like you’ll never be hurt,
    Sing like there’s nobody listening,
    And live like it’s heaven on earth.”
    ― William W. Purkey
  63. Quality is a habit image“Quality is not an act, it is a habit.”
    – Aristotle
  64. “Do no harm and leave the world a better place than you found it.”
    ― Patricia Cornwell
  65. “I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.”
    ― Mark Twain
  66. “The more you believed in yourself, the more you could trust yourself. The more you trust yourself, the less you compare yourself to others.”
    ― Roy T. Bennett
  67. “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
    – Albert Einstein
  68. “The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance. The wise grows it under his feet.”
    ― James Oppenheim
  69. Indecision becomes decision image“Indecision with the passing of time becomes decision.”
    ― Bill Wilson
  70. “I was smiling yesterday,I am smiling today and I will smile tomorrow.Simply because life is too short to cry for anything.”
    ― Santosh Kalwar
  71. “One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone.”
    ― Shannon L. Alder
  72. “You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”
    ― Jalaluddin Rumi
  73. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
    ― Martin Luther King Jr.
  74. Go with a club after your inspiration image“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”
    — Jack London
  75. “If plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters – 204 if you’re in Japan.”
    ― Claire Cook
  76. “Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another.”
    ― Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  77. “Everything you can imagine is real.”
    ― Pablo Picasso
  78. “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”
    — Paulo Coelho
  79. “The thing about a hero, is even when it doesn’t look like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, he’s going to keep digging, he’s going to keep trying to do right and make up for what’s gone before, just because that’s who he is.”
    ― Joss Whedon
  80. “Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.”
    ― Isaac Asimov
  81. standing and staring at water image“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”
    – Rabindranath Tagore
  82. “The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.”
    ― Napoleon Hill
  83. “The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.”
    ― Steve Maraboli
  84. “Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.”
    ― Paulo Coelho
  85. “What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.”
    ― Maya Angelou
  86. “Don’t change your mind just because people are offended; change your mind if you’re wrong.”
    ― Criss Jami
  87. Don't wait for your ship image“Don’t wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it.”
    ― Cathy Hopkins
  88. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.”
    – Tommy Lasorda
  89. “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”
    – Thomas Jefferson
  90. “All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”
    ― Francis of Assisi
  91. “Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.”
    – Satchel Paige
  92. “Live the Life of Your Dreams.
    When you start living the life of your dreams, there will always be obstacles, doubters, mistakes and setbacks along the way. But with hard work, perseverance and self-belief there is no limit to what you can achieve.”
    ― Roy T. Bennett
  93. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
    ― Marianne Williamson
  94. “Determine that the thing can and shall be done and then… find the way.”
    ― Abraham Lincoln
  95. “Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
    ― Shel Silverstein
  96. “The past has no power over the present moment.”
    ― Eckhart Tolle
  97. “‎Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning… Anyone can start over and make a new ending.”
    ― Chico Xavier
  98. “This day will never come again and anyone who fails to eat and drink and taste and smell it will never have it offered to him again in all eternity. The sun will never shine as it does today…But you must play your part and sing a song, one of your best.”
    ― Hermann Hesse
  99. What you do today can improve all your tomorrows Image“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.”
    — Ralph Marston
  100. Year from now wish you started today image“A year from now you may wish you had started today.”
    ― Karen Lamb
  101. Land among the stars image“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”
    ― Norman Vincent Peale

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  • I will save this post and print it. I could not be more inspired..

    My fovirte quote is by Theodore Roosevelt: Believe you can and you’re halfway there.

  • Let me share my favorite quote with you: We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us – by Joseph Campbell

  • The past is behind me indeed. I love Mr. Tolle.
    My favorite quote is: It is never too late to be what you might have been.

  • This is it, I will be who I always wanted to be and do what I always know I should have been. The time is now for me to do what I always knew I needed to do. Let me be the person I know I can be and I might just make it, I might be it and be better for being it. Let me start today. Let me start now.

    I am inspired!

  • Vince Lombardi is the best at inspiring people, hence his achievements: The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.