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100 Inspirational Quotes To Motivate You

Our collection of 100 inspirational quotes is the perfect read to get you feeling uplifted, motivated, and ready to take on the world.

Sometimes, it’s hard to get going on the things we care about. There’s nothing like some hard-hitting motivational quotes from successful people to get us feeling amazing and inspired.

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Let’s jump right into these incredibly inspiring quotes about success!

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1. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”- Walt Disney

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2. “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

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3. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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4. “Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.”  – Mae Jemison

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5. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

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6. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”- Mahatma Gandhi

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7. “Live each day as if your life had just begun.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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8. “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right..” – Henry Ford

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9. “You’re always one decision away from a totally different life.” – Unknown

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10. “Your only limit is your mind.” – Unknown

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11. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”- George Bernard Shaw

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12. “Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success.” – Unknown

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13. “If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs

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14. “The best way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” ― Walt Disney

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15. “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” – Dalai Lama

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16. “Life isn’t promised to us. We are blessed every day by simply being able to rise in the morning.” – Unknown

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17. “Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” – Jack Canfield

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18. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.”- George Addair

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19. “We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.” –  Dr. Henry Link

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20. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

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21. “Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.”- Brian Tracy

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22. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”- Mae West

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23. “Challenges are what makes life interesting, and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

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24. “When it hurts – observe. Life is trying to teach you something.” – Anita Krizzan

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25. “When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.” – Axendar Den Heijer

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26. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs

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27. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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28. “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”- Rob Siltanen

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29. “Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.”- Dalai Lama

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30. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman

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31. “We become what we think about” – Earl Nightingale

32. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

33. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler

34. “Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.” – Brian Tracy

35. “Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first, it is ridiculed. In the second, it is opposed. In the third, it is regarded as self-evident.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

36. “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

37. “Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James

38. “Fake it until you make it! Act as if you had all the confidence you require until it becomes your reality.” – Brian Tracy

39. “You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot ― it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.” ― Maya Angelou

40. “Every noble work is at first impossible.” – Thomas Carlyle

41. “The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

42. “Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.” – Malala Yousafzai

43. “For every reason it’s not possible, there are hundreds of people who have faced the same circumstances and succeeded.” – Jack Canfield

44. “The difference between a successful person and others is not lack of strength not a lack of knowledge but rather a lack of will.” – Vince Lombardi

45. “Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.” – Joe Clark

46. “It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.” – William James

47. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu

48. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”- Robert Frost

49. “Whoever loves much, performs much and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.” – Vincent Van Gogh

50. “Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison

51. “Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other.”- Brian Tracy

52. “Look at the sparrows; they do not know what they will do in the next moment. Let us literally live from moment to moment.” – Mahatma Gandhi

53. “What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle, and giving 110% all the time.” – Don Zimmer

54. “Respect is the key determinant of high-performance leadership. How much people respect you determines how well they perform.” – Brian Tracy

55. “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

56. “You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character.” – Unknown

57. “Whoever loves much, performs much and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well” – Van Gough

58. “Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.” – Jim Rohn

59. “Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.” – Benjamin Disraeli

60. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

61. “You get what you give.” – Jennifer Lopez

62. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou

63. “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” ― Marie Curie

64. “There are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking.” – Brian Tracy

65. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers

66. “Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.” – Ray Kroc

67. “Some men see things as they are and say why – I dream things that never were and say why not.” – George Bernard Shaw

68. “It is not enough to aim, you must hit.” – Italian Proverb

69. “The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.” – Hasidic Proverb

70. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”- Albert Einstein

71. “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.”- Allen Saunders

72. “We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell

73. “Get busy living or get busy dying.” — Stephen King

74. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.” – Steve Jobs

75. “Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.” – Leo Burnett

76. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” — Oprah Winfrey

77. “Life imposes things on you that you can’t control, but you still have the choice of how you’re going to live through this.” — Celine Dion

78. “Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.”— Lao-Tze

79. “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.”  Charles Swindoll

80. “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

81. “Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.”  Benjamin Franklin

82. “I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine.” Neil Armstrong 

83. “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” T.S. Eliot

84. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” Mary Kay Ash 

85. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” Warren Buffett

86. “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” Mahatma Gandhi 

87. “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

88. “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” Omar Khayyam

89. “When it is obvious that goals can’t be reached, don’t adjust the goals, but adjust the action steps.” — Confucius

90. “Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you, and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.” — Will Smith

91. “Life is about making an impact, not making an income.” — Kevin Kruse

92. “The healthiest response to life is joy.” — Deepak Chopra

93. “Live for each second without hesitation.” — Elton John

94. “If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

95. “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”– Babe Ruth

96. “Life is short, and it is here to be lived.” — Kate Winslet 

97. “If you’re not stubborn, you’ll give up on experiments too soon. And if you’re not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve.” —Jeff Bezos

98. “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” – Audrey Hepburn

99. “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”– Buddha

100. “There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do – and I believe that.” — Derek Jeter