99 Inspiring Life Quotes


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April 23, 2024 at 12:54AM UTC
There's a reason we turn to inspiring quotes. Inspiring life quotes can help us get through a bad day or turn fear into happiness. If you're letting yourself drown in pessimistic thoughts and your friends don't seem to be helpful when you need some inspirational advice, a good quote and saying can sometimes do the trick. When you need a shift in perspective and a reminder of what life offers, these 99 quotes will inspire you out of the doldrums:
  1.  “If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.”— Maya Angelou

  2.  "It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.”  Confucius

  3.  “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."  Eleanor Roosevelt

  4.  "Once you choose hope, anything's possible."  Christopher Reeve

  5.  "In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different."  Coco Chanel

  6.  “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back in your wallet.”  Will Rogers

  7.  "The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain."  Dolly Parton

  8.  "You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them."  Michael Jordan

  9.  "I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward."  Charlotte Bronte

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

  11. “You cannot save people, you can just love them.”  Anais Nin

  12.  “Live each day as if your life has just begun.”  Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

  13.   “Champions keep playing until they get it right.”  Billie Jean King

  14.  “The grass is greener where you water it.”  Neil Barringham

  15. "But you have to do what you dream of doing even while you're afraid." — Arianna Huffington

  16.  “If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.”  Seth Godin

  17.  "Failure is another steppingstone to greatness."  Oprah Winfrey

  18.  “Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.”  Thomas Edison

  19.  “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”  Alice Walker

  20.  "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."  Mahatma Gandhi

  21.  "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."  Mae West

  22.  “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”   Steve Jobs

  23.  “One of the secrets to staying young is to always do things you don’t know how to do, to keep learning.”  Ruth Reichl

  24.  "Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."  Arthur Ashe

  25.   "I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."  Thomas Jefferson

  26.  “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”  Mother Teresa

  27.  "Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great." — John D. Rockefeller

  28.  “A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” — Diane Mariechild

  29.  “An unexamined life is not worth living.” — Socrates

  30.  ““I want to do is because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.”  Amelia Earhart

  31.  “We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.” — Marie Curie

  32.  “The best protection any woman can have … is courage.”  Elizabeth Cady Stanton

  33.  “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus."  Bruce Lee

  34.  “Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.”   Elizabeth Gilbert

  35.  “I would rather die of passion than of boredom.”  Vincent van Gogh

  36.   "It is never too late to be what you might have been."  George Eliot

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

  38.  “I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear.” — Rosa Parks

  39.  “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” — Tony Robbins

  40.  “Run to the fire; don’t hide from it." — Meg Whitman

  41.  “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”  Benjamin Franklin

  42.  “Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”  Gloria Steinem

  43.  “If you can dream it, you can achieve it." — Zig Ziglar

  44.  “One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.”  Simone de Beauvoir

  45.  "As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others."  Bill Gates

  46.  “You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.”  Melissa Etheridge

  47.  "Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time."  George Bernard Shaw

  48.  “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.”  Katharine Hepburn

  49.  "Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it's holy ground. There's no greater investment."  Stephen Covey

  50.  “I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.”  Emma Stone

  51.  “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”  Lao Tzu

  52.  “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”  Helen Keller

  53.  “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and let it come in.”  Morrie Schwartz

  54.  “It’s possible to climb to the top without stomping on other people.”  Taylor Swift

  55.  "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.”  Mark Twain

  56.  “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”  Margaret Mead

  57.  “What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.”  Plutarch

  58.  “Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.” — Harper Lee

  59.  “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”  Roald Dahl

  60.  “When you’re through changing, you’re through.”  Martha Stewart

  61.  “Plant your garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.”   Jose Luis Borges

  62.  “There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.”  Indira Ghandi

  63.  “The mind is everything. What you think you become.”  Buddha

  64.  “If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love.”  Princess Diana

  65.  “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”  Ronald Reagan

  66.  “We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.”  J.K. Rowling

  67.  “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”  Aristotle Onassis

  68.  “All careers go up and down like friendships, like marriages, like anything else, and you can’t bat a thousand all the time.”  Julie Andrews

  69.  “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”  Robert Louis Stevenson

  70. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”  Stephen Covey

  71.  “The challenge is not to be perfect...it’s to be whole.”  Jane Fonda

  72.  “Change your thoughts and you change your world.”  Norman Vincent Peale

  73.  “Cherish forever what makes you unique, cuz you’re really a yawn if it goes.”  Bette Midler

  74.  “What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.”  Bob Dylan

  75.   “When I believe in something, I’m like a dog with a bone.”  Melissa McCarthy

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

  77.  “Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.”  Jennifer Lopez

  78.  “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”  Oscar Wilde

  79.  “If you can’t go straight ahead, you go around the corner.”  Cher

  80.  “If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?” — Rumi

  81.   “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”  — William Shakespeare

  82.  “Everyone shines, given the right lighting.” — Susan Cain

  83.  “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”  Aristotle

  84.  “I try to live in a little bit of my own joy and not let people steal it or take it.”  Hoda Kotb

  85.  “Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things.”   George Carlin

  86.  “Well behaved women seldom make history.”  Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

  87.  “The only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”  Mark Zuckerberg

  88.  “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.”  Rachel Zoe

  89.  “It's very easy to be different but very difficult to be better.”  Jonathan Ive

  90.  “When I’m tired, I rest. I say, ‘I can’t be a superwoman today.’”  Jada Pinkett Smith

  91.  “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”  George Bernard Shaw

  92.  “I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.”  Lily Tomlin

  93.  “There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.” — Roger Staubach

  94.  “I’m always perpetually out of my comfort zone.”  Tory Burch

  95.  “If you focus on results, you will never get change. If you focus on change, you will get results.”  Jack Dixon

  96.  “I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches.”  Alice Roosevelt Longworth

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

  98.  “When they go low, we go high.”  Michelle Obama

  99. “The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.” Chuck Palahniuk
Whether you need a funny quote, an inspirational meme or just some wise sayings to give your heart the courage it needs to take a leap in your career, these 99 phrases should offer you a good springboard!

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