200+ Inspirational Quotes To Motivate Your Day

Believe you can and you're halfway there.―Theodore Roosevelt
Believe you can and you're halfway there.―Theodore Roosevelt

Inspirational and motivational quotes. Inspirational quotes can lift your spirits and provide crucial life lessons.
Below is a selection of most Inspirational quotes and sayings about life, love, happiness, success and work.

Best Inspirational Quotes

I can't give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.

― Herbert Bayard Swope

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

― George Bernard Shaw

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

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

Everything you can imagine is real.

― Pablo Picasso

Be the change that you wish to see in the world.

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

― Theodore Roosevelt

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

― Mahatma Gandhi

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

― Winston S. Churchill

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.

― Helen Keller

We accept the love we think we deserve.

― Stephen Chbosky

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.

― C.S. Lewis

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.

― Marilyn Monroe

When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.

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.

You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.

― John Lennon

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

― Oscar Wilde

It's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.

― Lewis Carroll

Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.

― Neil Gaiman

It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.

― Paulo Coelho

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.

― Bill Keane

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

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.

― Thomas A. Edison

A person's a person, no matter how small.

― Dr. Seuss

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

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

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

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.

― Mahatma Gandhi

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

― George Eliot

Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you'll be criticized anyway.

― Eleanor Roosevelt

More Inspirational Sayings & Quotes

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.―Albert Schweitzer
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.―Albert Schweitzer

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!

― Audrey Hepburn

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.

― Vince Lombardi

Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.

― George Orwell

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

― Albert Schweitzer

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

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

― F. Scott Fitzgerald

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

― Dalai Lama XIV

A champion is someone who gets up when he can't.

― Jack Dempsey

Peace begins with a smile.

― Mother Teresa

When you have a dream, you've got to grab it and never let go.

― Carol Burnett

Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.

― Gustave Flaubert

We know what we are, but not what we may be.

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.

― C.S. Lewis

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

Whatever you are, be a good one.

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

― Edith Wharton

May you live every day of your life.

― Jonathan Swift

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.

― Swami Sivananda

Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.

― Thomas Szasz

Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.

And once the storm is over, you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about.

― Haruki Murakami

If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.

― Thomas A. Edison

If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.

― Rick Riordan

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.

― H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.

― Robert Fulghum

Out of difficulties, grow miracles

― Jean de La Bruyere

You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.

― A.A. Milne

Believe you can and you're halfway there.

― Theodore Roosevelt

Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?

― L.M. Montgomery

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

― Aesop

Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.

― Roy T. Bennett

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

― Maya Angelou

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

― Haruki Murakami

I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'

― Muhammad Ali

Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.

― Roy T. Bennett

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.

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

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And 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. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.

― Steve Jobs

The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.

― John Milton

If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.

― Isaac Newton

Positive quotes for inspiration

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.―Dalai Lama
If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.―Dalai Lama

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

― Henry Ford

Always do what you are afraid to do.

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is nothing impossible to him who will try.

― Alexander the Great

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

― Martin Luther King Jr.

To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.

Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.

― Arthur Schopenhauer

Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.

― Desmond Tutu

It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.

― John Green

Change your thoughts and you change your world.

― Norman Vincent Peale

Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.

― Roy T. Bennett

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.

― Tony Robbins

Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.

― Paulo Coelho

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.

― Arthur C. Clarke

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.

― Isaac Asimov

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

― Sharon Begley

Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people's hands.

― Roy T. Bennett

Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.

― Plato

Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.

― Roy T. Bennett

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.

― Milton Berle

If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.

― Martin Luther King Jr.

Motivational quotes for new year 2023

If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.―Maya Angelou
If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.―Maya Angelou

Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.

― Walt Whitman

Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.

― Roy T. Bennett

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

― Francis of Assisi

Life is too short to waste your time on people who don't respect, appreciate, and value you.

― Roy T. Bennett

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

― Robert Breault

When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

― Arthur Conan Doyle

Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.

― Christian D. Larson

Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.

― Roy T. Bennett

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

― Maya Angelou

Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.

― Roy T. Bennett

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

― Confucius

Don't waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.

― Roy T. Bennett

There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.

It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.

― Dale Carnegie

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

― Eleanor Roosevelt

If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

― Eleanor Roosevelt

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

― Steve Jobs

I dream my painting and I paint my dream.

― Vincent Willem van Gogh

It's only after you've stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.

― Roy T. Bennett

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.

― Rabindranath Tagore

No amount of regretting can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future.

― Roy T. Bennett

Stories never really end...even if the books like to pretend they do. Stories always go on. They don't end on the last page, any more than they begin on the first page.

― Cornelia Funke

‎Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.

― Voltaire

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!

― Maya Angelou

When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.

― Paulo Coelho

Even if you cannot change all the people around you, you can change the people you choose to be around.

― Roy T. Bennett

Keep going. Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.

― Roy T. Bennett

You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

― Marcus Aurelius

Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.

― Albert Schweitzer

So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life's A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you'll move mountains.

― Dr. Seuss

Daily motivational quotes

Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.―Christian D. Larson
Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.―Christian D. Larson

Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.

― Roy T. Bennett

Even strength must bow to wisdom sometimes.

― Rick Riordan

Life has no remote....get up and change it yourself!

― Mark A. Cooper

Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.

― Neil Gaiman

Life is too short to waste your time on people who don't respect, appreciate, and value you. Spend your life with people who make you smile, laugh, and feel loved.

― Roy T. Bennett

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

Pursue what catches your heart, not what catches your eyes.

― Roy T. Bennett

If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?

― Rumi

A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.

― John A. Shedd

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.

― Dalai Lama XIV

I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.

― Albert Einstein

Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them.

― Steve Maraboli

Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die, Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.

― Langston Hughes

You cannot control the behavior of others, but you can always choose how you respond to it.

― Roy T. Bennett

A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.

― Leonardo da Vinci

Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

― Thomas Jefferson

Make improvements, not excuses. Seek respect, not attention.

― Roy T. Bennett

You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?

― Rumi

Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life.

― Roy T. Bennett

To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.

― Roy T. Bennett

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

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

― Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Best motivational quotes to start your day

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.―Confucius
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.―Confucius

More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.

― Roy T. Bennett

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.

Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.

― Roy T. Bennett

What makes the desert beautiful' said the little prince 'is that somewhere it hides a well.

― Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

― Will Rogers

What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?

― George Eliot

If you want to be happy, be.

― Tolstoy Leo

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.

― Maya Angelou

But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.

― Martin Luther King, Jr.

Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.

― Roy T. Bennett

Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone's life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.

― Roy T. Bennett

Be brave to stand for what you believe in even if you stand alone.

― Roy T. Bennett

No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn't know it.

― Paulo Coelho

Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.

― Leo F. Buscaglia

I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.

― Anne Frank

If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.

― Nora Roberts

The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.

― Walt Disney Company

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

― Robert Louis Stevenson

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

― Walt Disney

Positive quotes

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.―H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.―H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are.

― Roy T. Bennett

Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.

― Rumi

Great things happen to those who don't stop believing, trying, learning, and being grateful.

― Roy T. Bennett

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

― Confucius

Be thankful for everything that happens in your life; it's all an experience.

― Roy T. Bennett

Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work.

― Gustave Flaubert

Respect other people's feelings. It might mean nothing to you, but it could mean everything to them.

― Roy T. Bennett

The past is a place of reference, not a place of residence; the past is a place of learning, not a place of living.

― Roy T. Bennett

You never fail until you stop trying.

― Albert Einstein

Believe in Your Heart. Believe in your heart that you're meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic and miracles.

― Roy T. Bennett

Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning... Anyone can start over and make a new ending.

― Chico Xavier

Inspirational quotes

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.―Edith Wharton
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.―Edith Wharton

There was another life that I might have had, but I am having this one.

― Kazuo Ishiguro

Sometimes you have to lose all you have to find out who you truly are.

― Roy T. Bennett

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.

― Albert Einstein

The unexamined life is not worth living.

― Socrates

None but ourselves can free our minds.

― Bob Marley

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.

― Martin Luther

You are not rich until you have a rich heart.

― Roy T. Bennett

All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.

― St. Francis Of Assisi

Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren't grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.

― Roy T. Bennett

You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?

Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

― Paulo Coelho

Stop comparing yourself to other people, just choose to be happy and live your own life.

― Roy T. Bennett

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!

― John Anster

Life becomes easier and more beautiful when we can see the good in other people.

― Roy T. Bennett

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

Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, stop caring about what others think.

― Roy T. Bennett

Live in the present, remember the past, and fear not the future, for it doesn't exist and never shall. There is only now.

― Christopher Paolini

Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

― Barack Obama

Motivation quotes

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.―Francis of Assisi
Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.―Francis of Assisi

Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.

― Moliere

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.

― Mahatma Gandhi

When all is said and done, more is said than done.

― Lou Holtz

Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular.

― Roy T. Bennett

Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.

― Louis L'Amour

Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.

― H. Jackson Brown Jr.

It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.

― Lou Holtz

Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.

― Roy T. Bennett

What's the good of living if you don't try a few things?

― Charles M. Schulz

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.

― Norman Vincent Peale

Do one thing every day that scares you.

― Eleanor Roosevelt

If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.

― Roy T. Bennett

Why didn't I learn to treat everything like it was the last time. My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future.

― Jonathan Safran Foer

Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free.

― Rumi

The past has no power over the present moment.

― Eckhart Tolle

Go on with what your heart tells you, or you will lose all.

― Rick Riordan

The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.

― Maya Angelou

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.

― Kurt Vonnegut

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. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

― Steve Jobs

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