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100 Inspirational Quotes to Live By

In need of some inspirational sayings to motivate yourself? No worries! Here are 100 inspirational quotes to live by!

1. “One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.” -William Feather

2. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” -Helen Keller

3. “Happiness does not depends on what you have or who you are. It solely relies on what you think.” -Buddha

4. “It doesn’t matter where you start. Only that you begin.” -Robin Sharma

5. “Do what you have to do until you can do what what you want to do.” -Oprah Winfrey

6. “We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, but battle on.” -Albus Dumbledore

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

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

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

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

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

12. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” -Abraham Lincoln

13. “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” -Robert H. Schuller

14. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. -Maya Angelou

15. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” -Confucius

16. “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” -Ayn Rand

17. “Then, one day, when you least expect it, the great adventure finds you.” -Ewan MacGregor

18. “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”  -Maya Angelou

19. “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”  ” -Jane Goodall

20. “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.”  -Bob Marley

21. “To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.”  -Mahatma Gandhi

22. “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”  -Jack London

23. “Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.” -Leo Buscaglia

24. “Imagination is the highest form of research.”  -Albert Einstein

25. “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”  -Alan W. Watts

26. “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” -Andy Rooney

27. “How can you burn out when you haven’t yet caught fire.” -Dr. L.D. Buckingham

28. “I’ve found that successful people are never afraid to try, because they are never afraid to fail.” -Mary Kay Ash

29. “Turn off the volume of the world for a day. See what a difference quietness can make.” -Jan Dargatz

30. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” -Helen Keller

31. “You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.” -Joyce Meyer

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

33. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” -Og Mandino

34. “What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” -Ralph Marston

35. “Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” -W. Clement Stone

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

37. “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” -Ayn Rand

38. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” -Sam Levenson

39. “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” -Francis of Assisi

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

41. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” -Maya Angelou

42. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” -Audrey Hepburn

43. “Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” -Swami Sivananda

44. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” -Milton Berie

45. “The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” -Bertrand Russell

46. “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” -Soren Kierkegaard

47. “The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.” -Audrey Hepburn

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

49. “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” -Marcus  Aurelius

50. “The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.” -Eminem

51. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” -Helen Keller

52. “Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” -Joseph Campbell

53. “No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and it may seem hard to get to it but you can do it and just keep working towards it and you’ll find the positive side of things.” -Demi Lovato

54. “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” -Willie Nelson

55. “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” -William James

56. “If you do not enjoy what you are doing, you will never be good at it.” -Luke Parker

57. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy

58. “If you really want something, and really work hard, and take advantage of opportunities, and never give up, you will find a way.” -Jane Goodall

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

60. “I began learning long ago that those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” – Booker T. Washington

61. “When a goal matters enough to a person, that person will find a way to accomplish what at first seemed impossible.” – Nido Qubein

62. “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill

63. “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do.” -Johann Von Goethe

64. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. -Maya Angelou

65. “If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything.” -John Wooden

66. “Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” -Anthony J. D’Angelo

67. “If you ever think about giving up, remember why you held on for so long.” – Hayley Williams

68. “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

69. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” – Helen Keller

70. “The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.” – Benjamin Mays

71. “Success isn’t something that just happens – success is learned, success is practiced and then it is shared.” -Sparky Anderson

72. “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.” – Mike Murdoch

73. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” -Aesop

74. “The time is always right to do what is right.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

75. “It’s never too late – never too late to start over, never too late to be happy.” -Jane Fonda

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

77. “Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure… it just means you haven’t succeeded yet.” -Robert Schuller

78. “If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.” – St. Clement

79. “Look at life through the windshield, not the rear view mirror.” -Byrd Baggett

80. “If you’re bored with life, if you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals.” -Lou Holtz

81. “You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted.” – Ruth E. Renkl

82. “What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything.” -Vincent Van Gogh

83. “The answer lies within ourselves. If we can’t find peace and happiness there, it’s not going to come from the outside.” – Tenzin Palmo

84. “The way we choose to see the world creates the world we see.” – Barry Neil Kaufman

85. “The brick walls aren’t there to keep us out, the brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.” -R Pausch

86. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” -Henry Ford

87. “If you can see the positive sides of everything, you’ll be able to live a much richer life than others.” – Celestine Chua

88. “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” -Abraham Lincoln

89. “Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you.” – Rob Gilbert

90. “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” -Mark Twain

91. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard

92. “Losing is a learning experience. It teaches you humility. It teaches you to work harder. It’s also a powerful motivator.” – Yogi Berra

93. “Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.” – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

94. “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

95. “Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.” – Doug Firebaugh

96. “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” -Martin Luther King Jr.

97. “Laughter is the brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of your heart.” – Mort Walker

98. “The world is but a canvas to the imagination.” -Henry David Thoreau

99. “The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.” – Mary Pickford

100. “A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.” – Jean de La Fontaine

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