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Inspirational Quotes

A collection of inspirational quotes on topics including success, life, leadership, teachers and more.


Great quotes can be inspirational and motivational. You can use quotes to help guide your decisions in life, work and love.

  • “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
  • “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket.”– Will Rogers
  • “Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.”– Larry Winget
  • “Live each day as if your life had just begun.”– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.”– Winston Churchill
  • “An obstacle is often a stepping stone.”– Prescott

  • “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” —Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”– Martin Luther King Jr.
  • “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.”– Jim Rohn
  • “All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me.... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” —Walt Disney
  • “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” —Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • “The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.”– Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • “He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.” —Louisa May Alcott
  • “Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” —William Ellery Channing
  • “Some men see things as they are and say why – I dream things that never were and say why not.”– George Bernard Shaw
  • “The best revenge is massive success.”– Frank Sinatra
  • “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” —Ernest Hemingway
  • “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”– Will Rogers
  • “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
  • “If not us, who? If not now, when?”– John F. Kennedy
  • “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.”– Erma Bombeck
  • “The mind is everything. What you think you become.”– Buddha
  • “A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.” —Vernon Howard
  • “Every noble work is at first impossible.”– Thomas Carlyle
  • “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”– Joshua J. Marine
  • “Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.”– Joe Clark
  • “The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.”– Zig Ziglar
  • “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”– Lao Tzu
  • I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ’Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. —Thomas Paine
  • “Eighty percent of success is showing up.”– Woody Allen
  • “I like feeling strong. It keeps my mental floor higher.” —Pink
  • “Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.”97– William James
  • “When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’”– Sydney Harris
  • “Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” —Drew Barrymore
  • “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”– John Wooden
  • “I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” —Audrey Hepburn
  • “Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.”– Jack Canfield
  • “Nothing is more beautiful than the smile that has struggled through the tears.” —Demi Lovato
  • “You may find the worst enemy or best friend in yourself.”– English Proverb
  • “Rule #1 of life. Do what makes YOU happy.”– Unknown
  • “I like criticism. It makes you strong.” —LeBron James
  • “The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.”– Arthur C. Clarke
  • “Education costs money. But then so does ignorance.”– Sir Claus Moser
  • “Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.”– Ray Kroc
  • “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
  • “Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.” —Susan Gale
  • “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.”– Josiah Gilbert Holland
  • “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”– Lao Tzu
  • “I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself.”– Albert Einstein
  • “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.”– Babe Ruth
  • “Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” —Napoleon Hill
  • “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”– Carl Bard
  • “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great makes you feel that you, too, can become great.”– Mark Twain
  • “Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it.” —Joel Osteen
  • “Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.”– Benjamin Disraeli
  • “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
  • “We become what we think about.”– Earl Nightingale
  • “I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.”– Dudley Field Malone
  • “Speak less than you know; have more than you show.”– William Shakespeare
  • “Life has two rules: #1 Never quit #2 Always remember rule # 1.”– Unknown
  • “There are better starters than me but I’m a strong finisher.” —Usain Bolt
  • “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”– Stephen Covey
  • “Stay strong. Stand up. Have a voice.” —Shawn Johnson
  • “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.”– Dennis P. Kimbro
  • “There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.” —Booker T. Washington
  • “Be very strong... be very methodical in your life if you want to be a champion.” —Alberto Juantorena
  • “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” —Robert H. Schuller
  • “Whoever loves much, performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.”– Vincent Van Gogh
  • “It is not enough to aim, you must hit.”– Italian Proverb