I think everybody loves inspirational quotes. They are powerful words of wisdom condensed into just 1-2 lines. Whenever  you read them, you are inspired to take action immediately. Therefore I thought it would be a great idea to come with the ultimate list of 50 inspirational quotes to live by. So after choosing the best quotes to live by from the hundreds that I had, I managed to come up with the top 50. To kick it off, here’s my personal favourite  – “This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.” Maya Angelou

How to Use This List

Instead of keeping these amazing quotes to myself, I decided it would be greate to share them with you. I hope these quotes will inspire you and motivate you. I encourage you to save this as a resource to come back whenver you are in need for a motivational boost, and we all know that every now and then we need a boost.

I initially created this list as a resource for myself and I have bookmarked this page, so I could re-read it on regular basis. It is my hope that you won’t see this as a quick article to read, but rather as a resource to come back whenever you need some inspiration. So please, save this resource for when you need it in the future and pass it on to those that you think will benefit from it.

50 Quotes to Live By

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1. Talent is given, greatness is earned.

2. Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality.

3. Listen, smile, agree and then do whatever you were going to do anyway.

4. Never let a bad day make you feel like you have a bad life.

5. The person who says something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

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

7. Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.

8. If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

9. The higher you climb the better the view.

10. With patience you can even cook a stone. (One of the best quotes to live by)

11. Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there’s footprints on the moon.

12. Life is not measured by the amount of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away.

13. It’s important to make someone happy, and it’s important to start with yourself.

14. If you settle for just anything, you’ll never know what you’re truly worthy of.

15. In life, you get what you put in. Everything comes back around.

16. Death is not the greatest loss in life; the greatest loss is what dies inside while you’re still alive.

17. If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.

18. Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain. – Vivian Greene

19. I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.

20. Dream as you will live forever, live as you will die today.

21. If you want something you’ve never had then you you’ve got to do something you’ve never done.

22. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe it can achieve. – Napoleon Hill

23. Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. – Michael Jordan

24. Life is a stage and you get only one performance. Make it a good one.

25. As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, THINK BIG.

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26. Nothing is impossible, the word it self says I’m possible.

27. They laugh at me because I’m different, I laugh at them because they’re all the same.

28. Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.

29. Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish it.

30. To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that’s all.

31. Live life to the fullest because you only get to live it once.

32. Do things that count, but don’t count the things you do.

33. Begin each day with a grateful heart.

34. Opportunity is missed by people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

35. Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being positive about what could go right.

36. Everyday is a new beginning, take a deep breath and start again.

37. If you wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.

38. Don’t live your fears, live your dreams.

39. We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

40. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously, that you might as well not have lived at all- In which case you fail by default.

41. If you do not go after go after what you want, you will never have it. If you do not ask, the answer will always be NO. If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place.

42. Clear your mind of can’t!

43. All the days that you wake up, you got one job, and that’s to get better every single day.

44. When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen.

45. Life is too short to wait.

46. I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.

47. I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

48. It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.

49. Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.

50. The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

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Thank you for reading 50 Inspirational Quotes to Live by, I hope you enjoyed them. If you have any good quotes to add, please do so in the comments below.

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  1. Very nice and inspiring and on top of that great looking site… Very inspirational quotes..

  2. nice quotes

    I’m strong because I know my weaknesses. I’m wise because I’ve been foolish. I laugh because I’ve known sadness

    thank you

    • Glad to know that Kenyi, that makes me really happy. We will continue to inspire you in the near future as well with even better quotes and articles and videos!

  3. Michael ReinsooReply

    These are awesome quotes!!! Really inspiring for people who want to achieve something great 🙂

    Another quote I love is: “One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests.” – John Stuart Mill

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  5. Antwi Asamoah Benedicta AmponsaahReply

    Don’t turn your back on wisdom, for she will protect you. Love her and she will guard you.

  6. Antwi Asamoah Benedicta AmponsaahReply

    Never boast about, you don’t know what will happen between now and then.

  7. Antwi Asamoah Benedicta AmponsaahReply

    To learn, you must love discipline. It is stupid to hate correction.

  8. Antwi Asamoah Benedicta AmponsaahReply

    All who fear the LORD will hate evil. Therefore, I hate pride and arrogance, corruption and perverse speech.

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  10. Thanks for sharing the awesome inspiring quotes, and this one is my favourite ” When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen.”

    • Yes, it’s a great quote. And I totally agree with it, I think that we should all live our life the way we want to, not the way they want us to.

    • Quotes are credited to famous people, but you’ll often find they got it from someone else, and they heard it from another… harder to pin it down than you might think.

  11. Claire The GreatReply

    Today I am better then I was yesterday. Tomorrow I’ll be even better then I was today!
    My words that I live by

  12. clint rutledgeReply

    Great quotes. …better to be judged by 12, rather than carried by six. Unknown

  13. These quotes are very inspirational for living by. I found you when I am searching something like that. I have collected many quotes from you. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Thanks for sharing these lovely, inspiring and motivational quotes. I love reading and sharing these quotes since it helps to our-self and others as well.. thanks

  17. Inspirational quotes are very important for students and youth because these inspirational quotes help them to achieve their targets.
    I have posted lot of inspirational and motivational quotes all around in room and every day whenever I read or see, I feel energetic early in the morning.

  18. Remember! Eventually you are going to die. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart, so do the things that you want to do because in life when you look back, you regret the things that you don’t do instead of the things that you did

  19. Very Inspiring. Here is my favorite :

    When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, “Compared to what?” –Sydney Harris

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

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

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