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50 Inspirational Quotes to Live By

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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. Jeanne Melanson

    November 5, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Wonderful blog site! I just found you in a FB group, and came right over here. I’m glad I found you. All the best. Jeanne

    • Hristiqn Nikolov

      November 10, 2013 at 2:45 pm

      Hey thanks Jeanne, good to know that you like the website 🙂

    • sam

      October 13, 2014 at 4:23 am

      If you give a man a fish he’ll eat for a day. If you teach him how to fish he’ll eat for a life time.
      My dad taught me that and now he’s gone. I love you dad. Happy Birthday

    • Max

      December 18, 2015 at 7:17 pm

      same here!

  2. Vince

    November 6, 2013 at 12:53 am

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

  3. Esha

    November 10, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Very nice post dear.. loved these quotes 🙂

  4. michael

    November 10, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Awesome Page of quotes – now I know where to come when i need daily motivation! Thanks

    • Hristiqn Nikolov

      November 11, 2013 at 12:34 am

      Good to know that Michael, keep visiting us for your daily dose then 😛

  5. Ziad K Abdelnour

    November 18, 2013 at 7:43 am

    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

  6. kenyi osborn

    November 21, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    This is so great!really these inspirational quotes have changed my life.Thank you so much.

    • Hristiqn Nikolov

      November 21, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      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!

  7. Michael Reinsoo

    December 8, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    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

    • Hristiqn Nikolov

      December 9, 2013 at 4:16 am

      Great quote, totally on the spot! I will add it probably in next quote article! Thanks Michael

  8. Maureen

    January 13, 2014 at 3:21 am

    First off I would like to say superb blog! I had a quick question
    that I’d like to ask if you don’t mind. I was interested to find
    out how you center yourself and clear your mind before writing.

    I’ve had difficulty clearing my thoughts in getting my ideas out there.
    I truly do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first
    10 to 15 minutes tend to be wasted just trying to figure out how
    to begin. Any recommendations or hints? Cheers!

    • Hristiqn Nikolov

      January 14, 2014 at 1:20 pm

      Hello Maureen,
      Hmm I would say that I don’t clear my thoughts. I choose a topic then I make a big research, then based on what I’ve found I try to create something unique that would be compelling to my readers.

  9. Anthony

    January 19, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Amazing quotes. Thanks!

  10. Humphrey

    January 26, 2014 at 6:30 am

    So touching

  11. Whisper Resluof

    February 6, 2014 at 12:30 am

    Wonderful Quotes,
    Thank you.

  12. Antwi Asamoah Benedicta Amponsaah

    May 4, 2014 at 6:49 pm

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

  13. Antwi Asamoah Benedicta Amponsaah

    May 4, 2014 at 6:53 pm

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

  14. Antwi Asamoah Benedicta Amponsaah

    May 5, 2014 at 6:26 am

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

  15. Antwi Asamoah Benedicta Amponsaah

    June 15, 2014 at 10:21 am

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

  16. Ziad K Abdelnour

    June 24, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Nice quotes! Thanks for sharing them with us.

  17. marcel

    July 26, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Money doesn’t make men, men make money.-Marcel

  18. Sumit Rana

    August 4, 2014 at 12:24 am

    Very heart touching but inspiring quotes, Thanx author for share them

  19. Israr

    August 20, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    great site, wonderful quote

  20. Graphic

    August 22, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Life is too short to wait – Bravo nice quote

  21. urdravas

    February 1, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Well, you rock buddy!:) I love your site, and I visit your facebook page every day for your new pictures. Sometimes when I think about giving up my dream, I just visit your site, and it just refill me with energy and hope, and not giving up attitude. Because of You, and your motivation, I am still on the right path. Thanks to you. Keep up the good work, because you’ve already changed a lot of life, including mine, and I’m very grateful for that!;)

    • Cris Nikolov

      February 1, 2015 at 2:59 pm

      Thank you for your kind words, I am really glad that what I do has helped you.



  22. bmabh

    February 9, 2015 at 2:19 am

    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.”

    • Cris Nikolov

      February 9, 2015 at 9:47 am

      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.

  23. Deb Johnson

    March 19, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    PLEASE give credit where credit is due and provide the author’s name after each quote.

    • John

      October 17, 2015 at 3:57 am

      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.

      • Cris Nikolov

        October 17, 2015 at 9:13 am

        That’s true, sometimes it’s really hard to trace the origins of the quote.

  24. Claire The Great

    April 1, 2015 at 4:56 am

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

  25. clint rutledge

    April 16, 2015 at 10:58 pm

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

  26. Beatris

    June 22, 2015 at 3:15 am

    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.

  27. Alice

    June 28, 2015 at 9:03 am

    thanks for sharing this amazing post .

  28. Lilly Phafana

    September 18, 2015 at 10:30 am

    With patience you can even cook a stone****I love this quote

  29. Amen Davidson

    November 14, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    I love this alot

  30. Clayton

    December 28, 2015 at 2:04 am

    Coincidences are Gods way of staying anonymous.

  31. Girish

    January 14, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Great Quotes

  32. Ally Msangi

    January 14, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    I’am Glad to come across this lovely website… Really, I’m Inspired by the collection of great Articles which are really inspiring. It’s a Gold mine of Life teachings.

    I hope i will get an opportunity to share my views with your readers too. Be blessed.

    Thanks and Regards,

  33. Manish kumar

    February 13, 2016 at 9:45 am

    First time i am visiting this blog and after having a look on this blog. i am happy to see your best quotes collection.!!!
    These quotes are best to share on Facebook and other social sites with friends.!!!
    Thank you

  34. Vincent

    February 16, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Great qoutes, Cris – thanks for sharing them with us.

  35. Kinjal Sharma

    March 7, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    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

  36. sunnel

    April 23, 2016 at 9:08 am

    very nice post thanks dear.

  37. Manish kumar

    June 4, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    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.

  38. aman singla

    July 6, 2016 at 7:36 am

    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

  39. Dean Coder

    July 19, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Persistency is the key, when you lack consistency

  40. Rishab Anand

    August 24, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    Life is a journey don’t make it your destination..

  41. LoveLife

    May 29, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    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

  42. Kzee

    September 14, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    What a great collection of quotes! They are so inspiring!

  43. Majeed

    October 12, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    very nice list of inspiring quotes thanks.

  44. Risha

    October 27, 2018 at 10:26 am

    These quotes made my day, thanks for sharing.

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