Motivational and Inspirational Quotes

52 Inspirational Quotes That Will Transform Your Life

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Motivational quotes have the power to get us through a rough week, or lift us when we are feeling down. It’s an amazing thing how few words can impact our lives so much. (I have a motivational poster in my room, that reminds me of my goals everyday). So here is an inspiring collection of inspirational quotes that are highly  shared and loved throughout our Facebook / Twitter.

52 Inspirational Quotes

“Don’t let a bad day make you feel like you have a bad life.” – Unknown

 

“Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.” – Winston Churchill

 

Failures are part of life, if you don’t fail, you don’t learn. If you don’t learn, you don’t change. If you don’t change, you don’t grow.” – Unknown

 

“You can have results or excuses. Not both.” – Unknown

 

“Someone’s opinion of you doesn’t have to become your reality.” – Les Brown

 

“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” – Les Brown

 

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

 

“You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.” – Andrew Murphy

 

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who matter don’t mind and those who mind don’t matter.” – Dr Seuss

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“One person can make a difference and everybody should try.” – John Kennedy

 

“Failure doesn’t come from falling down. Failure comes from not getting up.” – Unknown

 

“Its hard to wait around for something you know might never happen; but its harder to give up when you know its everything you want.” – Unknown

 

“Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen.” – Unknown

 

“To hell with circumstances, I create opportunities.” – Bruce Lee

 

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude.” – Denis Waitley

 

“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” – Jack Canfield

 

“If you don’t build your dreams, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.”

 

“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. it means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” – Unknown

 

“When you wake up in the morning you have two choices;  go back to sleep and dream your dreams or wake up and chase your dreams.” – Unknown

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“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”  – Christopher Columbus

 

“Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you.” – Jesus

 

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

“We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.” – Helen Keller

 

“Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great.” – Orison Swett Marden

 

“I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure–which is: Try to please everybody.” – Herberd Bayard Swope

 

“Welcome every new and difficult problem in life as a new opportunity to wrestle and win — and to gain new experience and new power.” – L H. Murlin

 

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman

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“Start where you are. Use what you have.  Do what you can.”  – Arthur Ashe

 

“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown

 

“All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible.” – T.E. Lawrence

 

“Three things you cannot recover in life: the WORD after it’s said, the MOMENT after it’s missed and the TIME after it’s gone. Be Careful!” – Unknown

 

“There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.” – David Burns

 

“A problem is only a problem when viewed as a problem.” – Unknown

 

“The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do.” – Unknown

 

“In the end we only regret the chances we didn’t take.” – Unknown

 

“It doesn’t matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are
going.” – Brian Tracy

 

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“The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.” – Unknown

 

“You can make excuses all you want. But at the end of the day all you’ll have are poor excuses and another wasted day.” – Unknown

 

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.” – William Arthur Ward

 

“Even the darkest nights will end and the sun will rise.” – Unknown

 

Limitations live only in our minds.  But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” –Jamie Paolinetti

 

“The beautiful thing about fear is that when you run to it, it runs away.” – Robin Sharma
“Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet. Cherish them…” – Unknown

 

“Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles. It empties today of its strength.” – Corrie Ten Boom

 

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“It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” –Abraham Lincoln

 

“Our greatest glory lies not in never failing but in rising every time we fail.” – Confucius

 

“Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.” – Seneca

 

“The brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They are there to stop the other people!” – Randy Pausch

 

“Don’t be afraid to stand up for what you believe in, even if it means standing alone.” –  Andy Biersack

 

“Forget all the reasons it won’t work and believe the one reason that it will.” – Unknown

 

“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

 

“The biggest failure you can have in life is making the mistake of never trying at all.” – Unknown

 

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is all you need.” – Unknown

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I hope you enjoyed these inspirational quotes. What is your favorite inspirational quote that has inspired you through the years? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

Featured photo source: Frank Lindecke

18 Comments

18 Comments

  1. Brandi Warren

    April 2, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    What a lovely way to start the day! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sayantan Mahato

    April 2, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Hi there,

    Thanks for the huge list of energizing and motivating list of all the inspirational quotes!It really made me inspired a lot!

    Thanks!

  3. Vishnu

    April 2, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    That were truly inspiring quotes.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Eliz Frank

    April 2, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Beautiful quotes and many of them dear to my heart. It’s a pleasure to connect with another motivational/inspirational blogger. Let’s all revolutionize the world. 🙂

    • Cris Nikolov

      April 2, 2014 at 9:37 pm

      I am glad you liked them, Eliz. I think we are all in need of more inspiration and motivation, so the more motivational blogs out there, the bigger the variety which results in more inspired people.

  5. Carolyn Coleman-Grady

    April 3, 2014 at 1:37 am

    “Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet. Cherish them…” – Unknown
    I like this quote. Thanks for this wonderful blog.

  6. toni lauterio

    April 3, 2014 at 5:17 am

    great quotes very inspirational, we need to have some of these posted on the wall to read daily

  7. Esha

    April 3, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    I love this series!! Awesome quotes!

  8. akinleye babatope

    April 9, 2014 at 2:17 am

    thanks for this quotes, God bless you

  9. William Allman

    April 21, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    A lot of good quotes…here’s my personal favorite, from E.O. Wilson, that inspires me every day–“You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.”

    • Cris Nikolov

      April 21, 2014 at 6:24 pm

      Thank you William. This quote by E.O Wilson is great.

  10. Christopher Metcalf

    April 25, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    If the canvas of Fate
    Is painted everyday
    with the choices we make
    Then the paintbrush of life
    uses the color of love
    for the most awesome display! – Christopher Metcalf

  11. Bikash poudel

    May 24, 2014 at 4:58 am

    yeah truly awesome..it had give a great courage to try at all what i really want..thank u..

  12. Ziad Abdelnour

    August 21, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Nice Collection,

    There are no mistakes in life, just lessons.

    Thank you,

  13. Imad LB

    October 13, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    This is a great post with some wonderful quotes! I’m always capturing quotes when I run along one that inspires me, and this is a great list for reference.

  14. Arjun Sharma

    August 8, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    AMAZING

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