47+ Inspirational Quotes to Motivate Your Life & Success

Inspirational Quotes to Motivate Your Life & Success

Inspirational quotes can provide motivation and encouragement. They can also give you a new perspective on life. Sometimes all you need is a few words of wisdom to help you get through tough times.

Inspirational quotes can come from many sources, including famous people, authors, or even your friends and family.

If you’re looking for some inspiration, check out these quotes:

Motivational Quotes

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” – Albert Einstein

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” – Kurt Vonnegut

“If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you.” – Unknown

“We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are.” – Anais Nin

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men, true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway

Success Quotes

“If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein

“If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know and start charging for it.” – Kim Garst

“The harder I work, the luckier I get.” – Samuel Goldwyn

“Suffer the pain of discipline, or suffer the pain of regret.” – Jim Rohn

“Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Successful people are 100% convinced that they are masters of their own destiny , they’re not creatures of circumstance, they create circumstance, if the circumstances around them suck they change them.” – Jordan Belfort

“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.” – Thomas J. Watson

Motivational Quotes

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the BS story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” – Jordan Belfort

“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” – William Shedd

“Some things take a long time. But time is going to pass one way or another anyway.” – Unknown

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

“A nation grows great when a man plants a tree: the shade of which he will never enjoy.” – Greek Proverb

“The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago, the second-best time is right now.” – Chinese Proverb

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because somebody else planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett

“The sooner you step away from your comfort zone, the sooner you’ll realize that it wasn’t really all that comfortable.” – Eddie Harris

“Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.” – John Wooden

“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

Business Quotes

“This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” – Alan Watts

“Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” – Jim Rohn

“Never depend on single income. Make investments to create a second source” – Warren Buffett

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

“Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.” – Charles F. Kettering

“You only build leverage in your life by taking action.” – Unknown

“You become the product of your decisions, so it pays a lot to think about how you make them.” – Unknown

Positive Quotes and Positive Thinking Sayings

“You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.” – Dita Von Teese

“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” – Steven Furtick

“I know for sure that everything will work out. No matter how crazy or bleak the situation is, it will work out. Everything passes, good and bad.” – Xosha Roquemore

Life Quotes

“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

“For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.” – Carl Sagan

“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” – Unknown

“Our life is what our thoughts make it.” – Marcus Aurelius

“We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior.” – Stephen M.R. Covey

“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.” – Bertrand Russell

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.” – Oscar Wilde

“No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.” – Voltaire

“I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.” – Mark Twain

“The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“Worrying about “blame” and “credit” or “positive” and “negative” feedback impedes the iterative process that is essential to learning. Remember that what has already happened lies in the past and no longer matters except as a lesson for the future. The need for phony praise needs to be unlearned.” – Ray Dalio

Change Quotes

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but when we look back everything is different.” – C.S. Lewis

“We have a tendency to want the other person to be a finished product while we give ourselves the grace to evolve.” – T.D. Jakes

Uplifting Quotes

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – J.K.Rowling

“In order to get something you never had, you have to do something you never have done.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” – Oprah Winfrey

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” – Gandalf, from Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Short Inspirational Quotes

“More is lost by indecision than wrong decision”. – Tony Soprano

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Anonymous

“The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

“Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” – Lance Armstrong, Sally Jenkins

Love Quotes

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.” – Og Mandingo


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