211 Best Inspirational Quotes

Inspirational quotes have the ability to lift our spirits, motivate us to take action, and offer guidance when we need it the most. Whether we’re facing personal struggles or striving to make a difference in the world, these words of wisdom can provide the encouragement we need to keep moving forward. With so many inspirational quotes out there, it can be overwhelming to try and find the best ones. In this article, we will explore some of the best inspirational quotes of all time, and examine the ways in which these powerful words can inspire and uplift us in our daily lives.

  1. “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday.” ―A.A. Milne
  2. “You must not only aim right, but draw the bow with all your might.” ~Henry David Thoreau
  3. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” — George Eliot
  4. “Small is not just a stepping-stone. Small is a great destination itself.” ―Jason Fried
  5. “Light tomorrow with today.” ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning | Tweet this
  6. “Love your family, work super hard, live your passion.” — Gary Vaynerchuk
  7. “He that can have patience can have what he will.” ―Benjamin Franklin
  8. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” ~Will Rogers
  9. “Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality” — Les Brown
  10. “The only one who can tell you “you can’t win” is you and you don’t have to listen.” —Jessica Ennis
  11. “If you’re not positive energy, you’re negative energy.” Mark Cuban
  12. “When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.” ~Mary Kay Ash
  13. “Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” —Bo Jackson
  14. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” — Stephen R. Covey
  15. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” ~Babe Ruth
  16. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” —Albert Einstein
  17. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” ~Theodore Roosevelt
  18. “I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” —Lucille Ball
  19. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” ~Napoleon Hill
  20. “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  21. “You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind. To begin, begin.” ―Gordon B. Hinckley
  22. “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” —Mark Twain
  23. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” ~George Addair
  24. “Friday sees more smiles than any other day of the workweek!”—Kate Summers
  25. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” ~Karen Lamb
  26. “If you can’t yet do great things, do small things in a great way.” ―Napoleon Hill
  27. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” ~George Eliot
  28. “Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.” —Pablo Picasso
  29. “There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.” ~Roger Staubach
  30. “Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” ―Abraham Lincoln
  31. “Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.” ~Teddy Roosevelt
  32. “Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too.” —Isabel Allende
  33. “The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.” ~John Madden 
  34. “The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.” ―Epicurus
  35. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” ~Frederick Douglass
  36. “Don’t burst. Aim out of the ballpark. Aim for the company of immortals.” ―David Ogilvy
  37. “What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.” ~Tim Ferriss
  38. “I never look back, darling. It distracts from the now.” —Edna Mode
  39. “To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” ~Elbert Hubbard 
  40. “I have stood on a mountain of no’s for one yes.” —Barbara Elaine Smith
  41. “The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.” ~Richard Bach
  42. “Learn as if you will live forever, live like you will die tomorrow.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  43. “Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~Albert Einstein 
  44. “Don’t look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance.” ―Anne Lamott
  45. “Do what you love and the money will follow.” ~Marsha Sinetar
  46. “When you change your thoughts, remember to also change your world.”—Norman Vincent Peale
  47. “True freedom is impossible without a mind made free by discipline.” ―Mortimer J. Adler
  48. “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” — Herman Melville
  49. “One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.” – Benjamin Disraeli
  50. “The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.” — Colin R. Davis
  51. “The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.” – Dale Carnegie
  52. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy looking for it.” — Henry David Thoreau
  53. “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs, one step at a time.” — Joe Girard
  54. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” —Estée Lauder
  55. “Be a positive energy trampoline – absorb what you need and rebound more back.” — Dave Carolan
  56. “Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.” ―W. P. Kinsella
  57. “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” — Henry Ford
  58. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” — Will Rogers
  59. “I invite everyone to choose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.” — Jean-Francois Cope
  60. “To know how much there is to know is the beginning of learning to live.” —Dorothy West
  61. Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. – Babe Ruth
  62. “Goal setting is the secret to a compelling future.” — Tony Robbins
  63. I don’t walk away from things I think are unfinished. – Arnold Schwarzenegger
  64. “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” — Jim Rohn
  65. Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. –Henry Ford
  66. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” — Tony Robbins
  67. I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. –Benjamin Franklin
  68. “Women challenge the status quo because we are never it.” — Cindy Gallop
  69. A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein
  70. “The thing women have yet to learn is that nobody gives you power. You just take it. ” ― Roseanne Barr
  71. It is never too late to be what you might have been. –George Eliot
  72. “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” —Carl Sagan
  73. The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. –Alice Walker
  74. “If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” —Erica Jong
  75. The mind is everything. What you think you become.  –Buddha
  76. “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” — Henry Ford
  77. Either you run the day, or the day runs you. –Jim Rohn
  78. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” — Confucius
  79. Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. –Anais Nin
  80. “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” — Wayne Dyer
  81. Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. –Les Brown
  82. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” — Aristotle
  83. You become what you believe. –Oprah Winfrey
  84. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” — Arthur Ashe
  85. The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. – Mark Twain
  86. “Hustle beats talent when talent doesn’t hustle” – Ross Simmonds
  87. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. –Wayne Gretzky
  88. “Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.” —Laird Hamilton
  89. There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. –Aristotle
  90. “It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.” —Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  91. Believe you can and you’re halfway there. –Theodore Roosevelt
  92. “If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves.” —Maria Edgeworth
  93. Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. –George Addair
  94. “True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.” — C.S. Lewis
  95. Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. –W. Clement Stone
  96. “Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know.” – Pema Chodron
  97. If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. –Latin Proverb
  98. ‘We can see through others only when we can see through ourselves.” – Bruce Lee
  99. Dream big and dare to fail. –Norman Vaughan
  100. “The best way out is always through.” ―Robert Frost
  101. You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. –Beverly Sills
  102. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” —Frederick Douglass
  103. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  104. “Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by using it.” —Ruth Gordo
  105. Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. –Charles Swindoll
  106. “More is lost by indecision than wrong decision.” —Marcus Tullius Cicero
  107. An unexamined life is not worth living. –Socrates
  108. “Keep a little fire burning; however small, however hidden.” ―Cormac McCarthy
  109. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. –Steve Jobs
  110. “I think it’s intoxicating when somebody is so unapologetically who they are.” —Don Cheadle
  111. Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart. – Ancient Indian Proverb
  112. “You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe.” —Leymah Gbowee
  113. Start where you are. Use what you have.  Do what you can. –Arthur Ashe
  114. “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” —Dolly Parton
  115. How wonderful it is that nobody needs to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. –Anne Frank
  116. “If it makes you nervous, you’re doing it right.” —Childish Gambino
  117. When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. –Lao Tzu
  118. “I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life.” —Louise Hay
  119. Happiness is not something readymade.  It comes from your own actions. –Dalai Lama
  120. “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” — Winston S. Churchill
  121. In order to write about life first you must live it.– Ernest Hemingway
  122. “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” —Dale Carnegie
  123. The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything.– Frank Sinatra
  124. “There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind.” —Mister Rogers
  125. You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing, no one to blame. –Erica Jong
  126. “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” —Coco Chanel
  127. The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. –Amelia Earhart
  128. “Anything can make me stop and look and wonder, and sometimes learn.” —Kurt Vonnegut
  129. The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
  130. “People’s passion and desire for authenticity is strong.” —Constance Wu
  131. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined. –Henry David Thoreau
  132. “A surplus of effort could overcome a deficit of confidence.” —Sonia Sotomayor
  133. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. –Chinese Proverb
  134. “Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.” —Jennifer Lopez
  135. Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see. –Confucius
  136. “No one changes the world who isn’t obsessed.” —Billie Jean King
  137. You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. — Mae West
  138. “When I believe in something, I’m like a dog with a bone.” —Melissa McCarthy
  139. If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.– Albert Einstein
  140. “The standard you walk past, is the standard you accept.” —David Hurley
  141. Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there. — Will Smith
  142. “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” ―Winston Churchill
  143. Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing. — Seneca
  144. “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” ―Theodore Roosevelt
  145. If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavour. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  146. “Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” —Vince Lombardi
  147. The best revenge is massive success. –Frank Sinatra
  148. “Get a good idea and stay with it. Dog it, and work at it until it’s done right.” —Walt Disney
  149. Fall seven times and stand up eight. –Japanese Proverb
  150. “No woman wants to be in submission to a man who isn’t in submission to God!” ― T D Jakes
  151. Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.– Babe Ruth
  152. “A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.” ― George Meredith
  153. You can’t use up creativity.  The more you use, the more you have. –Maya Angelou
  154. “When a woman becomes her own best friend, life is easier.” – Diane Von Furstenberg
  155. I would rather die of passion than of boredom. –Vincent van Gogh
  156. “Women must learn to play the game as men do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  157. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. –Napoleon Hill
  158. “He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.” — Confucius
  159. Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. –Albert Einstein
  160. “Try not to become a man of success, but rather become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein
  161. I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. –Florence Nightingale
  162. “One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson
  163. There are no traffic jams along the extra mile. –Roger Staubach
  164. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” — Nelson Mandela
  165. Teach thy tongue to say, “I do not know,” and thousand shall progress. –Maimonides
  166. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” —Amelia Earhart
  167. We become what we think about. –Earl Nightingale
  168. “I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.” — Oscar Wilde
  169. Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. –Vince Lombardi
  170. “People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” — Winnie the Pooh
  171. I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. –Stephen Covey
  172. “Life is like a sewer… what you get out of it depends on what you put into it.” — Tom Lehrer
  173. If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on. –Sheryl Sandberg
  174. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” — Michael Jordan
  175. The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.– Henry Ford
  176. “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller
  177. “Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” ~Winston Churchill 
  178. “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” — Dalai Lama
  179. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” ~Lao Tzu 
  180. “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” — Chris Grosser
  181. “Dream big and dare to fail.” ~Norman Vaughan
  182. “If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” — Steve Jobs
  183. “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  184. “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.” ―Vernon Sanders Law
  185. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~Gandhi
  186. “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. ” — Alexander Graham Bell
  187. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” ~Dr. Robert Schuller 
  188. “I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” — Thomas Jefferson
  189. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.” ~Helen Keller
  190. “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” — Paulo Coelho
  191. “There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way.” ~Christopher Morley
  192. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” — Thomas Edison
  193. “The best way out is always through.” ~Robert Frost
  194. We don’t just sit around and wait for other people. We just make, and we do.” — Arlan Hamilton
  195. “The power of imagination makes us infinite.” ~John Muir
  196. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” — Oprah Winfrey
  197. “Make each day your masterpiece.” ~John Wooden
  198. “Whenever you see a successful woman, look out for three men who are going out of their way to try to block her.” – Yulia Tymoshenko
  199. “The best dreams happen when you’re awake.” ~Cherie Gilderbloom
  200. “You’ve got to bumble forward into the unknown.” ~Frank Gehry 
  201. “Some women choose to follow men, and some choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.” — Lady Gaga
  202. “Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” ~Christopher Reeve 
  203.  “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” – Margaret Thatcher
  204. “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” ~T.S. Eliot
  205. “We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.” – Sheryl Sandberg
  206. “Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.” ~Charles Kettering
  207. “It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” – Madeleine Albright
  208. “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” ~Muhammad Ali
  209. “I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” — Ayn Rand
  210. “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” ~Jimmy Johnson
  211. “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” ~Gary Player


In conclusion, the best inspirational quotes are a testament to the power of words to inspire, motivate and uplift us. These timeless words of wisdom have the ability to touch our hearts and minds, encouraging us to be our best selves and strive for our dreams. Whether we’re facing personal challenges or trying to make a difference in the world, the right quote can provide the guidance and inspiration we need to keep going. By reflecting on these best inspirational quotes, we can tap into the collective wisdom of humanity and find the strength and courage to face whatever life throws our way.

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