Inspiring Quotes

Here are hundreds of inspiring quotes to motivate you when things get tough. Read them. Reflect on them. Act on them.

HAPPINESS

I have the courage to be the happiest and healthiest version of myself. – Madi Baulch

Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life. The whole aim and end of human existence – Aristotle

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You

I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy…. Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone. The key is to develop inner peace. – The Dalai Lama

Be happy. Not because everything is perfect, but because you can see good in everything.

Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness. –Steve Maraboli

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. –Marcus Aurelius

You can only have bliss if you don’t chase it. –HenepolaGunaratana

If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more. –Roy T. Bennett

Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes. –Charles Dickens

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness. –Frank Tyger

There is more to life than increasing its speed. –Mahatma Gandhi

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. –Helen Keller

Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be. –Abraham Lincoln

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. –Dalai Lama

Doing what you were born to do… That’s the way to be happy –Agnes Martin

Happiness does not lead to gratitude. Gratitude leads to happiness. –David Steindl-Rast

The greatest secret to happiness and peace is letting every life situation be what it is, instead of what you think it should be. Then, make the very best of it. –Thibaut

People wait all week for Friday, all year for summer, all life for happiness –Unknown

There is no way to happiness — happiness is the way. –Thich Nhat Hanh (notable-quotes.com)

If you are not happy here and now, you never will be. –TaisenDeshimaru

Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be. –William Adams

Happiness is an inside job. –William Arthur Ward

Happiness is usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults. –Thomas Szasz

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LIFE

When I was a child my mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk, you’ll be the pope.’ Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso. –Picasso

Don’t waste your time looking back on what you’ve lost. Move on, for life is not meant to be traveled backwards. –Unknown

Every next level of your life will demand a different you. –Leonardo DiCaprio

There are two great days in a person’s life—the day we are born and the day we discover why –William Barclay

You become the average of the five people you associate with most –Jim Rohn

Don’t waste your time looking back on what you’ve lost. Move on, for life is not meant to be traveled backwards. –Unknown

Every next level of your life will demand a different you. –Leonardo DiCaprio

There are two great days in a person’s life—the day we are born and the day we discover why –William Barclay

You become the average of the five people you associate with most –Jim Rohn

Don’t waste your time looking back on what you’ve lost. Move on, for life is not meant to be traveled backwards. –Unknown

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine –Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is asthought everything is a miracle –Albert Einstein

It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day-to-day basis –Margaret Bonnano

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is asthought everything is a miracle –Albert Einstein

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don’t waste your time looking back on what you’ve lost. Move on, for life is not meant to be traveled backwards. –Unknown

You become the average of the five people you associate with most –Jim Rohn

When you follow your bliss….doors will open where you would not have thought there would bedoors; and where there wouldn’t be a door for anyone else –Joseph Campbell

The grass is always greener –On social media Lifeline Australia

The time is always right to do what is right–Martin Luther King Jr

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. –Aristotle

Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it. –Lou Holtz

Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out of it alive. –Elbert Hubbard

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style –Maya Angelou

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. –Confucius

The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. –Oprah Winfrey

Not wanting something is as good as having it. –Naval Ravikant

Someday you’ll look back and understand why it all happened the way it did. –Unknown

Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian. –Shari R. Barr

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. –Abraham Lincoln

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. –Jim Rohn

What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds. –Wayne Dyer

Say no more often so you can say yes to what’s important. –Maxime Lagacé

It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else. –Arthur Schopenhauer

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. –Reinhold Niebuhr

Of all ridiculous things the most ridiculous seems to me, to be busy — to be a man who is brisk about his food and his work. –Søren Kierkegaard

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. –Winston Churchill

You laugh at me because I’m different, I laugh at you because you’re all the same. –Jonathan Davis

Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy. –Roy T. Bennett

Do what you have always done and you’ll get what you have always got. –Sue Knight

Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent. –Billy Graham

Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce. –Vivian Komori

If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you. –Lao Tzu

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.–Buddha

Everything is a gift of the universe – even joy, anger, jealously, frustration, or separateness. Everything is perfect either for our growth or our enjoyment. –Ken Keyes Jr

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. –Maya Angelou

Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else. –Judy Garland

Our time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. –Steve Jobs

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LOVE

If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else? –Ru Paul

I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves. –Steve Maraboli

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. –Robert A. Heinlein

I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more. –Angelita Lim

You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. –Dr. Seuss

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you are the world. –Unknown

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. –Aristotle

Because of you, I can feel myself slowly, but surely, becoming the me I have always dreamed of being. –Tyler Knott Gregson

True love is rare, and it’s the only thing that gives life real meaning. –Nicholas Sparks

I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more. –Angelita Lim

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction. –Antoine de Saint-Exupery

True love is putting someone else before yourself. –Frozen

You are the best thing that’s ever been mine. –Taylor Swift

It’s easy to fall in love. The hard part is finding someone to catch you. –Bertrand Russell

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. –Lao Tzu

Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around.–Bob Marley

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WORK

Where there is no struggle, there is no strength. –Oprah Winfrey

Many people who say they have financial problems really mean that they want more than they need. –Peace Pilgrim

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. –Fredrick Douglass

I’d rather be a failure at something I love than be successful at something I hate. –George Burns

If you want to be financially free, you need to become a different person than you are today and let go of whatever has held you back in the past. –Robert Kiyosaki

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Once you do something you love, you never have to work again –Willie Hill

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It’s not about the cards you’re dealt, but how you play the hand. –Randy Pausch

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

We should never compare ourselves to others, only to our previous selves. –Unknown

When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower. –Alexander Den Heijer

It’s not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. –Seneca

There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience. –Archibald McLeish

The future is never just the present to be put in order. Your task is not to foresee it but to enable it. –Antoine de St. Exupéry

A step in the wrong direction is better than staying on the spot all your life. Once you’re moving forward you can correct your course as you go. Your automatic guidance system cannot guide you when you’re standing still. –Maxwell Maltz

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Never let the things you cannot do prevent you from doing the things you can. –Coach John Wooden

I don’t want my pain and struggle to make me a victim. I want my battle to make me someone else’s hero. –Anonymous

You either take what has been dealt to you and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down. –John Shipp

Sometimes you will be in control of your illness, and other times you’ll sink into despair, and that’s OK! Freak out, forgive yourself, and try again tomorrow. –Kelly Hemingway

The best way to insure you achieve the greatest satisfaction out of life is to behave intentionally. –Deborah Day

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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RELATIONSHIPS

Every relationship has its problems, but what makes it perfect is if you still want to be together when things go wrong. –Anonymous

You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do. –Eleanor Roosevelt

When two people really care about each other, they always find a way to make it work. No matter how hard it is. –Anonymous

A strong marriage requires two people who choose to love each other even on days when they struggle to like each other. –Dave Willis

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. –Bernard M. Maruch

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. –Timothy Leary

When you start seeing your worth, you’ll stop seeing people who don’t –The Female Warhol

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

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