40 Inspiring Quotes to Live By

Updated on March 16, 2024

“It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.” – Oprah Winfrey

“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.” – Michel de Montaigne

“Begin now to be what you will be hereafter.” – Saint Jerome

“The truth of who we are is how we live day to day. If you want to influence others, the most important thing you can do is be a living example of the principles, ideals and faith that you advocate.” – Nick Vujicic

“It doesn’t matter how slow you go as long as you don’t stop.” – Confucius

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

“A sunny disposition is worth more than fortune.” – Andrew Carnegie

“Associate with people who are likely to improve you.” – Seneca

“Life is about striking the perfect balance and since nothing in life is perfect, we have to do the best with what we got.” – Anquanette Gaspard

“Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be.” – Anne Frank

“Adversity reveals genius, prosperity kills it.” – Horace

“A man must be big enough to admits mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.” – John Maxwell

“Your destiny is the story of your life, and you get to tell the story your way.” – Scott Allan

“Start small, make a promise and keep it. Then make larger promises and keep them.” – Stephen Covey

“Change is always tough. Even for those who see themselves as agents of change, the process of starting a new thing can cause times of disorientation, uncertainty and insecurity.” – Joyce Meyer

“Rarely is the better life achieved by following the same path.” – Dean Gualco

“No one starts out on top. You have to work your way up.” – Muhammad Ali

“Starting your day in gratitude will give you the right attitude for the rest of your day.” – Sumit Gautam

“I have learned true optimism is not just a feeling. It’s a state we consciously and consistently choose to be in.” – Zander Tsadwa

“When you are responsible for your own behavior, then you have the power to change it.” – Yolanda Lewis

“Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Don’t blindly accept what everyone is saying. Think for yourself.” – Thomas Moore

“Think before you act, and learn before you judge.” – Amanda Green

“There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.” – Aristotle

“Never whine, never complain, never try to justify yourself.” – Robert Greene

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar

“Learn to sell. Learn to build. If you can do both, you will be unstoppable.” – Naval Ravikant

“A goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot.” – Joe Vitale

“When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.” – Billy Graham

“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.” – Paulo Coelho

“The brain is wider than the sky.” – Emily Dickinson

“If you want something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.” – Thomas Jefferson

“The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.” – Unknown

“In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.” – Miguel de Cervantes

“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside awakes.” – Carl Jung

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll known when you find it.” – Steve Jobs

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change you attitude.” – Maya Angelou

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost

Take Action

Have you found your favorite quote to live by this year? Do you know anybody who would be glad to read them as well?

If you find yourself feeling inspired to face life head-on after reading these quotes, think of the possibility of sharing the same experience with your family and friends. Unknown to you, they just might find the answers they need here.

Sometimes it just takes a simple quote to make a lasting impact on the life of another person. You may not be fully aware of another person’s situation, but who knows what sharing these quotes can mean to them?

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Tomas Laurinavicius

Hi! I'm Tomas. I'm a founder, marketer, designer, and blogger from Lithuania, now happily living in Alicante, Spain. I'm a marketing advisor at Devsolutely and a partner at Craftled, building Best Writing and Marketful.