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160 Most Inspirational Quotes to get Motivated

Most Inspirational Quotes to get Motivated

Collection of inspiring quotes by famous people across the world.

Words can be found for a range of emotions, personal traits, and life events, but some quotes are just universal nuggets of wisdom. They give inspiration or meaningful insights into your personal and professional lives. Our collection of inspirational quotes features some of the all-time classics.

These inspirational quotes for life and success will resonate. Authors, scientists, philosophers, and other famous celebrities have revealed the inner mantras that helped them achieve their goals, and these sayings could help you as well. Check them yourself to be positive and get inspired!

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Best Inspirational Quotes

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.

— Helen Keller

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.

— Aristotle Onassis

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

— Robert Louis Stevenson

Try to be like the turtle – at ease in your own shell.

— Bill Copeland

Find a place inside where there’s joy and the joy will burn out the pain.

— Joseph Campbell

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.

— Audrey Hepburn

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces I would still plant my apple tree.

— Martin Luther

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future it is something you design for the present.

— Jim Rohn

Health is the greatest gift contentment the greatest wealth faithfulness the best relationship.

— Buddha

Hope is a waking dream.

— Aristotle

Nothing is impossible the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!

— Audrey Hepburn

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

— Buddha

I hated every minute of training but I said ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’

— Muhammad Ali

I have looked into your eyes with my eyes. I have put my heart near your heart.

— Pope John XXIII

Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go they merely determine where you start.

— Nido Qubein

God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with him.

— Jim Elliot

Change your thoughts and you change your world.

— Norman Vincent Peale

Believe you can and you’re halfway there.

— Theodore Roosevelt

If you accept the expectations of others especially negative ones then you never will change the outcome.

— Michael Jordan

Clouds come floating into my life no longer to carry rain or usher storm but to add color to my sunset sky.

— Rabindranath Tagore

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.

— Plutarch

Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold happiness dwells in the soul.

— Democritus

We can’t help everyone but everyone can help someone.

— Ronald Reagan

The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.

— Thomas Jefferson

Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.

— Lao Tzu

Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul.

— Thomas Merton

I can’t change the direction of the wind but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.

— Jimmy Dean

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s smile at someone and receive a smile in return are to me continual spiritual exercises.

— Leo Buscaglia

Put your heart mind and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.

— Swami Sivananda

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.

— Andre Gide

I am prepared for the worst but hope for the best.

— Benjamin Disraeli

In a gentle way you can shake the world.

— Mahatma Gandhi

I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.

— Henry Rollins

Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

— Warren Buffett

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.

— Anne Frank

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.

— Napoleon Hill

You change your life by changing your heart.

— Max Lucado

It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.

— Amelia Barr

God sleeps in the minerals awakens in plants walks in animals and thinks in man.

— Arthur Young

Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.

— Babe Ruth

The best way out is always through.

— Robert Frost

Once I knew only darkness and stillness… my life was without past or future… but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness and my heart leaped to the rapture of living.

— Helen Keller

Show me your hands. Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet. Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart. Have you left a place for divine love?

— Fulton J. Sheen

Thought is the wind knowledge the sail and mankind the vessel.

— Augustus Hare

You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future or a different past.

— Richard Bach

A place for everything everything in its place.

— Benjamin Franklin

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

— Edith Wharton

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.

— Henry Ward Beecher

Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears not to oust them.

— Vincent McNabb

A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.

— Joyce Meyer

Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth follow only beauty and obey only love.

— Khalil Gibran

With self-discipline most anything is possible.

— Theodore Roosevelt

A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.

— Victor Hugo

Belief creates the actual fact.

— William James

We can change our lives. We can do have and be exactly what we wish.

— Tony Robbins

Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.

— Plato

You don’t look out there for God something in the sky you look in you.

— Alan Watts

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.

— Tony Robbins

Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.

— Abraham Joshua Heschel

Enthusiasm moves the world.

— Arthur Balfour

If it were not for hopes the heart would break.

— Thomas Fuller

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?

— Robert H. Schuller

Look within. Within is the fountain of good and it will ever bubble up if thou wilt ever dig.

— Marcus Aurelius

There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.

— Han Suyin

Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment.

— Tony Robbins

In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open except yourself.

— Jiddu Krishnamurti

Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul and know love as the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation.

— Michael Jackson

Love and desire are the spirit’s wings to great deeds.

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us in joy we face the storm and defy it.

— Amelia Barr

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.

— Henry Ward Beecher

Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.

— Steve Jobs

When deeds speak words are nothing.

— Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.

— Albert Camus

Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe remember you can achieve.

— Mary Kay Ash

Give light and people will find the way.

— Ella Baker

Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world and bettered the tradition of mankind.

— Robert Louis Stevenson

Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.

— Henry Ward Beecher

And now this is the sweetest and most glorious day that ever my eyes did see.

— Donald Cargill

Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom.

— Friedrich Schiller

The essential elements of giving are power and love – activity and affection – and the consciousness of the race testifies that in the high and appropriate exercise of these is a blessedness greater than any other.

— Mark Hopkins

For a gallant spirit there can never be defeat.

— Wallis Simpson

Great hopes make great men.

— Thomas Fuller

Just what future the Designer of the universe has provided for the souls of men I do not know I cannot prove. But I find that the whole order of Nature confirms my confidence that if it is not like our noblest hopes and dreams it will transcend them.

— Henry Norris Russell

Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.

— William Ellery Channing

I pray God may preserve your health and life many years.

— Junipero Serra

A man has to learn that he cannot command things but that he can command himself that he cannot coerce the wills of others but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.

— James Allen

I know why I am here and my only real focused goal is to live each day to the fullest and to try and honor God and be an encouragement to others. What the future holds is firmly in God’s hands and I am very happy about that!

— Ken Hensley

The meaning I picked the one that changed my life: Overcome fear behold wonder.

— Richard Bach

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!

— John Muir

The power of imagination makes us infinite.

— John Muir

I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.

— Georgia O’Keeffe

Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.

— Benjamin Disraeli

Of all human activities man’s listening to God is the supreme act of his reasoning and will.

— Pope Paul VI

Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.

— Blaise Pascal

The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought deep freighted with truth and beauty.

— Pablo Neruda

It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.

— Harry Emerson Fosdick

I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.

— Audre Lorde

The truth is on the march and nothing will stop it.

— Emile Zola

Nothing makes one feel so strong as a call for help.

— Pope Paul VI

We convince by our presence.

— Walt Whitman

As knowledge increases wonder deepens.

— Charles Morgan

Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.

— Hosea Ballou

I believe there’s an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts.

— Sylvester Stallone

Keep all special thoughts and memories for lifetimes to come. Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past which can bridge to the future.

— Mattie Stepanek

It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder.

— Joseph Wood Krutch

Learning how to be still to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance.

— Morgan Freeman

Happiness is the natural flower of duty.

— Phillips Brooks

The authentic self is the soul made visible.

— Sarah Ban Breathnach

Think with your whole body.

— Taisen Deshimaru

Plant thy foot firmly in the prints which His foot has made before thee.

— Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew and does not patter down like a hailstorm.

— Jean Paul

Mankind is made great or little by its own will.

— Friedrich Schiller

Our ideals are our better selves.

— Amos Bronson Alcott

Ideas shape the course of history.

— John Maynard Keynes

Let each man exercise the art he knows.

— Aristophanes

Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.

— Bernard Williams

I arise full of eagerness and energy knowing well what achievement lies ahead of me.

— Zane Grey

Half a century ago the amazing courage of Rosa Parks the visionary leadership of Martin Luther King and the inspirational actions of the civil rights movement led politicians to write equality into the law and make real the promise of America for all her citizens.

— David Cameron

The single most important thing in a child’s performance is the quality of the teacher. Making sure a child spends the maximum amount of time with inspirational teachers is the most important thing.

— Michael Gove

I have amazing friends who have led inspirational lives.

— Andrew Shue

It’s inspirational to see someone who is dying smile.

— Arlen Specter

The best form of flattery is to be admired imitated or respected. I’ve always felt proud our fans look up to us or feel we are inspirational.

— Cheryl James

One of the things that I did before I ran for president is I was a professional speaker. Not a motivational speaker – an inspirational speaker. Motivation comes from within. You have to be inspired. That’s what I do. I inspire people I inspire the public I inspire my staff. I inspired the organizations I took over to want to succeed.

— Herman Cain

‘Do What You Gotta Do’ is a positive inspirational song that says no matter what it is whether you’re up against challenges or trying to get your dreams and aspirations met you should do what whatever you have to do shy of killing yourself or someone else.

— Angie Stone

‘Star Wars’ is fun its exciting its inspirational and people respond to that. It’s what they want.

— George Lucas

Rap music’s been around for too long now to be inspirational. The words are but the music isn’t.

— Alexander McQueen

I wanted to do something inspirational for my children.

— Harvey Weinstein

I try not to put anything political on the forefront of what I’m trying to do creatively. At the same time I do think it’s wonderful when I hear people say that it’s inspirational that I’m an Indian woman on camera. My life is very diverse and my friends are a diverse group of people.

— Mindy Kaling

I do love to eavesdrop. It’s inspirational not only for subject matter but for actual dialogue the way people talk.

— Lynda Barry

I view art as an inspirational tool.

— Thomas Kincade

Space is an inspirational concept that allows you to dream big.

— Peter Diamandis

I think that the reason for my success is that I am really not aspirational. I am inspirational in that the people at home feel like they can really relate to me.

— Rosie O’Donnell

I think if there’s something one needs to change with oneself it doesn’t have to happen in the New Year. You can do that any time you please – not that it’s not a good inspirational tactic for the people that it works for.

— Brittany Murphy

Almost every college playwright or sketch or improv comedian was sort of aware of Christopher Durang – even kids in high school. His short plays were so accessible to younger people and I think that was inspirational to me.

— Mindy Kaling

Roosevelt’s declaration that Americans had ‘nothing to fear but fear itself’ was a glorious piece of inspirational rhetoric and just as gloriously wrong.

— Russell Baker

So I wanted to sing inspirational music and that’s exactly how I approached it – only the words have been changed to declare my relationship with God.

— Smokey Robinson

I used to make up stuff in my bio all the time that I used to be a professional ice-skater and stuff like that. I found it so inspirational. Why not make myself cooler than I am?

— Stephen Colbert

President Obama called for a ‘we’ nation in his Inauguration Address. Art convenes. It is not just inspirational. It is aspirational. It pricks the walls of our compartmentalized minds opens our hearts and makes us brave. And that’s what we need most in our country today.

— Anna Deavere Smith

Had I not come out with an inspirational CD you perhaps would have never known that I feel like I feel that all songs all the music I’ve ever done is a gift from God.

— Smokey Robinson

You never know when some small thing will lead to a big idea. Travel is very inspirational – but it’s in the ordinary that I find my themes of love and work and family.

— Adriana Trigiani

I will always desire to play with Bruce Springsteen. He’s the most inspirational most dedicated most committed and most focused artist I’ve ever seen. I like to be around people like that.

— Max Weinberg

I am very conscious of who I am as an artist and as an inspirational person.

— R. Kelly

The flow of Guiness into the studio was inspirational as well as nutritive.

— Carter Burwell

Books are challenging and inspirational to me.

— Amy Sedaris

What were once only hopes for the future have now come to pass it is almost exactly 13 years since the overwhelming majority of people in Ireland and Northern Ireland voted in favour of the agreement signed on Good Friday 1998 paving the way for Northern Ireland to become the exciting and inspirational place that it is today.

— Queen Elizabeth II

I’d like to one day be featured on a list of inspirational people who have made a difference in the world whether it be helping underprivileged people or putting an end to the poaching of wildlife in Africa.

— Candice Swanepoel

I hope that at the end of the seven years people will say that I have been of some inspirational value to them at home in terms of inclusiveness and abroad I look forward to representing Ireland.

— Michael D. Higgins

Architecture is not an inspirational business it’s a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things that’s all.

— Harry Seidler

In fact I wouldn’t really call this a Gospel album I call it more an inspirational album.

— Smokey Robinson

Since we launched the original ‘Pop Idol’ in England I’ve remained close with Simon Fuller. Working as executive producer on ‘American idol’ for its first seven years not only was an inspirational journey into the heart of American pop culture it opened my eyes to the untapped potential of the incredibly dynamic young people in this world.

— Nigel Lythgoe

I think the end goal hopefully is to take advantage of the attention I’ve gotten along the way and use it for good and build some communities and as I get older I can continue to do things and be surrounded by things that are inspirational to me.

— Reggie Watts

I love a lot of the New York bands but Patti Smith stands out. I just read ‘Just Kids’ and it’s an inspirational well-written account of an emerging New York artist in the late seventies.

— James Iha

Every song you’re trying to find something that going to connect in different ways but for me the songs that I’m really drawn to are inspirational songs that lift you and that everybody can relate to no matter where you’re from.

— Rodney Atkins

Deacon Jones has been the most inspirational person in my football career.

— Jack Youngblood

This CD became something of a personal journey for me. The tone of the whole CD is uplifting and inspirational. It’s an upper. We have enough downers in the world.

— Roma Downey

My tastes and inspirational artists were always rather eclectic and diverse.

— Taylor Dayne

I’ve done a lot of albums and I kinda know when I’m onto something that was inspirational for me to record and create and this was one of those projects where I really enjoyed making the album.

— Lee Ritenour

I love inspirational R&ampB like Mary J. Blige and Jennifer Hudson. I want to do that. That kind of music stays with you.

— Ashthon Jones

There have been many different artists that have been inspirational. I suppose the question is directed to what was the reason why I went into fantasy illustration.

— Boris Vallejo

Lee’s great gifts are teaching and inspirational guidance not administration and management.

— Cheryl Crawford

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