88 Inspirational Quotes About Life To Help You Succeed

Inspirational quotes about life
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Inspirational Quotes About Life

I love inspirational quotes about life, art, success, music, you name it. They are little pieces of wisdom that we carry around with us, and when we need them, we pull them out. But the funny thing about quotes and the internet is that sometimes the quotes (even though they’re good) – don’t always seem valid. For example, I found the following quote from Abraham Lincoln. Do you think Abe used the word hustle?

“Things may come to those who wait…but only the things left by those who hustle.”

So, I’ve compiled a list of 88 inspirational quotes about life and success. These are a lot of my personal favorites.

  • “Do or do not. There is no try” – Yoda
  • “Imperfect action is better than perfect inaction.”  – Harry Truman
  • “It’s a funny thing about life; If you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.” – W. Somerset Maughn
  • “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t… you’re right.” – Henry Ford
  • “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryun
  • “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us”.  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.”  Unknown
  • “To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.” – Henri Bergson
  • “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy
  • “Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Walt Disney All Dreams Can Come True
  • “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
  • “A day without laughter is a day wasted.” – Charlie Chaplin
  • “When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.”  – George Washington Carver
  • “Act the way you want to be and soon you will be the way you act.”- Dr. Johnnie Coleman
  • “Sayers talk about what they don’t have and what they wish they could do. Doers are often afraid but are willing to do something anyway”   – Francine Ward
  • “I’ve heard of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. But, I’ve never heard of Someday.”   – Reverend Ike
  • “You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.”   – Mahatma Ghandi
  • “The great danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”  – Michelangelo
  • “It’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined.”   – Henry James
  • “You never achieve real success unless you like what you’re doing.” – Dale Carnegie
  • “Laughter is sunshine in any life” – William Thackery
Vince Lombardi motivational quotes
  • “Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.” – Vince Lombardi
  • “First we make our attitudes. Then our attitudes make us.” – Dennis Waitley
  • “Nothing great was ever accomplished without enthusiasm” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau
  • “It’s wonderful what we can do if we’re always doing.” – George Washington
  • “Many of life’s failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up” – Thomas Edison
  • “To get what we’ve never had, we must do what we’ve never done” – anonymous
  • “You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” – Whinnie The Pooh
  • “If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.” – Marcus Garvey
  • “There is little success where there is little laughter.” – Andrew Carnegie
  • “I’m not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You’re as old as you feel.” – Henri Frederic Amiel
Muhammad Ali Take Risk
  • “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” – Muhammad Ali
  • “The man who has no imagination has no wings.” – Muhammad Ali
  • “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Mother Teresa
  • “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller
  • “It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing.” – Unknown
  • “Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.” – Unknown “Never, Never, Never, Give up.” – Winston Churchill
  • “If there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the person, there will be harmony in the house.  If there is harmony in the house, there will be order in the nation.  If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.”- Chinese Proverb
  • “When the power of Love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” – Jimi Hendrix
  • “Live Boldly. Laugh Loudly. Play as often as you can.” – Mary Anne Radmacher
  • “If you can’t, you must. If you must, you can.” – Anthony Robbins
  • “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz
Maya Angelou Tell Me I Can't
  • “You want me to do something… tell me I can’t do it.” – Maya Angelou
  • “May you always have enough happiness to keep you sweet; enough trials to keep you strong; enough success to keep you eager; enough faith to give you courage; and enough determination to make each day a good day.” – Chinese Blessing
  • “Just don’t give up on trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”   – Ella Fitzgerald
  • “In life you need either inspiration or desperation.” – Anthony Robbins
  • “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou
  • “Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.” – Wayne Dyer
  • “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha Quote
  • “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King Jr
  • “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” – Joseph Addison
  • “Sometimes I sits and think, other times I just sit”. – Satchel Paige
  • “Obsessing about winning is a loser’s game” – Phil Jackson
John Wooden motivational quotes
  • “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden
  • “It is essential to know that to be a happy person, a happy family, a happy society, it is very crucial to have a good heart. World peace must develop from inner peace.  Peace is not just the absence of violence but the manifestation of human compassion.” – Dalai Lama
  • “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar
  • “It’s a funny thing about life; If you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.” – W. Somerset Maughn
  • “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t… you’re right.” – Henry Ford
  • “Life must be lived as play” – Plato
  • “To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.” – Henri Bergson
  • “I’d rather be a failure at something I enjoy than a success at something I hate.” – George Burns
  • “No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop
  • “Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity. “ – Oprah Winfrey
  • “It’s never too late to become what you might have been.” – George Elliot
Jim Rohn motivational quotes
  • “Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.” – Jim Rohn
  • “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
  • “Clear your mind of can’t.” – Samuel Johnson
  • “If you don’t think every day is a good day, just try missing one.”  – Cavett Robert
  • “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”  – Winston Churchill
  • Happiness is an attitude.  We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong.  The amount of work is the same. – Francesca Reigler
  • “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude” – Zig Ziglar
  • “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn
  • “Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” – Jim Rohn
  • “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn
  • “Don’t just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.” – Jim Rohn
Ghandi Inspirational Quotes About life
  • “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Ghandi
  • “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King Jr
  • “The greatest carver, does the least cutting.” – Lao Tzu
  • “Fear is what stops you… courage is what keeps you going.” – Unknown
  • “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively” Bob Marley
  • Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. – Athur Ashe
  • “It always seems impossible until it’s done” – Nelson Mandela
  • “Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses.”   –George Washington Carver
  • “Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.” – Booker T. Washington
  • “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein
  • “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” – Arthur Ashe

Those were some of my favorite motivational quotes. I’d love to grow my list. So, if you have some inspirational quotes about life to share, feel free to add your favorites in the comments.

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