Here's a list of inspiring quotes for the moments when you need an extra push.

Inspiration can fuel some of the most important decisions we need to make in life. It leads to the most life-changing ideas and initiatives that can bring about change, development and harmony.

Inspiring Quotes

“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

“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.” – Kevyn Aucoin

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.” – Og Mandino

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

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” – Jim Rohn

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman

“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” – Swami Sivananda

“Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.” – Hosea Ballou

“I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” – Robin Williams

“If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride – and never quit, you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards.” – Bear Bryant

“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

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” – Rabindranath Tagore

“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And 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 know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs

“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.” – Buddha

“Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” – William Shakespeare

“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

“If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” – Bruce Lee

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi

“The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.” – Vince Lombardi

“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

‘As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy

“Your personal life, your professional life, and your creative life are all intertwined. I went through a few very difficult years where I felt like a failure. But it was actually really important for me to go through that. Struggle, for me, is the most inspirational thing in the world at the end of the day – as long as you treat it that way.” – Skylar Grey

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible’!" – Audrey Hepburn

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett

“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been.” – Alan Alda

“We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” – Ronald Reagan

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“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

“Believe you can and you're halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment.” – Arthur Helps

“Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.” – Maya Angelou

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost

“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

“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

“I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.” – E. E. Cummings

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton

“It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” – Tony Robbins

“If there were no night, we would not appreciate the day, nor could we see the stars and the vastness of the heavens. We must partake of the bitter with the sweet. There is a divine purpose in the adversities we encounter every day. They prepare, they purge, they purify, and thus they bless.” – James E. Faust

“If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle

“Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!” – Anne Frank

“You must do the things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

Take Action

Inspire someone today by texting a family member or a close friend who may need motivational word. You don’t need to know the circumstances of the person. Sometimes it helps to just send random encouragement and let the message speak life to the receiver.

The more often you do this kind act, the higher the likelihood that you will also memorize helpful quotes that can serve as your guide or inspiration in life.

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