Best Inspirational Quotes To Live By & Famous Sayings About Life

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In life, we can’t deny that there are good days and there are bad days. There are also awesome days and awful days. When we experience both the positive and the negative, there is one thing we are sure of: we are alive.

105 Inspiration Quotes to Uplift You in Every Situation

If you ever find yourself feeling lost, find purpose. Read some of these inspiring quotes to motivate you in living your best life.

  1. “I think being in love with life is a key to eternal youth.” – Doug Hutchison
  2. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  3. “There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It’s why you were born. And how you become most truly alive.” – Oprah Winfrey
  4. “If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.” – Katharine Hepburn
  5. “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” – Dennis P. Kimbro
  6. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss
  7. “Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  8. “You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” – Walter Hagen
  9. “Always be true to your friends, just as you are to yourself.” – Meg Cabot, Glitter Girls, and the Great Fake-Out
  10. “I believe purpose is something for which one is responsible; it’s not just divinely assigned.” – Michael J. Fox
  11. “There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.” – Josiah Gilbert Holland
  12. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell
  13. “Luck is the residue of design.” – John Milton
  14. “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” – Harvey Fierstein
  15. “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” – Charles Darwin
  16. “All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
  17. “If you organize your life around your passion, you can turn your passion into your story and then turn your story into something bigger―something that matters.” – Blake Mycoskie
  18. “Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” -William James
  19. “Be willing to go all out, in pursuit of your dream. Ultimately it will pay off. You are more powerful than you think you are.” – Les Brown
  20. “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein
  21. “Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.” – C.S. Lewis
  22. “If life were predictable it would cease to be life and be without flavor.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  23. “Plant your garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” – Jose Luis Borges
  24. “The self is made, not given.” – Barbara Myerhoff
  25. “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.” – Erma Bombeck
  26. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho
  27. “The biggest risk is not taking any risk…. In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” – Mark Zuckerberg
  28. “A man who flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a shortcut to meet it.” – Sador, Children of Húrin
  29. “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  30. “To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.” – William Blake
  31. “Lean forward into your life. Begin each day as if it were on purpose.” – Mary Anne Radmacher
  32. “Don’t worry what others are doing. Do you!” – Russell Simmons
  33. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  34. “Life’s too mysterious to take too serious.” – Mary Engelbreit
  35. “All of life is peaks and valleys. Don’t let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low.” – John Wooden
  36. “Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.” – Jonathan Lockwood Hule
  37. “The secret of success is constancy to purpose.” – Benjamin Disraeli
  38. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers
  39. “Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.” – Thomas J. Watson
  40. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean
  41. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  42. “Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.” – Emily Dickinson
  43. “Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each is to succeed.” – Corita Kent
  44. “Having a sense of purpose is having a sense of self. A course to plot is a destination to hope for.” – Bryant H. McGill
  45. “When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’” –  Sydney Harris
  46. “Failure is a prerequisite for great success. If you want to succeed faster, double your rate of failure.” – Brian Tracy
  47. “Don’t allow your past or present condition to control you. It’s just a process that you’re going through to get you to the next level.” – T.D. Jakes
  48. “You can’t go around building a better world for people. Only people can build a better world for people. Otherwise, it’s just a cage.” – Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad
  49. “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
  50. “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” – John Bunyan
  51. “People who use time wisely spend it on activities that advance their overall purpose in life.” – John C. Maxwell
  52. “Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.” – Benjamin Disraeli
  53. “Obstacles are those things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.” – Henry Ford
  54. “You were born with the ability to change someone’s life-don’t ever waste it.” – Dale Partridge
  55. “There isn’t a way things should be. There’s just what happens, and what we do.” – Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky
  56. “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” -Stephen Hawking
  57. “The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” – Bill Copeland
  58. “I would argue that nothing gives life more purpose than the realization that every moment of consciousness is a precious and fragile gift.” – Steven Pinker
  59. “The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.” – Zig Ziglar
  60. “Just remember: The people that say, ‘your dreams are impossible’ have already quit on theirs.” – Grant Cardone
  61. “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain
  62. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein
  63. “Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.” – Aldous Huxley
  64. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou
  65. “Look at the sparrows; they do not know what they will do in the next moment. Let us literally live from moment to moment.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  66. “Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  67. “The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away.” – Marcus Aurelius
  68. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey
  69. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle
  70. “Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.” – Washington Irving
  71. “Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.” – Ray Kroc
  72. “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
  73. “The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  74. “I enjoy life when things are happening. I don’t care if it’s good things or bad things. That means you’re alive.” – Joan Rivers
  75. “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” – William Shakespeare
  76. “No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.” – Denis Waitley
  77. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu
  78. “If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” – Gail Sheehy
  79. “Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.” – Voltaire
  80. “Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet.” – Sarah Louise Delany
  81. “Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.” – Walt Whitman
  82. “When you stay on purpose and refuse to be discouraged by fear, you align with the infinite self, in which all possibilities exist.” – Wayne Dyer
  83. “You may find the worst enemy or best friend in yourself.” – English Proverb
  84. “You choose the life you live. If you don’t like it, it’s on you to change it because no one else is going to do it for you.”  – Kim Kiyosaki
  85. “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington
  86. “Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  87. “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis
  88. “Whoever loves much, performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.” – Vincent Van Gogh
  89. “Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  90. “The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.” – Eminem
  91. “Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things.” – George Carlin
  92. “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.” –  Winston Churchill
  93. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe it can achieve.”  – Napoleon Hill
  94. “Often what may appear as a detour in life is actually the most direct and empowering path to your destination.” – James Arthur Ray
  95. “The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  96. “If you are honest, truthful, and transparent, people trust you. If people trust you, you have no grounds for fear, suspicion or jealousy.” – Dalai Lama
  97. “Knowing is better than wondering, waking is better than sleeping, and even the biggest failure-even the worst-beats the hell out of not trying.” – Meredith Grey, Grey’s Anatomy
  98. “Live each day as if your life had just begun.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  99. “It’s not about how hard you can hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” – Rocky Balboa
  100. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” – Oprah Winfrey
  101. “Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first, it is ridiculed. In the second, it is opposed. In the third, it is regarded as self-evident.” – Arthur Schopenhauer
  102. “I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it.” – Maya Angelou
  103. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
  104. “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn
  105. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway.” –  Eleanor Roosevelt

Final Thoughts

There are many good reasons to never give up on life. You just have to find them. Be inspired by the wisdom of these people who had led their lives in the most inspired way. It doesn’t mean that didn’t go through the same thing you’re going through right now. In fact, I’m sure each one found themselves in a very similar place. It’s because they’ve gone through the same experience that they can share the wisdom that they gained from overcoming their situations.

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