71 Inspirational Quotes

Be inspired by these inspirational quotes to positively influence your day and your life. Inspiring quotes that have motivational and uplifting words of wisdom that can make a positive impact on your life. Be encouraged by them.

Find a quote that is meaningful to you, it may alter the way you think or just helps you look at issues in a more positive way. Place your favorite quote where you can refer to it often.

Our outlook determines our attitude. If quotes can shift our outlook, it can change our attitude, which in turn, shapes our experiences. Uplifting and inspirational quotes to motivate you to be the best you can be! May they have a positive impact on your week.

These inspiring and motivational quotes are ones that you may want to share with others. If someone is having a bad day find some quotes and email them; it may just be the motivation they need to change their day!

    Best Inspirational Quotes

    There are so many great inspirational quotes it is difficult to pick out the best quotes. However, here are some that we consider to be top notch. We hope they inspire you to be the best that you can be!

  1. You only have one life, and if it is not going in the direction you want it to, now is the time to make changes. Joyce Meyer, Seize the Day
    Wise words! Let these words inspire you to make changes if you are not moving in the direction you want to go!

  2. Success isn't easy, and that's a good thing - at least in business. If it was easy, everybody would be doing it and your competition would be outrageous! David Fairweather
  3. Success isn't easy, and that's a good thing - at least in business. If it was easy, everybody would be doing it and your competition would be outrageous! David Fairweather, Winning Mindset
    While these inspiring words may make you smile, be thankful that success is not easy. Next time you feel face difficulties - remember this inspirational quote!

  4. Never let your past decisions determine your future outcome. Mark Dudley, Morning Inspirations I

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  6. Our character is not defined in the good times, but in the hard times. Paul Brodie
    Adversity, challenges, life issues that is where our character is built!

  7. Words can inspire, thoughts can provoke, but only action truly brings you closer to your dreams. Brad Sugars
    Motivational words and thoughts can be inspiring, but until you take the first step, you must motivate yourself, otherwise, your dream will just remain a dream.

  8. If you want something out of life you have to go out there and get it, because it is not just going to be given to you. Kelvin Waites
  9. If you want something out of life you have to go out there and get it, because it is not just going to be given to you. Kelvin Waites, Hit'em Before They Hit You
    No one is going to climb the stairs for you, you must start one stair at a time. None of us are entitled, we all must work for what we want in life.

  10. No one can give you your goals. No one can dig for you. This is your journey. Warren Philip Gates, Success and the Powerful Introvert

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  12. Having a specific meaning and purpose in your life helps to encourage you towards living a fulfilling and inspired life. Vic Johnson, Goal Setting
    If life has no meaning then what is the purpose?

  13. Hold the words and intentions gently with you as you go about your day, take action as it's called for and as it feels right for you and then simply watch as life unfolds and opens up for you. Cat O'Connor, 30 Days Of Inspiration

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  15. I'll never forget the advice my father gave me as I prepared to go outside and play one day: "There are good and bad kids in this place, so make sure you pick the right ones." Sonny West, Elvis: Still Taking Care of Business

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    Inspirational Quotes for Success in Life

    You may be surprised by the thoughts of the authors of these inspirational quotes about what determines success in life. Wise quotes to reflect on and apply to life.

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  17. Inspiration is a message from your unconscious wisdom telling you to go out there and be the fullest, most positive expression of you who you REALLY are. Paul Dalton
    Being inspired allows you to do things that perhaps you once thought were not possible. Be yourself, have confidence in your abilities, and when faced with setbacks don't give up find a way, look for the positive solution - it is there! Your attitude plays such an important part in your life, always keep it positive.

  18. Success is inevitable if you keep moving. The only thing that matters is that you keep going. The only way to truly fail at a marathon is to stop taking the next step. Tim Grahl, Running Down a Dream
    The key phrase in this quote is "keep moving." Far to often people stop when faced with obstacles or failure. Sometimes we have to take a step back to be able to step forward and succeed.

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  20. Determine what motivates you and you can find your path to love, happiness and influence and that which you seek to make your life complete. Louis Howard, Inside The Minds of Champions
    To find success, you need to find what motivates you, what you have a passion for.

  21. Quitters never win. Winners never quit! Dr. Irene C. Kassorla
    It goes without saying that you will never win if you give up. Have a winning attitude, be determined.

  22. Everyone has the potential to live a fulfilling life. The difference lies in how we look at things. Vishal Pandey, Positive Thinking
    Are you living to your full potential? Keep your attitude positive and find solutions that are stopping you from finding success.

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  24. There's no such thing as lack of time, only lack of focus. We can all do the things we really want to do. Robyn Pearce, Getting a Grip on Time Management
    Why do some people seem to accomplish more than others? The difference is there ability to stay focused. Each of us has the same hours in a day, but the biggest difference is how we use each hour - do we sleep in or are we inspired and get up an hour early?

  25. "In the business world, you might remember leaders who inspired you to develop your own skills and possibly to take chances." Michael A. Pitcher, Seven eLements of Leadership for a New Breed of Leader

  26. Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision. Peter F Drucker
    Peter Drucker has been providing inspiration through education and business advice for years. Starting a business is a risk and it takes courage but this is rarely thought about when the business is successful. May this quote be a reminder that life will bring you rewards if you have courage in making your decisions.

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  28. Life without purpose is meaningless. Amy Torres, Sweet Dreams of Awakening
    Imagine getting up in the morning and having no purpose, having nothing to do. Imagine how boring life would be. Everyone has a purpose and we need to discover to fulfill our purpose for being.

  29. It is life's principle and you have to accept it as it comes; nothing happens when nothing is done. Israelmore Ayivor, Let's go to the Next Level
    Let this inspirational quote encourage you to take action. Unless you take action nothing changes!

  30. Being confident with what you do drives you to achieve your goals, work at your best and overcome any challenges that come your way.
    Matt Morris, CPCC, Positive Thinking
    This inspirational quote truly captures a key to success, let it remind you to be confident, to do your best, and to not give up when you face challenges!

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  32. Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen. Wayne Huizenga
    Motivational quotes on achieving success are many, but these words will make the difference in achieving success or just wishing for success. Which are you - the dreamer or the doer? Be the doer and succeed!

  33. Whether in athletics, business, government, or in the context of one's own family, the best leaders inspire others to harness their utmost potential to benefit the common good. Peter Tormey, The Thursday Speeches

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  35. Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in. Bill Bradley
    You can have lots of ambition but if you don't persist when the going gets tough then you will never reach success.

  36. ...goals allow you to take control. Instead of living life by chance, you live by choice. Kam Knight, Goal Setting
    Set your goals, take your life in the direction you want to see your future unfold.

  37. If you've set goals and you want to achieve them, you have to think positively and achieving those goals will be a lot easier. Becca Earl, Positive Thinking
    To succeed in achieving your goals you must first believe that your goals are possible!

  38. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Steve Jobs
    This quote has been said many ways but it comes down to loving the work that you are doing. When you find that you will find that what you are doing is no longer work.

  39. Remember to focus on goals that are within your control. Tony Dungy, The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge

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    Famous Inspirational Quotes

    Find inspirational words said by famous people who achieved success in their life. Wisdom is found in their words, and keys to the secret of success can be seen in these quotations.

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  41. The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have. Yiddish Proverb
    The first time I read this inspirational proverb it made me stop and realize how rich I could be if I just changed my thinking. Rather than wanting we need to focus and appreciate what we have. We may be more successful in life than we realize if we adopt these words.

  42. You gotta stay hungry! Stay focused! And you better have heart! The heart of a champion! Eric Thomas

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 by Eric Thomas about taking action on your dreams
  44. For every dream that you have, your week needs to match that dream. Eric Thomas
    These inspirational words by Eric Thomas holds a secret to success. We all have dreams but are you taking the action each and every week to move you in the direction of your dream. Or, are you just dreaming or wishing? To achieve success in life you need goals and action plans but most importantly you have to take action.

  46. Whether you think you can or think you can't you're right. Henry Ford
    This is one of the many famous quotes said many years ago by Henry Ford, but it still holds true. It may seem funny, but your attitude, your thinking will determine your success.

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  48. Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you. Michelle Obama
    It is all in your attitude, in how you view life's challenges. While Michelle Obama has many motivational quotes this particular quote is truly a key to success.

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  50. Wink at small faults; remember thou hast great ones. Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin has many motivational quotes but this is a favorite. Sometimes we are to quick to point out other peoples faults, however, we also are not perfect, we always need to keep that in mind.

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  52. Failure is success in progress. Albert Einstein
    Progress in failure doesn't seem right, however, failure means you are moving forward, taking action and more importantly learning what will work and what will not work. Take the lesson from the failure and keep moving - you can succeed!

  53. A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one. Mary Kay
    A motivational quote by Mary Kay Ash that reinforces the idea that enthusiasm is a key to success. Enthusiasm can uplift others.

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  55. Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread. Francis Bacon
    While this quote may make you smile, it contains much wisdom. Helping others, giving to others, brings more blessings back to you.

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  57. Don't be afraid to stumble. Any inventor will tell you that you don't follow a plan far before you strike a snag. If, out of 100 ideas you get one that works, it's enough. Charles Kettering
    A motivational quote from Charles Kettering who was an American inventor who had at least 186 patents.

  58. People with goals succeed because they know where they're going. Now think of a ship leaving a harbor and think of it with a complete voyage mapped out and planned. The captain and crew know exactly where it's going and how long it will take. Earl Nightingale, The Strangest Secret
    Goals give you a road map. They give you focus, they help you succeed. They can get you to where you want to go.

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  60. It always seems impossible until it's done. Nelson Mandela
    This famous quote by Nelson Mandela holds so much truth. How many times have you heard others say that can't be done, yet someone takes the initiative and what can't be done is actually done!

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  62. You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life. Zig Ziglar
    Inspire, encourage, and uplift others - you may never realize the impact and influence you have made in another person's life - even something as sharing a quote may have an impact.

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  64. Every person is a book, each year a chapter. Mark Twain
    Everyone has a story, and how that story is written is entirely up to you.

  65. You cannot let a fear of failure or a fear of comparison or a fear of judgment stop you from doing what's going to make you great. Charlie Day
    Charlie Day is an American Actor who didn't let fear stop him from purusing his dream. Let his inspirational words inspire you to put fear behind you!

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  67. Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have. Thomas Edison
    No one is better than you. We bring our own talents and uniqueness to this world. Wealth, riches, and, position does not make a person better than the next.

  68. Don't focus on regrets; find your inspiration in what you can do now. Catherine Pulsifer
    Let this quote encourage and inspire you. We can't change the past but we can change today by what we do!

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    Positive Inspirational Quotes

    Let these inspirational quotes give you positive words to inspire you to change the things you can and to be you!

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  1. Although we cannot intentionally change many aspects of ourselves or our world, we can exert some power over the courses of our own lives. James O. Prochaska, Changing for Good

  2. You are who you are, and nothing can change that. You're beautiful just as you are. Karen Flaherty, Getting to Know YOU

  3. Yes, indeed, one word of encouragement can change the world.
 Debbie Macomber
  4. Yes, indeed, one word of encouragement can change the world. Debbie Macomber, One Perfect Word

  5. Like many things in life, your compassion is a skill that can be exercised. Simeon Lindstrom

  6. JFK inspirational quote on gratitude and how we live
  7. 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
    A quote to remind us to show gratitude and appreciation as we reach our goals.

  8. The talents we each have been blessed with can only be developed if we use them fully to benefit the lives of others as well as our own. Karen Casey, The Promise of a New Day

  9. The trials in our lives are valuable lessons and those lessons can be used to avoid similar situations in the future or even help someone else. Neviesh Perry, To my Sisters
    Let this motivational quote be encouraging and always be thankful for trials and failures as they do provide lessons. You will find the lessons you learn can provide the stepping stones for success in the future.

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  11. Forgiveness is for YOU, not the other person. Holding a grudge weighs down your spirit and can make you become a person you don't want to be. Joanna C Smith, Sister Chronicles

  12. We make decisions based on what we think we know. It wasn't too long ago that the majority of people believed the world was flat. Simon Sinek, Start with Why

  13. Giving back to society and community enriches our lives, making it a double blessing. Kellie Sullivan, Positive Thinking

  14. When you learn something new, ...
 it can be inspirational and life-changing. Norah Deay
  15. When you learn something new, especially something that's not connected to your day job, it can be inspirational and life-changing. Norah Deay, How To Become The Go-To Person
    Never stop learning no matter how old you are, no matter what success you have achieved. It can be exciting and uplifting to learn a new skill!

  16. "My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world." Jack Layton
    Love, hope and optimism - 3 things that if we had more of, would change the world.

  17. One must not focus on the risk of saying, Yes. The greater risk is missing opportunities by saying, No.
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  18. One must not focus on the risk of saying, "Yes." The greater risk is missing opportunities by saying, "No." Charles Sullivan, Never Say Never, Never Say No

  19. True, happiness includes experiences and feelings like joy and excitement, pleasure, and a sense of overall well-being. Annie McKee, How to Be Happy at Work

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    Inspirational Quotes to Impact Your Day

    These inspirational quotes answer the question of what determines a good day. The more good we have in life the happier our lives are. These are great quotes to uplift and motivate others.

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  21. Every day may not be a good day but there is good in every day. Author Unknown
    An uplifting quote! Even on our worst days, something good has happened and that is what we need to focus on. Your attitude is a reflection of your thoughts and if your focus is on the negative, you need to change it to the positive!

  22. May your troubles be less and your blessings be more. Irish Blessing
    An uplifting Irish Blessing to share with others to encourage them and bring a smile to their face!

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  24. If the words you spoke appeared on your skin would you still be beautiful? Author Unknown
    What we say, how we speak can have such an impact on others. Listen to your words would you want them written on your skin?

  25. As I have discovered again and again, things are never as bad (or as good) as they seem at the time. Chris Hadfield, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

  26. Be your own inspiration. Each day, try to write what you're thankful for. Dylan J. Cameron, Positive Thinking In a Negative World
    In the future, you will look back and see your success in many different areas!

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  28. And when you wish upon a star ...you might be happier the way you are. Phyllis Sugar, Wishing
    Don't let your happiness be determined by what you wish for tomorrow, live today. Often times our wish may not give us happiness, especially if we are not happy.

  29. A new opportunity, a new beginning, to awaken in the light of day to start afresh. It isn't a day to waste or a day to hold grudges. Instead, it is a day, only one day, and it is amazing what can be done what can be seen, or what can be embraced through gladness not sadness. Byron Pulsifer, Happiness Is A Choice

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  31. In times of difficulty, we often look around to find a source of inspiration and hope. Verusha Singh, Inspirational Short Stories About Success And Happiness

  32. We want to add beliefs that build us up, encourage us and support us. We want beliefs that are 'the wind beneath our wings', causing us to soar and to be all we can be. Barbara Lucas, Put Hand to Plow

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  34. Many people believe in God, but not many believe God. Mark Dudley, Morning Inspirations I
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    When you reflect on these words they can be very meaningful, especially when facing challenging times. Do you trust God, do you really believe in His promises?

  35. Start each day with a positive thought: as soon as you open your eyes give thanks for the night that has passed ......and acknowledge how much you are looking forward to a brand new day Ellen Mensap, Shortcut to a positive mental attitude

  36. Having good days is a decision that we make every day before we even walk out the door. Sumit Gautam, Ways to start your day positively

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Quotes can change your thinking, they can help you see the positive side of a situation, they can give you food for thought and reflection. To quote, Melissa Dayton from her book, Crushed, "Find an inspirational quote book, the book of Psalm, or another book that you can take quotes from. Write one at a time and take the time to reflect on the quote."

There are inspirational quotes for everyone. We also offer a collection of uplifting and encouraging inspirational quotes for kids, and a collection of inspirational quotes for students.

Thank you for reading these inspirational quotes, we hope they have encouraged you to continue moving toward the success you wish to achieve in your life. We offer a large collection of motivational and inspirational quotes (sorted by topic). Find quotes to inspire, encourage and motivate you. We need more positive thoughts in our world today. And quotes offer just that - a positive thought in a sometimes negative world!

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