273 Inspirational Quotes to Encourage and Motivate

Inspirational quotes are uplifting and inspiring words of wisdom that can make a positive impact on you. Be encouraged by them. Find a quote that is meaningful to you, it could change the way you think or just helps you look at issues in a more positive way. Place your favorite quote where you can see it to add a positive thought to your day. Inspirational words to motivate you to be the best you can be! We also offer Daily Inspiration.

  1. If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be. Maya Angelou
    Words of Encouragement

  2. Everyday may not be a good day but there is good in every day.
  3. Everyday may not be a good day but there is good in every day.
    Quote of the Day

  4. Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread. Francis Bacon

  5. Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it. Dwight Eisenhower
    Motivational Quotes

  6. People share their wisdom in the hopes of making a difference in other people's lives. Farima Joya

  7. If we have the attitude that it is going to be a great day it usually is. Catherine Pulsifer, Og Mandino Wisdom
    Good Day

  8. The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.
  9. The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have. Yiddish Proverb
    Appreciation Poems

  10. The advantage of being eighty years old is that one has many people to love. Jean Renoir
    Birthday  |    

  11. When you have faith, everything is possible.

  12. If God shuts one door he opens another.
    Inspirational Sayings

  13. Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. Norman Vincent Peale

  14. Good coaching is good teaching and nothing else. Pat Conroy, My Losing Season

  15. A problem is a chance for you to do your best. Duke Ellington
  16. A problem is a chance for you to do your best. Duke Ellington
    Inspirational Messages

  17. I aspire to inspire before I expire. Pravinee Hurbungs
    Funny Poems

  18. Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. William Arthur Ward

  19. Dreams and goals are coming attractions in your life. Joseph Campbell

  20. There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth - not going all the way, and not starting. Buddha

  21. Our time here on Earth is a learning experience and no one is exempt!" Angela Agranoff, Overcoming Guilt and Shame
    Inspirational Stories

  22. Life is more meaningful when you are always looking to grow and working toward a goal. Les Brown

  23. The most important thing about getting somewhere is starting right where we are. Bruce Barton
  24. The most important thing about getting somewhere is starting right where we are. Bruce Barton
    New Beginnings

  25. Only a mediocre person is always at his best. W. Somerset Maugham

  26. Every person is a book, each year a chapter. Mark Twain
    New Year

  27. When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. Franklin Roosevelt
    Quotes about Overcoming

  28. Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future." Gail Lumet Buckley

  29. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Steve Jobs

  30. Friends are kisses blown to us by angels.
  31. Friends are kisses blown to us by angels.

  32. Be your own inspiration. Each day, try to write what you're thankful for Dylan J. Cameron, Positive Thinking In a Negative World

  33. If your work does not inspire you enough, you are going to find yourself procrastinating frequently. You have to find an inspiring purpose. Brian Karr, A Self-Help Cure For Procrastination
    Inspirational Poems

  34. It's an incredible feeling to know you've helped change the world for the better, even in a small way. James Fullerton, Self-Esteem
    Helping Others

  35. I'll be happy when…is a false promise. The time to be happy is now. Tony Clark

  36. You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can. Jimmy Carter
    Graduation Poems

  37. There's a positive side to any situation, even if you don't see it right away. Nealey Stapleton

  38. I read somewhere that if you pray for rain. . . don't complain about the mud! Hyacinth Mottley, Words of Wisdom

  39. One always begins to forgive a place as soon as it's left behind. Charles Dickens
  40. One always begins to forgive a place as soon as it's left behind. Charles Dickens

  41. May there be a miracle in YOUR life today and may you have the EYES to see it. Veronica Hay

  42. Memories may fade as the years go by but they won't age a day. Michelle C. Ustaszeski

  43. You might also find that retirement is the time when you stretch out and find your potential. Sid Miramontes

  44. Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. Helen Keller

  45. Did you ever notice how difficult it is to argue with someone who is not obsessed with being right? Wayne Dyer

  46. Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have. Thomas Edison
  47. Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have. Thomas Edison
    Self Worth

  48. You may plan to write a book some day, but you are living a book every day. Wilferd Peterson
    Inspirational Quotes for Kids

  49. Determination is an inside job, but inspiration comes from the outside. Barbara Aberc

  50. The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25 (NLT)
    Encouraging Bible Verses

  51. I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. Albert Einstein

  52. The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. Vince Lombardi

  53. Quitters never win. Winners never quit! Dr. Irene C. Kassorla
  54. Quitters never win. Winners never quit! Dr. Irene C. Kassorla
    Never Quit

  55. Money CAN buy happiness IF you use it to help others.

  56. Only a smile, only a word, only a kindness done. John McLeod

  57. The stars are a free show; it don't cost anything to use your eyes. George Orwell

  58. When I count my blessings I count you twice. Irish Proverb

  59. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank
    Make A Difference

  60. The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. Henry Ford
  61. The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. Henry Ford

  62. In life we can have results or reasons. Harald Anderson

  63. What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. Zig Ziglar

  64. Use what talent you possess - the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. Henry vanDyke
    Being Yourself

  65. I've always believed that you can think positive just as well as you can think negative. James A. Baldwin
    Positive Thinking

  66. For Age is not alone of time, or we should never see men old and bent at forty and men young at seventy-three. Edgar A. Guest

  67. May your troubles be less and your blessings be more.
  68. May your troubles be less and your blessings be more.
    Irish Quotes

  69. Your big opportunity may be right where you are now. Napoleon Hill

  70. Grow old with me, the best is yet to come Robert Browning
    Encouraging  |    

  71. What's on the other side of fear? Nothing. Jamie Foxx

  72. A Brother may not be a Friend, but a Friend will always be a Brother. Thomas Jefferson

  73. He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything. Arabian Proverb

  74. Do what you can, where you are, with what you've got. Theodore Roosevelt
  75. Do what you can, where you are, with what you've got. Theodore Roosevelt

  76. The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. Mark Twain

  77. Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless: peacocks and lilies for instance. John Ruskin

  78. It's not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It's because we dare not venture that they are difficult. Seneca

  79. There is often a much simpler way of doing things - if you make the effort to look for it. Edward de Bono, Simplicity

  80. Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another's uniqueness. Ola Joseph

  81. The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. e. e. cummings
  82. The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. e. e. cummings

  83. Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future. Charles Kettering

  84. A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one. Mary Kay

  85. Don't talk about what you have done or what you are going to do. Thomas Jefferson

  86. There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative. W. Clement Stone
    Positive Attitude

  87. It always seems impossible until its done. Nelson Mandela
  88. It always seems impossible until its done. Nelson Mandela

  89. Joy is the feeling of grinning inside. Melba Colgrove

  90. Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision. Peter F Drucker

  91. One of the best things to do to feel inspired and positive is to read the biographies and stories of achievers. Brandon Cutt, Positive Thinking

  92. "Christmas is that one time of the year that the world is inspired to find peace. It could be considered a miracle when you think about the issues that face our world." Catherine Pulsifer

  93. When you are a confident person, you are going to spot the rainbow even during the dark days. Elijah Conner, Confidence For You, Yourself And I

The way we think determines our happiness and success. And, while we all face challenges, you have the choice to be positive or negative. Let these quotes inspire you to be positive. Our hope is you find the best quote that will inspire, uplift, and encourage you!

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Daily Inspiration

Thursday, January 17, 2019
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
Viktor E. Frankl

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
The real test of good manners is to be able to put up with bad manners pleasantly.
Kahlil Gibran

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
If you want to see a rainbow you have to learn to see the rain.
Paulo Coelho

Monday, January 14, 2019
Desperation fuels inspiration. Borsk Fey'lya - Star War Quotes

Sunday, January 13, 2019
. . . be encouraged that modern science and the Bible both affirm an incredibly crucial and (if you're a believer) inspiring truth: Nature had a supernatural cause.
Brian Tubbs, Why Does God Allow Suffering?

Saturday, January 12, 2019
The two kinds of people on earth that I mean, are the people who lift and the people who lean.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Friday, January 11, 2019
You've got to just sort of surround yourself with people who uplift you, who hold you up.
Michelle Obama

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More Inspirational Quotes to Encourage and Uplift:

The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire.
Richard Nixon

Embrace who you are. Literally. Hug yourself. Accept who you are.
Elllen DeGeneres

You don't lose if you get knocked down; you lose if you stay down.
Muhammad Ali

A little less fight and a little more spark, close your mouth and open your heart.
Elvis Presley

Always remember, others may hate you, but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself.
Richard Nixon

Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you.
Michelle Obama

If you surround yourself with quality people and great friends, the sky's the limit.
Wayne Gretzky

... youngsters seem to own some sort of secret to resilience, inspiration, and happiness that most adults lack.
Garret Kramer, The Path of No Resistance

Actively recognizing progress towards your goal will ultimately end up inspiring you and have you pushing even harder.
Denzel J. Wellington, Goal Setting

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

When the shadows begin to lengthen on the afternoon of December 31st we experience a feeling of buoyancy as we hurry home. The air is already charged with hope for the New Year, now so close at hand.
Author Unknown

Rather than react to circumstances with clenched hands, reach out to the Father with outstretched arms.
Max Lucado

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

Inspirational words can totally change the direction of our lives.
Sara Wellington, Inspire

Some of our greatest lessons in life can come from the most simple interactions with other people. Maybe their attitude inspires you. Perhaps they drop a little knowledge on you.
J.W. Boggs, Deodorant Christianity

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
President Calvin Coolidge

Inspire others! Share the love that God shared with us.
Catherine Pulsifer

Life isn't simply about getting through the day to get onto the next. It is about making the world a better place for those around us . . .
Mary Lee Gannon, Starting Over

For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
Jesus, John 3:16

All it takes is for one person to care enough to want to make a difference and to then act on that desire.
Munmi Sarma, The Obstacle Is You

To do something great, you must first become uncomfortable. Uncomfortable always comes before comfortable.
Mark Dudley, Morning Inspirations I

A lot of negative thinkers tend to forget about what they already have. Try to focus on the things that you can be grateful for, such as your family who, in your mind, created that big pile of mess, or the fact that you have woken up healthy and ready to face the day.
Zoe Meadows, Positive Thinking

You can't hurt me, I found peace within myself.
Michael Jackson

For best results, parents and teachers must inspire passion in learners by returning choice to them, creating an aspiration to learn.
John Taylor Gatto

You can go to work each day and just punch in on the clock and dread being there and do as little as possible. Or you can show up with enthusiasm and give it your best, knowing that you’re making the world a better place.
Joel Osteen, Daily Readings from Every Day a Friday

Many people believe in God, but not many believe God.
Mark Dudley, Morning Inspirations I

I'm grateful for charity that provides the opportunity to help others in need.
Aliya Saige, 100 Daily Blessings

And once you accept that path to mediocrity then, as Yoda would say, "forever will it dominate your destiny." So think BIG. Go change the world and let your friends follow you.
Nick Maley, The Do or Do Not Outlook

Our personal reality - or how we perceive and experience the world - is, to a great extent, formed by our beliefs.
Mali Apple, The Soulmate Experience

Decision is yours alone to make. Yet remember you should that you make it also for the silent ones who stand at your shoulder.

Even complete strangers are quick to offer a smile and a "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays." It is definitely the season of giving mixed with pure happiness.
Cluade Jennings, Christmas 364

Having a specific meaning and purpose in your life helps to encourage you towards living a fulfilling and inspired life.
Vic Johnson, Goal Setting: 13 Secrets of World Class Achievers

The Lord God is truly, awe inspiringly beautiful, and when the Spirit of God transforms a person, that individual becomes beautiful as well.
John Biesemeier, God Is Doing What

The more I reflect and look back on the past, the more vividly do I feel my limitations.

No matter how you rush into the 7 days of each week, at least one day will be your relax and recharge day.
Kathy Henn

How relationships unfold with the most important people in our lives depends on courage and clarity in finding voice. This is equally true for our relationship with our self.
Harriet Lerner, The Dance of Connection

Loving and taking care of another person is rewarding and fulfilling far beyond just meeting your own needs.
Scott Chaney, Congratulations! You're a dad

Self-esteem is more than merely recognizing one's positive qualities. It is an attitude of acceptance and nonjudgment toward self and others.
Matthew McKay, Self-Esteem

You can't live an exceptional life by being "normal."
Nick Maley, The Do or Do Not Outlook

When God gives you a vision, you do not need anyone's permission to do what He has called you to do. You can get inspiration from other people's assignments, but the way you will execute yours will be different. No two people can do the same thing the same way.
Aloted Omoba, Super Working Mum

Whatever challenges you may face, whatever circumstances are weighing you down, you can choose your response.
Joel Osteen, Every Day a Friday

There are no boundaries on my abilities and achievements.
Shruti Soni, A Workbook to a Stress Free Life in 21 Days

We spend so much time being comfortable that we forget to allow in all those new and exciting possibilities which will stretch our lives and allows us to grow healthily.
Jacqui Wrampling, Powerful Choices

When you wish to feel more positive, you can decide to be calm and direct your thoughts.
Julia Hidy, Energy for Your Life

How can we grow if we can’t acknowledge our own weaknesses?
Kristin Neff, Self-Compassion

You deserve to have a good day today. Not because of some universal law that necessitates good things happening to worthwhile people, but because we all do.
Heidi Priebe, This Is Me Letting You Go

God has wonderful plans for you - if you let Him lead and comfort.
Colin McCartney, The Beautiful Disappointment

You can never step in the same water twice, my friend. Like flowing water, life is perpetual movement.
Bruce Lee

May you also be inspired by nature and may its wisdom motivate you to take a trip to the outdoors and spend some time reconnecting with nature's beauty.
Cesar Iriarte, Nature's Wisdom

As we start each day, it is up to each of us to choose joy and happiness to encompass our entire day.
Kathy Henn, Daily Inspiration

Work on it every day! Even when you down and out! Even when you not feeling it, still do it!
Eric Thomas

Whatever you appreciate and give thanks for will increase in your life.
Sanaya Roman

Ideas are just words on the page until people bring them to life.
Shelly Francis, The Courage Way

Love others the way that God has loved you, with tenderness.
Mother Teresa

People love people who are sincerely enthusiastic. By being enthusiastic you will create an energetic atmosphere.
Peter van Geest, New Job

All is possible with the will to change, some self-motivation. It is your life; you are at the helm!
Amy, All Good Things Take Time

Allow your dreams to lead you rather than allowing your problems to push you.
Okorote Emmanuel, Don't Take Care; Take The Chance!

We no longer live in a world where the "same old/ same old" is the path to success.
Steven Levi, Off The Wall Thinking

The beauty of embracing a positive mental attitude is that you are able to adapt to changes and challenges that confront you and even go an extra mile of serving as an icon of inspiration.
T Whitmore, Thinking Positive Daily

The ability to dream is one of humans' most valuable assets. It's what allows us to progress, to be creative, to invent, and to solve the world's most critical issues.
Paul David Brand, Living Well

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

But your greatest legacy isn’t your dream; it’s the dreams you inspire in others!
Mark Batterson, Chase the Lion

Mandela, more than any other global figure, is known for forgiving his enemies. He never hated the hater; he did not attack the attacker.
Richard Stengel, Mandela's Way

When people increase their own well-being, they usually become more patient, cooperative, and caring in their relationships.
Rick Hanson, Resilient

You are unique. That is nothing new, but the implications of this short statement are vast. You are unique and therefore, what works for you, what suits your body (your biology) will be different from what works for other people.
Bernie Clark, Your Body, Your Yoga

Be careful not to imagine the worst in a situation and then treat your imagination as if it were the truth.
Stanley Steel, How to Not Be Jealous

A brilliant leader does not just tell people what to do. He actually inspires people to do what they have to do."
Tyler Green, Emotional Intelligence

God is working it out for you. We may not know how, we may not know when. But we know for sure that if He did it once He will do it again.
Bernard Kelvin Clive, Inspirational Kitchen

Retirement is a blank sheet of paper. It is a chance to redesign your life into something new and different.
Patrick Foley, Winning at Retirement

When you're lonely, Who is inspiring you? It's your inner-self, It is your faith.
Birister Sharma, Ignite your Mind!

Instead of wasting time focusing on what we lack, let's focus on what we have and on the wonderful things we are able to do with the time we have been given.
Daniella Whyte, Thanks and Yes

We are put on earth for a little space that we might learn to bear the beams of love.
William Blake

Which leader, author, friend, or individual inspires you and what makes you gravitate towards him or her? Note: We are attracted to what we are or wish to become.
Dr. Ignatius K Otchere-Asamoah, Destined to Win

And contrary to what you might believe, your worth has absolutely nothing to do with your accomplishments either. Acing your exams or receiving a stellar evaluation at work is fine and dandy, but you’re still worthy even when you fail.
Akirah Robinson, Respected

Prayer is not as complex as it may seem. When we are at a loss for words, sometimes the simplest thing to do is make a mental list of all the good things in our lives (family, friends, pets, etc.) and with a grateful heart just say, 'Thank You, God.’
Tom Hackett

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

Whatever you appreciate and give thanks for will increase in your life.
Sanaya Roman

. . . effective mission statements balance the possible and the impossible. They give people a clear sense of the direction to profitability and the inspiration to feel they are part of something big and important.
Jack Welch, Winning

Most people don't realize how much they lose sight of what they aren't focused on and how it can affect them.
David Fairweather, Winning Mindset

If you're early on in your career, work will be more adventure and less drag when you're open to learning, delighted by challenge, and intentional.
Joanna Barsh, Grow Wherever You Work

Channeling stress properly turns coal into diamonds.
Sharon Melnick Ph.D., Success Under Stress

If we want to be known as a friend of the world, then seek the world’s accolades. But if we want to be a friend of the Most High, then we must seek to imitate him.
Joshua DuBois, The President's Devotional

Great companies have something in common: they don't try to matter by winning. They win by mattering.
Bernadette Jiwa, Story Driven

If you are in a leadership role, the best thing you can do as far as productivity is let people know where you want to go.
Coach Don James

Every path has its puddle.
English Proverb

The world already has enough complainers. Let's spread light by practicing gratitude.
Bridget A. Thomas

Rather than focusing on all the negative stuff happening at the time, I figured it would be better to focus on the things that were great about life instead.
Aaron P. Taylor, Be Thankful

Our beliefs are shaped by our upbringings and the expectations of our cultures.
Corinna Kong, Train For Joy

There can be no casual reading of the Gospels when we understand that the words of Jesus are the words not only of a great teacher but of God Himself, the Creator of the universe, the author of all wisdom and the knower of all mysteries.
Chris Tiegreen, The One Year At His Feet Devotional

When we Think Big, it becomes less important whether we succeed or fail, and more important how we approach any given situation.
Jennifer Arnold, Think Big: Overcoming Obstacles with Optimism

Inspiration is necessary to keep you going. Without it, your motivation will wane and you will end up back in square one.
E.L. Herndon, Self Help

By looking out at other people's success stories we can ourselves become motivated and inspired to better our own lives, and the lives of those around us.
Tye Gnass, James Shendal, Steven David, World's Best 10 Keys To Success

The only way to change what's in your way is to change your way.
Derek Doepker, Why You're Stuck

The things that make life worth living should always be felt by the heart, and not purely a thought of the mind.
Johnny Tan, From My Mama's Kitchen

We can't know the truth about someone without knowing his story.
Luke Burgis, Unrepeatable

God made man to be somebody, not just to have things.
Author Unknown

Life is full of blessings we take for granted. Yet so often we dwell on what we don’t have.
Ellen Miller, The One Year Book of Inspiration for Girlfriends

Great performers share a way of thinking, a set of attitudes and attributes like optimism, confidence, persistence, and strong will.
Dr Bob Rotella, How Champions Think

Get inspiration from other people, watch videos from personalities who started small and made it through life due to perseverance and faith.
Zoe Meadows, Positive Thinking

You never know what you can accomplish in life unless you first try.
Jennifer Arnold, Think Big

Take a look at toddlers and you’ll see that all of us came here prepared to learn, to keep trying, to focus on goals, and to persist until we get them.
Evelyn Roberts Brooks, You Were Born to Triumph

I think it is an intelligent and wise move to spice up your life with inspirational words to keep you motivated and challenged to achieve greater feats.
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