100 Most Inspirational Sayings And Quotes Ever

Inspirational motivational sayings

Inspirational quotes and famous sayings have become extremely popular in recent times and people have become addicted to reading quotes. The intriguing part about these catch sayings about life is that the wisdom being offered is completely timeless and the advice still stands relevant today – whether it’s the scholars from B.C., the painters, poets and philosophers from the 1500’s or the present influencers of scientists, entrepreneurs and globe impactors. These highly influential people made major contributions to planet earth and are responsible for significantly moving the human race forward. We believe that these high intellectuals, creative artists and game changers are extremely credible and the philosophies and ideologies they left for the next generations are very insightful and if applied, can make huge changes in anyone’s personal life.

This extensive and very thoroughly researched list of 100 inspiring quotes of all time consists of legendary figures who battled through adversity, overcame struggle and triumph, found their uniquely tailored passions, and obtained a strong level of self-worth all while believing heavily in themselves and their grand vision or purpose. These quotes were written through the times of history to inspire us all, so let them serve and guide you to your deepest callings.



1.) “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill



2.) Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein



3.) “Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.” – W. Clement Stone



4.) “Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.” – Kevin Kruse




5.) “Happiness is not something ready made.  It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama




6.) “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” –Martin Luther King Jr.




7.) “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover.” – Mark Twain




8.) “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” Steve Jobs




9.) “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.  When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I wrote down ‘happy’.  They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” John Lennon




10.) “Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.” – Ancient Indian Proverb




11.) “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” – Charles Swindoll




12.) “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe




13.) “Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you.” – Jesus Christ




14.) “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson




15.) “We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.” – Marie Curie




16.) “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing.  That’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar



17.) “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” – Leonardo da Vinci




18.) “What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” Bob Dylan



19.) “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.” – Rosa Parks




20.) “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”Henry Ford



21.) “Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!” – Andrew Carnegie



22.) “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball




23.) “Life-fulfilling work is never about the money – when you feel true passion for something, you instinctively find ways to nurture it.” – Eileen Fisher




24.) “Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” – John F. Kennedy




25.) “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela




26.) “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer




27.) “Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and keep it lit.” – Mary Lou Retton




28.) “The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.” Arnold Schwarzenegger 




29.) “The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.” – Audrey Hepburn




30.) “You are now at a crossroads. Forget your past. Who are you now? Who have you decided you really are now? Don’t think about who you have been. Who are you now? Who have you decided to become? Make this decision consciously. Make it carefully. Make it powerfully. Then act upon it.” – Tony Robbins



31.) “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” – Mother Teresa




32.) “Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it’s realistic or not.” Deepak Chopra




33.) “Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a different way to stand.” Oprah Winfrey



34.) “Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.” – Saint Augustine



35.) “We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.” Marilyn Monroe




36.) “One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.” – Sheila Murray Bethel




37.) “Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.” – Rumi




38.) “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway




39.) “Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean




40.) “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” Truman Capote




41.) “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” – Richard Branson




42.)The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.” – Amelia Earhart




43.) “Choose a job that you like, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius




44.) “Success is not what you have, but who you are.” – Bo Bennett




45.) “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” – Elon Musk



46.) “Nothing is as important as passion. No matter what you want to do with your life, be passionate.” – Jon Bon Jovi




47.) “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi



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




49.) “From now on you need never await temporal attestation to your thought. You think the truth. You do not have the right to eliminate yourself. You do not belong to you. You belong to Universe. Your significance will remain forever obscure to you, but you may assume that you are fulfilling your role if you apply yourself to converting your experiences to the highest advantage of others” – Buckminster Fuller




50.) “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker




51.) “I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams.” Madonna




52.) “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr.




53.) “If you’re happy, if you’re feeling good, then nothing else matters.” – Robin Wright




54.) “Stay far from timid, only make moves when your hearts in it, and live the phrase Sky’s the limit.” Notorious B.I.G.




55.) “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill




56.) “Only do what your heart tells you.” – Princess Diana




57.) “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” Muhammad Ali




58.) “Happiness is the secret to all beauty, there is no beauty without happiness.” – Christian Dior



59.) There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.” – Malcolm X




60.) “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy




61.) “Always believe in yourself. No matter who’s around you being negative or thrusting negative energy at you, totally block it off. Because whatever you believe, you become.” Michael Jackson




62.) “The most common form of despair is not being who you are.” – Jack London




63.) “What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” – Vincent Van Gogh 




64.) “To succeed, you have to BELIEVE in something with such a PASSION that it becomes a reality” Anita Roddick



65.) “Anything can happen, if you let it.” – Mary Poppins




66.) “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” John D. Rockefeller




67.) “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” – Joseph Campbell




68.) “No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.” – Buddha




69.) “Get the inside right. the outside will fall into place.” – Eckhart Tolle




70.) “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzky



71.) “What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?” – Robert H. Schuller




72.) “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible.” Audrey Hepburn



73.) “The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you become.” – Gisele Bundchen



74.) “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo Da Vinci




75.)It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.It’s insecurity that is always chasing you and standing in the way of your dreams” – Charles Darwin



76.) “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt




77.) “A hero is somebody who voluntarily walks into the unknown.” – Tom Hanks




78.) “I decided long ago never to walk in anyone’s shadow: If I fail, or if I succeed, at least I did as I believe.” – Whitney Houston




79.) “You really have to look inside yourself to find your inner strength.” Mariah Carey




80.)All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.Walt Disney




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



82.) “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” – J.K. Rowling




83.) “That’s precisely the question everyone should be asking – Why the hell not? – Why not you, why not now.” – Tim Ferris




84.) “Attitude is a little thing that makes A BIG DIFFERENCE.” – Sir Winston Churchill




85.)I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” – Bruce Lee




86.) “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all,  love of what you are doing or learning to do.” Pele




87.) “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” Pablo Picasso




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




89.) “If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” Michael Jordan



90.) “I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.” – Kurt Cobain



91.) “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” Stephen Hawking




92.) “Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.” – Arianna Huffington




93.) “You cannot teach a person anything. You can only help him find it within himself.” – Galileo Galilei 




94.)The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.” – Meryl Streep



95.) “Persistence. It’s that certain little spirit that compels you to continue just when you’re at your most tired. It’s that quality that forces you to persevere, find the route around the stone wall. It’s the immovable stubbornness that will not allow you to cave in when everyone says give up.” – Estee Lauder




96.) Regret is useless in life. It’s in the past. All we have is now.” – Marlon Brando




97.) “When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.” – Paulo Coelho 



98.) “Take ones adversity. Learn from their misfortune. Learn from their pain. Believe in something. Believe in yourself. Turn adversity into ambition.” – Tupac Shakur




99.) “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison



100.) “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” – Socrates



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