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Inspirational Quotes: 100s of FREE Motivational Quotes (With Images)

Arthur Worsley
by Arthur Worsley
M.A. Psychology, Oxford. McKinsey Alum. Founder & Editor at TAoL.

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In the posts below, you’ll find hundreds of inspirational and motivational quotes organized by theme (e.g., growth mindset, time).

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50+ Inspirational Quotes To Motivate & Inspire You

1. Let us make our future now, and let us make our…

Inspirational Quotes Malala Yousafzai"Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality." - Malala Yousafzai Click To Tweet

2. You only live once, but if you do it right, once…

Inspirational Quotes Mae West"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." - Mae West Click To Tweet

3. If I cannot do great things, I can do small things…

Inspirational Quotes Martin Luther King Jr."If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way." - Martin Luther King Jr. Click To TweetMartin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesman and leader in the American civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968.

4. Believe you can and you’re halfway there.

Inspirational Quotes Theodore Roosevelt"Believe you can and you’re halfway there." - Theodore Roosevelt Click To TweetTheodore Roosevelt overcame a sickly childhood to embrace a famously active lifestyle and the 26th presidency of the United States.

5. For every reason it’s not possible, there are hundreds of people…

Inspirational Quotes Jack Canfield"For every reason it’s not possible, there are hundreds of people who have faced the same circumstances and succeeded." - Jack Canfield Click To Tweet

6. It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get…

Inspirational Quotes Vince Lombardi"It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get back up." - Vince Lombardi Click To Tweet

7. Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.

Inspirational Quotes Dalai Lama"Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions." - Dalai Lama Click To Tweet

8. The best way to get started is to quit talking and…

Inspirational Quotes Walt Disney"The best way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." - Walt Disney Click To Tweet

9. You are never too old to set another goal or to…

Inspirational Quotes C.S. Lewis"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." - C.S. Lewis Click To Tweet

10. Creativity is intelligence having fun.

Inspirational Quotes Albert Einstein"Creativity is intelligence having fun." - Albert Einstein Click To TweetAlbert Einstein overturned centuries of conventional wisdom to co-found modern theoretical physics.

11. We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.

Inspirational Quotes Maya Angelou"We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated." - Maya Angelou Click To TweetMaya Angelou was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist.

12. We must be willing to let go of the life we…

Inspirational Quotes Joseph Campbell"We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us." - Joseph Campbell Click To Tweet

13. Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall…

Inspirational Quotes Walt Whitman"Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you." - Walt Whitman Click To Tweet

14. Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to…

Inspirational Quotes Marie Curie"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less." - Marie Curie Click To TweetMarie Curie was a double-Nobel-Prize-winning physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity and was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize.

15. I think goals should never be easy, they should force you…

Inspirational Quotes Michael Phelps"I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time." - Michael Phelps Click To Tweet

16. What you lack in talent can be made up with desire,…

Inspirational Quotes Don Zimmer"What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110% all the time." - Don Zimmer Click To Tweet

17. The only way to do great work is to love what…

Inspirational Quotes Steve Jobs"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." - Steve Jobs Click To TweetSteve Jobs was an American business magnate, industrial designer, investor and co-founder of Apple.

18. Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.

Inspirational Quotes Jim Rohn"Happiness is not by chance, but by choice." - Jim Rohn Click To Tweet

19. We become what we think about.

Inspirational Quotes Earl Nightingale"We become what we think about." - Earl Nightingale Click To Tweet

20. People who are crazy enough to think they can change the…

Inspirational Quotes Rob Siltanen"People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do." - Rob Siltanen Click To Tweet

21. It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task…

Inspirational Quotes William James"It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome." - William James Click To Tweet

22. Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.

Inspirational Quotes Henry Ford"Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." - Henry Ford Click To Tweet

23. The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re…

Inspirational Quotes Michael Altshuler"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot." - Michael Altshuler Click To TweetMichael Altshuler is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker and sales expert.

24. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

Inspirational Quotes George Bernard Shaw"Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." - George Bernard Shaw Click To Tweet

25. Go as far as you can see; when you get there,…

Inspirational Quotes Thomas Carlyle"Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further." - Thomas Carlyle Click To Tweet

26. Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you…

Inspirational Quotes Albert Einstein"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." - Albert Einstein Click To TweetAlbert Einstein overturned centuries of conventional wisdom to co-found modern theoretical physics.

27. I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can…

Inspirational Quotes Jimmy Dean"I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." - Jimmy Dean Click To Tweet

28. Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.

Inspirational Quotes George Addair"Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear." - George Addair Click To Tweet

29. To see what is right and not do is a lack…

Inspirational Quotes Confucius"To see what is right and not do is a lack of courage." - Confucius Click To Tweet

30. You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it…

Inspirational Quotes Unknown"You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character." - Unknown Click To Tweet

31. Life is what happens to us while we are making other…

Inspirational Quotes Allen Saunders"Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans." - Allen Saunders Click To Tweet

32. The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our…

Inspirational Quotes Franklin D. Roosevelt"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - Franklin D. Roosevelt Click To Tweet

33. Do what you can with all you have, wherever you are.

Inspirational Quotes Theodore Roosevelt"Do what you can with all you have, wherever you are." - Theodore Roosevelt Click To TweetTheodore Roosevelt overcame a sickly childhood to embrace a famously active lifestyle and the 26th presidency of the United States.

34. Light tomorrow with today!

Inspirational Quotes Elizabeth Barrett Browning"Light tomorrow with today!" - Elizabeth Barrett Browning Click To Tweet

35. Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.

Inspirational Quotes Will Rogers"Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today." - Will Rogers Click To Tweet

36. Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a…

Inspirational Quotes Warren Buffet"Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago." - Warren Buffet Click To Tweet

37. We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.

Inspirational Quotes Dr. Henry Link"We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action." - Dr. Henry Link Click To Tweet

38. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough;…

Inspirational Quotes Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do." - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Click To Tweet

39. One of the lessons that I grew up with was to…

Inspirational Quotes Michelle Obama"One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals." - Michelle Obama Click To Tweet

40. If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another…

Inspirational Quotes Dolly Parton"If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one." - Dolly Parton Click To Tweet

41. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage…

Inspirational Quotes Walt Disney"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney Click To Tweet

42. The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of…

Inspirational Quotes Hasidic Proverb"The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others." - Hasidic Proverb Click To Tweet

43. Be the change that you wish to see in the world.

Inspirational Quotes Mahatma Ghandi"Be the change that you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Ghandi Click To Tweet

44. You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard,…

Inspirational Quotes Maya Angelou"You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot ― it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive." - Maya Angelou Click To TweetMaya Angelou was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist.

45. Entrepreneurs are great at dealing with uncertainty and also very good…

Inspirational Quotes Mohnish Pabrai"Entrepreneurs are great at dealing with uncertainty and also very good at minimizing risk. That’s the classic entrepreneur." - Mohnish Pabrai Click To Tweet

46. Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure…

Inspirational Quotes Helen Keller"Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." - Helen Keller Click To TweetHelen Keller was a deaf-blind American author, disability rights advocate, political activist and lecturer.

47. A room without books is like a body without a soul.

Inspirational Quotes Marcus Tullius Cicero"A room without books is like a body without a soul." - Marcus Tullius Cicero Click To Tweet

48. Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how…

Inspirational Quotes Lou Holtz"Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you’re willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it." - Lou Holtz Click To Tweet

49. Folks are usually about as happy as they make up their…

Inspirational Quotes Abraham Lincoln"Folks are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be." - Abraham Lincoln Click To Tweet

50. You get what you give.

Inspirational Quotes Jennifer Lopez"You get what you give." - Jennifer Lopez Click To Tweet

51. You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re…

Inspirational Quotes George Lorimer"You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction." - George Lorimer Click To Tweet

52. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the…

Inspirational Quotes Winston Churchill"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill Click To TweetWinston Churchill was a politician and writer whose courage, leadership and persistence was pivotal to Allied victory in the Second World War.

53. Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others…

Inspirational Quotes Mae Jemison"Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination." - Mae Jemison Click To Tweet

54. Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is…

Inspirational Quotes Og Mandino"Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough." - Og Mandino Click To Tweet

55. I may not have gone where I intended to go, but…

Inspirational Quotes Douglas Adams"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." - Douglas Adams Click To Tweet

56. If you are working on something that you really care about,…

Inspirational Quotes Steve Jobs"If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you." - Steve Jobs Click To TweetSteve Jobs was an American business magnate, industrial designer, investor and co-founder of Apple.

57. You don’t have to be great to start, but you have…

Inspirational Quotes Zig Ziglar"You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great." - Zig Ziglar Click To TweetZig Ziglar was a prolific self help author, salesman, and motivational speaker.

58. In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about…

Inspirational Quotes Robert Frost"In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on." - Robert Frost Click To Tweet

59. Today’s accomplishments were yesterday’s impossibilities.

Inspirational Quotes Robert H. Schuller"Today’s accomplishments were yesterday’s impossibilities." - Robert H. Schuller Click To Tweet

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Arthur Worsley
I founded TAoL to discover and share the best wisdom on how to live long and prosper. Before that I studied Psychology, Philosophy & Physiology at Oxford and consulted at McKinsey. Still curious? Learn more or take my FREE productivity quiz.