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Our Pick Of Over 150 Of The Most Inspirational Quotes

Everyone needs a pick-me-up sometimes. Here you will find a quote no matter what situation you find yourself in, wise words from writers, thinkers, politicians, scientists and more. Whether you are a woman or a man, a teacher or a student, happy or sad, prepare to get inspired by our quotes.

Inspiring Quotes For Women

Sometimes being a woman feels like a full time job whether you are a student, a mother or a wife. These quotes will remind you that it can also be amazing and instruct you on how to make the most of your womanhood.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt


It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.
J. K. Rowling

You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.
Melissa Etheridge

A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.
Diane Mariechild

Don’t be afraid to speak up for yourself. Keep fighting for your dreams!
Gabby Douglas

The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
Amelia Earhart

The power you have is to be the best version of yourself you can be, so you can create a better world.
Ashley Rickards

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
Katharine Hepburn

It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.
Madeleine Albright

Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion.
Oprah Winfrey

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Helen Keller

If I stop to kick every barking dog I am not going to get where I’m going.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee

You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.
Diane von Furstenberg

Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations can never effect a reform.
Susan B. Anthony

When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.
Malala Yousafzai

Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
Golda Meir

The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.
Barbara Corcoran

You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.
Shonda Rhimes

I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.
Lucille Ball

You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe.
Leymah Gbowee

Inspiring Quotes For Kids

There are adults who think that childhood is only fun and games and have forgotten the very real challenges that can come with that part of the journey. Here are lessons from the greats to teach your children.
Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do.
John Wooden

We all can dance when we find music we love.
Giles Andreae

The more you give away the more happy you become.

I think I can. I know I can.

It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.

Being kind is never wasted.

When you know better you do better.
Maya Angelou

No act of kindness, No matter how small is ever wasted.

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Theodore Roosevelt

Make each day your masterpiece.
John Wooden

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.
George Sand

Love yourself. It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out.
Jenn Proske

The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.
Morrie Schwartz

Be the change that you want to see in the world.

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

You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They’re underused.
Tommy Lee Jones

Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.
Laurence Sterne

A man’s manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Men and women must be educated, in a great degree, by the opinions and manners of the society they live in.
Mary Wollstonecraft

Inspiring Quotes For Teens

We have all been through the dramatic and confusing emotional upheavals that accompany adolescence. Take a look at these quotes if you are going through them right now or know someone else who is.
I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.
Emma Stone

Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.
Ruth Gordo


Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.
Byron Katie

You have what it takes to be a victorious, independent, fearless woman.
Tyra Banks

No matter what you look like or think you look like you’re special and loved and perfect just the way you are.
Ariel Winter

Not knowing you can’t do something, is sometimes all it takes to do it.
Ally Carter

If you can’t make it better, you can laugh at it.
Erma Bombeck

Don’t be the girl who fell. Be the girl who got back up.
Jenette Stanley

Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.
H. Jackson Brown

You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
Dr. Suess

There’s no substitute for hard work.
Thomas Edison

There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.
Author unknown

There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.
Mark Twain

Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can send it. Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back.
Harvey Mackay

To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue… gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.

There are two great days in a person’s life — the day we are born and the day we discover why.
William Barclay

There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
John Adams

Time ripens all things, no man is born wise.
Miguel de Cervantes

Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
Swedish Proverb

There is nothing permanent except change.

Inspiring Quotes About Life

These quotes will remind you of the sheer magnificence of life as well as provide you with a solid dose of wisdom so that you feel vitalised and ready to take on the world.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Maya Angelou

Power is not given to you. You have to take it.
Beyonce Knowles

We can do no great things, only small things with great love.
Mother Teresa

The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
Ayn Rand

I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all.
Coco Chanel

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

And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk more.
Erica Jong

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
Anais Nin

Yes, I’m a feminist, because I see all women as smart, gifted, and tough.
Zaha Hadid

I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.
Louisa May Alcott

Never waste a minute thinking of anyone you don’t like.
Dwight Eisenhower

Only surround yourself with people who will lift you higher.
Oprah Winfrey

Anything is possible. Anything can be.
Shel Silverstein

Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.
Dennis P. Kimbro

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

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
William James

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

Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
Benjamin Disraeli

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

Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.
Ray Kroc

Inspiring Quotes For Work

Feeling worn down by the nine-to-five grind? Then you might just find the right impetus here to get you energised enough to keep going. Work doesn’t have to be a pain as these quotes show.
If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.
Margaret Thatcher

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.
Steve Jobs

Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.
Seth Godin

Someone once told me that ‘time’ is a predator that stalks us all our lives. But I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey and reminds us to cherish every moment because it will never come again.
Jean-Luc Picard

Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it.
Chinese Proverb

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Thoughts are things! And powerful things at that, when mixed with definiteness of purpose, and burning desire, can be translated into riches.
Napoleon Hill

You are not your resume, you are your work.
Seth Godin

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Theodore Roosevelt

If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.
Ray Kroc

A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn’t feel like it.
Alistair Cook

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Thomas Jefferson

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
Babe Ruth

I have learned that real angels don’t have gossamer white robes and Cherubic skin, they have calloused hands and smell of the days’ sweat.
Richard Evans

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.
Colin Powell

My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.
Indira Gandhi

Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.
Helena Rubinstein

You learn the value of hard work by working hard.

Patience can be bitter but her fruit is always sweet.
Habeeb Akande

Goodness and hard work are rewarded with respect.
Luther Campbell

Inspiring Quotes About Change

Change is the one constant in life, but the following quotes will help you spin those changes in your favour. They will give you the inspiration you need to start anew and to remain positive in the face of adversity.
Power to me is the ability to make a change in a positive way.
Victoria Justice

A year from now you will wish you had started today.
Karen Lamb


It doesn’t matter where you are, you are nowhere compared to where you can go.
Bob Proctor

Never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick to start from scratch once again.
Bikram Choudhury

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Andre Gide

If what you’re doing is not your passion, you have nothing to lose.

You must want to be different before you can change youself.

To know the world, first know yourself. To change the world, first change yourself.

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Leo Tolstoy

Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space being created in your life for something new to emerge.
Eckhart Tolle

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
Lao Tzu

If not us, who? If not now, when?
John F. Kennedy

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
Carl Bard

Lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at you.
David Brinkley

As soon as anyone starts telling you to be “realistic,” cross that person off your invitation list.
John Eliot

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
Andy Warhol

You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
A.A. Milne

Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.
Stephen Chbosky

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
Lao Tzu

Inspiring Quotes For Students

If you feel like you are getting crushed under the weight of papers, homework assignments and exams, take a study break and consider these words of wisdom. They might be just what you need to stay focused on your goals.
Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
Pamela Vaull Starr

No one is perfect – that’s why pencils have erasers.
Wolfgang Riebe

The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Live each day as if your life had just begun.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Either you run the day, or the day runs you.
Jim Rohn

Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.
Jack Canfield

Life has two rules: #1 Never quit #2 Always remember rule # 1.

Speak less than you know; have more than you show.
William Shakespeare

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Education costs money. But then so does ignorance.
Sir Claus Moser

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
Lao Tzu

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
William Butler Yeats

The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as long as we live.
Mortimer Adler

Learning is not a spectator sport.
D. Blocher

It is wiser to find out than to suppose.
Mark Twain

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
B. F. Skinner

I think, therefore I am. (Cogito, ergo sum.)
René Descartes

Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.
C.S. Lewis

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
Albert Einstein

Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.

Inspiring Quotes For Teachers

Many consider teaching to be the most important profession. Whether you are a teacher (remember not all teaching takes place in the classroom), or you hold one close in your heart, you will find uplifting quotes here.
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
George Bernard Shaw

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theatre.
Gail Goldwin

A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils.
Ever Garrison

Before any great things are accomplished, a memorable change must be made in the system of education…to raise the lower ranks of society nearer to the higher.
John Adams

I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.

If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.
Chinese Proverb

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Joseph Addison

Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.
Rita Pierson


The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward

Don’t just teach your kids to read, teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything!
George Carlin

If kids come to us from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important.
Barbara Colorose

We’re trying to give the young people something that can help them, and we don’t know exactly what it ought to be.”
Wendell Berry

Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.
Colleen Wilcox

The dream begins, most of the time, with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you on to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth.
Dan Rather

Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
Jacques Barzun

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. It might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
John Steinbeck

There is no failure. Only feedback.
Robert Allen

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.

A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.

Inspiring Quotes About Happiness

Are you in pursuit of happiness? Then here is a good place to start. These quotes will provide you with insight into how to improve your inner state and simply reading them will light you up with pleasure.
Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.
Ingrid Bergman

Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.
Ben Carson

Rule #1 of life. Do what makes YOU happy.

Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work.
Joseph Barbara

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.
Carlos Castaneda

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
Helen Keller

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
Jim Rohn

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed.

The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.
Ashley Montagu

It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
Dale Carnegie

It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.
Lucille Ball

We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
Frederick Keonig

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.

To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness.
Mary Stuart

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein

Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.
Dalai Lama

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.
George Sand

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.
Kevyn Aucoin


Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not.
Valerie Bertinelli

Inspiring Quotes On Success

We all want something and no matter what it is, you will find inspiration here. Come back to this page any time you feel discouraged or frustrated. These quotes will bring color back to your vision and help you get that much closer to the finish line.
It’s possible to climb to the top without stomping on other people.
Taylor Swift

I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.
Estée Lauder

You always pass failure on the way to success.
Mickey Rooney

The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.
Zig Ziglar

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

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke

Some men see things as they are and say why – I dream things that never were and say why not.
George Bernard Shaw

Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Thomas Edison

The best revenge is massive success.
Frank Sinatra

It is not enough to aim, you must hit.
Italian Proverb

Eighty percent of success is showing up.
Woody Allen

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.

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
Swami Sivananda

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Colin Powell

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Winston Churchill

Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.
Shiv Khera

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

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
Henry Ford

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Bruce Lee

A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.
Joyce Brothers

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