50 Inspirational Quotes to Get You Going

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Life is full of ups and down, one minute you are doing alright and the next, not so much. On a day where your mood is dampened, why don’t you make yourself a cup of coffee, get comfortable and read through this list of inspirational quotes to get you going. Sometimes, a quote or two is all you need to lift your mood up.

1. “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” 


2. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible!'”

Audrey Hepburn

3. “Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.” 


4. “The mind is everything. What you think you become.”


5. “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

6. “Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.”

Kevin Kruse

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

Helen Keller

8. “Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.” 

Coco Chanel

9. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”

Milton Berle

10. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

Michael Jordan

11. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.”

Amelia Earhart

12. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”

Jimmy Dean

13. “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”

Vince Lombardi

14. “Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other.”

Brian Tracy

15. “You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”


16. “Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.”

Robin Sharma

17. “Champions keep playing until they get it right.”

Billie Jean King

18. “I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.”

Abraham Lincoln

19. “We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”

William Shakespeare

20. “Don’t count the days make the days count”

Muhammad Ali

21. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”

Henry David Thoreau

22. “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

Francis of Assisi

23. “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

24. “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.”

Florence Nightingale

25. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”

Albert Einstein

26. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”

Lao Tzu 

27. “Dream big and dare to fail.”

Norman Vaughan

28. We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.

Joseph Campbell

29. “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. “

H. Jackson Brown, Jr

30. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”

Maya Angelou

31. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”

Henry David Thoreau

32. “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” 


33. “There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

34. “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson 

35. “It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.”

Howard Ruff

36. “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”

Benjamin Franklin

37. “First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.”


38. “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

39. “Pain is a pesky part of being human, I’ve learned it feels like a stab wound to the heart, something I wish we could all do without, in our lives here. Pain is a sudden hurt that can’t be escaped. But then I have also learned that because of pain, I can feel the beauty, tenderness, and freedom of healing. Pain feels like a fast stab wound to the heart. But then healing feels like the wind against your face when you are spreading your wings and flying through the air! We may not have wings growing out of our backs, but healing is the closest thing that will give us that wind against our faces.”

C. JoyBell C.

40. “Happiness is not something readymade.  It comes from your own actions.”

Dalai Lama

41. “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

42. “When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” 


43. “If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money.”

Abigail Van Buren

44. “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”

Oprah Winfrey

45. “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

46. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

47. “You can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still, it won’t mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever; connections are made with the heart, not the tongue.” 

C. JoyBell C.

48. “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”


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

Henry Ford

50. “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”

Aristotle Onassis

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