21 Inspirational Quotes About Life

To live your life to the fullest, it’s always helpful to get a dose of inspiration. After all, it’s easy to deviate from the right path, so it’s nice to get a few reminders along the way.

In this post I’d like to share with you some inspirational quotes about life. Many of them are classic, but they become classic precisely because they contain a lot of truth.

I carefully selected each of the quotes below. My hope is that they can inspire you to move to the next level.

Without further ado, here they are:

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

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life
spent doing nothing.
George Bernard Shaw

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Winston Churchill

Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.
Steve Jobs

If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience
your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
Joseph Addison

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
Chinese Proverb

A single day is enough to make us a little larger.
Paul Klee

The greatest friend of Truth is time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her
constant companion Humility.
Charles Caleb Colton

Think to Thank. In these three words are the finest capsule course for a happy
marriage, formula for enduring friendship, and a pattern for personal happiness.
Thomas S. Monson

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes
taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
Anne Bradstreet

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies
within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties
disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
John Quincy Adams

The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
Confucius

Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman

If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it away from him. An
investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin

I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Thomas Jefferson

Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really.
Double your rate of failure.
Thomas J. Watson

If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot
solve it, then what is the use of worrying?
Shantideva

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill

If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was
started with a dream and a mouse.
Walt Disney

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18 Comments

  1. Love the Article Donald 🙂
    I’ve always been a huge fan of quotes and regularly read them to help spur me up in times when i lack the drive and motivation to carry on.
    It really helps as it makes you aware that our problems aren’t really unique and in the end, come up with the same truths 🙂

  2. I especially like the Shantideva quote, Donald. It’s not one I’ve heard before.

    My favorite inspirational quote is Gandhi’s,

    Be the change you want to see in the world.

  3. raphael akomolede
    raphael akomolede

    interesting and motivating. I found this writing somewhere and wish to share it also “Success is a journey not a destination”

  4. Great quotes. I love motivational quotes. Plenty of meaning in only a few words.

  5. I love these quotes, they definitely pack a punch 🙂

    My favourite has to be ‘whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.’

  6. This one is my favorite: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Ralph Waldo Emerson”

    Thanks for sharing this nice selection 🙂
    Cornel

  7. Hi Donald,

    I have always enjoyed quotes, because often I will find one that I can really relate to.

    My favourite of them is “Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure.

    -Thomas J. Watson”

    I think a lot of people get discouraged with failures or setbacks, but it’s important to keep going to get to where you want to go.

    Thank you for sharing all these quotes!

  8. The Confucius quote really hits home for me…. time to go exceed in my actions.

  9. incredible quotes!

  10. For me these are the best
    _”Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success
    when they gave up.”Thomas A. Edison
    _”The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.”Confucius
    _”Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”Winston Churchill
    thank you for these great quotes

  11. What a great selection of quotes! Really uplifting and inspiring – thanks for putting this together and sharing

  12. Awesome quotes – I love anything that inspires, motivates and helps people achieve more than they every thought possible thanks!

  13. Best quotes ever, a great post indeed.

  14. I love these quotes

  15. These quotes have such a powerful and positive effect – I love it!!!

    Another great quote I love is “Don’t count the days, make the days count” – Muhammad Ali

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