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85 Awesome And Inspirational Quotes to Live By

They can make you laugh; They can bring you solace or they can shake you to your core. Inspirational words can have the same effect as medicine. They lift spirits, ease troubles and provide focus and motivation for any event you might have to encounter.

There are many moving quotes floating around the internet, some of which will be incredibly relevant to you, but not all will feel like they are written for you. There are numerous important individuals that have authored these awesome and inspirational quotes, but there have been a few special people throughout the generations who have had the skill of creating universal words that resonate with all, supported by their varied and wonderful life experiences.

I hope their words deliver to you the peace of mind or the boost that you need.


Awesome Inspirational Quotes to Live By

1. “All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

2. “Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.” – Paulo Coelho

3. “Talk to someone about themselves and they’ll listen for hours.” – Dale Carnegie

4. “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

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5. “Just remember: The people that say, ‘your dreams are impossible’ have already quit on theirs.” – Grant Cardone

6. “We become what we think about all day long.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

8. “No one can construct for you the bridge upon which precisely you must cross the stream of life, no one but you yourself alone.”  Friedrich Nietzsche

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9. “Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars.” – Les Brown

10. “The biggest risk is not taking any risk…. In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” – Mark Zuckerberg

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

12. “Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

13. “Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.” – Jonathan Lockwood Hule

14. “Never ignore someone who cares for you because someday you’ll realize you’ve lost a diamond while you were busy collecting stones.” – Anonymous

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15. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius

16. “Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each is to succeed.” – Corita Kent

17. “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” – John Bunyan

18. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou

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19. “Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, your attitude when you have everything.” Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (A.S.)

20. “No matter how rich, talented or educated you to think you are, how you treat people says everything about you.” Jay Shetty

21. “You are the average of the five people you associate with most, so do not underestimate the effects of your pessimistic, unambitious, or disorganized friends. If someone isn’t making you stronger, they’re making you weaker.” – Tim Ferris

22. “Never let a bad day make you feel like you have a bad life.” Alfá Boghara  

23. “You cannot push any one up a ladder unless he be willing to climb a little himself.” – Andrew Carnegie

24. “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” – Oprah Winfrey

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25. “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” – Dalai Lama

26. “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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

28. “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” – Mother Teresa

29. “Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.” Charles Bukowski

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

31. “It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.” George Washington

32. “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” Aristotle

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

34. “Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.” – Simon Sinek

35. “Lamborghini, you may be able to drive a tractor but you will never be able to handle a Ferrari Properly.’ This was the point when I finally decided to make a perfect car.” – Ferruccio Lamborghini

36. “The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.” – Napoleon Hill

37. “You have to understand your own personal DNA. Don’t do things because I do them or Steve Jobs or Mark Cuban tried it. You need to know your personal brand and stay true to it.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

38. “Pain is temporary. It may last for a minute, or an hour or a day, or even a year. But eventually, it will subside. And something else takes its place. If I quit, however, it will last forever.” – Eric Thomas

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39. “I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” – Elon Musk

40. “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.” – Plato

41. “Each of us experiences defeats in life. We can transform defeat into victory if we learn from life’s whuppings.” – Les Brown

42. “Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.” – George Orwell

43. “A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.” – Bruce Lee

44. “Life is like the ocean, it goes up and down.” – Vanessa Paradis

45. “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett

46.”I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

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47. “The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just have to find the ones that are worth hurting for.” – Bob Marley

48. “The reason why we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” – Steven Furtick

49. “It’s what you practice in private that you will be rewarded for in public.” – Tony Robbins

50. “Everybody has gone through something that has changed them in a way that they could never go back to the person they once were.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

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51. “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” – Nelson Mandela

52. “The person with the biggest dreams is more powerful than the person with all the answers.” – Kai Greene

53. “As a teenager I was so insecure. I was the type of guy that never fitted in because he never dared to choose. I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all. For nothing. And that thought took away all my ambition too.” – Johnny Depp

54. “Once you have made up your mind, stick to it; there no longer any ‘if’ or ‘but’.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

55. “If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” – George Washington

56. “You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.” – Carl Jung Quotes

57. “I always tell my kids if you lay down, people will step over you. But if you keep scrambling, if you keep going, someone will always, always give you a hand. Always. But you gotta keep dancing, you gotta keep your feet moving.” – Morgan Freeman

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58. “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. It matter that you don’t just give up.” – Stephen Hawking

59. “Life should be lived passionately otherwise you’re playing another person’s game.” – Lewis Howes

60. “People rise out of the ashes because, at some point, they are invested with a belief in the possibility of triumph over seemingly impossible odds.” – Robert Downey Jr.

61. “Sometimes when people are under stress, they hate to think, and it’s the time when they most need to think.” – Bill Clinton

62. “What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it – would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.” – Ralph Marston

63. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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64. “It’s not about how hard you can hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” – Rocky Balboa

65. “A man who flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a shortcut to meet it.” – Sador, Children of Húrin

66. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

67. “There’s no talent here, this is hard work. This is an obsession. Talent does not exist, we are all human beings. You could be anyone if you put in the time. You will reach the top, and that’s that. I am not talented, I am obsessed.” – Conor McGregor

68. “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

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

70. “I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.” – Abraham Lincoln

71. “If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.” – Jeff Bezos

72. “Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?'” – Brian Tracy

73. ” The key to becoming successful is to work so ridiculously hard at acquiring skills that when people see how good you are they just assume you’re naturally talented.” – Tom Bilyeu

Michael Jordan Quotes

74. “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan

75. “I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it.” – Denzel Washington

76. “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James

77. “You were born with the ability to change someone’s life – don’t ever waste it.” – Dale Partridge

78. “We are what we believe we are.” – C.S. Lewis

79. “I don’t count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting. That is when I start counting, because then it really counts. That’s what makes you a champion.” – Muhammed Ali

80. “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” – J. K. Rowling

81. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle

82. “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand. Most people listen with the intent to reply.” – Stephen R. Covey

83. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss

84. “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.” – Seneca

85. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain



I hope you have found something in our list of ‘Awesome and Inspirational Quotes to Live By’ that will boost you for the days and the weeks ahead. Thank you for reading and please leave a comment below if there are any of your favorite quotes that you would like to share with others. Have a wonderful day.