50 Inspirational Quotes

As you will know,  if you have read any of my other posts on this blog, I am very interested in positivity and motivation. I love reading the words of others, particularly if they inspire me.  If I’m feeling good, I’m encouraged and if I’m feeling low they can help lift me.

So here are my top 50 favourite inspirational quotes. I know there are thousands more,  so I would love to hear your favourites in the comments.

Some of these you will have heard, others perhaps not. Some will touch you and resonate, others may not mean much. I hope you find something here that does mean something personally to you … as now and again we all need a little positive inspiration❤️


1. “The question isn’t who is going to let me, it’s who is going to stop me” Ayn Rand

2. “Other people’s opinions of you are none of your business.” Unknown

3. “Time spent with cats is never wasted.” Sigmund Freud

4. “Strong Women. May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.” Unknown

5. “Believe you can and you’re half way there.” Theodore Roosevelt 

6. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible!” Audrey Hepburn

7. “Always be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else”  Judy Garland

8. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist” Oscar Wilde

9. “Everyone you meet always asks you if you have a career, are married or own a house… no one ever asks you if you are happy.” Heath Ledger

10. “There are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking.” Brian Tracy


11. “Don’t be a victim of negative self-talk, remember you are listening.” Bob Proctor

12. “The best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none.” Albert Einstein

13. “Yesterday is the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” Bill Keane

14. “You can’t start the next chapter of your life, if you keep re-reading the last one.” Anonymous

15. “If you think positively you will be positive. If you spread positivity, you will get positivity. Live positively and you will be happy.” Anonymous 

16. “If you don’t like where you are, move. You are not a tree.” Jim Rohn

17. “Life is 10%  of what happens to you, and 90% of how you react to it.” Charles R Swindoll 

18. “Stop trying to fit in when you were born to stand out.” Dr Seuss 

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

20.  “I am in charge of how I feel, and today I’m choosing happiness.” Anonymous

21. “Be the girl who decided to go for it.” Anonymous 

22. “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” Lyndon B Johnson

23. “When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine!” Fatima Karim

24. “Surround yourself with those who only lift you higher.” Oprah Winfrey

25. “Fitness is like a relationship. You can’t cheat and expect it to work.” Anonymous 


26. “Those that think they have not the time for bodily exercise, will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” Edward Stanley

27. “The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in our power.” Mary Pickford 

28. “ Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud” Maya Angelou

29. “I don’t have time to worry about people who don’t like me. I’m too busy loving people who love me.” Anonymous 

30. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” George Elliott

31. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt

32. “I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you don’t deserve me at my best.” Marilyn Monroe

33. “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards”. Søren Kierkegaard

34. “If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” Lao Tzu

35. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” Vivian Greene


36. “Be yourself, everyone else is taken.” Oscar Wilde

37. “The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.” Marjorie Pay Hinckley

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. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” Steve Jobs 

40. “Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting HOLY CRAP… WHAT A RIDE!” Hunter S Thompson 

41. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. Unknown

42. “If you don’t build your dream someone will hire you to help build theirs. “ Tony Gaskins

43. “To thine own self be true.” William Shakespeare

44. “Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can’t change. Kiss slowly, play hard, love deeply, forgive quickly, take chances, give everything, and have no regrets. Life is too short to be anything but happy. “ Anonymous

45. “As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.” Steve Maraboli

46. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”  Mark Twain

47. “The Pessimist Sees Difficulty In Every Opportunity. The Optimist Sees Opportunity In Every Difficulty.” Winston Churchill

48. “There comes a certain point in life when you have to stop blaming other people for how you feel or the misfortunes in your life. You can’t go through life obsessing about what might have been.” Hugh Jackman

49. “Whether You Think You Can Or Think You Can’t, You’re Right.” Henry Ford

50. “Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.” James Dean

I hope you like these quotes, they have certainly helped to motivate me. I would love to hear your favourites,  please do leave them in the comments ❤️


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