51 Inspirational Quotes on Life and Work

In our daily lives, we often encounter challenges and obstacles that can make us feel discouraged or defeated. During these times, it can be helpful to turn to the wisdom and inspiration of others to give us the motivation we need to keep pushing forward. That’s where inspirational quotes come in. These short, powerful phrases have the ability to uplift our spirits, encourage us to take action and remind us of the strength and resilience that lies within us.

Whether we’re facing a difficult task, navigating a tough relationship, or simply feeling overwhelmed by life, the right quote can provide the perspective and encouragement we need to keep going. Today, we’ve compiled some of our favorite inspirational quotes from a variety of sources, with the hope that they will inspire and motivate you on your own journey.

I hope you enjoy these inspirational quotes…

51 Inspirational Quotes - "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." -

1) “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” – Henry David Thoreau

2) “We accept the love we think we deserve.” – Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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

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

5) “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

6) “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler

7) “Be courageous. Challenge orthodoxy. Stand up for what you believe in. When you are in your rocking chair talking to your grandchildren many years from now, be sure you have a good story to tell.” – Amal Clooney

8) “If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride – and never quit, you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards.” – Bear Bryant

9) “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb

Be brave, strong, and smart with the inspiration you get from inspirational quotes…

51 Inspirational Quotes - "You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." - A.A. Milne

10) “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A.A. Milne

11) “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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

13) “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

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14) “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

15) “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.” – William W. Purkey

16) “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

17) “I have learned not to allow rejection to move me.” – Cicely Tyson

18) “I wake up every morning and think to myself, ‘How far can I push this company in the next 24 hours.'” –Leah Busque

19) “If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.” – Michele Ruiz

Imperfection is beauty…

"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." - Marilyn Monroe

20) “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” – Marilyn Monroe

21) “There is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.” – Amanda Gorman

22) “It is often the small steps, not the giant leaps, that bring about the most lasting change.” – Queen Elizabeth II

23) “I just want you to know that if you are out there and you are being really hard on yourself right now for something that has happened…it’s normal. That is what is going to happen to you in life. No one gets through unscathed. We are all going to have a few scratches on us. Please be kind to yourselves and stand up for yourself, please.” – Taylor Swift

24) “Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman

Inspirational Quotes on Life

"Life has got all those twists and turns. You've got to hold on tight and off you go." - Nicole Kidman

25) “Life has got all those twists and turns. You’ve got to hold on tight and off you go.” – Nicole Kidman

26) “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” – Mary Kay Ash

27) “I’ve missed more than 9,000 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

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) “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

Inspirational Quotes on Hard Work

"Nothing is impossible. The word itself says 'I'm possible!'" - Audrey Hepburn

30) “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible!'” – Audrey Hepburn

31) “Only the paranoid survive.” – Andy Grove

32) “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi

33) “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

34) “You can’t rely on how you look to sustain you, what sustains us, what is fundamentally beautiful is compassion; for yourself and for those around you.” – Lupita Nyong’o

35) “I scorched the earth with my talent and I let my light shine.” – André Leon Talley

Inspirational Quotes by Winston Churchill

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

36) “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

37) “Attitude is the ‘little’ thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill

Inspirational Quotes by Mahatma Gandhi

"Be the change that you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi

38) “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

39) “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

40) “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

41) “There is nothing impossible to they who will try.” – Alexander the Great

42) “To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.” – Lao Tzu

43) “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

44) “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington

45) “The only way to have a life is to commit to it like crazy.” – Angelina Jolie

46) “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes―understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” – Arianna Huffington

47) “When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.” – Carol Burnett

48) “Without music, life would be a mistake.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols

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49) “You make a choice: continue living your life feeling muddled in this abyss of self-misunderstanding, or you find your identity independent of it. You draw your own box.” – Duchess Meghan

Be yourself…

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." - Oscar Wilde

50) “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

51) “Believe in yourself. Stay in your own lane. There’s only one you.” – Queen Latifah

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