Inspirational quotes to keep you motivated for success in life (2023)

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Inspirational quotescan help motivate us and create a positive outlook on life and work when we need it most. They do this by harnessing the power of positive thinking. Reframing our brains to think positively is an important step in leading a happy and successful life.

You make a choice when you decide how you will respond to a given situation. If you choose (sometimes unconsciously) to complain and think negatively, your natural response will be to dwell on the negative sides of any situation.

When you actively choose to think positively, no matter how absolutely ridiculous it may seem, you turn the situation into a development plan for growth, giving you abetter problem solver and leader. Over time and after you reframe your mind to think positively about problems, you willstay motivated, inspired and empowered to take on any challenge that comes your way!

As you read through this list of the best motivational quotes in English, I recommend writing them downsome of the best inspirational and motivational quotesthat resonate with you and your current situation. After writing them down, find the most motivating thought or the most inspiring passage, read it aloud, and then really try to understand the meaning.

You may find these inspirational quotes come in handy when you're having a rough day and need a little extra encouragement and motivation! So read these, write some down, and refer to them often.

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The power of positive thinking is remarkable. When you think about something that makes you happy, your brain actually releases endorphins. Those endorphins fill you with the feeling of well-being.

Positive thinking helps you frame your mindset and change your life.

But when we're feeling down, it's often hard to recall things that make us happy. Therefore, it can be helpful to have some positive inspirational quotes or a reasoned line handy in such situations.

From short inspirational quotes and common anecdotes to motivational quotes specifically about work and life in general, here's a list of some of my favorite inspirational quotes.

Inspirational quotes for your personal life

“People tell you the world looks a certain way. Parents tell you how to think. Schools tell you how to think. TV. Religion. And then, at some point, if you're lucky, you realize that you can make up your own mind. No one sets the rules except you. You can shape your own life.” — Carrie Ann Moss

“Some women choose to follow men, and some choose to follow their dreams. If you're wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you it doesn't love you anymore. -Lady Gaga

"Life is what happens to us while we make other plans." - Allen Saunders

“Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." - George Bernard Shaw

“You are the sum total of everything you've ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, told, forgotten – it's all there. Everything affects each of us and that is why I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.” - Maya Angelou

Inspirational quotes for positive thinking

"Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will." — Suzy Kassem

"Always keep your face toward the sun, and shadows will fall behind you." -Walt Whitman

"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right." -Henry Ford

“Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do.” —Lou Holtz

"The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts." —Marcus Aurelius

Inspirational quotes for a happy life

“You are who you are supposed to be. Dance like no one is watching. Love like it's all you know. Dream as if you will live forever. Live like it's your last day." James Dean

“You don't find the happy life. You make it.” — Camilla Eyring Kimball

"You have to dance like no one's watching, love like you'll never get hurt, sing like no one's listening, and live like it's heaven on earth." - William W. Purkey

“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions." - Dalai Lama

"People are usually about as happy as they think they are." -Abraham Lincoln

Inspirational quotes for the darkest moments

"It's during our darkest moments that we need to focus to see the light." — Aristotle

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest steps to success.” -Dale Carnegie

“You learn more from failure than from success. Don't let it stop you. Failure builds character.” - Unknown

“Fairy tales don't tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be slain.” —GK Chesterton

“The bad news is that time flies. The good news is you're the pilot.' —Michael Altshuler

Inspirational quotes from fairy tales

"Just because it is what has been done does not mean it is what must be done!" - Cinderella

“With a smile and a song, life is like a sunny day. Your worries fade.” - Snow White

"It's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then." – Alice, Alice in Wonderland

"When we get to the end of the story, you'll know more than you do now..." - Hans Christian Andersen, The Snow Queen

“The most important thing in life is to stop saying 'I wish' and start saying 'I will'. Don't consider anything impossible and treat possibilities as probabilities.” -Charles Dickens

Inspirational quotes for taking a hard risk

"Learn as if you will live forever, live as if you will die tomorrow." - Mahatma Gandhi

“Only when we take risks will our lives improve. The first and most difficult risk we have to take is getting honest. — Walter Anderson

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"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to chase them." -Walt Disney

“Get out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel uncomfortable and uncomfortable trying something new.” – Brian Tracy

"Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear." -George Addair

Inspirational quotes to build confidence

“Never bend your head. Always keep it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” —Helen Keller

“We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them through action. Fear is nature's way of warning us to be busy." —Dr Henry Link

"The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others." - Hasidic proverb

"What you lack in talent can be made up for with desire, busyness and giving 110% all the time." —Don Zimmer

“Pretend until you make it! Pretend you have all the confidence you need until it becomes your reality.” —Brian Tracy

Inspirational quotes to help you capture excellence

"Perfection is not attainable, but if we pursue perfection, we can capture excellence." - Vincent Lombardi

"Let's make our future now, and let's make our dreams come true tomorrow." - Malala Yousafzai

"The best way to start is to stop talking and start doing." -Walt Disney

“Leaders set high standards. Refuse to tolerate mediocrity or poor performance.” —Brian Tracy

"It's not about getting knocked down, it's about getting back up." —Vince Lombardi

Inspirational quotes to overcome bad news

When one door closes, sometimes we have to turn the knob to open another... - J.A. Tran

"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." —Jimmy Dean

"Don't let yesterday take up too much of today." — Will Rogers

"We can face many defeats, but we must not be defeated." — Maya Angelou

“Leaders never use the word failure. They see setbacks as learning opportunities.” —Brian Tracy

Inspirational quotes for positive thoughts

"We become what we think of" - Earl Nightingale

"There are no limits to what you can achieve, except the limits you place on your own thinking." —Brian Tracy

“Inspiration comes from yourself. One must be positive. When you are positive, good things happen.” – Deep Roy

“Optimism is the belief that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” -Helen Keller

"Develop an 'attitude of gratitude.' Say thanks to everyone you meet for everything you do." —Brian Tracy

Inspirational quotes to build self confidence

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

"May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears." —Nelson Mandela

“Always remember that you don't just have the right to be an individual; you have a duty to be one. You cannot make any useful contribution to life if you do not do this.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are." —E.E. Cummings

"You were born to win, but to be a winner you must plan to win, prepare to win and expect to win." ZigZiglar

Inspirational quotes from William James

"It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task that, more than anything else, will influence the successful outcome." - William James

"Belief creates the actual fact." — William James

“Pretend what you do makes a difference. It does." -William James

"The best weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another." -William James

"If you can change your mind, you can change your life." -William James

Inspirational quotes from Henry David Thoreau

"At least I learned this through my experiment: that if a person confidently moves forward in the direction of his dreams and tries to live the life he has imagined, he will achieve unexpected success at ordinary hours." -Henry David Thoreau

"Dreams are the touchstones of our characters." -Henry David Thoreau

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; there they should be. Now lay the foundations underneath.” -Henry David Thoreau

"As if you could kill time without harming eternity." -Henry David Thoreau

"There is no cure for love other than to love more." -Henry David Thoreau

Inspirational quotes from Oprah Winfrey

You control your own life. Don't let other people write your script. - Oprah Winfrey

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” - Oprah Winfrey

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"Turn your wounds into wisdom." - Oprah Winfrey

"If you do the best right now, you'll be in the best place for the next moment." - Oprah Winfrey

"True integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that no one will know whether you did it or not." - Oprah Winfrey

Inspirational Quotes About Life By Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in getting up every time we fail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Live in the sun, swim in the sea, drink the wild air." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Nothing great was ever accomplished without enthusiasm." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Life is a journey, not a destination." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Inspirational quotes from Albert Einstein

“Life is like cycling. To keep your balance, you have to keep moving.” —Albert Einstein

"Creativity is intelligence having fun." — Albert Einstein

"We can't solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them." — Albert Einstein

“Imagination is everything. It is the harbinger of life's coming attractions.” — Albert Einstein

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." — Albert Einstein

Inspirational quotes to stay motivated

"Today's achievements were yesterday's impossibilities." — Robert H. Schuller

"For all reasons it is not possible. There are hundreds of people who have faced the same circumstances and succeeded." -Jack Canfield

“The future belongs to the competent. Get good, get better, be the best!” —Brian Tracy

“Your success and happiness lies within you. Decide to stay happy, and your joy and you will be an invincible host against difficulties. -Helen Keller

“Courage is more exciting than fear and it is easier in the long run. We don't have to become heroes overnight. Step by step, facing each thing that comes up, seeing it's not as horrible as it seemed, discovering that we have the strength to stare it down.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

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Motivational quotes, like the inspirational quotes above, are meant to inspire action. These quotes can encourage you to become the best version of yourself.

Let your positivity and optimism inspire you andlead you to success. That's my favorite way to achieve success.

These quotes are here to help you reach your peak performance. Read them whenever you need a little push to work towards your goals.

You only experience external change when you change internally. Get started today and watch as everything around you begins to change!

“The most important responsibility of leadership is thinking about the future. No one else can do it for you.” —Brian Tracy

"Seeing what is right and not doing it is a lack of courage." — Confucian.

“Go as far as you can see; when you get there you can look further. —Thomas Carlyle

"Make your life a masterpiece, don't imagine limitations on what you can be, have or do." —Brian Tracy

"My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me." -Henry Ford

Motivational quotes to be a successful person

"When someone really desires something, the entire universe conspires to help that person realize their dream." —Paulo Coelho

"Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other." -Brian Tracy

"My mission in life is not just to survive, but to thrive." — Maya Angelou

“While one hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.” Henry Link

“Imagine your life is perfect in every way; what would it look like?" —Brian Tracy

Motivational quotes to develop success

"We're all going to die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will." Chuck Palahniuk

“Knowing is not enough; we have to apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do.” - Johann Wolfgang van Goethe

"Reading is for the mind, as exercise is for the body." —Brian Tracy

"You have to get up every morning with determination if you go to bed satisfied." —George Lorimer

"You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great." —ZigZiglar

Motivational quotes to chase a new dream

“Persistently waiting for a tightly closed door is unfair to all open doors! Give the open doors a chance!” - Mehmet Murat ildan

“You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.” - CS Lewis

"The only limit to our awareness of tomorrow is our doubts of today." -Franklin D. Roosevelt

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you want. You're on your own and you know what you know. And you are the man who decides where you go. Dr. Seuss

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“You make a choice: continue living your life feeling confused in this abyss of self-misunderstanding, or find your identity independent of it. You draw your own box.' — Duchess Meghan

Motivational quotes to move forward

“Every locked door is unlocked and even if it is… YOU may have the key! Look within to unlock a world of possibilities!”― Sanjo Jendayi

“It's not about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” — Sylvester Stallone in Rocky Balboa

"It's easy to stand in the crowd, but it takes courage to stand alone." Mahatma Gandhi

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on and on." - Robert Frost

"I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time." -Michael Phelps

Motivational quotes to stay on track

“Life has all those twists and turns. You have to hold on tight and then you go.' —Nicole Kidman

“The effective leader recognizes that they depend more on their people than on them. Walk softly. —Brian Tracy

"One of the lessons I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never be distracted by what anyone else says about your goals." — Michelle Obama

“Certainly, in the light of history it is more intelligent to hope than to fear, to try rather than not try. One thing we know beyond any doubt: nothing has ever been accomplished by the person who says, "It cannot be done." - Eleanor Roosevelt

“It takes courage to examine your life and decide that there are things you would like to change, and it takes even more courage to do something about it.” — Sue Hadfield

English motivational quotes to stay positive

"Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough." – Og Mandino

"Things turn out best for those who make the most of them." — John Wooden

"It hurt because it mattered." -John green

"Positive thinking lets you do everything better than negative thinking." -Zig Ziglar

"Don't let your worst enemy live between your ears..." - Nitya Prakash

Motivational quotes for a positive life

"If you don't like the road you're on, start paving another." —Dolly Parton

"Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it." —Lindsey Vonn

"Every moment is a new beginning." — T. S. Eliot

"Real change, lasting change, happens one step at a time." —Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“Don't count the days. Let the days count." —Muhammad Ali

Motivational quotes for a successful outcome

"The only limits you have are the limits you believe." Wayne Dyer

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so we can fear less.” - Marie Curie

"Do what you can with everything you've got, wherever you are." -Theodore Roosevelt

"Change the world by being yourself." —Amy Poehler

"Change the game, don't let the game change you." — Macklemore

Short motivational quotes

Self-doubt kills talent. Edie McClurg

"Believe you can and you're halfway there." Theodore Roosevelt

"You get what you give." -Jennifer Lopez

"Your life only gets better when you get better." -Brian Tracy

"Happiness is not a coincidence, but a choice." -Jim Rohn

Motivational quotes for work

“If you're working on something you really care about, you don't need to be pushed. The vision attracts you.” -Steve Jobs

"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships." — Michael Jordan

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle.” -Steve Jobs

“Entrepreneurs are good at dealing with uncertainty and also very good at minimizing risk. That is the classic entrepreneur.” —Mohnish Pabrai.

“Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of leadership. Always keep your word.” —Brian Tracy

Motivational quotes to change the world

"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud." - Maya Angelou

"People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do." - Rob Siltanen

"Be the change you want to see in the world." - Mahatma Ghandi

"Someone is in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago." -Warren Buffett

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“Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the issues.” —Brian Tracy

Motivational quotes for the entire human race

War is not the answer, because only love can conquer hate. Marvin Gaye

"We must be willing to let go of the life we ​​planned to have the life that awaits us." —Joseph Campbell

"Light up tomorrow with today!" —Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“Never limit yourself because of the limited imagination of others; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.” —Mae Jemison

"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." -Mae West

Motivational Quotes From Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” - Martin Luther King Jr.

"If I can't do big things, I can do small things in a great way." - Martin Luther King Jr.

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and ease, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy." - Martin Luther King Jr.

"The time is always right to do what's right." - Martin Luther King Jr.

“I have decided to stay with love. Hate is too much of a burden to bear.” - Martin Luther King Jr.

Motivational quotes from Winston Churchill

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

“The pessimist sees difficulties in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” —Winston Churchill

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." -Winston S.Churchill

“We live on what we get. We make a life through what we give.” -Winston Churchill

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” -Winston S. Churchill

Motivational quotes from Thomas Edison

“An opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. There is no substitute for hard work.” —Thomas Edison

"A genius is often just a talented person who has done all his or her homework." —Thomas Edison

“I have not failed. I just found 10,000 ways that don't work.' -Thomas A. Edison

"If you've exhausted all possibilities, remember this - you haven't." -Thomas Edison

"Just because something doesn't do what you intended it to do doesn't mean it's useless." —Thomas A. Edison

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