100 Inspirational Quotes to Change Your Life

100 inspirational quotes to change your life

Be your own hero – Change your life!

Here are my 100 favourite inspirational quotes.

Get closer to your dreams or out of a rut by regularly feeding your brain with inspiring quotes to stay motivated. Remember, for change to happen you have to believe you can do it first!


I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. – Florence Nightingale


We know what we are, but know not what we may be. – William Shakespeare


Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities. Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. – Norman Vincent Peale


Limitations live only in our minds.  But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. – Jamie Paolinetti


Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. – Joshua J. Marine


You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky


If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. – Jim Rohn


Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do. – John Wooden


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


The best revenge is massive success. – Frank Sinatra


Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude. – Denis Waitley


You have to let people see what you wrote. It will never be perfect, but perfect is overrated. – Tina Fey


In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. – Bill Cosby


If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today? – Steve Jobs


Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. – Les Brown


Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. – Napoleon Hill


Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try. – Jack Canfield


If you wait, all that happens is you get older. – Larry McMurtry


The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. – Amelia Earhart


Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. – Farrah Gray


I went for years without finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged. – Erica Jong


Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. – Babe Ruth


The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible. – Joel Brown


All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. – Martin Buber


Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. – W. Clement Stone


It is never too late to be what you might have been. – George Eliot


Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan. – Larry Winget


As you begin to live according to your own guidance and your own daring everything changes completely. – Leonard Willoughby


We become what we think about. – Earl Nightingale


Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. – Carl Bard


Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle. – Christian D. Larson


I find that when we really love and accept and approve of ourselves exactly as we are, then everything in life works. – Louise Hay


Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. – Charles Swindoll


The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. – Marcel Proust


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


Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about. – Winston Churchill


The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible. – Arthur C. Clarke


The mind is everything. What you think you become. – Buddha


You are confined only by the walls you build yourself. – Andrew Murphy


Why didn’t I learn to treat everything like it was the last time? My greatest regret is how much I believed in the future. – Jonathan Safran Foer


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


Be who you are and say what you feel because those who matter don’t mind and those who mind don’t matter. – Dr Seuss


Buy the ticket, take the ride. – Hunter S. Thompson


An unexamined life is not worth living. – Socrates


One person can make a difference and everybody should try. – John Kennedy


As you begin to live according to your own guidance and your own daring, everything changes completely. – Barbara Marciniak


Eighty percent of success is showing up. – Woody Allen


To hell with circumstances, I create opportunities. – Bruce Lee


In the middle of winter I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer. – Albert Camus


Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. – Vince Lombardi


You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. – Christopher Columbus


How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. – Annie Dillard


I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. – Stephen Covey


The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good. – Stanley Kubrick


Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. – Henry Ford


We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough. – Helen Keller


Every great idea is on the verge of being stupid. – Michel Gondry


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


Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. – Orison Swett Marden


How I became a better writer was that I kept writing. – Sallie Tisdale


Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure–which is: Try to please everybody. – Herbert Bayard Swope


It’s in the act of having to do things that you don’t want to that you learn something about moving past the self. Past the ego. – Bell Hooks


People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing.  That’s why we recommend it daily. – Zig Ziglar


Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. – Anais Nin


Welcome every new and difficult problem in life as a new opportunity to wrestle and win — and to gain new experience and new power. – L H. Murlin


Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure. – Don Wilder


There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. – Aristotle


Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. – Harriet Tubman


Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. – Henry David Thoreau


Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. – Arthur Ashe


I learned that good judgment comes from experience and that experience grows out of mistakes. – Omar Bradley


Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart. – Ancient Indian Proverb


There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you. – David Burns


It’s not your circumstances that shape you, it’s how you react to your circumstances. – Anne Ortlund


Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt


It doesn’t matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going. – Brian Tracy


There are no short cuts to any place worth going. – Beverly Sills


Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. – George Addair


If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it. William Arthur Ward


Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene. – Arthur Christopher Benson


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


You become what you believe. – Oprah Winfrey


We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. – Kahlil Gibran


Fall seven times and stand up eight. – Japanese Proverb


The beautiful thing about fear is that when you run to it, it runs away. – Robin Sharma


I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear. – Rosa Parks


Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles. It empties today of its strength. – Corrie Ten Boom


How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. – Anne Frank


It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln


When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. – Lao Tzu


Our greatest glory lies not in never failing but in rising every time we fail. – Confucius


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. – Maya Angelou


Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind. – Seneca


Happiness is not something readymade.  It comes from your own actions. – Dalai Lama


The brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They are there to stop the other people! – Randy Pausch


If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on. – Sheryl Sandberg


Don’t be afraid to stand up for what you believe in, even if it means standing alone. – Andy Biersack


We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. – Marie Curie