273 Inspirational Quotes to Encourage and Motivate

Inspirational quotes are uplifting and inspiring words of wisdom that can make a positive impact on you. Be encouraged by them. Find a quote that is meaningful to you, it could change the way you think or just helps you look at issues in a more positive way. Place your favorite quote where you can see it to add a positive thought to your day. Inspirational words to motivate you to be the best you can be! We also offer Daily Inspiration.



  1. If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be. Maya Angelou
    Words of Encouragement



  2. Everyday may not be a good day but there is good in every day.
  3. Everyday may not be a good day but there is good in every day.
    Quote of the Day



  4. Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread. Francis Bacon
    Funny



  5. Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it. Dwight Eisenhower
    Motivational Quotes



  6. People share their wisdom in the hopes of making a difference in other people's lives. Farima Joya
    Wise



  7. If we have the attitude that it is going to be a great day it usually is. Catherine Pulsifer, Og Mandino Wisdom
    Good Day



  8. The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.
  9. The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have. Yiddish Proverb
    Appreciation Poems



  10. The advantage of being eighty years old is that one has many people to love. Jean Renoir
    Birthday  |    



  11. When you have faith, everything is possible.
    Faith



  12. If God shuts one door he opens another.
    Inspirational Sayings



  13. Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. Norman Vincent Peale
    Famous



  14. Good coaching is good teaching and nothing else. Pat Conroy, My Losing Season
    Coaching



  15. A problem is a chance for you to do your best. Duke Ellington
  16. A problem is a chance for you to do your best. Duke Ellington
    Inspirational Messages



  17. I aspire to inspire before I expire. Pravinee Hurbungs
    Funny Poems



  18. Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. William Arthur Ward
    Gratitude



  19. Dreams and goals are coming attractions in your life. Joseph Campbell
    Dream



  20. There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth - not going all the way, and not starting. Buddha
    Truth



  21. Our time here on Earth is a learning experience and no one is exempt!" Angela Agranoff, Overcoming Guilt and Shame
    Inspirational Stories



  22. Life is more meaningful when you are always looking to grow and working toward a goal. Les Brown
    Meaningful



  23. The most important thing about getting somewhere is starting right where we are. Bruce Barton
  24. The most important thing about getting somewhere is starting right where we are. Bruce Barton
    New Beginnings



  25. Only a mediocre person is always at his best. W. Somerset Maugham
    Attitude



  26. Every person is a book, each year a chapter. Mark Twain
    New Year



  27. When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. Franklin Roosevelt
    Quotes about Overcoming



  28. Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future." Gail Lumet Buckley
    Family



  29. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Steve Jobs
    Work



  30. Friends are kisses blown to us by angels.
  31. Friends are kisses blown to us by angels.
    Friend



  32. Be your own inspiration. Each day, try to write what you're thankful for Dylan J. Cameron, Positive Thinking In a Negative World
    Thanksgiving



  33. If your work does not inspire you enough, you are going to find yourself procrastinating frequently. You have to find an inspiring purpose. Brian Karr, A Self-Help Cure For Procrastination
    Inspirational Poems



  34. It's an incredible feeling to know you've helped change the world for the better, even in a small way. James Fullerton, Self-Esteem
    Helping Others



  35. I'll be happy when…is a false promise. The time to be happy is now. Tony Clark
    Happy



  36. You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can. Jimmy Carter
    Graduation Poems



  37. There's a positive side to any situation, even if you don't see it right away. Nealey Stapleton
    Positive



  38. I read somewhere that if you pray for rain. . . don't complain about the mud! Hyacinth Mottley, Words of Wisdom
    Complaining



  39. One always begins to forgive a place as soon as it's left behind. Charles Dickens
  40. One always begins to forgive a place as soon as it's left behind. Charles Dickens
    Forgiveness



  41. May there be a miracle in YOUR life today and may you have the EYES to see it. Veronica Hay
    Miracle



  42. Memories may fade as the years go by but they won't age a day. Michelle C. Ustaszeski
    Memory



  43. You might also find that retirement is the time when you stretch out and find your potential. Sid Miramontes
    Retirement



  44. Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. Helen Keller
    Character



  45. Did you ever notice how difficult it is to argue with someone who is not obsessed with being right? Wayne Dyer
    Communication



  46. Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have. Thomas Edison
  47. Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have. Thomas Edison
    Self Worth



  48. You may plan to write a book some day, but you are living a book every day. Wilferd Peterson
    Inspirational Quotes for Kids



  49. Determination is an inside job, but inspiration comes from the outside. Barbara Aberc
    Determination



  50. The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25 (NLT)
    Encouraging Bible Verses



  51. I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. Albert Einstein
    Passion



  52. The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. Vince Lombardi
    Success



  53. Quitters never win. Winners never quit! Dr. Irene C. Kassorla
  54. Quitters never win. Winners never quit! Dr. Irene C. Kassorla
    Never Quit



  55. Money CAN buy happiness IF you use it to help others.
    Happiness



  56. Only a smile, only a word, only a kindness done. John McLeod
    Smile



  57. The stars are a free show; it don't cost anything to use your eyes. George Orwell
    Cool



  58. When I count my blessings I count you twice. Irish Proverb
    Blessed



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



  60. The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. Henry Ford
  61. The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. Henry Ford
    Mistake



  62. In life we can have results or reasons. Harald Anderson
    Life



  63. What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. Zig Ziglar
    Goals



  64. Use what talent you possess - the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. Henry vanDyke
    Being Yourself



  65. I've always believed that you can think positive just as well as you can think negative. James A. Baldwin
    Positive Thinking



  66. For Age is not alone of time, or we should never see men old and bent at forty and men young at seventy-three. Edgar A. Guest
    Age



  67. May your troubles be less and your blessings be more.
  68. May your troubles be less and your blessings be more.
    Irish Quotes



  69. Your big opportunity may be right where you are now. Napoleon Hill
    Opportunity



  70. Grow old with me, the best is yet to come Robert Browning
    Encouraging  |    



  71. What's on the other side of fear? Nothing. Jamie Foxx
    Fear



  72. A Brother may not be a Friend, but a Friend will always be a Brother. Thomas Jefferson
    Brotherhood



  73. He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything. Arabian Proverb
    Hope



  74. Do what you can, where you are, with what you've got. Theodore Roosevelt
  75. Do what you can, where you are, with what you've got. Theodore Roosevelt
    Graduation



  76. The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. Mark Twain
    Books



  77. Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless: peacocks and lilies for instance. John Ruskin
    Beauty



  78. It's not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It's because we dare not venture that they are difficult. Seneca
    Dare



  79. There is often a much simpler way of doing things - if you make the effort to look for it. Edward de Bono, Simplicity
    Simplicity



  80. Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another's uniqueness. Ola Joseph
    Diversity



  81. The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. e. e. cummings
  82. The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. e. e. cummings
    Laughter



  83. Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future. Charles Kettering
    Imagination



  84. A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one. Mary Kay
    Enthusiasm



  85. Don't talk about what you have done or what you are going to do. Thomas Jefferson
    Random



  86. There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative. W. Clement Stone
    Positive Attitude



  87. It always seems impossible until its done. Nelson Mandela
  88. It always seems impossible until its done. Nelson Mandela
    Possibilities



  89. Joy is the feeling of grinning inside. Melba Colgrove
    Joy



  90. Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision. Peter F Drucker
    Decision



  91. One of the best things to do to feel inspired and positive is to read the biographies and stories of achievers. Brandon Cutt, Positive Thinking
    Best



  92. "Christmas is that one time of the year that the world is inspired to find peace. It could be considered a miracle when you think about the issues that face our world." Catherine Pulsifer
    Christmas



  93. When you are a confident person, you are going to spot the rainbow even during the dark days. Elijah Conner, Confidence For You, Yourself And I
    Confidence



The way we think determines our happiness and success. And, while we all face challenges, you have the choice to be positive or negative. Let these quotes inspire you to be positive. Our hope is you find the best quote that will inspire, uplift, and encourage you!

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Daily Inspiration

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.
Roald Dahl, Matilda



Monday, January 21, 2019
Being a good parent is about creating an environment in which a child may feel safe, loved and nurtured. It’s by putting your child under the circumstances where he or she can develop independence, confidence, and inspiration for life.
Mary Appleton, Parenting


Sunday, January 20, 2019
I see new beauty everywhere; thank God for a world so fair!
Catherine Pulsifer, Start and End Your Day with Optimism


Saturday, January 19, 2019
Are you just "showing up" in your life or are you taking an active role in guiding it to reach your full potential and achieve your dreams?
Jason Harvey, Achieve Anything In Just One Year


Friday, January 18, 2019
Humans are capable of doing terrible things, but humans are able to do heroic things that inspire as well.
Robin Low, Good Intentions Are Not Enough


Thursday, January 17, 2019
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
Viktor E. Frankl


Wednesday, January 16, 2019
The real test of good manners is to be able to put up with bad manners pleasantly.
Kahlil Gibran


     More Daily Inspiration


More Inspirational Quotes to Encourage and Uplift:

If you want to see a rainbow you have to learn to see the rain.
Paulo Coelho



Desperation fuels inspiration. Borsk Fey'lya - Star War Quotes


. . . be encouraged that modern science and the Bible both affirm an incredibly crucial and (if you're a believer) inspiring truth: Nature had a supernatural cause.
Brian Tubbs, Why Does God Allow Suffering?


The two kinds of people on earth that I mean, are the people who lift and the people who lean.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox


You've got to just sort of surround yourself with people who uplift you, who hold you up.
Michelle Obama


The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire.
Richard Nixon


Embrace who you are. Literally. Hug yourself. Accept who you are.
Elllen DeGeneres


You don't lose if you get knocked down; you lose if you stay down.
Muhammad Ali


A little less fight and a little more spark, close your mouth and open your heart.
Elvis Presley


Always remember, others may hate you, but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself.
Richard Nixon


Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you.
Michelle Obama


If you surround yourself with quality people and great friends, the sky's the limit.
Wayne Gretzky


... youngsters seem to own some sort of secret to resilience, inspiration, and happiness that most adults lack.
Garret Kramer, The Path of No Resistance


Actively recognizing progress towards your goal will ultimately end up inspiring you and have you pushing even harder.
Denzel J. Wellington, Goal Setting


The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


When the shadows begin to lengthen on the afternoon of December 31st we experience a feeling of buoyancy as we hurry home. The air is already charged with hope for the New Year, now so close at hand.
Author Unknown


Rather than react to circumstances with clenched hands, reach out to the Father with outstretched arms.
Max Lucado


When you learn something new, especially something that's not connected to your day job, it can be inspirational and life-changing.
Norah Deay, How To Become The Go-To Person


Inspirational words can totally change the direction of our lives.
Sara Wellington, Inspire


Some of our greatest lessons in life can come from the most simple interactions with other people. Maybe their attitude inspires you. Perhaps they drop a little knowledge on you.
J.W. Boggs, Deodorant Christianity


Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
President Calvin Coolidge


Inspire others! Share the love that God shared with us.
Catherine Pulsifer


Life isn't simply about getting through the day to get onto the next. It is about making the world a better place for those around us . . .
Mary Lee Gannon, Starting Over


For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
Jesus, John 3:16


All it takes is for one person to care enough to want to make a difference and to then act on that desire.
Munmi Sarma, The Obstacle Is You


To do something great, you must first become uncomfortable. Uncomfortable always comes before comfortable.
Mark Dudley, Morning Inspirations I


A lot of negative thinkers tend to forget about what they already have. Try to focus on the things that you can be grateful for, such as your family who, in your mind, created that big pile of mess, or the fact that you have woken up healthy and ready to face the day.
Zoe Meadows, Positive Thinking


You can't hurt me, I found peace within myself.
Michael Jackson


For best results, parents and teachers must inspire passion in learners by returning choice to them, creating an aspiration to learn.
John Taylor Gatto


You can go to work each day and just punch in on the clock and dread being there and do as little as possible. Or you can show up with enthusiasm and give it your best, knowing that you’re making the world a better place.
Joel Osteen, Daily Readings from Every Day a Friday


Many people believe in God, but not many believe God.
Mark Dudley, Morning Inspirations I


I'm grateful for charity that provides the opportunity to help others in need.
Aliya Saige, 100 Daily Blessings


And once you accept that path to mediocrity then, as Yoda would say, "forever will it dominate your destiny." So think BIG. Go change the world and let your friends follow you.
Nick Maley, The Do or Do Not Outlook


Our personal reality - or how we perceive and experience the world - is, to a great extent, formed by our beliefs.
Mali Apple, The Soulmate Experience


Decision is yours alone to make. Yet remember you should that you make it also for the silent ones who stand at your shoulder.
Yoda


Even complete strangers are quick to offer a smile and a "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays." It is definitely the season of giving mixed with pure happiness.
Cluade Jennings, Christmas 364


Having a specific meaning and purpose in your life helps to encourage you towards living a fulfilling and inspired life.
Vic Johnson, Goal Setting: 13 Secrets of World Class Achievers


The Lord God is truly, awe inspiringly beautiful, and when the Spirit of God transforms a person, that individual becomes beautiful as well.
John Biesemeier, God Is Doing What


The more I reflect and look back on the past, the more vividly do I feel my limitations.
Gandhi


No matter how you rush into the 7 days of each week, at least one day will be your relax and recharge day.
Kathy Henn


How relationships unfold with the most important people in our lives depends on courage and clarity in finding voice. This is equally true for our relationship with our self.
Harriet Lerner, The Dance of Connection


Loving and taking care of another person is rewarding and fulfilling far beyond just meeting your own needs.
Scott Chaney, Congratulations! You're a dad


Self-esteem is more than merely recognizing one's positive qualities. It is an attitude of acceptance and nonjudgment toward self and others.
Matthew McKay, Self-Esteem


You can't live an exceptional life by being "normal."
Nick Maley, The Do or Do Not Outlook


When God gives you a vision, you do not need anyone's permission to do what He has called you to do. You can get inspiration from other people's assignments, but the way you will execute yours will be different. No two people can do the same thing the same way.
Aloted Omoba, Super Working Mum


Whatever challenges you may face, whatever circumstances are weighing you down, you can choose your response.
Joel Osteen, Every Day a Friday


There are no boundaries on my abilities and achievements.
Shruti Soni, A Workbook to a Stress Free Life in 21 Days


We spend so much time being comfortable that we forget to allow in all those new and exciting possibilities which will stretch our lives and allows us to grow healthily.
Jacqui Wrampling, Powerful Choices


When you wish to feel more positive, you can decide to be calm and direct your thoughts.
Julia Hidy, Energy for Your Life


How can we grow if we can’t acknowledge our own weaknesses?
Kristin Neff, Self-Compassion


You deserve to have a good day today. Not because of some universal law that necessitates good things happening to worthwhile people, but because we all do.
Heidi Priebe, This Is Me Letting You Go


God has wonderful plans for you - if you let Him lead and comfort.
Colin McCartney, The Beautiful Disappointment


You can never step in the same water twice, my friend. Like flowing water, life is perpetual movement.
Bruce Lee


May you also be inspired by nature and may its wisdom motivate you to take a trip to the outdoors and spend some time reconnecting with nature's beauty.
Cesar Iriarte, Nature's Wisdom


As we start each day, it is up to each of us to choose joy and happiness to encompass our entire day.
Kathy Henn, Daily Inspiration


Work on it every day! Even when you down and out! Even when you not feeling it, still do it!
Eric Thomas


Whatever you appreciate and give thanks for will increase in your life.
Sanaya Roman


Ideas are just words on the page until people bring them to life.
Shelly Francis, The Courage Way


Love others the way that God has loved you, with tenderness.
Mother Teresa


People love people who are sincerely enthusiastic. By being enthusiastic you will create an energetic atmosphere.
Peter van Geest, New Job


All is possible with the will to change, some self-motivation. It is your life; you are at the helm!
Amy, All Good Things Take Time


Allow your dreams to lead you rather than allowing your problems to push you.
Okorote Emmanuel, Don't Take Care; Take The Chance!


We no longer live in a world where the "same old/ same old" is the path to success.
Steven Levi, Off The Wall Thinking


The beauty of embracing a positive mental attitude is that you are able to adapt to changes and challenges that confront you and even go an extra mile of serving as an icon of inspiration.
T Whitmore, Thinking Positive Daily


The ability to dream is one of humans' most valuable assets. It's what allows us to progress, to be creative, to invent, and to solve the world's most critical issues.
Paul David Brand, Living Well


As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy


But your greatest legacy isn’t your dream; it’s the dreams you inspire in others!
Mark Batterson, Chase the Lion


Mandela, more than any other global figure, is known for forgiving his enemies. He never hated the hater; he did not attack the attacker.
Richard Stengel, Mandela's Way


When people increase their own well-being, they usually become more patient, cooperative, and caring in their relationships.
Rick Hanson, Resilient


You are unique. That is nothing new, but the implications of this short statement are vast. You are unique and therefore, what works for you, what suits your body (your biology) will be different from what works for other people.
Bernie Clark, Your Body, Your Yoga


Be careful not to imagine the worst in a situation and then treat your imagination as if it were the truth.
Stanley Steel, How to Not Be Jealous


A brilliant leader does not just tell people what to do. He actually inspires people to do what they have to do."
Tyler Green, Emotional Intelligence


God is working it out for you. We may not know how, we may not know when. But we know for sure that if He did it once He will do it again.
Bernard Kelvin Clive, Inspirational Kitchen


Retirement is a blank sheet of paper. It is a chance to redesign your life into something new and different.
Patrick Foley, Winning at Retirement


When you're lonely, Who is inspiring you? It's your inner-self, It is your faith.
Birister Sharma, Ignite your Mind!


Instead of wasting time focusing on what we lack, let's focus on what we have and on the wonderful things we are able to do with the time we have been given.
Daniella Whyte, Thanks and Yes


We are put on earth for a little space that we might learn to bear the beams of love.
William Blake


Which leader, author, friend, or individual inspires you and what makes you gravitate towards him or her? Note: We are attracted to what we are or wish to become.
Dr. Ignatius K Otchere-Asamoah, Destined to Win


And contrary to what you might believe, your worth has absolutely nothing to do with your accomplishments either. Acing your exams or receiving a stellar evaluation at work is fine and dandy, but you’re still worthy even when you fail.
Akirah Robinson, Respected


Prayer is not as complex as it may seem. When we are at a loss for words, sometimes the simplest thing to do is make a mental list of all the good things in our lives (family, friends, pets, etc.) and with a grateful heart just say, 'Thank You, God.’
Tom Hackett


Success is inevitable if you keep moving. The only thing that matters is that you keep going. The only way to truly fail at a marathon is to stop taking the next step.
Tim Grahl, Running Down a Dream


Whatever you appreciate and give thanks for will increase in your life.
Sanaya Roman


. . . effective mission statements balance the possible and the impossible. They give people a clear sense of the direction to profitability and the inspiration to feel they are part of something big and important.
Jack Welch, Winning


Most people don't realize how much they lose sight of what they aren't focused on and how it can affect them.
David Fairweather, Winning Mindset


If you're early on in your career, work will be more adventure and less drag when you're open to learning, delighted by challenge, and intentional.
Joanna Barsh, Grow Wherever You Work


Channeling stress properly turns coal into diamonds.
Sharon Melnick Ph.D., Success Under Stress


If we want to be known as a friend of the world, then seek the world’s accolades. But if we want to be a friend of the Most High, then we must seek to imitate him.
Joshua DuBois, The President's Devotional


Great companies have something in common: they don't try to matter by winning. They win by mattering.
Bernadette Jiwa, Story Driven


If you are in a leadership role, the best thing you can do as far as productivity is let people know where you want to go.
Coach Don James


Every path has its puddle.
English Proverb


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