100 Inspirational Sayings About Life

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Today, I’m sharing my top 100 inspirational sayings about life. Inspirational quotes have an amazing power to uplift and motivate us, especially during tough times. They can shift our mindset from negative to positive and inspire us to see the best in ourselves. Below, you’ll find 100 of the most uplifting and inspiring quotes that can make a powerful positive impact on your life.

  1. “I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine.” – Neil Armstrong
  2. “A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.” – Hugh Downs
  3. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
  4. “20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
  5. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers
  6. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs
  7. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney
  8. “I hated every minute of training, but I said ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion!” – Muhammad Ali
  9. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson
  10. “It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.” – Marcus Aurelius
  11. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis
  12. “Don’t put off living to next week, next month, next year or next decade. The only time you’re ever living is in this moment.” – Celestine Chua
  13. “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn
  14. “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” – Dolly Parton
  15. “Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.” – Robert T. Kiyosaki
  16. “The only journey is the one within.” – Rainer Maria Rilke
  17. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  18. “It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln
  19. “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan
  20. “The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.” – Elbert Hubbard
  21. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier
  22. “The degree of responsibility you take for your life determines how much change you can create in it.” – Celestine Chua
  23. “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” – Leonardo da Vinci
  24. “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” – Colin Powell
  25. “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein
  26. “Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.” – Robin Sharma
  27. “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill
  28. “Most obstacles melt away when we make up our minds to walk boldly through them.” – Orison Swett Marden
  29. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb
  30. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain
  31. “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Edmund Hillary
  32. “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” – Goethe
  33. “What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?” – Robert H. Schuller
  34. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
  35. “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi
  36. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson
  37. “Start where you are, with what you have, and that will always lead you into something greater.” – Mary Manin Morrissey
  38. “Low self-confidence isn’t a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered-just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better.” – Barrie Davenport
  39. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher
  40. “Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” – Meister Eckhart
  41. “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama
  42. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu
  43. “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” – Chris Grosser
  44. “Make yourself proud.” – Peter W. Smith
  45. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot
  46. “Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.” – Thomas Edison
  47. “Anything I’ve ever done that ultimately was worthwhile initially scared me to death.” – Betty Bender
  48. “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan
  49. “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” – Dennis P. Kimbro
  50. “Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
  51. “If you’re going through hell keep going.” – Winston Churchill
  52. “Overcome the notion that you must be regular. It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary.” – Uta Hagen
  53. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw
  54. “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn
  55. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  56. “The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself.” – Orison Sweet Marden
  57. “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King
  58. “Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent Van Gogh
  59. “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali
  60. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
  61. “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” – T.S. Eliot
  62. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  63. “As fast as each opportunity presents itself, use it! No matter how tiny an opportunity it may be, use it!” – Robert Collier
  64. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” – Pablo Picasso
  65. “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  66. “The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.” – John C. Maxwell
  67. “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France
  68. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller
  69. “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott
  70. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky
  71. “It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.” – Oprah Winfrey
  72. “It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.” – Howard Ruff
  73. “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.” – Jonathan Winters
  74. “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” – Anthony Robbins
  75. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
  76. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown
  77. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill
  78. “If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison
  79. “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” – Ben Spock
  80. “Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.” – Russell Warren
  81. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  82. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein
  83. “Everything you can imagine is real.” – Pablo Picasso
  84. “It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly.” – Mabel Newcomber
  85. “A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” – Bruce Lee
  86. “You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus
  87. “Get busy living or get busy dying.” – Stephen King
  88. “I refuse to let adversity allow me to be average.” – Mike Tyson
  89. “Have faith in yourself and in the future.” – Ted Kennedy
  90. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela
  91. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand
  92. “Make each day your masterpiece.” – John Wooden
  93. “Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you.” – Marsha Norman
  94. “Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.” – Victor Kiam
  95. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  96. “It is your decisions, not your conditions, that truly shape the quality of your life.” – Anthony Robbins
  97. “The only reason we don’t have what we want in life is the reasons we create why we can’t have them.” – Tony Robbins
  98. “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” – Chris Grosser
  99. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau
  100. “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” – Eric Thomas

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Seff Bray

Seff Bray is an accomplished author and the passionate founder of seffsaid.com, a website renowned for its uplifting and inspiring content. With a lifelong interest in personal development and growth, Seff has dedicated himself to empowering others through his writing.