100 Inspirational Quotes About Life

Never Give Up Inspirational Quotes

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

“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

“Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.” – Teddy Roosevelt

“You are never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream.” – C. S. Lewis

“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” – T.S. Eliot

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

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” – Albert Einstein

“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

“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” – Oscar Wilde

“I have not the shadow of a doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have, if he or she will make the same effort, and have the same hope and faith.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.” – Ovid

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller

“The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” – Henry Ford

“The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” – George Washington Burnap

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill

“Be so good they can’t ignore you.” – Steve Martin

“Adversity is the diamond dust heaven polishes its jewels with.” – Robert Leighton

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson

“The greatest results in life are usually attained by simple means and the exercise of ordinary qualities. These may for the most part be summed in these two: common-sense and perseverance.” – Owen Feltham

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.” – Robert Collier

“Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.” – Sholom Aleichem

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

“It always seems impossible until it is done.” – Nelson Mandela


“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

“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

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee

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

“What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other?” – George Eliot

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover.” – Mark Twain

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

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle

“The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” – Michael John Bobak

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Dr. Robert Schuller

“You are never a loser until you quit trying.” – Mike Ditka

“In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.” – Jane Smiley

“Everything that happens to us leaves some trace behind; everything contributes imperceptibly to make us what we are.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” – Tony Robbins

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu

“Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.” – Will Smith

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

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” – Pablo Picasso

“The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost

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

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.” – Sidney Greenberg

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” – Jimmy Johnson

“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” – William Bruce Cameron

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou

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

“Every noble work is at first impossible.” – Thomas Carlyle

“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” – William G.T. Shedd

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

“If you have everything under control, you’re not moving fast enough.” – Mario Andretti

“Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.” – Samuel Butler

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” – Beverly Sills

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.” – Arnold Palmer

“The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

“Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.” – Ted Williams

“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

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

“Man is free at the instant he wants to be.” – Voltaire

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

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

“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

“Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison

“Fall seven times and stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb

“Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.” – Auguste Rodin

“I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself.” – Albert Einstein

“Failure is just another way to learn how to do something right.” – Marian Wright Edelman

“I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.” – Benjamin Franklin

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

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

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

“Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” – Dalai Lama

“The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“Act as if it were impossible to fail.” – Dorothea Brande

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers

“You must not only aim right, but draw the bow with all your might.” – Henry David Thoreau

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

“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” – Diane Ackerman

“All experience is an arch to build upon.” – Henry Adams

“We are not creatures of circumstance; we are creators of circumstance.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill

“Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.” – An Wang

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

“Fortune favors the brave.” – Publius Terence

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryun

“The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs

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