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We all need some motivation in our lives, especially with all the rocks coming our way. Of course, not all can just swing through life like they’re some favored individuals. We all have ups and down and when our wheels are down, it’s important to keep our heads up. 

Motivating Inspirational Quotes 2021

Here are the motivating and inspirational quotes you can use to uplift your world when times are hard. Send them to your friends and family as well to keep them motivated and help them moving forward. 

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Short Inspirational Quotes

Life is short – we all know it. You don’t need to read long quotes to be inspired. We have compiled all these short inspirational quotes for you. 

  • Be yourself, everyone else is already taken. – Oscar Wilde
  • The past does not equal the future. –Tony Robbins
  • Change the world by being yourself. – Amy Poehler
  • At the end of hardship comes happiness.
  • Don’t tell people about your plans. Show them your results.
  • Forget about style; worry about results.Bobby Orr
  • Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw
  • Whatever you do, do with all your might. –Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Every moment is a fresh beginning. – T.S Eliot
  • Dream without fear. Love without limits.
  • No pressure, no diamonds. – Thomas Carlyle
  • If you’re going through hell, keep going. –Winston Churchill
  • Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’! – Audrey Hepburn
  • The wisest mind has something yet to learn. – George Santana
  • Never regret anything that made you smile. – Mark Twain
  • Open your mind. Get up off the couch. Move. – Anthony Bourdain
  • We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough. – Helen Keller 
  • Be faithful to that which exists within yourself. – André Gide
  • Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Persistence guarantees that results are inevitable. – Paramahansa Yogananda
  • Die with memories, not dreams.
  • I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees. – Euripides
  • Stay foolish to stay sane. – Maxime Lagacé
  • The true success is the person who invented himself. – Al Goldstein
  • I can’t give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time. – Herbert Bayard Swope
  • Let him that would move the world first move. – Socrates
  • Aspire to inspire before we expire. 
  • It is better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand days as a lamb. – Roman proverb
  • When nothing goes right, go left.
  • You never fail until you stop trying. – Albert Einstein

  • Everything you can imagine is real. – Pablo Picasso
  • Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. – Samuel Beckett
  • You see things; you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were, and I say ‘Why not? – George Bernard Shaw
  • Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Impossible is for the unwilling. – John Keats
  • Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Whatever you do, do it well. – Walt Disney
  • Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. – Christopher Reeve
  • Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston S. Churchill
  • What we think, we become. – Buddha
  • I can and I will.
  • Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever. – Lance Armstrong
  • All limitations are self-imposed. – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • Take the risk or lose the chance.
  • Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see. – Mark Twain
  • Tough times never last but tough people do. – Robert H. Schuller
  • There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future. – Augustine of Hippo 
  • Only in the darkness can you see the stars. – Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Problems are not stopped signs, they are guidelines.  Robert H. Schuller
  • Good things happen to those who hustle. – Anaïs Nin 
  • It is never too late to be what you might have been. – George Eliot
  • One day the people that don’t even believe in you will tell everyone how they met you. – Johnny Depp
  • Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong. – Winston Churchill
  • Be the change that you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi
  • If I’m gonna tell a real story, I’m gonna start with my name. – Kendrick Lamar
  • Go forth on your path, as it exists only through your walking.  – Augustine of Hippo
  • Always do what you are afraid to do. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything. – Mark Twain
  • The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship. – William Blake
  • No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Have enough courage to start and enough heart to finish. – Jessica N. S. Yourko
  • He who is brave is free. – Seneca
  • Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. – Theodore Roosevelt
  • Hate comes from intimidation, love comes from appreciation. – Tyga
  • Prove them wrong.
  • First, they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win. – Mahatma Gandhi
  • I could agree with you but then we’d both be wrong. – Harvey Specter
  • No guts, no story.Chris Brady
  • We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. – Oscar Wilde
  • Oh, the things you can find, if you don’t stay behind. – Dr. Seuss
  • My life is my message. – Mahatma Gandhi
  • Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. – Mahatma Gandhi
  • Determine your priorities and focus on them. – Eileen McDargh
  • Screw it, let’s do it. – Richard Branson
  • When one door of happiness closes, another opens. – Helen Keller
  • Be so good they can’t ignore you. – Steve Martin
  • Boldness is my friend. – William Shakespeare
  • Everything you can imagine is real. – Pablo Picasso
  • Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today. – James Dean
  • Keep going. Be all in. – Bryan Hutchinson
  • A person’s a person, no matter how small.  – Dr. Seuss
  • We accept the love we think we deserve. – Stephen Chbosky
  • Yesterday you said tomorrow. Just do it. – Nike
  • Dream big. Pray bigger.
  • A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for. – William G.T. Shedd
  • I don’t need it to be easy, I need it to be worth it. – Lil Wayne
  • Leave no stone unturned. – Euripides
  • Fight till the last gasp. William Shakespeare
  • Never let your emotions overpower your intelligence. – Drake
  • Stay hungry. Stay foolish. – Steve Jobs
  • I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it. – Maya Angelou
  • Nothing lasts forever but at least we got these memories. – J. Cole
  • Broken crayons still color.
  • Don’t you know your imperfections is a blessing? – Kendrick Lamar
  • Broken crayons still color.
  • Reality is wrong, dreams are for real. – Tupac
  • And so the adventure begins.
  • To live will be an awfully big adventure. – Peter Pan
  • If you want it, work for it.
  • Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. – Maya Angelou
  • You can if you think you can. – George Reeves
  • There is no substitute for hard work. – Thomas Edison
  • Whatever you are, be a good one. – Abraham Lincoln
  • What consumes your mind controls your life.
  • Grow through what you go through.
  • Strive for greatness. – Lebron James
  • Do it with passion or not at all.
  • Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are. – Kurt Cobain
  • If it matters to you, you’ll find a way. Charlie Gilkey
  • And still, I rise. – Maya Angelou
  • She believed she could, so she did.
  • The time is always right to do what is right. – Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Let the beauty of what you love to be what you do. – Rumi
  • May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. – Nelson Mandela
  • A happy soul is the best shield for a cruel world. – Atticus
  • White is not always light and black is not always dark. – Habeeb Akande
  • Life becomes easier when you learn to accept the apology you never got. – R. Brault
  • Happiness depends upon ourselves. – Aristotle
  • Turn your wounds into wisdom. – Oprah Winfrey
  • Change the game, don’t let the game change you. – Macklemore
  • It hurt because it mattered. – John Green
  • If the world was blind how many people would you impress? – Boonah Mohammed
  • I will remember and recover, not forgive and forget.
  • The meaning of life is to give life meaning. – Ken Hudgins
  • The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. – Nelson Henderson
  • When words fail, music speaks. – Shakespeare
  • Embrace the glorious mess that you are. – Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Normality is a paved road: it’s comfortable to walk but no flowers grow. – Vincent van Gogh
  • I have nothing to lose but something to gain. – Eminem 

Inspirational Quotes About Life

There are also inspirational quotes about life too. Write these on your note pad to remind you about the beauty of life. Put these on your social media as well. Let them know that life is treating you well. 

  • The best way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. – Walt Disney
  • There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly endures. Josiah Gilbert Holland
  • If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one. –  Dolly Parton
  • The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty. – Winston Churchill
  • The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller
  • Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact. William James
  • Life is a series of baby steps. – Hoda Kotb
  • Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.– Will Rogers
  • Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. – Lucille Ball
  • When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.Erma Bombeck
  • Lead from the heart, not the head. – Princess Diana
  • You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character. It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up. –  Vince Lombardi
  • Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace.
  • Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. Will Rogers
  • Don’t give it five minutes if you’re not going to give it five years. Meghan Markle​
  • People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. – Rob Siltanen
  • What comes easy won’t last long, and what lasts long won’t come easy.
  • When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’Sydney Harris
  • Every day is not a success. Every year is not a success. You have to celebrate the good. – Reese Witherspoon
  • Entrepreneurs are great at dealing with uncertainty and also very good at minimizing risk. That’s the classic entrepreneur. – Mohnish Pabrai
  • Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. – Roald Dahl
  • Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes. Benjamin Disraeli
  • No one is you and that is your superpower.
  • Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do. – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone. Reba McEntire
  • Look at the sparrows; they do not know what they will do in the next moment. Let us literally live from moment to moment. Mahatma Gandhi
  • The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. – Oprah Winfrey
  • We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action. – Dr. Henry Link
  • Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘”What are you doing for others? Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get. Ray Kroc
  • I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan
  • Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. –  Helen Keller
  • Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.Maya Angelou
  • You may find the worst enemy or best friend in yourself. English Proverb
  • It’s not what we have in life but who we have in our life that matters. Margaret Laurence
  • The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • One day or day one. It’s your decision.
  • When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Lao Tzu
  • Embrace the glorious mess that you are. Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Do what you can with all you have, wherever you are. – Theodore Roosevelt
  • Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality that guarantees all others.Winston Churchill
  • If not us, who? If not now, when?John F. Kennedy
  • You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. – C.S. Lewis
  • Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try. Jack Canfield
  • The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving. Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • Reading is to the mind, as exercise is to the body. – Brian Tracy
  • Live each day as if your life had just begun.Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • For every reason it’s not possible, there are hundreds of people who have faced the same circumstances and succeeded. – Jack Canfield
  • Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first, it is ridiculed. In the second, it is opposed. In the third, it is regarded as self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer
  • Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.  –  John Wooden
  • 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
  • A room without books is like a body without a soul. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

Inspirational Quotes About Love

Life, laugh and love. It’s the universal language that all people know and share. Read through these inspirational quotes and spread the love. 

  • Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. —  Lucille Ball
  • The water shines only by the sun. And it is you who are my sun. – Charles de Leusse
  • Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey. — Lord Byron
  • I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow. — Leo Christopher
  • If I know what love is, it is because of you. — Herman Hesse
  • I love you begins with me, but it ends up with you. ― Charles de Leusse
  • I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you. — Roy Croft
  • You are the last thought in my mind before I drift off to sleep and the first thought when I wake up each morning. 
  • Love is a friendship set to music. —  Joseph Campbell
  • To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life. – Elizabeth Gilbert
  • When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before. — Blaise Pascal
  • Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time. – Maya Angelou
  • Love in its essence is spiritual fire. Seneca
  • Don’t settle for a relationship that won’t let you be yourself. Oprah Winfrey
  • The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost. — Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • Only time can heal your broken heart, just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs. Miss Piggy
  • Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever. Leo Buscaglia
  • We love the things we love for what they are. Robert Frost
  • Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. — Maya Angelou
  • The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain. Jennifer Aniston
  • There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. — George Sand
  • It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together and I knew it. Tom Hanks
  • Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. Rumi
  • Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart, and the senses. — Lao Tzu
  • To be brave is to love unconditionally without expecting anything in return. Madonna
  • You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness. Julia Roberts
  • I refuse to let what happened to me make me bitter. I still completely believe in love and I’m open to anything that will happen to me. Nicole Kidman
  • If I had a flower for every time I thought of you I could walk through my garden forever. — Alfred Tennyson
  • Don’t forget I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her. Notting Hill
  • Love is just a word, but you bring it definition. Eminem
  • Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. — Oscar Wilde
  • The pleasure of love lasts but a moment. The pain of love lasts a lifetime.Bette Davis
  • The only thing we never get enough of is love, and the only thing we never give enough of is love. Henry Miller
  • Men are a luxury. Not a necessity. Cher
  • When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.  Marcus Aurelius
  • Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it. Nicholas Sparks

Inspirational Quotes for Students

Everyone needs some inspirational quotes, students included. The stress from school, the projects, and peer pressure, and others can take a toll on the students’ lives. Don’t worry! Here are inspirational quotes for you, dear students! 

  • The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be ignited. – Plutarch
  • The man who does not read books has no advantage over the one who cannot read them. — Mark Twain
  • Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. — John Wooden
  • Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. — Malcolm X
  • A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. — Albert Einstein
  • Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential. – John Maxwell
  • Learning is never done without errors and defeat. – Vladimir Lenin
  • Strive for progress, not perfection.
  • Never let the fear of striking out stop you from playing the game. — Babe Ruth
  • Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. – Henry Ford
  • Procrastination makes easy things hard and hard things harder. — Mason Cooley
  • Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. – Thomas A. Edison
  • You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. – Zig Ziglar
  • You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. – George Lorimer
  • The expert in anything was once a beginner. — Helen Hayes
  • The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well. John D. Rockefeller
  • The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. – Walt Disney
  • Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.
  • There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. — Beverly Sills
  • He who opens a school door closes a prison. — Victor Hugo
  • I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary. — Elon Musk
  • None of us is as smart as all of us. — Ken Blanchard
  • I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. – Thomas Jefferson
  • Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. — Arthur Ashe
  • Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. – Jim Ryun
  • Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated. — R. Collier
  • The best way to predict your future is to create it. — Abraham Lincoln
  • The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. ― Eleanor Roosevelt
  • You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. — A.A Milne
  • Learn from yesterday. Live for today. Hope for tomorrow. – Albert Einstein
  • The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. — Dr. Seuss
  • In a world where you can be anything, be kind. — Jennifer Dukes Lee
  • If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. — Andy McIntyre

Summary

Be sure to take on life bravely and continue to be inspired. 

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