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Top 100: Inspirational Quotes to Live By

21. “To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.” - George Washington

22. “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt

23. “Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” - Henry David Thoreau

24. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

25. “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

26. “I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.” - Albert Einstein

27. “Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.” - Albert Einstein

28. “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” - Mark Twain

29. “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” - Apple Computers

30. “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” - M.K. Gandhi

31. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” - Michael Jordan

32. “If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.” - E. Joseph Cossman

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

34. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” - Truman Capote

35. “Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.” - Roy Goodman

36. “In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed.” - Sid Caesar

37. “The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.” - Richard Bach

38. “The only thing worse than a man you can’t control is a man you can.” - Margo Kaufman

39. “To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” - Elbert Hubbard

40. “We see things not as they are, but as we are.” - H. M. Tomlinson

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  • Michael Bock

    Phenomenal and very inspiring list, Jason!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000462994142 tristancelis

    don’t understimate me i don’t quit and i don’t run you can act though all you want your not gonna scare me off no way!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000462994142 tristancelis

    the pain of being alone is not easy one bear…………why is it that i can understand your pain? but i already have many people who are important to me now and i can’t let you hurt any of them even if i have to ill you

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000462994142 tristancelis

    i wont run away anymore……….i wont go bac on my 0ld world………that’s my way

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000876942161 coreyjackson

    “If you always do what you always did, you always get what you always got

  • pratibha

    yes these quots inspire me to live my life more confidently………….thank x

  • Relic Starbrook

    If someone judges you they don’t define you, they define themselves.

    • jen

      very true :) love this

  • alex

    great list just one to add, “the most dangerous liar is the one that believes his lies are truth”

  • http://www.facebook.com/snypa32 Snypa Isthename

    “A SITUATION IN LIFE COULD HAVE ALWAYS BEEN WORST JUST BE GLAD IT WASN’T AND WORK ON MAKING THAT SITUATION BETTER” – SNYPA (LOCAL RAPPER FROM SC)

  • http://www.facebook.com/snypa32 Snypa Isthename

    “IF EVERYTHING IN LIFE WAS SO EASY WE WOULDN’T FEEL REWARDED WHEN WE ACHIEVED THEM” – (LOCAL RAPPER FROM SC)

  • http://www.facebook.com/verna.bowen.9 Verna Bowen

    Great quotes! Thank you for sharing. Here’s one of my own: “Gently, but swifty, remove bitter roots before they grow to bear sour fruit.”

    • Jamie Shapiro

      Great quote, however isn’t that how the holocaust started.

      • LOL

        LOL

  • tsetsefly

    Don’t be disturbed when others think they are hundred miles ahead of you. just smile because they’ve got only two zeros.

  • http://twitter.com/nyakueth nyakor

    great quotes

  • http://www.facebook.com/sandeep.joshi.750 Sandeep Joshi

    These quotes acctually works… they ignite the internal energy….

  • Adam Aldridge

    If love is lost, find it. And if it you don’t it will find you!

  • Adam Aldridge

    When life gets you down, get up and make life yours.

  • Adam Aldridge

    Your journey in life is hard, but only hard journeys are worth the trip.

  • Dionne

    Great list. I really find this listing useful. i uess the true word to describe this is inspirational.

    • http://twitter.com/QuoteCove QuoteCove

      I agree… these are great to read in the morning before starting your day.

  • Jp McCann

    There is no way to peace ..peace is the way!

  • Jp McCann

    Hakuna Matata..(there are no worries)

  • jungle boy naija

    Dont run faster than your Angel can Fly..

  • http://www.facebook.com/sona.f.sona.9 Sona Flo Sona

    Many say to be rich depends on how mush material possessions you have, but I say it depends on how contented you are with the little you have.

  • R.G.Tucholl

    When life is going right, stop n take a left to challenge yourself!

  • john hancock

    ohhhhhh yah thats not funny

    • peejay gonzales

      you can’t always do what you want but you can always want what you do,,,,,
      :)

  • shadab akhtar

    I am not punctual of time, Time keep me punctual always

  • elisha

    these are not very good quotes..

  • SanjaY

    Live life to enjoy those little things that you love instead of the things than to enjoy those big things u desire – Me

  • Beth

    This list is absolutely wonderful. No matter how many times I read through it, it does not fail to put a smile on my face and help me to realize how much potential I actually have. There are days when I sit around being an average teenage girl, crying over boys and the like, and then I read these and realize how much more I can be doing. Thanks to whomever it was that created this list; I have never felt so empowered.

  • berry

    dont gudge a book by its cover :)

  • lulu

    “challenge yourself with something you know you could never do, and what you’ll find is that you can overcome anything”-jackie

    • sabrina_07

      WOW!!! this quote made me cry!! I’ve been looking for the poet named Jackie and i cant find any??

    • poet pie

      that’s so true we can really overcome anything we want 2!! :}

    • diana 1980

      I love this quote i would really like another one from the same writer! lets overcome it together!!

    • lulu

      hi everyone its lulu!!! Diana 1980 requested me to write a quote from the poet Jackie so here it is ” when life gives you one hundred reasons to cry show life you have one million reasons to smile” – jackie

  • poet pie

    hi everyone i dint have any quotes but i wanna be a poet so i found this website and discovered the poet jackie from a girl named lulu whos been posting some awesome stuff by her so yeah i hope you guys like my phrases and stuff. :)

  • poet pie

    hi everyone i made my first phrase today “the sun shines like the stars and the moon beacause they are all brothers and sisters” -poet pie

    • diana 1980

      good job with trying ur own quote

  • http://twitter.com/jsncruz Jason Cruz

    #16 is what I live by at work – and no matter how much I get ridiculed for “being too much of a workaholic” it’s cool with me :)

  • Bean

    Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belonges to you. – Lao Tzu

  • Bean

    Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. – Lao Tzu

  • kevin

    Let people keep there judgements, you keep your facts. Because nobody truley knows you better than you.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lovelyping.paulin.9 Lovelyping Pilapil

      Precisely!!!!

  • ayoka jerry

    Ayoka Jerry everybody
    thinks that his or her country will provide the support of life for
    them, but wot if your country fails to give you the support? will you
    future and destiny die? see someone needs to start Asking not what your
    country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country. and you
    will find hundred better ways to stand. think your way thru dis pls.

  • Silkrichie

    goals are spices for success…

  • ibsmartin

    I liked Bill Withers advice to his children “Its OK to set out on a journey to Wonderfull but when you pass through Alright have a good look around as it may just be as far as you get”

  • NITIN KAMAT

    THERE IS NO WRONG TIME TO DO RIGHT THINGS

  • Evan

    love them !!

  • Shriram Sharma

    Life is not to be loved.life is to be lived……and life is always NOW.Past and future is nothing but time

  • ari

    Your success depends on action

  • ssejjdelorenz

    The
    first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence,
    the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice,
    the fifth teaching others

  • joe

    be the chage you want to see

  • http://www.facebook.com/julie.carpenter.7583 Julie Carpenter

    Sometimes you have to step back to move forward,

    • NIK

      cool!

    • Reet Mishra

      ya realy

    • mon

      that’s right

    • amalia_rcruz

      yes..

    • olafusi oluwaseyi

      u are right

  • Benji

    “Pain shows the real you in you”

    • http://www.facebook.com/tapiwa.l.mutanda Tapiwa Leon Mutanda

      true

  • Benji

    “Conviction brings perception and perception is what exposes a man’s thoughts.you better watch out”

  • Benji

    ” They can’t get you better until the understands you better”

  • Areeha Malik

    “You live only once but if you do it right,once is enough.”

    • euhero

      YOLO?

  • K-Ran

    if the best of your today is the worst of your tomorow then,You’ll indeed be the best.

  • Life Inspiring Guidance

    What
    lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies
    within us – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • JayG

    Listening intently even for one minute is one of the nicest gifts we can give to another human being. Rebecca Z. Shafir

  • reza

    Love them all. and one from me :happiness is to love what you have not to have what you love.

  • reza

    there is one I don’t understand very well.Number two in the list.If the facts dont fit the theory,change the facts.isnt that how dictators rule? i think it s the other way round.

    • MargfromTassie

      Yes I agree. It should be – if the facts don’t fit the theory, then change the theory. Facts are facts, like truth is the truth is the truth !

  • Khalil Gibran

    your pain is the breking of the shell that encloses your understanding, it is the bitter potion by which the physican within you heals your sick self, therefore trust the physican, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility

  • glenn

    i like this all quotes !!!!

    godbless!

  • KAILA COLE

    if you fall in love with two people, pick the second one, because if you really loved the first one then you wouldn’t have fallen for the second one.

    • allyn

      wow!!!

    • I.Dont.Need.A.Name.

      -Johnny Depp

  • Karen

    I don’t think that we can move forward and heal…if we continue to keep going to the past. There is a road ahead for both of us…we are both scared where that road will take us…so we both keep turning around and going back down the same road we just walked. It does not mean that we don’t love each other…we do….we have just wore holes through our shoes. It is time to throw out the shoes…p
    ut on new ones…and start down a new road. It is time to trust in God to lead us on our next life journey. To move forward and get our strength from God. To see what lies ahead…not what we left behind. It is our past…we do have a future. Let’s learn from that past…take that knowledge on the road with us…but walk on it…do not hold it in our mind or hearts…because if we do we will keep turning around if only to take a look back…………”my thought for the day

    • http://www.facebook.com/peter.legrange.16 Peter LE Grange

      WELL SAID..KAREN,
      BUT IT IS NOT ALWAYS THAT EASY IS IT,ALTHOUGH WE ALL TRY..)

  • WhispersAndVoices

    Life is like a ying-yang symbol; for every great deed is a seed of evil, for every evil deed there is a seed of greatness.

  • Taylor Richardson

    The T.A. Team will be Amazed on this quote!

  • http://www.facebook.com/prettyjoanne12 Joanne Respicio Santos

    yes thats right :)))

  • Paul

    woow thanks for these quotes i post most of them on my fb page

  • http://twitter.com/patmaloney30 Patrick Maloney

    Don’t trying your hardest stop till your last breath. In the end you’ll be able to look back and have no regrets. Doing the best you can do will pay off in the end.

  • https://twitter.com/CardographySpac Cardography’s Space

    You made me positive today, thanks for the list

  • josh wilson

    Expect to be given nothing, be prepaired to recieve everything

  • getao antony

    these texts are more powerful for those spare their time to meditate upon them.But it”s depends on you

  • Head Strong

    Rise above the fall.

  • SAMRA MANSOOR

    Life is good if you think good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/6ty9er Carlos Arellano

    If you can over come the worst then the best is yet to come!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/6ty9er Carlos Arellano

    We have to live with the choices we make, well I choose to live ;)

  • jazsmile

    wow!it’s very beautiful…let me share mine which my heart always speaks…:) “I may not the subject in ur heart,but I am happy, because I know, u are keeping me in ur heart.”

  • HungryFisherman

    Great quotes. Here is my addition to this already awesome collection.

    “I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.”
    ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    • http://www.facebook.com/unbreakable72 Histruelove B Mercado

      BEAUTIFUL!

  • HungryFisherman

    My apologies if this already posted but it is a great one in my humble opinion.
    “I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.”
    ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • lyric

    “I did what i knew..then when i knew better i did better”

  • shoaib know,s

    if you not happy where you are than change it,
    you are not a tree.

  • Shari W

    In order to learn you must be taught. In order to teach you must continue to learn.

  • Nadia ;)

    your attitude will affect your outcome, so follow your dreams, work hard, practice, and persevere.

    • jmule

      @6a1654cf523a9e2d5b8538255f9b74b2:disqus that’s True!

  • Nadia ;)

    It’s always too early to quit!

  • Nadia ;)

    When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hold on

  • Nadia ;)

    -dream as though you have nothing to lose
    -believe as though anything is possible
    -love as though your heart knows no bounds
    -live as though there is only today

    • http://www.magicfax.ma/ email to fax

      yes, you’re right!

  • reian 28

    love is seeing imperfect person perfectly ;)

  • jordan paunov

    lifes a bitch by jordan paunov

  • http://www.facebook.com/tom.duggan.18 Tom Duggan

    i don’t believe humans know the meaning of life… Until we do, being happy is the closest we can come to fulfilment – Tom Duggan

  • http://www.facebook.com/6ty9er Carlos Arellano

    If you can make my day the chances are you can also make my world :)

  • DEBBIE

    I LOVE JAY L

  • LoveJoy

    Live like there’s no tomorrow, laugh EVERY chance you get, love everyone you meet, and learn from your mistakes so you don’t make them again. That’s life’s rules. So liVe it, L<3ve it, and learn from it. <3<3<3<3

  • http://www.facebook.com/sudepto Sudipto Mondal

    life is all about dreams…. seeing dreams…protecting dreams …. living dreams ….

  • kenzo bling bling

    LIFE is made up of controversial obstacles which when overcome life becomes fulfilled and worth living

  • J.H.

    Never die wondering

  • Nisar

    Today is the day you’ll always remember … the day u almost caught Captain Jack Sparrow…
    that quote just defines all my failure….. not being able to catch jack…

  • ayman

    if you work hard you will get some where in life

  • ayman

    yesterday was history, tommorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift.

  • Alan Sindi

    “The Earth without art is just Eh.”-Alan Sindi

    :p

  • Agent 47

    I get knocked down but I get up again your never gonna keep me down!!

  • Uncle Billy Thinks

    It’s not so bad to get older, in fact as we get older we become more enticing………………….to wild animals. They know we can’t run as fast as we used to.

  • Uncle Billy Thinks

    Because the world is round, if you go the wrong long enough it becomes the right way.

  • SilentStar

    You can’t be the leader of your own life, if all your life you’ve been merely a follower.

  • Noah

    When the need to succeed is as bad as the need to breathe, then you’ll be successfull

  • Denver Wright Mulwale

    Success is not for the chosen few it for the few who have chosen to succeed

  • constant amos

    who is rich? he who that is content. who is that? nobody!! None is richer than one with the peace of mind!

  • Heather

    Hi,

    I have a quick question about your blog, do you think you could e-mail me?

    Heather

  • Anon

    i love this site. thank you so much for creating it! the beautiful inspirational quotes really are … inspirational! i don’t really comment on sites but i truly love this site as it is one of the best and i just had to comment!
    the quotes really touch my heart <3 thank you!

  • Hominid

    If you’re inspired by quips, you’ll be thrilled by astrology.

  • Grace

    you have great ideas. thank you.

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  • Daire McGrath

    The light can only be seen in its true beauty…. when you have spent time in the dark.

  • Daire McGrath

    The light can only be seen in its true beauty…. when you ave spent time in the dark – Daire McGrath

  • Jennigurl

    every smile I give is a gift if you don’t like it then you never care to be anyways.

  • K. B.

    “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Proverbs 9:10

  • http://www.facebook.com/bryan.mckinney.129 Bryan McKinney

    Says the Body: From dust I came and to dust I will return
    Says the Mind: From energy I came and to energy I will return
    Says the Soul: From Love I came and to Love I will return.

  • http://www.facebook.com/trinity.trinity.566 Aakriti Gora

    “Success is not a one-time random life event. Success is a habit.”
    http://goo.gl/kgfFN

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002365262322 Carla Marie Bactol

    yes, true

  • http://twitter.com/lyndachubak Lynda Chubak

    Thanks for assembling list. It makes a great class resource.

  • http://www.symphonyoflove.net/blog BK

    Great list of quotes to live by.

  • http://www.gauraw.com/ Kumar Gauraw

    Wow! Thank you Jason. I am bookmarking your page as I think I will often come back to pickup some good quotes on day-to-day basis. This is great stuff!
    Regards,
    Kumar

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    Live with Quotes

  • Kerrecia Thomas

    Sometimes you gotta lose to win again…..

  • Diane

    WOW! Really beautiful quotes quotes, I feel totally inspired! Thanks Jason for brightening up my day, I was at work feeling a bit de-motivated and this page really cheered me up, I just read another good piece motivate and inspire me while working (http://www.lifedaily.com/top-10-motivational-quotes-for-work-success/) and it did! funny thing is they even have the same first word in their domain! Anyway… Thanks
    D.

  • http://www.quotenor.com/ Quotenor

    Great compilation of inspirational quotes. Well done!

  • mr. truth78

    do not judge a father by his achievements, but the achievements of his son

  • Ashley Mae

    Break the rules, stand apart. Ignore your head and follow your heart. <3