Top 100: Inspirational Quotes to Live By

81. “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” – Bill Cosby

82. “The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.” – Hasidic Proverb

83. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” – Peter F. Drucker

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

85. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss

86. “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” – Pablo Picasso

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

88. “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault

89. “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” – Albert Einstein

90. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

91. “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

92. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

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

94. “The only way to have a friend is to be one.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

95. “Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.” – Theodore Roosevelt

96. “You make a living by what you earn; you make a life by what you give.” – Winston Churchill

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

98. “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

99. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great makes you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain

100. “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

  • Michael Bock

    Phenomenal and very inspiring list, Jason!

  • 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!

  • 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

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

  • “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”



  • 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


  • tsetsefly

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

  • great quotes

  • 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.

    • 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..

  • 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

  • #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.

  • 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”



  • Evan

    love them !!

  • Shriram Sharma

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

  • ari

    Your success depends on action

  • ssejjdelorenz

    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

  • Sometimes you have to step back to move forward,

    • NIK


    • Reet Mishra

      ya realy

    • mon

      that’s right

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    • olafusi oluwaseyi

      u are right

  • Benji

    “Pain shows the real you in you”

  • Benji

    “Conviction brings perception and perception is what exposes a man’s 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


  • K-Ran

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

  • Life Inspiring Guidance

    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 !!!!



    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


    • 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


  • 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!

  • yes thats right :)))

  • Paul

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

  • 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.

  • 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.


    Life is good if you think good.

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • reian 28

    love is seeing imperfect person perfectly 😉

  • jordan paunov

    lifes a bitch by jordan paunov

  • 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

  • If you can make my day the chances are you can also make my world 🙂



  • 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

  • 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


  • 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!

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  • 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

  • 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.

  • “Success is not a one-time random life event. Success is a habit.”

  • yes, true

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

  • BK

    Great list of quotes to live by.

  • 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!


    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 ( and it did! funny thing is they even have the same first word in their domain! Anyway… Thanks

  • 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