Top 100: Inspirational Quotes to Live By

Good quotes are often powerful words of wisdom that inspire, educate and even motivate a person to take action. They usually share common themes such as:

  • Positive thinking leads to positive outcomes
  • Failure is a stepping stone to success
  • Help yourself by helping others
  • Determination, initiative and persistence are the foundation of success

And yet these lessons of life are typically condensed into 1-2 lines. Therefore we thought it’d be a great idea to come up with the ultimate list of 100 inspiring quotes to live by.

1. “I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.” – Dudley Field Malone

2. “If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.” – Albert Einstein

3. “The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” – Bill Copeland

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

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

6. “Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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

8. “An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” – M.K. Gandhi

9. “Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy

10. “I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

11. “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle

12. “It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.” – Howard Ruff

13. “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

14. “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” – Sun-Tzu

15. “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein

16. “Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.” – Benjamin Franklin

17. “Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ’em.” – William Shakespeare

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

19. “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket.” – Will Rogers

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