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50 Of The Most Inspirational Quotes About Life –

50 Inspirational And Motivational Quotes

by TeachThought Staff

What are some of the most inspirational quotes about life? Well, that depends on what kind of inspiration you’re looking for.

Life quotes range across the human condition, from suffering to possibility, hope to sacrifice, love to loss. The best quotes about life are often those that contain truth, motivation, and insight to some concept that, at that moment in your life, seems poignant, useful, and just the bit of wisdom you needed.

50 Quotes To Inspire

“You mustn’t wish for another life. You mustn’t want to be somebody else. What you must do is this: Rejoice evermore.” –Wendell Berry

“Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.” –Jack Kerouac

“Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.” –Carl Sagan

“A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.” –Kurt Vonnegut

“Self-improvement is delayed by the establishment of social regulation of education, by the diffusion of true knowledge, and by the improvement of mental faculties.” –Nietzsche

“Every act of perception, is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination.” –Oliver Sacks

“Men must not only know, they must act.” –W.E.B. Du Bois

“You do not find the happy life. You make it.” –Camilla Eyring Kimball

‘Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” –William James

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” –Winston Churchill

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“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” –Helen Keller

“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.” –Henry David Thoreau

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

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” –Barack Obama

“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.” –Ray Kroc

“True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.” –Kurt Vonnegut

“Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.” –John F. Kennedy

“Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.” –Robert Frost

“Live for yourself and you will live in vain; Live for others, and you will live again.” –Bob Marley

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.”–Buddha

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time….” –Jack Kerouac

“Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.”–Joe Clark

“Whoever loves much, performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.” – Vincent Van Gogh

“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.” –Arthur C. Clarke

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“Be happy not because everything is good, but because you can see the good side of everything.” –Unknown

“The will must be stronger than the skill.” –Muhammad Ali

“One of the happiest moments in life is when you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.” –Unknown

“Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle. Love is a war. Love is growing up.” –James Baldwin

“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” — Carlos Castaneda 

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” Henry David Thoreau

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” — Helen Keller

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.” — Dr. Seuss

“A sad soul can kill quicker than a germ.” –John Steinbeck

“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive.” –Tupac Shakur

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” –Marcus Aurelius

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” — Steve Jobs

“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” –Allen Ginsberg

“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” — Seth Godin 

“Ever’thing there is but lovin’ leaves a rust on yo’ soul.” –Langston Hughes

“The problem with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.” — Lily Tomlin 

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” — H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“Someone once told me that ‘time’ is a predator that stalks us all our lives. But I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey and reminds us to cherish every moment because it will never come again.” — Jean-Luc Picard 

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” — Charles Darwin 

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” — Thomas Edison

“If a man has lost a leg or an eye, he knows he has lost a leg or an eye; but if he has lost a self—himself—he cannot know it, because he is no longer there to know it.” –Oliver Sacks

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

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”–Henry Ford

“Do or do not. There is no try.” — Yoda

“Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it.” — Chinese Proverb

“Self-improvement is delayed by the establishment of social regulation of education, by the diffusion of true knowledge, and by the improvement of mental faculties.” –Nietzsche