66 Life-Changing Quotes with Generations of Life Advice and Wisdom to Inspire You.

66 Life-Changing Quotes with Generations of Life Advice and Wisdom to Inspire You.
American actress and former model Cybill Sheperd at Claridge’s Hotel, London, 24th February 1978. (Photo by Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Why do we love inspirational quotes so much? Maybe because words are powerful, but beyond that we can  find a quick dose of inspiration when we need it the most. when we feel down and don’t have anyone to turn to for comforting words of advice.

Here are 65 life-changing quotes with generations of life advice and wisdom to inspire you.

1. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible!”—Audrey Hepburn

2. “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” – Les Brown

3. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

4. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”—Maya Angelou

5. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” —Henry Ford

6. “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” —Vince Lombardi

7. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers

8. “Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.” – Jack London

10. “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.”—Charles Swindoll

11. “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”—Oprah Winfrey

12. “Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”—Eleanor Roosevelt

13. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”—Jimmy Dean

14. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”—Theodore Roosevelt

15. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.”—Eleanor Roosevelt

16. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.”—Les Brown

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

18. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”—Napoleon Hill

19. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.”—Mark Twain

20. “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

21. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”—Albert Einstein

22. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” — David Brinkley

23. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”—Stephen Covey

24. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” —Henry Ford

25. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”—Alice Walker

26. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.”—Amelia Earhart

27. “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”—Aristotle Onassis

28. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”—Robert Louis Stevenson

29. “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard

30. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”—Steve Jobs

31. “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby

32. “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude.” – Denis Waitley

33. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” —Norman Vincent Peale

34. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”—Ayn Rand

35. “If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”—Vincent Van Gogh

36. “I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself.” – Albert Einstein

37. “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” —Farrah Gray

38. “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” —Dalai Lama

39. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”—Maya Angelou

40. “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.”—Rosa Parks

41. “I would rather die of passion than of boredom.”—Vincent van Gogh

42. “A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.”—Unknown

43. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”—Albert Einstein

44. “What is money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.”—Bob Dylan

45. “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” —Leonardo da Vinci

46. “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” —Booker T. Washington

47. “Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.”—Jamie Paolinetti

48. “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.”—Sheryl Sandberg

49. “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Rob Siltanen

50. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Job

51. “Do not watch the clock. Do what it does. Keep going.” — Sam Levenson

52. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” — Robert Collier

53. “Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.” —Ancient Indian Proverb

54. “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

55. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see. —Confucius

56. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” —Anne Frank

57. “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy”. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”—John Lennon

58. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson

59. “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”—Ronald Reagan

60. “Don’t be afraid to stand for what you believe in, even if that means standing alone.”– Andy Biersack

61. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.”—George Addair

62. “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”—Plato

63. “Nothing will work unless you do.”—Maya Angelou

64. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.”—Mother Teresa

65. “What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.”—Plutarch

66. “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller


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