Top Motivational and Best Inspirational Quotes

Best Inspirational Quotes

Top Motivational & Best Inspirational Quotes

Best Inspirational Quotes

Welcome to the Best Year of Your Life!

I am a big believer if you develop and maintain the right mindset it will bring about many things to the good for your life so please enjoy and use these to your advantage.

Consider coupling quotes with motivational and inspirational images and it will really help with visualization to keep motivated and inspired

How to Use This List for Best Inspirational Quotes

I hope you will use this as a continual resource rather than just a quick article to read and then never use it again . Save this resource for when you need it as being the most inspiring quotes of all time and pass it on to others as you like.

This is broken into categories:

  • Success
  • Happiness
  • Leadership
  • Gratitude
  • Self-Confidence
  • Entrepreneurship

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Top Motivational and Best Inspirational Quotes

Let’s get to it!

Which quote is the most and best inspirational quote for you?

Which quote is the one that you’ll remind yourself of on a daily basis throughout this year?

Which quote is the one that you want to share with others?

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Motivational & Best Inspirational Quotes — Success

“A year from now you’ll wish you would have started today.”

“If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” James Cameron

“We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret.” Earl Nightingale

“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” Jim Rohn

“If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it. Teach yourself to be impatient.” Gurbaksh Chahal

“Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.” Tony Hsieh

“If you are willing to do more than you are paid to do, eventually you will be paid to do more than you do.” Anonymous

“Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” Chris Grosser

“Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” Albert Einstein

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

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

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

“The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” Henry Ford

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” John D. Rockefeller

“It’s not whether you get knocked down. It’s whether you get up.” Vince Lombardi

“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” Ray Goforth

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

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” Pablo Picasso

“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” Vidal Sassoon

“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

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” Mark Twain

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laserlike focus.” Bruce Lee

“Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.” Charles F. Kettering

“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” Jim Rohn

“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” Diane Ackerman

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” Jim Rohn

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” Jim Rohn

“Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” Larry Winget

“Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” John Maxwell

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” ~Lao Tzu “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” ~Muhammad Ali

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

“Tough times never last, but tough people do” ~Dr Robert Schuller

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” ~Karen Lamb “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” ~Frederick Douglass

“What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.” ~Tim Ferris “Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.” ~Victor Kiam “Someday is not a day of the week.” ~Denise Brennan-Nelson

“I will go anywhere as long as it is forward.” ~ David Livingston

Motivational & Best Inspirational Quotes — Happiness

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” James Dean

“Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever.” Peter Hagerty

“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

“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.” Andrew Carnegie

“If you start to think the problem is ‘out there,’ stop yourself. That thought is the problem.” Stephen Covey

“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.” Bernard Meltzer

“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

“We can have peace if we let go of wanting to change the past and wanting to control the future.” Lester Levinson

“We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill

“There is no stress in the world, only people thinking stressful thoughts and then acting on them.” Wayne Dyer

“Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.” Betty Smith

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.”

“Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.” ~Arthur Christopher Benson

Motivational & Best Inspirational Quotes — Leadership

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” William Arthur Ward

“A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” Max Lucado

“If you spend your life trying to be good at everything, you will never be great at anything.” Tom Rath

“No guts, no story.” Chris Brady

“We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.” Whoopi Goldberg

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” Albert Schweitzer

“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets people to do the greatest things.” Ronald Reagan

“It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.” Adlai E. Stevenson II

“The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.” Brandon Sanderson

“You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.” Steve Jobs

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go but ought to be.” Rosalynn Carter

“In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” Max De Pree

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Show me the man you honor and I will know what kind of man you are.” Thomas John Carlisle

“Don’t blow off another’s candle for it won’t make yours shine brighter.” Jaachynma N.E. Agu

“Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” Peter F. Drucker

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

Motivational & Best Inspirational Quotes — Gratitude

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

“Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices.” Robert Broathe

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the nighest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” John F. Kennedy

“If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.” Gerald Good

“Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.” Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” Epictetus

“At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” Albert Schweitzer

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.” A.A. Milne

“If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.” Frank A. Clark

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” Oprah Winfrey

“Forget yesterday–it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow–you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift–today.” Steve Maraboli

“We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.” Neal A. Maxwell

“In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“In life, one has a choice to take one of two paths: to wait for some special day–or to celebrate each special day.” Rasheed Ogunlaru

“This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.” Maya Angelou

Motivational & Best Inspirational Quotes — Self-Confidence

“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” Eleanor Roosevelt

“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

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.” Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” Peter T. Mcintyre

“Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.” Andre Dubus

“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” Brené Brown

“You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.” Dr. Robert Anthony

“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” Sir Edmund Hillary “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” Oscar Wilde

“You yourself, as much as anyone in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” Buddha

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” Dale Carnegie

“Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have.” Brian Tracy

“Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” Christopher Robin

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt “You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.” Dr. Wayne Dyer

“Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it.” Bryce Courtenay

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” J.M. Barrie

“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” Nancy D Solomon

Motivational & Best Inspirational Quotes — Entrepreneurship

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” Chinese proverb

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

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” Woody Allen

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

“You can’t fall if you don’t climb. But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground.” Unknown

“Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy.” Jimmy Spithill

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” Steve Jobs

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

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” Aristotle

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

“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” Chinese proverb

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

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” Farrah Gray “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” Confucius

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Steve Jobs “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” ~ Alan Kay

Now, over to YOU

I hope this list of motivational and best inspirational quotes motivates and inspires you throughout this year and each year as you continue on in Life to provide for your Best Year’s Yet to Come.

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Author: Lance Sumner

I was born in Sacramento, California and lived in a small suburb town of Rio Linda close to the American River. While growing up I can say one thing for sure about myself and that is I’ve always been a Big Dreamer and that has never changed today. I choose to Keep Challenging Myself and Always Giving to Help Others.

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