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200 Best Short Inspirational Encouraging and Motivational Quotes for Life


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What is for you short inspirational quoteWe all come to a point where we experience one of “those days” – days when we wonder if we’re doing the “right” thing, if we’re on the right path or whether we’re being ridiculous or unrealistic for wanting something else or for having that nagging feeling all the time that certainly something better is “out there” for us.

We just have to find our way to it.

These are the days, the times, the seasons in life when a little inspiration and motivation to get us over the hump and help us to keep going are invaluable.

It is the rare occasion that we’re fortunate enough to have the cheerleaders we need when we step out in new directions, into new lives or into new careers or vocations.

Often, in these circumstances we feel alone and lonely.

We wonder if we’ll ever manage to “break free”, or if we’ll spend the rest of our lives in whatever circumstances in which we find ourselves.

It’s for those days that I’ve created this post –  a collection of short inspirational quotes, containing invaluable bits and pieces of support and advice to help you to live your best life.




I scoured the internet (and a few other sources) to compile this list of Short Inspirational, Motivational and Encouraging Life Quotes especially for you.

I put together this collection of motivational, inspirational and encouraging quotes just for you to have a ready source of uplifting quotes to love.

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You can also print them out to post on a dream or vison board, hang in your office space or on your refrigerator, or frame and place next to your pc or laptop.

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200 Best Short Inspirational Quotes to Motivate and Encourage You for Life



1. Don’t follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise. – Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers inspirational quote

2. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. – Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein inspirational quote


3. What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us? – Pope Francis

Pope Francis inspirational quote

4. First they ignor you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win. – Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi inspirational quote

5. Never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it.- Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton motivational quote

6. Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try. – Gail Devers

7. Be all in or get all out. There is no halfway. – Unknown

unknown inspirational quote

8. Don’t over think it. Just begin. – Unknown

unknown inspirational quote

9. One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself. – Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball inspirational quote

10. Everything you go through grows you. – Robert Tee

Robert Tee inspirational quote



Short Inspirational Quotes for Tired Days


11. Be bold. If you’re going to make an error, make a doozy, and don’t be afraid to hit the ball. – Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King inspirational quote

12. I never intended to become a run-of-the-mill person. – Barbara Jordan

Barbara Jordan inspirational quote

13. It’s never too late – never too late to start over, never too late to be happy. – Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda inspirational quote

14. Just scream! You vent, and the body just feels good after a good old yell. – Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett inspirational quote

15. Women have to harness their power – its absolutely true. It’s just learning not to take the first no. And if you can’t go straight ahead, you go around the corner. – Cher

Cher inspirational quote

16. No matter what anybody says, what matters most is what you think of yourself. – India Arie

India Arie inspirational quote

17. We can’t float through life. We can’t be incidental or accidental. We must fix our gaze on a guiding star as soon as one comes upon the horizon and once we have attached ourselves to that star we must keep our eyes on it and our hands upon the plow. It is the consistency of the pursuit of the highest possible vision that you can find in front of you that gives you the constancy, that gives you the encouragement, that gives you the way to understand where you are and why it’s important for you to do what you can do. – Ossie Davis

Ossie Davis motivational quote

18. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt inspirational quote

19. Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else. – Sara Blakely

Sara Blakeley inspirational quote


Inspirational Quotes for the Days When You Feel Like Giving Up



20. A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided. – Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins motivational quote

21. Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance. – Brene Brown

Brene Brown motivational quote

22. You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear. – Sammy Davis Jr.

Sammy Davis Jr motivational quote

23. Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday. – John Wayne

John Wayne motivational quote

24. I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning… Every day I find something creative to do with my life. – Miles Davis

Miles Davis motivational quote

25. My advice to women in general: Even if you’re doing a nine-to-five job, treat yourself like a boss. Not arrogant, but be sure of what you want – and don’t allow people to run anything for you without your knowledge. – Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj motivational quote

26. You can always get better. Nobody can stop you from getting better, and nobody can stop you from trying to make something right. – Roseanne Barr

27. Don’t you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct. – Barbara Corcoran

Barbara Corcoran motivational quote

28. When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’. – Erma Bombeck

Erma Bombeck motivational quote

29. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. – Gilda Radner

Gilda Radner inspirational quote


Inspirational Quotes of the Day



30. Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people – your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way. – Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush motivational quote

31. Have a bias toward action – let’s see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away. – Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi motivational quote

32. You can’t just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself. –
Diana Ross

Diana Ross inspirational quote

33. I”ve never been to New Zealand before. But one of my role models, Xena, the warrior princess, comes from there. – Madeleine Albright

Madeleine Albright motivational quote

34. Find people who will make you better. – Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama inspirational quote.

35. The best way to guarantee a loss is to quit. – Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman inspirational quote.

36. I sincerely believe that everything – everything – is grace, and you have to stick around long enough to see it through. I’m a very optimistic person. – Martin Sheen

Martin Sheen inspirational quote

37. Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve. – Mary Kay Ash

Mary Kay Ash inspirational quote.

38. Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. – Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins inspirational quote.

39. Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. – Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem motivational quote.


Motivational Quotes About Life



40. Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people. – Tena Desae

Tena Desae motivaional quote.

41. If you want to be somebody, if you want to go somewhere, you’ve got to wake up and pay attention. – Whoopie Goldberg

Whoopie Goldberg inspirational quote.

42. An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose. – Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes inspirational quote.

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

Henry Ford motivational quote.

44. Accept everything about yourself – I mean everything. You are you and that is the beginning and the end – no apologies, no regrets. – Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissenger motivational quote.

45. 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 which has been opened for us. – Helen Keller

Helen Keller motivational quote.

46. You and you alone are the only person that can live the life that writes the story that you were meant to tell. And the world needs your story because the world needs your voice. Every single one of you. And because as your story unfolds, you will inspire others to find their stories, and so on. – Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington inspirational quote

47. I’ve never been to New Zealand before. But one of my role models, Xena, the warrior princess, comes from there. – Madeleine Albright

Madeleine Albright inspirational quote

48. As long as the union between mind and body remains intact, I will cling to the idea that outcomes can be influenced, actions taken, and obstacles overcome. – Tori Murden McClure

Tori Murden McClure motivational quote

49. Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it. – Diane Sawyer

Diana Sawyer motivational quote

50. 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

Michael Jordan motivational quote


Short Inspirational Quotes To Give You Strength


51. Adding little amounts over time makes a huge difference. – Leo Babauta

Leo Babauta motivational quote

52. Failure is a great teacher, and I think when you make mistakes and you recover from them and you treat them as valuable learning experiences, then you’ve got something to share. – Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey motivational quote

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

Alice Walker motivational quote

54. The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward. – Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart motivational quote

55. I thank God for my failures. Maybe not at the time but after some reflection. I never feel like a failure just because something I tried has failed. – Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton motivational quote

56. Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally. If you want to take responsibility for your life, you must choose one of those three options, and you must choose now. Then accept the consequences. – Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle motvational quote

57. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default. – J. K. Rowling

J.K Rowling motivational quote

58. I believe that you should gravitate to people who are doing productive and positive things with their lives. – Nadia Comaneci

Nadia Comaneci motivational quote

59. Failures are infinitely more instructive than successes. – George Clooney

George Clooney inspirational quote

60. Integrate what you believe in every single area of your life. Take your heart to work and ask the most and best of everybody else, too. – Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep inspirational quote


Inspirational Quotes To Brighten Your Day


61. …the further anyone gets away from themselves, the greater will be their success in life… You can’t get very far in life if you don’t get away from self… and see a richer and broader horizon. – George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver inspirational quote

62. In my deepest, darkest moments, what really got me through was a prayer. Sometimes my prayer was ‘Help me.’ Sometimes a prayer was ‘Thank you.’ What I’ve discovered is that intimate connection and communication with my creator will always get me through because I know my support, my help, is just a prayer away. – Iyanla Vanzant

Ianla Vanzant inspirational quote

63. Sometimes you make the right decision, sometimes you make the decision right. – Phil McGraw

Phil McGraw motivational quote

64. Imagine what you’ll know tomorrow – Tommy Lee Jones

Tommy Lee Jones motivational quote

65. If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit. – William J. Clinton

William J. Clinton motivational quote

66. You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can. – Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter motivational quote

67. Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things – with resignations, yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope. – Corazon Aquino

Corazon Aquino motivational quote

68. What we need to do is always lean into the future; when the world changes around you and when it changes against you – what used to be a tail wind is now a head wind – you have to lean into that and figure out what to do because complaining isn’t a strategy. – Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos motivational quote

69. You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space. – Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash motivational quote

70. What I’ve learned … is you just got to stay focused and believe in yourself and trust your own ability and judgment. – Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban motivational quote


Inspirational Quotes To Lift You Up


71. Dear optimist, pessimist, and realist – while you guys were busy arguing about the glass of wine, I drank it! Sincerely, the opportunist! – Lori Greiner

Lori Greiner motivational quote

72. That mean voice in your head is not you and not true. – Marie Forleo

Marie Forleo motivational quote

73. We love to receive praise, but usually we’re not certain what message, precisely, we should take from it. On the other hand, when someone points out our flaws, we realize immediately that something needs to change. – Charles Duhigg

Charles Duhigg motivational quote

74. The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. – Stephen Covey

Stephen Covey motivational quote

75. Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. – Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Grahham Bell inspirational quote


76. What you are afraid of is never as bad as what you imagine. The fear you let build up in your mind is worse than the situation that actually exists. – Spencer Johnson

Spencer Johnson motivational quote

77. We all fail, but you need to fail quickly and move on. – Christmas Abbott

Christmas Abbott motivational quote

78. Courage is willingness to take the risk once you know the odds. Optimistic overconfidence means you are taking the risk because you don’t know the odds. It’s a big difference. – Daniel Kahneman

Daniel Kahneman motivational quote

79. There’s a crack (or cracks) in everyone…that’s how the light of God gets in. – Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert inspirational quote

80. You have to choose whether to love yourself or not. – James Taylor

James Taylor motivational quote


Encouraging Quotes To Help You Move Forward


81. When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something. – John Lewis

John Lewis motivational quote

82. You can never be upset with the people who forced you into your dream or up higher. – Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry motivational quote

83. Being thankful and saying thanks are two habits of people who’ve discovered what it means to succeed in life. – Hal Urban

Hal Urban inspirational quote

87. Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions. – Dallin H. Oaks

Robert Fulghum inspirational quote

88. Acknowledge the complexity of the world and resist the impression that you easily understand it. People are too quick to accept conventional wisdom, because it sounds basically true and it tends to be reinforced by both their peers and opinion leaders, many of whome have never looked at whether the facts support the received wisdom. It’s a basic fact of life that many things “everybody knows” turn out to be wrong. – Jim Rogers

Jim Rogers motivational quote

89. A practical girl never pines; she takes action. – Adriana Trigiani

Adriana Trigiani motivational quote

90. The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people. – Randy Pausch

Randy Pausch motivational quote

91. Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it’ll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off. – Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart motivational quote

92. If you are the kind of person who is waiting for the ‘right’ thing to happen, you might wait for a long time. It’s like waiting for all the traffic lights to be green for five miles before starting the trip. -Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Kiyosaki motivational quote

93. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere. – Barack Obama

Barack Obama motivational quote

94. What you know today can affect what you do tomorrow. But what you know today cannot affect what you did yesterday. – Condoleezza Rice

Condeleezza Rice motivational quote

95. I can’t imagine a person becoming a success who doesn’t give this game of life everything he’s got. – Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite inspirational quote

96. Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember–the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you. – Zig Ziglar

Zig Ziglar moivaitonal quote

97. Waiting, thinking and procrastinating will keep you broke. What is more important than anything is to start! – Dani Johnson

Dani Johnson motivational quote

98. Invite people into your life who don’t look or act like you. You might find they challenge your assumptions and make you grow. – Mellody Hobson

Mellody hobson inspirational quote

99. The more we refuse to buy into our inner critics – and our external ones too – the easier it will get to have confidence in our choices, and to feel comfortable with who we are – as women and as mothers. – Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington motivational quote


Positive Life Quotes


100. Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result. – Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde inspirational quote

101. Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. – Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie inspirational quote

102. You can’t base your life on other people’s expectations. – Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder motivational quote

103. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. – Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs inspirational quote

104. Somewhere there’s a score being kept, so you have an obligation to live life as well as you can, be as engaged as you can. – Bill Murray

Bill Murray motivational quote

105. The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen. – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

 Elisabeth Kübler-Ross inspirational quote

106. I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death. – Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci inspirational quote

107. I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death. – Robert Fulghum

Robert Fulghum inspirational quote


108. Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. – Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs inspirational quote

109. Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. – Charles R. Swindoll

Charles R. Swindoll motivational quote

110. There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why. – William Barclay

William Barclay motivational quote

111. Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it. – Kevyn Aucoin

Kevyn Aucoin inspirational quote

112. To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone. – Reba McEntire

Reba McEntire motivaitonal quote

113. Stay true to yourself, yet always be open to learn. Work hard, and never give up on your dreams, even when nobody else believes they can come true but you. These are not cliches but real tools you need no matter what you do in life to stay focused on your path. – Phillip Sweet

Phillip Sweet motivational quote

114. My life motto is ‘Do my best, so that I can’t blame myself for anything. – Magdalena Neuner

Magdalena Neuner motivational quote

115. You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind. – Joyce Meyer

Joyce Meyer inspirational quote


116. Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. – Melody Beattie

Melody Beattie inspirational quote

117. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. – Leo Buscaglia

Leo Buscaglia motivaitonal quote

118. Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. – Buddha

Buddha inspirational quote

119. Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again. – Og Mandino

Og Mandino inspirational quote

120. You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own. – Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama inspirational quote

121. Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even. – Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali inspirational quote

122. Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. – Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich motivational quote

123. Remember, it isn’t the dreamers who have good lives – it’s the doers… – Homer Hickam

Homer Hickam motivational quote

124. Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. – Walter Elliot

Walter Elliot motivational quote

125. Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war. – Donald Trump

Donald Trump motivational quote

126. Treat failure as a lesson on how not to approach achieving a goal, and then use that learning to improve your chances of success when you try again. Failure is only the end if you decide to stop. – Richard Branson

Richard Branson motivational quote

127. The tragedy of life is often not in our failure, but rather in our complacency; not in our doing too much, but rather in our doing too little; not in our living above our ability, but rather in our living below our capacities. – Benjamin E. Mays

Benjamin E. Mays motivational quote

128. The only dream which is impossible is the one you’re afraid to dream. – Nim Gholkar

Nim Gholkar inspirational quote

129. The drive toward Life is protective, thoughtful, vulnerable, and invested in immaculate love. It is this last that marks the difference between a wise heart muddy with real life experiences in the trenches and a dry heart that functions on rote concepts alone. – Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Clarissa Pinkola Estes inspirational quote


130. Dig your well before you’re thirsty. – Seth Godin

Seth Godin motivational quote

131. Don’t let fear stop you from starting. – Christy Wright

Christy Wright motivational quote

132. Don’t set your own goals by what other people make important. – Lolly Daskal

Lolly Daskal motivational quote

133. A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more. – Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Rosabeth Moss Kanter inspirational quote

134. Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself. – Harvey Fierstein

Harvey Fierstein inspirational quote

135. Faith in God is going without knowing. – Rev. Willis G. Polk

Rev. Willis G. Polk inspirational quote

136. You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. – Jack London

Jack London inspirational quote

137. I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time. – Jack London

Jack London motivational quote

138. Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. It’s where all the fruit is. – Shirley MacLaine

Shirley MacLaine motivational quote

139. You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou inspirational quote

140. Do the best you can with yourself and hope for the best. – Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn motivational quote

141. You learn something out of everything, and you come to realize more than ever that we’re all here for a certain space of time, and, and then it’s going to be over, and you better make this count. – Nancy Reagan

Nancy Reagan motivational quote

142. Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks. – Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett motivational quote

143. Work like hell. I mean you just have to put in 80 to 100 hour weeks every week. [This] improves the odds of success. If other people are putting in 40 hour workweeks and you’re putting in 100 hour workweeks, then even if you’re doing the same thing, you know that you will achieve in four months what it takes them a year to achieve. – Elon Musk

Elon Musk motivational quote

144. Presumption should never make us neglect that which appears easy to us, nor despair make us lose courage at the sight of difficulties. – Benjamin Banneker

Benjamin Banneker motivational quote

145. There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation – veneer isn’t worth anything. – George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver motivational quote

146. Life is about, every single day, getting up to manifest your truth. – Cory Booker

Cory Booker motivational quote


147. To have influence, you really don’t need to have power. But what you need more than anything else is to have that almost uncanny understanding of what matters to people. – Anne Sweeney

Anne Sweeney motivational quote

148. Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come. – Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres motivational quote

149. Good things aren’t supposed to just fall into your lap. God is very generous, but He expects you to do your part first. – Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn motivational quote

150. I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough. – Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer motivational quote


Encouraging Life Quotes for Today


151. Why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. – J. K. Rowling

J.K.Rowling motivational quote

152. We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. – Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa motivational quote

153. Every day I’m thinking about change. – Miuccia Prada

Miuccia Prada motivational quote

154. You make the right decision for the long run. You manage for the long run, and you continue to move to higher value. That’s what I think my job is. – Virginia Rometty

Virginia Rmetty motivational quote

155. I say I am stronger than fear. – Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai inspirational quote

156. Everything you do, every thought you have, every word you say creates a memory that you will hold in your body. It’s imprinted on you and affects you in subtle ways – ways you are not always aware of. With that in mind, be very conscious and selective. – Phylicia Rashad

Phylicia Rashad motivational quote

157. We don’t accomplish anything in this world alone… and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one’s life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something. – Sandra Day O’Connor

Sandra Day O'Connor motivational quote

158. There are no shortcuts in evolution. – Louis D. Brandeis

Louis D. Brandeis motivational quote

159. In each experience of my life, I have had to step out of one little space of the known light, into a large area of darkness. I had to stand awhile in the darkness, and then gradually God has given me light. But not to linger in. For as soon as that light has felt familiar, then the call has always come to step out ahead again into new darkness. – Mary McLeod Bethune

Mary McLeod Bethune motivational quote

160. Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it. – Pablo Casals

Pablo Casals motivational quote

161. No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or ‘get rich’ in business by being a conformist. – J. Paul Getty

J. Paul Getty motivational quote

162. Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. – Golda Meir

Golda Meir motivational quote

163. Never mistake motion for action. – Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway motivational quote

164. The first step is clearly defining what it is you’re after, because without knowing that, you’ll never get it. – Halle Berry

Halle Berry motivational quote

165. A sense of freedom is something that, happily, comes with age and life experience. – Diane Keaton

Diane Keaton inspirational quote

166. Doubt can motivate you, so don’t be afraid of it. Confidence and doubt are at two ends of the scale, and you need both. They balance each other out. – Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand motivational quote

167. As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life. – Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler motivational quote

168. There is no point at which you can say, ‘Well, I’m successful now. I might as well take a nap.’ – Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher inspiraional quote

169. I’ll tell you, there is nothing better in life than being a late bloomer. I believe that success can happen at any time and at any age. – Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek motivational quote

170. Don’t give up or give in in the face of patronising ridicule, amused disdain, or being ignored. – Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep inspirational quote

171. The ultimate goal is to be an interesting, useful, wholesome person. If you’re successful on top of that, then you’re way ahead of everybody. – Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart motivational quote

172. The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not. – Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley motivational quote

173. Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind. – Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Jackie Joyner-Kersee motivational quote

174. Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday. – Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Rudolph motivational quote

175. You can spend the rest of your life trying to figure out what other people expect from you, or you can make a decision to let that all go. – Maria Shriver

Maria Shriver motivational quote

176. Survival is nothing more than recovery. – Dianne Feinstein


177. Never be so faithful to your plan that you are unwilling to consider the unexpected. Never be so faithful to your plan that you are unwilling to entertain the improbable opportunity that comes looking for you. – Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren motivational quote

178. Thoughts have power; thoughts are energy. And you can make your world or break it by your own thinking. – Susan L. Taylor

Susan L. Taylor motivational quote

179. If you can somehow think and dream of success in small steps, every time you make a step, every time you accomplish a small goal, it gives you confidence to go on from there. – John H. Johnson

John H. Johnson motivational quote

180. A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people. – Will Rogers

Will Rogers motivational quote

181. In trying times, I like to remember that you have to keep walking because you can’t see what is around the corner. – Julianne Malveaux

Julianne Malveaux motivational quote

182. The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof. – Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver motivational quote

183. We need to have complete certainty that things will work out, not because we are righteous or wise, but because of the time, the effort, the prayers, and the tools we are using. From the moment we are given awareness about some bigger picture or mission, we have to have complete focus on what to do to get to that place. – Yehuda Berg

Yehuda Berg motivational quote

184. My encouragement: delete the energy vampires from your life, clean out all complexity, build a team around you that frees you to fly, remove anything toxic, and cherish simplicity. Because that’s where genius lives. – Robin S. Sharma

Robin S. Sharma motivational quote

185. Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what. – Harper Lee

Harper Lee inspirational quote

186. So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don’t sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we’ve satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late. – Lee Iacocca

Lee Iacocca motivational quote

187. My recipe for dealing with anger and frustration: set the kitchen timer for twenty minutes, cry, rant, and rave, and at the sound of the bell, simmer down and go about business as usual. – Phyllis Diller

Phyllis Diller motivational quote

188. These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb. – Najwa Zebian

Najwa Zebian motivational quote

189. Stay away from the normals, the small-minded people who fill their brains with small-minded pursuits, who blend in and keep up with the Joneses. Those people will tear you down and make you boring. Instead, surround yourself with the weirds. With the misfits, oddballs, and outcasts. Because the normals, bless their hearts, have no idea how to have fun. – Penny Reid

Penny Reid motivaitonal quote

190. A more interesting life is usually a more crooked, winding path of missteps, luck and vigorous work. It is almost always a clumsy balance between the things you try to make happen and the things that happen to you. – Tom Freston

Tom Freston motivational quote

191. Every living being is an engine geared to the wheelwork of the universe. Though seemingly affected only by its immediate surrounding, the sphere of external influence extends to infinite distance. – Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla inspirational quote


192. The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man. – George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw inspirational quote

193. An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Wlado Emerson inspirational quote

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

Will Rogers inspirational quote

195. It’s better to get smart than to get mad. I try not to get so insulted that I will not take advantage of an opportunity to persuade people to change their minds. – John H. Johnson

John H. Johnson inspirational quote

196. Confidence isn’t optimism or pessimism, and it’s not a character attribute. It’s the expectation of a positive outcome. – Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Rosabeth Moss Kanter inspirational quote

197. We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success. – Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington inspirational quote


198. Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change. – Stephen Covey

Stephen Covey inspirational quote


199. Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. – Viktor Frankl

Viktor Frankl inspirational quote

200. When women live rich, in every sense of the word – financially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually – everyone wins: you win, your family wins, your community wins, and the world wins. – Marie Forleo

Marie Forleo inspirational quote

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