25 Inspirational Quotes

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Inspirational quotes can have a profound impact on the effectiveness of your productivity.

I myself am a huge fan of classic literature and historical figures. So, I try to find quotes that were written or spoken by people I find most inspiring, such as Jane Austen, Leo Tolstoy, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, Susan B. Anthony, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Maya Angelou.

This is something I recommend doing – find quotes from people you admire, and let their words help to motivate you.

  1. “Follow your Dreams”.



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

Rome wasn’t built in a day but it’s often difficult to stay patient because we live in this world of instant gratification.

Remember to be kind to yourself and skip the judgment. As long as you know that the work you’re doing will benefit your ultimate goal, then you’re on the right path.



“Hope is the only thing stronger than fear”.

Hope is something you should always hold on to, and this quote will be your reminder. Hope is what is going to push you through your fears and disappointment, and give you the stamina you need to move forward.



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

Maya Angelou always got it right. Her words speak to me!

Don’t be content with staying within your comfort zone: the more you use your creativity, the closer you’ll get to actually becoming who you want to be or getting what you want in life.


“Minimalism is about realizing life is good already”.



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

Here’s another quote to help you push beyond your fears and the limitations you’re placing on yourself by not trying something new. If anyone can give this advice, it’s Albert Einstein. He developed the theory of relativity, after all. He undoubtedly went through many trials before he arrived at that place, and so did many other brilliant men and women who came before him.

Try to keep in mind that mistakes are inevitable and even necessary in order to grow and learn.  Try something new this year!


“Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall.” – Ray Bradbury

The author of Fahrenheit 451 knew a little something about jumping and learning to fly as you fall. He wrote this controversial book in 1953.

It was not a time of tolerance or acceptance, so writing such a book took courage. Regarded as one of the most important novels of the 21st century, I’d say Ray Bradbury is a master flyer.

If you have a goal but don’t yet know how you could possibly achieve it, start by taking the first step – learn as you go and you’ll get there before you know it.


“Time waits for no man”.

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson was a brilliant philosopher who believed in the power of self-reliance.

His basic philosophy teaches that you already have everything you need within you, you just need to reach in and start relying on your own abilities. Decide what you want to be, and go be it.

If you want more inspiration from Emerson, I recommend Self-Reliance and Other Essays. You won’t be disappointed.


“There is nothing holding me back.”

This is the kind of quote you should look at every day, or a least every day that you’re overwhelmed by feelings of fear or self-doubt.


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“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right”. —Napolean Hill

It’s true, don’t you think? The timing never seems to be perfect. If everything came into place in the perfect way, then perhaps everyone would be achieving their goals. It’s just not that easy. The author of Think and Grow Rich knew that.

Start working towards the things you want in life now because the time will never be just right anyway. Good luck!


“Great things never came from comfort zones”.

Remember this quote if your goals require you to push beyond what you’re used to. It’ll remind you that the things you want are actually worth feeling a little uncomfortable for a while.

Luckily, that’s when you learn the most and feel the proudest of what you’ve accomplished. Great things never come easily!



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“You must do the things you think you cannot do.”  – Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt was an exceptional First Lady who became an advocate for children and women’s rights in the 1930s and throughout her life. Let her words move you to action when you’re feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, or scared.

Do the things you think you cannot do and you’ll be filled with a fervent sense of pride in yourself.


“Embrace the imperfections”.

We’re human, so mistakes are bound to happen.

BUT imperfections are a fact of life and we must learn to navigate through them without letting them consume us or hinder us from moving ahead. Onward!



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“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

Another formidable transcendentalist of the 1800s, Henry David Thoreau knew a little something about living your best life. Why settle for less than your best?

Chase your dreams and surround yourself with good people. Choose to be happy today and live the life you’ve imagined!


“No matter how long the Winter, Spring is sure to follow”. Proverb


“The only journey is the one within.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

Life is a journey and we shouldn’t compare or compete with others. The only journey that should occupy our mind is our own.

Remember this quote when you’re feeling like you’re not yet in the place you should be. It’ll help remind you that you’re on a journey and every day brings you closer to your destination.


“Don’t let where you are now dictate where you want to be”.

This is an excellent inspirational quote and a perfect one to read when you’re feeling hopeless.

It’s paramount to your mental well-being to remember that your current circumstances are NOT permanent. You CAN get to where you want to be – believing in yourself is the first step. Now go and get started!


“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” —C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis knew that your age has nothing to do with your ability to live your dreams.

Let your bullet journal remind you of every goal you’ve ever set for yourself. When you flip through the pages, you’ll see your goals and hopefully feel a sense of urgency to accomplish them.


“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending”.



“Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.” —Walt Whitman

Include this quote by the great poet, Walk Whitman, if you need some positivity in your life. This quote is all about changing your attitude so that you can shift your focus to the good things in your life, and not the bad. This’ll help keep those shadows behind you.


“Never give up on the things that make you smile.”




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

Yoda definitely knew a thing or two about life.

If you want to achieve something, achieve it. Do it now! Do it to the best of your ability and reach out for help when you need it.


“I am no bird. No net ensnares me.” —Charlotte Bronte

Don’t let anything or anyone hold you back. You’re a force to be reckoned with, just like novelist Charlotte Bronte, who wrote Jane Eyre, a book about a fiercely independent woman.


“The best protection any woman can have… is courage.” ― Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I love this quote from women’s rights pioneer, Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

To me, her quote says that you should use your courage to push you forward when you’re feeling inadequate or intimidated.

Don’t let your fear stop you from doing what you know you can do. Courage will protect you from so many things and even light your path as you overcome adversity.




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