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60 Inspirational Quotes About Life and Success

Inspirational and motivational quotes can help us create a positive outlook on life and work when we need it most. They do so by harnessing the power of positive thinking. Reframing our brains to think positively is a key step in leading a happy and successful life.

You make a choice when you decide how you will react to any given situation. If you’re choosing (sometimes subconsciously) to complain and think negatively, your natural reaction will be to dwell on the negatives of every situation.

When you actively choose to think positively, however, you turn the situation into an opportunity for growth, helping you become a better problem-solver and leader. Over time and after reframing your mind to think positively about problems, you’ll feel motivated, inspired, and empowered to take on any challenge that comes your way!

Positive Inspirational Quotes

1. “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”

– Willie Nelson

2. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

– Albert Einstein

3. “Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful.”

– Hazrat Inayat Khan

4. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”

― Roy T. Bennett

5. “We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: We have the power to imagine better.”

– J.K. Rowling

6. “Take your victories, whatever they may be, cherish them, use them, but don’t settle for them.”

– Mia Hamm

7. “I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.”

– Langston Hughes

8. “For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.”

– Michelle Obama

9. “Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink.”

– Lilly Pulitzer

10. “Imagine this: What would happen if we were all brave enough to believe in our own ability, to be a little more ambitious? I think the world would change.”

– Reese Witherspoon

11. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.”

— John Wooden

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

—Jim Rohn

13. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”

—Walt Disney

14. “Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.”


15. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”

—Winston Churchill

16. “Successful entrepreneurs are givers and not takers of positive energy.”


17. “Whenever you see a successful person you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.” —Vaibhav Shah

18. “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.”

—Chris Grosser

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

—Albert Einstein

20. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”

—Eleanor Roosevelt

Inspirational Quotes About Life

1. “Don’t Let Yesterday Take Up Too Much Of Today.”

– Will Rogers

2. “For every reason it’s not possible, there are hundreds of people who have faced the same circumstances and succeeded.”

– Jack Canfield

3. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”

– Maya Angelou

4. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

― Mae West

5. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”

― Robert Frost

6. “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.”

― Allen Saunders

7. “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.

― Douglas Adams

8. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

― George Bernard Shaw

9. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

― Albert Einstein

10. “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”

― Marie Curie

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

—Thomas A. Edison

12. “If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents–start charging for it.”

—Kim Garst

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

—David Brinkley

14. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

—Eleanor Roosevelt

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

—Henry Ford

16. “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”


17. “When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you.”

—Lolly Daskal

18. “Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”

—Nathaniel Hawthorne

19. “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”

—Albert Einstein

20. “Success is … knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others.”

—John C. Maxwell

Inspirational Success Quotes

1. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

—Steve Jobs

2. “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

3. “Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life.”

—A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

4. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”

—Thomas Jefferson

5. “You may only succeed if you desire succeeding; you may only fail if you do not mind failing.”


6. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear–not absence of fear.”

—Mark Twain

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

—Pablo Picasso

8. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing–that’s why we recommend it daily.”

–Zig Ziglar

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

—Earl Nightingale

10. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”

—Bill Gates

11. “The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.”

—Mark Caine

12. “When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”

—Audre Lorde

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

—Mark Twain

14. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”

—Bruce Lee

15. “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”

—Dale Carnegie

16. “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

17. “The number one reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.”

—Napoleon Hill

18. “Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.”

—George Bernard Shaw

19. “Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.”

—Francis Chan

20. “A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at.”

— Bruce Lee

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