100 Best Inspiring Quotes

100 Best Inspiring Quotes

As entrepreneurs, we often need words of encouragement, wisdom and motivation to get through the difficult times as well as celebrate our successes. The best way to do both? Quotes! In this post, we’ll be curating a list of 100 best inspiring quotes that can help ignite your inner fire and drive you towards achieving success. From timeless classics by famous philosophers to contemporary musings by successful business leaders, these quotes are sure to provide the push you need when it comes to reaching your goals. So let’s get inspired together!

1. “The best way to predict the future is to create it” – Abraham Lincoln

2. “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it” – Charles Swindoll

3. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger” – Friedrich Nietzsche

4. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts” – Winston Churchill

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

6. “You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore” –

Christopher Columbus

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

8. “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up” – Vince Lombardi

9. “Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be” – Grandma Moses

10. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” – Mahatma Gandhi

11. “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do” – Unknown

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12. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela

13. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop”– Confucius

14. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” – Lao Tzu

15. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” – Audrey Hepburn

16. “It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities” – J.K Rowling

17. “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way” – Napoleon Hill

18. “What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality” – Plutarch

19. “The mind is everything; what you think you become” – Budha

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20. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken”– Oscar Wilde

21. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by” – Robert Frost

22. “Either you run the day or the day runs you” – Jim Rohn

23. “Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable” – Theodore N. Vail

24. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do”– John Wooden

25. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today”– Franklin D. Roosevelt

26. “It always seems impossible until it’s done” – Nelson Mandela

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

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

29. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do”– John Wooden

30. “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much” – Oscar Wilde

31. “If you want something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done”– Thomas Jefferson

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

33. “Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered” – Orison Swett Marden

34. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop”– Confucius

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

36. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does” – William James

37. “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse” – Florence Nightingale

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

39. “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light”– Aristotle

40. “Success will never be a big step in the future, success is a small step taken just now” – Jonatan Mårtensson

41. “The best way out is always through” – Robert Frost

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42. “We can change our lives. We can do, have and be exactly what we wish” – Tony Robbins

43. “Before you can truly make a difference in the world, you must first make the difference in yourself” – Suze Orman

44. “Life is about making an impact, not making an income” – Kevin Kruse

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

46. “Dream big and dare to fail” – Norman Vaughan

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

48. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door”– Milton Berle

49. “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them” – Michael Jordan

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

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

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

53. “Change your thoughts and you change your world” – Norman Vincent Peale

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

55. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started” – Mark Twain

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

57. “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right” – Henry Ford

58. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going”– Sam Levenson

59. “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama

60. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself” – George Bernard Shaw

61. “Nothing will work unless you do”– Maya Angelou

62. “Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose.” – G.K. Nielson

63. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can” – Arthur Ashe

64. “The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change” – Carl Rogers

65. “In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can”– Nikos Kazantzakis

66. “Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try” – John F. Kennedy

67. “There is no greater disability in society than the inability to see a way forward” – Malcolm Gladwell

68. “If you don’t like something, change it; if you can’t change it, change your attitude”– Maya Angelou

69. “If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you” – T. Harv Eker

70. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

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71. “Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is”– Vince Lombardi

72. “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve” – Napoleon Hill

73. “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world”– Robin Williams

74. “Successful entrepreneurs are givers and not takers of positive energy”– Anonymous

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

76. “You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character” – Unknown

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

78. “If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission”–Anonymous

79. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop” – Confucius

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

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81. “Turn your wounds into wisdom”- Oprah Winfrey

82. “The starting point of all achievement is desire” – Napoleon Hill

83. “Successful people have a social responsibility to make the world a better place and not just take from it”– Unknown

84. “You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore” – Christopher Columbus

85. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have” – Thomas Jefferson

86. “If you want your life to be meaningful, it is up to you to create the experiences that will shape it” – Unknown

87. “Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose” – G.K. Nielson

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

89. “You don’t need to be great to start, but you have to start to be great!” – Zig Ziglar

90. “We become what we think about most of the time” – Earl Nightingale

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

92. “If you can dream it, you can do it” – Walt Disney

93. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today”– Franklin D. Roosevelt

94. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success” – Albert Schweitzer

95. “Action is the foundational key to all success”– Pablo Picasso

96. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects”– Albert Einstein

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

98. “The best revenge is massive success”– Frank Sinatra

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

100. “Success isn’t just about what you accomplish in life, it’s about what you inspire others to do” – Unknown

There you have it – the 100 best inspiring quotes to motivate you on your journey toward success. Take these words to heart and use them as stepping stones towards achieving your goals! Keep dreaming, working hard, and never give up!

Finally, I hope you’re feeling inspired and motivated after going through this list of 100 best inspiring quotes! And, I want to ask you which one or ones are your favorite quotes? So that you can have them pasted on your desk or wall to look and read them often.

P.S. For more positivity and success check out my recent post: Gratitude and Daily Affirmations. And make sure you download my Gratitude and daily Affirmations Pdf where I show you how to be stress free and happy. Especially during the holiday seasons, that can become too much work sometimes.

Happy Holidays! 🙂

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