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32 Quotes About Life That Will Motivate You to Greatness

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Many of us are looking for answers.  Answers to the big questions about life such as “What is the meaning of life?” “How can I find happiness?” etc.

It’s important to realize that the answers to the big questions life has to offer is different for everyone.  That being said, we can learn and come to our own conclusions from listening to the wisdom of those who came before us.

Here are 32 quotes on life from some of the wisest people who ever lived:

1. “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” – Dennis P. Kimbro

2. “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” – Charles Darwin

3. “If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

4. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss

5. “The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.” – Anonymous

6. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

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

8. “The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.” – Eminem

9. “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

10. “Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.” – Emily Dickinson

11. “Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.” – C.S. Lewis

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

13. “Life’s too mysterious to take too serious.” – Mary Engelbreit

14. “Go forth boldy, and mighty forces will come to your aid” – Anonymous

15. “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” – Stephen Hawking

16. “I enjoy life when things are happening. I don’t care if it’s good things or bad things. That means you’re alive.” – Joan Rivers

17. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” –  Martin Luther King Jr.

18. “I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.” – Walt Disney

19. “There isn’t a way things should be. There’s just what happens, and what we do.” – Terry Pratchett

20. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African proverb

21. “There is no elevator to success – you have to take the stairs.” – Anonymous

22. “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” – William Shakespeare

23. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

24. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey

25. “There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.” – Josiah Gilbert Holland

26. “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.” – Winston Churchill

27. “Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” –  William James

28. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” –  Babe Ruth

29. “When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’” – Sydney Harris

30. “The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.” – Zig Ziglar

31. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu

32. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great makes you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain

Which quote helped you the most?  Comment below!

Also, don’t forget to checkout our top quote article of all time called 37 Inspirational Quotes That Will Change Your Life.

Joe Kleckner has a passion for all things motivation & self-development.  From blogs such as Addicted2Success, to the videos of Eric Thomas and Elliott Hulse, to the lectures of legends such as Tony Robbins.  This passion has landed him an internship with Addicted2Success. Follow him on Twitter & Snapchat as he journeys towards greatness, one day at a time.

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30 Inspirational Quotes by Michelle Obama That Will Lift Everyone Up

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Michelle Obama, wife of former United States President, Barack Obama, an American lawyer and writer, a former First Lady of the United States of America, a mom, an author and a style icon. In the eight amazing years that she served as the First Lady of the United States of America, she managed to become an inspiration for women all across the globe.

She has always spoken and worked towards equal rights for women, education for girls and healthy living. She is the proper definition of the modern-day revolutionary woman. Over the last couple of years, she has been encouraging people everywhere with her incredible words of wisdom and motivation. Every single person – young or old, is sure to take inspiration and motivation from her words.

Here are 30 quotes spoken by Michelle Obama:

1. “When they go low, we go high.”

2. “Success isn’t about how much money you make. It’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.”

3. “Always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals.”

4. “The only limit to the height of your achievement is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work hard for them.”

5. “Being a healthy woman isn’t about getting on a scale or measuring your waistline. We need to start focusing on what matters – on how we feel, and how we feel about ourselves.”

6. “As women, we must stand up for ourselves. As women, we must stand up for each other. As women, we must stand up for justice for all.”

7. “No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, you are BEAUTIFUL.”

8. “Always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody says distract you from your goals.”

9. “No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contribution of half of its citizens.”

10. “You don’t have to say anything to the haters. You don’t have to acknowledge them at all. You just wake up every morning and be the best you can be. And that tends to shut them up.”

11. “Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you. Let them make you even hungrier to succeed.”

12.Empower yourselves with a good education, then get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of your boundless promise.”

13. “When girls are educated, their countries become stronger and more prosperous.”

14. “Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own.”

15. “Choose people who lift you up.”

16. “The difference between a broken community and a thriving one is the presence of women who are valued.”

17. “Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered.”

18. “Just do what works for you because there will always be someone who thinks differently.”

19. “Every girl, no matter where she lives, deserves the opportunity to develop the promise inside of her.”

20. “Just try new things. Don’t be afraid. Step out of your comfort zones and soar.”

21. “Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down. Trust your instincts, good relationships feel good, they feel right, they don’t hurt.”

22. “The one way to get me to work my hardest was to doubt me.”

23. “Don’t ever make decisions based on fear. Make decisions based on hope and possibility. Make decisions based on what should happen, not what shouldn’t.”

24. “I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values – and follow my own moral compass – then the only expectations I need to live up to are my own.”

25. “Changing the big picture takes time… and the best thing to do is focus on the things that we can make in our lives. If we’re doing all that – that becomes the collage of real change.”

26. “People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together.”

27. “We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list.”

28. “You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.”

29. “I am an example of what is possible when girls from the beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.”

30. “If my future were determined just by my performance on a standardized test, I wouldn’t be here. I guarantee you that.”

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