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55 Inspirational Quotes That Will Change Your Life

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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Today we have decided to feature some of the world’s top inspirational life quotes for you to love, share and remember. Quotes are those little reminders that we all need now and then and some are powerful enough to inspire us for the whole week.

So here is the beautiful collection of Inspirational life quotes that are loved and highly shared throughout our Twitter & Facebook pages.

Inspirational Life Quotes

“Just know, when you truly want success, you’ll never give up on it. No matter how bad the situation may get.” – Unknown

 

“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” – Les Brown

 

“I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.” – Unknown

 

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

 

“Its hard to wait around for something you know might never happen; but its harder to give up when you know its everything you want.” – Unknown

 

“One of the most important keys to Success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you dont feel like doing it.” – Unknown

 

“Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen.” – Unknown

 

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude.” – Denis Waitley

 

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby

 

“Go where you are celebrated – not tolerated. If they can’t see the real value of you, it’s time for a new start.” – Unknown

 

Dont be afraid to stand for what you believe in, even if that means standing alone.. – Andy Biersack

 

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

 

“Forget all the reasons it won’t work and believe the one reason that it will.” – Unknown

 

“I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself.” – Albert Einstein

 

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs

 

“Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish it.” – Unknown

 

“When you say “It’s hard”, it actually means “I’m not strong enough to fight for it”. Stop saying its hard. Think positive!” – Unknown

 

“Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop.” – Unknown

 

“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” – Jack Canfield

 

“The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth.” – Unknown

 

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Gray

 

“The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.” – Joel Brown

 

“Self confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. how can anyone see how awesome you are if you can’t see it yourself?” – Unknown

 

“We learn something from everyone who passes through our lives.. Some lessons are painful, some are painless.. but, all are priceless.” – Unknown

 

“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. it means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” – Unknown

 

“Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” – Larry Winget

 

“Three things you cannot recover in life: the WORD after it’s said, the MOMENT after it’s missed and the TIME after it’s gone. Be Careful!” – Unknown

 

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard

 

“When the past calls, let it go to voicemail, believe me, it has nothing new to say.” – Unknown

 

“Rule #1 of life. Do what makes YOU happy.” – Unknown

 

“Walk away from anything or anyone who takes away from your joy. Life is too short to put up with fools.” – Unknown

 

“Love what you have. Need what you want. Accept what you receive. Give what you can. Always remember, what goes around, comes around…” – Unknwon

 

“Just remember there is someone out there that is more than happy with less than what you have.” – Unknown

 

“The biggest failure you can have in life is making the mistake of never trying at all.” – Unknown

 

“Life has two rules: #1 Never quit #2 Always remember rule # 1.” – Unknown

 

“No one is going to hand me success. I must go out & get it myself. That’s why I’m here. To dominate. To conquer. Both the world, and myself.” – Unknown

 

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

 

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

 

“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers

 

“People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Rob Siltanen

 

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost

 

“Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

“Great things never came from comfort zones.” – Neil Strauss

 

“When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.” – Joe Namath

 

“We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it.” – Barack Obama

 

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Eliot

 

“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

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

 

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller

 

“A ship is always safe a shore but that is not what it’s built for.” – Albert Einstein

 

“Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars.” – Les Brown

 

“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

 

“In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.” – Miguel de Cervantes

 

“Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.” – Jack London

 

We hope you enjoyed these inspirational life quotes today.

Please don’t forget to share these with your friends, family and followers to brighten their day and inspire them to live a better life.

I am the the Founder of Addicted2Success.com and I am so grateful you're here to be part of this awesome community. I love connecting with people who have a passion for Entrepreneurship, Self Development & Achieving Success. I started this website with the intention of educating and inspiring likeminded people to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.I'm proud to say through my podcast and through this website we have impacted over 200 million lives in the last 10 years.

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702 Comments

702 Comments

  1. John

    Mar 17, 2019 at 4:10 am

    Thank you very much for a remarkable collection, it’s really powerful

  2. sekdenny

    Mar 12, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    great article

  3. Ron

    Feb 11, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    I love reading the quotes here. Also, love the positivity in the comment section.

  4. Redagas

    Feb 2, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Your Quotes always amazing and awesome 🙏

  5. Danyal Ahmed

    Dec 30, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    Thanks Joel for sharing these excellent Inspirational quotes.

  6. Theophilus Jamesfaith

    Dec 6, 2018 at 10:31 am

    These Are truly inspiring quotes. Pretty sure there are a thousand of them but you carefully selected those with deep meanings. Thanks Joel!

  7. John

    Nov 30, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    Good Morning and thank you for the beautiful quotes, my favourate one is the one which says : “Great things never came from comfort zones.”, keep going thank you.

  8. Vinay

    Nov 26, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    My favorite: “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” Great list. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Swati Ohri

    Nov 11, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    Thanks Joel for such a beautiful list of positive and inspiring quotes.

  10. Damien

    Nov 10, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    Awesome collection of inspirational quotes. Thank you Joel

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