26 Inspirational quotes to make you great


What inspires you? There are a lot of things that can provide inspiration – seeing other people accomplish great things, seeing other people overcome adversity or quotes from great people.  Frankly, our lives are nothing but a cosmic blink. Even our seemingly all-encompassing world is just a tiny blue dot circling an average sized star spiraling around a galaxy of 200-400 billion stars, which itself is just one galaxy among billions more. Yet for one brief moment, we get to experience the wonders of existence, of consciousness.

Our brains are wired to find things we’re looking for and if you’re always cynical or waiting for things to go wrong, then your life will reflect that. On the other hand, having a positive outlook on life will bring you joy and provide you with inspiration when you least expect it.

If you’re having trouble seeing the cup as half full instead of half empty, here are some positive quotes about life that should help inspire you

  • Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. –Napoleon Hill
  • Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. –Albert Einstein
  • The journey of thousand miles begin with a good pair of shoes. – Laolu Oloyede
  • I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. –Florence Nightingale
  • The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. –Amelia Earhart
  • We become what we think about. –Earl Nightingale
  • Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. –Steve Jobs
  • Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. –Vince Lombardi
  • Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. –Henry Ford
  • There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. –Aristotle
  • When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. –Helen Keller
  • Happiness is not something readymade.  It comes from your own actions. –Dalai Lama
  • You can’t fall if you don’t climb.  But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground. –Unknown
  • Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. –Joshua J. Marine
  • A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein
  • Education costs money.  But then so does ignorance. –Sir Claus Moser
  • It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. –Confucius
  • You can’t use up creativity.  The more you use, the more you have. –Maya Angelou
  • Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. –Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Do what you can, where you are, with what you have. –Teddy Roosevelt
  • Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. –Eleanor Roosevelt
  • When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. –Henry Ford
  • Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. –Benjamin Franklin
  • Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!” –Audrey Hepburn
  • The only way to do great work is to love what you do. –Steve Jobs
  • If you can dream it, you can achieve it. –Zig Ziglar