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50 Favorite Inspirational Quotes


Quotes are very intriguing.  They are simple statements, often just a mere sentence or two.  Yet they offer wisdom which has the power to inspire, uplift, and even change your life.

It’s not hard to tell that many people enjoy quotes.  When you look around, quotes can be found all over the place such as in newspapers, magazines, social media, and on the walls in schools and doctors’ offices.

I have always loved quotes.  I have them in different places throughout my home.  They act as gentle reminders of what is truly important in my life.

Here are some of the best quotes I’ve come across, and I hope that they impact you in a positive way.  Enjoy!

50 Inspirational Quotes

  1. “Be the change you wish to see in the world”-Mahatma Gandhi
  2. “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears”-Nelson Mandela
  3. “Better to light a candle than curse the darkness”-Chinese Proverb
  4. “It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.  It is what you think about”-Dale Carnegie
  5. “If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading”-Lao Tzu
  6. “The quieter you become the more you are able to hear”-Rumi
  7. “We are all just walking each other home”-Ram Dass
  8. “How people treat you is their karma, how you react is yours”-Dr. Wayne Dyer
  9. “Knowing yourself is to be rooted in being, instead of lost in your mind”-Eckhart Tolle
  10. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated”-Confucius
  11. “New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings”-Lao Tzu
  12. “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory”-Dr. Seuss
  13. “A life with a peaceful center can weather all storms”-Norman Vincent Peale
  14. “If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path”-Buddha
  15. “Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pour through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy”-Eskimo Proverb
  16. “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”-Dr. Wayne Dyer
  17. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right”-Henry Ford
  18. “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough”-Albert Einstein
  19. “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind”-Mahatma Gandhi
  20. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”-Chinese Proverb
  21. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless”-Mother Teresa
  22. “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty”-Winston Churchill
  23. “When you do what you fear most, then you can do anything”-Stephen Richards
  24. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value”-Albert Einstein
  25. “Whatever you fight you strengthen and what you resist, persists”-Eckhart Tolle
  26. “Listen to the wind, it talks.  Listen to the silence, it speaks.  Listen to your heart, it knows”-Native American Proverb
  27. “Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny”- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  28. “Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose”-Yoda
  29. “All that we are is the result of what we have thought.  The mind is everything”-Buddha
  30. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”-Mark Twain
  31. “The only difference between a flower and a weed is judgment”-Wayne Dyer
  32. “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them”-Albert Einstein
  33. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow.  Learn as if you were to live forever”-Mahatma Gandhi
  34. “People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges”-Joseph Fort Newton
  35. “You are of no advantage to anyone who has your negative attention”-Abraham Hicks
  36. “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve”-Napoleon Hill
  37. “There are no wrong turns, only unexpected paths”-Mark Nepo
  38. “You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith”-Mary Manin Morrissey
  39. “If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place”-Eckhart Tolle
  40. “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished”-Lao Tzu
  41. “Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect.  It means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections”-Author Unknown
  42. “Some things need to be let go before other things can be let in”-Marianne Williamson
  43. “It’s all about finding the calm in the chaos”-Donna Karen
  44. “Let go or be dragged”-Zen Proverb
  45. “Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be”-Abraham Lincoln
  46. “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.  Happiness never decreases by being shared”-Buddha
  47. “It is of practical value to learn to like yourself.  Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship”-Norman Vincent Peale
  48. “If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?”-Maya Angelou
  49. “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck”-Dalai Lama
  50. “Don’t die with the music still in you”-Dr. Wayne Dyer

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