100 Inspirational Quotes About Life And Happiness You Need


inspirational quotesWhat is it about inspirational quotes that change our outlook and improve our mood?

I’ve found that no matter how bad a situation I am in, I can turn to inspirational quotes about life and happiness to make me feel better.

So today, I am sharing with you 100 of the best short inspirational quotes to help you feel better.

I am certain they will inspire you to live your best life and improve your outlook.

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100 Inspirational Quotes To Help You Grow

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

#2. “Others believing in you is nice, but worthless if not matched by your own thought.” – Scott Moore

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

#4. “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou

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

#6. “I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” – Arthur Rubinstein

#7. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

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

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

#9. “Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice and is never the result of selfishness.” – Napoleon Hill

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

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

#12. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” – Nelson Mandela

#13. “Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.” – Unknown

#14. “Learn to smile at every situation.  See it as an opportunity to prove your strength and ability”. – Joe Brown

#15. “Be patient with yourself. Self growth is tender. It’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” – Stephen Covey

#16. “How can something bother you if you won’t let it?” – Terri Guillemets

If you are not enjoying the journey, you probably won’t enjoy the destination

#17. “If you are not enjoying the journey, you probably won’t enjoy the destination.” – Unknown

#18. “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain

#19. “My suggestion would be to walk away from the 90% who don’t and join the 10% who do.” – Jim Rohn

#20. “Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.” – Unknown

#21. “If you don’t think every day is a good day, just try missing one.” – Cavett Robert

#22. “Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses.” – Alphonse Karr

#23. “All the advice in the world will never help you until you help yourself.” – Fred Van Amburgh

#24. “Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty.” – William J. Bennett

#25. “Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.

#27. “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” – Frank A. Clark

#28. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

#29. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” – Roy Bennett

#30. “Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” – Brian Tracy

#31. “Everybody ought to do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice.” – William James

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

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

#34. “Difficult roads always lead to beautiful destinations.” – Zig Ziglar

#35. “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Maya Angelou

#36. “Everything will happen for you all of a sudden and you will be thankful you didn’t give up. Blessings are coming. Believe that.” – Jay Shetty

#37. “These then are my last words to you. Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James

#38. “If you can’t control your anger, you are as helpless as a city without walls waiting to be attacked.” –  Proverbs

#39. “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer

#40. “Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.” – Oprah Winfrey

#41. “Freedom, privileges, options, must constantly be exercised, even at the risk of inconvenience.” – Jack Vance

#42. “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal. Nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” – Thomas Jefferson

#43. “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” – Vince Lombardi

#44. “Purpose is what gives life a meaning.” – C. H. Parkhurst

#45. “Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

#46. “When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you.” – Lolly Daskal

There are no limits to what you can accomplish

#47. “There are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking.” – Brian Tracy

#48. “Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” – Malcolm Forbes

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

#50. “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” – Albert Einstein

#51. “Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” – African Proverb

#52. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.” – Proverb

#53. “For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

#54. “People don’t understand the virtue of time until their clock stops ticking.” – Steve Goodman

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

#56. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” – Jim Rohn

#57. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

#58. “No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

#59. “I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

#60. “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” – Oscar Wilde

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

#62. “Imagination rules the world.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

#63. “Life has no limitations except the ones you make.” – Les Brown

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

#65. “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale

If you're going through hell, keep going

#66. “If you’re going through hell keep going.” – Winston Churchill

#67. “I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” – Bruce Lee

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

#69. “You cannot fail at being yourself.” – Wayne Dyer

#70. “The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.” – Unknown

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

#72. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin

#73. “Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drowned your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs

#74. “Leap, and the net will appear.” – John Burroughs

#75. “Wake up determined. Go to bed satisfied.” – Dwayne Johnson

#76. “Strength is the product of struggle. You must do what others don’t to achieve what others won’t.” – Henry Rollins

#77. “If we did all the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison

#78. “Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn

#79. “Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.” – Bern Williams

#80. “Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality. Upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.” – John Assaraf

#81. “Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.” – Robert Schuller

The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.

#82. “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” – J.M. Barrie

#83. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

#84. “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” – Benjamin Franklin

#85. “The place between your comfort zone and your dream is where life takes place.” – Helen Keller

#86. “Courage is one step ahead of fear.” – Coleman Young

#87. “If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.” – Peace Pilgrim

#88. “You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.” – Unknown

#89. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” – E.E. Cummings

#90. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin

#91. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

#92. “Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.” – Roy Bennett

#93. “The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he’s dead.” – Bette Davis

#94. “What you want exists. Don’t settle until you get it.” – Jay Shetty

#95. “Make each day your masterpiece.” – John Wooden

#96. “If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” – H.G. Wells

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

#98. “You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it’s important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages.” – Michelle Obama

#99. “Storms make trees take deeper roots.” – Unknown

You can't connect the dots looking forward.

#100. “You can’t connect the dots looking forward. You can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” – Steve Jobs

Final Thoughts

There are the best 100 inspirational quotes about life and happiness.

I am certain there are quotes listed that spoke to you the moment you read them.

I encourage you to keep those quotes near you so you can refer to them when needed.

There is nothing better than a short inspirational quote to help you center your mind and put you back on the right track.

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