50 + Inspirational Quotes That Will Change Your Thinking

At times life may seem tough and we need something to keep us going. The thing needed is inspirational quotations. Happiness is what we all search for in life and what most people believe is that happiness can be reach through money and fame. But as good as that statement is, we can say it is not true. The only secret to happiness is to be thankful for everything you know and own. In this world, there are people better than you and people less fortunate than you so the best way to reach happiness is to find the middle ground and accept what you have.


Today, I have chosen over 50 inspirational quotations out of thousands. Some of these quotes will resonate with you while some won’t. Don’t forget to write down quotes that you enjoy down and more importantly, use the effect that it has on you to take action. These inspirational quotes will be useless without action. So enjoy the following quotes!

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

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“You make a living by what you earn; you make a life by what you give.” – Winston Churchill

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu

“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

”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

”Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first, it is ridiculed. In the second, it is opposed. In the third, it is regarded as self evident.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.” – Plato

“Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” – Mark Twain

“If you love what you do, then it is no longer work. The money you earn is secondary when you love your work.” – Catherine Pulsifer

“Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.” – Benjamin Franklin

“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.” – Gandhi

“Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.” Martin Luther King

“That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.” – Albert Einstein

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Inspiration and genius–one and the same.” – Victor Hugo

To find what you seek in the road of life,
the best proverb of all is that which says:
“Leave no stone unturned.” – Edward Bulwer Lytton

“If you would create something, you must be something.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Every artist was first an amateur.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be.” – Horace Bushnell

“Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in the bracing atmosphere of a high aim the very roughness stimulates the climber to steadier steps, till the legend, over steep ways to the stars, fulfills itself.” – W. C. Doane

“Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration?” – George Eliot

“No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.” – Thomas Carlyle

“Let thy words be few.” – Ecclesiastes 5:2

“Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.” – Leon J. Suenes

“The power of imagination makes us infinite.” – John Muir

“First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.” – Epictetus

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

“I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.” – Dudley Field Malone

“If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.” – Albert Einstein

“The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” – Bill Copeland

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

“All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle

”An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” – M.K. Gandhi

”Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy

”I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

”It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle

”It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.” – Howard Ruff

”It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

”Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” – Sun-Tzu

”Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein

”Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.” – Benjamin Franklin

”Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ‘em.” – William Shakespeare

”That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

”The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket.” – Will Rogers

”Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers

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