The Absolute Best 100 Inspirational Quotes of All Time

Inspirational Quotes
Words can inspire, words can soothe, words can motivate, and they don’t always have to be your own words.

Quotes, sayings, citations, excerpts – whatever you want to call them, we all have our favourites. They can be inspirational words to live by, motivational phrases to get you going on slow days and positive affirmations to keep in mind on the down days.

This collection of famous inspirational quotes are named the most popular in the world by way of how many times the phrases are mentioned online.

I have many favourites on this list, but the ones that resonate the best with me are:

31. This too, shall pass. – An Advisor to King Solomon

38. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. – The Bible

85. The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will. – Vince Lombardi

Here are the Top 100 Quotes of All Time

1. Just Do it ! – Nike

2. Do it Now! – Napoleon Hill

3. Whatever it takes! – Origin Unknown

4. Carpe Diem. – Latin

5. Anything Is Possible. – Origin Unknown

6. Keep the Faith. – Origin Unknown

7. Practice makes perfect. – Origin Unknown

8. Believe in yourself. – Origin Unknown

9. It’s never too late. – Origin Unknown

10. Don’t quit. – Origin Unknown

11. Better late than never. – Proverb

12. Never Quit. – Origin Unknown

13. The show must go on. – Proverb

14. Let’s Roll. – Todd Beamer

15. Seize the day. – Origin Unknown

16. Reach for the stars. – Origin Unknown

17. Be Here Now. – Ram Dass

18. No pain, No gain. – Origin Unknown

19. Know thyself. – Socrates

20. Count Your Blessings. – Og Mandino

21. Imagination is more important than knowledge. – Albert Einstein

22. Live life to the fullest. – Robert Louis Stevenson

23. Actions speak louder than words. – Proverb

24. Do or do not, there is no try. – Yoda

25. Don’t sweat the small stuff. – Richard Carlson

26. Hunker down. – Origin Unknown

27. Experience is the best teacher. – Proverb

28. Follow Your Dreams. – Origin Unknown

29. I think therefore I am – Rene Descartes

30. Hope springs eternal. – Alexander Pope

31. This too, shall pass. – An Advisor to King Solomon

32. The best things in life are free. – Origin Unknown

33. The buck stops here. – Harry Truman

34. Love conquers all. – Virgil

35. Attitude is everything. – Origin Unknown

36. Live Your Dreams. – Les Brown

37. Laughter is the best medicine. – Origin Unknown

38. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. – The Bible

39. Necessity is the mother of invention. – Proverb

40. Hard work pays off. – Origin Unknown

41. Roll with the punches. – Origin Unknown

42. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. – Origin Unknown

43. Begin with the end in mind. – Stephen Covey

44. Be all you can be. – US Army

45. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt

46. Life is what you make it. – Origin Unknown

47. A dream is a wish your heart makes. – The Supremes

48. Where there is a will, there is a way. – Origin Unknown

49. Every cloud has a silver lining. – Proverb

50. Many hands make light work. – Proverb

51. We must be the change we wish to see . – Mahatma Gandhi

52. Don’t ever give up. – Origin Unknown

53. Be the best that you can be. – Origin Unknown

54. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. – Origin Unknown

55. Every dog has his day. – Proverb

56. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt

57. God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. – Serenity Prayer

58. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. – Antoine de Saint Exupery

59. If you can dream it, you can do it. – Walt Disney

60. Above all to thine own self be true. – William Shakespeare

61. Strike while the iron is hot. – Proverb

62. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. – Mark Twain

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

64. Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt and dance like no one is watching – Satchel Paige

65. This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True. – William Shakespeare

66. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

67. Success is a journey not a destination. – Ben Sweetland

68. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

69. Feel the fear and do it anyway. – Susan Jeffers

70. There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is. – Albert Einstein

71. When the going gets tough the tough get going. – Joseph P. Kennedy

72. If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. – Henry David Thoreau

73. Destiny is not a matter of chance, It is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, But rather something to be achieved. – William Jennings Bryan

74. It ain’t over till it’s over. – Yogi Berra

75. Lead follow or get out of the way! – Thomas Paine

76. The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart – Helen Keller

77. I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone – – Bill Cosby

78. If at first you don’t succeed skydiving is not for you. – Origin Unknown

79. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. – Helen Keller

80. We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. – Sir Winston Churchill

81. If at first you don’t succeed, try try again. – W.C Fields

82. Live with passion. – Anthony Robbins

83. When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice. – Indian Proverb

84. Don’t dream it be it. – Rocky Horror Picture Show

85. The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will. – Vince Lombardi

86. Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. – Louisa May Alcott
87. In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life – it goes on. – Robert Frost

88. The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. – Albert Einstein

89. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. – Aristotle

90. Be the change you want to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi

91. Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. – Mother Teresa

92. Today is the first day of the rest of your life – Origin Unknown

93. A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. – Bob Dylan

94. Whatever you are be a good one. – Abraham Lincoln

95. Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. – Marianne Williamson

96. Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. – Edgar Allen Poe

97. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Confucius

98. Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

99. Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals. – Henry Ford

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

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