26 Inspirational Quotes About Life

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Inspirational quotes have a way of brightening your day and making you feel better about life.

There are days when life gets hard, but you can be reminded of the good things that are out there just by reading inspirational words from other people.

There are many inspirational quotes about life. They will inspire you and give you motivation. They will give you something to dream about and something to strive for.

Short Inspirational Quotes That Will Inspire You

Not all quotes are lengthy. Sometimes it's nice to have a short quote to lift your mood and change your mind about something that is ruffling your feathers.

Here are some funny quotes, some inspirational quotes, encouraging quotes, and some quotes about success to help brighten your day.

Funny Inspirational Quotes

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” Dalai Lama

“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” Elbert Hubbard

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” Jack London

“Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, ‘I’m not going to make it’, but you laugh inside remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.” Charles Bukowski

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

“The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs…one step at a time.” Joe Girard

“Follow your passion, stay true to yourself, never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path then by all means you should follow that.” Ellen Degeneres

“Tell the negative committee that meets inside your head to sit down and shut up.” Ann Bradford

“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” Albert Einstein

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!” Dr. Seuss

“Have you ever noticed how ‘What the hell’ is always the right decision to make?”
Terry Johnson

“If you’re going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.” Marie Osmond

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” Douglas Adams

Inspirational Quotes for Women

Sometimes women need a little extra boost in the confidence and inspirational departments. Luckily, there are quotes for that. Think of these as success quotes for the ladies.

“Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion” Oprah Winfrey

“It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.” J. K. Rowling

“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” Diane Mariechild

“Don’t be afraid to speak up for yourself. Keep fighting for your dreams!” Gabby Douglas

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” Amelia Earhart

“You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.” Melissa Etheridge

“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” Madeleine Albright

“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” Katharine Hepburn

“I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.” Emma Stone

“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” Margaret Thatcher

“Power is not given to you. You have to take it.” Beyonce Knowles

“Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.” Byron Katie

Putting the Quotes to Work for you

Don't just read these quotes once. Save this article in your bookmarks and come back to it when you need a boost of inspiration.

You could pick the ones that speak to you the most and write them down in a journal, or write them on a sticky note and hang them in visible places where they can inspire you throughout the day.

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