15 Quotes That Motivate And Inspire

I don’t know what quotes are good for, but they work.

The more often you focus on them, the more they become internalized. Reading inspiring quotes is a great way of changing your state of mind and taking control of your focus.

In moments of uncertainty, doubt or sadness, I like to re-read some of my favorite quotes. This a personal selection of the very best – specifically for a variety of situations.


A reminder to take things to the next level and kick ass! No matter where I am at right now, there’s also more – more to achieve, to feel alive and be productive. These quotes show that risks are inevitable and taking the path of safety will lead to a life of regret.

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.

Every man dies. Not every man really lives.

Growth is the only evidence of life.

One finds limits by pushing them.


Problems are an essential and important part of life. However, often times they’re only problems because of the way we see things. By changing perspective and focusing on the bigger picture, problems become opportunities or valuable learning experiences.

Especially when facing a difficult situation, pain or needing to make a tough decision – these quotes give support.

If you’re going through hell, keep going.

The word ‘happiness’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.

Tony Robbins

Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.

Zig Ziglar


I tend to forget the importance of friendships and their role in my life. The people I surround myself with need to be chosen carefully and cultivating friend- and relationships is an essential contributor to success and happiness.

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.

Jim Rohn

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.

Assumptions are the termites of relationships.

How To Use Quotes

There’s many ways of using quotes and integrating them into your daily experience. Quotes can be put anywhere, in an almost unlimited fashion – only limited by your imagination.

For starters, here’s a couple of suggestions.

  • Paper cards on the desk, kitchen or somewhere else in your sight.
  • Configuring the screensaver to show a specific quote.
  • Using quote wall stickers in different rooms.
  • Using the wallpaper/background on a computer or phone.
  • Creating a paperback vision board containing quotes.
  • Browsing quotes online and reading them daily.
  • Printing or buying a poster with quotes on it.