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70 Best Motivational Quotes About Life [Positive, Powerful & Beautiful]

70 Best Motivational Quotes About Life [Positive, Powerful & Beautiful]

Are you looking for motivational, positive and wise sayings and quotes about life? Here you will find short and powerful quotes to motivate yourself. Return to this page regularly and choose a nice saying of the day or quote of the week.

Let’s look at the motivational wisdom, sayings and quotes

Are you looking for beautiful sayings and motivational and inspiring texts? On this page you will find inspiring quotes, quotes and one-liners.

These life sayings and life quotes are about, among other things, a happy life, overcoming fears and achieving success. Use these statements to remind yourself to get the most out of life and take action.

70 most beautiful inspiring and positive quotes from famous people

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

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

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

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
–Michael Jordan

We become what we think about.
–Earl Nightingale

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.
–Mark Twain

Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.
–John Maxwell

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.
–Tony Robbins

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
–Chinese Proverb

Eighty percent of success is showing up.
–Woody Allen

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.
–Stephen Covey

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
–Pablo Picasso

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
–Maya Angelou

Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.
–Henry Ford

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The best revenge is massive success.
–Frank Sinatra

Inspiration exists, but it must find you working.
–Pablo Picasso

If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.
–Vincent Van Gogh

There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.

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

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.
–Erma Bombeck

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, “What’s in it for me?”
– Brian Tracy

Believe you can and you’re halfway there.
–Theodore Roosevelt

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
–George Addair

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.
–Christopher Reeve

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
–Arthur Ashe

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.
–John Lennon

Take any area of your life. Improve it 1%. That’s the “secret” of not failing. If you do this every day, and it compounds, then you improve 3800% a year. 3800%. 38 times. You’re only competing against the person you were yesterday.
–James Altucher

Fall seven times and stand up eight.
–Japanese Proverb

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
–Helen Keller

Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see.

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
–Anne Frank

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
–Lao Tzu

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

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
–Arthur C. Clarke

You can’t fall if you don’t climb. But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground.

Whoever loves much, performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
–Vincent Van Gogh

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
–Les Brown

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

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
–Walt Disney

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.
–Leonardo da Vinci

Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.
–Jamie Paolinetti

Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
–Jim Morrison

What’s money? 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

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
– Albert Einstein

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
–Chinese Proverb

There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.
–Roger Staubach

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

I would rather die of passion than of boredom.
–Vincent van Gogh

A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.

It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.
–Ann Landers

If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money.
–Abigail Van Buren

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

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.
–Frank Zappa

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.
–H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.
–H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
–Dalai Lama

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
–Maya Angelou

Dream big and dare to fail.
–Norman Vaughan

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.
–Beverly Sills

Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
–Eleanor Roosevelt

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
–Henry Ford

It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
–Abraham Lincoln

Change your thoughts and you change your world.
–Norman Vincent Peale

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!”
–Audrey Hepburn

The only way to do great work is to love what you do.
–Steve Jobs

If you can dream it, you can achieve it.
–Zig Ziglar

Go hard or go home.
– Wiz Khalifa

Push harder
– Dan Pena

Get rich or die tryin.
– 50 cent

Beast mode. Flames. To rock. Push yourself. Die as a hero. Rise and grind. Today we are going to beast. Go hard or go home. No pain, No gain! Machine!
– Popular statements in the gym

Life begins out of your comfort zone
– Neale Donald Walsch

Good things come to those who hustle.
– American saying

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