over 500 motivational quotes on the essence of life and how to succeed


OVER 500 QUOTES OF WISDOM FROM THE WORLD'S MOST POPULAR PHILOSOPHERS








Begin now to be what you will be hereafter. Saint Jerome

We have to do the best we are capable of. This is our sacred human responsibility. Albert Einstein

You have as much laughter as you have faith. Martin Luther

The brain is wider than the sky. Emily Dickinson

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

A goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot. Joe Vitale

I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad. Or I can go mad by ricocheting in between. Sylvia Plath

Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. W.B. Yeats

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. William Shakespeare





If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. Jim Rohn

Learn to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the best. John C. Maxwell

Great things never came from comfort zones. Neil Strauss

If you want something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done. Thomas Jefferson

We know what we are, but know not what we may be. William Shakespeare

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. Ernest Hemingway

We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it. Barack Obama

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. T.S. Eliot

I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center. Kurt Vonnegut

When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things. Joe Namath

At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better, it’s about what you’ve given back. Denzel Washington

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”. Jack Kerouac



The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest. Unknown

If you think, then you will be prepared. If you are prepared, then you will have no worries. Li Ka Shing

If you take risks and face your fate with dignity, there is nothing you can do that makes you small; if you don’t take risks, there is nothing you can do that makes you grand, nothing. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it. Horace

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself. Michel de Montaigne

Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion. Jack Kerouac

I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. Jack London

We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us. Charles Bukowski

Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way. Charles Bukowski

Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly. Franz Kafka
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful. Sigmund Freud

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. F. Scott Fitzgerald

From error to error one discovers the entire truth. Sigmund Freud (This is one of my favorite inspirational quote. Leave a reply here and let me know what’s yours!)

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness. Euripides

One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives. Euripides Click to tweet

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. Seneca

That best portion of a good man’s life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love. William Wordsworth

The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own. Benjamin Disraeli

You feel alive to the degree that you feel you can help others. John Travolta
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It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed. Napoleon Hill

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Mark Twain

We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend. Robert Louis Stevenson

You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics. Charles Bukowski

Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship. Epicurus

It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. Marlene Dietrich

You can do more good by being good than any other way. John Wooden
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Inspirational Quotations About Spirituality, Religion, Bible, God
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Faith in God includes faith in his timing. Neal A. Maxwell

The phrase ‘do not be afraid’ is written in the Bible 365 times. That’s a daily reminder from God to live every day being fearless. Unknown

One of the most spiritual things you can do is embrace your humanity. Connect with those around you today. Say, “I love you”, “I’m sorry”, “I appreciate you”, “I’m proud of you”…whatever you’re feeling. Send random texts, write a cute note, embrace your truth and share it…cause a smile today for someone else…and give plenty of hugs. Steve Maraboli

You can see God from anywhere if your mind is set to love and obey Him. Aiden Wilson Tozer

If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Jesus Christ

If you will know yourselves, then you will be known and you will know that you are the sons of the living father. But if you do not know yourselves, then you are in poverty and you are poverty. Jesus Christ

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life. Buddha

Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction. E. O. Wilson

Give up the belief that mind is, even temporarily, compressed within the skull, and you will quickly become more manly or womanly. You will understand yourself and your Maker better than before. Mary Baker Eddy

To love someone means to see him as God intended him. Fyodor Dostoyevsky Click to tweet

God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars. Elbert Hubbard

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet. Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong. John Lennon
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I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t, than live my life as if there isn’t and die to find out there is. Albert Camus

The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays. Søren Kierkegaard

In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you. Leo Tolstoy
Inspiring Quotes About Wisdom
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Any fool can know. The point is to understand. Albert Einstein

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. Jimi Hendrix

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Rumi

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. Rumi

We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. Marcel Proust

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears. John Lennon

All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope. Alexandre Dumas

The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise. Maya Angelou

Mingle a little folly with your wisdom; a little nonsense now and then is pleasant. Horace

Never speak from a place of hate jealousy anger and insecurity. Evaluate your words before you let them leave your lips. Sometimes it’s best to be quiet. Unkwown

By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. Confucius

The most dangerous person is the one who listens, thinks and observes. Bruce Lee

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends. Friedrich Nietzsche

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. Aristotle Click to tweet

Everytime you get upset at something, ask yourself if you were to die tomorrow, was it worth wasting your time being angry?

We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones. Jules Verne

Man is never perfect, nor contented. Jules Verne

In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them. Mark Twain

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect). Mark Twain

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? Jean-Jacques Rousseau

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing. Socrates

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little. Epicurus

No one can give you better advice than yourself. Cicero

Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom. Terry Pratchett

A loving heart is the truest wisdom. Charles Dickens

One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple. Jack Kerouac

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. William Shakespeare

Brevity is the soul of wit. William Shakespeare
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Inspirational Quotes About Hope, Faith, Belief
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While there’s life, there’s hope. Cicero

If you can see the magic in a fairytale, you can face the future. Danielle Steel

If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. Henry Ford

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

Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself. Roy T. Bennett

If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything. Gordon A. Eadie

Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. Coco Chanel

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. Abraham Lincoln

Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe. Augustine of Hippo

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. Mahatma Gandhi

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt

There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen

Hope is a waking dream. Aristotle

One lives in the hope of becoming a memory. Antonio Porchia

He does not believe that does not live according to his belief. Sigmund Freud

Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery. Bertrand Russell

Only in the darkness can you see the stars. Martin Luther King Jr

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls. Joseph Campbell

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive. Robert Louis Stevenson

Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe. Mitch Albom

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. Leo Tolstoy

To live without hope is to cease to live. Fyodor Dostoyevsky Click to tweet

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all. Emily Dickinson

You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. William Faulkner

I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best. Benjamin Disraeli

Hope will never be silent. Harvey Milk

There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for. J.R.R. Tolkien

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