On this page, you can find a list of inspirational quotes that thought leaders and public figures have said that have helped them and others to create a positive mindset and ultimately create positive behaviours.
Inspirational quotes for entrepreneurs
“Instead of freaking out about these constraints, embrace them. Let them guide you. Constraints drive innovation and force focus. Instead of trying to remove them, use them to your advantage.” – 37 Signals.
“Our chief want in life is someone who shall make us do what we can. This is the service of a friend. With him, we are easily great.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.
“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller.
“Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.” – Oprah Winfrey.
“Remember why you started.” – Unknown.
“There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.” – Mandy Hale.
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney.
“The Team! The Team! The Team!” – Bo Schembechler.
“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred with dust and sweat; who strives valiantly, who errs and may fall again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming.” – Theodore Roosevelt.
“You have to believe it before you see it.” – Unknown.
“Be so good they can’t ignore you.” – Steve Martin.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi.
“An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it.” – Roy Ash.
“We all have things we must do that we don’t really care to do and things we must do that we don’t mind doing, then there’s the goofing off.” – Mi Oon.
“Dear entrepreneurs, you can start a thousand businesses, launch 100 projects, and take dozens of companies public, but you only have one shot at being part of your kid’s childhood. Your kid doesn’t care about your platform, they care about your presence.” – Jon Acuff.
“A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” – John A. Shedd.
“If you don’t have big dreams and goals, you’ll end up working for someone that does.” – Unknown.
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison.
“Because, you know, resilience – if you think of it in terms of the Gold Rush, then you’d be pretty depressed right now because the last nugget of gold would be gone. But the good thing is, with innovation, there isn’t a last nugget. Every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities.” – Jeff Bezos.
“Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.” – Drew Houston.
“In carrying out e-commerce, the most important thing is to keep doing what you are doing right now with passion, to keep it up.” – Jack Ma.
“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett.
“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein.
“Don’t risk more than you can afford to lose!” – The Backroads Bosslady.
“Knowledge without action is meaningless” – Abu Bakr.
“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it.” – Unknown.
“Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.” – Marian Wright Edelman
“Life’s too short to learn from your own mistakes. So learn from others.” – Unknown.
Inspirational quotes for motivation
“Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” – George Herbert.
“If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney.
“One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.” – Michael Korda.
“Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” – Simone de Beauvoir.
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe.
Inspirational quotes for self-confidence
“Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.” Theodore Roosevelt.
“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” – E.E. Cummings.
“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her” – Lao Tzu.
“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” – Rumi.
“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then all by means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh.
“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” – Arthur Ashe.
“If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.” – Author Unknown.
“Always be yourself, express yourself have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” – Bruce Lee.
“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” – Golda Meir.
“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.
“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realised how seldom they do” – Eleanor Roosevelt.
“You yourself, as much as anyone in the entire universe deserves your love and affection.” – Buddha.
“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 harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain.
“You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.” – Zig Ziglar.
“With realisation of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.” – Dalai Lama.
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie.
“Would it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if you knew it would make you happy? This is precisely how much life loves you and wants you to nurture yourself. The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfilment from inside out.” – Alan Cohen.
“It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures.” – Oprah Winfrey.
“Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin.
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” – Dr Seuss.
“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale
Inspirational quotes for relationships
“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” – Unknown.
“The most beautiful thing is to see a person you love smiling. And even more beautiful is knowing that you are the reason behind it.” – Unknown.
“The one who is meant for you encourages you to be your best, but still loves and accepts you at your worst.” – Unknown.
“Fall in love when you’re ready, not when you’re lonely.” – Unknown.
“If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.” – Unknown.
“True love doesn’t mean being inseparable; it means being separated and nothing changes.” – Unknown.
“Don’t try to be everything to everyone. Be everything to someone.” – Unknown.
“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon McLaughlin.
“Happily ever after is not a fairy tale. It’s a choice.” – Fawn Weaver.
“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.” – Joseph F. Newton Men.
“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” – Unknown.
“The first duty of love is to listen.” – Paul Tillich.