Best 52 Inspirational Quotes to Inspire Success

If you’re looking for inspirational quotes about success, life and business? Inspiration and motivation can come in many forms. Sometimes a passage in a book you’re reading, or a song on the radio can perfectly capture the emotion you’re feeling. We’ve collated the best inspirational quotes from the many philosophers, entrepreneurs and great thinkers of our time.

Here’s our favourite list of 52 inspirational quotes. Be sure to jump in and add your favourite inspirational quotes in the comments section below.


Inspirational Quotes


“Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.” – W. Clement Stone quotes about inspirational success



“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



“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker



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



“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus



“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



“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain quotes about inspirational success



“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing.  That’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar



“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



“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



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



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



“We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.” – Marie Curie



“Limitations live only in our minds.  But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” – Jamie Paolinetti quotes about inspiration



“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



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



“I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali



“It’s not about time, it’s about choices. How are you spending your choices?” – Beverly Adamo



“That’s precisely the question everyone should be asking—why the hell not? – Why not you, why not now…” – Timothy Ferriss



“How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.” – Trina Paulus



“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford



“Every great story on the planet happened when someone decided not to give up, but kept going no matter what.” – Spryte Loriano



“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes about inspiration



“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of Hell, a hell of Heaven.” – John Milton



“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee



“Success…seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton



“Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill



“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson



“Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.” – Helen Keller



“There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way.” – Christopher Morley



“The power of imagination makes us infinite.” – John Muir quotes about success inspiration



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



“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb



“The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.” – John Madden



“To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” – Elbert Hubbard



“The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.” – Richard Bach



“I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.” – Tony Robbins



“If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know & start charging for it.” – Kim Garst



“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs



“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” – Dale Carnegie



“I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.” – Tony Robbins inspirationalquotes7



“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart



“Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.” – Kevin Kruse



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



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



“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin



“Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.”  – Booker T. Washington



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



“Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see.” – Confucius inspirational success quotes



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



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



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




We’d love to hear from you. What are your favourite inspirational quotes? Do you know of any quotes we’ve missed? Add your favourites in the comments below.

Melinda Edwards

Melinda Edwards

Founder & Editor at The Rich Daily
Melinda is the Founder and Editor of The Rich Daily. She has Business, Psychology and Personal Development in her blood. Insatiably curious about life, meaning and people's unique stories; she's passionate about shining a light on innovative people and ideas. Melinda believes a rich, meaningful life is found in the delicate balance between ambition, happiness and purpose.
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