70 Motivational Life Quotes 

Fact-checked by Layla Saman
Updated on: January 21, 2023

Motivation is like that pinch of salt we add to our food to enhance its flavor. Sometimes just a pinch is missing, and sometimes spoonfuls! So before reading these 70 motivational life quotes, try this exercise to feel openness. 

  1. Inhale air through your nose for 3 to 5 seconds. 
  2. Make the air reach your stomach and hold it for 3 seconds. 
  3. Then exhale through your mouth for 3-5 seconds.

Repeat this exercise 2-3 times until you feel more relaxed. Now that you are more relaxed ask yourself:

  • What am I thankful for today?
  • What motivates me to get up?

If you answered quickly, your level of motivation is positive. If, on the contrary, it was difficult for you, don’t worry. This list will help you lift your spirits!

70 quotes of motivation in life

  1. “Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” ― Roy T. Bennett
  2. “Get immersed in the beauty that surrounds you. No filters, edits, or adjustments. Experience the colors, sounds, textures and smells within your reach. Live.” ― C. Toni Graham
  3. “Remember to celebrate the small accomplishments along your journey because they will provide the support needed when the road gets rocky.” ― C. Toni Graham
  4. “Where there is life, there is hope.” ― Alyson Noel, Everlasting
  5. “The greatest win is walking away and choosing not to engage in drama and toxic energy at all.” ― Lalah Delia
  6. “Walk free from the long shadows cast by small people.” ― Fennel Hudson
  7. “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” ― Suzy Kassem
  8. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.” ― Walt Whitman
  9. “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” ― Henry Ford
  10. “The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.” ― Marcus Aurelius
  11. “You do not find the happy life. You make it.”— Camilla Eyring Kimball
  12. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” ― Michael Altshuler
  13. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” ― Helen Keller
  14. “Fake it until you make it! Act as if you had all the confidence you require until it becomes your reality.” ― Brian Tracy
  15. “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” — Stephen King
  16. “The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.” — Robert H Schuller
  17. “Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” — Lolly Daskal
  18. “Don’t Let Yesterday Take Up Too Much Of Today.” ― Will Rogers
  19. “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” ― Nelson Mandela
  20. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” — E.E. Cummings
  21. “You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” ― Zig Ziglar
  22. “If you can change your mind, you can change your life.”― William James
  23. “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  24. “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” — Christopher Robin
  25. “You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.”
  26. “Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right.”
  27. “Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.” — John Barrymore
  28.  “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” — Confucius
  29. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” ― Jimmy Dean
  30. “In order to write about life first you must live it.” — Ernest Hemingway
  31. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” — Confucius
  32. “Don’t wait for your feelings to change to take the action. Take the action and your feelings will change.” — Barbara Baron
  33. “Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.” — Benjamin Disraeli
  34. “Perfection is boring. Getting better is where all the fun is.” — Dragos Roua
  35. “You define your own life. Don’t let other people write your script.” — Oprah Winfrey
  36. “Falling down is an accident, staying down is a choice.”
  37. “Today is your opportunity to build the tomorrow you want.” ― Ken Poirot
  38. “If you’re too comfortable, it’s time to move on. Terrified of what’s next? You’re on the right track.” ― Susan Fales-Hill
  39. “Invest in your dreams. Grind now. Shine later.” ― Unknown
  40. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ― Aristotle
  41. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good and go for great.”
  42. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” — Malala Yousafzai
  43. “Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put some sunglasses on.” — Lady Gaga
  44. “Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  45. “Wake up determined, go to bed satisfied.” — Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
  46. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” — Frederick Douglass
  47. “If you make your internal life a priority, then everything else you need on the outside will be given to you and it will be extremely clear what the next step is.” — Gabrielle Bernstein
  48. “You don't always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.” — Mandy Hale
  49. “Work while they sleep. Learn while they party. Save while they spend. Live like they dream.”
  50. “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.”
  51. “Do one thing every day that scares you.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
  52. “Hold the vision, trust the process.” — Unknown
  53. “One day or day one. You decide.” — Unknown
  54. “Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried but you’ve actually been planted.” ― Christine Caine
  55. “Don’t limit your challenges. Challenge your limits.” ― Unknown
  56. “Make each day your masterpiece.” ― John Wooden
  57. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” ― Maya Angelou
  58. “I never lose. Either I win or learn.” ― Nelson Mandela
  59. “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” ― Sheryl Sandberg
  60. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” ― Kurt Cobain
  61. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” ― Roy T. Bennett
  62. “I intend to live life, not just exist.” — George Takei
  63. “If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.” — Dolly Parton
  64. “You never know what you can do until you try.” ― William Cobbett
  65. “Twenty years from now you’ll be more disappointed by the things you did not do than the ones you did.” ― Mark Twain
  66. “Be brave to stand for what you believe in even if you stand alone.” ― Roy T. Bennett
  67. “How to win in life:

1 work hard

2 complain less

3 listen more

4 try, learn, grow

5 don't let people tell you it cant be done

6 make no excuses.”

― Germany Kent

  1. “The most important thing in life is to stop saying ‘I wish’ and start saying ‘I will’. Consider nothing impossible then treat possibilities as probabilities.” ― Charles Dickens
  2. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” ― Walt Disney
  3.  “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” ― George Addair

Write the quotes you liked the most, and add that pinch of salt to your life! Another way to find motivation is by doing new activities. Check out this article on Side Hustle Ideas and spice up your life!

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