Inspirational Quotes to Live By

This page is a collection of Inspirational Quotes to Live By.

I've thought about putting this page together for a long time, but picking the quotes has been a challenge. There were so many great quotes I could easily have made this page go on forever. After much deliberation what you will find is my personal list of inspirational quotes to live by.

Many of the quotes hold a special place in my heart, but it's more than the words. The context in which I found the quote, or you might say the quote has found me, plays a big part. I've come across these quotes in books, heard them from speakers, saw them on park benches, some were shared with me by friendly strangers, and some I have no recollection of where they came from.

This page is sort of the cream of the crop. A collection of quotes I feel are so powerful and enlightening, they would be a great way to live.

Take your time to read the quotes below, sit with them, journal about them. They are deep, powerful, and will inspire you to live a wonderful life.

If you give them the chance they will encourage, enlighten, and empower you.

Enjoy the following Inspirational Quotes to Live By..

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love.
Don't make money your goal.
Instead, pursue the things you love doing,
and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you.
-Maya Angelou

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
-Judy Garland

You shall no longer take things at second or third hand,
nor look through the eyes of the dead,
nor feed on the spectres in books,
You shall not look through my eyes either, nor take things from me,
You shall listen to all sides and filter them for your self.
-Walt Whitman

When I was 5 years old, my mom 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.

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
-Lao Tzu

Touch a thistle timidly, and it pricks you;
grasp it boldly, and its spines crumble.
-Admiral William Halsey

As we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
-Marianne Williamson

Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things,
but just look at what they can do when they stick together.
-Vesta Kelly

Anyone can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend,
but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend's success.
-Oscar Wilde

If you think the efforts of one individual will be nothing,
then you have never been to bed with a mosquito.
-Betty Reese

More Inspirational Quotes to Live By

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass.
It's about learning how to dance in the rain.
-Vivian Greene

Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature,
nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
-Helen Keller

Each time we face our fear,
we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.

The men who try to do something and fail
are infinitely better
than those who try to do nothing and succeed.
-Lloyd Jones

I want to love you without clutching,
appreciate you without judging, join you without invading,
invite you without demanding, leave you without guilt,
criticize you without blaming, and help you without insulting.
If I can have the same from you,
then we can truly meet and enrich each other.
-Virginia Satir

I gave myself permission to fail.
But I wouldn’t give myself permission not to try.
-Steve Pavlina

The easiest thing in the world to be is you.
The most difficult thing to be
is what other people want you to be.
Don't let them put you in that position.
-Leo Buscaglia

Experience life in all possible ways-
good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter.
Experience all the dualities.
Don't be afraid of experience,
because the more experience you have,
the more mature you become.

Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey.
It reminds us to cherish each moment,
because it will never come again.
What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived.
-Captian Jean-Luc Picard

Don't ask yourself what the world needs;
ask yourself what makes you come alive.
And then go and do that.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
-Harold Thurman

The minute you choose to do what you really want to do,
it's a different kind of life.
-Buckminster Fuller

Work like you don't need money,
Love like you've never been hurt,
And dance like no one's watching.
-Aurora Greenway

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world,
the master calls a butterfly.
-Richard Bach

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