With so much to do and so little time, it’s easy for us to feel perpetually stressed and like we’re in a state of catching up or just trying to make it through the day. Our dreams, our goals, the feeling of happiness and growth, buried under the mountain of our endless to do’s and distractions. I spent a lot of my 30’s like this – running around aimlessly, responding to emails and chasing deadlines. And I was so lost. And after reading some inspirational books and listening to some life changing motivational podcasts, I knew I had the power to change my life and rediscover my purpose and happiness. My morning gratitude meditations and nighttime intentions are key to my transformation. And surrounding myself with reminders of a happy, purpose driven life made a big impact too. Today I want to share some of the inspirational life quotes that keep me focused on the present, the future, and committed to building and living a life that I love.
28 Inspirational Life Quotes
“I’ve learned that making a living is not the same as making a life.”
– Maya Angelou
“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”
“Let me live, love and say it well in good sentences. ”
– Sylvia Plath
“Oh for a life of sensations rather than of thoughts.”
– John Keats
“Just don’t give up on trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”
– Ella Fitzgerald
“Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations.”
– Jane Austen
“No matter how hard the past, we can always begin again.” – Buddha
“Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday’s success or put its failures behind and start over again.
That’s the way life is, with a new game every day, and that’s the way baseball is.”
– Bob Feller
“It’s all just a… a random lottery of meaningless tragedy and a series of near escapes. So I take pleasure in the details. You know… a quarter-pounder with cheese, those are good, the sky about ten minutes before it starts to rain, the moment where your laughter become a cackle… and I, I sit back and I smoke my Camel Straights and I ride my own melt. ”
Troy Dryer, Reality Bites
“There may be more beautiful times, but this one is ours.”
—Jean Paul Sartre
“It’s nice to be great at work. It’s magical to be great at life.” – Sylvie
“Show me your pictures and I’ll show you who you are.” – Sylvie
“I was given just one wish…it was about you and the sun…and a morning run.” – Röyksopp
“And so we’re told this is the golden age.” – U2
She realized she had this one.
This big, bold,
and beautiful life.
And she realized she didn’t want to live it
chasing and crying and apologizing.
Starving and fearing and regretting.
She wanted to live it
Proudly and freely and creatively.
Lovingly and fully and sweetly.
She could choose.
And so, she chose.
– Stripped by Cara Alwill Leyba
“Stay the course, light a star,
change the world where’er you are.”
– Richard Le Gallienne
“Beware what you set your heart upon. For it shall surely be yours.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need.”
-Sarah Ban Breathnach
“For my part i know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.”
– Vincent Van Gogh
“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”
– Jim Rohn
“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”
– Ashley Smith
“Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.”
– Victoria Holt
“Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.”
– Carl Sandburg
“The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery
“A no.2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.”
– Joyce A. Meyers
“I see my path, but i don’t know where it leads. not knowing where i’m going is what inspires me to travel it.”
– Rosalia de Castro
“The day you decide to do it is your lucky day.”
– Japanese proverb
“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”
– Winston Churchill
Friends, what are some of your favorite Inspirational Life Quotes? I’d love to hear them in the comments below. ❤️