Inspirational quotes are positive, uplifting, inspiring and motivational. They give us inspiration and hope, boost our confidence and often our self esteem as well. Whether you are going through a difficult time or you are just looking for something to read that will inspire you, my hope is that these motivational and inspirational quotes will brighten your day and help you to have more positive thoughts.

I will be adding more inspiring quotes on a regular basis. And, I will also write some posts around the important topics of gratitude and positive thinking, and the important role they play in every aspect of our lives. Where possible and appropriate, I will incorporate some inspirational quotes in these posts and will add a link underneath the quote to the relevant post.

In order to make it easier to navigate this page and find what you are looking for I have broken down the inspirational and motivational quotes into several different categories. However, some inspiring quotes may apply to more than one category so don’t limit yourself to just reading one category only.

How To Use Motivational And Inspirational Quotes

Find an inspirational quote that really appeals to you right now and write it down on a blank piece of paper. Once you have written it down, cut it out and stick it somewhere we you will see it several times a day, such as on your fridge. Only by reading it several times a day and by believing it will it become a part of your belief system. But, don’t just read it… Feel it! If you put it in context with the personal issues you are dealing with right now it will give you a new and more positive perspective on your current situation.

Inspirational Quotes About Success

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
- Albert Schweitzer

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.”
- Robert Louis Stevenson

“When we put a limit on what we will do, we put a limit on what we can do.”
- Charles Schwab

“The more I practice, the luckier I get.”
- Gary Player

“I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.”
- Abraham Lincoln

Inspirational Quotes On Gratitude

“When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears.”
- Anthony Robbins

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”
- William Arthur Ward

“If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.”
- Frank A. Clark

“If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.”
- Gerald Good

“Give Thanks For Unknown Blessings Already On Their Way.”
- Native American Saying
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Inspirational Quotes On Self Esteem

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

“To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are.”
- Sven Goran Eriksson

“Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.”
- Les Brown

“Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they’re yours.”
- Richard Bach, Illusions

“Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Inspirational Quotes About Life

“We all have two choices: We can make a living or we can design a life.”
- Jim Rohn

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
- Abraham Lincoln

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
- Leo Tolstoy

“Attitudes are more important than facts.”
- Dr. Karl Menninger
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Inspirational Quotes On Positive Thinking

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”
- Buddha

“A man’s life is what his thoughts make of it.”
- Marcus Aurelius

“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results”
- William Nelson

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe the mind can achieve.”
- Napoleon Hill
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Inspirational Quotes On Confidence

“The world has the habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going.”
- Napoleon Hill

“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.”
- Peter T. McIntyre

“Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.”
- Author Unknown

“Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.”
- Henry Ford

“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.”
- Anna Freud

Inspirational Quotes For Women

“There is a woman at the beginning of all great things.”
- Alphonse De Lamartine

“I think the key is for women not to set any limits.”
- Martina Navratilova

“Women are like tea bags. They don’t know how strong they are until they get into hot water.”
- Eleanor Roosevelt

“Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.”
- Rosalind Russell

“A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. A woman must do what he can’t.”
- Rhonda Hansome

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Inspirational Quotes From The Bible

“Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”
- 1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
- Philippians 4:6 (NIV)

“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.”
- James 1:5-6 (NIV)

“With God all things are possible.”
- Matthew 19:26 (NIV)

“Everything is possible for him who believes.”
- Mark 9:23 (NIV)

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Inspirational Quotes For Difficult Times

“Worry gives small things a big shadow.”
- Swedish Proverb

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”
- Edmund Hillary

“To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”
- Bertrand Russell

“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”
- Saint Francis of Assisi

“Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”
- Chinese Proverb
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Inspirational Love Quotes

“I love you, not for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.”
- Ray Croft

“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

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring.”
- Oscar Wilde

“Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.”
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“I can live without money, but I cannot live without love.”
- Judy Garland

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