250+ Inspirational and Motivational Quotes to Spice up your day

According to Thrash and Elliot, inspiration involves both being inspired by something and acting on that inspiration. And according to Kristi Hedges, inspiration is not a static state of mind but a process that we can cultivate. While we can’t force ourselves to be inspired, we can create an environment that’s conducive to inspiration.
Inspirations and motivational quotes can come in diverse ways. From working along the park, driving, watching movies and many other things. While some may make conscious effort to get inspired, most often, inspiration comes when and where we least expect them. Reading inspirational quotes on this page simply means you are one of those taking conscious effort to get inspired in other to achieve a goal. Now let’s consider some benefits of inspirational quotes

Benefits of inspirational Quote

  • Inspirational quotes are powerful resource tools in areas of personal growth, life issues, relationship, religious, leadership, work, society and meditation.
  • Inspirational quotes help you derive encouragement, motivation and even hope from time to time.
  • Inspirational quotes can help us see things in a new perceptive and awakens us to new possibilities
  • Inspirational quotes are capable of propelling a person from apathy to possibility and transforms the way we perceive our own capabilities.
  • Inspirational quotes are fitted words with the capacity to change orientation and push you beyond limitations
  • Inspirational quotes can be used to spice up speeches, reports, presentations, blogs, or use them as thoughtful words to your friends and loved ones.

400+ Inspirational Quotes To Inspire You Today

time inspirational quote

Inspirational quotes on time

  • Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his presents. Roger Babson
  • The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time. Abraham Lincoln
  • Lost time is never found again. Benjamin Franklin
  • Patience and time do more than strength or passion. Jean de La Fontaine
  • The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.C. S. Lewis
  • If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over? John Wooden
  • Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. Carl Sandburg
  • Time is money. Benjamin Franklin
  • You may delay, but time will not. Benjamin Franklin
  • We are time’s subjects, and time bids be gone. William Shakespeare
  • Time has been transformed, and we have changed it has advanced and set us in motion it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration. Khalil Gibran
  • We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right. Nelson Mandela
  • Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life. Michael LeBoeuf
  • Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. William Penn
  • Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough. George Bernard Shaw
  • Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains. I would drink deeper; fish in the sky, whose bottom is pebbly with stars
    Henry David Thoreau
  • Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change. Thomas Hardy
  • You can never plan the future by the past. Edmund Burke
  • It is strange that the years teach us patience that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting. Elizabeth Taylor
  • Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.M. Scott Peck
  • Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present. Bil Keane
inspirational work quote

Inspirational quotes on Work

  •  Think the person who takes a job in order to live – that is to say, for the money – has turned himself into a slave. Joseph Campbell
  • All things are difficult before they are easy. Thomas Fuller
  • A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened. Albert Camus
  • Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it. Henry David Thoreau
  • Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work. Al Capp
  • The pay is good and I can walk to work. John F. Kennedy
  • The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today. Elbert Hubbard
  • To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness. John Dewey
  • Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction. Anne Frank
  • To be a poet is a condition, not a profession. Robert Frost
  • The harder I work, the luckier I get. Samuel Goldwyn
  • There is no substitute for hard work. Thomas A. Edison
  • Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies. Albert Camus
  • We work to become, not to acquire. Elbert Hubbard
  • Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work. Booker T. Washington
  • There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something. Henry Ford
  • Management is nothing more than motivating other people. Lee Iacocca
  • Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work. Gustave Flaubert

relationship inspirational quotes

Inspirational quotes on Relationship

  • You can’t stop loving or wanting to love because when its right it’s the best thing in the world. When you’re in a relationship and it’s good, even if nothing else in your life is right, you feel like your whole world is complete.-Keith Sweat
  • Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is a body without a soul. Mahatma Gandhi
  • One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives. Euripides
  • Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods. Denis Waitley
  • You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. Epicurus
  • A person isn’t who they are during the last conversation you had with them – they’re who they’ve been throughout your whole relationship. Rainer Maria Rilke
  • The only real security is not in owning or possessing, not in demanding or expecting, not in hoping, even. Security in a relationship lies neither in looking back to what it was, nor forward to what it might be, but living in the present and accepting it as it is now. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • Falling in love and having a relationship are two different things. Keanu Reeves
  • The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together. Barbara de Angelis
  • Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational. Hugh Mackay
  • I am convinced that material things can contribute a lot to making one’s life pleasant, but, basically, if you do not have very good friends and relatives who matter to you, life will be really empty and sad and material things cease to be important. David Rockefeller
  • Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home… it’s your responsibility to love it, or change it. Chuck Palahniuk


Inspirational Quotes on Peace

  • When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.Jimi Hendrix
  • An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind. Mahatma Gandhi
  • If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. Mother Teresa
  • I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one. John Lennon
  • Peace begins with a smile. Mother Teresa
  • Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. John F. Kennedy
  • Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace. Carlos Santana
  • It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it. Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Nobody can bring you peace but yourself. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace. Muhammad Ali
  • A peace is of the nature of conquest for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser. William Shakespeare
  • If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner. Nelson Mandela
  • Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it. Thomas Jefferson
  • He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees. Benjamin Franklin
  • A people free to choose will always choose peace. Ronald Reagan
  • Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time. Lyndon B. Johnson

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Inspirational quotes on Patience

  • Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. Napoleon Hill
  • We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world. Helen Keller
  • How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees? William Shakespeare
  • Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures. Joseph Addison
  • Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • For anything worth having one must pay the price and the price always works, patience, love, self-sacrifice – no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.John Burroughs
  • Abused patience turns to fury. Thomas Fuller
  • How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success.Elbert Hubbard


Inspirational quotes on leadership

  • It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership. Nelson Mandela
  • A leader is best when people barely know he exists when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. Lao Tzu
  • Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or conclude you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership. Colin Powell
  • Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked leadership is defined by results not attributes. Peter Drucker
  • I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles but today it means getting along with people. Mahatma Gandhi
  • Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected. Steve Jobs
  • Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.W. Clement Stone
  • Don’t find fault, find a remedy. Henry Ford
  • Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. Steve Jobs
  • When the best leader’s work is done the people say, ‘We did it ourselves.’Lao Tzu
  • Management is doing things right leadership is doing the right things. Peter Drucker
  • Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.John D. Rockefeller
  • A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.Max Lucado
  • Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.John Quincy Adams

fear inspirational quotes

Inspirational quotes on Fear

  • We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict. Jim Morrison
  • What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it. Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear knowing what must be done does away with fear. Rosa Parks
  • We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future men of discernment deal only with the present moment. Chanakya
  • It is the strange fate of man, that even in the greatest of evils the fear of the worst continues to haunt him. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here. Marianne Williamson
  • The first duty of man is to conquer fear he must get rid of it, he cannot act till then. Thomas Carlyle
  • A person’s fears are lighter when the danger is at hand.Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  • Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins.Charles Stanley
  • I have never known any distress that an hour’s reading did not relieve.Charles de Montesquieu
  • True nobility is exempt from fear.Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Fear makes us feel our humanity.Benjamin Disraeli
  • There are many victories worse than a defeat.George Eliot
  • Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself.Samuel Butler
  • One had to take some action against fear when once it laid hold of one.Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes adversity not without many comforts and hopes.Francis Bacon

stress inspirational quotes

Inspirational quotes on Stress

  • My key to dealing with stress is simple: just stay cool and stay focused.Ashton Eaton
  • I admit. I confess. I confront. The three likely phrase to live stressless.Bhavik Sarkhedi, The Weak Point Dealer
  • Sometimes when people are under stress, they hate to think, and it’s the time when they most need to think.Bill Clinton
  • Stress kills when you fuel the initial reaction with negative thoughts, aggressive behaviour, belief and trust in the uncomfortable physical and emotional symptoms it causes. Don’t fuel it, and watch how fast stress disappears.Charles F. Glassman
  • Regulate your mind. Do not worry excessively about the future. If you have done everything that has to be done, the future will take care of itself.Choa Kok Sui
  • Whenever we feel stressed out, that’s a signal that our brain is pumping out stress hormones. If sustained over months and years, those hormones can ruin our health and make us a nervous wreck.Daniel Goleman
  • Stress is the trash of modern life-we all generate it but if you don’t dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life.Danza Pace
  • I felt in a lot of instances I was deliberately being put through stress because when you’re a guy who generates money, people have a vested interested in controlling you.Dave Chappelle
  • Evolution has geared the human stress response to last about thirty seconds. It’s enough time to facilitate a fight or flight. Evolution has not adapted our brains or bodies to handle weeks or months of prolonged stress.David Amerland
  • I felt squeezed in that vice along with the mass of everyday things and people, and I had a bad taste in my mouth, a permanent sense of nausea that exhausted me, as if everything, thus compacted, and always tighter, was grinding me up, reducing me to a repulsive cream.Elena Ferrante
  • To waste valuable time on stressing over those who treat you unkindly, accomplish nothing of importance. Rather, that time should be spent working on the most important things, that actually create something of value that is worth your time.Ellen J. Barrier

Inspirational quotes on success

  • A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.David Brinkley
  • Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.Winston Churchill
  • Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.Napoleon Hill
  • Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.Winston Churchill
  • Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.Albert Einstein
  • I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.Bill Cosby
  • Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.Abraham Lincoln
  • I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.Michael Jordan
  • Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is a success. Henry Ford
  • Don’t aim for success if you want it just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.David Frost

Inspirational quotes on dream

  • Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.Harriet Tubman
  • Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.James Dean
  • A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.Oscar Wilde
  • A dream doesn’t become reality through magic it takes sweat, determination and hard work.Colin Powell
  • Sleep is the best meditation.Dalai Lama
  • Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.Edgar Allan Poe
  • I’m sick of following my dreams. I’m just going to ask them where they’re goin’, and hook up with them later.Mitch Hedberg
  • My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.Abraham Lincoln
  • If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.Henry David Thoreau
  • Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.Tupac Shakur
  • There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why… I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?Robert Kennedy
  • Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream.Khalil Gibran
  • We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.Jesse Owens
  • If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.Les Brown
  • To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream not only plan but also believe.Anatole France
  • All human beings are also dreaming beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.Jack Kerouac
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Inspirational quotes on failure

  • I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.Michael Jordan
  • Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not. nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.Calvin Coolidge
  • My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.Abraham Lincoln
  • Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.Steve Jobs
  • 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
  • Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.Benjamin Franklin
  • Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.C. S. Lewis
  • Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit.Napoleon Hill
  • Before success comes in any man’s life, he’s sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That’s exactly what the majority of men do.Napoleon Hill
  • It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.Bill Gates
  • Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.Oscar Wilde
  • Don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It’s OK to fail. If you’re not failing, you’re not growing.H. Stanley Judd
  • We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.Rudyard Kipling
  • One of the common failings among honourable people is a failure to appreciate how thoroughly dishonourable some other people can be, and how dangerous it is to trust them.Thomas Sowell
  • If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.Zig Ziglar
  • A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.John Burroughs
  • Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are.Norman Vincent Peale
  • Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.Thomas A. Edison
  • You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honourably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.E. O. Wilson
  • Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future. Sivananda

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