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99 Inspirational Famous Quotes to Inspire You the Most

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Sometimes, we look for inspiration in insightful and interesting quotes made by famous people—living or late. In this guide, you will find many of them—99 of the most famous quotes in the world that will give you the necessary motivation to move further in life.

Some Favorite Inspirational Quotes about Life

The first famous sayings section will enlighten you about life in general. You will find some of the most famous quotes about going through life here. See them below.

  1. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
    – Helen Keller
  2. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.”
    – Stephen Covey
  3. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
    – Eleanor Roosevelt
  4. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched—they must be felt with the heart.”
    – Helen Keller
  5. “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.”
    – John Lennon
  6. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
    – Mae West
  7. “Live in the sunshine; swim the sea; drink the wild air.”
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  8. “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”
    -Dalai Lama
  9. “Do not let making a living prevent you from making a life.”
    -John Wooden
  10. “Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.”
    -Marilyn Monroe
  11. “Life is a long lesson in humility.”
    -James M. Barrie
  12. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
    -Thomas A. Edison
  13. “Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.”
    -Margaret Mead
  14. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”
    -Robert Frost
  15. “Love the life you live. Live the life you love.”
    – Bob Marley
  16. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.”
    – Henry David Thoreau
  17. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
    – Nelson Mandela
  18. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
    – Confucius
  19. “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”
    – Aristotle
  20. “Whoever is happy will make others happy too.”
    – Anne Frank
  21. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  22. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
    – Abraham Lincoln
  23. “Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  24. “You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated.”
    – Maya Angelou
  25. “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”
    – Babe Ruth
  26. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”
    – Steve Jobs
  27. “Everyone lives by selling something.”
    – Robert Louis Stevenson
  28. “Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.”
    – Oscar Wilde
  29. “The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.”
    – Tony Robbins
  30. “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”
    – Albert Einstein

Motivational Quotes for Leaders

Leaders need to have never-give-up motivation. They need to find ways to improve themselves if they want to keep making an impact in the lives of others and ensure that goals are attained. For example, A manager needs to be inspired to adopt new digital marketing strategies (in the area of SEO, email marketing, etc.) that will ensure business growth. Digital marketing is important to business leaders because studies have shown that almost 80% of internet users conduct online research for products.

With the above in mind, It is also worthy to note that leaders need to be inspired in order to motivate their followers. Below are some quotable quotes from people who have been leaders in various spheres of life. This will include some of both Steve Job’s and Nelson Mandela’s greatest quotes of all time.

Some of Steve Jobs’ Greatest Quotes of all Time

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”

“It’s rare that you see an artist in his 30s or 40s able to really contribute something amazing.”

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”

“I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates.”

“I want to put a ding in the universe.”

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

“The hardest thing when you think about focusing. You think focusing is about saying ‘Yes’. No. Focusing is about saying ‘No’. And when you say ‘No’” you piss off people.”

“I’m as proud of what we don’t do as I am of what we do.”

“Sometimes, life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.”

Other Famous Quotes for Leaders

  • “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.”
    – Mother Teresa
  • “If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will.”
    – Bob Hooey
  • “The golden rule for every businessman is this: Put yourself in your customer’s place.”
    – Orison Swett Marden
  • “A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.”
    – Arnold H. Glasow
  • “The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.”
    – Ray Kroc
  • “Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.”
    – Orrin Woodward
  • “The challenge of leadership is to be strong but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.”
    – Jim Rohn
  • “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”
    – Napoleon Hill
  • “Nothing will work unless you do.”
    – Maya Angelou
  •  “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
    -William Arthur Ward
  • “Hire character. Train skill.”
    – Peter Schutz
  • “The best leaders are those most interested in surrounding themselves with assistants and associates smarter than they are. They are frank in admitting this and are willing to pay for such talents.”
    – Antos Parrish
  • “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.”
    – John C. Maxwell

You can get more quotable quotes for leaders from this YouTube video:

Great Leadership Quotes – Qualities of Leadership

Quotes by Famous People

Most of the interesting quotes in this article were actually made by famous people. Still, we are obliged to give you more interesting quotes by other famous people before moving on to some of the best quotes of all time for daily reflection. In this section, some of Mother Theresa’s and Mark Twain’s best quotes of all time were stated. Read on.

Some of Mother Theresa’s Best Quotes of all Time

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”

“Peace begins with a smile.”

“There are no great things, only small things with great love. Happy are those.”

“The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.”

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”

“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing”

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”

Some of Mark Twain’s Best Quotes of all Time

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”

 “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”

“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.”

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”

“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”

Other Famous Sayings

  • “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
    – Albert Einstein
  • “If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.”
    – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
    – Walt Disney
  • “If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.”
    – James Cameron
  • “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
    – Albert Einstein
  • “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”
    – Oprah Winfrey

Motivational Quotes of the Day

People need to stay motivated continuously. This is why there is a need to have some quotable quotes or famous sayings in our minds to encourage us as we get through each day. Here, a number of the most famous quotes to inspire us on a daily basis have been given.

  1. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.”
    – Robert Louis Stevenson
  1. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing—that’s why we recommend it daily.”
    – Zig Ziglar
  1. “Someday is not a day of the week.”
    – Denise Brennan-Nelson
  1. “Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all the deadly sins.”
    – Edith Wharton
  1. “Energy and persistence conquer all things.”
    – Benjamin Franklin
  1. “Action is the foundational key to all success.”
    – Pablo Picasso
  1. “Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.”
    – J. Paul Getty
  1. “Without a customer, you don’t have a business—all you have is a hobby.”
    – Don Peppers
  1. “To be most effective in sales today, it’s imperative to drop your ‘sales’ mentality and start working with your prospects as if they’ve already hired you.”
    – Jill Konrath
  1. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”
    – Vince Lombardi
  1. “Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ‘Make me feel important.’ Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.”
    – Mary Kay Ash
  1. “It’s not just about being better. It’s about being different. You need to give people a reason to choose your business.”
    – Tom Abbott
  1. “Done is better than perfect.”
    – Sheryl Sandberg
  1. “Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.”
    – J.M. Barrie
  1. “Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.”
    -Andy Warhol

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Hopefully, you found some of the above best quotes of all time to be useful. You can share these famous quotes with others in however form you want (e.g. books, blog posts, social media posts, and emails). A good idea would be to make direct a impact by using one of the famous sayings when speaking. For example, an employer addressing his/her employees.

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