61 "Hand-picked" Inspirational Quotes About Life, Success & Change

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A little inspiration to start a new moth with fervor hasn’t harmed anyone. Has it? The 1st of July marks the beginning of the second half of this year. So if you were thinking that 2013 hasn’t treated you well in the first half, gear up and be inspired to have a fantastic second half.

Inspiring Quotes…

  1. “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.” – Thomas Alva Edison
  2. "There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth… not going all the way, and not starting." – Buddha
  3. "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young." – Henry Ford
  4. "The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking." – Albert Einstein
  5. “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein
  6. “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” – Rumi
  7. "Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." – Leo Tolstoy
  8. “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. “ – Thich Nhat Hanh
  9. “Necessity is the mother of taking chances.” – Mark Twain
  10. “When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” – Patanjali
  11. "Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions." – Dalai Lama
  12. "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." – Walt Disney
  13. “The strongest single factor in acquiring abundance is self-esteem: believing you can do it, believing you deserve it, believing you will get it.” – Jerry Gillies
  14. "People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas." – Steve Jobs
  15. "The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive." – Albert Einstein
  16. “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  17. "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." – Lao Tzu
  18. "Life isn’t about finding yourself. It’s about creating yourself." – George Bernard Shaw
  19. "There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction." – Franz Kafka
  20. "Happiness depends upon ourselves." – Aristotle
  21. “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” –Mother Teresa
  22. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Alva Edison
  23. “Do not compare yourself with anybody. Compare yourself with yourself, for yourself and by yourself. We are all uniquely pottered and purposed by our creator!” – Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
  24. "The most difficult times for many of us are the ones we give ourselves." – Pema Chodron
  25. “The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” – Albert Einstein
  26. "Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort." – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  27. “Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” – Mark Twain
  28. “Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.” – Albert Einstein
  29. “Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can – there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.” – Sarah Cardwell
  30. “If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.” – Peter F. Drucker
  31. “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” – Steve Jobs
  32. "For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don’t believe, no proof is possible." – Stuart Chase
  33. “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” – Dr. Seuss
  34. "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." – Theodore Roosevelt
  35. "Don’t worry about being worried. You’re heading out on an adventure and you can always change your mind along the way and try something else." – Tracy Kidder
  36. “Whatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it. Whatever you are feeling, love yourself for feeling it.” – Thaddeus Golas
  37. "I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." – Albert Einstein
  38. "It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer." – Albert Einstein
  39. "I think there is something more important than believing: Action! The world is full of dreamers. There aren’t enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision." – W. Clement Stone
  40. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain
  41. “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” – Pablo Picasso
  42. “The individual who says it is not possible should move out of the way of those doing it.” – Tricia
  43. “If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs
  44. “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
  45. "Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." – Maria Robinson
  46. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Martin Luther King
  47. “You are wonderful. Valuable. Worthwhile. Lovable. Not because others think so. Self worth comes from only one place: self.” – Karen Salmansohn
  48. "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." – Albert Einstein
  49. “The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human can alter his life by altering his attitude.” – William James
  50. “Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.” – Oprah Winfrey
  51. "Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will." – George Bernard Shaw
  52. "The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt." – Sylvia Plath
  53. “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman
  54. “People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully.” – Steve Jobs
  55. “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill
  56. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein
  57. “First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.” – Napoleon Hill
  58. “I never think of the future—it comes soon enough.” – Albert Einstein
  59. “It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy." – Lucille Ball
  60. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” – Jim Rohn
  61. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs

Stay inspired and embrace July with all the enthusiasm you can. Do share with the quote that has created an impact on you as it might just inspire others too.

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  • http://income2indian.blogspot.in/ Naveen Mayura

    for me its really inspiring…… wonderful and excellent quotes gathered here…. definitely need for every person…… to get or beat the difficulties in their life….!

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Thanks Naveen! Let me know if I missed your favorite quote just in case it’s not listed here. :)

      • Manoranjan Prusty

        July is the 7th month of the year. 7 is the most important number among all the numbers since there are 7 colors in sun rays, 7 days in a week, 7 voices (sa re ga ma pa dha ni), 7 hole in our head( Nostril, ears, eyes and mouth), 7 continent, 7 seas as in mythology, 7 rishi (Saptarishi) etc. So, we should make good use of July.

        • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

          Profound! :)

  • Novelty

    This is really inspiring, a daily dose of motivation.