20 Best Inspirational Quotes About Life

Inspirational quotes are great; I have a space in my gratitude journal where I write down all my favourite quotes.

The thing about quotes is that they change as you change.

One day a quote will resonate so deep with your core being that it feels like it was written for you, then the next time you hear it, maybe not so much.

Here are some great inspirational quotes , why not spread and share the positive vibe by using one of these quotes today – you can use it on Facebook, Twitter, say it to a friend in need or maybe put it under your email signature for the day.

How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone – Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel

Choose to do things for yourself and because they matter to you. Doing something for approval or merit is not the way, true success is based on who the person is within as opposed to what the person has become.

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind  -Dr. Seuss

Such a great quote about life and following your heart. No matter what you choose to do or say, you are always going to have people that don’t agree with you.

However it is important to banish the power stealers in your life, and keep the people around who appreciate you for who you are regardless of your differences.

Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway -Eleanor Roosevelt

Do what you want to do as you are never going to please everyone. Life is too short to sit around and wait for approval – just get out and do it.

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect -Mark Twain

Great thinkers and innovators are appreciated by minority. We unknowingly are brainwashed by clever marketing, the media dictates mainstream trends and thoughts.

If you find yourself with a different point of view to others, then congratulations, you have found your own voice and opinion amongst all the noise.

I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet -Mahatma Gandhi

Never take a negative comment or opinion to heart, if you are hurt or disagree with the comment simply just breath and release the comment.

No one’s comment or opinion matters except for the one you have about yourself. If someone is constantly bringing you down, you may want to consider removing them from your life.

Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self -Cyril Connolly

I love this one. Don’t say things because you know the majority will agree with you. Speak your truth and what comes from your heart.

I once heard that it is easy to be popular and accepted with mainstream ideas; however you will also be just as easily forgotten when new trends and ideas come into the world.

A truly remarkable idea and voice is authentic and stands the test of time.

It is far better to have 1000 loyal readers who appreciate your voice as opposed to having tens of thousands who don’t really care.

We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us -Virginia Satir

Just because someone tells you that it can’t be done, doesn’t make it true. We are only as good as our own experience; sadly some people have a very sheltered life and closed off mind which limits their perception.

If you can dream it – then you can do it. Go out and make the impossible happen.

Don’t look for society to give you permission to be yourself -Steve Maraboli

Stop seeking out approval, it is an endless search. If you want something just go and get it.

If things go wrong, don’t go with them -Roger Babson

Don’t get wound up in the negative story of why something happened. Things happen for various different reasons.

Be a fighter, learn from the experience, become stronger and find a way to do it better.

Obstacles are the only way you can get better. Dwelling on negative outcomes will only weaken you.

Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are -Kurt Cobain

Nature gave you gifts and traits that are unique to you – use them.

Everyone has something powerful and purposeful to offer the world.

Make it your life purpose to discover your strength and then share your strength open-heartedly.

The world is waiting to hear your authentic truth.

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are -Chinese Proverb

Stop the stress of trying to be someone, instead focus on becoming someone.

It truly is a case of be less so that you can become more.

Get rid of that ego, just be in the present moment and connect with your life flow or energy.

No one is here to be more successful or better than another person – we are simply just here to be.

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are -Theodore Roosevelt

Embrace where you are today. Get rid of regrets and ‘what ifs’ and ‘when I’. There is no moment like the present; you are in the perfect place now.

Stop wasting life and precious time by wishing it away.

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom -Anaïs Nin

There comes a point in everyone’s life when they realise that they have had enough suffering.

This is a wonderful realisation or awakening, for you realise it is far more painful to live a life that is not true for you.

It is at this moment that you decide to face your fears, risk failure and have a shot of living the life you dream.

To find yourself, think for yourself -Socrates

Stop buying into mainstream thinking and ways of living. Walk your own path and make decisions based on your own heart.

If you seek authenticity for authenticity’s sake you are no longer authentic -Jean Paul Sartre

True authenticity is not about rebellion or strong opinions.

True authenticity is about sitting comfortably with whom you are – not having to prove to the world that you are authentic.

True authenticity is humbling.

If you cannot be a poet, be the poem -David Carradine

We can’t all be famous, game changers, leaders and worldly recognised.

There is a beautiful energy about the person who dances to the simplicity of their own life.

The person who is humble, doesn’t strive for recognition and just goes along and lives their life on their own quiet terms.

They shift the world quietly and gently, this is the poem, and quite honestly it makes more of an impact than the poet.

When one is pretending the entire body revolts -Anaïs Nin

Stop faking it till you make it. The world respects honesty and vulnerability.

When you pretend to be someone or pretend to be strong, you send out energy and the world picks it up as awkward.

You can only fool the world with your flakiness for so long. There is strength in honesty.

Be there for others, but never leave yourself behind -Dodinsky

So many people care too much about others, while this is a beautiful quality – do not let it come at a price.

You need to look after yourself before you can properly take care of another person.

Just let awareness have its way with you completely -Scott Morrison

Learn to be in the present moment all the time. Be aware of what is going on around you in that moment.

When you live like this your senses become heightened and everything that was once dull and seemed boring has a new colour and beauty to it.

We must be our own before we can be another’s  -Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can never be there for another person if you are not looking after yourself first.

Learn to love and appreciate who you are, once you do this, you will then be able to love and appreciate another in return.

You can’t truly love another if you don’t love yourself – work on loving yourself first.

Des Simples Plaisirs: Books You May Enjoy

The Happiness Project: One of my favourite books. In this utterly beguiling narrative in the style of Julie and Julia, Gretchen Rubin-a young married mother of two and a successful lawyer-turned-author-chronicles a transformative year in her life when she searched for and found ways to become a happier person.

You Can Heal Your Life: This book changed my life…full of ideas and strategies that have worked for millions of people worldwide.

You Can Heal Your Life, the definitive bestselling book on self-healing, has transformed the lives of millions of people.

This is a book that people credit with profoundly altering their awareness of the impact that the mind has on our health and wellbeing.

In this inspirational work, world renowned teacher Louise L. Hay offers profound insight into the relationship between the mind and the body.

Exploring the way that limiting thoughts and ideas control and constrict us, she offers us a powerful key to understanding the roots of our physical diseases and discomforts.

This practical self-help guide will change the way you think forever!

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