50 Inspirational Quotes to Brighten Your Day

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We all have those days where you don’t want to get out of bed; life can be difficult at times. Sometimes something as simple as a short quote can make us feel better. Here we picked 50 inspirational quotes to help you get through rough times and put a smile on your face.

1. Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. – Farrah Gray

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2.  The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

3. Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. –
Francis of Assisi

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. I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. – Jimmy Dean

6. Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. – Vince Lombardi

7. Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. – Maya Angelou

8. Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present. – Bil Keane

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9. We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. – Joseph Campbell

10. If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. – Milton Berle

11. We know what we are, but know not what we may be. – William Shakespeare

12. Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’! – Audrey Hepburn

13. I believe in living today. Not in yesterday, nor in tomorrow. – Loretta Young

14. It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. – Aristotle Onassis

15. My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. – Maya Angelou

16. As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. – John F. Kennedy

17. Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. – Carl Bard

18. Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt

19. Change your thoughts and you change your world. – Norman Vincent Peale

20. No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. – Aesop

21. Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. – Buddha

22. There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. – Edith Wharton

23. Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. – Swami Sivananda

24. You must do the things you think you cannot do. – Eleanor Roosevelt

24. Fall down seven times, get up eight. – Japanese Proverb

25. I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’ – Muhammad Ali

26. A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. – Joseph Campbell

27. Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. – Rabindranath Tagore

28. The bird is powered by its own life and by its motivation. – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

29. Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you. – Walt Whitman

30. No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. – Robin Williams

31. Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. – Robert Louis Stevenson

32. I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched. – Edgar Allan Poe

33. Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. – Carl Sagan

34. Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. – Jim Rohn

35. If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. – Bruce Lee

36. We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone. – Ronald Reagan

37. Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others. – Rosa Parks

38. If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves. – Thomas A. Edison

39.  Happy are those who dream dreams and are willing to pay the price to make them true – Unknown

40. Out of difficulties grow miracles. – Jean de la Bruyere

41. When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome. – Wilma Rudolph

42. Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. – Robert Frost

43. All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination. – Earl Nightingale

44. To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless. – Gilbert K. Chesterton

45. It is always the simple that produces the marvelous. – Amelia Barr

46. Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls. – Joseph Campbell

47. Whoever is happy will make others happy too. – Anne Frank

48. Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country. – Anais Nin

49. The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. – Alice Walker

50. When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. – Henry Ford