I can always count on a good quote to lift me up when I’m feeling down. It’s amazing how doing something as simple as reading a few words can be so uplifting, inspiring and motivational. Some can really make you stop and change your way of thinking. Here are some of my most favorite empowering and inspiring quotes to live by. Enjoy 🙂

Inspiring Quotes

“The mind is everything. What you think, you become.”

-Buddha

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“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

-Abraham Lincoln

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“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

-Mark Twain

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“Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.”

-Oprah Winfrey

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“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.”

-Ralph Marston

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“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 others’ opinions drown 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

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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

-Mark Twain 

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“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”

-Charles Darwin

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“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are.”

-Kurt Cobain

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“What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.”

-Timothy Ferriss

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“Don’t count the days. Make the days count.”

-Muhammad Ali

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“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

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“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

-Thomas Edison

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“Whatever the mind of a man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

-Napoleon Hill

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“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

-Christopher Columbus

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“When I was five years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote ‘happy.’ They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”

-John Lennon