I’ve always enjoyed reading inspirational quotes and find they can be a powerful way to stay motivated and help to put things back into perspective, when the day-to-day can seem challenging. This year, I started sharing inspiring quotes via my social channels each week. Here are some of the ones that resonate the most with me and which I find most inspiring.

1. “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?” ~ Ayn Rand

2. “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy in life is when men are afraid of the light.” ~ Plato

3. “My mother said to me if you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope. Instead, I was a painter and become Picasso.” ~ Pablo Picasso

4. “To succeed… you need to find something to hold onto, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.” ~ Tony Dorsett

5. “Learning never exhausts the mind.” ~ Leonardo Da Vinci

6. “The power of imagination makes us infinite.” ~ John Muir

7. “Strength shows not only the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

8. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” ~ Stephen Covey

9. “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it.” ~ Jonathan Winters

10. “Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those doing it.” – Chinese Proverb

11. “The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, so long as you really believe 100 percent.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger

12. “If you can’t fly then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

13. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~ Aristotle

14. “One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” ~ Unknown

15. “Formal education will make you a living ; self education will make you a fortune.” ~ Jim Rohn

16. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” ~ Steve Jobs

17. “Someday is not a day of the week.” ~ Janet Daily

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

19. “Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki

20. “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.” ~ John Wayne

21. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” ~ Thomas Edison

22. “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

23. “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” ~ Vince Lombardi

24. “It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change.” ~ Charles Darwin

25. “Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.” ~ William Durant

26. “Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.” ~ Robert Collier

27. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”

28. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than the ones you did do.” ~ Mark Twain

29. “You can’t change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

30. “If you don’t make things happen then things will happen to you.” ~ Robert Collier

31. “Great things in business are never done by one person, they are done by a team of people.” ~ Steve Jobs

32. “Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing it is stupid.” ~ Albert Einstein

33. “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” ~ Winston Churchill

34. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” ~ Will Rogers

35. “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” ~ Paulo Coelho

What are your favourites? Comment below.

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