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This life can be challenging, confusing and crazy sometimes, can’t it? We all get knocked down, but we all must get up again and keep plowing forward. So here I am, in your corner, cheering you on, believing in you and knowing that you are capable of achieving what’s on your heart to do. I hope these 50 motivational and inspirational quotes will awaken your mind to new possibilities!

We all need to be inspired.  Here are the top 50 motivational and inspirational quotes to live your best life today!

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10 Motivational and Inspirational Quotes for Life

If you get tired, learn to rest – not to quit!

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

Charles R. Swindoll

Never measure your progress by using someone else’s ruler

Prove yourself to yourself, not others

life is a constant exchange of beauty and wisdom

At some point, the pain of not doing it becomes greater than the pain of doing it.

Steven Pressfield

Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today

Will Rogers

You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. – John C. Maxwell #inspiration #motivationalquotes

Not all storms come to disrupt your life. Some come to clear your path.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being positive about what could go right.

Tony Robbins

10 Motivational and Inspirational Quotes for Love & Relationships

Be with someone who brings out the best in you, not the stress in you. #motivationalquotes #love

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you are the world.

Bill Wilson

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Be with someone who knows exactly what they have when they have you. Not someone who will realize it once they’ve lost you.

Kevin Hart

Cutting people out of my life doesn’t mean I hate them. It means I respect myself.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

1 Corinthians 4:5

Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option

A real man can’t stand seeing his woman hurt. He’s careful with his decisions and actions, so he never has to be responsible for her pain.

Falling in love is accidental, staying in love is intentional, and growing in love is delightful.

Matshona Dhliwayo

A strong marriage rarely has two strong people at the same time. It is a husband and a wife who take turns being strong for each other in the moments when the other person feels weak

Maggie Reyes

10 Motivational and Inspirational Quotes for Work

If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan but never the goal.

Action breeds confidence and courage. Inaction breeds doubt and fear. #inspiration #motivation – Dale Carnegie

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Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

Helen Keller

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

Herman Melville

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing

Walt Disney

When you have a million dollar vision … don’t surround yourself with 1 cent minds! #motivationalquotes

Success is knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others.

John C. Maxwell

We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.

Marie Curie

Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.

Conan O’Brien

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10 Motivational and Inspirational Quotes for Faith

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else

C.S. Lewis

The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us! #faith – C.S. Lewis

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Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.

J.R.R. Tolkien

Sometimes beautiful things come into our lives out of nowhere. We can’t always understand them, but we have to trust in them. I know you want to question everything, but sometimes it pays to just have a little faith

Lauren Kate

Each day is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift to Him.

T.D. Jakes

The deep roots never doubt spring will come.

Marty Rubin

Faith don’t come in a bushel basket, Missy. It come one step at a time. Decide to trust Him for one little thing today, and before you know it, you find out He’s so trustworthy you be putting your whole life in His hands

Lynn Austin

“Don’t dig up in doubt what you planted in faith!” #faith #inspirationalquotes – Elisabeth Elliot

10 Motivational and Inspirational Quotes for Powerful Reminders

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” #giveback #motivation #kindness – Anne Frank

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.

Winston Churchill

Charles Dickins quotes

Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.

Ben Carson

If I create from the heart, nearly everything works: if from the head, almost nothing.

Marc Chagall

Never give up because great things take time.

Our value can’t be attached to anything subject to change without us living in fear of losing it all.

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“If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse.” #motivationalquotes

Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.

You are what you do. NOT what you say you’ll do.

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Do you enjoy reading motivational and inspirational quotes?

Did any of these really strike and speak to you in some way?

Do you have a favorite that you often refer back to? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section!

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    1. You’re more than good at a whole lot of things my friend! I hope you will always remember that. We are always our own worst critics. ♥

      I am genuinely appreciative that you took the time to share your favorite with me. Thank you! It’s really nice to hear from you! I hope you and yours are well. 🤗

    1. Aw Terri! What a wonderful blessing you are my friend! Thank you so much. I am grateful for your encouragement and support.

      I am glad you love these. I think we could all use some more inspiration and encouragement in our lives, right? 🙂

      Praying blessings to you and those you love as well dearest Terri. Thanks again!

  1. I love all of them! In a way, I can identify with and take something away from each and every one.
    Thank you for sharing them, Holly. What a wonderfully perfect way to start my weekend 😉 <3

    1. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed these my friend. It’s funny how 10 people could read these quotes and come away with something entirely unique each time. God is gracious to give us the wisdom we need in the moments we need it. 🤗

      Have an incredible weekend! Get some rest!

  2. This is such a beautiful post! I love all of these quotes. The one that stuck out to me most was this: “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” Here lately I’ve been living in the past and not living in the moment or looking ahead. I guess because times were simpler then and I miss those days. Now everything is chaos and crazy! This post came at just the right time. So inspirational!! 🤗🤗🤗

    1. You’re the best, Michelle. You really are! Thank you yet again for being such an encourager and kind soul. I’m not sure you realize how much of an impact you have on myself and others every day. You make a difference!

      I smiled when I read this came at the right time for you. What more could I ask for? 🙂 I understand completely where you’re coming from about missing simpler days. It is crazy and chaotic these last couple of years and it seems there are so many things we need to contend with. Some days feel overwhelming. When you have beautiful memories, like the one you shared on your blog about your Grandma, it’s hard not to look back with warmth and reverie.

      I still believe the best is yet to come – despite all of the current madness. I believe there is a reason we’re seeing so much upheaval at this time. It’s like a birthing pain before the baby. What do you think?

      I’m praying nothing but God’s best for you & your family. I trust that you are all in His care and will be richly blessed in these coming days. All my love to you, dear friend. 🤗🤗🤗 back at ya!

      1. I agree that this is all for a reason. I saw something earlier that said what if this virus was meant to make us isolate ourselves and stay home with our families. What if this makes us spend time with our kids? What if it makes us spend more time in the Word? What if it happened to bring us all together since the world has seemed to have fallen apart? That really made me stop and think. So yes I agree that the best is yet to come. 😀

      2. Wow Michelle, that IS a deep thought. God’s ways are certainly not our own. It would be interesting if this pandemic really did bring families closer together or force people to deal with deep-seated issues and beliefs that have been harming relationships or themselves. Interesting! 🤔

  3. Wow, this is such an amazing collection! So many awesome ones, some I’ve heard before but most I haven’t. “Never measure your progress by using someone else’s ruler”, that’s definitely one to live by, especially given how much pressure we can put on ourselves with social norms and how we ‘should’ be doing this-that-and-the-other by certain points in our lives.

    “Falling in love is accidental, staying in love is intentional, and growing in love is delightful” – that’s so sweet!

    “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Spot on. Helen Keller had so many incredible words of wisdom, what a blessing to share them with the world.

    “Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.” – A brilliant one in learning to let go, to learn and grow without feeling defined by our past.

    This is an amazing post (as always) and I’m a sucker for quotes so I love it! 😄
    Caz xxxx

    1. I absolutely love what you’ve said here and agree 100%! It is a big deal to realize we don’t have to live by anyone else’s standards, timelines or ideas. We are our own people, on our own journeys and should respect that completely. It’s a freeing experience to know we are exactly where we should be at any given time, isn’t it?

      You’re right about Helen Keller. I suppose adversity in life really does teach us our most valuable lessons! It is in our overcoming that we realize just how special we are!

      Amen to what you said here: “Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.” – A brilliant one in learning to let go, to learn and grow without feeling defined by our past. — Yes! We definitely can’t be defined by our past. I love that one quote that says, “Don’t look back. You’re not going that way!” How true is that?

      You’re awesome Caz and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your thoughtful comments, always. You sure do know how to brighten someone’s day!

      All my love to you ~ Holly 💕

  4. Hi Holly I liked quite a few of the quotes you’ve shared but the one which means the most to me is:
    “Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.”
    Thanks for sharing these and have a blessed week!

    1. Hi Carol! I’m so glad you came by to share your favorite of the list with me! I agree with you wholeheartedly; that one really stuck out to me as well. Sometimes when we have been through some mess in life – the healing journey can be rough. Yet the grace and healing of God helps us to go through so we can get to where He is leading. We were definitely never meant to be stuck in the place of our past pain.

      Have an absolutely amazing week my friend. Sending tons of love your way! 💕

    1. Thanks Joanne! I agree, quotes are more than just a string of words thrown together. When allowed for them to – they really can get us thinking in a way that changes our lives for the better. Blessings to you and yours!

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