22 Motivational Quotes to Find Inspiration

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When you’re in the need for inspiration to complete a task, increase your focus or get over a challenging or stressful situation, motivational words and quotes can help. They provide perspective, help you reflect and give you the boost you need to overcome what’s in front of you!

Here are 22 motivational quotes to inspire you

1. “Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.” Alan Cohen

2. “Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.” David Allen

3. “If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you.” Lao Tzu

4. “For me it is sufficient to have a corner by my hearth, a book, and a friend, and a nap undisturbed by creditors or grief.” Fernandez de Andrada

5. “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” Denis Waitley

6. “Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” Greg Anderson

7. “Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” Paul Boese

8. “He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.” Marcus Aurelius

A quote on happiness and compassion by Dalai Lama.

9. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” Dalai Lama

10. “Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be.” William Adams

11. “In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.” Deepak Chopra

12. “Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.” Soren Kierkegaard

13. “In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.” Albert Clarke

14. “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” John Milton

15. “Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time…serenity, that nothing is.” Thomas Szasz

16. “Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” James Dean

17. “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” Helen Keller

18. “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” Lyndon B. Johnson

A quote to inspire you by Oscar Wilde.

19. “When it rains, look for rainbows. When it’s dark, look for stars.”  Oscar Wilde

20. “Seek out the happiness in all of life’s crappiness” – Karen Salmonsohn

21. “You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.” Mandy Hale

22. “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” Henry Ford

Any time you feel the need to settle your thoughts, overcome anxiety or stress, give these quotes a quick read! Read more of our quotes from our collection on anxiety, mindfulness, anger and more in order to feel good and balance your mind and body.

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