100+ Inspirational Quotes By Famous People

The definition of progress is different for everyone and it depends on people’s perspective. Most of us are working extremely hard to improve our future. If you are one who is struggling and going through a tough time, this article is definitely for you.

We have collected some inspirational quotes by famous people that will encourage you to live your dream. Whether you are doing a 9 to 5 job or starting a business, these quotes will keep you inspired and motivated.

1. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I am possible”. — Audrey Hepburn

2. “If you don’t fulfill your dream then someone else will hire you to build their dreams”. — Farrah Gray

3. “Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there’s love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong”. — Ella Fitzgerald

4. “What’s money? A man is a success if he get up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do”. — Bob Dylan

5. “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world”. — Robin Williams

6. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new”. — Albert Einstein

7. “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves”. — William Shakespeare

8. “The more you like yourself, the less you are like anything else which makes you unique”. — Walt Disney

9. “There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling of a life that is less than the one you are capable of living”. — Nelson Mandela

10. “Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as they though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly and you will be amazed at the positive results”. — William James

11. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value”. — Albert Einstein

12. “It’s your place in the world, it’s your life. Go on and do all you can do it and make it the life you want to live”. — Mae Jemison

13. “We must balance conspicuous consumption with conscious capitalism”. — Kevin Kruse

14. “Life is one big road lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealously. Don’t bury your thoughts put your vision to reality. Wake up and live! — Bob Marley

15. “Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans”. — John Lennon

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

17. “The greatest result in life are usually attended by simple means and the exercise of ordinary qualities. These may for the most part be summed in common sense and perseverance. — Owen Feltham

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

19. “Everybody has goals, aspirations or whatever and everybody has been at a point in their life where nobody believed in them”. — Eminem

20. “Learning never exhausts the mind”. — Leonardo da Vinci

21. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other”. — Abraham Lincoln

22. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he/she grows up”. — Pablo Picasso

23. “To succeed in life you need two things, confidence and ignorance”. — Mark Twain

24. “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacle which he has overcome while trying to succeed. — Booker T. Washington

25. “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 here, you must go beyond them”. — Bruce Lee

26. “The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows”. — Buddha

27. “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default”. — J.K. Rowling

28. “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose finite hope”. — Martin Luther King Jr.

29. “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

30. “Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future”. — Steve Jobs

31. “Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success”. — Henry Ford

32. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts”. — Winston Churchill

33. “Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it”. — Bruce Lee

34. “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value”. — Albert Einstein

35. “I have failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why i succeed”. — Michael Jordan

36. “The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire, the size of your dream and how you handle disappointment along the way”. — Robert Kiyosaki

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

38. “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody”. — Bill Cosby

39. “Success is a peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction is knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming”. — John Wooden

40. “You don’t have to be a genius or a visionary or even a college graduate to be successful. You just need a framework and a dream”. — Michael Dell

41. “Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul, and know love as the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation”. — Michael Jackson

42. “The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success – concentration, discrimination, organization, innovation and communication”. — Harold S. Geneen

43. “The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare”. — Bobby Knight

44. “Failure is success if we learn from it”. — Malcolm Forbes

45. “The best way to find yourself  is to lose yourself in the service of others”. — Mahatma Gandhi

46. “If you can dream it, you can do it”. — Walt Disney

47. “When one door closes, another opens but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us”. — Alexander Graham Bell

48. “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree long time ago”. — Warren Buffet

49. “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential…these are the keys that will unlock the door for personal excellence”. — Confucius

50. “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm”. — Winston Churchill

Inspirational Quotes by Famous People

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

52. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference”. — Robert Frost

53. “Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans”. — John Lennon

54. “We become what we think about”. — Earl Nightingale

55. “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how i react to it”. — Charles Swindoll

56. “The mind is everything. What you think you become”. — Buddha

57. “Either you run the day or the day runs you”. — Jim Rohn

58. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage”. — Anais Nin

59. “Ask and it will be given to you – search and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you”. — Jesus

60. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined”. — Henry David Thoreau

61. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can”. — Arthur Ashe

62. “Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions”. — Dalai Lama

63. “We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attended”. — Marie Curie

64. “Too many of us are not living are dreams because we are living are fear”. — Les Brown

65. “Limitation is live only in our mind. But if we use our imagination, our possibilities become limitless”. — Jamie Paolinetti

66. “I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong”. — Benjamin Frankalin

67. “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure”. — Bill Cosby

68. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop”. — Confucius

69. “Dream big and dare to fail”. — Norman Vaughan

70. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have”. — Maya Angelou

71. “You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try”. — Beverly Sills

72. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wing, not wit it”. — Henry Ford

73. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do”. — Steve Jobs

74. “I can’t change the direction of the wind but i can adjust my sails to always reach my destination”. — Jimmy Dean

75. “We may know what we are, but know not what we may be”. — William Shakespeare

76. “Put your heart, mind and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success”. — Swami Vivananda

77. “Tomorrow is the most important thing in our life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hand. It hopes we have learned something from yesterday”. — John Wayne

78. “There are two ways of spreading light-to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it”. — Edith Wharton

79. “All you need is the plan, the road map and the courage to press on to your destination”. — Earl Nightingale

80. “I believe there’s an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their heart”. — Sylvester Stallone

81. “The power of imagination makes us infinite”. — John Muir

82. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started”. — Mark Twain

83. “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat other”. — Ayn Rand

84. “In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can”. — Nikos Kazantzakis

85. “Even if you fall on your face, you are still moving forward” — Victor Kiam

86. “Optimism is the faith that leads to the achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence”. — Helen Keller

87. “Deserve your dream”. — Octavio Paz

88. “Don’t give up. Don’t lose hope. Don’t sell out”. — Christopher Reeve

89. “Things do not happen. Things are made to happen”. — John F. Kennedy

90. “Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking’. — William Butler Yeats

91. “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail Again. Fail better”. — Samuel Beckett

92. “If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know and start charging for it”. — Kim Garst

93. “I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits the bottom”. — George S. Patton

94. “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand”. — Vince Lombardi

95. “Success is a science, if you have the conditions, you get the results”. — Oscar Wilde

96. “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go”. — William Feather

97. “He has achieved success who has worked well, laughed often and loved much”. — Elbert Hubbard

98. “The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself”. — Mark Caine

99. “Go big or go home. Because it’s true. What do you have to lose”. — Eliza Dushku

100. “Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life”. — Jimmy Dean

101. “Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure”. — George Edward Woodberry

102. “Action is the foundational key to all success”. — Pablo Picasso

103. “The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity”. — Ayn Rand

I want to end this with the great motivational video DREAM. You should really watch this if you are going through a tough time.

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Varun Kumar

Varun Kumar is a professional science and technology journalist and a big fan of AI, machines, and space exploration. He received a Master's degree in computer science from Indraprastha University. To find out about his latest projects, feel free to directly email him at [email protected] 

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  • “This is the great lesson the depressive learns: Nothing in the world is inherently compelling. Whatever may be really “out there” cannot project itself as an affective experience. It is all a vacuous affair with only a chemical prestige. Nothing is either good or bad, desirable or undesirable, or anything else except that it is made so by laboratories inside us producing the emotions on which we live. And to live on our emotions is to live arbitrarily, inaccurately—imparting meaning to what has none of its own. Yet what other way is there to live? Without the ever-clanking machinery of emotion, everything would come to a standstill. There would be nothing to do, nowhere to go, nothing to be, and no one to know. The alternatives are clear: to live falsely as pawns of affect, or to live factually as depressives, or as individuals who know what is known to the depressive. How advantageous that we are not coerced into choosing one or the other, neither choice being excellent. One look at human existence is proof enough that our species will not be released from the stranglehold of emotionalism that anchors it to hallucinations. That may be no way to live, but to opt for depression would be to opt out of existence as we consciously know it.”