33 Inspirational Quotes

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The Right Words

Below are 33 opportunities for you to be inspired, change direction, or reflect on words of wisdom.  One of the reasons I love quotes is that the right words, at the right time, can provide the right inspiration for something new.


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


“There are no mistakes, just happy accidents.” –Bob Ross


“Don’t look back, you’re not going that way.” –Unknown


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


“Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.” –Tyrion Lannister


“There is freedom waiting for you,

On the breezes of the sky,

And you ask ‘What if I fall?’

Oh but my darling,

What if you fly?” –Erin Hanson


“I feel as though someone’s handed me the moon and I don’t exactly know what to do with it.” –L.M. Montgomery


“Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” –Mark Twain


“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald


“Ask yourself if what you’re doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.” –Unknown


“Do something instead of killing time. Because time is killing you.” –Paulo Coelho


“We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.” – Helen Keller


“Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same.” –The Fray


“She took the leap and built her wings on the way down.” –Kobi Yamada


“If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.” –Lemony Snicket


“Sometimes the strongest people are the ones who love beyond all faults, cry behind closed doors, and fight battles that nobody knows about.” –Unknown

“She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad.” –Marilyn Monroe


“Just say yes and you’ll figure it out afterwards.” –Tina Fey


“Always find a reason to laugh. It may not add years to your life but will surely add life to your years.” –Unknown


“Today is a good day to let go of yesterday.” –Thema Bryant-Davis


“Like wildflowers; You must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.” ―E.V.


“What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?” –John Green


“You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy.” –C. JoyBell C.


“Let go or be dragged.” –Zen Proverb


“You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.” –Dita Von Teesa


“A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.” –English Proverb


“Don’t give up. Normally it is the last key on the ring which opens the door.” –Paulo Coelho


“It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what’s changed is you.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald


“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” –C.S. Lewis


“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” –Maya Angelou


“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” –Theodore Roosevelt


“You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting so get on your way.” –Dr. Seuss


“There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” –C.S. Lewis

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