If you’re in need of some inspiration to give you that extra push in your life, here are the 35 best inspirational quotes to help you stay motivated, even in the toughest of times. 

1. “Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.”
– Abraham Lincoln

2. “Nothing splendid has ever been achieved, except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.”
– Bruce Barton

3. “Never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.”
– Charles Dickens

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

5. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.” – Dale Carnegie

6. “There is no chance, no destiny, no fate that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.”
– Ella Wheeler Wilcox

7. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.”
– George Addair

8. “The place between your comfort zone and your dream is where life takes place.”
– Helen Keller

9. “In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.”
– Jane Smiley

10. “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”
– Leonardo da Vinci

11. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.”
– Les Brown

12. “Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.”
– Louis D. Brandeis

13. “It’s important to take the initiative. We cannot wait around for anyone else to come and do it.”
– Malala Yousafzai

14. “We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”
– Marie Curie

15. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbour, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, dream, discover.”
– Mark Twain

16. “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

17. “Nothing will work unless you do.”
– Maya Angelou

18. “There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.”
– Michael Phelps

19. “You don’t need to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

20. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
– Napoleon Hill

21. “If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.”
– Neil Gaiman

22. “A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.”
– Nelson Mandela

23. “Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.”
– Pauline Kael

24. “Action is the foundational key to all success.”
– Pablo Picasso

25. “Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.”
– Stephen Hawking

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

27. “The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
– Thomas A. Edison

28. “If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.”
– Thomas Jefferson

29. “If you hear a voice within you say, “You cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”
– Vincent Van Gogh

30. “Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.”
– W. Clement Stone

31. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”
– Walt Disney

32. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
– Wayne Gretzky

33. “Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.”
– William Butler Yeats

34. “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.”
– William Arthur Ward

35. “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.”
– Winston Churchill 


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