160+ Top Inspirational Quotes About Success and Hard Work

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Inspirational quotes about life and struggles

A person who okay with being alone is a powerful person. - unknown

Life is not about winning or losing. It is about living - unknown

Be patient. Things will change for the better. - unknown

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. - Albert Einstein

Actions prove who someone is, words just prove who they want to be. - unknown

If you don't define your own idea of success as an artist, you will never measure up to someone else's. - unknown

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. - Dalai Lama

We are our choices. - unknown

Start by doing whats necessary then do whats possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible. - Francis of Assisi

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. - Aristotle

We make our own fortunes and call them fate. - Benjamin Disraeli

We know what we are, but know not what we may be. - unknown

Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you. - Walt Whitman

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. - Milton Berle

Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway. - Earl Nightingale

Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well. - Robert Louis Stevenson

The brain is wider than the sky. - unknown

Try to be like the turtle - at ease in your own shell. - Bill Copeland

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

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. - Thomas A. Edison

Learn to sell. Learn to build. If you can do both, you will be unstoppable. - unknown

Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go, they merely determine where you start - Nido Qubein

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. - Buddha

Quality is much better than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles. - Steve Jobs

Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change. - unknown

Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. Its perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes weve learned something from yesterday. - John Wayne

A champion is someone who gets up when he can't. - Jack Dempsey

You attract what you are, not what you want. - unknown

The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible. - Arthur C. Clarke

Believe in yourself. Stay in your own lane. There’s only one you. - Queen Latifah

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. - Lou Holtz

All my inspiration comes from life. That's how it never stops, in a way. - Marina Abramovic

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.- Helen Keller

Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, When you fall, you fly. - Neil Gaiman 

You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will. - Stephen King

If all you can do is crawl, start crawling. - Rumi

Give light and people will find the way. - Ella Baker

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. - Thomas Edison

The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible. - Arthur C. Clarke

Inspiration is never genuine if it is known as inspiration at the time. True inspiration always steals on a person; its importance not being fully recognised for some time. - Samuel Butler

Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire. - Patti Smith

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference. - Elie Wiesel

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'til your good is better and your better is best. - St. Jerome

Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. - Warren Buffett

When someone tells me ‘no,’ it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them. - Karen E. Quinones Miller

Challenge yourself with something you know you could never do, and what you'll find is that you can overcome anything. - Anonymous

There never was a great soul that did not have some divine inspiration. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

Well done is better than well said. - Benjamin Franklin

You will never find time for anything. If you want the time, you must make it. - Charles Buxton

No matter the disappointment, God is still blessing us in other amazing ways. Never give up, keep trying. See your blessings, find strength and keep moving. You will conquer again. - Terry Mark

A great man is hard on himself; a small man is hard on others. - Confucius

Someone needs your actions to inspire his actions. Never forget, your little broken cake is someone`s daily meal! Care to share you little cake! - Israelmore Ayivor 

The world changes in direct proportion to the number of people willing to be honest about their lives. - Armistead Maupin

Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action. - Brendan Francis Behan

If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride - and never quit, you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards. - Bear Bryant

There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness. - Han Suyin 

You willed yourself to where you are today, so will yourself out of it. - Stephen Richards

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. - Marilyn Vos Savant

Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go they merely determine where you start. - Nido Qubein

Inspirational quotes on life challenges

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

The difference between the difficult and the impossible is that the impossible takes a little longer time. - Lady Aberdeen

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure. - Paulo Coelho

One starts an action simply because one must do something. - T. S. Eliot

It is never too late to be what you might have been. - George Eliot

I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse. - Walt Disney

I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times. - Bruce Lee

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. - miles kington

Prepare your mind to receive the best that life has to offer. - Ernest Holmes

Success comes from having dreams that are bigger than your fears. - Bobby Unser

Never underestimate the power of passion. - Eve Sawyer

Let your light shine so bright that others can see their way out of the dark - Uthpai Umesh

To have become a deeper man is the privilege of those who have suffered. - Oscar Wilde

Your life is a message to the world make sure its inspiring. - Maeve Garriosn 

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. - Zig Ziglar

Don't try to rush progress. Remember - a step forward, no matter how small, is a step in the right direction. Keep believing. - Kara Goucher

Try to be inspired by something every day. Try to inspire at least one person every day. - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

The undertaking of a new action brings new strength. - Richard L. Evans

For a gallant spirit there can never be defeat. - Wallis Simpson 

If you believe very strongly in something, stand up and fight for it. - Roy T. Bennett

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. - Steve Jobs

In a gentle way, you can shake the world. - Mahatma Gandhi

When the world says, “Give up,” Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”  - Unknown

As people are walking all the time, in the same spot, a path appears. - John Locke

The greatest inspiration is often born of desperation. - Comer Cotrell

All progress is based upon a universal, innate desire on the part of every living organism to live beyond its income. - Samuel Butler

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. - Helen Keller

When you die that doesn't mean you lost to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and the manner in which you live. - Stuart Scott

The most dangerous thing you can do in life is play it safe. - Casey Neistat

If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough. - Oprah Winfrey

Give a man a mask and he will show his true face. - oscar Wilde

Quotes are nothing but inspiration for the uninspired. - Richard Kemph

Dream big and dare to fail. - Norman Vaughan

If a man has any greatness in him, it comes to light, not in one flamboyant hour, but in the ledger of his daily work. - Beryl Markham

Remind yourself that you don't have to do what everyone else is doing. - Rajat Dogra

Working hard can give you meaning. Silence can give you peace. - Maxime Lagace

What you do to-day that is worthwhile, inspires others to act at some future time. - Marcus Garvey 

In life you need either inspiration or desperation. - Tony Robbins

The longing to produce great inspirations didn't produce anything but more longing. - Sophie Kerr

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. - Sharon Begley

The truth is on the march and nothing will stop it. - Emile Zola 

Stop comparing yourself to other people, just choose to be happy and live your own life. - Roy T. Bennett

Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn. - Miguel de Cervantes

Belief creates the actual fact. - William James

The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway. - Henry Boye

A difficult life spent in hard-work, perseverance, and courage will pave the way for a life of true greatness! - Avijeet Das

Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge. - Abraham Joshua Heschel

The best way to inspire fresh thoughts is to seal the envelope. - Unknown

You can be everything. You can be the infinite amount of things that people are. - Kesha

What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain. - Maya Angelou

The faster you'll fall, the higher you'll fly - Chuck Palahniuk

What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do. - Tim Ferriss

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. - Albert Einstein

the best way to get something done is to begin. - unknown

To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Remember you will not always win. Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste defeat. But there is, in this case, always tomorrow - after you have done your best to achieve success today. - Maxwell Maltz

One person can change the world. It happened, is happening and will happen in the future. - Hilary Kellam

We just keep swimming and let the tide take care of itself. - Warren Buffett

Sometimes just being yourself can inspire others to be brave enough to be themselves too. - unknown 

Inspirational quotes for difficult times

Don’t count the days, make the days count. - Muhammad Ali

Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success. - Pablo Picasso

Many a witty inspiration is like the surprising reunion of befriended thoughts after a long separation. - Friedrich Von Schlegel

Try to be like the turtle - at ease in your own shell. - Bill Copeland

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. - Aristotle Onassis 

Always end the day with a positive thought. No matter how hard things were, tomorrow is a fresh opportunity to make it better. - Anonymous

The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible. - Arthur C. Clark

For a gallant spirit there can never be defeat. - Wallis Simpson

A bad day doesn’t cancel out a good life. Keep going. - Richie Norton

Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment. - Arthur Helps

Allow yourself to be inspired. Allow yourself to succeed. Dare to excel. - Vince Dente

The thing about smart people is that they seem like crazy people to dumb people. - Stephen Hawking

Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you’ll be criticized anyway. - Eleanor Roosevelt

You are not broken and you do not need to be fixed - Joshua Estrin

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit. - Napoleon Hill

Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. - Helen Keller

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. - Eleanor Roosevelt

It's hard to beat a person who never gives up. - Babe Ruth

It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. - Franklin D Roosevelt

I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. - Sumit Rohilla

A big ego leads to a narrow life. - unknown

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. - Henry David Thoreau

Having a specific meaning and purpose in your life helps to encourage you towards living a fulfilling and inspired life. - Vic Johnson 

When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves. - Viktor E. Frankl

Inspiration arrives as a packet of material to be delivered. - John Updike

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. - Robin Williams

Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit. - Bern Williams

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. - Helen Keller

Failure is the chance to do better next time. - Unknown

Our ideals are our better selves. - Amos Bronson Alcott

It isn't where you came from. It's where you're going that counts. - Ella Fitzgerald

Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones to genius. - Elbert Hubbard

Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart. - Marcus Aurelius

Before you can inspire with emotion, you must be swamped with it yourself. Before you can move their tears, your own must flow. To convince them, you must yourself believe. - Winston Churchill

What happens next is up to you. - Chris Sacca

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. - Dalai Lama XIV

Everything you can imagine is real - Pablo Picasso

Nothing will work unless you do. - Maya Angelou

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. - Truman capote

Life has no remote - get up and change it yourself! - Mark A. Cooper

You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills. - Jim Rohn

If you make it a Habit to make your Today better than your Yesterday, then for sure, your Tomorrow will be better than your Today. - Unknown

Silence is the best resolve for him who distrusts himself. - Fran├žois de La Rochefoucauld

If you can`t get motivated about your current role, then change to a role which does excite you, and where your excitement will motivate others. - Max Landsberg 

Every person is a book, each year a chapter. - Mark Twain