65 Inspirational Quotes Explained That Will Change Your Life

49 Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. ~Marianne Williamson

We often sabotage our own success by playing small and shrinking so that others don’t feel insecure in our company. Don’t possess a feeling of guilt in letting your lights shine even if it means shining above others. You were born to spread the light within you. By being a candle, you unconsciously serve in the darkness of others. If you achieve your goals, you automatically motivate others to do the same.

50 Don’t let anyone tell you that daydreaming is a waste of time: the only people who would dare tell you that are people without any vision. ~Susan Miller

Nothing is built in a day, everything starts with an idea, a thought or a vision. This is the only way to identify your goal in life. You may meet many discouraging people who may lecture you it’s useless to build castles in the air. Such people don’t have any goal in their own lives, so cannot tolerate others working in a direction to reach somewhere. Keep such people at arm’s length and pursue your dreams because that’s what true living is all about.

51 Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by idiots. ~William Gibson

There are numerous reasons why someone becomes depressed. One of them is the crowd surrounding you. In the company of people with criticizing nature, you are bound to continuously get bombarded with suggestions and advices and it decreases your confidence. They use you as a dumping ground for their negativity. Ultimately it rubs off on you. With sick people, you cannot have a healthy mind. So, become self-aware to raise yourself out of any kind of depression. Surround yourself with people who love you and respect you for who you are.

52 Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

This is one of the best quotes that inspire young people to focus on knowledge that will later light a spark of creativity in them. Education is not about mugging up and pouring it out in exams to get a good percentage and reach a higher grade. Education is not about collecting dribbling drops of information to stuff our minds so that no room is left for creativity. Education has to be sharp like a matchstick to light a fire in students that motivates them for taking risks and develops their problem solving skills.

53 Light tomorrow with today. ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

This is one inspirational quote that speaks of how you live your present will define the course of your future. Many people crib about failures of past or worry about future but hardly make any efforts today to make a brighter tomorrow. Today and tomorrow are interdependent. Chalk out the plan for your future today and lay the building blocks for tomorrow. Work hard, don’t leave today’s job for tomorrow. Make your present productive to secure your future. You can take your life in the direction you want.

54 Happiness is like a butterfly. The more you chase it, the more it eludes you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder. ~Henry David Thoreau

Many people are constantly pursuing happiness without realizing that while they’re occupied with the chase, they may be missing out on things that would make them happy. Don’t make a conscious effort to find happiness as it cannot be forced. Be patient and work diligently in accomplishing your tasks and you will see happiness comes naturally. Don’t make happiness your aim, make it your guiding principle. In fact, happiness itself is a part of your perspective where one person’s happiness may not be sufficient for another.

55 Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. ~Aristotle

Working hard is good but when you enjoy what you are doing, you tend to do much better. This is why, if you are experiencing monotony in a job but doing it just because it pays, you are making your performance suffer, deteriorating your growth. So do what you love and love what you do. Pick things of your interest that utilize your talent to be your long-term profession. Work in an industry that you are passionate about and you will see your true potential. This is one of the motivational quotes to bring out the best in you.

56 You are never a loser until you quit trying. ~Mike Ditka

Perseverance has the power to accomplish the most difficult of tasks. Obstacles will undoubtedly come and it’s the ability to hold on to your dreams and trying consistently that will help you reach your goal. People fail because they stop trying and they stop trying because they fail. It’s not your destiny but your determination that brings you close to success. The concept of a loser has been poorly defined by mankind. Only when you quit is the time you are truly a loser. So don’t give up and keep trying.

57 You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop. ~Rumi

These are few of Rumi’s most inspirational words. Every person in this world is crafted by God with the power of the entire ocean. We carry a world inside us. However, we consider ourselves to be too small in the grand scheme of things. Remember you are magnificent and powerful just like an ocean which has the capability to create and destroy lives. The need is to awaken this realization within you and work in a positive direction.

58 All doubt, despair and fear become insignificant once the intention of life becomes love. ~Rumi

Love and fear are the two strongest emotions in the world. It is love that brings us into this world and it is love that keeps us going throughout the journey of life. Where there is love, there is joy, peace, hope and forgiveness. When we are in love, we feel that all our negative emotions subside. Love fills every corner of our heart in such a way that no room is left for gloom or fear. It gives us the confidence that takes away all our doubts. We are changed human beings, much better individuals. So, open up your heart, give and take love.

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

A huge section of our society and media nowadays is unfortunately busy in discussing who said what, who did what. Some people consider gossiping and back-biting as the central goal of their lives. There can be nothing more shallow-minded than this. There is mentality improvement and increased awareness when you discuss stories and news happening around the world. However, it does not truly educate you because mostly, the events today are sensationalized and you are conditioned to believe information as knowledge. Only when you dig deeper, look beyond obvious, question things, understand causes, identify solutions, get productive ideas, you can have a developed mind.

60 If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you. ~T. Harv Eker

Among inspiring quotes, this one motivates you to face your problems by realizing your potential. Most of us give our problems larger than life appearance and get intimidated by them. The least productive thing you can do is to waste your time in worrying about the enormity of the problem. Overcome self-defeating behavior. Focus on yourself to realize that you are much bigger and better equipped with brainpower to tackle a problem. Be confident about your abilities to face the challenges thrown by life.

If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you
If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you

61 Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools. ~Napolean Bonaparte

This is an excellent motivational quote to keep you going. Things are not impossible, but improbable. Impossibility is just your own perception of a problem. If you do not acknowledge the possibility of something, you are lazy and unambitious. There are so many examples of people scaling the highest mountains, diving deepest seas and reaching into space. Faith transcends all limitations, overpowers all obstacles. By being optimistic, enthusiastic, passionate, determined and hard-working, you keep your chances of success open. By allowing the word impossible in your dictionary, you restrict your potential and distance yourself from your goal.

Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools
Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools

62 Without the ego, all would be love. ~Marianne Williamson

In this fast-paced life, people are self-centred; everything is about ‘me’, ‘you’ is secondary. Ego is our worst enemy. It’s not love but ego that breaks hearts. It makes relationships suffer. It stops you from expressing your love for someone, even destroys love altogether. It pulls you back from apologizing, even when the mistake is yours. Understand that ego is not greater than love. Don’t allow ego to control your thoughts. Only when you put your ego behind, there will be love all around.

63 An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. ~Benjamin Franklin

Knowledge not only helps you make money, it’s essential in making wise life decisions, taking better care of health, proper bringing up of children, being a better citizen and so on. School and college education opens doors for a brighter future and shape your career but people who take a sigh of relief after their formal education is over miss on big things in life. In fact, successful people constantly update themselves, improve their skills and implement their knowledge well. Your knowledge separates you from the crowd. So, expand your knowledge every single day for the time and money you invest in knowledge will fetch you rewards for sure and far exceed your investment.

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest

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

This one is truly an inspirational quote. Letting your worries, fears and sorrows lead your life will cause you frustration. Change the bad habits and leave stress behind as they hold you back. They are like shadows that bring darkness. Move through the path of life with positivity, faith and cheer as your guides. Learn to focus on the positive aspects of life like spending time with family and friends, following your passions and whatever makes you happy. Turn your face towards them and you will see the shadow of negativity taking a backseat.

Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you
Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you

65 To know the road ahead, ask those coming back. ~Chinese proverb

One of the best inspiring quotes that tells you to take advice of experienced people in doing something new. During your student or professional life, in business or any other field, working alone is foolhardy. Take advice from those who have been there and done that. It’s not important for them to be winners but also those who have failed or made mistakes, so that you can learn not to make those mistakes yourself. Take the benefit of experience of your mentors, teachers and coaches and the work would become easier for you.

To know the road ahead, ask those coming back
To know the road ahead, ask those coming back