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200 Motivational Quotes

Here are 200 quotes to ignite your drive and inspiration! It’s time for some excellent motivation!

10 Quotes on Adventure

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
– Lao Tzu

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
– Confucius

You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong.
– Sue Fitzmaurice

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.
– T.S. Eliot

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by.
– Robert Frost

I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’
– Sylvia Plath

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more that what we could learn from books.
– John Lubbock

And then there is the most dangerous risk of all – the risk of spending your life not doing what you want, on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.
– Randy Komisar

Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.
– Erol Ozan

The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for a newer and richer experience.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

10 Quotes on Beauty

If you keep searching for everything beautiful in the world, you will eventually become it.
– Tyler Kent White

When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle, and yet most of the audience still sleeps.
– John Lennon

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
– Khalil Gibran

Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.
– Coco Chanel

I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.
– Emma Stone

Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
– Franz Kafka

Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
– Saint Augustine

To me, beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are.
– Ellen DeGeneres

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
– Anne Frank

Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.
– Thich Nhat Hanh

10 Quotes on Compassion

When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.
– Ernest Hemingway

Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.
– Bob Kerrey

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.
– Princess Diana

Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.
– Lao Tzu

You must not hate those who do wrong or harmful things, but with compassion, you must do what you can to stop them – for they are harming themselves, as well as those who suffer from their actions.
– Dalai Lama

Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?
– Rumi

We are all different. Don’t judge, understand instead.
– Roy T. Bennett

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.
– Dalai Lama XIV

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
– Dalai Lama XIV

Compassion for others begins with kindness to ourselves.
– Pema Chodron

10 Quotes on Creativity

Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.
– Roy T. Bennett

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.
– Steve Jobs

Creativity is intelligence having fun.
– Albert Einstein

Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye.
– Dorothy Parker

Creativity is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what no one else has thought.
– Albert Einstein

Creativity doesn’t wait for that perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones.
– Bruce Garrabrandt

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
– Maya Angelou

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination.
– Albert Einstein

The creative person is willing to live with ambiguity. He doesn’t need problems solved immediately and can afford to wait for the right ideas.
– Abe Tannenbaum

The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.
– Dieter F. Uchtdorf

10 Quotes on Curiosity

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
– Albert Einstein

Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.
– James Stephens

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
– E. E. Cummings

Replace judgment with curiosity.
– Lynn Nottage

Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.
– Bryant H. McGill

Curiosity is more flexible and practical than belief.
– Steve Pavlina

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
– Albert Einstein

If you can let go of passion and follow your curiosity, your curiosity just might lead you to your passion.
– Elizabeth Gilbert

Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. What people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity.
– Aaron Swartz

All knowledge is connected to all other knowledge. The fun is in making the connections.
– Arthur Aufderheide

10 Quotes on Gratitude

When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love.
– Marcus Aurelius

When gratitude becomes an essential foundation in our lives, miracles start to appear everywhere.
– Emmanuel Dagher

When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.
– Tony Robbins

The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.
– Robert Holden

Gratitude opens the door to the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude.
– Deepak Chopra

Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want.
– Jim Rohn

I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.
– Brene Brown

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

When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.
– Kristin Armstrong

Gratitude is a divine emotion: it fills the heart, but not to bursting; it warms it, but not to fever.
– Charlotte Brontë

10 Quotes on Growth

Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.
– Christopher Markus

The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.
– Charles Schwab

One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
– Abraham Maslow

We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
– Oprah Winfrey

Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.
– Bernice Johnson Reagon

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.
– Maya Angelou

Be patient with yourself. You are growing stronger every day. The weight of the world will become lighter…and you will begin to shine brighter. Don’t give up.
– Robert Tew

Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.
– Chinese Proverb

When we’re growing up there are all sorts of people telling us what to do when really what we need is space to work out who to be.
– Elliot Page

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
– Ernest Hemingway

10 Quotes on Health

Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind, and spirit.
– B.K.S. Iyengar

Nurturing yourself is not selfish – it’s essential to your survival and your well-being.
– Renee Peterson Trudeau

Your body holds deep wisdom. Trust in it. Learn from it. Nourish it. Watch your life transform and be healthy.
– Bella Bleue

What drains your spirit, drains your body. What fuels your spirit, fuels your body.
– Carolyn Myss

To ensure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.
– William Londen

I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health.
– Voltaire

To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.
– La Rochefoucauld

Our bodies are our gardens; our wills are our gardeners.
– William Shakespeare

Wellness encompasses a healthy body, a sound mind, and a tranquil spirit. Enjoy the journey as you strive for wellness.
– Laurette Gagnon Beaulieu

Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.
– Eleanor Brown

10 Quotes on Joy

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
– Marcus Aurelius

You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.
– Diane von Furstenberg

Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home… it’s your responsibility to love it, or change it.
– Chuck Palahniuk

Let your joy be in your journey—not in some distant goal.
– Tim Cook

Just follow your joy. Always. I think that if you do that, life will take you on the course that it’s meant to take you.
– Jonathan Groff

Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself.
– Mahatma Gandhi

Perhaps most important, being in a state of joy is a learned skill, not an innate ability.
– Donald Altman

Joy is a choice based on being content regardless of circumstances.
– M. Ahlers

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
– Rabindranath Tagore

Joy is the simplest form of gratitiude.
– Karl Barth

10 Quotes on Kindness

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
– Lau Tzu

You cannot do kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
– Joseph Joubert

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
– Mother Teresa

When you callously ignore the suffering of others, you lose the capacity to share their happiness, too.
– Albert Schweitzer

Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.
– Harold S. Kushner

Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.
– Scott Adams

You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.
– Pubilius Syrus

Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.
– Bob Kerrey

Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.
– Robert Green Ingersoll

20 Quotes on Knowing Yourself

The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others.
– Erik Erikson

The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
– Carl Jung

You do not need to seek freedom in a different land, for it exists within your own body, heart, mind, and soul.
– BKS Iyengar

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.
– Anais Nin

Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own ehart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
– Carl Jung

Your greatest self has been waiting your whole life; don’t make it wait any longer.
– Dr. Steve Maraboli

Show yourself, step into your power. Grow yourself into something new. You are the one you’ve been waiting for all of your life.
– Elsa from Frozen

Failure holds the seeds for greatness – so long as you water those seeds with introspection, they can be the root of your success.
– Daniel Lubetzky

If you can stop trying so hard to become who you think you should be, and instead commit to understanding and nourishing yourself, you will bloom into whatever kind of person you are.
– Vironika Tugaleva

To know yourself, you must sacrifice the illusion that you already do.
– Vironika Tugaleva

It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are.
– Rumi

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 you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.
– F. Scott Fitzgerald

Quiet the mind and the soul will speak.
– Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

What I seek, I am. What I want to know, I understand. All I wish I could, I can. Who I want to be, I am.
– Beautiful Chorus

The most mature human insight comes from one’s introspection rather than from exterior research.
– Hugh Downs

Unless you learn to face your own shadows, you will continue to see them in others, because the world outside you is only a reflection of the world inside you.
– Unknown

The journey into self-love and self-acceptance must begin with self-examination… until you take the journey of self-reflection, it is almost impossible to grow or learn in life.
– Iyanla Vanzant

Remind yourself that you cannot fail at being yourself.
– Wayne Dyer

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
– Aristotle

10 Quotes on Letting Go

If it’s out of your hands, it deserves freedom from your mind too.
– Ivan Nuru

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.
– Thich Nhat Hanh

Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.
– Steve Maraboli

I realize there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go.
– Jeffrey McDaniel

Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow.
– Tony Schwartz

Things are as they are—we suffer because we imagined different.
– Rachel Wolchin

To let go does not mean to get rid of. To let go means to let be. When we let be with compassion, things come and go on their own.
– Jack Kornfield

In the process of letting go, you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.
– Deepak Chopra

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.
– Tao Te Ching

Life moves on and so should we.
– Spencer Johnson

10 Quotes on Living

I love this life and even if to be taken from me, I will love that you have yours. Cherish all life, for life, is worth cherishing.
– Tom Althouse

And then there is the most dangerous risk of all – the risk of spending your life not doing what you want, on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.
– Randy Komisar

Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.
– Erol Ozan

The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for a newer and richer experience.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.
– Angelina Jolie

This is a wonderful day. I have never seen this one before.
– Maya Angelou

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experiences that reveals the human spirit.
– E.E. Cummings

Go forth into the busy world and love it. Interest yourself in its life; mingle kindly with its joys and sorrows.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
– Abraham Lincoln

10 Quotes on Love

When love became the Lord of my life, I became fearless.
– Swami Rama

I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more.
– Angelita Lim

Love yourself a little extra right now. You’re evolving, learning, healing, growing, and discovering yourself all at once. It’s about to get magical for you.
– Idil Ahmed

We must be our own before we can be another’s.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
– Buddha

I have decided to stick to love; hate is too great a burden to bear.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Trust your intuition and be guided by love.
– Charles Eisenstein

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
– Lao Tzu

People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.
– Elizabeth Gilbert

We need not think alike to love alike.
– Francis David

10 Quotes on Mindfulness

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
– Lau Tzu

Life gives you plenty of time to do whatever you want to do if you stay in the present moment.
– Deepak Chopra

Mindfulness gives you time. Time gives you choices. Choices, skillfully made, lead to freedom.
– Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.
– Pema Chodron

Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience.
– Jon Kabat Zinn

Every emotion is connected with the breath. If you change the breath, change the rhythm, you can change the emotion.
– Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Mindful and creative, a child who has neither a past, nor examples to follow, nor value judgments, simply lives, speaks, and plays in freedom.
– Arnaud Desjardins

Mindfulness isn’t difficult. We just have to remember to do it.
– Sharon Salzberg

Mindfulness clears the windshield of the mind so that we can see things as they really are.
– Travis Eliot

In today’s rush, we all think too much–seek too much–want too much–and forget about the joy of just being.
– Eckhart Tolle

10 Quotes on Positivity

Get this one idea down—that your beliefs create your experience and that what you believe is up to you—and life will begin to flow much more easily.
– Mali Apple

There are going to be frustrations in life. The question is not: How do I escape? It is: How can I use this as something positive?
– Dalai Lama

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

Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude.
– Lou Holts

Know what sparks the light in you. Then use that light to illuminate the world.
– Oprah Winfrey

Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.
– Dalai Lama

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
– Zig Ziglar

In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.
– Les Brown

Be positive. Be true. Be kind.
– Roy T. Bennett

You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.
– Joyce Meyer

10 Quotes on Purpose

Action is movement with intelligence. The world is filled with movement. What the world needs is more conscious movement, more action.
– BKS Iyengar

It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something.
– Winston S. Churchill

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.
– Dalai Lama

The self is made, not given.
– Barbara Myerhoff

I believe purpose is something for which one is responsible; it’s not just divinely assigned.
– Michael J. Fox

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.
– Ella Fitzgerald

Anything and everything you have experienced has been purposeful; it has brought you to where you are now.
– Iyanla Vanzant

Discovering your purpose is the most significant thing you will do in your life, and you, your loved ones, and the world will be better off because you went on this journey.
– Mastin Kipp

Each of us is born for a purpose, and we want our lives to matter. I don’t think it’s unique to only some of us; it’s a longing of every human being.
– Garrett Gravesen

10 Quotes on Strength

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
– Marcus Aurelius

All your dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
– Walt Disney

Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.
– Nelson Mandela

We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.
– Kavita Ramdas

And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.
– Paulo Coelho

We are stronger, gentler, more resilient, and more beautiful than any of us imagine.
– Mark Nepo

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
– Mahatma Gandhi

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
– Marie Curie

It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop.
– Dieter F. Uchtdorf

I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.
– Maya Angelou

10 Quotes on Truth

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
– Marcus Aurelius

A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
– William Blake

The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.
– David Foster Wallace

If you want to have a healthy mind, you must feed your mind with truth.
– Rick Warren

There’s nothing so kingly as kindness, and nothing so royal as truth.
– Alice Cary

He who has truth at his heart need never fear the want of persuasion on his tongue.
– John Ruskin

I am ignorant of absolute truth. But I am humble before my ignorance and therein lies my honor and my reward.
– Kahlil Gibran

Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.
– Aristotle

The truth makes all things complete, it brings things to fulfillment, and it brings thing to an end. It completes the circle of life and reality.
– E. B. Staples

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