51 Motivational & Inspirational Quotes for 2021

The 101+ Best Quotes for Inspiration, Motivation, Positivity, and Encouragement

You ever just wonder why you’re doing something? Be it a new business, venture, or still trying to get your avalanche of assignments under control?

That’s why I’ve compiled this list of positive inspirational quotes so you can push on forward and scale your mindset to new heights.

Let’s go ahead and get started with the best (arguably) motivational quotes for uplifting your day!

Inspirational Quotes For Work

1. “Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile.” -Gary Ryan Blair

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2. “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” -Jim Rohn

3. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” -George Lorimer

4. “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” -Alexander Graham Bell

5. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” -Robert Louis Stevenson

6. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” -Henry Ford

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7. “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” -Dalai Lama

8. “One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master. He told me to go slow to go fast. I think that applies to everything in life. We live as though there aren’t enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress.” -Viggo Mortensen

9. “Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.” -Dale Carnegie

10. “If you take care of the small things, the big things take care of themselves.” -Emily Dickinson

11. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” -Thomas Edison

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Monday Motivation Quotes

1. “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” -Zig Ziglar

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2. “When you start to do the things that you truly love, it wouldn’t matter whether it is Monday or Friday; you would be so excited to wake up each morning to work on your passions.” -Edmond Mbiaka

3. “A ship is always safe at shore but that is not what it’s built for.” -Albert Einstein

4. “Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there.” -Eckhart Tolle

5. “Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” -Groucho Marx

6. “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” -Dale Carnegie

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7. “Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday.” -Brian Tracy

8. “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” -Dalai Lama

9. “The starting point of all achievement is desire.” -Napoleon Hill

10. “Someday is not a day of the week.” -Denise Brennan-Nelson

11. “Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.” -Lemony Snicket

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Short Inspirational Quotes / Short Positive Quotes

1. “Aspire to inspire before we expire.” -Anonymous

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2. “Change the world by being yourself.” –Amy Poehler

3. “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” -T.S Eliot

4. “Die with memories, not dreams.” -Anonymous

5. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” -Leonardo da Vinci

6. “All limitations are self-imposed.” -Oliver Wendell Holmes

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7. “What we think, we become.” -Buddha

8. “Whatever you do, do it well.” -Walt Disney

9. “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” -Steve Martin

10. “Have enough courage to start and enough heart to finish.” -Jessica N. S. Yourko

11. “If I’m gonna tell a real story, I’m gonna start with my name.” -Kendrick Lamar

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12. “What consumes your mind controls your life” -Anonymous

Funny Inspirational Quotes

1. “People say nothing is impossible. But I do nothing everyday.” -A. A. Milne

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2. “Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. After that who cares?… He’s a mile away and you’ve got his shoes!” -Billy Connolly

3. “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” -Mark Twain

4. “I find television very educational. Every time someone turns it on, I go in the other room and read a book.” -Groucho Marx

5. “If at first you don’t succeed, then skydiving definitely isn’t for you.” -Steven Wright

6. “The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning, and does not stop until you get into the office.” -Robert Frost

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7. “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” -Yogi Berra

8. “It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by then I was too famous.” -Robert Benchley

9. “Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent.” -Langston Coleman

10. “Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia.” -Charles Schulz

11. “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs…one step at a time.” -Joe Girard

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12. “When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?”-Sydney Harris

13. “I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.” -Lily Tomlin

Inspirational Quotes About Life And Struggles

1. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” -Helen Keller

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2. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” -Norman Vincent Peale

3. “Those who realize their folly are not true fools.” -Zhuangzi

4. “Difficult and meaningful will always bring more satisfaction than easy and meaningless.” -Maxime Lagacé

5. “Life is a question and how we live it is our answer.” -Gary Keller

6. “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” -Søren Kierkegaard

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7. “Keep looking up…That’s the secret of life.” -Snoopy

8. “Get busy living or get busy dying.” -Stephen King

9. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” -Oscar Wilde

10. “Life is from the inside out. When you shift on the inside, life shifts on the outside.” -Kamal Ravikant

Inspirational Quotes For Women

1. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” -Alice Walker

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2. “Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you’ve got a big heart and aren’t afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength.” -Brigitte Nicole

3. “Self-esteem means knowing you are the dream.” -Oprah Winfrey

4. “I thrive on obstacles. If I’m told that it can’t be told, then I push harder.” -Issa Rae

5. “You are your best thing.” -Toni Morrison

6. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” -Maya Angelou

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7. “One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what someone else says distract you from your goals.” -Michelle Obama

8. “Even if it makes others uncomfortable, I will love who I am.” -Janelle Monae

9. “I have standards I don’t plan on lowering for anybody, including myself.” -Zendaya

10. “You can’t be hesitant about who you are.” -Viola Davis

11. “I was built this way for a reason, so I’m going to use it.” -Simone Biles

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Inspirational Quotes For Students And Teens

1. “Never let the fear of striking out stop you from playing the game.” -Babe Ruth

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2. “Learning is never done without errors and defeat.” -Vladimir Lenin

3. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” -Albert Einstein

4. “Procrastination makes easy things hard and hard things harder.” -Mason Cooley

5. “The expert in anything was once a beginner.” -Helen Hayes

6. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” -Zig Ziglar

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7. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” -Walt Disney

8. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” -Beverly Stills

9. “I think it’s possible to ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” -Elon Musk

10. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” -Thomas Jefferson

11. “Genius is 10% inspiration, 90% perspiration.” -Thomas Edison

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Positive And Inspirational Quotes For Kids

1. “Don’t let what you can’t do interfere with what you can do.” -John Wooden

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2. “We all can dance when we find music we love.” -Giles Andreae

3. “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” -John Holmes

4. “Never be so busy as not to think of others.” -Mother Teresa

5. “No kid is unsmart. Every kid’s a genius at something. Our job is to find it. And then encourage it.” -Robin Sharma

6. “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” Mahatma Gandhi

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7. “It is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.” -George Burns

8. “Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded.” -Jess Lair

9. “The most important day of a person’s education is the first day of school, not Graduation Day.” -Harry Wong

10. “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.”-Charles Dederich

11. “You’re off to great places. Today is your first day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!” -Dr. Seuss

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