My 44 Favorite Inspirational Quotes

It's my Birthday, and I love to be inspired!

On my Birthday, I block off the day to do the things that make me feel good, inspire my imagination, and motivate me to listen more deeply to my inner voice and deeper desires.

Whether that's pulling out my large drawing pad and color markers to design for the next year or spending an hour journaling next to candlelight with my favorite warm fall beverage in the middle of the day, I also love
receiving guidance from others who inspire me to do, be, and act better as a human being.

It's very easy to forget our power, talents, and unlimited potential. This is why I love to be reminded and listen to the wise words of others who are also living their lives and on this path with me - no matter who they are, when they lived, or where they're from. We are powerful beings, but we tend to forget that. 

Here are 45 of my favorite, all-time inspirational quotes to help us remember our truth and remind us of our innate greatness.

1.“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” – Lao Tzu

2. “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” – Nikola Tesla

3. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

4. "You are never alone or helpless. The force that guides the stars guides you too.” – Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

5. “I have lived a long life and had many troubles, most of which never happened.” – Mark Twain

6. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says: I’m possible.” – Audrey Hepburn

7. “Thought is so cunning, so clever, that it distorts everything for its own convenience.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

8. “Change yourself and you have done your part in changing the world.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

9. “Do one thing at a time, and while doing it put your whole soul into it to the exclusion of all else.” – Swami Vivekananda

10. “Treat everyone you meet like God in drag.” – Ram Dass

11. “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein

12. “It is very rare or almost impossible that an event can be negative from all points of view.” – Dalai Lama

13. “Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.” – Buddha

14. “Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world.” – Ramana Maharshi

15. “The best form to see God in…is in every form.” – Neem Karoli Baba

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

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

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

19. “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James

20. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela

21. “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, the optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

22. “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

23. “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Rob Siltanen

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

25. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey

26. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain

27. “All I need is a sheet of paper and something to write with, and then I can turn the world upside down.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

28. “Problems are not stop signs; they are guidelines.” – Robert Schuller

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

30. “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

31. "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken". -Oscar Wilde

32. “You are what you believe in. You become that which you believe you can become” – Bhagavad Gita

33. “A great person is one who affects the mind of their generation” – Benjamin Disraeli

34. “Do what you can with all you have, wherever you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

35. “The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.”― Eckhart Tolle

36. "You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one." -John Lennon

37. “Step into the fire of self-discovery. This fire will not burn you, it will only burn what you are not.” – Mooji

38. “Whatever comes, let it come. Whatever stays, let it stay. Whatever goes, let it go.” – Papaji

39. “A mind free from all disturbances is yoga.” – Patanjali

40. "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -Mahatma Gandhi

 41. “Every moment you spend on this planet, remember that you are here for a unique purpose and cause, far greater than to just eat, sleep, and talk.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

42. "Well done is better than well said". -Benjamin Franklin

43. “You are what you believe in. You become that which you believe you can become” – Bhagavad Gita

44. “I do not fix problems. I fix my thinking. Then problems fix themselves.” – Louis Hay

So here you have my favorite 44 most inspirational quotes that I hope inspire you as much as they do me. This list is ever-growing.

Many more quotes deserve to be on this list, but it would take an entire lifetime to list them all. If you have any quotes you'd love to share; please feel free to put them in the comments below. P