60 Inspirational and Motivational Quotes That Make You Think

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60 Inspirational Quotes That Make You Think | If you're looking for a little motivation, inspiration, and encouragement, we're sharing our favorite positive quotes for women and for men about strength, about love, about relationships, about happiness, about change, about dreams, about life, and everything in between. These are great daily mantras, and some of the short ones make great tattoos! #inspirationalquotes #motivationalquotes #selfhelp #quotesforwomen

If you’re looking for a little motivation, inspiration, and encouragement when life gets tough, we’re sharing our favorite quotes that make you think to help you gain perspective, find strength, and live life to the fullest each and everyday. Write your favorite quote on your bathroom mirror as a daily reminder to live with intention and purpose, and bookmark this post so you can refer to it often!

60 Quotes That Make You Think

Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know.
-Pema Chodron

Old ways won’t open new doors.
-Unknown

Whether you think you can or think you can’t— you are right.
-Henry Ford

Interrupt anxiety with gratitude.
-Unknown

Dead people receive more flowers than living ones because regret is stronger than gratitude.
-Anne Frank

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
-Oprah Winfrey

A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.
-Joyce Meyer

Everybody has a chapter they don’t read out loud.
-Unknown

Your life is as good as your mindset.
-Unknown

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.
-Unknown

Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.
-Unknown

Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices.
-Robert Braathe

I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
-Carl Jung

Your life isn’t yours if you always care what others think.
-Unknown

Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace.
-Unknown

If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.
-Dolly Parton

Who you spend your time with will have a great impact on what kind of life you live. Spend time with the right people.
-Joel Osteen

Visualize your highest self and start showing up as her.
-Unknown

Do not give your past the power to define your future.
-Unknown

If your dreams don’t scare you, they are too small.
-Richard Branson

When thinking about life, remember this:
no amount of guilt can change the past
and no amount of anxiety can change the future.
-Unknown

Be the woman you needed as a girl.
-Unknown

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.
-John A. Shedd

Life always offers you a second chance. It’s called tomorrow.
-Unknown

If you stay positive in a negative situation, you win.
-Unknown

You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
-C.S. Lewis

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did.
-Mark Twain

Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower to grow.
-Unknown

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.
-Oprah Winfrey

Decide what kind of life you want, then say no to anything that isn’t that.
-Unknown

Each day you must choose, the pain of discipline, or the pain of regret.
-Eric Mangini

You are either on my side, by my side, or in my ****ing way. Choose wisely.
-Unknown

Your mind will always believe everything you tell it.
Feed it hope.
Feed it truth.
Feed it with love.
-Unknown

You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren’t paying attention to.
-Robin Williams

Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.
-J.K. Rowling

The best view comes after the hardest climb.
-Unknown

How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.
-Rupi Kaur

Don’t wait for things to get better. Life will always be complicated. Learn to be happy right now, otherwise you’ll run out of time.
-Unknown

The best part about life?
Every morning you have a new opportunity to become a happier version of yourself.
-Unknown

If someone is judging you, that’s their problem. Don’t make it yours.
-Mel Robbins

Don’t wish for it, work for it.
-Unknown

Fix your ponytail and try again.
-Unknown

Two things you are in control of in life are your attitude and your effort.
-Unknown

Remember that failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night.
-Zig Ziglar

Trust the timing of your life.
-Unknown

If you talk about it, it’s a dream, if you envision it, it’s possible, but if you schedule it, it’s real.
-Tony Robbins

Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.
-Unknown

Be stubborn about your goals and flexible about your methods.
-Unknown

Brave girl, promise me you will not shrink yourself in order to make others feel comfortable.
-Unknown

Starve your distractions, feed your focus.
-Unknown

A negative mind will never give you a positive life.
-Unknown

A goal without a plan is just a wish.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.
-Oprah Winfrey

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes. Including you.
-Anne Lamott

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

When you really want something you will find a way. When you don’t really want something, you’ll find an excuse.
-Rachel Hollis

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
-Maya Angelou

Comparison is the death of all joy, and the only person you need to be better than is the one you were yesterday.
-Rachel Hollis

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
-Wayne Dyer

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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60 Inspirational Quotes That Make You Think | If you're looking for a little motivation, inspiration, and encouragement, we're sharing our favorite positive quotes for women and for men about strength, about love, about relationships, about happiness, about change, about dreams, about life, and everything in between. These are great daily mantras, and some of the short ones make great tattoos! #inspirationalquotes #motivationalquotes #selfhelp #quotesforwomen

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