110 Inspirational Quotes on Life to Help You Find Daily Motivation

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110 Inspirational Quotes to Get You Motivated

Life is full of challenges, but we can choose to face them with a positive attitude. As parents, we want to instill optimism, self-belief, resilience and determination in our children. This collection of 125 inspirational quotes aims to provide uplifting messages to motivate kids and teens to embrace their full potential when facing obstacles.

110 Inspirational Quotes

Section 1: 25 Quotes on Overcoming Obstacles and Challenges

  1. “If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan
  2. “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  3. “Fall seven times and stand up eight.” – Japanese proverb
  4. “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford
  5. “When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.” – Unknown
  6. “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou
  7. “Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.” – Unknown
  8. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers
  9. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis
  10. “Tough times never last but tough people do.” – Robert Schuller
  11. “It’s not whether you get knocked down. It’s whether you get back up.” – Vince Lombardi
  12. “Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe
  13. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” – Mary Anne Radmacher
  14. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
  15. “There are better starters than me but I’m a strong finisher.” – Usain Bolt
  16. “A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure.” – Unknown
  17. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  18. “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  19. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill
  20. “Fall down seven times, get up eight.” – Japanese proverb
  21. “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It is lethal.” – Paulo Coelho
  22. “When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters. One represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.” – John F. Kennedy
  23. “Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  24. “Storms make trees take deeper roots.” – Unknown
  25. “Adversity causes some men to break, others to break records.” – William Arthur Ward

Section 2: 20 Quotes on Self-Confidence

  1. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson
  2. “Trust in your infinite potential.” – Orison Swett Marden
  3. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller
  4. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” – Marianne Williamson
  5. “There is nothing impossible to they who will try.” – Alexander the Great
  6. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  7. “You are braver than you believe and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A.A. Milne
  8. “She knew she could, so she did.” – Unknown
  9. “Do what you can with all you have, wherever you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  10. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  11. “I can and I will. Watch me.” – Carrie Green
  12. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden
  13. “One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” – Arthur Ashe
  14. “Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” – Peter T. McIntyre
  15. “The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.” – Tony Robbins
  16. “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie
  17. “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  18. “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” – Steve Jobs
  19. “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  20. “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” – Benjamin Spock

Section 3: 20 Quotes on Staying Positive

  1. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  2. “Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.” – Unknown
  3. “Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” – Elbert Hubbard
  4. “Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Francesca Reigler
  5. “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar
  6. “Stay positive, work hard, make it happen.” – Unknown
  7. “A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.” – Wade Boggs
  8. “Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.” – Mary Lou Retton
  9. “Look for the rainbows in every storm.” – Unknown
  10. “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” – Zig Ziglar
  11. “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” – Aristotle
  12. “Look on the sunny side of life.” – Unknown
  13. “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” – Willie Nelson
  14. “Your mindset matters. It affects everything – from the business and investment decisions you make, to the way you raise your children, to your stress levels and overall well-being.” – Peter Diamandis
  15. “Think happy thoughts.” – J.M. Barrie
  16. “A positive mind finds a way it can be done; a negative mind looks for all the ways it can’t be done.” – Napoleon Hill
  17. “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get back up.” – Vince Lombardi
  18. “You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations.” – Zig Ziglar
  19. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.”- Walt Whitman
  20. “Positive thinking is more than just a tagline. It changes the way we behave. And I firmly believe that when I am positive, it not only makes me better, but it also makes those around me better.” – Harvey Mackay

Section 4: 20 Quotes on Living Life Fully

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” - Henry David Thoreau
  1. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
  2. “Life is short. Make each day count.” – Unknown
  3. “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” – Michelangelo
  4. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau
  5. “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” – Babe Ruth
  6. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller
  7. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison
  8. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss
  9. “When was the last time you did something for the first time?” – Unknown
  10. “The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.” – Unknown
  11. “Step out of your comfort zone. Progress begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Roy Bennett
  12. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” – Roy Bennett
  13. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney
  14. “Seize the day and put least possible trust in tomorrow.” – Horace
  15. “Life’s too short to play small. Go for your dreams!” – Melissa A. Brown
  16. “Embrace your inner weirdo. Own your uniqueness. Make the world adjust.” – Jenny Lawson
  17. “There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so other people won’t feel insecure.” – Marianne Williamson
  18. “I would rather regret things I did, than the things I didn’t do.” – Lucille Ball
  19. “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” – William Feather
  20. “The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.” – Tibetan Proverb

Section 5: 25 Quotes on Appreciating Life’s Simple Pleasures

  1. “Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  2. “Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.” – Earl Nightingale
  3. “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault
  4. “There are simple pleasures of life that are often forgotten in our quest for the extraordinary.” – Unknown
  5. “Appreciate the little things because one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault
  6. “Enjoy the moments you have because each one is precious.” – Unknown
  7. “Focus on the strengths and good things in your life each day. Your gratitude will grow.” – Unknown
  8. “The greatest wealth is to live content with little.” – Plato
  9. “Do the little things well.” – Unknown
  10. “Discover and cherish the beauty all around you.” – Unknown
  11. “Pay attention to the little things because one day you’ll realize they were the big things.” – Unknown
  12. “Smile at the little things.” – Unknown
  13. “Notice the rainbow after the rain.” – Unknown
  14. “Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet.” – Steven Hawking
  15. “Enjoy the little things.” – Unknown
  16. “Focus on the good.” – Unknown
  17. “The most precious things in life are right in front of us.” – Unknown
  18. “To live content with small means.” – Horace
  19. “Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” – Aeschylus
  20. “Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.” – John Barrymore
  21. “There are simple joys of life that mean more than great riches.” – Unknown
  22. “Focus on the step in front of you, not the whole staircase.” – Unknown
  23. “The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of everyday.” – Unknown
  24. “Enjoy the little things in life for one day you’ll look back and realize they were big things.” – Robert Brault
  25. “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam


This parenting gig isn’t easy. There are hard days that test our patience. Endless worries that steal our sleep. Mistakes made and lessons learned. But in my heart, I know we can choose joy. Face each challenge with optimism. Inspire our kids to stay positive when life gets rocky.

These quotes speak right to my soul. They’re all about staring down struggles with courage, overcoming setbacks with grit, achieving dreams with hard work. I just love how they celebrate the strength of the human spirit!

As parents, it’s our job to nurture that spirit in our kids. To remind them (and ourselves!) that attitude matters. A hopeful mindset makes us more determined, more resilient, more loving.

So take these sparkling words to heart, my friends. Share the quotes that light you up with your family. Let their luminance guide you through the storms. Use their wisdom to appreciate each moment, even the difficult ones.

Stay hopeful. Keep smiling. Believe in yourself. Believe in your kids. Teach them to be caring leaders who lift others up. Show them how to change the world through kindness.

And if you need a little extra parenting pep talk, check out this list of tips for being an amazing dad. Use them to lead by example and shine your light.

Focus on the good, parents. Find reasons to smile every day. Make today count. You’ve so got this!

Hey there! I'm Allen, but you can call me "The Corny Dad" from Canada. I have a wife and four kiddos. Yep, one's full grown, but they'll always be my babies. When I'm not doing something with my family or playing video games, I'm here, jotting down my bits of wisdom on this blog. From the fun stuff to the parenting chaos, I cover it all. Believe me, with the right attitude, parenting's a smoother ride and I'm here to help.

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