Famous Inspirational Quotes

The Best Top 100 Famous Inspirational Quotes

We need words of inspiration from time to time throughout the journey of life. A little motivation and encouragement to keep you going and not give up on achieving all your dreams. Get inspired by our collection of 100 famous inspirational quotes that will transform your life. You should also check out some morning motivation quotes and picture quotes.

Influential or famous people write words of encouragement to motivate people and uplift their spirits. Their words are the most influential and will give you hope. Read these words of encouragement to get the inspiration you need. Inspirational proverbs and laugh funny inspirational quotes will also give you a good start to your day. See also inspirational words of encouragement on the site for yourself and your loved ones.

Famous Inspirational Movie Quotes

Are you a movie fan? Watch your favorite movie and get encouraged with these famous inspirational quotes from different movies.

  1. “Some people can’t believe in themselves until someone else believes in them first.” – Sean Maguire, Good Will Hunting

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  1. “It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.” – Fight Club, Tyler Durden
  2. “It is not our abilities that show what we truly are… it is our choices.” – Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  3. “Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out? –  Movie “What a girl wants”
  4. “Oh yes, the past can hurt. But you can either run from it, or learn from it.” – Rafiki, from The Lion King

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  1. “At some point you’ve got to decide for yourself who you gonna be. Can’t let nobody make that decision for you.” – Juan, Moonlight
  2. “The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that’s what you’ve given me. That’s what I’d hoped to give you forever. – Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
  3. “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris, from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  4. “Don’t ever let somebody tell you you can’t do something, not even me. Alright? You dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.” – Chris Gardner, from The Pursuit of Happyness
  5. “Just because someone stumbles and loses their path, doesn’t mean they’re lost forever.”–Professor X

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  1. “Our lives are not fully lived if we’re not willing to die for those we love, for what we believe.”Martin Luther King Jr.

Famous Inspirational Leadership Quotes

Do you need words of encouragement as a leader in difficult times? Quickly dive into our list of inspirational quotes by famous authors.

  1. “It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.”– Nelson Mandela
  2. “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”-Harry S. Truman
  3. “People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives.”-Theodore Roosevelt Jr
  4. “My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.?-Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery
  5. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus, but a moulder of consensus.”-Martin Luther King Jr

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  1. “The exercise of power is determined by thousands of interactions between the world of the powerful and that of the powerless, all the more so because these worlds are never divided by a sharp line: everyone has a small part of himself in both.”-Vaclav Havel
  2. “I always believe that ultimately, if people are paying attention, then we get good government and good leadership. And when we get lazy, as a democracy and civically start taking shortcuts, then it results in bad government and politics.”– Barack Obama
  3. “People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together.”— Michelle Obama
  4. “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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  1. “Leaders need to provide strategy and direction and to give employees the tools that enable them to gather information and insight from around the world. Leaders shouldn’t try to make every decision.”— Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft
  2. “Management is doing the right thing; leadership is doing the right things.”— Peter F. Drucker

Inspirational Quotes From Famous Athletes

Working out and training can be stressful to a point where one can think about giving up. Get Motivated with our famous inspirational quotes from some of the most famous athletes.

  1. “If something stands between you and your success, move it. Never be denied.”– Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
  2. “Don’t be afraid of failure. This is the way to succeed.”– LeBron James
  3. “You dream. You plan. You reach. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there are no limits.”– Michael Phelps
  4. “You must not only have competitiveness but ability, regardless of the circumstance you face, to never quit.”—Abby Wambach

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  1. “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”—Michael Jordan
  2. “It’s going to be a journey. It’s not a sprint to get in shape.”—Kerri Walsh Jennings
  3. “Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t pretend that you do and, and some point, you will.”—Venus Williams
  4. “Champions keep playing until they get it right.”– Billie Jean King

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  1. “If you persevere long enough, if you do the right things long enough, the right things will happen.”-Manon Rheaume
  2. “It doesn’t matter what you’re trying to accomplish. It’s all a matter of discipline.”– Wilma Rudolph
  3. “I’ll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it’s sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game-winning shot.” – Kobe Bryant
  4. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, don’t quit, suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali
  5. “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” – Vince Lombardi

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Famous Inspirational War Quotes

Keep your spirit high and stay strong with these inspirational war quotes. Be brave and be a warrior by drawing strength from the quotes below. 

  1. “Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never — in nothing, great or small, large or petty— never give in except to conviction s of honour and good sense.” – Winston Churchill
  2. “The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.” – Calvin Coolidge
  3. “Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste death but once.” – William Shakespeare,
  4. “We live in a world that has walls, and those walls need to be guarded by men with guns.” – Aaron Sork
  5. “All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.”-Francois Fenelon

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  1. “The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it. —Thucydides”
  2. “What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?”― Mahatma Gandhi
  3. “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”– G.K Chesterton
  4. “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.”― George Orwell, 1984
  5. “War is what happens when language fails.”― Margaret Atwood

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  1. “If you win, you need not have to explain…If you lose, you should not be there to explain!”― Adolf Hitler

Famous Inspiring Music Quotes

Music is a part of our everyday life, whether you are happy, sad, heartbroken or celebrating a special day. Music is the key to the soul.

Run through our inspirational quotes by famous authors and get your soul uplifted.

  1. “I don’t make music for eyes. I make music for ears.”– Adele
  2. “Jazz is not just music, it’s a way of life, it’s a way of being, a way of thinking.”-Nina Simone
  3. “Music is… a higher revelation than all wisdom & philosophy.” -Ludwig van Beethoven
  4. “Music is like a dream. One that I cannot hear.”-Ludwig van Beethoven

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  1. “Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.”– Ludwig van Beethoven
  2. “Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.”– Ludwig van Beethoven
  3. “Music is a great natural high and a great natural escape.”– Shania Twain
  4. “If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know.”– Louis Armstrong
  5. “I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.”– Duke Ellington

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  1. “Music is powerful. As people listen to it, they can be affected. They respond.”– Ray Charles
  2. “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.”– Albert Einstein
  3. “My music will go on forever. Maybe it’s a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever.”– Bob Marley
  4. “Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism.”— Eminem

Inspirational Famous Funny Quotes

Share uplifting and building words whilst laughing your lungs out with our collection of funny, famous inspirational quotes below.

  1. “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”– Abraham Lincoln

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  1. “If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?”– Abraham Lincoln
  2. “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.”– Abraham Lincoln
  3. “The only mystery in life is why the kamikaze pilots wore helmets.”– Al McGuire
  4. “Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.”– Alan Dundes
  5. “Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.”– Albert Camus

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  1. “Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.”– Albert Einstein
  2. “The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.”– Albert Einstein
  3. “All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal or fattening.”– Alexander Woollcott
  4. “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.”–Yogi Berra 
  5. “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” -Miles Kington

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  1. “Knowledge is knowing tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.”-Zig Ziglar
  2. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing—that’s why we recommend it daily.”-Jim Carrey
  3. “Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.”-George Burns

Inspirational Quotes By Famous Rappers

Are you a fan of rap music? Listen to your favorite song and get encouraged by these inspirational quotes from famous rappers.

  1. “It ain’t no fun if the homies can’t have none.” – Snoop Dogg
  2. “A poet’s mission is to make words do more work than they normally do, to make them work on more than one level.” – Jay-Z, Decoded

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  1. “I mean, it’s one thing to wanna do something. It’s another to think it’s possible. Rapping has been my dream forever, but dreams aren’t real. You wake up from them or reality makes them seem stupid. Trust, every time my fridge is almost empty, all of my dreams seem stupid.” – Angie Thomas, On the Come Up
  2. “Frankly, I don’t feel the fire anymore from the youth. I miss my era when motherfuckers were fighting for shit, spitting fire in their lyrics.” – Ice-T, Ice
  3. “The art of rap is deceptive. It seems so straightforward and personal and real that people read it completely literally, as raw testimony or autobiography.” – Jay-Z, Decoded
  4. “A digital sound sample in angry rap doesn’t correspond to the graffiti but the wall.” – Jaron Lanier, You Are Not a Gadget
  5. “I was floating after my battle, for real. That feeling when the crowd cheered for me is probably what getting high is like, and I’m addicted.” – Angie Thomas, On the Come Up

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  1. “Rap was always a pipe dream for me, but rap was all I had. Because really, what was I going to do with my life? I had a young daughter. Kim and I were always either getting evicted or our house was getting shot up or robbed.” – Eminem, The Way I Am
  2. “Next time you see a brother down, stop and pick him up, cause you might be the next one stuck.” – Grand Puba, Mind Your Business
  3. “Jump regardless of the consequence, cause even on the night of the apocalypse, everybody’s an optimist.” – Tonedeff, Optimist
  4. “The purpose of life is a life with a purpose. So, I’d rather die for a cause, than live a life that is worthless.” – Immortal Technique
  5. “People will love you and support you when it’s beneficial.” – Nicki Minaj, Pills and Potions

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  1. “You’ve got to realize that the world’s a test, you can only do your best and let Him do the rest. You’ve got your life, and got your health, so quit procrastinating and push it yourself.” – Cee-Lo, In Due Time

Famous Inspirational Quotes By Oprah

Oprah Winfrey is the most inspirational, influential woman globally. She is famously known for her talk shows where she empowers women and helps them to be able to speak up. Read through some of her wise words that will transform your life and give you hope. 

  1. “When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are.”― Oprah Winfrey
  2. “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment”.― Oprah Winfrey
  3. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”― Oprah Winfrey
  4. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.”― Oprah Winfrey

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  1. “You can have it all. Just not all at once.”― Oprah Winfrey
  2. “Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.”― Oprah Winfrey
  3. “One of the hardest things in life to learn are which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn.”― Oprah Winfrey
  4. “Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.”― Oprah Winfrey
  5. “The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.”― Oprah Winfrey

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  1. “Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.”― Oprah Winfrey
  2. “True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience.”― Oprah Winfrey
  3. “You don’t become what you want, you become what you believe.”― Oprah Winfrey
  4. “The great courageous act that we must all do, is to have the courage to step out of our history and past so that we can live our dreams.”― Oprah Winfrey
  5. “Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”― Oprah Winfrey

We hope our collective list of famous inspirational quotes did a good job in encouraging, motivating, and transforming your life. 

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