100 Inspirational Quotes to Keep You Motivated in 2024—You Can Do Hard Things!

100 Inspirational Quotes: Whether you’re having a rough day and need some motivation to assure yourself that it’s all going to be OK, or you’re just looking for a mission statement for the day, these inspirational quotes will help you put one foot in front of the other and make the small or sweeping changes that you desire.

No matter if it’s a movie star, a thought leader, Beyoncé or a 17th-century writer, you’re sure to find an inspirational quote that speaks to your drive and determination. Here are the best inspirational quotes for 2024!

100 Inspirational Quotes

  1. “When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.” — Carol Burnett
  2. “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible!'” — Audrey Hepburn
  3. “There is nothing impossible to they who will try.” — Alexander the Great
  4. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” — Michael Altshuler
  5. “Life has got all those twists and turns. You’ve got to hold on tight and off you go.”— Nicole Kidman
  6. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.”— Walt Whitman
  7. “Be courageous. Challenge orthodoxy. Stand up for what you believe in. When you are in your rocking chair talking to your grandchildren many years from now, be sure you have a good story to tell.”— Amal Clooney
  8. “You make a choice: continue living your life feeling muddled in this abyss of self-misunderstanding, or you find your identity independent of it. You draw your own box.”— Duchess Meghan
  9. “I just want you to know that if you are out there and you are being really hard on yourself right now for something that has happened … it’s normal. That is what is going to happen to you in life. No one gets through unscathed. We are all going to have a few scratches on us. Please be kind to yourselves and stand up for yourself, please.”— Taylor Swift
  10. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”-Winston Churchill
  11. “You define your own life. Don’t let other people write your script.”— Oprah Winfrey
  12. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”— Malala Yousafzai
  13. “At the end of the day, whether or not those people are comfortable with how you’re living your life doesn’t matter. What matters is whether you’re comfortable with it.” — Dr. Phil
  14. “People tell you the world looks a certain way. Parents tell you how to think. Schools tell you how to think. TV. Religion. And then at a certain point, if you’re lucky, you realize you can make up your own mind. Nobody sets the rules but you. You can design your own life.”— Carrie Ann Moss
  15. “For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.”— Michelle Obama
  16. “Spread love everywhere you go.”— Mother Teresa
  17. “Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put some sunglasses on.”
    — Lady Gaga
  18. “If you make your internal life a priority, then everything else you need on the outside will be given to you and it will be extremely clear what the next step is.”— Gabrielle Bernstein
  19. “You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.”— Mandy Hale
  20. “You can be everything. You can be the infinite amount of things that people are.”— Kesha
  21. “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”
    — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  22. “I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time.” — Brene Brown
  23. “I’m going to be gone one day, and I have to accept that tomorrow isn’t promised. Am I OK with how I’m living today? It’s the only thing I can help. If I didn’t have another one, what have I done with all my todays? Am I doing a good job?”— Hayley Williams
  24. “I am experienced enough to do this. I am knowledgeable enough to do this. I am prepared enough to do this. I am mature enough to do this. I am brave enough to do this.” — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Knock Down The House
  25. “Belief creates the actual fact.”— William James
  26. “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”— Robin Williams as John Keating in Dead Poets Society
  27. “I’m not going to continue knocking that old door that doesn’t open for me. I’m going to create my own door and walk through that.”— Ava DuVernay
  28. “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”— Aristotle
  29. “Not having the best situation, but seeing the best in your situation is the key to happiness.”— Marie Forleo
  30. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”–Theodore Roosevelt
  31. “Weaknesses are just strengths in the wrong environment.”— Marianne Cantwell
  32. “Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”— Ella Fitzgerald
  33. “Silence is the last thing the world will ever hear from me.”— Marlee Matlin
  34. “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”— Mahatma Gandhi
  35. “Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen—that stillness becomes a radiance.”— Morgan Freeman
  36. “Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!”— Anne Frank
  37. “All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.”— Earl Nightingale
  38. “I care about decency and humanity and kindness. Kindness today is an act of rebellion.”— Pink
  39. “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”— Roald Dahl
  40. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”— Maya Angelou
  41. “We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.”— Joseph Campbell
  42. “Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth, and everything else will come.”— Ellen DeGeneres
  43. “Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.”— Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  44. “Wake up determined, go to bed satisfied.”— Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
  45. “Nobody built like you, you design yourself.”— Jay-Z
  46. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”— Eleanor Roosevelt
  47. “I tell myself, ‘You’ve been through so much, you’ve endured so much, time will allow me to heal, and soon this will be just another memory that made me the strong woman, athlete, and mother I am today.”‘— Serena Williams
  48. “Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.”— Henry David Thoreau
  49. “Our lives are stories in which we write, direct and star in the leading role. Some chapters are happy while others bring lessons to learn, but we always have the power to be the heroes of our own adventures.”— Joelle Speranza
  50. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”—Albert Einstein
  51. “Don’t try to lessen yourself for the world; let the world catch up to you.”— Beyoncé
  52. “There’s nothing more powerful than not giving a f—k.”— Amy Schumer
  53. “Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.”—William Ellery Channing
  54. “When it comes to luck, you make your own.”— Bruce Springsteen
  55. “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one!”— Dolly Parton
  56. “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”— Rosa Parks
  57. “The moral of my story is the sun always comes out after the storm. Being optimistic and surrounding yourself with positive loving people is for me, living life on the sunny side of the street.”— Janice Dean
  58. “We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.”— Dr. Henry Link
  59. “Dreams don’t have to just be dreams. You can make it a reality; if you just keep pushing and keep trying, then eventually you’ll reach your goal. And if that takes a few years, then that’s great, but if it takes 10 or 20, then that’s part of the process.”— Naomi Osaka
  60. 60.”We are not our best intentions. We are what we do.”— Amy Dickinson
  61. “I’ve noticed when I fear something, if I just end up doing it, I’m grateful in the end.”— Colleen Hoover
  62. “Work hard, know your s—t, show your s—t, and then feel entitled.”— Mindy Kaling
  63. “We’ve been making our own opportunities, and as you prove your worth and value to people, they can’t put you in a box. You hustle it into happening, right?”— Jennifer Lopez
  64. “When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there.”— George Harrison
  65. “Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.”— Martin Luther King, Jr.
  66. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”—-Zig Ziglar
  67. “I’m realizing how much I’ve diminished my own power. I’m not doing that no more.”— Alicia Keys
  68. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”— C.S. Lewis
  69. “I believe that if you’ll just stand up and go, life will open up for you. Something just motivates you to keep moving.”— Tina Turner
  70. “How wild it was, to let it be.”— Cheryl Strayed
  71. “The simple act of listening to someone and making them feel as if they have truly been heard is a most treasured gift.”— L. A. Villafane
  72. “You have to be where you are to get where you need to go.”— Amy Poehler
  73. “Don’t be afraid. Because you’re going to be afraid. But remember when you become afraid, just don’t be afraid.”— Joan Jett
  74. “We need to take risks. We need to go broke. We need to prove them wrong, simply by not giving up.”— Awkwafina
  75. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts today.”— Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  76. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”— George Eliot
  77. “You do not find the happy life. You make it.”— Camilla Eyring Kimball
  78. “We all have problems. But it’s not what happens to us, [it ‘s] the choices we make after.”— Elizabeth Smart
  79. “You don’t have to be defined or confined by your environment, by your family circumstances, and certainly not by your race or gender.”— Mariah Carey
  80. “When we let fear be our master, we cannot be happy and free as a butterfly. But when we choose to trust the journey and embrace love and joy, we are free to fly.”— Annicken R. Day
  81. “Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined.”— Toni Morrison
  82. “You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.”— Deepak Chopra
  83. “Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.”— Eckhart Tolle
  84. “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”— Vince Lombardi
  85. “A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.”— Madonna
  86. “We have to let go of who we think we should be and embrace what is.”— Achea Redd
  87. “Being vulnerable is a strength, not a weakness.”— Selena Gomez
  88. “In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.”— Sir Francis Bacon
  89. “I don’t look ahead. I’m right here with you. It’s a good way to be.”— Danny DeVito
  90. “It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”— Sylvester Stallone in Rocky Balboa
  91. “I will not let anyone scare me out of my full potential.”— Nicki Minaj
  92. “We have to be better. We have to love more, hate less. We’ve gotta listen more and talk less. We’ve gotta know that this is everybody’s responsibility.”— Meghan Rapinoe
  93. “Trying to grow up is hurting. You make mistakes. You try to learn from them, and when you don’t, it hurts even more.”— Aretha Franklin
  94. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.”—Helen Keller
  95. “Let love rule.”— Lenny Kravitz
  96. “The power of imagination makes us infinite.”— John Muir
  97. “The only journey is the one within.”— Rainer Maria Rilke
  98. “If my mind can conceive it, if my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it.”— Muhammad Ali
  99. “Embrace the glorious mess that you are.”— Elizabeth Gilbert
  100. “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”— Rabindranath Tagore