Here are 80 inspirational quotes to give you hope and strength during tought times.
Take these as words from a friend who wants the best for you and to support you as you go through the different experiences of life. You got this!
Inspirational Quotes About Hope and Strength
“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”
— Desmond Tutu
“The new dawn blooms as we free it. For there is always light if only we’re brave enough to see it, if only we’re brave enough to be it.”
— Amanda Gorman
“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me … Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
— Shel Silverstein
“Hope is that thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us if we have the courage to reach for it and to work for it and to fight for it.”
— Barack Obama
“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.”
— Barbara Kingsolver
“Remember, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”
— Stephen King
“We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken.”
— Albert Einstein
“We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope.”
— Martin Luther King Jr.
“I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.”
— Anne Frank
“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
— Dale Carnegie
“Hope never abandons you, you abandon it.”
— George Weinberg
“The sun always comes up. Spring always comes after winter. The river always reaches the ocean. Always.”
— Maxime Lagacé
“When you stop hoping you start settling.”
— Valorie Burton
“The difference between hope and despair is a different way of telling stories from the same facts.”
— Alain de Botton
“Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.”
— Jonas Salk
“The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.”
— Stephen Ambrose
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
— Helen Keller
“There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.”
— Bernard Williams
“Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A “you can do it” when things are tough.”
— Richard M. DeVos
“All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honour, duty, mercy, hope.”
— Winston Churchill
Inspirational Quotes About Life Lessons
“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”
“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because, without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”
― Maya Angelou
“You only struggle because you’re ready to grow but aren’t willing to let go.”
– Drew Gerald
“The past is a place of reference, not a place of residence; the past is a place of learning, not a place of living.”
― Roy T. Bennett
“Letting go does not mean you stop caring. It means you stop trying to force others to.”
– Mandy Hale
“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”
– Robert Frost
“It’s not the mistake that matters, it’s how you interpret the lesson.”
– Michelle C. Ustaszeski
“Why let go of yesterday? Because yesterday has already let go of you.”
– Steve Maraboli
“A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.”
– John C. Maxwell
“You make mistakes. Mistakes don’t make you.”
– Maxwell Maltz
“We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
– Joseph Campbell
“Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.”
― Steve Maraboli
“If you can dream it, you can do it.”
– Walt Disney
“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”
“Behind every adversity is an opportunity. If you lament over the adversity, you will miss the opportunity.”
– Ajaero Tony Martins
“Make improvements, not excuses. Seek respect, not attention.”
– Roy T. Bennett
“It’s clearly easier to get the snake out of the sack than it is to shove it back.”
– Mary Morris
“Knowing when to forgive yourself and correct yourself is a blessing.”
– Angel Moreira
“Be humble to those who praise you, pleasant to those who honour you, kind to those who cherish you, good to those who love you, and generous to those who adore you.”
– Matshona Dhliwayo
“All that was great in the past was ridiculed, condemned, combated, suppressed – only to emerge all the more powerfully, all the more triumphantly from the struggle.”
– Nikola Tesla
Inspirational Quotes About Self-Improvement
"What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make."
— Jane Goodall
"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value."
— Albert Einstein
"Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are."
— Bernice Johnson Reagon
"It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default."
— J.K. Rowling
"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better."
— Maya Angelou
"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 harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
— Mark Twain
"Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else."
— Les Brown
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."
— Maya Angelou
"We are products of our past, but we don't have to be prisoners of it."
— Rick Warren
"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experiences that reveal the human spirit."
— E.E. Cummings
"What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do."
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still."
— Chinese Proverb
"Follow your honest convictions, and stay strong."
— William Thackeray
"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you...never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."
— Harriet Beecher Stowe
"Be patient with yourself. You are growing stronger every day. The weight of the world will become lighter...and you will begin to shine brighter. Don't give up."
— Robert Tew
"Recognizing that you are not where you want to be is a starting point to begin changing your life."
— Deborah Day
"You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them."
— Shonda Rhimes
"We should not judge people by their peak of excellence, but by the distance, they have travelled from the point where they started."
— Henry Ward Beecher
“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always be where you’ve always been.”
— T.D. Jakes
“The health of your brain is much more about your actions than your age.”
— Dr Daniel Amen
“Growth is actually contagious, so if you want to reach your goals, you’ve got to get around people who are going in the same direction you want to be going, and you will catch the success.”
— Dr Henry Cloud
“Beginning today, set an intention and a relentless focus on living your life as the greatest person you can be, in all situations.”
— Brendon Burchard
“The dreaming has to be backed up by the doing.”
— Carrie Wilkerson
“Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own.”
— Bruce Lee
“The only journey is the journey within.”
— Rainer Maria Rilke
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
“What we think, we become.”
“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
— Napoleon Hill
“A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.”
— Edward Bulwer-Lytton
“Ability may take you to the top, but it takes character to stay there.”
— William Blake
“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”
— Bruce Lee
“I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.”
— John D. Rockefeller
“Anything in life worth having is worth working for.”
— Andrew Carnegie
“May you live all the days of your life.”
— Jonathan Swift
“It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.”
— Roger Babson
“The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.”
— Robert Cushing
“After all, all knowledge simply means self-knowledge.”
— Bruce Lee
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”
— Albert Einstein“Our greatest battles are that with our own minds.”
— Jameson Fran