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50 Inspirational Quotes by Famous People to Motivate You to Greatness

We all need inspiration and motivation from time to time to overcome challenges, achieve our goals, and live our best lives. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 50 inspirational quotes by famous people to help you stay motivated and inspired. From world leaders to artists, entrepreneurs to athletes, these quotes offer wisdom, insight, and encouragement to help you overcome obstacles and reach your full potential.

  1. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder (2005)
  2. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill, former British Prime Minister (1941)
  3. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln, former U.S. President (1863)
  4. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson, American humorist (1949)
  5. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt, former U.S. President (1899)
  6. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison, American inventor (1929)
  7. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady of the United States (1945)
  8. “If you want to achieve greatness, stop asking for permission.” – Unknown
  9. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean, American singer and actor (1981)
  10. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain, American writer (1910)
  11. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa (1993)
  12. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt, former U.S. President (1932)
  13. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers, American actor and humorist (1920)
  14. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky, Canadian hockey player (1983)
  15. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine, American author (2010)
  16. “I never dreamed about success, I worked for it.” – Estee Lauder, American businesswoman (1985)
  17. “The only way to do it is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart, American aviator (1937)
  18. “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” – Henry Ford, American industrialist (1922)
  19. “The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra, American singer and actor (1969)
  20. “It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln, former U.S. President (1859)
  21. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, American philosopher (1841)
  22. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain, American writer (1904)
  23. Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.” – Roy T. Bennett, American author (2019
  24. “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” – Socrates, Greek philosopher (400 BC
  25. “You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.” – Barack Obama, former U.S. President (2010
  26. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Zig Ziglar, American author and motivational speaker (1975
  27. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius, Chinese philosopher (500 BC
  28. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller, American industrialist (1908
  29. “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.” – Rosa Parks, American civil rights activist (1995
  30. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese prover
  31. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates, Greek philosopher (400 BC
  32. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” – Albert Einstein, German physicist (1931
  33. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson, American author (1912
  34. “If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.” – Malcolm X, American civil rights activist (1965
  35. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” – Roy T. Bennett, American author (2019
  36. “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama, Tibetan spiritual leader (2006
  37. “The only way to do good work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder (2005
  38. “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” – Coco Chanel, French fashion designer (1923
  39. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder (2005
  40. “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill, former British Prime Minister (1953
  41. “I have a dream.” – Martin Luther King Jr., American civil rights activist (1963
  42. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa (1993
  43. “The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.” – Hasidic prover
  44. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, American philosopher (1841
  45. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi, Indian political leader (1930
  46. “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” – Lewis Carroll, English author (1865
  47. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa (1993
  48. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, American philosopher (1876
  49. “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” – William Shakespeare, English playwright (1601
  50. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky, Canadian ice hockey player (1983)

These are just a few of the many inspiring quotes by famous people that have the power to motivate and encourage us to strive for greatness. When we read or hear these quotes, we are reminded of the potential we have within ourselves to achieve our goals and make a positive impact in the world.

We should always look to these words of wisdom as a source of inspiration and guidance. Remember to never give up on your dreams, stay true to yourself, and always believe in your abilities. As Oprah Winfrey once said, “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” So go out there and make it happen!

Stand By Me by True Colors Festival

True Colors Festival invites 46 artists from 15 countries/areas to the virtual stage to perform an updated rendition of “Stand By Me”, the classic Ben E. King hit. This video, filmed collaboratively but remotely in each artist’s home, is a message of #hope, #positivity and #inclusivity from the artists to the global community of people with disabilities.

When the night has come
and the land is dark
and the moon is the only light we see
No, I won’t be afraid
No, I won’t be afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me
So darling, darling, stand by me
Oh, stand by me
Oh, stand now (Stand by me)
Stand by me (Stand by me)

If the sky that we look upon
should tumble and fall
And the mountains should crumble to the sea
I won’t cry, I won’t cry
No I won’t (No I won’t) shed a tear (shed a tear)
Just as long as you stand, stand by me
And darling, darling, stand by me
Oh, stand by me
Oh, stand now (stand by me)
As you stand (stand by me) stand by me (stand by

Oh, stand by me
Stand by me
By me
Stand by me
Let’s go

I know sometimes we feel like we’re alone
Facing the demons that live in our home
(our home)
I know when the sun don’t rise
I know when the moon don’t shine
(moon don’t shine)
Shivering cold as ice
You feel like you’re losing your mind

But don’t back down I’mma stand by you
till we see the light
Look to the right, to the left
Look the front, to the back
Everybody right here
Shoulder to shoulder, we lifting the weight
Now we blazing the fire
Let it rain, let it come
I’mma stand by you (I’mma stand by you)

Stand by me
Stand by me
Stand by me, stand by me, stand by me
Stand by me
Stand by me
Stand by me, stand by me, stand by me

Stand by me in the darkest night
Stand by me so I see the light
Stand by me when I need you most
Stand by me so I cannot boast

Stand by me when I wanna give up
Stand by me so I know I’m enough
Stand by me when I feel alone
Stand by me so I know I’ll reach home

(I’mma stand by you)

We’ll make it out through these painful times
We’ll pass over every storm and shine
One day this’ll be over and we’ll laugh
We’ve already won as a matter of fact

No matter how long and dark the night
The sun will always rise
We just have to walk towards the end together

Stand by you
Would you stand by me

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If You’re Feeling Drained – Jay Shetty


Every day, we recharge our phones, but we forget TO RECHARGE OURSELVES. Let’s just say we slept well the night before, which means we start our day with 100% charge. When we wake up in the morning, we roll over and 80% of us check our smartphones before we brush our teeth. We scroll through social media, we browse through emails, that takes away 10% of our energy.

Let’s say we now have 90% charge left. We then commute to work, we spend our day in the office, in meetings, interacting with colleagues, finishing off projects and assignments. We now have 40% charge left.

On the way home, we commute through traffic, or on the train, and that takes away another let’s say, 10%. We now have 30% charge left.

We come home and switch on Netflix, talk to someone about what our day was like and sometimes we lose another 10%. We now have 20% charge left.

At 20% on our phones, usually the charge bar goes red. We get an alert. We get a message that tells us that we only have 20% battery left. The question is, do we notice when our charge is at 20% or 10%? There are always signs from our bodies, our brains, our minds. But are we tuned in?

One of the best things we can do to recharge is to exercise. The hardest part of any workout is actually the 15 minutes leading up to it. We come up with 15 reasons why we don’t want to sweat and we change our mind 15 different times.

CNN reports that when you work out, your brain creates more serotonin which sends messages to our nervous system of happiness and well-being. Working out for thirty to forty minutes every day can recharge our battery by twenty percent.

Meditation is an incredible way to recharge our batteries. Exactly what the gym does for the body, meditation can do for the mind. Meditation gives us down time, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Medication also directly impacts your entire nervous system by reducing your body’s productions of stress-related chemicals such as cortisol. Meditation is a great way to recharge and can take you back up twenty percent.

We’ve all heard about incredible morning routines but the one thing that can make a huge difference to a recharge is your evening routine.

35% of us are not getting the recommended 7 hours of sleep per night. Remember, every body and mind is different, make sure you find the amount of time you need to get that serious battery recharge. And the 75-year study by Harvard found that beyond anything, the real sense checks for happiness and meaning in life was relationships, connections, interactions with depth that are fulfilling and full of joy.

Making time for deep, meaningful interactions every day can give the recharge our battery seriously needs.

What if we recharged ourselves as much as we recharge our phones? Because if we don’t, we’ll end up like one of our phones in the bottom of some drawer in our home.

When Life Puts You Down – Jay Shetty


After a long time, the other day, my friends and I went bowling. And I started to think to myself that Life is a lot like bowling.

Bowling is a team sport just like life. In bowling, sometimes the best players struggle, and others that were less likely to do well, surprise you and make all the difference. This is one of my favourite lessons: focusing on someone else’s score doesn’t make yours any better.

It’s easy to get distracted by how well someone else is playing. You see their score go up, they bowl a strike or a spare. And you’re calculating in your mind what you think that could be. But all that does is it distracts you from your game.

Similarly, in life, focusing on someone else’s Instagram grid doesn’t make yours any better. Focusing on what someone else is doing for work or what they’re driving doesn’t make yours any better. Focus on yourself, focus on your own role, your strengths, that will make all the difference.

And that leads us nicely to the next lesson: There’s different ways to play the game.

Some people spin the ball, some people go for a straight, direct roll, some people use two or three fingers, the list continues. The truth is, it’s exactly the same in our lives. You will see some people succeed in a certain way. And others doing it completely differently.

The goal is to find your way. Your method. Your approach. The direction that works for you. Without trying to copy, mimic, or imitate someone else.

And we’ve all experienced this, sometimes your ball ends up in the gutter. I’m sure you’ve had that before, sometimes your throw was completely out of control and your ball went directly into the gutter. Or maybe sometimes you actually felt well-prepared and confident, but the ball still ended up in the gutter.

In life, just like that ball, sometimes we feel we’re in the gutter. But there’s something to learn from that. And just like the ball comes back, when we learn through our experience, we get another opportunity to improve, another opportunity to try, another opportunity to succeed. As Oscar Wilde said, “All of us are in the gutter, but some of us are looking up at the stars.”

Sometimes, you hit a spare. You threw your best shot, you got the angle perfectly right, you prepared with everything you had, and that one pin is still up there. Sometimes, despite our best efforts in life, we don’t get what we want. Not everything aligns. Everything doesn’t go to plan. Life is a lot like bowling, keep your eyes on the ball, your concentration in the game, and your mind out of the gutter.

And in the end we realize, we have to be just like that bowling pin. No matter how hard we’re hit by life, no matter how hard we’re hit by others, we have to keep stepping back up.

If You’re Worried About The Future – Jay Shetty


① We believe that because we’ve been unsuccessful in the past, that the barrier still exists even for new ventures. In other words, we continue to see a barrier in our heads, that separates us from our dreams, even though there is no real barrier, between where we are, and where we want to go.

And remember this – The teacher has failed more times than the student has even tried

② Imagine you wake up every day with $86,400 in your bank account, and at the end of the night it’s all gone whether you spent it or not. And then the next day you get another $86,400. What would we do with it?

Everyday 86,400 seconds are deposited into your life account. At the end of the day once they’re all used up you get a new 86,400 seconds.We would never waste it if it was money, so why do we waste it when it comes to time?

Those seconds are so much more powerful than dollars because you can always make more dollars, you can’t always make more time.

③ We cannot avoid the ups and downs, but we can change the way we see them. Because as Wayne Dyer said – When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change.

④ We all face distraction. We all experience distraction. We’re all played by distraction. But often we think that the opposite of distraction is focus.We think that we need to become more focused. We think that if we’re focused we’ll feel less distracted. We feel that if we’re able to draw our energy in a certain direction and force ourselves to absorb in an activity then we won’t be as distracted, but this is just not true.

The opposite of distraction is actually not focus. The opposite of distraction is, wait for it, attraction.

What we really need to do is increase our attraction. When we are attracted to something, we’re naturally focused. We’re naturally able to be present. We’re naturally able to bring our attention and our energy to that task, that project, that person. When we’re distracted and don’t have that attraction, we’re naturally all over the place.

We end up feeling lost, confused, and end up procrastinating. But no matter what you do, no matter how much you chase your passion and live your purpose, it will still be things you have to do on a daily basis that you don’t find interesting, and naturally you’ll feel unfocused and distracted.

For that, ask yourself this question: “Why am I here? Why am I doing this?” and you’ll find the mind will start to become attracted to that activity, tasks, or even that person.

⑤ Our health is the foundation of how we can build our time and wealth. And with our time and wealth, there are two key principles: We become successful by what we get, but we become happy by what we give. And what we give includes our time, our wealth, our energy.

And when those things are used to make a positive difference in the lives of others, to help others move forward to make an impact, that legacy will never be taken away.

And as Maya Angelou said, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.