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Inspirational Quotes

by Leah from Picta

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Inspiration can be all around us, but at the same time, when you are stuck in a rut or need an extra boost, inspiration can seem far away! Whether it is the start of a school year, gearing up for finals season or graduation, starting a new job, or just looking to put an extra pep in your step to inspire and go further, these inspiring quotes are sure to take you to the next level.

How to use Inspiring Quotes?

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Use them on a vision board as part of the wall decor for your desk, room, or study to keep a healthy dose of motivation nearby as inspirational quotes for work or school. What better way to tackle that school project or pump yourself up for Q4 and your new goals! These inspirational quotes about life are for everyone, from kids to teens and beyond!

And for the DIYers or those looking to transform these positive and uplifting quotes into something special, we love using them as scrapbook inspiration or even as text in a greeting card, graduation card or just to congratulate your friend on their new job!

Inspirational Quotes & Sayings

Inspirational Quotes & Sayings

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  1. "The only way to do great work is to love what you do." - Steve Jobs
  2. "Believe you can and you're halfway there." - Theodore Roosevelt
  3. "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt
  4. "Do what is right, not what is easy." - Roy T. Bennett
  5. "In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity." - Albert Einstein
  6. "Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we respond to it." - Charles R. Swindoll
  7. "Your time is limited, don't waste it living someone else's life." - Steve Jobs
  8. "The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that is changing quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks." - Mark Zuckerberg
  9. "Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." - Albert Schweitzer
  10. "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky
  11. "The best way to predict the future is to create it." - Peter Drucker
  12. "I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." - Jimmy Dean
  13. "The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday." - Matty Mullins
  14. "You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great." - Zig Ziglar
  15. "The future depends you do today." - Mahatma Gandhi
  16. "Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle." - Christian D. Larson
  17. "Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." - Joshua J. Marine
  18. "Success is not in what you have, but who you are." - Bo Bennett
  19. "Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart." - Roy T. Bennett
  20. "The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible." - Charles Kingsleigh
  21. "Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got this." - Chantal Sutherland
  22. "The only way to do great work is to do what you love." - Jen Welter
  23. "The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams." - Oprah Winfrey

Inspirational Quotes for Women

Inspirational Quotes for Women

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Girl Power! These 10 inspirational quotes for women are the perfect mantra to start the day! Girl bosses can use these at work to inspire and motivate other female colleagues, or just for herself! (Personally I took this to the next level and transformed my fave femme quote into my desktop background for a dose of motivation every time I open my computer!). Feel free to steal the idea!

  1. "A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform." - Diane Mariechild
  2. "I'm tough, I'm ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay." - Madonna
  3. "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou
  4. "I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship." - Louisa May Alcott
  5. "The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." - Alice Walker
  6. "A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman." - Melinda Gates
  7. "Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness." - Oprah Winfrey
  8. "I am not a has-been. I am a will-be." - Lauren Bacall
  9. "I'm not afraid of anything. I just put everything into perspective. What's the worst that can happen?" - Rihanna
  10. "I can't think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself." - Emma Stone

Inspirational Quotes for Work

Inspirational Quotes for Work

๐Ÿ’ผ Work Quotes to Motivate! ๐Ÿš€

That 9-5 grind (or for those on the night-shift, worker bees busy on the weekend, everyone really) can take a toll on us โ€ฆ Iโ€™ll be the first to admit that when Monday rolls around after a super relaxing weekend, opening my laptop to check my emails is not my definition of a good time. But a motivational quote left on my desk can ease the pain of Monday morning - hey, thatโ€™s what got me through college!

  1. "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill
  2. "Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going." - Sam Levenson
  3. "Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great." - John D. Rockefeller
  4. "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." - Confucius
  5. "The secret of getting ahead is getting started." - Mark Twain
  6. "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." - Henry David Thoreau
  7. "I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 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.โ€ - Michael Jordan
  8. "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." - Tim Notke
  9. โ€œItโ€™s never too late to be what you might have been.โ€ - George Eliot
  10. "The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

Inspirational Quotes for Sports

Inspirational Quotes for Sports

๐Ÿ† Sporty Quotes for Champions! ๐Ÿฅ‡

When ball is life, but life seems to be hitting the rim and not the basket, sometimes all you need is a 3-pointer of inspiration! (Please excuse my sport metaphor, I grew up taking figure skating lessons!). Check out our motivational quotes for athletes!

  1. "Champions keep playing until they get it right." - Billie Jean King
  2. "It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up." - Vince Lombardi
  3. "Success is where preparation and opportunity meet." - Bobby Unser
  4. "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Nelson Mandela
  5. "If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes." - John Wooden
  6. "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
  7. "The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital." - Joe Paterno
  8. "It's not about the shoes. It's about what you do in them." - Michael Jordan
  9. "Fall down seven times, stand up eight.โ€ - Unknown
  10. "The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory." - Les Brown


These inspirational and motivating quotes would look fabulous on your wall as a poster, if youโ€™re looking for that added boost! With the Picta apps, your poster is ready in 1 hour, making it easy to get some last-minute inspiration (weโ€™re looking at you procrastinators!). Or check out our collection of greeting cards to send some positive motivation to a loved one!