50 Inspirational Quotes To Motivate You When Life Gets Hard

Sure, the end of summer means the coming of the holiday season. If you’re like me, you’ve been counting down the weeks until Halloween since August.

But the days are becoming shorter. And colder. No more long weekends down the shore (sorry, is my Jersey showing?), no more verdant branches and brilliant flowers swaying in a welcome breeze.

For those of us at work and in school, the grind until Thanksgiving feels like miles away; until Christmas, light years. Unless you’re spending a lot of time in department stores with merch for the next five holidays.


The Fall holiday season also calls for a perspective shift. Browning leaves are beautiful — but they’re also dying. That seems really heavy. Maybe it’s not that deep … I like to blame this thinking on Libra season, and the upcoming Scorpio season. Two long months until I come into my solar season, Sagittarius.

Regardless, fall is a time of conspicuous change, and the stars call for contemplation of this.


One of my favorite things about fall is the excuse to stay inside. Sometimes I’m on my own reading a book in a corner of Starbucks; other times I’m hosting a movie night with some friends huddled under a blanket.

No matter what I’m reading or watching, I like to take away something memorable from it. Usually, this is in the form of a quote. My favorites are the ones that make me think… like, really think.

Figures ranging from Nelson Mandela to Cardi B have recently made me stop with their words and consider things I leave behind in the hustle-and-bustle of the daily grind. They inspire me to keep thinking, keep going, keep moving forward.

So look to these 50 best inspirational quotes to help motivate you when life gets hard (or boring). Ones for every situation to make you stop, think, and continue with sure footing, even as life changes around you.


1. For a reminder that you’re your own badass self.

“But whatever came, she had resolved never again to belong to another than herself”Kate Chopin


2. And you’re in control of your reactions.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent“—Eleanor Roosevelt


3. That said, you’re not perfect, but you should strive for good.

“And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good”John Steinbeck


4. Just

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50 Thoughtful Dad Quotes To Show Him How Much You Care On Father’s Day

“I love you, dad.”

Father’s Day is the yearly holiday all about celebrating dads. Your dad is your hero, so why not use his special Sunday to show him just how much he influenced your life by sharing some of the best dad quotes around.

As a kid, he taught you all sorts of lessons to help you down the road. Whether it was how to check your engine oil or how to manage our finances, dad was there to make sure we had the necessary tools to succeed in life.

In addition to important tasks to know, our dads were someone we could go to for advice on life. If we were unsure of which path to take, you can bet dad was there to help guide us.

They brought us to baseball games, encouraged our creativity, and perhaps challenged us to epic games of hide and seek in the supermarket – much to the dismay of mom when she later found out.

Our father is that person that we look up to. As a child he is our untouchable hero, but as we grow up, we learn that he is only human and we have to learn to love him anyway. No matter what though, they took care of us and were there by our side through anything.

It’s hard to figure out the perfect way to tell dad how much he means to us. We know how we feel, but maybe we don’t have the perfect words to express that.

Well, consider using some good old-fashioned Father’s Day quotes as a way to brighten up dad’s special day. Sure, a simple, “I love you, dad” is probably enough to make the old man smile, but why not make him laugh (or tear up) a little too?

For the father who tells one-too-many dad jokes, consider sharing some funny quotes with him. Sentimental quotes that remind dad you’ll always be his little girl or boy are extra-special. Father’s Day quotes about memories, laughter, and love are all perfect to share with your dad.

This Father’s Day, check out some of these great Father’s day quotes to let your dad know how much you care and make his day all the more special, because he deserves it.

1. Shout out to Grandpa!

“Dads know a lot. Grandpas know everything.”

2. Thank you for guiding us.

“A father is neither …

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14 Drake Lyrics That Make The Perfect Instagram Captions For Your Squad

If there’s one artist who has the ability to bring different kinds of people together through his music, and who quite frankly, has helped change pop culture, it’s Drake. His lyrics are simultaneously hilarious, relatable, sweet, and hard. And, despite his songs about beefs and romance, he always makes sure that his friends and fans know his loyalty. So naturally, he has some great lyrics about friendships.

His friendship lyrics make for good Instagram captions for friends. Don’t believe me? Here are a few Drake lyrics you can use any time you want to showcase your squad goals on Instagram.

1. “I can’t really see another squad tryna cross us.” – No Tellin’

When you look good, feel empowered, and stand in unison with friends in a killer selfie, this caption will match your confident vibe.

2. “Nobody really like us except for us.” – 6 God

Theoretically, you could use this for pictures with your family or even with your significant other. But, it works for your group of besties, too.

3. “Started from the bottom, now we’re here.” – Started From The Bottom

Whether you’re doing a throwback picture or an evolution type of picture (like a #TransformationTuesday type of deal), this is obviously a good choice.

4. “I live for the nights I can’t remember with the people I won’t forget.” – Show Me a Good Time

If you have a memorable night that will forever go down in the history books, you know the exact caption to use. This one.

5. “No new friends.” – No New Friends

If you have a specific person or group you always post pictures with, I highly recommend this lyric, simply because you literally don’t need any new friends.

6. “You’re my right hand.” – Right Hand

If you have that one special bestie you couldn’t live without, who is literally your right-hand (wo)man, this is your go-to caption.

7. “Oh, we’re talking teams?” – Big Rings

The Internet will know this reference, especially if there are seven of you in the photo.

8. “All my b*****s love me.” – No New Friends

You could look cute, or you could look hard, but as long as you’ve got your squad, it doesn’t matter, because they love you.

9. “My team good, we don’t really need a mascot.” – The Motto

Like I mentioned earlier, if you don’t need anyone else …

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50 Philosophical Life Quotes From Famous Philosophers To Inspire And Motivate You

Life can be a bumpy road.

Pastor Charles R. Swindoll once said that life is 10% action and 90% reaction. That’s always hit home for me because when you think about it, life really is all about perception.

Life can be tough, so you’ve got to be careful what you feed your mind and soul.

Daily inspiration and motivation can come from a lot of places, but what better place to look than to the words from some of the world’s most famous philosophers?

In this digital age, we’re saturated with social media posts galore. Whether they’re about getting over your ex, motivating yourself to get in the gym, motivating yourself to pursue your passions, separating your fake friends from your real ones, we see hundreds of quotes, memes and tweets each day, telling us each how to live our best life.

How can we know which pieces of advice are any good, and which we should probably just ignore?

In my opinion, a good place to start is by taking inspiration from people who devoted their lives to studying and understanding the human condition — philosophers.

After all, some people believe that the quotes we see, read and hear on a regular basis may subconsciously affect the way we perceive our lives.

To help you find some much needed inspiration, we rounded up 50 of the best philosophical life quotes from famous philosophers.

We hope you find them as inspiring, motivating and hopeful as we do.

1. Never let someone tell you you’re loving too hard.

“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.” — Bertrand Russell

2. Being in control makes the average person happier.

“Happiness is the feeling that power increases — that resistance is being overcome.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

3. Instead of always indulging in your desires, you need limits on those desires to be truly happy.

“I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.” — John Stuart Mill

4. Appreciating the simpler things is a quicker route to happiness.

“The secret of happiness, you see is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” — Socrates

5. Good things typically come from positivity.

“The more man mediates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at …

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The 40 Funniest Quotes & One-Liners To Use When You Need The Perfect Comeback

You’ll definitely get the last word.

We’ve all been there: having the perfect comeback to say after the argument is over. I’ve been there, and if you’re reading these funny one-liners and hilarious memes and insults, I’m sure you have to.

It practically eats you alive. You keep thinking to yourself, “Why didn’t I say that!?”. It’s totally frustrating to have a great thing to say at the completely wrong time. If you’re a Seinfeld fan, you’ll remember George Costanza being insulted by his co-worker while George is eating shrimp during a work meeting. The co-worker says, “Hey George, the ocean called, they’re running out of shrimp.”. 

George is completely dumbstruck in the moment – with all the other co-workers laughing at his expense. It’s only later on that he finally figures out his perfect comeback; “Oh yeah, well the jerk store called. They’re running out of you.”


Only problem is, the moment’s already well-over.

If you know anything about this character, you’ll know he’s persistent. George is so adamant to use his comeback on that co-worker that he actually flies to Ohio from New York just to try and set up the scenario again.

Here’s the deal. You shouldn’t have to book any flights to Akron, Ohio just to zing someone. It’s all about giving you an arsenal of epic one-liners and comebacks to use exactly when the occasion calls. 

The good news is that the list below has a comeback for practically every situation you could possibly run into. From the jerk boyfriend and the fake friend to the helicopter parent and the nosy neighbor. If you’re feeling extra ambitious – and slightly willing to risk your job – we even have zingers for the notorious cranky customer.

As always, proceed with caution. And be sure to carry a mic with you when using these, because you’ll definitely need to drop it after.

Here’s a list of 40 hilarious, epic comebacks to use next time you need to get in the last word and make it count. 


1. Communication is key.

“Of course I talk like an idiot. How else could you understand me?”


2. No need.

“There’s no need to repeat yourself. I ignored you just fine the first time.”


3. And it’s a long way down.

“If I wanted to kill myself, I’d climb up your ego and jump down to your IQ level.”

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38 Quotes From Celebrities Who Know How To Make Love Last

Here are their secrets to a successful relationship.

Falling in love? That’s the easy part. But once the honeymoon dust settles, how do you nurture a loving and lasting relationship? What’s the glue that holds it all together?

From New York to Los Angeles and towns in between, YourTango set out to discover that answer by asking, “What’s the best love advice you ever heard?” 

Here, you’ll learn the marriage mantra Kyra Sedgwick shared with Angie Harmon, why actor Eric Dane considers himself so lucky in love, and much more. 

1.

“My mom always used to say, “You can’t say I love you before you can say I.” And I think that sort of makes sense.” — Mindy Kaling​

2.

“From my mom and dad, because they’re happily married for a long time: Just listen. Listen to him. I’m so independent and driven and stubborn. Just let him talk. It’s about not being so stubborn and having to win every argument. My parents set a great example. They love each other and take care of each other so much.” — Erin Andrews

3.

“It’s kind of cheesy, but my mama, who you all have seen on the show, says to cook for your man. She’s Southern, so when he comes home, be pullin’ a pie out of the oven. That’s always been her advice, and you know what? It works. Your man wants to see you in the kitchen, puttin’ some love into some food; it works for Eric, that’s for sure.” — Jessie James

4.

“The best advice I’ve ever been given is being handed a Bible. That’s the blueprint for marriage that we go by, and that’s what our marriage is grounded in. We also have other married couples who are examples in our lives. My parents have been married over 40 years, and both sets of grandparents for over 65 years. When you see couples in long-term relationships and you see them go through good times and bad times, you realize it’s about being committed enough and loving your partner enough to hang in there regardless.” — Candace Cameron Bure​

5.

“My mom told me, “It shouldn’t be that difficult.” My parents had their moments for sure, but the majority of their relationship has been really great. It shouldn’t be that much work to make love work.” — Anthony Carrino​

6.

“Always be honest.” — John Colaneri​…

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100 Best ‘I Love You Quotes’ For Soulmates And Kindred Spirits

Because you can never say those 3 little words too much.

Saying “I love you” to your soulmate never goes out of style.

Those three little words say it all — whether you’re saying them to someone’s face or offering them in the form of simple love quotes you send them on social media, in texts, DMs, or even in good, old-fashioned greeting cards. Or do they?

No one can deny the power of hearing the person you love actually say “I love you” out loud.

Once strung together, those three words are a big deal, and saying them to the love of your life is just as meaningful the 500th time as it is the first time around.

If you’re true soulmates and kindred spirits, you’ll never get tired of hearing them said, and you’ll never get tired of saying them to him or her in return.

In fact, when you’re in a long-term romantic relationship with someone you truly love, it’s easy to fall into the (totally beautiful, even healthy) habit of saying “I love you” multiple times a day, every day.

But when “I love you” becomes the new “Good morning,” “Goodnight,” and “I gotta run, but could you please pick up some more almond milk later if you get a chance?” — it can start to fall on, well, let’s not say deaf ears, but certainly less swept-of-their-feet ears.

While those three words certainly mean a lot, there are plenty of other ways to express the unconditional love you feel that you may not have thought about much.

In fact, there are as many different ways to say, “I love you” as there are reasons to say it — and then some!

It can be fun and romantic to mix up your daily I love you’s and find new ways to make your partner’s heart melt all over again.

Of course, we can’t all be Shakespeare.

For some of us, words of affirmation simply aren’t our primary love language, and probably never will be, so managing to string those three little words together usually feels like an accomplishment in and of itself.

Fortunately, there’s nothing wrong with borrowing a little romantic inspiration in the form of quotes about love taken from authors, poets, movies, songs … you name it!

Whether you’ve been saying it for years or it’s the very first time, get ready to make …

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These 37 Hilariously Funny Love Puns Will Make Your Day

So corny, but sooo good.

I’m not sure if love is blind but it’s definitely hilarious at times. You just have to look at it from the right perspective, so using these funny quotes and puns about love when times get tough is a great way to lighten the mood.

When you enter into a committed relationship, you’re two (usually) imperfect human beings trying to understand yourselves, each other, and the world as best as you can. Not to mention you have the added pressure of understanding each other as parts of a whole.

That whole being a union of any sort. A union you also have to keep alive through time, effort, love, and consistency among other things.

Mistakes are bound to happen between two honest people who love each other and are making an effort to sustain the bond. Due to that inevitable reality, it’s important to not take everything so seriously. Otherwise, your relationship dies out with our sanity.

I think this is sound advice considering another similar and popular piece of advice is to find someone who has the same sense of humor as you.

Imagine living somewhere with a person who can’t make you laugh for the rest of your life. Imagine someone laughing at something you find irritating and troublesome, or vice versa.

It all comes down to your intellect and how you view the world. You want your intellect and world views to be compatible with your life partner and you can tell about those two things from a person’s sense of humor.

Humor is good for bonding and for dealing with stressful situations. That’s why humor is a good indicator of personality. Different kinds of humor reveal that a person has different personality traits.

You can tell which ones people have according to their specific sense of humor. And, of course, for a compatible relationship it’s important for two people to know each other’s unique personalities and views.

From funny to silly to downright corny, you can’t deny that puns make you smile.

And being that we all need a good laugh every now and again, why not check out these 37 love puns that are guaranteed to make you giggle your butt off?

1. Drumroll please!

“It was an emotional wedding. Even the cake was in tiers.”

2. Oh, you got us good.

“To some, marriage is a word. To …

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50 Romantic Love Quotes To Use In Your Wedding Vows

Make your “I do” mean something as special as your love for each other.

Your wedding vows are some of the most important words you will say in your life.

They carry so much meaning and promise that the thought of even putting them down on paper is nerve-wracking. The idea of having to say them to the love of your life in front of your most important people is seventeen thousand times more nerve-wracking.

And of course, if you want to skip the traditional route and learn how to write your own wedding vows, you surely to want them to be as beautiful as they are sincere, whether you use your own words or gather a collection of the most meaningful love and wedding quotes you can find.

An old friend of mine wrote her own marriage vows for her wedding, and they’re so simple yet meaningful that I had to include them here as an example:

“I will never stop telling how you how much I love you. I promise to remind you how handsome you are, how kind and generous you are, and to remind you that you are the most amazing person and father that I’ve ever met in my life.

I promise to be your best friend, because you are mine. I vow to be yours, and truly yours, as I have been ever since you sat next to me at our high school lunch table.

In sickness and in health: I promise to take care of you, even when you’ve over-indulged the night before. For richer or for poorer: I promise not to spend all our money at Target.

And finally, I promise to always love you, and I will never miss a chance to tell you again.”

Meanwhile, her beloved husband, responded:

“I take you as my wife, my partner for life, and as my best friend. I vow to love you more each and everyday. I will always be honest and patient with you. I vow to always be there when you need me the most. To grow old and raise our beautiful child together. I am truly blessed to be a part of your life and to have you in mine.”

Vows can be intimidating to write. Not only are they made out to be the most important words you could say to your partner ever, but you also have to …

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35 Best Quotes From Romantic Song Lyrics To Share With Your Love

Nothing beats love songs when it comes to inspiring romance.

Have you ever wondered why certain love songs are your favorites over others?

Often, what sets music above the rest is song lyrics that speak to your very soul.

The words that make up a song’s meaning are such an important factor when it comes to those you want to hear on repeat, so much so that you’re quick to add them to your most heavily rotated playlists.

And depending on what you’re in the mood for, you’re most likely to choose certain songs that help you express or get through a certain feeling as you sing along.

That’s why love songs are such a popular genre of music — and it’s also why romantic song lyrics often contain some of the best love quotes of all time.

Honestly shared thoughts about the emotions and feelings associated with being in love are something that most everyone enjoys hearing, even when they aren’t so easy to express yourself.

Knowing an artist out there gets you and your quirks and has captured them in your favorite music is an amazing feeling only the very best songs capture.

Whether sung by Mariah Carey or Marvin Gaye, the songs and artists below are able to inspire the heights of romance in many of our own lives.

Here’s a list of the 35 best quotes from song lyrics all about love and romance to put on your romantic music playlist before your next date with the special person in your life.

1. “All of Me” — John Legend

“Cause all of me loves all of you. Love your curves and all your edges, all your perfect imperfections.”

2. “Mirrors” — Justin Timberlake

“And I can’t help but stare, cause I see truth somewhere in your eyes.”

3. “My All” — Mariah Carey

“I am thinking of you in my sleepless solitude tonight, if it’s wrong to love you then my heart just won’t let me be right.”

4. “I Won’t Give Up” — Jason Mraz

“And when you’re needing your space to do some navigating, I’ll be here patiently waiting to see what you find.”

“Well I found a woman, stronger than anyone I know. She shares my dreams, I hope that someday I’ll share her home.”

6. “We Belong Together” — Mariah Carey

“When

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