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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40 Inspirational Colin Powell Quotes On Leadership & Loyalty

Be the leader.

With all eyes on Trump and his approach to leading the United States through the coronavirus pandemic, systemic racism, and police brutality, Colin Powell’s quotes about Trump’s abilities as President have gone viral.

“We have a Constitution. And we have to follow that Constitution. And the President has drifted away from it,” Powell told CNN’s Jake Tapper.

As a former Republican Secretary of State with prominent leadership experience under six U.S. presidents, Powell has a deep understanding of the country and what makes it tick.

Throughout his political career, Powell has made many statements that double as inspirational quotes that inspire good leadership and strong loyalty. 

The Most Inspirational Colin Powell Quotes

1. “Leadership is solving problems.” 

2. “Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard.” 

3. “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.” 

4. “It ain’t where you start in life, it’s where you end up, and what you did along the way.” 

5. “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” 

6. “Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.” 

7. “If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception; it is a prevailing attitude.” 

8. “Don’t be afraid to challenge the pros, even in their own backyard.” 

9. “Diplomacy is listening to what the other guy needs. Preserving your own position, but listening to the other guy. You have to develop relationships with other people so when the tough times come, you can work together.” 

10. “My own experience is to use the tools that are out there. Use the digital world. But never lose sight of the need to reach out and talk to other people who don’t share your view. Listen to them and see if you can find a way to compromise.” 

11. “Never neglect details. When everyone’s mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant.” 

12. “Always be looking for that which you do well and that which you love doing, and when you find those two things together — man, you got it.”

13. “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut …

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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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50 Inspirational Good Morning Quotes To Get You Motivated

Mornings are a special time of day. The day is all fresh and new as a newborn babe. All the opportunities are there — so much hope in those few hours when most anything can still happen. You plan and map out your day to the best of your ability and hope you will be able to accomplish everything you set out to do.

Should you be ambitious with your goals and potentially disappoint yourself by not fulfilling it all, or should you play it safe and then find yourself with idle time you feel you should spend in a productive manner, but don’t know quite how?

It truly is a dilemma. What you do really should depend on your mood, though your mood will also affect your motivation level. Sometimes, what you really need is a little external inspiration, especially in the form of the best quotes you can find about life and happiness.

If you feel moody or depressed, you might not try and plan much of anything, when getting out of bed and getting something to eat is a chore in itself. But sometimes, if you can force yourself to do something, anything more than just the bare necessities, you might find yourself with more energy in the end.

Productivity breeds productivity. It can clear the foul miasmas from your head. But it is also important just to savor that feeling in the morning.

When the day is new, when the sun has just crept above the horizon and everyone has woken out of slumber just as bed-ruffled as you. Savor that newness, taste it for what it represents, that every day is a new opportunity and a new chance to do something. Anything.

Use these good morning quotes as your virtual cup of Joe in the morning and as a means of inspiration and empowerment to get up and make it a good morning with the thoughts of limitless possibilities available to you each and every day.

Here are 50 inspirational good morning quotes to help you seize the day!

1. “The greatest inspiration you can ever get is to know that you are an inspiration to others. Wake up and start living an inspirational life today.”

2. “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

3. “Great attitude is like a perfect cup of

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100 Best New Week Quotes To Give You The Monday Motivation You Need

Start fresh today!

Have you been experiencing a cold case of the Monday blues over and over again? These motivational new week quotes may be just what you need to start the week off in the right mood.

Maybe you’re going crazy in quarantine — as many of us are right now. The only good thing that has come out of this global pandemic is that we get to chill out and relax in our pajamas all day without being mocked!

The crazy thing about life is that we never know what card we are going to be dealt with. That is why it is important to always make sure that our environment, whether that be at work or home, is well-organized and zen.

It may feel harder to get things done nowadays because of the amount of free time that has been placed on our hands. However, this should not stop you from feeling like you can’t complete your to-do list for the day!

One of the best things about Monday motivation is that not only does it help us feel good, but it allows us to pass along those good vibes and energy to the people around us.

We should all be encouraging one another during these times to get through whatever it is we are going through. Maybe you haven’t seen your family in weeks, or maybe a family member or friend has passed away.

Do not allow yourself to slip into a dark hole of depression and fail to complete the important things that need to be accounted for. There are tons of resources to use that will stimulate your mind and will have you feeling like a brand new person.

For many of us, a good motivational quote here and there can somehow wake up a part of our brain to start the day with a positive mindset and attitude. So keep that in mind as you look below at our collection of the best new week quotes to start your Monday off right.

Motivational Quotes

1. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”— Mark Twain

2. “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”— Confucius

3. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”— Eleanor Roosevelt

4. “Knowing is not enough; we …

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50 Short Inspirational Coronavirus Letter Board Quote Ideas

Black letter boards are a fun way to convey a message in your home.

Black letter boards are short messages or reminders made on small felt boards that have become popular in households all around the world. The simplicity of a letter board makes a dramatic message, because it’s something you get to look at in your own house, day in and day out.

Black letter boards are usually black felt with a wooden frame that holds white letters. These letter boards have been showcased in a donut stores, coffee and pizza shops, delis and more to show off a simple and clean vibe that’s instantly sharable on social media.

People also use these letter boards in their own homes to post short inspirational quotes on their desks, nightstands or in the entryway as a cute little reminder they can look at throughout the day.

These cute letter boards offer an aesthetic look that reminds us of the old school days when we were kids. They also have become popular with people on social media — new parents make little messages with the ages of their babies, as well as funny quotes to keep us laughing throughout our daily routines.

From church signs to hip coffee shops, these black letter boards help any message or information stand out in a really unique way.

Besides letters on the boards, emojis, single word phrases, and special characters have been integrated into the boards, too. You can display a simple word like ‘grateful!’ in your dining room, or display a kissing emoji on your nightstand as a reminder to always spread the love. These little white, plastic letters usually come pre-cut so you don’t have to worry about trying to fit it onto the boards.

Another popular way to display these black letter boards is during social gatherings. Perhaps you’re having a salsa and dip party, and you need a phrase to promote the theme, like ‘Bienvenido,’ or ‘es Tiempo de festejar!’ You can have a small prayer group meeting and write down a scripture for others to meditate on throughout the meeting.

People enjoy putting these in their offices as well, to help their co-workers to stay inspired. You never know who might be walking by, and need a single word phrase, or motivational phrase to cheer them up. There’s no way they’ll miss it with letter blackboards that help display noticeable …

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50 Encouraging Coronavirus Quotes About Social Distancing To Help You Cope With The Isolation

Motivational quotes that encourage you to save lives by staying home.

What’s the difference between quarantine and isolation, and why has social distancing become the new buzz word during the coronavirus pandemic? Because of how rapidly the novel coronavirus is spreading across the world, countries are shutting down and governments are encouraging people to practice “social distance” — reducing the number of people gathering in places and requiring citizens to stay home in an attempt to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

50 Encouraging Coronavirus Quotes About Social Distancing To Help You Cope With The Isolation

Social distancing is the act of separating the public apart due to contagious illnesses during a pandemic.

There are a lot of skeptics online who are creating myths and conspiracies about the virus and questioning the call to self-isolate, but no matter your view or opinion about what is going on, in order to slow of spread of COVID-19, we must practice social distancing and self-quarantine to help those who are more susceptible to severe symptoms.

While many of us start to isolate ourselves at home, many people have started to work from home and companies have adjusted to allow for their employees to work remotely. Students of every grade level are figuring out how to transition to virtual and distance learning for school now that many schools across the country have closed for at least a month, and unfortunately many people have already been displaced or laid off from jobs that can’t be done online.

The facts are present, and there is no reason to panic if we simply practice social distancing. Although being cooped up in our homes 24/7 doesn’t seem like the ideal way to spend the next few weeks — especially during Spring break when everyone just wants to be at the beach — but there is no reason to feel like all hope is lost.

Instead of sitting in your room alone in those sweatpants you’ve worn for the past week, there are a lot of ways to engage with your friends and family and stay in communication with the world around you. For example, anyone with an iPhone can Facetime someone for hours on end — now we’ve got the time to spare to talk to each other.

Another way to stay connected with our friends is with a Google Chrome extension called “Netflix Party.” Download the extension and share the link with your friends to watch any Netflix movie together! It is …

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50 Motivational Quotes For Work To Keep You Inspired & Get You Through The Week

Only a few more days left until the weekend.

Do you sometimes find yourself spinning in circles in your cubicle, waiting for your work to start itself? The unwanted work pile and you are in a constant battle of a staring contest. The loser has to get up and actually do the work. But what do you care? You would rather imagine your assignments to grow a pair of arms and legs and write on themselves than do the work yourself.

Point is, we’ve all been there. Honesty hour: I just checked my phone for a text message and proceeded to scroll through Twitter until I caught up with what I already saw this morning.

We’re always going to have days where we feel demotivated and simply don’t feel like getting things on our to-do list done, but if you allow one day of being unproductive, you will spiral into a week of feeling lethargic and unmotivated. Instead, using things to keep you inspired throughout the week — like some super-motivating quotes — you just might get through the week in one piece.

It is easier to dream that you will stay motivated and driven to accomplish your day’s list of tasks. It is another to roll your sleeves up and get the work done.

The first step into turning those dreams to reality is setting small, realistic daily goals for yourself. It may sound easier than what it is, but trust me, it works!

You may also need to dig deeper and find the imperfections of your sleep habits and general mental and physical health. Believe it or not but these things are contributors to how your day will turn out.

We want you to find the inspiration you need to get things done, all while maintaining a healthy and happy balance of mental and physical health. Sometimes we can push ourselves a bit too hard and that’s when you’ve gone too far.

So if you’re feeling demotivated and need a little push to get moving, here’s a list of the best motivational quotes for work to keep you inspired and get you through the week in one piece!

1. Wise words from the babe.

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up”— Babe Ruth

2. Let passion be the pilot.

“If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.”— Benjamin Franklin

3. Believe in luck.

“I’m …

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50 Motivational Fitness Quotes To Get You Back In The Gym & Ready For Summer

Your summer body is waiting.

Have you been feeling discouraged, unmotivated and flat out uninspired when it comes to your fitness and workout routine? You’re not alone in this journey of unwanted feelings, my friends. Once you slip out of a routine that includes going to the gym regularly, it feels ten times harder to get back into the groove.

Do not beat yourself up for not going to the gym as frequently as you wish. All of the greatest athletes have most likely struggled with the same issues that you are facing. However, sitting in your room and feeling sorry for yourself will not help better your situation.

Instead, try using some motivational fitness quotes and exercise memes to help you get inspired to get your body back in shape and ready for Summer.

Maybe your finances aren’t doing so well this year, and it is preventing you from signing up to yet another expensive gym. There are plenty of cheaper alternatives to help you ease back into a routine! Start by buying a couple of weights to keep in your room (or wherever you’re most comfortable working out) and challenge yourself to spend 15 minutes doing a few exercises. You can also go to a nearby park and run a couple of laps to get a good cardio workout in.

There are many options besides dedicating your time and money into a gym. Once you feel like you can push yourself a bit harder and start going harder, that’s when you should transition back into the gym.

If you’re the type of person who needs to hear or see motivation from someone else, look no further. I’ve compiled 50 motivational fitness quotes to help ease you into a steady gym routine.

1. Push your mind and the body will follow.

“Your fitness is 100% mental. Your body won’t go where your mind doesn’t push it.”— Unknown

2. Do you want it?

“You have to want it. You have to plan for it. You have to fit it into a busy day. You have to be mentally tough and use others to help you. The hard part isn’t getting your body in shape, the hard part is getting your mind in shape.” — Amby Burfoot

3. Girl, you’re thicker than a bowl of oatmeal.

“You don’t get the a– you want by sitting on it.” Unknown

4 Do not

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50 Best Savage Quotes For When You’re In A Super-Sassy Mood

Sassy but always classy. Well, almost always.

Have you ever been told that you’re sassy? Maybe someone said it to you in a negative way to make you feel like it was something you needed to change.

Being that fierce and feeling like a savage queen isn’t OK with everyone all the time, but, ummmm … who asked that person to approve of anything you do or feel anyway?

Sometimes it’s good to just be in a … mood. *shrugs*

If you’re feeling that savage mood, own it, just like the best sassy quotes do.

Look, everyone has their vices and you are no exception. Sure, there may be some correlation with attitude problems and being sassy, but you don’t have to be a mean person to be strong-willed in that way.

It can come off a little strong, but sometimes that savage kind of attitude you get when you’re In a sassy mood is necessary.

Being sassy means you know how to stand up for yourself. You’ve got a backbone and you are not afraid to use it. Honestly, that is quite noble.

As long as you’re not seeking to make people feel bad, who cares if you’re reacting to some jerk who insulted you in the first place? You’ve got to show the world you are not someone who can be walked all over.

Life is tough enough as it is, and having a spark to be able to hit back (not physically, of course!) with spunk is dang cool. When all the chips are down you don’t give up. You come back and you come back better than ever.

Think of some strong women in your life. They are probably super sweet and fun to be around. A kind soul who you want to spend time with. But as soon as someone crosses them, someone they love or tries to make them feel bad about themselves they become a boss.

Heck no, you can’t insult them. Because they have a sassy artillery waiting to go.

So if you are a savage and fierce woman, be proud!

We’ve got 50 of the best sassy quotes to help fuel your savage sparkle.

1. I’m sweet, but you don’t want to mess with me
“Sunshine mixed with a little hurricane.”

2. You won’t find it as amusing
“Treat me like a joke and I’ll leave you like it’s funny.”

3.

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