130 Inspirational Quotes on Happiness, Courage, Character, Success, Love, and the Meaning of Life - Examined Existence

130 Inspirational Quotes on Happiness, Courage, Character, Success, Love, and the Meaning of Life


Are you a big fan of quotes?  Well you are in for a treat.  We have compiled a list of 130 of the most inspiring quotes about happiness, success, courage, character, love, and life in general.  Remember to share this with your friends and revisit this post for a boost of motivation!

The 130 Quotes

1. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars” –Kahlil Gibran [Click to tweet this quote]

2. “Nothing that you plan is going to work out. Everything is going to be totally different than the way you expected. And things will constantly challenge you. Wherever you look the world is not as solid it seems to be.” –Eckhart Tolle

3. “The best way out is always through.” –Robert Frost

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4. “It is our darkest moments that we must focus on the light.” –Aristotle Onassis [Click to Tweet this quote]

5. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” –Joshua J. Marine

6. “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” –Bill Cosby

7. “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.” –Denis Waitley

8. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” –Steve Jobs

9. “Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” –Bruce Lee [Click to Tweet the quote]

10. “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” –Albert Camus [Click to Tweet this quote]

bruce lee do not pray for an easy life

11. “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” –Albert Einstein

12. “Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world. –Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

13. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.” –Maya Angelou

14. “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

15. “You cannot dream yourself into character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.” –Henry David Thoreau

16. “Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.” –Eddie Rickenbacker [Click to Tweet this quote]

17. “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” –Les Brown

18. “Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” –Larry Winget [Click to Tweet this quote]

19. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” –Aristotle

20. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” –Goethe [Click to Tweet this quote]

21. “Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.” –Napoleon Hill

Quotes about waking up early

22. “Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.” –Roy Goodman

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23. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.”-Mark Twain

24. “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” –Mark Twain

25. “If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” –Bruce Lee

26. “Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.” –Stephen Covey

if you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else -Bruce Lee

27. “If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” –James Cameron

28. “Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

29. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” –David Brinkley [Click to Tweet this quote]

30. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” –Vince Lombardi

31. “The key question to keep asking is, Are you spending your time on the right things? Because time is all you have.” –Randy Pausch

32. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” –Bruce Lee

33. “A year from now you will wish you had started today.” –Karen Lamb [Click to Tweet this quote]

34. “Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.” –Walter Anderson

35. “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” –Jim Rohn [Click to Tweet this quote]

36. “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” –Maria Robinson

take up one idea

37. “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” –Swami Vivekenanda

38. “Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.” –Paulo Coelho

39. “Little by little, a little becomes a lot.” –Tanzanian Proverb

40. “Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.” – Albert Camus

41. “You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry.” –Abraham Lincoln

42. “It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.” –Emiliano Zapata

43. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” –Conrad Hilton [Click to Tweet this quote]

44. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” –Albert Einstein

45. “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” –Dennis Kimbro

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Netflix enthusiast, horrible speller, jiujitsu hobbyist, weekend drinker, and occasional poker player. Favorite quote is "[o]ut of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars."

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Varnika Srivastava - July 8, 2015

Very nice inspiring thoughts:-)

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no name - August 6, 2015

what use is of thoughts if you dont implement it and want to change.

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ShriKant Turalkar - February 25, 2016

Great. Just loved it

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