Quotes can inspire us, show us new meanings, they can motivate us to be better and even teach us new things. If you’re looking for inspiration, happiness or relaxation, look no further. This list of 100 quotes will make you see your life in a new way.


25 Inspirational Quotes

In a world obsessed with measuring talent and ability, we often overlook the important role of inspiration. Inspiration helps us see new possibilities, it allows us to transcend from our day to day life and see beyond. The following quotes will definitely inspire you and help you see beyond. 

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  • “Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” –Roy T. Bennett
  • “The truth is unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” –Steve Maraboli
  • “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.”  –Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others.” –Roy T. Bennett
  • “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” –Confucius, Confucius: The Analects
  • “The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.” –Arthur C. Clarke
  • “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” –Oscar Wilde
  • “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like its heaven on earth.” –William W. Purkey
  • “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”– Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” –Martin Luther King Jr
  • “Without music, life would be a mistake.”  –Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” –Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” –Marilyn Monroe
  • “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” –Albert Einstein
  • “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” –Thomas A. Edison
  • “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” –Bill Keane
  • “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”– Elie Wiesel
  • “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” –George Eliot
  • “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” –Maya Angelou
  • “Everything you can imagine is real.”  –Pablo Picasso
  • “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”–George Bernard Shaw “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” –Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” –Winston S. Churchill
  • “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” Audrey Hepburn
  • “The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind”. –Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

18 Quotes for Happiness in Life

Happiness is an emotion that is sometimes overlooked in a world as busy and as fast as ours. Yes, everyone wants to be happy, but are we really happy? The following quotes will make you reevaluate your life and help guide you on the road to happiness.

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  • “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” John Lennon
  • “Happiness is a warm puppy.” –Charles M. Schulz
  • “You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” –Jonathan Safran Foer
  • “No medicine cures what happiness cannot.” –Gabriel García Márquez
  • “Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” –Roy T. Bennett
  • “Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get” –W. P. Kinsella
  • “Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.” –Ayn Rand
  • “When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.” – J.M. Barrie
  • “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” –Marcus Aurelius
  • “Change your thoughts and you change your world” – Norman Vincent Peale
  • “Those who realize their folly are not true fools” –Zhuangzi
  • “Life is too important to be taken seriously”– Oscar Wilde
  • “Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards” –Soren Kierkegaard
  • “It always seems impossible until it’s done”  –Nelson Mandela
  • “Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground” –Theodore Roosevelt
  • “It’s better to dance than to march through life” –Yoko Ono
  • “Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet”–  Sarah Louise Delany

10 Meditation Quotes

Meditation is a tool that can help lift our lives to another level, a level where emotional wellness is boss. Meditation can heal the mind and soul. These 10 quotes will help you see why.


  • “The act of meditation is being spacious.” Sogyal Rinpoche
  • “With every breath, the old moment is lost; a new moment arrives. We exhale and we let go of the old moment. It is lost to us. In doing so, we let go of the person we used to be. We inhale and breathe at the moment that is becoming. In doing so, we welcome the person we are becoming. We repeat the process. This is meditation. This is renewal. This is life.” – Lama Surya Das
  • “We must experience the Truth in a direct, practical and real way. This is only possible in the stillness and silence of the mind, and this is achieved by means of meditation.” –Samael Aun Weor
  • “Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless – like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” – Bruce Lee
  • “Meditation is like a gym in which you develop the powerful mental muscles of calm and insight.” – Ajahn Brahm
  • “Touch your inner space, which is nothingness, as silent and empty as the sky; it is your inner sky. Once you settle down in your inner sky, you have come home, and a great maturity arises in your actions, in your behavior. Then whatever you do has grace in it. Then whatever you do is poetry in itself. You live poetry; your walking becomes dancing, your silence becomes music.” –Osho
  • “Meditation will not carry you to another world, but it will reveal the most profound and awesome dimensions of the world in which you already live. Calmly contemplating these dimensions and bringing them into the service of compassion and kindness is the right way to make rapid gains in meditation as well as in life.” – Zen Master Hsing Yun
  • “Your goal is not to battle with the mind, but to witness the mind.” – Swami Muktananda
  • “Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” – Thich Nhat Hahn
  • “Meditation and concentration are the way to a life of serenity.” – Baba Ram Dass

8 Quotes on Being Yourself

Being yourself is one of the most important things you can do in life. Without being who you are, you will never live a happy life and will never achieve a high level of emotional wellness. These 8 quotes will surely inspire you to always be yourself.

quotes on being yourself


  • “ Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” – Marilyn Monroe
  • “ You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou
  • “ You cannot change what you are, only what you do.” – Philip Pullman
  • “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • ” If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.” – David Carradine
  • “ Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” – Dolly Parton
  • “ To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.” -Bono
  • “ I feel that the simplicity of life is just being yourself.” – Bobby Brown

21 Quotes on the Power of Breathing

Breathing is a very powerful thing and can help you de-stress and think more clearly. Take a deep breath and check out these 8 quotes on the power of breathing

quotes on the power of breathing


  • “ Breathe deeply, until sweet air extinguishes the burn of fear in your lungs and every breath is a beautiful refusal to become anything less than infinite.” – D. Antoinette Foy
  • “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” – Oprah Winfrey
  • “Breathing is the greatest pleasure in life.” – Giovanni Papini
  • “Inhale the future, exhale the past.” – Author Unknown
  • “Learn how to exhale, the inhale will take care of itself.” – Carla Melucci Ardito
  • “Breathe in deeply to bring your mind home to your body.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
  • “Inhale, then exhale. That’s how you’ll get through it.” – Author Unknown
  • “The ability to breathe is a gift. Wake up grateful each day for that gift.” – Johnny Lung
  • “For breath is life, so if you breathe well you will live long on the earth.” – Sanskrit Proverb
  • “Conscious breathing heightens awareness and deepens relaxation.” – Dan Brule
  • “Smile, breathe, take it slow, and live a happy life.” – Johnny Lung
  • “Breath is the link between mind and body.”  – Dan Brule
  • “Deep breathing brings deep thinking and shallow breathing brings shallow thinking.” – Elsie Lincoln Benedict
  • “Breathing, according to me, corresponds to taking charge of one’s own life.” – Luce Irigaray
  • “Life isn’t measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Author Unknown
  • “I wake up every day and think, “I’m breathing! It’s a good day.” – Eve Ensler
  • “Whenever you’re feeling down — just breathe. Everything will work its way out in the end.”  – Johnny Lung
  • “Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment, I know this is the only moment.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
  • “Breathing control gives man strength, vitality, inspiration, and magic powers.” – Zhuangzi
  • “Spiritual Breathing teaches us that we are all connected in love.” – Dan Brule
  • “Regulate the breathing, and thereby control the mind.” – B.K.S. Iyengar

17 Quotes on Relaxing

Relaxing is overrated in a world as busy as ours. But relaxing is a powerful tool to living a healthier life and these 17 quotes will show you why. 

relaxation quotes


  • “Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” –Chinese Proverb
  • “I’ve decided to be happy because it is good for my health.” –Voltaire
  • “It is nice finding that place where you can just go and relax.” –Moises Arias
  • “Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” –William Burroughs
  • “Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.” –Etty Hillesum
  • “Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.” –Eckhart Tolle
  • “Give your stress wings and let it fly away.” –Terri Guillemets
  • “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” –Mohandas Gandhi
  • “Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together.” –Chris Bradford
  • “Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax.” –Mark Black
  • “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.” –Mandy Hale
  • “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes…Including you.” –Anne Lamott
  • “Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax.” –Bryant McGill
  • “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” –Amit Ray
  • “There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” –Ralph Blum
  • “Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.” –Dalai Lama

There you have it, 100 Best Inspirational Quotes For Lifelong Happiness, meditation and relaxing. We hope you’ve enjoyed the list and it has inspired to live a better life and make you believe.