Favorite Motivational Quotes to Get You Through Every Day

What are the best motivational quotes? I always say they are the ones that change you in some way… whether it’s through small thought shifts that add up over time or a radical yet intentional life improvement. I hope you enjoy these inspirational quotes and positive sayings.

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Life isn’t all about constantly being busy. Nor is it about sitting back and letting things happen to you instead of pursuing your passion.

Words are important. They can bring clarity and understanding to both the difficult times and the joyous times.

But it’s what you do in response to those words that is the MOST important.

Don’t just think of them as ‘pretty words.’ And don’t allow yourself to simply say ‘how profound’ about deep quotes and then promptly forget about what you’ve read.

Keep reading to check out some of my favorite quotes and discover ways you can use them to make a difference in your life.

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Quotes for Everyday Use

“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”
— Golda Meir

From the post: Self-Confidence Quotes: 33 Inspirational Quotes You Need Today

“They are called, ‘SELF-worth’ and ‘SELF-esteem’ for a reason… we can’t let others decide what we are worth, that is so dangerous! Empower yourself!”
— Jaeda DeWalt

From the post: 32 Self Worth Quotes That Will Inspire You To Recognize Your Personal Value

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”
— Nora Ephron

From the post: 39 Inspirational Quotes for Women That We All Need to Read

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“Never be so busy as not to think of others.”
― Mother Teresa

From the post: 15 Slow Down Quotes to Help You Enjoy More Living

“If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.”
— Jim Carrey

From the post: 29 Inspiring Quotes About Enjoying The Moment

“Have faith that everything will turn out for the best. The funny thing is, it nearly always does when you go into a situation with a positive mindset.”
— Julie Hage

From the post: 47 Note To Self Quotes That Will Focus Your Perspective On Life

“Today is your dance floor. Focus on your moves and let your energy flow.”

From the post: 21 Focus On Today Quotes To Be Present, Positive, And Productive

“You must remember that your story matters. What you write has the power to save a life, sometimes that life is your own.”
— Stalina Goodwin

From the post: 27 Powerful Quotes About Journaling That Will Inspire You to Write

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“You can’t change who you are, but you can change what you have in your head, you can refresh what you’re thinking about, you can put some fresh air in your brain.” 
― Ernesto Bertarelli

From the post: 38 Overthinker Quotes to Help You Get Unstuck

“You can have the results you want, or you can have excuses. You can’t have both.”
— Clyde Lee Dennis

From the post: 19 Stop Being Lazy Quotes That Will Motivate You to Get Something Done

“Here’s the thing. No matter how many possessions you have, you never feel secure. As soon as you get one thing, there’s always something else you ‘need.’ And also, you have the added problem of worrying about losing the stuff you already have.”
— Karen Kingston

From the post: 33 ‘Too Much Stuff’ Quotes That Will Motivate You To Toss The Clutter

“Nothing inspires cleanliness more than an unexpected guest.”
— Radhika Mundra

From the post: Motivational Quotes For Cleaning: 20 Positive Clean Home Sayings

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“Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
— William Morris

From the post: 30 Inspirational Decluttering Quotes You Need In Your Life

“Being organized isn’t about getting rid of everything you own or trying to become a different person: it’s about living the way you want to live, but better.”
— Andrew Mellen

From the post: 31 Amazing Quotes About Being Organized

“Only when we acknowledge ourselves as we really are can we begin to take inventory of the physical, mental, and emotional clutter that no longer serves us. Then we can choose to no longer judge ourselves for what we’ve become and focus on who we’d like to be.”
— Sadiqua Hamdan

From the post: 25 Insightful Quotes About Decluttering the Mind

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“Gratitude is the gateway to a positive life.”
― A.D. Posey

From the post: 20 Free Printable Short Gratitude Quotes to Inspire Thankfulness

“Focus on yourself. Don’t get lost in other people.”

From the post: Top 12 Focus On Yourself Quotes We All Need To Follow

“Over time, even the tiniest meaningful actions add up, each one bringing you closer to a life that is truer to your dreams and free of regret.”
— Jane McGonigal

From the post: 24 Intentional Living Quotes to Inspire Your Best Life

Spring Quotes

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“You must prune to bloom. If the dead weight is not pruned and removed, it compromises the quality, performance, and output of the vine. When you prune what’s not working in your life, you make the space and place for renewal to happen and for new growth to spring forth.”
— Susan C. Young

From the post: 21 Spring Motivational Quotes to Welcome the Season

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“In March winter is holding back and spring is pulling forward. Something holds and something pulls inside of us too.”
― Jean Hersey

From the post: 17 Best Quotes to Welcome the Month of March

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“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
— Jane Goodall

From the post: Motivational Quotes of the Month for April

“Hello, May! Please bring us new hope and make our lives beautiful like spring flowers.”

From the post: 28 Perfect Hello May Quotes And Sayings To Greet The Month

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“Do one thing every day that scares you.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt

From the post: Motivational Quotes on Intentional Living for the Month of May

Summer Quotes

“Summer gathered in the weather, the wind had the proper touch, the breathing of the world was long and warm and slow. You had only to rise, lean from your window, and know that this was the first real time of freedom and living; this was the first morning of summer.”
— Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine

From the post: 12 Summer Slow Down Quotes for Your Best Season Ever

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“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”
— John Lubbock

From the post: 17 Gorgeous Summer Days Quotes You Need This Year

“Hello Summer, I’ve been waiting for you.”

From the post: 32 Hello Summer Quotes That Perfectly Welcome The Season

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“In my college years, I would retreat to our summer house for two weeks in June to read a novel a day. How exciting it was, after pouring my coffee and making myself comfortable on the porch, to open the next book on the roster, read the first sentences, and find myself on the platform of a train station.”
— Amor Towles

From the post: 18 Summer Inspiration Quotes for June

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“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.”
— Sam Keen

From the post: 15 July Motivational Quotes for Your Best-Ever Summer

“The thing with heat is, no matter how cold you are, no matter how much you need warmth, it always, eventually, becomes too much.”
— Victoria Aveyard

When the super-hot days of summer are bearing down, you definitely need more of these quotes about summer heat to get you through.

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“Rejoice as summer should…chase away sorrows by living.”
― Melissa Marr

From the post: 5 Splendid Quotes to Complete Your Summer

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“Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance.”
― Morgan Freeman

From the post: 9 Unforgettable Last Days of Summer Quotes for August

Autumn Quotes 

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“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.”
— Emily Brontë

From the post: Autumn Leaves Quotes: 25 Gorgeous Fall Seasonal Quotes

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“Autumn colors remind us we are all one dancing in the wind.”
― Lorin Morgan-Richards

From the post: 10 Happy October Quotes to Inspire You

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“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
— George Eliot

From the post: 25 Fresh Start Quotes: Inspiration for a New Beginning This Autumn

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“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
— Nelson Mandela

From the post: 5 Quotes to Motivate Your Autumn

“Happily we bask in this warm September sun,
Which illuminates all creatures…”
— Henry David Thoreau

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“November’s sky is chill and drear, November’s leaf is red and sear.”
— Sir Walter Scott

From the post: 22 November Quotes for Inspiration and Reflection

Love fall quotes? It’s my favorite season, so I made an entire post dedicated to quotes about autumn: Beautiful Fall Quotes For Inspiring Your Best Autumn Season. Enjoy!

Winter Quotes

“Winter is the time of promise because there is so little to do – or because you can now and then permit yourself the luxury of thinking so.”
— Stanley Crawford

From the post: 29 Winter Quotes: Wise and Cozy Words for an Inspired Season

“In February there is everything to hope for and nothing to regret.”
— Patience Strong

From the post: 19 Best Inspirational Quotes for February

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“When there is nothing left to learn from the winter, move on to the spring!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan

From the post: 35 Beautiful Quotes to Celebrate the Last Day of Winter

“My favorite winter activity is going back inside and drinking more coffee.”

From the post: 23 Winter And Coffee Quotes To Warm Your Soul

“May and October, the best-smelling months? I’ll make a case for December: evergreen, frost, wood smoke, cinnamon.”
— Lisa Kleypas

From the post: 18 December Quotes That Will Inspire You to Enjoy the Month

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“Maybe this year, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives not looking for flaws, but looking for potential.”
― Ellen Goodman

From the post: 43 Fabulous Quotes to Help You Bring Closure to the Year

“The early mist had vanished and the fields lay like a silver shield under the sun. It was one of the days when the glitter of winter shines through a pale haze of spring.”
— Edith Wharton

From the post: 31 Winter Sun Quotes That Capture Every Winter Mood

How Can You Use Quotes in Your Everyday Life?

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  • Find a powerful quote that you can use to inspire positive action every single day.
  • Memorize it.
  • Print it out and hang it as artwork on your wall. These printable gratitude quotes are perfect.
  • Doodle it in your planner.
  • Journal about what it means to you and what it’s prompting you to do.
  • Share it on your favorite social media. 

Your quote may inspire your thoughts and actions for the rest of your life, or you may only ‘need’ it for a day or a week or a month. 

Don’t feel guilty if you find yourself moving on to new quotes from time to time. It’s pretty normal as we cope with world events and our seasons of life change.

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Resources to Help You Incorporate More Quotes Into Your Life

An inexpensive journaling notebook or refillable journal is perfect for writing about your inspiration, thoughts, and plans.

Quote-a-day calendars are wonderful for discovering new quotes that may surprise you.

My favorite weekly planner by Passion Planner has a quote on every weekly layout to inspire you as you plan your week and help you focus as you LIVE your week.

However you choose to use the motivational quotes you read, I do hope they open your mind to the positivity and possibilities that lie before you as you Build Your Best Life.

You’ve got this!

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