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 working for what you want.

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

Mother Teresa think of others quote on white background over peach

“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


Ernesto Bertarelli fresh change quote on white background over navy

“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


William Morris decluttering quote on white background over pink

“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


AD Posey gratitude quote on white background over beige

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

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

Spring Quotes

Susan C Young prune to bloom quote on white background over peach

“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


Jean Hersey March spring quote on white background over navy

“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


Jane Goodall make a difference quote on white background over pink

“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


Eleanor Roosevelt do one thing quote on white background over beige

“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

John Lubbock rest is not idleness inspirational quote on white background over peach

“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


Amor Towles summer reading quote on white background over navy

“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


Sam Keen deep summer quote on white background over pink

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

From the post: 5 Quotes to Motivate Your Summer – July


Melissa Marr summer quote on white background over beige

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

From the post: 5 Splendid Quotes to Complete Your Summer


Morgan Freeman stillness becomes radiance quote on white background over peach

“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 

Lorin Morgan Richards autumn quote on white background over navy

“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


George Eliot never too late quote on white background over pink

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

From the post: 5 Quotes to Inspire a Fresh Start for Autumn


Nelson Mandela until its done motivational quote on white background over peach

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

From the post: 5 Quotes to Motivate Your Autumn

Winter Quotes

Mehmet Murat ildan move on to spring quote on white background over peach

“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


Ellen Goodman looking for potential inspirational quote on white background over navy

“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

How Can You Use Quotes in Your Everyday Life?

  • 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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