50 Inspirational Quotes About Life For Adults And Kids

Discover inspirational quotes about life that can motivate adults and children alike

50 Inspirational Quotes About Life

Discovering our purpose in life is an endless and often times dawning endeavor, which is why, sometimes, we need a helping hand to replenish our sources of inspiration and motivation.


Explore our list of 50 inspirational quotes about life that will help you find balance and motivation in order to better face the challenges of your life. 


It’s not just adults that struggle with stress and finding the right path to success; kids are also increasingly worried about their academic performances and growing up into accomplished citizens.


Therefore, aside from our list of short inspirational quotes about life, we have also included inspirational quotes about life for kids, to hopefully put their young minds at ease and offer some life inspiration.

1“Without music, life would be a mistake.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

2“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

4“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

George Bernard Shaw

5“You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.”

Nicholas Sparks

6“May you live every day of your life.”

Jonathan Swift

7“You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated.”

Maya Angelou

8“Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life."

Bob Marley

9“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So, when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts.”

Bob Marley

10“Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you'll start to see a big difference in your life.”

Yoko Ono

11“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. “

Thomas A. Edison

12“Everything you can imagine is real.”

Pablo Picasso

13“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

Paulo Coelho

14“Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.”

Gustave Flaubert

16“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”

Theodore Roosevelt

17“Live for yourself and you will live in vain; live for others, and you will live again.”

Bob Marley

18“Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.”

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

19“The time is always right to do what is right.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

20“Never waste a minute thinking of anyone you don’t like.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower

21“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

Napoleon Hill

22“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right.”

Henry Ford

23“Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.”

Sophia Loren

24“There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honour your calling. It’s why you were born. And how you become most truly alive.”

Oprah Winfrey

25“I think being in love with life is a key to eternal youth.”

Doug Hutchison

26“Having a sense of purpose is having a sense of self. A course to plot is a destination to hope for.”

Bryant H. McGill

27“Lean forward into your life. Begin each day as if it were on purpose.”

Mary Anne Radmacher

29“You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have.”

Jim Rohn

30“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.”

Theodore Roosevelt

31“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 Weisel

32“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”

Helen Keller

33“You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.”

Walter Hagen

Inspirational quotes about life for kids

Most kids grow up being told what to do and what not to do. There is very little room for making mistakes and growing which many times leads to low performance and a depressed outlook on life.


We have put together this list of inspirational quotes about life for kids in hopes that they will be motivated to go after what they want, and not after what others tell them to want.

34“We all can dance when we find music we love.”

Giles Andreae

35“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. You know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go.

Dr. Seuss

36“Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do.”

John Wooden

37“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Dr. Suess

38“Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.”

Hermann Hesse

39“Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

Thomas Edison

40“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

41“Don’t just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.”

Jim Rohn

42“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

Roald Dahl

43“Only surround yourself with people who will lift you higher.”

Oprah Winfrey

44“If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”

Jim Rohn

45“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.”


46“Nothing is particularly hard if you break it down into small jobs.”

Henry Ford

47“Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before.”

Bonnie Blair

48“Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something.”

Henry David Thoreau

49“The most significant change in a person’s life is a change of attitude. Right attitudes produce right actions.”

William J. Johnson

50“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

A.A. Milne

51“I don’t love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful.”

Natalie Portman

52"When you know better, you do better"

Maya Angelou

53“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.”

Albert Einstein