Sometimes, when the going gets tough and we feel like giving up, we don’t need a pep talk or an inspirational monologue. We just need a few words to rejuvenate our minds, our attitudes, and our outlook on life. A good quote can do just that.
Here are 20 quotes to remind you to believe in who you are and in the gifts and talents you have been given. Never be afraid to do what you know in your heart you should do. You have everything you need. You are enough. Be inspired!
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”
Vincent van Gogh
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
The more we do, the more we can do.
You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.
Remember that failure is an event, not a person.
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Thomas A. Edison
You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.
Richelle E. Goodrich
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
George Edward Woodberry
Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.
David J. Schwartz
I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.
It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your time is way too valuable to be wasting on people that can’t accept who you are.
If you’re going through hell, keep going.
You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.
If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.
But failure has to be an option in art and in exploration–because it’s a leap of faith. And no important endeavor that required innovation was done without risk. You have to be willing to take those risks.