50 Quotes That Hit Different

Words have a profound ability to inspire, motivate and lift us during life’s difficult moments. A well-chosen quote can resonate deeply and provide fresh perspective when we’re struggling. This blog post features 50 insightful and thought-provoking quotes from famous figures across different fields that are sure to “hit different” and resonate with you and your experience. Each one aims to impart wisdom, encouragement and food for thought.

  1. The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance. – Jodi Picoult
  2. The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail. – Nelson Mandela
  3. 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
  4. Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less-than-perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful. – Mark Victor Hansen
  5. You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do. — Eleanor Roosevelt
  6. Low self-confidence isn’t a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered — just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better. – Barrie Davenport
  7. Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. – E.E. Cummings
  8. 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
  9. One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. – Arthur Ashe
  10. It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures.- Oprah Winfrey
  11. To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  12. 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. – James Cameron
  13. People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within. – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
  14. It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. – Aristotle
  15. Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. – Rumi
  16. He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still. – Lao Tzu
  17. Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. – Theodor Seuss Geisel
  18. Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today. – Will Rogers
  19. The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. – Henry David Thoreau
  20. Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. Most of all, other people can’t stop you. Only you can stop you. – Jeffrey Gitomer
  21. Never forget who helped you out while everyone else was making excuses. – Unknown
  22. The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments. If you don’t celebrate those, they can pass you by. – Alek Wek
  23. He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words. – Elbert Hubbard
  24. Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you. – John C. Maxwell
  25. We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are. – Bill Watterson
  26. Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning. – Robert Kiyosaki
  27. Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. – Coco Chanel
  28. The quieter you become, the more you can hear. – Rumi
  29. Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving; we get stronger and more resilient. – Steve Maraboli
  30. Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow. – Mary Anne Radmacher
  31. Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open. – John Barrymore
  32. There are plenty of difficult obstacles in your path. Don’t allow yourself to become one of them. – Ralph Marston
  33. The universe is not short on wake-up calls. We’re just quick to hit the snooze button. – Brené Brown
  34. Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people. – Andre Dubus
  35. Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? – Marianne Williamson
  36. Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love. – Brené Brown
  37. Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. – Dr. Benjamin Spock
  38. Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them. – T. Harv Eker
  39. You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it. –Dr. Robert Anthony
  40. It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves. –Sir Edmund Hillary
  41. To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. – Oscar Wilde
  42. Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. – Dale Carnegie
  43. Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. – Helen Keller
  44. Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. – Thomas Jefferson
  45. Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have. – Brian Tracy
  46. If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think. – T. Harv Eker
  47. To anyone that ever told you you’re no good … They’re no better. – Hayley Williams
  48. Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. – Christopher Robin
  49. What we fear of doing most is usually what we most need to do. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  50. We suffer more often in imagination than in reality. – Seneca

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