Our 50 best inspirational quotes for 2020

If you’re looking for inspirational or motivational quotes, here are a few of, what we think, are the best positive quotes for 2020.

Inspirational quotes can motivate you and help you reach your potential every day.

Reading a few powerful quotes can help you build positive thinking patterns and help get you back on track when you need a boost.

These quotes come from lots of different people. They come from authors, celebrities, philosophers, and scientists who have given us glimpses and insights into their own sayings or mantras that help them build resilience. And maintain it.

We’ve collected a few of our favourite short inspirational quotes that we think can be super motivational. We’ve tried to put them into helpful categories, but maybe read them all, as they will all work for different people, on different levels at different times in their lives.

No matter your age, background or life experience, these are inspirational quotes for women, for men, and for children.

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Inspirational quotes for 2020

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean 

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank

“You get what you give.” – Jennifer Lopez

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler 

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou

“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” — Seth Godin

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha

“A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.” – Unknown

“It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.”  – Ann Landers

Inspirational quotes for work

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. “ – Alexander Graham Bell

“Unsuccessful people make their decisions based on their current situations. Successful people make their decisions based on where they want to be.” – Benjamin Hardy

“Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.” – Conan O’Brien

“Focus on being productive instead of busy.” – Tim Ferriss

“Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you.” – Hillary Clinton

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” — Henry David Thoreau

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

“Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.” — John Maxwell

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

Inspirational quotes for difficult times

“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” – Ella Fitzgerald 

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill 

“Inspiration comes from within yourself. One has to be positive. When you’re positive, good things happen.” – Deep Roy

“The big secret in life is that there is no secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.” — Billie Jean King

“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.”– Thich Nhat Hanh

“He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.” – William Samuel Johnson

“Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.” – Jim Rohn

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”— Maya Angelou

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”— Joshua J. Marine

Inspirational quotes for when you’re feeling down

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

“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“Trust yourself that you can do it and get it.” –  Baz Luhrmann

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis

“Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better.” – Walt Disney

“Even when you are feeling down, you have to live your life positively, that way, happy days and happy feelings will come to you someday.” – Kim Hyun-joong

“Be selective with your battles. Sometimes peace is better than being right.”     Karen Salmansohn

“Don’t be ashamed to weep; ’tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.”   –  Brian Jacques

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”— Dale Carnegie

“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”— Christopher Robin to Pooh, A.A. Milne

Inspirational quotes for anxiety

“If you can’t do anything about it then let it go. Don’t be a prisoner to things you can’t change.” – Tony Gaskins

“I now tried a new hypothesis: It was possible that I was more in charge of my happiness than I was allowing myself to be.” – Michelle Obama

“Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come.” – Unknown

“You don’t need to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King Jr

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

“Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” –Dalai Lama

“Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.” –Teddy Roosevelt

“Don’t Let Yesterday Take Up Too Much Of Today.” – Will Rogers

“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it.” – Bruce Lee

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