25 Best Quotes To Inspire You To Be A Better Person

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No matter what the world throws at you, it's important to strive to be a better person and inspire people to do the same along the way. Life lessons will ultimately shape who you are, after all, and give you chances to overcome hardship in your life, prove you're a good role model, and feel good about yourself.

But that's not the only part of becoming better as a person. There are also trials. And as these "be better" quotes prove, becoming the best version of you is a journey, not a single action.

The good news is that being the best you can in every situation is a step you can start anywhere, at any time. And no matter how many times you falter, you can keep getting up and making that choice.

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In many situations, it’s easy to fall prey to negativity, and no surprise that occasionally, you make a choice that doesn't serve your higher self. So stop worrying about it, because it's bound to happen.

Negativity can be seen in many facets of life, especially with all of the negativity we're faced with at all hours of the day on social media. It’s always out to get you to lower yourself and give in.

These are things you'll deal with every single day, and yes, sometimes you will make the choice to react badly to your situation. You're only human, after all!

But don't worry! Being human also means you should step back and observe the situation and yourself before you say or do something you’re sure to regret after the fact.

It doesn't matter who started it; you are responsible for your own behavior, not them. That is why you need to hold yourself accountable every time you slip.

But mostly, you need to choose to be a better person in any situation. That’s right, I believe that we can and should choose to be better, and you can use these quotes to inspire you.

Below are 25 "be better" quotes that will help you be the best version of yourself no matter what:

1. “Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.” — Nelson Mandela

2. "Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself." — William Faulkner

3. "There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self." — Aldous Huxley

4. "What we think we become. What we feel we attract. What we imagine we create." — Adele Basheer

2. "Just always be the better person. And make your intentions pure. What and who you are is what you'll attract, what you'll maintain. Pain is inevitable and it will always exist, but if you focus on understanding what you are feeling and why you are feeling it, you will overcome it." — The Minds Journal

5. "I am thankful for all those difficult people in my life, they have shown me exactly who I do not want to be." — Unknown

6. "Should you ever find yourself the victim of other people's bitterness, smallness, or insecurities, remember things could be worse ... You could be them." — Unknown

7. "There's always room to be a better person. Always." — Sonya Teclai

8. "Every morning, we get a chance to be different. A chance to change. A chance to be better." — Alan Bonner

9. "Your beliefs don't make you a better person. Your behavior does." — Shukhraj Dhillon

10. "When you can't control what's happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what's happening. That's where your power is!" — The Minds Journal

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11. "Show respect even to people who don't deserve it; not as a reflection of their character, but a reflection of yours." — Dave Willis

12. "I never knew how strong I was until I had to forgive someone who wasn't sorry and accept an apology I never received." — Unknown

13. "You either get bitter or you get better. It's that simple. You either take what has been dealt to you and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down. The choice does not belong to fate. It belongs to you." — Josh Shipp

14. "You are always responsible for how you act, no matter how you feel. Remember that." — Unknown

15. "No matter where you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you've come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself." — Madonna

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17. "Be somebody who makes everyone feel like a somebody." — Kid President

18. "Never regret being a good person to the wrong people. Your behavior says everything about you. Their behavior says enough about them." — Unknown

19. "We have to set a standard where it's not OK to act without morality and values and human respect. No person is better than another." — Lady Gaga

20. "I love the person I've become because I fought to become her." — Kaci Diane

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21. "The better a person you become, the better people you will attract." — Unknown

22. "Be the reason someone smiles today." — Unknown

23. "Let whoever think whatever. Just keep getting better." — Unknown

24. "Don't start living tomorrow, tomorrow never arrives. Start working on your dreams and ambitions today." — Unknown

25. "Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." — Lao Tzu

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Mehruba Chowdhury is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.