30 Inspirational Quotes That Will Change Your Attitude Towards Life

Quotes to help you start living a life to be proud of.

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You are what you believe yourself to be,"  said Pablo Coelho. How did you read this cryptic little quote? Do you think this is a positive quote or a negative quote? It could be either couldn’t it?

You could hear it and think “I am not where I want to be right now; I guess that’s because I suck”. Or you could hear it and think, “I am not where I want to be right now. I want to be different so I will be different.


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What is the difference between these two people? Defensiveness. Defensiveness is the antidote of change. Defensiveness is born of shame and grows into a barrier used to protect yourself from the judgment of others.


But this barrier will also keep out the resources you need to pick yourself up and turn yourself around.

If you are not living a life you are proud of then use these inspirational quotes to help you change your life into what you want it to be.

There are a thousand defenses and a thousand excuses. But these are just tools to mask your fears. Fear of change, fear of effort, and fear of failure. The only way you are going to successfully become who you want to be is if you stop making excuses, stop defending your bad choices, and start to believe in yourself.

You can do it! So do it.

Below is a list of inspirational and motivational quotes to help you change your attitude towards life and start to make changes to become the person you want to be.


1. Don’t let things happen to you.

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“When you can’t change the direction of the wind, adjust your sails” H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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2. YOU can change your life.

“We are the ones we have been waiting for”Alice Walker


3. Action speaks louder than words.

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” Ralph Waldo Emmerson

4. Prove yourself wrong

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do” Eleanor Roosevelt.

5. Take a step in the right direction.

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“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step”Dr. Martin Luther King JR


6. Keep going!

“If you’re going through hell, keep going” Winston Churchill

7. All change starts with you.

“To know the world, you must first know yourself. To change the world, you must first change yourself”Unknown

8. If you want change, then change.

“If you always do what you’ve done, you’ll always get what you got.”Ed Foreman

9. You’re better than you think you are.

“You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think”A.A. Milne

10. Be smart and keep thinking.

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“A wise man changes his mind but a fool never will.” Spanish proverb

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11. You need to want to change.

“You must want to be different before you can change yourself” Neville

12. Be open to change.

“People don’t resist change, the resist being changed”Peter Senge

13. Change is a challenging and beautiful process.

“Change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and georgous at the end” —Robin Sharm

14. Don’t rely on time.

“They always say time will change things. But you actually have to change things yourself” —Andy Warhol


15. The time to start is now.

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“The longer you wait for your future, the shorter it will be.” —​Loesje

16. Be different and love different people.

“Xenophobia? You should be more afraid of someone exactly like you” —​Loesje

17. Don’t be afraid start making changes.

“Change can be scary, but you know what’s scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving, and processing.” —​Mandy Hale


18. Creation is always greater than distruction.

“The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new” —Socrates

19. Don’t let anyone stop your growth.

“A tallest oak in the forest was once a little nut, that held its ground” —Unknown.

20. Perspective is everything.

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“When I hear somebody sigh, “life is hard” I am always tempted to ask, “compared to what?”” —Sydney Harris

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21. You can and you will.

“The results you want come, when you replace “I can’t” with “I will”.”Karen Graves

22. What you do matters.

“All you can do is change yourself, but sometimes that changes everything” —George W. Goldstein

23. If you’re still breathing, you’re still trying.

“Here is a test to find out if your mission on earth is finished. If you’re alive, it isn’t” —​Richard Bach

24. You only lose if you don’t try.

“If you run, you stand a chance at losing, but if you don’t run, you’ve already lost.”—Barak Obama


25. Swing the bat and shoot your shot.

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“I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something but what I can’t accept is not trying” —Michael Jordan

26.  Set a good example.

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples” —Mother Theresa.

27. Bravery begins when you stop giving up.

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is a little voice at the end of the day that says, “Ill try again tomorrow”” —Mary Ann Radmacher


28. Faith, Trust and a little pixy dust.

“All your dreams come true, if you have the courage to pursue them.” Walt Disney

29. You are in charge of your life.

“You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself any direction you choose.”Dr. Suess

30. Make your life something worthwhile.

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“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it is something worth watching.”Unknown.

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Kaitlin Kaiser is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.