37 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire Your Happiness and Success

We all want to be happy and successful, but no matter how positive we try to be, sometimes events can overtake us–bringing us down. When you feel uninspired, take a few minutes to read the words of some very inspiring people. You just might get the lift you need to take you to your happy (and successful) place.

1. “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” Mahatma Gandhi

2. “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them-that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” Lao Tzu

3. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” Abraham Lincoln

4. “What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.” Wayne Dyer

5. “There is no passion to be found playing small-in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Nelson Mandela

6. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” Jim Rohn

7. “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” Michael Jordan

8. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” Oprah Winfrey

9. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Thomas A. Edison

10. “Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.” Vivian Komori

11. “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” Lou Holtz

12. “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” William James

13. “The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” Scott Hamilton

14. “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” Albert Einstein

15. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” Confucius

16. “Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you in life.” John F. Kennedy

17. “Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It’s a journey of discovery-there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair.” Rick Warren

18. “Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.” Thomas Jefferson

19. “The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.” Aristotle

20. “Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out of it alive.” Elbert Hubbard

21. “Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.” Billy Graham

22. “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

23. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.” Amelia Earhart

24. “Remember your dreams and fight “There are three constants in life…change, choice and principles.” Stephen Covey

25. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” Martin Luther King, Jr.

26. “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill

27. “Each person must live their life as a model for others.” Rosa Parks

28. “My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose-somehow we win out.” Ronald Reagan

29. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou

30. “Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.” Paulo Coelho

31. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” Robert Frost

32. “Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.” Les Brown

33. “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” Vince Lombardi

34. “Communication is a skill that you can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you’re willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life.” Brian Tracy

35. “Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.” Dale Carnegie

36. “The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.” Tony Robbins

37. “Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.” Matt Cameron

Source: inc.com By: Peter Economy

 

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