Life's Mottos: Top Ten Inspirational Quotes 8 years ago

Life's Mottos: Top Ten Inspirational Quotes

It’s amazing how a few little words can change your day.

Here are ten inspirational quotes from ten inspirational people that can put things back into perspective again.

1. “Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like” –Will Rogers.

This man was one of the world’s most famous Americans in the 1920s and 30s. An actor, Rogers soon gained recognition as a liberal-minded philosopher. This quote was recorded in the early 20th century, it was applicable to society then and it could very well be applicable to society now too.

2. “There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle” -Albert Einstein.

These wise words from the world-famous physicist place emphasis on a positive attitude and an appreciation of everyday life in being some of the secrets to contentment.

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

Interesting words from the female Victorian era novelist, Mary Anne Evans, who felt it necessary at the time to write under a male pen name for her books to be taken seriously. She became what she wanted to be, a world-renowned novelist and journalist.

4. "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them" -Walt Disney

Who better to speak about dreams coming true than the creator of Disney? Walt Disney believes it is courage that helps our dreams come true.

5. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door” -Milton Berle

America’s first television star, Berle, certainly had the right thoughts when it came to finding life opportunities.  He believes opportunities don’t come by without a bit of work on our own part first.   

6. "When you can’t change the direction of the wind, adjust your sails" -H.Jackson Brown Jr

The New York Times bestselling author penned the tome, ‘Life’s Little Instruction Book’. Here he shares a few simple words of advice, letting us know we always need to be willing to adapt to new situations.

7. "Every man dies. Not every man really lives." -William Ross Wallace

Poet Wallace takes the meaning of ‘living’ to mean happiness, success and love…and rightly so.

8. "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all" -Helen Keller

A successful author, political activist, lecturer and advocate for people with disabilities, Keller’s advice is worth gold.

9. “All little girls should be told they are pretty, even if they aren't." -Marilyn Monroe

The 20th century starlet said she was never told she was pretty when she was younger, and believes it is one of the most important things a little girl could hear.

10. “Whoever is happy, will make others happy too” –Mark Twain

Finally, a simple, positive note, this time from the ‘Adventures of Tom Sawyer’ 19th century novelist Mark Twain.

Do you have a mantra that you live your life by?