30 Inspirational Quotes from the World’s Most Successful People
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30 Inspirational Quotes from the World’s Most Successful People

August 19, 2022 Share

The most successful people in the world are renowned and praised for a variety of accomplishments. Some people are well known for their skills and talents, while others are recognised for their bravery or significant contributions to society. But one trait that many of them have is their willingness to motivate others. Reading and listening to successful people’s inspirational quotes, stories, and statements influence many people all over the globe.

Having a tough day, a boring week, or you’re going through one of those stressful demotivating phases, and need a quick pill of inspiration to get the juices flowing? Inspiration could be found anywhere, but one of my favourite sources is inspirational quotes. From the world’s best leaders and successful entrepreneurs to your favourite performers and actors, here are 30 inspirational quotes that can leave a positive impact on you.

The World’s Best Leaders & Entrepreneurs’ Inspirational Quotes

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1. “There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.”Nelson Mandela

2. “If you’re not stubborn, you’ll give up on experiments too soon. And if you’re not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve.”Jeff Bezos

3. “To me, business isn’t about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It’s about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials.”Richard Branson

4. “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”Steve Jobs

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5. “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.”Ray Goforth

6. “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.”Coco Chanel

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7. “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”Oprah Winfrey

8. “Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life because you become what you believe.”—Oprah Winfrey

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9. “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.”Michael Jordan

10. “Don’t count the days, make the days count.”Muhammad Ali

11. “I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint — and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.”—Oprah Winfrey

12. “The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”Mark Zuckerberg

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13. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”Barack Obama 

14. “Do one thing every day that scares you.”Eleanor Roosevelt

15. “Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.”Drew Houston 

16. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.”Mary Kay Ash 

Best Inspirational Quotes By the Most Famous Actors, Actresses, and Performers

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17. “Goals on the road to achievement cannot be achieved without discipline and consistency.”Denzel Washington

18. “Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.”Ellen DeGeneres

19. “If you live in the past that’s depression, and if you live in the future that’s anxiety. So you have no choice but to live in the present.”Sarah Silverman

20. “Life is very interesting… In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.”Drew Barrymore

21. “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”Audrey Hepburn

22. “Always, always, always believe in yourself. Because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie?”Marilyn Monroe

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23. “I think if you live in a black-and-white world, you’re gonna suffer a lot. I used to be like that. But I don’t believe that anymore.”Bradley Cooper

24. “There is still a lot to learn and there is always great stuff out there. Even mistakes can be wonderful.”Robin Williams

25. “Be nice to people on the way up, because you may meet them on the way down.”Jimmy Durante

26. “Take a deep breath, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again.”Frank Sinatra

27. “My philosophy is: It’s none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am, and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.”Anthony Hopkins

28. “I want to represent the idea that you really can make what you want … I believe I can create whatever I want to create.”Will Smith

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29. “Goals on the road to achievement cannot be achieved without discipline and consistency.”—Denzel Washington

30. “Identity is a prison you can never escape, but the way to redeem your past is not to run from it, but to try to understand it, and use it as a foundation to grow.”Jay-Z

Now, let’s end this article on a lighter note, with some inspirational quotes that have taken a funnier (slightly wrong) turn, but still convey meaning.

“The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.”

Albert Einstein

“A good speech should be like a woman’s skirt; long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.”

Winston S. Churchill

“I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.”

Benjamin Franklin 

“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”

Dwight Eisenhower

“You’re going to have to get out there and sell yourself. Make a fool of yourself — whatever it takes. Make sure you appear on the front page and not the back pages.”

―Richard Branson,( Founder of the Virgin Group)

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