These Inspirational Quotes Could Change Your Life

Many of you told me how much you liked the last My Instructional Manual post with some of my favorite inspirational quotes. Here are 10 more that embody what this blog is all about.

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” — Henry Ford

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” — Zig Ziglar

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” — Nelson Mandela

“We are not trees. We are not meant to stay in one place forever. We are meant to move, to stretch, to grow and to constantly go on adventures into the unknown.” — Luminita D. Saviuc

“Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.” — Lau Tzu

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” — Tony Robbins

“You and I are not what we eat; we are what we think.” — Walter Anderson

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” — Charles R. Swindoll

“If you want a quality, act as if you already had it. Try the “as if” technique.” — William James

“Complaining not only ruins everybody else’s day, it ruins the complainer’s day, too. The more we complain the more unhappy we get.” — Dennis Prager

What’s your favorite from this list? If you have another inspirational quote you love, scroll down and share it in the comments and maybe I’ll add it to this blog’s quotes page.


  1. Hi Keith,

    My favourite is the Henry Ford quote about failure. So many people see failure as a negative or are too scared to try something in case they fail. But failure can only be positive as it is how we learn and grow.

    The quote that changed my life was by Stephen Covey –

    “Love is a verb. Love is something you do: the sacrifices you make, the giving of self. If you want to study love, study those who sacrifice for others. Love – the feeling – is a fruit of love the verb.”


  2. I loved the zig ziglaar quote. You really need to trust the process because sometimes the outcome isn’t good but the experience that it gives you is always worth it 🙂

  3. Great collection! One of my faves is, “Sometimes when things seem to be falling apart, they might actually be falling into place”. It was written on the coffee cozy I was given with my latte at the little shop down the street one day. I have kept it on my desk ever since!

  4. The complaining one might as well have been written for me. I get in these cycles–and it seems I can do nothing but complain, even when nothing major has gone wrong. Good post–great collection of quotes to keep on hand. Thanks!

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