Inspirational Quotes to Live By

Quotes to live by: a list of inspirational quotes to encourage, edify, and motivate. These quotes have the potential to impact the soul in a profound way. Read them and be inspired. And be sure to share the inspiration with others.

Quotes to Live By from Various People

“But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you” – Jesus

“There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.” – Proverbs 14:12 NKJV

“Trust in Yahweh with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. Acknowledge Him in everything you set out to do, and He will direct your steps. Do not be wise in your own eyes, but fear Yahweh, and depart from evil.” (Proverbs 3:5-7)

“The price of greatness is responsibility.” – Winston Churchill

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” – Vince Lombardi

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln

“The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.” – Abraham Lincoln

“The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“The quality of an individual is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” – Ray Kroc

“Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment and learn again to exercise his will—his personal responsibility.” – Albert Schweitzer

“The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.” – Thomas Jefferson

“As I grow older I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” – Andrew Carnegie

“The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.” – Helen Keller

“A child miseducated is a child lost.” – John F. Kennedy

“Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

“I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.” – Mother Teresa

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” – Dale Carnegie

“And in the end, through the long ages of our quest for light, it will be found that truth is still mightier than the sword.” – Douglas MacArthur

“Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.” – John Wooden

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

“Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.” – John Wooden

“Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think of you.” – John Wooden

“I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life, as by the obstacles which one has overcome while trying to succeed.” – Booker T. Washington

“You can’t hold a man down without staying down with him.” – Booker T. Washington

“What is right is often forgotten by what is convenient.” – Bodie Thoene

Some of My Own Quotes to Live By

“Perseverance is what happens when you go through a storm with the understanding that storms don’t last forever.” – Chris Esty

“Purpose without passion is like a dictionary without words.” – Chris Esty

“Love is colorblind.” – Chris Esty

“There’s a fine line between doing what we’re meant to do, and doing what we think we should be doing with our lives. Only God can show us the way in which we should walk to fulfill what we are destined for. It is good to dream, but not all dreams are meant to come true. There comes a point when you have to stop dreaming about certain things, and do something practical with your life–to do what you are meant to do.” – Chris Esty

Don’t think of failure as an end, but as one step closer to success. For by failing you now know where not to step next. That’s called progress. – Chris Esty

“Spiteful people hurt themselves more than they hurt others.” – Chris Esty

“God doesn’t give success to enable people to live large, but to equip them to give largely. Remember the poor and needy.” – Chris Esty

“The more I grow in Christ, the more I realize how small I am. The burdens of the world are too heavy for me to bear. I can’t save the world; and frankly, it isn’t my purpose to do that. I’m simply called to be a light, not a pathway to salvation. So I must choose my battles wisely, and allow Jesus to be the Light of my life every step of the way, that I may go where I can shine most brightly for Him.” – Chris Esty

“The measure to which we see God’s faithfulness is determined by how far we allow Him to turn our hearts to His Heart.” – Chris Esty

“Perfection isn’t found in good looks or worldly success; it’s manifested in Christ. You may not be the most beautiful or handsome person, or the best at what you do; nevertheless, if you are in Christ, you have nothing to be ashamed of.” – Chris Esty

“Hopeful hands are helping hands.” – Chris Esty

“Faith is asking God, and believing He can.” – Chris Esty

“Praising God isn’t an activity confined to a church, but a way of life, whereby we live in God’s presence, and acknowledge His thoughts as higher than our own.” – Chris Esty

“If God commands you to do something, it means it can be done. He doesn’t command what He doesn’t expect to see. To doubt God’s ability to change your life is to exercise greater faith in failing than confidence in a God who knows no failure.” – Chris Esty

For more inspirational quotes go to: 39 Bible Quotes