oprahThe world’s most successful people are known and celebrated for all different things.

Some are famous for their skills and talents, while others are distinguished by their courage or profound impact on society.

But one thing many of the world’s most successful people have in common is their ability to inspire others.

Here are 105 inspirational quotes from highly successful people:

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On life and death

• “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” —Mark Twain

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

“I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine.” —Neil Armstrong 

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” —Mae West

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” —Steve Jobs

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” —Mahatma Gandhi

“If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person.” —Bill Clinton

“Life is short, and it is here to be lived.” —Kate Winslet 

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

“Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” —Oscar Wilde

“Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.” —Babe Ruth

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

“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” —Frank Lloyd Wright

“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” —T.S. Eliot

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” —Oprah Winfrey 

“When you cease to dream you cease to live.” —Malcolm Forbes

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” —George Bernard Shaw

On happiness

“If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.” —Morris West

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” —Dr. Seuss 

“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.” —Andrew Carnegie

“If you can do what you do best and be happy, you’re further along in life than most people.” —Leonardo DiCaprio

“We should remember that just as a positive outlook on life can promote good health, so can everyday acts of kindness.” —Hillary Clinton

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” —Dalai Lama

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life — to be happy — it’s all that matters.” —Audrey Hepburn

“Happiness can exist only in acceptance.” —George Orwell

“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.” —Dale Carnegie 

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” —Mahatma Gandhi

On courage, hope, and belief

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” —Theodore Roosevelt

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.

“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 

“Courage is grace under pressure.” —Ernest Hemingway

“What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” —Napoleon Hill

“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.” —Malcolm X

“It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.” —Abraham Lincoln

“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” —John F. Kennedy

“If you are going through hell, keep going.” —Winston Churchill 

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” —Christopher Reeve

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” —Albert Einstein

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” —Walt Disney

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” —Henry Ford 

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” —E.E. Cummings

“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” —Barack Obama

“Your voice can change the world.” —Barack Obama

“The more you dream, the farther you get.” —Michael Phelps

“Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come.” —Ellen DeGeneres

“As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100%.” —Arnold Schwarzenegger

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