Quotes are wonderful words packed in a few sentences. They impact us deeply. They are capsules of wisdom with profound thoughts. We read quotes to be motivated and inspired in life. Sometimes, a single quote is all it takes to change our life. A small quote can show us the path when we are struggling to find our way in life. Such is the enormous power of quotes.

Here is a list of 40 inspiring and motivational quotes touching various aspects of life. They are infused with positivity and wisdom. Read one quote at a time and meditate on it. Take your time to understand the depth of the quote. Each of these quotes have the power to transform your life when we truly understand them.

40 motivational quotes that transform your life
1. Change your thoughts, and you change your world. – Normal Vincent Peale

2. We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far. – Swami Vivekananda

3. One reason, so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular. – Tony Robbins

4. Help others achieve their dreams, and you will achieve yours. – Les Brown

5. Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day. – Jim Rohn

6. People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine. – Brian Tracy

7. I start early, and I stay late, day after day, year after year, it took me 17 years and 114 days to become an overnight success. – Lionel Messi

8. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou

9. Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.– C.S. Lewis

10. People often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning. – Mahatma Gandhi

11. A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. – Winston Churchill

12. If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else. — Chinese proverb

13. Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. — Albert Einstein

14. A winner is a dreamer who never gives up. -Nelson Mandela

15. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt

16. Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. – Oprah Winfrey

17. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas A. Edison

18. Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time, we fall. – Confucius

19. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney

20. You don’t need to be better than anyone else, you just need to be better than you used to be. – Wayne Dyer

21. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.–Henry David Thoreau

22. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands – your own. – Mark Victor Hansen

23. Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde

24. Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions. ― Dalai Lama

25. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

26. If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

27. One small positive thought can change your whole day. – Zig Ziglar

28. Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing. – Abraham Lincoln

29. Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them. – Marcus Aurelius

30. Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world. If you do so, you are insulting yourself. – Bill Gates

31. The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself. – Deepak Chopra

32. No one will believe in you until you believe in you. – Robin Sharma

33. Anyone who has ever made anything of importance was disciplined. — Andrew Hendrixson

34. There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

35. A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” — George Bernhard Shaw

36. When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” — Helen Keller

37. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. –Napoleon Hill

38. Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. –Albert Einstein

39. The mind is everything. What you think you become. –Buddha

40. Either you run the day, or the day runs you. –Jim Rohn

Hope you enjoyed these pearls of wisdom. Wish you all the joy and peace!

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