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Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old short inspirational quotes, short inspirational sayings, and short inspirational proverbs, .

Travel quotes can be powerful. Through quotes, we have been inspired to take chances, we've been inspired to travel, to take action, and to strive to live a better life.

Best Travel Quotes in the World

Dave and I have been gathering quotes about travel for years. From inspirational quotes to motivational quotes, we find that other people often say the words better than we can.

We thought it was time to round up all the traveling quotes we've posted on our travel blog, pinned to Pinterest, and shared on social media together in one place.

Whether you enjoy short travel quotes or the longer ones we guarantee one of these will speak to your love for travel and life.

Feel free to pin, save, tweet, and post on your own social media. Let's spread the word of love, travel, and adventure. We need it now more than ever!

1. “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”

The Very Best Traveling Quotes

Okay so maybe it isn't exactly true because if you buy a house, it may grow in value and if you buy stocks, you may get lucky and hit the jackpot, but you can never go wrong with travel.

But travel brings riches in life with experiences, learning and making new friends.

Famous Travel Quotes

2. “Travel is  fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow mindedness., and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.” ~ Mark Twain

Mark Twain's Famous Travel Quote

This is my favorite quote about travel because travel is truly an education. When you travel you learn so much, opening your mind and heart and becoming a better person.

I remember clipping out cards from Oprah Winfrey's “O Magazine” when looking for inspiration in my life more than a decade ago.

We would put her cards up all over our house. On the refrigerator, in the bathroom on our mirrors…everywhere. They were used to motivate us to find our purpose in life.

3. ” The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ~ Marcel Proust

Eventually, we found our purpose, and quotes played a large part in that. Since then, we've always looked to travel quotes for inspiration.

Adventure Travel Quotes

Since we love a great adventure, we thought we'd start by sharing our favorite quotes about travel that inspired us to push through, keep going, and have the freedom to travel the world. Even when the going got tough. Enjoy!

4. “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it's lethal”

I love traveling quotes. Whenever I take on a new adventure, I think about a quote to go with it. When ice climbing in Alberta, I definitely thought of this travel quote.

5. “Great things never came from comfort zones.”

Do you love travel quotes? Got a favorite you want to add? We truly believe great things never came from comfort zones. What do you think?

6. “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”

When looking for quotes on adventure travel, this one really stuck out by Maya Angelou.

It wasn't until we started to live a life less ordinary that we understood how much control we had on our lives and just how amazing we could make it.

Read more inspiration: Yes your can achieve your life's goals

7. “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey”

This doesn't only have to be designated as a quotation on travel alone.

Life itself has a lot of potholes. So whether you are traveling or at home working at your job, you should definitely enjoy the journey.

8. “Fear is only temporary. Regrets last forever.”

Are you wanting to travel the world but afraid to take the next step? The quote above says it all. Fear is only temporary, but if you don't follow your dream, you may regret it forever.

Read More: 6 tips to help you face your fears

9. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

This is one of my favourite quotes on adventure travel.

It's scary to step out of your comfort zone, but if you do so with proper training and guidance, a whole new life will begin!

10. “Travel doesn't become adventure until you leave yourself behind”

Wondering what this trip quote means?

Well to me I think that you have to leave your burdens, your stress, and your preconceived notions behind. To understand travel, you must be open to new possibilities and it will change your life.

11. “Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.

This is one of those quotes about travel that has never rung truer than in today's society. Everyone is traveling to show off and brag or catch a selfie rather than to have an experience.

When we climbed the mountain above (Mount Kinabalu in Borneo) we didn't share one social media post about it and today it still remains one of our greatest personal achievements.

Best Traveling Quotes

12. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” ~Andre Gide

When in search of travelling quotes, I always look for something that has a deeper meaning.

When Dave and I first started our careers in travel, we kept one toe in our careers and one toe in travel. It wasn't until we finally let go of our safe life in the film industry and took a chance to go all into our new adventure travel careers that everything changed.

Read more: 21 Best Travel Books to Inspire the Wanderer in You

13. “It is not the destination where you end up but the mishaps and memories you create along the way.”

We all make mistakes in life and travel. And it really is the mishaps and adventures you have along the road of life and travel that make for everlasting memories.

 Inspirational Travel Quotes

People often wonder what the purpose of travel is.

How does travel make life richer and why does it resonate so much with so many people?

These quotes about traveling inspire us to make more out of our travels than just a vacation. They ignite a spark that makes us want to understand the world and ourselves.

14. “I would rather own a little and see the world than own the world and see a little of it.”

Quotes about traveling often have a message of being free from possessions and things, and instead of having life experiences instead.

I don't think there is another travel quote that says it better than this one.

15.  “It is better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.”

When travelling, quotes often spring to mind.

When we saw the Taj Mahal for the first time, we had heard about it many times. We had read about it and people had told us all about it.

But it wasn't until we saw it that we really understand its beauty and meaning.

16. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but having new eyes.”

There you go. Just because a person is well travelled, doesn't mean they are open and wise.

You can travel to a hundred places checking off the bucket list. But to see with new eyes and to be open to new possibilities…well that is the true meaning of travel.

17. “I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel's sake.”

I have to admit, Dave and I are like this. We just love to travel. It doesn't matter where.

People snickered at us for traveling to Ottawa last week because it was so close to home. But we had the most amazing time in our own back yard.

No matter where we go, we always learn something new.

18. “Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets”

If there is one of the quotes about travel that stands out, this is it.

For life and travel, we all must follow our path without making excuses and we should never live with regrets.

19. “We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us.”

Many people think traveling quotes are all about people escaping and dreaming.

But to us, this quote captures exactly what travel is all about.

We never traveled to escape life, we always traveled to find ourselves.

20. “People don't take trips, trips take people.”

Truth! We all take trips, but most of the time the trip ends up taking a life of its own.

This doesn't have a deeper meaning it's just a cute little travel quote we want to share.

See how travel changed our lives and turned us into adventurers

21. “Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”

I think I said it above, but traveling quotes often mention the fact of how travel makes you humble and how life experiences are more important than accumulating things.

It is easy to say in a quote, but when you do go someplace magnificent, you really do understand how insignificant you are and just how awesome this world it.

22. “Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen.”

Benjamin Disraeli put this in his famous quotes about traveling arsenal and it really makes me think.

It is true that I have seen more than I remember.

And then again, I tend to remember much of our travels differently. Perhaps I embellish a memory or create a more positive narrative than what the experience really was.

As another  famous quote about traveling says “Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.”

23. “Don't listen to what they say, go see” ~ Chinese Proverb

Ain't that the truth. This can go either way.

Perhaps people tell you not to go to a place because it is awful when indeed it is beautiful.

Or perhaps someone constantly tells you how wonderful a destination is. Well, go and see for yourself and make up your own mind. That's what this says to me.

Inspirational Quotes related to Travel

Through the years we've gathered a lot of quotes on adventure travel, quotes on travel and love and famous quotes about travel.

As we hit the halfway mark on the post, we hope you have found some inspiration to take action on your dreams and maybe think about life and travel a bit differently.

24. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of majority, it's time to pause and reflect.”

Mark Twain is one of the Greats when it comes to creating famous quotes about travel.

We have always tried to live a life less ordinary and think outside the box.

I do believe this has helped us have success in our business and our relationship. I keep this travel quote pinned to my wall.

25. “Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it.”

And this inspirational quote is very similar in sentiment.

Don't get lost in the crowd. Be an individual. Think big and be brave.

Stand out and live life to the fullest.

26. “The world is changed by your example, not your opinion.”

 I think in today's society this couldn't be truer.

Lately, we all have opinions, but it is time for us all to start being the example of who we want and to live our lives.

27. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”

This is one of the great quotes about travel to other places.

We often have preconceived notions of what other countries are like.

Travel helps us to understand and learn about different cultures and ways of life. This travel quote couldn't ring truer.

Read: From Trailer Park to Travel Blog, our path to success

28. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Travel often opens our eyes to different ways of thinking and understanding the world.

We as travel bloggers love to preach what we have learned to the world, but we also need to live by example.

That is something we strive to work on every day.

29. “Don't quit your day dream.”

One of my favourite quotes about wanderlust.

One of the things Dave and I are most thankful for is the fact that we never stopped dreaming.

We didn't become professional travel bloggers until our mid-30s.

If we settled (like we were supposed to in life) we'd still be working at our jobs thinking we weren't allowed to have dreams once we reached a certain age.

Never stop dreaming.

30. “There's a sunrise and sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so many of them.”

This is one of my favourite travel quotes because you don't have to travel to enjoy a sunset.

Too many of us wait until we are abroad to appreciate life and nature. Get out there now and start living today. From home!

31. “Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

We like to travel with purpose. When we first started traveling, we had no direction and just went around the world backpacking.

I'll never forget saying to Dave “I need meaning to my travels.” It was by creating this blog, creating our videos and creating our purpose to share our experience that I finally created myself.

32. “If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.”

This is certainly one of the best motivational quotes that have to do with travel.

I often hear of people complaining that they never got their break. But you know what?

You can't wait for things to happen, you have to make them happen.

33. “Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing.”

Do you ever just stop and take a breath and look around. I am amazed at the little things.

When you stop and think about it for a moment, life really is amazing.

34. “Without new experiences, something inside us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.”

Don't let your life pass you by.

Travel can awaken the giant within. It did for us!

35. “Doing what you like is freedom, liking what you do is happiness.”

It took us nearly 40 years to understand this motivational quote.

All my life I worked hard and dreamed of what I might do one day when I retire.

Once I learned that doing what you love is happiness and you won't have to dream about what might be one day.

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

Ah, Mae West. I can just hear her saying this quote in that fabulous accent.

The Joy of Travel: Travel Quotes

Sometimes travel quotes can simply be about pure joy.

I don't think we have ever felt more joy in life than when we were travelling and truly connected to this world.

When we travel, we feel alive and these inspiring quotes capture that feeling.

37. “This heart of mine was made to travel this world”

Dave and I feel that our hearts were truly made to travel the world. Even when we worked in the film industry, we were always planning our next trip.

When it comes to travel the world quotes, this one describes us.

38. “I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way”

Isn't this just the dream?

I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way. I love it when I take a trip and clearly do not have a plan.

That is when the real adventures have happened in our travels.

39. “The Impulse to Travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life”

It's true. Whenever we have an upcoming trip, we always feel hopeful.

In life, one of my favourite feelings is hope.

Enjoy: How to Avoid the I'll Do That Next Year Syndrome

40. “Let's find some beautiful place to get lost”

Do you get lost when you travel? Or are you a planner.

Here the traveler quotes an idea to go with the flow, just the way we like it.

41. “I'm in love with cities I've never been to and people I've never met.”

How can we love someplace we've never been?

And yet, when it comes to travel, we all already know we will love a destination before we step foot on the soil.

42. “It's a big world out there, it would be a shame not to experience it.”

We got this travelling quote from our friend JD of EarthXplorer.

Well said JD, Well said.

43. “You can shake the sand from your shoes, but not from your soul.”

Whenever I read this quotation on travel, I always think of Dido.

Do you know that song? “I've still got sand in my shoes and I can't shake the thought of you.”

 Quotes About Traveling – Inspirational

Not all those who wander are lost. In fact, wandering can help you find yourself, or find that person you lost many years ago.

Travel ignites a wanderlust in us all. I think humans were born to travel. We are explorers at our core.

We're always dreaming, searching, and looking to discover new worlds and new possibilities.

Take a wander with us through these travel quotes to inspire wanderlust.

44. “I want to make memories all over the world”

45. “Someday I'm going to be free and I'm going to travel the world”

46. “We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.”

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55 Inspirational Quotes That Will Change Your Life

short wise words about life

Today we have decided to feature some of the world’s top inspirational life quotes for you to love, share and remember. Quotes are those little reminders that we all need now and then and some are powerful enough to inspire us for the whole week.

So here is the beautiful collection of Inspirational life quotes that are loved and highly shared throughout our Twitter & Facebook pages.

Inspirational Life Quotes

“Just know, when you truly want success, you’ll never give up on it. No matter how bad the situation may get.” – Unknown


“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” – Les Brown


“I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.” – Unknown


“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine


“Its hard to wait around for something you know might never happen; but its harder to give up when you know its everything you want.” – Unknown


“One of the most important keys to Success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you dont feel like doing it.” – Unknown


“Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen.” – Unknown


“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude.” – Denis Waitley


“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby


“Go where you are celebrated – not tolerated. If they can’t see the real value of you, it’s time for a new start.” – Unknown


Dont be afraid to stand for what you believe in, even if that means standing alone.. – Andy Biersack


“The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra


“Forget all the reasons it won’t work and believe the one reason that it will.” – Unknown


“I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself.” – Albert Einstein


“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs


“Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish it.” – Unknown


“When you say “It’s hard”, it actually means “I’m not strong enough to fight for it”. Stop saying its hard. Think positive!” – Unknown


“Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop.” – Unknown


“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” – Jack Canfield


“The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth.” – Unknown


“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Gray


“The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.” – Joel Brown


“Self confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. how can anyone see how awesome you are if you can’t see it yourself?” – Unknown


“We learn something from everyone who passes through our lives.. Some lessons are painful, some are painless.. but, all are priceless.” – Unknown


“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. it means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” – Unknown


“Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” – Larry Winget


“Three things you cannot recover in life: the WORD after it’s said, the MOMENT after it’s missed and the TIME after it’s gone. Be Careful!” – Unknown


“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard


“When the past calls, let it go to voicemail, believe me, it has nothing new to say.” – Unknown


“Rule #1 of life. Do what makes YOU happy.” – Unknown


“Walk away from anything or anyone who takes away from your joy. Life is too short to put up with fools.” – Unknown


“Love what you have. Need what you want. Accept what you receive. Give what you can. Always remember, what goes around, comes around…” – Unknwon


“Just remember there is someone out there that is more than happy with less than what you have.” – Unknown


“The biggest failure you can have in life is making the mistake of never trying at all.” – Unknown


“Life has two rules: #1 Never quit #2 Always remember rule # 1.” – Unknown


“No one is going to hand me success. I must go out & get it myself. That’s why I’m here. To dominate. To conquer. Both the world, and myself.” – Unknown


“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney


“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill


“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers


“People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Rob Siltanen


“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost


“Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“Great things never came from comfort zones.” – Neil Strauss


“When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.” – Joe Namath


“We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it.” – Barack Obama


“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Eliot


“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald


“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”- Mark Twain


“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller


“A ship is always safe a shore but that is not what it’s built for.” – Albert Einstein


“Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars.” – Les Brown


“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J. R. R. Tolkien


“In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.” – Miguel de Cervantes


“Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.” – Jack London


We hope you enjoyed these inspirational life quotes today.

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21 Inspirational Career Quotes

short wise words about life

Running a successful ecommerce business requires a lot work, and some days you might feel like you won’t see the fruits of your labor.

That’s why we’ve gathered 30 inspiration quotes from BigCommerce merchants to help you push through rough patches and gray days to the brighter moment ahead.

We asked each merchant:

What is your favorite inspirational business quote?

And, what about it inspires you?

We hope you can draw inspiration from these quotes as you continue to build and grow your business.

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

Submitted by April Williams, Owner of Peach Blossom:

You have to have the courage to follow your dreams because there will always be obstacles you have to face before you reach your dream.

2. 37 Signals: “Instead of freaking out about these constraints, embrace them. Let them guide you. Constraints drive innovation and force focus. Instead of trying to remove them, use them to your advantage.”

Submitted by Corryn Barakat, CEO of Milk and Love:

When you’re an ecommerce start up, there are so many constraints: time, money, energy. It can be easy to feel as though you can never achieve your dreams and desires.

This quote reminds me that our constraints inspire creativity.

It helps me to think outside the box and come up with new, innovative solutions to my problems.

3. Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Our chief want in life, is someone who shall make us do what we can. This is the service of a friend. With him, we are easily great.”

Submitted by Gene Constant, Owner of True to Size Apparel:

From the moment that I read this from Emerson, I felt a hunger for someone who I would have hoped to be there for me.

I could have been greater sooner if I only knew what I could do. Too many people lack vision.

An employee could be more than they know if someone would only provide doable yet difficult goals and show them how to attain them.

4. Robert H. Schuller: “Tough times never last, but tough people do.”

Submitted by Leighshop:

Whatever the bad situation right now, it will just pass by, don’t just give up.

5. Oprah Winfrey: “Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.”

Submitted by Lisa Baumgartner, Founder & CEO of MyFunkins Ltd.:

I find this to be one of the most inspirational quotes because it provides perspective: if you are significant in your arena, results will follow, whether it be sales, followers or whatever KPI you define to measure your personal success.

Trust your journey, invest in the end game.

6. Unknown: “Remember why you started.”

Submitted by Lynda Houston, Owner of Salvage & Bloom:

Building my business has been grueling, exciting, inspiring and exhausting.

Remembering this quote keeps me centered while I struggle.

7. Mandy Hale: “There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.”

Submitted by Kiefer Micallef, Digital Marketer at Etiko:

A life without a passion has no solid foundation, always remember why you started.

8. Walt Disney: “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

Submitted by Antennagear, LLC:

It inspires me that “doing” takes a lot of hard work but its worth it in the end.

9. Bo Schembechler: “The Team! The Team! The Team!”

Submitted by Sassa Akervall, CEO & Owner of Akervall Technologies Inc.:

The success of a company is always about the team.

All pieces that come from the team are necessary to bring the company forward and to reach new heights.

10. Theodore Roosevelt: “The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred with dust and sweat; who strives valiantly, who errs and may fall again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming.”

Submitted by Scott Anderson, Director of Marketing at Ball Chain Manufacturing Co., Inc.:

This quote inspires me to continue to move forward and that business as well as life will be filled with set backs, challenges, failures as well as successes.

That there will always be people who get in your way, are negative, and arm chair quarterback from the sidelines, however, they are just a footnote in the lives of the successful and embody the other famous quote “the world needs ditch diggers.”

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11. Unknown: “You have to believe it before you see it.”

Submitted by Kimberly Michaels, Co-Creator of Montana’s Heart:

It’s all about faith & believing the evidence that is seen with your heart and not your eyes. 

12. Steve Martin: “Be so good they can’t ignore you.”

Submitted by Maria Taverner, Founder of iGift Pty Ltd:

It implies that you should be the best you can so others cannot ignore what you are doing.

Focus on being the best you can and not what your competitors are doing. 

13. Unknown: “Never underestimate the power of a t-shirt.”

Submitted by Jeff McCormack, President of

You might host a perfect event, but if mess up your t-shirts that’s all people will talk about.

14. Mahatma Gandhi: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Submitted by Jaclyn Miramontes, Creative Director at Gia Monae:

This quote inspires me because it keeps me grounded and reminds me to stay unique and not do what everyone else in my industry is doing.

What works for someone else may not work for me and this quote reminds me to stay true to me if I expect to see a difference in my business and in the impact i make.

15. Roy Ash: “An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it.”

Submitted by Dennis Christo, Owner of

This reminds me that even though i don’t always know what I am doing, I must be confident in my intelligence and abilities to figure it out.

Most people are too scared to even try, and that’s what separates entrepreneurs from everyone else.

16. Mi Oon: “We all have things we must do that we don’t really care to do and things we must do that we don’t mind doing, then there’s the goofing off.”

Submitted by Towt Wwiff, Big Fish of Mischief at Beada Beada:

Keeps the ennui of mundane automation at bay and presents a pretty nifty goal.

17. Jon Acuff: “Dear entrepreneurs, you can start a thousand businesses, launch 100 projects, and take dozens of companies public, but you only have one shot at being part of your kid’s childhood. Your kid doesn’t care about your platform, they care about your presence.”

Submitted by Jackie Martin, Co-Founder of Option Gray:

I think a lot of business quotes focus on the end result or the success.

Instead, we should see the journey to the end as part of the process as well; and, if we like it or not, our family is along for the ride as well.

It’s important to have people speak these truths into your life so you don’t get lost along the way.

18.  John A. Shedd: “A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”

Submitted by Matt English, Digital Marketing Specialist at atlasRFIDstore:

This quote is a great reminder that stepping out of your comfort zone and experiencing new things is the best way to learn.

You can research, plan, and educate yourself, but the only true way to improve is to put yourself or your business out there and learn from what you experience.

19. Unknown: “If you don’t have big dreams and goals, you’ll end up working for someone that does.”

Submitted by Naseem Dalal. Owner of Rhinoleather:

Everyone has an idea – its those who are focused and work hard that make those ideas come to life.

20. Thomas Edison: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” 

Submitted by Robert Ellis, CEO of Massage Tables Now:

This quote inspires me to persevere past setbacks.

Whenever I run into a difficult roadblock with my business, it reminds me how important it is to have a growth mindset as an entrepreneur.

A growth mindset means you don’t view mistakes as failures, but instead as learning opportunities.

Staring a business venture is an arduous process that is full of challenges. You will never get everything right the first time.

The key is to adapt and evolve over time.

Mistakes can expand your knowledge and help you become a more resilient person and business owner.

21. Jeff Bezos: “Because, you know, resilience – if you think of it in terms of the Gold Rush, then you’d be pretty depressed right now because the last nugget of gold would be gone. But the good thing is, with innovation, there isn’t a last nugget. Every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities.”

Submitted by Earl Choate, CEO of Concrete Camouflage:

I find this quote motivating.

Anytime I think I’ve run out of new ideas or feel stuck with my business, this quote reminds me that the potential for innovation is infinite.

There is always the opportunity to invent something completely new or build something that is better or cheaper than what already exists.

There is no limit on what entrepreneurship and ingenuity can create.

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

Submitted by Ronna Moore, Owner of Fairy Homes and Gardens:

It inspires me because it’s simple but dynamic, and completely embodies the risk and the reward that’s inherent in business.

If you focus on failure, then you won’t be in the right mindset to learn from your mistakes and improve.

After all, at the end of the day, all you need is one good idea, one product that an underrepresented audience wants, one service that an industry needs, and you’re set.

Houston’s quote reminds me that I don’t have to be right all the time – once is enough.

23. Jack Ma: “In carrying out e-commerce, the most important thing is to keep doing what you are doing right now with passion, to keep it up.”

Submitted by Harrison Doan, Director of Analytics at Saatva:

I like his mention of passion, because that’s what drives us and makes us want to be better and do better.

We live in a culture where people sometimes strive towards goals without any meaning or passion, and we’ve all seen the result of that: uninspired work that isn’t created to serve.

When teams and companies are passionate, their work speaks for themselves.

24. Warren Buffett: “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

Submitted by Stephanie Pope, Partner at Hope and Harmony Farms:

This quote by Warren Buffett is a powerful reminder of our reason for carrying on the century-old legacy of farming the finest Virginia peanuts available.

In business and in life, success is a long-game in which you must nurture and sustain your brand/product; it’s not a “one and done” journey.

I reflect on this quote as a way to re-focus on our ‘why’ and to remember to follow our credo: “Love the land. Respect Your Roots. Give Your Best.”

The seeds you sow today will grow to bring value to generations down the road.

25. Albert Einstein: “Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”

Submitted by Tahnee Elliott, Founder & CEO of T.C. Elli’s:

I set out to launch my brand, T.C. Elli’s.

While providing an Omni-channel marketing experience (before it was a thing), offering high-quality products, and an excellent user experience were key pillars, serving with integrity was my North Star metric.

This quote by Albert Einstein resonates with how I strive to live my life both personally and professionally; value and integrity over the traditional markers of success.

Serving with integrity and leading with humility are core values I hold close in my business.

26. The Backroads Bosslady: “Don’t risk more than you can afford to lose!”

Submitted by Jessi Roberts, Partner and Brand Manager at Cheekys:

It reminds me to continue to take risks and to try new things but also to be wise and prepare just in case things don’t go the way I expect.

27.  Abu Bakr: “Knowledge without action is meaningless”

Submitted by Sabina King, Co-founder of VeppoCig:

In this day and age of information overload, we can learn just about anything for free.

But what is the point if we do not DO anything with that knowledge?

Did you really mean to do loads of research on how to start a business…and never act upon it?

What was your original intention?

Certainly it wasn’t just to read about starting a business, so get out there, overcome the fear of failure and the fear of success…and get going!

28. Unknown: “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it.”

Submitted by Angela Pronger:

The time will pass anyway. It’s just so true. Time passes and we can miss opportunities. 

29. Marian Wright Edelman: “Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.”

Submitted by Sebastian Mitchell Tarver, President of Boybeads:

This quote constantly reminds me that I am not working solely to gain wealth for myself, but to share wealth with others who are in need.

Being of service to others and to the planet makes me feel good about myself.

I know that I am adding value to the universe and not just selfishly taking things away.

When I first realized this, I started looking for small ways to make a positive difference in the world around me.

This completely changed my life for the better!

30. Unknown: “Life’s too short to learn from your own mistakes. So learn from others”

Submitted by Akosua Asare, CEO and Founder of Essence Luxe Couture:

Reminds me to quickly learn form my mistakes, and be attentive to the lessons from others mistakes.

It helps me to never repeat the same mistakes again.

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Life is a gift that has been given to you. It is in your hands to make the best out of it--dare to believe that you can. Through the ups and downs, you'll find a lesson to learn that will make you a better person. Each experience--good and bad--makes you grow. Get along with life and surely, things will become easier for you. Live for today and enjoy every moment. Capture the best that life has to offer you.

Here's a collection of valuable quotes about life to inspire you to make the best out of it:

"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." Abraham Lincoln

"The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up." John C. Maxwell

"Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced." Soren Kierkegaard

"What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds." Wayne Dyer

"Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it." Lou Holtz

"Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact." William James

"The only disability in life is a bad attitude." Scott Hamilton

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." Leo Buscaglia

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." George Bernard Shaw

"There is more to life than increasing its speed." Mahatma Gandhi

"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." Confucius

"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them." Dalai Lama

"There are three constants in life...change, choice and principles." Stephen Covey

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?" Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them--that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like." Lao Tzu

"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future." John F. Kennedy

"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile." Albert Einstein

"When life is too easy for us, we must beware or we may not be ready to meet the blows which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor." Eleanor Roosevelt

"God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well." Voltaire

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." Winston Churchill

"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." Maya Angelou

"Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life." John F. Kennedy

"There is no passion to be found playing small--in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." Nelson Mandela

"If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much." Jim Rohn

"I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed." Michael Jordan

"The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams." Oprah Winfrey

"Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become." C. S. Lewis

"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young." Henry Ford

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

"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward." Amelia Earhart

"People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built." Eleanor Roosevelt

"Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure." Paulo Coelho

"Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits." Thomas Jefferson

"The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor." Vince Lombardi

"Communication is a skill that you can learn. It's like riding a bicycle or typing. If you're willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life." Brian Tracy

"Today is life--the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto." Dale Carnegie

"The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you." Tony Robbins

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." Robert Frost

"We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner." Les Brown

"Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all." Helen Keller

"The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival." Aristotle

"Don't take life too seriously. You'll never get out of it alive." Elbert Hubbard

"Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent." Billy Graham

"Each person must live their life as a model for others." Rosa Parks

"My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose--somehow we win out." Ronald Reagan

"Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce." Vivian Komori

"Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It's a journey of discovery--there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair." Rick Warren

"Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive." Matt Cameron

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