100+ Inspirational Quotes To Share On Social Media

Browse through this list of inspirational quotes and share them on social media or in your email newsletters. Because who doesn't need some inspiration once in a while?
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For those days when you’re out of ideas what to post about, a good and relevant quote can break the silence and spark engagement.

Use them on their own or as part of a graphic design.

A quote can also be the perfect starter to a personal story. Pick one that’s related to your core message and ask your audience about their own experiences and views.

Find below a list of more than hundred quotes from Confucius to Elon Musk, from anonymous sources to well know politicians, musicians and writers.

There’s one quote for every occasion. I highlighted my own top 3 favorites.

100+ Inspirational Quotes To Share On Social Media

“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.”—Dolly Parton

“Winning starts with beginning.”—Unknown

“Don’t allow your rituals to become ruts.”—Todd Henry

“Always do what you are afraid to do.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”—Bertrand Russell

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

“Everything is difficult until you know how to do it.”—Anonymous

“Most people get ahead during the time that others waste.”—Henry Ford

“Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.”—Vernon Howard

“Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.”—Bill Nye

“Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.”—Mario Fernandez

“Watch carefully the magic that occurs when you give a person just enough comfort to be themselves.”—Atticus

“By doing what you love you inspire and awaken the hearts of others.”—Satsuki Shibuya

“First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.”—Epictetus

“The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.”—Voltaire

“Don’t let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.”—Dalai Lama

“Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is rest”—Anonymous

“Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you.”—Hillary Clinton

“You have power over your mind — not outside events.Realize this, and you will find strength.”—Marcus Aurelius

“Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you can change your mind, you can change your life.”—William James

“Awareness is the greatest agent for change.”—Eckhart Tolle

“The death of a dream is the day that you stop believing in the work it takes to get there.”—Chris Burkmenn

“It is not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it.”—Lou Holtz

“Success isn’t about how your life looks to others. It’s about how it feels to you.”—Michelle Obama

“What worries you masters you.”—Unknown

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”—Robert Brault

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

“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.”—Oscar Wilde

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”—Eckhart Tolle

“It is time to shed the burdens of the past year and come up fresh and alive.”—Sadhguru

“One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.”—Paulo Coelho

“Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.”—Unknown

“Being aware of a single shortcoming within yourself is far more useful than being aware of a thousand in someone else.”—Dalai Lama

“Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your two ears.”—Laird Hamilton

“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”—Harriet Beecher Stowe

“It’s not about where your starting point is, but your end goal and the journey that will get you there.”—Unknown

“You cannot start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.”—Michael McMillan

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.”—Henry Ford

“Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.”—Arnold Palmer

“Today is the most important day of our lives.”—Thich Nhat Hanh

“If you never did, you should. These things are fun and fun is good.”—Dr. Seuss

“Fall in love with the process and the results will follow.”—Bradley Whitford

“The way you tell your story to yourself matters.”—Amy Cuddy

“‎Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of others, instead, seek what they sought.”—Matsuo Basho

“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.”—Unknown

“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something.”—Barack Obama

“Tough times don’t last; tough people do.”—Gregory Peck

How did you like these first 50 inspirational quotes?

What is your favorite one that you’ll be sharing next on social media? Let me know in the comments.

And don’t be shy and pin this blog post to your board for future reference.

“The greatest project you’ll ever work on is you.”—Unknown

“Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.”—Robert H. Schuller

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”—Seneca

“What do you do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.”—Dean Smith

“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.”—Henry Ford

“It doesn’t matter where you are, you are nowhere compared to where you can go.”—Bob Proctor

“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”—Maya Angelou

“You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself to be.”—Lou Holtz

“One who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.”—Confucius

“Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.”—Robert Tew

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.”—Eleanor Roosevelt

“No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.”—Jack Kornfield

“Fear leads to self-doubt which is the worst enemy of creativity.”—David Ogilvy

“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.”—Bruce Lee

“If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.”—James Cameron

“Look for something positive each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.”—Unknown

“You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.”—Mandy Hale

“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.”—Unknown

“If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.”—Banksy

“Most people quit because they look how far they have to go, not how far they have come.”—Anonymous

“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change their future by merely changing their attitude.”—Oprah Winfrey

“The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.”—Neil Gaiman

“The more you think and talk about your goals, the more positive and enthusiastic you become.”—Billy Cox

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”—Helen Keller

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. Have the courage to follow your own heart and intuition.”—Steve Jobs

“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.”—Robert Louis Stevenson

“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.”—Elon Musk

“Rules for happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.”—Immanuel Kant

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”—Anaïs Nin

“Everybody comes to a point in their life when they want to quit, but it’s what you do at that moment that determines who you are.”—David Goggins

“Reflect upon your blessings, of which everyone has plenty, not on your past misfortunes, of which everyone has some.”—Charles Dickens

“Love the life you live. Live the life you love.”—Bob Marley

“Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.”—Ruth Gordon

“The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.”—John Burroughs

“Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.”—Malcolm Forbes

“Balance is not something you find, it’s something you create.”—Jana Kingsford

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.”—Martin Luther King

“Listen to your instinct, grab the opportunity when it presents itself and then give it your all.”—Helen Mirren

“If you are still looking for that one person who will change your life, take a look in the mirror.”—Roman Price

“There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.”—Robert Louis Stevenson

“Until you cross the bridge of your insecurities, you can’t begin to explore your possibilities.”—Tim Fargo

“Know your limits but never stop trying to exceed them.”—Unknown

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”—Unknown

“Your world is a living expression of how you are using—and have used—your mind.”—Earl Nightingale

“Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads you to wisdom.”—Buddha

“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.”—Unknown

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”—Albert Einstein

“Once you realize how beautiful you are, you will find it hard to keep the company of those who do not.”—Unknown

“There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.”—David Burns

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”—Seneca

We reached 100 inspirational social media quotes by now to share

I couldn’t resist it and marked again my three favorites from this batch above. Was your favorite among them? Let me know in the comments.

Don’t be shy and pin this blog post to your board for future reference.

And as an extra I give you an additional 25 quotes

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.”—Maya Angelou

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”—Willie Nelson

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”—Lao Tzu

“Though you cannot go back and start again, you can start from now and have a brand new end.”—Unknown

“One of the greatest discoveries a person makes is to find they can do what they were afraid they couldn’t do.”—Henry Ford

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

“I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”—Michael Jordan

“Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try.”—Michael Jordan

One small positive thought can change your whole day.”—Unknown

Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.—Unknown

“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.”—Bruce Lee

“It’s up to you how far you go. If you don’t try, you’ll never know!”—Merlin, “Sword in the Stone”

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.”—Will Durant

“Decide whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying.”—Amelia Earhart

“Don’t let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of going after yours.”—Zig Ziglar

“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.”—Vincent Van Gogh

“Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.”—René Descartes

“Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.”—Dalai Lama

“If you don’t prioritize your life, someone else will.”—Greg McKeown

“What are the most powerful words in the universe? The ones you use to talk to yourself.”—Karen Salmansohn

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”—Dr. Seuss

“Change is the essence of life; be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become.”—Reinhold Niebuhr

“Keep moving forward. One step at a time.”—Unknown

“You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted.”—Ruth E. Renkl

“The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake. You can’t learn anything from being perfect.”—Adam Osborne

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2 Responses

  1. Wow, what a great list, Petra. I’m always on the lookout for great quotes to share on my sites and those of my clients. Thanks so much for putting this together. I’m bookmarking and pinning for later!

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