You don’t have to wait for people or events to push you to be the best you can be. Because at the end of the day, all you really have is you, and you are the best person to inspire yourself to greatness.

I gathered some of the best inspirational quotes that would push you to transform your life.

1. “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs.  Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that.  Because what the world needs are people who have come alive.”Howard Thurman

2. “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”Vincent Van Gogh

3. “It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.” — Oprah Winfrey

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

5. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”Ralph Waldo Emerson

6. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”Henry Stanley Haskins

7. “So many people will tell you no, and you need to find something you believe in so hard that you just smile and tell them watch me. Learn to take rejection as motivation to prove people wrong. Be unstoppable. Refuse to give up, no matter what. It’s the best skill you can ever learn.”Charlotte Eriksson

8. “If you are under the impression you have already perfected yourself, you will never rise to the heights you are no doubt capable of.”Kazuo Ishiguro

9. “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”Napoleon Hill

10. “I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.”Oprah Winfrey

11. “What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?”Robert H. Schuller

12. “Everything you can imagine is real.”Pablo Picasso

13. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”Confucius

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

15. “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”Vince Lombardi

16. “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 which has been opened for us.” Helen Keller

17. “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” — Muhammad Ali

18. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”Winston S. Churchill

19. “Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.”Nido Qubein

20. “Start where you are. Use what you have.  Do what you can.” Arthur Ashe


I would round-up with a quote by Max Lucado: “You change your life by changing your heart.”