My favorite life quotes. 18 of my favorite inspirational quotes from some of the greatest leaders in history. I try to live and lead my life by them.

My 15 Favorite Life Quotes

I’m inspired by quotes of great leaders. I try to live my life by them. They have guided in my personal life, as well as in my professional life. As a result, I have created a list of my favorite life quotes. And every time I come across a great quote I add it to my list.

So, here is the current list of 15 of my favorite life quotes. I hope you too will find them inspiring.

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

  • “Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.” – The Imitation Game

  • “Do or do not, there is no try”. – the Yoda

  • “The time is always right to do what is right.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

  • “Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein

  • “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” – Dr. Stephen Covey

  • “It’s not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what’s required.” – Sir Winston Churchill

  • “It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt, Paris 1910

  • “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”. – Theodore Roosevelt

  • “Be the change you seek to make in the world.” – Gandhi

  • “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.” – Harold Whitman

  • “Do not let your fire go out. Spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swaps of the not quite, the not yet, and the not at all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists. It is real. It is possible. It’s yours.” – Ayn Rand.

  • “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs

  • “The purest treasure mortal times can afford is a spotless reputation.” – William Shakespeare

  • “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” — Nelson Mandela

What are your favorite life quotes?


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