The 21 Best Quotes of All Time

For the past 10+ years I've shared many quotes. Quotes about love, happiness, success, self-esteem and many other topics.

I simply love inspiring quotes so today I'd like to share 21 of the best quotes of all time.

I hope you'll find them as helpful, uplifting, thoughtful and motivating as I have over the years.

You can read the quotes below or watch a video I put together with some inspiring music and images to complement these timeless thoughts.

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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

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

Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.
Joseph Campbell

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain

Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
M. Scott Peck

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

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
Samuel Beckett

If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.
Henry Ford

Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.
Albert Einstein

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

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

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

Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.
Richard Branson

Action is the foundational key to all success.
Pablo Picasso

Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.
Napoleon Hill

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Dale Carnegie

The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.
Bruce Lee

You see things; and you say, ‘Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?'
George Bernard Shaw

You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

A year from now you may wish you had started today.
Karen Lamb