20 Powerful Quotes By Famous People

20 Famous People Quotes

Quotes are a great source to find inspiration. I put together 20 powerful quotes by famous people below to inspire and motivate you. If you find one that really speaks to you, write it down and look at it every day. Relying on inspiring words from important people will keep you focused and determined.

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20 Quotes By Famous People

1. “If today were the last day of your life, would you do what you are about to do today?” – Steve Jobs

Would you?⠀ ⠀

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2. “If everyone likes what you’re doing, then you’re doing it all wrong.” – Hope Solo

If you try to please everyone, you'll never #succeed. ⠀ ⠀

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3. “Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” – Carol Burnett

You and only you have the power to create change in your life. ⠀ ⠀

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4. “True justice is paying only once for each mistake. True injustic is paying more than once for each mistake.” – Don Miguel Ruiz

5. “Stay away from ‘still’ people. Still broke, still complaining, still hating and still nowhere.” – Denzel Washington

You are defined by who you spend your time with. ⠀ ⠀

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6. “Nah.” – Rosa Parks

Have the #courage to stand up. #Quotes #instagood

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7. “Sometimes good things fall apart so that better things can fall together.” – Marilyn Monroe

8. “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss

Enjoy every moment. #enjoylife⠀ ⠀

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9. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou

10. “Never expect God to do what you don’t do for others.” – Bob Marley

Go above and beyond for someone today. #DoMore⠀ ⠀

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

Enough thinking. Enough preparation. Enough training. #JustDoIt⠀ ⠀

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12. “If you were born poor, it’s not your mistake. If you die poor, it is your mistake.” – Bill Gates

You have a lifetime to change things. Don't waste it. #DoSomething⠀ ⠀

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13. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

It may seem impossible, but it really isn't. #KeepWorking⠀ ⠀

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14. “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas CAN change the world.” – Robin Williams

Miss this guy. #RobinWilliams #ChangeTheWorld⠀ ⠀

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

A very #inspiringquote from Oprah. Very true. ⠀ ⠀

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16. “Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” – Christopher Reeve

Always keep #hope.⠀ ⠀

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17. “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretsky

Put yourself out there and #goforit.⠀ ⠀

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18. “Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.” – Stephen King

Continue to battle those demons. #InnerPeace ⠀ ⠀

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

Failure is nothing more than a learning experience. #FailtoSucceed⠀ ⠀

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20. “Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” – JFK

Do you know your purpose? #InspirationalQuote #LifePurpose⠀ ⠀

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These words by themselves are inspirational but quotes by famous people really add an extra boost. One of my favorite quotes from this list was the one from Dr. Seuss. It really speaks to me because I missed enjoying so many precious moments in the past. I was always worried about something, or focused on something else to recognize the value of that moment. Now I realize the value of each moment that I have.

Which of these quotes by famous people really spoke to you? Let me know in the comments below.