Inspirational Quotes About Life

Inspiration is subjective, because different people will find different things to inspire. However, Christians can unite around one source of inspiration: God himself. God is the basis of all our inspiration because he is the basis of all that is good and all that deserves to be imitated.

Here are 80 quotes from a variety of influential Christians who inspire and send us back to Christ. Take advantage of these many different thoughts about Christian life.

  • “Love is the absence of judgment.” Dalai Lama
  • “There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow. Today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.” Dalai Lama
Inspirational Quotes About Life
Inspirational Quotes About Life
  • “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” Dalai Lama
  • “Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.” Dalai Lama
  • “Many of our problems stem from attitudes like putting ourselves first at all costs.” Dalai Lama
  • “Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay.” Dalai Lama
  • “Help others, and if you can’t help them at least don’t hurt them.” Dalai Lama
  • “The planet does not need more successful people. The planet needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds.” Dalai Lama
Inspirational Quotes About Life
Inspirational Quotes About Life
  • “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” Dalai Lama
  • “My philosophy is kindness.” Dalai Lama
  • “Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.” Dalai Lama
  • “When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know; But when you listen, you may learn something new.” Dalai Lama
  • “Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” Dalai Lama
  • “When you think everything is someone else’s fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realize that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy.” Dalai Lama
  • “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” Dalai Lama
Inspirational Quotes About Life
Inspirational Quotes About Life
  • “Be happy to change your goals, but never change your values.” Dalai Lama
  • “I find hope in the darkest days, and focus in the brightest.” Dalai Lama
  • “When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.” Dalai Lama
  • “Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open.” Dalai Lama
  • “Sleep is the best meditation.” Dalai Lama
  • “The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred.” Dalai Lama
  • “Home is where you feel at home and are treated well.” Dalai Lama
  • “Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.” Dalai Lama
  • “There are always problems to face, but it makes a difference if our minds are calm.” Dalai Lama
  • “The first step toward living a happy life is to treat every other human with kindness.” Dalai Lama
Inspirational Quotes About Life
Inspirational Quotes About Life
  • “In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.” Dalai Lama
  • “If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another.” Dalai Lama
  • “In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.” Dalai Lama
  • “Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.” Dalai Lama
  • “If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others.” Dalai Lama
  • “We all seek happiness and do not want suffering.” Dalai Lama
  • “When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, oh yes, I already have everything that I really need.” Dalai Lama
  • “It is necessary to help others not in our prayers but in our daily lives.” Dalai Lama
Inspirational Quotes About Life
Inspirational Quotes About Life
  • “I defeat my enemies when I make them my friends.” Dalai Lama
  • “Live a good honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.” Dalai Lama
  • “Silence is sometimes the best answer.” Dalai Lama
  • “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” Dalai Lama
  • “The ultimate source of comfort and peace is within ourselves.” Dalai Lama
  • “Do not avoid the responsibility of your actions.” Dalai Lama
  • “A good friend who points out mistakes and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals the secret of some hidden treasure.” Dalai Lama
  • “Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” Dalai Lama
  • “World peace must develop from inner peace.” Dalai Lama
  • “When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.” Dalai Lama
  • “Inner peace is the key. If you have inner peace, the external problems do not affect your deep sense of peace and tranquility.” Dalai Lama
Inspirational Quotes About Life
  • “True change is within. Leave the outside as it is.” Dalai Lama
  • “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” Dalai Lama
  • “If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.” Dalai Lama
  • “To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle.” Dalai Lama
  • “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” Dalai Lama
  • “The seed of goodness is found in the soil of appreciation.” Dalai Lama
  •  “Life is wasted if we do not grasp the glory of the cross, cherish it for the treasure that it is, and cleave to it as the highest price of every pleasure and the deepest comfort in every pain. What was once foolishness to us—a crucified God—must become our wisdom and our power and our only boast in this world.” – John Piper
Inspirational Quotes About Life
Inspirational Quotes About Life
  • 2. “God loves each of us as if there were only one of us” – Augustine
  • 3. “God never said that the journey would be easy, but He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile” – Max Lucado
  • 4. “God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supplies.” – Hudson Taylor
  • 5. “God will meet you where you are in order to take you where He wants you to go.”  – Tony Evans
  • 6. “Let God’s promises shine on your problems.” – Corrie ten Boom
  • 7. “Christ literally walked in our shoes.” – Tim Keller
  • 8. “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose.” – Jim Elliot
  • 9. “Remember who you are. Don’t compromise for anyone, for any reason. You are a child of the Almighty God. Live that truth.” – Lysa Terkeurst
  • 10. “If you can’t fly, then run, If you can’t run, then walk, If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
Inspirational Quotes About Life
Inspirational Quotes About Life
  • 11. “Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” – Francis Chan
  • 12. “If God is your partner, make your plans BIG!” – D.L. Moody
  • 13. “You are the only Bible some unbelievers will ever read.” – John MacArthur
  • 14. “We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face…we must do that which we think we cannot.”  – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • 15. “He who lays up treasures on earth spends his life backing away from his treasures. To him, death is loss. He who lays up treasures in heaven looks forward to eternity; he’s moving daily toward his treasures. To him, death is gain.” – Randy Alcorn
  • 16. “God does not give us everything we want, but He does fulfill His promises, leading us along the best and straightest paths to Himself.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Inspirational Quotes About Life
Inspirational Quotes About Life
  • 17. “The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.’” – Billy Graham
  • 18. “Always, everywhere God is present, and always He seeks to discover Himself to each one” – A.W.Tozer
  • 19. “If you believe in a God who controls the big things, you have to believe in a God who controls the little things.  It is we, of course, to whom things look ‘little’ or ‘big’.” – Elisabeth Elliot
  • 20. “There is no one who is insignificant in the purpose of God.” – Alistair Begg
  • 21. “Relying on God has to start all over everyday, as if nothing has yet been done.”  –C. S. Lewis
  • 22. “This is our time on the history line of God. This is it. What will we do with the one deep exhale of God on this earth? For we are but a vapor and we have to make it count. We’re on. Direct us, Lord, and get us on our feet.” – Beth Moore
Inspirational Quotes About Life
Inspirational Quotes About Life
  • 23. “The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.” – Abraham Lincoln
  • 24. “Your potential is the sum of all the possibilities God has for your life.” – Charles Stanley
  • 25. “The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller
  • 26. “We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” – Chuck Swindoll
  • 27. “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” – Mother Teresa
  • 28. “The greater your knowledge of the goodness and grace of God on your life, the more likely you are to praise Him in the storm.” – Matt Chandler
  • 29. “Continuous effort — not strength nor intelligence — is the key to unlocking our potential.” – Winston Churchill
  • 30. “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him” – John Piper

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