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Have you tried journaling yet? That's not just a question for this post -- it's something we ask clients all the time! Journaling is such a powerful practice for growth-oriented thinking, and it's been shown to have positive health benefits.


And while you can certainly write about your day or your to-do list, one way to help generate insights in your journaling is to take a powerful or thoughtful quote and then reflect on it through your writing.


With that in mind, we're offering 50 quotes to inspire your journaling time. These quotes are in no particular order; use whicever quote(s) resonate with you and please drop us a line or leave a comment if you'd like to share another meaningful quote. Happy journaling!


50 quotes to inspire your journaling time:

  1. Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. –Albert Einstein
  2. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. –Henry David Thoreau
  3. Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. –Charles Swindoll
  4. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. Thomas Edison
  5. Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. –W. Clement Stone
  6. Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. –Henry Ford
  7. I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. –Stephen Covey
  8. Eighty percent of success is showing up. –Woody Allen
  9. The mind is everything. What you think you become. –Buddha
  10. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. –Napoleon Hill
  11. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. –Wayne Gretzky
  12. Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. –Babe Ruth
  13. If you're offered a seat on a rocket ship, don't ask what seat! Just get on. –Sheryl Sandberg
  14. The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
  15. The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. –Amelia Earhart
  16. Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!” –Audrey Hepburn
  17. We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them. –Albert Einstein
  18. Human beings have an innate inner drive to be autonomous, self-determined, and connected to one another. And when that drive is liberated, people achieve more and live richer lives –Daniel Pink
  19. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  20. Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. –Anais Nin
  21. Believe you can and you’re halfway there. –Theodore Roosevelt
  22. I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. –Florence Nightingale
  23. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. –Steve Jobs
  24. Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. –Joshua J. Marine
  25. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. –Maya Angelou
  26. Dream big and dare to fail. –Norman Vaughan
  27. You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try. –Beverly Sills
  28. I would rather die of passion than of boredom. –Vincent van Gogh
  29. If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. –Booker T. Washington
  30. Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. –Jamie Paolinetti
  31. Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.  –Booker T. Washington
  32. First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end. –Aristotle
  33. Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart. – Ancient Indian Proverb
  34. There are no traffic jams along the extra mile. –Roger Staubach
  35. The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself -- the invisible battles inside all of us -- that's where it's at. –Jesse Owens
  36. Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. –George Addair
  37. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. –Marie Curie
  38. I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. –Leonardo da Vinci
  39. It is never too late to be what you might have been. –George Eliot
  40. I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear. –Rosa Parks
  41. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live. –Mae Jemison
  42. You can’t use up creativity.  The more you use, the more you have. –Maya Angelou
  43. 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 that has been opened for us. –Helen Keller
  44. If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough. –Oprah Winfrey
  45. Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. –Arthur Ashe
  46. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. –Martin Luther King Jr.
  47. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. –Maya Angelou
  48. I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. –Benjamin Franklin
  49. A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein
  50. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. –Confucius