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50 Great and Wise Sayings About Life: Quotes, Proverbs and Mantras That Will Inspire You

Updated on August 2, 2014

Quotes, Mantras and Inspiring Images

Sometimes a quote or a beautiful image can change our perspective of life. When we need to motivate ourselves or feel inspired to change the world, a quote or mantra really can get us there.

I am a huge fan of all kinds of inspiring quotes and I think an image and a quote go together beautifully. They inspire us to become a better, healthier and more energized person!

Here, you will find has over 40 inspiring quotes, mantras and proverbs which cover a range of topics from achieving success, getting the motivation to get there, energizing your life and more.

Feel free to print these image quotes and share them. You can print them, and pin them onto a vision board or on your fridge. Enjoy!

Are you a fan of quotes and if so, why?

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How To Use These Quotes

Quotes and enlightening mantras can carve your pathway to success. These quotes can be used to help you get motivated or give you some advice on life in general! There are many ways that you can use these quotes which are outlined here.

Make a Vision Board

A vision board is a collage which helps you to focus on all of your life goals. It motivates you when you are doubtful and energizes you when you feel tired. Quotes and inspiring images are a great medium to stick onto your vision board and making one can be quite fun! On a vision board, you can place images of things you want in your life, or quotes which help you develop your true potential. You can create a vision board through many photo collage websites, or on Microsoft Word. Alternatively (my favourite!), you can print images separately and then stick them onto a noticeboard with push pins. You can add coloured paper and more to emphasise your dreams and goals!

It is a very inspiring and creative activity and is very inspiring to include some of these image quotes! You can use these images for your personal use by right-clicking on the image you want, clicking "Save Picture As" and naming it. You can then print them out and get sticking.

Pin on Your Pinterest Board!

Pinterest is becoming one of the largest social media sites and its feature that allows you to pin your favourite images is a fantastic resource to use. If you are an avid pinner, you can pin some of these quotes or others onto an inspiration board which will motivate you and inspire the world!

Set as Desktop Image

One of the main places you view each day is your Desktop on your laptop. Most operating systems if not all, allow you to change your desktop image. You can create a digital collage online using PicMonkey with your favourite quotes and images. Then, you can set this as your background and become inspired!

What do you think of these quotes?

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What Do You Think?

What is your view of these quotes? What are your favourites or which quote stands out the most for you? Comment below. I will be glad to respond to you!

Thank you for reading and have a wisdom filled day!

© 2014 Susan W


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    • Reynold Jay profile image

      Reynold Jay 

      3 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      Love the image and the quote. A great HUB.

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      4 years ago

      I like the one about the bad things that happen in life which derails you and puts you on a track to good things that are in store! This is absolutely true!

      I also like ... well I like every single on of them! Many thanks! :)

    • susi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan W 

      4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Flourish - Thanks for the pin and the great comments - highly appreciated! :-)

      I think that an image and quote go together very well, they are a recipe for a beautiful combo. I am glad you enjoyed this hub, have an uplifting day!

    • FlourishAnyway profile image


      4 years ago from USA

      I like that you took the time to merge an image and an uplifting message. Terrific job here! Pinning this.

    • susi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan W 

      5 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Yoleen - Thank you for commenting, I greatly appreciate them. Yes, I love Rachel Carson's quote on how we should focus our attention on the beauty of the world instead of destruction. It really is an enlightening quote, I think world leaders could take ideas from it.

    • susi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan W 

      5 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Kevin - I just fixed the quote with the black lettering, turned it from black to white. I think it looks a lot better, thanks for pointing that out.

      Dr Penny Pincher - What a great quote! I think it is so true that the day will get ahead of you if you don't act. It is the sad and inevitable truth of life, that time goes so quickly and you never notice it. Thanks for the comments, I'm glad you enjoyed these.

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      Yoleen Lucas 

      5 years ago from Big Island of Hawaii

      Thanks for posting these! I really liked the quote by Rachel Carson!

    • drpennypincher profile image

      Dr Penny Pincher 

      5 years ago from Iowa, USA

      I like the one: either you run the day, or the day runs you... Thanks for the great quotes.

    • The Examiner-1 profile image

      The Examiner-1 

      5 years ago


      Looking at both polls, this time I voted in the first one "Quotes are like mini-happiness creators." So I would have to say that for the 2nd poll I would have to choose A or B, adding "depending on what they say " in the comments.

      I cannot say that everyone would vote this way. I am often selective about the words which I use. I apologize for this. I did not expect you to be able to repair the black lettering.


    • susi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan W 

      5 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Midnight Bliss - I certainly agree with your favourite quote, I love it too. People can dream but turning those dreams into a reality is what makes those dreams all the more special. Thanks for your outlook on this quote, and for reading!

    • susi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan W 

      5 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      DreamerMeg - Thank you for the comments and for the quote by Dalai Lama. That is definitely a quote I will be adding to this list. I love to get suggestions from others because at least I know more. I am happy that you liked these quotes, and feel inspired!

    • susi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan W 

      5 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Bill- What a great mantra, "life is good". It certainly is a very inspiring and uplifting mantra to have above your computer. Good idea!

      I'm glad you enjoyed this, thanks for the comments.

    • susi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan W 

      5 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Suzette - Thank you so much for the wonderful comments, I always enjoy reading them! I agree, these are very motivational and inspiring sayings. Sometimes a quote is the best thing to fire you up and be motivated that anything is possible. Thanks for the shares, I am glad you enjoyed this hub!

    • susi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan W 

      5 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Kevin - I am really glad that you enjoyed reading these - they really do inspire you, don't they? Whoops! Sorry for the black lettering on one of the images, I will fix that very soon.

      As to the poll, what question would you have liked to answer to? Because, I am trying to see which polls people would vote more on so the alternative question would be a great help to me. Thank you for the pin and the share - I really appreciate it! :)

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      Haydee Anderson 

      5 years ago from Hermosa Beach

      My favorite is "Don't let your dream be dreams." Those who merely dream go nowhere in life but those that invest the effort can realize a whole new reality of life.

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      5 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Great quotes. I love them and usually have a few pinned up somewhere to keep me going. Not a vision board, but on my notice board. The current one is by the Dalai Lama "When you think everything is someone else's fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realisethat everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy."

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Honestly, I'm not big on mantras in general, but I do live by one...It is printed and hangs above my is good.

      Very nice collection here.

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      Suzette Walker 

      5 years ago from Taos, NM

      You choose some great quotes and you did a great job of imaging them. These images are beautiful and creative. This was so inspiring that I shared this on Facebook, here on HP and and twitter. I love inspirational and motivational sayings. As as retired teacher, I had quotes such as these plastered all over my classroom! Thanks for continuing the teaching! Voted up! and shared.

    • The Examiner-1 profile image

      The Examiner-1 

      5 years ago

      That was interesting susi10. I could not read one of them due to the black lettering on the black background, I know that was not your doing. I could not vote in either poll since the proper question for me was not asked - call me strange. I read quotes but I only favor them depending on what they say. I thought that you made it very stimulating though. I voted it up, shared and pinned it.



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