200 Inspiring Thoughts Of The Day

200 Inspiring Thoughts Of The Day

Your daily dose of inspirational and motivational quotes which will bring success and happiness in life. Every day is a gift of life, grab it and find the right mindset to reach success.

200 thoughts of the day for you to get inspiration and motivation.

  1. Attentive listening is one of the bravest and rarest qualities and the most central to good leadership. That is because you are honoring by listening to the person.
  2. When a drop of water falls into a lake, it loses its identity. When it falls on a lotus, it shines in sunlight but when it enters a shell, it becomes a pearl. The drop of water is the same but it is its company which matters!
  3. If you want to be successful, the mantra is very simple – know what you are doing, love what you are doing and believe in what you are doing.
  4. The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
  5. Time is like a river. You cannot touch the same water twice because whatever water has flown will never pass again at the same place.
  6. If a path is beautiful, always check where it leads; but if the destination is beautiful, don’t check how hard the path is. Just keep going!
  7. Man improves himself as he follows his path; if he stands still, waiting to improve before he makes a decision, he will never be able to move.
  8. The past is to prove that no one is perfect and the future is to prove that everyone can change.
  9. Feelings do not die as we keep feeding them with memories. That is exactly the reason why it’s so hard to move on.
  10. Heavy rain reminds us of the challenges in life. So never ask for lighter rain; just pray for a stronger umbrella.
  11. The tongue is the most amazing part of our body. It takes less than three years to learn how to use it but a lifetime to learn where to use it.
  12. Life is like a ball of cotton. Don’t make it heavy by dipping it in the sorrow of water but instead make it lighter by blowing it in the joy of air.
  13. Alone I can THINK, together we can TALK. Alone I can SMILE, together we can LAUGH. Alone I can ENJOY, together we can CELEBRATE. That’s the Beauty of RELATIONS. We are all nothing without each other.
  14. DREAMS are like STARS; you may never be able to reach them but if you follow them, they will lead you to your DESTINY.
  15. Difficulties in life often help us realize our hidden potential and power. Let DIFFICULTIES know that WE can be DIFFICULT too.
  16. Hate but LOVE more; argue but AGREE more; talk but LISTEN more; punish but FORGIVE more; then you will love people but people will love you more.
  17. There is only one difference between DREAM and AIM. A Dream requires an effortless sleep while an Aim requires sleepless efforts.
  18. Nobody can tell you if what you are doing is good, meaningful or worthwhile. The more compelling the path, the more lonely it is. But at the same time, it feels great when you reach the destination in such a situation.
  19. The greatest prison that people live in is the fear of what other people think.
  20. “Good” things come to those who WAIT, “better” things come to those who TRY but the “best” things come to those who BELIEVE in their efforts. Believe in yourself.
  21. Waves are inspiring. Not because they rise and fall but because they never fail to rise again.
  22. Success will never lower its standards to accommodate us; we have to raise our standards to achieve it.
  23. Don’t worry about hard times because some of the most beautiful things we have in life come from changes and mistakes.
  24. Life is a very great gift not because of what it gives us, but because of what it enables us to give to others.
  25. We never pay attention to a part of our body unless it pains. Please never let that happen in relationships.
  26. You drank it but you don’t remember because you were not aware. Life is like that cup of tea.
  27. Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is only a delay, not defeat. It is only a temporary detour, not a dead end.
  28. We must create a marriage between the awareness of the body and that of the mind. When the two parties do not cooperate, there is unhappiness on both sides.
  29. The single finger which wipes out tears during our failures is better than the ten fingers which come together to clap for our victory.
  30. Every day starts with some expectations but finishes with some experiences. Let us limit our expectations and gain from experiences.
  31. The hardness of a diamond is part of its usefulness, but its true value is in the light that shines through it.
  32. A relationship doesn’t shine by just shaking hands in good times but it blossoms by holding hands firmly in critical times.
  33. A word of encouragement from a true person during our struggle is worth more than an hour of praise by anyone after success!
  34. The aim of an argument, or of a discussion, should not be victory, but progress.
  35. The purpose of a relationship is not to have someone who might complete you but to have someone with whom you might share your incompleteness!
  36. Success doesn’t depend on making important decisions quickly. It depends on your quick action on important decisions.
  37. View a negative experience in your life just like a photo negative. A single negative can create an unlimited number of positive prints.
  38. Good relationships are like the fresh air around us. You will never see them but you will always feel their presence and cannot live without them.
  39. The quality of a man’s life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
  40. PEOPLE & SHOES are the same – at first we look for good-looking ones but in the end, we CHOOSE the ones we are most COMFORTABLE with.
  41. Judge each day, not by the harvest you reap; but by the seeds you plant.
  42. The average man does not know what to do with his life but yet wants another one which will last forever.
  43. Fight with your strength, not with other’s weakness because true success lies in your effort, not in other’s defeat.
  44. Sometimes, a hurt is needed to make you grow, a failure is needed to make you learn, a loss is needed to make you gain because some lessons can’t be learned without pain.
  45. No one has ever won a game of chess by moving forward. Sometimes, in life, we have to move a step back to try and get a better step forward.
  46. People always do not need advice. All they need is a hand to hold, an ear to listen and a heart to understand them.
  47. An airplane is very safe on the ground but it is not meant to stay there. Similarly, unless some meaningful risk is taken, life doesn’t become meaningful.
  48. Relationships are like onions, which have many layers of LOVE, TRUST, and CARE around it. And if you try to cut through, you will find nothing but TEARS!
  49. Some people enjoy the best in life not because only good things come in their way but because they find good in everything that comes their way.
  50. Life is like a roller coaster ride. You can either scream every time you hit a bump or you can throw your hands in the air & enjoy the ride!
  51. Everybody wants happiness and nobody wants pain, but you can’t have a rainbow without a little rain.
  52. A dream is not what you see in your sleep. A dream is a thing which does not let you sleep.
  53. A successful person doesn’t quit trying once a goal is reached but sets a new one and keeps going.
  54. In the hand of life, it is not as important to hold all good relations but how well you behave with the relations you hold.
  55. Nobody in this world can take away your pain, So DON’T let anyone take away your happiness either.
  56. The journey of life starts with a bag full of luck and an empty bag of experience. The goal would be to fill the bag of experience before the bag of luck gets empty.
  57. Extending your hand to help someone has more value than joining your hands for prayers.
  58. Friends are like streetlights along the road. They don’t make the distance any shorter but light up the path and make the walk worthwhile.
  59. Life runs on two golden rules – ACCEPT the things which you cannot CHANGE and CHANGE the things which you cannot ACCEPT.
  60. Relations are like a book. It takes a few seconds to burn but it takes years to write. Value all relations.
  61. Achievers never expose themselves to the world. It is their achievements which expose them to the world.
  62. On the mountains of truth, you can never climb in vain; either you will reach a point higher than today or you will be training your powers to climb higher tomorrow.
  63. If there is a Trust, even silence will be well understood. And without Trust, every word will be misunderstood. TRUST is the soul of All relationships.
  64. Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you sow.
  65. A man said to God – I WANT HAPPINESS. God said – First remove ‘I’, which stands for EGO and then remove ‘WANT’, which stands for DESIRE and then you see what you are left with – ‘HAPPINESS’, only HAPPINESS.
  66. Don’t count what you have lost but cherish what you have and plan what to gain. Because the past never returns but the future may return what has been lost.
  67. Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody is going to know whether you did it or not.
  68. Spend your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday.
  69. We certainly cannot do anything about the length of our lives. But we can certainly do something about its width and depth.
  70. Happiness is like a butterfly – till you run after it, it keeps flying but if you stand still, it comes and sits on your shoulder.
  71. If the loser keeps his smile, the winner loses the thrill of victory. Keep smiling, always!
  72. Courage is the discovery that you may not win and trying when you know you can lose.
  73. If you want peace, stop fighting. If you want peace of mind, stop fighting with your thoughts.
  74. In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
  75. Nothing destroys iron like its own rust. Likewise, a person gets destroyed only because of his ego.
  76. If a drop of waterfalls in a lake, its identity is finished but if it falls on a lotus leaf, it shines like a pearl. The drop is the same but it’s the company matters.
  77. Problems are just the distance between expectations and reality. So either expects less or accept the reality OR expect a lot and change it into reality.
  78. A short walk is so difficult when no one walks with you but a long journey is just like a few steps when you walk with someone who loves and cares for you.
  79. Smile is the cooling system of the heart, sparkling system of the eyes, lighting system of the face and charging system of the mind. To activate all your systems with a SMILE!
  80. No matter how much humor and fun there is around you, they are all useless without the person you want to laugh and enjoy.
  81. They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
  82. If you translate every event in your life into a positive one, you will stop being a prisoner of your past and become a designer of your future.
  83. The most simple truth – For every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness.
  84. Sometimes the best moments in our life come to us in an unplanned way and the greatest regrets in a planned manner. The truth of life!
  85. The heart is a fertile ground where everything is planted – love, hate, fear, and hope, which will grow and bear fruit. We have to decide what to harvest, friends – love and hope or hate and fear!
  86. The simplest thing in the world is our LIFE. But the most complicated thing is the way we LIVE it.
  87. A good heart and good nature are two different things. A good heart can win many relationships but a good nature can sustain life-long relationships.
  88. The importance of a good person in our lives is like the importance of our heartbeats. Though they aren’t loud, they silently support our lives.
  89. Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.
  90. A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be.
  91. You are not obligated to win. But you are obligated to keep on trying to do the best you can every day.
  92. It is our attitude at the beginning of a task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.
  93. Being kind at times is more important than being right; sometimes people need a caring heart to listen, not a brilliant mind to speak!
  94. When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
  95. Mathematics may not teach us how to add love or minus hate but it gives us every reason to hope that every problem has a solution.
  96. It is amazing that as days pass by, nothing seems to have changed but when you look back, everything seems so different.
  97. Learning does not consist only of knowing what we must or we can do, but also of knowing what we could do BUT perhaps should NOT do.
  98. Relations are all about three things – WINNING, LOSING and SHARING – Winning Trust, Losing Ego and Sharing Joys and Sorrows!
  99. Being ignorant is not as much a shame as being unwilling to learn to do things the right way.
  100. Good judgment comes from experience and experience usually comes from bad judgment.
  101. The audience sees the Joker as a Joker. But he sees himself as a performer. No matter what others think, it is YOUR life. Go on and live it to the fullest with confidence.
  102. A true relationship is not like rain, which comes suddenly and gets washed off; but it is like that whiff of fresh air, which is silent and you may feel it sometimes but it is always ‘around’.
  103. Good relations do not need any promises, terms, and conditions. All it needs is two wonderful people – one who can trust and the other who can understand.
  104. Any difficulty is like a bag full of cotton – heavy to those who SEE it & LIGHT for those who handle it.
  105. Life is very similar to a boxing game. Defeat is not declared when you fall down. It is declared when you refuse to get up.
  106. The struggle you are in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.
  107. Even a correct decision is wrong if taken too late. Vision without action is a daydream and action without vision is a nightmare.
  108. Forgiveness is a virtue of the strong. By forgiving, we do not set a culprit free but we free ourselves from our own mental prisons.
  109. No matter how painful or difficult decisions you’ve made in your life, as long as you can sleep well in the night it means you’ve made the right choice.
  110. The journey of life starts with a full bag of luck and an empty bag of experience. The goal is to fill the bag of experience before the bag of luck gets empty.
  111. Believe you can and you are halfway there.
  112. The weakest part of the relationship is when one of the persons needs to give an explanation to the other to prove his/her trust. Please never let that happen.
  113. Long term planning is not about making long-term decisions. But it is more about understanding the future consequences of today’s decisions.
  114. Mind and umbrella are useful only when they are open. Otherwise, they increase our burden unnecessarily.
  115. Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being positive about what could go right.
  116. When your nails grow, cut our nails only, not the fingers. Similarly, when your ego rises, cut the ego, not your relations with others!
  117. The way YOU treat yourself sets the standard for others on how you demand to be treated.
  118. All our dreams cannot be translated into reality. But they can act as a foundation for a glorious future.
  119. You are responsible for your own happiness. If you expect others to make you happy, you will always be disappointed.
  120. Loneliness is enjoyable when chosen by ourselves but hard to digest when gifted by others.
  121. Life is like making tea – boil your ego, evaporate your worries, dilute your sorrows, filter your mistakes and get that lovely taste of happiness.
  122. Life can either be accepted or changed. If it’s not to be accepted, it should be changed and if it cannot be changed, it must be accepted.
  123. Without freedom from the past, there is no freedom at all as the mind can never be new, open and fresh!
  124. Life is a live show and there is no rehearsal. Each day is a new show – no-repeat, no rewind. So give your best shot every day, as the show has to go on and on and on!
  125. Criticism should be like the rain, gentle enough for a man’s growth without destroying his roots!
  126. Success begins with a good feeling about where we are and a positive attitude about where we want to be. All communication problems are because we do not listen to understand; we listen only to reply.
  127. Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
  128. Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear, and the blind can read.
  129. To smile without reason, to talk without an intention, to give without expectation and to care without any conditions is the beauty of any true relation.
  130. When we make a commitment, we create HOPE and when we keep a commitment, we create TRUST!
  131. There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice but there must be never a time when we fail to register our protest.
  132. The ability of a person is not how he has planned but how he faces the challenges of life when everything he planned has gone wrong.
  133. There are two primary choices in life – to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
  134. For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.
  135. When we fail to understand the lesson at the right time, life makes us understand the same lesson at the wrong time.
  136. Before you can do wonders in the outside world, you must first raise your standards about what YOU CAN DO in your inner world.
  137. Every moment has love in it; every hour has happiness in it. If you lose it, it becomes a memory; if you live it, it becomes LIFE!
  138. Today if you do what others don’t, tomorrow you can accomplish what others can’t.
  139. Life is the toughest school as you never know which class you are in, what exam will you have next and also the fact that you cannot cheat because no one else will have the same question.
  140. One important thing to remember – no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
  141. Happy are those who dream but are also ready to pay the price to make the dream come true.
  142. The happiest person doesn’t have the best of everything in life but s/he is just good in making everything the best that life brings along.
  143. Maths may not teach us how to add happiness and how to minus sadness. But it does teach one important thing – every PROBLEM has a SOLUTION.
  144. When you walk, the foot that forward has no pride and the foot which is behind has no shame because they both know that their position will change soon.
  145. People are mostly unhappy because they think too much about the things that might never happen.
  146. Not everything that is faced can be changed but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
  147. Life is better when you are happy but it is best when other people are happy because of you. So be a mold of joy, happiness, and peace.
  148. The most beautiful music in the world is our own heartbeat. It gives us the assurance that you will survive even if the whole world leaves you.
  149. Lost wealth may be regained by hard work. Lost knowledge may be regained by the dedicated study. But time lost is lost forever.
  150. A perfect relationship is not that you never get angry, upset or irritated with each other. It’s how fast you resolve & bounce back to normalcy.
  151. Be your biggest competitor – challenge each day to be better than what you are.
  152. Beware of EGO – it’s a sword with two edges. The outer cut your ‘popularity’ while the inner edge cuts your ‘purity’.
  153. Everyone wants to park their vehicles in shade but no one wants to grow trees. Such are individual attitudes these days.
  154. If friendship is your weakest point, then you are the strongest person in the world. Waves are inspiring not just because they rise and fall; but because each time they fall, they never fail to rise again.
  155. Managing your time without setting priorities is like shooting randomly and calling whatever you hit as the target.
  156. Day after day, nothing seems to change but when you look back, everything looks different.
  157. It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed to the lessons of failure.
  158. Relationships are like a stapler. It is very easy to attach oneself but very hard to detach. And worse still, if you manage to detach yourself, you leave a scar behind!
  159. If you look at the sunshine, you cannot see the shadows. Similarly, if you look at the brighter side of life, you will hardly notice the darker side of life!
  160. The soft nature of a person does not mean weakness. Remember, nothing is softer than water but its force can break the strongest rocks.
  161. Ego is like a double-edged sword, which cuts your popularity with the outer world and cuts your purity from within.
  162. It is only when you have the wings of imagination can your mind explore every realm of life.
  163. An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.
  164. Truth is always like oil in water. No matter how much water you add, oil always floats on top.
  165. Failure is nothing more than a few small mistakes repeated daily. Success is nothing more than a few things practiced in a disciplined manner.
  166. When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
  167. Three things you cannot recover in life – the WORD after it is said; the MOMENT after it is missed; and the TIME after it is gone.
  168. Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.
  169. Life is partly what we make of it, and partly what’s made by the friends we choose.
  170. The greatest sign of maturity is not when we start speaking about ‘big things’ in life but it is when we actually start understanding the ‘small things’.
  171. The most beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you. Perhaps, that is what makes it so precious as well.
  172. As long as we don’t forgive people who have hurt, they occupy unnecessary, rent-free space in our minds.
  173. TRUTH is like surgery; it may be painful but it cures the disease. But a LIE is like a painkiller; it may give you temporary relief but shows its side effects later.
  174. Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
  175. We should live life in such a way that our presence is ‘CELEBRATED’, not ‘TOLERATED’!
  176. The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule but to schedule your priorities.
  177. Life is like a piano with the white keys being the happy moments and the black keys, the sad moments. But remember that both keys are played together to produce sweet music.
  178. One tree can make a thousand matchsticks but a single matchstick can burn a thousand trees. Similarly, one negative thought can burn a thousand positive dreams. Always stay positive!
  179. If you tell the truth, it becomes a part of your past. But if you lie, it becomes a part of your future.
  180. Hurting someone is as easy as cutting a tree. But making someone happy is like growing a tree. It takes a lot of effort. Be happy and make others happy!
  181. You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
  182. Relations are like standing on wet cement; the longer you stay, the harder it is to leave. And if you try to go, you can’t go without leaving an imprint.
  183. Life is a collection of changes. Accept every change as some give success and some act as the stepping stone to success.
  184. A miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on water but to walk with your feet on earth.
  185. Too many people overvalue what they aren’t and undervalue what they actually are.
  186. Equation of a happy life – The sum total of your happiness should be equal to the difference you have made in others’ lives.
  187. The true value of a relation cannot be judged just by how happy we are with someone but by how empty we feel without that someone.
  188. We always wish we could have changed our past. Little do we realize that it is the past that has already changed us.
  189. Success is not final and failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.
  190. No one can touch words but words can touch one’s heart and soul. We are masters of our unspoken words and slaves of the words that have been spoken.
  191. We spend our days waiting for the ideal path to appear in front of us but what we forget is that paths are made by WALKING and not by WAITING!
  192. If you cannot find the brighter side of life, then polish the darker side. The attitude of adjustment is the only instrument to live a better life.
  193. When you say you want more time to take a correct decision, always remember that even a CORRECT decision is WRONG when it is taken TOO LATE.
  194. To win a fight in a ring, you need to be a great wrestler; but if you need to win in a relationship, you have to be a good LOSER.
  195. It is true that we do not know what we have got until it is gone. But it is also true that we don’t know what we have been missing until it arrives. That is life.
  196. When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.
  197. Happy are those who dream and are ready to pay the price to make their dreams come true.
  198. A great deal of good can be done in the world if one is NOT too bothered about who gets the credit.
  199. The will to win is important; but the will to win is not worth a penny, if we don’t have the will to prepare.
  200. A sweet old song will make you sing, a simple hug will make you feel loved, a cup of hot coffee will make you feel rejuvenated and a simple ‘Good Morning’ from a friend will make you smile.
  201. Never stop learning because life never stops teaching.

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Simmi Kamboj is the Founder and Administrator of Ritiriwaz, your one-stop guide to Indian Culture and Tradition. She had a passion for writing about India's lifestyle, culture, tradition, travel, and is trying to cover all Indian Cultural aspects of Daily Life.