51 Quotes to Overcome Stress and Feel Inspired

Quotes have this unique power to speak our minds. When we fail to describe how we feel, some inspiring quotes help us to validate our feelings. We are always on the lookout for quotes to overcome stress and feel Inspired, isn’t it?

Here is a collection of 51 such awesome quotes that will help you feel inspired and reduce your stress and worry. As these are quoted by highly effective people and eminent personalities, who made a difference in their lives and changed their world with their unique power of thoughts.

51 Quotes to Overcome Stress and Feel Inspired

Before I got into writing, whenever I use to fall short of words to describe my feelings, I used to search for some powerful quotes. Whether I wanted to express my love to someone, to pass on a strong message to someone, or simply feel motivated, I used to search for quotes to overcome stress and feel Inspired.

Quotes to Overcome Stress and Feel Inspired

I will begin with my most favorite quote, A quote which helped me to come back after every setback, a quote which helped me to take charge of my life and helped me believe in the power of my idea. Gave me the courage to follow my dreams and trust my path. So here is the list of quotes to overcome stress and feel inspired;

1.) “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, that is the way great spiritual giants are produced.” – Swami Vivekananda 

2.) “We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in future can be produced by our present actions; so we have to know how to act.” – Swami Vivekananda 

3.) “Every man lives in two realms: the internal and the external. The internal is that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion. The external is that complex of devices, techniques, mechanisms, and instrumentalities by means of which we live.” –  Martin Luther King Jr.

4.) “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.

5.) “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Quotes to Overcome Stress and Feel Inspired

6.) “Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct, or for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time. If you’re right and you know it, speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth.” Mahatma Gandhi

7.)  “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Mahatma Gandhi

8.) “I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.” – Marissa Mayer

9.) “Work hard in silence, let your success be the noise.” – Frank Ocean

10.) “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Quotes which will help you distress

1.) “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” – Arianna Huffington

2.) “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 which has been opened for us.” ― Helen Keller

3.) “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh

4.) “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together” – Vincent Van Gogh

5.) “If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” – Marcus Aurelius

Quotes to Overcome Stress and Feel Inspired

6.) “In the midst of adversity and great distress, the solution I always found was to go on living.”-  Marty Rubin

7.) “Resistance creates suffering. Stress happens when your mind resists what is. The only problem is your life is your mind’s resistance to life as it unfolds.” -Dan Millman

8.) Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.” – Kahlil Gibran

9.) The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” – William James

10.) ” Don’t stress the could haves, if it should have, it would have.”

Quotes which will help to uplift your mood

1.) You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” Mahatma Gandhi

2.) “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” ― Dalai Lama XIV

3.) “I now tried a new hypothesis: It was possible that I was more in charge of my happiness than I was allowing myself to be.” – Michelle Obama

4.) “The pages of yesterday cannot be revised. But the pages of tomorrow are blank and you hold the pen. Make it an inspiring story.”

5.) Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha

Quotes to Overcome Stress and Feel Inspired

6.) “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.” —Mother Teresa

7.) “Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free.” ―Thich Nhat Hanh

8.) Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.” – Conan O’Brien

9.) “The big secret in life is that there is no secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.” – Oprah Winfrey

10.) “At any given moment you have the power to say: this is not how the story is going to end.” 

Quotes which will encourage you to do more

1.) “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”  Paulo Coehlo (The Alchemist)

2.) “There is only one way to learn. It’s through action. Everything you need to know you have learned through your journey.” – Paulo Coehlo

3.) “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi

4.) “Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you.” 

5.) “Sometimes we’re tested not to show our weaknesses, but to discover our strengths.”

Quotes to Overcome Stress and Feel Inspired

6.) “Your passion is waiting for your courage to catch up.” – Isabelle Lafleche

7.) “People who wonder if the glass is half empty or full miss the point. The glass is refillable.” 

8.) All Motivation Mondays needs are a little more coffee and a lot more mascara 🙂

9.) “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”― Abraham Lincoln

10.) “Work like there is someone working twenty-four hours a day to take it away from you.” – Mark Cuban

Quotes which will help you transcend

1.) “Carefully watch your thoughts, for they become your words. Manage and watch your words, for they will become your actions. Consider and judge your actions, for they become your habits. Acknowledge and watch your habits, for they shall become your values. Understand and embrace your values, for they become your destiny.” Mahatma Gandhi

2.) “Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive.” – Leah LaBelle

3.) “Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

4.) “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale

5.) “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs

Quotes to Overcome Stress and Feel Inspired

6.) “Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou

7.) “Don’t quit yet, the worst moments are usually followed by the most beautiful silver linings. You have to stay strong, remember to keep your head up and remain hopeful.” 

8.) “The planet is spinning on time: not a small event. All the galaxies are managing fine; the whole cosmos is doing great. But you have one nasty little thought crawling through your head, and it is a bad day! The problem is you are living in a psychological space that bears no connection with reality. And you are insecure because it can collapse at any moment.” –  Sadhguru

9.) “Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come.”

10.) “The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything.” -Warren Buffett

Lastly, before I wrap up this list of quotes to overcome stress and feel inspired, there is a quote which I derived based on my situations and learning, which I firmly believe in;

11.) The moment you realize your self-worth, you gain the courage to withstand things you believe in 🙂

I hope this list of quotes to overcome stress and feel inspired will help you to gain some courage and life your mood 🙂

Love and light!


Quotes to Overcome Stress and Feel Inspired

Priyanka Nair is the author of 26 Days 26 Ways for a Happier you and Ardhaviram. An NLP practitioner and Founder of Sanity Daily, helping you prioritize your mental health. Let’s build a happy community.

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