"You are enough just as you are."

By Jorie Nicole McDonald
Updated March 11, 2021
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Read these inspiring quotes for the month of May for a fresh perspective on life. Whether you're looking for a bit of encouragement as the months change or a classic reminder that everything is going to be okay, these positive quotes are sure to lift your head and fill your heart. Write them in a notecard or set them as the screensaver on your phone for an everyday prompt. With 50 choices, there is an inspiring quote for everyone.

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Inspiring Quotes

William James May Quote
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"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." - William James

Winston Churchill May Quote
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"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

Helen Keller May Quote

"Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye." - Helen Keller

Theodore Roosevelt May Quote
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"Believe you can and you're halfway there." - Theodore Roosevelt

Carol Burnett May Quote
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"When you have a dream, you've got to grab it and never let go." - Carol Burnett

Jimmy Dean May Quote
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"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." - Jimmy Dean

Zig Ziglar May Quote
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"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals." - Zig Ziglar

Demi Lovato May Quote
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"No matter what you're going through, there's a light at the end of the tunnel." - Demi Lovato

William James May Quote
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"It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome." - William James

Albert Einstein Bicycle Quote
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"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." - Albert Einstein

Dr. Seuss May Quiote
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"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory." - Dr. Seuss

Camilla Eyring Kimball May Quote
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"You do not find the happy life. You make it." - Camilla Eyring Kimball

Ella Fitzgerald May Quote
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"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong." - Ella Fitzgerald

Audrey Hepburn May Quote
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"Nothing is impossible. The word itself says 'I'm possible!'" - Audrey Hepburn

CS Lewis Quote
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"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." - C.S. Lewis

Maya Angelou May Quote
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"Try to be a rainbow in someone else's cloud." - Maya Angelou

Ella Fitzgerald May Quote
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"It isn't where you came from. It's where you're going that counts." - Ella Fitzgerald

Deep Roy May Quote
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"Inspiration comes from within yourself. One has to be positive. When you're positive, good things happen." - Deep Roy

E. E. Cummings May Quote
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"The most wasted of days is one without laughter." - E. E. Cummings

Eleanor Roosevelt May Quote
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"You must do the things you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt

George Eliot May Quote
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"It is never too late to be what you might have been." - George Eliot

Hafez May Quote
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"Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive." – Hafez

Hazrat Inayat Khan
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"Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful." -Hazrat Inayat Khan

Jim Rohn May Quote
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"Happiness is not by chance, but by choice." - Jim Rohn

Mae Jemison May Quote
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"Never limit yourself because of others' limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination." - Mae Jemison

Mandy Hale May Quote
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"You don't always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens." - Mandy Hale

Mahatma Gandhi May Quote
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"Be the change that you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi

Michael Altshuler May Quote
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"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot." - Michael Altshuler

Maya Angelou
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"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive." - Maya Angelou

Oprah Winfrey Life Quote
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"If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more." - Oprah Winfrey

Napoleon Hill May Quote
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"Don't wait. The time will never be just right." - Napoleon Hill

Mother Teresa May Quote
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"Spread love everywhere you go." - Mother Teresa

Quentin Blake May Quote
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"Inspiration is some mysterious blessing which happens when the wheels are turning smoothly." - Quentin Blake

Robin Williams May Quote
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"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world." - Robin Williams

Alexander the Great
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"There is nothing impossible to him who will try." - Alexander the Great

John Barrymore May Quote
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"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open." - John Barrymore

Joseph Campbell May Quote
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"We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us." - Joseph Campbell

Lindsey Vonn May Quote
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"Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it." - Lindsey Vonn

Helen Keller Sunshine Quote
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"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow." - Helen Keller

Nicole Kidman May Quote
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"Life has got all those twists and turns. You've got to hold on tight and off you go." - Nicole Kidman

Serena Williams May Quote
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"A champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall." - Serena Williams

Sheryl Sandberg May Quote
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"Motivation comes from working on things we care about." - Sheryl Sandberg

Aristotle May Quote
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"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light." – Aristotle

Malala Yousafzai May Quote
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"Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow's reality." - Malala Yousafzai

MLK Jr. May Quote
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"If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way." - Martin Luther King Jr.

Meghan Markle May Quote
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"You are enough just as you are." - Meghan Markle

Reese Witherspoon May Quote
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"With the right kind of coaching and determination you can accomplish anything." - Reese Witherspoon

Roald Dahl May Quote
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"If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely." - Roald Dahl

Rosa Parks May Quote
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"Each person must live their life as a model for others." - Rosa Parks

John Muir May Quote
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"The power of imagination makes us infinite." - John Muir