These inspirational quotes will help you celebrate the small things in life that are often taken for granted. Sometimes it’s nice to be reminded to just appreciate what you have, rather than longing after what you don’t. You could easily find yourself feeling sad or depressed if you focus too much on the things you want but don’t have. So don’t lose sight of what’s great about your life right now.


1) Johnny Depp

Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.

2) Abraham Lincoln

I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.

3) Lady Gaga

I feel very thankful that I was able to find my passion at such a young age. If you follow your heart, things will line up for you.

4) Aaron Rodgers

I am thankful for all my years in football. It has taught me so much about perseverance, teamwork and leadership.

5) Steve Jobs

I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

6) Henry Ford

If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.

Ford was more than just an automotive pioneer; he was also one of history’s most influential visionaries. Thanks to his intense dedication and unrelenting passion, Ford not only established his own company but influenced nearly every industry through some of history’s most revolutionary advancements.

7) Dalai Lama XIV

Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open. 

8) Albert Einstein

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. – Albert Einstein

 9) Michael Jordan

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. 

10) Kelly Slater

The three most important things in life are friendship, family and health. Without these things you really don’t have much.

11) Johnny Depp

I don’t take my career too seriously, but I do take what I do seriously.

Johnny Depp was born in Kentucky on June 9, 1963. He is an American actor, producer and musician who has become one of Hollywood’s most well-known and popular actors.

12) Roald Dahl

Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.

13) Alice Cooper

I get up every morning and I say, ‘Hey, isn’t it great that I’m not dead?’  Then I make a cup of coffee and say, ‘Isn’t it great? Another day older and deeper in debt.’ 

14) Jay-Z

If you do what you love, and make sure you like what you do, it’s never work

Jay-Z One of my favorite quotes to live by is Do what you love and never work a day in your life. I always say that if I wanted to be doing something else with my time (like sitting on a beach) then I would be doing that instead of whatever it is that I am doing at that moment.

15) Sir Paul McCartney

The love you take is equal to the love you make.

Sir Paul McCartney’s famous quote, and one we should all remember. It may sound cliche, but it also happens to be incredibly true; relationships only work when both parties give as much as they take, and that applies in any type of relationship: romantic, familial or friendly. Be thankful for those around you and show your gratitude often; it will help keep your relationships strong and intact.

 16) Princess Diana

I truly believe that if you show people compassion, they will learn to show you compassion.

17) Whoopi Goldberg

I always have to remind myself how lucky I am. When you’ve been given so much, sometimes you can take it for granted.

18) Barack Obama

I have been blessed with opportunities that are unimaginable to most. If I had not worked hard to get good grades and stay out of trouble, I would not have received scholarship help. If I had made different decisions after college, I might not be where I am today.

19) Ozzy Osbourne Memoirs of a Madman: The Official Autobiography (2011)

If you don’t turn your life around, you end up where you’re headed. 

20) Britney Spears @britneyspears

I’m thankful for my fans because without them I wouldn’t be where I am today. They taught me to follow my dreams, even when people were telling me that it would never happen for me.