Sometimes, you just need to sit down, forget about everything, and read some thought-provoking quotes to change your perspective and regain the inspiration you’re looking for. Life can get very overwhelming, but quotes from thought leaders, philosophers, authors, and others can help you get through it and find that inspiration again.

Some quotes stick with you because they strike a chord in your heart that makes you change the way you look at things, and today, we’ve gathered 25 of these types of quotes.

These 25 One-Sentence Quotes Will Give You Inspiration Every Time. (Especially The 12th One)

1. “The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need tomorrow.” – Robert Tew

2. “The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer someone else up.” – Mark Twain

3. “Nothing haunts us like the things we don’t say.” – Mitch Albom

4. “Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.” – Bill Nye

5. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.” – Maya Angelou

6. “Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.” – Robert J. Sawyer

7. “The greatest source of happiness is the ability to be grateful at all times.” – Zig Ziglar

8. “You are so brave and quiet, I forget you are suffering.” – Ernest Hemingway

9. “I loved her not for the way she danced with my angels, but for the way the sound of her name could silence my demons.” – Christopher Poindexter

10. “You have to die a few times before you can really live.” – Charles Bukowski

11. “She always had that about her, that look of otherness, of eyes that see things much too far, and of thoughts that wander off the edge of the world.” – Joanne Harris

12. “The problem is not the problem, the problem is your attitude about the problem.” – Captain Jack Sparrow

13. “One of the best lessons you can learn in life is to master how to remain calm.” – Catherine Pulsifer

14. “The strongest hearts have the most scars.” – Jeff Hood

15. “I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy, because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless, and they don’t want anyone to feel like that.” – Robin Williams

16. “Always stay humble and kind.” – Tim McGraw

17. “Before you start to judge me, step into my shoes and walk the life I’m living and if you get as far as I am, just maybe you will see how strong I really am.” – Unknown

18. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can choose not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou

19. “It’s not selfish to do what is best for you.” – Mark Sutton

20. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

21. “My goal is not to be better than anybody else, but to be better than I used to be.” – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

22. “Traveling: it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

23. “I don’t have to agree with you to like you or respect you.” – Anthony Bourdain

24. “Often, our biggest disappointments and heartaches lead to breakthroughs and transformation.” – Michelle Maros

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25. “Everytime you get upset at something, ask yourself if you were to die tomorrow, was it worth wasting your time being angry?” – Robert Tew