Inspirational Quotes for Mental Health Awareness Week

Inspirational Quotes for Mental Health Awareness Week

In honour of Mental Health Awareness week 2019, I have put together some of my most favourite inspirational quotes. I’ve always loved finding and listing quotes – I created a collection of My Favourite Latin Phrases not too long ago. My workbooks are filled with quotations I have come across throughout my life.

If you’re ever feeling down, inspirational quotes might just help to turn your day around!

“There is nothing impossible to him who will try.” Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” Albert Einstein


“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” Steve Jobs


“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” Walt Disney


“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” Oscar Wilde


“Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next-door neighbour. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.” Mother Theresa

Mother Theresa

“A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.” Richard Nixon


“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” Diane Ackerman

Inspirational Quote Ackerman

“The wide world is all about you: you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot forever fence it out.”  J.R.R. Tolkien

Inspirational Quote Tolkein

“Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.” Elvis Presley

Inspirational Quote Presley

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” Pablo Picasso

Inspirational Quote Picasso

“Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.” William Shakespeare 

Inspirational Quote Shakespeare

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” Dr. Seuss

Inspirational Quote Dr Seuss

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” Mae West

Inspirational Quote West

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”  Michelangelo

Inspirational Quote Michelangelo

“Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.” Charlie Chaplin 

Inspirational Quote Chaplain

“Darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines, it will shine out the clearer.” J.R.R. Tolkien

Inspirational Quote Tolkein

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”  Marcus Aurelius

Inspirational Quote Aurelius

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Nelson Mandela

Inspirational Quote Mandela

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” Mother Teresa

Inspirational Quote Mother Teresa

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas Edison

Inspirational Quote Edison

“To me, business isn’t about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It’s about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials.” Richard Branson

Inspirational Quote Branson

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” David Brinkley

Inspirational Quote Brinkley

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.” Rosa Parks

Inspirational Quote Parks

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney

Inspirational Quote Disney

“Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.”  Margaret Thatcher

Inspirational Quote Thatcher

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” Leonardo Da Vinci

Inspirational Quote Da Vinci

“I never look back, darling! It distracts me from the now.” Edna Mode, The Incredibles.

Inspirational Quote The Incredibles!

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

Inspirational Quote Lewis

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” Lucille Ball

Inspirational Quote Ball

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” Henry David Thoreau


 “First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.” Aristotle


“You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” Pooh, Winnie-The-Pooh.


“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston S. Churchill


“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi


“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” Aristotle


“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, ‘I’m possible!'” Audrey Hepburn


“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbour, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. ” Mark Twain

Inspirational Quote Twain

“A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.” J.R.R. Tolkien

Inspirational Quote Tolkein

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” George Bernard Shaw

Inspirational Quote Bernard Shaw

“If you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead; no matter where you came from, what you look like, or who you love.” Barack Obama

Inspirational Quote Obama

“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.” Coco Chanel

Inspirational Quote Chanel

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” Theodore Roosevelt

Inspirational Quote Roosevelt

“I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine.” Neil Armstrong

Inspirational Quote Armstrong

“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.” Thomas J. Watson

Inspirational Quote

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

Inspirational Quote

I hope you enjoyed my list of inspirational quotes. Do you have your own inspirational quotes you’d like to share?



  1. May 16, 2019 / 10:31 pm

    I love all of these, but the Dr. Seuss one is my favorite! 🙂

    • Lellalee
      May 21, 2019 / 8:40 pm

      Thank you Michelle xxx

  2. mydreamality
    May 16, 2019 / 11:49 pm

    Wonderful collection of such inspirational quotes! All of them resonated with me. Thank you for sharing this!! One of my favourites is from a poem that was Nelson Mandela’s favourite while in prison: “I am the Master of my fate, I am the Captain of my soul.”

    • Lellalee
      May 21, 2019 / 8:51 pm

      What a beautiful quote! Sends chills up the spine! Thank you for sharing xxx

  3. May 17, 2019 / 1:01 am

    Great quotes!!! I especially like the Steve Jobs one 🙂

    • Lellalee
      May 21, 2019 / 8:53 pm

      Thank you lovely xxx

    • Lellalee
      May 21, 2019 / 8:57 pm

      Thank you lovely xxx

  4. Brian Firth
    May 17, 2019 / 10:08 am

    Very good meaningful quotes, a really good and enjoyable post!! Keep up the good work

    • Lellalee
      May 21, 2019 / 8:57 pm

      Thank you xxxxxxx

  5. Lisa's Notebook
    May 17, 2019 / 10:16 am

    Some wonderful quote here. My favourites are the Oscar Wilde, Elvis Presley, Thomas Edison and Audrey Hepburn ones. Especially Oscar Wilde, he was a genius and how he managed to survice Reading Gaol is one of life’s mysteries. Thank you for sharing, especially during this week, brilliant timing! Lisa x

    • Lellalee
      May 21, 2019 / 8:59 pm

      Thank you Lisa, so many geniuses on this list – I do love Oscar Wilde too! xxx

    • Lellalee
      May 21, 2019 / 9:18 pm

      Thank you Jenny xxx

  6. Renee
    May 17, 2019 / 11:23 am

    Great post! I love the Mother Theresa quotes ! 🙂

    • Lellalee
      May 21, 2019 / 9:25 pm

      Thank you lovely xxx

  7. May 17, 2019 / 12:45 pm

    Some really great inspirational quotes. I have a handful of favourite quotes but I don’t really think they’d be classed as inspirational lol Here’s two of them, I believe they are both from Being Erica:

    “They say without risk, there is no reward; perhaps it goes further than that. Without risk there is no exploration, no discovery, no delight….so don’t waste time, take a risk…..see what comes.”

    “Growth is painful. Change is hard. And there are days when you wish it would just stop. Wouldn’t it be great to just know? To feel like you’ve finally figured it all out? To just be done? It’s the hardest and most wonderful thing about being alive, that no matter how much you learn, grow or change, you’re never done.”

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    • Lellalee
      May 21, 2019 / 9:28 pm

      Thank you for sharing such beautiful quotes! Growth is painful … how true!xxx

  8. Jessica
    May 17, 2019 / 4:56 pm

    Loveeeee these quotes !!!! ? I even saved some of them in my phone! They are great reminders !!

    • Lellalee
      May 21, 2019 / 9:43 pm

      Thank you lovely!xxx

  9. May 17, 2019 / 5:26 pm

    The quotes from Mother Theresa and Audrey Hepburn are two of my favorite quotes. Both women had such kind hearts and it can be seen in their deeds and words. Thanks for sharing.

    • Lellalee
      May 21, 2019 / 9:44 pm

      Thank you for reading xxx

  10. May 21, 2019 / 6:12 pm

    I love all your inspirational quotes. My two favorite quotes are by Barack Obama and Theodore Roosevelt.

    • Lellalee
      May 21, 2019 / 10:08 pm

      Thank you Deb xxx

  11. Thesacredspaceap
    May 23, 2019 / 3:23 am

    These are great motivational quotes! I love a good quote to give me some inspiration.
    Quotes that usually resonate with me tend to be about our mind, higher self and our power.
    Thank you for sharing your favourite quotes with us.

    • Lellalee
      May 29, 2019 / 9:43 pm

      Thank you Alyssa xxx

  12. January 25, 2020 / 12:22 pm

    I know this is an older post, but I couldn’t resist – I love inspirational quotes. The one about forgiving your enemies because it annoys them actually made me laugh out loud – I’ve never heard that before but I love it. There are some really poignant messages here, thanks for sharing!

    • Lellalee
      January 31, 2020 / 10:37 am

      Thank you so much for reading xxx

  13. February 13, 2020 / 10:49 pm

    These were great! Tolkein has some great ones. Thanks for the extra dose of motivation!

  14. May 19, 2020 / 10:13 am

    So much inspiration! My favorite is: ‘the fears we don’t face become our limits’ by robin sharma

  15. May 19, 2020 / 4:32 pm

    I love each of these quotes. They all are just so good.

    • Lellalee
      May 21, 2020 / 11:37 am

      Thank you xxx

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