Team ELLE has compiled a list of their favourite mottos, mantras and memorable lines to inspire you. #ELLEinspire
'It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.' Lucius Annaeus Seneca.
'To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.' Woodrow Wilson.
'The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.' Ralph Waldo Emerson.
'The sun shines everywhere not just at the beach.' Brande Roderick.
'Time is what we want most, but what we use the worst.' William Penn.
'Hope begins in the dark.' Anne Lamott.
'Everything you can image is real.' Picasso.
'Im not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.' Louisa May Alcott.
'Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of mind and spirit.' Helena Rubenstein.
'You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.' Beverley Sill.
'Stop wearing your wishbone, where your backbone ought to be.' Elizabeth Gilbert.
'If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.' Katharine Hepburn.
'I'm always happy when I'm surrounded by water, I think I'm a mermaid or I was a mermaid.' Beyonce Knowles.
'Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.' Coco Chanel.
'I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've go to go out and kick ass.' Maya Angelou
'Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it with use.' Ruth Gordon.
'If you don't like the road you're walking start paving another one.' Dolly Parton.
'How I long to fall just a little bit, to dance out of the lines and stray from the light.' Dar Williams.
'The man who has no imagination has no wings.' Muhammad Ali.
'Go to the truth beyond the mind. Love is the bridge.' Stephen Levine.
'Knowledge is love and light and vision.' Helen Keller.
'Sensitivity and money are like parallel lines, they don't meet.' Ang Lee.
'You are the change you've been waiting for.' Barack Obama.
'Never let go of the fiery sadness called desire.' Patti Smith.
'The best protection any woman can have is courage.' Elizabeth Cady Stanton.'
'The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.' Alice Walker.
'Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.' Anais Nin
'Love is the most common of miracles, fashioned of fleecy clouds, a handful of stars tossed into the night sky.' Jim Bishop.
'A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.' Eleanor Roosevelt.
'You have to have the confidence in your ability, ad then be tough enough to follow through.' Rosalynn Carter
'There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another.' Edouard Manet.
'Everyday is a good day to be alive whether the sun's shining or not.' Marty Robbins.
'I rise to taste the dawn, and find that love aline will shine today.' Ken Wilber.
'I was born in high heels and I've worn them ever since.' Helena Christensen.
'Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.' Henry David Thoreau.
'Woman must not accept; she must challenge.' Margaret Sanger.
'I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anyone on earth.' Susan.B.Anthony.
'The question isn't who's going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.' Ayn Rand.
'Without deep reflection one knows form daily life that one exists for other people.' Albert Einstein
'A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That's why the don't get what they want.' Madonna.
'The hardest thing in life to learn is which bridge to cross and which to burn.' David Russell.
'Structure is one of the things that I always hope will reveal itself to me.' Richard Russo.
'Life is not measured by the number of breaths we rake, but by the moments that take your breath away.' Maya Angelou.
'A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.' Lao Tzu.
'If you want the rainbow, you've got to put up with the rain.' Dolly Parton.
'With the brush we merely tint, while the imagination alone produces colour.' Herbert Read.
'Art is pattern informed by sensibility.' Herbert Read.
'Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.' Janis Joplin.
'Love is a great beautifier.' Louisa May Alcott.
'I've got big feet, so filling someone else's big shoes doesn't scare me.' Caroline Rhea.
'People with clenched fists cannot shake hands.' Indira Gandhi.
'The earth laughs in flowers.' Ralph Waldo Emerson.
'Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes.' Eleanor Roosevelt.
'Love is not consolation it is light.' Friedrich Nietzsche.
'Illusions of grandeur are not the same as visions of greatness.' Thomas Huxley.