Looking for the best inspirational quotes?
Something about them resonates with us, lifts us out of a funk, and gives us direction.
I used to get caught in a cycle of negative thinking. I found quotes like these helpful to refocus my brain and make me think, I can do that!
This article will cover:
- Why post inspirational quotes on social media?
- How to post quotes to get more engagement.
- Where to get quote graphics for social media.
- 50 best inspirational quotes.
- FREE download: PDF with 149 quotes plus tips (sign up towards the end of article).
- Plus, lots of quote images for your viewing enjoyment!
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Should You Post Inspirational Quotes on Social Media?
Inspirational quotes can boost your engagement on social media! According to social media influencer Aaron Lee:
Quotes work well because people can easily relate to them, so they get liked and shared easily.
Some of the biggest social media influencers, like Guy Kawasaki, Kim Garst, and Sandi Krakowski, love to share inspirational quote graphics on their accounts.
Count me as a believer! I always get super engagement on posts with inspiring messages. And audience engagement is critical to organic (unpaid) reach on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and more.
Inspo quotes can definitely generate a lot of engagement. A search on BuzzSumo for inspirational quotes shows that this kind of content generates a ton of shares.
However, encouraging others is part of me. I do believe in authenticity on social media, so if being an encourager doesn’t appeal to you, then posting inspiring quotes may not be for you.
Due to my nature, I’d love to encourage you to rethink this! 😉 Inspiring others can be a blessing for you as well as them. But it must come from a place of sincerity.
Regardless of whether you choose to post quote graphics, you must vary your social media content. Your followers don’t want to hear only about your products and services. Always tooting your own horn is a sure way turn off your follower growth and engagement.
Be sure to post valuable content that’s entertaining, inspiring, or educational, to build and maintain your personal or business brand.
How to Post Inspirational Quotes on Social Media
Keeping your accounts active with a variety of social media content is important. But you can’t just throw stuff out there haphazardly.
To successfully post inspirational quotes on your business social media, follow these tips:
1 | Use your own: Posting others’ images is not only copyright infringement, but it also makes your brand look cheap.
2 | Stay aligned to your brand: Post quotes that represent your business philosophy.
3 | Incite engagement: Ask a question in your caption! Do you agree, have you tried this, etc.
4 | Don’t overshare: One per day on the social platform(s) you use is plenty.
5 | Check your stats: Follow up by referring to your analytics so you know what’s working – or not.
Where to Get Inspirational Quotes for Social Media
Make Your Own Quote Images
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Be an Artist Patron
If you only plan to post an occasional quote image, you could join Patreon in support of an artist.
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In general, you can use them for non-commercial purposes and must credit the artist.
50 best inspirational quotes to post on social media
Feel free to copy and paste the text quotes into your favorite design tool or social media status update. Do not download the images.
An oak is not felled at one blow. ~Spanish Proverb
An unexamined life is not worth living. ~Socrates
And all may do what has by man been done. ~Edward Young
Ask yourself this question; “Will this matter a year from now?” ~Richard Carlson
Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still. ~Chinese Proverb
Careful thinking and hard work will solve nearly all your problems. Try and see for yourself. ~Ullery
Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer. ~Marcia Wieder
Constant dripping hollows out a stone. ~Lucretius
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. ~W. Clement Stone
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. ~William B. Sprague
Doubt whom you will, but never yourself. ~Christian Nestell Bovee
Dream big and dare to fail. ~Norman Vaughan
Dreams are the touchstones of our character. ~Henry David Thoreau
Eighty percent of success is showing up. ~Woody Allen
Every artist was first an amateur. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. ~Babe Ruth
Failures to heroic minds are the stepping stones to success. ~Thomas C. Haliburton
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. ~Epictetus
For hope is but the dream of those that wake. ~Matthew Prior
Fortune favors the brave. ~Publius Terence
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. ~Henry David Thoreau
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. ~Albert Einstein
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true. ~Leon J. Suenes
He turns not back who is bound to a star. ~Leonardo Da Vinci
He who hesitates is lost. ~Proverb
Hope is the dream of the waking man. ~French Proverb
I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. ~Stephen Covey
I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. ~Florence Nightingale
I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward. ~Charlotte Brontë
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is… Try to please everybody. ~Herbert Bayard Swope
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no use being a damn fool about it. ~W.C. Fields
If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. ~Latin Proverb
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes. ~St. Clement of Alexandra
If you would create something, you must be something. ~Goethe
Impatience never commanded success. ~Edwin H. Chapin
In any project the important factor is your belief. Without belief, there can be no successful outcome. ~William James
In doubtful matters boldness is everything. ~Publilius Syrus
In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it. ~Norman Vincent Peale
Inspiration and genius are one and the same. ~Victor Hugo
It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere. ~Agnes Repplier
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. ~Goethe
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. ~Aristotle
Life consists not in holding good cards, but in playing those you hold well. ~Josh Billings
It is precisely the possibility of realizing a dream that makes life interesting. ~Paulo Coelho
Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. ~Charles Swindoll
Storms make oaks take roots. ~Proverb
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. ~Albert Einstein
Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes. ~Kenneth Hildebrand
The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. ~Paul Valery
Success is the child of audacity. ~Benjamin Disraeli
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Inspirational Quotes Infographic
Check out the compilation of quotes below: world-famous philosophers, writers, businesspeople and more, hit the nail on the head with these words that so many of us can relate to.
This artful infographic of Inspirational Quotes is compliments of SuccessStory.com. I was pleased to be asked to share it with my readers. Check it out and see which quotes resonate with you.
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