We can all use a little inspiration every once in a while-especially when the obstacles in our lives are stacking up and we're not sure we can continue to rise to the challenge. That's exactly when we need a dose of inspiration to get us back on track and ready to take on the world.

Here are 37 quotes that will give you just the dose of inspiration you're looking for.

1. "Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all." -Helen Keller

2. "Don't take life too seriously. You'll never get out of it alive." -Elbert Hubbard

3. "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced." -Soren Kierkegaard

4. "What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds." -Wayne Dyer

5. "Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it." -Lou Holtz

6. "Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact." -William James

7. "The only disability in life is a bad attitude." -Scott Hamilton

8. "Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile." -Albert Einstein

9. "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." -Winston Churchill

10. "All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

11. "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." -Maya Angelou

12. "Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life." -John F. Kennedy

13. "There is no passion to be found playing small-in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." -Nelson Mandela

14. "If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much." -Jim Rohn

15. "I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed." -Michael Jordan

16. "The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams." -Oprah Winfrey

17. "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." -Leo Buscaglia

18. "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." -George Bernard Shaw

19. "There is more to life than increasing its speed." -Mahatma Gandhi

20. "Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." -Confucius

21. "There are three constants in life...change, choice and principles." -Stephen Covey

22. "Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them-that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like." -Lao Tzu

23. "Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent." -Billy Graham

24. "Each person must live their life as a model for others." -Rosa Parks

25. "My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose-somehow we win out." -Ronald Reagan

26. "Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce." -Vivian Komori

27. "The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward." -Amelia Earhart

28. "Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure." -Paulo Coelho

29. "Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits." -Thomas Jefferson

30. "The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor." -Vince Lombardi

31. "Communication is a skill that you can learn. It's like riding a bicycle or typing. If you're willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life." -Brian Tracy

32. "Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto." -Dale Carnegie

33. "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." -Abraham Lincoln

34. "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." -Thomas A. Edison

35. "The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you." -Tony Robbins

36. "Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It's a journey of discovery-there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair." -Rick Warren

37. "It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently." -Warren Buffett

Published on: Dec 10, 2016