Office life and work routines can sometimes become a bit drab. When you live a life full of Excel spreadsheets and never-ending email chains, it can be easy to get caught up in your short-term office goals and projects, and it can become challenging to remember your long-term hopes and dreams.

If you catch yourself forgetting what it feels like to feel inspired -- whether that means to be motivated to achieve greater things or become a better you -- let these inspirational quotes help you out:

  1. "All of life is peaks and valleys. Don't let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low." -- John Wooden
  2. "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
  3. "There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing." -- Aristotle
  4. "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." -- C.S. Lewis
  5. "It's hard to beat a person who never gives up." -- Babe Ruth
  6. "For every reason it's not possible, there are hundreds of people who have faced the same circumstances and succeeded." -- Jack Canfield
  7. "Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out." -- John Wooden
  8. "The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle." -- Steve Jobs
  9. "The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt
  10. "The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others." -- Hasidic Proverb
  11. "You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it." -- Maya Angelou
  12. "Don't be discouraged. It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock." -- Unknown
  13. "What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  14. "Tough times never last, but tough people do." -- Robert H. Schuller
  15. "If you are feeling low or trampled, unappreciated or forgotten and you are reading this, realize it is an illusion. The hope is real, you are valued, and what lies ahead is brilliance." -- Tom Althouse
  16. "When you come to the edge of all that you know, you must believe one of two things: There will be ground to stand. Or you will grow wings to fly." -- O.R. Melling
  17. "Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service." -- Martin Luther King Jr.
  18. "Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all." -- Dale Carnegie
  19. "We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special." -- Stephen Hawking
  20. "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." -- Thomas Edison
  21. "Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be." -- Samuel Johnson
  22. "Anything is possible. Anything can be." -- Shel Silverstein
  23. "The best way to predict the future is to create it." -- Abraham Lincoln
  24. "Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you must do." -- H. Jackson Brown
  25. "If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced." -- Vincent Van Gogh
  26. "A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, and it sparks extraordinary results." -- Wade Boggs
  27. "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." -- Henry David Thoreau