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The Top 20 Cliché Inspirational Quotes

Stop using cliché inspirational quotes. Certain pieces of advice or nuggets of “wisdom” have officially been overused, and they weren’t even that great, to begin with! There are many clever and inspiring ways to tell someone to follow their dreams or believe in love. You don’t need a clichéd motivational quote for it. We’re all for having a positive mental attitude. We want that attitude to manifest in quotes and advice that don’t make other people roll their eyes. Let’s just vow to never use these cheesy cliché quotes in yearbooks, speeches, wedding toasts, Etsy products, Pinterest boards and so on.

1. “It’s not the number of breaths we take, but the number of moments that take our breath away.” 

2. “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” 

3. “You’re only as strong as the drinks you mix, the tables you dance on, and the friends you party with” 

4. “Live for the nights you’ll never remember with the friends you’ll never forget” 

5. “Live, laugh, love.” 

6. “You have to look through the rain to see the rainbow.” 

7. “Sing like no one is listening. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.” 

8. “Yesterday is history, tomorrow a mystery and today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.” 

9. “Keep calm and carry on.” 

10. “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” 

11. “You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince.” 

12. “Everything happens for a reason.”

13. “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” 

14. “You’ll find love when you stop looking.” 

15. “Live every day like it’s your last.” 

16. “It takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile.” 

17. “Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.” 

18. “Real eyes realize real lies.” 

19. “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

20. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

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