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21 Quotes to Inspire You for 2021

January 6, 2021 3 min read 10 Comments

When we think of a new year, we usually think of things that are new or even inspiring. Sort of like tapping into an essence that, in conjunction with your faith, keeps you fueled with optimism…you know, from deep down inside.

With that in mind, I thought I’d share a few quotes and sayings that can be nice foundations for ushering in a less chaotic year and calming 2021.

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“What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet.”

—Anne Frank

“Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.”

Augustine Og Mandino

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.

—Benjamin Franklin

“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”

—Paulo Coelho

“The strongest actions for a woman is to love herself, be herself and shine amongst those who never believed she could.”


Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”

—Matthew 11:28 (NLT)

“Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.”

—Sara Blakely
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“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

—C.S. Lewis

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is a quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”

—Mary Anne Radmacher

“”Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”

—Hebrews 11:1

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”

—Helen Keller

“Tears are prayers too – they travel to God when we can’t speak”

—Psalm 56

“He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.”

—Arabian Proverb

“When you are a good person, you don’t lose good people, they lose you”

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”

—Margaret Mead

“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love.”

—1 Corinthians 16:13-14 (NIV)

“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”

—Maya Angelou

“As the year comes to an end, don’t look back on yesterday’s disappointments. look ahead to God’s promises yet to unfold.”

—Buky Ojelabi

“It is no longer good enough to cry peace, we must act peace, live peace and live in peace.”

—Native American Proverb

“It’s not the load that weighs you down, it’s the way you carry it.”

—C.S. Lewis

“Never think that what you have to offer is insignificant. There will always be someone out there who needs what you have to give.”


Feeling introspective? Here are some more of my musings :

How are you ushering in 2021?

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  • nadaliebardo January 7, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    What amazing way to welcome the new year! Happy new year, everyone!

    • annaelleliz January 7, 2021 at 7:58 pm

      Cheers to the end of a never-ending year and 2021!

  • Tisha January 7, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    These are all so great!

    • annaelleliz January 7, 2021 at 7:50 pm

      Happy to bring in some New Year inspiration!

  • Steph January 7, 2021 at 10:38 am

    Great collection of quotes. I’ll have to save this to refer back to!

    • annaelleliz January 7, 2021 at 7:47 pm

      Woohoo! It really does get you in the mood to take on the world!

  • Amber Myers January 6, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    These are the best quotes. I will keep them in mind for sure.

    • annaelleliz January 7, 2021 at 2:53 am

      Aww, thanks so much! Here’s to *trying* to start 2021 of better than 2020!

  • Mimi January 6, 2021 at 2:25 pm

    I love these, I love the CS Lewis one

    • annaelleliz January 7, 2021 at 2:53 am

      C.S. Lewis has some of my favorite quotes!

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