52 Quotes That Are Perfect for Your Bullet Journal

52 Quotes That Are Perfect for Your Bullet Journal

What would a bullet journal be without quotes? If you ask us, positive quotes that inspire us to keep moving forward and be are best selves are key to any bullet journaling practice. 

Inspiring quotes can lift us up when we're down, create motivation when we're just not feeling it, and remind us that change doesn't always happen overnight. For that reason, we've compiled 52 quotes that are perfect for your bullet journal, so you'll always feel inspired to keep trying. 

1. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” - Helen Keller

2. "The secret of getting ahead is getting started." — Mark Twain 

3. "It always seems impossible until it's done." — Nelson Mandela

4. "There is nothing impossible to they who will try." — Alexander the Great

5. "Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put sunglasses on." — Lady Gaga

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6. “If you make your internal life a priority, then everything else you need on the outside will be given to you and it will be extremely clear what the next step is." — Gabrielle Bernstein

7. “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” — Aristotle

8. “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” — Roald Dahl

9. “Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.”— Henry David Thoreau

10. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein

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11. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” — Maya Angelou

12. "The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it." — Peter Pan

13. "I have learned not to allow rejection to move me." — Cicely Tyson

14. "Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them." — Madam C.J. Walker

15. "One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals." — Michelle Obama

michelle obama quote card for your bullet journal

16. "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." — Winston Churchill 

17. "When you have a dream, you've got to grab it and never let go." — Carol Burnett

18. "It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome." — William James

19. "You do not find the happy life. You make it." — Camilla Eyring Kimball

20. "It isn't where you came from. It's where you're going that counts." — Ella Fitzgerald

ella fitzgerald quote card for bullet journaling

21. "All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them." — Walt Disney

22. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor." — Franklin D. Roosevelt

23. “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

24. "People often say that motivation does not last. Well, neither does bathing — that's why we recommend it daily." — Zig Ziglar

25. "Collect moments, not things." — Karen Salmansohn

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26. “I tell myself, ‘You’ve been through so much, you’ve endured so much, time will allow me to heal, and soon this will be just another memory that made me the strong woman, athlete, and mother I am today.” — Serena Williams

27. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”— George Eliot

28. “We have to let go of who we think we should be and embrace what is.”
— Achea Redd

29. “Being vulnerable is a strength, not a weakness.” — Selena Gomez

30. “Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

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31. “A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.” — Madonna

32.  “Let love rule.”— Lenny Kravitz

33. “The power of imagination makes us infinite.”— John Muir

34. "I don't harp on the negative because if you do, then there's no progression. There's no froward movement. You got to always look on the bright side of things, and we are in control. Like, you have control over the choices you make." — Taraji P. Henson

35. "Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes." — Eleanor Roosevelt

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36. "Nothing is impossible. The word itself says 'I'm possible!'" — Audrey Hepburn

37. "Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory." — Dr. Seuss

38. "Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you." — Walt Whitman

39. "Happiness is not by chance, but by choice." — Jim Rohn

40. "Dreams don’t have to just be dreams. You can make it a reality; if you just keep pushing and keep trying, then eventually you’ll reach your goal." — Naomi Osaka

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41. "Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will." — Suzy Kassem

42. "Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star." — W. Clement Stone

43. “You’ve got to learn to leave the table when love’s no longer being served.” — Nina Simone

44. “I realized that I don’t have to be perfect. All I have to do is show up and enjoy the messy, imperfect, and beautiful journey of my life.” — Kerry Washington

45. “Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the errors that counts.” — Nikki Giovanni

an illustrated nikki giovanni quote for putting in your bullet journal

46. “Give light and people will find the way.” — Ella Baker

47. "It is better to travel well than to arrive."— Buddha

48. "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." — George Bernard Shaw

49. "Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim." — Nora Ephron

50. "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." — Milton Berle

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51. "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on." — Robert Frost

52. "To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist." — Oscar Wilde

How to use these quotes in your bullet journal

You can use these quotes in your bullet journal however you want. You can create a page dedicated entirely to inspirational quotes, you can write one on the top of each page, or you can print them out and glue them in. The beauty of bullet journaling is that it's an entirely personal experience, so do what works best for you. 


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