125 Ultimate Inspirational Quotes for Young Adults

Inspirational quotes for young adults – In today’s society, young adults are under a lot of pressure, here is some quotes to motivate and inspire you.

In the United States, the average young adult is between the ages of 20 and 25. This age group is generally considered to be a time of transition, when young people are leaving the nest of their childhood home and beginning to establish independence.

For many young adults, this includes attending college, finding a first job, and beginning to establish long-term relationships. While some young adults take this transition in stride, others may find it difficult to adjust to the newfound freedom and responsibility.

More and more young adults are finding themselves in a position where they have to make significant life decisions at an age when they are not fully developed emotionally. This can lead to a lot of confusion and stress. Many young adults feel like they are not ready to take on such responsibility. This can be a very tough time in their lives.

That’s why we’ve compiled a list of inspirational quotes for young adults to help motivate you through the tough times. Hopefully, these quotes will inspire you to keep pushing forward and reach your goals.

Inspirational quotes for young adults about life

Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I’m not perfect and I don’t live to be, but before you start pointing fingers… make sure your hands are clean! — Bob Marley

I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a question of how I view my life. ― Paulo Coelho

Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans. — Allen Saunders

Life consists of two days, one for you one against you. So when it’s for you don’t be proud or reckless, and when it’s against you be patient, for both days are test for you. ― Ali Ibn Abu-Talib

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. — Albert Einstein

quotation for young adults about life

Try walking forward while looking over your shoulder and see how far you get. The same goes for life, look forward! — Martin Henderson

Each of us has a spark of life inside us, and our highest endeavor ought to be to set off that spark in one another. — Kenny Ausubel

People make mistakes in life through believing too much, but they have a damned dull time if they believe too little. ― James Hilton

In everybody’s life there’s a point of no return. And in a very few cases, a point where you can’t go forward anymore. And when we reach that point, all we can do is quietly accept the fact. That’s how we survive. ― Haruki Murakami

I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we’re living now. ― Paulo Coelho

Inspirational quotes for young adults who feel stuck

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation. — Robert F. Kennedy

Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we’ve ever known. — Ronald Reagan

There is one rule, above all others, for being a man. Whatever comes, face it on your feet. — Robert Jordan

Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. — JK Rowling

When you encourage others, you boost their self-esteem, enhance their self-confidence, make them work harder, lift their spirits and make them successful in their endeavors. Encouragement goes straight to the heart and is always available. Be an encourager. Always. ― Roy Bennett

inspirational quotes for young adults about life

When everything seems to be going against you, remember…the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. — Henry Ford

Don’t ever be discouraged with yourself because you have not arrived at success, but instead be pleased that you are pressing toward it. ― Joyce Meyer

Hard days are the best because that’s when champions are made. If you push through the hard days, then you can get through anything. — Gabby Douglas

There is more inspiration to be found in the confession of our weaknesses than in all the boastings of our success. — Ronald Swanepoel

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. — Abraham Lincoln

Short inspirational quotes for young adults

Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice. — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it. — Ella Williams

When life gives you lemons, squirt someone in the eye. — Cathy Guisewite

If you don’t have a goal, you can’t achieve it. ― Mina Faraway

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. — Douglas Adams

encouraging quotes for young adults

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. — Robert Frost

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen — Frank Lloyd Wright

The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men. — George Eliot

Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition. — Abraham Lincoln

When a dog runs at you, whistle for him — Henry David Thoreau

encouraging words for young adults

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. — Aristotle

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. — Oscar Wilde

No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she is beautiful. — Eleanor Roosevelt

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not. — Andre Gide

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. — Winston S Churchill

Inspirational quotes for young adults about being yourself

So, if you feel a smile begin, don’t leave it undetected, let’s start an epidemic quick, and get the world infected! — Russel H. Conwell

I rarely do what is expected of me, not to cause reaction but to please myself rather than others. ― Marion Bekoe

Just remember to always be yourself and don’t be afraid to speak your mind or to dream out loud. ― J.A. Redmerski

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. ― Bernard M. Baruch

Be yourself, don’t take anything from anyone, and never let them take you alive. ― Gerard Way

short inspirational quotes for young adults

The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people wants you to be. Don’t let them put you in that position. ― Leo Buscaglia

Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is younger than you. — Dr. Seuss

Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential. — Barack Obama

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else. — Judy Garland

Motivational quotes for young adults to elevate resilience

Resilience means you experience, you feel, you fail, you hurt. You fall, but you keep going. — Yasmin Mogahed

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. — Confucius

And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear. — Paulo Coelho

No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That’s the only way to keep the roads clear. — Greg Kincaid

Strong enough to make holes in the rock are tiny drops of water that persist to fall. Persistence is the attitude that breaks down mountains one rock at a time! ― Israelmore Ayivor

quotes for young adults about self-development

We are stronger, gentler, more resilient, and more beautiful than any of us imagine. — Mark Nepo

The tough mind is sharp and penetrating, breaking through the crust of legends and myths and sifting the true from the false. The tough-minded individual is astute and discerning. He has a strong austere quality that makes for firmness of purpose and solidness of commitment. Who doubts that this toughness is one of man’s greatest needs? Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think. ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. — Elizabeth Edwards

You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence. — Eleanor Roosevelt

When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure. — Peter Marshall

Inspirational quotes for young adults to help through tough times

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. — Benjamin Franklin

Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high, look it quarely in the eye and say, ‘I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me. — Ann Landers

Trouble is a part of your life; if you don’t share it, you don’t give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough. — Dinah Shore

I must say there’s nothing amuses me like a little devilry now and then. Life would be dreadfully monotonous without it. ― Marcel Proust

When there is noise and crowds, there is trouble;
When everything is silent and perfect,
There is just perfection and nothing
To fill the air. — Dejan Stojanovic

The victory over our inner self is a daily struggle. Be strong and do not give up. — Lailah Gifty Akita

Pervasiveness. Unlike pessimists who let their doubts and troubles affect every area of their lives, optimists are able to put their problems in a box” and not let them distract them. ― Gary Mack

My whole life has been spent walking by the side of a bottomless chasm, jumping from stone to stone. Sometimes I try to leave my narrow path and join the swirling mainstream of life, but I always find myself drawn inexorably back towards the chasm’s edge, and there I shall walk until the day I finally fall into the abyss. ― Edvard Munch

Keep your problems to yourself, if it’s too much for you, kill it slowly till it disappears from your life. ― Michael Bassey Johnson

A tree doesn’t make a thunderstorm, but any fool knows where lightning’s going to strike. ― Patrick Rothfuss

Inspirational quotes for young adults about leader

A leader is best
When people barely know he exists
Of a good leader, who talks little,
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
They will say, we did this ourselves. ― Lao Tzu

True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well. ― Bill Owens

The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone. You develop the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it. ― Elaine Agather

There was never a vote and no one really called him the leader, but everyone knew it and accepted it. They often looked to him for answers. It was just the way things were. ― Jason Medina

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. — John Quincy Adams

True leaders are willing to die for their dreams. They don’t oppress with ignorance; they impress with visions. They live like Martin Luther King Jr, Nelson Mandela. ― Israelmore Ayivor

Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership. —Colin Powell

The leader must have both; the courage to take the people to a daring destination and the humility to selflessly serve others on the journey. ― Cheryl A. Bachelder

A leader is one who performs, reform and transform his society. ― Jonah Takon

Leaders are people who do the right thing; managers are people who do things right. ― Warren G. Bennis

Inspirational quotes for young adults about future

The past is to be respected and acknowledged, but not worshipped; it is our future in which we will find our greatness. — Pierre Trudeau

My friend, let us enjoy the present and give no thought to the evils of the future. ― Alexandre Dumas

It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow. — Robert H. Goddard

I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up in the morning and see the light. — Miles Davis

The present generation is the future generation, beware of what you teach them. ― J. Nedumaan

We are all a little schizophrenic. Each of us has three different people living inside us every day—who you were, who you are and who you will become. The road to sanity is to recognize those identities, in order to know who are you are today. — Shannon L. Alder

You can’t do anything about the past, it’s done and can’t be mended. But the future is different, if you just think what you really want and reach out and take it. — Lesley Pearse

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery,
and today is a gift…
that’s why they call it present. — Master Oogway

I am an optimist. Anyone interested in the future has to be otherwise he would simply shoot himself. — Arthur C. Clarke

The most important thing is this: to sacrifice what you are now for what you can become tomorrow. — Shannon Alder

Inspirational quotes for young adults about responsibility

When you start to accept responsibility for the results you get in life, you also take back the power to change your future outcome. — Kevin Ngo

I am responsible for my own existence and happiness. — inspirational quotes for young adults by Nathaniel Branden

In order to win and succeed in life, responsibility is so important. This is a part of being an adult and learning how to be responsible for everything. — Tonya R. Owens

If you can take responsibility for your own life, then you will begin to realize that you can change it. — H. K. Abell

The price of greatness is responsibility. — inspirational quotes for young adults by Winston Churchill

Start to reflect on your life after you accept, act, and take responsibility for your life. — C. Payne

By choosing to take responsibility for your life, you will immediately gain an increased power to achieve your greatest potential. — Skip Downing

Each one of us is responsible for the world – each one of us must give a hand to build our world in a humane manner, crossing faith, fate and family. — Abhijit Naskar

Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry his own weight, this is a frightening prospect. — Eleanor Roosevelt

There is always an alternative to the present urgency – and it’s not a vacation, it’s acknowledging deeper responsibility. — Stewart Brand

Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility. — Sigmund Freud

Inspirational quotes for young adult to live by in your twenties

I made stupid decisions as a kid, or as a young adult, but I’m trying to be now, I’m trying to take this lemon and make lemonade. ― Kevin Mitnick

Live your life, take chances, be crazy. Dont wait ’cause right now is the oldest you’ve ever been & the youngest you’ll be ever again. ― Suzanne Collins

We can not control the aging reversal to a specific year today, that will come in the future. It is hypothesized that you will not reverse in physical appearance to less than a young adult. We see this in mice as well. ― Liz Parrish

If you just go with the flow, no matter what weird things happen along the way, you always end up exactly where you belong. ― Tom Upton

All kids need to figure out how to manage their time as a young adult. ― inspirational quotes for young adults by Clyde Drexler

Anyone interested in the world generally can’t help being interested in young adult culture; in the music, the bands, the books, the fashions, and the way in which the young adult community develops its own language. ― Margaret Mahy

I just remember that pivotal moment when you’re a young adult, and you realize that these authority figures are human beings, too, and they’re figuring out their lives just as you are, and they’re flawed. ― Gia Coppola

Some of the most powerful memories are those when you are very, very young. Adult life is seen through the reflection of complex, rational thought. ― Hisham Matar

You can only chase a butterfly for so long. ― inspirational quotes for young adults by Jane Yolen

The most important thing you can ever know, is that whatever your purpose is, that’s not your only choice. ― Dan Wells

Final thought

Young adults face many challenges when transitioning into adulthood. These challenges can be overwhelming and lead to anxiety and depression. However, there are many resources available to help young adults cope with these challenges. With the proper support, young adults can thrive in spite of the challenges they face.

This inspirational quotes for young adults can help provide motivation and hope. They can also offer a reminder that no matter how difficult things might seem, there is always the potential for happiness and success. So, if you’re feeling lost or down, be sure to read through these quotes. They just might give you the boost you need to get back on track.

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