200 Perfect Quotes to Use for Social Media Captions

Social Media is all about showing off your life in a way that can motivate others. So how do you manage to perfectly encapsulate your latest Instagram or LinkedIn post?  Why not motivate and inspire your friends and followers with motivational quotes? Finding the right quote can really tie together a really good social post.

We all have our favorite quotes or phrases that have gotten us through difficult times, but it is difficult to memorize every single quote that has inspired us. That is why we have compiled a list of the perfect motivational quotes to use for a variety of social media posts. 

Motivational Quotes for Workouts:

  1. "Look in the mirror. That’s your competition." — John Assaraf
  2.  "The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor." — William Temple
  3. "The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do." — Swati Sharma
  4. "Your body is your most priceless possession. Take care of it." — Jack Lalane
  5. “Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live.” - Jim Rohn
  6. "Exercising will make you look better, feel stronger, and fill you with boundless energy. Staying fit will even make you happier." — Robin S. Sharma
  7. “Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit." — Vince Lombardi Jr
  8. “I don’t stop when I’m tired, I stop when I’m done.” – David Goggins
  9. “If only opening a Vitamin Water could be classified as working out.” – Jim Gaffigan
  10. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Motivational Quotes for Self Love:

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  1. “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” – Robert Morely
  2. “How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.” – Rupi Kaur
  3. “When you're different, sometimes you don't see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn't.” ― Jodi Picoult
  4. “Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you.” ― Karl Lagerfeld
  5. “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” ― Shannon L. Alder
  6. “Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.”― Jennifer Elisabeth
  7. “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.”― Charles Bukowski
  8. “I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” ― Brené Brown
  9. “Document the moments you feel most in love with yourself - what you’re wearing, who you’re around, what you’re doing. Recreate and repeat.”― Warsan Shire
  10.  “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Dr. Maya Angelou

Inspiring Nature Quotes:

  1. “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” —Lao Tzu
  2. ” Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” —Henry David Thoreau
  3. “To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” —Mahatma Gandhi
  4. “To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few.” —Emily Dickinson
  5. “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” —Robin Williams
  6. “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” —William Shakespeare
  7. “By discovering nature, you discover yourself.” —Maxime Lagacé
  8. “Land really is the best art.” —Andy Warhol
  9. “The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.” —Galileo Galilei
  10. “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” —John Burroughs

Motivational Quotes to Inspire Success

  1. "If you set your goals ridiculously high and it's a failure, you will fail above everyone else's success." - James Cameron
  2. "If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary." -Jim Rohn
  3. "Entrepreneurs average 3.8 failures before final success. What sets the successful ones apart is their amazing persistence." - Lisa M. Amos
  4. "All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
  5.  “Success is not final; failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill
  6. “Act as if what you do makes a difference.” IT DOES.” – William James
  7. “If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  8. “Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” – Babe Ruth
  9. “The key to success is failure.” – Michael Jordan
  10.  “The path to success is to take massive, determined action.” – Tony Robbins

Motivational Work Quotes

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  1. "We know from research that growth is actually contagious, so if you want to reach your goals, you've got to be around people that are going in the same direction you want to be going, and you will catch the success." — Henry Cloud
  2. "Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have 24-hour days." — Zig Ziglar
  3. "A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work." — Colin Powell
  4. "A lot of hard work is hidden behind nice things." — Ralph Lauren
  5. "It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." — Albert Einstein
  6. "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." — Pablo Picasso
  7. "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." — Milton Berle
  8. "We acquire the strength we have overcome." — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. "Persistence is the twin sister of excellence. One is a matter of quality, the other a matter of time." — Marabel Morgan
  10. "It's best to act with confidence, no matter how little right you have to it." — Lillian Hellman

Inspirational Quotes for Students

  1. “A little progress each day adds up to big results.” – Satya Nani
  2. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” –John F. Kennedy
  3. “Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” –Winston Churchill
  4. “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” –Albert Einstein
  5. “If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” -Steve Jobs
  6. “They cannot stop me. I will get my education, if it is in the home, school, or anyplace.”- Malala Yousafzai
  7. “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” -Nora Roberts
  8. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” -Mark Twain
  9. “Skill is only developed by hours and hours of work.” -Usain Bolt
  10.  “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” -B.B. King

 Motivational Teamwork Quotes

  1. “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” — Henry Ford
  2. “Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” — Ryunosuke Satoro
  3. “The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.” — Margaret Carty
  4. “One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.” — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  5. “Individual commitment to a group effort—that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” — Vince Lombardi
  6. “Good teams incorporate teamwork into their culture, creating the building blocks for success.” — Ted Sundquist
  7. “Motivation comes from working on things we care about. It also comes from working with people we care about.” —Sheryl Sandberg
  8. “A company is only as good as the people it keeps.” — Mary Kay Ash
  9. “Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results.” — Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
  10. “With an enthusiastic team, you can achieve almost anything.” — Tahir Shah

Inspirational Quotes About Life

  1. “Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.”― Roy T. Bennett
  2. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” -Helen Keller
  3. “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal. Nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong attitude.” —Thomas Jefferson
  4. “Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work.” —Joseph Barbar
  5. “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” —Dennis P. Kimbro
  6. “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” —Oprah Winfrey
  7. “Every day is not a success. Every year is not a success. You have to celebrate the good.” —Reese Witherspoon
  8. “I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” —Arthur Rubinstein
  9. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” —Henry Ford
  10. “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” —Dr. Suess

Funny Inspirational Quotes

  1. “Whatever you do, always give 100%. Unless you’re donating blood.” – Bill Murray
  2. “Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.” – Charles Schulz
  3. “Life is like a sewer… what you get out of it depends on what you put into it.” – Tom Lehrer
  4. “When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’” – Sydney Harris
  5. “People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” -A.A. Milne
  6. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.” — Zig Ziglar
  7. “To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.” — Reba McEntire
  8. “Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won’t expect it back.” — Oscar Wilde
  9. “You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?” — Steven Wright
  10. “We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.” — Bryan White

 Women Empowerment Quotes

  1. “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.” ― Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  2. “A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.” ― Melinda Gates
  3. “You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.”― Brigham Young
  4. “Who made man the exclusive judge, if women partake with him the gift of reason?” ― Mary Wollstonecraft
  5. “No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body.” ― Margaret Sanger
  6. “A woman is like a tea bag—you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  7. We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead." — Beyoncé
  8. “My coach said I run like a girl. And I said if he ran a little faster, he could too.” – Mia Hamm
  9. “A girl should be two things: Who and what she wants.” — Coco Chanel 
  10. “I am not ashamed to dress ‘like a woman’ because I don’t think it’s shameful to be a woman.” – Iggy Pop 

Men Empowerment Quotes

  1. “The first step to being a good man is this: You must deeply feel the burden of the stones some else [is] carrying.” – Mehmet Murat ildan
  2. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moment of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  3. “Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” – George Washington
  4. “There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming.” – Søren Kierkegaard
  5. “A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.” – George Savile
  6. “The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.” – Samuel Jackson
  7. “But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.” – Ernest Hemingway
  8. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.” – Tommy Lasorda
  9. “If a good man can't sleep after hurting people, then he should learn much more to be a leader.”― Toba Beta
  10. “A good man? A man who successfully conceals his evil actions” ― Bangambiki Habyarimana

Motivational Quotes About Healing

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  1. “Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.” ― Tori Amos
  2. “Healing yourself is connected with healing others.” ― Yoko Ono
  3. “Part of the healing process is sharing with other people who care.” ― Jerry Cantrell
  4. “Awareness is the first step in healing.” ― Dean Ornish
  5. “Self-forgiveness is essential to self-healing.” ― Ruth Carter Stapleton
  6. “They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite” ― Cassandra Clare
  7. “Change, like healing, takes time.” ― Veronica Roth
  8. “Everybody has losses – it’s unavoidable in life. Sharing our pain is very healing.” – Isabel Allende
  9. “To heal is to touch with love that which we previously touched with fear.” – Stephen Levine
  10. “Humor is healing.” – Brad Garrett 

 Inspirational Quotes About Beauty

  1. “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” —Khalil Gibran
  2. Beauty is about enhancing what you have. Let yourself shine through.” —Janelle Monae
  3. “Beauty is not caused. It is.” —Emily Dickinson
  4. “There is a kind of beauty in imperfection.” —Conrad Hall
  5. “No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
  6.  “Beauty has a lot to do with character.” —Kevyn Aucoin
  7. “Outer beauty attracts, but inner beauty captivates.” —Kate Angell
  8. “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” —Thich Nhat Hanh
  9. “There is no definition of beauty, but when you can see someone’s spirit coming through, something unexplainable, that’s beautiful to me.” —Liv Tyler
  10. “To me, beauty is natural beauty. If you’re naturally yourself, you’re beautiful.” —Young M.A.

Inspiring Quotes About Friendship

  1. “A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.” – William Shakespeare
  2. “If you wanna find out who’s a true friend, screw up or go through a challenging time … then see who sticks around.” — Karen Salmonsohn
  3. “Friendship is a living thing that lasts only as it is nourished with kindness, sympathy, and understanding.”– Mary Lou Retton
  4. “The only way to have a friend is to be one.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  5. “One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  6. “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” – Walter Winchell
  7. “There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.” – Jim Henson
  8. “A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” – Arnold H. Glasgow
  9. “Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” – Woodrow T. Wilson
  10. “As such, I have no regrets in meeting you, friend. Should the day ever come that we are not together, you will continue to shine like gold in my memories.” – Archon Zhongli

 Motivational Quotes About Gratitude

  1. “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ― Marcel Proust
  2. “Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.”― Roy T. Bennett
  3. “Always remember to smile and look up at what you got in life.” ― Marilyn Monroe
  4. “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” ― Eckhart Tolle
  5. “If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.” ― Meister Eckhart
  6. “We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” ― John F. Kennedy
  7. “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero
  8. “Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.” ― C.S. Lewis
  9. “When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.”― Anthony Robbins
  10.  “We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.” ― Neal A. Maxwell

 Inspirational Quotes About Love

  1.  “If you love someone, they could make you sad. They could even make you feel lonely sometimes. But that someone can also make you happier than you’ll ever be.“ -Sohma Kyo 
  2. “To hate is an easy lazy thing but to love takes strength everyone has but not all are willing to practice.” — Rupi Kaur
  3. “Love is not about property, diamonds, and gifts. It is about sharing your very self with the world around you.” — Pablo Neruda
  4. “I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” — Arthur Rubinstein
  5. “Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.” — David Wilkerson
  6. “A loving heart is the truest wisdom.” — Charles Dickens
  7. “Love cures people—both the ones who gives it and the ones who receive it.” — Karl Menninger
  8. “Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” — Zora Neale Hurston
  9. “Make everyday decisions from a place of love.” — Anita Moorjani
  10. “Love is a verb. Love—the feeling—is a fruit of love, the verb.” — Stephen Covey

Quotes to Motivate You to Achieve Your Goals

  1. “Goals are dreams with deadlines.” ― Diana Scharf
  2. “I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” — Jimmy Dean
  3. “Winners are losers who got up and gave it one more try.” — Dennis DeYoung
  4. “A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement.” — Bo Bennett
  5. “One part at a time, one day at a time, we can accomplish any goal we set for ourselves.” — Karen Casey
  6. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” — John Wooden
  7. “When you know what you want and you want it bad enough, you'll find a way to get it.” — Jim Rohn
  8. “Decide whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying.” — Amelia Earhart
  9. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” — Walt Disney
  10. “Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” — W. Clement Stone

Inspirational Quotes About Change

  1. “Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.” -Nikos Kazantzakis
  2. “Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.” -Sydney J. Harris
  3. “Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” -John C. Maxwell
  4. “The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change.” —Bill Clinton
  5. “If you know what you want to achieve in life, then you are more inspired to change for the better.” - Philip Vang
  6. “Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.” - Stephen Chobsky
  7. “Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.” -Walt Disney
  8. “Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” -Dr. Suess
  9. “Every day the clock resets. Your wins don't matter. Your failures don't matter. Don't stress on what was, fight for what could be. “ -Sean Higgins
  10. “What's dangerous is not to evolve.”-Jeff Bezos

Inspiring Quotes to Start Your Day

  1. “Now that your eyes are open, make the sun jealous with your burning passion to start the day. Make the sun jealous or stay in bed.” – Malak El Halabi
  2. “Each morning offers lessons in light. For the morning light teaches the most basic of truths: Light chases away the darkness.” – Anasazi Foundation
  3. “Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning, and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life.” – Yoko Ono
  4. “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson
  5. “Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” – Meister Eckhart
  6. “You must wake up in the morning thinking of things you could change in and about your life on a daily basis.” – Sunday Adelaja
  7. “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world.” – E. B. White
  8. “For each new morning, let there be a flow of love. Let there be a light of happiness in every direction.” – Amit Ray
  9. “Be pleasant until 10 o’clock in the morning, and the rest of the day will take care of itself.” – Elbert Hubbard
  10. “You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning.” – Billy Wilder

Adding a quote to your social media caption can add flair to your posts and inspire your friends and followers. Social media is about expressing yourself and if any of these quotes speak to you, what better way to share them than on a platform where you express yourself? 

If you run a business and want to properly utilize social media marketing, you can always use strong copy within your captions to get people's attention. If your team needs assistance with planning, researching, or even writing for social media, we’re here to help! Adlava is a digital marketing company based in Las Vegas that can assist with a variety of digital marketing needs, which includes social media management. If you are interested to learn more about how we can optimize your social media marketing, book a free strategy call with Adlava today! 

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