27 Quotes by Steve Maraboli Everyone Should Read

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Here is an updated quote list that we feel inspires and motivates you to become your best self. And please don’t forget to support the author by checking out his books. (Did you know 100% of profits from his books go to humanitarian and philanthropic programs?)


Inspiration / Motivation

“You are not defined by someone’s partial view of your life, your strengths, or your history. Their inability to see or appreciate the complete version of you only limits them, not you. Stand strong in your truth and purpose and continue being your baddass, unapologetic self.”  – Steve Maraboli

“The mountain is never as big as it appears. You’re never as small as you believe.” – Steve Maraboli

“Don’t let your history interfere with your destiny.” – Steve Maraboli

“Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.” – Steve Maraboli

“My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me.” – Steve Maraboli

“I love that this morning’s sunrise does not define itself by last night’s sunset.” – Steve Maraboli

“Letting go is never easy. There is no short-cut or trick to it. You must be committed enough to your future to let go of your past. It’s not easy and it’s likely to hurt, but it is for the best.” – Steve Maraboli

“I don’t know if time heals; but I know perspective does.” – Steve Maraboli


“I just got to a point where I decided that I want to live an unbullshitafied life.” – Steve Maraboli

Happiness / Life

“A key to happiness is to do kind things for others. A key to misery is to expect them to be grateful.” – Steve Maraboli

“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving; we get stronger and more resilient.” – Steve Maraboli

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“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” – Steve Maraboli

“Happiness is not the absence of problems; it’s the ability to deal with them.” – Steve Maraboli

“If you want to find happiness, find gratitude.” – Steve Maraboli

“It’s amazing how drastically your life can change when you stop accepting shit you hate.” – Steve Maraboli

“Stop telling me not to burn bridges. Some bridges are meant to be burned; some roads are never meant to be traveled again.” – Steve Maraboli

“Let go of the people who dull your shine, poison your spirit, and bring you drama. Cancel your subscription to their issues.” – Steve Maraboli

“As I got older, I started to cut out food that was bad for me. As I got wiser, I did the same with people.” – Steve Maraboli

“We would do ourselves a tremendous favor by letting go of the people who poison our spirit.” – Steve Maraboli


Relationships / Love

“Our love is beyond any love I have ever heard described. It is a love that is beyond love; a soul connection in which no seam is visible.” – Steve Maraboli


“Endless love is fueled by endless friendship. If you want to have the greatest romance ever, have the greatest friendship ever. Cultivate it; do not let your friendship die. Remember, it’s not a lack of love that destroys relationships; it’s usually a lack of friendship.” – Steve Maraboli

“She is delightfully chaotic; a beautiful mess. Loving her is a splendid adventure.” – Steve Maraboli

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“Someone who loves you will reveal beautiful things within yourself… things you had never noticed before… things nobody else cared to.”  – Steve Maraboli

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“May the way I look at you, the way I speak with you, and the way I treat you, reflect the truth that… I have loved you since forever.” – Steve Maraboli

“I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.” – Steve Maraboli

“I will spend an eternity loving you, caring for you, respecting you, showing you every day that I hold you as high as the stars.” – Steve Maraboli

“Every day I’m convinced that I can’t possibly love you more… and every day I’m proven wrong.” – Steve Maraboli


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