99+ Life Coaching Quotes That’ll Inspire Instantly

Quotes are brief, potent pieces of knowledge that can articulate your opinions, character, and beliefs. With regard to coaching, quoting the insights of influential people can remarkably motivate and inspire your students.

If you are a life coach who is not using enough inspirational quotes, then you are at the right place. In this post, we will reveal the best life coaching quotes from all ages that are perfectly relevant up to this day. We will cover the areas of happiness, leadership, business, and health.

Life Coaching Quotes:

"Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong" - Mandy Hale

1. “Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong” – Mandy Hale

2. “Pain, pleasure, and death are no more than a process for existence. The revolutionary struggle in this process is a doorway open to intelligence.” – Frida Kahlo

3. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” – Frederick Douglass

4. “Due to personal reasons, I’m going to keep getting hotter, smarter, stronger, and more committed to my inner peace than ever before”

5. “When someone tells me ‘no,’ it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.” – Karen E. Quinones Miller

6. “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

7. “The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.” – Benjamin Mays

8. “I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson

9. “You need 3 hobbies: one to keep you creative, one to keep you in shape, one to make you money”

10. “You become what you read. You become what you listen to. You become what you watch. You become what you think. Choose wisely.”

11. “Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you.” – Hillary Clinton

12. “Character is what you are in the dark. When nobody is watching. When nobody knows what you do or even think.”

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14. “Learn to work harder on yourself than on your job.” – Jim Rohn

15. “Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.” – Chinese Proverb

16. “Investing in your own growth isn’t selfish, it is self-care”

17. “The struggle you are in today is developing a strength you need for tomorrow”  – Robert TewThough

18. “Strenght show not only in the ability to persist but ability to start over” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

19. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any” – Alice Walker

20. “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” – Les Brown

21. “I would like to think that all of my successes in life are really just the fruit of my failures.” – Yvie Oddly

22. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

23. “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us” – Gandalf The Grey

24. “Nothing can substitute experience” – Paolo Coelho

25. “You don’t follow your passion. You take it with you. – Mike Rowe

26. “Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth. Never let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality.”

27. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein

28. “Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually, the confidence will follow.” – Carrie Fisher

29. “We are all self-made, but only the successful will admit it.” – Earl Nightingale

30. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving forward. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton

31. “Treat yourself as you are, and you will remain as you are. Treat yourself as you could be, and you will become what you should be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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32. “A seed grows without sound, but a tree falls with huge noise. Destruction has noise, but creation is quiet. This is the power of silence. Grow silently.” – Confucius

33. “If I want to be free, I’ve got to be me. Not the me you think I should be. Not the me I think my wife thinks I should be. Not the me I think my kids think I should be. If I want to be free, I’ve got to be me. So I better know who me is.” – Bill Gove

34. Creation is not unwilling to open to you the doors to the beyond. It is not creation’s unwillingness that you are struggling with. You are struggling with the walls of resistance that you have built around yourself.” – Sadhguru

35. “Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own.” — Bruce Lee

36. “People who become great at something become great because they understand that they’re not already great – they are mediocre, they are average – and they could be so much better” Mark Manson

37. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss

38. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller

39. “I don’t have to be what nobody else wants me to be and I am not afraid to be what I want to be.” – Muhammad Ali

40. “The mind is just like a muscle – the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets and the more it can expand.” – Idowu Koyenikan

41. “A champion is someone who gets up when they can’t.” – Jack Dempsey

42. “You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” – Woodrow Wilson

43. “Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent of how I react to it.” – Charles Swindoll

44. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

45. “Never too late to be better. Never too late to do better. Never too late to love better. Never too late to act better.”

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Happiness Coaching Quotes:

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46. “Happiness is dependent on self-discipline. We are the biggest obstacles to our own happiness. It is much easier to do battle with society and with others than to fight our own nature.” – Dennis Prager

47. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison

48. “If you are moving forward in your life, If you are progressing personally, professionally emotionally, spiritually – you will be happy.” – Tony Robbins

49. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony” – Mahatma Gandhi

50. “They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: Someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” – Tom Bodett

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51. “Take responsibility for your own happiness, do not expect people or things to bring you happiness, or you could be disappointed.” – Rodolfo Costa

52. “Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things.” – Walt Disney

53. “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.”  – Epictetus

54. “I’ve never seen a monument erected to a pessimist.” – Paul Harvey

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55. “Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on.” – Carrie Underwood

56. “To improve your mood, exercise. To think more clearly, meditate. To understand the world, read. To understand yourself, write. To help people, help yourself. To learn faster, have fun.”

57. “Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It’s up to you to choose which you will be.” – Harvey Mackay

58. “If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.” – Roy T. Bennett

59. “Don’t wait for someday to start living because someday might never come. Make the choice right now to be happy and live to the fullest”

Leadership Coaching Quotes:

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60. “A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.” – Arnold H. Glasow

61. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

62. “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” – Ronald Reagan

63. “I’m not the smartest fellow in the world, but I sure can pick smart colleagues.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

64. “The challenge of leadership is to be strong but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” – Jim Rohn

65. I don’t embrace excuses. I embrace solutions – Jon Taffer

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66. “Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.” – Orrin Woodward

67. “There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” – Aristotle

68. “Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership.” – James Humes

69. “The things we fear most in organizations–fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances–are the primary sources of creativity.” – Margaret Wheatley

70. “The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” – John Maxwell

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71. “The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.”- Brandon Sanderson

72. “A leader is best when people barely know he exists when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” —Lao Tzu

73. “It’s okay to admit what you don’t know. It’s okay to ask for help. And it’s more than okay to listen to the people you lead – in fact, it’s essential.” —Mary Barra

74. “I was never the smartest guy in the room. From the first person I hired, I was never the smartest guy in the room. And that’s a big deal. And if you’re going to be a leader – if you’re a leader and you’re the smartest guy in the world – in the room, you’ve got real problems.” – Jack Welch

75. “Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.” – Brian Tracy

76. “People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together.” – Michelle Obama

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Business Coaching Quotes:

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77. “Always deliver more than expected.” — Larry Page

78. “What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone, know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.” — Dave Thomas

79. “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin

80. “Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.” – Zig Ziglar

81. “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” – Steve Jobs

82. “Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.” – Anthony Volodkin

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83. “If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.” – Zig Ziglar

84. “Work 9-to-5, spend a couple of hours with your family, 7 to 2 am is plenty of time to do damage.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

85. “Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all those things effectively, you can’t miss.” – Lee Iacocca

86. “If you make customers unhappy in the physical world, they might each tell six friends. If you make customers unhappy on the internet, they can each tell 6,000.” – Jeff Bezos

87. “Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.” – Madam C.J. Walker

88. “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” – Peter F. Drucker

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89. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

90. “Good brands reflect the histories of the time and the group of people that made them. They can not be copied. They can not be recycled.” – Richard Branson

91. “Stopping advertising to save money is like stopping your watch to save time.” – Henry Ford

92. “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein

93. “Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.” – Robert T. Kiyosaki

94. “A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.” – Richard Branson

95. “Hidden skills and knowledge are the essence of a successful small business. Unleash and leverage what is locked inside your head to help others while helping yourself.” – Sarah Gerdes

96. “Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.” – Tony Hsieh

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Health Coaching Quotes:

"Values are related to our emotions, just as we practice physical hygiene to preserve our physical health, we need to observe emotional hygiene to preserve a healthy mind and attitudes."— Dalai Lama

97. “Values are related to our emotions, just as we practice physical hygiene to preserve our physical health, we need to observe emotional hygiene to preserve a healthy mind and attitudes.”— Dalai Lama

98. “Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.” – Denis Waitley

99. ¨Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.¨ – John F. Kennedy

100. “A fit body, a calm mind, a house full of love. These things cannot be bought – they must be earned.” – Naval Ravikant

101. “The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.” – Deepak Chopra

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102.  “Eating crappy food isn’t a reward — it’s a punishment.” – Drew Carey

103. “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” – Benjamin Franklin

104. “No matter how much it gets abused, the body can restore balance. The first rule is to stop interfering with nature.” – Deepak Chopra

105. “Today is your day to start fresh, to eat right, to train hard, to live healthy, to be proud.”

106. “If you keep good food in your fridge, you will eat good food.”
Errick McAdams

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107. ¨If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.¨ – Hippocrates

108. “People who laugh actually live longer than those who don’t laugh. Few persons realize that health actually varies according to the amount of laughter.” – James J. Walsh

109. “Your illness is not your identity. Your chemistry is not your character.” – Pastor Rick Warren

110. “A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.” – Paul Dudley White

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Final Words:

Thank you for reading our list of the best life coaching quotes of all time. Quotes are a great way to demonstrate your wisdom and increase credibility in front of your client’s eyes. Whether you are a health, business, leadership, transformational, or any other coach you will find these quotes useful and impactful. 

However, quotes alone will not make your coaching impactful and exceptional, and you will need something more than that. For that, we recommend that you check the following articles:

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