The Most Inspirational Yoga Quotes Not Spoken by Yoga Teachers

During a yoga class, a number of students wish they had a notebook on hand to write down a great inspirational quote or philosophy on life shared by the teacher. But what about those who never practiced yoga, but inspired many throughout history?

Here are some inspirational quotes that fit in with the practice of yoga that weren’t said by yoga instructors:

  • Trials give you strength, sorrows give understanding and wisdom. – Chuck T. Falcon
  • The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao Tzu
  • I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 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
  • Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. – Albert Einstein
  • The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. – Mark Twain
  • It always seems impossible until done. – Nelson Mandela
  • Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. – Napoleon Hill
  • Try not to become a man of success but a man of value. – Albert Einstein
  • You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. – Christopher Columbus
  • Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. – Robert Frost
  • A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein
  • When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. – Henry Ford
  • 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
  • The only way to do great work is to love what you do. – Steve Jobs
  • You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky
  • I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. – Benjamin Franklin