Inspirational Quotes on the Irony of Life.


By Anubhav Srivastava ( Register for his Workshop – Build Super Confidence For Super Success!)

“Most people keep telling themselves they are too young to do what they want to do in life. Ten years later they say they have become too old.”

“Life is a self fulfilling prophecy. You are as significant or insignificant as you believe you are. Those who think they’re capable of nothing, don’t put in the effort to be something and predictably, end up as nothing. Conversely, those who believe they are capable of greatness put in a determined effort to do great things and consequently end up changing the world.”

“As children we thought everything was possible, that is until the world taught us all that is not possible.”

“Defining crazy is hard. For all you know, as history has often shown, the crazy person maybe right when everyone else is wrong.”

“A clever person learns from other’s mistakes, a sane person learns from his own mistakes, a foolish person keeps on making the same mistakes.”

“Certain people put in blood, sweat and tears day after day just to see not a single thing work out. Their “friends” make fun of them behind their back and think they are wasting their time. People make big promises to them only to back out of it at the last moment. Time after time, they come extremely close to their dream when something shatters it yet again. Finally, they make it big and the world says they just got lucky.”

“The best way to gain credibility is to promise less and deliver more. Unfortunately, too many people do the opposite and then wonder why others don’t take them seriously.”

“The reason why most people don’t succeed in life is because they get most of their advice from people who never succeeded either.”

“Once upon a time slavery used to happen against a person’s will. Today most of us willingly spend time and money on expensive education with the hopes of becoming indentured servants to someone else.”

“All of us are immensely talented in at least one field. The tragedy is that most of us spend our lives in the wrong field.”

“Life is ironic. Barring certain medical treatments, the things that we need the most in life cost the least, the ones that we need the least are the most expensive.”

“Nobody is interested in you, unless it concerns them in a way.”

“History has proven that whenever someone attempts to do something new by not following the traditional path, they are ostracized, ridiculed and nobody wants anything to do with them. Ironically though, when the same individual finally succeeds through his relentless efforts, everybody rushes to claim him as their own and state that they always knew he was going to make it big.”

“It’s ironic how so many people are willing to take a risk with their lives but are too afraid to take the risk of going after their dream career.”

“One of the reasons why most people do not follow their dreams is because they are afraid they will be laughed at by others. What they do not realize is that one day none of that would matter but the opportunity to lead the life they wanted would have long passed. The only thing they would do then is cry at themselves.”


The writer of these original inspirational quotes, Anubhav Srivastava is an author, motivational speaker and the director of Carve Your Destiny, a first of its kind inspirational documentary featuring some of the most famous personalities from diverse fields, who teach the viewers how they too can make all of their dreams come true. The movie itself has been seen on Youtube by close to 600,000 people. Anubhav has also been featured in numerous International and India Media outlets such as BBC , The Times of India, Hindustan Times,, Leicester Mercury and many others.

These inspirational quotations were written by Anubhav and posted regularly on his social media pages over a course of several years where they became very popular.

It is thus possible that many of these have been reposted by others on the Internet over time, but they all first appeared on Anubhav’s Facebook and Twitter pages, and

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