5 Inspiring Quotes That Give These Celebrities Strength

Wise words some of the world’s most famous people use as their touchstones.

The power of self-affirmations, or personal mantras, has been scientifically proven to inspire creativity and assist with combating stress. So it’s no surprise that so many successful people have adopted words to live by. As part of The Thrive Global Questionnaire, we ask some of the most interesting people in the world what quotes give them strength.

1. Miranda Kerr

“We all have bad days, but one thing is true: No cloud is so dark that the sun can’t shine through.”

2. Selena Gomez

“You are not what happened to you, you are what you chose to become after what happened to you.”

3. Melinda Gates

“‘To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, that is success.’ My mom shared those words with me when I was a teenager — and that’s the standard of success I’ve tried to hold myself to ever since.”

4. Ashton Kutcher

“Everyone is doing the best they can with what they got.”

5. Tamron Hall

“I recently saw this viral video of this teacher starting every day with her class telling them to ‘push through.’ I’ve heard many, many quotes throughout my life from great philosophers and religious leaders, but I loved the visual and loved the idea of pushing through. It is extremely encouraging. So for 2017, that’s my mantra: ‘Push through.’ Not in a negative way and not in a forced way. Everyone has to believe in themselves!”

For more inspiration, check out The Thrive Questionnaire, an ongoing series that gives an intimate look inside the lives of some of the world’s most successful people.