October 06, 2019

27 Quotes to Inspire a Fresh Perspective

Are you looking for a fresh start? Let these 27 quotes inspire you!

Continuing with the Idea of a Fresh Perspective

In late August, we kicked off having “fresh” as our word of the month… Well, clearly that notion has inspired me for more than a month of content. I hope you don’t mind sticking with me on this theme for a little longer!

As I was researching the idea of looking at things from a fresh perspective or considering how to start afresh, I came across so many inspiring quotes. Let’s be real – I’m a sucker for quotes all the time. But on this topic, I found so many great ones that I just have to share with you!

So without further delay, please allow me to share with you 27 quotes to inspire a fresh perspective within you…

27 Quotes for a Fresh Perspective

Life is about perspective and how you look at something... ultimately, you have to zoom out.

- Whitney Wolfe Herd

Perspective is everything when you are experiencing the challenges of life.

- Joni Eareckson Tada

Gratitude is one of the strongest and most transformative states of being. It shifts your perspective from lack to abundance and allows you to focus on the good in your life, which in turn pulls more goodness into your reality.

- Jen Sincero

It's important to have people who are absolutely willing to say you're wrong or who have a totally different perspective than you do on everything. Fresh ideas are hard to come by, and good ones are even harder.

- Shonda Rhimes

The moment you have a child, in an instant your life is not for you, and your life is completely, 100 percent dedicated to another human being, and they will always come first. It changes you forever. It changes your perspective, and it gives you a nice purpose and focus.

- Angelina Jolie

If you're wondering what I mean by "miracle", it's simple: a miracle is a shift in perspective from fear to love.

- Gabrielle Bernstein

From a motivation perspective, helping others enriches the meaning and purpose of our own lives, showing us that our contributions matter and energizing us to work harder, longer, and smarter.

- Adam Grant

The greatest tragedy for any human being is going through their entire lives believing the only perspective that matters is their own.

- Doug Baldwin

The joy of tasting different cultures is it gives you a broad perspective.

- Henry Golding

I'm just thankful for everything, all the blessings in my life. I think that's the best way to start your day and finish your day. It keeps everything in perspective.

- Tim Tebow

I just want people to take a step back, take a deep breath, and actually look at something with a different perspective. But most people will never do that.

- Brian McKnight

Distance not only gives nostalgia, but perspective, and maybe objectivity.

- Robert Morgan

The only thing you sometimes have control over is your perspective. You don't have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it.

- Chris Pine

Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.

- Meister Eckhart

New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.

- Lao Tzu

It's not what you look at that matters; it's what you see.

- Henry David Thoreau

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

- Wayne Dyer

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is perspective, not the truth.

- Marcus Aurelis

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it.

- Mary Engelbreit

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes.

- Marcel Proust

Persons appear to us according to the light we throw upon them from our own minds.

- Laura Ingalls Wilder

Your reality is as you perceive it to be. So, it is true, that by altering our perception we can alter our reality.

- William Constantine

If we don't have a sense of humor, we lack a sense of perspective.

- Wayne Thiebaud

Perspective is the way we see things when we look at them from a certain distance and it allows us to appreciate their value.

- Rafael E. Piño

Always focus on the front windshield and not the rearview mirror.

- Colin Powell

Never write about a place until you're away from it, because that gives you perspective.

- Ernest Hemingway

Attachment constrains our vision so that we are not able to see things from a wider perspective.

- Dalai Lama

I love the big fresh starts, the clean slates like birthdays and new years. But I also really like the idea that we can get up every morning and start over.

- Kristin Armstrong

I'm always looking for a fresh perspective because it's fun to tell stories that are original and new in some way.

- Jack Black

Choosing to be positive and have a grateful attitude determines how you're going to live your life.

- Joel Osteen

Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go -- no one else.

- Les Brown

When you take control of your attitude, you take control of your life.

- Roy Bennett

The right perspective makes the impossible possible

- unknown

Remember: despite how open, peaceful, and loving you attempt to be, people can only meet you as deeply as they've met themselves.

- Matt Kahn

If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough.

- Oprah Winfrey

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase; just take the first step.

- Martin Luther King Jr.

Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

- Carl Bard

It's never too late to become who you want to be. I hope yo live a life that you're proud of. And if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over.

- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Change can be scary, but you know what's scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving, and progressing.

- Mandy Hale

Your life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change.

- Jim Rohn

Every moment is a fresh beginning.

- T.S. Eliot

The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.

- Steve Jobs

Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It's the courage to continue that counts.

- Winston Churchill

Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.

- C. S. Lewis

In Closing

Well, are you feeling inspired to finish the year strong? Are you feeling inspired to look at your situation with a fresh perspective? Are you feeling inspired to start afresh? A new year is coming! Now is the time to prepare!

One more question: which quote is your favorite? I’d love to hear!

One more thing: if you enjoyed this, feel free to pin the graphic below. Thanks in advance so very much!


  1. Keshav singh says:

    My favourite one amongst all the 27 quotes is,”Persons appear to us according to the light we throw upon them from our Own minds.”

  2. Gail says:

    Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. Marcus Aurelius

  3. Sanjali says:

    Most of the Quotes are too good as per my Perspective.

  4. This is really powerful and insightful. I also love the way it is structured and broken down. Thanks for this!

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