These 10 inspiring quotes from Baby Boomers will have you ready to take on the world!

Baby Boomers lived through some of the most exhilarating, uncertain, and defining moments in our country’s history. From the passing of the Civil Rights Act to the moon landing to Beatlemania, Baby Boomers have seen it all.

Having experienced these cultural and political shifts have given baby boomers some wisdom to share with the world. Here are some of the best, most inspiring quotes from this iconic generation.    

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – Retired Basketball Player

“I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice.”  

2. Bill Clinton – Former President of the United States

“If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is to never quit, never quit, never quit.”  

3. Steve Jobs – Founder of Apple

“If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.”  

4. Richard Branson – Founder of Virgin Group

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.”  

5. Jeff Bridges – Actor

“With a labyrinth, you make a choice to go in – and once you’ve chosen, around and around you go. But you always find your way to the center.”  

6. Oprah Winfrey – Former talk show host, actress, producer

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”  

7. Denzel Washington – Actor

“I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it.”  

8. John Travolta – Actor

“As you get older, you have to force yourself to have new dreams. For instance, I've been flying for 37 years, but now teaching others to fly is interesting for me. Sometimes you have to find new angles on life to keep you interested, like sharing successes and inspiring and helping others.”  

9. Conan O’Brien – TV show host and producer

“Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.”  

10. Tom Hanks – Actor

“From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the moon. It’s not a miracle; we just decided to go.”