15 Inspiring Life Manifestos

Inspiration is a dish best served in a pretty font.

A good manifesto has the power to move the spirit, incite action and change lives. It’s no wonder that rules for life have been put on paper, given the typographic treatment and posted all over Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest – then instantly shared, retweeted, reblogged and repinned. Inspiring words never get old. Here, a collection of our favorite manifestos, some vintage and some brand new, from across the Internet.

Work Is Not A Job

33 Ways to Stay Creative

Baking for Good’s Recipe for Change

Mary Schmich’s “Advice, like youth, is wasted on the young” column (“Everybody’s Free” song by Baz Luhrmann)

A Manifesto for Women in Business

Indie Travel Manifesto

55some’s Five Simple Rules for Happiness

Platform21’s Repair Manifesto

Apple‘s 1997 “Think Different” Campaign (poster design by Jared McDaniel)

The Why Cheap Art? Manifesto from Bread & Puppet

Skillshare Manifesto: The Future Belongs to the Curious

Hello Handmade Manifesto

Creative Something’s Rules of a Creator’s Life

Ira Glass‘s Nobody Tells This to Beginners

The Holstee Manifesto

Image: Jay Mug

Jessica Marati

Jessica Marati currently resides in New York City and covers travel and sustainability for EcoSalon. Catch her weekly column, Behind the Label.