Motivational Quotes

It always seems impossible until its done.

-Nelson Mandela

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.

-St. Jerome

In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can

-Nikos Kazantzakis

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.

-Og Mandino

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

-Charles R. Swindoll

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

-Arthur Ashe

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

-Ayn Rand

Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.

-Theodore Roosevelt

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

-Norman Vincent Peale

If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission.


Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.

-John Wooden  

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.


If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.

-Jim Rohn  

Trust because you are willing to accept the risk, not because it’s safe or certain.


Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life–think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.

-Swami Vivekananda  

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.

-Walt Disney  

Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.


If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got.


Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.

-Winston Churchill  

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.


Successful entrepreneurs are givers and not takers of positive energy.


Whenever you see a successful person you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.

-Vaibhav Shah  

Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.

-Chris Grosser  

Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.

-Albert Einstein  

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

-Eleanor Roosevelt  

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

-Thomas A. Edison  

If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents–start charging for it.

-Kim Garst  

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.

-David Brinkley  

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

-Eleanor Roosevelt  

The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.

-Henry Ford  

If you’re going through hell keep going.

-Winston Churchill  

The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.


Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.


What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.

-Oscar Wilde  

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.


The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.

-Bruce Feirstein  

When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you.

-Lolly Daskal  

I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams.

-Oprah Winfrey  

No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.


Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

-Nathaniel Hawthorne  

If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.

-Albert Einstein  

Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.


Do one thing every day that scares you.


What’s the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable.


Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.

-Og Mandino

Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

-Lolly Daskal  

Nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.


Knowledge is being aware of what you can do. Wisdom is knowing when not to do it.


Your problem isn’t the problem. Your reaction is the problem.


You can do anything, but not everything.


Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

–Steve Jobs  

There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.

–Ray Goforth

Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life.

–A.P.J. Abdul Kalam  

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.

–Thomas Jefferson  

The starting point of all achievement is desire.

–Napoleon Hill  

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.

–Robert Collier  

If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.

–Thomas J. Watson  

All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.

–Michael John Bobak

You may only succeed if you desire succeeding; you may only fail if you do not mind failing.


Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear–not absence of fear.

–Mark Twain  

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.

–Pablo Picasso  

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing–that’s why we recommend it daily.

–Zig Ziglar  

We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret.

–Earl Nightingale 

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.

–Vidal Sassoon

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.

–Les Brown

I find that when you have a real interest in life and a curious life, that sleep is not the most important thing.

–Martha Stewart

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.


The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.

–Colin R. Davis  

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.

–Ralph Nader  

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.

–Maya Angelou  

As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.

–Bill Gates 

A real entrepreneur is somebody who has no safety net underneath them.

–Henry Kravis 

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.

–Mark Caine  

People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

–Tony Robbins 

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.

–Audre Lorde  

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

–Mark Twain

The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.

–Bruce Lee

There is no traffic jam along the extra mile.

–Roger Staubach

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.

–Dale Carnegie

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.

–Jim Rohn

If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it–teach yourself to be impatient.

–Gurbaksh Chahal

Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.

–Robert Kiyosaki

If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!

–T. Harv Eker

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something–your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

–Steve Jobs

Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled by, and that made all the difference.

–Robert Frost

The number one reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.

–Napoleon Hill

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.

–Denis Waitley

In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.

–Jane Smiley

Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.

–George Bernard Shaw

I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.

–Diane Ackerman

You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.

–Michael Jordan

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

–Jim Ryun

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.

–Dale Carnegie

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.

–Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.

–Francis Chan

You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.

–George Lorimer

A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at.

–Bruce Lee

Success is … knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others.

–John C. Maxwell

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.

–Wayne Dyer

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.

–Anatole France

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.

–Dale Carnegie

You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.

–Booker T. Washington

Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.

–Theodore N. Vail

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

–Herman Melville

What would you do if you weren’t afraid.

–Spencer Johnson

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.

–Washington Irving

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

–Truman Capote

Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

–John R. Wooden

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.

–Margaret Thatcher

A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.

–Vince Lombardi

To be a good loser is to learn how to win.

–Carl Sandburg

Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work.

–Dr A P J Kalam

Security Is Mostly A Superstition. Life Is Either A Daring Adventure Or Nothing.

–Helen Keller

I don’t carry the burden of the past or the madness of the future. I live in the present.

–Narendra Modi

Ups and Downs in life keeps us going,because straight line even in an E.C.G means we are not alive.

–Ratan Tata

People Who Are Crazy Enough To Think They Can Change The World, Are The Ones Who Do.

–Rob Siltanen

Persistence is the mother of personal change.

–Robin Sharma

Don’t stop chasing your dreams, because dreams do come true.

–Sachin Tendulkar 

Always remember you are much bigger than your problems.

–Sandeep Maheshwari

The winds of grace are always blowing, but you have to raise the sail.

–Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa

You should just keep moving on in Life. Whatever happens , just keep moving ahead, like air. The air never stops at one place, it keeps moving, water keeps moving.

–Sri Sri Ravishankar

Take every problem as a challenge. Then there is no power in this world that can wipe off the smile off your face.

–Sri Sri Ravishankar

Do not wait for anybody or anything. Do whatever you can. Build your hope on none.

–Swami Vivekananda

It’s Not Whether You Get Knocked Down, It’s Whether You Get Up.

–Vince Lombardi

The Way Get Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing.

–Walt Disney

The Pessimist Sees Difficulty In Every Opportunity.
The Optimist Sees The Opportunity In Every Difficulty.

–Winston Churchill

It always seems impossible until its done.

–Nelson Mandela

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.

–St. Jerome

We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.

–A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.


Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

–Thomas Jefferson

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

–Helen Keller

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.

–Tony Robbins

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

–Zig Ziglar

I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.

–Robert H. Schuller

Either you run the day or the day runs you.

–Jim Rohn

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.

–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.

–Maya Angelou

Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.

–Bo Jackson

Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.

–John Dewey

Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.

–Leo Buscaglia

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

–Dalai Lama

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.

–Wayne Dyer

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.

–Franklin D. Roosevelt

Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.

–Stephen Hawking

Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.

–Albert Schweitzer

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.

–Woodrow Wilson

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

–Helen Keller

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.

–W. Clement Stone

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.

–Samuel Beckett

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

–Harriet Beecher Stowe

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.

–Og Mandino

Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

–George Herbert

There’s a way to do it better – find it.

–Thomas A. Edison

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.

–Pope John XXIII

Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.

–Gordon B. Hinckley

You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.

–George Lucas

Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.

–Victor Kiam

Never, never, never give up.

–Winston Churchill

One finds limits by pushing them.

–Herbert Simon

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.

–Oprah Winfrey

Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.

–Carl von Clausewitz

Know or listen to those who know.

–Baltasar Gracian

Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.

–Kyle Chandler

When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.

–Elon Musk

If you’re going through hell, keep going.

–Winston Churchill

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

–Benjamin Franklin

You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.

–Henry Ford

The more we do, the more we can do.

–William Hazlitt

Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

–Don Miguel Ruiz

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.

–William Blake

A goal is a dream with a deadline.

–Napoleon Hill

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.

–Mark Caine

You will never win if you never begin.

–Helen Rowland

Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.

–Alfred A. Montapert

Quality is not an act, it is a habit.


The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.


Who seeks shall find.


Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.

–H. L. Hunt

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.

–Thomas Paine

The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.


We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers – but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted to change you’re the one who has got to change.

–Katharine Hepburn

You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.

–Ted Turner

The people who influence you are the people who believe in you.

–Henry Drummond

If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

–Dale Carnegie

Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.

–John F. Kennedy

Step by step and the thing is done.

–Charles Atlas

After a storm comes a calm.

–Matthew Henry

A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.

–George S. Patton

Don’t give up. Don’t lose hope. Don’t sell out.

–Christopher Reeve

Never complain and never explain.

–Benjamin Disraeli

Don’t fight the problem, decide it.

–George C. Marshall

The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare.

–Bobby Knight

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.

–Walter Elliot

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. Walter Elliot Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.

–Walter Elliot

Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.

–Christopher Morley

I can, therefore I am.

–Simone Weil

Either I will find a way, or I will make one.

–Philip Sidney

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.

–Norman Ralph Augustine

I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse.

–Florence Nightingale

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

–William James

The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.


When one must, one can.

–Charlotte Whitton

Every exit is an entry somewhere else.

–Tom Stoppard

Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.

–Allen Ginsberg


Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.

–Dwight D. Eisenhower


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