Motivational Quotes

Welcome to motivational quotes.

What is motivation? It is the driving force behind human actions. The term "motivation" is frequently used to describe why a person does something.

Motivational Quotes - 1

  • Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.
    ~ Zig Ziglar

  • When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
    ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
    ~ Confucius

  • Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
    ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.
    ~ Wayne W. Dyer

  • Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
    ~ Helen Keller

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

  • Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; they are but the instruments of the wise.
    ~ Samuel Lover

  • Only he who attempts the absurd is capable of achieving the impossible.
    ~ Miguel de Unamuno

  • Remember to 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. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don't just give up.
    ~ Stephen Hawking

Motivational Quotes - 2

  • Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
    ~ Ann Landers

  • It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It's what we do consistently.
    ~ Anthony Robbins

  • Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you'd like to act.
    ~ Bob Dylan

  • We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
    ~ A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

  • Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
    ~ Les Brown

  • Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
    ~ William Faulkner

  • Most people fail in life not because they aim too high and miss, but because they aim too low and hit.
    ~ Les Brown

  • You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put a few nickels in the machine.
    ~ Flip Wilson

  • Someone's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.
    ~ Les Brown

  • You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
    ~ Rabindranath Tagore

Motivational Quotes - 3

  • Shoot for the moon, because even if you miss, you'll land in the stars.
    ~ Les Brown

  • You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.
    ~ George Lorimer F.

  • You don't have to get it perfect, you just have to get it going. Babies don't walk the first time they try, but eventually they get it right.
    ~ Jack Canfield

  • Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening.
    ~ Nelson Mandela

  • Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
    ~ William Butler Yeats

  • The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.
    ~ Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

  • Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.
    ~ John F. Kennedy

  • Manifesting is a lot like making a cake. The things needed are supplied by you, the mixing is done by your mind and the baking is done in the oven of the universe.
    ~ Stephen Richards

  • Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.
    ~ Christopher Morley

  • You are what you believe in. You become that which you believe you can become.
    ~ Bhagavad Gita

Motivational Quotes - 4

  • If you get clear on the what, the how will be taken care of.
    ~ Jack Canfield

  • Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
    ~ Peter Marshall

  • I hear you say 'Why?' Always 'Why?' You see things; and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?'
    ~ George Bernard Shaw

  • Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
    ~ Napoleon Hill

  • If you are going to be successful, you need to give up the phrase, "I can't" & all of its cousins, such as "I wish I were able to".
    ~ Jack Canfield

  • You don't have to be a hero to accomplish great things - to compete. You can just be an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.
    ~ Edmund Hillary

  • It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
    ~ Zig Ziglar

  • You are where you are and what you are because of yourself, nothing else. Nature is neutral. Nature doesn't care. If you do what other successful people do, you will enjoy the same results and rewards that they do. And if you don't, you won't.
    ~ Brian Tracy

  • Every challenge you encounter in life is a fork in the road. You have the choice to choose which way to go - backward, forward, breakdown or breakthrough.
    ~ Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

  • If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you always got.
    ~ James P. Lewis

Motivational Quotes - 5

  • Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best.
    ~ St. Jerome

  • Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further.
    ~ Thomas Carlyle

  • The people who really make you angry, control you!
    ~ Steven Aitchison

  • Remember diamonds are created under pressure so hold on, it will be your time to shine soon.
    ~ Sope Agbelusi

  • A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided.
    ~ Anthony Robbins

  • Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember - the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.
    ~ Zig Ziglar

  • Five years from today, you will be the same person that you are today, except for the books you read and the people you meet.
    ~ Charlie "Tremendous" Jones

  • Do you know where your breakthrough begins? Your breakthrough begins where your excuses end.
    ~ Patience Johnson

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

  • One of the Secrets in Life is to Make Stepping Stones out of Stumbling Blocks.
    ~ Jack Penn

Motivational Quotes - 6

  • A champion is someone who gets up when he can't.
    ~ Jack Dempsey

  • Holding on, holding out and holding fast when the going is tough constitutes a winning mindset.
    ~ Ogwo David Emenike

  • The Secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times!
    ~ Paulo Coelho

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

  • Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant. There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
    ~ Johann Gottfried Von Herder

  • Those who win never give up.
    Those who give up never win.
    ~ Roy T. Bennett

  • When you start to accept responsibility for the results you get in life, you also take back the power to change your future outcome.
    ~ Kevin Ngo

  • Over the years, I've come to realize that determination makes one to punch above one's weight.
    ~ Ogwo David Emenike

  • Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
    ~ Samuel Beckett

  • Everything is learnable, and what others have learned, you can learn as well.
    ~ Brian Tracy

  • Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.
    ~ Sam Levenson

  • I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
    ~ Michael Jordan

End of Motivational Quotes

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