Motivational quotes

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

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 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

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

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

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

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,

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

After a storm comes a calm.
Matthew Henry

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C. S. Lewis

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
Eleanor Roosevelt

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas A. Edison


The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Mark Twain

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

Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.
Mary Kay Ash

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
Chinese Proverb

Only the paranoid survive.
Andy Grove

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.
Babe Ruth

I wake up every morning and think to myself, ‘how far can I push this company in the next 24 hours.
Leah Busque

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

If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.
Michele Ruiz

We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.
Arianna Huffington

Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, sauté it, whatever. MAKE.
Joss Whedon

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