Motivational Quotes


“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln


“History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.”

– Bertie Charles Forbes


“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

– Mark Twain


“The attitude you have as a parent is what your kids will learn from more than what you tell them. They don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.”

– Jim Henson


“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.”

– Dale Carnegie


“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

– Harriet Tubman


“All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.”

– Orison Swett Marden


“Each day is a new life. Seize it. Live it.”

– David Guy Powers


“You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.”

– Gandhi


“Remember you will not always win. Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste defeat. But there is, in this case, always tomorrow – after you have done your best to achieve success today.”

– Maxwell Maltz


“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.”

– Elbert Hubbard


“Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.”

– Horace Mann


“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.”

– Unknown


“If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.”

– Robert Fritz

“It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.”

– Dalai Lama


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

– Anatole France


“Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.”

– Grandma Moses

  • “It is not the critic who counts; nor the man who points out how the strong man has stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who knows the great devotions, and who spends himself in a worthy cause. Who at best, knows the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.” — Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the USA and Adventure
  • “If you don’t have a burning desire to better your life, you’re cheating yourself and your loved ones with phony excuses.” — Tom Hopkins, Author and Motivational Speaker
  • “You don’t have to be great to get started but you have to get started to be great.” — Les Brown, Author and Motivational Speaker
  • “You don’t have to be great to get started but you have to get started to be great.” — Les Brown, Author and Motivational Speaker
  • “Excellence is doing a common thing in an uncommon way.” — Booker T. Washington, American Educator, Scientist, and Author
  • “Don’t say, If I could, I would. Say, If I can, I will.” — Jim Rohn, America’s Business Philosopher
  • “Knowing what to do is not enough. You must also do what you know.” — Anthony Robbins, Author, Speaker, and Motivational Guru
  • “Motivation gets you going and habit gets you there. Make motivation a habit and you will get there more quickly and have more fun on the trip.” –Zig Ziglar, Author and Motivational Speaker
  • “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” — Dale Carnegie, Author and Self Improvement Lecturer
  • “Within you right now is the power to do things you never dreamed possible.  This power becomes available to you just as soon as you can change your beliefs.” — Dr Maxwell Maltz, Surgeon and Author
  • “The starting point of all achievement is desire. Weak desire brings weak results.” — Napoleon Hill, Personal Success Author
  • “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” — Aristotle, Greek Philosopher, Poet, and Teacher
  • “The ones who want to achieve and win championships motivate themselves.” — Mike Ditka, Famous American Football Coach
  • “Don’t be afraid to give your best to small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will take care of themselves.” — Dale Carnegie, Author and Self Improvement Lecturer
  • “Stay committed to your decisions; but stay flexible in your approach.” — Tony Robbins, Author Speaker, and Motivational Guru


“Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.” – George W. Carver


“When the world says, ‘Give up’, Hope whispers, ‘Try it one more time.’”

– Unknown


“I am grateful for all of my problems. After each one was overcome, I became stronger and more able to meet those that were still to come. I grew in all my difficulties.”

– James Cash Penney


“Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.”

– Richard L. Evans



“If you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it’ll spread over into the rest of your life. It’ll spread into your work, into your morality, into your entire being. There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you. A man must constantly exceed his level.” – Bruce Lee


“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”

– Dale Carnegie



“Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.”

– Robert Anthony


“The real person you are is revealed in the moments when you’re certain no other person is watching. When no one is watching, you are driven by what you expect of yourself.”

– Ralph S. Marston, Jr.


“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself – and be lenient to everybody else.”

– Henry Ward Beecher


“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.”

– Les Brown



“When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up.” – Les Brown


“You can’t just sit and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.”

– Diana Ross


“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. 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. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”

– Steve Jobs


“Do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.”

– James R. Cook


“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.”

– Dale Carnegie


“You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay? Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”

– Jim Rohn


“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

– Steve Jobs


“We have no choice of what color we’re born or who our parents are or whether we’re rich or poor. What we do have is some choice over what we make of our lives once we’re here.”

– Mildred Taylor


“Make sure that your actions and behaviors live up to and reflect the words and ideas, promises and commitments that come out of your mouth.”

– Steve Farber


“History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.”

– Bertie Charles Forbes



“Few people take objectives really seriously. They put average effort into too many things, rather than superior thought and effort into a few important things. People who achieve the most are selective as well as determined.”

– Richard Koch


“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.”

– Jim Rohn


“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”

– Unknown


“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”

– Marcus Aurelius


“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.”

– Bernice Johnson Reagon


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

– John Wooden


“It is not what they take away from you that counts. It’s what you do with what you have left.”

– Hubert Humphrey



“I do it because I can; I can because I want to; I want to because you said I couldn’t.”

– Unknown


“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

– Lao Tzu


“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt


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

– David Brinkley


“In the end, what we regret most are the chances we never took.”

– Frasier Krane


“You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself to be.”

– Lou Holtz


“Things don’t go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.”

– Charlie Jones


“People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.”

– Unknown


“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’”

– Mary Anne Radmacher




“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.”

– Rikki Rogers


“If you argue for your limitations, sure enough, they’re yours.”

– Richard Bach


“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.”

– William James


“Every time you stay out late; every time you sleep in; every time you miss a workout; every time you don’t give 100%… you make it that much easier for me to beat you.”

– Unknown


“One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.”

– Napoleon Hill


“Believe in possibilities. Believe in human potential. Believe in yourself and you’ll have the power to change your fate.”

– Kevin Ngo


“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

– John Quincy Adams


“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.”

– Confucius


“Dead last is greater than did not finish which trumps did not start.”

– Unknown


“The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.”

– George Bernard Shaw


“Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.”

– Marilyn Vos Savant

  • “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” — Zig Ziglar
  • “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” — Actress and Singer
  • “If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.” — Jim Rohn, America’s Business Philosopher
  • “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it.” — Jonathan Winters, Actor and Comedian

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