57 Motivational Quotes

1. “Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.” – Henry David Thoreau​

"Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around." – Henry David Thoreau


2. “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw​


3. “I am not afraid. I was born to do this.” – Joan of Arc​


4. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale​


5. “If not us, who? If not now, when?” – John F. Kennedy​

"If not us, who? If not now, when?" – John F. Kennedy​


6. “Begin now to be what you will be hereafter.” – Saint Jerome​


7. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart ​


8. “Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going.” – Chantal Sutherland​


9. “Fortune favors the brave.” – Publius Terence​

"Fortune favors the brave." – Publius Terence​


10. “Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.” – Benjamin Jowett​


11. “Light tomorrow with today.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning​


12. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela​


13. “If you want something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.” – Thomas Jefferson​


14. “It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” – Anthony Robbins​


15. “We become what we think about.” – Earl Nightingale​


16. “If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.” – Les Brown​


17. “Remember that when you truly want something, the entire Universe conspires to make it happen.” – The Alchemist​

"Remember that when you truly want something, the entire Universe conspires to make it happen." – The Alchemist​

“Remember that when you truly want something, the entire Universe conspires to make it happen.” – The Alchemist​


18. “Death is very likely the single best invention of life. It’s life’s change agent; it clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now, the new is you. But, someday, not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it’s quite true. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs​


19. “You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” – Shonda Rhimes​


20. “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France​


21. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson​


22. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou​


23. “Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” – Harper Lee​


24. “Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.” – Abraham Lincoln​


25. “Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.” – Theodore N. Vail​


26. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche​


27. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer​


28. “One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.” – Sigmund Freud​


29. “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​


30. “Done is better than perfect.” – Sheryl Sandberg​


31. “Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one-yard line. They give up at the last-minute of the game, one foot from a winning touchdown.” – H. Ross Perot​


32. “Ignorance and fear are but matters of the mind—and the mind is adaptable.” – Daniel Kish​


33. “The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.” – Ayn Rand​


34. “Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.” – Arnold Palmer​


35. “Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.” – George Bernard Shaw​


36. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” – Vince Lombardi​


37. “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristotle


38. “It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.” – Ann Landers


39. “Always look for the fool in the deal. If you don’t find one, it’s you.” – Mark Cuban


40. “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.” – Steve Jobs


41. “Running a startup is like eating glass. You just start to like the taste of your own blood.” – Sean Parker


42. “First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.” – Aristotle


43. “Accomplishing goals is not success. How much you expand in the process is.” – Brianna Wiest


44. “The greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.” – Martha Washington


45. “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.  When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I wrote down ‘happy’.  They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” – John Lennon


46. “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


47. “Try to be like the turtle – at ease in your own shell.” – Bill Copeland


48. “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn


49. “Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.” – Thomas J. Watson


50. “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” – John C. Maxwell


51. “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill


52. “One Of The Lessons That I Grew Up With Was To Always Stay True To Yourself And Never Let What Somebody Else Says Distract You From Your Goals.” – Michelle Obama


53. “The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do.” – Roy L. Smith


54. “Inspiration is a message from your unconscious wisdom telling you to go out there and be the fullest, most positive expression of you who you really are.” – Paul Dalton


55. “To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.” – Mike Gafka


56. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle


57. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau