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100 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You

Looking for some inspiration?

Here are 100 motivational quotes to help you foster a positive mindset so you can reach your potential.

1. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” Mark Twain

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

3. “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

4. “If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.” Jim Rohn

5. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”  ― Walt Disney

6. “If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission.” Anonymous

7. “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

8.“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

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

10. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill

11. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” ― Babe Ruth

12. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.”Proverb

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

14. “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.”  Chris Grosser

15. “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

16. “Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” Albert Einstein

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

18. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” Eleanor Roosevelt

19. “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” Oscar Wilde

20 “Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, sauté it, whatever. MAKE.” ― Joss Whedon

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

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

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

24. “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listening, and live like it’s heaven on earth.”  ― William W. Purkey

25. “The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” Steve Jobs

26. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” ― Helen Keller

27. “The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.”  Bruce Feirstein

28.“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”― Neil Gaiman

29. “I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams.” Oprah Winfrey

30. “Everything you can imagine is real.”― Pablo Picasso

31. “Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”  Lolly Daskal

32. “Do one thing every day that scares you.”― Eleanor Roosevelt

33. “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

34. “Smart people learn from everything and everyone, average people from their experiences, stupid people already have all the answers.”  ―Socrates

35. “Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life.” A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

36. “If we have the attitude that it’s going to be a great day it usually is.”  ― Catherine Pulsifer

37. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.”― Eleanor Roosevelt

38. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.”Robert Collier

39. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” Michael John Bobak

40. “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” ― Dalai Lama

41. “Your passion is waiting for your courage to catch up.” ―  Isabelle Lafleche

42. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear not absence of fear.” Mark Twain

43. “If something is important enough, even if the odds are stacked against you, you should still do it.”  ―Elon Musk

44. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing that’s why we recommend it daily.” Zig Ziglar

45. “We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret.” Earl Nightingale

46. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.”  Les Brown

47. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”  ― John D. Rockefeller

48. “The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.”   Colin R. Davis

49. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” Maya Angelou

50. “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

51. “Magic is believing in yourself. If you can make that happen, you can make anything happen.”  ―Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

52. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” Mark Twain

53. “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”― Abraham Lincoln

54. “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

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

56. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” Bruce Lee

57. “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

58. “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together” ― Vincent Van Gogh

59. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”―  Anne Frank

60. “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” Dale Carnegie

61. “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.”  ― Sheryl Sandberg

62.”Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.”  Robert Kiyosaki

63. “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”  ― Vincent Van Gogh

64. “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

65. “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.”  ― Lou Holtz

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

67. “Very often, a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.’ ― A.C. Benson

68. “Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.” George Bernard Shaw

69. “If you believe it’ll work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you don’t believe it’ll work out, you’ll see obstacles.”  ― Wayne Dyer

70.”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

71. “I now tried a new hypothesis: It was possible that I was more in charge of my happiness than I was allowing myself to be.” ― Michelle Obama

72. “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.”  Michael Jordan

73. “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”   ― Mahatma Gandhi

74. “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”  ―Theodore Roosevelt

75. “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”  Dale Carnegie

76. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” ― Roy T. Bennett

77. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”  ―Thomas Edison

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

79. “Unsuccessful people make their decisions based on their current situations. Successful people make their decisions based on where they want to be.”  ― Benjamin Hardy

80. “Success is … knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential and sowing seeds that benefit others.” John C. Maxwell

81. “The only difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” ― Jimmy Johnson

82. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” ― Earl Nightingale

83. “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

84. “The big secret in life is that there is no secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.” ― Oprah Winfrey

85. “Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried but you’ve actually been planted.”  ― Christine Caine

86. “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” ― Albert Einstein

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

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

89. “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” Spencer Johnson

90. “When written in Chinese the word “crisis” is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.”― John F Kennedy

91. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” Margaret Thatcher

92. “Good. Better. Best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.” ― St. Jerome.

93. “Turn your wounds into wisdom”  ― Oprah

94. “Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above it.”      Washington Irving

95. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” Truman Capote

96. “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

97. “Focus on being productive instead of busy.” ―Tim Ferriss

98. “The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything.” ― Warren Buffett

99. “You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours.”  ― Herb Brooks

100. “Today is your opportunity to build the tomorrow you want.”  ― Ken Poirot 

 

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