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Famous Success Quotes To Motivate

Updated on April 7, 2012
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A Reason To Stay Motivated

Entrepreneurs Need To Stay Motivated

Hello Everyone,

I feel when writing online to grow an Internet Business many of us entrepreneurs can get discouraged in the beginning stages of growing an Internet Business. Starting from scratch and not truly understanding what is involved to make it online is frustrating, discouraging and can make people feel as if they have failed or will fail.

If you are the small percentage of people who realizes time with the feelings of frustration and discouragement is necessary in order to make it online as a writer, then you probably will get over the hardest hurdle which is the very beginning. So, if your new to writing online to earn revenue your not alone and occasionally taking the time to read motivational quotes can only help. If your someone who has been around a while and actually making it online, then you will probably simply enjoy reading famous successful quotes which of course helps motivate you ever more than before.

When I am at a blank which many people have heard of writers block it's frustrating and irritating. There are literally millions of topics to write about but writers block does happen. When writers block happens to me I help myself by reading motivational quotes or watching motivational videos. It helps me think outside of my box. I clear my head and either read or listen to motivation speakers or read a Hubbers Hub about staying motivated and never giving up. I enjoy reading motivational Hubs from ordinary people who are or have experienced what I have experienced. It motivates me and gives me hope.

I put my own personal twist in this Hub.  I didn't plan it but I felt I would share what popped into my head when I was reading the motivational quotes.  After adding my take on a quote, I felt maybe people feel or have felt the same way I do or did.

The first section of this Hub speaks about Famous Success Quotes To Help Continue Your Motivation next Determination Quotations next Inspirational Quotes on Getting Better next Hope Quotations next Quotes on Making a Difference and then finally Temptation Quotes.

Famous Success Quotes To Help Continue Your Motivation

OK, one of the first quotes I want you to read is "If it were that easy everyone would be doing it". I'm not sure who wrote this quote but I hear it several times a years from many different people. No kidding. I'm sure all you writers would agree.

Throughout my research to finding famous successful quotes, I choose the quotes I understood and enjoyed. I hope you enjoy them too.

Written By Michelle Cesare:
Being rich does not matter if you are not rich in happiness.
Me: I'm the author.

Written By Shawn:
Hubber Profile Quote: "Success is a journey, not a destination"

Henry Drummond:
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
Me: I feel this fits all of us article writers.

Ronald E. Osborn:
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
Me: I lived for many years just doing what I was good at. The quote fits me, for years I never grew. Ask yourself this. How many years have gone by and your still not happy with where you are?

Dr. Rober Schuller:
Tough times never last, but tough people do.
Me: Life is hard sometimes but not all the time.

L.G. Elliott:
Vacillating people seldom succeed. Successful men and women are very careful in reaching their decisions, and very persistent and determined in action thereafter.
Me: I never heard of this famous quote but I like it.

Harvey C. Fruehauf:
There's no ceiling on effort!
Me: Short but true.

Thomas Edison:
There's no substitute for hard work.
Me: No comment needed for this one because it says it all.

William Shakespeare:
To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first.
Me: Haven't all of us article writers felt this?

Bunker Hunt:
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish; then resolve to pay the price to get it.
Me: Successful article writers have paid the price and that is why we are reaping the rewards.

Denis Waitley:
Time is the most precious element of human existence. The successful person knows how to put energy into time and how to draw success from time.
Me: Time is a keyword to a writers success online.

Benjamin Disraeli:
Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.
Me: Haven't we all felt this way?

Unknown Author:
There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.
Me: I want to live my life on my own terms and that is why I write almost everyday.

Unknown Author:
The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going.
Me: My first thought after reading this quote was Donald Trump.

Dennis Waitley:
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
Me: I'm still here because I know I can and I am. Are you?

James E. Burke:
We don't grow unless we take risks. Any successful company is riddled with failures.
Me: I've felt failure time and time again but I am now succeeding. You?

Gary Sinise:
When I think of work, it's mostly about having control over your destiny, as opposed to being at the mercy of what's out there.
Me: I'm tired of being at the mercy of what's out there and that is why I continue to build and grow my Internet Business.

Determination Quotations

Being determined can be considered motivation.

Claude M. Bristol:

It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance and sweeps away all obstacles.
Me: I write almost everyday. I write constantly because I'm determined. You?

Johann von Goethe:
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Me: Most of us article writers understand writing is what we must do in order to succeed.

Vincent Lombardi:
Leaders aren't born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.
Me: I've become a leader, have you?

Peter Marshall:
Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.
Me: I'm transforming my life to make it right (through my lenses). You?

Robert Collier:
Mind is all that counts. You can be whatever you make up your mind to be.

Dale Carnegie
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Me:  At first I had no hope but because I kept writing and learning I am now accomplishing.

Me: When no one believed in me I believed in myself. Determination was (and still is) my focus for many years while growing an Online Business.

Inspirational Quotes on Getting Better

Willam Faulkner:
Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
Me: Each day I continue to build on and grow my Online Business I keep getting better.

Dale Carnegie:
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
Me: I use to feel writing online was so insuperable but now I find it to be enjoyable and easy.

Henry Ford:
Don't find fault. Find a remedy.
Me: When I first fell for the scams online and worked my butt off, I then realized I should not find fault because I fell for it. I changed my course of action, became an article writer and found my remedy which is working for me.
Remedy: A way of setting right or improving an undesirable situation.

Unknown Author:
Don't start living tomorrow, tomorrow never arrives. Start working on your dreams and ambitions today.
Me: If you start today, you can start to live your dreams tomorrow.

Emile Coue:
Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.
Me: I get better at writing every day and or yeah, faster too.

Henry David Thoreau:
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined.
Me: I work hard so I can soon live the life I imagine for myself sooner rather than later.

Anthony J. D'Angelo:
Become addicted to constant and never ending self improvement.
Me: I am addicted to constantly getting better to reach my goal.

Hope Quotations

John F. Kennedy:
We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes.
Me: I use to fear I would not make it online but I always had hope. I'm making it now.

Charles A Beard:
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Me: I love this quote.

Helen Keller:
When one door of happiness closes, another opens.
Me: I was a very happy waitress for years but now I have found that same happiness feeling with growing an Online Business and teaching others about my happiness too.

George Bernanos:
Hope is a risk that must be run.
Me: I had hope and now running with it.

Unknown Author:
Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier.
Me: Faith gave me hope which then turned into work which then turned into my reality.

Samuel Smiles:
Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles.
Me: This quote sounds like a poem, it's beautiful.

Hope is the dream of the waking man.
Me: So true.

Robert Kennedy:
Every time you stand up for an ideal, you send forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Me: I'm here to send forth hope to all wanna be article writers.

Eleanor Roosevelt:
He who loses money, loses much; He who loses a friend, loses much more; He who loses faith, loses all.
Me: Have faith in yourself.

Langston Hughes:
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
Me: Keep dreaming so you can fly.

Nicholas Bouleau:
Honor is like a steep island without a shore: one cannot return once one is outside.
Me: I believe this means never look back only look forward.

Charles F. Kettering:
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Me: I imagine everyday what I want in the future.

Quotes on Making a Difference

Tom Brokaw:
It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
Me: I'm tired of constantly making a buck. I want to make a permanent difference in my life. How about you?

Paul "Bear" Bryant:
It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.
Me: After I reach my goal to win I will then teach others how to win online.

Ayn Rand:
Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.
Me: We all have to take first steps down new roads to reach our goals.

To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.
Me: You must be content with yourself in order to be there for others.

Robert Frost:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Me: Friends and family don't understand exactly what I'm doing because I decided to take a road not traveled within my group. Now they are noticing the difference in me.

Marian Wright Edelman:
We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.
Me: I started small and over time noticed a huge big difference I never was able to foresee before.

Uta Hagen:
We must overcome the notion that we must be regular... it robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre.
Me: I'm more than average. I got tired doing and being what others wanted me to be.

Earvin Magic Johnson:
You're the only one who can make the difference. Whatever your dream is, go for it.
Me: We all know this to be true.

Temptation Quotes

With the temptation quotes I simply list a handful. I do understand what they are saying but did not feel the need to add my view of each temptation quote. I only happen to enjoy these short and to the point temptation quotes and hope you do too.

Unknown Author:
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.

John Locke:
The discipline of desire is the background of character.

Andre Godin:
The quality of expectations determines the quality of our action.

Author unknown:
The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places.

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is the victory over self.

John W. DeForest:
It is not the great temptations that ruin us; it is the little ones.

Sir Edmund Hillary:
It is not the mountains that we conquer, but ourselves.


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    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 

      7 years ago

      I can use the inspiration of this hub topic and your quotes are ones that help us understand success. I like Shakespeare's quote on life going uphill and your comment. It is true slow, deliberate progress is what gets us there, especially in writing. Thanks for the encouragement!

    • haikutwinkle profile image


      7 years ago

      Dear mailxpress,

      This is a wonderful hub indeed ;)

      Regarding some of your temptation quotes, I felt inspired to add comments.

      John W. DeForest:

      It is not the great temptations that ruin us; it is the little ones.

      Comment - And the little ones are often what the heart desires, seeks and could not let go.

      Sir Edmund Hillary:

      It is not the mountains that we conquer, but ourselves.

      Comment - It is usually not our minds that we need to conquer, but our own hearts.



    • MichelleShaeffer profile image


      7 years ago from Alaska

      Excellent quotes! You saved the best for last: Sir Edmund Hillary: It is not the mountains that we conquer, but ourselves.

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      8 years ago

      Great quotes

    • Princesse K profile image

      Princesse K 

      8 years ago from India

      Very good hub! such a great collection :)

    • David 470 profile image

      David 470 

      8 years ago from Pennsylvania, United States


      You said you use chitika? How long did it take for them to return a reply to you? Its been a while and I have not heard from them since I applied. I was going to use it on, but they did not reply to me yet either.

      Google adsense was the fastest when I applied last year, but these other sites are taking a while. Not sure whats going on.

      I am currently using adsense/kontera even though kontera is not doing much.

    • FGual profile image


      8 years ago from USA

      This is a very insightful hub, all should read your quotes and comments on each. Often writers block is nothing but other things going on in our lives that overload our brain, and it needs a rest. Give up trying and go for a walk, do a hobby you enjoy, whatever clears the mind a bit.

    • mailxpress profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Cesare 

      8 years ago from New York

      Hi bayoulady,

      No problem, I understand. Writing makes time fly.

      I'm pleased that you enjoyed the choices of quotes. I didn't plan to add my own point of view, it just happened and I feel from me adding something will help others think about each quote and how it fits within their lives. I'll see you around.

    • bayoulady profile image


      8 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

      Mailxpress, Sorry to be late getting here. I am on several sites, and I just get behind! then there is the actual writing.

      I love your choices of quotes.

    • mailxpress profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Cesare 

      8 years ago from New York

      Hi David 470,

      I'm so happy someone left a comment. This hub got views fast but no one else left a comment.

      Because I saw your comment I fixed a typo, another thank you for you.

      Don't give up. It does get easier and over time you will have a better understanding. I'm still learning but I won't ever give up because earning money online is so possible. Not only with Hubpages and Adsense but with Kontera, chitika, infolinks and so on. It works.

      I've had two breakthroughs since I've joined Hubpages with growing an online business and I'm sure I will have many more. Keep it up and never give up.

    • David 470 profile image

      David 470 

      8 years ago from Pennsylvania, United States

      Very good hub here and quotes! I remember a few months ago when I returned to hubpages. I was am I going to try and be consistent as possible. I wrote about 70 hubs in the that frame and wish I would of never stopped at the end of 2009. I was hiatus for months.

      I feel like I have not had a breakthrough online at all yet, but I feel that if I keep going I will get there. Hopefully, I am doing everything right.

      Writers block is something that I fear the most. I get it a little bit, but if you take a break the next time you can feel refreshed usually..


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