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Motivational Quotes

Updated on March 24, 2014

What Motivates You?

Life is full of its share of ups and downs, how each individual deals with them is as different as night and day. While it is true that some people are more easily motivated than others, everyone needs a little motivational pick-me-up from time to time.

Quotes can be a great source of inspiration, and there are so many available that you are sure to find plenty that suit your personality and help you express yourself in a fun way, yet sometimes you have to search through a lot of others to find the best ones.

Motivational Quotes has been written with only the top hand picked quotes, and not all the ones that don't make any sense, or are not really true quotes at all. See if you can find just the right quote that motivates you....

~ If you can dream it, you can do it. ~ Walt Disney

~ Who seeks shall find. ~ Sophocles

~ Storms make oaks take roots.~ Proverb

~ The best way out is always through. ~ Robert Frost

~ To be a good loser is to learn how to win. ~ Carl Sandburg

~ You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind. ~ Anonymous

~ Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

~ Men's best successes come after their disappointments. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

~ You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. ~ Jack London

~ Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. ~ Albert Einstein

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

~ The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. ~ Michelangelo

~ Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe. ~ Gail Devers

~ Never, never, never, never give up. ~ Winston Churchill

~ Quality is not an act, it is a habit. ~ Aristotle

~ The dog that trots about finds a bone. ~ Golda Meir

~ It's always too early to quit. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

~ Always desire to learn something useful. ~ Sophocles

~ Either you run the day or the day runs you. ~ Jim Rohn

~ Be gentle to all and stern with yourself. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila

~ Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. ~ William James

~ Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there. ~ Bo Jackson

~ The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. ~ Thomas Paine

~ What you do today can improve all your tomorrows. ~ Ralph Marston

~ Things do not happen. Things are made to happen. ~ John F. Kennedy

~ You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do. ~ Henry Ford

~ Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward. ~ Victor Kiam

~ People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing, that's why we recommend it daily. ~ Zig Ziglar

~ What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. ~ Henry David Thoreau

~ Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. ~ James Dean

~ The only real failure in life is the failure to try. ~ Anonymous

~ Expect problems and eat them for breakfast. ~ Alfred A. Montapert

~ The wise does at once what the fool does at last. ~ Baltasar Gracian

~ Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. ~ Robert H. Schuller

~ Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear. ~ Baruch Spinoza

~ One may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low. ~ Thomas Fuller

~ Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. ~ Les Brown

~ We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations. ~ Charles R. Swindoll

~ The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

~ Life is not about discovering our talents; it is about pushing our talents to the limit and discovering our genius. ~ Robert Brault

~ Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. ~ Anonymous

~ The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher. ~ Thomas Henry Huxley

~ If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up. ~ J.M. Power

~ Wherever you go, go with all your heart. ~ Confucius

~ There's no time in life to be in neutral. ~ Greg McDermott

~ The important thing is not to stop questioning. ~ Albert Einstein

~ It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. ~ Edmund Hillary

~ Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds. ~ Gordon B. Hinckley

~ The man who has done his best has done everything. ~ Charles M. Schwab

~ True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents. ~ John W. Gardner

~ You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put a few nickels in the machine. ~ Flip Wilson

~ When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. ~ Confucius

~ Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. ~ Judy Garland

~ You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures. ~ Charles C. Noble

~ To the question of your life, you are the only answer. To the problems of your life, you are the only solution.~ Jo Coudert

~ If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place. ~ Nora Roberts

~ Everything you can imagine is real. ~ Pablo Picasso

~ Motivation will almost always beat mere talent. ~ Anonymous

~ The shell must break before the bird can fly. ~ Alfred Tennyson

~ Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated. ~ Lou Holtz

~ I've always been in the right place and time. Of course, I steered myself there. ~ Bob Hope

~ Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. ~ Walter Elliot

~ Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door. ~ Kyle Chandler

~ Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ~ Winston Churchill

~ Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out. ~ Art Linkletter

~ Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire. ~ Arnold H. Glasow

~ As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death. ~ Leonardo da Vinci

~ Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice. ~ Wayne Dyer

~ One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests. ~ Peter Marshall

~ Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. ~ Veronica A. Shoffstall

~ People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within. ~ Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross

~ Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat. ~ Ann Landers

~ Leave no stone unturned. ~ Euripides

~ Don't find fault. Find a remedy.~ Henry Ford

~ There are fish in the sea better than have ever been caught. ~ Irish Saying

~ You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. ~ Michael Jordan

~ What is not started today is never finished tomorrow. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

~ Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be. ~ Abraham Lincoln

~ And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. ~ Abraham Lincoln

~ To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. ~ Anatole France

~ There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul. ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

~ When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. ~ Thomas Jefferson´╗┐

~ The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed. ~ Richard Brinsley Sheridan

~ Correction does much, but encouragement does more. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

~ We make the world we live in and shape our own environment. ~ Orison Swett Marden

~ Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. ~ Walter Elliot

~ You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

~ You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put a few nickels in the machine. ~ Flip Wilson

~ The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something. ~ Muhammed Iqbal

~ Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door. ~ Kyle Chandler

~ Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. ~ Henry Ford

~ Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

~ When you know what you want, and you want it badly enough, you'll find a way to get it. ~ Jim Rohn

~ The best helping hand that you will ever receive is the one at the end of your own arm. ~ Fred Dehner

~ A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her. ~ David Brinkley

~ Every act you have ever performed since the day you were born was performed because you wanted something. ~ Andrew Carnegie

~ Deep down even the most hardened criminal is starving for the same thing that motivates the innocent baby: Love and acceptance. ~ Lily Fairchilde


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      6 years ago

      Your quotes are great! Thanks for sharing and letting us get the experience to read them. :) Voted up and awesome. Keep up the great work. :)

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      Samad Aslam Khan 

      6 years ago

      I loved reading all the quotes and these were really motivational quotes. You have a good collection of quotes so following you so I may get back to read more from your collection. Thanks


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