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Motivational & Inspirational Quotes & Words

Updated on December 5, 2013

What is Motivation?


It's simply the art of realizing others about their inner capabilities & how to use them to achieve their goals. Success & achievement comes to those only, who know their strengths. Some of the very famous motivational quotes are-

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Some of the Most Popular Motivational Quotes-

Famous Personalities
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David Brinkley
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him
George Edward Woodberry
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure
W. C. Fields
If at first you dont succeed, try, try again. Then quit. Theres no point in being a damn fool about it
Arnold Bennett
Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts
Maya Angelou
If you dont like something, change it. If you cant change it, change your attitude
James Huneker
All men of action are dreamers
 
 
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Quotes
Franz Boas
If we were to select the most intelligent, imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind, all races would be present
John Wooden
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Ethel Barrymore
You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself
Nolan Bushnell
Everyone whos ever taken a shower has an idea. Its the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference
Sir Edmund Hillary
I will come again & conquer you because as a mountain you cant grow, but as a human, I can
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Aristotle
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
2
Robert Frost
The best way out is always through.
3
William B. Sprague
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
4
Albert Einstein
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
5
Henry Ford
Whether you think you can or think you cant, youre right.
6
Oprah Winfrey
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
7
Michael Jordan
I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I have been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
8
Mahatma Gandhi
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
9
Charles F. Kettering, Engineer and Inventor
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
10
Mark Twain
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
11
Mark Twain
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.
12
Norman Vincent Peale
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
13
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
14
Friedrich Nietzsche,The Gay Science, 1882
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
15
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
16
Richard Bach
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
17
Dr. Michael Norwood
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightning bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
18
Tim Blixseth
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
19
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
20
Dr. Denis Waitley
There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
21
Rosalind Russell
Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.
22
J.M. Power
If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
23
Eleanor Roosevelt
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
24
Foster's Law
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightning bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
25
Ralph Waldo Emerson
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.

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Famous Personalities
Motivational Quotes
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Theodore Roosevelt
In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.
27
Napoleon Hill
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
28
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
29
Stephen R. Covey
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
30
Anonymous
Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.
31
Marilyn vos Savant, Author and Advice Columnist
Being defeated is only a temporary condition; giving up is what makes it permanent.
32
Bill Bernbach
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
33
Booker T. Washington
Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed
34
Elbert Hubbard
Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
35
Dr. Phil
Anyone can do something when they WANT to do it. Really successful people do things when they dont want to do it.
36
Conrad Hilton
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but dont quit.
37
Mario Cuomo
There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
38
Albert Einstein
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
39
Robert Frost
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day
40
Maya Angelou
I have learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
41
Hugh Downs
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
42
Marie Osmond
If youre going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
43
E. Joseph Cossman
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
44
Goethe
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
45
Zig Ziglar
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
46
Matthew Keith Groves
Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but youre still trying, keep it up! Youre right on track.
47
Sydney Harris
When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what.
48
John Cage
I cant understand why people are frightened by new ideas. Im frightened by old ones.
49
Dr. Joyce Brothers
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
50
Richard L. Evans
Dont let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Outstanding, uplifting, supportive, inspirational, positive reinforcements! I sooo enjoyed this particular Hub and will be sharing it wit everyone. Wonderful way to remind us all toward the benefits to inspirational support and words.

      Great job.

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      kathryn1000 4 years ago from London

      You chose some good quotes there.

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      I like these - perhaps we all need a good dose of inspirational quotes to keep us thinking...

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Thank you for sharing these awesome quotes from famous people. I would have liked to have seen more of your own great writing complementing these quotes. You are a talented writer, and I encourage you to get your own original thoughts out to the masses. Best wishes for continued success here on HubPages!

      Aloha!

      Joe

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      gags3480,

      You really have a great selection of quotes here. There were a couple of times that I said "Ooh, this one's my favorite" but then read another I liked even better. I love quotes that make you think, quotes that make you look at things differently. I think there's a little bit of inspiration in all of them. Great job!

      Voted up and Interesting!

      Cat

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      GAGANPREET SINGH BHATIA 4 years ago from Kanpur, India

      Thx a lot for such wonderful words. Thx for the comment.

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      GAGANPREET SINGH BHATIA 4 years ago from Kanpur, India

      Thanks kathryn.

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      GAGANPREET SINGH BHATIA 4 years ago from Kanpur, India

      Thanks for the comment travmaj.

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      GAGANPREET SINGH BHATIA 4 years ago from Kanpur, India

      Noted down your suggestions. Will use them in my future hubs. Thx for the comment.

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      GAGANPREET SINGH BHATIA 4 years ago from Kanpur, India

      Pleased to hear that Cat. Such comments motivates me more than the quotes which I used in my hub. Thx for the comment.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      gags3480,

      Aw, thanks! Does that mean I can expect more quote hubs to follow? :-)

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      GAGANPREET SINGH BHATIA 4 years ago from Kanpur, India

      Ya for sure. I will soon publish a new hub on love quotes. Just need to do some research first.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      gags3480,

      That'll be awesome; I'll have to keep my eyes open for it!

      Cat

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      Melanie Mason 4 years ago from Oregon

      You have listed some very good quotes. Thank you.

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      GAGANPREET SINGH BHATIA 4 years ago from Kanpur, India

      Thanks you Wr1t3r. Pleased to hear that.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      You made I good job here. I know this wasn't easy to present. Thanks for sharing your time to help us out these days of negativism.

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      GAGANPREET SINGH BHATIA 4 years ago from Kanpur, India

      Indeed it took a lot of time to prepare this hub. Great that you liked this. Thx for the comment.

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      kathryn1000 4 years ago from London

      Very good

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      GAGANPREET SINGH BHATIA 4 years ago from Kanpur, India

      Thanks a lot kathryn.

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      POSH by tori boutique 3 years ago from 1545 Union Lake Road, Commerce, MI, 48382

      Absolutely FANTASTIC! I love motivational quotes!!! Incredible job of puttuing together such a great list!

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      GAGANPREET SINGH BHATIA 3 years ago from Kanpur, India

      Thanks a lot Poshbyfori. Glad that you liked the quotes.

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