Motivational Quotes

Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.
– Swami Sivananda
Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.
– William James
Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.
– John Donne
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
– The Dalai Lama
Always desire to learn something useful.
– Sophocles
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
– William James
Use your free time for self-development. Listen to motivational or educational cassettes while driving to work.
– Brian Koslow
I know you're supposed to set goals for yourself. I see all that motivational stuff on television. Think about the future, what's next! But I'm all into the journey. It's fascinating to me. So if I make certain what I want moment to moment, I'm cool at the crossroads.
– Cassandra Wilson
Religious speech is extreme, emotional, and motivational. It is anti-literal, relying on metaphor, allusion, and other rhetorical devices, and it assumes knowledge within a community of believers.
– Amy Waldman
People always accuse me of being motivational in a way, like it was a bad thing, but that's just how I was raised. My mom raised me in a positive environment, with lots of love in my heart, and that reflects in my music.
– Lenny Kravitz
One of the things that I did before I ran for president is I was a professional speaker. Not a motivational speaker - an inspirational speaker. Motivation comes from within. You have to be inspired. That's what I do. I inspire people, I inspire the public, I inspire my staff. I inspired the organizations I took over to want to succeed.
– Herman Cain
I've always thought of acting as more of an exercise in empathy, which is not to be confused with sympathy. You're trying to get inside a certain emotional reality or motivational reality and try to figure out what that's about so you can represent it.
– Edward Norton
I'm thrilled to continue my partnership with U by Kotex for Generation Know while helping to empower girls. I've always been a motivational resource for my younger sisters and hope I can positively impact and inspire other young girls too.
– Khloe Kardashian
I went to a motivational training course once, a course of self-discovery, and I found out after a week that my fear - it was not a fear of not being accepted - was a very violent fear of failure.
– Emanuel Steward
I like to put on hardcore when I have to clean my apartment, which I hate to do, but it's motivational. I like old heavy metal when I'm outside working on my car. Music has definite functions for me.
– Peter Steele