Motivational Quotes

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

The greatest motivational act one person can do for another is to listen.
– Roy E. Moody

Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
– Peter Marshall

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

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

Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
– Thomas Jefferson

If you're going through hell, keep going.
– Sir Winston Churchill

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

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
– C. S. Lewis

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

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
– Agatha Christie

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.
– Wayne Dyer

The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
– Amelia Earhart

Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
– Will Rogers
Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.
– Saint Teresa of Avila
Leap, and the net will appear.
– John Burroughs
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
– Leo Buscaglia
The weeds keep multiplying in our garden, which is our mind ruled by fear. Rip them out and call them by name.
– Sylvia Browne
Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way.
– Eileen Caddy
To know oneself, one should assert oneself.
– Albert Camus
The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
– Confucius
If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.
– Walt Disney
Never complain and never explain.
– Benjamin Disraeli
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
– Wayne Dyer
Go big or go home. Because it's true. What do you have to lose?
– Eliza Dushku
Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
– Benjamin Franklin
One may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low.
– Dr. Thomas Fuller
After a storm comes a calm.
– Matthew Henry
We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change.
– Katharine Hepburn
Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.
– Bo Jackson
In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.
– Nikos Kazantzakis
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
– Helen Keller
Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.
– Victor Kiam
The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare.
– Bobby Knight
One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.
– Michael Korda
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
– Og Mandino
We make the world we live in and shape our own environment.
– Orison Swett Marden
The dog that trots about finds a bone.
– Golda Meir
Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.
– Alfred A. Montapert
Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.
– Christopher Morley
In motivating people, you've got to engage their minds and their hearts. I motivate people, I hope, by example - and perhaps by excitement, by having productive ideas to make others feel involved.
– Rupert Murdoch
What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.
– Ralph Marston
You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.
– George S. Patton
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
– Ayn Rand
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
– Anthony Robbins
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
– Jim Rohn
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
If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree.
– Jim Rohn
Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.
– Jim Rohn
What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.
– Henry David Thoreau
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
– Brian Tracy
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.
– Mark Twain
I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.
– Ken Venturi
You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put a few nickels in the machine.
– Flip Wilson
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy
– Norman Vincent Peale
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
– Baruch Spinoza
I've worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.
– Mia Hamm
You never know what motivates you.
– Cicely Tyson
You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
– Albert Einstein
You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
– Jack London
You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.
– Ted Turner
Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.
– Gordon B. Hinckley
Who seeks shall find.
– Sophocles
Wherever you are - be all there.
– Jim Elliot
When you fail you learn from the mistakes you made and it motivates you to work even harder.
– Natalie Gulbis
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
– Henry David Thoreau
To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life.
– Robert Louis Stevenson
There is nothing deep down inside us except what we have put there ourselves.
– Richard Rorty
The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something.
– Muhammad Iqbal
Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
– Aristotle
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
– Robert H. Schuller
Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life.
– Jimmy Dean
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
– Julie Andrews
No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one.
– Jessica Savitch
Know or listen to those who know.
– Baltasar Gracian
If you've got a talent, protect it.
– Jim Carrey
If you think you can do it, you can.
– John Burroughs
I was motivated to be different in part because I was different.
– Donna Brazile
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
– Thomas Jefferson
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