Motivational Quotes

To begin, begin.-William Wordsworth

Wherever you are - be all there.-Jim Elliot

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

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

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

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

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

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

Only the educated are free.-Epictetus

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

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.-Tony Robbins

I learned that we can do anything, but we can't do everything... at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything.-Dan Millman

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

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

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.-Albert Einstein

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

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

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

The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare.-Bobby Knight

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

If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.-Dale Carnegie

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.-Pope John XXIII

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

To know oneself, one should assert oneself.-Albert Camus

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

I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.-Muhammad Ali

Marvin's Motivational Moments actually started as something that was actually therapeutic for me. I would sit up late at night after my wife passed trying to adjust to being alone.-Marvin Sapp

Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.-George Herbert

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

Leap, and the net will appear.-John Burroughs

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

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

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

Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.-John Donne

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

Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.-H. L. Hunt

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

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

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.-Helen Keller

Don't fight the problem, decide it.-George C. Marshall

Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.-Allen Ginsberg

Never give in and never give up.-Hubert H. Humphrey

Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.-Bradley Whitford

Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.-Theodore Roosevelt

God always strives together with those who strive.-Aeschylus

I'm a motivational speaker.-Young Jeezy

Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.-William James

The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.-Confucius

After a storm comes a calm.-Matthew Henry

If you've got a talent, protect it.-Jim Carrey

What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.-Henry David Thoreau

You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.-George S. Patton

You create your opportunities by asking for them.-Shakti Gawain

The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.-Mary Pickford

Don't give up. Don't lose hope. Don't sell out.-Christopher Reeve

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.-Bill Cosby

Who seeks shall find.-Sophocles

Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.-Albert Schweitzer

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

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.-Samuel Beckett

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

Deserve your dream.-Octavio Paz

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

Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.-Swami Sivananda

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

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.-Miguel Angel Ruiz

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.-Dalai Lama

Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.-Leo Buscaglia

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

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

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

Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.-Simone de Beauvoir

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

Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.-Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Typically, if you reward something, you get more of it. You punish something, you get less of it. And our businesses have been built for the last 150 years very much on that kind of motivational scheme.-Daniel H. Pink

In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.-Nikos Kazantzakis

If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.-Emile Zola

I realized I love motivating and I love empowering and I love inspiring people. I did that as an athlete for 18 years, and I am able to do that as a motivational speaker now as well as doing work on television.-Dominique Dawes

Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.-Benjamin Jowett

Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life.-Jimmy Dean

A goal is a dream with a deadline.-Napoleon Hill

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.-Lao Tzu

Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it.-Diane Sawyer

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.-Thomas A. Edison

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.-W. Clement Stone

You have to make it happen.-Denis Diderot

As long as I'm not selling out the people that ride or die with me, I'm glad I'm not an MC. I'm a motivational speaker. I'm not that rapper dude.-Young Jeezy

If you think you can do it, you can.-John Burroughs

One day, I got so disgusted that I sat down and wrote a list called 'Justin's list of things to do before he kicks the bucket.' I wrote it for myself and shortened it to 'Justin's Bucket List.' It was there on the wall, not as a story idea but as a motivational tool for myself, which actually ended up working pretty well.-Justin Zackham

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.-Carol Burnett

Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed - there's so little competition.-Elbert Hubbard

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.-Oprah Winfrey

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

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

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.-Benjamin Franklin

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

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

If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree.-Jim Rohn

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.-William Butler Yeats

You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.-Ted Turner

Know or listen to those who know.-Baltasar Gracian

Don't brood. Get on with living and loving. You don't have forever.-Leo Buscaglia

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

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

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

I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.-Robert H. Schuller

Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.-Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.-John D. Rockefeller

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.-Arthur Ashe

When you fail you learn from the mistakes you made and it motivates you to work even harder.-Natalie Gulbis

I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life.-Dean Koontz

Oh, I would love to be a motivational speaker. I have pulled myself out of a million potholes, and I can see the potholes ahead of me. That doesn't mean that I could always do that so perfectly for my own life. I totally fall in potholes.-Drew Barrymore

The hardships that I encountered in the past will help me succeed in the future.-Philip Emeagwali

Well done is better than well said.-Benjamin Franklin

You just can't beat the person who never gives up.-Babe Ruth

Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.-Sam Levenson

Giving back, doing motivational speeches and stuff like that, that's always made me feel good. If you repeatedly go out there, and you are the change that you want to see, then that's what you are.-Keke Palmer

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.-Woodrow Wilson

Step by step and the thing is done.-Charles Atlas

Go big or go home. Because it's true. What do you have to lose?-Eliza Dushku

You never know what motivates you.-Cicely Tyson

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

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

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

The people who influence you are the people who believe in you.-Henry Drummond

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

He conquers who endures.-Aulus Persius Flaccus

I believe that any type of education can be great, but an education about ourselves can create something wonderful. I am a comedian, but people have called me a motivational speaker. I don't really consider myself that at all.-Andy Andrews

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.-Og Mandino

The weeds keep multiplying in our garden, which is our mind ruled by fear. Rip them out and call them by name.-Sylvia Browne

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.-Mark Twain

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

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.-Mark Caine

Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.-Baruch Spinoza

Success is the only motivational factor that a boy with character needs.-Woody Hayes

Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.-Julie Andrews

Earl Nightingale has inspired more people toward success and fortune than any other motivational speaker on the planet.-Zig Ziglar

There is nothing deep down inside us except what we have put there ourselves.-Richard Rorty

Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.-Sasha Cohen

A will finds a way.-Orison Swett Marden

Always desire to learn something useful.-Sophocles

Never, never, never give up.-Winston Churchill

No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one.-Jessica Savitch

The more we do, the more we can do.-William Hazlitt

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

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

Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.-Christopher Morley

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.-H. G. Wells

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

I can, therefore I am.-Simone Weil

One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.-Michael Korda

Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.-Pauline Kael

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

There is always room at the top.-Daniel Webster

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.-Epictetus

Your heaviest artillery will be your will to live. Keep that big gun going.-Norman Cousins

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

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

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

Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.-Denis Waitley

I think people who are creative are the luckiest people on earth. I know that there are no shortcuts, but you must keep your faith in something Greater than You, and keep doing what you love. Do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world.-Judy Collins

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

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.-Khalil Gibran

Never complain and never explain.-Benjamin Disraeli

The turning point was when I hit my 30th birthday. I thought, if really want to write, it's time to start. I picked up the book How to Write a Novel in 90 Days. The author said to just write three pages a day, and I figured, I can do this. I never got past Page 3 of that book.-James Rollins

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

When one must, one can.-Charlotte Whitton

To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life.-Robert Louis Stevenson

I am not afraid... I was born to do this.-Joan of Arc

Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.-George Whitefield

I'm going to write a book, continue acting, continue motivational speaking and just share with people who I am and what I've learned in my second chance of life and pass it on to people in their first chance of life.-J. R. Martinez

I like motivational books, because I like the go-getting American spirit - your destiny is in your own hands, life is what you make it, don't accept your limitations, jump before you're pushed, leap before you look.-Louise Mensch

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.-Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.-Carl von Clausewitz

I was motivated to be different in part because I was different.-Donna Brazile

One finds limits by pushing them.-Herbert Simon

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