Motivational Quotes

Be encouraged by this collection of motivational quotes. Being motivated results in us wanting to take act, it demonstrates a passion for something. Here you will find motivational quotes for life, for students, for work, for many different situations.

No matter what you employ as a method of motivation, one thing is for sure - keep true to your desire to put inspirational thoughts at the forefront of your day, your life, and your thinking.
Quote of the Day  |  

Motivation that is intrinsic, meaning coming from within, is always going to be much greater than extrinsic motivation, that which comes from outside sources. Joe Zeller, How To Wake Up Early: For Super Lazy People
Motivational Poems   |  

An eagle uses the storm to reach unimaginable heights. Eric Thomas
An eagle uses the storm to reach unimaginable heights. Eric Thomas
Graduation  |  

We realized that motivation (inspiration to action) is like a fire: the flames will be extinguished unless the fire is refueled. W. Clement Stone
Encouraging Quotes  |  

The significance of motivation is prevalent in every area of our lives. From sports to manufacturing, we see every sector thriving because of motivation. Subhashree Rout, Live Your Balanced Life Now
Sports  |  

In my opinion, a successful retirement takes place when you no longer need to work for money. Rather, the work you do is motivated by higher-level goals and purposes, not income generation. Rand Bennett, Retire Early
Retirement  |  

In order to achieve your end goals, it is essential to find motivation to help you along your way. Nothing great is achieved without motivation. Brian Night, Simplicity: How To Live With Less, Downsize, And Get More Fulfillment From Life
Inspirational Quotes  |  

There are three pillars to the "better than good" life: passion, peak performance, and purpose. I don't think anyone can stay motivated for very long in life without understanding all three of these concepts. And I don't think anyone will live a "better than good" life if he or she is not motivated to do so. Zig Ziglar, Better Than Good: Creating a Life You Can't Wait to Live
Passion  |  

As you move forward on the success journey, you need to remember that what happens in you is more important than what happens to you. John C. Maxwell, Your Road Map for Success
Graduation Poems  |  

Our values drive us every day and are the essence of self-motivation. The more we live our values on a day to day basis, the happier and more motivated we are. These values, at a sub-conscious level, drive our priorities in life. Brandon Stanberg, The Happiness Mindset: 12 Strategies for Happiness & Success I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was Younger
Encouraging Poems   |  

Bullies want to abuse you. Instead of allowing that, you can use them as your personal motivators. Nick Vujicic, Stand Strong: You Can Overcome Bullying
Overcoming  |  

It is a dangerous thing for some people to be made much of in this world - their heads soon get turned, and they begin to think too much of themselves. Charles Spurgeon
Proverbs  |  

Becoming a parent is not only a defining moment in most people's lives. Christopher Gavigan
Becoming a parent is not only a defining moment in most people's lives - it can be unexpectedly motivating. Christopher Gavigan
Children   |  

We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone. Ronald Reagan
Helping Others   |  

Stretching outside your comfort zone takes serious effort and work. You need motivation for sure, and I do find many of the messages on the Internet to be quite inspirational. But motivation alone doesn't seal the deal. Wha'ís truly lacking is a concrete road map about the how to move from a place of fear, paralysis, and avoidance to the point of actually being willing and able to take that leap and start a more positive cycle of learning and development. Andy Molinsky, Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge , and Build Confidence
Fear   |     Learning

What motivates people to act kindly to family and strangers? Gerald Campbell, Kindness: The 8 Laws of Kindness: The Powerful Benefit That Leads Us To Success Through Loving Compassion
Kindness   |     Compassion

When you can motivate yourself and others, the world is no longer a place where something always stands in the way of success. W. Clement Stone, Believe and Achieve: W. Clement Stone's 17 Principles of Success
Friendship   |

There are those who hate to see their birthday arrive. Ah, but not I. For each year is a gift, each day is a gift. I am thankful and am grateful for this day of my birth. I find motivation within to live this year so let it begin! Theodore W. Higginsworth
Birthday   |

Write your motivational sentences in first person addressing yourself as 'I' and read it any time you feel like giving up or postponing. Mark Thomas, Procrastination Cure
Never Quit   |  

Unlike many people who start a new business, money was not my prime motivation- not that I was so well off that it wasn't a consideration; in fact, I had put my lifetime savings on the line. Mary Kay Ash, The Mary Kay Way: Timeless Principles from America's Greatest Woman Entrepreneur
Wealth   |  

No one can completely comprehend the mind of what truly motivates one person over the next. Louis Howard, Inside The Minds of Champions: Extraodinary Thoughts From Remarkable People
Attitude   |  

. . .  humiliation that comes from such a failure 
can be a huge motivator to get better. Jonathan Harnum
When you fail publicly, the humiliation that comes from such a failure can be a huge motivator to get better. Jonathan Harnum, Practice Like This
Failure   |  

If you are working on something that you really care about, you don't have to be pushed. the vision pulls you. Steve Jobs
Work   |  

Remember, the leader's responsibility in motivating and directing his or her team sends a message that he or she takes the issue of team behavior seriously. Being clear on expectations is another important aspect of managing behavior. Rosanne Dee
Teamwork   |  

Selling is the art of planting in the mind of another a motive that will induce favorable action. Napoleon Hill, Selling You!
Wise  |  

The best way out is always through. Helen Keller
Poems about Faith  |  

People are motivated by self-worth, money; they want to be able to live better than their parents. They are motivated by providing and developing their children's character. James Perdue, Persevere Past your Paralysis
Character   |  

In order to have the willpower and motivation needed to be consistent with the amount of effort you exert for productivity, you must limit or eliminate counterproductive habits while enforcing new habits that help productivity. Mark Snyder, Productive Makeover Success: Simple Guide to Getting More Done in Less Time
Habit   |     Consistency

You can surely motivate yourself to do something that you do not prefer to do by using positive public pressure as a form of motivation. John Rogers, Motivation Secrets Book - How to Get Motivated Today And Turn Your Dreams Into Reality
Positive   |  

Your success depends on your efforts, background and motivation. Amy J. Blake, Self Discovery Journal: 100 Days Of Self Exploration
Effort   |  

Stress was the majority of what we felt at that time. It was, and still is, the predecessor and motivational spark for quick and decisive decisions, like fight or flight. James O'Donnell, How to Become Patient: How to Build Patience and Remove Impatience
Stress   |  

A goal you set yourself is far more motivating than one set by someone else. Jenny Rogers
A goal you set yourself is far more motivating than one set by someone else. Jenny Rogers, Manager As Coach: The New Way To Get Results
Goals   |  

With greater confidence in yourself and your abilities, you will set bigger goals, make bigger plans and commit yourself to achieving objectives that today you only dream about. Brian Tracy
Confidence   |  

Do what is right, and be assured that that will extricate you the best out of the worst situations. Thomas Jefferson
Inspirational Poems

Trust turns rejection, abandonment, disappointment, and loneliness into motivations rather than a deterrents. Iyanla Vanzant, Trust: Mastering the Four Essential Trusts
Trust   |  

We all have different internal motivators and are more likely to accomplish a task when we tap into our own 'why' rather than a carrot or stick approach. Dr. Rob Bell; Bill Parisi, Don’t “Should" On Your Kids: Build Their Mental Toughness
Accomplishment   |  

A little pat on the back goes a long way when it comes to motivation and encouraging repeat behavior. Jeff Hastings
A little pat on the back goes a long way when it comes to motivation and encouraging repeat behavior. Jeff Hastings; Greg Lucas, The Most Successful Failure in the World
Words of Encouragement   |  

We've got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true." Denis Waitley
Dream   |  

In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it. Norman Vincent Peale
Potential   |  

Many hadn't considered sufficiently, however, that sustained tolerance requires a foundation of rock-solid principles that affect our attitudes and practices of tolerance. And in men and women such tolerant attitudes and practices themselves develop one at a time, built on sound principles that motivate them to treat others well. John K. Carmack, Tolerance: Principles, Practices, Obstacles, Limits
Tolerance   |  

Motivation can conquer procrastination. Generating enthusiasm and concentrating on the rewards of completion instead of the unpleasant- ness of the activity can raise the motivation to get on with the job. Harold Taylor, Procrastinate Less and Enjoy Life More: A Procrastinator's Guide to Self-Improvement
Procrastination   |  

In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it. Jane Smiley
Experience   |  

Whenever you feel you are drifting away from your path, remind yourself of the motivation that helped to choose the path in the first place. Kenneth J Hutchins, 10 Powerful Habits of Successful People
Choices   |  

Don't worry about your future. God knows you completely, accepts you unconditionally and loves you wholeheartedly. You can trust Him. Nicky Gumbel

Never underestimate the satisfaction and motivation you can get from bearing witness to the happiness of others. Antony Richard Pearson, How To Achieve Goals
Happiness Quotes   |     Inspiring Others

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. Mother Teresa
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. Mother Teresa
Faith   |  

If you want your life to count, you have to focus it. You don't have time for everything, and not everything is of equal value. Rick Warren
Poems about Life   |  

It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off! You cannot make progress without making decisions. Jim Rohn
Decision   |  

Mary Kay Ash understood that women and men think differently. She understood what motivates women and what their needs are as wives and mothers. John Kawiecki
Mother   |  

If you want to sustain the interest and motivation you value in your employees, you need to be an inextinguishable fountain of energy and motivation yourself. Richard J. Bowerman, Ray Kroc: 10 Leadership Lessons from Ray Kroc's Life
Ray Kroc Quotes   |     Quotes on Life Lessons

Effective supervision involves motivation from within the individual, not by externals. Meir Liraz, How to Improve Your Leadership and Management Skills
Leadership   |  

Turn your desires into attainable goals that directs your thoughts, fuels your energy and motivates your hopes. Jonathan Brown, Depression: How to Overcome Depression And Feel Happy Forever!
Hope   |  

This is what motivates people to finally get married, believing that this person who makes them feel so good about themselves, is really the right one for them. Cathy Pearson, How To Keep Your Man, And Be His 'One And Only'
Marriage   |  

Carnegie and Stone serve as bookends to Dr. Hill's lifetime achievements. Each provided a motivational spark that Hill fanned into a personal flame in order to literally fire up his personal commitment to a cause that he chose to dedicate his life to - and that cause is the Science of Success. Judith Williamson, Napoleon Hill: Do It Now!
Commitment   |  

It isn't always easy to motivate yourself to exercise, but it is necessary if you want to be healthy. Amanda Thompson, The Perfect Husband For Your Wife - You!
Health   |  

A lack of motivation is the number one killer of success. Philip Vang
A lack of motivation is the number one killer of success. Philip Vang, Master Learning Box: You Are Smart
Success   |  

I believe that one of life's greatest risks is never daring to risk. Oprah Winfrey
Quotes about Taking A Risk   |  

My father (Vince Lombardi) was an omnivorous reader to whom good ideas tended to stick. When the time came to express himself, he frequently called upon the great store of motivational nuggets he held in his head. Vince Lombardi Jr., The Essential Vince Lombardi: Words & Wisdom to Motivate, Inspire, and Win
Good   |     Vince Lombardi Quotes

It is the concrete future events, with concrete consequences, that most effectively motivate a person to act in opposition to his present desires. Roman Gelperin, Addiction, Procrastination, and Laziness: A Proactive Guide to the Psychology of Motivation
Future   |  

Anthony Robbins said that, to be motivated to create changes in your life, you must realize and believe that your old habits and patterns are detrimental. Kevin Johnson, Never Give Up: Motivational Stories of Determination, Perseverance and Success
Life   |  

Talk more frequently with people that bring out the best in you. They will motivate and support you to change. Dianne Kane, Anger Management
Communication   |  

Motivation is getting people, cheerfully, willingly and professionally, to do the things that the business requires them to do. James Neal, Managing Motivation in 1 Hour
Happy   |  

Successful people are very often early risers. From Richard Branson to Michelle Obama, and Tim Cook to Taylor Swift, all are known to get up early. Whatever their motivation, they've all used beating the alarm clock to become the elite in their profession. Joe Hinchliffe, Average Joe's Success Rituals: 12 Disciplines for a Fulfilling Life
Famous   |     Successful

I find inspiration and motivation through time management. Jason Thomas
I find inspiration and motivation through time management. Jason Thomas, Affirmation | The 100 Most Powerful Affirmations for Time Management
Time   |  

Today is a most unusual day, because we have never lived it before; we will never live it again; it is the only day we have. William Arthur Ward
New Beginnings   |  

This visualization of success not only gives you more motivation to pursue your goal, you will also be able to plan ahead so that you will really be successful once you started acting towards its realization. Mia Conrad, Social Anxiety: Overcome Social Anxiety And Shyness!
Vision   |  

When you are changing the world with your innovations, that's all the motivation you need. Dipanshu Sharma
Change   |  

Christmas motivates us to help others, to help the less fortunate. My prayer is that the Christmas spirit would stay with us all year long. Kate Summers
Christmas   |     Spiritual

When you believe that today is going to be a great day and that tomorrow will be even greater, you will set it up and see to it that it happens. You will make your predictions come true. Dr. Irene C. Kassorla, Go For It!
Good Day   |  

You lack the drive to push or motivate yourself. If you do not do something about strengthening your self-discipline, you will always find reasons for not focusing on what needs to be done. Brian Karr, A Self-Help Cure For Procrastination: 5 Highly Effective Strategies To Get Things Done
Focus   |  

Jimmy Carter was an exceptionally smart man. He could also be very engaging; few failed to be dazzled by his memorably wide smile. Julian E. Zelizer, Jimmy Carter (The American Presidents)
Jimmy Carter Quotes   |     Smart

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