126 Motivational Quotes

Let these motivational quotes give you encouragement and inspiration to achieve all that you can be. You will find motivational quotations that will inspire you to be your best, one for success, and famous motivational quotations.

When you are motivated you have a desire and a passion that will encourage you to take action to achieve your desire. Motivational people rub off on us, they have energy and determination.

May these motivational words give you energy and push you to take action.


    Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Be Your Best

    Being your best and seeing the success is a motivator!

  1. There is no excuse for not trying. Barack Obama



  2. Life is not to be absorbed through the experiences of others; instead, it is to be grasped by you with the strength of a thousand lions.
    Theodore W. Higgingsworth



  3. Just doing as well as you did last time is not good enough. 
 Michael Jackson
  4. Just doing as well as you did last time is not good enough. Michael Jackson



  5. One of the greatest motivations for forgiveness is knowing that it's you who will be the primary beneficiary when you do it. Forgiveness is for you. Barbara J Hunt, Forgiveness Made Easy



  6. By being the best you can be, the most skilful in your endeavour and by loving yourself, your life and what you do with it, you'll happily begin every new day with a spring in your step. Ross Wilson, The Happy Agent



  7. To be your best 
for ...whatever service you provide, there must be some down time. Kathy Henn
  8. To be your best for your career, job, home business, volunteer work or whatever service you provide, there must be some 'down' time. Kathy Henn, Daily Inspiration



  9. I believe in the eternal possibilities for life to expand and improve. Iím convinced that anything can be better. David Mezzapelle, 10 Habits of Truly Optimistic People



  10. Just try to be the best you can be; never cease trying to be the best you can be. 
  John Wooden
  11. Just try to be the best you can be; never cease trying to be the best you can be. That's in your power. John Wooden



  12. Your story is your memory of those life experiences that made you who you are today. It consists of "the best of times and the worst of times." Bill DeFoore, Anger: Deal With It, Heal With It, Stop It From Killing You
    A motivational quotation that we all need to remember during difficult times!



  13. If you have the right mind-set, you can be just as happy on Monday
 as you are on Friday.  Joel Osteen
  14. If you have the right mind-set, you can be just as happy on Monday as you are on Friday. Joel Osteen, Every Day a Friday



  15. Winning is important, but only the kind where every player feels that he or she is putting in the best effort. Jame Wilson, How to Be Better At Basketball in 21 days



  16. Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go. 
  Hermann Hesse
  17. Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go. Hermann Hesse



  18. People with a passion for a certain thing are most likely to put more time and effort in it than those who don't. Barbara Geer, Am I My Sister's Keeper?



  19. You are a work in progress; which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once. Author Unknown
  20. You are a work in progress; which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once. Author Unknown



  21. ... the life we are living today is defined by the thoughts in one's mind and the action implemented on the outside to be who we are. Alexander Chase, Positive Thinking



  22. Success, happiness, confidence and love are some important elements
 of your life. Chris Johnston
  23. Success, happiness, confidence and love are some important elements of your life. You need all of them to deal with different challenges and to increase the success and convenience of your life. Chris Johnston, Famous Quotes



  24. Possible actions and choices can be limited by fear, so be thoughtful, but also be fearless. Fran Curcio



  25. I might live for the future and the achievement of the "When I Ö," but I can't really live in any other time than now. Kirsten Wreggitt, Before I Let You Go



  26. Adversity is the catalyst that forces us to stretch.
 It propels us to find solutions to problems ... Catherine Pulsifer
  27. "Adversity is the catalyst that forces us to stretch. It propels us to find solutions to problems ..." Catherine Pulsifer, Adversity An Advantage



  28. Positive attitude comes with motivation that something can be done anyway despite the prevailing circumstances. Dan Miller
  29. Positive attitude comes with motivation that something can be done anyway despite the prevailing circumstances. Dan Miller, Positive Attitude - Key to Success
    Motivational people always demonstrate a positive attitude!



  30. We all need someone or something to give us our own "I can do it" moment to keep us moving forward. Doretha Dingler, In Pink



  31. I believe that nothing in life is unimportant
    Every moment can be a beginning
    And a time for decision
    John McLeod, I Believe



  32. Always pass on what you have learned.  Yoda
  33. Always pass on what you have learned. Yoda



  34. And if you think you have it rough, then try sitting down with someone else and ask them about their life. It may give you some perspective. Jonathan Puddle, You Are The Solution to Someone's Problem



  35. Motivation is the reason you do something. It's a force that compels you. Motivation is your incentive and your inspiration. Erica Hudson, How To Achieve Your Goals



  36. One of the most efficient ways you can improve your life is by simply thinking in a more positive way. Robert Norman, Positive Thinking



  37. "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



  38. Motivation can play a great rule in helping you manage your day
 by setting priorities. Frank Mullani
  39. Motivation can play a great rule in helping you manage your day by setting priorities. Frank Mullani, Discover the Magic of Motivation Now



  40. A book will come to a person when he or she is ready for its message, and often it will come in an amazing way. Gerald G.Jampolsky, Love Is Letting Go of Fear



  41. As individuals we are sometimes as nothing, but we can influence, and be influenced by, something much more significant. Simon Bell, A Kinship of Purpose


  42. see also: Best Quotes   |   Best Motivational Quotes   |   Inspirational Quotes   |   Greatness   |   Motivational Poems   |   Adversity An Advantage


    Short Motivational Quotations

    While these quotes are short they are motivating and inspiring!

    Be yourself, who else is better qualified. Frank J. Giblin
  43. Be yourself, who else is better qualified. Frank J. Giblin



  44. He said donít be so much consumed in searching for the best ways to raise your kid that you forget to enjoy your motherhood. Vanita Vandan Singh, Motherhood Notes



  45. Our world would look very different if each of us would be passionately pursuing our life's purpose. Munmi Sarma, The Obstacle Is You



  46. Never stop believing in yourself. <br>
When others doubt, don't you. Catherine Pulsifer
  47. Never stop believing in yourself.
    When others doubt, don't you. Catherine Pulsifer, Believing in You



  48. Find your passion and you are halfway through achieving your purpose in life Dr. Ignatius K Otchere-Asamoah, Destined to Win



  49. Being motivated is a vital aspect in wanting to work well.
  Kate Keenan
  50. Being motivated is a vital aspect in wanting to work well. Kate Keenan, Motivate



  51. Peak performance occurs because of the demanding nature of the situation, not in spite of it. Martin Turner, Jamie Barker, What Business Can Learn From Sport Psychology



  52. Confidence is the mother of incentive.
  Greg Henry Quinn
  53. Confidence is the mother of incentive. Greg Henry Quinn



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



  55. Optimism and positivity keep your goals moving forward.
 Renil M. George
  56. Optimism and positivity keep your goals moving forward. Renil M. George, Focus
    A short motivational quotation that holds much wisdom.



  57. Where or what would life be without one's dreams and passions expressed with vigour and fortitude? Rosy Lee Anderson



  58. Preoccupation is the most common form of failure.
 Harry Emerson Fosdick
  59. Preoccupation is the most common form of failure. Harry Emerson Fosdick, Twelve Tests of Character



  60. Encouragement is important business. Larry Crabb, Encouragement



  61. In reality, the richness of our lives is often equal to the risks we are courageous enough to take. Sue Patton Thoele



  62. Motivators are not born - they are made. 
And they are almost always self-made. Alan Loy Mcginnis
  63. Motivators are not born - they are made. And they are almost always self-made. Alan Loy Mcginnis, Bringing Out Best in People



  64. I also believe mental preparation goes hand-in-hand with setting goals and hard work. Alex Rodriguez



  65. Purpose is a complicated concept. To start with, it is about meaning and motivation. Patrick Foley, Winning at Retirement



  66. True resilience fosters well-being, an underlying sense of happiness, 
love, and peace. Rick Hanson
  67. True resilience fosters well-being, an underlying sense of happiness, love, and peace. Rick Hanson, Resilient



  68. May we all become teachers of peace, and teach in the only way possible: by example. Max Strom



  69. A big part of what makes a story enjoyable is that it is worthwhile, and to that end, meaningful. Joel Emmett, Star Wars Wisdom



  70. There are 1,440 minutes in a day, and once theyíre gone, you never get them back. Kevin Kruse



  71. motivational quotes


  72. Creativity is the catalyst for brilliant accomplishments, but it is also the greatest obstacle. Scott Belsky, Making Ideas Happen



  73. Our hard work rewards us financially and builds our business skills and experience. But if internal motivation is not there, a rude awakening awaits when we realize what we're missing: passion. Joanna Barsh, Grow Wherever You Work



  74. Leading any sort of creative pursuit requires an overhaul of how we motivate others and ourselves. Scott Belsky, Making Ideas Happen



  75. "... determination is the impetus for persistence and perseverance for taking action. Dorothy Wehunt, Rise Up to Yourself



  76. Gratitude and humility ... are critical in developing a successful mindset. 
  Paul Brodie
  77. Gratitude and humility ... are critical in developing a successful mindset. Paul Brodie, Champion



  78. Whatever your past has been, you have a spotless future. Melanie Gustafson



  79. Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates. Magic Johnson



  80. Retirement may be an ending, a closing, but it is also a new beginning. Catherine Pulsifer



  81. Personal freedom means choosing our own behavior; it means acting rather than reacting. Karen Casey, Each Day a New Beginning



  82. One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: 
To rise above the little things. John Burroughs
  83. One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things. John Burroughs



  84. Violence is a dark contrast to what so many of us still believe in - love. Robi Ludwig



  85. What motivates people to act kindly to family and strangers? Gerald Campbell, Kindness: The 8 Laws of Kindness

  86. see also: Short Quotes   |   Short Inspirational Quotes   |   Short Graduation Quotes   |   Short Positive   |   Positive    |   Words of Encouragement  |   Motherhood


    Motivational Words for Success

    These motivational words for success are examples and experiences of others that have found what has worked and not worked! Their determination and will to learn has brought them success.

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



  88. "If you don't love something, you're not going to go the extra mile, work the extra weekend, challenge the status quo as much." Steve Jobs



  89. Being apprehensive about a new experience is natural and even expected, but exhilaration often follows. Dean Gualco, Making a Difference



  90. The more you succeed in seeking out the pleasant aspects of meditation, the more motivated youíll be and the more you will look forward to practicing. Mathew Immurgut, The Mind Illuminated



  91. Passion and perseverance, it turns out, matter more than talent or intelligence when it comes to being successful. Linda Kaplan Thaler, Grit to Great



  92. ... resilient people are able to derive meaning from failure, and they
 use this knowledge to climb higher than they otherwise would.  Karen Reivich
  93. ... resilient people are able to derive meaning from failure, and they use this knowledge to climb higher than they otherwise would. Karen Reivich, The Resilience Factor



  94. In increasing your motivation, it's often helpful to clarify what you want for the future. If you know your desired outcome, that positive vision of the future can give you the energy that spurs you along on your journey to success." James Adler



  95. Once you learn how to focus on the most important goals in your life, it becomes much easier to develop the strategies and the skills needed to accomplish them, and to see them become a reality. David James, Focus: The Key to Success



  96. Confidence is the belief that you can accomplish something successfully and that you have the resources to do it.  Rhonda Cohen, Sport Psychology



  97. "Anyone can launch a new company, but it takes patience, hard work, and commitment to make any new project a success." Warren Philip Gates, Success and the Powerful Introvert



  98. Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities!
  Norman Vincent Peale
  99. 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



  100. Music can inspire creativity ... whether it triggers a subtle tap of our foot, a clap of our hands, or a dance involving our whole body, music physically moves us. Quite simply, music is transformational. Brett Blumenthal, 52 Small Changes for the Mind



  101. Creating any habit can be exciting if you treat it with adventure and innovation. Aliya Saige, 100 Daily Blessings



  102. Without the confidence to act, few will venture down a new path, no matter how clear the road map. W. Chan Kim, Blue Ocean Shift



  103. Aversion to failure motivates us to take necessary precautions and to work harder to achieve success. By contrast, intense fear of failure often handicaps us, making us reject failure so vigorously that we cannot take the risks that are necessary for growth. Tal Ben-Shahar, Being Happy



  104. With the right attitudes and a bit of practice, we can learn to harness 
the power of patience in our lives... M. J. Ryan
  105. With the right attitudes and a bit of practice, we can learn to harness the power of patience in our lives... M. J. Ryan, The Power of Patience



  106. The only true measure of success is the ratio between what we might have done and what we might have been on the one hand, and the thing we have made of ourselves on the other. H. G. Wells



  107. If we were motivated by money, we would have sold the company a long time ago and ended up on a beach. Larry Page



  108. Setting goals allows you to have drive and motivation and is where a lot of your hard work will pay off. Denzel J. Wellington, Goal Setting



  109. As a coach, you have to be the first one to believe that the person you are coaching has the potential to be great. You have to be an outstanding motivating force. Brad Peterson, Coaching



  110. Remember, it is not about the absence of the fear 
but the courage to take action anyway that determines success. Madyson Taylor
  111. Remember, it is not about the absence of the fear but the courage to take action anyway that determines success. Madyson Taylor



  112. Choosing our own aims and seeking to bring them to fruition creates a sense of vitality and motivation in life. Brendon Burchard, The Motivation Manifesto



  113. Rather than make mountains out of molehills, I've discovered that it's best to tackle any challenge one step at a time - even when it seems there may be one too many rocks in our backpack. Catherine DeVrye, The Gift of Nature



  114. see also: Success Quotes   |   Successful    |   Life    |   Success Poem   |   Poems about Life   |   Meditation


    Funny Motivational Quotes To Make You Smile

    While these are funny they are also motivational and we can all use a smile!

    As you ramble through life, whatever be your goal; keep your eye upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole. 
 Irish Saying
  115. As you ramble through life, whatever be your goal; keep your eye upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole. Irish Saying



  116. Our work as citizens is a lot like housework: It never ends. We can either wring our hands in despair or use them to roll up our shirtsleeves and try to find new ways to make a difference. Pat Schroeder



  117. The reason why people give up so fast is because they tend to look at how far they still have to go, instead of how far they have come. Nicky Gumbel



  118. Like the first crocus stubbornly blooming amidst the winter snow, may you be blessed with determination. Joanne Kaattari, Sister Soups



  119. Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven't planted. 
 David Bly
  120. Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven't planted. David Bly



  121. Over the years, I have discovered that there are two groups of people: those who are ready to work for change and those who want a quick fix. Ben Bernstein, Stressed Out!



  122. If you're ever feeling unmotivated, just put on your tennis shoes and tie them up. Doing this sets you into motion! Gabi Garcia, Lazy Ninja



  123. None of us gets up in the morning and says, "You know, today I really want to do worse than I did yesterday!" Joel Osteen, Daily Readings from Become a Better You



  124. Much like yawning, no one can withstand the sight or sound of another's laughter without succumbing to the impulse himself.
  Clayton Geoffreys
  125. Much like yawning, no one can withstand the sight or sound of another's laughter without succumbing to the impulse himself. Clayton Geoffreys, How to be Witty



  126. If there is a day you have eaten until you were full; if there is a time of joy you can recall; if you have escaped even once the clutches of death; if you can remember one or all of the above, then you have something to be grateful for. Iyanla Vanzant, Until Today!

  127. see also: Funny Quotes  |   Funny Quotes about Life  |   Cute   |   Cute Life Quotes  |   Smile   |   Irish Quotes and Sayings  |   Funny Poems  |  

    Famous Motivational Quotes

    Let these motivational words from these famous people encourage you! Their success and how they think can benefit us all!

  128. It's not how much you have that makes people look up to you, it's who you are. Elvis Presley



  129. True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less. C. S. Lewis



  130. To watch the corn grow, or the blossoms set; to draw hard breath over the plough or spade; to read, to think, to love, to pray, are the things that make men happy. John Ruskin



  131. famous inspiring quote from  Albert Einstein
  132. Albert Einstein



  133. Sometimes it's wiser to be right in silence. Maya Angelou, The Heart of a Woman



  134. Do things that make you happy within the confines of the legal system. Elllen DeGeneres



  135. You can't just sit around. Don't expect anybody to come and hand you anything. It doesn't work that way. Michelle Obama



  136. That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful. Edgar Allan Poe



  137. motivational quote from Confucius
  138.  Confucius



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



  140. May your choices reflect your hopes not your fears. Nelson Mandela



  141. The question is not, 'Do you have a problem?' The question is, 'Does the problem have you?' Joel Osteen



  142. encouraging quote from Oprah Winfrey
  143. Oprah Winfrey



  144. Time and money spent in helping people to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving. Henry Ford



  145. People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. Zig Ziglar



  146. Enthusiasm is the dynamic motivator that keeps one persistently working toward his goal. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Enthusiasm Makes the Difference



  147. When people have that kind of motivation, when obstacles are not a factor, when only the dream matters, they MAKE things happen.
    Les Brown



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



  149. motivating quote by  Tony  Robbins
  150.  Tony Robbins



  151. "Failing is a judgment that we humans place on a given action. Rather than judgment, substitute this attitude: You cannot fail, you can only produce results." Wayne Dyer, Wisdom of the Ages



  152. "There's only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything. I do, and I demand that my players do." Vince Lombardi



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



  154. Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. George Eliot



  155. inspirational quote by Brian Tracy
  156. Brian Tracy, Goals!



  157. If we can understand more about dogs, what motivates them, what their values are, how they learn and why they do what they do, then this greater understanding will help us form a more enjoyable relationship with them. John Fisher, Think Dog 



  158. I'm interested in making a path instead of following a trail. Michael Jackson



  159. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome. George Orwell



  160. persuasive quotes by  Denis Waitley
  161.  Denis Waitley



  162. The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. Ralph Waldo Emerson


  163. see also: Famous Quotes   |   Famous Quotes about Life   |   Famous Love    |   Dog Quotes



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