180 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire Success In Your Life

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Here are 180 of the best motivational quotes I could find. Some will inspire you for success and work. Others for tough times, change and life. Hope you’ll find the motivation you need.

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Obstacles are the cost of greatness. Robin Sharm

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The question isn’t who is doing to let me, it’s who is going to stop me. Ayn Rand

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I wasn’t there to compete. I was there to win. Arnold Schwarzenegger

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All the power is within you. You can do anything. Swami Vivekananda

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The place between your comfort zone and your dream is where life takes place. Helen Keller


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Stop whining, start grinding. Eric Thomas

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To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don’t worry about darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest. Napoleon Hill

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Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. Helen Keller

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What you want exists. Don’t settle until you get it. Jay Shetty

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Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen. Conan O’Brien


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

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“No” simply means begin again at one level higher. Peter Diamandis

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Those who truly want something will keep trying until they die. Maxime Lagacé

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Always ask yourself if what you’re doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow. Paulo Coelho

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Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do. Oprah Winfrey

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26 Motivational And Inspirational Quotes (Steve Jobs, Ali, Edison, Bezos, etc.)

The Best Motivational Quotes

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How bad do you want it? Gary Vaynerchuk

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

Fall seven times, stand up eight. Japanese proverb

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

Blood, sweat and respect. First two you give. Last one you earn. Dwayne Johnson (The Rock)

Conformity gets you nowhere. Neil Strauss Click to tweet

Be so good they can’t ignore you. Steve Martin

Show the world how much you’ll fight for the winners circle. Pat Riley

Everything you can imagine is real. Pablo Picasso

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Action is the real measure of intelligence. Napoleon Hill Click to tweet

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. George Addair Click to tweet

Learn to be comfortable in the uncomfortable. Learn to be peaceful, not bored. Learn to be inspired, not scared. Maxime Lagacé

Make each day your masterpiece. John Wooden

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. Dale Carnegie

You’re probably on the right track if you feel like a sidewalk worm during a rainstorm. Larry Page (Google)

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot. Make it hot by striking. William Butler Yeats

I can’t believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary. Lou Holtz

I want the world to be better because I was here. Will Smith Click to tweet

The habit of persistence is the habit of victory. Herbert Kaufman

Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. John D. Rockefeller

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What’s the tiniest step you can take? Do that first. Maxime Lagacé

Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself. Andrew Carnegie

To seek greatness is the only righteous vengeance. Criss Jami

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The Most Famous Motivational Quotes (Walt Disney, da Vinci, Steve Jobs, etc.)

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It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. Babe Ruth Click to tweet

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. Babe Ruth

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. Maya Angelou

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

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. Walt Disney

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. Robert F. Kennedy

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. Henry David Thoreau

Win from within. Usain Bolt

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt

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If you’re going through hell, keep going. Winston Churchill

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Mahatma Gandhi

Never, never, never give up. Winston Churchill

Diligence is the mother of good luck. Benjamin Franklin

Energy and persistence conquer all things. Benjamin Franklin

Don’t stop when you’re tired; stop when you’re done. Marilyn Monroe

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. Vince Lombardi

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain (More info on the source here)

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. Dr. Seuss

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Napoleon Hill

Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. Henry Ford

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma. Steve Jobs

It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit. J.R.R. Tolkien

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. Alexander Graham Bell

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. Leonardo da Vinci

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. Martin Luther King Jr

I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy. Marie Curie

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Action is character. F. Scott Fitzgerald

Leap, and the net will appear. John Burroughs

Wake up determined. Go to bed satisfied. Dwayne Johnson (The Rock)

I like getting to that point where it’s hard, and then, pushing harder. Zach Miller

Light tomorrow with today. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

There is always room at the top. Daniel Webster Click to tweet

We must act. Marie Curie

Remember why you started. Erin Janus

Success is my only option, failure’s not. Eminem

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I prefer to die trying. Maxime Lagacé

Be your own hero. Maxime Lagacé

Show them what crazy dreams can do. Nike

Nothing is given. Everything is earned. LeBron James

If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it. Unknown

I didn’t come this far to only go this far. Unknown

The moment you want to quit is the moment you need to keep pushing. Unknown

One day or day one. It’s your choice. Unknown Click to tweet

Don’t wait for opportunity. Create it. Unknown

You are your only limit. Unknown

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I am not talented. I am obsessed. Conor McGregor

You could be anyone if you put the time. Conor McGregor

Prove them wrong. Unknown

I can and I will. Unknown

Don’t call it a dream, call it a plan. Unknown

What you allow is what will continue. Unknown

Don’t stop until you’re proud. Unknown Click to tweet

Don’t look back – you’re not going that way. Unknown

You are capable of amazing things. Unknown

Better an oops than a what if. Unknown

Storms make trees take deeper roots. Unknown

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Do your thing and don’t care if they like it. Tina Fey Click to tweet

Don’t wish for it. Work for it. Unknown

Will it be easy? No. Will it be worth it? Absolutely. Unknown

Strive for progress, not perfection. Unknown

Feel the fear. Do it anyway! Jillian Michaels

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. Napoleon Hill

Half-heartedness never won a battle. William McKinley

Good is the enemy of great. Jony Ive (Apple)

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

Aim for the highest. Andrew Carnegie

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Funny Motivational Quotes

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The ultimate inspiration is the deadline. Nolan Bushnell

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

Don’t worry about looking good – worry about achieving your goals. Ray Dalio

We’re not playing solitaire out here. Bill Parcells (NFL coach) Click to tweet

You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute. Tina Fey

Doing nothing is very hard to do… you never know when you’re finished. Leslie Nielsen

There are seven days in a week and someday isn’t one of them. Unknown

Only dead fish go with the flow. Unknown

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

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Motivational Quotes That Are (A Little Bit) Cheesy :p

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You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. Wayne Gretzky Click to tweet

Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today. James Dean

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. Vince Lombardi

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

A quitter never wins and a winner never quits. Napoleon Hill

Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis. Zig Ziglar

Live every day like it’s your last. Unknown

Be like a postage stamp – stick to one thing until you get there. Unknown

You can’t make a rainbow without a little rain. Unknown

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

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

Sweat is the cologne of accomplishment. Heywood Hale Broun

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Whenever I feel the need to exercise I lie down until it goes away. Paul Terry Click to tweet

Even if you fall on your face you’re still moving forward. Victor Kiam

If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it. John D. Rockefeller

I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer. Jim Carrey

It’s never too late to go back to bed. Unknown

It is what it is. And it’s not good. Unknown

I do marathons, on Netflix. Unknown

Work hard. Complain harder. Unknown

Procrastinate now. Don’t put it off. Ellen DeGeneres

Deep And Emotional Motivational Quotes

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There are four basic human needs; food, sleep, sex and revenge. Banksy Click to tweet

If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time. Billy Joel

It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot

Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. C.S. Lewis Click to tweet

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. Dalai Lama

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. Les Brown

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. Carlos Castaneda

I have had all of the disadvantages required for success. Larry Ellison (Oracle)

A wise man can always be found alone. A weak man can always be found in crowd. Unknown

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What I’m looking for is not out there, it is in me. Helen Keller

To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself. Søren Kierkegaard

Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world. Ralph Waldo Emerson

What are the most powerful words in the universe? The ones you use to talk to yourself. Karen Salmansohn

My mama always used to tell me: ‘If you can’t find somethin’ to live for, you best find somethin’ to die for. Tupac

Motivation comes from meaning. Everything comes from meaning. Jay Shetty

If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self. Napoleon Hill

You have to be at your strongest when you’re feeling at your weakest. Unknown

It doesn’t get easier. You get stronger. Unknown

There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else. Andrew Carnegie

A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with – a man is what he makes of himself. Alexander Graham Bell

Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul. Edward Abbey

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Wise Motivational Quotes (Words Of Wisdom)

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A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships. Helen Keller Click to tweet

It is not the path which is the difficulty; rather, it is the difficulty which is the path. Søren Kierkegaard

A hero is one who knows how to hang on for one minute longer. Norwegian proverb

Finishing something will give you satisfaction. Finishing something important to you will give you meaning. A meaningful life is a good life. Maxime Lagacé

The most important thing is to continue. Forget about others, forget about the scoreboard, forget about your failures. Just keep pushing. Maxime Lagacé

The way you train reflects the way you fight. People say I’m not going to train too hard, I’m going to do this in training, but when it’s time to fight I’m going to step up. There is no step up. You’re just going to do what you did every day. Georges St-Pierre

To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing. Elbert Hubbard

You don’t “discover” your place in the world. You carve it out. Thibaut

Winners focus on winning. Losers focus on winners. @Eric Thomas

Winners never quit and quitters never win. Vince Lombardi

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. Og Mandino

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What comes easy won’t last. What lasts won’t come easy. Unknown

You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. George Lorimer

Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further. Thomas Carlyle

Don’t do what you can do – try what you can’t do. William Faulkner Click to tweet

Someone once told me growth and comfort do not coexist. And I think it’s a really good thing to remember. Ginni Rometty (IBM)

Embrace bad news to learn where you need the most improvement. Bill Gates

It is always your next move. Napoleon Hill

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Without ambition, one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. Ralph Waldo Emerson Click to tweet

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maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two and also loves running. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.

You can find him on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Quora, Strava, Sportstats, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.

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10 comments

    1. With the right motivation, passion and perseverance, we can all do it.
      Thanks for sharing with us, Joseph.
      Maxime

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