Here are 100 of the best motivational quotes I could find. Hope you’ll find the wisdom and motivation you need today for your work and your life. You’ll discover quotes by Einstein, Confucius, Steve Jobs, and more. Enjoy!
Obstacles are the cost of greatness. Robin Sharma
Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen. Conan O’Brien
I wasn’t there to compete. I was there to win. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Someone once told me growth and comfort do not coexist. Ginni Rometty
All the power is within you. You can do anything. Swami Vivekananda
The place between your comfort zone and your dream is where life takes place. Helen Keller
Stop whining, start grinding. Eric Thomas
Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. George Addair
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
The question isn’t who is doing to let me, it’s who is going to stop me. Ayn Rand
I am not afraid… I was born to do this. Joan of Arc
“No” simply means begin again at one level higher. Peter Diamandis
Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do. Oprah Winfrey
Those who truly want something will keep trying until they die. Maxime Lagacé
Don’t worry about looking good – worry about achieving your goals. Ray Dalio
Enjoying the quotes so far?
If you’re like me, sometimes you feel motivated and sometimes you don’t.
That’s why I love to read quotes when I feel stuck on something. (And I’ve been doing that since 2004).
I’ve also learned to rely on discipline when I don’t feel motivated.
Indeed, doing something when you’re not in the mood and being consistent is one of the most important aspects of progress.
Keep in mind:
it’s not necessarily the intensity of your actions that will bring you change, but your endurance, your discipline and your work ethic.
People who truly want something in their lives always find a way.
Are you one of them?
The Best Motivational Quotes
How bad do you want it? Gary Vaynerchuk Click to tweet
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today. H.G. Wells
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Conformity gets you nowhere. Neil Strauss
Action is the real measure of intelligence. Napoleon Hill Click to tweet
Blood, sweat and respect. First two you give. Last one you earn. Dwayne Johnson (The Rock)
Be so good they can’t ignore you. Steve Martin
Show the world how much you’ll fight for the winners circle. Pat Riley
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)
Learn to be comfortable in the uncomfortable. Learn to be peaceful, not bored. Learn to be inspired, not scared. Maxime Lagacé
What you want exists. Don’t settle until you get it. Jay Shetty Click to tweet
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot. Make it hot by striking. William Butler Yeats
What’s the tiniest step you can take? Do that first. Maxime Lagacé Click to tweet
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
Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. John D. Rockefeller
There are four basic human needs; food, sleep, sex and revenge. Banksy Click to tweet
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly. Stephen Covey
Deep down you know what you want. Deep down you have what it takes. Maxime Lagacé
The worst thing a man can be addicted to is comfort. Unknown
To seek greatness is the only righteous vengeance. Criss Jami
Part 2. Motivational Quotes That Are…
The Most Famous Motivational Quotes
Search for a famous motivational quote or author? Check out those ones by Walt Disney, da Vinci, Henry Ford, Winston Churchill, Steve Jobs, etc.
It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. Babe Ruth Click to tweet
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
Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. Maya Angelou
Most great people have achieved their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. Napoleon Hill
I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy. Marie Curie Click to tweet
Discipline helps you finish a job, and finishing is what separates excellent work from average work. Pat Summitt
Win from within. Usain Bolt
I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. Michael Jordan (wikipedia.org)
Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. Henry Ford
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. Anaïs Nin
It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. Bill Gates (Microsoft)
Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill
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Never, never, never give up. Winston Churchill
You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude. Eleanor Roosevelt
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. Wayne Gretzky Click to tweet
Diligence is the mother of good luck. Benjamin Franklin
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity no matter how impressive their other talents. Andrew Carnegie
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
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. Babe Ruth Click to tweet
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 don’t know anyone in the world who is becoming the best at something without being obsessive. Kelly Slater (Crowned World Surf League champion 11 times)
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. Jim Rohn
Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. Helen Keller
Short Motivational Sayings
One-liners, short motivational quotes, thoughts and captions for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, backgrounds.
Action is character. F. Scott Fitzgerald
Action precedes motivation. Robert J. McKain
Inspiration fires you up; motivation keeps you burning. Stuart Aken
There is always room at the top. Daniel Webster Click to tweet
Stop overthinking, start doing. Maxime Lagacé
Be your own hero. Maxime Lagacé
What I’m looking for is not out there, it is in me. Helen Keller
I like getting to that point where it’s hard, and then, pushing harder. Zach Miller
Talk less. Work and show the result. Gal Shapira
Will it be easy? No. Will it be worth it? Absolutely. Unknown
Progress is the ultimate motivation. Tony Robbins
I prefer to die trying. Maxime Lagacé
If you want something, go get it. Sahil Bloom (Source)
Remember why you started. Erin Janus
Easy is boring. Jesse Itzler
Success hits different when nobody believed in you. Stay motivated. Soulja Boy (Source)
Show them what crazy dreams can do. Nike
Always ask yourself if what you’re doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow. Paulo Coelho
Nothing is given. Everything is earned. LeBron James
Be a practical dreamer backed by action. Bruce Lee
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
Related: Motivation: The Scientific Guide on How to Get and Stay Motivated (jamesclear.com)
What comes easy won’t last. What lasts won’t come easy. Unknown
One day or day one. It’s your choice. Unknown
The best motivation is self-motivation. Jim Rohn
You could be anyone if you put the time. Conor McGregor
Needing motivation is a sign of your goals lacking meaning. Carlos Del Valle
I am not talented. I am obsessed. Conor McGregor
Half-heartedness never won a battle. William McKinley
Motivation is motive in action. Denis Waitley
Change is never a matter of ability, it’s always a matter of motivation. Tony Robbins
Do your thing and don’t care if they like it. Tina Fey
Don’t wish for it. Work for it. Unknown
Feel the fear. Do it anyway! Jillian Michaels
Motivation will almost always beat mere talent. Norman Ralph Augustine
Everything you want is on the other side of showing up and doing the fucking work. Dan Go (Source)
Motivational Quotes: The Conclusion
A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships. Helen Keller
- Do it to win, not to compete.
- Winning is easy: Be the one who cares the most.
- Rest and relax when you’re tired but keep in mind discomfort is your ally.
- Remember your “why”. The deeper the reason, the deeper the motivation.
- How to feel motivated?
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