Motivational Quotes

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Confucius

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

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. Charles R. Swindoll

A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. George S. Patton

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

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

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. Zig Ziglar

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

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Rabindranath Tagore

Well done is better than well said. Benjamin Franklin

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

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. Maya Angelou

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

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

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

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. Les Brown

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

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

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

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

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

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. Stephen Hawking

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

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

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

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

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

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

When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor. Elon Musk

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

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best. St. Jerome

It always seems impossible until it’s done. Nelson Mandela

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. Aldous Huxley

Never complain and never explain. Benjamin Disraeli

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

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. Don Miguel Ruiz

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. William Blake

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

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

The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power. Unknown

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

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

Leap, and the net will appear. John Burroughs

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ But… the good Samaritan reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?’ Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

The only way to have a life is to commit to it like crazy.” —Angelina Jolie

“Believe in yourself. Stay in your own lane. There’s only one you.” —Queen Latifah

“Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you.” —Aldous Huxley

“People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing you are the beholder.” —Salma Hayek

“Each day comes bearing its gifts. Untie the ribbon.” —Ann Ruth Schabacker

“Living is the art of getting used to what we didn’t expect.” —Eleanor C. Wood

“A person without regrets is a nincompoop.” —Mia Farrow

“Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” —Franklin P. Jones

“Kindness is one thing you can’t give away. It always comes back.” —George Skolsky

“Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.” —Sally Koch

“Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” —Maya Angelou

“The greatest mistake you can make is to be continually fearing that you’ll make one.” —Elbert Hubbard

“Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” —Harper Lee

“There is only one certainty in life and that is that nothing is certain.” —G.K. Chesterton

“The most sincere compliment we can pay is attention.” —Walter Anderson

“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” —Duke Ellington

“The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway.” —Henry Boye

“Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.” —Robert Frost

“You can’t turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.” —Bonnie Prudden

“Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining nearby.” —Ruth E. Renkel

“Time you enjoy wasting was not wasted.” —John Lennon

“What’s wrong with being sentimental? Sentimental means you like stuff.” —Paul McCartney

“Having a young child explain something exciting he has seen is the finest example of communication you will ever hear or see.” —Bob Talbert

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow; it only saps today of its strength.” —A.J. Cronin

“Every exit is an entry somewhere else.” —Tom Stoppard

“Memories are everyone’s second chance at happiness.” —Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it!” —Jonathan Winters

“My father gave me the best advice of my life. He said, ‘Whatever you do, don’t wake up at 65 years old and think about what you should have done with your life.’” —George Clooney

“Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.” —Jon Bon Jovi

“Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic.” —Jean Sibelius

“The world is extremely interesting to a joyful soul.” —Alexandra Stoddard

“I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.” —Harry Emerson Fosdick

“Don’t say you can’t until you prove you can’t.” —Les Paul

“You are genuinely happy if you don’t know why.” —Joseph Mayer

“It’s a whole lot more satisfying to reach for the stars, even if you end up landing only on the moon.” —Kermit the Frog

“I still close my eyes and go home—I can always draw from that.” —Dolly Parton

“Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.” —Robert Louis Stevenson

“Even the worst haircut eventually grows out.” —Lisa Kogan

“No day in which you learn something is a complete loss.” —David Eddings

“To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.” —Bertrand Russell

“The older you get the more you realize that kindness is synonymous with happiness.” —Lionel Barrymore

“Be open to learning new lessons, even if they contradict the lessons you learned yesterday.” —Ellen DeGeneres

“The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.” —Oscar Wilde

“Worry is like sand in an oyster: A little produces a pearl, too much kills the animal.” —Marcelene Cox

“Morale is when your hands and feet keep on working when your head says it can’t be done.” —Ben Morcell

“If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.” —Hal Borland

“What I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it.” —Hugh Mulligan

“Words of comfort, skillfully administered, are the oldest therapy known to man.” —Louis Nizer

“The sky isn’t the limit—the sky has no limit.” —Sarah Barker

“Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes.” —Maggie Kuhn

“All glory comes from daring to begin.” —Eugene F. Ware

“If you don’t place your foot on the rope, you’ll never cross the chasm.” —Liz Smith

“It is our choices that show what we really are, far more than our abilities.” —J.K. Rowling

“Don’t waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, run to the next window—or break down a door.” —Brooke Shields

“The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.” —Doug Larson

“He who laughs most learns best.” —John Cleese

“Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more.” —Vincent Van Gogh

“Joy is one of the only emotions you can’t contrive.” —Bono

“To feel that one has a place in life solves half the problem of contentment.” —George E. Woodberry

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” —Andy Warhol

“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” —Diane Ackerman

“A life of unremitting caution, without the carefree—or even, occasionally, the careless—may turn out to be half a life.” —Anna Quindlen

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” —Elmer G. Leterman

“We are not at our best perched at the summit; we are climbers, at our best when the way is steep.” —John W. Gardner

“The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.” —Dean Acheson

“Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.” —Al Bernstein

“The only failure is not knowing how to be happy.” —Celine Dion

“There’s power in looking silly and not caring that you do.” —Amy Poehler

“Be yourself. No one can ever tell you that you’re doing it wrong.” —James Leo Herlihy

“Without darkness, there are no dreams.” —Karla Kuban

“Procrastination means you know what you need to do and you don’t do it. If you don’t know what to do, you aren’t procrastinating. You are thinking.” —Lynn Lively

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you’ve said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” —Maya Angelou

“Just because you’re nervous doesn’t mean you have to look nervous. Nobody can look inside you. Project what you want to project.” —Valerie Jarrett

“Everyone is an explorer. How could you possibly live your life looking at a door and not opening it?” —Robert D. Ballard

“If you can’t reach your destination by one road, try another.” —Elsa Schiaparelli

“The secret of the man who is universally interesting is that he is universally interested.” —William Dean Howells

“Friends are the family we choose.” —Jennifer Aniston

“Be like the sun and the meadow, which are not in the least concerned about the coming winter.” —George Bernard Shaw

“Never ignore a gut feeling, but never believe that it’s enough.” —Robert Heller

“Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist but in the ability to start over.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” —Dalai Lama

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” —Alice Walker

“A dead end is just a good place to turn around.” —Naomi Judd

“My dad used to say, You wouldn’t worry so much about what people thought of you if you knew how seldom they did.” —Dr. Phil McGraw

“Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” —Gen. George S. Patton

“Even a small star shines in the darkness.” —Finnish proverb

“Failure is God’s way of saying, ‘Excuse me, you’re moving in the wrong direction.’” —Oprah Winfrey

“If your world doesn’t allow you to dream, move to one where you can.” —Billy Idol

“Faith is taking the first step. Even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” —Martin Luther King Jr.

“Age is not the enemy. Stagnation is the enemy. Complacency is the enemy. Stasis is the enemy.” —Twyla Tharp

“I’d rather regret the risks that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all.” —Simone Biles

“In the face of uncertainty, there is nothing wrong with hope.” —Bernie Siegel

“Be bold. If you’re going to make an error, make it a doozy.” —Billie Jean King

“Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” —J.K. Rowling

“Action is the antidote to despair.” —Joan Baez

“The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.” —Harry Ruby

“Be thankful for what you have—you’ll end up having more.” —Oprah Winfrey

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes.” —Marcel Proust

“It’s the rough side of the mountain that’s the easiest to climb; the smooth side doesn’t have anything for you to hang on to.” —Aretha Franklin

“When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. And swing!” —Leo Buscaglia