Top 199 Motivational Quotes

We have collected the best Motivational Quotes by famous authors including Robert H. Schuller, William James, Judy Collins, Baruch Spinoza, Edgar Cayce and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.

I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than
I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.

Robert H. Schuller
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

William James
I think people who are creative are the luckiest people on earth. I know that there are no shortcuts, but you must keep your faith in something Greater than You, and keep doing what you love. Do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world.

Judy Collins
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.

Baruch Spinoza
There is progress whether ye are going forward or backward! The thing is to move!

Edgar Cayce
If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.

Jim Rohn
I learned that we can do anything, but we can’t do everything… at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything.

Dan Millman
In motivating people, you’ve got to engage their minds and their hearts. I motivate people, I hope, by example – and perhaps by excitement, by having productive ideas to make others feel involved.

Rupert Murdoch
Music – it’s motivational and just makes you relax.

Taika Waititi
Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.

Simone de Beauvoir
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.

Wayne Dyer
Motivational speaking became my career. Who would ever have thought it?

Rudy Ruettiger
Madam Walker was a master marketer. But her brilliance was in taking it to another level by training women, by traveling, by making very motivational speeches and by providing independent income for women who otherwise would have to be maids and sharecroppers.

A’Lelia Bundles
The hardships that I encountered in the past will help me succeed in the future.

Philip Emeagwali
If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.

Emile Zola
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.

Theodore Roosevelt
Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.

Alfred A. Montapert
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
Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.

George Whitefield
Wherever you are – be all there.

Jim Elliot
Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.

Peter Marshall
Your heaviest artillery will be your will to live. Keep that big gun going.

Norman Cousins
Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.

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

Helen Keller
Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.

Swami Sivananda
I’m going to write a book, continue acting, continue motivational speaking and just share with people who I am and what I’ve learned in my second chance of life and pass it on to people in their first chance of life.

J. R. Martinez
I find that as an athlete, we don’t get to speak our mind often or share our hearts. So I chose motivational speaking to help make a difference.

Justin Gatlin
I’ve always thought of acting as more of an exercise in empathy, which is not to be confused with sympathy. You’re trying to get inside a certain emotional reality or motivational reality and try to figure out what that’s about so you can represent it.

Edward Norton
Ever since I was a kid, I knew I could play in the NFL because I had a knack for the game. But I can’t play this game forever. When I’m finished, maybe I’ll become a motivational speaker, maybe a preacher. But children need to know that life may be hard, but you can always overcome.

Ed Reed
To know oneself, one should assert oneself.

Albert Camus
The Village Voice gave me an outlet. They encouraged writers to publish idiosyncratic, intellectually ambitious journalism in voices that ranged from demonic to highfalutin. And they paid me well once the magazine was unionized. Getting paid is motivational.

Robert Christgau
Motivational talks are something I have been asked to do and i fancy taking a crack at it.

George Groves
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.

Carol Burnett
If you can dream it, you can do it.

Walt Disney
Oh, I would love to be a motivational speaker. I have pulled myself out of a million potholes, and I can see the potholes ahead of me. That doesn’t mean that I could always do that so perfectly for my own life. I totally fall in potholes.

Drew Barrymore
Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.

Albert Schweitzer
Our subliminal mental processes operate outside awareness because they arise in these portions of our mind that are inaccessible to our conscious self; their inaccessibility is due to the architecture of the brain rather than because they have been subject to Freudian motivational forces like repression.

Leonard Mlodinow
I was motivated to be different in part because I was different.

Donna Brazile
In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.

Nikos Kazantzakis
If you’ve got a talent, protect it.

Jim Carrey
The occasional motivational speech gig tends to pay better than the books and television.

Bettany Hughes
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

Zig Ziglar
You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.

I come to win.

Leo Durocher
Many are called but few get up.

Oliver Herford
I went to a motivational training course once, a course of self-discovery, and I found out after a week that my fear – it was not a fear of not being accepted – was a very violent fear of failure.

Emanuel Steward
My father is my true inspiration. He’s a motivational speaker, so he does a fine job of guiding me.

Tridha Choudhury
There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.

Nelson Mandela
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.

William Blake
Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.

Christopher Morley
The Gunnar Challenge offers new workouts every day, a meal plan and daily ‘verbal vitamins,’ which are a motivational video or workout tip. The thing that really makes the program work is the forum, where Challengers can communicate with each other and with me.

Gunnar Peterson
You create your opportunities by asking for them.

Shakti Gawain
You will never win if you never begin.

Helen Rowland
Either I will find a way, or I will make one.

Philip Sidney
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life’s path.

Khalil Gibran
Speeches? I don’t ever feel like I’m giving a speech. I don’t look at myself as a motivational speaker.

Jim Harbaugh
You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.

Ted Turner
As long as I’m not selling out the people that ride or die with me, I’m glad I’m not an MC. I’m a motivational speaker. I’m not that rapper dude.

Young Jeezy
I can, therefore I am.

Simone Weil
Every exit is an entry somewhere else.

Tom Stoppard
Set yourself earnestly to see what you are made to do, and then set yourself earnestly to do it.

Phillips Brooks
Typically, if you reward something, you get more of it. You punish something, you get less of it. And our businesses have been built for the last 150 years very much on that kind of motivational scheme.

Daniel H. Pink
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

Les Brown
Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.

Pauline Kael
I want to build a legacy at the WWE, but I definitely want to continue to grow the Bella Empire. I want it to go beyond the ring. I would love to be a motivational speaker.

Nikki Bella
When one must, one can.

Charlotte Whitton
What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.

Ralph Marston
Be thine own palace, or the world’s thy jail.

John Donne
I can’t put this down. I’m reading it in Spanish but I am still having English lessons. It is a motivational book about basketball legend Michael Jordan. His determination was inspiring. It helps me focus and drives me on.

Bojan Krkic
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
Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.

Bo Jackson
Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.

Sam Levenson
Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way.

Eileen Caddy
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.

Og Mandino
Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life.

Jimmy Dean
Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.

Victor Kiam
I want to be motivational and inspirational for everybody: my big aim is more women on bicycles.

Marianne Vos
Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.

Allen Ginsberg
A goal is a dream with a deadline.

Napoleon Hill
Zidane transmits a very clear idea to the players. He doesn’t need to give a 20 minute motivational talk, he doesn’t need it. With his presence alone, he achieves what he wants – his personality is synonymous with success.

Toni Kroos
The most effective way to do it, is to do it.

Amelia Earhart
No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one.

Jessica Savitch
I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.

Brian Tracy
One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.

Michael Korda
Success is the only motivational factor that a boy with character needs.

Woody Hayes
To be a good loser is to learn how to win.

Carl Sandburg
Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it.

Diane Sawyer
Stoking fears of a potential shutdown is a strong motivational tool to get members on board with legislation that they don’t want to support. Both parties are guilty of this.

Mark Meadows
I started doing motivational tours. I’ve seen all kinds of people, from the CEOs to the lowest executive, opening up to their fears. We don’t introspect as much as we should.

Anupam Kher
The dog that trots about finds a bone.

Golda Meir
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.

Og Mandino
What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.

Henry David Thoreau
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
My mum was massively important to everything I’ve done, and now her memory is a motivational tool for me.

Fran Kirby
Who seeks shall find.

Either you run the day or the day runs you.

Jim Rohn
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.

Eleanor Roosevelt
Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.

Denis Waitley
I’m a wrestler with nine toes. I’m a wrestler who has been through a lot of battles. I get to do a lot of motivational speaking, and people are blown away and say, ‘You never quit. You keep coming back.’

Rulon Gardner
We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
People say ‘dream big,’ that’s kind of one of those motivational sayings, but I would dream hard, meaning I just wanted it so badly, I could feel it.

Jim Nantz
Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.

William James
Either move or be moved.

Ezra Pound
Don’t fight the problem, decide it.

George C. Marshall
The more things you do, the more you can do.

Lucille Ball
I listen to a lot of TED talks and motivational speakers.

Jordan Burroughs
Never give in and never give up.

Hubert H. Humphrey
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.

Julie Andrews
Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.

John F. Kennedy
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.

H. G. Wells
From my tribe I take nothing, I am the maker of my own fortune.

We need to accept that the commandments of God aren’t just a long list of good ideas. They aren’t ‘life hacks’ from an Internet blog or motivational quotes from a Pinterest board.

Dieter F. Uchtdorf
God always strives together with those who strive.

If you don’t ask, you don’t get.

Stevie Wonder
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.

Thomas Jefferson
Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.

Jim Rohn
Give Obama a script he has made his own, and he is the motivational speaker to end all speakers. Tony Robbins cloned with Honest Abe.

Tina Brown
Giving back, doing motivational speeches and stuff like that, that’s always made me feel good. If you repeatedly go out there, and you are the change that you want to see, then that’s what you are.

Keke Palmer
They can conquer who believe they can.

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.

Oprah Winfrey
Sometimes I’ll put on a Zig Ziglar tape: he’s a motivational speaker who is really funny and really American. I know I should do the things he says, but I’m too cynical.

Laila Rouass
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.

Thomas Paine
How do you know you’re going to do something, untill you do it?

J. D. Salinger
I was perceived to be a first- to third-rounder. I kind of had a tough junior year and fell to the fifth round. At that time, it was motivational.

Ryan Howard
Don’t give up. Don’t lose hope. Don’t sell out.

Christopher Reeve
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.

Samuel Beckett
People always accuse me of being motivational in a way, like it was a bad thing, but that’s just how I was raised. My mom raised me in a positive environment, with lots of love in my heart, and that reflects in my music.

Lenny Kravitz
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.

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

William Butler Yeats
It is very important to know who you are. To make decisions. To show who you are.

Malala Yousafzai
We make the world we live in and shape our own environment.

Orison Swett Marden
Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.

Leo Buscaglia
Leap, and the net will appear.

John Burroughs
Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.

Norman Ralph Augustine
You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.

George Lucas
Religious speech is extreme, emotional, and motivational. It is anti-literal, relying on metaphor, allusion, and other rhetorical devices, and it assumes knowledge within a community of believers.

Amy Waldman
You hope to bring your ‘A Game’ to any game, and of course you do in a final. You hope to bring experience, fitness, communication skills, motivational skills.

Edwin van der Sar
Never complain and never explain.

Benjamin Disraeli
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.

Robert H. Schuller
I’m not one for those motivational speeches. I’ve always been more of an example guy.

Carey Price
My dad is too cute. Every morning, he sends me one motivational quote. I have a folder full of all his quotes.

Alia Bhatt
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
The weeds keep multiplying in our garden, which is our mind ruled by fear. Rip them out and call them by name.

Sylvia Browne
I’m able to do motivational speaking all over the world and do so many positive things with my life because of my journey and the battles I’ve fought. Without cancer, I would have never had some of these opportunities, and I wouldn’t be the man I am today.

Daniel Jacobs
You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.

Henry Ford
Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Sasha Cohen
The Duke family, those are my brothers, and it’s something I’ll always take with me. Coach K, he gives me a lot of motivational things and checks in on me and my family. He knows where my heart is.

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

Thomas A. Edison
Choosing a system is no longer enough, coaches have to be psychologists and motivational leaders too.

Giorgio Chiellini
I realized I love motivating and I love empowering and I love inspiring people. I did that as an athlete for 18 years, and I am able to do that as a motivational speaker now as well as doing work on television.

Dominique Dawes
Fear of failure, it’s the greatest motivational tool. It drives me and drives me and drives me.

Jerry West
Marvin’s Motivational Moments actually started as something that was actually therapeutic for me. I would sit up late at night after my wife passed trying to adjust to being alone.

Marvin Sapp
Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox
My first book was called, ‘Mountain, Get Out of My Way,’ where I did an autobiographical sketch, if you will, looking back at myself and looking back at things in my life, and juxtaposing them against things that are happening in other people’s lives and trying to be motivational.

Montel Williams
Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

Thomas Jefferson
A will finds a way.

Orison Swett Marden
Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.

Wayne Dyer
You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.

Rabindranath Tagore
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.

John D. Rockefeller
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
True happiness involves the full use of one’s power and talents.

John W. Gardner
Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.

Dwight D. Eisenhower
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

Walt Disney
I like motivational books, because I like the go-getting American spirit – your destiny is in your own hands, life is what you make it, don’t accept your limitations, jump before you’re pushed, leap before you look.

Louise Mensch
There is nothing deep down inside us except what we have put there ourselves.

Richard Rorty
Do whatever you do intensely.

Robert Henri
We aim above the mark to hit the mark.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life.

Robert Louis Stevenson
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
A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.

John Burroughs
Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.

John Dewey
The wise does at once what the fool does at last.

Baltasar Gracian
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.

W. Clement Stone
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

Mark Twain
I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life.

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

Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.

Saint Teresa of Avila
If you’re going through hell, keep going.

Winston Churchill
There is always room at the top.

Daniel Webster
It’s always too early to quit.

Norman Vincent Peale
Throughout my career, the pounding in my heart, the fright, has been ever-present, but I never turned back. Fear can be a highly motivational part of the journey.

Nina Tassler
The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something.

Muhammad Iqbal
I’m thrilled to continue my partnership with U by Kotex for Generation Know while helping to empower girls. I’ve always been a motivational resource for my younger sisters and hope I can positively impact and inspire other young girls too.

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

Elon Musk
Deserve your dream.

Octavio Paz
Only the educated are free.

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

Coy Wire played in the NFL for 9 years and is now a motivational speaker and has a book out called ‘Change Your Mind.’ He is an amazing person with such positive energy! When Kroy and I first met and started dating, there weren’t a whole lot of people that supported us, but Coy always did.

Kim Zolciak-Biermann
After a storm comes a calm.

Matthew Henry
I believe that any type of education can be great, but an education about ourselves can create something wonderful. I am a comedian, but people have called me a motivational speaker. I don’t really consider myself that at all.

Andy Andrews
The turning point was when I hit my 30th birthday. I thought, if really want to write, it’s time to start. I picked up the book How to Write a Novel in 90 Days. The author said to just write three pages a day, and I figured, I can do this. I never got past Page 3 of that book.

James Rollins
You have to make it happen.

Denis Diderot
There’s a way to do it better – find it.

Thomas A. Edison
The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.

Mark Caine
Know or listen to those who know.

Baltasar Gracian
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.

Og Mandino