125 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed

Posted by Vebra on May 05, 2013

God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only choice is how.
- Henry Ward Beecher

People are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves. That is why they remain bound.
- James Allen

You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
- Dr. Robert Schuller

Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular top ups.
- Peter J. Davies

The only way most people recognize their limits is by trespassing on them.
- Tom Morris

The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain.
- Colin Wilson

One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost.
- Ferdinand Foch

You are not superior just because you see the world in an odious light.
- Vicomte de Chateaubriand

When you hire people that are smarter than you are you prove you are smarter than they are.
- R. H. Grant

Stoop and you'll be stepped on stand tall and you'll be shot at.
- Carlos A. Urbizo

Only exceptionally rational men can afford to be absurd.
- Allan Goldfein

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
- Plato

Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time you are incomparable.
- Brenda Ueland

The longest part of the journey is said to be the passing of the gate.
- Marcus Terentius Varro

Even the woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head and keeps pecking away until he finishes the job he starts.
- Coleman Cox

The most important thing in life is to see to it that you are never beaten.
- Andre Malraux

Growth means change and change involves risk stepping from the known to the unknown.
- George Shinn

Mistakes obviously show us what needs improving. Without mistakes how would we know what we had to work on.
- Peter McWilliams

I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business.
- Michael J. Fox

Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.
- Wilma Rudolph

A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age he dies of being a man.
- Miguel de Unamuno

In the end the only people who fail are those who do not try.
- David Viscott

To achieve great things we must live as though we were never going to die.
- Marquis de Vauvenargues

Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing.
- George Sheehan

Every person takes the limits of their own field of vision for the limits of the world.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive.
- Pearl Bailey

Hope like faith is nothing if it is not courageous, it is nothing if it is not ridiculous.
- Thornton

A sailor without a destination cannot hope for a favorable wind.
- Leon Tec

Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.
- Rebecca West

Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead.
- Les Brown

Expect the best plan for the worst and prepare to be surprised.
- Denis Watley

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
- Lao-Tzu

The most powerful factors in the world are clear ideas in the minds of energetic men of good will.
- J. Arthur Thomson

Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.
- Georg Wilhelm F. H.

When we have lost everything including hope life becomes a disgrace and death a duty.
- Francois Voltaire

Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.
- James Stephens

Become the change you want to see - those are words I live by.
- Oprah Winfrey

People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves, they have the first secret of success.
- Norman Vincent Peale

A broken bone can heal but the wound a word opens can fester forever.
- Jessamyn West

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
- Vince Lombardi

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
- Abraham Lincoln

To persevere is always a reflection of the state of one's inner life, one's philosophy, and one's perspective.
- David Guterson

I couldn't wait for success so I went on ahead without it.
- Jonathan Winters

When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get one but you won't come up with a handful of mud either.
- Leo Burnett

The person who is waiting for something to turn up might start with their shirt sleeves.
- Garth Henrichs

The future is an opaque mirror. Anyone who tries to look into it, sees nothing but the dim outlines of an old and worried face.
- Jim Bishop

You don't have to be rich and famous. You just have to be an ordinary person, doing extraordinary things.
- Joan Armatrading

The law of process says - leaders develop daily, not in a day.
- John Maxwell

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

If you would create something, you must be something.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
- Barack Obama

The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't.
- Douglas Adams

I simply haven't the nerve to imagine a being, a force, a cause which keeps the planets revolving in their orbits, and then suddenly stops in order to give me a bicycle with three speeds.
- Quentin Crisp

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

I can not give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.
- Herbert Bayard Swope

Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.
- Frederick B. Wilcox

Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find joy in overcoming obstacles.
- Helen Keller

The man who gives up accomplishes nothing and is only a hindrance. The man who does not give up can move mountains.
- Ernest Hello

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

We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals.
- Stephen Covey

Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win essential to success.
- Napoleon Hill

They are those whom the dream is dreaming. Eyes open, ready and willing to fight, the youths address themselves to this world of light in which we stand regarding them, where objects appear to be distinct from each other, and an Aristotelian logic prevails, and A is not not-A. Behind them a dream-door has opened, however, to an inward, backward dimension where a vision emerges against darkness.
- Joseph Campbell

Playing safe is probably the most unsafe thing in the world. You cannot stand still. You must go forward.
- Robert Collier

Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
- Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

The quickest way to reach the point of success is to follow a straight line that carves through failure.
- Josh Traeger

You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.
- Mahatma Gandhi

Where you stumble and fall, there you will find gold.
- Joseph Campbell

He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatness of soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported with the later.
- Henry Fielding

The only thing to prevent what's past is to put a stop to it before it happens.
- Boyle Roche

The most vital quality a soldier can possess is self-confidence.
- George S. Patton

There are no limits to either time or distance, except as man himself may make them. I have but to touch the wind to know these things.
- Hal Borland

Genius is 99 percent perspiration and 1 percent inspiration.
- Thomas Edison

I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
- Jack London

If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure.
- Dan Quayle

The past is a ghost, the future a dream. All we ever have is now.
- Bill Cosby

Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Whether I retire to bed early or late, I rise with the sun.
- Thomas Jefferson

The human brain is a most unusual instrument of elegant and as yet unknown capacity.
- Stuart Seaton

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
- Leo Tolstoy

Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.
- Mary Kay Ash

Nothing is impossible. Some things are just less likely than others.
- Jonathan Winters

A creative person has to create. It doesn't really matter what you create. If such a dancer wanted to go out and build the cactus gardens where he could, in Mexico, let him do that, but something that is creative has to go on.
- Katherine Dunham

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.
- Vivian Greene

Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
- Aldous Huxley

You cannot fly like an eagle with the wings of a wren.
- William Henry Hudson

Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. Above all things reverence thyself.
- Pythagoras

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A man without ambition is worse than dough that has no yeast in it to raise it.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Learn something new. Try something different. Convince yourself that you have no limits.
- Brian Tracy

Remember that failure is an event, not a person. And remember that failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night.
- Zig Ziglar

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
- Henry Ford

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
- Henry David Thoreau

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
- Michael Jordan

No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good. Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is.
- C. S. Lewis

You're going to feel good. But no matter how much you rehab you do, you can't speed up the healing process. I would rather see a guy come back in 14 months and pitch seven, eight or nine more years then come back in 10 months and get hurt again. You cannot mess with mother nature and father time. Nature will heal it if you give it time.
- Tommy John

Nothing will come of nothing; we must dare mighty things.
- William Shakespeare

Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
- Malcolm X

Dealing with failure is easy: Work hard to improve. Success is also easy to handle: You've solved the wrong problem. Work hard to improve.
- Alan Perlis

Sometimes attaining the deepest familiarity with a question is our best substitute for actually having the answer.
- Brian Greene

There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly.
- Pythagoras

Action is the normal completion of the act of will which begins as prayer. That action is not always external, but it is always some kind of effective energy.
- Alan Stark

When you inevitably struggle and find yourself stuck in a hole, that is the story that will get you out.
- Oprah Winfrey

There is nothing happens to any person but what was in his power to go through with.
- Marcus Aurelius

God will never tell us to do something that gratifies the flesh.
- Charles Stanley

It's important to know that words don't move mountains. Work, exacting work moves mountains.
- Danilo Dolci

I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
- Abraham Lincoln

God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure.
- Eric Liddell

Remember you will not always win. Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste defeat. But there is, in this case, always tomorrow - after you have done your best to achieve success today.
- Maxwell Maltz

Success produces confidence; confidence relaxes industry, and negligence ruins the reputation which accuracy had raised.
- Ben Jonson

In these days a man is nobody unless his biography is kept so far posted up that it may be ready for the national breakfast-table on the morning after his demise.
- Anthony Trollope

If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.
- Les Brown

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along."
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If women built the bridges or were meant to build the bridges, then they would have done it.
- Adam Carolla

No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently.
- Agnes de Mille

You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face, the friends, the health, and the children you have earned.
- Judith Viorst


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