Motivational Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Motivational Quotes from Zig Ziglar, Leonard Mlodinow, Charles R. Swindoll, Edwin van der Sar, Napoleon Hill. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

What you get by achieving your goals is not as importan

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Zig Ziglar
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
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
Charles R. Swindoll
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
A goal is a dream with a deadline.
Napoleon Hill
Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.
Wayne Dyer
You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Henry Ford
Success is the only motivational factor that a boy with character needs.
Woody Hayes
Set yourself earnestly to see what you are made to do, and then set yourself earnestly to do it.
Phillips Brooks
A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
John Burroughs
Music – it’s motivational and just makes you relax.
Taika Waititi
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
Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.
William James
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
Well done is better than well said.
Benjamin Franklin
You can’t expect to hit the jackpot if you don’t put a few nickels in the machine.
Flip Wilson
They can conquer who believe they can.
Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.
Alfred A. Montapert
Every exit is an entry somewhere else.
Tom Stoppard
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
Either move or be moved.
Ezra Pound
He conquers who endures.
Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.
H. L. Hunt
The dog that trots about finds a bone.
Golda Meir
The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
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
Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.
Carl von Clausewitz
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
Samuel Beckett
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
Know or listen to those who know.
Baltasar Gracian
I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.
Robert H. Schuller
The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
Amelia Earhart
What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.
Henry David Thoreau
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
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
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
It always seems impossible until it’s done.
Nelson Mandela
When one must, one can.
Charlotte Whitton
I want to be motivational and inspirational for everybody: my big aim is more women on bicycles.
Marianne Vos
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
Carol Burnett
What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.
Ralph Marston
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.
Michael Korda
Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
Arthur Ashe
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
Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.
Christopher Morley
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
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
Og Mandino
I listen to a lot of TED talks and motivational speakers.
Jordan Burroughs
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
Dalai Lama
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
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
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
Walt Disney
People always need to hear good motivational speeches.
Rudy Ruettiger
I can, therefore I am.
Simone Weil
The weeds keep multiplying in our garden, which is our mind ruled by fear. Rip them out and call them by name.
Sylvia Browne
We make the world we live in and shape our own environment.
Orison Swett Marden
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
Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
Simone de Beauvoir
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
Og Mandino
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
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
W. Clement Stone
I’ve worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.
Mia Hamm
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
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
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
A will finds a way.
Orison Swett Marden
I know not age, nor weariness nor defeat.
Rose Kennedy
Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.
George Whitefield
Always desire to learn something useful.
Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.
John F. Kennedy
I used to watch a lot of motivational films and videos to remain positive.
S. Sreesanth
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.
H. G. Wells
Motivational talks are something I have been asked to do and i fancy taking a crack at it.
George Groves
You have to make it happen.
Denis Diderot
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
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 told myself that I wanted to be a motivational speaker, I wanted to write a book, graduate college, have my own family, and have my own career.
Lizzie Velasquez
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.
Walter Elliot
I like to put on hardcore when I have to clean my apartment, which I hate to do, but it’s motivational. I like old heavy metal when I’m outside working on my car. Music has definite functions for me.
Peter Steele
You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.
Jim Rohn
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
I was motivated to be different in part because I was different.
Donna Brazile
I have never moved away from my mainstay – trying to address all the environmental issues that come to me. I consult with law firms in the U.S., Australia, the U.K., Italy, Greece, and India to begin to address environmental disasters. I do motivational speaking.
Erin Brockovich
My dad is too cute. Every morning, he sends me one motivational quote. I have a folder full of all his quotes.
Alia Bhatt
If you can dream it, you can do it.
Walt Disney
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
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
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
There’s a way to do it better – find it.
Thomas A. Edison
If you don’t ask, you don’t get.
Stevie Wonder
I’m a motivational speaker.
Young Jeezy
Fear of failure, it’s the greatest motivational tool. It drives me and drives me and drives me.
Jerry West
Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.
Sam Levenson
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
True happiness involves the full use of one’s power and talents.
John W. Gardner
Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.
Allen Ginsberg
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.
Swami Sivananda
If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
Dale Carnegie
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
Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
Peter Marshall
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
To begin, begin.
William Wordsworth
You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
Deserve your dream.
Octavio Paz
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
You will never win if you never begin.
Helen Rowland
Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
My mum was massively important to everything I’ve done, and now her memory is a motivational tool for me.
Fran Kirby
Church is definitely still present in my life. Every Sunday I’m tuned in and then throughout the week I read scriptures, I read motivational messages.
Robert Covington
You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.
Ted Turner
I’m not one for those motivational speeches. I’ve always been more of an example guy.
Carey Price
You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
Rabindranath Tagore
How do you know you’re going to do something, untill you do it?
J. D. Salinger
Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.
Norman Ralph Augustine
The more things you do, the more you can do.
Lucille Ball
Who seeks shall find.
Hitch your wagon to a star.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I taught myself how to be a speaker on Google. I just Googled ‘how to be a motivational speaker.’
Lizzie Velasquez
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
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
Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
Thomas Jefferson
We aim above the mark to hit the mark.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
The people who influence you are the people who believe in you.
Henry Drummond
Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.
Gordon B. Hinckley
You create your opportunities by asking for them.
Shakti Gawain
Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
Leo Buscaglia
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