101 Must Read Motivational Quotes:

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

2. Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned. -Peter Marshall

3. 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

4. If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. -Dale Carnegie

5. I can, therefore I am. -Simone Weil

6. I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.  Ken Venturi

7. I was motivated to be different in part because I was different.  -Donna Brazile

8. 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

9. If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud. -Emile Zola

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

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

12. To be a good loser is to learn how to win.  -Carl Sandburg

13. To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life.  -Robert Louis Stevenson

14. True happiness involves the full use of one’s power and talents. -John W. Gardner

15. We make the world we live in and shape our own environment. -Orison Swett Marden

16. What is called genius is the abundance of life and health. -Henry David Thoreau

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

18. What you get by achieving your goals is to as important as what you become by achieving your goals. -Henry David Thoreau

19. When you fail you learn from the mistakes you made and it motivates you to work even harder. -Natalie Gulbis

20. When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. -Thomas Jefferson

21. Wherever you are – be all there. -Jim Elliot

22. Who seeks shall find. -Sophocles

23. Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds. -Gordon B. Hinckley

24. You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. -C. S. Lewis

25. You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win. -Ted Turner

26. You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do. -Henry Ford

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

28. You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. -Jack London

29. You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals. -George S. Patton

30. You never know what motivates you. -Cicely Tyson

31. If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success. -John D. Rockefeller

32. If you’ve got a talent, protect it. -Jim Carrey

33. 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

34. It’s always too early to quit. -Norman Vincent Peale

35. Know or listen to those who know. -Baltasar Gracian

36. Leap, and the net will appear. -John Burroughs

37. 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

38. Only the educated are free. -Epictetus

39. Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door. -Kyle Chandler

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

41. Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life. -Jimmy Dean

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

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

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

45. 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

46. The dog that trots about finds a bone. -Golda Meir

47. 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

48. The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. -Thomas Paine

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

50. The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large. -Confucius

51. The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something. -Muhammed Iqbal

52. The weeds keep multiplying in our garden, which is our mind ruled by fear. Rip them out and call them by name. -Sylvia Browne

53. The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. -Confucius

54. The wise does at once what the fool does at last. -Baltasar Gracian

55. There is nothing deep down inside us except what we have put there ourselves. -Richard Rorty

56. 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

57. No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one. -Jessica Savitch

58. One may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low. -Thomas Fuller

59. One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests. -Peter Marshall

60. One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals. -Michael Korda

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

62. Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. -William James

63. 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

64. Always desire to learn something useful. -Sophocles

65. Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. -Og Mandino

66. Be gentle to all and stern with yourself. -Saint Teresa of Avila

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

68. Be thine own palace, or the world’s thy jail. -John Donne

69. Begin to be now what you will be hereafter. -William James

70. 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

71. Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself. -Swami Sivananda

72. 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

73. Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand. -Baruch Spinoza

74. Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. -Thomas Jefferson

75. Either you run the day or the day runs you. -Jim Rohn

76. Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward. -Victor Kiam

77. Expect problems and eat them for breakfast. -Alfred A. Montapert

78. Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear. -Baruch Spinoza

79. 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

80. Go big or go home. Because it’s true. What do you have to lose? -Eliza Dushku

81. Architecture is not an inspirational business, it’s a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things; that’s all. -Harry Seidler

82. Books are challenging and inspirational to me. -Amy Sedaris

83. Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need. -Voltaire

84. Had I not come out with an inspirational CD, you perhaps would have never known that I feel like I feel, that all songs, all the music I’ve ever done is a gift from God. -Smokey Robinson

85. I have amazing friends who have led inspirational lives. -Andrew Shue

86. I will always desire to play with Bruce Springsteen. He’s the most inspirational, most dedicated, most committed and most focused artist I’ve ever seen. I like to be around people like that. -Max Weinberg

87. I’ve done a lot of albums and I kinda know when I’m onto something that was inspirational for me to record and create, and this was one of those projects where I really enjoyed making the album. -Lee Ritenour

88. In fact, I wouldn’t really call this a Gospel album, I call it more an inspirational album. -Smokey Robinson

89. Lee’s great gifts are teaching and inspirational guidance, not administration and management. -Cheryl Crawford

90. My tastes and inspirational artists were always rather eclectic and diverse. -Taylor Dayne

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

92. We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls. -Winston Churchill

93. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

94. For hope is but the dream of those that wake. -Matthew Prior

95. Constant dripping hollows out a stone. -Lucretius

96. Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose–a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye. -Mary Shelley

97. It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, “Always do what you are afraid to do.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

98. Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash. -George S. Patton

99. Storms make oaks take roots. -Proverb

100. If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes. -St. Clement of Alexandra

101. The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible. -Arthur C. Clarke

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