Motivating Quotes

This page is an inspiring collection of Motivating Quotes.

Motivation is important because it's the spark that gets you moving.  It takes you from everyday comfort and helps you to see the possibility that awaits.  Burning like a fire it shines light on your desires and pushes you toward your goals. 

As strong as it is, motivation needs your help before it fizzles.  Like a fire it needs to be fed and motivation feeds on your action.  As you take action, your motivation rises, each step toward your goal increases your level of motivation and brings you closer to success.

Use the following Motivating Quotes to inspire you to take action and keep that fire of motivation burning.



Example is not the main thing in influencing others,
it is the only thing.
-Albert Schweitzer



If people are coming to work excited
if they're making mistakes freely and fearlessly
if they're having fun
if they're concentrating doing things,
rather than preparing reports and going to meetings
then somewhere you have leaders.
-Robert Townsend



People prefer to follow those who help them,
not those who intimidate them.
-C. Gene Wilkes



Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing,
it's when you've had everything to do
and you've done it!
-Margaret Thatcher



The best motivation is self-motivation.
The guy says,
I wish someone would come by and turn me on.
What if they don't show up?
You've got to have a better plan for your life than that.
-Jim Rohn



Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
The slogan, 'Press on,' has solved and always will solve
the problems of the human race.
-Calvin Coolidge



Even though you may want to move forward in your life,
you may have one foot on the brakes.
In order to be free, we must learn how to let go.
Release the hurt. Release the fear.
Refuse to entertain your old pain.
The energy it takes to hang onto the past
is holding you back from a new life.
What is it you would let go of today?
-Mary Manin Morrissey



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Striving for excellence motivates you;
striving for perfection is demoralizing.
-Harriet Braiker



I've always felt it was not up to anyone else to make me give my best.
-Akeem Olajuwon



Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
-unknown



Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it.
-Sir Winston Churchill



Life is not measured by
the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments
that take our breath away.
-unknown



Motivation is what gets you started.
Habit is what keeps you going.
-unknown



If you would lift me up,
you must be on higher ground.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson



The most important thing about motivation is goal setting.
You should always have a goal.
-Francie Larrieu Smith



Many of life's failures
are people who did not realize
how close they were to success
when they gave up.
-Thomas A Edison



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



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Only those who dare to fail greatly
can ever achieve greatly.
-Robert F Kennedy



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



It doesn't matter if you try and try and try again, and fail.
It does matter if you try and fail,
and fail to try again.
-Charles Franklin Kettering



We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, therefore,
is not an act but a habit.
-Aristotle



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



Motivation is what gets you started.
Habit is what keeps you going.
-Jim Ryun



Nothing will ever be attempted
if all possible objections must first be overcome.
-Samuel Johnson



Fortune favors the brave.
-Terence



Once you say you’re going to settle for second,
that’s what happens to you.
-John F. Kennedy



People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
-Zig Ziglar



When you know what you want,
and you want it badly enough,
you'll find a way to get it
-Jim Rohn



Desire is the starting point of all achievement,
not a hope, not a wish,
but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
-Napoleon Hill


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