Motivational Quotes

I often find that there is a need for inspiration, in this online world. This selection of Quotes are ones that I have found to give positive thoughts, to keep me going.

There is no specific order or theme. The purpose of this page is to bring together a selection of thoughts from well-known successful people. I’m sure you will have heard them before, but they are people, whom I respect because of their willingness to help others with their wisdom.


I hope that you find some you like, and that help you through your day, or help you get past a road-block you are facing!


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Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.

~ Mario Andretti

“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.”
~ Albert Ellis

“Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.”
~ Charles F. Kettering

“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.”
~ Ray Goforth


be the optimist

“People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.”
~ Tony Robbins

“Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.”
~ David M. Burns

“Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.”
~ Tony Robbins

“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


Success means doing the best we can


“People who fail focus on what they will have to go through; people who succeed focus on what it will feel like at the end.”

~ Tony Robbins

“Success has a lot to do with luck, but it also involves a lot of real hard work. The thing about success is you really can’t gauge things by album sales.”

~ Jerry Cantrell

“One of the best predictors of ultimate success in either sales or non-sales selling isn’t natural talent or even industry expertise, but how you explain your failures and rejections.”

~Daniel H. Pink

“The successful people are the ones who can think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at.”

~ Don Marquis


the best advice for success


“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.”
~ Mark Victor Hansen

“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”
~ Conrad Hilton

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”
~ Dale Carnegie

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
~ Mark Twain



Develop an Attitude of Gratitude


“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

~ Albert Einstein

“I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if I could. And no hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me. And I have done that ever since, and I win by it. I know.”

~ Harland Sanders

Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.

~ Tony Robbins

Don’t worry about being perfect. You can’t perfect what you don’t start. Get started and learn along the way.

~ Tony Robbins

“Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries.

They just don’t let these feelings stop them.”

~ T. Harv Eker


get started first


“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

“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone until later. This is the way to success, that is way great spiritual giants are produced.”
~ Swami Vivekananda

“What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110% all the time.”

~ Don Zimmer

Your business is never really good or bad ‘out there.’ Your business is either good or bad right between your own two ears.

~ Zig Ziglar

“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”

~ Thomas Edison


Failure builds Character


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

~ Thomas Edison

“Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. Most of all, other people can’t stop you. Only you can stop you.”

~ Jeffrey Gitomer

“Some men see things as they are and ask why…I dream of things that never were and ask why not?”

~ Robert Kennedy

“You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. With it, there is accomplishment. Without it there are only alibis.”

~ Henry Ford

“Optimists are those who go after Moby dick in a row boat with a bucket of tartar sauce.”

~ Zig Ziglar

“The number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail & keep on trying.”

Tom Hopkins

“Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.”

~ Napoleon Hill

“Only the foolish would think that wisdom is something to keep locked in a drawer. Only the fearful would feel empowerment is something best kept to oneself, or the few, and not shared with all.”
~ Rasheed Ogunlaru

“The biggest wall you have to climb is the one you build in your mind: Never let your mind talk you out of your dreams, trick you into giving up. Never let your mind become the greatest obstacle to success. To get your mind on the right track, the rest will follow.”

~ Roy T. Bennett


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