Here is a list of the best over 150 inspirational and motivational quotes, words, phrases, lines, and sayings that help you stay positive, increase your confidence, and raise your mind so that you can believe in yourself obstacles to overcome, never forgive yourself, go on, achieve your goals and be successful.

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. I want to build a legacy at the WWE, but I definitely want to continue to grow the Bella Empire. I want it to go beyond the ring. I would love to be a motivational speaker. Nikki Bella
  4. 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
  5. I’ve got a great family, two children to take care of. Then, of course, I do commentary for TV. I do speak about various women’s issues around the world – like LGBT, motivational speeches. I have a lot on my plate right now. But eventually, yes, I would like to pass on the knowledge and something that I would like to do. Martina Navratilova
  6. You never know what motivates you. Cicely Tyson
  7. To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life. Robert Louis Stevenson
  8. I don’t know what it’s like to have a typical father figure. He’s not the dad who’s going to take me to the beach and go swimming, but he’s such a motivational person. Tiffany Trump
  9. 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
  10. Religious speech is extreme, emotional, and motivational. It is anti-literal, relying on metaphor, allusion, and other rhetorical devices, and it assumes knowledge within a community of believers. Amy Waldman

  1. 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
  2. Typically, if you reward something, you get more of it. You punish something, you get less of it. And our businesses have been built for the last 150 years very much on that kind of motivational scheme. Daniel H. Pink
  3. I have given motivational speeches at IIT and other well-known establishments. I want to appeal to the people, and therefore, I talk from the heart. Sangram Singh
  4. 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
  5. I want to be motivational and inspirational for everybody: my big aim is more women on bicycles. Marianne Vos
  6. I’m thrilled to continue my partnership with U by Kotex for Generation Know while helping to empower girls. I’ve always been a motivational resource for my younger sisters and hope I can positively impact and inspire other young girls too. Khloe Kardashian
  7. I like motivational books, because I like the go-getting American spirit – your destiny is in your own hands, life is what you make it, don’t accept your limitations, jump before you’re pushed, leap before you look. Louise Mensch
  8. I started doing motivational tours. I’ve seen all kinds of people, from the CEOs to the lowest executive, opening up to their fears. We don’t introspect as much as we should. Anupam Kher
  9. The turning point was when I hit my 30th birthday. I thought, if really want to write, it’s time to start. I picked up the book How to Write a Novel in 90 Days. The author said to just write three pages a day, and I figured, I can do this. I never got past Page 3 of that book. James Rollins
  10. 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

  1. I’ve always thought of acting as more of an exercise in empathy, which is not to be confused with sympathy. You’re trying to get inside a certain emotional reality or motivational reality and try to figure out what that’s about so you can represent it. Edward Norton
  2. I realized I love motivating and I love empowering and I love inspiring people. I did that as an athlete for 18 years, and I am able to do that as a motivational speaker now as well as doing work on television. Dominique Dawes
  3. One day, I got so disgusted that I sat down and wrote a list called ‘Justin’s list of things to do before he kicks the bucket.’ I wrote it for myself and shortened it to ‘Justin’s Bucket List.’ It was there on the wall, not as a story idea but as a motivational tool for myself, which actually ended up working pretty well. Justin Zackham
  4. The weeds keep multiplying in our garden, which is our mind ruled by fear. Rip them out and call them by name. Sylvia Browne
  5. As long as I’m not selling out the people that ride or die with me, I’m glad I’m not an MC. I’m a motivational speaker. I’m not that rapper dude. Young Jeezy
  6. Earl Nightingale has inspired more people toward success and fortune than any other motivational speaker on the planet. Zig Ziglar
  7. One of the things that I did before I ran for president is I was a professional speaker. Not a motivational speaker – an inspirational speaker. Motivation comes from within. You have to be inspired. That’s what I do. I inspire people, I inspire the public, I inspire my staff. I inspired the organizations I took over to want to succeed. Herman Cain
  8. 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
  9. Marvin’s Motivational Moments actually started as something that was actually therapeutic for me. I would sit up late at night after my wife passed trying to adjust to being alone. Marvin Sapp
  10. 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

  1. Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it. Diane Sawyer
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. I know not age, nor weariness nor defeat. Rose Kennedy
  5. Set yourself earnestly to see what you are made to do, and then set yourself earnestly to do it. Phillips Brooks
  6. 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
  7. You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  8. One may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low. Thomas Fuller
  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. Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself. Swami Sivananda

Motivational Quotes About Life:

  1. Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. Carol Burnett
  2. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. Charles R. Swindoll
  3. Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth. Bradley Whitford
  4. Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay. Simone de Beauvoir
  5. 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
  6. There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. Nelson Mandela
  7. 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
  8. Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercises and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Sasha Cohen
  9. 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
  10. Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life. Jimmy Dean Poverty, My Life, Motivating
  11. What is called genius is the abundance of life and health. Henry David Thoreau
  12. I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life. Dean Koontz
  13. You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  14. If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud. Emile Zola
  15. Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it. Diane Sawyer
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. I like motivational books because I like the go-getting American spirit – your destiny is in your own hands, life is what you make it, don’t accept your limitations, jump before you’re pushed, leap before you look. Louise Mensch
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life. Robert Louis Stevenson

Motivational Quotes For Work:

  1. Becoming is better than being. —Carol Dweck, Mindset
  2. I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I’ll go to it laughing. —Herman Melville, Moby Dick
  3. Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds. Gordon B. Hinckley
  4. Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed – there’s so little competition. Elbert Hubbard
  5. Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along. George Herbert
  6. The sun himself is weak when he first rises and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on. —Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop
  7. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. —Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
  8. There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere. —Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
  9. Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work. H. L. Hunt
  10. 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
  11. Fight till the last gasp. —William Shakespeare, Henry VI
  12. Do or do not. There is no try. —Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back
  13. The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it. —J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
  14. Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. —George Addai
  15. When you fail you learn from the mistakes you made and it motivates you to work even harder. Natalie Gulbis
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible. —Charles Kingsleigh, Alice in Wonderland (2010)
  19. Man is only truly great when he acts from the passions; never irresistible but when he appeals to the imagination. —Benjamin Disraeli, Coningsby
  20. I realized I love motivating and I love empowering and I love inspiring people. I did that as an athlete for 18 years, and I am able to do that as a motivational speaker now as well as doing work on television. Dominique Dawes
  21. One day, I got so disgusted that I sat down and wrote a list called ‘Justin’s list of things to do before he kicks the bucket.’ I wrote it for myself and shortened it to ‘Justin’s Bucket List.’ It was there on the wall, not as a story idea but as a motivational tool for myself, which actually ended up working pretty well. Justin Zackham
  22. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. —Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Motivational Quotes For Students:

  1. The secret to getting ahead is getting started.
  2. You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
  3. The expert in everything was once a beginner.
  4. There is no substitute for hard work. – Thomas Edison
  5. The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little “extra.”
  6. You don’t always get what you wish for; you get what you work for.
  7. It’s not about how bad you want it. It’s about how hard you’re willing to work for it.
  8. The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. – Vidal Sassoon
  9. There are no traffic jams on the extra mile. – Zig Ziglar
  10. Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. – Henry Ford
  11. You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there. – Ed Cole
  12. The difference between a stumbling block and a stepping-stone is how high you raise your foot.
  13. The pain you feel today is the strength you will feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered there is an opportunity for growth.
  14. It’s not going to be easy, but it’s going to be worth it.
  15. Believe you can and you’re halfway there.

Motivational Quotes For Athletes:

  1. Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. – Michael Jordan
  2. The hardest skill to acquire in this sport is the one where you compete all out, give it all you have, and you are still getting beat no matter what you do. When you have the killer instinct to fight through that, it is very special. – Eddie Reese
  3. In baseball and in business, there are three types of people. Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happened. Tommy Lasorda
  4. I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life a champion’. – Muhammad Ali
  5. I’ve missed more than 9,000 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
  6. Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement. – Matt Biondi
  7. He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. – Muhammad Ali
  8. Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. – Satchel Paige
  9. Somewhere behind the athlete, you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back… play for her. – Mia Hamm
  10. If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all? – Joe Namath
  11. There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do. – Derek Jeter
  12. Champions keep playing until they get it right. — Billie Jean King
  13. A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
  14. Remember this. Hold on to this. This is the only perfection there is the perfection of helping others. This is the only thing we can do that has any lasting meaning. This is why we’re here. – Andre Agassi
  15. It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe. – Muhammad Ali

Funny Motivational Quotes:

  1. Ladies are honest. They’re my motivation. They know what’s funny, and the dudes just follow. Tracy Morgan
  2. You can’t be funny for funny’s sake. You try to get as outrageous situation as you can but it always has to be believable and based on real character motivations and what people would really do. Hank Azaria
  3. My paintings capture the humor, zaniness, and depth of the Batman villains as well as the Freudian motivations of Batman as an all-too-human, venerable, and funny vigilante superhero. Adam West

 

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