49 Must Read Motivational Quotes

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We scoured multiple sources to bring you 49 must read motivational quotes from some of the best authors.

I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit.  Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”

– Muhammad Ali

Success demands sacrifice, to succeed you must do what others are unwilling to do.

Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.”

– Jim Rohn

Don’t chase after success; develop yourself so that success chases after you.

Give me a stock clerk with a goal, and I will give you a man who will make history. Give me a man without a goal, and I will give you a stock clerk.

– J.C. Penny

Your goals determine if you will succeed or fail.  What are your goals?

A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience.

– Elbert Hubbard

Failure is life’s greatest teacher; if you learn from your failures, you will eventually succeed.

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

– Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee

You are the captain of your ship; you have the responsibility to steer your ship in the direction that you want it to go in.

Intolerance of your present creates your future.

– Mike Murdock

If you can tolerate your current situation, then you don’t have the power to change it.

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

– Albert Einstein

Don’t bother trying to be successful, spend your time creating value. If you create value, you will attract success.

To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life.

– Robert Louis Stevenson

What intellectual exercise have you devoted your life to?  Without devotion there is no success.

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

– William B. Sprague

 Don’t wait for the right door to open, kick down the door that you want open.

A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.

– Joyce A. Myers

Document your goal, develop a plan, and let your dream motivate you until you get there.

There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there’s only scarcity of resolve to make it happen.

– Wayne Dyer

While you’re saying something can’t be done, there’s somebody doing it.

You cannot retain a true and clear vision of wealth if you are constantly turning your attention to opposing pictures, whether they be external or imaginary.

– Wallace D. Wattles

You must keep your eyes on the prize, if you lose sight of the goal, you will not succeed.

As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.

– George Bernard Shaw

Dissatisfaction is the mother of progress.

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.

– Aristotle Onassis

When it seems that all is lost, it is a spirit of gratitude that helps us see the light.

Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

– Henry Ford

Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

Failure prepares you for success, without failure there can be no success.

Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself.

– George Bernard Shaw

Don’t die with a full tank of potential, burn every ounce of potential you have.

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.

– Epictetus

Once you know the goal…all that is necessary is a commitment to achieve the goal.

Success…seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.

– Conrad Hilton

Are you in motion towards your biggest goals?  Are you moving in the direction of your dreams?

We can’t plan life. All we can do is be available for it.

– Lauryn Hill

You can’t control the cards in your hand, but you can play that hand like a master.

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.

– Robert Frost

You will have bad days and terrible days, but the good news is: life goes on.

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don’t be afraid of making mistakes…experiment, experimentation is what life is all about.

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.

– Buddha

There’s always something to be thankful for; everyone didn’t wake up this morning.

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.

– Henry David Thoreau

Everything you have and everything you experience costs you a portion of your life.  Are you making the proper exchanges?

The dreamers are the saviors of the world.

– James Allen

Without dreamers there are no airplanes, there are no cars, there are no light bulbs, there are no machines; without dreamers, there is little.

To be a good loser is to learn how to win.

– Carl Sandburg

A “good” loser learns why he is losing, and then wins.

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.

– Albert Einstein

You can do anything, but you can’t do everything. Focus your energy if you want to succeed.

I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.

– Buddha

There’s a proverb that goes, “God gives every bird a worm, but he doesn’t throw it into their nest.” To be great you must take great action.

It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.

– Albert Einstein

Persevere until you succeed, it was through perseverance that the turtle reached the ark.

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. Imagination is more important than knowledge.

– Albert Einstein

Your imagination is the most powerful tool that you possess, it pre-plays your future.

Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.  For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her.

– Charles De Gaulle

If you want glory, you must dream of glory, you must be determined to be glorious.

How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.

– Trina Paulus

It’s comfortable crawling on the ground, to succeed, you must desire to be in the heavens.

Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.

– John F. Kennedy

If you want something to happen, then you have to make it happen!

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.

– Buddha

If you fail, it won’t be because you didn’t know what to do; it will be because you didn’t do what you knew to do.

There is no man living that cannot do more than he thinks he can.

– Henry Ford

You can do more than you’re doing right now, you can achieve more than you’re achieving right now.

You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.

– Robert Anthony

Your beliefs determine your life.  If you think you can, you can, and if you think you can’t, you can’t.

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

– Albert Einstein

Living a life unto yourself, is not really living.

Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself.

– Theodore T. Hunger

At the end of the day, your success depends on you.

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.

– Emily Dickinson

You know you’re living when life consumes you, when you give up the petty and the insignificant.

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.

– Albert Einstein

Do you know the rules to succeed in your business or personal endeavor?  Are you playing the game better than everyone else?

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

– Buddha

“Peace” is not a new job, it’s not a new house, or a new relationship….peace is a new perspective, and only you can change your perspective.

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.

– Jim Rohn

If you postpone your happiness until tomorrow, you will never be happy.

All men think all men mortal but themselves.

– Edward Young

One day you will die, so today, let’s live.

Change your thoughts and you change your world.

– Norman Vincent Peale

Your life is governed by the thoughts that you continually hold in your mind.

Every man dies – Not every man really lives.

– William Ross Wallace

You will die, this much is certain, but you determine if you will live.

Life is the game that must be played.

– Edwin Arlington Robinson

Life is a game, you must learn the rules, and you must play to win.

That’s precisely the question everyone should be asking—why the hell not?  – Why not you, why not now…

– Timothy Ferriss

Why not you?  Why not right now!  Tomorrow never comes.

Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself.

– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Life is a series of exchanges, are you exchanging your time for what you really want?

If you stop struggling, then you stop life.

– Huey Newton

Growth demands struggle, if you’re not struggling, then you’re not growing.

Lives, like money, are spent. What are you buying with yours?

– Roy H. Williams

Time waits on no one, are you using your time wisely?


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