Inspirational Quotes to Motivate you

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Everyone needs some inspiration from time to time whether you are working toward achieving a goal, or just trying to get through the day. Developing long-term motivation is a complex issue but having a positive outlook on life is one of the keys to success. I hope these quotes will inspire you and give you the motivation you need to achieve you goals.

  • “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs — ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ~ Howard Thurman
  • “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great.” ~ Mark Twain
  • “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  • “Plan for what is difficult while it is easy, do what is great while it is small.” ~ Sun Tzu


Conquer Fear


  • “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ~ Benjamin Franklin 


  • “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” ~ Yogi Berra


  • “The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.”~ Benjamin May


  • “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” ~ Aristotle                                                                                      
  • “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
  • “If we did all the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.”~Thomas Edison
  • “He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.” ~ Chinese Proverb
  • “Out of clutter, find Simplicity. From discord, find Harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies Opportunity.” ~ Albert Einstein
  • “An unexamined life is not worth living.” ~ Socrates
  • “I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  • “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” ~ Henry Ford
  • “I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” ~ Vincent van Gogh
  • “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci
  • “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” ~ Albert Einstein
  • “Simplicity is the key to brilliance.” ~ Bruce Lee
  • “It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  • “Fortunate people often have very favorable beginnings and very tragic endings. What matters isn’t being applauded when you arrive – for that is common – but being missed when you leave.” ~ Baltasar Gracian
  • “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “The line between failure and success is so fine. . . that we are often on the line and do not know it.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  • “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
  • “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” ~ Japanese Proverb


I hope you enjoyed my list of quotes. What are your favorite quotes? What inspires you? Leave me a comment below and share with us your source of inspiration.

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6 Responses

  1. Rick E. says:

    Hi Nikos. That is a powerful list of motivational quotes you have compiled! Thank you for sharing them. I think a number of people with want to check out Wealthy Affiliate after being uplifted by the quotes as it is a great way to keep the motivational spirit going!

    • Nikos says:

      Hello Rick and thank you for the comment. I believe we all need some motivation from time to time and Wealthy Affiliate is i believe the best place to start your online business.

  2. John says:

    That’s a great list of quotes. You made my day.

  3. lucianjer says:

    I am a fan of quotes and I have really enjoyed. I have this one ” a ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ship are for” John A.Shedd

    • Nikos says:

      That’s a very nice quote lucianjer and if i may i would add that everyone can be a good captain in harbour, but that is not what captains are for.

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