Great Motivational Life Quotes!

69 inspirational motivational quotes to get you moving in the right direction!

Motivational Life Quotes: Belief

~ If you think you can, and if you think you can’t—you are right.
Henry Ford (1863-1947) U.S. founder of Ford Motor Company and modern mass-production assembly lines

~ Belief is the motivating force that enables you to achieve your goal.
Claude M. Bristol (1891-1951) U.S. investment banker, self-help author

~ To move ahead you need to believe in yourself... have conviction in your beliefs and the confidence to execute those beliefs.
Adlin Sinclair, contemporary U.K.-born U.S. entrepreneur, motivational speaker, humanitarian

~ If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
Denis Waitley (born 1933) U.S. motivational speaker, writer, consultant, author

Motivational Life Quotes: Decide

~ We have to make up our minds.
Daisaku Ikeda (born 1928) Japanese philosopher, Buddhist leader, author, poet, pacifist

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~ The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.
Anthony Robbins (born 1960) U.S. self-help author, motivational speaker

~ Commitment backed up with belief, hope and action can turn into spectacular results.
Billy Cox, contemporary U.S. success coach, motivational speaker, trainer, author

~ You need to make a commitment, and once you make it, then life will give you some answers.
Les Brown (born 1945) African-American motivational speaker, coach, author

Motivational Life Quotes: Don’t Wait!

~ Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.
Napoleon Hill (1883-1970) U.S. personal-success/development author

~ Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.
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~ You can't wait for inspiration—you have to go after it with a club.
Jack London (1876-1916) U.S. author

~ The decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
Omar Bradley (1893-1981) U.S. army five-star General

Motivational Life Quotes: Impossible

~ Impossible is only a word.
Cirque du Soleil, Canadian Montreal-based global entertainment organization that started with 20 street performers in 1984

~ Something which we think is impossible now is not impossible in another decade.
Constance Baker Motley (1921–2005) African-American civil-rights activist, lawyer, federal judge, state senator

~ The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination.
Tommy Lasorda (born 1927) former professional baseball pitcher, manager

~ Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
St Francis of Assisi (1182-1226) Italian Catholic deacon, founder of the Franciscans, known as the patron saint of animals and the environment

~ The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008) English science-fiction author, inventor, futurist

~ If we use observable fact to dictate what the possibilities of life are, then we are stuck with those that believe the Earth was flat.
Duane Michals (born 1932) U.S. self-taught photographic artist

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Longer Motivational Life Quotes: Impossible

~ Nothing is impossible; there are always ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient will we should always have sufficient means. It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible.
François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French philanthropist, social reformer

~ “There is no use trying,” said Alice; “one can't believe impossible things.” I dare say you haven't had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
Lewis Carroll, pen name of Charles Dodgson (1832-1898) English author of Alice in Wonderland , mathematician, logician, inventor

Motivational Life Quotes

~ Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well.
Phillip Stanhope, deceased English politician

~ You will never possess what you are unwilling to pursue.
Mike Murdock (born 1946) U.S. televangelist

~ Nothing feels quite as exhilarating as meeting a challenge.
Dr. Yosiya Niyo, contemporary U.S. veterinarian

~ Motivation is the fuel necessary to keep the human engine running.
Zig Ziglar (born 1926) U.S. author, salesperson, motivational speaker

~ Wake up with a smile and go after life... Live it, enjoy it, taste it, smell it, feel it.
Joe Knapp, contemporary U.S. artist

Motivational Life Quotes: Perfectionism

~ It is never too late to become what you might have been.
George Eliot (1819-1880) English novelist, pen name of Mary Ann Evans

~ Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
John Wooden (born 1910) U.S. former basketball player, coach

~ The ideal never comes. Today is ideal for him who would make it so.
Horatio W. Dresser (1866-1954) U.S. philosopher, metaphysician, author

~ Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) English author

~ A good plan executed right now is far better that a perfect plan executed next week.
George S. Patton (1885-1945) U.S. army four-star General

~ There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
David Mahoney (1924-2000) U.S. businessman, philanthropist

~ Don’t wait until all the conditions are perfect for you to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.
Alan Cohen (born 1950s) U.S. personal development/success teacher, author

Very Long Motivational Life Quote: Perfectionism

~ There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.
Martha Graham (1894-1991) U.S. dancer, contemporary-dance choreographer

Motivational Life Quotes: Perseverance

~ Little by little, one travels far.
J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973) South African-born English author, poet, university professor

~ Develop more self-discipline in daily life.
David K. Reynolds, Ph.D., contemporary U.S. psychologist, based in U.S. and Japan

~ If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.
Art Linkletter (born 1912) Canadian-American radio/TV personality, businessman, author

~ Without climbing the mountain you cannot gaze out from the peak.
Orlando Bloom (born 1977) English actor

~ Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton (1885-1945) U.S. army four-star General

Motivational Life Quotes: Risk

~ We must always take risks. That is our destiny.
T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) U.S.-born British poet, playwright, literary critic, publisher

~ Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find how far one can go.
T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) U.S.-born British poet, playwright, literary critic, publisher

~ What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.
Mother Teresa (1910-1997) Macedonian-born Christian missionary

~ I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the centre.
Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) U.S. novelist, essayist

~ Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on Earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.
Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923) New Zealand-born English short-story writer

Motivational Life Quotes: Self-motivation

~ If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
Jonathan Winters ((born 1925) U.S. comedian, actor

~ Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.
Bernadette Devlin McAliskey (born 1947) Northern Ireland socialist political activist, former MP

This is your life. You have it for a reason. And you can do it! You can win!

~ Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
Wayne Dyer (born 1940) U.S. self-help/personal development author, lecturer

~ I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.
Mikhail Baryshnikov (born 1948) Soviet-born Russian-American dancer, choreographer, actor

~ Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen Covey (born 1932) U.S. author, speaker, consultant, management-expert

~ You must be self-igniting… Your intention and energy must be so strong that you create conditions rather than react to them.
Alan Cohen (born 1950s) U.S. personal development/success teacher, author

~ The spirit of self-help is the root of all genuine growth in the individual; and, exhibited in the lives of many, it constitutes the true source of national vigour and strength.
Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Scottish author, reformer

Short Motivational Life Quotes: Taking Action

~ Ideas need legs.
Bill Moyers (born 1934) U.S. journalist, public commentator

~ Life rewards action.
Kathy Gates, contemporary U.S. personal life coach

~ Effort is already success.
David K. Reynolds, Ph.D., contemporary U.S. psychologist, based in U.S. and Japan

~ Knowledge without action is useless.
Kathy Gates, contemporary U.S. personal life coach

~ Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.
Henri Bergson (1859–1941) French philosopher

~ Do something today to get started to LIVE YOUR DREAMS.
Les Brown (born 1945) African-American motivational speaker, coach, author

~ Act the way you want to be and soon you'll be the way you act.
Les Brown (born 1945) African-American motivational speaker, coach, author

~ Action is about living fully. Inaction is the way that we deny life.
Don Miguel Ruiz (born 1952) Mexican author, teacher, shaman

~ A person of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting.
Carlos Castaneda (1925-1998) Peruvian-born U.S. author

~ Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) U.S. army general, 7th President of the United States

~ You don't have to be great to get started, you just have to get started to be great!
Les Brown (born 1945) African-American motivational speaker, coach, author

~ Without action upon an idea, there will be no manifestation, no results, and no reward.
Don Miguel Ruiz (born 1952) Mexican author, teacher, shaman

~ In the arena of human life the honours and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action.
Aristotle (384BCE–322 BCE) Greek philosopher

Long Motivational Life Quotes: Taking Action

~ In life, people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.
Anthony Robbins (born 1960) U.S. self-help author, motivational speaker

~ Those who don't create their future, have to endure the future they get. Powerful results come from creating a plan and getting into action.
Kathy Gates contemporary, U.S. personal life coach

~ Information or an idea is merely a seed in your mind. What will really make the difference is action. Taking action over and over again strengthens your will, nurtures the seed, and establishes a solid foundation for the new habit to grow.
Don Miguel Ruiz (born 1952) Mexican author, teacher, shaman

Motivational Life Quotes: Time

~ The ability to concentrate and use time well is everything.
Lee Iacocca (born 1924) U.S. industrialist, author

~ You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
Charles Buxton (1823-1871) English brewer, philanthropist, writer, politician

~ You need to leverage every bit of your time... it's the only thing you can't ever get back. You MUST spend it wisely.
Lynn Scheurell, contemporary U.S. creative business catalyst

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