Last week, I posted "100 Brilliant Quotes from 100 Brilliant Minds" and then challenged readers to send me quotes that they find motivating. This post contains the 20 best quotes followed by a link to a poll where you can vote for your favorite.

  1. "A setback is a setup for a comeback."
  2. "Always do your best. You may even surprise the people you can't please."
  3. "Anything that can be conceived and be believed can be achieved."
  4. "Being right keeps you in place, being wrong forces you to explore."
  5. "Even Usain Bolt starts with one step."
  6. "I want to put a ding in the universe."
  7. "If I can be a farmer, then you can be anything you want to be--with some basic sales and marketing skills that is!"
  8. "If you don't like something, change it. If you cannot change it, change the way you think about it!"
  9. "My business philosophy is listen to your employees, listen to your customers. Shut up and do what they tell you."
  10. "Nothing will work unless you do."
  11. "Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."
  12. "Opportunity is missed by most people because it's dressed in overalls and looks like work."
  13. "That which appears unconnected may one day become obvious."
  14. "The best revenge is massive success."
  15. "The greatest tragedy in life is not death but a life without a purpose."
  16. "The impediments to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way."
  17. "To realize your dreams, you must stay awake."
  18. "To those who said I can't: well, watch me."
  19. "Work like there is someone working twenty-four hours a day to take it all away from you."
  20. "You will never be the best you can be until your weaknesses become your strengths."

To vote for your favorite use this poll.