Success can be a long and winding road, filled with many obstacles and challenges.

There is no real short cut to success; it requires us to take action daily, to be persistent and consistent in our efforts which is not always easy to do. We can easily lose our motivation, especially if yesterday did not bring us the progress that we were hoping to make.

Here are 60 inspiring and motivational quotes to help fire up your passion and help you to start the battle anew.

  1. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Confucius
  2. To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities. Bruce Lee
  3. Action is the foundational key to all success. Pablo Picasso
  4. Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best. St. Jerome
  5. What you do today can improve all your tomorrows. Ralph Marston
  6. One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. Benjamin Disraeli
  7. Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. Arthur Ashe
  8. Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. Robert H. Schuller
  9. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain
  10. Diligence is the mother of good fortune. Benjamin Disraeli
  11. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. Walt Disney
  12. Expect problems and eat them for breakfast. Alfred A. Montapert
  13. I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed. Robert H. Schuller
  14. Either you run the day or the day runs you. Jim Rohn
  15. A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. George S. Patton
  16. The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity. Ayn Rand
  17. Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another. John Dewey
  18. Things do not happen. Things are made to happen. John F. Kennedy
  19. Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. Wayne Dyer
  20. If you fell down yesterday, stand up today. H. G. Wells
  21. Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction. Al Bernstein
  22. One today is worth two tomorrows. Benjamin Franklin
  23. The more we do, the more we can do. William Hazlitt
  24. You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. Les Brown
  25. Success is not built on success. It's built on failure. It's built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe. Sumner Redstone
  26. Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success. William J. H. Boetcker
  27. There is no success without hardship. Sophocles
  28. I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse. Florence Nightingale
  29. Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome. Arthur Ashe
  30. Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. Walter Elliot
  31. Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. William Butler Yeats
  32. Success is where preparation and opportunity meet. Bobby Unser
  33. The most effective way to do it, is to do it. Amelia Earhart
  34. There is always room at the top. Daniel Webster
  35. You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do. Henry Ford
  36. Don't think, just do. Horace
  37. Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. Napoleon Hill
  38. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill
  39. You just can't beat the person who never gives up. Babe Ruth
  40. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power. Unknown
  41. The dog that trots about finds a bone. Golda Meir
  42. If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success. John D. Rockefeller
  43. Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying. W. Clement Stone
  44. Step by step and the thing is done. Charles Atlas
  45. It's always too early to quit. Norman Vincent Peale
  46. Success breeds success. Mia Hamm
  47. Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'! Audrey Hepburn
  48. Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. Vince Lombardi
  49. Believe you can and you're halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt
  50. If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves. Thomas A. Edison
  51. From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow. Aeschylus
  52. Enthusiasm moves the world. Arthur Balfour
  53. Light tomorrow with today! Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  54. Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time. Arnold H. Glasow
  55. In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd. Miguel de Cervantes
  56. However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. Stephen Hawking
  57. It's the steady, quiet, plodding ones who win in the lifelong race. Robert W. Service
  58. Eighty percent of success is showing up. Woody Allen
  59. There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. Colin Powell
  60. There is nothing impossible to him who will try. Alexander the Great