Here are 101 quotes to help motivate you to take on new challenges, overcome roadblocks, and live the life you want to live:

  1. "Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity...it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." --Melody Beattie
  2. "Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it." --Bryce Courtenay
  3. "In life, one has a choice to take one of two paths: to wait for some special day--or to celebrate each special day." --Rasheed Ogunlaru
  4. "Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less-than-perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful." --Mark Victor Hansen
  5. "You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."  --Aristotle
  6. "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." --Pablo Picasso
  7. "Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them." --Vaibhav Shah
  8. "Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them." --John C. Maxwell
  9. "The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones." --Brandon Sanderson
  10. "Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value." --Albert Einstein
  11. "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." --Charles Darwin
  12. "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." --Eleanor Roosevelt
  13. "The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success." --Bruce Feirstein
  14. "Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great." --John D. Rockefeller
  15. "There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed." --Ray Goforth
  16. "Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out." --Robert Collier
  17. "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear--not absence of fear." --Mark Twain
  18. "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." --Maya Angelou
  19. "Much of the stress that people feel doesn't come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they've started." --David Allen
  20. "Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." --H. Jackson Brown's mother
  21. "The successful warrior is the average man, with laserlike focus." --Bruce Lee
  22. "You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something--your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life." --Steve Jobs
  23. "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." --Henry David Thoreau
  24. "If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary." --Jim Rohn
  25. "Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life--think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success." --Swami Vivekananda
  26. "Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don't wish it were easier; wish you were better." --Jim Rohn
  27. "The No. 1 reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors." --Napoleon Hill
  28. "You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." --Margaret Thatcher
  29. "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." --Thomas A. Edison
  30. "What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?" --Robert Schuller
  31. "Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing." --Abraham Lincoln
  32. "Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential." --John Maxwell
  33. "Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it." --Greg Anderson
  34. "You never regret being kind." --Nicole Shepherd
  35. "Success at the highest level comes down to one question: Can you decide that your happiness can come from someone else's success?" --Bill Walton
  36. "Do what you have always done and you'll get what you have always got." --Sue Knight
  37. "Think of what you have rather than of what you lack. Of the things you have, select the best and then reflect how eagerly you would have sought them if you did not have them." --Marcus Aurelius
  38. "Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it." --J. Petit Senn
  39. "To be content means that you realize you contain what you seek." --Alan Cohen
  40. "Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian." --Shari R. Barr
  41. "To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart." --Eleanor Roosevelt
  42. "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." --William Arthur Ward
  43. "Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others." --Robert Louis Stevenson
  44. "The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets people to do the greatest things." --Ronald Reagan
  45. "Power isn't control at all--power is strength, and giving that strength to others. A leader isn't someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others that they may have the strength to stand on their own." --Beth Revis
  46. "Don't tell people how to do things; tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results." --George S. Patton Jr.
  47. "Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it." --Dwight D. Eisenhower
  48. "Victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan." --John F. Kennedy
  49. "Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things." --Peter F. Drucker
  50. "Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing." --Albert Schweitzer
  51. "The best revenge is massive success." --Frank Sinatra
  52. "The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me." --Ayn Rand
  53. "Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another." --John C. Maxwell
  54. "You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you're not passionate enough from the start, you'll never stick it out." --Steve Jobs
  55. "A leader...is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind." --Nelson Mandela
  56. "Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off." --Colin Powell
  57. "Do you know that one of the great problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas." --Margaret Thatcher
  58. "View your life from your funeral: Looking back at your life experiences, what have you accomplished? What would you have wanted to accomplish but didn't? What were the happy moments? What were the sad? What would you do again, and what wouldn't you do?" --Victor Frankl
  59. "Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time...serenity, that nothing is." --Thomas Szasz
  60. "A leader is a dealer in hope." --Napoleon
  61. "The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it." --Theodore Roosevelt
  62. "If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see." --Henry David Thoreau
  63. "I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself." --Robert E. Lee
  64. "Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision." --Peter F. Drucker
  65. "When you put together deep knowledge about a subject that intensely matters to you, charisma happens. You gain courage to share your passion, and when you do that, folks follow." --Jerry Porras
  66. "Consensus: The process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values, and policies in search of something in which no one believes, but to which no one objects; the process of avoiding the very issues that have to be solved, merely because you cannot get agreement on the way ahead. What great cause would have been fought and won under the banner: 'I stand for consensus'?" --Margaret Thatcher
  67. "A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go but ought to be." --Rosalynn Carter
  68. "There is a difference between being a leader and being a boss. Both are based on authority. A boss demands blind obedience; a leader earns his authority through understanding and trust." --Klaus Balkenhol
  69. "You get in life what you have the courage to ask for." --Nancy D. Solomon
  70. "Always remember, Son, the best boss is the one who bosses the least. Whether it's cattle, or horses, or men, the least government is the best government." --Ralph Moody
  71. "If you really want the key to success, start by doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing." --Brad Szollose
  72. "'Give as few orders as possible,' his father had told him once long ago. 'Once you've given orders on a subject, you must always give orders on that subject.'" --Frank Herbert
  73. "The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes." --Tony Blair
  74. "Wisdom equals knowledge plus courage. You have to not only know what to do and when to do it, but you have to also be brave enough to follow through." --Jarod Kintz
  75. "In a battle between two ideas, the best one doesn't necessarily win. No, the idea that wins is the one with the most fearless heretic behind it." --Seth Godin
  76. "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea." --Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  77. "Remember, teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability." --Patrick Lencioni
  78. "Leadership is an action, not a position." --Donald McGannon
  79. "Surround yourself with great people; delegate authority; get out of the way." --Ronald Reagan
  80. "I cannot give you a formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody." --Herbert Bayard Swope
  81. "In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are." --Max De Pree
  82. "A leader isn't someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others so that they may have the strength to stand on their own." --Beth Revis
  83. "Show me the man you honor and I will know what kind of man you are." --Thomas John Carlisle
  84. "A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason." --J.P. Morgan
  85. "If you spend your life trying to be good at everything, you will never be great at anything." --Tom Rath
  86. "Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar." --Orrin Woodward
  87. "Don't blow off another's candle for it won't make yours shine brighter." --Jaachynma N.E. Agu
  88. "People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision." --John Maxwell
  89. "A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week." --George Patton
  90. "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." --William Arthur Ward
  91. "Silent gratitude isn't very much to anyone." --Gertrude Stein
  92. "The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you." --John E. Southard
  93. "Keep your eyes open and try to catch people in your company doing something right, then praise them for it." --Tom Hopkins
  94. "You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do." --Eleanor Roosevelt
  95. "Low self-confidence isn't a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered--just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better." --Barrie Davenport
  96. "Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people." --Andre Dubus
  97. "Do it or not. There is no try." --Yoda
  98. "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy." --Jimmy Spithill
  99. "You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." --Margaret Thatcher
  100. "The only way to do great work is to love what you do." --Steve Jobs
  101. "You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late." --Ralph Waldo Emerson
Published on: Mar 26, 2018