Motivational Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old motivational quotes, motivational sayings, and motivational proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Explore your web — the needs, the beliefs, the emotions that are controlling you … so there's more of you to give … and so you can appreciate what's driving other people. It's the only way our world's going to change.     

Anthony Robbins

We can't fully encompass our motivational and inspirational awareness without fully understanding our purpose in life.     

Matthew Donnelly

If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.     

Nora Roberts

You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.     

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.     

Alfred A. Montapert

Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny.     


Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.     

Paulo Coelho

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.     

Francis of Assisi

If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.     

Martin Luther King, Jr.

All great achievements require time.     

Maya Angelou

I hope when you count the stars you begin with yourself, and may you embrace the moonlight with your dreams.      


Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results.     


The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.      

Walt Disney

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.      

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Often, what seems an impossible climb is just a staircase without the steps drawn in.     

Robert Brault

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.      

Lao Tzu

Motivation is simple. Eliminate those who aren't motivated.     

Lou Holtz

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.      


What is the best thing about people doubting your potential? The pleasure of proving them wrong.     

Ameya Agrawal

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.     

W. Clement Stone

Never give in -- never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.     

Winston Churchill

No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying.     

Tony Robbins

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.     

Helen Keller

Don't fear failure…in great attempts it is glorious even to fail.     

Bruce Lee

The ultimate inspiration is the deadline.      

Nolan Bushnell

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.     


With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.     

Og Mandino

The inner thought coming from the heart represents the real motives and desires. These are the cause of action.     

Raymond Holliwell

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.     

Samuel Johnson