Motivation Sayings and Quotes

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

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.     


The best way out is always through.     

Robert Frost

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.     

William B. Sprague

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.     

Albert Einstein

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right.     

Henry Ford

Falling down is how we grow. Staying down is how we die.     

Brian Vaszily

It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.     

Henry Ward Beecher

It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.     

E.E. Cummings

In order to be effective truth must penetrate like an arrow -- and that is likely to hurt.     

Wei Wu Wei

It is never too late to be what you might have been.     

George Eliot

Life is about making an impact, not making an income.     

Kevin Kruse

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.     

Napoleon Hill

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.     

Albert Einstein

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.     

Robert Frost

I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.     

Florence Nightingale

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


Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.     

Og Mandino

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.     

C. S. Lewis

Either I will find a way, or I will make one.     

Philip Sidney

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.     

Judy Garland

Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.     

Robert Louis Stevenson

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.     

Walter Bagehot

If you don't make mistakes, you aren't really trying.     

Coleman Hawkins

Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Forget about all the reasons why something may not work. You only need to find one good reason why it will.     

Dr. Robert Anthony

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.     

Aristotle Onassis

Believe you can and you're halfway there.     

Theodore Roosevelt

Change your thoughts and you change your world.     

Norman Vincent Peale

It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.     

Harry Emerson Fosdick

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.     

Wayne Gretzky