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149 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Your Success

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Life is full of setbacks and suffering. It requires you to be positive and have expectations and beliefs about what might happen.

Motivational quotes can inspire you and help you reach your potential every day and achieve your grand goals in life. Whether you're in professional development, relationships, or feeling pressured in your personal life, get the motivation to move forward with these short, powerful, and often funny inspirational quotes.

Here are the best 149 motivational quotes. Hopefully inspire you to start your business, lead your life, create success, achieve your goals and overcome your fears.

Table of Content

  1. Motivational Quotes for Work
  2. Motivational Quotes for Success
  3. Motivational Quotes for Women
  4. Motivational Quotes for Men
  5. Motivational Quotes for Students
  6. Motivational Quotes for Kids
  7. Motivational Life Quotes
  8. Funny Motivational Quotes
  9. Short Motivational Quotes
  10. Motivational Monday Quotes
  11. Wednesday Motivational Quotes
  12. Thursday Motivational Quotes
  13. Friday Motivational Quotes
  14. Sunday Motivational Quotes
  15. Daily Motivational Quotes
  16. Motivational Quotes for the Day
  17. Morning Motivational Quotes
  18. Gym Motivational Quotes
  19. Fitness Motivational Quotes
  20. Strength Motivational Quotes
  21. Team Motivational Quotes
  22. Motivational Quotes for Employees
  23. Love Motivational Quotes
  24. Motivational Quotes for Athletes
  25. Happy Motivational Quotes
  26. Cute Motivational Quotes
  27. Sales Motivational Quotes

Motivational Quotes for Work

1. The will of life and work will create a miracle. - Nekrasov
2. Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily. - Friedrich Schiller
3. It is no use doing what you like; you have got to like what you do . - Winston Churchill
4. My philosophy of life is work. -Thomas Alva Edison
5. When work is a pleasure, life is a joy! When work is the duty, life is slavery. - Maxim Gorky
6. Work banishes those three great evils: boredom, vice, and poverty. - Voltaire
7. Who won't rest, who won't work? - Lenin
8. Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance. -Samuel Johnson

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Motivational Quotes for Success

9. I succeeded because I willed it; I never hesitated. - Bonaparte Napoleon
10. Success covers a multitude of blunders. -George Bernard Shaw
11. You have to believe in yourself. That's the secret of success. -Charles Chaplin
12. A man who is willing to be a slave, who does not know the power of freedom. -- Beck
13. Do not, for one repulse, give up the purpose that you resolved to effect. -William Shakespeare
14. The important thing in life is to have a great aim, and the determination to attain it. - Johan Wolfgang von Goethe
15. Our destiny offers not the cup of despair, but the chalice of opportunity. - Richard Nixon
16. The man who has made up his mind to win will never say "impossible". - Bonaparte Napoleon
17. He who seizes the right moment is the right man. - Goethe
18. Victory won't come to me unless I go to it. - M.Moore

Motivational Quotes for Women

19. You have to believe in yourself. That’s the secret of success. - Charles Chaplin
20. You must be the change you wish to see in the world. - Mohandas Gandhi
21. It never will rain roses. When we want to have more roses we must plant trees. -G. Eliot
22. Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. - Margaret Mead
23. There is no such thing as a hopeless situation. Every single circumstance of your life can change! - Rhonda Byrne

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Motivational Quotes for Men

24. Man errs so long as he strives. -Johan Wolfgang Goethe
25. If a man deceives me once, shame on him; if twice, shame on me. -John Ray
26. A strong man will struggle with the storms of fate. - Thomas Addison
27. Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value. - A. Einstein
28. Strength alone knows conflict, weakness is below even defeat and is born vanquished. - Swetchine

Motivational Quotes for Students

29. Nutrition books in the world. There is no book in life, and there is no sunlight; wisdom is without books as if the birds do not have wings. - Shakespeare
30. Genius out of diligence. - Golgi
31. Genius only means hard-working all one's life. - Mendeleyer
32. If you don't learn to think when you are young, you may never learn. - Thomas Edison
33. Histories make men wise; poems witty; the mathematics subtle; natural philosophy deep; moral grave; logic and rhetoric able to contend. - Francis Bacon
34. A free man obtains knowledge from many sources besides books. - Thomas Jefferson
35. Knowledge is power. - Francis Bacon
36. The empty vessels make the greatest sound. - William Shakespeare

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Motivational Quotes for Kids

37. Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live. - Mark Twain
38. Better be unborn than untaught, for ignorance is the root of misfortune. - Plato
39. Genius without education is like silver in the mine. - Benjamin Franklin
40. The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. - Aristotle
41. Stay hungry, stay foolish. - Steve Jobs
42. You’ve got to find what you love. - Steve Jobs
43. If you do not learn to think when you are young, you may never learn. - Edison

Motivational Life Quotes

44. The ideal is the beacon. Without ideal, there is no secure direction; without direction, there is no life. - Leo Tolstoy
45. If winter comes, can spring be far behind? - P. B. Shelley
46. Living without an aim is like sailing without a compass. - Alexander Dumas
47. The unexamined life is not worth living. - Socrates
48. What makes life dreary is the want of motive. - George Eliot
49. Fear not that life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning. - J.H. Newman
50. An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding. - Robert Louis Stevenson

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Funny Motivational Quotes

51. The golden age is before us, not behind us. - Mark Twain
52. The time of life is short; to spend that shortness basely, would be too long. - William Shakespeare
53. It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple. -Rabindranath Tagore
54. If you shed tears when you miss the sun, you also miss the stars. -Rabindranath Tagore
55. You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down. - Charlie Chaplin
56. There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself. - Louis XIV
57. By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. - Benjamin Franklin

Short Motivational Quotes

58. To spark, often burst in hard stone. - William Liebknecht
59. Is the true wisdom fortitude ambition. - Napoleon
60. Activity is the only road to knowledge. - George Bernard Shaw
61. There is no such thing as a great talent without great willpower. -Balzac
62. Cease to struggle and you cease to live. - Thomas Carlyle
63. Man errs as long as he strives. - Goethe
64. Don't waste life in doubts and fears. - Emerson
65. There is no rose without a thorn. - Ray

Motivational Monday Quotes

66. A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work. - Colin Powell
67. There is no pressure when you are making a dream come true. - Neymar
68. Dream big and dare to fail. - Norman Vaughan, Explorer
69. Dreams become reality when we put our minds to them. - Queen Latifah

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Wednesday Motivational Quotes

70. Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. - Farrah Gray
71. Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. - Les Brown
72. What you want to do, and what you can do, are limited only by what you can dream. - Mike Melville, Astronaut
73. Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements. - Napoleon Hill

Thursday Motivational Quotes

74. You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. - C.S. Lewis
75. Never reject an idea, dream, or goal because it will be hard work. Success rarely comes without it. - Bob Proctor
76. It is precisely the possibility of realizing a dream that makes life interesting. - Paulo Coelho
77. When a person really desires something, the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream. - Paulo Coelho
78. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. - Henry David Thoreau

Friday Motivational Quotes

79. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. - Eleanor Roosevelt
80. Within our dreams and aspirations, we find our opportunities.” - Sugar Ray Leonard
81. To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream, not only plan but also believe. - Anatole France

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Sunday Motivational Quotes

82. All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them. - Walt Disney
83. Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. - Dale Carnegie
84. There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope. - Bernard Williams
85. Hope never abandons you, you abandon it. - George Weinberg

Daily Motivational Quotes

86. Human activity, if not inspired, will become empty and small. - Chernyshevsky
87. I am a slow walker, but I never walk backward. - Abraham Lincoln
88. If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday. - Pearl Buck
89. There is no royal road to science and only those who do not dread the fatiguing climb of gaining its numinous summits. - Karl Marx
90. Human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day. - Benjamin Franklin
91. None is of freedom or of life deserving unless he daily conquers it anew. - Erasmus
92. Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. - Albert Einstein

Motivational Quotes for the Day

93. If you would go up high, then use your own legs! Do not let yourselves be carried aloft; do not seat yourselves on other people's backs and heads. - F. W . Nietzsche
94. The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts about today. - Franklin Roosevelt
95. Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow. - Emerson
96. Never leave that until tomorrow, which you can do today. - Benjamin Franklin
97. A day is a miniature of eternity. - Emerson

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Morning Motivational Quotes

98. The rivalry is with ourselves. I try to be better than possible. I fight against myself, not against others. - Luciano Pavarotti
99. The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps – we must step up the stairs. - Vance Havner
100. It’s only those who do nothing that makes no mistakes. - Joseph Conrad
101. We improve ourselves by victories over ourselves. There must be contests, and you must win. - Edward Gibbon

Gym Motivational Quotes

102. Believe you can and you’re halfway there. - Theodore Roosevelt
103. We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty. - Quintilian
104. The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
105. At the moment of commitment, the entire universe conspires to assist you. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
106. When life puts you in tough situations, don’t say ‘Why Me?’ Just say ‘Try Me.’ - Dwayne Johnson
107. The sidelines are not where you want to live your life. The world needs you in the arena. - Tim Cook
108. You just need to be accepted for who you are and be proud of who you are and that is what I’m trying to do. - Lewis Hamilton

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Fitness Motivational Quotes

109. Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears. - Benjamin Franklin
110. A light heart lives long. - William Shakespeare
111. Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. - Benjamin Franklin
112. The first wealth is health. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Strength Motivational Quotes

113. We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. - Franklin Roosevelt
114. Where there is a will, there is a way. - Thomas Edison
115. A strong man will struggle with the storms of fate. - Thomas Addison
116. The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. - Nelson Mandela

Team Motivational Quotes

117. Management's first goal is to make higher wages and lower labor costs combined. - Taylor
118. Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else. - Peter F. Drucker
119. If the risk is fully aligned with your purpose and mission, then it’s worth considering. - Peter Diamandis

120. A soul preoccupied with great ideas best performs small duties. - Harriet Martineau

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Motivational Quotes for Employees

121. The rich bring honor and create rich friendships, whereas the poor people have nothing. - Ovid
122. Continuous labor is the life of the iron law, also the art of iron. - Balzac
123. Life is a kind of endless yearning, eager to continue to rise and become more great and noble. - Du Charm
124. No matter what line, all need to be professional skills. Genius always should be accompanied by the kind of directed and uninterrupted practice of a goal-oriented, without this, even the most fortunate to be will disappear without a trace. - Delacroix

Love Motivational Quotes

125. The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. - Victor Hugo
126. Happiness is a form of courage. - H. Jackson
127. Where there is love there is life. - Mohandas Gandhi
128. The course of true love never did run smoothly. - Shakespeare
129. Love is stronger than death.
130. Love all, trust a few, and do wrong to none. - william Shakespeare

Motivational Quotes for Athletes

131. Life is like playing football, not foul, don't dodge ball, but should be rushed to the bottom line. - Roosevelt
132. Do not, for one repulse, give up the purpose that you resolved to effect.
133. There is nothing impossible to him who will try. - Alexander the Great
134. Miracles sometimes occur, but one has to work terribly for them. - C. Weizmann
135. Patience! The windmill never strays in search of the wind. - Andy J. Sklivis
136. Behind every successful man, there are a lot of unsuccessful years. - Bob Brown

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Happy Motivational Quotes

137. Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true. - Leon Suenens
138. Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. - Democritus
139. The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. - William Arthur Ward
140. Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future. - Denis Waitley

Cute Motivational Quotes

141. For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
142. I am a slow walker, but I never walk backward. - Abraham Lincoln
143. No road of flowers leads to glory. - La Fontaine
144. There is no such thing as darkness; only a failure to see. - Muggeridge

Sales Motivational Quotes

145. Let's continue to be famous: "this agent has spent most of the time improving its ideas, and not on the right to justify it.". -- Leo Burnett
146. Fish and visitors smell three days. - Franklin Benjamin
147. All good things are cheap, all bad things are very dear. - H. D. Thoreau
148. Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself. - Robert Collier
149. I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best. - Benjamin Disraeli

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Summary

Don't get knocked down by setbacks, and don't indulge in past failures. These are the best 149 motivational quotes. Hope these sentences can motivate you to keep improving and achieve better.