77 Motivational Quotes from Greatest Minds Ever

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I’m pretty sure that the way we are thinking and feel about ourselves determines what happens around us. Sometimes after changing the quality of our thinking, we can suddenly change the quality of our life.

For example, if you always believe that “everything happens for a reason”, it clearly works for you and you have optimistic thoughts in all situations. And it’s true, because your feelings control your actions and these actions direct you to the results you get.

Here is a list of some motivational quotes to stir you and get a perfect dose of inspiration from greatest minds ever.

  1. “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston Churchill
  1. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” Will Rogers
  1. “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” Vince Lombardi
  1. “If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” Steve Jobs
  1. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Lao Tzu
  1. “Dream big and dare to fail.” Norman Vaughan
  1. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Gandhi
  1. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” Dr. Robert Schuller
  1. “The power of imagination makes us infinite.” John Muir
  1. “The best dreams happen when you’re awake.” Cherie Gilderbloom
  1. “Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” Christopher Reeve
  1. “Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.” Charles Kettering
  1. “Light tomorrow with today.” Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  1. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” Will Rogers
  1. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” Theodore Roosevelt
  1. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” Karen Lamb 
  1. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” George Eliot
  1. “Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.” Teddy Roosevelt 
  1. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” Frederick Douglass 
  1. “Anyone who has ever made anything of importance was disciplined.” Andrew Hendrixson
  1. “Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.” Coco Chanel 
  1. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” Albert Einstein
  1. “What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.” Tim Ferriss
  1. “Do what you love and the money will follow.” Marsha Sinetar 
  1. “Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other.” Brian Tracy
  1. “If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan, but never the goal.” Unknown
  1. “You cannot save people, you can just love them.” Anaïs Nin
  1. “There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.”  Thich Nhat Hanh 
  1. “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” Billie Jean King
  1. “You will succeed because most people are lazy.”  Shahir Zag
  1. “Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” Albert Einstein
  1. “A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.” Unknown
  1. “Do it with passion, or not at all.” Rosa Nouchette Carey
  1. “The grass is greener where you water it.”  Neil Barringham 
  1. “If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.”  Seth Godin
  1. “Never apologize for having high standards. People who really want to be in your life will rise up to meet them.”  Ziad K. Abdelnour
  1. “I never dream of success. I worked for it.”  Estee Lauder
  1. “The best revenge is massive success.” Frank Sinatra
  1. “Forget all the reasons it won’t work and believe the one reason that it will.” Unknown
  1. “Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” Jack Canfield
  1. “Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop.” Unknown 
  1. “The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.” Joel Brown
  1. “Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” Larry Winget 
  1. “Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.” Victor Kiam
  1. “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” Dalai Lama
  1. “The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” Henry David Thoreau
  1. “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. “ Florence Nightingale
  1. “Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being. “ Kevin Kruse
  1. “We become what we think about. “ Earl Nightingale
  1. “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. “ Charles Swindoll
  1. “An unexamined life is not worth living. “ Socrates
  1. “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe,10 then you’ll be successful. “ Eric Thomas
  1. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. “ Mark Twain
  1. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. “ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  1. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. “ George Addair 
  1. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there. “ Theodore Roosevelt
  1. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see. “ Confucius
  1. “Happiness is not something readymade.  It comes from your own actions. “ Dalai Lama 
  1. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. “ Les Brown 
  1. “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. “ Booker T. Washington
  1. “I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. “ Benjamin Franklin
  1. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. “ Albert Einstein
  1. “It is never too late to be what you might have been. “ George Eliot
  1. “Someday is not a day of the week.” Denise Brennan-Nelson
  1. “Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.” Arthur Christopher Benson
  1. “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”  Alan Kay
  1. “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. “ Tony Robbins
  1. “Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. “ Eleanor Roosevelt
  1. “Change your thoughts and you change your world. “ Norman Vincent Peale
  1. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!” .“ Audrey Hepburn
  1. “Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.” Arnold Palmer
  1. “If you have everything under control, you’re not moving fast enough.” Mario Andretti
  1. “If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?” Joe Namath
  1. “Choosing a goal and sticking to it changes everything.” Scott Reed
  1. “What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” Napoleon Hill
  1. “Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.” Doug Ivester
  1. “Dream big and dare to fail. “ Norman Vaughan

Thank you all for reading! Hope they inspired you in some way!



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