50 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You To Succeed

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Everyone finds inspiration in different places, whether it’s from a mentor, a TED Talk, or seeing someone who successfully does what you dream of doing. Sometimes a short, quick quote is enough to kick you in the butt. Check out these motivational quotes that have been proven to do the trick.

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” —Arthur Ashe

“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” —Colin Powell

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” —Mark Zuckerberg

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” —Winston Churchill

“Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.” —Vaibhav Shah

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” —Thomas Jefferson

“It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.” —Confucius

“Success isn’t about how much money you make. It’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” —Michelle Obama

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” —Warren Buffett

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” —George Bernard Shaw

“The best way of learning about anything is by doing.” —Richard Branson

“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” —John F. Kennedy

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” —David Brinkley

“Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.” —Babe Ruth

“If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person.” —Bill Clinton

“Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come.” —Ellen DeGeneres

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” —Henry Ford

“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

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” —Frederick Douglass

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” —Warren Buffett

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” —Mahatma Gandhi

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” —Pablo Picasso

“If you’re not stubborn, you’ll give up on experiments too soon. And if you’re not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve.” —Jeff Bezos

“The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting.” —Walt Disney

“When you cease to dream you cease to live.” —Malcolm Forbes

“Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” —Oprah Winfrey

“You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” —Wayne Gretzky

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” —Dolly Parton

“You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” —Michael Jordan

“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” —Mary Kay Ash

“If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything.” —Malcolm X

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” —Mark Twain

“It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.” —Abraham Lincoln

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” —Audrey Hepburn

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” —John Quincy Adams

“I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.” —Charlotte Bronte

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.” —Muhammad Ali

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” —Michael Jordan
“If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.” —Katharine Hepburn

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” —Walt Disney

“Everything you can imagine is real.” —Pablo Picasso

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” —Barack Obama

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” —George Eliot

“If you are willing to do more than you are paid to do, eventually you will be paid to do more than you do.” —Anonymous

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” —Thomas A. Edison

“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” —Albert Einstein

“If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” —James Cameron

“Entrepreneurs average 3.8 failures before final success. What sets the successful ones apart is their amazing persistence.” —Lisa M. Amos

“Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.” —Tony Hsieh

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” —Henry David Thoreau