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Famous Motivational Quotes

Famous Motivational Quotes

The following article gives you an extensive list of some of the most famous motivational quotes. Go through these whenever you feel down and they'll act as instant mood boosters. Continue reading for some interesting quotes on motivation.
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There comes a time in everyone's life when the zeal and the need to do something simply evaporates. There is a setback experienced in the way that we carry out things and no matter what anyone does or says, helps to lift one's spirits and get them out of that funk. One then tends to slip into a self pitying, even a self victimizing mode and that's when it starts getting really bad. It has been seen that at times like these, a simple activity, like that of reading through famous motivational quotes, helps. It provides a different perspective on what life is and leaves important lessons in its wake. It teaches us about garnering different skills and changing our thought processes so that there is enough motivation to go through life's trying times.

If you have been through times like these, or are going through something similar, or simply because these motivational quotes are extremely inspiring, I'd like to give you a list of some of the most famous quotes for gaining motivation in life. Peruse through these at leisure and I'm sure it'll help instill in you the basic motivation needed to face life with confidence and a new zeal.

Best Motivational Quotes

Be not simply good; be good for something. ~ Henry David Thoreau

He who hesitates is lost. ~ Proverb

The power of imagination makes us infinite. ~ John Muir

Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion. ~ Samuel Johnson

Strength lies in differences, not in similarities. ~ Stephen Covey

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome. ~ Booker T. Washington

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. ~ Maria Robinson

Humans have the remarkable ability to get exactly what they must have. But there is a difference between a 'must' and 'want'. ~ Jim Rohn

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true. ~ Leon J. Suenes

For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

As we advance in life we learn the limits of our abilities. ~ James A. Froude

An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding. ~ Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today. ~ James Dean

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible. ~ Arthur C. Clarke

Inspiring Motivational Quotes

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

The best way out is always through. ~ Robert Frost

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

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Men's best successes come after their disappointments. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need. ~ Voltaire

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination. ~ Tommy Lasorda

We are what we think. ~ Buddha

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog. ~ Mark Twain

Victory belongs to the most persevering. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

It's never too late to be what you might have been. ~ George Eliot

We tend to get what we expect. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. ~ Vince Lombardi

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right. ~ Henry Ford

Good Motivational Quotes

There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you. ~ David Burns

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one. ~ Elbert Hubbard

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations. ~ Charles R. Swindoll

What is not started today is never finished tomorrow. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives. ~ A. Sachs

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves. ~ Thomas Edison

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. ~ E.E. Cummings

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior. ~ Sir Francis Bacon

Never try to reason the prejudice out of a man. It was not reasoned into him, and cannot be reasoned out. ~ Sydney Smith

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers. ~ James Thurber

Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it's cowardice. ~ George Jackson

Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival. ~ W. Edwards Deming

To err is human; to forgive, infrequent. ~ Franklin P. Adams

Experience teaches slowly and at the cost of mistakes. ~ James A. Froude

I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business. ~ Michael J. Fox

The secret of being a bore is to tell everything. ~ Voltaire

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. ~ Martin Luther King Jr

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles. ~ Charlie Chaplin

These were some of the famous motivational quotes that consequently also double up as some of the best inspirational quotes. Hope you enjoyed going through them and that it has helped instill enough motivation in you to face life with a renewed zeal. As they say Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. ~ John Wooden.
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