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. Aristotle
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. Confucius
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