Motivational and Inspirational Quotes

These motivational quotes are time tested and worth the review as often as possible. Only allow positive, motivating, informative, and uplifting information fill your valuable mind. Avoid negativity.

Don't Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low, and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
when he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow.

Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit,
It's when things seem worst, that
You Must Not Quit.
C. W. Longenecker

Persistance: Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.  Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.  Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, 'press on' has solved, and always will solve, the problems of the human race."
Calvin Coolidge

"Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit."
Conrad Hilton

"Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success."
Christopher Lasch

"Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing, that we see too late the one that is open."
Alexander Graham Bell

"Three things that never come back: the spent arrow; the spoken word; the lost opportunity."
W.G.P.

"If think you can't, you're right. If think you can, you're right."
- Ken Hatton

"Winners never quit and quitters never win."
Anon

"Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel."
Napoleon Hill

"If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying. "Here comes number seventy-one!"
Richard M. Devos"

Before success comes in any man's life he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps, some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do."
Napoleon Hill

"Eighty percent of success is showing up."
Woody Allen

"What ever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve."
Napolean Hill

"The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win."
Roger Bannister

"I learned about the strength you can get from a close family life. I learned to keep going, even in bad times. I learned not to despair, even when my world was falling apart. I learned that there are no free lunches. And I learned the value of hard work."
Lee Iacocca

"Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there!"
Will Rogers

Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
Joe Clark

"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."
Abraham Lincoln

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
Herm Albright

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind."
William James

"I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances."
Martha Washington

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's not what happens to you that determines how far you will go in life ;it is how you handle what happens to you.
Zig Ziglar

"The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind."
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes.
William J. Bennett

"Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill."
Charles Swindoll

Health, happiness and success depend upon the fighting spirit of each person. The big thing is not what happens to us in life - but what we do about what happens to us.
George Allen

Walking your talk is a great way to motivate yourself. No one likes to live a lie. Be honest with yourself, and you will find the motivation to do what you advise others to do.
Vince Poscente

You can motivate by fear. And you can motivate by reward. But both of these methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self-motivation.
Homer Rice

In motivating people, you've got to engage their minds and their hearts. I motivate people, I hope, by example - and perhaps by excitement, by having productive ideas to make others feel involved.
Rupert Murdoch

The motivation part is all essential in keeping my voice, but there are the human factors of discipline.
Jerome Hines

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing that's why we recommend it daily.
Zig Ziglar

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Jim Rohn

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
Wayne Dyer

People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
Andrew Carnegie

If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
Jim Rohn

Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.
Lou Holtz

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
John Maxwell

Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
Dwight David Eisenhower

Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can't be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.
Lee Iacocca

Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular top ups.
Peter Davies

We know nothing about motivation. All we can do is write books about it.
Peter F. Drucker

Success is not so much what we have as it is what we are
Jim Rohn

Success is not permanent. The same is also true of failure.
Dell Crossword

Success often comes to those who have the aptitude to see way down the road.
Laing Burns, Jr.

Truth, self control, asceticism, generosity, non-injury, constancy in virtue — these are the means of success, not caste or family.
Mahabharata


Unless you're willing to have a go, fail miserably, and have another go, success won't happen.
Phillip Adams

Choice, not circumstances, determines your success.
Unknown

Confidence is the companion of success.
Unknown

Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.
Woody Allen

As you climb the ladder of success, check occasionally to make sure it is leaning against the right wall.
Unknown

Everybody's a self-made man; but only the successful ones are ever willing to admit it.
Unknown

The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves.
Robert Burton

Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand.
Bruce Barton

The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.
Mark Twain

There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.
unknown

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

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson

People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.
Anne Sullivan

The first requisite of success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem without growing weary.
Thomas Edison

You don't become enormously successful without encountering and overcoming a number of extremely challenging problems.
Mark Victor Hansen

I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John D. Rockefeller

The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don't like to do. They don't like doing them either necessarily. But their disliking is subordinated to the strength of their purpose.
E.M. Gray

Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.
Thomas J. Watson

The great successful men of the world have used their imagination…they think ahead and create their mental picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that a bit, but steadily building - steadily building.
Robert Collier

Success doesn't come to you…you go to it.
Marva Collins

Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.
Earl Nightingale

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
Vincent T. Lombardi

Success is a journey, not a destination.
Ben Sweetland

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Benjamin Disraeli

My list of ingredients for success is divided into four basic groups: Inward, Outward, Upward and Onward.
David Thomas

Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Conrad Hilton

The successful always has a number of projects planned, to which he looks forward. Anyone of them could change the course of his life overnight.
Mark Caine