24 Motivational and Inspirational Quotes

24 Motivational and Inspirational Quotes

Collection of motivational and inspirational quotes from some of the greatest thinkers, leaders and innovators of the past and present.

01

“If at first you don’t succeed, think how many people you’ve made happy.”

- H. Duane Black

02

“Success is a journey not a destination. The doing is usually more important than the outcome.”

- Arthur Ashe Jr

03

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”

- Colin Powell

04

“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.”

- Bill Cosby

05

“The power of imagination makes us infinite”

- John Muir

06

“Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”

- Henry Ford

07

“Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.”

- Samuel Johnson

08

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.”

- Beverly Sills

09

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”

- Harry S. Truman

10

“If you care at all, you’ll get some results. If you care enough, you’ll get incredible results.”

- Jim Rohn

11

“Every artist was first an amateur.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

12

“The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.”

- Ben Stein

13

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”

- Michael Jordan

14

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”

- Herman Cain

15

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

- Thomas Edison

16

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

- Albert Einstein

17

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.”

- Tommy Lasorda

18

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

- T. S. Elliot

19

“The distance is nothing; it’s only the first step that is difficult.”

- Marquise du Deffand

20

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

21

“A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”

- Walter Gagehot

22

“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way; if you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”

- Frank Banks

23

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”

- Michael Jordan

24

“Success is not permanent. The same is also true of failure.”

- Dell Crossword

  1. GQ

    Quite inspirational.

  2. Troy Peterson

    Here’s one of my favorites:

    “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation”

    - Herman Melville

  3. Paul Sample

    “There’s a lot to think about, but nothing to worry about”

  4. Leguian

    The best I know :

    “Less is more” - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

  5. Yona

    It’s not how good you are, it’s how good you want to be - Paul Arden

  6. fisher

    “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”

    - Michael Jordan

  7. Motivational Quotes - Shawn

    Thanks for sharing these quotes; there’s several here that I’ve never seen before. I really like #15, by Edison. Basically says “you’re closer than you think”. :) Thanks again,

    Shawn

  8. ida

    boring post :(

  9. Richi

    “Even the smallest person can change the course of the future”

    - Galadrial

    I’m loving the quotes here, great entry.

  10. turtle

    EVERYONE-
    dont spam you’re favoriate qoutes, becuase not everyone cares. not to be mean. but spam is spam. post about this topic not about ur fav qoutes.

  11. OtherWise

    Turtle I disagree that they are not on topic, as they are merely adding to the 24 quotes in the post.

    As for this post, I wouldn’t say it’s the greatest collection of quotes. More, I quite relate to a despair.com poster which basically says that if a motivational quote inspires you, then you probably have a very easy job (to quote further, one that robots will be doing soon). I think success is only achieved with passion. The greatest people were consumed by their passions day and night, and nothing less.

  12. Nimesh

    I don’t remember where I’d read this, but I like it.

    “Others laugh at me because I’m different.
    I laugh at others because they are all the same”

  13. Satish Honrao

    This is my faourite untill now -

    “No one knows what he can do until he tries.”

  14. Ameet Gala

    This is one of the best quotes that I have in my collection:

    “The real voyage of discovery consists not in making new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

  15. Tabiji

    Most of these stink. I like the one about imagination.

  16. Setareh

    I don’t think they stink at all.
    They’re simply observations made by some inspiring people of their experiences. They remind us to look at the bigger picture everyday.

  17. Fizik

    “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
    Thanks..

  18. fotow

    Quote about project management :

    I love deadlines, I especially like the SWOOSHING sound they make as they fly past

  19. Warren Branson

    Those are some great quotes. Thanks for sharing. I hope you find some inspiration in this one.

    Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
    ~Judy Garland~

  20. Eliot

    A. E. great man!

  21. PRANAV

    be formless shapeless like water
    -bruce lee!!!

  22. Woofie Bones

    “Fly at the speed of life, you can land later.”
    - Woofie Bones

  23. Gaurav M

    life’s battery charging quotes

  24. thokozani

    they are all great,im inspired,especially with fizik’s quote.thx

  25. jay dalanon

    “your success not depend you wishbone’ it depend your backbone.”

  26. jay dalanon

    “time flies’ when never say goodbye.”

  27. jay dalanon

    “when you down go up!!! when you up go down.”

  28. Imagine

    Become the BEST of WHO YOU ARE.

  29. Maddy

    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead

  30. Omodele

    Joy is the sweet voice, joy the luminous cloud -
    We in ourselves rejoice!
    And thence flows all that charms or ear or sight,
    All melodies the echoes of that voice,
    All colors a suffusion from that light.”

  31. enigma

    Its the thought that counts you embeasels…

  32. Nagarjuna.K

    “Remember that your character is your destiny”

  33. Jacob

    ” The Difference between ordinary people and extra-ordinary people is the word extra.”

    any time you add anything extra to anything ordinary it becomes extra-ordinary.

  34. Aleksander

    “Willing is not enough, you have to apply” - Bruce Lee

  35. Mathias

    “triumph is not measured on the number of reached goals, but on your endevours to get there.”

  36. lalit

    impossible means i m possible

  37. Jatin

    Have faith in yourself .

  38. Dona

    Nimesh
    I don’t remember where I’d read this, but I like it.

    “Others laugh at me because I’m different.
    I laugh at others because they are all the same”

    This is the actual quotation of the above:
    “They laugh at me because I am different; I laugh at them because they’re all the same.” - Kurt Cobain

  39. Ernesto marquez

    Life is more fullfiling living for someone else as not being self indulgent or self centred creates endless good carma

  40. Ekpeno John.

    There are no limitations to the heart of man except those he acknowledge.

  41. C

    The most inspiring one to me is,

    “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”
    - Michael Jordan

  42. Obed Chilambe

    Nice quotes. I would like to share this one with you:

    Be generous and you will be prosperous. Help others and you will be helped.

  43. Obed Chilambe

    “Wise people are rewarded with wealth, but foolish people are known for their foolishness”

  44. Ashwani Kumar

    I liked every motivational qotations by heart.

  45. ramy

    people should try to implement thinking into action.
    if we act on our imagination we can achieve any thing.
    believe yourself first.

  46. okely

    Everyone wants happiness noone wants pain but u cant hve a rainbow without a little rain- Sharon hayes

  47. Williams Richie

    A positive minded person will believe d mighty ocean can be emptied with a tea-spoon but a negative minded will never believe a fish can be caught in a river- Williams Richard

  48. chris

    you only live once, but if you do it right once is enough.

  49. Chad E. Grensky

    The Past Does Not Equal The Future. The choice is your to make.

  50. Owasima Osman

    If u stop yourself,u would never b successful.you have to try,you have to run,you have to climb.you may fall,but dont worry.Then u wil fall among the stars.

  51. Greg B.

    I believe it was Cicero who said:
    “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.”

  52. priya

    “A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”

  53. joyvinz

    Always take challenges in life and try not to be intimidated by the circumstances surrounding the challenges cause to every circumstances there is always a stance for you

  54. fisayo

    this i reasoned myself-”the best time to plant a tree is twenty-five years ago,the best time to harvest it is today”

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