201 Powerful Motivational Quotes To Inspire You Today

In this post, we will be sharing with you some powerful motivational quotes to inspire you today. We hope that these quotes will help to motivate and encourage you in whatever goal or challenge you are facing in your life.

We all need motivational quotes from time to time in order to push ourselves forward and keep going. Sometimes we just need a little reminder of how far we’ve come and what we’re capable of achieving.

What is motivation?

Powerful Motivational Quotes To Inspire You Today

The word motivation comes from the Latin word motivus, which means “moving”. Motivation is the driving force behind all of our actions. It is what drives us to do what we do.

Without motivation, we would not be able to accomplish anything in our lives. We would just sit around and do nothing.

Motivation is what gets us up in the morning and keeps us going throughout the day. It is what drives us to achieve our goals and reach our full potential.

There are many different types of motivation. Some people are motivated by wealth, others by power, fame, or even just the satisfaction of doing a good job.

No matter what your particular motivators are, we all need motivation in order to achieve our goals.

Motivational Quotes of the Day

When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.

Paulo Coelho

There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.

Aristotle

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

Believe you can and you’re halfway there.

Theodore Roosevelt

To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.

Eleanor Roosevelt

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.

Jim Rohn

If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.

Steve Jobs

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

Zig Ziglar

Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.

Charles Swindoll

Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

Winston Churchill

Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.

David Allen

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.

Ayn Rand

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

David Brinkley

There are better starters than me, but I’m a strong finisher.

Usain Bolt

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

Maria Robinson

Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.

Ancient Indian Proverb

Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.

George Whitefield

The difference between a stumbling block and a stepping stone is how high you raise your foot.

Benny Lewis

There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you.

Maya Angelou

If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents- start charging for it.

Kim Garst

Do or do not. There is no try.

Yoda

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

Wayne Dyer

If you have everything under control, you’re not moving fast enough.

Mario Andretti

Your focus determines your reality.

George Lucas

Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

John Wooden

Don’t be pushed by your problems; be led by your dreams.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are two kinds of people in this world; those who want to get things done, and those who don’t want to make mistakes.

John C. Maxwell

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.

Stephen Covey

Weekly Motivational Quotes

Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.

Robert Kiyosaki

It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.

Muhammad Ali

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

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

Herman Melville

Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.

John D. Rockefeller

Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.

Charles Schulz

If you can dream it, you can do it.

Walt Disney

If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.

Sheryl Sandberg

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

Albert Schweitzer

When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.

Paulo Coelho

There are two ways of spreading light. To be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton

Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up.

Michael Jordan

Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.

Benjamin Disraeli

You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.

Booker T. Washington

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

Change your thoughts and you change your world.

Norman Vincent Peale

By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands — your own.

Mark Victor Hansen

One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.

Michael Korda

If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.

Thomas Jefferson

Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.

Laird Hamilton

A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure.

Unknown

Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.

Francis Chan

When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it – but all that had gone before.

Jacob Riis

Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.

Theodore Roosevelt

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson

All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.

Michael John Bobak

Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.

Mary Anne Roadacher-Hershey

Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty.

William J. Bennett, The Book of Virtues

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

Henry David Thoreau

The work you do when you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.

Jessica Hische

Every now and then it’s good to stop climbing and appreciate the view from right where you are.

Lori Deschene

The individual who says it is not possible should get out of the way of those doing it.

Tricia Cunningham

The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.

Benjamin Mays

Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.

Arnold Palmer

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.

Pearl Buck

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.

Denis Watiley

Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.

Coco Chanel

Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

George Herbert

Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.

Pauline Kael

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.

Pablo Picasso

If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it — teach yourself to be impatient.

Gurbaksh Chahal

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

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.

Swami Sivananda

Best Encouraging Quotes

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.

Alice Walker

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

Truman Capote

You may only succeed if you desire succeeding; you may only fail if you do not mind failing.

Philippos

The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory.

Les Brown

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Thomas Edison

When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.

Steven Wright

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.

Benjamin Disraeli

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.

Mark Twain

Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.

Robert Schuller

Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality. Upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.

Stuart Scott

If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission.

Anonymous

The only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday.

Matty Mullens

I would rather die of passion than of boredom.

Vincent van Gogh

If you’re going through hell, keep going

Winston Churchill

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson

We aim above the mark to hit the mark.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.

Jim Rohn

Success comes from having dreams that are bigger than your fears.

Bobby Unser

I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

Michael Jordan

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.

Plutarch

You don’t drown by falling in water; you drown by staying there.

Robert Collier

The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.

John Buchan

It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.

Arnold Toynbee

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.

William Arthur Ward

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.

Aristotle Onassis

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.

George Addair

Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.

Chris Grosser

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.

Bruce Feirstein

You must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul.

Walt Disney

Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.

Stephen R Covey

Find a victory in every defeat to remain hopeful, and find a defeat in every victory to remain humble.

Orrin Woodward

If you start to think the problem is ‘out there,’ stop yourself. That thought is the problem.

Stephen Covey

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.

Anatole France

Perfection is boring. Getting better is where all the fun is.

Dragos Roua

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Tommy Lasorda

All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.

Orison Swett Marden

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

Arthur Ashe

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.

William Butler Yeats

We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.

Ronald Reagan

Most Popular Quotes

Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses… on your powers, instead of your problems.

Paul J. Meyer

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.

Helen Keller

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Abraham Lincoln

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

Dalai Lama

Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack.

Unknown

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.

Hal Borland

There is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.

Jane Smiley

If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.

Thomas J. Watson

My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.

Michael Jordan

Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

George Bernard Shaw

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

Anne Frank

Always remember that you are absolutely unique; just like everyone else.

Margaret Mead

The starting point of all achievement is desire.

Napoleon Hill

Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.

John Wooden

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.

Proverb

An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.

Thomas Fuller

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.

Greg Anderson

When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge.

Terry Bradshaw

Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.

James Dean

We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret.

Earl Nightingale

Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.

Farrah Gray

Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.

William Arthur Ward

If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!

T. Harv Eker

All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.

John Kenneth Galbraith

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

Albert Einstein

Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.

Simone de Beauvoir

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

Aristotle

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

Harriet Beecher Stow

Positive Motivational Quotes

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.

W. Clement Stone

Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.

Anonymous

The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.

Colin R. Davis

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

Zig Ziglar

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.

Dale Carnegie

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

Leonardo da Vinci

There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.

C.S. Lewis

As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.

Bill Gates

Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.

John Maxwell

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.

Vince Lombardi

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

Norman Vincent Peale

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

Carl Jung

Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal — a commitment to excellence — that will enable you to attain the success you seek.

Mario Andretti

Don’t wait for your feelings to change to take the action. Take the action and your feelings will change.

Barbara Baron

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.

Washington Irving

You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.

George Lorimer

We must train from the inside out. Using our strengths to attack and nullify any weaknesses. It’s not about denying a weakness may exist but about denying its right to persist.

Vince McConnell

Why should you continue going after your dreams? Because seeing the look on the faces of the people who said you couldn’t… will be priceless.

Kevin Ngo

Nothing will work unless you do.

Maya Angelou

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.

Lance Armstrong

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.

Booker T. Washington

Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.

Robin Sharma

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.

Anatole France

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.

Margaret Thatcher

Never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.

Charles Dickens

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

David Brinkley

Enthusiasm moves the world.

Arthur Balfour

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

Joe Kennedy

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.

Walt Disney

There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either in or you’re out. There is no such thing as life in-between.

Pat Riley

Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.

Jamie Paolinetti

I know what I have to do, and I’m going to do whatever it takes. If I do it, I’ll come out a winner, and it doesn’t matter what anyone else does.

Florence Griffith Joyner

Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.

Thomas Huxley

Winners never quit, and quitters never win.

Vince Lombardi

There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.

Michael Phelps

To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.

Mike Gafka

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.

Dale Carnegie

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.

Oscar Wilde

If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.

Charles R. Swindoll

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Vidal Sassoon

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

Napoleon Hill

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?

Robert H. Schuller

Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.

Nido Qubein

Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.

John C. Maxwell

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