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70 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed

Posted by: Karen Booher on March 25th, 2021

Are you in need of a good dose of inspiration? Here is a compilation of motivational quotes from a recent article in Inc. which are sure to do just that!

  1. “If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission.” – Anonymous
  2. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” – John Wooden
  3. “To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” – Anonymous
  4. “If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn
  5. “Trust because you are willing to accept the risk, not because it’s safe or certain.” – Anonymous
  6. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
  7. “Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.” – Anonymous
  8. “If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got.” – Anonymous
  9. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
  10. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.” – Proverb
  11. “Successful entrepreneurs are givers and not takers of positive energy.” – Anonymous
  12. “Whenever you see a successful person you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.” – Vaibhav Shah
  13. “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” – Chris Grosser
  14. “Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” – Albert Einstein
  15. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  16. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison
  17. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley
  18. “The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” – Henry Ford
  19. “If you’re going through hell keep going.” – Winston Churchill
  20. “Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.” – Anonymous
  21. “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” – Oscar Wilde
  22. “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – Anonymous
  23. “The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.” – Bruce Feirstein
  24. “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough” – Albert Einstein
  25. “Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.” – Anonymous
  26. “Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Anonymous
  27. “What’s the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable.” – Anonymous
  28. “Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – Lolly Daskal
  29. “Knowledge is being aware of what you can do. Wisdom is knowing when not to do it.” – Anonymous
  30. “Your problem isn’t the problem. Your reaction is the problem.” – Anonymous
  31. “You can do anything, but not everything.” – Anonymous
  32. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs
  33. “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
  34. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson
  35. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” – Michael John Bobak
  36. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain
  37. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” – Pablo Picasso
  38. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon
  39. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown
  40. “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” – Ralph Nader
  41. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou
  42. “A real entrepreneur is somebody who has no safety net underneath them.” – Henry Kravis
  43. “People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, they tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.” – Tony Robbins
  44. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain
  45. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee
  46. “There is no traffic jam along the extra mile.” – Roger Staubach
  47. “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” – Dale Carnegie
  48. “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
  49. “If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it – teach yourself to be impatient.” – Gurbaksh Chahal
  50. “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” – Robert Kiyosaki
  51. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled by, and that made all the difference.” – Robert Frost
  52. “The number one reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.” – Napoleon Hill
  53. “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 Waitley
  54. “Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.” – George Bernard Shaw
  55. “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan
  56. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryun
  57. “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” – Dale Carnegie
  58. “There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  59. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimer
  60. “A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at.” – Bruce Lee
  61. “Success is… knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others.” – John C. Maxwell
  62. “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
  63. “You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.” – Booker T. Washington
  64. “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” – Herman Melville
  65. “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” – Spencer Johnson
  66. “Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.” – Washington Irving
  67. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” – Truman Capote
  68. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John R. Wooden
  69. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher
  70. “A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.” – Vince Lombardi


  1. HR News Library, 2/22/2021. “100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed”, by Inc.

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