80 Motivational Quotes By Famous People


“Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried but you’ve actually been planted.”


- Christine Caine


“Don’t limit your challenges. Challenge your limits.”


- Unknown



“Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come.”


- Unknown


“Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is.”


- Anne Frank


“Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known.”


- Garrison Keillor


“Don’t quit yet, the worst moments are usually followed by the most beautiful silver linings. You have to stay strong, remember to keep your head up and remain hopeful.”


- Unknown


“When written in Chinese the word “crisis” is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.”


- John F Kennedy


“Unsuccessful people make their decisions based on their current situations. Successful people make their decisions based on where they want to be.”


- Benjamin Hardy



“The hard days are what make you stronger.”


- Aly Raisman


“If you believe it’ll work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you don’t believe it’ll work out, you’ll see obstacles.”


- Wayne Dyer


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


- Theodore Roosevelt


“You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.”


- Shonda Rhimes



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


- George Lorimer



“I now tried a new hypothesis: It was possible that I was more in charge of my happiness than I was allowing myself to be.”


- Michelle Obama



“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”


- Mahatma Gandhi




“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”


- Kurt Cobain



“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”


- Roy T. Bennett



“Work hard in silence, let your success be the noise.”


- Frank Ocean



“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.”


- Lou Holtz




“Everything you can imagine is real.”


- Pablo Picasso


“It’s no use going back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”


- Lewis Carroll



"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."


- Elisabeth Kbler-Ross, M. D.


"Some men see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not?"


- Robert F. Kennedy




"Things do not change, we do."


- Henry David Thoreau



"The fact that our task is exactly as large as our life makes it appear infinite."


- Franz Kafka



"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."


- Dalai Lama



"He who chooses the beginning of a road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determine the end."


- Harry Emerson Fosdick


"Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted."


- John Lennon




"God does not comfort us to make us comfortable but to make us comforters."


- J. H. Jowett


"If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."


- Benjamin Franklin


“Do one thing every day that scares you.”


- Eleanor Roosevelt


"Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag."


- Alexander Solzhenitsyn


"Truth and oil come to the surface."


- Portuguese Proverb




"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 which has been opened for us."


- Helen Keller



"Reality is something you rise above."


- Liza Minelli


"All this talk and turmoil and noise and movement and desire is outside of the veil; within the veil is silence and calm and rest."


- Abu Yazid Al-Bismati



"Do something good for someone you like least, today."


- St. Anthony of Padua



“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 which has been opened for us.”


- Helen Keller



"I tell you one thing–If you want peace of mind, do not find fault with others. Rather learn to see your own faults. Learn to make the whole world your own. No one is a stranger, my child; this whole world is your own."


- Sri Sarada Devi


"I think that love is the only spiritual power that can overcome the self-centeredness that is inherent in being alive. Love is the thing that makes life possible or, indeed, tolerable."


- Arnold Toynbee


"Life is a series of surprises, and would not be worth taking or keeping if it were not."


- Ralph Waldo Emerson




"We are not primarily put on the earth to see through one another, but to see one another through."


- Peter DeVries


"There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts."


- Richard Bach


"This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man."


- William Shakespeare



“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.”


- Dalai Lama XIV


"If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves."


- Thomas Alva Edison



"Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life."


- Wu-men




"The best portion of a good man’s life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love."


- William Wordsworth


"There are two good things in life–freedom of thought and freedom of action."


- W. Somerset Maugham


"Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened."


- Billy Graham



"When things are bad we take comfort in the thought that they could always be worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better."


- Malcolm S. Forbes



"The story of a love is not important –what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity."


- Helen Hayes



“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it's heaven on earth.”


- William W. Purkey



“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”


- Neil Gaiman




“It’s no use going back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”


- Lewis Carroll



“Smart people learn from everything and everyone, average people from their experiences, stupid people already have all the answers.”


- Socrates




“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.”


- Eleanor Roosevelt



“Whatever you are, be a good one.”


- Abraham Lincoln




"God doesn’t always pay you on Friday."


- Sicilian Proverb


"Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amid joy."


- Felicia Hemans



"Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been but what we yearn to be."


- Jose Ortega y Gasset


"If you sleep with a dog you will rise full of fleas."


- Greek Proverb




"One must never look for happiness: one meets it by the way . . ."


- Isabelle Eberhardt



"Life is not a spectacle or a feast, it is a predicament."


- George Santayana



"Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose."


- John Mason Brown


"One of the nicest things about problems is that a good many of them do not exist except in our imaginations."


- Steve Allen



"Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude."


- Sir Thomas Browne





“Just another Magic Monday”


– Unknown


“No one is to blame for your future situation but yourself. If you want to be successful, then become Successful.”


- Jaymin Shah



“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together”


- Vincent Van Gogh


Long Quotes

"Circumstances do not make the man; it reveals him to himself . . . The soul . . . attracts those combinations of conditions which reveal itself, which are the reflections of its own purity and impurity, its strength and weakness. Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are."


- James Allen


"Until one is committed, there is hesitance, the chance to drawback. Always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elemental truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans; that the moment one commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never have otherwise occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would come his way. Whatever you can do or dream, you can begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now."


- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


"We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true."


- Woodrow Wilson




"You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care nor your nights without a want and a grief. But rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound."


- Kahlil Gibran



"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them."


- George Bernard Shaw





"Life naturally evolves in the direction of happiness. We must constantly ask ourselves if what we are doing is going to make us, and those around us, happy. Because happiness is the ultimate goal. It is the goal of all other goals. When we seek money, or a good relationship, or a great job, what we are really seeking is happiness. The mistake we make is not going for happiness first. If we did, everything else would follow."


- Deepak Chopra, M. D.


"Life is difficult...this is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult– once we truly understand and accept it-then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters."


- M. Scott Peck



"I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and in thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world."


- Lao-tzu


". . . He is dear to Me who runs not after the pleasant Or away from the painful, grieves not Over the past, lusts not today, But lets things come and go as they happen. Who serves both friend and foe with equal love, Not buoyed up by praise or cast down by blame, Alike in heat and cold, pleasure and pain, Free from selfish attachments and self-will, Ever full, in harmony everywhere, Firm in faith–such a one is dear to Me. But dearest to Me are those who seek Me In faith and love as life’s eternal goal. They go beyond death to immortality."


- Bhagavad Gita




"He who knows does not speak;

He who speaks does not know. Stop up the openings,

Close down the doors, Rub off the sharp edges.

Unravel all confusion. Harmonize the light,

Give up contention:

This is called finding the unity of life.

When love and hatred cannot affect you, Profit and loss cannot touch you, Praise and blame cannot ruffle you, You are honored by all the world."


- Lao-tzu


A healthy outside starts from inside.

-Robert Urich

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