Awesome Motivational and Inspirational Quotes

People love to read motivational and inspirational quotes. The main reason is because they are short, yet, contain a lot of wisdom. You can find tons of these plastered all over the internet, especially on personal blogs and social websites such as Facebook.

Obviously, not all of these quotes will motivate or inspire you. It just really depends on the meaning you take from them as well as what challenges you may be going through or what life phase you’re in.

Now unlike many of those huge quotes sites that basically use a program to stick all of there quotes together, I’ve handpicked these myself and hopefully, you will find them as useful as I did.

I’ve numbered them just for reference sake. I will continually be adding more to the list.

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

– Harriet Beecher Stowe

2. “Failure is often the line of least persistence.”

– Zig Ziglar

3. “Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.”

– Sir Winston Churchill

4. “You miss 100% of the shots you never take.”

– Wayne Gretzky

5. “The future never just happened. It was created.”

– Will and Ariel Durant

6. “The only thing you need to give up to get what you want, is your story about why you can’t have it.”

– Tony Robbins

7. “Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

8. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.”

– Aristotle

9. “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”

– Henry Ford

10. “I’ve missed more than 9000 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

11. “Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.”

– Japanese Proverb

12. “Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.”

– Charles F. Kettering

13. “Some succeed because they are destined. Others succeed because they are determined.”

– Unknown

14. “The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.”

– Richard B. Sheridan

15. “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

16. “Being defeated is only a temporary condition; giving up is what makes it permanent.”

– Marilyn vos Savant

17. “Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.”

– Dan Stanford

18. “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 the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

– Mark Twain

19. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don’t quit.”

– Conrad Hilton

20. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”

– John Wooden

21. “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

22. “Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.”

– Booker T. Washington

23. “Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.”

– Richard L. Evans

24. “There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.”

– Mario Cuomo

25. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

– Winston Churchill

26. “Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”

– Muhammad Ali

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

– Dale Carnegie

28. “Hard work spotlights the character of people. Some turn up their sleeves. Some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.”

– Sam Ewing

29. “There are those who work all day. Those who dream all day. And those who spend an hour dreaming before setting to work to fulfill those dreams. Go into the third category because there’s virtually no competition.”

– Steven J Ross

30. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

– Confucius

31. “More often in life, we end up regretting the chances in life that we had, but didn’t take them, than those chances that we took and wished we hadn’t.”

– Unknown

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

– Thomas A Edison

33. “When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.”

– Unknown

34. “The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”

– Walter Bagehot

35. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

– Lao Tzu

36. “Take risks: If you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise.”

– Anonymous

37. “Forget about all the reasons why something may not work. You only need to find one good reason why it will.”

– Dr. Robert Anthony

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

– Eleanor Roosevelt

39. “Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.”

– Unknown

40. “You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself be.”

– Lou Holtz

41. ” Things don’t go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.”

– Charlie Jones

42. “There is no next time, no time out, no second chances. Sometimes, it’s now or never.”

– Unknown

43. “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never get it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always, no. If you never step forward, you’re always in the same place.”

– Unknown

44. “If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.”

– Mary Pickford

45. “Run when you can, walk when you have to, crawl if you must, just never give up.”

– Dean Karnazez

46. “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 J. Lombardi

47. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”

– Babe Ruth

48. “People are not lazy. They simply have important goals – that is, goals that do not inspire them.”

– Tony Robbins

49. “Too many people go through life waiting for things to happen instead of making them happen.”

– Sasha Azevedo

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Do you have any favorite motivational quotes? If so, feel free to leave them in the comments below.

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