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Let’s get our motivational juices flowing! 42 inspirational quotes to get you all jazzed!

  1. My all time favourite - I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear – Nelson Mandela

  2. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. –Wayne Gretzky
  3. We become what we think about. –Earl Nightingale

  4. 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
  5. The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. –Alice Walker
  6. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. –Chinese Proverb

  7. An unexamined life is not worth living. –Socrates
  8. Eighty percent of success is showing up. –Woody Allen

  9. Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. –Vince Lombardi
  10. I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. –Stephen Covey

  11. Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. –Pablo Picasso
  12. You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. –Christopher Columbus
  13. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. –Maya Angelou

  14. Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. –Henry Ford
  15. People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily. –Zig Ziglar

  16. If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. –Vincent Van Gogh
  17. There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. –Aristotle
  18. Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart. – Ancient Indian Proverb

  19. Believe you can and you’re halfway there. –Theodore Roosevelt
  20. Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. –George Addair
  21. Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. –Arthur Ashe

  22. When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. –John Lennon
  23. Fall seven times and stand up eight. –Japanese Proverb

  24. 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

  25. Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see. –Confucius
  26. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. –Anne Frank
  27. Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions. –Dalai Lama
  28. Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. –Les Brown

  29. If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. –Booker T. Washington
  30. Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. –Jamie Paolinetti
  31. You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing, no one to blame. –Erica Jong

  32. A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein
  33. The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it. –Chinese Proverb

  34. If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money. –Abigail Van Buren
  35. The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself–the invisible battles inside all of us–that’s where it’s at. –Jesse Owens
  36. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. –Confucius

  37. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. –Martin Luther King Jr.
  38. If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. –Tony Robbins
  39. Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. –Eleanor Roosevelt
  40. When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. –Henry Ford

  41. Change your thoughts and you change your world. –Norman Vincent Peale
  42. Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!” –Audrey Hepburn