After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box.

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

Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need.

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

Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Funny Motivational Quotes

Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Samuel Butler

A failure is a man who has blundered but is not able to cash in on the experience.
Elbert Hubbard

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.
John Lennon

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague

You cannot plow a field by turning it over in your mind.

Sayings to Inspire

Life consists not in holding good cards, but in playing those you hold well.
Josh Billings

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
Robert Byrne

We must be willing to relinquish the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
Joseph Campbell

The grand essentials of life are something to do, something to love, something to hope for.
Thomas Chalmers

Govern thy life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one, and read the other.
Thomas Fuller

Life is something like a trumpet. If you don’t put anything in you don’t get anything out.
W. C. Handy

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
Nelson Henderson

To change one’s life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions.
William James

The great blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach; but we shut our eyes, and like people in the dark, we fall foul upon the very thing we search for, without finding it.

Well begun is half done.

He who moves not forward goes backward.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Everything that happens to us leaves some trace behind; everything contributes imperceptibly to make us what we are.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Life Sayings

Life is a child playing around your feet, a tool you hold firmly in your grip, a bench you sit down upon in the evening, in your garden.
Jean Anouilh

Life is a pure flame,
and we live by an invisible sun within us.
Sir Thomas Brown

One life – a little gleam of time between two eternities.
Thomas Carlyle

We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired to glory.

Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.

Life is a rich strain of music, suggesting a realm too fair to be.
George William Curtis

We make our fortunes, and we call them fate.
Earl of Beaconsfield

Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself.
Theodore T. Hunger

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Thomas Jefferson

Henry Ford Motivational Quotes

  • When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
  • Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
  • If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.
  • Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.
  • Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
  • Don’t find fault, find a remedy.
  • Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

Walt Disney Quotes

  • The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
  • It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.
  • All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.
  • When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.
  • When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.
  • There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.
  • The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.

Og Mandino Quotations

Plutarch Motivational Quotes

Get Motivated Expressions

The boundaries which divide life from death are at best shadowy and vague.
Who shall say where one ends, and the other begins?
Edgar Alan Poe

Life without endeavor is like entering a jewel mine and coming out with empty hands.

They can because they think they can.

I made my life my monument.
Ben Johnson

Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments.
Rose Kennedy

Life’s a voyage that’s homeward bound.
Herman Melville

Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties.
Emil Nolde

We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.
Randy Pausch

Success Sayings

The thing always happens that you really believe in, and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
Frank Loyd Wright — If you’re ever near southwest Wisconsin, make a point to visit Taliesin – Frank Lloyd Wright’s house. Very cool!

The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

There is only one success — to be able to spend your life in your own way.
Christopher Morley

Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
An Wang

Failures to heroic minds are the stepping stones to success.
Thomas Chandler Haliburton

The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows.
Aristotle Onassis

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
Robert Collier

Accomplishment Quotes

Everyone has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases.
Jeremy Collier

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure — which is: Try to please everybody.
Herbert Bayard Swope

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington

Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one a second time.
Josh Billings

Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration, and inspiration.
Evan Esar

He is great enough who is his own master.
Bishop Hail

Notable Motivational Quotes

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
Joseph Addison

Impatience never commanded success.
Edwin H. Chapin

Careful thinking and hard work will solve nearly all your problems. Try and see for yourself.

The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do, well.
Henry W. Longfellow

A goal is a dream with a deadline.
Napoleon Hill

In everything, the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
Victor Cousins

Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.
John Dewey

Words to Motivate

Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?
Robert Browning

Things won are done; joy’s soul lies in the doing.
William Shakespeare

I am always more interested in what I am about to do than what I have already done.
Rachel Carson

The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
Kahlil Gibran

Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
Aldous Huxley

Determination and Inspirational Words

He who would arrive at the appointed end must follow a single road and not wander through many ways.

Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; while others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than before.

In all things that you do, consider the end.

Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
Viktor Frankl

The virtue lies in the struggle, not in the prize.
Richard Monckton Milnes

To reach a port, we must sail – Sail, not tie at anchor – Sail, not drift.
Franklin Roosevelt

Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.

Favorite Motivational Quotes

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.
Steve Jobs

I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences – I’m human, not perfect, like anybody else.
Queen Latifah
Either you run the day, or the day runs you.
Jim Rohn

— Mike O’Halloran

Mike is an author and editor of Sports Feel Good Stories.


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