Famous Motivational Quotes

The below great collection of famous motivational quotes is given to us by some of history’s best and most famous people of all time. Before you can go to where you have never gone before, you must first boldly do what you have never done before.

Famous Motivational Quotes:
Your Starting Place

Everyone who got where he is has had to begin where he was.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson

The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
-- Plutarch

The truth of the matter is that there's nothing you can't accomplish if: (1) You clearly decide what it is that you're absolutely committed to achieving, (2) You're willing to take massive action, (3) You notice what's working or not, and (4) You continue to change your approach until you achieve what you want, using whatever life gives you along the way.
-- Anthony Robbins

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Famous Motivational Quotation:

The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
-- Dale Carnegie

Famous Motivational Quotes:

Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully.
-- Zig Ziglar

Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Famous Motivational Quotes:

Remember, you can earn more money, but when time is spent is gone forever.
-- Zig Ziglar

Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.
-- Donald Trump

Deficiency motivation doesn't work. It will lead to a life-long pursuit of try to fix me. Learn to appreciate what you have and where and who you are.
-- Wayne Dyer

Famous Motivational Quotes:
Focus and Achievment

The first requisite of success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem without growing weary.
-- Thomas Edison

The person who achieves must generally be a one-idea individual, concentrated entirely on that one idea, and ruthless in his aspect toward other men and other ideas.
-- Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstances.
-- Bruce Barton

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
-- William Jennings Bryan

Famous Motivational Quotes:

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
-- Eddie Robinson

Death comes to all. But great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.
-- George Fabricius

We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else, a single overriding objective, and make all other considerations bend to that one objective.
-- General Dwight David Eisenhower

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
-- Robert Francis Kennedy

Famous Motivational Quotes:

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

Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can't be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.
-- Lee Iacocca

There's always the motivation of wanting to win. Everybody has that. But a champion needs, in his attitude, a motivation above and beyond winning.
-- Pat Riley

People need motivation to do anything. I don't think human beings learn anything without desperation.
-- Jim Carrey

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