Motivation Quotes

My favorite motivation quotes
(also my favorite funny quote).

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

Below you will find a small collection of motivational sayings that are funny and other motivational quotes by famous individuals. Also, check out these other quote categories.

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Motivational Sports Quotes
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Quotes to Motivate Women

That's the motivation of an artist - to seek attention of some kind.
-- James Taylor

I wonder sometimes if the motivation for writers ought to be contempt, not admiration.
-- Orson Scott Card

If you must have motivation, think of your paycheck on Friday.
-- Noel Coward

Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
-- Mario Andretti

A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.
-- Pat Riley, motivation quote

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.
-- Norman Ralph Augustine

But what was my motivation was music, and the fact that I love to move around. I'm always moving around.
-- Suzanne Farrell, motivation quote

Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.
-- Bo Bennett

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
-- Jim Ryun

An employee's motivation is a direct result of the sum of interactions with his or her manager.

-- Bob Nelson

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

Money was never the motivation. It never should be in sports.
-- Katarina Witt

I don't believe in team motivation. I believe in getting a team prepared so it knows it will have the necessary confidence when it steps on a field.
-- Unknown

The motivation part is all essential in keeping my voice, but there are the human factors of discipline.
-- Jerome Hines

I don't care about motivation. I care about credibility.
-- Eliot Spitzer

Classic economic theory, based as it is on an inadequate theory of human motivation, could be revolutionized by accepting the reality of higher human needs, including the impulse to self actualization and the love for the highest values.
-- Abraham Maslow

Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.
--Lou Holtz

While many hackers have the knowledge, skills, and tools to attack computer systems, they generally lack the motivation to cause violence or severe economic or social harm.
-- Dorothy Denning

The motivation here is survival.
-- Mary McDonnell

In the new economy, information, education, and motivation are everything.
-- William J. Clinton

All directors are storytellers, so the motivation was to tell the story I wanted to tell. That's what I love.
-- Spike Lee

I think a lot of times it's not money that's the primary motivation factor; it's the passion for your job and the professional and personal satisfaction that you get out of doing what you do that motivates you.
-- Martin Yan

What everyone in the astronaut corps shares in common is not gender or ethnic background, but motivation, perseverance, and desire - the desire to participate in a voyage of discovery.
-- Ellen Ochoa

If you look to lead, invest at least 40% of your time managing yourself - your ethics, character, principles, purpose, motivation, and conduct. Invest at least 30% managing those with authority over you, and 15% managing your peers.
-- Dee Hock

If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
-- Jim Rohn

I had to find a new motivation, a new momentum.
-- Hermann Maier

But the motivation is the same: when you act, you defend a role; you have to be convincing. It's the same career.
-- Anne Parillaud

If people are really excited about their music, and that's their primary motivation, then that comes through in demo tapes. That's the most important.
-- Greg Ginn

One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at.
-- Edward de Bono

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