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Success, as with most things, starts with attitude. When you're struggling, a small burst of inspiration can make a huge difference.

Here are 75 quotes about success to inspire you to keep pushing forward and achieve your dreams.

  1. "If you set your goals ridiculously high and it's a failure, you will fail above everyone else's success." James Cameron
  2. "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." Henry David Thoreau
  3. "Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out." John Wooden
  4. "Entrepreneurs average 3.8 failures before final success. What sets the successful ones apart is their amazing persistence." Lisa M. Amos
  5. "If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary." Jim Rohn
  6. "Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life--think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success." Swami Vivekananda
  7. "Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion." Tony Hsieh
  8. "All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney
  9. "If you are willing to do more than you are paid to do, eventually you will be paid to do more than you do." Anonymous
  10. "Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." Winston Churchill
  11. "Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them." Vaibhav Shah
  12. "Success? I don't know what that word means. I'm happy. But success, that goes back to what in somebody's eyes success means. For me, success is inner peace. That's a good day for me." Denzel Washington
  13. "Opportunities don't happen. You create them." Chris Grosser
  14. "Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value." Albert Einstein
  15. "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." Charles Darwin
  16. "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." Eleanor Roosevelt
  17. "The best revenge is massive success." Frank Sinatra
  18. "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." Thomas Edison
  19. "A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him." David Brinkley
  20. "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt
  21. "The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it." Henry Ford
  22. "If you're going through hell, keep going." Winston Churchill
  23. "What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise." Oscar Wilde
  24. "The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success." Bruce Feirstein
  25. "Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great." John D. Rockefeller
  26. "Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you." Nathaniel Hawthorne
  27. "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." Albert Einstein
  28. "There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed." Ray Goforth
  29. "Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." Arthur Ashe
  30. "People ask, 'What's the best role you've ever played?' The next one." Kevin Kline
  31. "I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." Thomas Jefferson
  32. "The starting point of all achievement is desire." Napoleon Hill
  33. "Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out." Robert Collier
  34. "If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work." Thomas J. Watson
  35. "All progress takes place outside the comfort zone." Michael John Bobak
  36. "You may only succeed if you desire succeeding; you may only fail if you do not mind failing." Philippos
  37. "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear--not absence of fear." Mark Twain
  38. "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." Pablo Picasso
  39. "We become what we think about most of the time, and that's the strangest secret." Earl Nightingale
  40. "The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary." VidalSassoon
  41. "I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone." Bill Cosby
  42. "Though no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending." Carl Bard
  43. "I find that when you have a real interest in life and a curious life, that sleep is not the most important thing." MarthaStewart
  44. "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
  45. "The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself." MarkCaine
  46. "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." MarkTwain
  47. "The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus." BruceLee
  48. "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy." Jimmy Spithill
  49. "Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down." Charles F. Kettering
  50. "If you genuinely want something, don't wait for it--teach yourself to be impatient." GurbakshChahal
  51. "You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something--your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life." Steve Jobs
  52. "If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!" T. Harv Eker
  53. "Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don't wish it were easier; wish you were better." Jim Rohn
  54. "The No. 1 reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors." Napoleon Hill
  55. "In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it." Jane Smiley
  56. "Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time." George Bernard Shaw
  57. "I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well." Diane Ackerman
  58. "Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." Jim Ryun
  59. "Our greatest fear should not be of failure ... but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter." Francis Chan
  60. "If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much." Jim Rohn
  61. "Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don't have a plan." Larry Winget
  62. "To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can't just accept the ones you like." Mike Gafka
  63. "Be content to act, and leave the talking to others." Baltasar
  64. "You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." Margaret Thatcher
  65. "Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it's holy ground. There's no greater investment." Stephen Covey
  66. "I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite." G. K. Chesterton
  67. "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." Thomas A. Edison
  68. "The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize." Robert Hughes
  69. "What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?" Robert Schuller
  70. "Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing." Abraham Lincoln
  71. "Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential." John Maxwell
  72. "Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It's quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn't at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that's where you will find success." Thomas J. Watson
  73. "Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." Albert Einstein
  74. "Success is just a war of attrition. Sure, there's an element of talent you should probably possess. But if you just stick around long enough, eventually something is going to happen." Dax Shepard
  75. "My tombstone? I'm thinking something along the lines of, 'Geez, he was just here a minute ago.'" George Carlin

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Our society is obsessed with words to live by.

Lululemon water bottles. Roots shopping bags. Pinterest boards dedicated solely to this concept. Quotes at the bottom of email signatures. We can’t seem to get enough motivational quotes.

When the motivational quote trend first took off, I thought it was stupid.

I thought people would know to drink fresh water without having their water bottle tell them to. I figured the idea that friends were more important than money was common sense and not something that needed to be proclaimed on a gym bag. I assumed people naturally did things they enjoyed without relying on their desk calendar to put this idea in their head.

I still feel this way to an extent, however, as a recent and lost-feeling graduate, have come to realize the power these words have.

I can’t even begin to count the number of times I’ve read someone’s Lululemon shopping bag, yet every time I see that “Dance, Sing, Floss & Travel” part it genuinely makes me want to sing and dance. It motivates me to start saving up for a new trip. It even encourages me to improve my dental hygiene.

Seeing these four words together, for whatever reason, makes me believe that everything is going to be okay. I don’t need to have it all figured out yet. Things will happen when they happen and in the meantime there is so much else to be enjoyed. It genuinely comforts me and makes me see that although student life is over, new grad life can be simpler than we always make it out to be.

All this from a reusable shopping bag! Imagine what I could get from a suitcase.

Recently I stumbled upon the commencement speech Ellen Degeneres made at Tulane University in New Orleans. It is hilarious but equally encouraging.

She states that when she was younger she had no ambition and no idea where she was heading. She has changed. Her idea of success has changed. She has over 11 million followers on Facebook today, but at one point she had zero and lived alone in a basement apartment. Hearing her outline her own struggles was extremely reassuring to me and made me believe that I would “find myself” one day. Again, the power of someone else’s words – and some motivational student quotes – stepped into play.

Essays, exams and a budget that only covers canned soup for lunch can accumulate into low spirits. Sometimes an all-day bender of “Sex and the City” with cake for dinner is all it takes to push your spirits back to soaring. However, sometimes the fix isn’t quite as easy as that.

When you are entering the graduation phase and haven’t a clue what to say when people ask you what’s next on the agenda, it’s easy to feel discouraged. However, sometimes a good motivational quote for any student can make all the difference. Trust me. I’ve sang, danced, travelled and flossed my way into happiness on numerous occasions. Lululemon’s got my back.

Top 10 motivational quotes for students and new grads:

“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

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”

– Mark Twain

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”

– Winston Churchill

“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drowned your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

– Steve Jobs

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”

– Alexander Graham Bell

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”

– H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

– Thomas A. Edison

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

– Nora Roberts

“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.”

– Christian D. Larson

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”

– C.S. Lewis

What’s your favourite motivational quote for students and recent graduates?

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Feel like you need something to lift your spirits? Life can be a struggle. Whatever you’re struggling with, it helps to hear words of encouragement that remind us that we all take knocks in life, but the best things in life come through persistence.

Whether you’ve just had another setback chasing your dreams, been rejected by someone you care about, faced tragedy, or you’re just feeling drained from the ups and downs of this journey we call life, remember that things can turn around in an instant. All you have to do is keep moving forward, even when it feels like it would be easier to just lay down and give up.


No matter what you’re going through in life, here are some encouraging quotes that will hopefully give you a boost when you need it. Many of these encouragement quotes come from individuals who have achieved incredible success in life, and just like you, they had low points where everything felt hopeless. So lift your spirits and turn things around today!

Quotes of Encouragement

“A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.” – Unknown

“Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is.” – Anne Frank

“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

“The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

“It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever – the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it.” – Vince Lombardi

“Press on – nothing can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.” – Calvin Coolidge

“Often we women are risk averse. I needed the push. Now, more than ever, young women need more seasoned women to provide that encouragement, to take a risk, to go for it. Once a glass ceiling is broken, it stays broken.” – Jennifer Grahnolm

“Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.” – Donald Trump

“This too shall pass.” – Persian Sufi Poets

“I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.” – Audrey Hepburn

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Hellen Keller

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” – Stephen King

“Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.” – Ralph Emerson

“In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” – Tony Robbins

”Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb

“Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement – and we will make the goal. “ – Jerome Fleishman

“When you get to your wits end, you will find, God lives there. – Unknown

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. “ – Edmund Hillary

“Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known. “ – Garrison Keillor

“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.“ – Friedrich Nietzsche

“When written in Chinese the word “crisis” is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity. “ – John F. Kennedy

“Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out. “ – Edwin Markham

“Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience. “ – Unknown

“There is in every true woman’s heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity. “ – Washington Irving

“God uses suffering as a whetstone, to make men sharp with. “ -Henry Beecher

“Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us. “ – Rainer Rilke

“If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.” – David Allen

“The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.“ – Bernard Baruch

“If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. “ – Latin Proverb

“God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them. “ – John Aughey

“Never regret something that once made you smile.” – Amber Deckers

“It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always. “ – Oprah Winfrey

“Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.“ – Edmund Burke

“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.“ – Ben Spock

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly. “ -Richard Bach

“If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you.You may have a fresh start any moment you choose,for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.“ – Mary Pickford

“It doesn’t matter how many say it cannot be done or how many people have tried it before; it’s important to realize that whatever you’re doing, it’s your first attempt at it.“ -Wally Amos

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.“ – Henry Thoreau

“He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed.“ – William James

“Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.“ – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” -Franklin D Roosevelt

“If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. “ -Flavia

“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality in the mind next to honor “ -Aristotle

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.“ -Mother Teresa

“When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up.” – Les Brown

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength. “ -Corrie Boom

“Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it“ -Charles Swindoll

“Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.” -Walt Disney

“Why should you continue going after your dreams? Because seeing the look on the faces of the people who said you couldn’t… will be priceless.” – Kevin Ngo

If you have any words of encouragement to share that aren’t listed above, please feel free to mention them in the comments.  Stay inspired!

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What Are Some Helpful Inspirational Words? .. "A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.".

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56 Inspirational Motivational Quotes About Success and Life

Inspirational quotes and motivational sayings have an amazing ability to change the way we feel about life. This is why I find them so interesting and crucial on our paths to success.

So what’s their secret?

You see, the way you think and feel about yourself, including your beliefs and expectations about what is possible for you, determines everything that happens to you.

When you change the quality of your thinking, you change the quality of your life, sometimes instantly. Just as positive words can make someone smile or a well-timed humorous quote can make someone laugh, our thoughts react to the world in real-time.

You have complete control over only one thing in the universe — your thinking – and that’s where motivational quotes come in!

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You can decide what you are going to think in any given situation. Your thoughts and feelings determine your actions and determine the results you get. It all starts with your thoughts – and I have found that inspirational words are a quick way to retune your thinking.

Try keeping a few uplifting excerpts or positive proclamations on hand. If you ever notice your energy or your spirit begin to drop, simply recite an inspirational and uplifting quote to quickly boost your mood.

Inspirational Quotes About Life and Success

I’ve compiled a list of some of the best motivational quotes so you can start the year by taking control of your thoughts, thinking positively and setting new goals. I’ve also compiled a free e-book of quotes that you can get by clicking the link.

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Here are my favorite inspirational quotes about life:

1) “The way get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

This straight-to-business quote comes from the man who created the happiest place on earth – and a multibillion-dollar empire. Click here to tweet this inspirational quote.

2) “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

When it comes to success quotes by famous people, Winston Churchill’s inspirational words of wisdom always make the list. Click here to tweet this quote.

3) “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers

Will Rogers was an American actor, cowboy, columnist and social commentator who believed in keeping forward momentum. Click here to tweet this quote.

4) “You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character.” – Unknown

When you replace ‘lose’ with ‘learn’ in your vocabulary, the thought of failure becomes less daunting and lets you focus on growth. Click here to tweet this.

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5) “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” – Inspirational Quote by Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi was an American football hero who’s uplifting words frequently make it onto Top 10 Inspirational Quotes lists. Click here to tweet this quote.

6) “If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs truly captured some of the wisdom of life in this statement. Do that which you are passionate about and your work will feel effortless.

7) “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Rob Siltanen

I believe this is one of the best quotes to live by because it reminds me to think without limits and never doubt my wildest thoughts.

8) “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Og Mandino

There’s a special place in my heart for these inspirational words. They remind me of my unwavering determination to become a motivational speaker.

9) “Entrepreneurs are great at dealing with uncertainty and also very good at minimizing risk. That’s the classic entrepreneur.” – Mohnish Pabrai

This line always puts a smile on my face because it alludes to the excitement of not knowing what to expect but seeing a possible life-changing outcome.

10) “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was one of the top civil rights activists and embraced a spirit of positive thinking and sheer determination.

11) “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

This piece of wisdom is one of my favorite quotes for students. It reminds us to apply what we learn and take action toward success, rather than waiting and hoping.

12) “Imagine your life is perfect in every respect; what would it look like?” – Brian Tracy

The exercise mentioned in this excerpt of my personal development philosophy is one of the keys to gaining clarity for what you really want in life. Start with a clear vision of your ideal life and happiness, then work backward to achieve it.

13) “We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.” – Dr. Henry Link

I love this pairing of quotation and image (below). Before we act, our imaginations often run wild, but when we move forward we often find the path ahead far less daunting than the horrifying version we had created in our minds.


14) “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” – Quote by Henry Ford

Truly a quote to live by, the American captain of industry, Henry Ford, made this proclamation while reflecting on his life. He is still one of the wealthiest figures of the modern period. Ford also said, “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”

15) “Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Life Quote by Helen Keller

Helen Keller is the author of this thought-provoking quote about life. I love her adventurous spirit and all or nothing attitude!

16) “The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.” – Hasidic Proverb

In this powerful Hasidic proverb, we learn an ancient truth that still holds up in modern times. The power of self-confidence is just as strong today as it was a long time ago. You can still change the thoughts of others by changing your thoughts about yourself.

17) “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Motivational Quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt

F.D.R. famously alluded to the impact positive thinking can have on the world, stating that our doubts, or our self-limiting beliefs, were the only restraints on the possibilities of the future.

18) “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein authored this encouraging and uplifting quote. In just five words, he captured the essence of his intellectual philosophy and inspired others to embrace the creative process.

19) “What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110% all the time.” – Don Zimmer

Professional baseball player and coach, Don Zimmer dedicated 65 years to the sport. The wisdom he left behind implies that will power and dedication are just as important as ability. Again, alluding to the concept that success is formed in the mind before it is manifested in reality.

20) “Do what you can with all you have, wherever you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

At number twenty, we have one of the most famous quotes about life by Teddy Roosevelt, who served as President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. A true optimist, he believed in the value of always giving it your all, no matter what you have or where you are.

21) “Develop an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’. Say thank you to everyone you meet for everything they do for you.” – Encouraging Quote by Brian Tracy

22) “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

23) “To see what is right and not do it is a lack of courage.” – Confucius

24) “Reading is to the mind, as exercise is to the body.” – Brian Tracy

25) “Fake it until you make it! Act as if you had all the confidence you require until it becomes your reality.” – Brian Tracy


26) “The future belongs to the competent. Get good, get better, be the best!” – Success Quote by Brian Tracy

27) “For every reason it’s not possible, there are hundreds of people who have faced the same circumstances and succeeded.” – Jack Canfield

28) “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” – Positive Quote by John Wooden

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29) “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero


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30) “I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.” – Michael Phelps

31) “One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals.” – Michelle Obama

32) “Today’s accomplishments were yesterday’s impossibilities.” – Robert H. Schuller

33) “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs

34) “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

35)  “A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.” – Brian Tracy

36) “There are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking.” – Brian Tracy

Motivational Quotes for Leaders

My best quotes about business success have been inspired by the world’s best leaders. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, business owner, or manager, here are 20 leadership quotes to help motivate yourself to peak performance.

Remember that true leadership is about striving to become better in all areas of life and empowering everyone around you to become the best versions of themselves. Always focus on improving your leadership qualities as well as others around you.

20 Success Quotes for Inspirational Leaders

Here are 20 of my favorite inspirational quotes for business leaders. If you find them to be particularly motivating, please share this post with your friends.

37) “Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of leadership. Always keep your word.”

38) “Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people”

39) “Leaders set high standards. Refuse to tolerate mediocrity or poor performance”

40) “Clarity is the key to effective leadership. What are your goals?”

41) “The best leaders have a high Consideration Factor. They really care about their people”

42) “Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.”

43) “The key responsibility of leadership is to think about the future. No one else can do it for you.”

44) “The effective leader recognizes that they are more dependent on their people than they are on them. Walk softly.”

45) “Leaders never use the word failure. They look upon setbacks as learning experiences.”

46) “Practice Golden Rule Management in everything you do. Manage others the way you would like to be managed.”

47) “Superior leaders are willing to admit a mistake and cut their losses. Be willing to admit that you’ve changed your mind. Don’t persist when the original decision turns out to be a poor one.”

48) “Leaders are anticipatory thinkers. They consider all consequences of their behaviors before they act.”

49) “The true test of leadership is how well you function in a crisis.”

50) “Leaders concentrate single-mindedly on one thing– the most important thing, and they stay at it until it’s complete.”

51) “The three ‘C’s’ of leadership are Consideration, Caring, and Courtesy. Be polite to everyone.”

52) “Respect is the key determinant of high-performance leadership. How much people respect you determines how well they perform.”

53) “Leadership is more who you are than what you do.”

54) “Entrepreneurial leadership requires the ability to move quickly when opportunity presents itself.”

55) “Leaders are innovative, entrepreneurial, and future-oriented. They focus on getting the job done.”

56) “Leaders are never satisfied; they continually strive to be better.”

Thanks for reading my favorite motivational quotes of this year. I wish you a wonderful year and hope you can look to these inspirational words whenever you need a boost so you may confidently crush any challenges or goals that you set for yourself.

Use them to stay motivated as you learn how to write a book,  become a better speaker, or set and achieve every SMART Goal on your path to success. They hold within them one of the greatest keys to success: positive energy!

You can also share your favorites on Facebook or send them to a friend who can use the encouragement.

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In it, I will empower and encourage you to take action, create success, and enjoy life by using some of my favorite words of wisdom. Read one every day for 30 days or during times of negative thinking to completely change the way you see the world around you.

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About Brian Tracy — Brian is recognized as the top sales training and personal success authority in the world today. He has authored more than 60 books and has produced more than 500 audio and video learning programs on sales, management, business success and personal development, including worldwide bestseller The Psychology of Achievement. Brian's goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined. You can follow him on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Linkedin and Youtube.

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