Motivational Quotes And Sayings

Heaven ne’er helps the man who will not help himself.

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Lao Tzu

Industry is the parent of success.
Spanish Proverb

kites flying against the wind Strong people are made by opposition like kites that go up against the wind. – Frank Harris

Thought is the seed of action.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you want to succeed, double your failure rate.
Samuel Butler

Often the only difference between winning and losing is momentum.
John C. Maxwell

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
Coco Chanel

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Persian Proverb

Only one thing makes a dream impossible: fear of failure.
Paulo Coehlo, The Alchemist

You must know for which harbor you are headed if you are to catch the right wind to take you there.

It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more roses.
George Eliot

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
Sydney J. Harris

With the new day comes new strengths and thoughts.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Lots of things that couldn’t be done have been done.
Charles Austin Bates

We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Your world is as big as you can make it.
Georgia Douglas Johnson

The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
Edward Gibbon

I like things to happen and if they don’t happen, I like to make them happen.
Winston Churchill

Success often comes to those who dare and act; it seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
Jawaharlal Nehru

They can conquer who believe they can.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are glimpses of heaven to us in every act, or thought, or word, that raises us above ourselves.
A. P. Stanley

Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
William Shakespeare

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.

Take calculated risks.
That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton

Storms make oaks take roots.

If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
St. Clement of Alexandra

Dream big and dare to fail.
Norman Vaughan

With will one can do anything.
Samuel Smiles

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
Thornton Wilder

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke

Well begun is half done.
Greek Proverb

canoe forging through rapids The best way out is always through.
Robert Frost

Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant. There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
Johann Gottfried Von Herder

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

And all may do what has by man been done.
Edward Young

Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
Samuel Smiles

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

If the wind will not serve,
take to the oars.
Destitutus ventis, remos adhibe
Latin Proverb

Men’s best successes come after their disappointments.
Henry Ward Beecher

No star is lost once we have seen,
We always may be what we might have been.
Adelaide Proctor

He turns not back who is bound to a star.
Leonardo Da Vinci

You cannot plough a field by
turning it over in your mind.
Author Unknown

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

Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes.
Kenneth Hildebrand

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Samuel Johnson

Fortune favors the brave.
Publius Terence

When the best things are not possible, the best may be made of those that are.
Richard Hooker

He who hesitates is lost.

If you want to succeed in the world must make your own opportunities as you go on. The man who waits for some seventh wave to toss him on dry land will find that the seventh wave is a long time a coming. You can commit no greater folly than to sit by the roadside until some one comes along and invites you to ride with him to wealth or influence.
John B. Gough

An oak is not felled at one blow.
Spanish Proverb

In doubtful matters boldness is everything.
Publilius Syrus

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Albert Einstein

Amazing how we can light tomorrow with today.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.
Norman Vincent Peale

Believe with all of your heart that you will do what you were made to do.
Orison Swett Marden

morning sunrise over mountains Each day I look for a kernel of excitement. In the morning, I say: “What is my exciting thing for today?” Then I do the day.
Barbara Jordan

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

We are still masters of our fate.
We are still captains of our souls.
Winston Churchill

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Reach perfection.
Baltasar Gracián

For hope is but the dream
of those that wake.
Matthew Prior

Constant dripping hollows out a stone.

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose–
a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
Mary Shelley