Igniting Workplace Enthusiasm

50 Inspirational Quotes to Motivate You

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Great quotes can be inspirational and motivational. You can use quotes to help guide your decisions in life, work and love. Here are 50 of the best inspirational quotes to motivate you:

  1. Nothing is impossible, the word itself says "I’m possible"! —Audrey Hepburn
  3. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. —Maya Angelou
  5. Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. —Henry Ford
  7. Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. —Vince Lombardi
  9. Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. —Charles Swindoll
  11. If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough. —Oprah Winfrey
  13. Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. —Eleanor Roosevelt
  15. I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. —Jimmy Dean
  17. Believe you can and you’re halfway there. —Theodore Roosevelt
  19. To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. —Eleanor Roosevelt
  21. Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. —Les Brown
  23. Do or do not. There is no try. —Yoda
  25. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. —Napoleon Hill
  27. 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 safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. —Mark Twain
  29. I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. —Michael Jordan
  31. Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. —Albert Einstein
  33. I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. —Stephen Covey
  35. When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. —Henry Ford
  37. The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. —Alice Walker
  39. The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. —Amelia Earhart
  41. It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. —Aristotle Onassis
  43. Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. —Robert Louis Stevenson
  45. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. —Steve Jobs
  47. Change your thoughts and you change your world. —Norman Vincent Peale
  49. The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. —Ayn Rand
  51. 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
  53. Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. —Farrah Gray
  55. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. —Dalai Lama
  57. You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. —Maya Angelou
  59. I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear. —Rosa Parks
  61. I would rather die of passion than of boredom. —Vincent van Gogh
  63. A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. —Unknown
  65. A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. —Albert Einstein
  67. What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. —Bob Dylan
  69. I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. —Leonardo da Vinci
  71. If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. —Booker T. Washington
  73. Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. —Jamie Paolinetti
  75. If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on. —Sheryl Sandberg
  77. Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart. —Ancient Indian Proverb
  79. When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. —Helen Keller
  81. Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see. —Confucius
  83. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. —Anne Frank
  85. When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down "happy". They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. —John Lennon
  87. The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  89. We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone. —Ronald Reagan
  91. Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. —George Addair
  93. We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. —Plato
  95. Nothing will work unless you do. —Maya Angelou
  97. I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples. —Mother Teresa
  99. What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. —Plutarch
version of this article first appeared at TalentSmart.com.



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