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Inspirational Quotes on Motivation



Reading quotes on motivation can give us a lift when we are feeling down. It shifts our focus, changes the attention and alters our state. There is something about a great quote that just stirs us and uplifts our whole being. It is as if the quote and the meaning behind it speak directly to our soul.

Great quotes on motivation are more than a mere selection of words arranged together. It is a fusion of creativity, wisdom and emotion. I have read quotes that immediately changed my state and lifted me up from the doldrums. You go from depressed to determined in a matter of seconds.

quotes on motivation From what I know, different people are affected by different quotes. There is no one formula that makes an effective motivational quote. Rather, each quote is unique and it affects every individual differently.

If you enjoy the quotes on motivation here, be sure to check back once in a while as I will be adding more quotes to this page as I discover them in my day to day life.

Check out these inspirational goal quotes, quotes about success, achievement quotes and also self confidence quote to inspire stronger belief in yourself. And if you're a fan of affirmations, you'll love these great affirmation quotes which are perfect to be used for affirmations.



Quotes On Motivation


Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right. - Henry Ford



Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. - William James



A consistent man believes in destiny, a capricious man in chance - Benjamin Disraeli



I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward – Thomas Edison



Things do not change; we change – Henry David Thoreau



Ask and you will receive. Seek and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you – Matthew 7:7

quotes on motivation


Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing. – Abraham Lincoln



Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him – Aldous Huxley





A person is a success if they get up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. - Bob Dylan



Life is either a daring adventure or nothing – Helen Keller



To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking. - Goethe



To guarantee success, act as if it were impossible to fail. - Dorothea Brande



Quotes on motivation from Paulo Coelho

In addition to that, here are some thought-provoking quotes on motivation from the great Brazilian author Paulo Coelho. I’m a big fan of his and always found his writings to be very meaningful and touching. Here are some excellent quotes from 3 of my favourite books from him, The Alchemist, The Devil and Miss Prym and Veronika Decides to Die



the alchemist
The Alchemist

If you can concentrate always on the present, you'll be a happy man. .... Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we're living right now.



Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity.



It's the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them.



Wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.



Every search begins with beginner’s luck. And every search ends with the victor’s being severely tested.



whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it's because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It's your mission on earth." ...."And when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to acheive it.



There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.



the devil and miss prym
The Devil and Miss Prym



People want to change everything and, at the same time, want it all to remain the same.



Playing the part of a charitable soul was only for those who were afraid of taking a stand in life. It is always far easier to have faith in your own goodness than to confront others and fight for your rights. It is always easier to hear an insult and not retaliate than have the courage to fight back against someone stronger than yourself; we can always say we're not hurt by the stones others throw at us, and it's only at night - when we're alone and our wife or our husband or our school friend is asleep - that we can silently grieve over our own cowardice.



Life can seem either very long or very short, according to how you live it.



Veronika Decides to Die



People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.



…in all the woods and forests, God did not create a single leaf the same as any other… People go against nature because they lack the courage to be different.

If only everyone could know and live with their inner craziness…people would be fairer and happier.



You’re someone who’s different, but who wants to be the same as everyone else. And that, in my view, is a serious illness.



The danger of an adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort.



A miracle happened: another day of life.







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