Motivation and Inspiration

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
— Ayn Rand

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

Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.
— Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Always desire to learn something useful.
— Sophocles

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
— Og Mandino

Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.
— Saint Teresa of Avila

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.
— Wayne Dyer

Be thine to own palace, or the world’s thy jail.
— John Donne

Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.
— William James

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
— Norman Vincent Peale

Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.
— Swami Sivananda

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of the time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
— Thomas Jefferson

Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
— Baruch Spinoza

Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
— Thomas Jefferson

Either you run the day or the day runs you.
— Jim Rohn

Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.
— Victor Kiam

Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.
— Alfred A. Montapert

Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
— Baruch Spinoza

Follow your dreams, work hard, practice, and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
— Sasha Cohen

Go big or go home. Because it’s true. What do you have to lose?
— Eliza Dushku

I can, therefore I am.
— Simone Weil

I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.
— Ken Venturi

I was motivated to be different in part because I was different.
— Donna Brazile

I’ve worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.
— Mia Hamm

If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.
— Emile Zola

If you can dream it, you can do it.
— Walt Disney

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

If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
— Dale Carnegie

If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
— John D. Rockefeller

If you’ve got a talent, protect it.
— Jim Carrey

In motivating people, you’ve got to engage their minds and their hearts. I motivated people, I hope, by example – and perhaps by excitement, by having productive ideas to make others feel involved.
— Rupert Murdoch

It’s always too early to quit.
— Norman Vincent Peale

Know or listen to those who know.
— Baltasar Gracian

Leap, and the net will appear.
— John Burroughs

Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.
— Denis Waitley

Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.
— Jim Rohn

No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one.
— Jessica Savitch

One may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low.
— Thomas Fuller

One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
— Peter Marshall

One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.
— Michael Korda


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