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On this page of Great Quotes Library, you'll find famous quotes (and some not-so-famous motivational quotes) to put a little more "go" in your "get-up-and-go".

Motivational quotes are most effective when they inspire you to take action toward reaching your goals. Be sure to see our sections on goalsetting, instrinsic motivation, and definition of motivation.


GO TO :    Goalsetting     Intrinsic Motivation      Motivation Definition

Motivational Quote of the Day -
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Zig Ziglar -       [Zig Ziglar feature page]     [funny]
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing.
That's why we recommend it daily.
Viktor E. Frankel (death camp survivor) -       [philosophers]
Striving to find meaning in one's life is the primary motivational force in man.
Author unknown -       [See entire poem, "A Creed to Live By"]
Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others; It is because we are different that each of us is special. Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important; Only you know . . . . [continued - available in PDF for download]
Vince Lombardi -       [sports]
Winning is not a sometime thing, it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
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Henry Ford -       [Henry Ford feature page]     [inspirational]
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
Jeannette Tyson Gregory -       [positive thinking]
Doubt limits you from what is already yours, but faith unlocks the door allowing you to walk in and receive it.
Ronald Reagan -       [Ronald Reagan feature page]
My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose. Somehow we win out.
Theodore Roosevelt -       [Theodore Roosevelt feature page]     [success]
The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.
Gurumayi Chidvilasananda -       [law-of-attraction]
Recognize that you have the courage within you to fulfill the purpose of your birth. Summon forth the power of your inner courage and live the life of your dreams.
Winston Churchill -       [Winston Churchill feature page]     [success]
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Thomas Jefferson -       [positive thinking]
One man with courage is a majority.
John F. Kennedy -       [John F. Kennedy feature page]     [words-of-wisdom]
The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.
author unknown -       [funny]     [inspirational]
Life is like a bowl of Cheerios. You may get pushed under, but you always pop back up.
Orison S Marden -       [inspirational stories/poems]
The moment a man ceases to progress, to grow higher, wider and deeper, then his life becomes stagnant.
Inscription in an old inn in St. Moritz, Switzerland -       [christian/spiritual]
When you think everything is hopeless, a little ray of light comes from somewhere.
Steve Jobs -       [Steve Jobs feature page]     [resources]
Stay hungry; stay foolish

More Selected Motivational Quotes by Subtopics

Motivation and Goal Setting- A person can set all the goals he wants, but if he is not motivated to reach those goals, the odds for success are slim.

Intrinsic Motivation- Most motivational leaders agree that all motivation comes from the inside.

Definition of Motivation - How do you define 'motivation'? Here are some definitions from a variety of sources.


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