On our way to success, our motivation is dented many times, and life has a way of throwing obstacles in our path. Whether we give up or persevere is up to ourselves alone, but sometimes it can be hard to keep going. Whenever you struggle with any task, let yourself be motivated by these quotations from famous and successful people. 



Motivation is the invisible force that drives us forward. It forces us to set new goals and change the image of our present self for the better. These goals enable us to concentrate our energy in the right direction, so that we don’t waste what limited time that we have. At moments when our motivation is weakened, we start to doubt. We doubt our abilities, we lose faith, and we need to re-energize and recapture that lost motivation. These quotes will help you to get yourself back on the right path again, and to start moving in the right direction.


Stephen Hawking - British Theoretical Physicist (b.1942)


"Imagination is more important than knowledge."

Albert, Einstein - German theoretical physicist (1879-1955)


"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop."

Confucius - Chinese philosopher, politician and statesman (551 BC l-479 BC)


"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."

Walt Disney - American filmmaker (1901-1966)


"I never dreamed about success, I worked for it."

Estée Lauder - American founder of the cosmetic company (1908-2004)


"Difficulties in your life do not come to destroy you but to help you realise your hidden potential and power. Let difficulties know that you too are difficult."

Avul Pacir Zainulabidin Abdul Kalam - Atomic Scientist and President of India (1931-2015)


Steve Jobs - American Entrepreneur (1955-2011)


"There is nothing more powerful in the world than the idea that came in time."

Victor Hugo - French poet, prose writer, dramatist, essayist and politician (1802-1855)


"When we close ourselves off, we're not just closing ourselves off to other people, we're closing ourselves off from ourselves and impeding ourselves. When you open up, you allow yourself to be who you are."

Amy Cuddy - American Social Psychologist, author and lecturer (b.1972)


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

Aristotle - Greek philosopher (384 BC-322 BC)


"Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. "

Helen Keller - Blind and Deaf American Writer, Activist and Lecturer (1880-1968)


"Begin to be now what you will be hereafter."

William James - American Psychologist (1842-1910)


Audrey Hepburn - British actress, model and ambassador of UNICEF (1929-1996)


"Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible."

Tony Robbins - American businessman, author and philanthropist (b.1960)


"You can’t give up! When you give up, you're like everybody else!"

Chris Evert - American professional tennis player (b.1954)


"He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law.”

Pablo Picasso - Spanish painter and sculptor (1881-1973)


"When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."

Paulo Coelho - popular Brazilian writer (b.1979)


"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. "

Nelson Mandela - Politics and President of South Africa (1918-2013)


Henry Ford - American entrepreneur, pioneer of the automotive industry (1863-1947)


"There is no easy way from the earth to the stars."

Seneca - Roman speaker, lawyer and writer (4 BC-65 AD).


"Victory is not always winning the battle...but rising every time you fall."

Napoleon Bonaparte - French commander, statesman and emperor (1769-1821)


"Reality is created by the mind, we can change our reality by changing our mind. "

Plato - Greek philosopher, pedagogue and mathematician (427 BC - 347 BC)


“The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.”

Socrates - Athenian philosopher (469 BC-399 BC)


"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

William Shakespeare - English poet, playwright and actor (1564-1616)


Ingrid Bergman - Swedish actress (1915-1982)


“You should never let your fears prevent you from doing what you know is right.”

Aung San Suu Kyi - Burmese politician, writer and human rights defender (b.1945)


Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you.”  

Grace Coddington – Creative Director at Vogue (b.1941)


Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher (604 BC – 531 BC)


“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore."

Christopher Columbus - Genoese seaman and colonizer (1451-1506)


"It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

J.K. Rowling - British writer (b.1965)


Frank Sinatra - American singer, actor and producer (1915-1998)


"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”

Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy - Russian writer and philosopher (1828-1910)


"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity."

Amelia Earhart, record-setting aviator (1897-1937)


“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”

Earl Nightingale – American radio personality (1921-1989)


"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - French writer and aviator (1900-1944)


“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 American writer and humorist (1835-1910)


Coco Chanel - French fashion designer (1883 - 1971)


"One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius”

Simone de Beauvoir - French Writer, thinker & philosopher (1908-1986)


"The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible."

Arthur C. Clarke - British sci-fi writer (1917-2008)


"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. "

Les Brown - American motivator (b.1945)


“Keep your face always toward the sunshine—and shadows will fall behind you.”

Walt Whitman – American poet & journalist (1819-1892)


“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. “

Ralph Waldo Emerson – American essayist and poet (1803-1882)


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