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70 Of The Most Motivational Quotes You Will Ever Find

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Now, to the quotes... You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind. Author Unknown

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. William B. Sprague


It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. Theodore Roosevelt


Fortune favors the brave. Publius Terence


He who hesitates is lost. Proverb


Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Albert Einstein


Constant dripping hollows out a stone. Lucretius

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. W.W. Ziege

There is only one success--to be able to spend your life in your own way. Christopher Morley


To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first. Shakespeare

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. Zig Ziglar

That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well. Abraham Lincoln

People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved. Anne Sullivan

Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments. Henry Ward Beecher


What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail? Robert Schuller

Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. Theodore N. Vail

Our greatest battles are that with our own minds. Jameson Frank

Triumphs without difficulties are empty. Indeed, it is difficulties that make the triumph. It is no feat to travel the smooth road. Source Unknown

For every mountain there is a miracle. Robert H. Schuller

The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges. Martin Luther King Jr.

Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors. African Proverb


We will either find a way, or make one! Hannibal

In order to discover new lands, one must be willing to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. Anonymous

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. Muhammad Ali


Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped. African Proverb


If you can't make a mistake, you can't make anything. Marva Collins

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in

that gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat. Theodore Roosevelt

So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because that's where you will find success. On the far side of failure. Thomas J. Watson, Sr.

We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success; we often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never make a mistake never made a discovery. Samuel Smiles

A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honourable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. George Bernard Shaw

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth
- not going all the way, and not starting. Buddha

If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate. Thomas Watson, Sr


Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. Winston Churchill

I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate. George Burns

Who has never tasted what is bitter does not know what is sweet. German Proverb


Remember: Success is nothing but luck. Just ask any failure. Anonymous


What ever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Napolean Hill

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins - not through strength, but through persistence. Buddha

Who dares wins Winston Churchill


Leap and the net will appear. Julia Cameron

If you learn only methods, you'll be tied to your methods, but if you learn principles you can devise your own methods Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year. Leonardo da Vinci


You see things and say, 'Why?", but I dream things and say, 'Why not? George Bernard Shaw


If you are in a hurry you will never get there. Chines Proverb


The smoothest way is full of stones. Yiddish Proverb


Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one. Chinese Proverb


Men trip not on mountains they trip on molehills. Chinese Proverb

Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular top ups. Peter Davies

The harder you fall, the higher you bounce. Unknown


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


The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. Moliere


May you live all the days of your life. Jonathan Swift


Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher. Oprah Winfrey


There are no short cuts to any place worth going. Source Unknown

Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together. Vista M. Kelly

Don’t be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin. Grace Hansen


Take heed: you do not find what you do not seek. English Proverb


One who makes no mistakes never makes anything. Source Unknown


Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out. James Bryant Conant


Ask yourself this question: "Will this matter a year from now?" Richard Carlson Ph.D.


Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations. Unknown


One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in. Wayne Gretzky


It takes as much stress to be a success as it does to be a failure. Emilio James Trujillo

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. Mark Twain

A man's dreams are an index to his greatness. Zadok Rabinwitz

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. Seneca

Pay no attention to what the critics say; no statue has ever been erected to a critic. Jean Sibelius

The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed. Lloyd Jones

Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it. Winston Churchill


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