100 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Achieve Success in Life

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Life is not easy. We may desire things that sometimes feel too impossible to reach. Most of the time, we want to say “Yes! I can do this!” but we tend to doubt our capabilities and end up asking ourselves, “Can I really do it?”

However, we must not be downhearted. We should use it as a tool instead to keep moving forward. Surrounded by the right people and in the right environment, we can achieve the things we really desire. Here are 100 motivational quotes to inspire and motivate you to aim high for your dreams and achieve success in your life.

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100 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Achieve Success in Life

1. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible!”” – Audrey Hepburn

2. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

3. “You must have a level of discontent to feel the urge to want to grow.” – Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

4. “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” – Rabindranath Tagore

5. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

6. “Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.” – Stephen Hawking

7. “No man is ever just one thing.” – Michael Scott, The Enchantress

8. “In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” – Nikos Kazantzakis

9. “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi

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

11. “Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.” – Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

12. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins

13. “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” – Charles Swindoll

14. “Quality is not an act, it is a habit.” – Aristotle

15. “Do not depend on good motivator! Find your words of self-motivation!” – Toba Beta

16. “Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.” – George S. Patton

17. If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough. – Oprah Winfrey

18. “Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.” – Leo Buscaglia

19. “You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.” – Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

20. “Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” – Bo Jackson

21. “Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

22. “You are your master. Only you have the master keys to open the inner locks.” – Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

23. “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” – Ray Goforth

24. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown

25. “Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life.” – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

26. “Always choose the future over the past. What do we do now?” – Brian Tracy, Create Your Own Future: How to Master the 12 Critical Factors of Unlimited Success

27. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson

28. “Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda

29. “The starting point of all achievement is desire.” – Napoleon Hill

30. “Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It’s your masterpiece after all.” – Nathan W. Morris

31. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.” – Robert Collier

32. “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

33. “If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.” – Thomas J. Watson

34. “The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down.” – Stephen Richards, Cosmic Ordering: You can be successful

35. “You may only succeed if you desire succeeding; you may only fail if you do not mind failing.” – Philippos

36. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

37. “We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret.” – Earl Nightingale

38. “The way get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

39. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon

40. “Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.” – Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

41. “The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

42. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller

43. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers

44. “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” – Eric Thomas

45. “You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character.” – Unknown

46. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” – Tim Notke

47. “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

48. “Every great story on the planet happened when someone decided not to give up, but kept going no matter what.” –  Spryte Loriano

49. “If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs

50. “Don’t stop when you’re tired. STOP when you are DONE.” – Unknown

51. “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Rob Siltanen

52. “Success… seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton

53. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Og Mandino

54. “Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” – W. Clement Stone

55. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou

56. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso

57. “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. wishing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

58. “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn

59. “Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” – Carol Burnett

60. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

61. “I find that when you have a real interest in life and a curious life, that sleep is not the most important thing.” – Martha Stewart

62. “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.” – St. Jerome

63. “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Gray

64. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller

65. “Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.” – Ancient Indian Proverb

66. “Either I will find a way, or I will make one.” – Philip Sidney

67. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank

68. “The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.” – Unknown

69. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

70. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

71. “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” – Ronald Reagan

72. “Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.” – Bradley Whitford

73. “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” – Plato

74. “There is always room at the top.” – Daniel Webster

75. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa

76. “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart

77. “What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.” – Plutarch

78. “If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission.” – Anonymous

79. “Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” – Jamie Paolinetti

80. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” – John Wooden

81. “One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals.” – Michelle Obama

82. “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” – Leonardo da Vinci

83. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

84. “If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

85. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

86. “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life–think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” – Swami Vivekananda

87. “What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110% all the time.” – Don Zimmer

88. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.” – Proverb

89. “Do what you can with all you have, wherever you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

90. “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” – Chris Grosser

91. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

92. “Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” – Albert Einstein

93. “To see what is right and not do it is a lack of courage.”– Confucius

94. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison

95. “The future belongs to the competent. Get good, get better, be the best!” – Brian Tracy

96. “If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents–start charging for it.” – Kim Garst

97. “For every reason it’s not possible, there are hundreds of people who have faced the same circumstances and succeeded.” – Jack Canfield

98. “Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.” – Anonymous

99. “I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.” – Michael Phelps

100. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11

I hope these quotes encouraged you to never give up on what you want in life. I am a firm believer that I can do all things through God who strengthens me. No matter how hard the obstacles may seem, He will provide. What’s your favorite motivational quote? Share this with someone who needs encouragement and inspiration too. 🙂

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