200+ Motivational Quotes to Turbo Charge Your Thinking

The Power of Words

Words have remarkable power.  Choosing to fill your life with positive, inspirational words is like fueling the engine of your mind.  I believe that our circumstances can change based on what words we read, hear, and speak.  That’s why in every blog post I try to pull out quotes that will spur new thoughts and actions.

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“Success is something you attract by the person you become.” –Jim Rohn

“Tread softly; breathe peacefully; laugh hysterically.” –Nelson Mandela

“Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” -Helen Keller

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” –Dr. Seuss

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” –Jim Rohn

“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” -Arthur Ashe

“Argue for your limitations and they’re yours.” -Richard Bach

“To know how to wait is the great secret of success.” –De Maistre

“It is our attitude toward life that determines life’s attitude toward us. We get back what we put out.” –Earl Nightingale.

“If you run around with 9 losers pretty soon you’ll be the 10th loser.” -Les Brown

“The more you talk about negative things in your life, the more you call them in. Speak victory not defeat.” –Joel Osteen

“Hope is the beacon which points to prosperity.” –Edward Counsel

“You can change what you are and where you are by changing what goes into your mind.” -Zig Ziglar

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

“Vision without execution is just hallucination.” -Henry Ford

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” -Walt Disney

“Patience and fortitude conquer all things.” -Emerson

“Strive not to be of success, but rather to be of value. -Einstein

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” –Jim Rohn

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” -Winston Churchill

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” -Bruce Lee

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” -Michael Jordan

“The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.” -Lee Iacocca

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” -Henry Ford

“Teamwork makes the dream work.” -Bang Gae

“If you want to be a leader who attracts quality people, the key is to become a person of quality.” – Jim Rohn

“Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.” –Brian Tracy

“Don’t count the days. Make the days count.” -Muhammad Ali

“To endure is greater than to dare.” -Thackeray

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” -Helen Keller

“The strength of the team is each member. The strength of each member is the team.” -Phil Jackson

“Only you have the power to determine whether your future mimics your past.” -Skip Prichard

“Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom” –Jim Rohn

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” –Zig Ziglar

“A successful team is a group of many hands and one mind.” -Bill Bethel

“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” –Nelson Mandela

“Good teams incorporate teamwork into their culture creating the building blocks for success.” -Ted Sundquist

“Circumstances will never determine your amount of happiness. Circumstances only highlight who you already are.” –Dan Miller

“None of us is as smart as all of us.” -Ken Blanchard

“No individual can win a game by himself.” -Pele

“You are not a true success unless you are helping others be successful.” –Jon Gordon

“The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” -Henry Ford

“Negative thoughts are the nails that build a prison of failure.” –Jon Gordon

“Simplicity, of all things, is the hardest to be copied.” -Steele

“Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have.” -Brian Tracy

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” -David Brinkley

“Humility is the light of understanding.” -Bunyan

“Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.”– Laird Hamilton

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” -Zig Ziglar

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

“We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.” –Jim Rohn

“If you’re going through hell keep going.” -Winston Churchill

“Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.” -Epicurus

“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” -Oscar Wilde

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” -John D. Rockefeller

“Peace rules the day where reason rules the mind.” –Wilkie Collins

“If I fail, it will be for lack of ability, and not of purpose.” -Lincoln

“Every minute you spend in planning saves 10 minutes in execution.” -Brian Tracy

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” -Albert Einstein

“If you go out and make some things happen, you will fill the world with hope.” –Barack Obama

“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” Sir Edmund Hillary

“A goal properly set is halfway reached.” -Zig Ziglar

“Anyone who attempts to build great things will face challenges.” –Jon Gordon

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

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

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

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” – Picasso

“Passion is more developed than discovered.” –Dan Miller

“Whatever you believe with feeling becomes your reality.” –Brian Tracy

“No individual can achieve worthy goals without accepting accountability for his or her own actions.” –Dan Miller

“Fear kills more people than death.” –Gen. Patton

“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy that makes happiness.” -Charles Spurgeon

“If you can’t outplay them, outwork them.”– Ben Hogan

“Our expectations determine how we respond. Be careful what you expect.” –Dan Miller

“You can have everything in life you want, if you just help enough other people get what they want.” –Zig Ziglar

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

“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” -Bill Gates

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear-not absence of fear.” -Mark Twain

“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” -Jim Rohn

“Remember that failure is an event, not a person.” -Zig Ziglar

“Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.” -Mother Teresa

“Choosing to associate with positive, optimistic people will accelerate our positive growth.” –Dan Miller

“The number one reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.” -Napoleon Hill

”I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.” -Nelson Mandela

“Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.” -George Bernard Shaw

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

“The resentment of discipline of any kind will warp the whole life away from God’s purpose.” –Oswald Chambers

“Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy.” –Brian Tracy

“Continual learning is the key to continual living.” –Dan Miller

“Troubles, like babies, grow large by nursing.” –Lady Holland

“You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” -Michael Jordan

“Your best days are still out in front of you.” –Joel Osteen

“If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.” -Henry Ford

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

“Simplicity is nature’s first step, and the last of art.” –P.J. Bailey

“Confidence is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you.” -Zig Ziglar

“Wisdom is only found in truth.” -Goethe

”Lead from the back, and let others believe they are in front.” –Nelson Mandela

“The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.” –Brian Tracy

“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” -Herman Melville

“Fortune sides with him who dares.” -Virgil

“After climbing a great hill, one finds that there are many more hills to climb.” –Nelson Mandela

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” -Truman Capote

“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” -John R. Wooden

“It’s not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.”– Paul “Bear” Bryant

“Each of us creates his or her own life largely by our attitude.” –Earl Nightingale.

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” -Maya Angelou

“I’ve learned that something constructive comes from every defeat.” -Tom Landry

“You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” -Zig Ziglar

“Only through service and sacrifice can you become great.” –Jon Gordon

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

”Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” –Nelson Mandela

“To design your future effectively, you must let go of your past.” –Charles Givens

“A spirit of thankfulness attracts others to your cause, ideas and goals.” -Skip Prichard

“Trials teach us what we are.” -Spurgeon

“Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others.” –Franklin

“Confidence! Confidence! Confidence! That is your capital.” –John Wanamaker

“I believe the first test of a truly great man is his humility.” -Ruskin

“See the best in people and watch how they fight to prove you right.” -Skip Prichard

”Happy people plan actions; they don’t plan results.” -Denis Waitley

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” -Marcus Aurelius

“You give loyalty, you’ll get it back.” -Tommy Lasorda

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

“Better to wear out than rust out.” –Bishop Cumberland

“Unfounded fears about your competence and abilities can cripple your unique talents and gifts, which are waiting to be released.” –Dan Miller

“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

“It’s not where you start but how high you aim that matters for success.” –Nelson Mandela

“Imagination is the eye of the soul.” –Joubert

“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.” -Wayne Dyer

“There is no man living who isn’t capable of doing more than he thinks he can do.” -Henry Ford

“Don’t wait on perfect conditions for success to happen; just go ahead and do something.” –Dan Miller

“Where you stand depends on where you sit.” –Nelson Mandela

“Imagine no limitations; decide what’s right and desirable before you decide what’s possible.”  -Brian Tracy

“Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together.” -Goethe

“Quitting is leading too.” –Nelson Mandela

“Contentment is the enemy of improvement.” -Thai Nguyen

“Think big, act bold, start simple, and iterate fast.” –John Patrick

“A leader is a dealer in hope.” –Napoleon

“If you learn from defeat, you have not really lost.” -Zig Ziglar

“I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.” –Benjamin Disraeli

“Life and success are about what you choose to believe.” –Jon Gordon

“Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.” –Lao Tzu

“Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.” -Zig Ziglar

“He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope has everything.” -Thomas Carlyle

“The miserable hath no other medicine but only hope.” -Shakespeare

“People teach us remarkable lessons if we are open to learning.” –Skip Prichard

“You can never ride on the wave that came in and went out yesterday.” –John Wanamaker

“Hope is brightest when it dawns from fears.” –Walter Scott

“I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest.” –Dalai Lama

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.” –Napoleon

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” –Bil Keane

“You can’t be a great leader if all you are serving is yourself.” –Jon Gordon

“Hope is a waking dream.” –Aristotle

“We’d achieve more if we chased our dreams instead of our competition.” -Simon Sinek

“A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.” -Stendhal

“There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.” –J.R.R. Tolkien

“Extreme hopes are born of extreme misery.” –Bertrand Russell

“The best fighter is never angry.” -Lao Tzu

“Discipline is remembering what you want.” -David Campbell

“The ability to subordinate an impulse to a value is the essence of the proactive person.” –Stephen Covey

“Happiness is a byproduct of making someone else happy.” -Gretta Brooker Palmer

“He is richest who is content with the least, for contentment is the wealth of nature.” -Socrates

“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” -Henry Ford

“One of the greatest gifts you can give to anyone is the gift of your attention.” –Jim Rohn

“I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion.” –Billie Jean King

“Better hope deferred than none.” –Samuel Beckett

“Hope is the spur of life.” –Edward Counsel

“It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars.” –Richard Evans

“You are what you are and where you are because of what has gone into your mind.” –Zig Ziglar

“Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.”  –Francis Bacon

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.” –Jim Rohn

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last.  Well, neither does bathing.  That’s why we recommend it daily.” –Zig Ziglar

“You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.” -Booker T. Washington

“Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.” -Zig Ziglar

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” -Steve Jobs

“Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars.” -Henry Ford

“You can never conquer the mountain. You can only conquer yourself.” –Jim Whittaker

“With self-discipline most anything is possible.” -Theodore Roosevelt

“To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves.” –Virginia Woolf

“Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances which we know to be desperate.” –Chesterton

“The only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.” -Zig Ziglar

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” –Jim Rohn

“If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” -Zig Ziglar

“Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.” -Hansa Proverb

“If you don’t program yourself, life will program you!” -Les Brown

“Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.” –Jim Rohn

“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said ‘faster horses.’” -Henry Ford

“The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.” –John E. Southard

“I feel a very unusual sensation – if it is not indigestion, it must be gratitude.” –Benjamin Disraeli

“Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot.” –Jim Rohn

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” –Thornton Wilder

”Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality.” –Alfred Painter

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment” –Jim Rohn

“If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.” -Zig Ziglar

“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” -Henry Ford

“You can control your attitude. Set it each morning.” –Earl Nightingale.

“Everything you do is triggered by an emotion of either desire or fear.” -Brian Tracy

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Only do what your heart tells you to do.” -Princess Di

“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” –Tony Robbins

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” -Theodore Roosevelt

“People will forget what you said. People will forget what did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Positivity is like a boomerang. The more we put it out there, the more it comes back to us.” –Jon Gordon

“You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.” -John Mason




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