Quotes About Motivation

Perfect for when you need inspiration.


Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.

— John Heywood, sixteenth-century English poet

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most… We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

— Marianne Williamson, American author and lecturer

Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.

— Nigerien Proverb

The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.

— Allard Lowenstein, twentieth-century American diplomat

Let us strive on to finish the work we are in…

— Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth president of the United States

Ability is sexless.

— Christabel Pankhurst

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure…than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

— Theodore Roosevelt

Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.

— Chinese Proverb

You must motivate yourself every day.

— Matthew Stasior

The best motivation always comes from within.

— Michael Johnson
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