100 Motivational Quotes To Keep You Pushing Forward


Motivational QuotesWhenever I need a boost of motivation or inspiration to push me through tough times, I turn to motivational quotes.

These inspirational sayings have a profound impact on my state of mind and I find that no matter how tough a situation I am in, reading a few motivating quotes quickly energizes me to stop being negative and start taking action.

In fact, I have a handful of motivational quotes that when I read them, they do something inside of me that is hard to put into words.

In this post, I share with you the 100 best motivational quotes I have come across.

Everyone will benefit from these quotes, men and women, kids and students, even athletes.

I encourage you to make note of the ones that speak to you so you can use them later when the time comes.

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100 Best Motivational Quotes To Lead You To Greatness

#1. “Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot. Make it hot by striking.” – William Butler Yeats

#2. “Life is a great big canvas and you should throw all the paint you can on it.” – Danny Kaye

#3. “Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.” – William James

#4. “One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it.” – Sidney Howard

#5. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

#6. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

#7. “The difference between a goal and a dream is a deadline.” – Steve Smith

#8. “You’ll never find a better sparring partner than adversity.” – Walt Schmidt

#9. “Motivation is the fuel necessary to keep the human engine running.” – Zig Ziglar

Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupd

#10. “Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” – Larry Winget

#11. “It’s amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.” – Charles Kettering

#12. “You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

#13. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryan

#14. “Difficulties increase the nearer we approach our goal.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

#15. “We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.” – Dr. Henry Link

#16. “Surround yourself with people who are going to motivate and inspire you.” – Charles Marcus

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

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

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

#20. “You don’t overcome challenges by making them smaller but by making yourself bigger.” – John Maxwell

#21. “Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don’t count on harvesting golden delicious.” – Bill Meyer

#22. “No matter what happens, it is within my power to turn it to my advantage.” – Epictetus

#23. “One may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low.” – Thomas Fuller

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

#25. “An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.” – Bill Bernbach

#26. “The first man gets the oyster. The second man gets the shell.” – Andrew Carnegie

#27. “If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” – Unknown

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

#29. “Results happen over time, not overnight. Work hard, stay consistent, and be patient.” – Unknown

Shoot for the moon

#30. “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” – Les Brown

#31. “Go where you are celebrated not tolerated. If they can’t see the real value of you, it’s time for a new start.” – Unknown

#32. “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer

#33. “My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.” – Michael Jordan

#34. “It’s never too late to become what you might have been.” – George Eliot

#35. “The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke

#36. “It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.” – Unknown

#37. “One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged.” – Lucille Ball

#38. “Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” – William Ellery Channing

#39. “Today’s accomplishments were yesterday’s impossibilities.” – Robert Schuller

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

#41. “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Edmund Hillary

#42. “Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes. But that would be a mistake.” – Unknown

#43. “Risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.” – Leo Buscaglia

#44. “The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.” – Benjamin Mays

#45. “Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing every day, you will overcome 99% of your competition.” – Joe Carlozo

#46. “I dream, I test my dreams against my beliefs, I dare to take risks, and I execute my vision to make those dreams come true.” – Walt Disney

#47. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

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

#49. “The finish line is just the beginning of a whole new race.” – Unknown

The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow

#50. “The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth.” – Unknown

#51. “Every time you stay out late, every time you sleep in, every time you miss a workout, every time you don’t give 100%, you make it that much easier for me to beat you.” – Unknown

#52. “Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.” – Brian Tracy

#53. “Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.” – Frederick Wilcox

#54. “The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.” – Allard Lowenstein

#55. “Good things come to those who wait. Greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen.” – Unknown

#56. “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Eliot

#57. “If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception. It is a prevailing attitude.” – Charles Swindoll

#58. “Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.” – Lance Armstrong

#59. “Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.” – Norman Augustine

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it

#60. “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.” – William Arthur Ward

#61. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.” – Dale Carnegie

#62. “The impossible can always be broken down into possibilities.” – Unknown

#63. “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” – Newt Gingrich

#64. “What’s the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?” – Unknown

#65. “Study while others are sleeping. Work while others are loafing. Prepare while others are playing. And dream while others are wishing.” – William Arthur Ward

#66. “The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.” – Joel Brown

#67. “You have everything you need to build something far bigger than yourself.” – Seth Godin

#68. “Don’t think about what might go wrong. Think about what might go right.” – Unknown

#69. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 1,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

You are never given a wish

#70. “You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.” – Richard Bach

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

#72. “If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission.” – Unknown

#73. “Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.” – Doug Larson

#74. “You are the only one who can limit your greatness.” – Unknown

#75. “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” – Muhammad Ali

#76. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – Confucius

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

#78. “Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Unknown

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

There is no traffic jam along the extra mile

#80. “There is no traffic jam along the extra mile.” – Roger Staubach

#81. “I’m not telling you it is going to be easy. I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” – Art Williams

#82. “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” – Steve Martin

#83. “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” – Rikki Rogers

#84. “Don’t stop when you’re tired. Stop when you’re done.” – Marilyn Monroe

#85. “The question isn’t who is doing to let me, it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

#86. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” – Michael John Bobak

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

#88. “Knowing what you want and going after it every day is one of the most beautiful things anyone can have in life.” – Tom Bilyeu

#89. “Someday is not a day of the week.” – Denise Brennan-Nelson

#90. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair

#91. “The path to success is to take massive, determined action.” – Tony Robbins

#92. “Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

#93. “I wasn’t there to compete. I was there to win.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

#94. “Strength grows in the moments you can’t go on, but you keep going anyway.” – Unknown

#95. “The moment you want to quit is the moment you need to keep pushing.” – Unknown

#96. “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” – Duke Ellington

#97. “Set a goal so big that you can’t achieve it until you grow into the person who can.” – Unknown

#98. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

#99. “Just because people are doing extraordinary things doesn’t mean they’re not ordinary people.” – Laird Hamilton

If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities

#100. “If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles.” – Wayne Dyer

Final Thoughts

There are the best 100 motivational quotes to lead you to greatness.

I hope you found a handful of quotes that you can use in the future to inspire you when you need it.

Remember, everyone experiences tough times and bad days in life.

It is up to you whether or not you take action and make changes or let the tough times become the new normal.

Use these saying to ensure your bad day doesn’t become your new normal.

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