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101 Motivational Quotes To Inspire You TO BE THE BEST!

Whether you’re reaching for a new target after an achievement, working hard or trying to stay focused, we know the struggle gets real.

So brace yourself, fellow wanderers, for you are about to embark on a different kind of journey filled with the best motivational quotes possible.

One that visits the thoughts and observations of people across history – people that changed it, and the world.

Athletes and scientists, entrepreneurs and philosophers, and the revolutionary women and men that pushed the boundaries of change, and of themselves – minds that tangled with perception, and motivation, and stood strong in the face of tough times and tough decisions.

We’ll see you in the comments section!

101 Motivational Quotes to Inspire and Engage

1. “Don’t be pushed by your problems; be led by your dreams.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


2. “More powerful than the will to win is the courage to begin.” – Orrin Woodward

Orrin Woodward Quote

3. “Success comes from having dreams that are bigger than your fears.” – Bobby Unser


Bobby Unser Quote

4. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers

5. “Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” – William Butler Yeats

William Butlereyeats Quote

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21. “Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.“ – Mark Amend
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22. “Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.” – Thomas Huxley
Thomas Huxley Quote

23. “You don’t drown by falling in water; you drown by staying there.” – Robert Collier

Robert Collier Quote
24. “The only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday.” – Matty Mullens
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25. “Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.” – Benjamin Disraeli
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26. “Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.” – Laird Hamilton

 Laird Hamilton Quote

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

George Addair Quote– via reddit

28. “Your focus determines your reality.” – George Lucas

George Lucas Quote – via emiliano

29. “Speak only if you can improve the silence.”– Spanish proverb
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30. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison Quote

31. “Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist.” – Pablo Picasso

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32. “There are two kinds of people in this world; those who want to get things done, and those who don’t want to make mistakes.” – John Maxwell

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33. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is a quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher
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34. “Gentleness doesn’t get work done unless you happen to be a hen laying eggs.” – Coco ChanelCoco Chanel Quote– via lifehack

35. “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” –  Paulo Coelho

36. “Don’t wait for your feelings to change to take the action. Take the action and your feelings will change.” – Barbara Baron

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37.” Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly” – Robert Schuller
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38. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth Quote
39. “When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge.” – Terry Bradshaw
Terry Bradshaw Quote
40. “One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul Jabbar Qoute
41. “There are two ways of spreading light. To be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton
42. “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up.” – Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan Quote– via entrepreneur

43. “Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.” – Robin Sharma
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44. “A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.” – Jack Dempsey

Jack Dempsey Quote

45. “It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” – Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali Quote
46. “Find a victory in every defeat to remain hopeful, and find a defeat in every victory to remain humble.” – Orrin Woodward 

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47. “The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.”
 B.B. King

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48. “The work you do when you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.” – Jessica Hische

Jessica Hische Quote

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49. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – Josh Wooden
Josh Wooden Quote

50. “Learning never exhausts the mind” – Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci Quote– via Lifehack

51. “Every now and then it’s good to stop climbing and appreciate the view from right where you are.” – Lori Deschene

Lori Deschene Quote
52. “Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.” – Stephen R Covey
Stephen R Covey Quote

53. “Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.” – Benjamin Disraeli 
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54. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King Jr

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55. “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavour.” – Vince Lombardi
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56. “Never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.” – Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens Quote

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

58. “The best way to predict the future is to create it – Abraham Lincoln 

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59. “As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson
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60. “A man cannot build a reputation on what he is going to do.” – Henry Ford
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61. “If you have everything under control, you’re not moving fast enough.” – Mario Andretti

Mario Andretti Quote
62. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” – Tommy Lasorda
Tommy Lasorda Quote
63. “Work gives you meaning and purpose, and life is empty without it.” – Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking Quote– via lifehack

64. “If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” – Thomas Jefferson
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65. “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – CS Lewis

CS Lewis Quote
66. “The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as long as we live.” – Mortimer Adler
Mortimer Adler
67.  “Whether you think you can, or you can’t – either way you’re right.” – Henry Ford

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68. “Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.”- Seth Godin
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69. “There are better starters than me, but I’m a strong finisher.” – Usain Bolt

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70. “There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you.” – Maya Angelou
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71. “The individual who says it is not possible should get out of the way of those doing it.” – Tricia Cunningham

Tricia Cunningham Quote
72. “You must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul.” – Walt Disney
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73. “I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.” – General George Patton
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74. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
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75. “Always remember that you are absolutely unique; just like everone else.” – Margaret Mead

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76. “Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.” – John C. Maxwell

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77. “The difference between a stumbling block and a stepping stone is how high you raise your foot.” – Benny Lewis

Benny Lewis Quote
78. “Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J Marine
Joshua J Marine Quote
79. “A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.”

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80. “We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better.” – J.K. Rowling

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81. “Running allows me to set my mind free. Nothing seems impossible. Nothing unattainable.” – Kara Goucher
 Kara Goucher Quote
82. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.” – Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde Quote

83.”What seems hard now will one day be your warm up.”

Warm Up Quote
84. “Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack.” – Unknown

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85. “You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the further you get.” – Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps Quote – via entrepreneur

86. “The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.” – Pele 

87. “Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. “ – Coco Chanel
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88. “There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either in or you’re out. There is no such thing as life in-between.” – Pat Riley
89. “Do one thing every day that scares you. Taking risks takes practice.” – John Shumate

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90. “You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore” – Christopher Columbus

91. “Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.” – Arnold Palmer

92. “Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.” – Oprah Winfrey

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93. “People have a way of becoming what you encourage them to be, not what you nag them to be.” – Scudder Parker
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94. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu 

95. “The 3 C’s in life: Choice, chance, change. You must make the choice, to take the chance, if you want anything in life to change.” – Unknown

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96. “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau Quote– via behance

97.  “Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality. Upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.” – Stuart Scott

Stuart Scott Quote – via Lifehack

98. “Perfection is boring. Getting better is where all the fun is.” – Dragos Roua

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99. “When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.” – Steven Wright
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100. “Do it with passion, or not at all.” – Rosa Nouchette Carey
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101. “The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory.” – Les Brown

Les Brown Quote

Congratulations on making it all the way here, and thank you for joining us on a journey that we hope was an empowering one.

Feel free to share this dash of positivity around, and please let us know which quote instantly gets you going!



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