60 Motivational Quotes That Have Changed People’s Lives
Since I posted this request – Give Me One Motivational Quote That Changed Your Life – in the Motivation Nation Group found in the social network of LinkedIn, the response has been overwhelming and continues to grow with every passing week…
So here are 60 more contributions that have been made in response to that request.
Maybe you have a quote that you would also like to share with us.
In addition to the quotes some of the contributors – whose names appear at the front of each of the quotes – have added some of their own personal insights into the quotes.
I trust that the wisdom shared by these ones, whose lives were changed by a motivational quote, will add great value to your life.
Bonnie Williams • Everyone is gifted – but some people never open their package
Cathy Hanson • “The question isn’t who’s going to let me, the question is who’s going to stop me.” — Ayn Rand
Grace McGregor • “Everything connects to everything; therefore, as we change, the world cannot but change with us.” – Marianne Williamson
Corean Canty • One of my all time favs: “Come to the edge, he said. They said: We are afraid. Come to the edge, he said. They came. He pushed them, and they flew…” – Guillaume Apollinaire
Brian Cohen DTM • “Don’t stop me now, cause I am having such a good time, I’m having a ball” Queen, need I say more.
Karen Robertson • Life is a progress, and not a station
Liz Trotter • “Life is a ladder, it’s not a bed” Zig Ziglar (it’s better if you can hear his drawl in it!)
Judy Dick • Corean, I love that. Really love it. That has got to be the epitome of trust. Beautiful Quote.
Suzie Cheel • Be the change You wish to see in the world- Gandhi
Dennis James Deegan CTM • Some of my favorite lines from Tennyson’s, Ulysses:
How dull it is to pause, to make an end, to rust unburnished, not to shine in use!
My purpose holds to sail beyond the sunset…to strive, to seek, to find and not to yield.
Mary Crockett • “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.” Eleanor Roosevelt
Dennis James Deegan CTM • “Your pain is the breaking of the shell which encloses your understanding”. From: The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran. As we get older we realize that some of the pain and suffering we went through during the earlier years has helped to shape us and prepare us; not only for the trials we were to face, but the triumphs as well.
John Smith • It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
Paul Healey • The Door To Success Is Marked Push ( Quoted By My Granny)
Oliver Huls • Paul, don’t you just love the simple, honest ones that can, however, be so powerful? Just great!
Darla Dolph • Great one, Paul! I have made a little sign with this saying and put it on my wall, right in the center, just above my computer…I am inspired everytime I look up.
Dr. Nate Boyer • Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. Tony Robbins
Barney Wood • It was something like this: “Working for a corporation doesn’t do anything for the customer except take their money by ‘promising high and delivering low.’ Start your own company and you will make more money as well as actually deliver what the customer paid for!”
Lesley Sprague • Just one – there are so many inspirational quotes out there that aways touch me – I love my quotes lol
Victor Lee • “No matter how great your goals or dreams, if you don’t put some feet to them they are not going anywhere.” Clifford Ashe III
Carol Dorn • It is not what you do or say that you regret but rather what you don’t do or say.
Ray Moya • “Live your life like it was your last day on earth. Someday, you will be right” – Jeremy Schwartz
Judi Wade • Believe in yourself
Jennifer Hancock • The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right. – Henry David Thoreau. I use this quote to remind myself that I can act even though I don’t have all the facts available. I can always change course if it turns out I was wrong. But it is better to act and be wrong than to wait for the “perfect time” which may never come.
Prof P.K.Keshap • @Judi Wade: In the same vein I say to myself: YES I CAN DO IT.
Sue Z. Hart • Love all the thoughts!
Claire Coumbis • Be.
Kenny Brixey • When you find yourself in a hole…Stop digging! Mark Twain
Whether you believe you can or you can’t… you are right. Henry Ford
Roberta Barnett • If you always do what you always do, then you’ll always get what you always get
Brigitte Moors • I work on my problems and then I release them
Brigitte Moors • and in return I feel happier then ever before!
Brigitte Moors • when you don’t love yourself you cannot love other people
that is the motivational value of this for all people
Kevin Dicks • Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. -William James
Lezley Davidson • These are great! I’m so glad I joined this group…
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” ~ Gandhi
Oops… that one’s already been added – okay, I’ll go with another great one:
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” ~Joseph Campbell
Andy Greenberg • Celebrate then pursue
Denise Taylor • “Learning is a gift, even if pain is the teacher” – James Gardner in ‘The Ultimate Gift’ movie based on Jim Stovall’s book of same name.
My oldest daughter was going through a bone marrow transplant at the time I heard it. I was led by spiritual guidance to embrace that quote. I had a sense the pain that was coming was greater than the pain we were currently experiencing and wanted to remember to seek the gifts in it. Learn from it. My instincts were accurate. Jonnae passed away 7 months later. Truly the learning that came from the pain…that I continue to learn from and live by…is a gift. We just celebrated Jonnae’s 3rd Heavenly Birthday on June 9. I’m able to celebrate the day we released her back into Our Father’s hands, rather than mourn the anniversary of her death, by embracing the gifts, regardless of the package they came in.
Bruce Campbell • “Good is the enemy of great.” Jim Collins Don’t accept good. Go for extraordinary – be great!
Denise Taylor • You don’t have to…you GET to.
Suzie Cheel • At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. ~ Lao Tzu
Rick Ledingham • Everything will be ok in the end. If everything is not ok now, it simply means it’s not the end!
Bhupendra Singh Rathore • You are never stuck…you always have a choice…. Lots of love to all..thanks ..:)
Chris DeMaio • Men Wanted: For hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success.” — Ernest Shackleton
Judy Osuna • “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Victor Frankl
Ekta Suri • I think the quote that inspires me every day, is probably the first which we learn in our life is, “hard work always pays’
David Mauro, J.D. • Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So, be only with people who treat you right. Forget about the ones who did not. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance in Life, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy. They just promised it would be worth it.
Corina Kinsmore • You have powers you never dreamed of. You can do things you never thought you could do. There are no limitations in what you can do except the limitations of your own mind. ~Darwin P. Kingsley~
Shakti Pradhan • Control your own destiny or someone else will- Jack Welch
Cheri Britton • One of my favorite!!!
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~ Anais Nin
Brian Nielsen • One word: WELCOME! Say welcome to everything that happens in your life feelings, thoughts, everything. It make me more calm and happy:-) Maybe it will work for you:-)
Pascoe Sawyers • “The biggest mistake you could ever make is to think you work for anyone but yourself“, Brian Tracy
Carol Dorn • This is one of my favorites and it so true
Lori King-Kocsis • This is one of my favorites as well! Love it ! Posting it right now on my FB. Thank you Cheri!
Joanna Mitchell • “Take advantage of every opportunity.” This comment was made by a high school teacher of mine in 1977. I’ve never forgotten it and have stepped into so many new things because that quote was impressed in my soul!
Lien (Leanne) Nguyen • Aim for the star, you may reach the eagle, aim for the bird, you will hit the ground. Aim high…
Nigel Booth • Its not what you think, Its not what you say but it is what you do that defines you.
Gerry Hartigan • “I walk slowly but I never walk backwards.” Abraham Lincoln
Sally Wilson • “You have the power to change your thoughts and your thoughts have the power to change your life.” – Ron Willingham
Paul Wearmouth • Nothing is instant, except your change of will to do what is necessary to succeed! – Paul Wearmouth 2011