45 Quotes Overflowing With Motivation To Impact Your Life

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They just keep coming and it just doesn’t seem to want to stop growing and going. 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 45 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.

Melissa Tyler • People will never remember what you did or what you said..they will only remember the way you made them feel!

Mark Sutherland • Great champions are not surprised by success, they plan for it and expect it.

John Shackleton • Observe the masses and do the opposite – Walt Disney

Claire Coumbis • Once you concentrate on your life purpose (which is to serve the greater good) – all the rest just falls into place. B Real

Somnath Bhattacharyya • Why do we fall? So we learn how to Pick Ourselves Up.-Alfred Pennyworth from Batman Begins(especially for you Michael Caine fans).

Dr. Thom A. Lisk • You….are….Terrific!! (Remember Tom-Terrific on the Captain Kangaroo TV show?)

Rory Kelly Connor • You life does not have to be such a continuing struggle. The problem is simple. You think your life is about you. Your life is not about you. It is about everyone in the world. ~ Neale Donald Walsch

Q. Yolanda Simmons • Believe you can achieve!

Somnath Bhattacharyya • Tom Terrific? No. I do know who Tom Slick is.

Jason Durham • You will NEVER make it!

Hazel Sawyers • Maurice, I particularly like you quote ‘if you can look up you can get up’. It is short, and to the point. It’s thought provoking especially because looking up does not have to be a physical action. I’ll definitely use this quote. Is it an original from you? Who do I credit?

Tonia Robinson • Thank Goodness I got accepted into this group, this positive energy is what we need more of…a poem by Rudyard Kipling changed my life…its called “If”..

If you can keep your head when all about you

Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

But make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,

Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating,

And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;


If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;

If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;

If you can meet with triumph and disaster

And treat those two imposters just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken

Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,

And stoop and build ’em up with wornout tools;


If you can make one heap of all your winnings

And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,

And lose, and start again at your beginnings

And never breath a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew

To serve your turn long after they are gone,

And so hold on when there is nothing in you

Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on”;


If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,

Or walk with kings – nor lose the common touch;

If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;

If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run –

Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,

And – which is more – you’ll be a Man my son! (or my daughter) 🙂

Gerry Hartigan • Great stuff, thanks for sharing Tonia.

Tonia Robinson • “Wherever you go there you are”

Tonia Robinson • Anytime Gerry…:-)

Karen Cleland • A smile is the universal language.

Mark Sutherland • If you smile at me I will understand, because that is something everybody everywhere does in the same language – Crosby Stills and Nash from the song Wooden Ships. Best line ever in any song ever

Tonia Robinson • This is so true Karen and Mark! A smile takes less facial muscles than a frown and its so powerful.

Sheree Clark • “Every situation, if you think about it, is an invitation for you to react in a certain way, but being mindful gives you the chance to decide how to RSVP.” — Catherine Price I love this one, so true 🙂

Sheryl Floris • “He who has a strong enough WHY can bear almost any HOW.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Arlene de Waal • Reputation is what people think you are. Character is who you really are. Take care of your character and your reputation will take care of you!

Lien (Leanne) Nguyen • Great quote! Entegrity is my favourite human chracter. Thanks for sharing

Lien (Leanne) Nguyen • Hi Catherine, did you study Bhuddism by any chance? Your quote is superb!

Linda Davis-Kyle • “Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” Napoleon Hill ~ Lesson 4 “Initiative and Leadership” in The Law of Success

Sheryl Floris • I love quotes and thought of one more as I was arising this morning…it’s actually the quote that serves as a common thread in living my life… “Find the gift in the present…It’s all good!” ~ Me 🙂

Bryan Flanagan • You cannot consistently perform in a manner that is inconsistent with the way you see yourself…Zig

Peter G. J. Sinclair – Motivator • ‘To be nobody-but-yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else – means to fight the hardest battle which any human can fight; and never stop fighting.’ e.e.cummings

Karen Cleland • To be successful the first thing to do is fall in love with your work

Sandy Cerami • “Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” Mr. J. Earl Shoaff as quoted by the incomparable Jim Rohn…

James Johnson • Everyone faces one of two pains in life, the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. Discipline weighs ounces, regret weighs tons.(Jim Rohn) If I can help you please contact me at my website www.coachjimjohnson.com

Gary Millar • Try not to be a man (person) of success, but a man (person) of value. Albert Einstein

Michele Sfakianos • Where focus goes, energy flows.

Tom Slusher • “Every day is my Birthday” I celebrate every day.

Nichele Wells • Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are. Author Unknown

Merri Taylor • I love that one, Nichele! According to a Google search, the author is Bernice Johnson Reagon (American Historian and Musician).

Nichele Wells • Hi Merri! Thank you for the author’s name. This quote seems to always show up at the right moment. 🙂 Enjoy the rest of the week!

Yvette Maiello • Amen!

Tonia Robinson • When written in Chinese the word “crisis” is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity. ~John F. Kennedy, address, 12 April 1959

Alice Chan, Ph.D. • “Don’t ask what is sensible and how can I make it work. Instead, ask what is possible and how can I make it happen. That’s the difference between mere survival and great accomplishments.” Not sure who said this, but I posted this on my office door for many years.

Peter G. J. Sinclair – Motivator • ‘Your mountains will never increase in height, but you and I can increase in stature.’

Gayle (Domfort/Benmosche) LaSalle • “I can be changed by what happens to me. I refuse to be reduced by it” Maya Angelou

John Muir • One of my favorite quotes/ mantras is “Success smooths a lot of creases in life”

Bobbi Jankovich • There are so many!

“Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.” —Lin Yutang

But then again, I really like this one too! 😀

“Given a choice between two theories, take the one which is funnier.” —Blore’s Razor

We have to keep a sense of humor, right???

Kaushal Dhruw • Your passion is waiting for your courage to catch up. – Marilyn Greist

So true and so inspirational that I couldn’t stop myself from posting it in my blog.

Kaushal Dhruw • >. No one can stop the man who refuses to be stopped.~ Robin Sharma

>. The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going. ~ Unknown

>. Nothing will work unless you do. ~ Maya Angelou

>. Being defeated is often a temporary condition, giving up is what makes it permanent. ~ Marilyn Vos Savant

>. Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. ~Willian B. Sprague

>. Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. ~Henry Ford

>. Actions speak louder than words but not nearly as often. ~ Mark Twain

>. Replace the word “PROBLEM” with the word “OPPORTUNITY” in all your thoughts.~ Matthew Keith Groves

>. Vision without execution is delusion.~ Thomas A. Edison

>. Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.~ Confucius

>. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.~ Thomas A. Edison

>. I will not say that I failed 1000 times, I will say that I discovered 1000 ways that can cause failure.~ Thomas A. Edison

>. “Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure it just means you haven’t succeeded yet.” – Robert Schuller

Michael Sallese, PSP, PMI-SP • “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Kim Stott • You are not what you do cause when you don”t do your not!

Madge du Preez • “It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.” Madiba

Brian Rinke • If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. Thomas Edison

Kevin Sims • Fear stands for False Expectations Appearing Real. Not sure who to attribute the quote to.

Scott Dimmick • This quote rings true with today’s economy….”Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”…..JFK

Brian Cohen DTM • It is go time.

Jeremy Sax • If you really want the light at the end of the tunnel, drudge your way through it and turn it on yourself.

Angela Lockwood • “Innovation- Go where there is no path and leave a trail”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dr. Sue Cornbluth • When I know better I do better!

Pegine Echevarria, MSW, CSP • “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent” Eleanor Roosevelt – I had been a gang member, moved to Spain – opened two business – returned home and became a territorial sales person. I never felt quite in sync with everyone else who I perceived were ‘normal’ I found this quote in the Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls NY – changed my life.

Larry Riggs • There are so many! Here is one I love but don’t remember who said it. “People don’t drown because they fall in the water. They drown because they stay there.”

Jennifer Leinbach • You cannot fail if you don’t quit.

Andrew Butters • In the midst of death sing songs of life!

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