More Motivational Quotes That Have Changed People’s Lives

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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 even 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.

Clayton Iverson • The loop hole to success is hard work

Prince Bhavik • No man can climb out beyond the limitations of his own character.

Prince Bhavik • To go forward is to move toward perfection.March on & fear not the thorns,or the sharp stones on life’s path.

Prince Bhavik • The unforgivable crime is soft hitting.Do not hit at all if it can be avoided,but never hit softly.

Prince Bhavik • People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.

Prince Bhavik • Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion.You must set yourself on fire.

Prince Bhavik • The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain,he is inspired by it. The persistent winner is not discouraged by a problem -he is challenged by it. Mountains are created to be conquered;adversities are designed to be defeated; problems are sent to be solved.It is better to master one mountain than a thousand foothills.

Kendall Ficklin • “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have!”

Michael Horsley • I love this one.”You miss 100% of the shots you never take”

Beverley Glazer  • Nike’s nailed it: Just do it!!Too much rationalization prevents action.

Elmer Winner • Here’s a quote I often used to challenge my teaching staff to believe in children and to expect positive responses from them: “Children are not what they think they are; they are not what we think they are; but usually children will become what they think we think they are.”

Greg Joutras • I just finished with an article that was very powerful. Here are a few highlights. First I will give credit where credit is due. Written by Kim Wright Wiley. For Selling Power Magazine, March 2011 Interview on Todd Lamb, Director of Sales, Under Armour Company Mission: To make ALL athletes better. Greatest challenge on the job: “Staying ahead of the curve. Athletic clothing and performance gear is a very competitive market with some large and formidable players. We’re challenged every day”. “The customers have the answers- it’s our job to execute.” What will get you higher at Under Armour: We believe in open dialog, but it is not enough to just show up with questions. You need to have solutions. What will get you fired from Under Armour: “Saying, but that’s the way we’ve always done it.”

Andre Souliere • My trade mark logo is “Never Fear…….Never Hesitate…….Never Quit…….”You can use this in every aspect of your life.

Marlus Marconcin • “Never trade what you want in your life for what you want now. Moments pass, and life goes on.” Author Unknown

Jerry Bishop MBA FCIP CTDP • “You have to hold onto that which supports you and lift up that which gives you hope.”

Lutalo K. Aryee • “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe it will achieve.” Napoleon Hill

Holiday Leah • “Once you say you are going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you in life.” – John F. Kennedy

Celena Diamond • “We do not stop playing because we grow older. We grow older because we stop playing.” -George Bernard Shaw

Jim Riviello • “Some people dream of Success, while others wake up early and work hard at it.”

Marg and Gina OBrien • I love, ‘be love’ quotes…which brings to mind the famous lyrical Beatles song “all you need is love” which is one of my favs.

Bright Wandera • Faith is taking the first step even when you do not see the entire staircase.- By Martin Luther King

Paul Murphy • When I came across this quote it explained exactly how I have led my life and is now our business philosophy. “For every obstacle there is a solution: over, under, around or through”, sadly, I have not been able to identify the originator….

Bill Grieco CMC • There are so many that I use in my presentations, but one of my favorites is from Dr Wayne Dyer; ” When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”.

Jerry Bishop MBA FCIP CTDP • I particularly like my wonderful colleague and friend W Mitchell has on his website that’s part of his story – it’s by Albert Camus ‘in the midst of my winter, I found there was in me an invincible summer.’

Vashna N. • Strength does not come from winning.Your struggles develop your strengths.When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender,that is STRENGTH.

Prince Bhavik • When the doors of perception are cleansed,man will see things as they truly are..infinite.

Stephanie Blackbird • Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do. ~ Pope John XXIII

Mary Anne • God’s delays are not God’s denials!

Sonya Goddard • “Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.”- Janis Joplin

Danick Buskermolen • Jim Rohn – “For things to change, you have to change. For things to get better, you have to get better, cos if you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got.”

Vicki Kaniger • Life is like drawing without an eraser. The good part is if we make a mistake, we can start over on a new page!

Kevin Knebl • “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

Russell Howells • I always enjoy “The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step”. When ever I feel something is too big to challenge I think of this great quote and break everything down into little steps.That way I never feel overwhelmed.

Wendy Scharfman • “Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.” Leo Rosten

Omar Rivas • The 2 greatest days in a human beings life is the day they are born, and the day they discover why. (Paraphrasing) Steve Harvey

Mark Gorke • It’s supposed to be hard! If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard… is what makes it great! – Tom Hanks in the movie: A League Of Their Own

Tanya Vu • Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time – M. Scott Peck

John Schaefer • It’s more important to be nice than right.

Anne Cox • “If nothing changes…… nothing changes.” Am really trying to live this one – not always successful, but bit by bit…..

Tiffany Lymon • How you do anything is how you do everything – T .Harv Eker

The Maurice James Empowerment Group • If you can look up you can get up.

Brian Cohen DTM • It was in the form of a question. “Are you coach-able?” This one sentence has really made me think about my attitude toward everything. If the answer is no, then you are closed off to new ideas, answering yes means the sky is the limit. My first response was no, that has changed.

Brigitte Moors • ” Every little thing that happens in our life is an opportunity to grow towards something greater. We shall not fear evil, weakness or loneliness, because even in the worse times God is there with us, telling our hearts to find the way. Nothing is really bad; it’s just a bridge to see the wonderful opportunities you get when you learn that you are a beautiful creature and that the universe is there for you to take the best out of everything.”

Al Wilson Jr • Les Brown said, ” You don’t have to be great to get started, but you do have to get started to be great!” Now THAT changed my life!

Marc Kadyk • Luck favors the BACKBONE not the WISHBONE. – Doyle Brunson

Lauren Anderson • “YOU must be the change you wish to see in the world” Mahatma Gandhi

Donna Baylor • “Impossible is only an opinion” – Donna Baylor

Arie van Ingen • “I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain and torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage.” by Nietzsche

Eynar Khaimov • “I rather die on my feet…than live on my knees.” Unknown

Wakely Chee, LCSW • “Life is not about finding yourself…. it’s about creating yourself.”

Stuart Rosen • Never strive for perfection, because you’re better than that!~ Guru Stu

Kim Hellyar • “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller

Karen Robertson • I am the master of my mind and the Captain of my soul!

Carole Sacino • “What you focus on grows bigger”….positive or negative it will be bigger in your life. and “what you think about comes about”

Karen Robertson • It’s not my quote…I heard this a couple of years ago and it was life changing for me…


Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever God may be,
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance,
I have not cried nor winced aloud,
Under the bludgeoning of chance,
My head is bloody but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the captain of my fate,
I am the master of my soul.

William Earnest Henley, 1875

Kemp Dunaway • A person who is successful has simply formed the habit of doing things that unsuccessful people will not do-Anonymous

Lillian Ogbogoh • “Formal education will make you a living;self-education will make you a fortune.”— Jim Rohn:

Bebhinn O’Loingsigh • I love “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are for.” It’s by John A.Shedd. It really encapsulates going out there and living your life, even when it’s a bit daunting.

Lynda Haines Schommer • Inspired just reading these!!

Marius Assi • We dare love success(Wealthiness) and hate defeat(poverty),cause it is better doing a lot with richness than never doing anything with …guess what

Judee Ann Pouncey • Faith is a choice! (told to me by Edwene Gaines in a workshop)

Monty Rainey • I don’t know where he heard it as I’ve heard similar variations, but my dad used to say, “Never settle for doing a good job when you have the ability to do a great one.”

Scott Wyma • Life is not static; you better swim or you will sink.

Lance Miller • It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.

Kemp Dunaway • Trust yourself .You know more than you think –Benjamin Spock

Brian Cunningham • Napoleon Hill in his forward to “Think and Grow Rich”. “Whatever your mind can conceive and believe it can achieve”

Brian Cunningham • I have to give a second one from the same source (Napoleon Hill – Think and Grow Rich)”Every

Failure Brings With It The Seed Of An Equivalent Success”Both have had a considerable effect on my life and continue to do so.

Mark McKenzie • Your mind moves in the direction of your most dominant thought and what you focus on expands.

Ruth Akech • “I respectfully do not care”.Borrowed from Martha Beck, this comment reminds me to look on ahead, even as Sodom goes up in flames! I don’t fancy turning into a column of salt, before reaching my new homeland.

Cathy Heyes • There are 4 that I keep on my desk

1. Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker, expose your ideas to controversy, speak your mind and fear less the label of ‘crackpot’ than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost .. Thomas J Watson the founder of IBM.

2. Our lives end the day we become silent about things that matter .. Martin Luther King Jr

3. There are but two powers in the world – the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword is always beaten by the spirit .. Napoleon Bonaparte

4. In the end we remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends .. Martin Luther King Jr

Søren Klinge • A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind.”

Ellen Fink-Samnick • “Protect your time, it is your life; What I know for sure is that how one spends their time defines who they are.” The Oprah Magazine, April 2004, 4(3) HARPO Productions

Brian Rist • Here’s one; Remember happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think. By : Dale Carnegie

Dawn Sweeney • She who laughs, lasts. — Mary Pettibone Poole

Kimberly Petruska • Act as if it were impossible to fail….

Nigel Clayton • “If you want it, you must find it. When you have it, there will be no need for it.” George Harrison

Antonio Ramirez • whether you think you can or you think you cannot, you will be right…

Clayton Iverson • It is not the critic that counts – Roosevelt

Laure Capelle • “That for which you are ready to die is what you should live for”. Antoine de St Exupery (not too sure about the English translation. Please excuse any English mistake) I like to use it with my trainee to extract their life purpose.

Sue Z. Hart • “This too shall pass”

Laney Ray • “Whatever you can do or think you can do begin it – for boldness has power, magic, and genius wrapped up in it.” von Goethe

Kevin James Richardson • COMMIT-TO-BELIEVE IN POSITIVES FIRST — 100%!! It’s What Matters Most! and Keeps The Dream Alive!!

Anna Stevens, BBA, JD • If you Want to be happy – BE happy!

Judy Dick • When a man really desires a ‘thing’ so deeply that he is willing to stake his entire future on a single turn of the wheel in order to get it, he is sure to win.

Judy Dick • Commitment is easy. Dreams are free but no one is ready for a ‘thing’ until he believes he can acquire it and it is essential to give before you get. When one is truly ready for a ‘thing’ it puts in its appearance.

DeAnna McCall • “Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it’s dark.”

Tony Hodson • An oldie but still works for me… ‘Whether you think you can or you can’t you’ll be right’ attributed to Henry Ford

Jacqui Olliver • As you think, you are. As you imagine; so you become…Glad to have joined all you lovely inspiring people 🙂

Judy Dick • The finest tool still needs a man who knows how to use it.

Barb O’Dell • The one who works with their hands is a laborer. The one who works with their hands and mind is a craftsman, but the one who works with their hands, their mind and their heart is an artist whose work enriches the world forever.

Hugh Curley, Emotional Intelligence Speaker • And the one who works with someone else’s hands is a manager, but the one who works with someone else’s heart is a leader.

Kim Hellyar • “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”– Harvey Fierstein My new all time favorite! I just saw this today and my circumstances at this point in time were perfect for the quote. So, it did indeed change my life today! I feel SO much better for the reminder!

Lenita Womack • If it’s to be it’s up to me!!!!!

Margaret Mara • Be the change you want to see in the world – Gandhi

Govind Babu • If YOU want the things YOU have never had, You should be prepared to do the things YOU have never done.

Tonee Ndungu • “It is not what you do that defines you, it is what you don’t do!” My father.. I needed to sit down..

Sarah Snyder • Be the change you wish to see in the world. -Gandhi

Jazmine Henderson • Success is a decision. I’m a decision maker. My decision is to be successful. Success will be mine!

Keith Johnston • “Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it in themselves.” – Stephen Covey

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