Motivational Quotes and Sayings

Motivation is the activation or energization of goal-oriented behavior. According to various theories, motivation may be rooted in the basic need to minimize physical pain and maximize pleasure, or it may include specific needs such as eating and resting, or a desired object, hobby, goal, state of being, ideal... (Wikipedia).

Sometimes, a single quote, the right quote, is powerful enough to motivate you to turn your life around. That is why motivational quotes and sayings below are maybe the most important category of quotes and sayings @ QuotesHut.com. Read them through and motivate yourself for success. Also, through these quotes and sayings you can learn about motivation in general.

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"Recognition is the greatest motivator." Gerard C. Eakedale

"Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity." Bo Bennett

"A man may conquer a million men in battle but one who conquers himself is, indeed, the greatest of conquerors." Buddha

"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." Mahatma Gandhi

"Walking your talk is a great way to motivate yourself. No one likes to live a lie. Be honest with yourself, and you will find the motivation to do what you advise others to do." Vince Poscente

"Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes." Chinese proverb

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." Mark Twain

"Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you'll win. Channel your energy. Focus." Carl Lewis

"Keep your mind on the things you want and off the things you don't want." Hannah Whitall Smith

"Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day." Thornton Wilder

"You gotta keep on keepin on." Joe Dirt

"We can do whatever we wish to do provided our wish is strong enough. What do you want most to do? That's what I have to keep asking myself, in the face of difficulties." Katherine Mansfield

"Where there is passion, there is no need for motivation." Lorrin L. Lee

"The best motivating is self-motivating.The guy says,'I wish someone would come by and turn me on.' What if they don't show up? You've got to have a better plan for your life." Jim Rohn

"When you believe you can do anything, all of a sudden widows of opportunity will open where before there were only walls." Stephanie Kathan

"Everything's gonna happen for me, just as long as I don't have no in my heart." David Spade

"Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great." Niccolo Machiavelli

"Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him,now you have a motivated idiot." Jim Rohn

"Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life." John F. Kennedy


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