Motivational Quotes

MOTIVATION is a kind of driving force, which creates a fire inside you to do something.  Doubles your ability to work and you start doing your work with full vigor and strength.

 It mainly works to fill enthusiasm in your work and emotions. To motivate means to create passion and passion in yourself to do something.

forumessage has brought best collection of Motivational Quotes for you. These quotes can inspire you and can develop Positive Thinking inside you.

MOTIVATIONAL AND INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FOR WOMEN

You can send these motivational quotes as good morning messages which can feel your friends with positive thoughts.

“I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.” – Audrey Hepburn

“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” ― Brigham Young

“Whenever you see a successful woman, look out for three men who are going out of their way to try to block her.” – Yulia Tymoshenko

“Some women choose to follow men, and some choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.” – Lady Gaga

“It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.” – J. K. Rowling

 “I am a woman with thoughts and questions and sh*t to say. I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story – I will.” – Amy Schumer

 “It’s possible to climb to the top without stomping on other people.”  – Taylor Swift

“Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.” – Jennifer Lopez

 “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin

 “She was powerful not because she wasn’t scared but because she went on so strongly, despite the fear.” – Atticus

 “And one day she discovered that she was fierce and strong, and full of fire and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.” – Mark Anthony

 “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a b*tch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”— Maya Angelou

“Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you.” — Hillary Clinton

 “We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” — Malala Yousafzai

“If you don’t like being a doormat then get off the floor.”– Al Anon

“The best protection any woman can have … is courage.”– Elizabeth Cady Stanton

 “Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. There is no yesterday, no tomorrow, it’s all the same day.” –Janis Joplin

. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”– Alice Walker

“One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.”– Sheila Murray Bethel

 “Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is.” — Anne Frank

 “Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.” – Jennifer Lopez

 “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.” ~ Melissa Etheridge

 “Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.” ~ Byron Katie

“The way in which we think of ourselves has everything to do with how our world sees us and how we see ourselves successfully acknowledged by the world.”– Arlene Rankin

“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”– Oprah Winfrey

“You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.”– Rosalynn Carter

“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions.” — Catherine Cook

“If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it. It’s much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.”— Grace Hopper

 “It’s not your job to like me, it’s mine.” — Byron Katie

 “Buckle up, and know that it’s going to be a tremendous amount of work, but embrace it.” –Tory Burch

 “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse.”— Florence Nightingale

 “What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength.”— Meryl Streep

 “Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” – Anne Sweeney

 “Cherish forever what makes you unique, ‘cuz you’re really a yawn if it goes.” – Bette Midler

 “One of the secrets to staying young is to always do things you don’t know how to do, to keep learning.” – Ruth Reichl

“Successful women are not liked. I think the biggest danger for women in science is colleagues who are not as good as you are.” –  Christiane Nusslein-Volhard

 “Whenever you see a successful woman, look out for three men who are going out of their way to try to block her.” – Yulia Tymoshenko

 “You can’t please everyone, and you can’t make everyone like you.” – Katie Couric

 “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” — Estée Lauder

“Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention.” – Pink

 “Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.”– Margaret Thatcher

 “A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. A woman must do what he can’t.”– Rhonda Hansome

 “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

 “I do not wish [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.”— Mary Wollstonecraft

“A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.”— Melinda Gates

 “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.”— Louisa May Alcott

 “Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life.”— Dr. Mae Jemison

 “Words have power. TV has power. My pen has power.”— Shonda Rhimes

 “Power is not given to you. You have to take it.”—Beyoncé Knowles

 “When I’m hungry, I eat. When I’m thirsty, I drink. When I feel like saying something, I say it.” – Madonna

 “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” ― Charlotte Brontë

 “You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” ― Brigham Young

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” ― Nora Ephron

 “What would men be without women? Scarce, sir…mighty scarce.” ― Mark Twain

 “As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.” ― Virginia Woolf.

 “The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.” ― Roseanne Barr

 “No woman wants to be in submission to a man who isn’t in submission to God!” ― T D Jakes

“A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.” ― George Meredith

 “When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.” – Diane Von Furstenberg

 “We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.” – Sheryl Sandberg

 “It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” – Madeleine Albright

 “Women must learn to play the game as men do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

 “A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.” – Gloria Steinem

 “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” – Coco Chanel

 “I always wanted to be a femme fatale. Even when I was a young girl, I never really wanted to be a girl. I wanted to be a woman.” – Diane von Furstenberg

 “Women have discovered that they cannot rely on men’s chivalry to give them justice.” – Helen Keller

“When there are no ceilings, the sky’s the limit. So let’s keep going—let’s keep going until every one of the 161 million women and girls across America has the opportunity she deserves to have.” – Hillary Clinton

 “I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values – and follow my own moral compass – then the only expectations I need to live up to are my own.” – Michelle Obama

“I’m tough, ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.” – Madonna

“We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.” – Beyoncé

“Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women.” – Maya Angelou

“No woman should be told she can’t make decisions about her own body. When women’s rights are under attack, we fight back.” – Kamala Harris

“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” – Michelle Obama

 “I feel now that the time is come when even a woman or a child who can speak a word for freedom and humanity is bound to speak.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” – Audre Lorde

 “Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.” – Toni Morrison

 “I figure, if a girl wants to be a legend, she should go ahead and be one.” – Calamity Jane

 “Don’t let anyone speak for you, and don’t rely on others to fight for you.” – Michelle Obama

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou 

“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

 “There is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” – Virginia Woolf 

 “The king may rule the kingdom, but it’s the queen who moves the board.” – D.M. Timney

“Your silence will not protect you.” – Audre Lorde 

 “A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” –  Diane Mariechild

“I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.” – Mary Shelley 

 “Do not tame the wolf inside you just because you’ve met someone who doesn’t have the courage to handle you.” – Belle Estreller

 “If you don’t live your life, then who will?” – Rihanna

 “Embrace everything you are as a woman. Even your flaws too. And the things that you want to fix, you make them better.” – Kelly Rowland

 “They tried to bury us; they did not know we were the seeds.” – Mexican Proverb

 “She is water. Soft enough to offer life, tough enough to drown it away.” –  Rupi Kaur

 “Here’s too strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them. – Unknown 

“A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts.” – Nancy Rathburn

 “One isn’t born courageous, one becomes it.” – Marjane Satrapi

 “The only way you can grow is to let yourself make mistakes and create contradictions.” – Nikki Giovanni

“Everything is within your power, and your power is within you.” ― Janice Trachtman

 “There are times in life when, instead of complaining, you do something about your complaints.” – Rita Dove

“Strong women need not declare they can carry all the burdens in life. They just quietly do it and survive with a smile.” –  Princess Maleiha Bajunaid Canda

 “I did what my conscience told me to do, and you can’t fail if you do that.” – Anita Hill

“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” – Audre Lorde

 “Taking care of yourself makes you stronger for everyone in your life … including you.”– Kelly Rudolph

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

 “Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to change.” – Iyanla Vanzant

“Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene

 “You know, you do need mentors, but in the end, you really just need to believe in yourself.” – Diana Ross

“Don’t let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things. Believe in yourself. Do what you love. And most importantly, be kind to others, even if you don’t like them.” – Stacy London

 “Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” – Wilma Rudolph

 “You’re not in competition with other women. You’re in competition with everyone.” – Tina Fey

“You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” – Rosalynn Carter

“Strong women don’t play the victims, don’t make themselves look pitiful, and don’t point fingers. They stand and they deal.” – Mandy Hale

“I am not a difficult woman at all. I am simply a strong woman and know my worth.” – Angelina Jolie

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, and how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou

“I am a woman phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that’s me.” – Maya Angelou

“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” —Katharine Hepburn

“In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.” – Sheryl Sandberg

“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” – Margaret Thatcher

“We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.” – Sheryl Sandberg

“Beneath every strong, independent woman lies a broken little girl who had to learn how to get back up and to never depend on anyone.” – Anonymous

“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.” – Henri J.M. Nouwen

“You’ve got to learn to leave the table when love’s no longer being served.” – Nina Simone

“If you prioritize yourself, you are going to save yourself.” – Gabrielle Union

“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” – J.M. Barrie

“Success is a journey, not a destination.” – Ben Sweetland

“You can’t be hesitant about who you are.” – Viola David

“I always wanted to be a femme fatale. Even when I was a young girl, I never really wanted to be a girl. I wanted to be a woman.” – Diane von Furstenberg

“I have standards I don’t plan on lowering for anybody, including myself.” – Zendaya

“When you put love out in the world it travels, and it can touch people and reach people in ways that we never even expected.” – Laverne Cox

“You can be the lead in your own life.” – Kerry Washington

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

“Give light and people will find the way.” – Ella Baker

“I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind learning.” – Amy Poehler

“Let your compassion fuel your passion.” — Achaea Redd, founder of Real Girls F.A.R.T.

“Understand that getting help isn’t a sign of weakness but a sign of strength.” – Michelle Obama

“Women are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“She does not know what the future holds, but she is grateful for slow and steady growth.” — Morgan Harper Nichols

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey

“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” – Diane Mariechild

“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” – Oprah Winfrey

“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.” – Melinda Gates

“I realized that I don’t have to be perfect. All I have to do is show up and enjoy the messy, imperfect, and beautiful journey of my life.” – Kerry Washington

“The more you can be authentic, the happier you’re going to be, and life will work itself around that.” — Melinda Gates

“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill

“Be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland

“Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the errors that counts.” – Nikki Giovanni

“Don’t let anyone speak for you, and don’t rely on others to fight for you.” – Michelle Obama

“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

“Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.” – Jennifer Lopez

“I am a strong woman because a strong woman raised me.” – Anonymous

“‘You’re gonna be happy,’ said life, ‘but first I’ll make you strong.’” – Anonymous

“Women have discovered that they cannot rely on men’s chivalry to give them justice.” – Helen Keller

“Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.” – Albert Schweitzer

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” —Helen Keller

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” – Suzy Kassem

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou

“Some women choose to follow men, and some choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.” – Lady Gaga

“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” – W. Clement Stone

“You are your best thing.” – Toni Morrison

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” – Audre Lorde

“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. There is no yesterday, no tomorrow, it’s all the same day.” —Janis Joplin

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into place.” – Lucille Ball

“Some women are lost in the fire. Some women are built from it.” – Michelle K. Some

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” – Nora Ephron

“All the people who knock me down only inspire me to do better.” —Selena Gomez

“Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.” — Arianna Huffington

“A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars.” – Carly Simon

“If my strength intimidates you, I hope you realize that’s a weakness of yours.” – Anonymous

“Sometimes, it takes balls to be a woman.” – Anonymous

“Most people who meet my wife quickly conclude that she is remarkable. They are right about this. She is smart, funny, and thoroughly charming. Often, after hearing her speak at some function or working with her on a project, people will approach me and say something to the effect of, you know, I think the world of you, Barack, but your wife, wow!” – Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope

“Let’s be clear, I’m a strong woman.” – Bethenny Frankel

“She is a queen. Her soul is royalty.” – Adrian Michael

“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” – Audre Lorde

“A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink.” – Gina Carey

“Every time someone writes that I play ‘strong women’ what they’re implying is that most women aren’t. How about I just play well-written parts?” — Jessica Chastain

“The challenge is not to be perfect…it’s to be whole.” – Jane Fonda

“As a woman, I have no country. As a woman, I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.” ― Virginia Woolf

“A strong woman loves, forgives, walks away, let’s go, tries again, and perseveres—no matter what life throws at her.” – Anonymous

“Once you know who you are, you don’t have to worry anymore.” —Nikki Giovanni

“Do not tame the wolf inside you just because you’ve met someone who doesn’t have the courage to handle you.” – Belle Estreller

“It’s possible to climb to the top without stomping on other people.” – Taylor Swift

“You’re not in competition with other women. You’re in competition with everyone.” – Tina Fey

“Women are the real architects of society.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

“If you don’t like being a doormat then get off the floor.”– Al Anon

“You don’t have to be pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked ‘female.” — Erin McKean

“The best protection any woman can have is courage.” ~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“Women are never stronger than when they arm themselves with their weaknesses.” – Madame Marie du Deffand

“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” —Madeleine Albright

“She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” – Proverbs 31:25

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” —Amelia Earhart

MOTIVATIOANL AND INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FOR MEN

Motivational Quotes are very effective in helping self development and develop positive mindset. Motivational messages act like a booster which generate a positive thoughts. You can send these messages can be send as Friendship Day Quotes.

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”
– Albert Einstein

“Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.”
– Albert Einstein

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
– Anne Frank

“Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.”
-Barack Obama

“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.”
-Barack Obama

“When people go to work, they shouldn’t have to leave their hearts at home.”
– Betty Bender

“If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.”
– Betty Reese

“If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.”
– Charles M. Schulz

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It’s not.”
– Dr. Seuss

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
– e. e. cummings

“The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone. You develop the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it.”
– Elaine Agather

“Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.”
– Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.”
– Ella Williams

“I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen”
– Frank Lloyd Wright

”The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.”
– George Eliot

“I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work.”
– Harry S. Truman

“Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.”
– Henry David Thoreau

“If the laborer gets no more than the wages which his employer pays him, he is cheated, he cheats himself.”
– Henry David Thoreau

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”
– Henry David Thoreau

“When a dog runs at you, whistle for him”
– Henry David Thoreau

“Goodness is the only investment that never fails.”
– Henry David Thoreau

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
– John Quincy Adams

“Each of us has a spark of life inside us, and our highest endeavor ought to be to set off that spark in one another.”
– Kenny Ausubel

“What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.”
– Kurt Vonnegut

“A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.
– Mark Twain

“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands.  You need to be able to throw something back.”
– Maya Angelou

“The world belongs to the energetic.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Do not be too timid and squeamish about your reactions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.”
– Robert F. Kennedy

“Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we’ve ever known.”
– Ronald Reagan

“Find a need and fill it.”
– Ruth Stafford Peale

“We can always live on less when we have more to live for.”
– S. Stephen McKenney

“We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.”
– Sonia Johnson

“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”
-Thomas Edison

“I’m a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“Leaders are people who do the right thing; managers are people who do things right.”
– Warren G. Bennis

MOTIVATIONAL AND INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FOR STUDENTS

Motivational Quotes are very effective in helping self-development and develop positive mindset.

“Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” – Francis Chan

“There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.” – Zig Ziglar

“There is always time to make right what is wrong.” – Susan Griffin

“There is always time to make right what is wrong.” – Susan Griffin

“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X

“Indeed, the challenge of the new millennium is surely to find ways to achieve international – or better, intercommunity – cooperation wherein human diversity is acknowledged and the rights of all are respected.” – The Dalai Lama

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” – Frederick Douglass

“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” – Maya Angelou

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

“Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.” – Howard Zinn

“If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from peace.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu

“If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.” – Marcus Garvey

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” – Jimmy Johnson

“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” – Maya Angelou

“You receive from the world what you give to the world.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” – Les Brown

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“People may look different or be dressed differently or may have a different education or position. But they are all the same. They are all people to be loved. They are all hungry for love.” – Mother Teresa

“Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.” – Washington Irving

“Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“All progress takes place outside of your comfort zone.” – Michael John Bobak

Motivational Quotes for High School Students

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.” – Maya Angelou

“Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.” – Ralph Marston

“Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.” – Unknown

“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drowned your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell

“What makes greatness is starting something that lives after you.” – Ralph Sockman

“You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” – Nora Roberts

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” – Christopher Reeve

“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryun

“Education means emancipation. It means light and liberty. It means the uplifting of the soul of man into the glorious light of truth, the light by which men can only be made free.” – Frederick Douglass

“Everyone wants a voice in human freedom. There’s a fire burning inside of all of us.” – Lech Walesa

“If you join a fight for social justice you may win or lose, but just by being part of the struggle, you win, and your life will be better for it.” – Howard Zinn

“The new definition of freedom today is self-determination.” – John Hope Bryant

“Accept and acknowledge your own brilliance. Stop waiting for others to tell you how great you are! Believe it for yourself and about yourself.” – Iyanla Vanzant

“If there is something you care about, make a commitment to do something now- starting with today. And choose to live a meaningful and purpose-driven life where you care about people and issues that are much greater than yourself.” – Evangeline Mitchell

“I wish you power that equals your intelligence and your strength. I wish you success that equals your talent and determination. And I wish you faith.” – Betty Shabazz

“You lose nothing when fighting for a cause… In my mind the losers are those who don’t have a cause they care about.” – Muhammad Ali

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” – Mark Twain

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day. Never lose a holy curiosity. … Don’t stop to marvel.” – Albert Einstein

MOTIVATIONA AND INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mohandas Gandhi

“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Edmund Hillary

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

“We owe it to ourselves and to the next generation to conserve the environment so that we can bequeath our children a sustainable world that benefits all.” – Dr. Wangari Maathai

“While one may encounter many defeats, one must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou

“Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.” – David Bly

“Strive for progress, not perfection.” – Unknown

“We were not born with the unhealthy habits we carry. We had to learn them. So we can unlearn them, and help others do the same.” – Riane Eisler

“Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.” – Horace Mann

“Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” – John Maxwell

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” – Jackson Brown Jr.

“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford

“Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it.” – Malcolm X

“There are those who work all day, those who dream all day, and those who spend an hour dreaming before setting to work to fulfill those dreams. Go into the third category because there’s virtually no competition.” – Steven J. Ross

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

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimer

“Procrastination is the thief of time.” – Edward Young

“There is no secret to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – General Colin Powell

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

MOTIVATIONAL AND INSPIRATIONAL SPORTS QUOTES FOR ATHLETE

1. “The only one who can tell you ‘you can’t win’ is you and you don’t have to listen.”—Jessica Ennis-Hill 

2. “I’d rather regret the risks that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all.” —Simone Biles

3. “The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose.” —Ernie Banks

4. “One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it.” —Knute Rockne

5. I just knew if it could be done, it had to be done, and I did it.” —Gertrude Ederle 

6. “Overpower. Overtake. Overcome.” —Serena Williams

7. “The five S’s of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit.” —Ken Doherty

8. “An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.” —Emil Zatopek

9. “Somebody gives you an opportunity, say yes to it. So what if you fail? you won’t know if you fail or succeed unless you try.” —Ann Meyers

10. “The hardest skill to acquire in this sport is the one where you compete all out, give it all you have, and you are still getting beat no matter what you do. When you have the killer instinct to fight through that, it is very special.” —Eddie Reese

11. “Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.” —Laird Hamilton

12. “What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose.” —Andre Agassi

13. “You win some, you lose some, and some get rained out, but you gotta suit up for them all.” —J. Askenberg

14. “Always work hard, never give up, and fight until the end because it’s never really over until the whistle blows.” —Alex Morgan

15. “I believe in the impossible because no one else does.” —Florence Griffith Joyner

16. “Many times, I had to dig deep and perform. All of that adversity helped me and drove me to want to be the best.” —Hayley Wickenheiser

MOTIVATIONAL AND INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FOR ATHLETE

17. “Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.” —Bethany Hamilton

18. “Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.” —Jackie Joyner-Kersee

19. “A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.” —Mary Lou Retton

20. “No matter the circumstances that you may be going through, just push through it.” —Ray Lewis

21. “You’ve got to be confident when you’re competing. You’ve got to be a beast.” —Gabby Douglas

22. “It’s going to be a journey. It’s not a sprint to get in shape.” —Kerri Walsh Jennings

23. “Passion first and everything will fall into place.” —Holly Holm

24. “Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back… play for her.” —Mia Hamm

25. “You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours.” —Herb Brooks

26. “The past doesn’t matter. Take today.” —Becky Sauerbrunn

27. “You can motivate by fear, and you can motivate by reward. But both those methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self-motivation.” —Homer Rice

28. “Once you give them the power to tell you you’re great, you’ve also given them the power to tell you you’re unworthy. Once you start caring about people’s opinions of you, you give up control.” —Ronda Rousey

29. “My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.” —Hank Aaron

30. “The ability to conquer one’s self is no doubt the most precious of all things that sports bestows.” —Olga Korbut

31. “There is always going to be a reason why you can’t do something; your job is to constantly look for the reasons why you can achieve your dreams.” —Shannon Miller

32. “You can’t always be the best. You have to remember that everyone makes mistakes sometimes.” —Aly Raisman

33.“You control your own wins and losses.” —Maria Sharapova

FAMOUS SPORTS MOTIVATIONAL AND INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES

34. “I don’t want to be the next Michael Jordan, I only want to be Kobe Bryant.” —Kobe Bryant

35. “You must not only have competitiveness but ability, regardless of the circumstance you face, to never quit.” —Abby Wambach

36. “Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t pretend that you do and, and some point, you will.” —Venus Williams

37. “I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability.” —Bruce Jenner

38. “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” —Michael Jordan

39. “Don’t be afraid of failure. This is the way to succeed.” —LeBron James

40. “You dream. You plan. You reach. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there are no limits.” —Michael Phelps

41. “If something stands between you and your success, move it. Never be denied.” —Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

42. “You’re playing a game, whether it’s Little League or Game 7 of the World Series. It’s impossible to do well unless you’re having a good time. People talk about pressure. Yeah, there’s pressure. But I just look at it as fun.” —Derek Jeter

43. “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” —Vince Lombardi

44. Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle.” —Wilma Rudolph

45. “Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.” —George F. Will

46. “You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy.” —Arthur Ashe

47. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” —Neale Donald Walsh

48. “If you can’t outplay them, outwork them.” —Ben Hogan

49. “Even while they teach, men learn.” —Seneca the Younger

50. “It is action that creates motivation.” —Steve Backley

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