TOP 234 best motivational quotes from great people (SELECTION)

The best inspirational quotes from around the world

1. When I was 5 years old, my mother always said that the main thing in life is happiness. When I went to school, when asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I answered “a happy person.” They then told me that I didn’t understand the question, and I replied that it was they who didn’t understand life. John Lennon

2. You won't grow if you don't try to accomplish something beyond what you already know perfectly. Ralph Emerson

3. Don't be afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and it will be given to you according to your faith. William James

4. When it seems that the whole world is against you, remember that the plane takes off against the wind! Henry Ford

5. You can say that you have bad genetics, a bad metabolism, or you can just get your ass off the couch and start working on yourself, set a goal and believe in yourself. In this case, you will definitely achieve success. Arnold Schwarzenegger

6. Life is a game. It all depends on you, your ideas, your thoughts. You just need to get your ass off the couch and move forward, albeit slowly, but to the top! Freddie Mercury

7. Fate is not an accident, but a subject of choice; it is not expected, but conquered. William Bryan

8. Don't say that you don't have time. You have exactly the same amount of time as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein had. Jackson Brown

9. Not all wheels have been invented yet: the world is too amazing to sit idly by. Richard Branson

10. If you are going to one day create something great, remember that one great day is today. Steven Spielberg


11. You have to work not 12 hours a day, but with your head. Steve Jobs

12. If you feel like you're giving up, remember why you were holding on before. Jared Leto

13. Spending your entire life in fear without ever achieving a single dream is cruel. Working hard for money and thinking that it will buy you things that will make you happy is scary. Robert T. Kiyosaki

14. He slid, climbed, fell, got up, felt his way and stubbornly walked forward - that’s all. This is the secret of every victory. Victor Hugo

15. When you give up your dream, you will turn into a vegetable. Just know that. Bert Monroe

16. You need to move towards what you want, and not run away from what you don’t like. Valery Sinelnikov

17. You must have a dream so that you can get up in the morning. Billy Wilder

18. Once you start, win. Ernest Hemingway

19. Be calm when they want to elevate a vile fool with your creation. Let the world collapse - YOU be strong in patience, Take your sword - and fight to the end.

Joseph Rudyard Kipling

20. Are you familiar with the expression “you can’t jump over your head”? It's a delusion. A person can do anything. Nikola Tesla

21. If you decide to do something, but don’t start doing it within 72 hours, in 85% of cases you will never do it. Bodo Schaefer

22. Always be at war with your shortcomings, at peace with your neighbors, and find yourself a better person every New Year. Benjamin Franklin

23. I don't play against a specific team. I play against the very thought of defeat. Eric Cantona

24. Think about how much you could do if it weren’t for someone else’s opinion. Stephen Covey

25. Look ahead without fuss. Look back without horror. Be straight and proud, shattered from the inside, hard to the touch.

Joseph Brodsky

26. If you can't be first, be the best. If you can't be the best, be the first. Madonna

27. Aim for the impossible. Climb a few steps, since by the will of fate you find yourself at the foot. Climb up until the ladder is pulled out. It will be scary - pray, but don’t give up. Paulo Coelho

28. Don't be afraid to do what you don't know how to do. Remember, the ark was built by an amateur; professionals built the Titanic. Dave Berry

29. Only those who fight win. Louis Antoine Saint-Just

30. The greatest glory comes not to the one who has never fallen, but to the one who rises as high as possible after each fall. Nelson Mandella

31. You only live once, only once. Make up your mind. The Great Gatsby

32. Poor, unsuccessful, unhappy and unhealthy is the one who often uses the word “tomorrow”. Robert Kiyosaki

33. I want this. So it will be. Henry Ford

34. Believe that you can, and half the way has already been completed. Theodore Roosevelt

35. The most effective way to do something is to do it. Amelia Earhart

36. Success is the ability to move from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. Winston Churchill

37. There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot achieve something: those who are afraid to try themselves, and those who are afraid that you will succeed. Ray Goforth

38. Never, never, never, never give up. Winston Churchill's speech to Harrow College students

39. Only those who do nothing make no mistakes! Don't be afraid to make mistakes - don't be afraid to repeat mistakes! Theodore Roosevelt

40. If you stop every time you are insulted or spat at, then you will never get to the place where you need to go. Tibor Fischer

41. Opportunities don't really just appear. You create them yourself. Chris Grosser

42. Many people lose power because they think they don't have it. Alice Walker

43. The difference between those who achieved something and those who achieved nothing is determined by who started earlier. Charles Schwab

44. The starting point of any success is desire. Napoleon Hill

45. I did not suffer defeats. I just found 10,000 ways that don't work. Thomas Edison

46. ​​Even if you are very talented and put in a lot of effort, some results just take time: you won't get a baby in a month even if you get nine women pregnant. Warren Buffett

47. It is not the strongest species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one that best adapts to change. Charles Darwin

48. You should not compare yourself with others, and if nature created you as a bat, you should not try to become an ostrich. Hermann Hoesse

49. All progress happens outside your comfort zone. Michael John Bobak

50. If you think you are too small to be effective, then you have never fallen asleep with a mosquito in the room. Betty Reese


51. Your well-being depends on your own decisions. John Rockefeller

52. Dance as if no one is watching. Mark Twain

53. I am convinced that half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from unsuccessful ones is persistence. Steve Jobs

54. To succeed, you need to separate yourself from 98% of the world's population. Donald Trump

55. Knowledge is not enough, you must apply it. Desire is not enough, you have to do. Bruce Lee

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56. Success is most associated with action. Successful people keep trying. They make mistakes, but they don't stop. Kondar Hilton

57. Always choose the difficult, difficult path - you will not meet competitors on it. Charles de Gaulle

58. Our greatest glory is not that we have never failed, but that we have always risen after falling. Ralph Emerson

59. The air is full of ideas. They are constantly knocking on your head. You just have to know what you want, forget it and do your own thing. The idea will come suddenly. It has always been this way. Henry Ford

60. Successful people do what unsuccessful people don’t want to do. Don't strive for it to be easier, strive for it to be better. Jim Rohn

61. A ship is safer in a port, but that’s not what it was built for. Grace Hopper

62. It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to destroy it. You will approach things differently if you think about it. Warren Buffett

63. If during the work week all you do is count how many hours and minutes are left before the weekend starts, you will never become a billionaire. Donald Trump

64. If you want to increase your level of success, double your number of failures. Thomas Watson

65. I've missed over 9,000 shots in my career and lost almost 300 games. 26 times I was trusted to take the final winning shot and missed. I failed again and again and again. And that's why I was successful. Michael Jordan

66. The most important things in the world have been accomplished by people who kept trying even when there was no hope left. Dale Carnegie

67. I owe my success to the fact that I never made excuses or accepted excuses from others. Florence Nightingale

68. A meaningless life is not worth living. Socrates

69. There is no word “impossible” in my dictionary. Napoleon Bonaparte

70. You will never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. Christopher Columbus

71. They often say that motivation doesn’t last long. But the same thing happens with a refreshing shower, which is why it is recommended to take it daily. Zig Ziglar

72. It's all in the thoughts. Thought is the beginning of everything. And thoughts can be controlled. And therefore, the main thing to improve is to work on thoughts. Lev Tolstoy

73. There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing and be nothing.


74. Walk confidently towards your dreams. Live the life you created for yourself.

Henry David Thoreau

75. It is better to be sure of a good result than to hope for an excellent one. Warren Buffett

76. You shouldn’t blame a child for being afraid of the dark. A real tragedy is when an adult is afraid of the light. Plato

77. It’s not your problems that should push you behind, but your dreams that should lead you forward. Douglas Everett

78. Everything has its own beauty, but not everyone can see it. Confucius

79. If there is no wind, take up the oars. Latin proverb

80. Everyone wants to change humanity, but no one thinks about how to change themselves. Lev Tolstoy

81. I didn't fail the test. I just found a hundred ways to spell it wrong. Benjamin Franklin

82. I am sure: you should not let the wretched word “impossible” stop you. Richard Branson

83. I would rather die of passion than of boredom. Vincent van Gogh

84. If you want to build a ship, you don’t need to call people, plan, divide the work, get tools. We need to infect people with the desire for the endless sea. Then they will build the ship themselves. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

85. One completed productive task is worth fifty half-finished tasks. Malcolm Forbes

86. Our life begins to come to an end when we stop talking about the really important things. Martin Luther King Jr.

87. Trouble does not come alone, but neither does good luck. Romain Rolland

88. The world is divided into two classes - some believe in the incredible, others do the impossible. Oscar Wilde

89. The question is not who will allow me, but who can forbid me. Ayn Rand

90. Either write something worthwhile or do something worth writing about. Benjamin Franklin

91. The only way to do something very well is to love what you do. Steve Jobs

92. I didn’t have working days or rest days. I just did it and enjoyed it. Thomas Edison

93. If you are not willing to risk the ordinary, you will have to settle for the ordinary. Jim Rohn

94. Don't ask what the world needs - ask yourself what fills you with life. The world needs people filled with life. Howard Truman

95. The best way to take on something is to stop talking and start doing. Walt Disney

96. We are slaves to our habits. Change your habits, your life will change. Robert Kiyosaki

97. You will have failures. You will have injuries. You will be wrong. You will have periods of depression and despair. Family, study, work, everyday problems - all this will become a hindrance more than once or twice. However, the arrow of your internal compass should always point in the same direction - towards the goal. Stuart McRobert

98. The art of being happy lies in the ability to find happiness in simple things. Henry Ward Beecher

99. When faced with difficulties, you must not give up or run. You must evaluate the situation, look for solutions and believe that everything is being done for the better. Patience is the key to victory. Nick Vujicic

100. There should be no limits for us. Richard Bach

101. Surround yourself only with those people who will pull you higher. It’s just that life is already full of those who want to pull you down. George Clooney

102. Learn to remain yourself and you will never become a toy in the hands of fate. Paracelsus

103. First of all, don’t do anything without a reason or purpose. Secondly, do not do anything that does not benefit society. Marcus Aurelius

104. If you don't like what you get, change what you give. Carlos Castaneda

105. All victories begin with victory over oneself. Leonid Leonov

106. Desires that arise must be realized without delay. And then all the pleasure disappears. If you wanted to, you did it, why wait, life is short. Here and now! Mikhail Weller

107. You can neither win nor lose until you race. David Bowie

108. Whatever you come up with, there will always be someone who has already done it before you. So the main thing is to do it better. Adriano Celentano

109. Sleep. Dream. Wake up. Take action. Come up with it. Fight. Win. Sleep. Dream. Jared Leto

110. Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Take action! Action will describe and define you. Thomas Jefferson

111. Dream as if you will live forever. Live as if you were dying today. James Dean

112. If you want to succeed, ask yourself 4 questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not right now? Jimmy Dean

113. Our destiny is shaped by those small, imperceptible decisions that we make 100 times a day. Anthony Robbins

114. . Failure is simply an opportunity to start again, but more wisely. Henry Ford

115. When you wake up in the morning, ask yourself: “What should I do?” In the evening before falling asleep: “What have I done?” Pythagoras

116. I used to say, “I hope things change.” Then I realized that the only way for everything to change is to change myself. Jim Rohn

117. A warrior acts, but a fool protests. Peaceful warrior

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118. It is better to illuminate one small candle than to curse the darkness. Chinese proverb

119. Life is a big canvas and you should throw all the paint you can onto it. Danny Kaye

120. A successful person is always an amazing artist of his imagination. Imagination is much more important than knowledge, because knowledge is limited, but imagination is unlimited. Albert Einstein

121. Never underestimate yourself. Everything that others do, you can do too. Brian Tracy

122. Great minds set goals for themselves; other people follow their desires. Washington Irving

123. If you give up on your dreams, what will be left? Jim carrey

124. When you introduce any innovations, be prepared to be called crazy. Larry Ellison

125. Great souls have will, but weak ones have only desires. Chinese proverb

126. Do things with people you like and who share your goals. Warren Buffett

127. We are the masters of our destiny. We are the captains of our souls. Winston Churchill

128. You are never too old for that. To set a new goal or dream about something new. Clive Staples Lewis

129. Anyone who cannot have 2/3 of a day for himself should be called a slave. Friedrich Nietzsche

130. Anyone who wants to see the results of his work immediately should become a shoemaker. Albert Einstein

131. In twenty years, you will regret the things you didn't do more than the things you did do. Therefore, cast aside your doubts. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the fair wind with your sails. Explore. Dream. Open it up. Mark Twain

132. If you don’t learn to control yourself, others will control you. Khasai Aliyev

134. Instead of complaining that a rose has thorns, I rejoice that a rose grows among the thorns. Joseph Joubert

135. Life is not measured by the number of our breaths, but by the number of moments that take our breath away. Maya Angelou

136. Start copying what you like. Copy. Copy. Copy. And you will find yourself. Yoji Yamamoto

137. The real hobby of our generation is whining and stupid chatter about nothing. Failed relationships, problems with school, the boss is an asshole. This is all complete bullshit. If nothing works out for you, then there is only one asshole - that's you. And you will be very surprised if you find out how much you can change just by getting your ass off the couch. George Carlin

138. Tomorrow is the first blank page of a book of 365 pages. Write a good book. Brad Paisley

139. It’s a strange thing: people have been struggling for so many years, looking for the meaning of life, but you just need to be happy, that’s all. Fannie Flagg

140. The meaning of our life is not to receive something, but to give something and become someone. Tony Robbins

141. The purpose of life is self-expression. To manifest our essence in its entirety is what we live for. And in our age, people have become afraid of themselves. They have forgotten that the highest duty is duty to oneself. Of course they are merciful. They will feed the hungry and clothe the poor. But their own souls are naked and starving. We have lost our courage. Or maybe we never had one. Fear of public opinion, this basis of morality and fear of God, the fear on which religion rests, is what rules over us. Oscar Wilde

142. Strive not to achieve success, but to ensure that your life has meaning. Albert Einstein

143. Life will fly by like one moment. Appreciate it, draw pleasure from it. As you spend it, so it will pass. Don’t forget: she is your creation.

Omar Khayyam

144. You don’t even notice that your dreams are coming true, you never have enough! Unknown author

145. Just as complete darkness is necessary for a pearl, so suffering is necessary for the soul and mind. Have you lost everything and your soul is empty? This cup will fill itself again!

Omar Khayyam

146. The lower a person’s soul, the higher his nose lifts. He reaches with his nose to where his soul has not grown. Omar Khayyam

147. You give someone a change and he will remember it forever, you give your life to someone, but he won’t remember. Omar Khayyam

148. Isn’t it funny to save a penny all your life, If you still can’t buy eternal life? This life was given to you, my dear, for a while, - Try not to miss the time!

Omar Khayyam

149. If you like something, then you can make it a profitable activity, regardless of your field of activity. Harvey Mackay

150. Take a step and the road will appear by itself. Steve Jobs

Inspirational Quotes About Success and Achieving Goals

1. He who believes in his luck is lucky. K. Goebbel

2. If you work towards your goals, then those goals will work for you. D. Ron

3. Start every morning by reading the list of the richest people. If you're not there, get to work. R. Orben

4. Success is being on time. M. Tsvetaeva

5. Every time you need to jump off a cliff and grow wings on the way down. Ray Bradbury

6. The world belongs to optimists, pessimists are just spectators. F. Guizot

7. In serious matters, one should care not so much about creating favorable opportunities as about not missing them. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

8. Every dream is given to you along with the strength necessary to make it come true. However, you may have to work hard for this. Richard Bach

9. To reach the goal, a person needs only one thing. Go. Honore de Balzac

10. The desire to succeed without hard work is similar to the desire to harvest where you did not plant the seeds. David Bligh

11. To swim against the current, the fish must be strong; even a dead fish can swim with the current. John Crow Ransom

12. To achieve success, you need to do only 2 things: clearly define what you really want, and then pay the required amount for it all. Nelson Bunker Hunt

13. Dreams are like stars... you may never reach them, but if you strive for them, they will lead you to your destiny. Gail Deavers

14. Praise yourself for what you have already achieved and don’t get discouraged. Salma Hayek

15. If you want to be better than others, then get ready to do what others don’t want to do. Michael Phelps

16. If you are not ready to work, then you are ready to lose. Mark Spitz

17. The sleeper will get nothing but dreams. Serena Williams

18. If you're not going to go all the way, why are you even doing it? Joe Namath

19. Exercise. Learn. Always be prepared. Derek Jeter

20. To achieve your goals, you need patience and enthusiasm. Think globally - but be realistic. Donald Trump

21. Choose a profession you love and you will never have to work a day in your life. Confucius

22. The work we do willingly heals pain. William Shakespeare

23. There is only one type of work that does not cause depression - it is work that you do not have to do. Georges Elgozy

24. If you don’t know what you want, you will die in a pile of what you didn’t want.

25. Have a goal for your whole life, a goal for a certain time, a goal for the year, for the month, for the week, for the day and for the hour and for the minute, sacrificing the lower goals to the higher ones.

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26. The goal must be happiness, otherwise the fire will not burn brightly enough, the driving force will not be strong enough - and success will not be complete.

27. A person grows as his goals grow.

28. Most people striving for a goal are able to make one big effort rather than stubbornly follow the chosen path; Because of laziness and inconstancy, they often lose the fruits of their best endeavors and allow themselves to be overtaken by those who set out on the journey later than them and walked more slowly, but without stopping.

29. No one will help you find your way. He is yours.

30. To justify ourselves in our own eyes, we often convince ourselves that we are unable to achieve our goal; in fact, we are not powerless, but weak-willed.

31. Finding your way, finding out your place - this is everything for a person, this means for him to become himself.

32. By working only for material benefits, we build a prison for ourselves. And we lock ourselves in alone, and all our riches are dust and ashes, they are powerless to give us something worth living for.

33. If you want to achieve a goal, don't try to be subtle or smart. Use rough methods. Hit the target immediately. Go back and hit again. Then hit again - with a strong blow from the shoulder...

34. Our life is a journey, an idea is a guide. There is no guide and everything has stopped. The goal is lost, and the strength is gone.

35. Truly serious pursuit of any goal is half the success in achieving it.

36. No goal is so high that it justifies unworthy means to achieve it.

37. It is inherent in the concept of a person that his final goal should be unattainable, and his path to it should be endless.

38. A mind that has no definite goal is lost; to be everywhere is to be nowhere.

39. If you want to achieve the goal of your aspiration, ask more politely about the road you have lost your way.

40. Anyone who left behind at least one bright, new thought, at least one useful feat for humanity, did not die childless.

41. There are few unattainable things in the world; If we had more persistence, we could find a way to almost any goal.

42. Nothing makes life more bearable than activity aimed at one goal.

43. I respect people who know what they want. Most of the troubles around the world come from people not being clear enough about their goals. When they begin to erect a building, they spend too little effort on the foundation for the tower to stand.

44. There is always a peak that you strive to achieve, and having reached it, you rush to the next one. This is the “thorny path”.

45. Here are two things for you - do at least one of them, if you want to become famous for your deeds before people. Either what you know, pass on to others, Or what you don’t know, take from others!

46. ​​If there is no goal, you do nothing, and you don’t do anything great if the goal is insignificant.

47. He who walks slowly and leisurely, no road is long; He who patiently prepares for the journey will certainly reach his goal.

48. The slowest person, unless he loses sight of his goal, walks faster than the one who wanders aimlessly.

49. Life is only wonderful for those who strive for a goal that is constantly achieved, but never achievable.

50. Feat, like talent, shortens the path to the goal.

Not everyone can be soft and hard at the same time.

Inspirational Quotes for Women


What attracts a woman is not beauty, but energy. Irina Khakamada


Until you feel like a treasure that needs to be cherished and cared for, you shouldn't expect that from other people.


To be a strong woman, you don't have to be aggressive or strong-willed. Like a tree, find your roots, and then the wind will not be afraid of you. Angela Farmer


After all these years of hearing, as a woman, almost constantly “not thin enough, not attractive enough, not smart enough, not enough of this, not enough of that,” I woke up one morning and thought, “Enough! I am enough! Anna Quindlen


If you always try to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be. Maya Angelou


Being strong does not mean building muscles and playing with them. It means meeting your own divinity and not running away from it, but actively living with the wild in your own way. It means being able to learn, being able to endure what you know. Clarissa Pinkola Estes


Not everyone can be soft and hard at the same time.


Don't worry, you just lost yourself for a while. Welcome back.


I said I could do it. I said I'll do it. And I did it.


Be careful! Don't let a woman cry, for Allah counts her tears! Quote from the Koran


Women are not the weaker sex, the weaker sex are rotten boards. Faina Ranevskaya


The beauty of a woman is not in her clothes, figure or hairstyle. She is in the sparkle of her eyes. After all, the eyes are the gateway to the heart, where love lives. Audrey Hepburn


If there were no women, all the gold in the world would not matter. Aristotle Onassis


Women should tell men how strong, courageous, and beautiful they are. In fact, it is women who are strong. Coco Chanel

To love means to stop comparing. Bernard Grasse

Inspirational Quotes for Study from Harvard Students

Rumor has it that Harvard University students reread these quotes before each school day. Try it too. Maybe something will come of this.

1. If you fall asleep now, you will dream your dream, but if you study now, you will make your dream come true.

2. The pain of learning is only temporary. The pain of not knowing—ignorance—is eternal.

3. Studying is not time. Studying is effort.

4. Life isn't all about studying, but if you can't even get through that part of it, how will you know what you're capable of?

5. Learn to do everything earlier, learn to make an effort, learn to enjoy the results.

6. Not everyone can truly succeed at everything. But success comes only with self-improvement and determination

7. Not everyone can truly succeed at everything. But success comes only with self-improvement and determination

8. People who invest in the future are realists.

9. Your salary is directly proportional to your level of education.

10. Even now your rivals are leafing through smart books.

Remember: you always need to know exactly what you want

Inspirational quotes from books and movies


We always know which way is the best. But we follow the more usual one. Paulo Coelho "The Diary of a Magician"


Remember: you always need to know exactly what you want. Paulo Coelho "The Alchemist"


When you really want something, the whole Universe will help make your wish come true. Paulo Coelho "The Alchemist"


Better live as if today is the first (or last) day of your life. Paulo Coelho "Eleven Minutes"


Be determined. Instead of intending to try something, just do it. "Star Wars"


Learn to let go and see clearly where you want to go next. David Schwimmer "Make Kiss"


Life is too short to miss anything, try to live slower. "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"


You must love yourself and take care of yourself because, first of all, it is your life.


There is no perfect time for anything, do it now or you will regret it later. "Empire" store

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