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100 motivational quotes to get you through life

motivational quotes article by Wix

Every single day presents new challenges and expectations in life. It can be a lot to take on, for anyone. As a small business owner or someone learning how to become an entrepreneur, these daily surprises are something you know far too well. After you’ve created your business website, your responsibilities only continue from taking on a leadership role to problem solving and many other unexpected surprises that come with the nature of your busy role. These motivational quotes are here to give you an extra push and empower your inner strength as you build on your professional growth. Use them as a pick me up to keep striving towards your goals and dreams.

Whether you're looking to create a free website, start a business or just make it through the day and enjoy your weekend - we've got a quote for every occasion.

Deep motivational quotes


I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

- Nelson Mandela -



If you believe it will work, you'll see opportunities. If you believe it won't, you will see obstacles.

- Wayne Dyer -



Believe you can and you're halfway there.

- Theodore Roosevelt -



Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.

- Pablo Picasso -



Do one thing every day that scares you.

- Eleanor Roosevelt -


Quotes for success - professional and personal


I didn't get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.

- Estée Lauder -



If you can dream it, you can do it.

- Walt Disney -



Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

- Will Rogers -



Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

- Winston Churchill -


Quotes for work and professional life


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

- Mahatma Gandhi -



Earn your leadership every day.

- Michael Jordan -



It's not just about being better. It's about being different. You need to give people a reason to choose your business.

- Tom Abbott -



The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.

- Eric Hoffer -



Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.

- John F. Kennedy -


Quotes for the team


The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.

- John Maxwell -



Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

- Helen Keller -



The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.

- Babe Ruth -



It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.

- Harry Truman -



I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot: together we can do great things.

- Mother Teresa -


Inspirational quotes to make a difference


It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) that those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.

- Charles Darwin -



The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.

- Steve Jobs -



Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.

- Maya Angelou -



Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.

- Joseph Campbell -



A year from now you may wish you had started today.

- Karen Lamb -


Positive quotes for life


Don't count the days, make the days count.

- Muhammad Ali -



Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

- Albert Einstein -



Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.

- Farrah Gray -



It is important to look at death because it is a part of life. It is a sad thing, melancholy but romantic at the same time. It is the end of a cycle - everything has to end. The cycle of life is positive because it gives room for new things.

- Alexander McQueen -



You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

- Maya Angelou -


Quotes to start your day


I would rather die of passion than of boredom.

- Vincent van Gogh -



Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible!"

- Audrey Hepburn -



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 -



Nothing lasts forever. Not even your troubles.

- Arnold H Glasgow -



The only place you find success before work is in the dictionary.

- May V. Smith -



Hope never abandons you, you abandon it.

- George Weinberg -


Daily quotes to rely on


Just decide; what's it's gonna be, who you're gonna be and how you're gonna do it, and then from that point, the universe will get out of your way.

- Will Smith -



Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

- Steve Jobs -



Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.

- John F. Kennedy -



I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.

- Abraham Lincoln -



It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

- J. K. Rowling -



Go until you fail, then keep going.

- Jason Feifer -



A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

- Albert Einstein -


Short quotes that matter


Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice.

- Steve Jobs -



Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese.

- Billie Burke -



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

- Aristotle -



If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.

- Katherine Hepburn -



All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

- Walt Disney -



Tough times never last, but tough people do.

- Robert H. Shuller -


Monday motivational quotes


Remember why you started.

- Unknown -



Be so good they can't ignore you.

- Steve Martin -



Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

- Warren Buffett -



You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.

- Christopher Robin -



Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson -



Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.

- George Addair -


Encouraging quotes


Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.

- C.S. Lewis -



If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you.

- Unknown -



There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.

- Paulo Coelho -



The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.

- Amelia Earhart -



The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

- Franklin D. Roosevelt -


Motivational quotes for business leaders


Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.

- Pele -



Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

- Henry David Thoreau -



The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson -



I’m not terribly interested in beauty. What touches me is someone who understands herself.

- Vivienne Westwood -



If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.

- Maya Angelou -


Famous motivational quotes


Power’s not given to you. You have to take it.

- Beyoncé -



Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all the deadly sins.

- Edith Wharton -



What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.

- Jane Goodall -



Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did.

- Mark Twain -



It is never too late to be what you might have been.

- George Eliot -


Motivational quotes for everyone


The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it but that it is too low and we reach it.

- Michelangelo -



Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

- George Bernard Shaw -



You can fall, but you can rise also.

- Angelique Kidjo -



You can’t eat beauty, it doesn’t sustain you. What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and those around you. That kind of beauty inflames the heart and enchants the soul.

- Lupita Nyong’o -



Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?

- Frida Kahlo -


Personal motivational quotes


When you can’t find someone to follow, you have to find a way to lead by example.

- Roxanne Gay -



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 -



I shall plant my hands in the garden. And I will grow.

- Forough Farrokhzad -



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 -



You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.

- Michelle Obama -



It's a philosophy of life. A practice. If you do this, something will change, what will change is that you will change, your life will change, and if you can change you, you can perhaps change the world.

- Vivienne Westwood -


Motivational quotes that stick


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. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.

- Mae Jemison -



It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.

- Lena Horne -



If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.

- Toni Morrison -



Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

- Haruki Murakami -



Luck has nothing to do with it.

- Serena Williams -


Motivational quotes for the self


Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.

- Pablo Picasso -



There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.

- Ernest Hemingway -



The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

- Coco Chanel -



What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?

- Vincent Van Gogh -



One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.

- Lewis Carroll -



You shouldn't dream your film, you should make it!

- Steven Spielberg -


Motivational quotes for self-empowerment


Nothing will work unless you do.

- Maya Angelou -



Decide whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying.

- Amelia Earhart -



Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.

- Julia Child -



I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

- Thomas Edison -



Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.

- Ella Fitzgerald -


Motivational quotes that inspire


Love the life you live. Live the life you love.

- Bob Marley -



Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.

- Helen Keller -



You must do the things you think you cannot do.

- Eleanor Roosevelt -



Smile and the world smiles with you.

- Stanley Gordon West -



If you know exactly what you're going to do, what's the good in doing it?

- Picasso -


Motivational quotes to share


I will not be "famous," "great." I will go on adventuring, changing, opening my mind and my eyes.

- Virginia Woolf -



If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.

- Haruki Murakami -



I'm not trying to do something different, I'm trying to do the same thing but in a different way.

- Vivienne Westwood -



There is no better designer than nature.

- Alexander McQueen -



Every birthday is a gift. Every day is a gift.

- Aretha Franklin -


Motivational quotes to live by


The reality is: sometimes you lose. And you’re never too good to lose. You’re never too big to lose. You’re never too smart to lose. It happens.

- Beyoncé -



In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.

- Sun Tzu -



I am a person who believes in asking questions, in not conforming for the sake of conforming. I am deeply dissatisfied – about so many things, about injustice, about the way the world works – and in some ways, my dissatisfaction drives my storytelling.

- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie -


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