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Motivational Quotes to Start Your Day & will Inspire you to Succeed

In daily life, you might not always receive motivational words to push yourself. Sometimes you have to push yourself to achieve your goals. For someone with writing talent, motivational quotes feel like your own opinions that make a return visit. Words matter, the right quote works and can things change.

Motivating words can cheer us to get up in tough times and take action. In tough times quotes are shorts bits of wisdom that help us to start a business, motivate a team, in personal growth, cheer up the hopeless person and encourage them to achieve their goals.

This list of motivations thinks as it’s your cheerleader. Here are some inspiring and motivational quotes from a variety of sources. Let’s check them to stay motivated!!

  1. “We cannot solve problems with the kind of thinking we employed when we came up with them.” - Albert Einstein
  2. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing that’s why we recommended it daily.” - Zig Ziglar
  3. “Learn as if you will live forever, live like you will die tomorrow.” - Mahatma Gandhi
  4. “Someday is not a day of the week.” - Denise Brennan Nelson
  5. “Stay away from those people who try to disparage your ambitions. Small minds will always do that, but great minds will give you a feeling that you can become great too.” - Mark Twain
  6. “Hire character. Train skill.” - Peter Schutz
  7. “When you give joy to other people, you get more joy in return. You should give a good thought to happiness that you can give out.” - Eleanor Roosevelt
  8. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else life.” - Steve Jobs
  9. “When you change your thoughts, remember to also change your world.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  1. “Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman – not the attitude of the prospect.” - Clement Stone
  2. “It is only when we take chances that our lives improve. The initial and the most difficult risk that we need to take is to become honest. - Walter Anderson
  3. “Everyone lives by selling something.” - Robert Louis Stevenson
  4. “If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will.” - Bob Hooey
  5. “Nature has given us all the pieces required to achieve exceptional wellness and health, but has left it to us to put these pieces together.” - Diane McLaren
  6. “The golden rule for every businessman is this: Put yourself in your customer’s place.” - Orison Swett Marden
  7. “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” - Napoleon Hill
  8. “The best leaders are the most interested in surrounding themselves with assistants and associates smarter than they are. They are frank in admitting this and are willing to pay for such talents.” - Antos Parrish
  9. “Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all the deadly sin.” - Edith Wharton
  10. “Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.” - M. Barrie
  11. “Without a customer, you don’t have a business; all you have is a hobby.” - Don Peppers
  12. “To be most effective in sales today, it’s imperative to drop your ‘sales’ mentality and start working with your prospects as if they’ve already hired you.” - Jill Konrath
  13. "Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, 'Make me feel important.' Not only will you succeed in sales, but you will also succeed in life." - Mary Kay Ash
  14. "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
  15. "Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is an art and working is an art and good business is the best art." - Andy Warhol
  16. "Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it's holy ground. There's no greater investment." - Stephen Covey

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Monday Motivational Quotes

It is tough to stay motivated as weeks can feel long. We need a boost to do our work with passion and accomplish our aims. For the entire week, Monday is a day to encourage and set yourself up for success. Here are the Monday motivation quotes that motivate you the whole week just revisit them.  

  1. “The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.” - William James
  2. "Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far." - Gary Vaynerchuk
  3. “Your Monday morning thoughts set the tone for your whole week. See yourself getting stronger, and living a fulfilling, happier & healthier life.” - Germany Kent
  4. "Working hard for something we don't care about is called stressed; working hard for something we love is called passion." - Simon Sinek
  5. "I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done." -Lucille Ball
  6. "I didn't get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it." - Estée Lauder
  7. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.” - Wayne Dyer
  8. “One of the differences between some successful and unsuccessful people is that one group is full of doers, while the other is full of wishers.” - Edmond Mbiaka
  1. "Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later." - Og Mandino
  2. “Mondays are the start of the workweek which offer new beginnings 52 times a year! “ - David Dweck
  3. "The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he's dead." - Bette Davis
  4. “When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love…” - Marcus Aurelius
  5. "Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new." - Brian Tracy
  6. "Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." - Joshua J. Marine
  7. "Don't let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning." - Robert Kiyosaki
  8. "How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?" - Seth Godin
  9. “I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” - Lucille Ball
  10. "Energy and persistence conquer all things." - Benjamin Franklin
  11. "Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th." - Julie Andrews
  12. "Grit is that ‘extra something' that separates the most successful people from the rest. It's the passion, perseverance, and stamina that we must channel in order to stick with our dreams until they become a reality." - Travis Bradberry
  13. "Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure." - George Eliot
  14. "The secret of joy in work is contained in one-word excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it." - Pearl Buck
  15. "Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success." - Dale Carnegie
  16. "Action is the foundational key to all success." - Pablo Picasso
  17. "The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity." - Ayn Rand
  18. "Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil." - Paul Getty
  19. "You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind. To begin, begin." - Gordon B. Hinckley
  20. "The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will." - Vince Lombardi
  21. "Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal." - Henry Ford
  22. "It is your determination and persistence that will make you a successful person." - Kenneth J Hutchins
  23. "You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them." - Shonda Rhimes
  24. "Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way." - Abraham Lincoln

Friday Motivational Quotes

Hard work you do in the whole week, Friday is a day to pat yourself on back. To cross the finish line here are some determination quotes.

  1. “When you leave work on Friday, leave work. Don’t let technology follow you throughout your weekend (answering text messages and emails) take a break you will be more refreshed to begin the workweek if you have had a break.” ---- Catherine Pulsifer
  2. “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” – Henry Ford
  3. “Every Friday, I like to high five ourselves for getting through another week on little more than caffeine, willpower, and inappropriate humor.” - Nanea Hoffman
  4. “It’s your determination and persistence that will make you a successful person” – Kenneth J Hutchins
  5. “Friday sees more smiles than any other day of the workweek!”- Kate Summers
  6. “Oh! It’s Friday again. Share the love that was missing during the week. In a worthy moment of peace and bliss.” - O’Sade
  7. You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” – Shonda Rhimes
  8. “Make a Friday a day to celebrate work well done that you can be proud of knowing that you just didn’t put in the time to the next paycheck.” - Byron Pulsifer
  9. “Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.” – Abraham Lincoln

 Success Motivational Quotes

  1. "Done is better than perfect." - Sheryl Sandberg
  2. "Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston S. Churchill
  3. "Don't ask if your dream is crazy, ask if it's crazy enough. - Lena Waithe
  4. "It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation." - Herman Melville
  5. "The act of doing something un-does the fear."- Shonda Rhimes
  6. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy looking for it.” - Henry David Thoreau
  7. "Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race." - Calvin Coolidge
  8. "Be poor, humble and driven (PhD). Don't be afraid to shift or pivot." - Alex Rodriguez
  9. “There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind.” - Mister Rogers
  1. “Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.” ----- John Wooden
  2. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” - Estée Lauder
  3. "#1 make good decisions, #2 everything else." - Rand Fishkin
  4. “Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.” - P. Kinsella

Motivational Quotes for Life

  1. “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty." - Winston Churchill
  2. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” - Will Roger
  3. “You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character.” - Unknown 
  1. “If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” - Steve Jobs
  2. “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.” - Vernon Sanders Law
  3. “To know how much there is to know is the beginning of learning to live.” - Dorothy West
  4. Goal setting is the secret to a compelling future.” - Tony Robbins

Positive Motivational Quotes   

  1. “Take your victories, whatever they may be, cherish them, use them, but don’t settle for them.” - Mia Hamm
  2. “Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” - Bo Jackson
  3. “Don't look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance.” - Anne Lamott
  4. “Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” - Warren Buffet
  5. “The only one who can tell you “you can’t win” is you and you don’t have to listen.” - Jessica Ennis
  6. “He that can have patience can have what he will.” - Benjamin Franklin
  7. “True freedom is impossible without a mind made free by discipline.” -Mortimer J. Adler


  1. “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday.” - A. Milne
  2. “Small is not just a stepping-stone. Small is a great destination itself.” - Jason Fried
  3. “There is a vitality, a life force, energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.” - Martha Graham

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Motivational Quotes for work


  1. “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus. “ - Alexander Graham Bell
  2. “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” - Jim Rohn
  3. “I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” - Thomas Jefferson
  4. “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” - Paulo Coelho
  5. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” - Thomas Edison
  6. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” - Tony Robbins
  7. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.” - Steve Jobs
  8. “It’s not about better time management. It’s about better life management” -Alexandra of The Productivity Zone

Women Motivational Quotes

  1. We don’t just sit around and wait for other people. We just make, and we do.” - Arlan Hamilton
  2. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” - Oprah Winfrey
  3. “The strongest actions for a woman is to love herself, be herself and shine amongst those who never believed she could.” - Unknown
  4. “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
  5. “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
  6. “The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it. ” - Roseanne Barr
  7. “No woman wants to be in submission to a man who isn’t in submission to God!” - T D Jakes
  1. “A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.” - George Meredith
  2. “When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.” - Diane Von Furstenberg
  3. “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” - Margaret Thatcher
  4. “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
  5. “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
  6. “Women must learn to play the game as men do.” - Eleanor Roosevelt
  7. I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” - Ayn Rand

Men’s Motivational Quotes

  1. “He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.” - Confucius 
  2. “Try not to become a man of success, but rather become a man of value.” - Albert Einstein
  3. “One man with courage makes a majority.” - Andrew Jackson
  4. “One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.” - Benjamin Disraeli
  5. “A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it is committing another mistake.” - Confucius Kongzi
  6. “The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.” - Dale Carnegie
  7. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” - David Brinkley
  8. “He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” - Epictetus

Motivational Quotes for Team

  1. “I invite everyone to choose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.” - Jean-Francois Cope
  2. “Remember, teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.” - Patrick Lencioni
  3. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” - Michael Jordan
  4. “Individual commitment to a group effort—that is what makes a teamwork, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” - Vince Lombardi
  5. “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” - Helen Keller
  6. “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” - Andrew Carnegie

Students Motivational Quotes

  1. “Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, and never know too much to learn something new.” - Augustine Og Mandino
  2. “You’ll find that education is just about the only thing lying around loose in this world, and it’s about the only thing a fellow can have as much of as he’s willing to haul away.” - John Graham
  3. “You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction.” - George Lorimer
  4. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela
  5. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” -Amelia Earhart

Motivational Quotes for Everyday

  1. “If the decisions you make about where you invest your blood, sweat, and tears are not consistent with the person you aspire to be, you’ll never become that person.” - Clayton M. Christensen
  2. Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is a quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow." - Mary Anne Radmacher
  3. “Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it… Once you learn that, you'll never be the same again.” - Steve Jobs
  4. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” - Albert Einstein
  5. “The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.” ―Epicurus
  6. “Do not wait for the perfect time and place to enter, for you are already onstage.” - Unknown
  7. “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  8. “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” - Mark Twain
  9. “Live out of your imagination, not your history.” - Stephen Covey
  10. “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t you’ll find an excuse.” - Jim Rohn
  11. “Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” - Abraham Lincoln

Funny Motivational Quotes

  1. “I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.” - Lily Tomlin
  2. “Life is like a sewer… what you get out of it depends on what you put into it.” - Tom Lehrer
  3. “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs, one step at a time.” - Joe Girard
  1. “Be a positive energy trampoline – absorb what you need and rebound more back.” - Dave Carolan
  2. “People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” - Winnie the Pooh
  3. “I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.” - Oscar Wilde
  4. “Work until your bank account looks like a phone number.” - Unknown 

Leading Motivational Quotes

  1. “Keep a little fire burning; however small, however, hidden.” - Cormac McCarthy
  2. "If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever." - Thomas Aquinas
  3. “First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you're inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won't. Habit is persistence in practice.” - Octavia Butler
  4. “The two most important days in your life are the day you’re born and the day you find out why.” - Mark Twain
  5. “Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know.” - Pema Chodron
  6. ‘We can see through others only when we can see through ourselves.” - Bruce Lee
  7. “Someone will declare, “I am the leader!” and expect everyone to get in line and follow him or her to the gates of heaven or hell. My experience is that it doesn’t happen that way. Others follow you based on the quality of your actions rather than the magnitude of your declarations.” - Bill Walsh
  1. "You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches." - Dita Von Teese
  2. “The best way out is always through.” - Robert Frost
  3. “The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself—the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us—that's where it's at." - Jesse Owens
  4. “More is lost by indecision than wrong decision.” - Marcus Tullius Cicero
  5. “Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.” - Ruth Gordo
  6. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” - Frederick Douglass
  7. “Relentlessly prune bullshit, don’t wait to do things that matter, and savour the time you have. That’s what you do when life is short.” - Paul Graham

Short Motivational Quotes

  1. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” - Stephen R. Covey
  2. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” - George Eliot
  1. “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” - Dalai Lama
  2. “If you’re not positive energy, you’re negative energy.” - Mark Cuban
  3. “Opportunities don't happen, you create them.” - Chris Grosser
  4. “Don't let someone else's opinion of you become your reality” - Les Brown
  5. “Love your family, work super hard, live your passion.” - Gary Vaynerchuk