100 Motivational Quotes To Start 2016

Everyone needs a little motivation some times, especially at the beginning of a new year. Inspiring quotes are one of my favourite ways to keep myself motivated, so I thought I’d make a post listing 100 of my favourite motivationalΒ quotes.

Don’t forget to comment which quote was your favourite!

β€œDo one thing every day that scares you.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt

β€œWe are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
― Kurt Vonnegut

β€œWhat’s meant to be will always find a way”
― Trisha Yearwood

β€œIf you’re reading this…
Congratulations, you’re alive.
If that’s not something to smile about,
then I don’t know what is.”
― Chad Sugg

β€œCourage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”
― Maya Angelou

β€œPain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.”
― Lance Armstrong

β€œIt’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.”
― Lou Holtz

β€œThe things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.”
― Kalu Ndukwe Kalu

β€œWhat you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
― Jane Goodall

β€œUnderstanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.”
― J.K. Rowling

β€œYou have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”
― Marcus Aurelius

β€œCry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.”
― Steve Maraboli

β€œYou can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”
― Jack London

β€œThe only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.”
― Jordan Belfort

β€œTomorrow will be better.”
β€œBut what if it’s not?” I asked.
β€œThen you say it again tomorrow. Because it might be. You never know, right? At some point, tomorrow will be better.”
― Morgan Matson,

β€œIt’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”
― Babe Ruth

β€œWhen someone tells me “no,” it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.”
― Karen E. Quinones Miller

β€œRisks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.”
― Leo Buscaglia

β€œWhy do they always teach us that it’s easy and evil to do what we want and that we need discipline to restrain ourselves? It’s the hardest thing in the world–to do what we want. And it takes the greatest kind of courage. I mean, what we really want.”
― Ayn Rand

β€œThe only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.”
― C. JoyBell C.

β€œOur wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”
― David Richo

β€œI never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking”
― Albert Einstein

β€œWith the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt

β€œEven if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”
― Martin Luther

β€œWhen you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on”
― Theodore Roosevelt

β€œYou’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose.”
― Lou Holtz

β€œThe individual who says it is not possible should move out of the way of those doing it.”
― Tricia Cunningham

β€œAnd will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed!”
― Dr. Seuss

β€œControl Your Own Destiny or Someone Else Will”
― Jack Welch

β€œAll great achievements require time.”
― Maya Angelou

β€œYou must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination.”
― Roman Payne

β€œ0 plus 100 equals 100. But so does 50 plus 50, only with more balance. Let this be a lesson in love.”
― Jarod Kintz

β€œI said “Somebody should do something about that.” Then I realized I am somebody.”
― Lily Tomlin

β€œFace reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be.”
― Jack Welch

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says β€œI’m possible”!”
– Audrey Hepburn

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”
– Henry Ford

“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

“Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.”
– Charles Swindoll

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”
– Jimmy Dean

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

“Do or do not. There is no try.”
– Yoda

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do”
– Steve Jobs

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.”
– Mark Twain

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”
– Aristotle

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
– Wayne Gretzky

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 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

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.”
– Buddha

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”
– Albert Einstein

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”
– Chinese Proverb

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”
– Stephen Covey

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.”
– Woody Allen

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.”
– Nikos Kazantzakis

“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.”
– Ralph Maston

“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not the desire to beat others.”
– Ayn Rand

“Don’t watch the clock; do what the clock does. Keep going.”
– Sam Levenson

“It does no matter how slowly you go as long as you don’t stop.”
– Confucius

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

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.”
– Og Mandino

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”
– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Start by doing what’sΒ necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
– Francis of Assisi

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”
– Maya Angelou

β€œIt’s what you do in your free time that will set you freeβ€”or enslave you.”
― Jarod Kintz

β€œThe world’s greatest achievers have been those who have always stayed focused on their goals and have been consistent in their efforts.”
― Roopleen

β€œMotivation gets you going and habit gets you there.”
― Zig Ziglar

β€œRejection is a challenge.”
― Veronica Purcell

β€œImagine a place where everyone chooses to bring energy, passion, and a positive attitude every day.”
― Stephen C. Lundin

β€œA professional is one who does his best work when he feels the least like working.”
― Frank Lloyd Wright

β€œWhere there is life, there is hope.”
― Alyson Noel

β€œIf you practice hard, you can win every battle.”
― Manny Pacquiao

β€œIf you want to be happy, you need to set your mind on happiness.”
― Ana Kostovska

β€œIt may take little time to get where you want to be, but if you pause and think for a moment, you will notice that you are no longer where you were. Do not stopβ€”keep going.”
― Rodolfo Costa

β€œIf we judge ourselves only by our aspirations and everyone else only their conduct we shall soon reach a very false conclusion.”
― Calvin Coolidge

β€œIt is not so much where my motivation comes from but rather how it manages to survive.”
― Louise Bourgeois

β€œBe yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
― Oscar Wilde

β€œNo one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt

β€œYesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”
― Bil Keane

β€œWe are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
― Oscar Wilde

β€œIt is never too late to be what you might have been.”
― George Eliot

β€œEverything you can imagine is real.”
― Pablo Picasso

β€œDo what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
― Theodore Roosevelt

β€œTo the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”
― J.K. Rowling

β€œLife isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
― George Bernard Shaw

β€œSuccess is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
― Winston S. Churchill

β€œWanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”
― Marilyn Monroe

β€œDo no harm and leave the world a better place than you found it.”
― Patricia Cornwell

β€œParents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.”
― Anne Frank

β€œ. . . when it comes down to it, that’s what life is all about: showing up for the people you love, again and again, until you can’t show up anymore.”
― Rebecca Walker

β€œOthers have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not. ”
― Pablo Picasso

β€œI figured something out. The future is unpredictable.”
― John Green

β€œAsk for what you want and be prepared to get it!”
― Maya Angelou

β€œShoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”
― Norman Vincent Peale

β€œI don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.”
― Anne Frank

β€œThere is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.”
― Gautama Buddha

β€œIt’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”
― Henry David Thoreau

β€œIf we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
― Mother Teresa

β€œMy only advice is to stay aware, listen carefully, and yell for help if you need it.”
― Judy Blume

β€œI have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.”
― Galileo Galilei

β€œIf you want to be happy, be.”
― Leo Tolstoy

β€œ You Chose

You chose.
You chose.
You chose.

You chose to give away your love.
You chose to have a broken heart.
You chose to give up.
You chose to hang on.

You chose to react.
You chose to feel insecure.
You chose to feel anger.
You chose to fight back.
You chose to have hope.

You chose to be naΓ―ve.
You chose to ignore your intuition.
You chose to ignore advice.
You chose to look the other way.
You chose to not listen.
You chose to be stuck in the past.

You chose your perspective.
You chose to blame.
You chose to be right.
You chose your pride.
You chose your games.
You chose your ego.
You chose your paranoia.
You chose to compete.
You chose your enemies.
You chose your consequences.

You chose.
You chose.
You chose.
You chose.

However, you are not alone. Generations of women in your family have chosen. Women around the world have chosen. We all have chosen at one time in our lives. We stand behind you now screaming:

Choose to let go.
Choose dignity.
Choose to forgive yourself.
Choose to forgive others.
Choose to see your value.
Choose to show the world you’re not a victim.
Choose to make us proud.”
― Shannon L. Alder

 

 

 

 

 

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