My Favorite Motivational Quotes


Almost everyone has something that motivates and inspires them. Personally, I love motivational quotes. If you are a member of my Facebook Fan Page, you know I post a “Quote of The Day” and if you follow me on Twitter you know I tweet lots of what I think are great quotes. Here is a list you can tack up on your wall to refer to from time to time.

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up” –-Thomas Edison

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world” – Gandhi

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”-Frederick Douglass

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”-Norman Vincent Peale

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor Frankl.

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”–- Harry Truman

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”— Howard Thurman

“Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t.”Richard Bach

“It’s a very funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.”-William Somerset Maugham

“Without inspiration, we’re all like a box of matches that will never be lit.” – David Archuleta

“Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.”-James F. Byrnes

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

“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.

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

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart” –Helen Keller

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”-Walt Disney

This may be my all time favorite:

“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.” –Dr. Randy Pausch