30 Life Quotes to Keep You Motivated

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Whether you’re an aspiring author, engineer, scientist, entrepreneur, musician, or what have you, motivation and hard work are key to reaching your goals and dreams. Without them, you would never step outside your comfort zone and do what seems like the impossible. So I’ve compiled 30 wonderful life quotes to get you motivated and kick start your calling.

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”
—Theodore Roosevelt


“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”
—Henry Miller


“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.”
—Robert H. Schuller


“Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.”
—Norman Ralph Augustine


“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”
—Rabindranath Tagore

standing on water

“If you’ve got a talent, protect it.”
—Jim Carrey


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


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


“If you can dream it, you can do it.”
—Walt Disney


“Either you run the day or the day runs you.”
—Jim Rohn

Run the day

“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.”
—H. G. Wells


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


“Every exit is an entry somewhere else.”
—Tom Stoppard


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


“You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.”
—George Lucas

Step at a time


“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”


“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
—Mark Twain


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


“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.”
—W. Clement Stone


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
—William Blake

soaring birds

“Many are called but few get up.”
—Oliver Herford


“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore”
—Christopher Columbus


“They can conquer who believe they can.”


“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.”
—Henry Ford


“Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.”
—Dwight D. Eisenhower


“Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.”
—Alfred A. Montapert


“Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.”
—George Whitefield


“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”
—Samuel Beckett


“Don’t tell people you want to be a writer. Everyone will try to talk you out of choosing a job with so little security, so it is better just to keep it to yourself, and prove them all wrong later.”
—Meg Cabot


“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
—Lao Tzu

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