One major purpose to read quotes is to motivate ourselves. To learn more about what the various famous personalities have to say about motivating your own self, check out the Motivational Quotes and Sayings in the Quotes Gallery section, combined with beautiful Nature Photographs.
Motivational Quotes and Sayings with Nature Photographs [Quotes Gallery]
“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” — John Wooden “Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.” — Kyle Chandler “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” ― Ayn Rand “Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.” — John Dewey “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” — Zig Ziglar “We make the world we live in and shape our own environment.” — Orison Swett Marden “Either I will find a way, or I will make one.” — Philip Sidney “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.” — Tommy Lasorda “Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.” ― Helen Keller “To know oneself, one should assert oneself.” — Albert Camus “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson “You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.” — Babe Ruth “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” ― Jim Ryun “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” — Og Mandino “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” — Les Brown “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” ― Ayn Rand “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” — Rabindranath Tagore “Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.” — Carl von Clausewitz “There is one grand lie – that we are limited. The only limits we have are the limits we believe.” — Wayne Dyer “No matter how difficult the past, you can always begin again today.” — Jack Kornfield “Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular.” ― Roy T. Bennett “If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.” — Jim Rohn “If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” — H. G. Wells “Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” ― Carol Burnett “Success is the only motivational factor that a boy with character needs.” — Woody Hayes “Every problem is a gift – without problems we would not grow.” — Tony Robbins “There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.” — Michael Phelps “Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.” — Wayne Dyer “Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” — Julie Andrews “Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.” — Christopher Morley “Don’t give up. Don’t lose hope. Don’t sell out.” — Christopher Reeve “You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” — Zig Ziglar “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” — Og Mandino “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” — Arthur Ashe “Go big or go home. Because it’s true. What do you have to lose?” — Eliza Dushku “Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.” — George Whitefield “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ― Nelson Mandela “The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something.” — Muhammad Iqbal “If you can dream it, you can do it.” ― Walt Disney “A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.” — George S. Patton “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” ― Tim Notke “Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed – there’s so little competition.” — Elbert Hubbard “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” — Thomas Paine “Know or listen to those who know.” — Baltasar Gracian “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” ― Confucius “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” — Tony Robbins “One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.” — Michael Korda “Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.” ― Washington Irving “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” ― Confucius “Stay strong, stay positive, and never give up.” ― Roy T. Bennett “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” ― Winston Churchill “If you are going to be a champion, you must be willing to pay a greater price.” — Bud Wilkinson “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe “In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” ― Nikos Kazantzakis “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” ― Arthur Ashe “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” — Robert H. Schuller “Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.” — Gordon B. Hinckley “When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.” — Zig Ziglar “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” — Sam Levenson “Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower “No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.” — Tony Robbins “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” ― Thomas A. Edison “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. “When it looks impossible and you are ready to quit, victory is near!” — Tony Robbins “It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.” — Jackie Joyner-Kersee “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” — Confucius “Nothing really worth having comes quickly and easily. If it did, I doubt that we would ever grow.” — Eknath Easwaran “No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one.” — Jessica Savitch “One finds limits by pushing them.” — Herbert Simon “Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.” — H. L. Hunt “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” ― Napoleon Hill “Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.” — Norman Ralph Augustine “There’s a way to do it better – find it.” — Thomas A. Edison “You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” — Ted Turner “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” — Tim Notke “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” — Walt Disney “Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.” — John F. Kennedy “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” — Harry S. Truman “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” — Jim Rohn “You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously.” ― Steve Maraboli “God always strives together with those who strive.” — Aeschylus “Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.” ― Jim Rohn “You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.” — Bob Marley “Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.” — Benjamin Jowett “Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to something great.” — Kara Goucher “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” — Jim Ryun “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” — Napoleon Hill “You can’t expect to hit the jackpot if you don’t put a few nickels in the machine.” — Flip Wilson “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” — Theodore Roosevelt “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” ― Helen Keller “What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” — Ralph Marston “Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.” — Victor Kiam “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” — Les Brown “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” — Theodore Roosevelt “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” — Confucius “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” — Ayn Rand “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” ― Les Brown “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” — Christian D. Larson “Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.” — Winston Churchill “The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.” — Vince Lombardi “Push YOURSELF to the edge of YOUR limits. That’s how they expand.” — Robin Sharma “Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.” — George S. Patton “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” — Henry Ford “Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.” — Peter Marshall “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” — Wayne Dyer “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” — Thomas Jefferson “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” — Maya Angelou “The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.” ― Paul Valery “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” ― Zig Ziglar “If you can dream it, you can do it.” — Walt Disney “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” ― Og Mandino “When you fail you learn from the mistakes you made and it motivates you to work even harder.” — Natalie Gulbis “The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare.” — Bobby Knight “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” — William James “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” — Judy Garland “You will never win if you never begin.” — Helen Rowland “Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” — Harriet Beecher Stowe “To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will.” — Sugar Ray Robinson “A goal gets us motivated, while a good habit keeps us stay motivated.” ― Aristotle “It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.” ― Roy T. Bennett “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” — Henry Ford “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” — Ayn Rand “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” — Lou Holtz “The strength in your mind determines the quality of your life.” ― Edmond Mbiaka “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” — Benjamin Franklin “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” — Samuel Beckett “One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.” ― Michael Korda “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” — Jim Rohn “Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” — William Butler Yeats “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” — Confucius “Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.” ― Dale Carnegie “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” — Elon Musk “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” — Francis of Assisi “There is nothing deep down inside us except what we have put there ourselves.” — Richard Rorty “You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.” — George S. Patton “You can motivate by fear, and you can motivate by reward. But both those methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self motivation.” — Homer Rice “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” — Jim Rohn “The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.” ― Arthur C. Clarke “Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” — W. Clement Stone “You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt “We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.” — A.P.J. Abdul Kalam “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” — Thomas A. Edison “Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” — Theodore Roosevelt
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