Motivating quotes

When you are faced with seemingly impossible challenges, you may feel like giving up or not even trying. Words of encouragement from someone who has been through it can be the difference between life and death for your goals. Here are some of my favorite motivating quotes.

“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it”s worth watching.”

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

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs

“Try and fail, but don’t fail to try.” – Stephen Kaggwa

“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.” – Peter Marshall

“Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations. For if you do, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

“Little by little one walks far.” – Peruvian proverb

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” – Brian Littrell

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

“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

“You see things, and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were, and I say, ‘Why not?'” – George Bernard Shaw

Audaces fortuna iuvat. Fortune favors the brave.” – Virgil, The Aeneid

“The life given us by nature is short, but the memory of a life well-spent is eternal.” – Cicero

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” – Langston Hughes

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

“What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.” – Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

 

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