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Motivational Quotes

Motivation is the driving force by which we achieve our goals. When our motivation lacks, so too does our accomplishments.

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On the other hand, when our motivation is high, so too are the odds of achieving the goals we strive for.

Many of us mistakenly believe that to be motivated, we must be amped-up, and scurrying around like some highly-caffeinated goal-crushing overachiever.  But this is not true.  Motivation is often a silent and highly focused determination to do what we set our minds to do.

Some of the most motivated people are quiet.  They are not jumping up and down, making lot’s of noise, and putting on a show to showcase how motivated they are.  Rather, they are busy, nose to the grind, thinking, acting, and accomplishing day in and day out.

When you get around motivated people, you can feel the intensity of their enthusiasm for what they are doing.  You can feel their energy and zest for pursuing their goals.

Conversely, when you come across unmotivated people, you can sense a numbing lethargy.   You can sense a bit of aimlessness, a lack of will.  Unmotivated people lack the energy and driving force to do what must be done to achieve what they said they would.

And guess what?

Everyone, at some point or another, feels unmotivated.  It happens to the best of us.

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There is a good chance you are here because you possibly feel like you are lacking this energy.  Perhaps your internal driving force has run a bit low on fuel, on fire.  If this is the case, you’ve come to the right place.

To help you find a renewed sense of intensity and enthusiasm for achieving your goals, we’ve pulled together a list of the best motivational quotes we could find.

These quotes are meant to be motivational only, not inspirational or educational.  They are meant to refocus your mind and help you regain your strength of will.  The strength of will you need to take start taking action towards the accomplishment of your goals.

So, if you’re ready to get fired up to start accomplishing, to start winning…get started with this handful of best motivational quotes:

The Best Motivational Quotes to Help You Start Winning More in LIFE

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1.  “A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.” – Jack Dempsey

2.  “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.” – Abraham Lincoln

3.  “What one man can do, another can do!” – Charles Morse

4.  “It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.” – Seneca

5.  “Security is mostly a superstition.  Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

6.  “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John R. Wooden

7.  “Men of action are favored by the goddess of good luck.” – George S. Clason

8.  “Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” – Napoleon Hill

9.  “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

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

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11.  “If you really want the key to success, start by doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing.” – Brad Szollose

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

13.  “You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. – C.S. Lewis

14.  “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” – Radmache

15.  “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill

16.  “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou

17.  “If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed.  The vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs

18.  “We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light.” – Earl Nightingale

19.  “Your profession is not what brings home your weekly paycheck, your profession is what you’re put here on earth to do.” – Vincent Van Gogh

20.  “You were born to win.” – Zig Ziglar

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21.  “Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.” – Herodotus

22.  “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” – Lou Holtz

23.  “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer

24.  “Success… seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” –  Conrad Hilton

25.  “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, your’e right.”- Henry Ford

26.  “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. ” – Dale Carnegie

27.  “There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.” – Michael Phelps

28.  “If you are willing to do more than you are paid to do, eventually you will be paid to do more than you do.” –  Unknown

29.  “You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

30.  “I knew the one thing I might regret was not ever having tried.” – Jeff Bezos

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31.  “A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement.” – Bo Bennett

32.  “I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” – Vincent van Gogh

33.  “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try one more time.” – Thomas Edison

34.  “Victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan.” – John F. Kennedy

35.  “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 the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

36.  “Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford

37.  “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” – Confucius

38.  “The highest reward for man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.” – John Ruskin

39.  “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

40.  “Failure Will Never Overtake Me If My Determination To Succeed Is Strong Enough.” – Og Mandino

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41.  “Action is the manifestation of learning.” – Zig Ziglar

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

43.  “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart

44.  “One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.” – John Wanamake

45.  “You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you, you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.”  –  Will Smith

46. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon

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

48. “There are better starters than me but I’m a strong finisher.” – Usain Bolt

49. “If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission.” –  Unknown

50. “The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” –  Moliere

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Alright, you’ve made it halfway, but don’t stop now! Our hope is that these quotes on winning will encourage the following process:

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So, finish what you started. Read the rest of these high-powered motivational quotes and allow them to move you to new heights of execution and victory!

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51.  “Today’s Accomplishments Were Yesterday’s Impossibilities.” – Robert H. Schuller

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

53. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

54. “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – Unknown

55.  “A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.” —Vernon Howard

56.  “If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?” – Joe Namath

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

58.  “If you do not see great riches in your imagination, you will never see them in your bank balance.” – Napoleon Hill

59.  “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.”  – John Wooden

60. “They say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing, that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

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61.  “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau

62.  “Give your dreams all you’ve got and you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.” –  William James

63. “The  only way to do great work is to love what you do.  If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.  Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs

64.  “We generate fears while we sit.  We overcome them by action.”- Dr. Henry Link

65.  “Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.” – Washington Irving

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

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

68.  “The way to get started is to quite talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

69.  “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity.  The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

70. “Forever is composed of nows” – Emily Dickinson

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71.  “Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.” – Tony Robbins

72.  “For every reason it’s not possible, there are hundreds of people who have faced the same circumstances and succeeded.” – Jack Canfield

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

74.  “It is better to live one day as a lion, than to live 1000 years as a sheep.” – Tibetan Proverb

75.  “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” – Ray Goforth

76.  “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller

77.  “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

78.  “Don’t watch the clock.  Do what it does.  Keep going.” – Sam Levenson

79.  “Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.  For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her.” –  Charles De Gaulle

80. “The biggest adventure you can ever take, is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

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81.  “One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.” – Michael Korda

82.  “Keep your face always towards the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman

83.  “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

84.  “Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.” –  Shari R. Barr

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

86.  “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller

87.  “Don’t stop when you’re tired. STOP when you are DONE.” – Unknown

88.  “He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.” —Louisa May Alcott

89.  “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” Charles Darwin

90. “Every moment waited is a moment wasted.”  – David Deida

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91.  “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible”! —Audrey Hepburn

92.  “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher

93. “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard

94.  “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”  –  Napoleon Hill

95.  “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”  –  Norman Vincent Peale

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

97.  “What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” – Bob Dylan

98.  “All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me…. You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” – Walt Disney

99.  “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

100. “If you don’t play to win, don’t play at all.” – Tom Brady

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Bonus: Alright, here is our last and final quote. We hope it inspires you to keep striving to win the battles of life, because if you want to win…. you have to keep climbing.

“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” – Barry Finlay

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Final Words on These Winning Motivational Quotes

We hope you enjoyed our 100 best motivational quotes.  If so, please consider sharing it.

They should have helped you gain a little more bounce in your step, but more importantly, we hope they’ve helped you renew your focus and intensity for achieving your goals.  If not, bookmark this page, and come back tomorrow for round two.

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PS – Motivational quotes on winning are powerful. But if you’re serious about winning in life, you’ll need motivation and encouragement daily to help you push through your obstacles; and this will do the trick!

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