Besides being useful for motivation, these quotes can be very appealing in essays! So, be sure to read and try memorizing some.


"Opportunities never come to those who wait... they are captured by those who dare to attack."
- Paul J. Meyer

"Big goals get big results. No goals gets no results or somebody else's results."
Mark Victor Hansen

"Our definition of risk is allowing your financial destiny to be under somone else's control."
- Sharon L. Lechter

"Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music."
- Angela Monet

"Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great."
- John D. Rockefeller

"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough."
- Oprah Winfrey

"Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get."
- Dale Carnegie

"Do what you can with what you have where you are."
- Theodore Roosevelt

"Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit."
- Conrad Hilton

"The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want the most for what you want now."
- Zig Ziglar

"I have failed over and over again - that is why I succeed."
- Michael Jordan

"Victory belongs to the most persevering."
- Napoleon Bonaparte

"You can't get rid of poverty by giving people money."
- P. J. O'Rourke

"The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas."
- Linus Pauling

“Every man is in certain respects
(a) like all other men,
(b) like some other men,
(c) like no other man."
- Murray, H.A. & C. Kluckhohn

"Rich people constantly learn and grow. Poor people think they already know."
- T. Harv Eker

"You've got to win in your mind before you win in your life."
John Addison

"The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee and I will pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun."
- John D. Rockefeller

"Rich people choose to get paid based on results. Poor people choose to get paid based on time."
- T. Harv Eker

"Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired."
- Mortimer Caplan

"The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all."
- G. K. Chesterton

"Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'."
- Brian Tracy

"To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it."
- Bunker Hunt

"I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."
- Thomas Jefferson

"The challenge is not to manage time, but to manage ourselves."
- Steven Covey

"Always give without remembering and always receive without forgetting."
- Brian Tracy

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up."
- Thomas Alva Edison

"Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses."
- George Washington Carver

"Make a decision to be succesful right now. Most people never decide to be wealthy and that is why they retire poor."
- Brian Tracy

"Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm."
- Earl Nightingale

"A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough."
- Christian Nestell Bovée

"To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to."
- Kahlil Gibran

"Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open."
- Thomas Dewar

"People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going."
- Earl Nightingale

"Get around the right people. Associate with positive, goal-oriented people who encourage and inspire you."
- Brian Tracy

"To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time."
- Leonard Bernstein

"Every company has room for the man who has a definite plan of action which is to the advantage of that company."
- Napoleon Hill

"It's not what you have, it's what you do with what you have that counts."
- Unknown

"It matters not what a person is born, but (whom) they choose to be."
- Joanne Kathleen Rowling

"Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it. "
- Unknown

"I cannot discover anyone that knows enough to say definitely what is and what is not possible."
- Henry Ford

"It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves."
- Edmund Hillary

"Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone."
- Pablo Picasso

"The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term is the indispensable prerequisite for success."
- Brian Tracy

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."
- Leo Tolstoy

"What are you doing today to become a champion?"
- Drayton McLane Jr.

"A good plan today is better than a great plan tomorrow."
- George S. Patton

"Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it."
- M. Scott Peck

"Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their
greatest success."
- Stephen Covey

"In life, as in chess, forethought wins."
- Charles Buxton

"If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they might have planned for you? Not much."
- Jim Rohn

"Most misfortunes are the results of misused time."
- Napoleon Hill

"It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going."
- Brian Tracy

"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

"Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do."
- Voltaire (Wolter)

"The harder you fall, the higher you bounce."
- Unknown

"To earn more, you must learn more."
- Brian Tracy 

"You may not be able to control the situation, but you can always control your reaction."
- Austin Mcgonigle

"Employ your time improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall came easily by what others have labored hard for."
- Sokrates

"Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better."
- Albert Camus

"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

"My life as a writer consists of 1/8 talent and 7/8 discipline."
- John Irving

"Your power is proportional to your ability to relax."
- David Allen

"If I play my best, I can win anywhere in the world against anybody."
- Ray Floyd

"A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him."
- Ezra Pound

"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot."
- Michael Altshuler

"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."
- Seneca

"Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude."
- William James

"Time is what we want most, but what we use worst."
- William Penn

"The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor."
- Vince Lombardi

"To guarantee success, act as if it were impossible to fail."
- Dorothea Brande

"There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend."
- Katherine Hathaway

"Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely."
- Auguste Rodin

"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them."
- Mark Twain

"Never, never, never, never give up."
- Winston Churchill

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."
- Maya Angelou

"Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment."
- Rita Mae Brown
"A quitter never wins and a winner never quits."
- Napoleon Hill

"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."
- Bill Cosby

"I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done."
- Marie Curie

"Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'certainly I can!' - and get busy and find out how to do it."
- Theodore Roosevelt

"Simply put, you believe that things or people make you unhappy, but this is not accurate. You make yourself unhappy."
- Wayne Dyer

"Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today."
- Benjamin Franklin

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you never see the shadow."
- Helen Keller

"Anything’s possible. You can be told you have a 90% chance or a 50% chance or a 1% chance, but you have to believe, and you have to fight."
- Lance Armstrong

"Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones to genius."
- Elbert Hubbard

"If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere."
- Frank A. Clark

"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential."
- Frank A. Clark

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
- Winston Churchill

"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements  of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something  to be enthusiastic about."
- Charles Kingsley

"Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't."
- Jerry Rice

"You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make."
- Gorden B. Hinkley

"What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?"
- Dr Robert H Schuller

"Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great."
- Fernando Flores

"The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see."
- G.K. Chesterton

"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me."
- Ayn Rand

"There are people who have money and people who are rich."
- Coco Chanel

"Many people like to think that they'll find balance AFTER they find success. But in reality, achieving balance IS success."
- Brian Koslow

"In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned  find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists."
- Eric Hoffer


"You must get good at one of two things; planting in the spring or begging in the fall."
-Jim Rohn

"It's not what you are going to do, but it's what you are doing now that counts."
- Napoleon Hill

"Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving"
- Conrad Hilton

"Genius is ninety nine percent perspiration (effort) and one percent inspiration."
- Thomas Edison

"Where you start is not as important as where you finish."
- Zig Ziglar

"Don't wait until you feel like taking a positive action. Take the action and then you will feel like doing it."
- Zig Ziglar

"The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. Not at all. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be."
- Robert Fulghum

"Act AS IF whatever you do makes a difference. It really does."
- William James


"Leadership is influence"
- Warren G. Bennis

"Leadership is not wielding authority. It's empowering people."
- Becky Brodin

"Leaders think and talk about solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems."
- Brian Tracy

"If your actions inspire people to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."
- John Quincy Adams

"Leadership is not a right - it's a responsibility."
- John Maxwell

"Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by traffic from both sides."
- Margaret Thatcher

"Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of leadership. Always keep your word."
- Brian Tracy

"Leadership is the capacity to change vision into reality."
- Warren G. Bennis

"Become the kind of leader that people will follow voluntarily, even if you had no title or position."
- Brian Tracy

"Managers help people to see themselves as they are. Leaders help people see themselves better than they are."
- Jim Rohn


"Goals in writing are dreams with deadlines."
- Brian Tracy

"Committing your paper to paper increases the likelihood of your achieving them by one thousand percent."
- Brian Tracy

"Knowing where you are going is the first step to going there."
- Ken Blanchard

"To go nowhere, follow the crowd."
- John C. Maxwell

"Don't set your goals too low. If you don't need much, you won't earn much."
- Jim Rohn

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