Great quotes can be inspirational and motivational. They can guide your life, love and career. Here are 156 of the Best Inspirational Quotes and Motivational Quotes for Success.

Best Inspirational Quotes
  1. The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well. – John Davidson Rockefeller, Sr
  2. I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature. – John Davidson Rockefeller, Sr.
  3. To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything. – Anthony Pagano
  4. The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor. – Mike Litman
  5. If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success. – John Davidson Rockefeller, Sr.
  6. Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it. – John Davidson Rockefeller, Sr.
  7. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky
  8. Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become. – Tracy L. McNair
  9. I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity. – John Davidson Rockefeller, Sr.
  10. Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough. – T.S. Eliot
  11. To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe. – Anatole France
  12. To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will. – Sugar Ray Robinson
  13. If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted. – Francis Bacon
  14. Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe. – Claudia Black
  15. Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills. – Peter Davies
  16. You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try. – Beverly Sills
  17. I have failed over and over again. That is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan
  18. Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition. – Joe Carlozo
  19. It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it. – W. Somerset Manghan
  20. Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable. – Emily Guay
  21. No man ever became great without many and great mistakes. – William E. Gladstone
  22. In the long run, we only hit what we aim at. – Henry David Thoreau
  23. Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving; they make mistakes, but they do not quit. – Conrad Hilton
  24. Destiny is not a matter of chance; it’s a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved. – Jeremy Kitson
  25. All or our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney
  26. If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning. – Ghandi
  27. If you can’t do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow. – Yusuf Tara
  28. Our intentions create our reality. – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
  29. If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought. – Peace Pilgrim
  30. Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to; all they need is one reason why they can. – Willis Whitney
  31. Everything you want is on the other side of fear. – Jack Canfield
  32. Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible. – Francis of Assisi
  33. Failing to plan is planning to fail. – Effie Jones
  34. Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings. – C. Archie Danielson
  35. A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be. – Bruce Springstein
  36. You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event – it is a habit. – Aristotle
  37. Some things have to be believed to be seen. – Ralph Hodgson
  38. Wealth is the product of man’s ability to think. – Ayn Rand
  39. We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond. – Marcel Proust
  40. Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon. – Thomas Dewar
  41. High expectations are the key to everything. – Sam Walton
  42. The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. – Winston Churchill
  43. It is what you learn after you know it all that counts. – John Wooden
  44. Life is too short to ponder the “what if’s” and fear rejection. – T. Dufek
  45. Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become, and hell starts when the person you are meets the person you could have been. – Eli Cohen
  46. It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt. – Suellen Fried
  47. Dreams are the reality of tomorrow. – Dean Marshall
  48. If anything is worth trying at all, it’s worth trying at least ten times. — Art Linkletter
  49. Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships. – Dr. Lester Sumrall
  50. The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles. – Rodney L. Parsley
  51. Problems are only opportunities in work clothes. – Henry J. Kaiser
  52. The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it. – Anonymous
  53. There’s no such thing as coulda, shoulda and woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it. – Pat Riley
  54. One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure. – John Gardner
  55. You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration. – James Allen
  56. A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies – the fear of failure. Set that you will make it happen! – Dexter Yager
  57. Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin. – Victor Kiam
  58. Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. – Henry Ford
  59. The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible. – Richard M. Devos
  60. Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations. – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  61. You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do. – Henry Ford
  62. When I’ve heard all I need to make a decision, I don’t take a vote. I make a decision. – Ronald Reagan
  63. You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time. – Charles F. Kettering
  64. Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation by thinking once or twice a week. – George Bernard Shaw
  65. Never complain about what you permit. – Mike Murdock
  66. It may be all right to be content with what you have; never with what you are. – B.C. Forbes
  67. Take heed: you do not find what you do not seek. – Proverb
  68. Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future. – Charles Kettering
  69. Success is never wondering what if… – Karrie Huffman
  70. “I can’t do it” never accomplished anything; “I will try” has performed miracles. – George P. Burnham
  71. Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision. – Ayn Rand
  72. Keys to success: Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it. – John S. Hinds
  73. I maintained my edge by always being a student; you will always have something new to learn. – Jackie Joyner Kersee
  74. It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves. – Sir Edmund Hillary
  75. If what you did yesturday seems big, you haven’t done anything today. – Lou Holtz
  76. Life is change; growth is optional. Choose wisely. – Karen Kaiser Clark
  77. Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. – Michael Jordan
  78. You don’t just stumble into the future you create your own future. – Roger Smith
  79. This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything. – Scott reed
  80. Failure? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks. – Dottie Walters
  81. Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes. – Washington Irving
  82. Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success. – Stephen A. brennan
  83. Opportunity does not knock; it presents itself when you beat down the door. – Kyle Chandler
  84. Our life is what it is as a result of how we think. – George DeVack
  85. We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it. – Donald Curtis
  86. Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement. – Henry Ford
  87. You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment. – Les Brown
  88. Action, to be effective, must be directed to clearly conceived ends. – Jawaharlal Nehru
  89. Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future. – Charles Kettering
  90. The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more. – Ed Parker
  91. He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning. – Danish Proverb
  92. Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams. – George DeVack
  93. What this power is I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it. – Alexander Grahm Bell
  94. If we always look back, we lose sight of what’s ahead. – Justin Sims
  95. Success based on anything but internal fulfillment is bound to be empty. – Dr MArtha Friedman
  96. Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities; they will never come. – Janet Erskine Stuart
  97. Opportunities multiply as they are seized; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities. – John Wicker
  98. Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable. – B.C. Forbes
  99. An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won. – Caroline L. Gascoigne
  100. The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable. – Paul Tillisch
  101. Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor. – John Milton
  102. Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength. – Hasidic saying
  103. There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today. – Mignon McLaughlin
  104. The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. – Eden Phillpotts
  105. The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do. – Sequichie Comingdeer
  106. Whether or not we realize it each of us has within us the ability to set some kind of example for people. Knowing this would you rather be the one known for being the one who encouraged others, or the one who inadvertently discouraged those around you? – Josh Hinds
  107. When we place blame, we give away our power. – Greg Anderson
  108. What really matters is what you do with what you have. – Shirley Lord
  109. The principles you live by create the world you live in; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. – Blaine Lee
  110. We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions. – Steven Covey
  111. Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them. – Leo tolstoy
  112. Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you. – Marsha Sinetar
  113. The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. – Elbert Hubbard
  114. Everything is created twice — first mentally, then physically. – Greg Anderson
  115. It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. – Seneca
  116. While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us. – Benjamin Franklin
  117. Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck. – Grenville Kleiser
  118. Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself. – Terrance
  119. Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention. – Greg Anderson
  120. Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake. – Greg Anderson
  121. Life does not happen to us, it happens from us. – Mike Wickett
  122. What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are. – Epicetus
  123. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  124. Where there is no vision, the people perish. – Proverbs 29:18
  125. In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high. – Henry David Thoreau
  126. They are able because they think they are able. – Virgil
  127. Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us. – Henry David Thoreau
  128. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. – Matthew 6: 34
  129. Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent. – Horace Walpole
  130. Growth and change are never easy…If it were easy, you would have done it long ago. – Lawrence LeShan
  131. Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you. – Tom Hopkins
  132. When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation – it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams. – Les Brown
  133. Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation. – Eileen Caddy
  134. Great minds have purpose, others have wishes. – Washington Irving
  135. We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems. Lee Iococca
  136. There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity. – Douglas MacArthur
  137. Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution. – Dr. David Schwartz
  138. Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. – E. Joseph Cossman
  139. Our real problem is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow. – Calvin Coolidge
  140. The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it. – Sir William Osler
  141. Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom. – Marilyn Ferguson
  142. Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals. – Aristotle
  143. Fear is met and destroyed with courage. Again and again, when the struggle seems hopeless and all opportunity lost, some man or women with a little more courage, a little more effort, brings victory. – James F. Bell
  144. Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. – William James
  145. Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly. – Napoleon Hill
  146. Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others. – Danny Thomas
  147. Four steps to achievement: plan purposely, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently. William A. Ward
  148. Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people’s money, other people’s business, other people’s labor. Under this concentration, independent business … has been a menace to … American society.” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  149. Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him. – Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  150. We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. – Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  151. Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. – Harriet (Elizabeth) Beecher Stowe
  152. Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have. – Oprah Winfrey
  153. Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself. – Oprah Winfrey
  154. If you look at what you have in life, You’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, You’ll never have enough. – Oprah Winfrey
  155. The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded. – Dr. Dale E. Turner
  156. To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best. – Margaret Hilda Thatcher