Category: Motivational quotes

Motivational quotes

Toni Cade Bambara

“Take away the miseries and you take away some folks’ reason for living.”

Harper Lee

“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. …

Cherrie Moraga

“When you are not physically starving, you have the luxury to realize psychic and emotional starvation.”

Edith Nesbitt

“It is wonderful how quickly you get used to things, even the most astonishing.”


“Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.”

Marchioness Townsend

“Never tell a man you can read him through and through; most people prefer to be thought enigmas.”

King Charles I

“Never make a defense or an apology until you are accused.”

Saskya Pandita

“Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, …

Herbert Bayard Swope

“I can’t give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.”

Cherie Carter-Scott

“Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.”

Endicott Peabody

“Remember! Things in life will not always run smoothly. Sometimes we will be rising toward the heights – then all will seem to reverse itself …

Gavin McDonald

“You can go a long way with bad legs and a good head.”

Monica Baldwin

“I have always felt that the moment when first you wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours.”

Sam Donaldson

“I’d rather work with someone who’s good at their job but doesn’t like me, than someone who likes me but is a ninny.”

Kevin Kelly

“The only factor becoming scarce in a world of abundance is human attention.”

Josiah Quincy

“When you have a number of disagreeable duties to perform, always do the most disagreeable first.”

Tove Jansson

“You can’t ever be really free if you admire somebody too much.”

Captain J. A. Hadfield

“This art of resting the mind and the power of dismissing from it all care and worry is probably one of the secrets of energy …

Daniel Considine

“To get the best out of a man go to what is best in him.”

Daniel H. Burnham

“Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood…Make big plans, aim high in hope and work.”

Phil Jackson

“Winning is important to me, but what brings me real joy is the experience of being fully engaged in whatever I’m doing.”

Norman Podhoretz

“Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on …

John Herschel

“Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.”

Dr. Rob Gilbert

“It’s all right to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to fly in formation.”

James Oppenheim

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.”

Amy Tan

“You see what power is – holding someone else’s fear in your hand and showing it to them!”

Christiane Northrup, M.D.

“Feeling grateful to or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your …

Norah Jones

“If I make a record I love, then somebody will like it. Maybe not everybody, but that won’t matter.”

John Mitchell Mason

“Judge thyself with the judgment of sincerity, and thou will judge others with the judgment of charity.”

Sir George Savile

“In your clothes avoid too much gaudiness; do not value yourself upon an embroidered gown; and remember that a reasonable word, or an obliging look, …

Trieu Thi Trinh

“My wish is to ride the tempest, tame the waves, kill the sharks. I will not resign myself…”

Ruth Stout

“Working in the garden…gives me a profound feeling of inner peace.”

John Sheffield

“‘Tis the most tender part of love, each other to forgive.”

King Whitney Jr.

“Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To …

Joseph Rickaby

“A great preservative against angry and mutinous thoughts, and all impatience and quarreling, is to have some great business and interest in your mind, which, …

Rose Cherin

“Heirlooms we don’t have in our family. But stories we’ve got.”