Humanities › Literature 29 Motivational Quotes to Get Yourself Charged Share Flipboard Email Print Atsushi Yamada / Getty Images Literature Quotations Funny Quotes Love Quotes Great Lines from Movies and Television Quotations For Holidays Best Sellers Classic Literature Plays & Drama Poetry Shakespeare Short Stories Children's Books By Simran Khurana Education Expert M.B.A, Human Resource Development and Management, Narsee Monjee Institution of Management Studies B.S., University of Mumbai, Commerce, Accounting, and Finance Simran Khurana is the Editor-in-Chief for ReachIvy, and a teacher and freelance writer and editor, who uses quotations in her pedagogy. our editorial process Simran Khurana Updated January 05, 2020 Albert Einstein was a slow learner at school. He was expelled for his poor learning ability. Today we know him as the father of modern physics. J. K. Rowling, the renowned author of the Harry Potter series of books, began her writing career when she was going through the lowest period of her life. Jobless and divorced, Rowling used to write in cafes, while tending to her baby daughter, who would sleep by her side. She considered herself the "biggest failure I ever knew" but did not let her failure deter her spirit. Steve Jobs, the iconic creator of Apple computers, is instrumental in revolutionizing the technology industry. Jobs went through a period of struggle during his early days. Later he was fired from the company he created. Despite going through rough weather, Steve Jobs emerged successful, with many new companies and projects under his belt. He came back to Apple and turned around the company to make it a formidable leader in the technology industry. What is your goal? Do you aspire to be a great actor or singer? Do you want to make your mark in sports? Do you see yourself as an iconic business leader in the future? Whatever your goal, you can make it happen. All you need is a push in the right direction. Use these motivational quotes to help you along your journey. 01 of 29 Mark Twain 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. 02 of 29 Michael Jordan I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. 03 of 29 Confucius It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. 04 of 29 Eleanor Roosevelt Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. 05 of 29 Samuel Beckett Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. 06 of 29 Luigi Pirandello In bed my real love has always been the sleep that rescued me by allowing me to dream. 07 of 29 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. 08 of 29 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. 09 of 29 Zig Ziglar People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. 10 of 29 Elbert Hubbard To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. 11 of 29 T. S. Elliot Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. 12 of 29 Buddha All that we are is the result of what we have thought. 13 of 29 Mahatma Gandhi Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. 14 of 29 Ralph Waldo Emerson Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. 15 of 29 Peter F. Drucker We know nothing about motivation. All we can do is write books about it. 16 of 29 Norman Vaughan Dream big and dare to fail. 17 of 29 Stephen R. Covey Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly. 18 of 29 Elbert Hubbard Positive anything is better than negative thinking. 19 of 29 Nora Roberts If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place. 20 of 29 Stephen Covey Begin with the end in mind. 21 of 29 Les Brown Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. 22 of 29 Henry Ford Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right. 23 of 29 Vince Lombardi The difference between a successful person and others is not lack of strength not a lack of knowledge but rather a lack of will. 24 of 29 Conrad Hilton Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don’t quit. 25 of 29 Ayn Rand The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. 26 of 29 Vincent Van Gogh If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. 27 of 29 Jim Rohn Either you run the day, or the day runs you. 28 of 29 Richard B. Sheridan The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed. 29 of 29 Napoleon Hill Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire, which transcends everything.