Feel the Surge of Energy Within You After Reading the Best Motivational Quotes

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You just need a trigger to change your life. History is full of inspirational stories about great people who started out as failures.

  • 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.
     
  • Abraham Lincoln, the renowned president of United States of America had a humble beginning. He failed many times while he attempted to run for office. He would not have tasted success, had he given up midway!
     
  • 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.

I could go on and on about the greatest world leaders. Their stories inspire and electrify us. They are iconic figures of our society, who have the ability to motivate us. But how did they get there? What inspired the inspired personalities? What set them into a trajectory of greatness and immortality?

In the case of J. K. Rowling, it was the fact that she had nothing to fall back on. She made failure the foundation on which she built her life. In the case of others such as Einstein, Lincoln, and Jobs, it was sheet grit and the ability to persevere. In the case of Oprah Winfrey, Walt Disney, and Henry Ford, well, they were not afraid of rejection.

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. You can be the next Bill Gates or Elvis Presley, if you set your heart on your goal. All you need is a push in the right direction.

These are some of the best motivational quotes that I have collected after years of research and evaluation. They can fire you up, and recharge your spirit. Don't let obstacles dishearten you. They make your victory that much sweeter. Overcome your hurdles by facing them with determination. Make the most of these inspirational quotes. You can be a change leader by sharing these quotes with your friends.

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Mark Twain

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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.
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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.
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Confucius

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
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Eleanor Roosevelt

Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
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Samuel Beckett

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
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Luigi Pirandello

In bed my real love has always been the sleep that rescued me by allowing me to dream.
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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.
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
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Zig Ziglar

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
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Elbert Hubbard

To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
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T. S. Elliot

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
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Buddha

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
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Mahatma Gandhi

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
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Peter F. Drucker

We know nothing about motivation. All we can do is write books about it.
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Norman Vaughan

Dream big and dare to fail.
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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.
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Elbert Hubbard

Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
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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.
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Stephen Covey

Begin with the end in mind.
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Les Brown

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
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Henry Ford

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.
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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.
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Conrad Hilton

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don’t quit.
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Ayn Rand

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
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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.
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Jim Rohn

Either you run the day, or the day runs you.
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Richard B. Sheridan

The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
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Napoleon Hill

Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire, which transcends everything.