Often when I’m stuck in a dark place, I browse the internet for motivational quotes. I believe motivation is like sunshine, it comes and goes, and is something we cannot control. It can suddenly get hidden for a few minutes and then come back or can disappear for days and seem like it will never return. Despite how much sunshine there currently is, what we can do is remind ourselves that it still exists, and will eventually return. Similarly, motivational quotes are a way to remind ourselves that regardless of what we are going through, there is still hope. They can remind us to keep going, and can often create a spark in us that turns into a wildfire of inspiration.

Whether you’re currently in school, work, or at home, sometimes we all need a bit of motivation. For that exact reason, I have compiled a list of 40 motivational quotes that are guaranteed to help you get back up, to help you move on, and to help you fight through whatever issues you may be currently having.

40 Motivational Quotes To Get Your Through Anything

  1. “I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.” – Audre Lorde
  2. Pursue what catches your heart, not what catches your eyes.” – Roy T. Bennett
  3. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – Confucius
  4. “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
  5. “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” – Lou Holtz
  6. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  7. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown
  8. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein
  9. “Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” – Bill Bradley
  10. “Life is about making an impact, not making an income.” – Kevin Kruse
  11. “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” – Florence Nightingale
  12. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky
  13. “To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream, not only plan but also believe.” Anatole France
  14. “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
  15. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein
  16. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination” – Jimmy Dean
  17. “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.” – Michael Jordan
  18. “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it” – Charles Swindoll
  19. “You just can’t beat the person who never gives up” – Babe Ruth
  20. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up” – Thomas A. Edison
  21. “It is during our darkest moment that we must focus to see the light” – Aristotle
  22. “I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary” – Elon Musk
  23. “We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope.” Martin Luther King
  24. “The best way to predict the future is to create it” – Abraham Lincoln
  25. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream” – C.S. Lewis
  26. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain
  27. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin
  28. “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body” – Joseph Addison
  29. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
  30. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou
  31. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see it.” – Confucius
  32. “You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore” – Christopher Columbus
  33. “Either you run the day, or the day runs you” – Jim Rohn
  34. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe
  35. “Fall seven times and stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb
  36. “A dream is not something that you wake up from, but something that wakes you up” – Charlie Hedges
  37. “If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents, start charging for it.” – Kim Garst
  38. “The past should be the past. It can destroy the future. Live life for what tomorrow has to offer, not for what yesterday has taken away.” – Unknown
  39. “What’s the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable.” – Unknown
  40. “Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.” – Sonia Ricotti
Zargham N.
Author

Zargham is a freelance author, an architecture student at the University of Toronto and an avid fan of self-improvement and learning how the human mind works.

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