Sometimes a few powerful words are all you need to get out of an “I can’t” or “I don’t feel like it”, when you’re struggling to stay on track with your goals, inspirational and motivational quotes can help remind you why you’re doing what you’re doing, and why you shouldn’t succumb to feeling discouraged.

Feeding your mind inspiring quotes daily is a great practice to boost your positivity.

So here’s a list of 30 famous quotes on motivation and success from your favorite authors, philosophers, athletes, and celebrities:


  1. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. - Winston S. Churchill


  1. 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. - Herbert Bayard Swope
  1. It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. - Herman Melville
  1. Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get. - W.P. Kinsella
  1. Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. - Winston S. Churchill
  1. A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do. - Bob Dylan
  1. Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable. - Coco Chanel
  1. The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will. - Vince Lombardi Jr.
  1. In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. - Bill Cosby
  1. You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying. To the best you can do everyday. - Jason Mraz


  1. Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time. - George Bernard Shaw
  1. I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed. - Booker T. Washington
  1. Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success. - Robert T. Kiyosaki
  1. Keep your friends for friendship, but work with the skilled and competent. - Robert Greene
  1. People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. - Dale Carnegie


  1. Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and ablities were used in a way that served others. - Marianne Williamson
  1. Love yourself. Forgive yourself. Be true to yourself. How you treat yourself sets the standard for how others will treat you. - Steve Maraboli
  1. Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days. - Zig Ziglar


  1. The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge. - Napoleon Hill
  1. If you care about what you do and work hard at it, there isn't anything you can't do if you want to. - Jim Henson
  1. I'm a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down. - Abraham Lincoln
  1. Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely. - Roy T. Bennett


  1. It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things. - Leonardo da Vinci
  1. Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't. - Steve Maraboli
  1. Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; they are but the instruments of the wise. - Samuel Lover
  1. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it. - W.C. Fields
  1. Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success. - Joyce Brothers
  1. You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give. - Eleanor Roosevelt


  1. If you start by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work towards getting it. - Paulo Coelho
  1. If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality. - Roopleen


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