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Motivational Quotes

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Quote of the day July 30th, 2014

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.

Albert Einstein

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Motivational Quotes
A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.

PAT RILEY

A message prepared in the mind reaches a mind; a message prepared in a life reaches a life.

BILL GOTHARD

A wife encourages her husband's egoism in order to encourage her own.

RUSSELL GREEN

Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.

MARY KAY ASH

All right, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us... they can't get away this time. When Surrounded By 8 Enemy Divisions During WW2

CHESTY PULLER

Am I motivated by what I really want out of life -- or am I mass-motivated?

EARL NIGHTINGALE

Any change, any loss, does not make us victims. Others can shake you, surprise you, disappoint you, but they can't prevent you from acting, from taking the situation you're presented with and moving on. No matter where you are in life, no matter what your situation, you can always do something. You always have a choice and the choice can be power.

BLAINE LEE, THE POWER PRINCIPLE

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BO BENNETT, YEAR TO SUCCESS

Be what Nature intended you for, and you will succeed; be anything else, and you will be ten thousand times worse than nothing.

SYDNEY SMITH, THE WAY TO SUCCEED, W M THAYER, (PAGE 211), 1902

Comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable.

FINLEY PETER DUNNE

Don't spur a willing horse.

PROVERB

God made man to go by motives, and he will not go without them, any more than a boat without steam or a balloon without gas.

HENRY WARD BEECHER

Help people become more motivated by guiding them to the source of their own power.

PAUL G. THOMAS

I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.

LEO ROSTEN

I have always been pushed by the negative. The apparent failure of a play sends me back to my typewriter that very night, before the reviews are out. I am more compelled to get back to work than if I had a success.

TENNESSEE (THOMAS LANIER) WILLIAMS

I never criticize a player until they are first convinced of my unconditional confidence in their abilities.

JOHN ROBINSON

I set myself on fire and people come to watch me burn.

JOHN WESLEY

I still feel like I gotta prove something. There are a lot of people hoping I fail. But I like that. I need to be hated.

HOWARD STERN

I usually need a can of beer to prime me.

NORMAN MAILER

I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being.

CONFUCIUS

If I would be happy, I would be a bad ballplayer. With me, when I get mad, it puts energy in my body.

ROBERTO CLEMENTE

If you do not wish a man to do a thing, you had better get him to talk about it; for the more men talk, the more likely they are to do nothing else.

THOMAS CARLYLE

If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Instruction does much, but encouragement does everything.

JOHANN VON GOETHE

It is in human nature to relax, when not compelled by personal advantage or disadvantage.

JOHANN VON GOETHE

It is not the horse that draws the cart, but the oats.

PROVERB

It is simpler and easier to flatter people than to praise them.

JEAN PAUL RICHTER

It's not my job to motivate players. They bring extraordinary motivation to our program. It's my job not to de-motivate them.

LOU HOLTZ

I've always felt it was not up to anyone else to make me give my best.

AKEEM OLAJUWON

Let us be poised, and wise, and our own, today.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON, EXPERIENCE FROM ESSAYS: SECOND SERIES (1844)

Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.

LES BROWN

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; its when you had everything to do, and you've done it.

MARGARET THATCHER

Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die, but long after we are gone be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistence.

DANIEL HUDSON BURNHAM

Make sure you visualize what you really want, not what someone else wants for you.

JERRY GILLIES

Men are more accountable for their motives, than for anything else; and primarily, morality consists in the motives, that is in the affections.

ARCHIBALD ALEXANDER

Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can't be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.

LEE IACOCCA

Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular top up s.

PETER DAVIES

Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.

LOU HOLTZ

Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.

DWIGHT D EISENHOWER

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

JIM RYUN

Next to excellence, comes the appreciation of it.

WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY

No one does anything from a single motive.

SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE

Nobody motivates today's workers. If it doesn't come from within, it doesn't come. Fun helps remove the barriers that allow people to motivate themselves.

HERMAN CAIN

One of the reasons it has seemed so difficult for a person to change his habits, his personality, or his way of life, has been that heretofore nearly all efforts at change have been directed to the circumference of the self, so to speak, rather than to the center.

MAXWELL MALTZ

One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire.

JOHN W. FOSTER

Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results.

ANON.

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

ZIG ZIGLAR

Recognition is the greatest motivator.

GERARD C. EAKEDALE

Some of us are like wheelbarrows, only useful when pushed and easily upset.

JACK HERBERT

Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.

HARRIET BRAIKER

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned. When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.

DWIGHT D EISENHOWER

The inner thought coming from the heart represents the real motives and desires. These are the cause of action.

RAYMOND HOLLIWELL

The mechanics of industry is easy. The real engine is the people : Their motivation and direction.

KEN GILBERT

The most important thing about a man is what he believes in the depth of his being. This is the thing that makes him what he is, The thing that organizes him and feeds him; the thing that keeps him going in the face of untoward circumstances; the thing that gives him resistance.

HUGH STEVENSON TIGNER

The most important thing about motivation is goal setting. You should always have a goal.

FRANCIE LARRIEU SMITH

The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.

PIERRE DE COUBERTIN, THE OLYMPIC CREED INSPIRED BY BISHOP ETHELBERT TALBOT, SPEECH, OLYMPIC GAMES 1908

The ones who want to achieve and win championships motivate themselves.

MIKE DITKA

The only way to get people to like working hard is to motivate them. Today, people must understand why they're working hard. Every individual in an organization is motivated by something different.

RICK PITINO

The ultimate inspiration is the deadline.

NOLAN BUSHNELL

The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is shot through with beauty, with love, with glints of courage and laughter; and in these, the spirit blooms timidly, and struggles to the light amid the thorns.

GEORGE SANTAYANA

There are two levers for moving men -- interest and fear.

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

There is nothing that fear and hope does not permit men to do.

MARQUIS DE VAUVENARGUES

There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.

DALE CARNEGIE

There's always the motivation of wanting to win. Everybody has that. But a champion needs, in his attitude, a motivation above and beyond winning.

PAT RILEY

Though a good motive cannot sanction a bad action, a bad motive will always vitiate a good action. In common and trivial matters we may act without motives, but in momentous ones the most careful deliberation is wisdom.

W. M. L. JAY

To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.

DONALD LAIRD

Two purposes in human nature rule. Self-love to urge, and reason to restrain.

ALEXANDER POPE

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

PETER DRUCKER

We may think there is willpower involved, but more likely change is due to want power. Wanting the new addiction more than the old one. Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now.

GEORGE SHEEHAN

We must treasure the achievers of our land because it's they who raise the sights of all the others.

SOURCE UNKNOWN

We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.

FRAN

We should not teach children the sciences; but give them a taste for them.

JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU

We talk on principal, but act on motivation.

WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR

We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them.

FRAN

What comes from the heart, goes to the heart.

SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

SIR JOHN LUBBOCK

Whatever touches the nerves of motive, whatever shifts man's moral position, is mightier than steam, or calorie, or lightening.

EDWIN HUBBELL CHAPIN

Whatever you are from nature, keep to it; never desert your own line of talent...

When the leader passes over all alike, not making a distinction, then the endeavors of those who are capable of exertion are entirely lost.

HITOPADESA

When you come to the end of all the light you know, and it's time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: Either you will be given something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.

EDWARD TELLER

Who is sure of their own motives can in confidence advance or retreat.

JOHANN VON GOETHE

Why did I want to win? because I didn't want to lose!

MAX SCHMELLING

Without a compelling cause, our employees are just putting in time. Their minds might be engaged, but their hearts are not. Meaning precedes motivation.

LEE J. COLAN, 7 DEFINING MOMENTS

You are what you think. You are what you go for. You are what you do!

BOB RICHARDS

You cannot raise a man up by calling him down.

WILLIAM BOETCKER

You don't have to do anything you don't want to do.

DAVID HAROLD FINK

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along. . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

You make the world a better place by making yourself a better person.

SCOTT SORRELL

You must rouse into people's consciousness their own prudence and strength, if you want to raise their character.

MARQUIS DE VAUVENARGUES


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