Motivational Quotes
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Fuel your passion and desire to fulfil your goals and dreams with these motivational quotes. The right words at the right time can fuel your entire day and go on to change your life.

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We are so fortunate that we live in an era where there are so many great motivational authors, speakers, and philosophers to choose from. I've organised them in an historical timeline for your convenience. So on your way there...

...Enjoy this Top 10 List of Motivational Quotes


"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life,
and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.
And the only way to do great work
is to love what you do.
If you haven't found it yet,
keep looking. Don't settle.

As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it."

- Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011 : Founder of Apple


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

- Jim Rohn 1930 - 2009 : Motivational speaker and author


"Many of life's failures are people who did not realise
how close they were to success when they gave up."

- Thomas A Edison 1847 - 1931 : Inventor and businessman


"None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding
except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 - 1882 : Poet, lecturer and philosopher


"Take the first step in faith.
You don't have to see the whole staircase,
just take the first step."

- Martin Luther King Jr 1929 - 1968 - Clergyman / civil rights activist


"Learn from the past,
set vivid, detailed goals for the future,
and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control:

- Denis Waitley 1933 - present : Writer and speaker


"When one door of happiness closes, another opens;
but often we look so long at the closed door
that we do not see the one which has been opened for us."

- Helen Keller 1880 - 1968 : Author and activist


"Energy is the essence of life.
Every day you decide how you're going to use it
by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal,
and by maintaining focus."

- Oprah Winfrey 1954 - present : Former talk show host


Sun rising behind jagged edged mountain with motivational quote.


"Your time is limited, don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma,
which is living the result of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinion drowned your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition,
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary."

- Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011 : Founder of Apple

Enjoy these motivational quotes and words of wisdom from this list of experts below. I'll be adding more authors as time goes on. Let me know of your favourites in the comment box at the end.

Motivational Quotes Timeline of
Personal Growth Authors and Experts

19th century

Emerson quotes

1803 - 1882 Ralph Waldo Emerson - Philosopher, poet and lecturer
"Always do what you are afraid to do."

William James

1842 - 1910 William James - Psychologist and philosopher
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."

Wallace Wattles quotes

1860 - 1911 Wallace D. Wattles - Author
"By thought, the thing you want is brought to you."

James Allen quotes

1864 - 1912 James Allen - Author
"A man is literally what he thinks."

Charles Haanel quotes

1866 - 1949 Charles F Haanel - Author and businessman
"When we are still, we can think, and thought is the secret of all attainment."

Napoleon Hill quotes

1883 - 1970 Napoleon Hill - Author and lecturer
"Don't wait. The time will never be just right."

20th century

Earl Nightingale quotes

1921 - 1989 Earl Nightingale - Motivational speaker and author
"Everything begins with an idea."

Zig Ziglar quotes

1926 - 2012 Zig Ziglar - Motivational author and speaker
"If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost."

Jim Rohn quotes

1930 - 2009 Jim Rohn - Entrepreneur, author, and speaker
"If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for ..."

Denis Waitley quotes

1933 - /----/ Denis E. Waitley - Motivational speaker and author
"Winners are people with definite purpose in life."

Brian Tracy quotes

1944 - /----/ Brian Tracy - Motivational speaker and author
"Whatever you believe with feeling becomes your reality."

Rhonda Byrne

1951 - /----/ Rhonda Byrne - Television producer and writer
"There is always something to be grateful for."

Oprah Winfrey quotes

1954 - /----/ Oprah Winfrey - Billionaire and former talk show host
"I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become."

Tony Robbins quotes

1960 - /----/ Tony Robbins - Life success coach, speaker, and author
"It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped."

Mike Dooley quotes

1961 - /----/ Mike Dooley - Motivational author and speaker
"What does a thought look like? Just look around you, ..."

Steve Pavlina quotes

1971 - /----/ Steve Pavlina - Motivational author and speaker
"The more disciplined you become, the easier life gets."

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"Motivate yourself, because you are the architect of your own fortunes."

- Victor Usifo

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