100 Evergreen Motivational and Inspirational Quotes

Here is a list of the top 100 motivational quotes to get you inspired for life.

They include 100 quotes from Michael Jordan, Aristotle, Albert Einstein, Gandhi, Teddy Roosevelt, Mark Twain, Robert Frost, Henry Ford, Isaac Singer, Ralph Waldo Emerson, etc. and I’d say the are in a pretty good order of 1-100:

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  1. You must be the change you want to see in the world.
    – Mahatma Gandhi
  2. What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
    – Goethe
  3. You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
    – Zig Ziglar
  4. Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
    – Mahatma Gandhi
  5. Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
    – Mark Twain
  6. The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
    – Richard B. Sheridan
  7. Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
    – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  8. “Act or accept.”
    – Anonymous
  9. Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
    – Tim Blixseth
  10. The world is more malleable than you think and it’s waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
    – BonoPosters, Urban, Background, Grunge
  11. Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
    – Dr Phil
  12. . Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
    – Stephen R. Covey
  13. If you’re going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
    – Marie Osmond
  14. Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
    – Roy Goodman

    • William B. Sprague
  15. Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.
    – Dan Stanford
  16. Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.
    – Albert Einstein
  17. A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
    – Hugh Downs
  18. The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
    – Mark Twain
  19. If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
    – E. Joseph Cossman
  20. Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
    – Albert Einstein
  21. Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.
    – Henry Ford
  22. I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
    – Oprah Winfrey
  23. I’ve missed more than shots in my career. I’ve lost almost    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
  24. Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
    – Napoleon HillBackground, Grunge, Urban, Butterfly
  25. Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
    – Truman Capote
  26. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
    – Aristotle
  27. The best way out is always through.
    – Robert Frost.
  28. Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
  29. Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
    – Mark Twain
  30. Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.
    – Mark Twain
  31. Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.
    – Japanese Proverb
  32. In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.
    – Theodore Roosevelt
  33. If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
    – Isaac B. Singer
  34. Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
    – Unknown
  35. Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
    – Charles F. Kettering, Engineer and Inventor
  36. 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.
    – Mark Twain
  37. Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
    - Elbert HubbardTime Heals All Wounds, Consolation
  38. . The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
    – Unknown
  39. . The best way to predict the future is to create it.
    – Unknown
  40. . Anyone can do something when they WANT to do it. Really successful people do things when they don’t want to do it.
    – Dr. Phil
  41. . There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
    – Dr. Denis Waitley
  42. . Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
    – Sir Winston Churchill
  43. . Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don’t quit.
    – Conrad Hilton
  44. . Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
    – Unknown
  45. . Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
    – John Wooden
  46. . There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
    – Mario Cuomo
  47. . Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
    – Richard Bach
  48. . Vision doesn’t usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
    – Dr. Michael Norwood
  49. . Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
    – Dr. Joyce Brothers
  50. . Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
    – Samuel Beckett
  51. . Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
    Mahatma GandhiNutshell, Security, Insecurity
  52. . “You are what you think about all day long.” — Dr. Robert Schuller
  53. . What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say” — Ralph Waldo Emerson”
  54. . Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
    Booker T. Washington
  55. . “Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.”
    – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  56. . To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
    – Elbert Hubbard
  57. . If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
    – J.M. Power
  58. People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
    - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  59. Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
    - Swedish Proverb
  60. If you’re going through hell, keep going.
    - Winston Churchill
  61. The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
    - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  62. Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
    - Voltaire
  63. .Enduring habits I hate…. Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
    – Friedrich Nietzsche,  The Gay Science,
  64. There is no education like adversity.
    – Disraeli
  65. He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
    – Friedrich Nietzsche
  66. Adversity introduces a man to himself.
    – Author Unknown


  1. Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
    – Unknown
  2. Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.
    – Unknown
  3. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. We judge of man’s wisdom by his hope.
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  5. . People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
    – Norman Vincent Peale
  6. . Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.
    – Anonymous
  7. . Being defeated is only a temporary condition; giving up is what makes it permanent.
    – Marilyn vos Savant, Author and Advice Columnist
  8. . I can’t understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I’m frightened by old ones.
    – John Cage
  9. . Fall down seven times, get up eight.
    - Japanese Proverb

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  1. I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
    – Winston Churchill
  2. . Flops are a part of life’s menu and I’ve never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.
    – Rosalind Russell
  3. . Cause Change & Lead
    Accept Change & Survive
    Resist Change & Die

    • Ray Norda, Chairman, Novell
  4. . Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you’re still trying, keep it up! You’re right on track.
    – Matthew Keith Groves
  5. . An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
    – Bill Bernbach
  6. . An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
    – Prescott
  7. . Life is “trying things to see if they work”
    Ray Bradbury
  8. . If you worry about yesterday’s failures, then today’s successes will be few.
  9. . Life is % what happens to us and % how we react to it.
    Dennis P. Kimbro
  10. . We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  11. . Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Mental, Human, Experience, Mindset

  1. . By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day
    – Robert Frost
  2. . In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
    Thomas Jefferson
  3. . I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
    Albert Einstein
  4. . Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.
  5. . I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
    – Maya Angelou
  6. . The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
    – William James
  7. . When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?
    – Sydney Harris
  8. . Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was. 
    – Richard L. Evans
  9. . In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.
    – Robert FrostBe, Change, Become, Practice, Motivation
  10. . You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
    – Eleanor Roosevelt
  11. . Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
    – Seneca
  12. . Do first things first, and second things not at all.
    – Peter Drucker.
  13. . The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
    – Foster’s Law
  14. . Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
    – Joe ClarkCoffee, Coffee Cup, Cup, Cafe, Porcelain






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