100+ Motivational Quotes For Daily Life in 2024

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Updated on: February 23, 2024
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Life's a wild ride, isn't it? One minute you're up, the next you're trying to find your footing again. That's where a good motivational quote can be a real game-changer. 

These quotes are here to light that spark, make you smile, and remind you that the world's your oyster.

Motivational Quotes for Entrepreneurs

  1. "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." – Walt Disney
  1. “Your time is limited, don't waste it living someone else's life." – Steve Jobs
  1. "Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again." – Richard Branson
  1. "Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." – Albert Schweitzer
  1. "The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  1. "It's not about ideas. It's about making ideas happen." – Scott Belsky
  1. "I knew that if I failed I wouldn't regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying." – Jeff Bezos
  1. "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." – Chinese Proverb
  1. "I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." – Thomas Jefferson
  1. "Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great." – John D. Rockefeller
  1. "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." – Henry David Thoreau
  1. "Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice." – Peter Drucker
  1. "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." – Wayne Gretzky
  1. "The secret of getting ahead is getting started." – Mark Twain
  1. "Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical." – Howard Schultz

Motivational Quote of The Day

  1. "Every morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them." – Unknown
  1. "The only way to do great work is to love what you do." – Steve Jobs
  1. "Opportunities don't happen, you create them." – Chris Grosser
  1. "Believe you can and you're halfway there." – Theodore Roosevelt
  1. "I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." – Jimmy Dean
  1. "With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts." – Eleanor Roosevelt
  1. "Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." – William James
  1. "Keep your face always toward the sunshine—and shadows will fall behind you." – Walt Whitman
  1. "What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals." – Zig Ziglar
  1. "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." – Eleanor Roosevelt
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Motivational Quotes for Employees

  1. "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." – Confucius
  1. "Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results." – Andrew Carnegie
  1. "Excellence is not a skill, it's an attitude." – Ralph Marston
  1. "The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible." – Charles Kingsleigh
  1. "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." – Robert Louis Stevenson
  1. "Growth and comfort do not coexist." – Ginni Rometty
  1. "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." – Tim Notke
  1. "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." – Steve Jobs
  1. "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." – Winston Churchill
  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

Motivational Quotes for Work

  1. "Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves." – Dale Carnegie
  1. "Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus." – Alexander Graham Bell
  1. "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." – Francis of Assisi
  1. "Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going." – Sam Levenson
  1. "The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible." – Charles Kingsleigh
  1. "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." – C.S. Lewis
  1. "The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today." – Elbert Hubbard
  1. "To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing." – Eva Young
  1. "The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones." – Confucius
  1. "Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." – Jim Ryun

Motivational Quotes for Success

  1. "Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." – Winston S. Churchill
  1. "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." – Robert F. Kennedy
  1.  "The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same." – Colin R. Davis
  1. "Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world." – Roy T. Bennett
  1. "Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it." – Maya Angelou
  1. "Don't wait for opportunity. Create it." – Unknown
  1. "Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." – Albert Schweitzer
  1. "The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well." – John D. Rockefeller Jr.
  1. "To be successful, you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can't just accept the ones you like." – Mike Gafka
  1. "Success isn't just about what you accomplish in your life; it's about what you inspire others to do." – Unknown

Motivational Quotes for Life

  1. "Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it." – Charles R. Swindoll
  1. "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all." – Helen Keller
  1. "The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  1. "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." – Abraham Lincoln
  1. "Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." – George Bernard Shaw
  1. "The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams." – Oprah Winfrey
  1. "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." – Henry David Thoreau
  1. "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." – Confucius
  1. "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." – Albert Einstein
  1. "The purpose of our lives is to be happy." – Dalai Lama
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Business Motivational Quotes

  1. "Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming." – Richard Branson
  1. "The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers." – Ralph Nader
  1. "The best way to predict the future is to create it." – Peter Drucker
  1. "Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning." – Bill Gates
  1. "If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late." – Reid Hoffman
  1. "The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity." – Peter Drucker
  1. "Make your team feel respected, empowered and genuinely excited about the company’s mission." – Tim Westergren
  1. "The golden rule for every business man is this: 'Put yourself in your customer’s place.'" – Orison Swett Marden
  1. "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new." – Socrates
  1. "To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace." – Doug Conant

Self-Believe Motivational Quotes

  1. "Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle." – Christian D. Larson
  1. "You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you." – Brian Tracy
  1. "Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do." – Benjamin Spock
  1. "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  1. "Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." – Martin Luther King Jr.
  1. "The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be." – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  1. "Believe you can and you're halfway there." – Theodore Roosevelt
  1. "Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful." – Mark Victor Hansen
  1. "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." – A.A. Milne
  1. "Your success and happiness lie in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties." – Helen Keller

Motivational Quotes from Books

  1. "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  1. "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us." – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
  1. "And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it." – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
  1. "Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same." – Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
  1. "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live." – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  1. "There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for." – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers
  1. "So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past." – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
  1. "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." – Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!
  1. "I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship." – Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
  1.  "If you can't explain it to a six-year-old, you don't understand it yourself." – Albert Einstein, as quoted in The Tao of Physics by Fritjof Capra

Motivational Quotes from Movies

  1. "Just keep swimming." – Dory, Finding Nemo
  1. "Why do we fall, sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up." – Alfred, Batman Begins
  1. "It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me." – Batman, Batman Begins
  1. "After a while, you learn to ignore the names people call you and just trust who you are." – Shrek, Shrek the Third
  1. "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." – Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  1. "Great men are not born great, they grow great." – Mario Puzo, The Godfather
  1. "No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world." – John Keating, Dead Poets Society
  1. "To infinity and beyond!" – Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story
  1. "The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem." – Captain Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean
  1. "Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss." – Benjamin Button, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Motivational Quotes for Working Out

  1. "The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion." – Arnold Schwarzenegger
  1. "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." – Henry David Thoreau
  1. "All progress takes place outside the comfort zone." – Michael John Bobak
  1. "If you think lifting is dangerous, try being weak. Being weak is dangerous." – Bret Contreras
  1. "The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary." – Vidal Sassoon
  1. "The clock is ticking. Are you becoming the person you want to be?" – Greg Plitt
  1. "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right." – Henry Ford
  1. "The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination." – Tommy Lasorda
  1. "You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them." – Michael Jordan
  1. "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." – John Wooden
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Motivational Quotes About Time

  1. "Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time." – Jim Rohn
  1. "The two most powerful warriors are patience and time." – Leo Tolstoy
  1. "You may delay, but time will not." – Benjamin Franklin
  1. "Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn." – Delmore Schwartz
  1. "Lost time is never found again." – Benjamin Franklin
  1. "The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is." – C.S. Lewis
  1. "Time and tide wait for no man." – Geoffrey Chaucer
  1. "Time is what we want most, but what we use worst." – William Penn
  1. "Punctuality is not just limited to arriving at a place at right time, it is also about taking actions at right time." – Amit Kalantri
  1. "The key is in not spending time, but in investing it." – Stephen R. Covey

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