150+ Inspirational Quotes for Increasing Employee Motivation

In today's fast-paced workplace, it can be difficult to sustain high motivation levels. These 150+ Inspirational quotes will help your Employees stay Motivated.

An essential ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to bring out the best in people, and motivation and employee engagement is a big part of that. We all want to be motivated at work and give our best, but sometimes it can be hard to find the motivation. To help you get that extra drive, we at Ricotta have put together some of the most inspirational quotes that will motivate and let you know that success can be achieved with hard work and persistence!

Let’s look at our list of curated 70+ motivation quotes for employees

good quotes for employee motivation

“First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you're inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won't. Habit is persistence in practice.” ―Octavia Butler

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, It is about learning to dance in the rain." - Unknown

“The best way out is always through.” ―Robert Frost

“Keep your energy focused on your goals and ambitions.” -Unknown

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” —Frederick Douglass

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.” -Wayne Dyer

“Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.” — Unknown

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” —Dale Carnegie

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best.” -St. Jerome

"More is lost by indecision than wrong decision.” —Cicero

"You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches." —Dita Von Teese

"Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence." —Calvin Coolidge

"Worry is a misuse of imagination." —Unknown

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.” ―Maya Angelou

“Don’t work for recognition but do work worthy of recognition.” -Unknown

best quotes for employee motivation

"Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did." -Newt Gingrich

"What you don’t sweat out when you’re young will turn into tears when you’re old." -Japanese Proverb

"Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come." -Dwayne The Rock Johnson

Visualization works if you work hard. That’s the thing. You can’t just visualize and go eat a sandwich. -Jim Carrey

"A year from now you will wish you had started today." —Unknown

"The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel." —unknown

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” —Carl Sagan

“Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” -unknown

“Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.” —Drew Houston

“Never let success get to your head and never let failure get to your heart.” —unknown

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” —Jane Goodall

“I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life.” —Louise Hay

“People's passion and desire for authenticity is strong.” —Constance Wu

“Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.” —Jennifer Lopez

“WORRY looks around. REGRET looks back. FAITH looks forward.” -unknown

“One day, you'll be just a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.” - Unknown

motivational quotes for employee recognition

“No one changes the world who isn’t obsessed.” —Billie Jean King

“I can, therefore I am.” -Simone Weil

“Everyone wants happiness. No one wants pain. But you can't have a rainbow, without a little rain.” -unknown

“I learned a long time ago that there is something worse than missing the goal, and that’s not pulling the trigger.” —Mia Hamm

“Keep calm and don't care what others think.” - unknown

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” —Michael Jordan

“Nothing will happen if you just sit around waiting. Go get it” -Unknown

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” —Helen Keller

“Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it… Once you learn that, you'll never be the same again.” —Steve Jobs

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Nothing is impossible. The word itself says "I'm possible"” - Unknown

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” —Albert Einstein

motivational quotes for employee engagement

“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” -H. G. Wells

"Mindset is everything. Once you believe you can achieve something, you most likely will." - unknown

“If you can't yet do great things, do small things in a great way.” ―Napoleon Hill

“if you can stay positive in a negative situation, you win.”-Unknown

“If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse.” ―Jim Rohn

“Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.” —Augustine Og Mandino

“Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” -Simone de Beauvoir

“You may not be there yet, but you are closer than you were yesterday” -Unknown

“Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.” —John Wooden

“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” ―Abraham Lincoln

“Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.” -Bo Jackson

“Live out of your imagination, not your history.” —Stephen Covey

inspirational quotes for employee motivation

“Do not wait for the perfect time and place to enter, for you are already onstage.” —Unknown

“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.”  -W. Clement Stone

“The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.” ―Epicurus

“Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is a quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow." —Mary Anne Radmacher

“If the decisions you make about where you invest your blood, sweat, and tears are not consistent with the person you aspire to be, you’ll never become that person.” ―Clayton M. Christensen

“You will never win if you never begin.” -Helen Rowland

“Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.” —Laird Hamilton

“Each morning is a new opportunity to start off fresh, and try again.”-unknown

“It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.” —Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”- unknown

“For the great doesn’t happen through impulse alone, and is a succession of little things that are brought together.” —Vincent van Gogh

“Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” -Sam Levenson

“To succeed, never compare yourself to anyone else.”-Unknown

“If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves.” —Maria Edgeworth

“When you’re riding, only the race in which you’re riding is important.” -Bill Shoemaker

“Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one-yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touchdown.” - Ross Perot

motivational quotes for employee appreciation

“An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.” -Emil Zatopek

“Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.” -Marv Levy

“If you can’t outplay them, outwork them.” -Ben Hogan

“Continuous effort — not strength or intelligence — is the key to unlocking our potential.”   -Liane Cardes

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.” -Billie Jean King

"Instead of complaining about the problem and blaming others, start finding the solution."― Roy T. Bennett

"Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius."― William Blake

"I can do this… I can start over. I can save my own life and I’m never going to be alone as long as I have stars to wish on and people to still love."― Jennifer Elisabeth

"Stand often in the company of dreamers: they tickle your common sense & believe you can achieve things which are impossible."― Mary Anne Radmacher

"I think of myself as a bad writer with big ideas, but I'd rather be that than a big writer with bad ideas."― Michael Moorcock

"Sometimes you can learn, even from a bad experience. By coping you become stronger. The pain does not go away, but it becomes manageable."― Somaly Mam

"Today is today, only today... tomorrow...it will only be yesterday."― L. Curt Erler

"Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action."― Brendan Francis Brown

quotes for job motivation

"Life is and will ever remain an equation incapable of solution, but it contains certain known factors."― Nikola Tesla

"If you want to be proud of yourself, then do things in which you can take pride"― Karen Horney

"But the past cannot be changed, and we carry our choices with us, forward, into the unknown. We can only move on."― Libba Bray

"The only way to support a revolution is to make your own."― Abbie Hoffman

"Don't belittle yourself. Be BIG yourself."― Corita Kent

"I’m not aspiring to be someone else – If I’m me for the rest of my life then so be it"― Terry Lander

"Do you have any advice for your readers? Lead the life that’s yours instead of faking someone else’s."― Sandy Nathan

"No one wakes up in the morning and says, 'I want to gain 150 pounds and I will start right now!"― Tricia Cunningham

"You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible."― Henry Ford

"It doesn't matter how great your shoes are if you don't accomplish anything in them."― Martina Boone

"We see things not as they are, we see them as WE are."― Morrie Camhi

"There is absolutely no greater high than challenging the power structure as a nobody, giving it your all, and winning!"― Abbie Hoffman

"Inspiration is external and motivation is internal. It is up to me to provide the switch and you to flip it on!"― Tricia Cunningham

"Rule your mind or it will rule you."― Horace

employee morale quotes

"We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities but its own talents."― Eric Hoffer

"Nothing can be more hurtful to your heart than betraying yourself."― Roy T. Bennet

"Sometimes questions are more important than answers."― Nancy Willard

"Why give up? Why give in?"― Breaking Benjamin

"When you are up against a wall, put down roots like a tree, until clarity comes from deeper sources to see over that wall and grow."― C.G. Jung

"When we are aware of our weaknesses or negative tendencies, we open the opportunity to work on them."― Allan Lokos

"Echo of your thoughts are more important than your actions because that has greater impact on the world."― Amit Ray

"When the creative impulse sweeps over you, grab it. You grab it and honor it and use it, because momentum is a rare gift."― Justina Chen Headley

"Uniqueness is what makes you the most beautiful."― Lea Michele

"You’ll be bothered from time to time by storms, fog, snow. When you are, think to yourself, ‘What they could do, I can do."― Antoine de Saint

"Life's managed, not cured."― Phillip C. Mcgraw

"Failure is a greater teacher than success"― Clarissa Pinkola Estés

"If you only write when inspired, you may be a fairly decent poet, but you'll never be a novelist."― Neil Gaiman

employee quotes inspirational

"We can become inspired to shape a higher, more ideal future, and when we do, miracles happen."― James Redfield

"If you always attach positive emotions to the things you want, and never attach negative emotions to the things you don't, then that which you desire most will invariably come your way."― Matt D. Miller

"He who is best prepared can best serve his moment of inspiration."― Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Stay true to yourself and listen to your inner voice. It will lead you to your dream."― James Ross

"Amateurs look for inspiration; the rest of us just get up and go to work."― Chuck Close

"Dream big. Wake up. Take the first step into the unknown."― Roy T. Bennett

"The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow."― Aaron Lauritsen

"The restless spirit never loses its wings. If sometimes it cannot fly, it is because during those moments the sky vanishes."― R.N. Prasher

"One does not surrender a life in an instant. That which is lifelong can only be surrendered in a lifetime."― Elisabeth Elliot

"Read deeply. Stay open. Continue to wonder."― Austin Kleon

"The beginning is always NOW."― Roy T. Bennett

"They may try to stop you by their words and deeds, but like air you will rise above it all. You are unstoppable"― Bernard Kelvin Clive

employee motivational quotes for the day

"There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow."― Aaron Lauritsen

"There is no tomorrow and there was no yesterday; if you truly want to accomplish your goals you must engulf yourself in today."― Noel DeJesus

"Take responsibility for your own happiness, do not expect people or things to bring you happiness, or you could be disappointed."― Rodolfo Costa

"Who dares, win."― Paulo Coelho

"All my problems bow before my stubbornness."― Amit Kalantri

"Without inspiration, we’re all like a box of matches that will never be lit."― David Archuleta

"No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities."― Christian Nestell Bovee

"Play to win, not "not to lose"."― Dondi Scumaci

"Step out of your comfort zone. Comfort zones, where your unrealized dreams are buried, are the enemies of achievement. Leadership begins when you step outside your comfort zone."― Roy T. Bennett

"Don’t waste time waiting for inspiration. Begin, and inspiration will find you."― H. Jackson Brown Jr.

"Starting over can be the scariest thing in the entire world, whether it’s leaving a lover, a school, a team, a friend or anything else that feels like a core part of our identity but when your gut is telling you that something here isn’t right or feels unsafe, I really want you to listen and trust in that voice."― Jennifer Elisabeth

"Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end."― Roy Bennett

"Imperfection inspires invention, imagination, creativity. It stimulates. The more I feel imperfect, the more I feel alive."― Jhumpa Lahiri

"The most dangerous irony is, people are angry with others because of their own incompetence."― Amit Kalantri

"The first gift is Strength. May you remember to call upon it whenever you need it."― Charlene Costanzo

"Facing your fears robs them of their power"― Mark Burnett

"Sometimes you must reach beyond yourself to reach yourself within yourself."― Markiplier

Employee motivation quotes

"The dream is to keep surprising yourself, never mind the audience."― Tom Hiddleston

"It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all."― William James

"So, the world is fine. We don’t have to save the world—the world is big enough to look after itself. What we have to be concerned about, is whether or not the world we live in, will be capable of sustaining us in it. That’s what we need to think about."― Douglas Adams

"Optimists enrich the present, enhance the future, challenge the improbable and attain the impossible"― William Arthur Ward

"The possibility of the dream gives strength."― Lailah Gifty Akita

"Belief isn't supposed to make sense, at least not all the time. In that, it finds its power. It gets to creep up on you and carry you forward. Until you can carry yourself again."― Laura Dave

"There is one great truth on this planet: whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it's because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It's your mission on earth."― Paulo Coelho

"If it's never our fault, we can't take responsibility for it. If we can’t take responsibility for it, we'll always be its victim." -Richard Bach

"Don’t let your learning lead to knowledge. Let your learning lead to action." -Jim Rohn

"The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones." -Chinese Proverb

"Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look at what they can do when they stick together." -Vesta Kelly

"An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality." -Brian Tracy

"If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said, ‘Faster horses’." -Henry Ford

"Don't worry, be happy." -Bobby McFerrin

"I used to want the words ‘She tried’ on my tombstone. Now I want ‘She did it"’ -Katherine Dunham

"A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could." -Zig Ziglar

"One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory." -Rita Mae Brown

"By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before." -Edwin Elliot

"If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right, you'll probably never do much of anything." -Win Borden

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." -Martin Luther King, Jr.

"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

"Make every day count... Even when you think it's the worst day of your life; for you never know when it'll be your last." -Solange Nicole

"Wonder is the beginning of wisdom." -Socrates

"When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard of or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak." -Audre Lorde

"It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it." -Oscar Wilde

"The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you." -John E. Southard

"I really wish I was less of a thinking man and more of a fool not afraid of rejection." -Billy Joel

"Only the ideas we actually live are of any value." -Hermann Hesse

"Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow." -Mary Jean Irion

"Life is a big canvas, throw all the paint on it you can." -Danny Kaye

"Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone" -Pablo Picasso

"Risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing." -Leo Buscaglia

"There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet." -Admiral William Halsey, Jr.

"It's a very funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it." -William Somerset Maugham

"The entire water of the sea can't sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, negativity of the world can't put you down unless you allow it to get inside you." -Goi Nasu

"You are what you love, not what loves you." -Donald Kaufman

"Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average." -Jim Rohn

"A day without laughter is a day wasted." -Nicolas Chamfort

"Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness." -Steve Maraboli

"You always do what you want to do. This is true with every act. You may say that you had to do something, or that you were forced to, but actually, whatever you do, you do by choice. Only you have the power to choose for yourself." -W. Clement Stone

"It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult." -Seneca

"When you don't know what you believe, everything becomes an argument. Everything is debatable. But when you stand for something, decisions are obvious." -Jason Fried

"Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do". -Benjamin Spock

"The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity." -Zig Ziglar

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." -Socrates

"Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone." -Robert Allen

"The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered...We know that. And yes, there are certainly times when we aren't able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It's called being human. But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful." -Elizabeth Edwards

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting." -Joyce Meyer

"Life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation." -Neale Donald Walsch

"It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not." -Andre Gide

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." -Mahatma Gandhi

"Love does not make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile." -Franklin P. Jones

"It's not whether you get knocked down. It's whether you get up again." -Vince Lombardi

"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions." -Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

"A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure." -Henry Kissinger

"Success is doing ordinary things extraordinary well." -Jim Rohn

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." - Anaïs Nin

"You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. But you can decide how you're going to live now." -Joan Baez

"The act of taking the first step is what separates the winners from the losers." -Brian Tracy

"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog." -Dwight D. Eisenhower

"It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it." -Lou Holtz

"Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same." -Francesca Reigler

"We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or other people's models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open." -Shakti Gawain

"By banishing doubt and trusting your intuitive feelings, you clear a space for the power of intention to flow through." -Wayne Dyer

"If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything." -Gordon A. Eadie

"The minute you choose to do what you really want to do, it's a different kind of life." -Buckminster Fuller

"Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death." -James F. Byrnes

"The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy." -Richard L. Evan

"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." -Eleanor Roosevelt

"Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m Possible’!" -Audrey Hepburn

"Those who dance are considered insane by those who can't hear the music" -George Carlin

"I am an artist at living, my work of art is my life" -D.T. Suzuki

"Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows." -Pope Paul VI

"You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action." -Anthony Robbins

"Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." -Joshua J. Marine

"We do not remember days. We remember moments." -Cesare Pavese

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." -Aristotle

"It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts" -Zig Ziglar

"There are so many wizards of the computer, stock market, test tube, and spectator sport, but so few of the art of life." -Mantak Chia

"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently." -Henry Ford

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds yo plant." -Robert Louis Stevenson

"The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed." -Lloyd Jones

"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six 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

"If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner." -Tallulah Bankhead

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain." -Vivian Greene

"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live. "-Jim Rohn

"If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know and start charging for it." -Kim Garst

"A budget is telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went." -Dave Ramsey

"Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears." -Arthur Koestler

"It's only possible to live happily ever after in a moment-to-moment basis." -Margaret Bonanno

"A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it isn’t open." -Frank Zappa

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter won't mind." -Dr. Seuss

"All things are possible until they are proved impossible and even the impossible may only be so, as of now." -Pearl S. Buck

"Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results." -Albert Einstein

"The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read."-Mark Twain

"There is no path to Happiness. Happiness is the path. There is no path to love. Love is the path. There is no path to Peace. Peace is the path." -Dan Millman

"The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious of the rose." -Kahlil Gibran

"The death rate for people who play it safe and for people who live boldly is the same: 100%" -Patti Digh

"Life is made of millions of moments, but we live only one of these moments at a time. As we begin to change this moment, we begin to change our lives." -Trinidad Hunt

"Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish them. "-Unknown

"Until a person can say deeply and honestly, ‘I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday,’ that person cannot say, ‘I choose otherwise’." -Stephen Covey

"It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default." -J.K. Rowling

"The world you desired can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it's yours." -Ayn Rand

"Anyone who thinks sitting in a church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car." -Garrison Keillor

"If you go looking for a friend, you're going to find they're very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere. "-Zig Ziglar

"I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass." -Maya Angelou

"Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time." -Jim Rohn

"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are." -E.E. Cummings

"I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together." -Marilyn Monroe

"Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get." -W.P. Kinsella

"If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming." -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

"Believe in yourself, never give up, and go about your business with passion, drive and enthusiasm." -Peter Jones

"If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere". -Frank Clark

"Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live." -Norman Cousins

"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him." -Sidney Greenberg

"I am an optimist – it does not seem to be much use being anything else." -Winston Churchill

"To find yourself, think for yourself." -Socrates

"People often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning". -Mahatma Gandhi

"In order to live free and happily, you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice." -Richard Bach

In one minute you can change your attitude and in that minute you can change your entire day. -Spencer Johnson

Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. -Thomas A. Edison

There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. -Denis Waitley

Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. -Winston S. Churchill

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you. -Brian Tracy

Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first, it is ridiculed. In the second, it is opposed. In the third, it is regarded as self-evident. -Arthur Schopenhauer

There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; it's what we do with them that's important. -Jim Rohn

If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. -Flavia Weedn

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye -Jim Henson

The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day that your life really begins. -Bob Moawad

If you do not go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you do not ask, the answer will always be no. If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place. -Nora Roberts

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star. -W. Clement Stone

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, But in rising every time we fail. -Confucius

Work like you don't need the money, love like your heart has neve been broken, and dance like no one is watching. -Aurora Greenway

One of the easiest ways to begin clarifying what you truly want is to make a list of 30 things you want to do, 30 things you want to have, and 30 things you want to be before you die. -Jack Canfield

Do you give as much energy to your dreams as you do to your fears? -Richard Wilkins

If you want something you've never had, then you've got to do something you've never done. -Thomas Jefferson

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition form mediocre minds. -Albert Einstein

It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. -Marlene Dietrich

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. -Elbert Hubbard

Hoping means seeing that the outcome you want is possible, and then working for it.-Bernie Siegel

Take time to enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. -Robert Brault

In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman. -Margaret Thatcher

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened -Dr. Seuss

The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little. -Zig Ziglar

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. -Jim Rohn

Anyone can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend's success. -Oscar Wilde

Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is -Vince Lombardi

All is well. -Esther Hicks

The idea is to die young as late as possible. -Ashley Montagu

You were born an original. Don't die a copy. -John Mason

Somewhere along the line we stopped believing we could do anything. And if we don't have our dreams, we have nothing. -Charles Farmer

If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present. -Lao Tzu

Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin. -Grace Hansen

A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply a something to aim at. -Bruce Lee

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. -Abraham Lincoln

An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind. -Mahatma Gandhi

If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else. -Dave Ramsey

The world has the habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going. -Napoleon Hill

Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success. -Zig Ziglar

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on. -Robert Frost

Be weird. Be random. Be who you are. Because you never know who would love the person you hide. -C.S. Lewis

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. -Albert Einstein

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. -Henry Ford

If you judge people, you have no time to love them. -Mother Teresa

A tiger doesn’t lose sleep over the opinion of sheep. -Shahir Zag

When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place. -Unknown

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown ou 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

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. -Pablo Picasso

What you do is what matters, not what you think or say or plan. -Jason Fried

Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. -Charles R. Swindoll

The difference between genius and stupidity is: genius has its limits. -Alexandre Dumas, fils

Answer these questions often: What are you doing? Why are you doing it? Where is this going? -Jed McKenna

Just do it -Nike

A room without books is like a body without a soul -Marcus Tullius Cicero

I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become. -Oprah Winfrey

Taking time to do nothing often brings everything into perspective. -Doe Zantamata

When I was born I cried while those around me smiled. May I live my life so that when I die, I may smile, while those around me cry -Indian Proverb

The greatest wealth is health. -Virgil

Just let awareness have its way with you completely. -Scott Morrison

All endings are also beginnings. We just don't know it at the time. -Mitch Albom

Happiness is not determined by what's happening around you, but rather what's happening inside you. Most people depend on others to gain happiness, but the truth is, it always comes from within. -John Spence

Be there for others, but never leave yourself behind. -Dodinsky

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. -Anatole France

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

We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. -George Bernard Shaw

You can only lose something that you have, you cannot lose something that you are. -Eckhart Tolle

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. -Margaret B. Runbeck

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. -Joseph Chilton Pearce

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. -C.S. Lewis

Any fool knows men and women think differently at times, but the biggest difference is this. Men forget, but never forgive; women forgive, but never forget. -Robert Jordan

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes. -William James

It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth, and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try. -Beverly Sills

If you view all the things that happen to you, both good and bad, as opportunities, then you operate out of a higher level of consciousness. -Les Brown

Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination. -Fitzhugh Dodson

There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. -Nelson Mandela

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. -Swami Vivekananda

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past, but by the love we're not extending in the present. -Marianne Williamson

Most people who fail in their dream fail not from lack of ability, but from lack of commitment. -Zig Ziglar

Some people walk in the rain. Others just get wet. -Roger Miller

Every choice you make is creating your future. Choose wisely. -Joe Tichio

People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them. -Epictetus

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else. -Albert Einstein

If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it – teach yourself to be impatient. -Gurbaksh Chahal

If you envy successful people, you create a negative force field of attraction that repels you from ever doing the things that you need to do to be successful. If you admire successful people, you create a positive force field of attraction that draws you toward becoming more and more like the kinds of people that you want to be like. -Brian Tracy

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. -Henry David Thoreau

The easiest thing in the world to be is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in the position. -Leo Buscaglia

If your life was complete, you'd be dead. -Joshua Wisenbaker

The quieter you become, the more you can hear. -Ram Dass

To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself -Soren Kierkegaard

Thinking will not overcome fear, but action will. -W. Clement Stone

You may be hurt if you love too much, but you will live in misery if you love too little. -Napoleon Hill

I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy. -Kahlil Gibran

If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs. -Dhirubhai Ambani

You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back. -Barbara De Angelis

Let your friends, colleagues and family know about the good that you see; it will help them see it too. -Hanoch McCarty

Saying ‘I notice you’re a nerd’ is like saying, ‘Hey, I notice that you’d rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you’d rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even ‘lame’ is kind of lame. Saying ‘You’re lame’ is like saying ‘You walk with a limp.’ Yeah, whatever, so does 50 cent, and he’s done all right for himself. -John Green

The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you. -Brian Tracy

The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for. -Maureen Dowd

Time is all you have. And you may find one day that you have less than you think. -Randy Pausch

He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist. -St. Francis of Assisi

Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it. -Joe Clark

Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead. -Charles Bukowski

Many marriages would be better if the husband and wife clearly understood that they’re on the same side. -Zig Ziglar

I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know. -Mark Twain

There is no friend as loyal as a book. -Ernest Hemingway

The worst thing that can happen to you is not striving for what you want. -Jake Steinfield

The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. -Ritu Ghatourey

I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances, be more active, show up more often. -Brian Tracy

We change our behavior when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of changing. Consequences give us the pain that motivates us to change. -Henry Cloud

We find comfort among those who agree with us, growth among those who don't. -Frank Clark

As you move toward a dream, the dream moves toward you. -Julia Cameron

Don't sweat the small stuff...it's all small stuff. - Richard Carlson

Touch a thistle timidly, and it pricks you; grasp it boldly, and its spines crumble. -Admiral William Halsey, Jr.

As you climb the ladder of success, check occasionally to make sure it is leaning against the right wall. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The days are long, but the years are short. -Gretchen Rubin

Some people find fault like there is a reward for it. -Zig Ziglar

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

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. -Dale Carnegie

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Never give it. -Eleanor Roosevelt

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. -Jim Rohn

At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time. -Friedrich Nietzsche

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best. -Marilyn Monroe

Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. -Paulo Coelho

Where there is no struggle, there is no strength. -Oprah Winfrey

There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance. -Socrates

People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy. -Tony Robbins

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking -William B. Sprague

Fortune favors the brave. -Terence

Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. -Norman Vincent Peale

We seem to gain wisdom more readily through our failures that through our successes. We always think of failure as the antithesis of success, but it isn't. Success often lies just on the other side of failure -Leo Buscaglia

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. -Helen Keller

For a long time it seemed to me that real life was about to begin real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way. Something had to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, or a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. -Father Alfred D'Souza

Today the greatest single source of wealth is between your ears. -Brian Tracy

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. -Jim Rohn

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe. -Albert Einstein

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. -Mark Twain

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. -Jorge Luis Borges

Don’t watch a clock; do what it does. Keep going -Sam Levenson

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes. -Zig Ziglar

The best way to succeed is to double your failure rate. -Thomas J. Watson

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. -Oscar Wilde

Giving into fear doesn't keep you safe, it keeps you from trying, learning, and succeeding.-Joe Tichio

Neither failure nor success has the power to change your inner state of being. -Eckhart Tolle

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. -Dr. Seuss

If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of. -Bruce Lee

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. -Aristotle

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. -James Matthew Barrie

It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed. -Ram Dass

Give today all you have, tomorrow will take care of itself. -Proverb

Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love. -Mother Teresa

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.-Confucius

What you are afraid of is never as bad as what you imagine. The fear you let build up in your mind is worse than the situation that actually exists. -Spencer Johnson

The way you give your name to others is a measure of how much you like and respect yourself. -Brian Tracy

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

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

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. -William James

Two sure ways to fail - Think and never do or do and never think. -Zig Ziglar

If a man does not know which port he is steering for, no wind is favorable to him. -Seneca

You never fail until you stop trying. -Albert Einstein

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. -Benjamin Disraeli

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost. That is where they should be. Now put the foundation under them. -Henry David Thoreau

Really it comes down to your philosophy. Do you want to play it safe and be good or do you want to take a chance and be great? -Jimmy J

If you cannot be a poet, be the poem -David Carradine

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. -Milton Berle

Every minute you spend in planning saves 10 minutes in execution; this gives you a 1,000 percent Return on Energy -Brian Tracy

If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse. -Jim Rohn

You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you. -Dave Ramsey

If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it. -Mary Engelbreit

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. -Robert A. Heinlein

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. -Thomas A. Edison

Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can. -Unknown

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

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned -Buddha

You never know when a moment and a few words can have an impact on a life. -Zig Ziglar

Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other. -Brian Tracy

When faced with a challenge, look for a way, not a way out. -David Weatherford

I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light. -Helen Keller

The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus -Bruce Lee

I start early and I stay late, day after day, year after year, it took me 17 years and 114 days to become an overnight success. -Lionel Messi

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil. -James Allen

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. -Andre Gide

Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option. -Mark Twain

When you're young your reality is accepted by most. When you're older, your reality changes and that seems to upset most people. -Solange Nicole

The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there. -Robert M. Pirsig

Set goals that make you feel powerful, motivated, and driven when you focus on them. -Steve Pavlina

The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision. -W. Clement Stone

What you meet in another being is the projection of your own level of evolution. -Ram Dass

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. -Lao Tzu

Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. -Malcolm S. Forbes

Any fool can know. The point is to understand. -Albert Einstein

When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there. -Zig Ziglar

You have within you, right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you. -Brian Tracy

The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up. -Mark Twain

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying. -Anthony Robbins

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly. -Richard Bach

Your current life is the result of your previous choices, if you want something different, begin to choose differently. -Joe Tichio

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve. -Napoleon Hill

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. -Dale Carnegie

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. - Anaïs Nin

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? -Robert Schuller

The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you wan most for what you want right now. -Zig Ziglar

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

Nothing has to happen for me to feel good! I feel good because I'm alive! Life is a gift, and I revel in it. -Anthony Robbins

I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happen to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation. -Brian Tracy

Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody. -Jane Austen

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. -Mahatma Gandhi

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. -Albert Einstein

The greatest mistake you can ever make in life is to be continually fearing that you will make one. -Ellen Hubbard

Positive or negative, the beliefs we identify with will result in any number of effects that will dominate and shape our lives. -Peter Ralston

Live out of your imagination instead of out of your memory. -Les Brown

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. -George Bernard Shaw

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. -Oscar Wilde

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

Failure is an event not a person -Zig Ziglar

Death is the destination we all share, no one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be because death is very likely the single best invention of life. -Steve Jobs

Let others lead small lives, but not you… Let others argue over small things, but not you… Let others cry over small hurts, but not you… Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands… but not you. -Jim Rohn

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. -David Brinkley

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others -Ayn Rand

Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist. -Pablo Picasso

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

There is no failure. Only feedback. -Robert Allen

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. -Albert Einstein

If you light a lamp for someone else it will also brighten your path. -Buddha

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run that outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. -Helen Keller

This is the meaning of true love, to give until it hurts. -Mother Teresa

Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was, "Did you bring joy?" The second was, "Did you find joy?" -Leo Buscaglia

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will. -Zig Ziglar

Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, in playing a poor hand well. -Robert Louis Stevenson

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. -Proverb

We must all suffer one of two things: The pain of discipline of the pain of regret or disappointment. -Jim Rohn

If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own selfdevelopment. -Brian Tracy

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. -Lao Tzu

The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination -Dan Millman

If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself. -Albert Einstein

The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. -Stephen Covey

The more you see yourself as what you'd like to become, and act as if what you want is already there, the more you'll activate those dormant forces that will collaborate to transform your dream into your reality. -Wayne Dyer

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you. -Maya Angelou

Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny. -Steve Maraboli

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. -Theodore Roosevelt

You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. -Dr. Seuss

If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your parents, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television, then you deserve it. -Frank Zappa

Do one thing every day that scares you. -Eleanor Roosevelt

Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others -Brian Tracy

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales. -Albert Einstein

I gave myself permission to fail. But I wouldn't give myself permission not to try. -Steve Pavlina

One day, you’re 17 and you’re planning for someday. And then quietly, without you ever really noticing, someday is today. And then someday is yesterday. And this is your life. -John Green

The only way to have a friend is to be one. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. -Benjamin Disraeli

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

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. -Mark Twain

Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention. -Jim Rohn

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. -Leo Buscaglia

Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days. -Zig Ziglar

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing in which you think cannot do. -Eleanor Roosevelt

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four people is suffering from a mental illness. Look at your 3 best friends. If they’re ok, then it’s you. -Rita Mae Brown

One day you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the things you've always wanted. Do it now. -Paulo Coelho

Fear is not your enemy. It is a compass pointing you to the areas where you need to grow. -Steve Pavlina

The only real limitation on your abilities is the level of your desires. If you want it badly enough, there are no limits on what you can achieve. -Brian Tracy

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. -Albert Einstein

Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves. -Dale Carnegie

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. -Mark Twain

So many books, so little time. -Frank Zappa

Getting what you want and avoiding what you don't want is not happiness. It's self-survival. -Peter Ralston

Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him. -James Allen

Live your life as an exclamation, not an explanation. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. -Eleanor Roosevelt

You were born to win, but to be a winner you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win. -Zig Ziglar

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. -Jim Rohn

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness. -Ayn Rand

It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it. -Dale Carnegie

If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. -Oscar Wilde

Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something. -Proverb

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. -Albert Einstein

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. -Mark Twain

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, “What’s in it for me?” -Brian Tracy

Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel. -Socrates

Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it. -Winston S. Churchill

Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. -Richard Bach

Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted. And experience is often the most valuable thing you have to offer. -Randy Pausch

Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing. -Albert Schweitzer

At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets. -Steve Maraboli

It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting. -Paulo Coelho

You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, 'I release the need for this in my life'. -Wayne Dyer

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you…? Not much. -Jim Rohn


We all need a little motivation to get through the day at work. Share these quotes with your team to motivate them at the start of a meeting, or just share them on Slack at the start of the day.

It's time to give your employees the push they deserve! Ricotta helps you do just that!


What are some of the most inspirational work quotes?

1. “Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.”

-Kahlil Gibran

2. "Work is good for the soul."

-Greek Proverb

3. "It's hard to beat a person who never gives up."

-Babe Ruth

How can I motivate my employees?

One of the most important aspects of any business is to motivate employees. Motivation can come in many forms, such as monetary rewards for good work, giving positive feedback and recognition. It's important to keep motivation levels high to ensure that your employees are always working at their best.

Motivating employees can be one of the most difficult tasks for any business owner or manager. There are many ways to go about doing this, but it all boils down to showing appreciation and rewarding those who do a good job. The following tips should give you some ideas on how you can increase the drive and ambition of your workforce:

- Create a team environment where everyone shares responsibilities and helps each other out

- Find personal means of motivating individual workers

- Implement personalized reward systems for motivated productive employees because not all employees might respond to monetary rewards

What is the best way to measure employee motivation?

The question of motivation is a tricky one.

Organizations have been using a lot of different metrics to measure the level of motivation in their employees. Some use revenue generated by the company, while others use productivity levels for a more accurate assessment.

Research shows that there is no single way to measure employee motivation. Instead, there are many methods that can be used to obtain this information. In most cases, it is best to use a combination of these methods in order to obtain the most accurate representation of how an employee feels about their job and company.

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