101 Motivational and Inspirational Quotes to Jumpstart your day

JumpStart your day with these Motivational and Inspirational Quotes. 

As you strive to live to your fullest potential, you must realize that your thoughts are very important. What you think about really matters. If you want to be successful, you must think thoughts that stir, motivate, and inspire you to succeed. 

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.

-Proverbs 4:23 (NIV)

I have curated 101 of my favourite motivational and inspirational quotes to help you overcome your fears and limitations, achieve your goals, and create your success.

I recommend reading through all these motivational and inspirational quotes at once to enjoy these words of wisdom. Then take one every day like a multivitamin supplement for your mind. 

101 Motivational and Inspirational Quotes to Jumpstart your day.

1. “Don’t let yesterday take too much of today”- Will Rogers

2. “You Don’t Have To Be Great To Start, But You Have To Start To Be Great.” – Zig Ziglar

3. “What You Lack In Talent Can Be Made Up With Desire, Hustle And Giving 110% All The Time.” – Don Zimmer

4. “Today’s Accomplishments Were Yesterday’s Impossibilities.” – Robert H. Schuller

5. “Do What You Can With All You Have, Wherever You Are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

6. “There Are No Limits To What You Can Accomplish, Except The Limits You Place On Your Own Thinking.” – Brian Tracy

7. “You Are Never Too Old To Set Another Goal Or To Dream A New Dream.” – C.S. Lewis

8. “We May Encounter Many Defeats But We Must Not Be Defeated.” – Maya Angelou

9. “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up”- Vince Lombardi

10. “We Generate Fears While We Sit. We Overcome Them By Action.” – Dr. Henry Link

11. “Failure Will Never Overtake Me If My Determination To Succeed Is Strong Enough.” – Og Mandino

 12. “We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret.” –Earl Nightingale

13. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” –Vidal Sassoon

14. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. ” –Les Brown

15. “People Who Are Crazy Enough To Think They Can Change The World, Are The Ones Who Do.” – Rob Siltanen

16. “Knowing Is Not Enough; We Must Apply. Wishing Is Not Enough; We Must Do.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

17. “Security Is Mostly A Superstition. Life Is Either A Daring Adventure Or Nothing.” – Helen Keller

18. “The Man Who Has Confidence In Himself Gains The Confidence Of Others.” – Hasidic Proverb

20. “Creativity Is Intelligence Having Fun.” – Albert Einstein

21. “Reading Is To The Mind, As Exercise Is To The Body.” – Brian Tracy

22. “For Every Reason, It’s Not Possible, There Are Hundreds Of People Who Have Faced The Same Circumstances And Succeeded.” – Jack Canfield

23. “Fake It Until You Make It! Act As If You Had All The Confidence You Require Until It Becomes Your Reality.” – Brian Tracy

24. “Things Work Out Best For Those Who Make The Best Of How Things Work Out.” – John Wooden

25. “I Think Goals Should Never Be Easy, They Should Force You To Work, Even If They Are Uncomfortable At The Time.” – Michael Phelps

26. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” – Mary Kay Ash

27. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

28. “Everything you can imagine is real.”― Pablo Picasso

29. “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

30. “Do one thing every day that scares you.”― Eleanor Roosevelt

31. “It’s no use going back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”― Lewis Carroll

32. “Whatever you are, be a good one.” ― Abraham Lincoln

33. “The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It’s what you’re made of. Not the circumstances.” – Unknown

34. “Impossible is just an opinion.” – Paulo Coelho

35. “Your passion is waiting for your courage to catch up.” – Isabelle Lafleche

36. “Hold the vision, trust the process.” – Unknown

37. “People who wonder if the glass is half empty or full miss the point. The glass is refillable.” – Unknown

38. “No one is to blame for your future situation but yourself. If you want to be successful, then become “Successful.”― Jaymin Shah

39. “Hustle in silence and let your success make the noise.” – Unknown

40. “Invest in your dreams. Grind now. Shine later.” – Unknown

41. “If you believe it’ll work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you don’t believe it’ll work out, you’ll see obstacles.” – Wayne Dyer

42. “Hustlers don’t sleep, they nap.” – Unknown

43. “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” – Theodore Roosevelt

44. “It’s never too late to be what you might’ve been.” – George Eliot

45. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

46. “A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.” –Vince Lombardi

47. “Don’t let what you can’t do interfere with what you can do.” – Unknown

48. “You can do anything you set your mind to.” – Benjamin Franklin

49. “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis

101 Motivational and Inspirational Quotes

50. “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi

51. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” –Bruce Lee

52. “I can and I will. Watch me.” – Carrie Green

53. “A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.” – Nelson Mandela

54. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

55. “Falling down is how we grow. Staying down is how we die.” – Brian Vaszil

56. “A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure.” – Unknown

57. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison

58. “The two most important days in your life are the day you’re born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain

59. “Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” –Louise L Hay

60. “It’s never too late for a new beginning in your life.” – Joyce Meyers

61. “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 of you.”― Maya Angelou

62. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” –Jim Rohn

63. “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do”  ― Pele

64. “If you talk about it, it’s a dream; you envision it, it’s possible. If you schedule it, it’s real.” – Tony Robbins

65. “Forget your excuses. You either want it bad or don’t want it at all.” – Unknown

66. “If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission.” –Anonymous

67. “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

68. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” –John Wooden

69. “To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” –Anonymous

70. “If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.” –Jim Rohn

71. “Trust because you are willing to accept the risk, not because it’s safe or certain.” –Anonymous

72. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

73. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” –Thomas A. Edison

74.  “Nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.” –Anonymous

75. “Knowledge is being aware of what you can do. Wisdom is knowing when not to do it.” –Anonymous

76. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

 77. “The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” –Henry Ford

78. “No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.” –Anonymous

79. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” –Steve Jobs

80. “You can do anything, but not everything.” –Anonymous

81. “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” –Ray Goforth

82. “The starting point of all achievement is desire.” –Napoleon Hill

83. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.” –Robert Collier

84. “If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.” –Thomas J. Watson

85. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear–not absence of fear.” –Mark Twain

86. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” –Pablo Picasso

87. “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” –Robert Kiyosaki

88. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I  took the one less traveled by, and that made all the difference.” –Robert Frost

89. “The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.” –Denis Waitley

90. “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” –Michael Jordan

91. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” –Jim Ryun

92. “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” –Dale Carnegie

93. “Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” –Francis Chan

94. “Success is … knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others.” –John C. Maxwell

95. “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.” –Anatole France

96. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.” –Dale Carnegie

97. “What would you do if you weren’t afraid.” –Spencer Johnson

98. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” –Margaret Thatcher

99. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” –Bill Gates

100. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” — Helen Keller

101. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” — Zig Ziglar

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Thank you for taking the time to read my favourite inspirational and motivational quotes. I hope they give you the boost to confidently crush any obstacles or goals you set for yourself as they are helping me.

Draw from them the positive energy you need to stay motivated on your path to success. Download a printable version here and look at them whenever you need a boost of positive energy.

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