50 Powerfully Motivational Quotes about Life and Success

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Sometimes a little push and a few inspiring words can act as a spur and help you get started right away. In today’s article, I have compiled a list of some of the most powerfully inspiring Quotes that will motivate you to work towards a successful and happy life.

I have tried to put together the words of some of the most successful and famous personalities in the world, who you definitely need to look up to as role models.

So let’s get started.

01. Michelle Obama

“We should always have three friends in our lives. One who walks ahead who we look up to and follow; one who walks beside us, who is with us every step of our journey; and then, one who we reach back for and bring along after we’ve cleared the way.”  – Michelle Obama


02. Bill Cosby

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“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure” – Bill Cosby


03. Walt Disney

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“The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing” – Walt Disney, Co-Founder Disney


04. Mark Twain

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“The secret of getting ahead is getting started”- Mark Twain


05. Tony Hsieh

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“Chase the vision, not the money; the money will end up following you.”  –Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO


06. Drew Houston

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“Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.”  –Drew Houston, Dropbox Co-Founder and CEO


07. Meg Whitman

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“The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of a mistake.” -Meg Whitman, CEO of HP


08. Nolan Bushnell

“The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”- Nolan Bushnell


09. Thomas Edison

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“The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” —Thomas Edison


10. Anonymus

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Don’t be afraid to fail, be afraid not to try.


11. Anonymus

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You can go to work, or you can be the BOSS.


12. Bill Cosby


“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby


13. Richard Branson

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“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson


14. Orison Swett Marden

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“Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.” – Orison Swett Marden


15. Dhirubhai Ambani

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


16. Oprah Winfrey

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“Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” – Oprah Winfrey


17. John R. Wooden

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“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John R. Wooden


18. George Bernard Shaw

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“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”– George Bernard Shaw


19. Joyce Brothers

“A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.” – Joyce Brothers


20. Helen Keller

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“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller


21. Mark Twain

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“To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.” – Mark Twain


22. Napoleon Hill

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“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill


23. Harry F. Banks

“For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.”– Harry F. Banks


24. Stephen Covey

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” – Stephen Covey


25. Les Brown


“Most people fail in life not because they aim too high and miss, but because they aim too low and hit.” – Les Brown


26. Lao Tzu

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu


27. Dalai Lama

“Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.”– Dalai Lama


28. George S. Patton

“Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” – George S. Patton


29. Thomas Edison

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


30. Oscar Wilde

“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.”– Oscar Wilde


31. Mahatma Gandhi

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”– Mahatma Gandhi


32. Lily Tomlin

“The road to success is always under construction.”– Lily Tomlin


33. Frank Sinatra

“The best revenge is a massive success.”– Frank Sinatra


34. Napoleon Hill

“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” – Napoleon Hill


35. Benjamin Disraeli

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


36. Brian Tracy

Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday.”– Brian Tracy


37. Mahatma Gandhi

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi


38. Paul Sweeney

“True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.” – Paul Sweeney


39. Steve Jobs

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.” – Steve Jobs


40. Mark Zukerberg

“Find that thing you are super passionate about.” – Mark Zukerberg


41. Henry David Thoreau

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”– Henry David Thoreau


42. Unknown

“Success is largely a matter of holding on after others have let go.” Unknown


43. Mark Zuckerberg

“People don’t care about what you say, they care about what you build.”- Mark Zuckerberg


44. Eleanor Roosevelt

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


45. Albert Einstein

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein


46. David Brinkley

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


47. Eleanor Roosevelt

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


48. Vince Lombardi

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” –Vince Lombardi


49. J. K Rowling

“It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” –J. K Rowling


50. Michelle Obama

“You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.”  – Michelle Obama


Did any of these Quotes inspire you? If it did, then do let us know which one of these you found to be most inspiring. Also feel free to add your favorite Quote, that deserves mention here, in the comments below. We would love to extend our post.

Till then stay positive and keep working hard!!

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