17 Great Quotes To Motivate You

17 Great Quotes To Motivate You

Do you struggle to motivate yourself to work? Check out these quotes from successful people on life, achievements, success and hard work. The first one motivated me yesterday and I ended up having a super productive day!

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” Chinese proverb

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” Alice Walker

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” Woody Allen

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” John Lennon

“Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy.” Jimmy Spithill

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” George Eliot

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” Joshua Marine

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” Stephen Covey

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” Anais Nin

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” Aristotle

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” Tony Robbins

“Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.” Teddy Roosevelt

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

“What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” Bob Dylan

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” Albert Einstein

“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” Chinese proverb

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” Farrah Gray

What do you think of these quotes? Did any of them help to motivate you or make you think? Comment your favorite inspirational quotes below ā€“ Iā€™d love to hear them!


  1. keeneshort · September 1, 2015

    The Einstein quote is my favorite here. One that inspires me regularly is from a poem by Mary Oliver, called “Wild Geese.” The verse is, “You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.”

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    • The Twentysomething Social Recluse · September 2, 2015

      I love that quote, I have never heard it before! Thank you for sharing it with me and reading my post šŸ™‚

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  2. hsampson · September 1, 2015

    Thanks! We always need inspiration!

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    • The Twentysomething Social Recluse · September 2, 2015

      It does help to inspire me, and I’m really happy it inspired you too! Thank you. šŸ™‚

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      • hsampson · September 2, 2015

        Yes Thanks you for always sharing valuable info!

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  3. curtisbausse · September 2, 2015

    A nice collection! They’re all good, and reaffirm very much the same message. The one by Joshua Marine, which I didn’t know, adds that extra dimension of meaningfulness, which I find very true.

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    • The Twentysomething Social Recluse · September 2, 2015

      Thank you Curtis! Yes, I really love that quote. I’m really happy you enjoyed my post šŸ™‚

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  4. The Otaku Judge · September 2, 2015

    I liked the George Eliot one and the second to last proverb.

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    • The Twentysomething Social Recluse · September 4, 2015

      I like the proverbs too šŸ™‚ Thank you for reading my post šŸ™‚

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