Motivation Quotes

People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.

Andrew Carnegie

If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around

Jim Rohn

Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.

Dwight David Eisenhower

Walking your talk is a great way to motivate yourself. No one likes to live a lie. Be honest with yourself, and you will find the motivation to do what you advise others to do.

Vince Poscente

Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular top ups.

Peter Davies

Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.

Lou Holtz

In motivating people, you've got to engage their minds and their hearts. I motivate people, I hope, by example - and perhaps by excitement, by having productive ideas to make others feel involved.

Rupert Murdoch

Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.

Dwight D Eisenhower

Help people become more motivated by guiding them to the source of their own power.

Paul G Thomas

A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.

Pat Riley

Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.

Bo Bennett

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.

Zig Ziglar

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.

John Maxwell

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.


We know nothing about motivation. All we can do is write books about it.

Peter F Drucker

It's not my job to motivate players. They bring extraordinary motivation to our program. It's my job not to de-motivate them.

Lou Holtz

Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.


One of the secrets to success is recognizing that motivation follows action.

Steve Pavlina

The momentum of continuous action fuels motivation, while procrastination kills motivation.

Steve Pavlina

Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can't be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.

Lee Iacocca

Am I motivated by what I really want out of life -- or am I mass-motivated?

Earl Nightingale

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Updated On : March 31, 2014
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