Motivational Quotes

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Nothing will work unless you do.


I'll sleep when I'm dead.

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Fall seven times, stand up eight.
— Japanese proverb

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The best way out is always through.

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Anything worth having is worth fighting for.


The secret of getting ahead is getting started.


When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

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There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

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The future depends on what we do in the present.

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The best way to predict your future is to create it.

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
— Chinese proverb

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Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I'm possible!
There is no top. There are always further heights to reach.

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The breakfast of champions is not cereal, it's the opposition.


The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.


Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.


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

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It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.

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You can do anything in this world if you are prepared to take the consequences.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.

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You never climb a mountain to get to the middle; you climb it to get to the top.

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Never retract, never explain, never apologize; get things done and let them howl.

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Pay no attention to what the critics say; no statue has ever been put up to a critic.


When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.

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Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.


Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.

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You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can everyday.

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How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Not everything you face in life can be changed, but you can change nothing until you have faced it.


What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight—it's the size of the fight in the dog.

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I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.


We don't reach the mountaintop from the mountaintop. 
We start at the bottom and climb up.
Blood is involved.

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You can't always sit around and wait for inspiration to strike.  Amateurs wait for inspiration. The real pros get up and go to work.

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Ninety eight per cent of genius is hard work. As for genius being inspired, inspiration is in most cases another word for perspiration.

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If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.

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Here is a fact
that should help you fight a bit longer:
Things that don't actually kill you outright
make you stronger.

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You don't have a right to the cards you believe you should have been dealt. You have an obligation to play the hell out of the ones you're holding.


Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be, but what will happen in all the other days that ever come, can depend upon what you do today.

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Instead of being concerned that you have no office, be concerned to think how you may fit yourself for office. Instead of being concerned that you are not known, be worthy of being known.
Having the self-belief that you will be able to figure things out as you go along is critical to success at anything hard.

Get started and trust yourself. No one has all the answers at the beginning.

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The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.
The most important thing in the life of every man and every woman is not that they should never fall along the way. The important thing is always to get back up, not to stay on the ground licking your wounds.


You'll get through this. It won't be painless. It won't be quick. But God will use this mess for good. In the meantime don't be foolish or naive. But don't despair either. With God's help you will get through this.

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Life can set us a lot of snares, a lot of bumps, we can fail a thousand times, in life, in love, in the social struggle, but if we search for it we'll have the strength to get up again and start over. The most beautiful thing about the day is that it dawns. There is always a dawn after the night has passed. Don't forget it, kids. The only losers are the ones who stop fighting.

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