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Motivational Quotes

The following are Motivational Quotes about manifesting your desires, meant to give encouragement and maybe a little extra boost when you need it.

A knowledge of the path cannot be substituted for putting one foot in front of the other. Unknown
 
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Winston Churchill
 
A stumble may prevent a fall. English proverb
 
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. John Wooden
 
Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul. Douglas MacArthur
 
Aim at Heaven and you will get Earth thrown in. Aim at Earth and you get neither. C.S.Lewis
 
All I want out of life is that when I walk down the street, folks will say, “There goes the greatest hitter who ever lived.” Ted Williams
 
All of our dreams can come true— if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney
 
All riches have their origin in mind. Wealth is in ideas not money. Robert Collier
 
All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me. . . . You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. Walt Disney
 
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. Judy Garland
 
Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. Norman Vincent Peale
 
As long as you’re actively pursuing your dream with a practical plan, you’re still achieving, even if it feels as though you’re going nowhere fast. It’s been my experience that at the very moment I feel like giving up, I’m only one step from a breakthrough. Hang on long enough and circumstances will change, too. Trust in yourself, your dream and Spirit. – Sarah Ban Breathnach
 
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities — always see them, for they’re always there. Norman Vincent Peale
 
Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand — and melting like a snowflake. – Marie Beyon Ray
 Begin somewhere. You cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do. Liz Smith
 
Careers, like rockets, don’t always take off on schedule. The key is to keep working the engines. Gary Sinise
 
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. Helen Keller
 
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements. Napoleon Hill
 
Concentrate on where you want to go, not on what you fear. Anthony Robbins
 
Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do. Pope John XXIII
 
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave. Mark Twain
 
Courage is the power to let go of the familiar. Raymond Lindquist
 
Destiny is not a matter of chance; but a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for. It is a thing to be achieved. William Jennings Bryant
 
Discontent is the first step in the progress of man or a nation. Oscar Wilde
 
Discontent is the first step to progress. No one knows what is in him till he tries, and many would never try if they were not forced to. Basil W. Maturin
 
Don’t focus on the days when you failed. Focus on all of the days when you won. Keep a chart, monitor your successes, and don’t give up! Robert Butterworth
 
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson
 
Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. Earl Nightingale
 
Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today. James Dean
 
Dreams seldom materialize on their own. Dian Fossey
 
Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully. Author Unknown
 
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. Ben Franklin
 
Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things. Frank A. Clark
 
Every situation, properly perceived, becomes an opportunity. Helen Schucman
 
Failure is an event, never a person. William D. Brown
 
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. Henry Ford
 
Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe. St. Augustine
 
Fall seven times; stand up eight. Japanese Proverb
 
For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing. Friedrich Nietzsche
 
Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now, and do it. William Durant, founder of General Motors
 
Goals determine what you are going to be. Julius Irving
 
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined. Henry David Thoreau
 
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. Samuel Johnson
 
Have faith in your dreams and someday, your rainbow will come shining through. No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep believing, the dream that you wish will come true. Cinderella
 
He is well paid that is well satisfied. William Shakespeare
 
He who hesitates is lost. Proverb
 
Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles. Samuel Smiles
 
I CAN is 100 times more important than IQ. Unknown
 
I can’t concentrate on golf or bowling. those bowling pins aren’t going to hurt me. I can concentrate in the ring because someone is trying to kill me. Carmen Basilio
 
I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. Bill Cosby
 
I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking. Og Mandino
 
I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn’t fall down. Allen H. Neuharth
 
If I had listened to the critics I’d have died drunk in the gutter. Chekov
 
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning. Mahatma Gandhi
 
If life doesn’t offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one. Anthony J. D’Angelo
 
If people knew how hard I worked at my art, they would not consider me a genius. Michelangelo
 
If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves. Thomas Edison
 
If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. Thomas Edison
 
If you’re going to be a champion, you must be willing to pay a greater price than your opponent. Bud Wilkinson
 
If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere. Frank A. Clark
 
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes. St. Clement of Alexandra
 
If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right. Mary Kay Ash
 
If you want a place in the sun, you’ve got to put up with a few blisters. Abigail Van Buren
 
If you want a quality, act as if you already had it. Try the “as if” technique. William James
 
If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up. J.M. Power
 
If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground. Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it. Lao Tzu
 
It is funny about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the very best you will very often get it. W. Somerset Maugham
 
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. Seneca
 
It is not merely cruelty that sends men to war, it is excitement. Henry Ward Beecher
 
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. Edmund Hillary
 
It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little do what you can. Sydney Smith
 
I want to do it because I want to do it. Amelia Earheart
 
I was taught that the way of progress is neither swift nor easy. Marie Curie
 
I will persist until I succeed. Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult. . .
 
Life’s problems wouldn’t be called “hurdles” if there wasn’t a way to get over them. Unknown
 
Love teaches even asses to dance. French Proverb
 
Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time. Chinese proverb
 
Men’s actions depend to a great extent upon fear. We do things either because we enjoy doing them or because we are afraid not to do them. John Milburn
 
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. Unknown
 
My advice about acting? Speak clearly, don’t bump into people, and if you must have motivation, think of your pay packet on Friday. Noel Coward
 
Necessity, who is the mother of our invention. Plato
 
Necessity is the mother of taking chances. Mark Twain
 
Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat. Ann Landers
 
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away. Unknown
 
Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal. E. Joseph Cossman
 
Often the best way to overcome desire is to satisfy it. W. Somerset Maugham
 
One must not lose desires. They are mighty stimulants to creativeness, to love and to long life. Alexander A. Bogomoletz
 
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall. Confucius
 
Practical dreamers do not quit. Napoleon Hill
 
Put your future in good hands–your own. Unknown
 
Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. Theodore N. Vail
 
Shallow men believe in luck, strong men believe in cause and effect. Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. Les Brown
 
Success comes in cans, not cant’s. Unknown
 
Success lies in the heart, and is activated by the hope that lies in the dream. Doug Firebaugh
 
The best way out is always through. Robert Frost
 
The breakfast of champions is not cereal, it’s the opposition. Nick Seitz
 
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. Michelangelo
 
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Lao Tzu
 
There are only two stimulants to one’s best efforts: the fear of punishment, and the hope of reward. John M Wilson
 
There is only one success — to be able to spend your life in your own way. Christopher Morley
 
Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out. Art Linkletter
 
Thomas Edison had a dream….of a lamp that could be operate by electricity. He began right where he stood and put his dream into action. despite more than 10,0000 failures, he stood by his dream and did not quit until it was a reality.
 
To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life. Baruch Spinoza
 
To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. Donald Laird
 
Urgent necessity prompts many to do thing. Miguel de Cervantes
 
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. Japanese Proverb
 

Watch your thoughts; they become words.

 Watch your words; they become actions.

 Watch your actions; they become habits.

 Watch your habits; they become character.

 Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

 Frank Outlaw

 
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities. Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired by glory. Cicero
 
We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls. Winston Churchill
 
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. Aristotle
 
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
What makes life dreary is want of a motive. George Elliot
 
Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching. Thomas Jefferson
 
When you know what you want,and you want it badly enough,you’ll find a way to get it. Jim Rohn
 
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great. Niccolo Machiavelli
 
Wherever you go, go with all your heart. Confucius
 
Winning isn’t everything. Wanting to win is. Catfish Hunter
 
You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it. Robert Anthony
 
You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind. Author Unknown
 
You cannot raise a man up by calling him down. William Boetcker
 
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. Michael Jordan
 
Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it. Buddha
 
 

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