Life: It’s a Gift! – 25 Motivational Quotes

What makes some more motivated than others?  Why do some succeed where others fail?  How can we keep working toward our goals when all odds are against us?


Life is a gift, but let’s face it. Sometimes it can be tough and we need a little motivation to achieve our goals or just simply make it through a tough day. Here are our top 25 motivational quotes to inspire and uplift you:

    1. Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it. -Margaret Thatcher, Former British Prime Minister
    2. Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want. -Dan Stanford
    3. Anyone can do something when they WANT to do it. Really successful people do things when they don’t want to do it.-Dr. Phil
    4. There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.-Dr. Denis WaitleyMotivated Workers
    5. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.  -Nolan Bushnell, Founder of Atari Computer
    6. The best way to predict the future is to create it. -Unknown
    7. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. -George CarlinThumbs Up
    8. Fear is the result of a lack of confidence. A lack of confidence is the result of not knowing what you can do. A lack of knowing what you can do is caused by a lack of experience. A lack of experience is caused by a lack of doing something new. -Dale Carnegie
    9. Try not to become a man of success but a man of value. -Albert Einstein
    10. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them. -Henry David Thoreau
    11. Inspiration and genius–one and the same. -Victor Hugo
    12. To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says: “Leave no stone unturned.” -Edward Bulwer LyttonChild Thumbs Up
    13. Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come,—as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours. –Thomas Fuller
    14. Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness. -George Santayana
    15. Time is the coin of life. Only you can determine how it will be spent.  -Carl Sandburg
    16. I get knocked down. But I get up again. You’re never going to keep me down.  -Chumbawamba
    17. Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time. –Elbert Green Hubbard
    18. When it’s time to die, let us not discover that we have never lived. -Henry David Thoreau
    19. Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose– a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.” – Mary ShelleySilly Happy Family
    20. There is no such thing as failure. There are only results. –Tony Robbins
    21. To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
    22. It’s great to be great, but its greater to be human. –Will Rogers
    23. Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking
    24. There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. -Albert Einstein
    25. First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win. -Mahatma Gandhi


Jean E. DartThis article is written by Jean Voice Dart,  M.S. Special Education from Illinois State University. Jean is a published author and has written hundreds of health articles as well as hosting a local television program, “Making Miracles Happen.”  She is a Registered Music Therapist, Sound Therapist, and Master Level Energetic Teacher, and is the Executive Director, founder and Health and Wellness Educator of the Monterey Bay Holistic Alliance.  The Monterey Bay Holistic Alliance is a registered 501 (c) 3  nonprofit health and wellness education organization.  For more information about  the Monterey Bay Holistic Alliance contact us or visit our website at

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