50 Quotes About Motivation in Life

Quotes About Motivation in Life

Sometimes life can seem overwhelming. It’s easy for people to lose sight of the essential things in life, such as big decisions, heartbreaks, tragedies, or simply bad days. These Quotes About Motivation in Life can help you get through tough times. These life quotes will give you a lift when you, or a friend, need it. These life quotes come from some of our favorite musicians and authors.

These positive messages don’t just apply to bad days. These life quotes can be a great inspiration for anyone who is about to make big changes in their lives or are friends with someone who is. You can make someone’s day by writing one of these inspiring quotes on a sticky note. You’ll soon be inspiring others. We all know that a great quote makes an awesome Instagram caption. These quotes will inspire you no matter what your situation.

Quotes About Motivation in Life

1. Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks Quote

“I believe we are here on the planet Earth to live, grow up and do what we can to make this world a better place for all people to enjoy freedom.” — Rosa Parks

2. Lilly Pulitzer

Lilly Pulitzer Quote

“Being happy never goes out of style.” — Lilly Pulitzer

3. Helen Keller

Helen Keller Quote

“Life is either a great adventure or nothing.” — Helen Keller

4. Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Quote

“You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.” — Maya Angelou

5. Mark Twain

Mark Twain Quote

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.” — Mark Twain

6. Ann Richards

Ann Richards Quote

“I have very strong feelings about how you lead your life. You always look ahead, you never look back.” — Ann Richards

7. Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush Quote

“Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick to your success is how you treat other people.” — Barbara Bush

8. Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash Quote

“All your life, you will be faced with a choice. You can choose love or hate…I choose love.” — Johnny Cash

9. Princess Diana

Princess Diana Quote

“I don’t go by the rule book…I lead from the heart, not the head.” — Princess Diana

10. Eudora Welty

Eudora Welty Quote

“The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance, to ourselves, they find their own order the continuous thread of revelation.” — Eudora Welty

11. Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr Quote

“The time is always right to do what is right.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

12. Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn Quote

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” — Audrey Hepburn

13. Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson Quote

“Life is not a spectator sport. If you’re going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion, you’re wasting your life.” — Jackie Robinson

14. Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton Quote

“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” — Dolly Parton

15. Lilly Pulitzer

Lilly Pulitzer Quote2

“Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.” — Lilly Pulitzer

16. Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson Quote

“If I’d have done all the things I was supposed to have done, I’d be really tired.” — Willie Nelson

17. Reba McEntire

Reba McEntire Quote

“To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.” — Reba McEntire

18. Rebecca Wells

Rebecca Wells Quote

“Life is short, but it is wide. This too shall pass.” — Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

19. Mark Twain

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“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” — Mark Twain

20. William Faulkner

William Faulkner Quote

“Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” — William Faulkner

21. Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks Quote2

“Each person must live their life as a model for others.” — Rosa Parks

22. Dr. Seuss

Dr Seuss Quote

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” — Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go

23. Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson Quote2
“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” — Jackie Robinson

24. Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts Quote

“The older you get, the more fragile you understand life to be. I think that’s good motivation for getting out of bed joyfully each day.” — Julia Roberts

25. Joanna Gaines

Joanna Gaines Quote

“Now it’s the little moments that stop me in my tracks because that’s what life is all about.” — Joanna Gaines

26. Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey Quote

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” — Oprah Winfrey

27. Helen Keller

Helen Keller Quote2

“So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.” — Helen Keller

28. Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Quote2

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” — Maya Angelou


29. Eudora Welty

Eudora Welty Quote2

“All serious daring starts from within.” — Eudora Welty


30. Emeril Lagasse

Emeril Lagasse Quote

“Life just doesn’t hand you things. You have to get out there and make things happen. that’s the exciting part.” — Emeril Lagasse


31. Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton Quote2

“You’ll never do a whole lot unless you’re brave enough to try.” — Dolly Parton


32. Ralph Ellison

Ralph Ellison Quote

“It takes a deep commitment to change and an even deeper commitment to grow.” — Ralph Ellison


33. Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn Quote

“I’ve been around a long time, and life still has a whole lot of surprises for me.” — Loretta Lynn


34. Martin Luther King Jr.

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“Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.” — Martin Luther King Jr.


35. Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen Quote

“You’re going to go through tough times – that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’ See the positive in negative events.” — Joel Osteen


36. Beyoncé Knowles

Beyonce Knowles Quote

“If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.” — Beyoncé Knowles


37. Fannie Flagg

Fannie Flagg Quote

“Being a successful person is not necessarily defined by what you have achieved, but by what you have overcome.” — Fannie Flagg, The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion


38. Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush Quote2

“You have two choices in life; you can either like what you do or dislike what you do. I have chosen to like what I do.” — Barbara Bush


39. Billy Graham

Billy Graham Quote

“The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.” — Billy Graham


40. Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash Quote2

“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on them. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” — Johnny Cash


41. Dr. Seuss

Dr Seuss Quote2

“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.” — Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut


42. Eudora Welty

Eudora Welty Quote3

“The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy.” — Eudora Welty


43. William Faulkner

William Faulkner Quote2

“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” — William Faulkner


44. Truman Capote

Truman Capote Quote

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” — Truman Capote


45. Mark Twain

Mark Twain Quote3

“The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” — Mark Twain


46. Ralph Ellison

Ralph Ellison Quote2

“Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.” — Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man


47. Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks Quote3

“Stand for something or you will fall for anything. Today’s mighty oak is yesterday’s nut that held its ground.” — Rosa Parks


48. Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Quote3

“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.” — Maya Angelou


49. William Faulkner

William Faulkner Quote3

“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” — William Faulkner


50. Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter Quote

“We should live our lives as though Christ was coming this afternoon.” — Jimmy Carter

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