Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
- Napoleon Hill
There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
- Phyllis Battome
When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life.
- Greg Anderson
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
- Stephen R. Covey
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
- Mary Shelley
Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.
- George Eliot
Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
You have a very powerful mind that can make anything happen as long as you keep yourself centered.
- Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
- George Bernard Shaw
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
- Dale Carnegie
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
- Andrew Carnegie
The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein
He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.
- Louisa May Alcott
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
- Walter Anderson
I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on man unless they act.
- G. K. Chesterton
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
- Robert H. Schuller
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
- Carl Sandburg