100+ Comeback Quotes For Overcoming Any Setback

Achieving what we want in life is rarely a walk in the park. In fact, for most people it is a struggle. It’s a struggle that we either embrace, or turn away from. And more often than not, those who choose to embrace the struggle turn to motivational quotes for the inspiration needed to surmount their challenges. In short, quotes motivate us, and there is science to back this up.[1]

“Nurture Your Mind With Great Thoughts, For You Will Never Go Any Higher Than You Think.”

It is for this reason, that we’ve decided to publish a comprehensive list of the best motivational quotes to not only get you through the tough times, but to help you navigate and surmount the challenges that would keep you from the success you seek.

So, if you’re ready to nurture your mind with 365 motivational quotes for success, quotes that will push you every day of the week until dreams and your reality become one, let’s get to it:


Best Motivational Quotes for Success

1. “What great thing would you attempt, if you knew you could not fail.” – Robert H. Schuller

2. “It’s not about money or connections.  It’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone when it comes to your business.” – Mark Cuban

3. “Success is not final; failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

4. “Don’t stop when you’re tired. Stop when you’re done.” – Wesley Snipes

5. “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” – Norman Vincent Peale

6. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu

7. “Act as if what you do makes a difference.” IT DOES.” – William James

8. “Always take another step. If this is to no avail take another, and yet another. One step at a time is not too difficult.” – Og Mandino

9. “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.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

10. “Much effort, much prosperity.” – Euripides

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11. “Your true success in life begins only when you make the commitment to become excellent at what you do.” – Brian Tracy

12. “Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more.” – Edward H. Harriman

13. “Your biggest failure is the thing you dreamed of contributing but didn’t find the guts to do.” – Seth Godin

14. “That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.” – Abraham Lincoln

15. “Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” – Babe Ruth

16. “Hustle until you no longer need to introduce yourself.” – Anonymous

17. “The heights by great men reached and kept, were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

18. “He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much.” – James Allen

19. “If you wish to be out front, then act as if you were behind.” – Lao Tzu

20. “The key to success is failure.” – Michael Jordan

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21. “Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.” – J. Paul Getty

22. “Plough deep while sluggards sleep.” – Benjamin Franklin

23. “Work hard in silence and let success be your noise.” – Anonymous

24. “Don’t stop until you’re proud.” – Anonymous

25. “The path to success is to take massive, determined action.” – Tony Robbins

26. “If it’s important, you’ll find a way. If it’s not, you’ll find an excuse.” – Ryan Blair

27. “Men of action are favored by the goddess of good luck.” – George S. Clason

28. “A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.” – John Burroughs

29. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

30. “If you believe you can do a thing, you can do it.” – Claude M. Bristol

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31. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso

32. “Thought allied fearlessly to purpose becomes creative force.” – James Allen

33. “Run your own race. Who cares what others are doing? The only question that matters is, am I progressing?” – Robin Sharma

34. “There’s not a person on my team in 16 years that has consistently beat me to the ball every play. That ain’t got anything to do with talent, that’s just got everything to do with effort, and nothing else.” – Ray Lewis

35. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levonson

36. “Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as a punishment.
And that’s the difference.” – Lou Holtz

37. “Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you.” – Anonymous

38. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin

39. “Nothing in this world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty.” – Theodore Roosevelt

40. “In this world you only get what you grab for.” – Giovanni Boccaccio

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41. “Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.” – George A. Sheehan

42. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker

43. “If you have everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” – Mario Andretti

44. “Do the work. Everyone wants to be successful, but nobody wants to do the work.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

45. “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” – Steve Martin

46. “Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still.” – Chinese Proverb

47. “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” – Paulo Coelho

48. “With self-discipline, most anything is possible.” – Theodore Roosevelt

49. “All the so-called ‘secrets of success’ will not work unless you do.” – Anonymous

50. “Your dreams are on the other side of your grit.” – Anonymous

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51. “Courage is being scared to death…and saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne

52. “Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.” – Henry Van Dyke

53. “What you exhibit outwardly, you are inwardly.” – Claude M. Bristol

54. “If you continue to thin the way you’ve always thought, you’ll continue to get what you’ve always got.” – Kevin Trudeau

55. “They indeed are fools who are satisfied with the fruits of their past effort and do not engage themselves in self-effort now.” – Swami Venkatesananda

56. “Dreams are not what you see in your sleep, they are the things that don’t let you sleep.” – Cristiano Ronaldo

57. “I CAN is 100 times more important that IQ.” – Anonymous

58. “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” – Herman Melville

59. “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” – Chris Grosser

60. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller

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61. Success is dependent on effort.” – Sophocles

62. “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Till your good is better and your better is best.’” – St. Jerome

63. “Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.” – Zig Ziglar

64. “How long should you try? Until.” – Jim Rohn

65. “The view is better when it is earned.” – Anonymous

66. “You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius

67. “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” – Theodore Roosevelt

68. “Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.” – George S. Patton

69. “Surround yourself with people who are only going to lift you higher.” – Anonymous

70. “Comfort is the enemy of progress.” – P.T. Barnum

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71. “Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.” – Tony Hsieh

72. “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

73. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” – Michael John Bobak

74. “Greatness is succeeding at what you intend to do.” – Dr. Joe Vitale

75. “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” – Robert Kiyosaki

76. “Work your ass off. There is no magic pill.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

77. “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” – Steve Jobs

78. “Success is not for the lazy.” – Anonymous

79. “All good ideas start out as bad ideas, that’s why it takes so long.” – Steven Spielberg

80. “If you don’t play to win, don’t play at all.” – Tom Brady

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81. “You must tell yourself; “No matter how hard it is, or how hard it gets, I’M GOING TO MAKE IT!’” – Les Brown

82. “Remember that guy that gave up? Neither does anyone else.” – Anonymous

83. “For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.” – T.S. Eliot

84. “I hated ever minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali

85. “When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.” – George Bernard Shaw

86. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

87. “Success doesn’t just happen. You have to be intentional about it, and that takes discipline.” – John C. Maxwell

88. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

89. “It was desire that brought progress to the world.” – Claude M. Bristol

90. “The secret to happiness is freedom… and the secret to freedom is courage.” – Thucydides

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91. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

92. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee

93. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

94. “Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.” – Mahatma Gandhi

95. “Give your dreams all you’ve got and you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.” – William James

96. “The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.” – Emile Zola

97. “There is no failure except in no longer trying.” – Elbert Hubbard

98. “Don’t you dare let their laughter extinguish your ambition.” – J.K. Rowling

99. “Continuous Effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.” – Winston Churchill

100. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

101. “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” – Muhammad Ali

102. “In any given moment, we have two options: To step forward into growth or to step back into safety.” – Abraham Maslow

103. “Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” – Napoleon Hill

104. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” – E.E. Cummings

105. “You don’t lose if you get knocked down; you lose if you stay down.” – Muhammad Ali

106. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton

107. “It’s going to be hard, but hard does not mean impossible.” – Anonymous

108. “Some people dream of success while others wake up and work.” – Anonymous

109. “Always discover your vision and the rest will follow.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

110. “You have to think big to be big.” – Claude M. Bristol

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111. “Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there
every single night.” – Michael Jordan

112. “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing
the hard work you already did.” – Newt Gingrich

113. “You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.” – Oprah Winfrey

114. “Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt.” – Jose Ortega y Gassett

115. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers

116. “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln

117. “A person without a goal is like a ship without a rudder.” – Thomas Carlyle

118. “Life is so much more rewarding if you strive for something, rather than take what’s given to you on a plate.” – Amy Winehouse

119. “To anyone who is struggling early in the morning or late at night in pursuit of your dream, struggles that many will never see, and to any leaders out there, who believe in someone who does not yet believe in themselves, keep going. Keep going, because WILL always finds a WAY.” – Tom Brady

120. “If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.” – Muhammad Ali

121. “Why live an ordinary life, when you can live an extraordinary one.” – Tony Robbins

122. “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength
of the effort is the measure of the result.” – James Allen

123. “Most successful people are the most successful people because they’ve failed more than anyone else.” – Tony Robbins

124. “You deserve what your actions earned, or haven’t earned.” – M.J. Demarco

125. “If you hesitate, some bolder hand will stretch out before you and get the prize.” – P.T. Barnum

126. “A lot of people say they want to be great, but they’re not willing to make the sacrifices necessary to achieve greatness.” – Kobe Bryant

127. “Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition they overcame to reach their goals.” – D. Height

128. “There are simply no limits for a person who accepts no limits.” – Robin Sharma

129. “I will persist until I succeed. I was not delivered into this world in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny. I will persist until I succeed.” – Og Mandino

130. “I failed my way to success.” – Thomas Edison

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131. “There’s nothing like biting off more than you can chew, and then chewing anyway.” – Mark Burnett

132. “Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” – John Wooden

133. “We must do our work for its own sake, not for fortune or attention or applause.” – Steven Pressfield

134. “I know the price of success; dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

135. “One painful duty fulfilled makes the next plainer and easier.” – Hellen Keller

136. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” – Roy T. Bennett

137. “Never give up on something you can’t go a day without thinking about.” – Winston Churchill

138. “It is time to reverse this prejudice against conscious effort and to see the powers we gain through practice and discipline as eminently inspiring and even miraculous.” – Robert Greene

139. “Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.” – Napoleon Hill

140. “To live is to learn, to strive is to become.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

141. “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.” – Jim Rohn

142. “Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.” – Thomas Jefferson

143. “The only man who doesn’t make mistakes is the man who never does anything.” – Theodore Roosevelt

144. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

145. “The devil whispers, “You can’t withstand the storm.” The Warrior replied, “I am the storm.” – Anonymous

146. “To win you’ve got to stay in the game.” – Claude M. Bristol

147. “The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire, the size of your dream, and how you handle disappointment along the way.” – Robert Kiyosaki

148. “Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.” – Arnold Palmer

149. “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life – and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

150. “Tough time don’t last. Tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller

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151. “There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.” – Michael Phelps

152. “Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent’s pressure, and the temporary failures.” – Vince Lombardi

153. “Valor grows by daring; fear by holding back.” – Publilius Syrus

154. “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” – Woody Allen

155. “Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal.” – Earl Nightingale

156. “Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience.” – Mahatma Gandhi

157. “Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

158. “If you want to have more, you must become more.” – Jim Rohn

159. “For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.” – Walter Scott

160. “There are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking.” – Brian Tracy

161. “It’s the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance,
sweeps away all obstacles.” – Claude M. Bristol

162. “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” – Jimmy Johnson

163. “God doesn’t require us to succeed, he only requires that you try.” – Mother Teresa

164. “Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever
achieved.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

165. “We don’t have to be smarter than the rest; we have to be more disciplined
than the rest.” – Warren Buffett

166. “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If
you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and
get busy.” – Dale Carnegie

167. “People are rewarded in public for what they’ve practiced for years in private.” – Tony Robbins

168. “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

169. “Motivation gets you going, but discipline keeps you growing.” – John C. Maxwell

170. “Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

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171. “I planned my success, I knew it was going to happen.” – Erykah Badu

172. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” – Pablo Picasso

173. “If you had one shot, or one opportunity, to seize everything you ever wanted, in one moment, would you capture it? Or just let it slip?” – Eminem

174. “Effort is grossly underrated.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

175. “I knew the one thing I might regret was not ever having tried.” – Jeff Bezos

176. “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” – John Maxwell

177. “He who sweats more in training bleeds less in war.” – Spartan Creed

178. “You can, end of story.” – Ray Lewis

179. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

180. “The harder you work, the harder it is for you to surrender.” – Vince Lombardi

181. “Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.” – Henry J. Kaiser

182. “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” – Seneca

183. “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” – Elon Musk

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Alright, you’re more than halfway there! Big kudos to you for getting this far. Without a doubt, cramming your mind with so many motivational quotes can be overwhelming, so don’t hesitate to pace yourself. If you need to, bookmark us, and come back when you need some more motivation.

With that being said, motivation is the driving force by which humans achieve their goals, so if you need more of it, don’t stop on our account. If you’ve got the ambition, and the fortitude to keep going, by all means, keep to it, and you’ll breeze through the rese of these 365 motivational quotes for success in no time at all.

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184. “When a man is sufficiently motivated, discipline will take care of itself.” – Albert Einstein

185. “It’s never crowded along the extra mile.” – Wayne Dyer

186. “Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can.” – Lowell Thomas

187. “Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.” – Theodore Roosevelt

188. “No one ever defeated a resolute will. Even death stands still before such a will.” – Claude M. Bristol

189. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher

190. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison

191. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not within it.” – Henry Ford

192. “Your daily behavior reveals your deepest beliefs.” – Robin Sharma

193. “Aim for the highest.” – Andrew Carnegie

194. “The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” – Henry David Thoreau

195. “Real lions like to hunt! They like the process just as much as they love the prize.” – Eric Thomas

196. “Inactivity is retrogression.” – John McDonald

197. “When the end comes for you, let if find you conquering a new mountain not sliding down an old one.” – Jim Rohn

198. “The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

199. “Fate loves the fearless.” – James Russell Lowell

200. “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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201. “The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.” – Tacitus

202. “There are two mistakes one can make along the way to truth: not going all the way, and not starting.” – Buddha

203. “What we do now echoes in eternity.” – Marcus Aurelius

204. “Survival can be summed up in three words – never give up. That’s the
heart of it really. Just keep trying.” – Bear Grylls

205. “To believe in the heroic makes heroes.” – Benjamin Disraeli

206. “Victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan.” – John F. Kennedy

207. “The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.” – Brandon Sanderson

208. “Do, or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda

209. “The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

210. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

211. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” – Elenor Roosevelt

212. “You will never win if you never begin.” – Helen Rowland

213. “Fortune favors the bold.” – Virgil

214. “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” – Robert H. Schuller

215. “If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” – H.G. Wells

216. “Set you goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” – Bo Jackson

217. “Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” – Simone de Beauvoir

218. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” – Jim Rohn

219. “Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second. Give your dreams all you’ve got and you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.” – William James

220. “A winner is just a loser who tried one more time.” – George M. Moore Jr.

221. “If you can’t excel with talent, triumph with effort.” – Dave Weinbaum

222. “Persistence. The only thing that will piss-off failure enough for it to get the fu** out of the way of your success. PERSIST.” – The Ultimate Warrior

223. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

224. “A little more persistence a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless
failure may turn into a glorious success.” – Elbert Hubbard

225. “If you put forth the effort, good things will be bestowed upon you.” – Michael Jordan

226. “Self-discipline is the magic power that makes you virtually unstoppable.” – Dan Kennedy

227. “Follow your dreams, they know the way.” – Kobe Yamada

228. “No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.” – Lupita Nyong’o

229. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Opra Winfrey

230. “Victory is always possible for the person who refuses defeat.” – Anonymous

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231. “A river cuts through a rock not because of its power, but its persistence.” – Anonymous

232. “If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.” – Zig Ziglar

233. “If you follow your dreams and spend your life doing what brings you joy, you are more likely to find success.” – Richard Branson

234. “The people who stick with things for years and never stop almost always win the race.” – James Clear

235. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

236. “What you are afraid to do is a clear indication of the next thing you need to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

237. “Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.” – Theodore Roosevelt

238. “Courage doesn’t always roar, sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of
the day whispering ‘I will try again tomorrow’.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

239. “Success in anything will always come down to this: Focus & Effort, and
we control both of them.” – Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

240. “I don’t count my sit-ups, I only start counting when it starts hurting, when
I feel pain, that’s when I start counting, cause that’s when it really counts.” – Muhammad Ali

241. “It doesn’t matter whether you are pursuing success in business, sports, the
arts, or life in general: The bridge between wishing and accomplishing is discipline.” – Harvey Mackay

242. “The greatest test of courage on the earth is to bear defeat without losing
heart.” – R.G. Ingersoll

243. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy

244. “He who seeks rest finds boredom….He who seeks work finds rest.” – Anonymous

245. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale

246. “The man who succeeds is a man who has withstood the tests of time, trials,
and has made every effort count.” – Hermann J. Steinherr

247. “We are all self-made, but only the successful will admit it.” – Earl Nightingale

248. “Make each day count by setting specific goals to succeed, then putting forth every effort to exceed your own expectations.” – Les Brown

249. “We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes
an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” – Jesse Owens

250. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius

251. “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein

252. “Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.” – Ann Landers

253. “To follow, without halt, one aim: There’s the secret of success.” – Anna Pavlova

254. “In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always
wins – not through strength, but through persistence.” – Buddha

255. “Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it.” – Winston Churchill

256. “A man’s life is interesting primarily when he has failed. I well know. For its a sign that he tried to surpass himself.” – Georges Clemenceau

257. “Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world.” – David McCullough Jr.

258. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” – Vince Lombardi

259. “Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.” – Napoleon Hill

260. “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” – Benjamin Franklin


261. “Anything is possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” – J.K. Rowling

262. “The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost

263. “No great achievement is possible without persistent work.” – Bertrand Russell

264. “Permanence, perseverance, and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragement, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.” – Thomas Carlyle

265. “What you believe yourself to be, you are.” – Claude M. Bristol

266. “If you are going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

267. “To uncover your true potential, you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.” – Picabo Street

268. “Life is being on the wire, everything else is just waiting.” – Karl Wallenda

269. “Success doesn’t come to you, you go to it.” – T. Scott Mcleod

270. “Glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her.” – Charles de Gaul

271. “If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles.” – Wayne Dyer

272. “Be Fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” – Anonymous

273. “Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” – Michael Jordan

274. “The level path is easy, but it will not bring you to the mountaintop.” – Dr. Idel Dreimer

275. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

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276. “If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” – James Cameron

277. “To be successful we must do things that unsuccessful people do not want
to do. Those things require levels of courage.” – R. Harpe

278. “He who is firm in will molds the world to himself.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

279. “The sight of an achievement is the greatest gift that a human being could offer to others.” – Ayn Rand

280. “Where I excel, is ridiculous, sickening, work-ethic!” – Will Smith

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281. It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Elliot

282. “Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot: But make it hot by striking.” – William B. Sprague

283. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible.” – Audrey Hepburn

284. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie

285. “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” – Aristotle Onassis

286. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

287. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decision.” – Stephen Covey

288. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker

289. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart

290. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

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291. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimer

292. “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Gray

293. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

294. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

295. “I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” – Vincent van Gogh

296. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

297. “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” – Leonardo da Vinci

298. “Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” – Jamie Paolinetti

299. “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” – Sheryl Sandberg

300. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

Life is About Creating Yourself Quote

301. “If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.” – Olin Miller

302. “What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.” – Plutarch

303. “Follow effective actions with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.” – Peter Drucker

304. “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” – Albert Einstein

305. “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” – Stephen King

306. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa

307. “The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.” – Benjamin Disraeli

308. “Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.” – Leo Buscaglia

309. “You do what you can for as long as you can, and when you can’t, you do the next best thing. You back up, but you don’t give up.” – Chuck Yeager

310. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale

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311. “The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.” – Mark Caine

312. “For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.” – Harry F. Banks

313. “The world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.” – Calvin Coolidge

314. “Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.” – Dalai Lama

315. “Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.” – Buddha

317. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

316. “Success is largely a matter of holding on after others have let go.” – Anonymous

318. “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar

319. “Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be
done at all.” – Peter Drucker

320. “Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” – George S. Patton

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321.Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in” – Bill Bradley

322. “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” – Alexander Graham Bell

323. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” – Jim Rohn

324. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman

325. “Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you
haven’t planted.” – David Bly

326. “Every morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them.” – Anonymous

327. “I am grinding while your sleeping.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

328. “Our greatest fear should not be of failure … but of succeeding at things in
life that don’t really matter.” – Francis Chan

329. “Criticism is the price of Ambition.” – Robin Sharma

330. “The road to success is always under construction.” – Lily Tomlin

365 quotes for success

331. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Bo Bennett

332. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth

333. “The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard
work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.” – Thomas Edison

334. “Put a grain of boldness into everything you do.” – Baltasar Gracian

335. “Light tomorrow with today.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

336. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine—and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman

337. “Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” – Paulo Coelho

338. “You can never achieve more than you aspire to.” – Al Ries

339. “Don’t fear failure. — Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.” – Bruce Lee

340. “Every master was once a disaster.” – T. Harv Eker

341. “When you play, play hard; when you work, don’t play at all.” – Theodore Roosevelt

342. “Nothing is worth more than this day.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

343. “When people don’t believe in you, you have to believe in yourself.” – Peirce Brosnan

344. “Ordinary is easy. Extra-ordinary is what will separate you from the crowd.” – Darren Hardy

345. “Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.” – Zig Ziglar

346. “Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

347. “To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will.” – Sugar Ray Robinson

348. “To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.” – Soren Kierkegaard

349. “I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine.” – Neil Armstrong

350. “When you cease to dream you cease to live.” – Malcom Forbes

351. “Paralyze resistance with persistence.” – Woody Hayes

352. “Winning means… you’re willing to go longer, work harder, give more than anyone else.” – Vince Lombardi

353. “We are made to persist. That’s how we find out who we are.” – Tobias Wolff

354. “Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” – Napoleon Hill

355. “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” – Eric Thomas

356. “Money grows on the tree of persistence.” – Japanese Proverb

357. “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not:
nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.” – Calvin Coolidge

358. “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billy Jean King

359. “As long as there’s breath in You–Persist! – Bernard Kelvin Clive

360. “Sometimes a winner is just a dreamer who just won’t quit.” – Rudy

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361. “Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.” – Ray Kroc

362. “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” – William Arthur Ward

363. “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all — in which case, you fail by default.” – J.K. Rowling

364. “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.” – Henry Ford

365. “What most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible
power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of
discouragement.” – Napoleon Hill

Bonus Motivational Quote

Bonus Quote: Sometimes, you just need to end things with a bang. And we believe, this last of the 365 motivational quotes for success is that bang. So, heed the late great Steve Job’s wisdom as the grand finale of these 365 quotes:

“If You Haven’t Found It Yet, Keep Looking.”

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Keep Looking Quote by Steve Jobs

Final Thoughts on These 365 Motivational Quotes

There you have it, the best of the best daily motivational quotes for success. We’ve done our fair share of research to publish what amounts to the best daily motivational quotes on the web, and we sincerely believe this list is it. Please consider sharing it with someone who you think they can help, and bookmarking it so you can use the motivation when you need it most.

“People Often Say That Motivation Doesn’t Last. Well, Neither Does Bathing, That’s Why We Recommend It Daily.”

– Zig Ziglar –

With that being said, we hope you found value in these quotes, and more importantly, we hope they both inspire and motivate you to keep pressing forward towards your dreams and goals until you reach them.

Till next time,


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