Inspiration, motivation and success quotes

Please find my selection of inspiration, motivation and success quotes on this page. And for an overview of the quotes we have sent by e-mail just check the pages daily inspirational quotes 2014, daily inspirational quotes 2013 and daily inspirational quotes 2015inspirational quotes 2016 and inspirational quotes 2017.

And of course I want to share a link to what we think is the best quote site in the world, I mostly found quotes on BrainyQuote, but lately more on Goodreads. So for more quotes just check BrainyQuote Inspiration Quotes, BrainyQuote Motivation Quotes and BrainyQuote Success Quotes.

And found a page with another beautiful selection of inspirational quotes quite some time ago: inspirational quotes by ???. And just now I found a site with quotes I kept clicking in: Very Best Quotes. Thank you, Que Anh for this beautiful selection and arrangement of quotes.


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Top 10 inspiration, motivation and success quotes

Guus‘ personal top 10 (regularly reviewed):

Don’t be ashamed of your story. It will inspire others. – Unknown

“They didn’t know it was impossible, so they did it.” – Mark Twain

“In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.” – Douglas Adams

“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” – Anne Sweeney

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”Vincent Van Gogh

“Begin at the beginning,’ the King said, gravely, ‘and go on til you come to the end; then stop”.Lewis Carroll

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The reason why people give up so fast is because they tend to look at how far they still have to go, instead of how far they have gotten.” – Unknown

“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.

“Its hard to wait around for something you know might never happen; but its harder to give up when you know its everything you want.” – Unknown.

Big organizations quotes

Inspiration for Success is also about (big) organizations serving humans, not the other way around:

“The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.” – Thomas Jefferson


Weird, no challenge anymore:

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman (I like how he looks though on the photo in Wikipedia).

“Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.” Mary Lou Retton.

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

While searching in Google for some ideas I ended up in some sites/pages:Inspiration:

Inspiration quotes

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. Ralph Waldo Emerson

On this page I also found a collection of inspiration quotes that appealed to me:
Inspire your Inner Winner.

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” – Helen Keller

Success quotes

Some links and quotes:

Motivation quotes

Some motivation links:

Various quotes

Some other quotes i like, not really related to success, motivation or inspriation:

Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees. – Willard Marriott

“People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.” – Audrey Hepburn

“It takes great learning to understand that all things, events, encounters and circumstances are helpful.” – Unknown.

“Alice came to a fork in the road. ‘Which road do I take?’ she asked. ‘Where do you want to go?’ responded the Cheshire cat. ‘I don’t know,’ Alice answered. ‘Then,’ said the cat, ‘it doesn’t matter’.” – Lewis Carroll

Other quotes

Well, sometimes we just encounter other quotes that we like:

“When we attempt to exercise power or control over someone else, we cannot avoid giving that person the very same power or control over us.”Alan Wilson Watts

Updated by Guus on February 4, 2014.

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