100 Top Motivational Quotes For Success

We all need some inspiration and motivation to do great jobs. I think these motivational quotes will give you the edge you need to create your success. So read on and let them inspire you.

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

“There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.” –Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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

Success needs vision to see, passion to transcend, patience to withstand and the character to overcome dificulties. — Amit Ray

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”  ― Kurt Vonnegut

“Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.”  ― Neil Gaiman

The tower of success stands on the pillars of vision, action, patience and the character to withstand criticisms. -- Amit Ray

The tower of success stands on the pillars of vision, action, patience and the character to withstand criticisms. — Amit Ray

“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”  ― Paulo Coelho

“Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die  Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.” ― Langston Hughes

“The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.” –Bruce Feirstein

“When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you.” –Lolly Daskal

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else. — Albert Einstein

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. — Thomas A. Edison

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

The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus. — Bruce Lee

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. — Dale Carnegie

Do not let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning. — Robert Kiyosaki

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

“What’s meant to be will always find a way” ― Trisha Yearwood

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

“To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.” –Mike Gafka

“Success is … knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others.” –John C. Maxwell

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” –Wayne Dyer

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.” –Anatole France

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

“You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.” –Booker T. Washington

“Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.” –Theodore N. Vail

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

“Fortune sides with him who dares.” –Virgil

“Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.” –Washington Irving

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

“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” –John R. Wooden

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. -- Eleanor Roosevelt

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. — Eleanor Roosevelt

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

“A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.” –Vince Lombardi

“In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.” –Jane Smiley

“Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.” –George Bernard Shaw

“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” –Diane Ackerman

“You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” –Michael Jordan

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” –Jim Ryun

“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” –Dale Carnegie

“If you’re reading this… Congratulations, you’re alive. If that’s not something to smile about,
then I don’t know what is.” ― Chad Sugg

“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.” ― Saul Bellow

“The unexamined life is not worth living.” ― Socrates

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” ― Maya Angelou

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. -- Maya Angelou

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. — Maya Angelou

“I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.” ― Edgar Allan Poe

“Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” ― Lance Armstrong

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” ― Lou Holtz

“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.” ― Kalu Ndukwe Kalu

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”  ― Vincent van Gogh

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall

“You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.”  ― Elizabeth Gilbert

The tower of success stands on the pillars of vision, action, patience and the character to withstand criticisms. — Amit Ray

“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” ― Thomas Jefferson

Meaning of Life: Motivations and Inspirations

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Meaning of life

The meaning of life is rooted in the philosophical and religious conceptions of existence, social ties, consciousness, and happiness. Emerging research shows that meaning in life predicts better physical health outcomes. Greater meaning has been associated with a reduced risk of diseases. Why are we here? We are here anyway so live the life to the fullest. Fullest means giving maximum contribution to the world. Some of the well-known views on purpose of life are as follows:

Neuro-science describes reward, pleasure, and motivation are the main focus of  human life.

Plato suggested the meaning of life is in attaining the highest form of knowledge.

Life’s purpose in Christianity is to seek divine salvation through the grace of God and intercession of Christ.

In Islam, man’s ultimate life objective is to worship the creator Allah(God) by abiding by the Divine guidelines revealed in the Qur’an.

In Hinduism individual person is a reflection of God, is a part of God and it is the rightful pursuit of a person to fulfill four objectives life: (Dharma, Artha,Kama and Moksha). Dharma recommends righteous and regulated living. Artha means acquiring wealth, prosperity and glory. Kama includes fulfillment of wish, desire, love and sensual pleasure. When one realizes the futility of temporary gratification, one eventually seeks moksha (liberation). According to Hinduism all these four are equally important. If any one of these objectives is done half-heartedly life will remain incomplete. Balancing and fulfilling these four objectives is the highest duty of human being.

There’s a zen proverb that says “Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water” and I consider this saying often. No matter how much you understand or don’t about your life, you still have to do the living.

Socrates said “the life that is unexamined is not worth living”

Writer Maya Angelou said: “Since age two I’ve been waltzing up and down with the question of life’s meaning. And I am obliged to report that the answer changes from week to week. When I know the answer, I know it absolutely; as soon as I know that I know it, I know that I know nothing. About 70 percent of the time my conclusion is that there is a grand design. I believe that the force that created life is betting that human beings will do something quite wonderful–like live up to their potential.

I am influenced largely by Blaise Pascal and his wager. Pascal advises us to bet on the toss of a coin that God is. If we win, we win eternity. If we lose, we lose nothing. I’m looking out a large window now and I see about 40 dogwood and maple and oak and locust trees and the light is on some of the leaves and it’s so beautiful. Sometimes I’m overcome with gratitude at such sights and feel that each of us has a responsibility for being alive: one responsibility to creation, of which we are a part, another to the creator–a debt we repay by trying to extend our areas of comprehension.”

Spiritual master Amit Ray said “You are here to evolve and make your consciousness high.You are here to dance, sing and celebrate life. You are here to help others to make their life happy. We are here not to compete, but to learn, evolve and excel. We are not here to make divisions in the name of prophets and religions. We are here to encompass the world with love and light.” – Amit Ray

Meaning of life

Meaning of life

Boxing champion Muhammad Ali said ” All the wealth on this earth, all the wealth under the earth and all the wealth in the universe is like a mosquito’s wing compared to the wealth we will receive in the hereafter. Life on earth is only a preparation for the eternal home, which is far more important than the short pleasures that seduce us here. We have stopped under this tree of life for a short while. We have stopped under a tree of temporary comfort. We have enjoyed its shade. One day life on earth will end and a new world will be resurrected. On that day the entire record of our good and evil deeds will be presented before God for final judgment.”

37th US. President Richard Nixon said “Unless a person has a reason to live, he dies-first mentally and then physically. Self-gratification is not an adequate reason to live. Only a life lived for others is worth living. We cannot live a full life unless we have a purpose bigger than ourselves. We all cannot expect to be great philosophers, scientists, statesmen or business leaders. But we must always seek to reach up and reach out to achieve our full potential. Some of the most heroic lives are lived by those who cope with the tragedy, adversity and daily drudgery of life and rise above it. It is a mistake to assume that we can ever achieve perfection. But it is an even greater mistake to cease trying. Without risk there will be neither success nor failure. As Thomas Aquinas observed: If the primary aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.”

Awakening the God Within You

Amit Ray Quotes God in You

The power of the God is the ascending energy. Those who know God consciousness are on the upward flow of energy; they are awakening to the God, to the power of the Light and Sound, to the greater God of all life. I will discuss quotes in an effort to show you that you are God, and that if you understand these quotes then it is actually in alignment with the truth of the teaching to believe that you are God.

God has not called me to be successful; He has called me to be faithful.- Mother Teresa

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There is a God part in you. The consciousness. The pure Self. Learn to listen the voice of that Power. – Amit Ray

  Amit Ray Quotes God in You

There is one thing, and only one thing, in which it is granted to you to be free in life, all else being beyond your power: that is to recognize and profess the truth.” ― Leo Tolstoy

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Greatest Hits

Power of calming, grounding and restorative

Simply Blessed

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These are two useful mindfulness tools from my “greatest hits” of 2014. I still practice both of these. The first is very calming, grounding and restorative, and useful also with nighttime wakefulness. The other is a great one from Tara Brach, helpful when thoughts are regretting the past or projecting into the future – it is an instant pivot! Finally, I conclude with something new, and equally impactful, from Byron Katie.

“Take your thumb and connect it with your pinky, take 5 deep breaths, in through the nose, out through the mouth.  Do the same with your ring finger, then your middle finger, then your index finger.  Then finally, bring all 5 fingers together and take 5 deep breaths.” (excerpted from thespirtscience.net)

This last greatest hit from 2014, is just one simple question quoting the mindfulness teacher, Tara Brach. I put this question on one of my homemade “well…

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21 Top Compassion Quotes

1. “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” ― Dalai Lama XIV, The Art of Happiness

2. “I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness.” ― Mother Teresa

3. “There are many goals but one path – the path of compassion.” – Amit Ray

4. “In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert,

5. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” ― Aesop

6. “The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

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7. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” ― Gautama Buddha

8. “We have to make mistakes, it’s how we learn compassion for others.” ― Curtis Sittenfeld, American Wife

9. The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

10.“Beauty is the purest feeling of the soul. Beauty arises when soul is satisfied.”
― Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

Beauty and Compassion

Beauty and Compassion

11. “When you find yourself in need of spiritual nourishment, it is in the opportunities to serve others that you will find the abundance you seek.” ― Steve Maraboli,

12. “At times anger will trigger harsh words. After a cooling period wisdom sets in; finally, the ability to speak from the heart with love and compassion.” ― Ana Monnar

13. “We often get caught up in our own reactions and forget the vulnerability of the person in front of us.” ― Sharon Salzberg

18. “We all are so deeply interconnected; we have no option but to love all.” ― Amit Ray

19. “Ayurveda teaches us to love “as is” – not as we think people “should be.” ― Lissa Coffey

20. Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.- Henry Ward Beecher

21. “Simplicity, patience, compassion.These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.” – Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

Lao Tzu Quotes

Lao Tzu Quotes

You are a Divine Being – Let your wild voice guide you

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We really are all experts at reading one another, having all practiced it all our lives. This doesn’t mean we can’t be fooled, by any means. But we are novice at reading our inner being. As your inner voice grows in clarity and strength, your inspiration will go up. Begin to attune to that inspiring station from within. Listen as it guides you to new levels of creativity and operation. Your inner voice will put few or no limits on your life. Only the many outer voices of others who allow them selves to live a life of mediocrity will do so. Listen to you inner instincts, not just to your mental reservations but to your body as well. Discomfort with a decision often manifests as physical symptoms such as nausea, agitation. You may easily miss these as signs that you’re uncomfortable with the decision you’ve made or are about to make, but if you pay attention you’ll likely find you have the same physical reactions to ignoring your inner voice time after time.

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“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions draw out your own inner voice” – Steve Jobs

“Fly blindly, trust is full of magic. Let your wild voice guide the way.”  ― Vironika Tugaleva

“If something on the inside is telling you that someone isn’t right for you, they’re NOT right for you, no matter how great they might look on paper. When it’s right for you, you will know. And when it’s not – it’s time to go.” ― Mandy Hale

“Beautify your inner dialogue. Beautify your inner world with love light and compassion. Life will be beautiful.”  – Amit Ray

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