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

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Purpose Of Life: Living A Meaningful Life

Here I tried to gather top eight views of the ancient and modern thinkers about the purpose of life. I explored the purpose of life from different point of views.  What is the purpose of life? Why are we here?  There is short term purpose as well as long term purpose of life. Our purpose does not at all have to be something great or something BIG. My career and vocation is directly tied to my purpose, though the way we make our living does not necessarily have to have anything to do with why you are here.  The value of our impact on others and on the world has nothing to do with its scale.

Aristotle argues that everything has a purpose or goal, and that the purpose is always to attain some good. In Book Ethics, he considers perhaps the most vexing question that humanity confronts: What is the purpose of life? Finding and clarifying the life purpose and core life intentions can help us to move with greater focus and clarity every day of your life.  Aristotle argued that as we mature, we act less aimlessly and more purposefully. We try to develop a plan for living that unites all our various purposes. Without a plan for living, we do not know what we are trying to do or why.

aristotle31“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence” – Aristotle

DL1“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” – Dalai Lama

Amit Ray“It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters,” – Amit Ray

ALE“All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man’s life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom.” – Albert Einstein

rkennedy“The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.” – Robert F. Kennedy

ER1“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Gandhi“The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly. The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Plato and Aristotle in The School of Athens fresco, by Raphael. Plato is pointing heavenwards to the sky, and Aristotle is gesturing to the world. Plato and Aristotle in The School of Athens fresco, by Raphael. Plato is pointing heavenwards to the sky, and Aristotle is gesturing to the world.

In Platonism, the meaning of life is in attaining the highest form of knowledge, which is the Idea of the Good, from which all good and just things derive utility and value. 

Give yourself time to explore the purpose of life and notice what touches and inspires you most deeply. Write down any answers or thoughts that come to you as you ponder these questions.