​​50 Motivational Quotes To Get You Out Of A Rut

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Never underestimate the power of motivational quotes to inspire you to achieve success in life and work. Whether you’re in a rut and need a little pick-me-up or are already pumped for your next project, words of encouragement will give you that extra mood boost. Ahead, we curated 50 motivational quotes that will inspire you to achieve your goals.

Motivational quotes for success and achieving your dreams

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  1. "All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
  2. "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." -                     Winston S. Churchill
  3. "Have no fear of perfection — you'll never reach it." - Salvador Dali
  4. "It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” - Theodore Roosevelt
  5. "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." - Henry David Thoreau
  6. "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
  7. "There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure." - Colin Powell
  8. "The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance — and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning." - Oprah Winfrey
  9. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” - Paulo Coelho, from The Alchemist
  10. “Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success.” - Martha Stewart

Motivational quotes to inspire you to do your best work with love

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  1. “Work is love made visible. And if you can't work with love, but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of the people who work with joy.” - Khalil Gibran
  2. “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  3. “I don't like work — no man does — but I like what is in the work — the chance to find yourself. Your own reality — for yourself not for others — what no other man can ever know. They can only see the mere show, and never can tell what it really means.” - Joseph Conrad, from Heart of Darkness
  4. “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” - Aristotle
  5. “Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.” - Louisa May Alcott, from Little Women
  6. “Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.” - Anne Frank
  7. “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” - Jimmy Johnson
  8. “No work is insignificant. All labour that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” - Martin Luther King Jr.
  9. “The most important thing about art is to work. Nothing else matters except sitting down every day and trying.” - Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle
  10. “Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning.” - Malcolm Gladwell

Motivational quotes for when you’re feeling down

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  1. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi
  2. “Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” - Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
  3. “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” - Wayne W. Dyer
  4. “Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.” - Helen Keller
  5. “Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.” - Eleanor Roosevelt
  6. "You have it within you to rise above whatever is bringing you down." - Karen Salmansohn
  7. “Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don't just give up.” - Stephen Hawking
  8. “Everything is hard before it is easy” - Goethe J.W.
  9. "There is always light. If only we're brave enough to see it. If only we're brave enough to be it." - Amanda Gorman
  10. "Nothing is impossible. The word itself says 'I'm possible!'" - Audrey Hepburn

Motivational quotes for living your best life

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  1. "Always work hard and have fun in what you do because I think that's when you're more successful. You have to choose to do it." - Simone Biles
  2. "Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow's reality." - Malala Yousafzai
  3. "Happiness is not by chance, but by choice." - Jim Rohn
  4. “Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.” - Ella Fitzgerald "
  5. "You must do the things you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt
  6. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” - Mae West
  7. "You do not find the happy life. You make it." - Camilla Eyring Kimball
  8. “We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list.” - Michelle Obama
  9. “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.” - Sylvia Plath, from The Bell Jar
  10. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” - Dolly Parton

Morning motivational quotes to kickstart your day

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  1. “Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” - Meister Eckhart
  2. "When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive — to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love." - Marcus Aurelius
  3. “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. "Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen." - Wayne Huizenga
  5. “Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life.” - Yoko Ono
  6. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” - Eleanor Roosevelt
  7. “Make each day your masterpiece.” - John Wooden
  8. “Morning is an important time of day because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.” - Lemony Snicket, from The Blank Book
  9. “The day will be what you make it, so rise, like the sun, and burn.” - William C. Hannan
  10. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” - Karen Lamb

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