Looking for motivation? You’ve come to the right place! These 100 quotes about motivation are sure to get you pumped and help give you that extra push of inspiration.

Discover words of wisdom from some of the most successful minds, who have used motivation to reach their utmost potential.

Read and absorb these quotes and learn how to apply them to achieve your own goals. So, let’s get started – eagerness awaits!

100 Motivational Quotes & Instagram Captions

  1. People always need to hear good motivational speeches. -Rudy Ruettiger
  2. I am deliberate and afraid of nothing. -Audre Lorde
  3. You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you. -Barack Obama
  4. Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out. -John Wooden
  5. Two roads diverged in a wood and I  took the one less traveled by, and that made all the difference. -Robert Frost
  6. Creativity is contagious. Pass it on. -Albert Einstein
  7. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. -Thomas A. Edison
  8. Blame it or praise it, there is no denying the wild horse in us. -Virginia Woolf
  9. I never dreamed about success. I worked for it. -Estee Lauder
  10. You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. -Maya Angelou
  11. First principle: is never to let one’s self be beaten down by persons or by events. -Marie Curie
  12. We aim above the mark to hit the mark. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  13. Find out who you are and do it on purpose. -Dolly Parton
  14. Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. -Jim Ryun
  15. The difference between a stumbling block and a stepping stone is how high you raise your foot. -Benny Lewis
  16. Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. -John R. Wooden
  17. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. -Joe Kennedy
  18. Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best. -St. Jerome
  19. The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there. -Vince Lombardi
  20. Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire. -Patti Smith
  21. You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. -George Lorimer
  22. Live every week like it’s Shark Week. -Tracy Jordan
  23. Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you. -Arnold Palmer
  24. If you think you can do it, you can. -John Burroughs
  25. If you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far, go with people. -Unknown
  26. If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary -Jim Rohn
  27. Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. -Lou Holtz
  28. There are no two words in the English language more harmful than a good job. -Terence Fletcher
  29. 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
  30. It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. -Herman Melville
  31. Life is short. Don’t be lazy. -Sophia Amoruso
  32. An employee’s motivation is a direct result of the sum of interactions with his or her manager. -Bob Nelson
  33. To begin, begin. -William Wordsworth
  34. If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got. -Unknown
  35. Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. -Lolly Daskal
  36. If you hit the target every time, it’s too near or too big. -Tom Hirshfield
  37. It’s always too early to quit. -Norman Vincent Peale
  38. The number one reason people fail in life is that they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors. -Napoleon Hill
  39. To be contented – that’s for the cows. -Diana Vreeland
  40. Don’t be pushed by your problems; be led by your dreams. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  41. Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground. -Theodore Roosevelt
  42. The expert in anything was once a beginner. -Helen Hayes
  43. Whenever you see a successful person you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them. -Vaibhav Shah
  44. Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning. -Robert Kiyosaki
  45. The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do and then do it. -Henry Ford
  46. The power of imagination makes us infinite. -John Muir
  47. What would you do if you weren’t afraid. -Spencer Johnson
  48. Make it work. -Tim Gunn
  49. Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. -William James
  50. It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. -Herman Melville
  51. The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success. -Bruce Feirstein
  52. We have a strategic plan. It’s called doing things -Herb Kelleher
  53. Genius is born – not paid. -Oscar Wilde
  54. When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you. -Lolly Daskal
  55. Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. -Arthur Ashe
  56. The successful warrior is the average man, with a laser-like focus. -Bruce Lee
  57. Either you run the day or the day runs you. -Jim Rohn
  58. Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential. -John Maxwell
  59. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow her own dreams. -Oprah Winfrey
  60. Sometimes, you’ve got to work a little, so you can ball a lot. -Tom Haverford
  61. Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. -Carol Burnett
  62. Well done, is better than well said. -Benjamin Franklin
  63. You were hired because you met expectations, and you will be promoted if you can exceed them. -Saji Ijiyemi
  64. No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist. -Unknown
  65. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined! -Thoreau
  66. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. -Martin Luther King Jr.
  67. There is no substitute for hard work. -Thomas Edison
  68. You will never win if you never begin. -Helen Rowland
  69.  The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. -Vidal Sassoon
  70. Nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. -Anonymous
  71. If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it–teach yourself to be impatient. -Gurbaksh Chahal
  72. I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs, but by how high he bounces when he hits the bottom. -George S. Patton
  73. A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did. -John Burroughs
  74. If people only knew how hard I’ve worked to gain my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all. -Michelangelo
  75. Nobody’s a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It’s hard to stay on top. -Paul Coffey
  76. You can do anything, but not everything. -Anonymous
  77. There is no traffic jam along the extra mile. -Roger Staubach
  78. The more I want to get something done the less I call it to work.-Richard Bach
  79. Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. -Harriet Beecher Stowe
  80. The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. -Harry Golden
  81. I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. -Thomas Jefferson
  82. You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there. -Ed Cole
  83. If you’re going through hell, keep going. -Winston Churchill
  84. Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit. -Helena Rubinstein
  85. The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large. -Confucius
  86. The starting point of all achievement is desire. -Napoleon Hill
  87. Aim for the moon. That way if you fail, you will land among the stars. -Unknown
  88. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -Aristotle
  89. The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well. -John D. Rockefeller
  90. Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. -Henry Ford
  91. In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. -Nikos Kazantzakis
  92. Fortune sides with him who dares. -Virgil
  93. All progress takes place outside the comfort zone. -Michael John Bobak
  94. We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret. -Earl Nightingale
  95. Embrace the pain to inherit the gain. -Habeeb Akande
  96. Success is the only motivational factor that a boy with character needs. -Woody Hayes
  97. The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same. -Colin R. Davis
  98. Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. -Maya Angelou
  99. Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. -Og Mandino
  100. Winners never quit, and quitters never win. -Unknown

From these quotes, we can conclude that motivation is an important part of achieving success. It goes beyond just having the skills and means to accomplish something; without a drive or purpose, the chances of completing tasks and reaching our goals are low.

Motivation helps us to fuel our passion and determination, making it easier to stay inspired when faced with obstacles or difficulties.

Furthermore, building self-confidence leads to further motivation and pushes us further along our journey toward success. Take time each day to get motivated, set goals for yourself, and make strides toward turning them into realities!

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