Hi!

A very famous Motivational Speaker, Zig Ziglar used to say,

“Motivation is like having a bath. You need it daily!”

And that’s why, I am putting up this list of extremely, superbly motivational quotes from books and movies and sitcoms and unknown sources as well, so that you never lose your inspiration, your zeal for life. Download it, save it, print it, put in on your walls, or just read and move on – it’s up to you! But on those days, when you are down in the dumps, with all the weight of life crashing down on you, come back to the list of motivational quotes I have made for you. It covers a range of topics – motivation, relationships, hard work, achievements, love, life, laughter, success, failure, God, spirituality and much more.

They are in the order from unknown to famous motivational quotes (mine at the beginning), from one liners of motivation to long motivational quotes, and from good, better to best motivational quotes! Read on, as inspiration keeps hitting you:

“Time PASS = Time FAIL”
~ Akash Gautam

“Do definitely go the extra mile. It is never crowded.”
~ Unknown

 

”You are afraid to die, and you’re afraid to live. What a way to exist.”
~ Neale Donald Walsch

 

“Whoever is trying to bring you down, is already below you.”
 ~Unknown

 

“Happy & Energetic people ARE more successful! That’s it.”
~ Akash Gautam

 

“Either do it fully or just don’t do it all. After all you cannot be almost married.”
 ~ Akash Gautam

 

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
~ Albert Einstein

 

“If something is not taking you towards your goal, It is taking you AWAY FROM YOUR GOAL. Eliminate your distractions. Or cry in a corner over your unfulfilled dreams.”
~ Akash Gautam

 

“It is great if YOU are in a Relationship. But do not centre YOUR life on it. However, If YOU do not have it – Don’t CRIB! Create a GOOD life for YOURSELF & it will come along!”
~ Akash Gautam

 

“How does one become a butterfly? You must want to and be motivated to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.”
~ Trina Paulus

 

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

 

“It is a long life. It doesn’t matter if a few people do not like you. Do not let it affect your confidence. Millions might like you later.”
~ Akash Gautam

 

“Look for God, suggests my Guru. Look for God like a man with his head on fire looks for water.”
~ Elizabeth Gilbert

 

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.”
~ J.K. Rowling

 

“If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.”
― C. JoyBell C.

 

“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

 

“It is not your passing thoughts or brilliant ideas so much as your plain everyday habits that control your life….Live simply. Don’t get caught in the machine of the world— it is too exacting. By the time you get what you are seeking your nerves are gone, the heart is damaged, and the bones are aching. Resolve to develop your spiritual powers more earnestly from now on. Learn the art of right living. If you have joy you have everything,so learn to be glad and contented….Have happiness now.”
~ Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda

 

“You may control a mad elephant;
You may shut the mouth of the bear and the tiger;
Ride the lion and play with the cobra;
By alchemy you may learn your livelihood;
You may wander through the universe incognito;
Make vassals of the gods; be ever youthful;
You may walk in water and live in fire;
But control of the mind is better and more difficult.”
~ Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda

 

“Unknown to most people, failure and success are thick as thieves. They talk to each other every day. Just to find out how you treat them. And they are strange. If you deal badly with failure, success never sees you. And if you get overtly friendly with success, failure shows up at your door next morning. But the most important thing to understand about failure is in whose eyes you have failed. The only significant thing is to fall in your own eyes. That is the deepest form of disappointment. Sometimes fail deliberately.”
~ Swapan Seth

 

“Treat success with disdain. Smirk at its smugness. Success is not about the wealth, the cars you own, the homes you live in or the wealth in your vault. That’s success’s failing. That is not success. You are the only one who can determine whether you have been successful. You are its only context. It can only be judged in the court of your own conscience. Most people go about life sculpting success with the wrong material. Remember, there is only one way of finding out whether you are successful or not. Go to a mirror.”
~ Swapan Seth

 

“The early bird catches the worm. A stitch in time saves nine. He who hesitates is lost. We can’t pretend we haven’t been told. We’ve all heard the proverbs, heard the philosophers, heard our grandparents warning us about wasted time, and heard the damn poets urging us to seize the day.Still, sometimes, we have to see for ourselves. We have to make our own mistakes. We have to learn our own lessons. We have to sweep today’s possibility under tomorrow’s rug, until we can’t anymore, until we finally understand for ourselves, what Benjamin Franklin meant:That knowing, is better than wondering. That waking, is better than sleeping. And that even the biggest failure, even the worst, most intractable mistake, beats the hell out of never trying.”
~ Grey’s Anatomy

 

“Anger is like flowing water; there’s nothing wrong with it as long as you let it flow. Hate is like stagnant water; anger that you denied yourself the freedom to feel, the freedom to flow; water that you gathered in one place and left to forget. Stagnant water becomes dirty, stinky, disease-ridden, poisonous, and deadly; that is your hate. On flowing water travels little paper boats; paper boats of forgiveness. Allow yourself to feel anger, allow your waters to flow, along with all the paper boats of forgiveness. Be human.”
― C. JoyBell C.

 

Of-course there are hundreds of extremely inspiring motivational quotes for students out there that I must have missed out on. Please do share them in the comments below and help me grow this list.

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Akash Gautam is a Motivational Speaker & Corporate Trainer in India. Hundreds of Top Corporates like Google, CIPLA, Vodafone, McKinsey & Co., Maruti, HDFC, RIL, M&M & premier colleges like IIMs, IITs, SRCC etc go to him whenever they need a refreshing, big bang impact. Write to usWrite to us to know how he can transform your Team.

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