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301 Inspirational or Motivational Quotes

In this post, we are going to see 301 inspirational or motivational quotes.



Inspirational is that which causes “the arousing of feelings, ideas, impulses, etc., especially those that lead to creative activity.”

Or, that which exerts “a supposed force or influence on poets, artists, musicians, etc., stimulating creativity, ideas, etc.”

Or “a person, principle, faith, etc. as a source of creativity or moral fervour.” 

Motivational, on the other hand, is that which “provides with something which causes a person to act in a particular way.”

Or, that which “supplies, or is, a factor that induces a person to act in a particular way.”

Or, that which “stimulates the interest of a person in an activity.”

Therefore these inspiring quotes about success are meant to invigorate you in entrepreneurship, advertising, blogging, brand or branding, and business.

The same motivational quotes for work will also enliven you in lead generation, marketing, SEO, social media, storytelling, and teamwork.


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The quotes are given in alphabetical order of the surnames of the authors.


So, let’s see them:



(Please check at the end for a gift.)


Douglas Adams

1. “Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.”



John Quincy Adams

 2. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you’re a leader.”



Alfred Adle

 3. “The only worthwhile achievements of man are those which are socially useful.”



Morris Adler

 4. “Our prayers are answered not when we are given what we ask, but when we are challenged to be what we can be.”



Louise May Alcott

 5. “Far away there in the sunshine, are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe them, and try to follow where they lead.”


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Muhammad Ali

 6. “The man who has no imagination has no wings.”



Dhirubhai Ambani

 7. “If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.”



Maya Angelou, poet

 8. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”



9. “All great achievements require time.”



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 10. “There are no shortcuts to life’s greatest achievements.”



11. “To reach a great height a person needs to have great depth.”



12. “The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.”



13. “If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission.”




 14. “Education is the best provision for old age.”



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Jennifer L. Armentrout, Obsidian

 15. “Once I got home, though, and saw several packages on my front porch, all the crap from the day disappeared. A few had smiley faces on them. Squealing, I grabbed the boxes. Books were inside– new release books I’d preordered weeks ago.”



Mary Kay Ash

 16. “Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly. But the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.”



St. Augustine of Hippo, Confessions

 17. “Why, then, do I set before You an ordered account of so many things? It’s certainly not through me that You know them. But I’m stirring up love for You in myself and in those who read this so that we may all say, great is the Lord and highly worthy to be praised. I tell my story for love of Your love.”



Roger Ward Babson

 18. “Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.”



Jay Baer

 19. “Inspiration doesn’t respond to meeting requests. You can’t schedule greatness.”



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Yacine Baroudi

 20. “Our digital future is about enabling better productivity and decision making to enjoy a better quality of life.”



Bruce Barton

 21. “Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstances.”



David Beebe, branded content producer

 22. “We need to stop interrupting what people are interested in and be what people are interested in.”



Scott Belsky

 23. “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.”



Robert Hugh Benson

 24. “Competition, founded upon the conflicting interests of individuals, is in reality far less productive of wealth and enterprise than co-operation, involving though it does the constant apparent sacrifice of the individual to the common interests.”


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Milton Berle

 25. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”



Josh Bernoff

 26. “We’re all learning here; the best listeners will end up the smartest.”



Nick Besbeas

 27. “Today it’s important to be present, be relevant and add value.”



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 28. “Just Do it Everything will be possible”



Alexander A. Bogomoletz

 29. “One must not lose desires. They are mighty stimulants to creativeness, to love, and to long life.”



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Bill Bradley

 30. “Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.”



Chris Brogan

 31. “If you accept all the praise, you have to accept all the critics.”

 32. “Don’t settle. Don’t finish crappy books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you’re not on the right path, get off it.”

 33. “Life is far too short to settle for things you do not want. Whether it be books, food, a bad relationship, or the wrong life:

Don’t settle for something you do not enjoy, it is up to you to do better and create the life you want to live!”

 34. “Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.”



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Dr. Joyce Brothers

 35. “Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.”



 Jackson Brown, Jr.

 36. “As you climb the ladder of success, be sure it’s leaning against the right building.”



Warren Buffet

 37. “If you don’t find a way to make money in your sleep, you’ll work until you die.”

 38. “Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget about rule No. 1”

 39. “Treat your budget with care. As long as you do not make considerable money you should not invest a bunch of money into unnecessary or risky adventures.”

 40. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”


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Allison Burnett, Undiscovered Gyrl

 41. “Only on the Internet can a person be lonely and popular at the same time.”



Charles H. Burr

 42. “Giving helps others and changes us. It makes us better.”“Simply give others a bit of yourself; a thoughtful act, a helpful idea, a word of appreciation,
a lift over a rough spot, a sense of understanding, a timely suggestion…”



Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

 43. “Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul.”



Herman Cain

 44. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”



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