Motivational Phrases

Here are some great motivational phrases to help motivate you to take action and achieve your goals. Words can have a powerful effect on how you think and therefore, how you act. A simple phrase can help remind you of what you’re capable of or simply instill an image in your mind that can help inspire you to do what needs to be done.

If you have failed in achieving your goals, then one cause could be the lack of consistent motivation. Anyone can take action now and then but the ones who succeed in life are ones who continue to take action until their goal is achieved. These phrases may or may not spark that flame within you but if it does, use them to take another step towards your dreams immediately.

If you have any motivational or inspirational phrases that you would like to share, please feel free to do so in the form at the bottom of this page.

“Will you look back on life and say, “I wish I had,” or “I’m glad I did”?”

Zig Ziglar

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”

“What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

Napolean Hill

“The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.”

Maureen Dowd

“I have learned this at least by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.”

Henry David Thoreau

“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.”

Sir Winston Churchill

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”

Wayne Dyer

“Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere.”


“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.”

Walter Elliot

“Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life.”

Jimmy Dean

“Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.”

Peter Marshall

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential, these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”


“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Walt Disney

“If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”

Dale Carnegie

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”

Jim Rohn

“It’s always too early to quit.”

Norman Vincent Peale

“You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.”

Ted Turner

“If you love life, do not waste time, for time is what life is made up of.”

Bruce Lee

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”

Muhammad Ali

“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.”

Winston Churchill

“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more luck I have.”

Thomas Jefferson

“If you don’t set a baseline standard for what you’ll accept in life, you’ll find it’s easy to slip into behaviors and attitudes or a quality of life that’s far below what you deserve.”

Anthony Robbins

“Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.”

James Allen


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