25 Motivational Quotes to Get You Moving

Some days we just need a bit of a boost and for someone to encourage us. Even more so on a cold & rainy (or snowy!) Monday morning! Here are 25 of my all-time favourite motivational quotes that get me moving:

  1. Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you’re doing the impossible– St. Francis of Assisi (Roman Catholic friar, deacon and preacher, 1181-1226). 
  2. The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?- Ayn Rand (Novelist, philosopher, playwright and screenwriter, 1905-1982). 
  3. Put your heart, mind and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success- Swami Sivananda (Hindu spiritual teacher, 1887-1963). 
  4. Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best- St. Jerome (Priest, confessor, theologian and historian, 347-420). 
  5. Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence- Helen Keller (First deaf-blind person to earn a BA. Author, political activist and lecturer, 1929-1993). 
  6. Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’- Audrey Hepburn (Actress, model, dancer and humanitarian, 1929-1993). 
  7. When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it- Henry Ford (Captain of industry and business magnate, 1863-1947). 
  8. Nothing will work unless you do- Maya Angelou (Poet, memoirist and civil rights activist, 1928-2014). 
  9. Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear- George Addair (Real estate developer in post civil war Atlanta, 1823-1899). 
  10. Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent- Eleanor Roosevelt (American politician, diplomat and activist, 1884-1962). 
  11. It always seems impossible until it’s done- Nelson Mandela (Former South African President, anti-apartheid revolutionary and philanthropist, 1918-2013). 
  12. If you can dream it, you can do it- Walt Disney (American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer, 1901-1966). 
  13. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbour, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover- Mark Twain (Writer, humourist, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer, 1835-1901). 
  14. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time- Thomas A. Edison (Inventor and businessman, 1847-1931). 
  15. When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favour- Elon Musk (Business magnate, investor, engineer and inventor). 
  16. Change your thoughts and you change your world- Norman Vincent Peale (Minister and author known for popularising the concept of positive thinking, 1898-1993). 
  17. If you’re going through hell, keep going- Winston Churchill (Former British Prime Minister, army officer and writer, 1874-1965). 
  18. If you fell down yesterday, stand up today- H.G. Wells (Writer, 1866-1946). 
  19. Well done is better than well said- Benjamin Franklin (A founding father of the United States, 1706-1790). 
  20. Things do not happen. Things are made to happen- John F. Kennedy (Former President of the United States, 1917-1963). 
  21. Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door- Kyle Chandler (Actor).
  22. The most effective way to do it, is to do it- Amelia Earhart (First female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, 1897-1937). 
  23. Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does- William James (Philosopher and psychologist, 1842-1937). 
  24. When there is a will there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open- Pauline Kael (Film critic, 1919-2001). 
  25. Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it- Oprah Winfrey (Media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer and philanthropist). 

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