Motivation is simply the reason for an action that gives purpose and direction to behaviour. It’s what drives you to behave in a certain way or to take a particular action. It is your WHY. Here is a collection of some of the most popular quotes about motivation.

MOTIVATION IS YOUR ”WHY”

Your WHY is the strong reason for you to desire something. It is not what you desire, but the strong reason you desire it.

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
St. Clement of Alexandra

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
Thornton Wilder

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke

Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
Johann Gottfried Von Herder

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore,is not an act but a habit.
Aristotle

It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, “Always do what you are afraid to do.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton

Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need.
Voltaire

Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Benjamin Disraeli

The best way out is always through.
Robert Frost

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Samuel Johnson

He who hesitates is lost.
Proverb

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
Confucius

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Albert Einstein

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We are still masters of our fate.We are still captains of our souls.
Winston Churchill

For hope is but the dream of those that wake.
Matthew Prior

Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
Lucretius

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
Mary Shelley

 

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