10 famous motivation quotes


At some point in time, we’ve all felt a little uninspired.

Whether it’s in our personal lives or at our place of work, trying to stay motivated can be a tough job even for the most successful people. With that in mind, we’ve picked out 10 of the best motivational quotes from famous faces to engage and inspire you.

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  1. Albert Einstein – Theoretical physicist

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”


  1. Alice Walker – Writer and activist

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”


  1. Steve Jobs – Entrepreneur and creative

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”


  1. Maya Angelou – Poet and activist

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”


  1. Ayn Rand – Novelist and playwright

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”


  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson – Essayist and lecturer

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”


  1. Estee Lauder – Businesswoman

“I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.”


  1. Shirley Chisholm – American politician and educator

“You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.”


  1. Angela Bassett – Actress

“Don’t settle for average. Bring your best to the moment. Then, whether it fails or succeeds, at least you know you gave all you had. We need to live the best that’s in us.”


  1. Oscar Wilde – Playwright and novelist

“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.”