Looking For Motivation? These Quotes Are Just What You Need

I have been reading since I was a young child and ever since then, I have pretty much always had a book of some kind in my hands. What I have learned from reading books, both fact and fiction, cannot be measured and I know that my character, my knowledge and even the way that I speak, has been shaped by the books that I have read.

I love to annotate my books, especially when I see a great quote and I like to use them later on down the line. My good friend Greg Lindae recently asked me about my favorite motivational quotes, and the majority of them come from the books which I have read. I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite quotes, in order to inspire you to get motivated.

Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die, Life is a broken-winged bird,That cannot fly.

Langston Hughes

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.

Vincent van Gogh

You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.

Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bulls**t story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.

Jordan Belfort

Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.

– Jack London

Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.

Steve Maraboli

Do you have any favorite quotes which you like to use to keep you motivated and inspired? If so then please feel free to share them with me, I would love to add some more inspirational quotes to my list.