10 Great Motivational Quotes

10 Great Motivational Quotes
I’m always on the look-out for great motivational quotes that I know/hope will have an effect on people.

Hopefully these 10 quotes will make something jump inside of you!

1. One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests. -John Stuart Mill

2. If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don’t accept, because you will lose one friend. -St. Augustine

3. In our society, those who are, in reality, superior in intelligence can be accepted by their fellows only if they pretend they are not. -Marya Mannes   (Bonus: “Tact is the art of convincing people that they know more than you do.” -Raymond Mortimer)

4. If we could learn how to balance rest against effort, calmness against strain, quiet against turmoil, we would assure ourselves of joy in living and psychological health for life. -Josephine Rathbone

5. I have always had a dread of becoming a passenger in life. -Margareth II, Queen of Denmark

6. Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. -Dale Carnegie

7. You need to claim the events in your life to make yourself yours. When you truly possess all you have been and done, which may take some time, you are fierce with reality. -Florida Scott-Maxwell

8. It is the greatest shot of adrenaline to be doing what you’ve wanted to do so badly. -Charles Lindbergh

9. I would not sit waiting for some value tomorrow, nor for something to happen. One could wait a lifetime…. I would make something happen. -Louis L’Amour

10. The amount of satisfaction you get from life depends largely on your own ingenuity, self-sufficiency, and resourcefulness. People who wait around for life to supply their satisfaction usually find boredom instead. -Dr. William Menninger

How’d you like these? 

Which ones jump out at you? 

I know the theme of being “motivational” didn’t really stick, but there are still some great random quotes in here. 

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    • mary
    • September 24, 2009

    I Liked quote number 2 Please dont send me any quotes for three weeks I shall be away or you can send them if you want and I will enjoy reading them when I get back from my holidays

    • mitang
    • September 24, 2009

    quote no.3 is the best of all the 10 quotes i have read.

    • shawn
    • September 24, 2009

    Mary, keep in mind that I send these thoughts out to 10,000 people. You’re all on my mailing list. There’s no way to set your status to “hold”. Sorry! 🙂

    • Kavita
    • September 24, 2009

    One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests. -John Stuart Mill
    is my favorite one.

    • Michelle
    • September 24, 2009

    Quote No 3 is the one…I think that the whole world needs a bit of horse sense! 🙂

    • Douglas Daniel
    • September 25, 2009

    I belienve in making impact hence i love No.9. And thanks alot for the mails. it’s always great to read them. Have a splendit weekend.

    • shaheen
    • September 25, 2009

    Thanks a lot for the inspiring quotes that you keep sending. I always feel like they supply the answers that my mind is constantly looking for. I’m sure you must feel great to be reaching out to so many people and lifting their spirits up.

    • Elizabeth
    • September 25, 2009

    This one get’s my vote: One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests. -John Stuart Mill

    • Romeo B. Roco
    • September 28, 2009

    Nymber 2 & 10 are soo nice. They’ve really made my moments of saying smthg to someone specially to also learn & never to give up in life. Thanks for ur motivational interests.

    • Namrata
    • October 3, 2009

    hey shawn….i recieved ur last mail on 24th sep…
    i guess u hv not posted ny more after that or is it me not recieving them…
    i alwayz enjoy the quotes that u post…but i was wandering that y i hv not recieved ur mail…

      • rhushi
      • October 5, 2010

      pls send me qoutes…i likes it…plzzzzzzzzz

    • jacrensh
    • October 4, 2009

    Love them!! Dale Carnegie and Charles Lindbergh were my favorites!

  1. Reply

    I’ve been drowning in being busy. SO MUCH to do each day I rarely have time for anything. This site is something I do on the side, so lately I’ve just not had time to send out any new quotes or do any good meaningful posts. I hope to get back on track this week.

    • Kashif Khawaja
    • October 5, 2009

    Nice quotes.

    • ellen
    • February 16, 2010

    #10 gets my vote

    • Veliswa
    • March 10, 2010

    I love all your quotes I always look forward to them, I’m created a small booklet for referal to all the ones that stand out to me, I copy and print them and put them on my book of possibilities.

    1. Reply

      That’s a great idea, Veliswa. I have tons of little books with the same things. Thanks

    • Don K
    • April 8, 2010

    I’m a big believer that the virtue of WISDOM has greater value than the gift of intellect. One of the challenges we face as a nation is our reliance upon brainy technocrats in positions of trust instead of sage statesmen. We have become enamored with what is SMART instead of what is WISE. Perhaps we would be better served if we search for the next Solomon rather than hope for the next Einstein.

    • Marian
    • August 9, 2019

    I live the quotes! They resonate with my personal journey!

    1. Reply

      Great to hear, Marian! Happy to help. Tell me more about your journey.

    • Linda Pierce
    • August 11, 2019

    I enjoy thoroughly,the quotes and would be so grateful if I could receive the inspirational ones in my emails! Thank you so much!

    1. Reply

      ?? Are you not on the email list? Nor the Messenger list?

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