Whenever I feel down, I try to find a good motivational quote to bring my spirit up. Quotes are one of the best sources to get guidance from. The words from most significant persons are always based on experiences and reality.

Here I’ve collected 25 motivational quotes which will remind you to believe in yourself, even when the going gets tough.


“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” ― George Eliot

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” ― Confucius

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” ― Helen Keller

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” ― Maya Angelou

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”- Bill Cosby

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard

“Success is the sum of small efforts – repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison


“The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.” – Mark Caine

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vince Lombardi

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller

“Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” – George Herbert

“The more we do, the more we can do.” – William Hazlitt

“You can’t expect to hit the jackpot if you don’t put a few nickels in the machine.” – Flip Wilson

“If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.” – Woody Allen

“Remember that failure is an event, not a person.” – Zig Ziglar

“Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.” – George Edward Woodberry


“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” – Muhammad Ali

“Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.” – Kyle Chandler

“I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.” – Muhammad Ali

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley

This is the collection of 25 motivational quotes to increase your self-confidence and to motivate you to stand up for yourself. If you know about any other quotes please let us know in comments.

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