158 Deep Motivational Quotes and Sayings

In order to achieve your goals, staying motivated is a must. Because without motivation, from others or from within, it becomes difficult to keep going. So for the immediate support that you need, here are 158 deep motivational quotes.

Deep Motivational Quotes

1. In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. – Albert Camus

2. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. – Neale Donald Walsch

3. Our task in life is to find our deep soul work and throw ourselves headlong into it. – Phil Cousineau

4. Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. – Suzy Kassem

5. A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. – John A. Shedd

6. Just because my path is different doesn’t mean I’m lost – Gerard Abrams

7. Turning your back on the darkness didn’t mean the darkness would turn it’s back on you. – Jennifer Donnelly

8. Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well. – Robert Louis Stevenson

9. The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you. – Stephanie Perkins

10. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. – Winston Churchill

11. Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. – Anaïs Nin

12. Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. – Kahlil Gibran

13. Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it. – Alexandre Dumas

14. Today me will live in the moment, unless it is unpleasant, in which case I will eat a cookie. – Cookie Monster

15. It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed. – Doe Zantamata

16. What matters most in life is often invisible. – Duane Elgin

17. Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures. – Jackson Brown Jr.

18. The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it but that it is too low and we reach it. – Michel Angelo

19. You must do the things you think you cannot do. – Eleanor Roosevelt

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20. You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses. – Tom Wilson

21. No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying. – Tony Robbins

22. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw

23. When things go wrong, don’t go with them. – Elvis Presley

24. If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it. – Toni Morrison

25. Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years. – Bill Gates

26. Everything you can imagine is real. – Pablo Picasso

27. There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. – Nelson Mandela

28. Don’t be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin. – Grace Hansen

29. Some things scratch the surface while others strike at your soul. – Gianna Perada

30. Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal. – Friedrich Nietzsche

31. The thinking that got us to where we are is not the thinking that will get us to where we want to be. – Albert Einstein

32. Life can only be understood backward; but it must be lived forwards. – Kierkegaard

33. The desire for a more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience. – Mark Manson

34. And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln

35. Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens. – J.R.R. Tolkien

36. Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. – Maria Robinson

37. You are not a product of your circumstances but a product of your decisions. – Maya Angelou

38. Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots. – Rumi

39. Expect nothing, live frugally on surprise. – Alice Walker

40. When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. – Lao Tzu

41. Leave no stone unturned. – Euripides

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42. Life is just a chance to grow a soul. – A. Powell Davies

43. Life begins where fear ends. – Osho

44. Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. – Martin Luther

45. Learn as if you were going to live forever. Live as if you were going to die tomorrow. – Mahatma Gandhi

46. Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

47. The darker the night, the brighter the stars. – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

48. Our lives are like a candle in the wind. – Carl Sandburg

49. The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. – William Faulkner

50. Life is a constant process of dying. – Arthur Schopenhauer

51. The wind howls, but the mountain remains still. – Japanese proverb

52. The deeper thought is, the taller it becomes. – Dejan Stojanovic

53. Change the way you look at things and the things you look at will change. – Wayne Dyer

54. As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning. – Criss Jami

55. People do not lack strength; they lack will. – Victor Hugo

56. You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do. – Carl Jung

57. Life is a process. We are a process. The universe is a process. – Anne Wilson Schaef

58. Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts. – Charles Dickens

59. You don’t drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there. – Edwin Louis Cole

60. Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill. – Muhammad Ali

61. You can tell a pioneer by the arrows in his back. – Beverly Rubik

62. The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel the rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments. – Gustave Flaubert

63. The fears we don’t face become our limits. – Jim Kwik

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64. I’m just trying to think about the future and not be sad. – Elon Musk

65. The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine. – Nikola Tesla

66. First, see clearly. Next, act correctly. Finally, endure and accept the world as it is. – Ryan Holiday

67. The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours it is an amazing journey and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins. – Bob Moawad

68. Leap and the net will appear. – Zen saying

69. He in his madness prays for storms, and dreams that storms will bring him peace. – Leo Tolstoy

70. When you commit yourself to live an extraordinary life, the universe accepts your deal and silently goes to work challenging you so that you’re always prepared for bigger challenges and greater rewards. – Mike Dillard

71. Believe deep down in your heart that you’re destined to do great things. – Joe Paterno

72. Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do. – Aristotle

73. The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. – Ernest Hemingway

74. Don’t wait for someday to start living because someday may never come. Make the choice right now to be happy and live life to the fullest. – Robert Tew

75. How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar. – Trina Paulus

76. The present moment is the only moment available to us and it is the door to all moments. – Thich Nhat Hanh

77. All that you are seeking is also seeking you. – Franz Kafka

78. I don’t want to die without any scars. – Chuck Palahniuk

79. Sometimes you face difficulties not because you’re doing something wrong, but because you’re doing something right. – Joel Osteen

80. Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. – Edgar Allan Poe

81. One day, you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. DO IT NOW. – Paulo Coelho

82. The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it. – Jordan Belfort

83. The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of like is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give. – William Arthur Ward

84. Success is an iceberg. – Unknown

85. The problem is not to find the answer, it’s to face the answer. – Terence McKenna

86. Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion. – Edward Abbey

87. Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? – Mary Oliver

88. Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. – Rabindranath Tagore

89. You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it. – Ain Eineziz

90. Let yourself be gutted. Let it open you. Start there. – Cheryl Strayed

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91. I’ll find strength in pain. – Mumford & Sons

92. If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. – Bruce Lee

93. I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I have lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. – Diane Ackerman

94. Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. – Stephen Hawking

95. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. – Anne Frank

96. Don’t waste your time chasing butterflies. Mend your garden, and the butterflies will come. – Mario Quintana

97. Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a ride!” – Hunter S. Thompson

98. If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse. – Jim Rohn

99. Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been.’ – John Greenleaf Whittier

100. You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. – Mae West

101. Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire. – Jennifer Lee

102. All you need to know is that it’s possible. – Wolf, an Appalachian Trail Hiker

103. If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself. – Rick Riordan

104. To me, if life boils down to one thing, it’s movement. To live is to keep moving. – Jerry Seinfeld

105. Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity. – Og Mandino

106. What you do today can improve all your tomorrows. – Ralph Marston

107. Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty. – Jon Krakauer

108. There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. – Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

109. Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today? – Mary Manin Morrissey

110. I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy. – Anthony Robbins

111. Fate loves the fearless. – James Russell Lowell

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112. You often meet your fate on the road you take to avoid it. – Goldie Hawn

113. I think that we are like stars. Something happens to burst us open; but when we burst open and think we are dying; we’re actually turning into a supernova. And then when we look at ourselves again, we see that we’re suddenly more beautiful than we ever were before. – C. JoyBell C.

114. Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it… – Wilferd Peterson

115. Your cold mornings are filled with the heartache about the fact that although we are not at ease in this world, it is all we have, that it is ours but that it is full of strife, so that all we can call our own is strife; but even that is better than nothing at all, isn’t it? And as you split the frost-laced wood with numb hands, rejoice that your uncertainty is God’s will and His grace toward you that that is beautiful, and a part of a greater certainty, as your own father always said in his sermons and to you at home. And as the ax bites into the wood, be comforted in the fact that the ache in your heart and the confusion in your soul means that you are still alive, still human, and still open to the beauty of the world, even though you have done nothing to deserve it. And when you resent the ache in your heart, remember: You will be dead and buried soon enough. – P. Harding

116. There is no man living that can not do more than he thinks he can. – Henry Ford

117. Isn’t it the inevitability of death that gives life its meaning and purpose? – Tarun Lohani

118. The quality of our life is directly proportional to the quality of our thoughts. – Avijeet Das

119. Growing happens most when things are young. – Hannah Garrison

120. You can never escape future. It’s the only way to living. – Suyasha Subedi

121. Where there is no determination, there is no hope. – Salam Al Shereida

122. Some ideas are an expedition. – Talismanist Giebra

123. What we do today, echoes forever. – Islam Reddioui

124. Praying for greatness without looking out for opportunities is like waiting for an aircraft at a seaport. – Kingsley Opuwari Manuel

125. We all must wake up from dreams – E.J. Mellow

126. So fierce is the passion that burns within my heart, a raging forest fire, unstoppable and consuming. – Michael Faudet

127. Live free, dream loud, be inspired, find your power. – Ben Herr

128. Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best. – St. Jerome

129. Words can inspire, thoughts can provoke, but only action truly brings you closer to your dreams. – Brad Sugars

130. No one can give you your goals. No one can dig for you. This is your journey. – Warren Philip Gates

131. Success is inevitable if you keep moving. The only thing that matters is that you keep going. The only way to truly fail at a marathon is to stop taking the next step. – Tim Grahl

132. There’s no such thing as lack of time, only lack of focus. We can all do the things we really want to do. – Robyn Pearce

133. For every dream that you have, your week needs to match that dream. – Eric Thomas

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134. Just doing as well as you did last time is not good enough. – Michael Jackson

135. Just try to be the best you can be; never cease trying to be the best you can be. That’s in your power. – John Wooden

136. Adversity is the catalyst that forces us to stretch. It propels us to find solutions to problems … – Catherine Pulsifer

137. He is able who thinks he is able. – Buddha

138. Peak performance occurs because of the demanding nature of the situation, not in spite of it. – Martin Turner

139. In reality, the richness of our lives is often equal to the risks we are courageous enough to take. – Sue Patton Thoele

140. Motivators are not born – they are made. And they are almost always self-made. – Alan Loy Mcginnis

141. Preoccupation is the most common form of failure. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

142. A big part of what makes a story enjoyable is that it is worthwhile, and to that end, meaningful. – Joel Emmett

143. … resilient people are able to derive meaning from failure, and they use this knowledge to climb higher than they otherwise would. – Karen Reivich

144. Without the confidence to act, few will venture down a new path, no matter how clear the road map. – W. Chan Kim

145. In order to complete our amazing life journey successfully, it is vital that we turn each and every dark tear into a pearl of wisdom, and find the blessing in every curse. – Anthon St. Maarten

146. The only true measure of success is the ratio between what we might have done and what we might have been on the one hand, and the thing we have made of ourselves on the other. – H. G. Wells

147. Rather than make mountains out of molehills, I’ve discovered that it’s best to tackle any challenge one step at a time – even when it seems there may be one too many rocks in our backpack. – Catherine DeVrye

148. Failure does not occur until I quit trying. – Creed McGregor

149. We often face hardships we can’t endure on our own and need patience to abide. Like passing through a long tunnel, we have no choice but to be patient until we reach the end. – Joshua Choonmin Kang

150. Its been called different names and all these names rightly describe the age in which we live in, I call this era the age of possibility. – Okorote Emmanuel

151. You are a unique individual and have a purpose in life. – Robert Rain

152. Why do you want to achieve your goals? The answer to that question has power. It’s what motivates you. – Michael S. Dobson

153. Don’t waste time bathing in the negative experience. Spin your energy and focus your attention on moving on. Take the lesson from the hardship, and use it in the future. – Les Brown

154. Doing a little bit every day has a greater impact than doing a lot on one day. How much greater? Profoundly so, because a little bit every day is enough to grow into a lifelong foundational habit, and those are a big deal, as you’ll see. – Stephen Guise

155. Great wisdom is often birthed from tragedy. It seems that God allows us to learn His most precious truths only from the depths of our own personal despair. – Rev. Colin McCartney

156. Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. – Helen Keller

157. Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. – George Eliot

158. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing. – Denis Waitley

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