My favorite motivational quotes

I have been keeping a list of quotes which I read once in a while to motivate myself and to push myself to do the right things instead of doing things which are convenient. These has been a great source of inspiration for me. So instead of maintaining the list in my drafts, I decided to share it with others and inspire them too. I will keep updating this list with the new ones I like.


  1. It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.”
      by Mark Twain
  2. “Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time.”
      by Elbert Green Hubbard
  3. “When it’s time to die, let us not discover that we have never lived.”
      by Henry David Thoreau
  4. “A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.”
      by Anonymous
  5. “As you think, so shall you become.”
      by Bruce Lee
  6. “Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”
      by Bruce Lee
  7. “If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.”
      by Bruce Lee
  8. “Real living is living for others.”
      by Bruce Lee
  9. “Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.”
      by Jim Rohn
  10. “Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.”
      by Jim Rohn
  11. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
      by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  12. “A man is what he thinks about all day long.”
      by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  13. “Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well.”
      by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  14. "When you choose to be pleasant and positive in the way you treat others, you have also chosen, in most cases, how you are going to be treated by others.”
      by Zig Ziglar
  15. “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
      by Albert Einstein
  16. “Try not to be a person of success, but rather a person of virtue.”
      by Albert Einstein
  17. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
      by Anne Frank
  18. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.”
      by Aristotle
  19. “Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.”
      by Benjamin Disraeli
  20. “To talk goodness is not good… only to do it is.”
      by Chinese proverb
  21. “An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere. The pessimist sees only the red light. But the truly wise person is color blind.”
      by Dr. Albert Schweitzer
  22. “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost. That is where they should be. Now put the foundation under them.”
      by Henry David Thoreau
  23. “Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”
      by Martin Luther King Jr.

If you know of any quotes which you think might fit in this list, please leave it as a comment.