Sometimes you just need a famous quote to motivate you. Who knows what it is about these quotes that makes us feel motivated and makes them raise up our confidence, but they do. Sometimes an idea simplified into a sentence is exactly the quote we need to live by to get us through our stressful job, or a loss or a difficult competition coming up. Therefore, we went out and picked out some of the best motivational quotes of all time to give you that little pick-me-up you may well need.
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Henry S. Haskins
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle
“Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison
“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill
“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle
“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy”. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” – John Lennon
“To live is the rarest thing. Most people just exist” – Oscar Wilde
“Ah yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or…learn from it.” – Rafiki, The Lion King
If you like these minimal quote pieces, feel free to download them and use them how you wish. We think they’re great quotes to use and we’re sure you will think so and want to use them too.