Motivation Quotes

Inspirational and Motivational

Best 50 Motivational Quotes

A List

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
W. Clement Stone

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
Chinese Proverb

Do. Or do not. There is no try.
Yoda; The Empire Strikes Back

Much to learn you still have…my old padawan. … This is just the beginning!

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
Chinese Proverb

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Albert Einstein

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
Groucho Marx

There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
W. Somerset Maugham

The limits of my language means the limits of my world.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.
Hunter S. Thompson

Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.
Mahatma Gandhi

Well done is better than well said.
Benjamin Franklin

We can’t change the direction of the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
Indian Proverb

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.
Albert Einstein

Americans who travel abroad for the first time are often shocked to discover that, despite all the progress that has been made in the last 30 years, many foreign people still speak in foreign languages.
Dave Barry

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Japanese proverb

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
Chinese Proverb

If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.
Frank A. Clark

A good teacher must know the rules; a good pupil, the exceptions.
Martin H. Fischer, Physician and Author

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.
Chinese Proverb

You won't help shoots grow by pulling them up higher.
Chinese Proverb

If you always turn towards the sun, the shadows will fall behind you.
Chinese Proverb

The biggest risk is not taking any risk... In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.
Mark Zuckerberg

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
Herman Melville

A problem is a chance for you to do your best.
Duke Ellington

We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
Will Rogers

Do your own thing on your own terms and get what you came here for.
Oliver James

Remember that guy that gave up? Neither does anyone else.

If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.
Fred Devito

Here's to the Crazy Ones!

... Are the ones who do.

Apple Commercial

The slogan "Think different." was used in an advertising campaign for Apple, Inc. and featured several videos. The slogan has been widely taken as a response to IBM's motto "Think".


Richard Dreyfuss did the voiceover for the original spot (duration: 30 seconds; and worthwhile watching this iconic clip) that aired around 1997.


Here is the unabbreviated text of the advertisement:

  • Here’s to the crazy ones.
  • The misfits. — The rebels. — The troublemakers.
  • The round pegs in the square holes.
  • The ones who see things differently.
  • They’re not fond of rules.
  • And they have no respect for the status quo.
  • You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.
  • But the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
  • Because they change things.
  • They push the human race forward.

  • And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.
  • Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world,
    are the ones who do.


Live Long and Prosper!