30 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You This Week

Sometimes all you need to kick your work into high gear is a little inspiration.  Check out these quotes from famous innovators when you’re feeling stuck.


1.           “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.” – Thomas Edison

2.           “The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something.”
– Seth Godin

3.           “It’s always the start that requires the greatest effort.” – James Cash Penney

4.           “All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.” – Albert Camus

5.           “If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace.” – Johnny Carson

6.           “Life-fulfilling work is never about the money – when you feel true passion for something, you instinctively find ways to nurture it.” – Eileen Fisher

7.           “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie

8.           “Innovation in tech favors the naïve and the stubborn.  If you are too rational you won’t tackle problems that others once failed at.” – Aaron Levie

9.           “What good is having a belly if there’s no fire in it?  Wake up, drink your passion, light a match, and get to work.” – Simon Sinek

10.      “The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of a mistake.” – Meg Whitman

 11.      “Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done.  Life’s too short to think small.” – Tim Ferris

12.      “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

13.      “The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.” – Nolan Bushnell

14.      “There’s no secret to success.  Did you ever know a successful man who didn’t tell you about it?” – Kim Hubbard

15.      “In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” – Lee Iacocca

16.      “Without continual growth and process, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” – Benjamin Franklin

17.      “In every success story, you will find someone who has made a courageous decision.” – Peter F. Drucker

18.      “If you think you can, then you’re halfway there.” – Debbi Fields

 19.      “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.” – Steve Jobs

20.      “Don’t try to be original, just try to be good.” – Paul Rand

21.      “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t—you’re right.” – Henry Ford

22.      “All good work requires self-revelation.” – Sidney Lumet

23.      “I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before.  But it’s true – hard work pays off.  If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice.” – Ray Bradbury

24.      “Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin Roosevelt

25.      “I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within.  It is there all the time.” – Anna Freud

26.      “Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

27.      “Go as far as you can see and you will see further.” – Zig Ziglar

28.      “Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso

 29.      “Nothing worthwhile comes easily.  Work, continuous work and hard work, is the only way to accomplish results that last.” – Hamilton Holt

30.      “Opportunities don’t happen.  You create them.” – Chris Grosser