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101 Great Quotes to Supercharge Your Day

great quotesMotivation is very important to your success in life and in business and a great way to be motivated is by reading the wise words of some of the greatest men that ever lived. I have decided to compile a list of 101 awesome quotes that will help motivate you to do and achieve more in your business.

I have also organized the quotes into categories for easy reading and digestion.


success quotes

In the end, you’re measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally accomplish. – Donald Trump

Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that’s more productive. – Donald Trump

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm. – Charles Schwab

I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature. – John D. Rockfeller

If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success. – John D. Rockfeller

Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim. – John D. Rockfeller

The most important thing for a young man is to establish a credit… a reputation, character. – John D. Rockfeller

It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. – Bill Gates

Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success. – Henry Ford

Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas. – Henry Ford

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. – Henry Ford

If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own. – Henry Ford

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. – David Brinkley

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

Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. – David Frost

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. – Dale Carnegie

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. – Bill Cosby

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it. – W. C. Fields

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. – Bill Cosby

Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown. – Ross Perot

One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. – Benjamin Disraeli

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. – Dale Carnegie

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. – Dale Carnegie

If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done. – Dale Carnegie

Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire. – Dale Carnegie

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

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. – Dale Carnegie

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. – Dale Carnegie

When fate hands you a lemon, make lemonade. – Dale Carnegie

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill

Success has a simple formula: do your best, and people may like it. – Sam Ewing

Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it… Success is shy – it won’t come out while you’re watching. – Tennessee Williams

Success is like death. The more successful you become, the higher the houses in the hills get and the higer the fences get. – Kevin Spacey

Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time. – Arnold H. Glasow

Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure. – Earl Wilson

Whatever you have, you must either use or lose.  – Henry Ford

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. – Dale Carnegie

I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That’s were the fun is. – Donald Trump

Without passion you don’t have energy, without energy you have nothing. – Donald Trump

If you want to achieve things in life, you’ve just got to do them, and if you’re talented and smart, you’ll succeed. – Juliana Hatfield


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Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war. – Donald Trump

Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement. – Henry Ford

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. – Henry Ford

Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward. – Henry Ford

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. – Henry Ford

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. – George Edward Woodberry

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. – Dale Carnegie

Failure is success if we learn from it. – Malcolm Forbes

I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan

In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time. – Anthony J. D’Angelo

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have. – Dale Carnegie

If only the people who worry about their liabilities would think about the riches they do possess, they would stop worrying. – Dale Carnegie


business quotes

Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you’re generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make. – Donald Trump

If you’re interested in ‘balancing’ work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable. – Donald Trump

I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism. – Charles Schwab

I know of nothing more despicable and pathetic than a man who devotes all the hours of the waking day to the making of money for money’s sake. – John D. Rockfeller

I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people’s efforts than 100% of my own efforts. – John D. Rockfeller

If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it. – John D. Rockfeller

The only question with wealth is, what do you do with it? – John D. Rockfeller

Don’t worry, be crappy. Revolutionary means you ship and then test… Lots of things made the first Mac in 1984 a piece of crap – but it was a revolutionary piece of crap. – Guy Kawasaki

Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.  – Bill Gates

I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act. – Bill Gates

If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good. – Bill Gates

Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important. – Bill Gates

Until we’re educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do. – Bill Gates

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. – Henry Ford

A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one. – Henry Ford

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. – Henry Ford

Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them. – Henry Ford

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. – Henry Ford

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. – Henry Ford

The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time. – Henry Ford

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service. – Henry Ford

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. – Bill Gates

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently. – Warren Buffet

It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction. – Warren Buffet

Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars. – Warren Buffet

Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre. – Warren Buffet

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it. – Andrew Carnegie

Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket. – Andrew Carnegie


networking quotes

The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee and I will pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun. – John D. Rockfeller

You will find men who want to be carried on the shoulders of others, who think that the world owes them a living. They don’t seem to see that we must all lift together and pull together. – Henry Ford

You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you. – Dale Carnegie

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. – Dale Carnegie

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant. – Socrates


mindset quotes

As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big. – Donald Trump

I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done. – Henry Ford

I cannot discover that anyone knows enough to say definitely what is and what is not possible. – Henry Ford

If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right. – Henry Ford

One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do. – Henry Ford

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

We all have possibilities we don’t know about. We can do things we don’t even dream we can do. – Dale Carnegie

You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind. – Dale Carnegie

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for. – Socrates


life quotes

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. – Henry Ford

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do. – Dale Carnegie

Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. – Dale Carnegie

Life is not fair; get used to it. – Bill gates

The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another’s keeping. – Dale Carnegie

Today is life – the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto. – Dale Carnegie

Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best. – Andrew Carnegie

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34 Comments on "101 Great Quotes to Supercharge Your Day"

  1. Rahul @ MazaKaro says:

    I Love reading quotes , i was enjoying reading these , really !! thank you for that i love quotes , why don’t you share this evry week !?! 🙂 thank yOU a lot

  2. Lye Kuek Hin says:

    Hi Oni,

    Quotes can motivated people in many ways. Whenever i am down, i love to read these quote. It makes you feel better.

    Thanks for sharing.


  3. “The light at the end of the tunnel….is really a train coming at you.”

    You missed that one. 🙂

  4. Hey Oni –

    Nicely done my friend! My favorite out of the one’s that I read is definitely this one by Donald Trump – “Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war”. I cannot tell you how much this applies in life, at least in my life.

    Before I ever knew anything about the opportunities available to me on the Internet, after college I decided I wanted to become a Real Estate Investor. My dream was to invest in real estate and become a wealthy real estate investor with properties all over the United States. I made some deals but to be honest, never found real estate investing to be very fulfilling!

    Unfortunately, with the recent economic climate made many real real estate investing business.

    However, I didn’t let that stop me and I was determined more than ever to become a successful internet entrepreneur. I’m making traction and I am getting to where I want to be.

    I lost the battle in real estate, but I found a new way to win the war!

    Thanks for sharing Oni!

    • Daisy @ Tinnitus Treatment says:

      Very interesting hector, we should not get back with temporary failure. Edison failed thousands times before he invented that this shows that we should always be dedicated towards our goal.

  5. Patricia says:

    Hi Oni

    Do you ever sleep lol thanks for the list. Will have to bookmark and reference as there are so many to take in. Thanks for sharing them.

    Patricia Perth Australia

  6. samuel says:

    Awesome post bro! You really killed it all!!! Great quotes from great people. Thanks for sharing. Have fun 😀

  7. bryan says:

    Wow Oni,

    That is a mighty long list there! I certainly have my favourites here. One of them is John Rockefeller’s quote. “If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.”

  8. Daisy @ Tinnitus Treatment says:

    Excellent post oni,
    These quotes really create that feeling and boost your enthusiasm.

  9. I have always loved quotes! You have some really good ones here, and I like the organization a lot. Well done thanks!

  10. Axel says:

    Great quotes Oni,
    I do realize that sometimes simple words can inspire some people to do great things. And one’s words can bring enthusiasm and new found energy to continue!
    Have a nice week-end !

  11. Edwin says:

    Great article. Another great quote is from Will Smith where he says fear is your friend. It helps you overcome obstacles and stand up to them. I cant really recall exactly how he phrased it but it was good.

  12. Fernando says:

    I love quotes! Great post man! Will stick around!

  13. John says:

    These are a lot of very motivational quotes. The one I liked the most is the one from Bill Gates – Itâ??s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.

    One of my favorite quotes is from the great Texas Tech basketball coach Bobby Knight – “The key is not the will to win…. everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.

  14. Jonas says:


    Some very inspiration and motivational quotes you posted here. Thanks!

    All the best,

  15. Lakhyajyoti says:

    Great collection Onibalusi.I would like to add one more from Robin sharma-Only those willing to do what the Very Few Do will
    get the rewards that the very few get.

  16. Alan Mater says:

    Hey Oni,

    Awesome post! These are no doubt some of the best quotes I’ve ever heard to get myself motivated when it comes to my business and my life.

    Donald Trump has some of the best quotes out there, and I never get tired of hearing them. I like Henry Ford’s quote: “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” I’ve seen this quote before, and each time I’m reminded at how much it can relate to our blogging endeavors. As bloggers, we shouldn’t be focused on just the money. Blogging is about helping others and building a community. Money should come naturally as a side product of that.

    Probably the worst quote is by Bill Gates: “If you canâ??t make it good, at least make it look good.” This is in line with the “fake it till you make it” approach. I don’t agree with this approach one bit for many reasons. And, for all you Windows users, I’m sure you’ve seen Gates’ philosophy in action on various Windows’ versions. Just because it looks good, doesn’t mean it is good.

    • Onibalusi says:

      Awesome Alan,

      Thanks so much for the awesome response.

      Your reply on the Microsoft windows almost made me laugh 🙂

      • Alan Mater says:

        Haha… I about laughed as I typed it. It’s so true, though. However, I think everyone will agree that Bill Gates is a genius and has built the largest and most successful software company ever. So, kudos to him.

  17. Of all the quotes, I picked this as my top favorite: ” Itâ??s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” I certainly like this quotes from Bill Gates because it is very thought provoking and has a deeper meaning. I think this is the reason why Microsoft is gaining its unstoppable success.

  18. Adam says:

    Great quotes Oni,

    I like reading quotes they make you think about the world in the way you might never though before.


  19. omg what a big list out here

  20. ryan says:

    aghhhhhh I love motivational quotes…Generally search over numerous websites looking for them! Guess I won’t have to look for a little while!

  21. Matt says:

    Yes, this is a Great Idea because words have the power to change your behaviour. Read a positive quote, think about how it can be applied in your life and take positive action. You will be amazed how much you can acheive in one day.

  22. DiNaRa says:

    It took me much time to read the whole list of quotes but they are all great and worth remembering and using. Wise thoughts from wise men.

  23. Nasif says:

    Nice quotes ! Like it…

  24. Those are really pretty inspiring quotes on Success.

  25. Liberty Reserve says:

    These are Excellent Quotes. These Quotes inspires me.

  26. Maria Pavel says:

    I’m depressed all the time. I think i was born depressed. That’s why i feel obliged to thank you for trying to make my day a little better with this collection of motivational quotes.
    Sometimes it’s hard to get back up after a failure, but other times a few well said words can show you that every time a door closes, another one opens.

  27. Carla says:

    I really enjoyed reading those quotes. Some of them are great.
    Thank you for sharing them.

  28. Ricogh Laser Toners says:

    I love this: I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. – Bill Cosby

    All the quotes are amazing 🙂

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  30. mrohila says:

    Quotes can motivated people in many ways. Whenever i am down, i love to read these quote. It makes you feel better.

  31. GADEL says:

    Excellent quotes my dear friend. I got referred to this particular page from ProBlogger post by you “10 Blogging Myths You Must Ignore.”


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