Motivational Quotes To Lift Your Spirits And Brighten Your Day

by Howard Grant Platt 3rd on December 8, 2010 · 8 comments

in Motivation and Ambition

Motivational Quotes For You To Read Through For Those Times When You Could Use Some Positive Motivation!

Motivational Quotes Can Pick You Up When You Are Feeling Down!

I like to read through them when I just want to relax for a while.

Motivational QuotesAs I come across some quotes that I think you may like I will add them to this page.

The majority of the quotes that are on here now I have been collecting for years.

I have two or three journals that are just loaded with motivational quotes that I break out every once in a while.

It really is relaxing to just lay back on the couch and read through them when I am alone.

I will be adding more quotes but I want to make it clear that I am not taking responsibility for writing them.

I know the authors of some but many I do not so I will just be adding the quotes that I like. I hope you enjoy them.

A Few Motivational Quotes To Read Whenever You May Need A Little Inspiration!

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”


“We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.”


“Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.”


“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”


“The ultimate inspiration is the deadline.”


“Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.”


“The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul.”


“The way to gain a good reputation, is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.”


“If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.”


Motivational Quotes To Help Keep You In Good Spirits!

I find it extremely relaxing to spend some time alone and try to write my own creative motivational quotes.

I will just start putting my thoughts into words it is like keeping a journal except I focus on writing anything that keeps my mind focused on positive thoughts.

Once I have a few pages of whatever I choose to write about I then try to create my own motivational quotes from the pages, this is really a positive and fun activity.

Motivational Quotes

“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.”


“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.”


“Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need.”


“Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.”


“You cannot plow a field by turning it over in your mind.”


“The best way out is always through.”


“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.”


“Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.”


Motivational QuotesMotivational Quotes Help Soothe The Soul — You Deserve The Break!

“People Often Say That Motivation Doesn’t Last. Well, Neither Does Bathing – That’s Why We Recommend It Daily.”

I had to through that in here just for a laugh :) Nothing feels better than a smile!


“In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.”


“Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.”


“Motivation comes from within.”


“Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes.”


“People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.”


“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”


“Fortune favors the brave.”


“He who hesitates is lost.”


“Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.”


“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”


“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”


“We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.”


“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”

If you would like to contribute to this list of  Motivational Quotes I welcome your participation anyone who wishes may register to this site.

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Hi, my name is Howard Grant Platt 3rd, and creating this website Positive Thinking For Personal Development has become one of my greatest passions! At the age of 35, I was diagnosed with a rare and incurable medical disorder. As a result of my medical issues, I struggle with various disabilities, which challenge me every day of my life. Positive Thinking has given me the confidence and inner strength to persevere through the most challenging times. I try to use my story to inspire and help others to live up to their full potential. I know my calling in life is to serve others compassionately and to help those in need. Thank you for visiting my site. God Bless!

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Howard Platt 1 May 25, 2013

Hi Patricia,

I LOVE IT!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

God Bless You!

Patricia Granier 2 December 29, 2012

I Love this site. Here is something I wrote last night, you may or may not like it. But here it is: Forget the things that are upsetting; Leave lonely behind and focus on the things that make you happy. Make new happiness abourt the things that drag you down; Know that doing those things Can & Will Make You Happy. JUST GET UP & DO THEM!!!

Howard Platt 3 February 9, 2012

Hi Duc,

What a fascinating story that had to be quite a surprise to find out that your Great Great Grand Father was the author of one of your favorite books. Talent must run in the family : )

I will definitely look up your book in Amazon.
Great to have to here!

Duc du Clos 4 February 3, 2012

Hi, my name is Duc.
I have to tell you that it is such a wonderful surprise to stumble upon someone with your devout interest for philosophy and its study of humanities through expressive words of inspiration. It matters very much to me to discover that you care about the spiritual and mental aspects of our decaying society. It so happen that I am the author of a book of original modern quotes and adages titled “Old Echoes of a New Voice.” It had taken me about 27 years to complete. I now am presently in the process of finishing 3 books. I was always facinated by old poets of centuries ago, and never knew until I was in my twenties that one of my favorite writers was in fact my great great grand father, Alexander Dumas. The book itself is doing very well at police stations, fire stations, hopitals and military bases. It is as well in Europe, the Vatican, Buckingham Palace and here at the White house to name a few. Two years ego, Liz Smith of the New York Post and Wow Magazines used one of the quotes for a Christmas article about greed and multy-billionaires at the French Riviera. The quote was “Indecision is not necessarily a sign of confusion, rather that of a mind which believes in more options than those present.” If you have a chance, check out the reviews on, after which, if you are interested, I would be more than delighted to send you a copy.
Regardless of your decision, I would like to thank you for what you are doing.
Best of luck and may you and your loved ones be all blessed.
Sincerely, Duc

Howard 5 November 22, 2011

Very Nice! : )

Chloe 6 November 16, 2011

hi howard, me again :)

‘keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows’ – Helen Keller

‘where there is chaos in your life, realise that you created it. If you can create chaos then you can create calm’

Howard 7 September 14, 2011

Thank you Jeron! I am glad to hear that you found the articles to be motivational and thank you for bookmarking my site. I try to keep it updated as much as possible but with all my doctor appointments and my down times from my treatments I don’t get the chance to write as much as I would like to. Thank you for visiting and I hope to hear from you often.


Jeron 8 September 13, 2011

Good post I bookmarked your site because I really enjoyed reading through these articles especially the ones about motivation, I loved the a to z motivational tips I will be using some of those in my life and I liked reading through all the motivational quotes that is a pretty good collection….keep up the good work!