Below are 30 motivational quotes from all kinds of people, some of them famous others not so. Although you would have heard of a few there are many you probably have not heard before.

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” – Pablo Picasso

“First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.” – Epictetus

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” – Zig Ziglar

“If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.” – Amy Tan

“The only guarantee for failure is to stop trying.” – John C. Maxwell

“How many people you bless is how you measure success.” – Rick Ross

“The secret to success is constancy of purpose.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“Never run from the enemy, tackle them.” – Victoria Addino

“Be an opener of doors.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Do not sabotage your new relationship with your last relationship’s poison.” – Steve Maraboli

“The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory. Thats the essence of it.” – Vince Lombardi

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” – Marcus Aurelius

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.” – Randy Pausch

“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” – Steve Maraboli

“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” – Wayne W. Dyer

“Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.” – Paulo Coelho

“One of my main regrets in life is giving considerable thought to inconsiderate people.” – Jarod Kintz

“How much I missed, simply because I was afraid of missing it.” – Paulo Coelho

“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” – Søren Kierkegaard

“Life’s as kind as you let it be.” – Charles Bukowski

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” – John Steinbeck

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

“When you consider things like the stars, our affairs don’t seem to matter very much, do they?” – Virginia Woolf

“Action expresses priorities.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.” – Henry Rollins

“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Life is a journey. Time is a river. The door is ajar.” – Jim Butcher

“This isn’t life in the fast lane, it’s life in the oncoming traffic.” – Terry Pratchett

“Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.” – Paulo Coelho

I am a survivor, meditation and mindfulness coach. I have a stepdaughter and live in sunny Cornwall, UK. I broke my neck at the age of 18 which left me paralysed from the chest down with limited our movement.

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