A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers.
Aspire to inspire before you expire.
Some people will see the light only when they feel the heat.
The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working. Beethoven, Wagner, Bach, and Mozart settled down day after day to the job in hand. They didn't waste time waiting for inspiration.
Inspiration and passion usually go together. If you are going to try to persuade others to go with you, it certainly doesn't hurt that you've got very strong convictions about where you are going.
If you're inspired yourself and you're passionate about something, you're more likely to succeed at it, and you're more likely to get others to come with you.
When people are highly motivated, it's easy to accomplish the impossible. And when they're not, it's impossible to accomplish the easy.
No one is better than you, but you are no better than anyone else until you do something to prove it.
A movement without a motivation is unthinkable. Some force is the cause for change of position, whether it is understandable or not.
The true motivator for employees is the spirit of cooperation that comes with a shared vision.
The best way to motivate other people to help you fulfill your goals is to help them fulfill their goals.
Real motivation is that drive from within: You know where you are going because you have a compelling image inside, not a travel poster on the wall.
The clearer you are about the consequences of your actions and the more intensely you desire to enjoy the consequences that your behaviors may lead to, the more motivated you will be.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing that's why we recommend it daily.
I write when I'm inspired, and I see to it that I'm inspired at nine o'clock every morning.
Let criticism motivate you.
Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes.
Motivation is said to be an inside job... actually it's an inside career for very successful folks.
Take time to listen to your people when they want to talk. This is a real motivator.
You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus motivation equals realization.
You get the best effort from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money, power, and influence.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon... must inevitably come to pass!
The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; and third, common sense.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.