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I've personally hand-picked these free inspirational quotes and sayings to help you motivate yourself - yep, thousands of inspirational life quotes were not, oh dear, sufficiently self-motivational! Which means:

  • You'll only find a few inspirational self-motivational quotes below - it's nothing to do with me being lazy, oh no!
  • Remember to only read (and think about) a few quotes at a time

So. Are you ready to get motivated? Let's go!...

Self-Motivational Quotations - Free Inspirational Quotes

Self motivation quotes - what they say...

What motivates you in life? Do let me know! But first some quotes...

"If you want to accomplish anything in life, you can't just sit back and hope it will happen. You've got to make it happen."
-- Chuck Norris.

"If you believe in yourself, things are possible."

-- Shannon Macmillan.

(And believing in yourself is at the heart of having a healthy self-esteem, I believe!)

"For every person who doubts you, tells you you will fail, try twice as hard to prove them wrong."

-- Anonymous.

"People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success."

-- Norman Vincent Peale

"The biggest mistake you can make is continually fearing you will make one."

-- Anonymous.

(You can learn more about fear, here!)

"Square your shoulders to the world, be not the kind to quit; It's not the load that weighs you down but the way you carry it."

-- Anonymous.

"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."

-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you."

-- African proverb

Self motivation quotes - what they still say...

MORE self motivation quotes (if you really insist)...

"It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop."
-- Confucius

"Above all, challenge yourself. You may well surprise yourself at what strengths you have, what you can accomplish."

-- Cecile Springer.

"My life as a writer consists of 1/8 talent and 7/8 discipline."

--John Irving

"If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed."

-- David Viscott.

(This is definitely what Ginette, the creator of, believes. Visit her site if you'd like to discover the confident and fit woman (or man) inside you!)

"You are the only problem you will ever have and you are the only solution."

-- Bob Proctor

"Do your work with your whole heart and you will succeed - there's so little competition."

--Elbert Hubbard

"One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go."

-- Sheila Murray Bethel.

(And can help you here! Think about yourself, for a moment, and the journey that has taken you to reading these very words. And then share your thoughts with us - tell us about your journey!)

"Accept everything about yourself. I mean everything. You are you, and that is the beginning and the end; No apologies, no regrets."

-- Clark Montanas.

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

-- Dale Carnegie

"Build upon strengths, and weaknesses will gradually take care of themselves."

-- Joyce C. Lock

(I think this is absolutely great advice! And all those who suffer from low self esteem surely should take heed of this particular self motivation quote!)

"Within you right now is the power to do things you never dreamed possible. This power becomes available to you just as soon as you can change your beliefs."

-- Dr. Maxwell Maltz, Author

"Courage is about doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared"

-- Eddie Rickenbacker.

(This is the essence of overcoming fear, don't you agree, and is a great way to finish this self motivation quotes page!)

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