Musings on motivation

  • bg115People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. — Zig Ziglar
  • We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears. — Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    What we see depends mainly on what we look for. — Sir John Lubbock
  • Comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable. — Finley Peter Dunne
  • If you do not wish a man to do a thing, you had better get him to talk about it; for the more men talk, the more likely they are to do nothing else. — Thomas Carlyle
  • The ultimate inspiration is the deadline. — Nolan Bushnell
  • There are two levers for moving men — interest and fear. — Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it. — Mahatma Ghandhi
  • A message prepared in the mind reaches a mind; a message prepared in a life reaches a life. — Bill Gothard
  • Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it. — Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned. When you hear a lot of talk about it, it’s usually lousy. — Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Instruction does much, but encouragement does everything. — Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner. — Les Brown
  • 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. — Leo Buscaglia
  • The ones who want to achieve and win championships motivate themselves. — Mike Ditka
  • Some of us are like wheelbarrows, only useful when pushed and easily upset. — Jack Herbert

(ed. – Again, these quotes were first compiled and posted in By George Journal in Fall 2009.)

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