Top 10 Inspirational Quotes from the World’s Thought-Leaders

Inspirational, quotes, thought-leaders Who among us couldn’t use a little extra motivation?

Whether you’re trying to build a business, a better relationship, or just trying to get your shit together, a little inspiration goes a long way towards improving your life.

Who better to inspire you to reach towards success than the world’s thought-leaders?

I’ve gathered up a few of my personal favorite inspirational quotes from my favorite thought-leaders. Check them out to get inspired!


  1. When you know better, you do better.”—Maya Angelou, Author, Speaker, Actress

Maya Angelou has long been a source of inspiration for me as a writer, but it is her thoughts on life and success that truly motivate me. And it’s true, when you know better, you do better. Whether that’s learning that the stove is hot by burning your hand, or dumping that loser boyfriend when you finally come to your senses, experience is the best teacher

2. “The path to success is to take massive, determined action.”—Tony Robbins, Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur

You can’t except to be successful doing the same things that you’ve always done. The only way to move towards success is to make a decision and then take action. Without action, you stay where you are.

3. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”—Oprah Winfrey, Media Mogul, Speaker, Entrepreneur

Gratitude is one of the greatest secrets to wealth and happiness. Oprah has repeatedly said that when you wake up in the morning, be thankful. If you think you have nothing to be thankful for, start with your eyes, health, and bed. If you don’t have those, be thankful for your life and the air in your lungs. Find something to say ‘thank you’ for and feel gratitude warm your heart and body.

4. “You have to have some lousy things happen to know when good things happen.”—Ellen Degeneres, Actress, Comedian, Talk Show Host

Challenges help define us and teach us how to be stronger. Just because you fall down or are going through some soul-sucking shit, it doesn’t mean things will always be that way. And when you come out the other side, you can honestly say, ‘my life is great’.

5. “My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day. I never do anything with a feeling of, ‘Oh God, I’ve got to do this today.”—Richard Branson, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Billionaire.

Stop doing things that you hate, and start living life on your own terms. Instead of waking up and going to a job you hate because you need money, start making a way out. If billionaires take that approach, shouldn’t you?

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6. “It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.”—Warren Buffett, Entrepreneur Billionaire

Choose your friends wisely, you’ll end up becoming them. Seek out people who inspire you to be better, and spend time with them. Tony Robbins even goes so far as to recommend working for free for people who are successful to learn how they work, what they do, and their habits. When you spend time with successful people, you experience success as well.

7. “What’s dangerous is not to evolve.” –Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon, Billionaire

Never stay the same. If you stay the same, what’s the point of living? To learn and improve, you have to get motivated to make changes and evolve into a better version of yourself.

8. Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.” –Wayne Dyer, Motivational Speaker, Author, and Entrepreneur.

Don’t waste the moment, it only comes around once. We never know how much time we have left. We should start acting like every moment is precious. Because it truly is. Don’t wait for the perfect moment to pursue your dreams. Do it now.

9. “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”—Paulo Coelho, Novelist

Have faith, your dreams will come true. There is a greater force, I believe, that helps us achieve our goals when we pursue them with integrity and commitment. You just have to make the decision to do that.

10. “There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.”—Brene Brown, Author, Speaker

If you think the first time you try something it will be a success, you’re wrong. Success takes time to build, and innovation is even harder to get right the first time. Don’t give up. It’ll happen, just maybe not the first time.

Have any inspirational quotes that keep you motivated? If so, I’d love to read them in the comment section below!
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