Inspirational quotes by famous people

115 Inspirational Quotes By Famous People That Definitely Motivate You

Inspirational quotes by famous people are the words that invigorate us to achieve our goals.  Success and failure are the two sides of a coin. Most people take them as opposite words but successful people take them as the complement to each other –that differentiates between normal and successful people. 

Success pushes you to go to the next level on the other hand failure does not mean you are lost. Take failure as the stair to reach the goal. Famous scientist Albert Einstein said, “Life is like a bicycle, to keep your balance you must keep moving.”

Here is the list of six types of quotes:

  1. Business Inspirational quotes by famous people
  2. Leadership Inspirational quotes by famous people
  3. Success Quotes, that motivate you to reach the goal
  4. Inspirational determination-quotes by famous people
  5. Life-changing quotes
  6. I Can /you can quote

Inspirational Quotes By Famous People: Business quotes

Inspirational Quotes by famous people
  1. “Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.”— David Rockefeller
  2. “The golden rule for every business man is this: Put yourself in your customer’s place.”— Orison Swett Marden
  3. “I have known not a few men who, after reaching the summits of business success, found themselves miserable on attaining retirement age. They were so exclusively engrossed in their day to day affairs that they had no time for friend making.” — B.C. Forbes
  4. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” — Bill Gates
  5. “It’s through curiosity and looking at opportunities in new ways that we’ve always mapped our path at Dell. There’s always an opportunity to make a difference.” — Michael Dell
  6. ” Whether it’s Google or Apple or free software, we’ve got some fantastic competitors and it keeps us on our toes.” –— Bill Gates
  7. “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”— Albert Einstein
  8. “I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.” — Oprah Winfrey
  9. “Don’t take too much advice. Most people who have a lot of advice to give — with a few exceptions — generalize whatever they did. Don’t over-analyze everything.  I myself have been guilty of over-thinking problems. Just build things and find out if they work.” — Ben Silbermann, founder of Pinterest
  10. “If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large.” — Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon
  11. “The last 10% it takes to launch something takes as much energy as the first 90%.” — Rob Kalin, founder of Etsy
Business quotes
  1. “If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” — Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn
  2. “Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” — Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks
  3. “I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong”. — Benjamin Frankalin
  4. “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. ” — Les Brown, American motivator
  5. “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” — Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft

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Inspirational Quotes By Famous People: Leadership quotes

  1. “Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching.” – George Van Valkenburg
  2. “The great leaders are like the best conductors – they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.” — Blaine Lee
  3. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”— Walt Disney
  4. “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” — Thomas Edison, co-founder of General Electric
  5. “Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.” — Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter
  6. “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” — Steve Jobs, co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc.
  7. “An entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a want to create.” — David Karp, founder, and CEO of Tumblr
  8. “All humans are entrepreneurs not because they should start companies but because the will to create is encoded in human DNA.” — Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn
  9. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” — Walt Disney, founder of the Disney Brother Studio and Disneyland
  10. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”—John D. Rockefeller,  American oil industry business magnate
  11. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started”. — Mark Twain
  12. “Failure is success if we learn from it”. — Malcolm Forbes
  13. “You don’t have to be a genius or a visionary or even a college graduate to be successful. You just need a framework and a dream”. — Michael Dell
  14. “Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success”. — Henry Ford
  15. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. ” — Nelson Mandela – Politics and President of South Africa
  16. “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”— Albert, Einstein – German theoretical physicist
  17. First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.”— Aristotle
  18. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”— Henry Ford
  19. “One of the most important things for any leader is to never let anyone else define who you are. And you define who you are. I never think of myself as being a woman CEO of this company. I think of myself as a steward of a great institution.” — Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM
  20. “You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader.” — Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company
  21. “If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulder of giants.”— Isaac Newton

Inspirational Success quotes by famous people

  1. “There are a lot of things that go into creating success, I don’t like to do just the things I like to do. I like to do things that cause the company to succeed. I don’t spend a lot of time doing my favourite activities.”— Michael Dell
  2. “Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” — Theodore Roosevelt
  3. “The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.” — Henry Ford
Success quotes by famous people
  1. “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”— Winston Churchill
  2. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” — Thomas Edison
  3. “The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow.” — Ingvar Kamprad, founder of IKEA
  4. “Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.” — Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist
  5.   “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” — Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft
  6. “Success is a science, if you have the conditions, you get the results.” — Oscar Wilde
  7. “Put your heart, mind and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” — Swami Vivekananda
  8. “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill
  9. “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” — Albert Einstein
  10. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.”— Winston Churchill
  11. “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” — J.K. Rowling   
  12. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” — Albert Einstein
  13. “I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.” — Benjamin Franklin
  14. “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” — Steve Jobs
  15. “I failed my way to success.” — Thomas Edison
  16. “The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well.” — John D. Rockefeller Jr.
  17. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”— Thomas A. Edison

Inspirational Quotes By Famous People: Determination quotes

  1. “The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas of enthusiasm.” — Thomas J. Watson
  2. “Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely on my tenacity.” —Louis Pasteur, French biologist, microbiologist and chemist
  3. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” — Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa, political leader, and philanthropist
Determination quotes
  1. “I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” — Jeff Bezos, founder, and CEO of Amazon
  2. “Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.” — Drew Houston, founder and CEO of Dropbox
  3. “Failure is success if we learn from it.” — Malcolm Forbes, American entrepreneur and publisher of Forbes magazine
  4. “If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.” — Abraham Lincoln
  5. “Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.” — John F. Kennedy
  6. “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail Again. Fail better.” — Samuel Beckett
  7. “When one door closes, another opens but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” — Alexander Graham Bell
  8. “Our greatest lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” — Thomas A. Edison
  9. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” — Albert Einstein
  10. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.” — Abraham Lincoln
  11.   “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” — Nelson Mandela
  12. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” — Warren Buffett, investor

Inspirational quotes for life

Life changing motivation quotes by famous people
  1. “The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do.” — Dennis Waitley
  2. “The good or ill of a man lies within his own will.” — Epictetus
  3. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  4. “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” — Steve Jobs
  5. “The real test is not whether you avoid this failure because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.” — Barack Obama
  6. “Always deliver more than expected.” — Larry Page, co-founder of Google
  7. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” — Steve Jobs, co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc.
  8. “If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.” — Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook
  9. “The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.” — Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder
  10. “See things in the present, even if they are in the future.” — Larry Ellison, co-founder of Oracle
  11. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”― George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright
  12. “So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.” — Caterina Fake, Flickr co-founder
  13. “If you can push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking a risk, really amazing things can happen.” — Marissa Mayer, president & CEO of Yahoo!
  14. “If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” — Steve Jobs, co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc.
  15. “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” —Steve Jobs
  16. “To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  17. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” — Steve Jobs
  18. “We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attended.” — Marie Curie
  19. “The mind is everything. What you think you become.” — Buddha
  20. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  21. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he/she grows up.” — Pablo Picasso
Motivational quotes
  1. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” — Steve Jobs       
  2. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” — Helen Keller

Inspirational Building yourself Quotes by famous people

  1. “The more you like yourself, the less you are like anything else which makes you unique” — Walt Disney
  2. “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” — Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy – Russian writer and philosopher
  3. “Reality is created by the mind, we can change our reality by changing our mind.” — Plato – Greek philosopher, pedagogue and mathematician
  4. “Dream big and dare to fail.” — Norman Vaughan
  5. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” —Theodore Roosevelt
  6. “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” —Alexander Graham Bell
  7. “If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.” —Thomas J. Watson
  8. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” — Confucius
  9. “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” — Albert Einstein                   
  10.  “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” — Abraham Lincoln
  11. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.” — Steve Jobs
  12. “We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.” – J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series

I can (you can) Quotes

  1. Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly and get on with improving your other innovations. – Steve Jobs
  2. “Every problem is a gift—without problems we would not grow.” – Anthony Robbins
  1. “Diligence is the mother of good luck.” — Benjamin Franklin, a Founding Father of the United States
  2. “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
  3. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” — Pablo Picasso
  4. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” — Confucius
  5. “You have enemies. Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” – Winston Churchill, former British Prime Minister

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There are many inspirational quotes for students, inspirational quotes for women but the quotes actually ignite you when you have the determination to do something. life is full of ups and downs. Many people give up their effort at the last moment without knowing that he/she has reached on the verge of goal. You may be very close to success, so keep motivated yourself and bounce back from the stage of weakness.

At the time of mental weakness, success quotes act as the catalyst that invigorates us to reach the goal, so I have picked the top Inspirational quotes by famous people for you. If you haven’t completed reading, bookmark it so that you can get back easily. Don’t forget to comment if you have any favorite life-changing quotes.

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