self-motivation Quotes

11 of the best book quotes about self-motivation
  1. #1
    “Shame is a terrible thing. Necessary, but terrible.”
  2. #2
    ″As Marilyn Ferguson observed, ‘No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or by emotional appeal.’ ″
  3. #3
    “I must ignore the shops. I must practice frugality, go straight home, and plot my expenditure graph. If I need entertainment, I can watch some nice free television and perhaps make some inexpensive, nutritious soup.”
  4. #4
    ″As human beings, we are responsible for our own lives. Our behavior is a function of our decisions, not our conditions. We can subordinate feelings to values. We have the initiative and the responsibility to make things happen.″
  5. #5
    “Expending energy trying to motivate people is largely a waste of time… if you have the right people on the bus, they will be self-motivated.”
  6. #6
    “We keep on trying because we know that others have succeeded, and we are not willing to acknowledge defeat.”
  7. #7
    “Dreams are what keep a man going.”
  8. #8
    “I stayed in school. I was not the smartest or even particularly outstanding but I was there and staying out of trouble and I intended to finish.”
  9. #9
    “‘The world won’t come to me,’ he used to say, ‘so I must go to it.’”
  10. #10
    “Since his father’s death he had begun more and more to differentiate between people who did what they should, and those who didn’t. People who did and people who just talked. Ove talked less and less and did more and more.”
  11. #11
    “I never turn back halfway, never abandon what I’ve started.”