Motivation is what drives us to make things happen, but staying motivated isn’t always easy. Some days we’re inspired beyond belief and others we just aren’t. And that’s okay.

The best part of being stuck in a slump is finding your way out. Whether you need that extra bit of inspiration for your Monday morning, for the New Year or for a new endeavor, browsing through motivational quotes is a quick way to adjust your thinking. Because believing you are capable of something is half the battle, right?

Use the quotes about motivation below to inspire yourself and those around you. We’ve included filters to help you discover some well-expressed wisdom that will resonate with you. Click on one of the buttons below to start browsing!

Do not wait; the time will never be just right.

George Herbert


Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.

Les Brown

Motivational Speaker

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt


Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

Arthur Ashe

Professional Tennis Player

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.

Carol Burnett


Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

Charles R. Swindoll


It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.



Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.

Babe Ruth

Professional Baseball Player

Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle.

Wilma Rudolph

Track and Field Athlete

When you fall, get right back up.

Lindsey Vonn

Professional Skier

If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?

Joe Namath

Hall of Fame Football Quarterback

Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up.

Michael Jordan

Basketball Icon

You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.

Venus Williams

Professional Tennis Shortstop

Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.

Arnold Palmer

Golfing Great

It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.

Muhammad Ali

Champion Boxer

You only have to be right once.

Drew Houston

Founder, Dropbox

I’m not afraid to take a swing and miss.

Fred Smith

Founder, FedEx Corporation

When there is no struggle, there is no strength


Media Proprietor

Nothing will work unless you do.

Maya Angelou


If you love what you do and are willing to do what it takes, it’s within your reach.

Steve Wozniak

Co-Founder, Apple

There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them.

Seth Godin


Never, never, never give up.

Winston Churchill

British Statesman

Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.

John F. Kennedy

President of the United States

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.



The future depends on what you do today.

Mahatma Gandhi

Social Activist

If you don’t have any shadows you’re not in the light

Lady Gaga


Don’t wait for the perfect conditions for success to happen; just go ahead and do something.

Dan Miller


What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.

Oscar Wilde


You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character.


A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.

Jim Watkins

News Anchor

Success doesn’t come to you, you go to it.

Marva Collins


It’s a good day to have a good day.


You didn’t come this far to only come this far.


Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.


Media Proprietor

Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise.

Frank Ocean


A goal should scare you a little, and excite you a lot.

Joe Vitale


Every morning starts a new page in your story. Make it a great one today.

Doe Zantamata


Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.

Richard L. Evans


Keep your sunny side up, keep yourself beautiful, and induldge yourself.

Betsey Johnson

Fashion Designer

Attitude is everything

Diane von Furstenberg

Fashion Designer

Inspired by one of the quotes above? If so, which one? Share on social and let us know by tagging @proflowers! Save one to help you practice positive thinking in your daily life. Or, send one to a friend who might need a little encouragement. If you’re in a bind and need to send something fast, fresh flowers delivered the same day are sure to remind someone of all the things they have to be thankful for.

If you’re looking for more inspiration, take a look at our list of little things to celebrate in life.