One should guard against preaching to young people success in the customary form as the main aim in life. The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result, and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community. -- Albert Einstein

You get the best effort from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within. -- Bob Wilson

A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers. -- Chinese Proverb

Aspire to inspire before you expire. -- Unknown Author

Some people will see the light only when they feel the heat. -- Unknown Author

The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working. Beethoven, Wagner, Bach, and Mozart settled down day after day to the job in hand. They didn't waste time waiting for inspiration. -- Ernest Newman

Inspiration and passion usually go together. If you are going to try to persuade others to go with you, it certainly doesn't hurt that you've got very strong convictions about where you are going. -- Ted Turner

If you're inspired yourself and you're passionate about something, you're more likely to succeed at it, and you're more likely to get others to come with you. -- Ted Turner

When people are highly motivated, it's easy to accomplish the impossible. And when they're not, it's impossible to accomplish the easy. -- Bob Collings

No one is better than you, but you are no better than anyone else until you do something to prove it. -- Bernard Baruch

A movement without a motivation is unthinkable. Some force is the cause for change of position, whether it is understandable or not. -- Doris Humphrey

You don't have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things--to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals. -- Sir Edmund Hillary

The true motivator for employees is the spirit of cooperation that comes with a shared vision. -- Greg Bustin

The best way to motivate other people to help you fulfill your goals is to help them fulfill their goals. -- Deepak Chopra

Real motivation is that drive from within: You know where you are going because you have a compelling image inside, not a travel poster on the wall. -- Denis Waitley

The clearer you are about the consequences of your actions and the more intensely you desire to enjoy the consequences that your behaviors may lead to, the more motivated you will be. -- Brian Tracy

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing that's why we recommend it daily. -- Zig Ziglar

I write when I'm inspired, and I see to it that I'm inspired at nine o'clock every morning. -- Peter de Vries

Let criticism motivate you. -- Jan Ruhe

Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes. -- Kenneth Hildebrand

Motivation is said to be an inside job... actually it's an inside career for very successful folks. -- Doug Firebaugh

Take time to listen to your people when they want to talk. This is a real motivator. -- Brian Tracy

You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus motivation equals realization. -- Denis Waitley

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? -- Unknown Author

Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money, power, and influence. -- Henry Chester

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. -- Unknown Author

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. -- Unknown Author

Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon... must inevitably come to pass! -- Unknown Author

The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; and third, common sense. -- Unknown Author

The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own. -- Unknown Author