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The lion is a symbol of personal strength, and courage and leadership.  Whenever we see these awesome creatures, we are reminded of the raw power and limitless potential that we all share.  As a result, many role models can be considered ‘lions’ due to their influence, accomplishments.  

Here Are 100 Quotes From Top Lions:

1. “Worrying gets you nowhere. if you turn up worrying about how you’re going to perform, you’ve already lost. Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself.” – Usain Bolt

2. “There is greatness within you!” – Les Brown

3. “For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

4. “Failure is not the outcome – failure is not trying. Don’t be afraid to fail.” – Sara Blakely

5. “Go forth boldly, and mighty forces will come to your aid” – Unknown

6. “Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

7. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson

8. “Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.” – Will Smith

9. “If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!” – T. Harv Eker

10. “Your life should be dominated by only one main fear: Not fully optimizing today. That’s the healthiest fear in the world.” – Tai Lopez

11. “Opportunities don’t come knocking on the door. They present themselves when you knock the f*#king door down.” – Greg Plitt

12. “A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.” – Tony Robbins

13. “If I was not a dreamer, I would have achieved nothing.” – Clint Eastwood

14. “Do the thing that your heart is asking you to do regardless of the external circumstances.” – Elliott Hulse

15. “In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.” – Jane Smiley

16. “Attack your goals like your life depends on it” – Unknown

17. “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

18. “There is no substitute for hard work. Always be humble and hungry.” – Dwayne Johnson

19. “Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.” – Victor Forbes

20. “Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” – Michael Jordan

21. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” – Muhammad Ali

22. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimer

23. “Trying to tear down the past prohibits you from building up your future.” – Lil Wayne

24. “Lack of emotion causes lack of progress and lack of motivation.” – Tony Robbins

25. “You must lose everything in order to gain anything.” – Brad Pitt

26. “It’s not an experiment if you know it’s going to work.” – Jeff Bezos

27. “You are the master of your environment. You’ve got your own head, your own mind. So once you figure out what you want for yourself, you have to create the proper environment to make sure you can live out all the things you want.” – Tyrese Gibson

28. “It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J.K Rowling

29. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” –  Martin Luther King Jr.

30. “To do more for the world than the world does for you – that is success.” – Henry Ford

31. “Winning takes precedence over all. There’s no gray area. No almosts.” – Kobe Bryant

32. “Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” – Lewis Howes

33. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great makes you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain

34. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher

35. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”– Stephen Covey

36. “The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

37. “The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.” – Eminem

38. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

39. “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey

40. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

41. “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France

42. “Look back at your life. It’s always the hardest times that made you who you are.” – Casey Neistat

43. “Average is a failing formula” – Grant Cardone

44. “A lion runs fastest when he is hungry” – Salman Khan

45. “If you let society and your peers define you who you are, you’re less for it” – Hugh Hefner

46. “There isn’t a way things should be. There’s just what happens, and what we do.” – Terry Pratchett

47. “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.” – Winston Churchill

48. “Winners win, and losers lose.” – Eric Thomas

49. “Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” –  William James

50. “As a man sow, shall he reap. and I know that talk is cheap. But the heat of the battle is as sweet as the victory.” – Bob Marley

51. “You are the master of your environment. You’ve got your own head, your own mind. So once you figure out what you want for yourself, you have to create the proper environment to make sure you can live out all the things you want.” – Tyrese Gibson

52. “Success isn’t always about ‘Greatness’, it’s about consistency. Consistent, hard work gains success. Greatness will come.” – Dwayne Johnson

53. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” –  Babe Ruth

54. “If tomorrow doesn’t happen, would you still do what you’re about to do today? If that answer is no, you’re alive, but you’re not living.” – Greg Plitt

55. “The secret to success: find something you love to do so much, you can’t wait for the sun to rise to do it all over again.” – Chris Gardner

56. “Ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” – Sara Blakely

57. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

58. “The world is a jungle. You either fight and dominate or hide and evaporate.” – Unknown

59. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African proverb

60. “We only get to play this game one time…one life.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

61. “Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” – Warren Buffett

62. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley

63. “I feel confident because I’m the best player in the world. It’s that simple.” – LeBron James

64. “You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” – Michelle Obama

65. “It doesn’t matter how many times you have failed, you only have to be right once.” – Mark Cuban

66. “It’s never too late to realize what you want in your life and it’s never wrong to fight for it.” – Drake

67. “Every morning you have 2 choices: continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

68. “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

69. “You’ve got to stay patient, stay in the moment, keep grinding, … You never know what can happen. And it turned out well.” – Tiger Woods

70. “Everyone wants to eat but few are willing to hunt” – Unknown

71. “Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid.” – John Wayne

72. “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” – John Wooden

73. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

74. “Instead of thinking about work the next day or thinking about what you have to do, if you live in the moment you’ll have some of the best times of your life.” – Big Sean

75. “Success is your duty, obligation, and responsibility” – Grant Cardone

76. “When you are great, you attract great!  When you are average, you attract average” – Eric Thomas

77. “One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” – Gerard Way

78. “It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.” – Muhammad Ali

79. “Our ability to handle life’s challenges is a measure of our strength of character.” – Les Brown

80. “I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it.” – Denzel Washington

81. “Only you and you alone can change your situation. Don’t blame it on anything or anyone.”  – Leonardo DiCaprio

82. “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” – Oprah Winfrey

83. “If you don’t play to win, don’t play at all.” – Tom Brady

84. “The devil whispers “You can not withstand the storm” The warrior replies “I AM THE STORM” – Unknown

85. “The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places. Don’t stop!” – Unknown

86. “Poor people put a low value on themselves and their efforts.” – Daymond John

87. “One of the things you can always depend on – this is one of the truths of the universe, and you heard it first from here – whatever we decide we want to do is what we do.” – Morgan Freeman

88. “Dare to take chances, lest you leave your talent buried in the ground.” – Phil Knight

89. “And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy’s sleeping? I’m working.” – Will Smith

90. “Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.” – Bruce Lee

91. “If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.” – Jack Canfield

92. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

93. “I’m just always looking forwards. I spend very little time, looking backwards” – Gary Vaynerchuk

94. “Successful people have a bigger fear of failure than people who’ve never done anything because if you haven’t been successful, then you don’t know how it feels to lose it all.” – Jay-Z

95. “What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength.” – Meryl Streep

96. “Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”  – Bruce Lee

97. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

98. “The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships.” – Tony Robbins

99. “If you want to be a leader who attracts quality people, the key is to become a person of quality yourself.” –  Jim Rohn

100. “If we are growing we are always going to be outside our comfort zone.” – John Maxwell

Which quote resonated with you the most?  Comment below!

Joe Kleckner has a passion for all things motivation & self-development.  From blogs such as Addicted2Success, to the videos of Eric Thomas and Elliott Hulse, to the lectures of legends such as Tony Robbins.  This passion has landed him an internship with Addicted2Success. Follow him on Twitter & Snapchat as he journeys towards greatness, one day at a time.

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30 Most Famous Quotes of All Time to Motivate You

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It seems in the last decade or so, motivational quotes and inspirational quotes are front and center on Facebook and Instagram feeds. It’s no wonder why. They really do have that impactful kick to make you get up and do stuff!

I know for me, it was all these quotes that I kept reading that:

  • pushed me out of my comfort zone
  • gave me courage to smash goals
  • helped me believe in myself
  • soothed my broken heart sometimes
  • helped me out of rock bottom, and
  • kept me strong in times of trouble

Legends like Les Brown, Joel Brown and Tony Robbins motivated the crap out of me. I stayed strong and focused because of their powerful words. I mean, they did quote all these inspirational words to motivate us, no?

Of course they did. So I’ve searched high and low for the best and most empowering famous quotes of all time in hopes they inspire you like they did me. 

Do quotes really help?

The answer is yes and no. No they won’t work if you read them, brush them off and never feel the power of their words.

Yes they will work if you make them work for you and you want them too. Quotes are like affirmations. Many of us recant affirmations either as part of our morning routine, evening routine or just whenever we need a boost. 

When you read them and repeat them out loud and feel each and every word in every ounce of your being, they work!! Besides, I’m living proof they help. Empowering quotes have helped me out of rock bottom twice, depression a few times, and helped me smash and achieve goals. 

So yes, they work. And these most famous quotes I’ve chosen are famous for a reason. They have inspired, motivated and empowered millions of people around the world to chase their dreams, believe in themselves and never give up. 

Without further ado…

10 famous quotes on taking action and not giving up

1. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. ~Walt Disney

2. Anybody who ever accomplished anything big or new or worth raising a celebratory fist in the air did it from their comfort zone. They risked ridicule and failure and sometimes even death. ~Jen Sincero

3. Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, either way, you’re right. ~Henry Ford

4. The woman I am today would like to thank the woman I was 5 years ago for not giving up. You’re awesome. ~Iva Ursano

5. I’ll try is the battle cry of wimps. ~Tony Robbins

6. You must be the change you wish to see in the world ~Ghandi

7. If you judge people, you have no time to love them. ~Mother Teresa

8. Those who dare to fail miserably, can achieve greatly. ~John Kennedy

9. Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. ~Dalai Lama

10. I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage, or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time. ~Brené Brown

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11. There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. ~Maya Angelou

12. If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have, you’ll never have enough. ~Oprah Winfrey

13. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. ~Lao Tzu

14. The mind is everything. What you think you become. ~Buddha

15. Everything you do and every decision you make should be from a place of good. You should always be striving to make the world a better place. ~Les Brown

16. You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. ~Mae West

17. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. ~Paulo Coelho

18. When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. ~Franklin D.Roosevelt

19. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. ~Napoleon Hill

20. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~George Bernard Shaw

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21. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. ~Mark Twain

22. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. ~Walt Disney

23. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ~Martin Luther King Jr

24. Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies. ~Nelson Mandela

25. If you surround yourself with positive people who build you up, the sky’s the limit. ~Joel Brown

26. Tough times never last but tough people do. ~Robert H. Schuller

27. You miss 100% of the shots you never take. ~Wayne Gretzky

28. If you’re going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

29. I have not failed. I just found 10,000 that won’t work. ~Thomas A. Edison

30. Often our most rewarding dreams are staring us right in the face but for some reason we focus on how hard things are, how we are scared of the unknown and what would happen if we failed. ~Joel Brown

Write them out!

I always tell people to write that out and stick it in a place you will see it and read it everyday. That’s how quotes work. 

My favourite famous quote of all time and one you should read over and over again, Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, either way you’re right. Read that when self doubt creeps in. 

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