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50 Inspirational John C. Maxwell Quotes

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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We have rounded up some of the best inspirational John Maxwell quotes for you to enjoy and learn from. John C. Maxwell has inspired millions upon millions around the world to achieve success in all areas of their life through his books, events and one on one coaching.

John C. Maxwell was named as one of the best inspirational leadership coaches in the world, coaching some of the top CEO and business leaders with his classic life and business lessons for success.

Read on and enjoy this collection of John C. Maxwell quotes to inspire your day and move your mind in the right direction for success.

 

50 Inspirational John C. Maxwell Quotes

 

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care” – John Maxwell

“A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose, a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve.” – John Maxwell

“Growth inside fuels growth outside.” – John Maxwell

“You don’t overcome challenges by making them smaller but by making yourself bigger.” – John Maxwell

“If you start today to do the right thing, you are already a success even if it doesn’t show yet.” – John Maxwell

“Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.”John Maxwell

“The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.” – John Maxwell

“Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” – John Maxwell

“Doing the right thing daily, compounds over time.” – John Maxwell

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

“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” – John Maxwell

“Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” – John Maxwell

“Talent is a gift, but character is a choice.” – John Maxwell

“Learn to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the best.” – John Maxwell

“We cannot become what we need by remaining what we are.” – John Maxwell

“Failing forward” is the ability to get back up after you’ve been knocked down, learn from your mistake, and move forward in a better direction.” – John Maxwell

“Success is…knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others.” – John Maxwell

“The more seriously you take your growth, the more seriously your people will take you.” – John Maxwell

“Most People have a desire to look for the exception instead of the desire to become exceptional.” – John Maxwell

“Speak the truth. Transparency breeds legitimacy.” – John Maxwell

“Make a point to continually search for a better way of doing things, even when things are going well, to ensure that a better alternative has not been overlooked and to keep your creative talents in practice.” – John Maxwell

“Creative leaders inherently know when rules need to be challenged, and they can see when a more flexible approach should be taken.” – John Maxwell

“Although it’s admirable to be ambitious and hard-working, it’s more desirable to be smart-working.” – John Maxwell

“The timing of your decision is just as important as the decision you make.” – John Maxwell

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“A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.” – John Maxwell

“A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.” – John Maxwell

“Happiness simply cannot be relied upon as a measure of success.” – John Maxwell

“Often people fail to start or complete a task because they don’t see any connection between what they’re doing and what they really want to accomplish in life.” – John Maxwell

“You cannot overestimate the unimportance of practically everything.” – John Maxwell

“Leaders don’t rise to the pinnacle of success without developing the right set of attitudes and habits; they make every day a masterpiece.” – John Maxwell

“Reaching the top is a monumental achievement, but remaining there may be the most spectacular feat of all.” – John Maxwell

“You build trust with others each time you choose integrity over image, truth over convenience, or honor over personal gain.” – John Maxwell

“Earn the right to be heard by listening to others. Seek to understand a situation before making judgments about it.” – John Maxwell

“Leaders never outgrow the need to change.” – John Maxwell

“If you don’t have peace, it isn’t because someone took it from you; you gave it away. You cannot always control what happens to you, but you can control what happens in you.” – John Maxwell

“Plan and execute your first failure so that you no longer have to fear it.” – John Maxwell

“The only guarantee for failure is to stop trying” – John Maxwell

“The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.” – John Maxwell

“Stay focused instead of getting offended or off track by others.” – John Maxwell

“To add value to others, one must first value others.” – John Maxwell

“Doing the wrong thing daily, compounds over time.” – John Maxwell

“There are two paths people can take. They can either play now and pay later, or pay now and play later. Regardless of the choice, one thing is certain. Life will demand a payment.” – John Maxwell

“The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure.” – John Maxwell

“As you begin changing your thinking, start immediately to change your behavior. Begin to act the part of the person you would like to become. Take action on your behavior. Too many people want to feel, then take action. This never works.” – John Maxwell

“It’s true that charisma can make a person stand out for a moment, but character sets a person apart for a lifetime.” – John Maxwell

“Everything begins with a decision. Then, we have to manage that decision for the rest of your life.” – John Maxwell

“If you don’t change the direction you are going, then you’re likely to end up where you’re heading…” – John Maxwell

“People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.” – John Maxwell

“The unsuccessful person is burdened by learning, and prefers to walk down familiar paths. Their distaste for learning stunts their growth and limits their influence.” – John Maxwell

“Success is due to our stretching to the challenges of life. Failure comes when we shrink from them.” – John Maxwell

 

John C. Maxwell’s 7 Steps To Success

1) Make a commitment to grow daily.
2) Value the process more than events.
3) Don’t wait for inspiration.
4) Be willing to sacrifice pleasure for opportunity.
5) Dream big.
6) Plan your priorities.
7) Give up to go up.” 

 

John Maxwell’s Advice On Quitting

When to quit:

(1) Quit something you don’t do well to start something you do well.

(2)  Quit something you’re not passionate about to do something that fills you with passion.

(3) Quit something that doesn’t make a difference to do something that does.

 

I hope you enjoyed this great collection of John C.Maxwell’s inspirational quotes. Don’t forget to share these with your network to spread the love and inspiration.

I am the the Founder of Addicted2Success.com and I am so grateful you’re here to be part of this awesome community. I love connecting with people who have a passion for Entrepreneurship, Self Development & Achieving Success. I started this website with the intention of educating and inspiring likeminded people to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.

I’m proud to say through my podcast and through this website we have impacted over 100 million lives in the last 6 and a half years.

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18 Comments

  1. NNAMDI OBIAKU

    Aug 5, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    These quotes if practically lived by, can make us great men and women whose impact will transcend our immediate generation.

  2. Agnes Mawunyo-Apasu

    Sep 19, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Thank you for the quotes. I need to value others to be able to add to them. I believe this applies to everything I do.

  3. Nathan Argenta

    Jul 14, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    These are awesome quotes… I really love John C Maxwell and his 7 steps to success. Thank you for sharing these amazing quotes Joel!

  4. Michael Dickson

    May 14, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    wow,am highly inspired and am aspired to put it into practice both in my spiritual,physical and mental culture. Thank you for a job wel done. I appreciate !!

  5. Jack McFarland

    May 14, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    I had the quotation, “You cannot overestimate the unimportance of practically everything.” above my desk throughout my teaching career (1964 – 2002). I found it in the Saturday Review, attributed to Goodman Ace. Maxwell was a teenager in 1964. What’s up with that??

  6. Pete

    Oct 1, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Great quotes! I am going to share this with my team!

  7. Vicky Puckett

    Aug 9, 2014 at 3:52 am

    Love these quotes! Especially like the 7 steps to success. Would you mind if I used them in my blog post? Thanks…

  8. Lisa

    May 24, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Thanks for the article, I printed it out. So many great quotes here. I’m reading one of his books right now, really enjoying it.

  9. Sola Idowu

    May 23, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Great quotes! I
    My favourite is “If you don’t change the direction you are going, then you’re likely to end up where you’re heading…” – John Maxwell

  10. Lyn

    May 4, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Excellent quotes, thank you

  11. Donnie Rena

    Apr 30, 2014 at 3:57 am

    wonderful quotations, i shared some of ’em inside class with presentations….so motivating…

  12. gururaj bhat

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:44 am

    awesome quotes… good job joel..

  13. Everyday Power

    Apr 28, 2014 at 9:27 am

    I love the advice on when to quit! Many times we speak about success, the word quit is taboo. That was a great reminder!

  14. nancy

    Apr 28, 2014 at 8:35 am

    I love all of these..and i can feel more of it cos i am on course..thanks

  15. c.m.nivadha rajan

    Apr 27, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    these quotes are more than wow,few are really heart touching and special for me.thank you Mr.joel brown

  16. James Simwanza

    Apr 27, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    “A pessimist complains about the wind,the optimist expect it to change.The leader adjusts the sails.”Am loving this one especially.This is what makes successfull people different from the unsuccessful,they take action,to change the outcome from what seem a bad situation.=awesome work JOEL

    • Kosta

      Apr 28, 2014 at 2:03 pm

      I could not agree with you more James! Great set of quotes, and thank you for all your hard work and dedication Joel. Read your site daily….. helps motivate me to go to work everyday.

  17. Jeremy

    Apr 27, 2014 at 8:10 am

    “People may hear your words but they feel your attitude.”
    ==> that ‘feel’ part is so important.

    Love all these quotes. Refreshing to read all of them again.

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Here are 21 of Chris Sacca’s best quotes:

1. “A great idea can’t succeed without a great operator. But rarely can a great operator squeak by with a bad idea. So, as pithy as it sounds to say ‘It’s all about the people,’ I only invest when I think I have found the right team for the right business.” – Chris Sacca

2. “Ideas are cheap. Execution is everything.” – Chris Sacca

3. “Complexity is hard to build, easy to use, and hard to charge for. Complexity is easy to build, hard to use, and easy to charge for.” – Chris Sacca

4. “Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.” – Chris Sacca

5. “We buy things we don’t really want with money we don’t really have to impress people we don’t really care about. Forget that.” – Chris Sacca

6. “If you learn to live pretty simply and well, well under your means, you feel incredibly, incredibly rich and that frees you up and gives you the option to start something new, to leave the job you’re not excited about, where there might be a glass ceiling on you.” – Chris Sacca

7. “I want to be investing in the future and not the present.” – Chris Sacca

8. “Don’t talk stats and charts. Attach what you’re doing to a narrative about a problem you’re solving.” – Chris Sacca

9. “You have to offer value without expecting anything in return.” – Chris Sacca

10. “The very best products and the very best entrepreneurs are the ones worth arguing with.” – Chris Sacca

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12. “I want to make clear that my feedback comes from a place of loyalty and persistent gratitude.” – Chris Sacca

13. “Never. Stop. Selling.” – Chris Sacca

14. “What happens next is up to you.” – Chris Sacca

15. “You have to ask yourself, you have to be honest. Do you really have what it takes? Are you incredibly unreasonable? Do you have an irrational sense of the inevitability of the success of what you’re building, or are you just here because it’s fashionable?” – Chris Sacca

16. “Being a cheap bastard now means so much more freedom and choices later.” – Chris Sacca

17. “Be your unapologetically weird self.” – Chris Sacca

18. “What’s success anyway? Is success about making the most money? No, money for the most part turns people into jerks.” – Chris Sacca

19. “The biggest journey in all of our lives is the journey from external to internal validation.” – Chris Sacca

20. “I spent a lot of time learning how to define myself internally rather than externally. I learned how to care less about external validation. I think that’s given me a renewed confidence in speaking out loud. I kind of don’t care what people think about me. I feel a lot more confident in saying what I believe.” – Chris Sacca

21. “Every few years I like picking a uniform so I won’t have to think too much about what to wear.” – Chris Sacca

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Here are 33 of Justin Timberlake’s best quotes:

1. “The best part about being alone is that you really don’t have to answer to anybody. You do what you want.” – Justin Timberlake

2. “Everybody has their own path. It’s laid out for you. It’s just up to you to walk it.” – Justin Timberlake

3. “Talent doesn’t always equal success.” – Justin Timberlake

4. “Listen, I’m not cool. Being cool is about keeping your blood pressure steady. So no. Don’t be cool. Be passionate. Be dedicated. Be tenacious. Be uncompromising. Be pissed. Be happy. Be sad.” – Justin Timberlake

5. “True leadership is when you are willing to risk your power and voice so that all of our can be heard.” – Justin Timberlake

6. “You cannot make a difference unless you’re different.” – Justin Timberlake

7. “The best part about being with a group is that you don’t have to do everything alone. You’re with your friends.” – Justin Timberlake

8. “Your critics do not count. Their words will fade. You won’t.” – Justin Timberlake

9. “The worst thing about being famous is the invasion of your privacy.” – Justin Timberlake

10. “You’re not meant to do what’s easy, you’re meant to challenge yourself.” – Justin Timberlake

11. “As time goes by people will see who I am for who I am.” – Justin Timberlake

12. “The most boring thing in the world? Silence.” – Justin Timberlake

13. “If you can answer the question of why you’re doing it, it’s the right things to do.” – Justin Timberlake

14. “The grey area, the place between black and white – That’s the place where life happens.” – Justin Timberlake

15. “I would never do anything just for spite.” – Justin Timberlake

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16. “I’m very thankful to be doing what I’m doing. I feel very blessed.” – Justin Timberlake

17. “If you put out 150%, then you can always expect 100% back. That’s what I was always told as a kind, and it’s worked out for me so far!” – Justin Timberlake

18. “Sexy, to me, is the way you carry what you have. I have a big nose, but I rock it.” – Justin Timberlake

19. “Live now. Make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again.” – Justin Timberlake

20. “I think the first half of my 20’s I felt I had to achieve, achieve, achieve. A lot of men do this. I’m looking around now and I’m like, ‘Where am I running?’” – Justin Timberlake

21. “The way I grew up, I was always taught that it’s uncouth to talk about money, and that’s not what should inspire you.” – Justin Timberlake

22. “I’m a perfectionist. I can’t help it, I get really upset with myself if I fail in the least.” – Justin Timberlake

23. “Every time you do a project, you learn something new.” – Justin Timberlake

24. “This isn’t about the money. This is just for me. I love music.” – Justin Timberlake

25. “If I’m not learning from something that I’m doing, then that means I’ve done it before Do something different, even if it’s within the same medium.” – Justin Timberlake

26. “Gossip is called gossip because it’s not always the truth.” – Justin Timberlake

27. “I think people sometimes don’t pay enough attention to what they do. I’ve done well, but the reason is pretty simple: I’ve worked my ass off. The toughest thing a performer can do is make it look as if it comes off easy.” – Justin Timberlake

28. “I get to learn from the mistakes I’ve made and not do them the next time.” – Justin Timberlake

29. “I enjoy creating. And if you can do it in a cool way, do it. You can’t worry about disappointing people or what their expectations might be.” – Justin Timberlake

30. “I believe people can move things with their minds.” – Justin Timberlake

31. “There’s nothing wrong with shooting for the stars.” – Justin Timberlake

32. “I don’t see myself as someone who’s ever going to be defined by one moment. It’s on to the next.” – Justin Timberlake

33. “I don’t feel guilty about success. You can’t feel guilty about aspiring to be good at something.” – Justin Timberlake

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Here are 29 of Tom Hardy’s greatest quotes:

1. “The only thing I can do is wipe my arse, brush my teeth, turn up, and do the best work I can.” – Tom Hardy

2. “It doesn’t matter who you are. What matters is your plan.“ – Tom Hardy

3. “Love is doing something you don’t want to do for someone you don’t particularly like at that moment.“ – Tom Hardy

4. “I think it’s important that you always transform if you can. That’s what I was trained to do. You try and hide yourself as much as you can – that’s the key to longevity.“ – Tom Hardy

5. “I have a very busy head. I have inside voices that I have learned to contain.” – Tom Hardy

6. “I didn’t understand how you could do something which is so much fun and be so miserable doing it.” – Tom Hardy

7. “Fame and stuff like that is all very cool, but at the end of the day, we’re all human beings. Although what I do is incredibly surreal and fun and amazing and I’m really grateful for it, I don’t believe my own press release, do you know what I mean?“ – Tom Hardy

8. “Never give power to the big man.” – Tom Hardy

9. “A great man is largely forgotten by the public. He doesn’t stand on top of a mountain waving a flag saying, “Look at me – I’m a great man.” A great man often disappears into the ether. Hardly anyone notices that he was even there, apart from his family and close friends. He was reliable. He showed up. He was there. He was useful where he could be. He made mistakes. Tried to make better of those mistakes. Doesn’t mean you have to cure cancer or understand the theory of relativity. It’s not necessarily as rock-and-roll or as cool as you might think. Part of being a great man is accepting that. To dare to be average and normal is actually a pathway to becoming a great man. To have more humility. To accept responsibility more. To just get on with what’s in front of your face. And to leave no f**king indelible mark of your ever being here, apart from the fact that you were there for your family to the best of your ability. It’s not an easy task. I’ll probably f**k it up.” – Tom Hardy

10. “I’m just getting settled as a responsible man – but if you split the elephant into little mouthfuls it will be fine.” – Tom Hardy

11. “I hate publicists and publicity. But I love people.” – Tom Hardy

12. “I’m not interested in walks in the parks. Anything difficult that people think I couldn’t play, I’m straight at it. If they say ‘Tom, don’t put your hand in the fire’, you know I’ll be coming out of it casually an hour later with third-degree burns and bandages up to my arms.” – Tom Hardy

13. “So, somewhere between that acceptance and doing my homework and being competitive and having ambition and loving my job and observing and reflecting my society, that’s where I find the purpose. Because a man needs purpose.” – Tom Hardy

14. “I guess is I had fifty million dollars I could spend more time at home…” – Tom Hardy

15. “There’s always a certain pride in getting the job done properly.“ – Tom Hardy

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16. “You musn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.” – Tom Hardy

17. “Responsibility has a cost, and there’s no such thing as perfection.” – Tom Hardy

18. “We’re all flawed human beings and we all have a cauldron of psychosis which we have to unravel as we grow older and find the way we fit in to live our lives as best as possible.“ – Tom Hardy

19. “No matter how much you can prepare for it, there’s nothing worse than the anticipation. It’s always the killer of everything. The actuality of doing something is normally a lot easier than the waiting for it.” – Tom Hardy

20. “Vanity is normal in performers. Does it bother other people? All the time. But nine times out of ten, that says more about them than you.” – Tom Hardy

21. “You don’t step on stage to eat; you go there to be eaten.” – Tom Hardy

22. “It is not the violence that sets a man apart, it is the distance heis prepared to go.” – Tom Hardy

23. “Spirituality seems to me to be for those who’ve been through hell.” – Tom Hardy

24. “I’m going to fail to hit the mark I’ve put up before me because it’s not possible to hit it. I want to be the best at what I do so I’ve got to get over myself already because that’s never going to happen. I ain’t ever going to be god.” – Tom Hardy

25. “But I do believe the time is now.” – Tom Hardy

26. “I’m here to challenge myself and to see whether I can shapeshift in an environment that’s actually quite daunting, but which I think would be nice to shine a light into.. The destination of any interesting drama is that you shine a light into a place that not many people know about.” – Tom Hardy

27. “Within the creative arts you can create things and destroy things. Passion creates and destroys.” – Tom Hardy

28. “I’m not really a road dog. I’m a bit of a homeboy. But the reality is, I love what I fucking do.” – Tom Hardy

29. “We are survivors. We control the fear. And without the fear, we are all as good as dead.” – Tom Hardy

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Matthew McConaughey is a highly recognized actor, writer, and producer. Maybe best known for his roles in Dallas Buyers ClubTrue Detective, and many more. He has won multiple Best Actor awards from the Golden Globes, Oscars, Emmys and Academy Awards. In addition to his work in Hollywood, McConaughey has participated in multiple triathlons and teaches some classes at his alma mater UT – Austin. Alltogether, Matthew McConaughey is a household name associated with great acting, motivation, wisdom, and insight into how to become successful.

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1. “The good part about jealousy is that it comes from passion. It’s also the dangerous part and it’s an ugly emotion that hurts.” – Matthew McConaughey

2. “My life is a road, man. I need to keep moving.” – Matthew McConaughey

3. “There are three things, to my account, that I need each day. One of them is something to look up to, another is something to look forward to, and another is someone to chase.” – Matthew McConaughey

4. “Life’s barely long enough to get good at one thing. So be careful what you get good at.” – Matthew McConaughey

5. “The best advice comes from people who don’t give advice.”- Matthew McConaughey

6. “I love having my hands in the dirt. It is never a science and always an art. There are no rules. And if it comes down to me versus that weed I’m trying to pull out of the grow that doesn’t want to come out? I know I’ll win.” – Matthew McConaughey

7. “Life is not a popularity contest. Take the hill, but first answer the question: What is my hill?” – Matthew McConaughey

8. “A man should always have his diary on him. That way he’s guaranteed to have something incredible to read.” – Matthew McConaughey

9. “I talk to myself all the time. Just make sure you answer.” – Matthew McConaughey

10. “We dissect failure a lot more than we dissect success.” – Matthew McConaughey

11. “There’s a difference in thinking you are a champion and knowing that you are.” – Matthew McConaughey

12. “Life is a series of commas, not periods.” – Matthew McConaughey

13. “Good ideas are free – or at least they should be.” – Matthew McConaughey

14. “I’ve never been a jealous person, and I’ve never felt built up by someone else’s failure – that’s a cheap thrill.” – Matthew McConaughey

15. “It’s a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates.” – Matthew McConaughey

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16. “I’m a fan of the world selfish. Self. Ish. When I say I have gotten a lot more self-ish, I mean I am less concerned with what people think of me. I’m not worried about how I’m perceived. Selfish has always gotten a bad rap. You should do for you.” – Matthew McConaughey

17. “I like quips. I like whiffs of cynicism and I think they can be witty. But I don’t really know where wittiness is constructive.” – Matthew McConaughey

18. “Instead of denying these fears, declare them, say them out loud, admit them, give them the credit they deserve…Find the courage to overcome them.” – Matthew McConaughey

19. “Every hero doesn’t do this great big hero thing. They do the simple thing over and over…and they stick to it.” – Matthew McConaughey

20. “I believe in living in the present and making each day count. I don’t pay much attention to the past or the future.” – Matthew McConaughey

21. “If I’m doing something I do like to take it to the limit. I’ve got a high ceiling. A wide threshold for seeing what those boundaries are for myself. I’m very resilient inside. I find things that I like and do and boy, I do like to stick to them.” – Matthew McConaughey

22. “I don’t want to just revolve. I want to evolve. As a man, as a human, as a father, as a lover.” – Matthew McConaughey

23. “Life is not fair, and it never was and it is now and it won’t ever be. Do not fall into the trap. The entitlement trap, of feeling like you’re a victim. You are not.” – Matthew McConaughey

24. “Give thanks. Appreciate what you do have…the more we give thanks, the more we receive to be thankful for. Gratitude is the gift that always gives back.” – Matthew McConaughey

25. “The first step that leads to our identity in life is usually not ‘I know who I am,’ but rather “I know who I am not’ process of elimination.” – Matthew McConaughey

26. “Now, you lose something in your life…and there’s gonna come a time that you’re gonna know: there was a reason for that. And at the end of your life, all the things you thought were periods, they turn out to be commas. There was never a full stop to any of it.” – Matthew McConaughey

27. “There’s two sorts of fear: one you embrace and one you should listen to and turn the other way.” – Matthew McConaughey

28. “Just because you can? Nah, it’s not a good enough reason to do something. Even when it means having more, be discerning, choose it, because you want it, do it because you want to.” – Matthew McConaughey

29. “I don’t mind assholes. It’s the dork I don’t trust. The dork is the one who’s trying to be whatever he thinks you want him to be. I trust the asshole ause you know where he’s gonna stand.” – Matthew McConaughey

30. “My rule is to break one sweat a day.” – Matthew McConaughey

31. “We have a big appetite for putting people down but, at the heart of everyone, there’s enough room for all of us to succeed.” – Matthew McConaughey

32. “You want to be a writer? Start writing. You want to be a  filmmaker? Start shooting stuff on your phone right now.” – Matthew McConaughey

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Up until about 3 years ago, I honestly had no idea what a freelancer even was. It sounded like a cool job title and I secretly envied people who could call themselves one. Didn’t they get to travel the world with a laptop and go sailing and sip margaritas beside some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet? Yup, I wanted to be a freelancer. (more…)

Iva Ursano is a retired hairstylist turned freelancer from Northern Ontario Canada living a life of freedom, peace and joy in sunny Guatemala. Her two main goals in life are to inspire people around the world with her blogs and to feed hungry little bellies in the poor town she now calls home. Follow her on her fast growing FB page Amazing Me Movement or head on over to her website and sign up for weekly in your face inspiration!

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  1. NNAMDI OBIAKU

    Aug 5, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    These quotes if practically lived by, can make us great men and women whose impact will transcend our immediate generation.

  2. Agnes Mawunyo-Apasu

    Sep 19, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Thank you for the quotes. I need to value others to be able to add to them. I believe this applies to everything I do.

  3. Nathan Argenta

    Jul 14, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    These are awesome quotes… I really love John C Maxwell and his 7 steps to success. Thank you for sharing these amazing quotes Joel!

  4. Michael Dickson

    May 14, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    wow,am highly inspired and am aspired to put it into practice both in my spiritual,physical and mental culture. Thank you for a job wel done. I appreciate !!

  5. Jack McFarland

    May 14, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    I had the quotation, “You cannot overestimate the unimportance of practically everything.” above my desk throughout my teaching career (1964 – 2002). I found it in the Saturday Review, attributed to Goodman Ace. Maxwell was a teenager in 1964. What’s up with that??

  6. Pete

    Oct 1, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Great quotes! I am going to share this with my team!

  7. Vicky Puckett

    Aug 9, 2014 at 3:52 am

    Love these quotes! Especially like the 7 steps to success. Would you mind if I used them in my blog post? Thanks…

  8. Lisa

    May 24, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Thanks for the article, I printed it out. So many great quotes here. I’m reading one of his books right now, really enjoying it.

  9. Sola Idowu

    May 23, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Great quotes! I
    My favourite is “If you don’t change the direction you are going, then you’re likely to end up where you’re heading…” – John Maxwell

  10. Lyn

    May 4, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Excellent quotes, thank you

  11. Donnie Rena

    Apr 30, 2014 at 3:57 am

    wonderful quotations, i shared some of ’em inside class with presentations….so motivating…

  12. gururaj bhat

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:44 am

    awesome quotes… good job joel..

  13. Everyday Power

    Apr 28, 2014 at 9:27 am

    I love the advice on when to quit! Many times we speak about success, the word quit is taboo. That was a great reminder!

  14. nancy

    Apr 28, 2014 at 8:35 am

    I love all of these..and i can feel more of it cos i am on course..thanks

  15. c.m.nivadha rajan

    Apr 27, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    these quotes are more than wow,few are really heart touching and special for me.thank you Mr.joel brown

  16. James Simwanza

    Apr 27, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    “A pessimist complains about the wind,the optimist expect it to change.The leader adjusts the sails.”Am loving this one especially.This is what makes successfull people different from the unsuccessful,they take action,to change the outcome from what seem a bad situation.=awesome work JOEL

    • Kosta

      Apr 28, 2014 at 2:03 pm

      I could not agree with you more James! Great set of quotes, and thank you for all your hard work and dedication Joel. Read your site daily….. helps motivate me to go to work everyday.

  17. Jeremy

    Apr 27, 2014 at 8:10 am

    “People may hear your words but they feel your attitude.”
    ==> that ‘feel’ part is so important.

    Love all these quotes. Refreshing to read all of them again.

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21 Chris Sacca Quotes on Life & Business

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Chris Sacca is an investor in major online platforms such as Twitter, Uber, Instagram, and Kickstarter. He owns & operates Lowercase Capital; a venture capital fund. He also a guest shark on the hit TV show Shark Tank appearing alongside other famous entrepreneurs such as Daymond John, Richard Branson, and Mark Cuban. 

Here are 21 of Chris Sacca’s best quotes:

1. “A great idea can’t succeed without a great operator. But rarely can a great operator squeak by with a bad idea. So, as pithy as it sounds to say ‘It’s all about the people,’ I only invest when I think I have found the right team for the right business.” – Chris Sacca

2. “Ideas are cheap. Execution is everything.” – Chris Sacca

3. “Complexity is hard to build, easy to use, and hard to charge for. Complexity is easy to build, hard to use, and easy to charge for.” – Chris Sacca

4. “Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.” – Chris Sacca

5. “We buy things we don’t really want with money we don’t really have to impress people we don’t really care about. Forget that.” – Chris Sacca

6. “If you learn to live pretty simply and well, well under your means, you feel incredibly, incredibly rich and that frees you up and gives you the option to start something new, to leave the job you’re not excited about, where there might be a glass ceiling on you.” – Chris Sacca

7. “I want to be investing in the future and not the present.” – Chris Sacca

8. “Don’t talk stats and charts. Attach what you’re doing to a narrative about a problem you’re solving.” – Chris Sacca

9. “You have to offer value without expecting anything in return.” – Chris Sacca

10. “The very best products and the very best entrepreneurs are the ones worth arguing with.” – Chris Sacca

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11 “Good stories beat good spreadsheets.” – Chris Sacca

12. “I want to make clear that my feedback comes from a place of loyalty and persistent gratitude.” – Chris Sacca

13. “Never. Stop. Selling.” – Chris Sacca

14. “What happens next is up to you.” – Chris Sacca

15. “You have to ask yourself, you have to be honest. Do you really have what it takes? Are you incredibly unreasonable? Do you have an irrational sense of the inevitability of the success of what you’re building, or are you just here because it’s fashionable?” – Chris Sacca

16. “Being a cheap bastard now means so much more freedom and choices later.” – Chris Sacca

17. “Be your unapologetically weird self.” – Chris Sacca

18. “What’s success anyway? Is success about making the most money? No, money for the most part turns people into jerks.” – Chris Sacca

19. “The biggest journey in all of our lives is the journey from external to internal validation.” – Chris Sacca

20. “I spent a lot of time learning how to define myself internally rather than externally. I learned how to care less about external validation. I think that’s given me a renewed confidence in speaking out loud. I kind of don’t care what people think about me. I feel a lot more confident in saying what I believe.” – Chris Sacca

21. “Every few years I like picking a uniform so I won’t have to think too much about what to wear.” – Chris Sacca

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33 Inspiring Justin Timberlake Quotes

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Justin Timberlake is probably one of the most recognizable names in the entertainment industry. From his humble origins in Tennessee first making headlines as a member of the popular boyband N’sync, to performing in his second Super Bowl Halftime in 2018. Justin Timberlake has had a long an successful career as an entertainer. Along the way he has learned a lot about himself, following his passions, and what it means to be truly successful.

Here are 33 of Justin Timberlake’s best quotes:

1. “The best part about being alone is that you really don’t have to answer to anybody. You do what you want.” – Justin Timberlake

2. “Everybody has their own path. It’s laid out for you. It’s just up to you to walk it.” – Justin Timberlake

3. “Talent doesn’t always equal success.” – Justin Timberlake

4. “Listen, I’m not cool. Being cool is about keeping your blood pressure steady. So no. Don’t be cool. Be passionate. Be dedicated. Be tenacious. Be uncompromising. Be pissed. Be happy. Be sad.” – Justin Timberlake

5. “True leadership is when you are willing to risk your power and voice so that all of our can be heard.” – Justin Timberlake

6. “You cannot make a difference unless you’re different.” – Justin Timberlake

7. “The best part about being with a group is that you don’t have to do everything alone. You’re with your friends.” – Justin Timberlake

8. “Your critics do not count. Their words will fade. You won’t.” – Justin Timberlake

9. “The worst thing about being famous is the invasion of your privacy.” – Justin Timberlake

10. “You’re not meant to do what’s easy, you’re meant to challenge yourself.” – Justin Timberlake

11. “As time goes by people will see who I am for who I am.” – Justin Timberlake

12. “The most boring thing in the world? Silence.” – Justin Timberlake

13. “If you can answer the question of why you’re doing it, it’s the right things to do.” – Justin Timberlake

14. “The grey area, the place between black and white – That’s the place where life happens.” – Justin Timberlake

15. “I would never do anything just for spite.” – Justin Timberlake

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16. “I’m very thankful to be doing what I’m doing. I feel very blessed.” – Justin Timberlake

17. “If you put out 150%, then you can always expect 100% back. That’s what I was always told as a kind, and it’s worked out for me so far!” – Justin Timberlake

18. “Sexy, to me, is the way you carry what you have. I have a big nose, but I rock it.” – Justin Timberlake

19. “Live now. Make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again.” – Justin Timberlake

20. “I think the first half of my 20’s I felt I had to achieve, achieve, achieve. A lot of men do this. I’m looking around now and I’m like, ‘Where am I running?’” – Justin Timberlake

21. “The way I grew up, I was always taught that it’s uncouth to talk about money, and that’s not what should inspire you.” – Justin Timberlake

22. “I’m a perfectionist. I can’t help it, I get really upset with myself if I fail in the least.” – Justin Timberlake

23. “Every time you do a project, you learn something new.” – Justin Timberlake

24. “This isn’t about the money. This is just for me. I love music.” – Justin Timberlake

25. “If I’m not learning from something that I’m doing, then that means I’ve done it before Do something different, even if it’s within the same medium.” – Justin Timberlake

26. “Gossip is called gossip because it’s not always the truth.” – Justin Timberlake

27. “I think people sometimes don’t pay enough attention to what they do. I’ve done well, but the reason is pretty simple: I’ve worked my ass off. The toughest thing a performer can do is make it look as if it comes off easy.” – Justin Timberlake

28. “I get to learn from the mistakes I’ve made and not do them the next time.” – Justin Timberlake

29. “I enjoy creating. And if you can do it in a cool way, do it. You can’t worry about disappointing people or what their expectations might be.” – Justin Timberlake

30. “I believe people can move things with their minds.” – Justin Timberlake

31. “There’s nothing wrong with shooting for the stars.” – Justin Timberlake

32. “I don’t see myself as someone who’s ever going to be defined by one moment. It’s on to the next.” – Justin Timberlake

33. “I don’t feel guilty about success. You can’t feel guilty about aspiring to be good at something.” – Justin Timberlake

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29 Epic Tom Hardy Quotes

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Tom Hardy is an incredible actor. From appearing in Hollywood blockbusters such as Mad Max: Fury Road, Inception, and The Dark Knight Rises; Hardy understands the value of endurance & sticking to your passion. Many people doubted him as he became an actor and his dreams of finding success. Now he has won multiple Oscars and is a respected member of the community.

Here are 29 of Tom Hardy’s greatest quotes:

1. “The only thing I can do is wipe my arse, brush my teeth, turn up, and do the best work I can.” – Tom Hardy

2. “It doesn’t matter who you are. What matters is your plan.“ – Tom Hardy

3. “Love is doing something you don’t want to do for someone you don’t particularly like at that moment.“ – Tom Hardy

4. “I think it’s important that you always transform if you can. That’s what I was trained to do. You try and hide yourself as much as you can – that’s the key to longevity.“ – Tom Hardy

5. “I have a very busy head. I have inside voices that I have learned to contain.” – Tom Hardy

6. “I didn’t understand how you could do something which is so much fun and be so miserable doing it.” – Tom Hardy

7. “Fame and stuff like that is all very cool, but at the end of the day, we’re all human beings. Although what I do is incredibly surreal and fun and amazing and I’m really grateful for it, I don’t believe my own press release, do you know what I mean?“ – Tom Hardy

8. “Never give power to the big man.” – Tom Hardy

9. “A great man is largely forgotten by the public. He doesn’t stand on top of a mountain waving a flag saying, “Look at me – I’m a great man.” A great man often disappears into the ether. Hardly anyone notices that he was even there, apart from his family and close friends. He was reliable. He showed up. He was there. He was useful where he could be. He made mistakes. Tried to make better of those mistakes. Doesn’t mean you have to cure cancer or understand the theory of relativity. It’s not necessarily as rock-and-roll or as cool as you might think. Part of being a great man is accepting that. To dare to be average and normal is actually a pathway to becoming a great man. To have more humility. To accept responsibility more. To just get on with what’s in front of your face. And to leave no f**king indelible mark of your ever being here, apart from the fact that you were there for your family to the best of your ability. It’s not an easy task. I’ll probably f**k it up.” – Tom Hardy

10. “I’m just getting settled as a responsible man – but if you split the elephant into little mouthfuls it will be fine.” – Tom Hardy

11. “I hate publicists and publicity. But I love people.” – Tom Hardy

12. “I’m not interested in walks in the parks. Anything difficult that people think I couldn’t play, I’m straight at it. If they say ‘Tom, don’t put your hand in the fire’, you know I’ll be coming out of it casually an hour later with third-degree burns and bandages up to my arms.” – Tom Hardy

13. “So, somewhere between that acceptance and doing my homework and being competitive and having ambition and loving my job and observing and reflecting my society, that’s where I find the purpose. Because a man needs purpose.” – Tom Hardy

14. “I guess is I had fifty million dollars I could spend more time at home…” – Tom Hardy

15. “There’s always a certain pride in getting the job done properly.“ – Tom Hardy

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16. “You musn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.” – Tom Hardy

17. “Responsibility has a cost, and there’s no such thing as perfection.” – Tom Hardy

18. “We’re all flawed human beings and we all have a cauldron of psychosis which we have to unravel as we grow older and find the way we fit in to live our lives as best as possible.“ – Tom Hardy

19. “No matter how much you can prepare for it, there’s nothing worse than the anticipation. It’s always the killer of everything. The actuality of doing something is normally a lot easier than the waiting for it.” – Tom Hardy

20. “Vanity is normal in performers. Does it bother other people? All the time. But nine times out of ten, that says more about them than you.” – Tom Hardy

21. “You don’t step on stage to eat; you go there to be eaten.” – Tom Hardy

22. “It is not the violence that sets a man apart, it is the distance heis prepared to go.” – Tom Hardy

23. “Spirituality seems to me to be for those who’ve been through hell.” – Tom Hardy

24. “I’m going to fail to hit the mark I’ve put up before me because it’s not possible to hit it. I want to be the best at what I do so I’ve got to get over myself already because that’s never going to happen. I ain’t ever going to be god.” – Tom Hardy

25. “But I do believe the time is now.” – Tom Hardy

26. “I’m here to challenge myself and to see whether I can shapeshift in an environment that’s actually quite daunting, but which I think would be nice to shine a light into.. The destination of any interesting drama is that you shine a light into a place that not many people know about.” – Tom Hardy

27. “Within the creative arts you can create things and destroy things. Passion creates and destroys.” – Tom Hardy

28. “I’m not really a road dog. I’m a bit of a homeboy. But the reality is, I love what I fucking do.” – Tom Hardy

29. “We are survivors. We control the fear. And without the fear, we are all as good as dead.” – Tom Hardy

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32 Inspirational Matthew McConaughey Quotes

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Matthew McConaughey is a highly recognized actor, writer, and producer. Maybe best known for his roles in Dallas Buyers ClubTrue Detective, and many more. He has won multiple Best Actor awards from the Golden Globes, Oscars, Emmys and Academy Awards. In addition to his work in Hollywood, McConaughey has participated in multiple triathlons and teaches some classes at his alma mater UT – Austin. Alltogether, Matthew McConaughey is a household name associated with great acting, motivation, wisdom, and insight into how to become successful.

Here are 32 of Matthew McConaughey’s most powerful quotes:

1. “The good part about jealousy is that it comes from passion. It’s also the dangerous part and it’s an ugly emotion that hurts.” – Matthew McConaughey

2. “My life is a road, man. I need to keep moving.” – Matthew McConaughey

3. “There are three things, to my account, that I need each day. One of them is something to look up to, another is something to look forward to, and another is someone to chase.” – Matthew McConaughey

4. “Life’s barely long enough to get good at one thing. So be careful what you get good at.” – Matthew McConaughey

5. “The best advice comes from people who don’t give advice.”- Matthew McConaughey

6. “I love having my hands in the dirt. It is never a science and always an art. There are no rules. And if it comes down to me versus that weed I’m trying to pull out of the grow that doesn’t want to come out? I know I’ll win.” – Matthew McConaughey

7. “Life is not a popularity contest. Take the hill, but first answer the question: What is my hill?” – Matthew McConaughey

8. “A man should always have his diary on him. That way he’s guaranteed to have something incredible to read.” – Matthew McConaughey

9. “I talk to myself all the time. Just make sure you answer.” – Matthew McConaughey

10. “We dissect failure a lot more than we dissect success.” – Matthew McConaughey

11. “There’s a difference in thinking you are a champion and knowing that you are.” – Matthew McConaughey

12. “Life is a series of commas, not periods.” – Matthew McConaughey

13. “Good ideas are free – or at least they should be.” – Matthew McConaughey

14. “I’ve never been a jealous person, and I’ve never felt built up by someone else’s failure – that’s a cheap thrill.” – Matthew McConaughey

15. “It’s a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates.” – Matthew McConaughey

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16. “I’m a fan of the world selfish. Self. Ish. When I say I have gotten a lot more self-ish, I mean I am less concerned with what people think of me. I’m not worried about how I’m perceived. Selfish has always gotten a bad rap. You should do for you.” – Matthew McConaughey

17. “I like quips. I like whiffs of cynicism and I think they can be witty. But I don’t really know where wittiness is constructive.” – Matthew McConaughey

18. “Instead of denying these fears, declare them, say them out loud, admit them, give them the credit they deserve…Find the courage to overcome them.” – Matthew McConaughey

19. “Every hero doesn’t do this great big hero thing. They do the simple thing over and over…and they stick to it.” – Matthew McConaughey

20. “I believe in living in the present and making each day count. I don’t pay much attention to the past or the future.” – Matthew McConaughey

21. “If I’m doing something I do like to take it to the limit. I’ve got a high ceiling. A wide threshold for seeing what those boundaries are for myself. I’m very resilient inside. I find things that I like and do and boy, I do like to stick to them.” – Matthew McConaughey

22. “I don’t want to just revolve. I want to evolve. As a man, as a human, as a father, as a lover.” – Matthew McConaughey

23. “Life is not fair, and it never was and it is now and it won’t ever be. Do not fall into the trap. The entitlement trap, of feeling like you’re a victim. You are not.” – Matthew McConaughey

24. “Give thanks. Appreciate what you do have…the more we give thanks, the more we receive to be thankful for. Gratitude is the gift that always gives back.” – Matthew McConaughey

25. “The first step that leads to our identity in life is usually not ‘I know who I am,’ but rather “I know who I am not’ process of elimination.” – Matthew McConaughey

26. “Now, you lose something in your life…and there’s gonna come a time that you’re gonna know: there was a reason for that. And at the end of your life, all the things you thought were periods, they turn out to be commas. There was never a full stop to any of it.” – Matthew McConaughey

27. “There’s two sorts of fear: one you embrace and one you should listen to and turn the other way.” – Matthew McConaughey

28. “Just because you can? Nah, it’s not a good enough reason to do something. Even when it means having more, be discerning, choose it, because you want it, do it because you want to.” – Matthew McConaughey

29. “I don’t mind assholes. It’s the dork I don’t trust. The dork is the one who’s trying to be whatever he thinks you want him to be. I trust the asshole ause you know where he’s gonna stand.” – Matthew McConaughey

30. “My rule is to break one sweat a day.” – Matthew McConaughey

31. “We have a big appetite for putting people down but, at the heart of everyone, there’s enough room for all of us to succeed.” – Matthew McConaughey

32. “You want to be a writer? Start writing. You want to be a  filmmaker? Start shooting stuff on your phone right now.” – Matthew McConaughey

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