Motivational Quotes (154)

Motivational Quotes and Sayings


Death is really a great blessing for humanity, without it there could be no real progress. People who lived for ever would not only hamper and discourage the young, but they would themselves lack sufficient stimulus to be creative.

By : Alfred Adler

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Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.

By : Mario Andretti

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I'd say the most memorable thing for me was my dedication and motivation in how I got so involved in boxing.

By : Alexis Arguello

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A single prop that does not look real to an audience can louse you up. The same is true of the smallest flaw in setting up the motivation in a story line.

By : Desi Arnaz

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Well, yeah. At a certain point, you've got to be really honest with yourself. Like, 'Why am I doing this? What are my motivations?' Like, if you get into it because you want to be famous? Then you've got a long row to hoe. But if you really feel like it's a labour of love and it's something you're actually legitimately good at, then it's not that hard to keep plugging away.

By : Will Arnett

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Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.

By : Norman Ralph Augustine

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After the $700 billion bailout, the trillion-dollar stimulus, and the massive budget bill with over 9,000 earmarks, many of you implored Washington to please stop spending money we don't have. But, instead of cutting, we saw an unprecedented explosion of government spending and debt, unlike anything we have seen in the history of our country.

By : Michele Bachmann

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The personality problem is so tough when you're not able to pay people. It's bad enough when you can pay people, but, when you have people working for free, often their motivation is diminished considerably.

By : John Badham

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Motivations are too tangled and complex.

By : Russell Banks

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One of the things I have tried to do with this book and with all of them really is avoid that simple, easy, reductionist view of motivation and to show we do things for a complex net of reasons, a real braid of reasons.

By : Russell Banks

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The great charm and comfort of the system is, that its affects are palpable within a week of trial, which creates a natural stimulus to persevere for few weeks more, when the fact becomes established beyond question.

By : William Banting

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Obama sounded like Al Gore on global warming. The more the case for man-made warming falls apart, the more hysterical Gore gets about an imminent catastrophe. The more public support his stimulus bill loses, the more Obama embraces fear-mongering.

By : Fred Barnes

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Small businesses are the economic drivers of our country, providing the stimulus our communities need.

By : Melissa Bean

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Being here allows me to make the case that not all aging, narcissistic movie actors whose children could be mistaken for their grandchildren necessarily act with the same motivation.

By : Warren Beatty

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I was not sympathetic to the assumption that criminals had radically different motivations from everyone else.

By : Gary Becker

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Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.

By : Bo Bennett

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Real economic stimulus comes from real investment.

By : Tim Bishop

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Iraq did not spontaneously opt for disarmament. They did it as part of a ceasefire, so they were forced to do it, otherwise the war might have gone on. So the motivation has been very different.

By : Hans Blix

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You know, if you look back in the 1930s, the money went to infrastructure. The bridges, the municipal buildings, the roads, those were all built with stimulus money spent on infrastructure. This stimulus bill has fundamentally gone, started out with a $500 rebate check, remember. That went to buy flat-screen TVs made in China.

By : Michael Bloomberg

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Why don't we stop the stimulus spending? There's still about $400 billion or $500 billion of the stimulus plan that has not been spent. Why don't we stop it? It's not working.

By : John Boehner

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One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at. This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity.

By : Edward de Bono

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But, at the same time, I think that there is room for economic stimulus in terms of accelerated depreciation to encourage businesses to invest and to grow and ultimately to hire more people again.

By : John Breaux

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Any that is why I think any kind of a stimulus package is going to have to help people who are without work, without a job, help them have health insurance.

By : John Breaux

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Adversity is a stimulus.

By : James Broughton

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But now I'm getting that spiritual motivation to visit Africa.

By : Dennis Brown

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Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.

By : Les Brown

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We've used up a lot of bullets. And we talk about stimulus. But the truth is, we're running a federal deficit that's 9 percent of GDP. That is stimulative as all get out. It's more stimulative than any policy we've followed since World War II.

By : Warren Buffett

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My motivation for running for Senate was not for the stature of being a senator, but because I wanted to make a difference on issues I feel passionate about.

By : Herman Cain

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I wonder sometimes if the motivation for writers ought to be contempt, not admiration.

By : Orson Scott Card

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People need motivation to do anything. I don't think human beings learn anything without desperation.

By : Jim Carrey

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Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

By : Raymond Chandler

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It was all about wanting to get revenge. Pathetic, really, but it still is the motivation.

By : Julian Clary

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Everybody kind of perceives me as being angry. It's not anger, it's motivation.

By : Roger Clemens

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In the new economy, information, education, and motivation are everything.

By : William J. Clinton

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Everything changes as a mother. Yes, work has changed. The projects that I choose are even more important to me now. The world he's growing up in and the kind of stimulus that is out there

By : Jennifer Connelly

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If you must have motivation, think of your paycheck on Friday.

By : Noel Coward

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While many hackers have the knowledge, skills, and tools to attack computer systems, they generally lack the motivation to cause violence or severe economic or social harm.

By : Dorothy Denning

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If we take as given that critical infrastructures are vulnerable to a cyber terrorist attack, then the question becomes whether there are actors with the capability and motivation to carry out such an operation.

By : Dorothy Denning

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Usually a feeling of disappointment follows the book, because what I hoped to write is not what I actually accomplished. However, it becomes a motivation to write the next book.

By : Anita Desai

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People want a cop-out, listen I'm a realist and I talk about motivation, talk about all the things it takes to be greater or are important to win and people want to use excuses all the time.

By : Mike Ditka

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