Motivational Quotes (149)

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... view

By: Alfred Adler

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... view

By: Mario Andretti

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

By: Alexis Arguello

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... view

By: Desi Arnaz

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... view

By: Will Arnett

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent... view

By: Norman Ralph Augustine

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... view

By: Michele Bachmann

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... view

By: John Badham

Motivations are too tangled and complex... view

By: Russell Banks

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... view

By: Russell Banks

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... view

By: William Banting

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... view

By: Fred Barnes

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

By: Melissa Bean

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... view

By: Warren Beatty

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

By: Gary Becker

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

By: Bo Bennett

Real economic stimulus comes from real investment... view

By: Tim Bishop

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... view

By: Hans Blix

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... view

By: Michael Bloomberg

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... view

By: John Boehner

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... view

By: Edward de Bono

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... view

By: John Breaux

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... view

By: John Breaux

Adversity is a stimulus... view

By: James Broughton

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

By: Dennis Brown

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... view

By: Les Brown

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... view

By: Warren Buffett

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... view

By: Herman Cain

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

By: Orson Scott Card

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

By: Jim Carrey

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

By: Raymond Chandler

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

By: Julian Clary

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

By: Roger Clemens

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

By: William J. Clinton

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.. view

By: Jennifer Connelly

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

By: Noel Coward

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... view

By: Dorothy Denning

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... view

By: Dorothy Denning

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... view

By: Anita Desai

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... view

By: Mike Ditka