40 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire Your Employees To Give Their Best

You have selected your team members on the basis of their backgrounds and proven track record. You are expecting them to take your business to the next level. You have your dream team in place, yet you are not getting the desired result.

No matter how strong your team is, they need a strong leader who can motivate them when chips are down. It is only you who can prevent your team members falling victim to complacency. Here are 40 motivational quotes that will inspire your employees to give their best:

1. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.”

—Henry Ford


2. “Speak softly and carry a big stick.”

—Theodore Roosevelt


3. “It takes two flints to make a fire.”

―Louisa May Alcott


4. “It’s life. You don’t figure it out. You just climb up on the beast and ride.”

―Rebecca Wells


5. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”

—Michael Jordan


6. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

—John Quincy Adams


7. “Individual commitment to a group effort–that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”

—Vince Lombardi


8. “It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.”

—Muhammad Ali


9. “Becoming is better than being.”

—Carol Dweck


10. “The best way out is always through.”

—Robert Frost


11. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”

—Michael Jordan


12. “Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, sauté it, whatever. MAKE.”

—Joss Whedon


13. “Oh yes, the past can hurt. But you can either run from it or learn from it.”



14. “It is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.”

—Spoon Boy


15. “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”

—Helen Keller



16. “If I had nine hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first six sharpening my ax.”

—Abraham Lincoln


17. “There is only one way to avoid criticism. Do nothing. Be nothing. Say nothing.”



18. “Remember, teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.”

—Michael Jordan


19. “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.”

— John Milton


20. ” I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”

—Lewis Carroll



21. “Collaboration allows teachers to capture each other’s fund of collective intelligence.”

—Mike Schmoker


22. “Leaders can let you fail and yet not let you be a failure.”

—Stanley McChrystal


23. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.”

—George Addai


24. “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.”

—Phil Jackson


25. “Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.”

—Michael Scott



26. “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.”

—J.M. Barrie


27. “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”

—Henry Ford


28. “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?”

—Ayn Rand


29. “Innovation distinguishes from a leader and a follower.”

—Steve Jobs


30. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”

—Michael Jordan




31. “Everything should be made as simple as possible but not simpler.”

—Albert Einstein


32. “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is a success.”

—Henry Ford


33. “Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.”

—Neil Gaiman


34. “So many things are possible just as long as you don’t know they’re impossible.”

—Norton Juster


35. “None of us is as smart as all of us.”

—Ken Blanchard


36. “If something is wrong, fix it now. But train yourself not to worry, worry fixes nothing.”

—Ernest Hemingway


37. “I invite everyone to choose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.”

—Jean-Francois Cope


38. “The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.”

James Cash Penney


39. “In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”

— Thomas Jefferson


40. “Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and again and bring their friend.”

— Walt Disney

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