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

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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.”

—Rafiki

 

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.”

—Aristotle

 

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

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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

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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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