Motivational Quotes

November 10, 2017

Today was one of those days when I needed some motivation. Who doesn’t need that on a Monday? What do I turn to when I need to add some pep in my step? Some inspirational and motivational quotes! Here are some of my favorites.


Photo: Kenrick Mills on Unsplash 


“Dreams don’t work unless you do.” -John C. Maxwell

A little reminder to work, work, and work some more to get what I want.


“Fall down 7 times, get up 8.”- Japanese Proverb

Life is going to knock you down- that’s inevitable, just remember to get up and try again.


“Either you run the day or the day runs you.” -Jim Rohn

This is printed and hung in my bathroom, so when I get ready for the day, I always read this.


“If opportunity doesn’t come knocking, build a door.” -Milton Berle

Sometimes you just have to make your own opportunities.


“And although she be little, she is but fierce.” -William Shakespeare

This quote is so appropriate for a petite gal like me!


“Know your self worth then add tax.” -Anonymous

I researched the origin of this quote, and I couldn’t find who said it first. I love it, though! It’s so important to value yourself in all ways.


“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one remembers to turn on the light.” -J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

How can I not include my all time favorite Harry Potter quote?!


“An arrow can only be shot by being pulled back, so when life is dragging you back with difficulties it’s about to launch you into something great.” -Unknown

Again, I can’t find who said this, but it’s definitely a favorite.


“Keep your face toward the sunshine and the shadows will fall behind you.” -Walt Whitman

Just a fancy way of saying ‘stay positive,’ or ‘haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate.’


I’m Alix Maza, a 24-year-old writer and blogger. I’m also a college student at West Texas A&M University majoring in PR/advertising and possibly minoring in marketing. I’m also an avid reader, coffee addict, and dog lover.  

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