20 Motivational Quotes That Will Help You Move Forward!

"Never, never, never give up." - Winston Churchill
“Never, never, never give up.” – Winston Churchill

Many years ago, I hit the absolute rock-bottom. Among the few things that helped pull me out were the inspired words of others. After asking some of my Facebook followers to share some of their favorite quotes with me, I’ve compiled this list of twenty motivational quotes. My hope is that they will help you move forward.

Feel free to add additional quotes in the comment section below.

  1. “Fill your life with light. Don’t leave any room for darkness.” (Darryl Snyder)
  2. “If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” (Michael Jordan)
  3. “A pearl is a beautiful thing that is produced by an injured life. It is the tear [that results] from the injury of the oyster. The treasure of our being in this world is also produced by an injured life. If we had not been wounded, if we had not been injured, then we will not produce the pearl.” (Stephan Hoeller)
  4. “There is always chaos before creation. Embrace life and great things will follow.” (Helmut, E.S. Posthumus)
  5. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” (Helen Keller)
  6. “There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.” (C. S. Lewis)
  7. “Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. You must look into that storm and shout…do your worst, for I will do mine.” (Edmund Dantes)
  8. “Doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith” (Dieter F. Uchtdorf)
  9. “Pain is Inevitable, suffering is optional.” (Anonymous)
  10. “Good timber does not grow with ease—the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees.” (Douglas Malloch)
  11. “When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
  12. “You can’t choose the trials in your life, but you can choose how you deal with them, you can choose to become bitter or better.” (Anonymous)
  13. “In the blink of an eye, everything can change. So forgive often and love with all your heart. You may never have that chance again.” (Anonymous)
  14. “Here’s to the long white road that beckons, the climb that baffles, the risk that nerves—and here’s to the merry heart that reckons the rough with the smooth and never swerves.” (Earnest Shackleton)
  15. “On particularly rough days when I’m sure I can’t possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through the bad days so far is 100% and that’s pretty good.” (Anonymous)
  16. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it’s the courage to continue that counts.” (Winston Churchill)
  17. “Just because the past didn’t turn out like you wanted it to, doesn’t mean your future can’t be better than you ever imagined.” (Anonymous)
  18. “Enjoy the little things in life, cause one day you will look back and realize they were the big things.” (Anonymous)
  19. “Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.” (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
  20. “Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.” (Victor Hugo)

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