Great Motivating Quotes


Starting your own eBiz may seem like a scary proposition. One thing is certain, no one who has enjoyed incredible success or wealth on the internet did so without taking those frightening, yet very important first steps.

If you need a little kick in the pants to get yourself started, these voices of wisdom throughout history may have some advice that touches you.

  • We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about. - Charles Kingsley
  • Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. - Thomas Edison
  • Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt. - William Shakespeare
  • I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done. - Henry Ford
  • People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them. - George Bernard Shaw
  • The height by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar. - Helen Keller
  • Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt
  • Quit now, you'll never make it. If you disregard this advice, you'll be halfway there. - David Zucker
  • There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity. - General Douglas Macarthur
  • Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets:

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. - W.H. Murray (Scottish Himalayan Expedition)

  • Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing. - Abraham Lincoln
  • Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success. - Dr. Rob Gilbert
  • Never give in. Never. Never. Never. Never. - Winston Churchill
  • The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen. - Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire. - Reggie Leach
  • Be bold - and mighty forces will come to your aid. - Basil King
  • Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. - Thomas Edison
  • Fall seven times, stand up eight. - Japanese Proverb
  • The real secret of success is enthusiasm. - Walter Chrysler
  • There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way. - Christopher Morley
  • Do or do not. There is no try. - Yoda

These quotes are excerpts from "Do It! Let's Get Off Our Buts" by John-Roger & Peter McWilliams.  This is a very inspiring book to have at your bedside table as you continue to grow your eBiz into an internet giant! Plus, it's less than ten bucks at