Instruction does much, but encouragement does everything.
It is in human nature to relax, when not compelled by personal advantage or disadvantage.
It is not the horse that draws the cart, but the oats.
It is simpler and easier to flatter people than to praise them.
It's not my job to motivate players. They bring extraordinary motivation to our program. It's my job not to de-motivate them.
Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.
Make sure you visualize what you really want, not what someone else wants for you.
Men are more accountable for their motives, than for anything else; and primarily, morality consists in the motives, that is in the affections.
Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular top up s.
Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.
Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Next to excellence, comes the appreciation of it.
No one does anything from a single motive.
Nobody motivates today's workers. If it doesn't come from within, it doesn't come. Fun helps remove the barriers that allow people to motivate themselves.
One of the reasons it has seemed so difficult for a person to change his habits, his personality, or his way of life, has been that heretofore nearly all efforts at change have been directed to the circumference of the self, so to speak, rather than to the center.
One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
Some of us are like wheelbarrows, only useful when pushed and easily upset.
Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.