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10 Motivational Mark Batterson Quotes

Mark Batterson is the author of the popular book “The Circle Maker.” He is without doubt my favorite author. Reading one of his other books “In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day” sparked a light in me and has kept motivated me ever since. He speaks from a biblical perspective, and he truly wants to see all of his readers reach their potential and conquer God sized dreams.

Here are 10 motivational quotes from Mark Batterson:

“If you’re bored, one thing is for sure: You’re not following in the footsteps of Christ.” -Mark Batterson

“We need to stop living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death” -Mark Batterson

“God is in the résumé-building business. He is always using past experiences to prepare us for future opportunities.” -Mark Batterson

“As I look back on my own life, I recognize this simple truth: The greatest opportunities were the scariest lions. Part of me has wanted to play it safe, but I’ve learned that taking no risks is the greatest risk of all.” -Mark Batterson

“Instead of complaining about the current state of affairs, we need to offer better alternatives. […] we need to stop cursing the darkness and start lighting some candles!” -Mark Batterson

“Half of learning is learning. The other half of learning is unlearning.” -Mark Batterson

“I wonder if we’re so afraid of doing the wrong thing that we never do the right thing.” -Mark Batterson

“Having vision beyond your resources is synonymous with dreaming big.” -Mark Batterson

“One of the most difficult types of risk to take is risking your reputation.” -Mark Batterson

“If you stay humble and stay hungry, there is nothing God cannot do in you and through you.” -Mark Batterson

10 Motivational JK Rowling Quotes

JK Rowling is famous for author the Harry Potter series (the best selling book series of all time… like ever.) Her stories of the wizarding world took the real world by storm. With each new novel millions waited with baited breath to be able to read her words.

Here are 10 motivational quotes from JK Rowling:

“I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never. What’s to be ashamed of? I went through a really rough time and I am quite proud that I got out of that.” -JK Rowling

“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.” -JK Rowling

“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” -JK Rowling (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)

“You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity.” -JK Rowling

“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” -JK Rowling (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)

“The knowledge that you have emerged wiser and stronger from setbacks means that you are, ever after, secure in your ability to survive.” -JK Rowling

“We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.”
-JK. Rowling

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
-JK. Rowling

“The world is full of wonderful things you haven’t seen yet. Don’t ever give up on the chance of seeing them.”
-JK. Rowling

“Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I’ve met people who don’t want to try for fear of failing.” -JK. Rowling

10 Motivational Henry David Thoreau Quotes

Henry David Thoreau is a poet best known for his book “Walden” which was a reflection on simple living. He was an abolitionist in mind and heart and applauded civil disobedience. Most importantly it seems, Henry David Thoreau believed that even one man could make a major difference in the world.

Here are 10 Henry David Thoreau motivational quotes:

“Friends… they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams.” -Henry David Thoreau

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.” -Henry David Thoreau

“Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” -Henry David Thoreau

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” -Henry David Thoreau

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” -Henry David Thoreau

“If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.” -Henry David Thoreau

“Live the life you’ve dreamed.” -Henry David Thoreau

“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.” -Henry David Thoreau

“Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.” -Henry David Thoreau

“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?” -Henry David Thoreau

10 Motivational Robin Williams Quotes

Robin Williams was one of the greatest actors of our generation. Through his quick wit and ability to play various roles, he found himself in films of many different types. From doing the voice of a Genie found in a bottle, to pretending to be a woman, to the more serious role of leading a punk genius to find his full potential. In what was his best role, he taught a bunch of boys to realize their own dreams in Dead Poets Society. I still look to that movie today as a shining example of how we should all think. There is no reason at all for us to settle. We all have the capability to rise up and truly make a difference in this world.

Here are 10 motivational quotes from the marvelous Robin Williams:

“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” -Robin Williams

“What’s right is what’s left if you do everything else wrong.” -Robin Williams

“Being in the same room with people and creating something together is a good thing.” -Robin Williams

“Some are born great. Some achieve greatness. Some get it as a graduation gift.” -Robin Williams

“But only in their dreams can men be truly free. It was always thus and always thus will be.” –Walt Whitman said by Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society

“There is still a lot to learn and there is always great stuff out there.” -Robin Williams

“Even mistakes can be wonderful.” -Robin Williams

“I believe in destiny. There must be a reason that I am as I am. There must be.” -Robin Williams

“Please, don’t worry so much… Because in the end none of us have very long on this earth.” -Robin Williams

“You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren’t paying attention to.” -Robin Williams

10 Motivational Wayne Gretzky Quotes

Wayne Gretzky was dubbed the best hockey player of all time by the National Hockey League itself despite his size and strength being well below average. He knew the game better than any before him (and likely after) and had innate talent and ability. He knew how to improvise to take just the perfect shot at just the right time. Gretzky could do it all.

Here are 10 motivational Wayne Gretzky quotes:

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” -Wayne Gretzky

“Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.” -Wayne Gretzky

“The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.” -Wayne Gretzky

“The day I stop giving is the day I stop receiving. The day I stop learning is the day I stop growing.” -Wayne Gretzky

“Only one thing is ever guaranteed, that is that you will definitely not achieve the goal if you don’t take the shot.” -Wayne Gretzky

“You’ll never catch me bragging about goals, but I’ll talk all you want about my assists.” -Wayne Gretzky

“No matter who you are, we’re creatures of habit. The better your habits are, the better they will be in pressure situations.” -Wayne Gretzky

“I couldn’t beat people with my strength; I don’t have a hard shot; I’m not the quickest skater in the league. My eyes and my mind have to do most of the work.” -Wayne Gretzky

“People in general want to build somebody up and then try to knock them down. They always root for the underdog.” -Wayne Gretzky

“Not doing it is certainly the best way to not getting it.” -Wayne Gretzky