Great quotes can be inspirational and motivational. They are essentially powerful nuggets of wisdom condensed into 1-2 lines.

Being an project manager can be an emotional ride, with ups, downs, joy and disappointment. Words have power and these inspiring and motivating quotes are guaranteed to challenge the way you think and perhaps even change the way you live.

We hope they resonate with you as much as they have with us. Sometimes a little piece of advice or wisdom from a brilliant mind can help you motor through even the most difficult of times.

  1. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. ― Maya Angelou
  2. It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. ― Lou Holtz
  3. What happened, happened, and it wouldn’t have happened any other way. Lewis Carroll
  4. Choose a job that you like, and you will never have to work a day in your life. ― Confucius
  5. Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end. ― Proverbs 29:11
  6. Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. —Vince Lombardi
  7. Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve. ― Napoleon Hill
  8. Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. ― Mark Twain
  9. The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. ― Ralph Nader
  10. As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. ― Proverbs 27:17
  11. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. ― Napoleon Hill
  12. What is not started will never get finished. ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  13. When you cease to dream, you cease to live. ― Malcolm Forbes
  14. Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. ― Farrah Gray
  15. Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. ― Bill Gates
  16. Winners never quit, and quitters never win. ― Vince Lombardi
  17. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. ― Steve Jobs
  18. Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. —Charles Swindoll
  19. The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. ― Vince Lombardi
  20. Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes. ― Maggie Kuhn
  21. It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently. ― Warren Buffett
  22. Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. —Eleanor Roosevelt
  23. When someone tells me “no,” it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them. ― Karen E. Quinones Miller
  24. If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. —Booker T. Washington
  25. You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do. ― Henry Ford
  26. A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. ― Albert Einstein
  27. I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. —Stephen Covey
  28. Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. ― Albert Einstein
  29. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. —Dalai Lama
  30. I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. —Jimmy Dean
  31. If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on. —Sheryl Sandberg. — Proverbs 15:1
  32. A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger
  33. Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. —George Addair
  34. The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. —Amelia Earhart
  35. A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. — Proverbs 22:1

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