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The Best Motivational Quotes From 2022

Motivation is the driving force that steers us toward achievement, fulfillment, and the realization of our full potential. Waiting for success to fall into our laps is no way to go about life; instead, we must move past the fears and excuses that so often hold us back, embrace ambition, and take action. Of course, it can be challenging to take that first step, and from time to time we find ourselves needing an extra push.

Over this past year, Inspiring Quotes has featured countless positive affirmations from great thinkers past and present — modicums of wisdom that can serve as the kick in the pants we sometimes need to reach our goals. Here, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite motivational quotes from 2022. We hope they help inspire a renewed sense of determination for the coming year.

Make glorious, amazing mistakes.
Neil Gaiman

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Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
T.S. Eliot

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Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
Anaïs Nin

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Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.
Mae Jemison

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The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
Amelia Earhart

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Stay hungry, stay foolish.
Steve Jobs

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You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt

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Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
John F. Kennedy

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Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
Napoleon Hill

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The secret of life is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Paulo Coelho

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Find the thing you do well and do it again and again for the rest of your life.
Jóhann Jóhannsson

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The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
Alfred Adler

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You can start late, look different, be uncertain, and still succeed.
Misty Copeland

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The scariest moment is always just before you start.
Stephen King

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As one goes through life, one learns that if you don’t paddle your own canoe, you don’t move.
Katharine Hepburn

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You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
Les Brown

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A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd

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Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it.
Madeleine L'Engle

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If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.
Shirley Chisholm

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Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
Les Brown

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Lao Tzu

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If you hear a voice within you saying, “You are not a painter,” then by all means paint, boy, and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent van Gogh

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