We want deeper sincerity of motive, a greater courage in speech and earnestness in action.— Sarojini Naidu
Astonishing Motivational Speech quotations
You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.
Never follow anyone else's path, unless you're in the woods and you're lost.
Be not afraid of going slowly, Be afraid of standing still.
Giving back, doing motivational speeches and stuff like that, that's always made me feel good. If you repeatedly go out there, and you are the change that you want to see, then that's what you are.
I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.
Develop serenity and quiet attitudes through your conversation.
Depending upon the words we use and the tone in which we use them, we can talk ourselves into being nervous, high-strung, and upset. By our speech, we can also achieve quiet reactions. Talk peaceful to be peaceful.
Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no mater how slow.
Let us strive on to finish the work we are in.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
I got some real rough dental work done not long ago, and my mouth's still numb right here [points to the left side of his chin]. So it kind of messes with my speech a little bit, so don't y'all think that I took too many cos I haven't.
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
You have to want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe!
Religious speech is extreme, emotional, and motivational.
It is anti-literal, relying on metaphor, allusion, and other rhetorical devices, and it assumes knowledge within a community of believers.
If you are motivated by loving kindness and compassion, there are many ways to bring happiness to others right now, starting with kind speech.
Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.
My philosophy is that you can't motivate players with speeches, you have motivated players that you draft. That's where they come in and those are the guys that are competitive. You cannot teach competitiveness.
Doing motivational speeches and stuff like that, that's always made me feel good.
Heart and Brain are the two lords of life.
In the metaphors of ordinary speech and in the stricter language of science, we use these terms to indicate two central powers, from which all motives radiate, to which all influences converge.
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.
People ask me a lot of questions and I don't always have the time to stop and talk, but I do a lot of email mentorship with college students. So if I meet a college kid during a motivational speech or something like that I'll stop and say, "I see you need help in this area. Here's my email. Let me help." So, it's just my way of giving back.
If I and other whistleblowers are sentenced to long years in prison without so much as a chance to explain our motivations to a jury, it will have a deeply chilling effect on future whistleblowers working as I did to expose government abuse and overreach. It will chill speech. It will corrode the quality of our democracy.
They classify my motivational speeches as rants...
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Motivated teams are the key to success at every startup, yet I still know entrepreneurs who gave an inspirational speech to kick off the quarter but haven't been heard from since, or don't realize that their actions are often more demotivating than inspirational.
You're always trying to motivate your players.
There's a time and a place for a speech that would try to motivate your players, especially if as a coach you knew that the cards were stacked against you a little bit.
The meaning of what is said is according to the motive for saying it: because things are not subject to speech, but speech to things. Therefore we should take account of the motive of the lawgiver, rather than of his very words.
The hardest walk is walking alone, but it's also the walk that makes you the strongest.
Right motives give pinions to thought, and strength and freedom to speech and action.
A politician or political thinker who calls himself a political realist is usually boasting that he sees politics, so to speak, in the raw; he is generally a proclaimed cynic and pessimist who makes it his business to look behind words and fine speeches for the motive. This motive is always low.
Our mind is the foundation of all our actions, whether they are actions of body, speech, or mind, i.e., thinking. Whatever we think, say, or do arises from our mind. What our consciousness consumes becomes the substance of our life, so we have to be very careful which nutriments we ingest.
A little progress each day adds up to bg results.
To be free from all egoistic motive, careful of truth in speech and action, void of self-will and self-assertion, watchful in all things, is the condition for being a flawless servant.
It is important to understand that counterproducti ve actions of body, speech and mind do not arise of their own accord, but spring up in dependence on our motivation. Faulty states of mind give rise to faulty actions. To control negative physical and verbal actions, we need to tame our minds.
Among a man's many good possessions, A good command of speech has no equal.
Prosperity and ruin issue from the power of the tongue. Therefore, guard yourself against thoughtless speech.
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass away.
Unpopular speech is absolutely vital to the health of our nation.
I'm not in the speech making business.
I'm not in the seminar business. I'm not in the writing book business. I'm in the changing lives business.
To view the opposition as dangerous is to misunderstand the basic concepts of democracy. To oppress the opposition is to assault the very foundation of democracy.