Using quotes from someone who has authority on your topic is an effective way to support your point. Oftentimes, these quotes can be a microblog post in, and of, themselves. This makes them perfect for when you have a limited amount of characters, like on Twitter, to express your point. I’ve collected 100 such quotes that are ready for you to simply copy, paste, and share on Twitter.
These quotes were handpicked from my personal collection of quotes from ten of the best motivational speakers. Some of them will be familiar to you, but you may find a few you’ve never read. I’ve had great success with these quotes on my various Twitter accounts because all of these quotes are retweetable.
What Makes a Quote Retweetable?
Obviously, the quote has to be noteworthy for someone to want to tweet it. What I see many people forget is that it also has to be formatted properly. How many times have you went to retweet a quote, but it was over the 140 character limit?
You could use the official retweet function; however, you probably want the person to know you did it. Chances are that they won’t know unless they make a habit of checking their official retweets (maybe Twitter will fix that one day).
To ensure that your quotes are retweetable, you must limit them to 120 characters or less. Why? The maximum length for a Twitter name is now 15 characters. You’ll need to add room for the 5 characters they’ll need to add “RT @” and the space following your Twitter name. That’s 140 – 15 – 5 leaving you with 120 characters.
Twitter Ready Quotes by Brian Tracy
Brian Tracy is one of America’s leading authorities on the development of human potential and personal effectiveness. A dynamic and inspiring speaker, he addresses thousands of people each year on the subjects of personal and professional development.
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person. -Brian Tracy
Whatever you dwell on in the conscious grows in your experience. -Brian Tracy
Your company’s most valuable asset is how it is known to its customers. -Brian Tracy
It doesn’t matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going. -Brian Tracy
Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event. -Brian Tracy
Successful people are simply those with successful habits. -Brian Tracy
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true. -Brian Tracy
Your greatest asset is your earning ability. Your greatest resource is your time. -Brian Tracy
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you. -Brian Tracy
If what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then it’s moving you away from your goals. -Brian Tracy
Twitter Ready Quotes by Dale Carnegie
Dale Carnegie was an American writer and lecturer famed for developing courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking and interpersonal skills. How to Win Friends and Influence People, first published in 1936, was a massive bestseller that remains popular today.
Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. -Dale Carnegie
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still. -Dale Carnegie
You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing. -Dale Carnegie
You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. -Dale Carnegie
If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. -Dale Carnegie
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do. -Dale Carnegie
The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore. -Dale Carnegie
If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over the beehive. -Dale Carnegie
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. -Dale Carnegie
We all have possibilities we don’t know about. We can do things we don’t even dream we can do. -Dale Carnegie
Twitter Ready Quotes by Denis Waitley
Best-selling author and speaker, Denis Waitley has painted word pictures of optimism, core values, motivation and resiliency that have become indelible and legendary in their positive impact on society. He has inspired, informed, challenged and entertained audiences for over 25 years.
Chase your passion, not your pension. -Denis Waitley
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life. -Denis Waitley
You must stick to your conviction, but be ready to abandon your assumptions. -Denis Waitley
It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit. -Denis Waitley
Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future. -Denis Waitley
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised. -Denis Waitley
You must be worthy of the best, but not more worthy than the rest. -Denis Waitley
You must continue to gain expertise, but avoid thinking like an expert. -Denis Waitley
The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply. -Denis Waitley
Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable. -Denis Waitley
Twitter Ready Quotes by Earl Nightingale
Earl Nightingale was an American motivational speaker and author, known as the “Dean of Personal Development.” He formed the Nightingale-Conant Corporation of Chicago with Lloyd Conant, and became a founding pioneer in the personal development industry.
We tend to live up to our expectations. -E. Nightingale
Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career! -E. Nightingale
Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service. -E. Nightingale
We’re afraid, it’s because we don’t know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid. -E. Nightingale
People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going. -E. Nightingale
Our attitude towards others determines their attitude towards us. -E. Nightingale
The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. -E. Nightingale
Any person who contributes to prosperity must prosper in turn. -E. Nightingale
All you have to do is know where you’re going. The answers will come to you of their own accord. -E. Nightingale
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. -E. Nightingale
Twitter Ready Quotes by Jim Rohn
For more than 40 years, Jim Rohn honed his craft like a skilled artist — helping people sculpt life strategies that expanded their imagination of what is possible. He’s widely regarded as one of the most influential thinkers of our time, and thought of by many as a national treasure.
The book you don’t read won’t help. -Jim Rohn
If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree. -Jim Rohn
If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. -Jim Rohn
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know. -Jim Rohn
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight. -Jim Rohn
Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. -Jim Rohn
Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well. -Jim Rohn
Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become. -Jim Rohn
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. -Jim Rohn
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. -Jim Rohn
Twitter Ready Quotes by Les Brown
Les Brown is a top motivational speaker, speech coach, and best-selling author, whose passion is empowering youth and helping them have a larger vision for their lives. His straight-from-the-heart, high-energy, passionate message motivates and engages all audiences to step into their greatness.
Life has no limitations, except the ones you make. -Les Brown
Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality. -Les Brown
We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. -Les Brown
You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change. -Les Brown
Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. -Les Brown
Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on. -Les Brown
Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars. -Les Brown
Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. -Les Brown
Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life. -Les Brown
There are winners, there are losers and there are people who have not yet learned how to win. -Les Brown
Twitter Ready Quotes by Napoleon Hill
Napoleon Hill began his writing career at age 13 as a “mountain reporter” for small town newspapers and went on to become America’s most beloved motivational author. His work stands as a monument to individual achievement and is the cornerstone of modern motivation.
Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing. -Napoleon Hill
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. -Napoleon Hill
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like. -Napoleon Hill
The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going. -Napoleon Hill
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit. -Napoleon Hill
Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality. -Napoleon Hill
The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself. -Napoleon Hill
Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness. -Napoleon Hill
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited. -Napoleon Hill
All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea. -Napoleon Hill
Twitter Ready Quotes by Og Mandino
Og Mandino is the most widely read inspirational and self help author in the world. The former president of Success Unlimited magazine, he passed away in 1996 but remains one of the best-selling inspirational authors today. His books continue to inspire countless thousands all over the world.
Tomorrow is only found in the calendar of fools. -Og Mandino
Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity. -Og Mandino
I seek constantly to improve my manners and graces, for they are the sugar to which all are attracted. -Og Mandino
I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. -Og Mandino
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. -Og Mandino
Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be. -Og Mandino
Work as though you would live forever, and live as though you would die today. Go another mile! -Og Mandino
I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles, but a good deal about their acts. -Og Mandino
There is an immeasurable distance between late and too late. -Og Mandino
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. -Og Mandino
Twitter Ready Quotes by Tony Robbins
A millionaire by the age of twenty-four, Tony Robbins is an entrepreneur and the best-selling author of Unlimited Power. He’s considered, by many, to be the nation’s leader in human development training and is the founder of Robbins Research International, Inc.
There is no such thing as failure. There are only results. -Tony Robbins
Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach. -Tony Robbins
A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. -Tony Robbins
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. -Tony Robbins
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals – that is, goals that do not inspire them. -Tony Robbins
If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided. -Tony Robbins
How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I’m committed to? -Tony Robbins
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck. -Tony Robbins
Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular. -Tony Robbins
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute… that gives meaning to our lives. -Tony Robbins
Twitter Ready Quotes by Zig Ziglar
Recognized by his peers as the quintessential motivational genius of our times, Zig Ziglar‘s unique delivery style and powerful messages have earned him many honors, and today he is considered one of the most versatile authorities on the science of human potential.
To respond is positive, to react is negative. -Zig Ziglar
If we don’t start, it’s certain we can’t arrive. -Zig Ziglar
Some people find fault like there is a reward for it. -Zig Ziglar
It is easy to get to the top after you get through the crowd at the bottom. -Zig Ziglar
If you’re sincere, praise is effective. If you’re insincere, it’s manipulative. -Zig Ziglar
Obstacles are the things we see when we take our eyes off our goals. -Zig Ziglar
You don’t “pay the price” for success-you enjoy the benefits of success. -Zig Ziglar
Failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night. -Zig Ziglar
It’s not what you know; it’s what you use that makes a difference. -Zig Ziglar
You are the only one who can use your ability. It is an awesome responsibility. -Zig Ziglar
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