59 Emotional and Inspiring Quotes that Will Move You to Greatness

59 Emotional and Inspiring Quotes that Will Move You to Greatness

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Whether it’s from seminars or books I’ve come across a good number of inspirational and emotional quotes in my life. Every now and then we all need some encouragement when life gets overwhelming.

From a young age and developed a habit of recording quotes that inspire me or are emotional. Some of the books have been biographies of great people and at times from movies.

In other cases inspirational quotes from documentaries that tend to be emotional when you get to understand the people’s backgrounds.

I’ve found that going over famous people’s quotes makes me emotional and pushes me to do meaningful things in life. It makes me keep my purpose in mind and strive for it with everything I’ve got.

Here’s a selection of 59 inspirational and emotional quotes to push you to greatness:

  1. “Your attitude is like the aroma of your heart. If your attitude stinks, it means your heart’s not right.” ~ Alex Kendrick
  2. “Surrendering a battle may actually be the best way to greater victory.” ~ Alex Kendrick
  3. “Your response determines your destiny.” ~ Bonnie Deuschle
  4. No one can be responsible for success until he is willing to accept the responsibility for failures as well. ~ Edwin Cole
  5. “Champions are not those who never fail, they are those who never quit.” ~ Edwin Cole
  6. “The result of prayer in private will be a life of boldness and courage in public.” ~ Edwin Cole
  7. “Fame can come in a moment, but greatness comes with longevity.” ~ Edwin Cole
  8. “The greatest of men discipline themselves to practice.” ~ Edwin Cole
  9. “Keep your head and heart going in the right direction and you will not have to worry about your feet.” ~ Myles Munroe
  10. “You were created for a purpose that the world cannot do without.” ~ Glen McQuirk

  11. “You have everything you need to take the first step. The first step is the beginning of the wonderful end you have imagined.” ~ Glen McQuirk
  12. “Selfish seed feeds you. Successful seed feeds you and your family. Significant seed feeds the world.” ~ Glen McQuirk
  13. “All players have a place where they add the most value.” ~ John C Maxwell
  14. “Teammates must be able to count on each other when it counts.” ~ John C Maxwell
  15. “Look at any team that has achieved great success, and you will find that it has strong leadership.” ~ John C Maxwell
  16. “The true measure of leadership is influence- nothing more, nothing less.” ~ John C Maxwell
  17. “The people’s capacity to achieve is determined by their leader’s ability to empower.” ~ John C Maxwell
  18. “Just as it takes a giant killer to produce other giant killers, it takes a leader to raise up other leaders.” ~ John C Maxwell
  19. “When you kneel in prayer, don’t give God orders, just report to your Commander in Chief for duty.” ~ Michael Catt
  20. “You don’t have to chase key people, you don’t have to kiss up to people. You just get with God and God will open the doors that He wants to open for you.” ~ Michael Catt

  21. “If you trust God’s plan for your life and commit to pursuing it, then your success in accomplishing His plan for your life is guaranteed.” ~ TC Stallings
  22. “A part of every Christ follower’s God-given purpose is helping others to realize theirs.” ~ TC Stallings
  23. “When you come to know who is in control, you can come to rest in the storms. Regardless of what is happening around us, we can stay at rest in Christ.” – Tom Deuschle
  24. “God does hear the prayers of His people, and He has given us the mandate to enforce the defeat of our enemies that Jesus purchased for us on the Cross of Calvary. But when we fail to pray in-line with the word of God, we can hinder and nullify our prayers.” – Tom Deuschle
  25. “It isn’t right that other men should fight and die, that I would just be sitting at home safe. I need to serve.” ~ Desmond Doss (Hacksaw Ridge movie)
  26. “Learn in the days of ease and comfort, to think in terms of the prayer that follows, so that when the days of hardship come you will be fully prepared and equipped to meet them.” ~ Eric Liddell
  27. “The secret of my success over the 400m is that I run the first 200m as fast as I can. Then, for the second 200m, with God’s help I run faster.” ~ Eric Liddell
  28. “When you play for yourself you can be great. But when you play for something higher than yourself, that’s when something extraordinary can happen.” ~ Hank Erwin (Woodlawn movie)
  29. “And you need to do your fighting in prayer and you need to kick the real enemy out of your home, with the word of God.” ~ Ms. Clara (War Room movie)

  30. “Well, in God’s Word, He said 365 different times, ‘Do not fear.’ If He says it that many times, you know He’s serious about it, don’t you?” ~ Mark Richt (Facing the Giants movie)
  31. “Fireproof doesn’t mean that a fire will never come but that when it comes, you’ll be able to withstand it.” ~ Michael Simmons (Fireproof movie)
  32. “Faith in God… produces character; character will produce courage, courage to face the challenges of the day.” ~ Kirk Cameron
  33. “There is nothing more important than your eternal salvation.” ~ Kirk Cameron
  34. “Excellence means representing the reputation of Christ well. It means doing all things as best as you can.” ~ Stephen Kendrick
  35. “If I’m doing something as an offering unto the Lord, I want to give God my best.” ~ Stephen Kendrick
  36. “A well-rounded education has always been an issue close to my heart.” ~ David Robinson
  37. “Dream big; at least you will have the joy of reaching for the stars instead of living in a box filled with unopened gifts.” ~ David Robinson
  38. “Contentment is the equilibrium between the enjoyment of life now and the anticipation of what is to come.” ~ Priscilla Shirer
  39. “Fervent prayer keeps your true identity in focus.” ~ Priscilla Shirer
  40. “It is important to plan as early in life as possible.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki

  41. “Regardless of whether you work for someone else or for yourself, if you want to be rich, you’ve got to mind your own business.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki
  42. “The most important thing I can tell you is that no matter what your past has been or what others may think, God has not rejected you.” ~ Billy Graham
  43. “Once we realize God is in control and He holds us in His loving hands, we can meet life’s dangers and uncertainties with confidence.” ~ Billy Graham
  44. “Attitude is more important than reality because attitude can change reality!” ~ David Divelbiss
  45. “Thank God that things are as good as they are. Thanksgiving takes our attention off the negative, and causes us to think on the positive!” ~ David Divelbiss
  46. “Men may measure with their own rule; but bear in mind that God looks at the world and man with different eyes.” ~ DL Moody
  47. “Sometimes God specially blesses a church when it is without a Pastor because they trust in His grace and not in any arm of the flesh.” ~ DL Moody
  48. “Listen to your heart. But don’t leave your head behind.” ~ Tudor Bismark
  49. “Definiteness of purpose, strategic thinking and FOCUS overcomes limitation.” ~ Tudor Bismark

  50. “God has approved, validated and endorsed you. Stop searching for man’s approval.” ~ Pearl Khupe
  51. “God knows EXACTLY how to defend what is HIS. He just waits for the APPOINTED time. When He arises, He scatters His opposition.” ~ Pearl Khupe
  52. “To be an effective leader, make sure the people in your department know that they’re working with you, not for you.” ~ John Wooden
  53. “Never try to be better than someone else. Learn from others, and try to be the best you can be.” ~ John Wooden
  54. “The most important daily habit we can possess is to remind ourselves of the gospel.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  55. “God doesn’t need your strength, He has more than enough of power of his own. He asks your weakness; he has none of that himself.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  56. “When the word says you’re healed, nothing can go against His word. When He says you’ll prosper, poverty cannot claim your life. Why? Because Jesus is alive and he will never change.” ~ Mark Kariuki
  57. “Jesus defeated the enemy in his own territory and He has given you the power over all those principalities He conquered.” ~ Mark Kariuki
  58. “One key to maximizing your potential is to become dissatisfied with the circumstances that restrict, limit, and stifle your potential.” ~ Myles Munroe
  59. “Do not wait until you are great to be great, or you will never be great.” ~ Myles Munroe

Are there other quotes that you can add here that are emotional? Comment below:

About the author

Sija Mafu is an Online Enthusiast, Personal Development Fan, Global Business owner and a Master in The Art of Living. Also as a devout Christian, his vision is to see young people take responsibility for their lives and create bright futures for themselves, their families and society at large.

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