26 Quotes That Are More Motivational Than Coffee

Let's talk real talk: you may be a strong, independent person who doesn't need any man/woman to complete you, but your addiction to coffee will probably last until the grave. You do actually need coffee to complete you, sorry not sorry. Your Christmas list is most likely just five lines that say "Starbucks gift card" over and over again, with the writing getting slightly more desperate and loopy as you go. The promise of coffee is the only thing that gets you out of bed, and the smell of it is the only thing that reminds you of your basic humanity. It is the gentle nudge that keeps you conscious on Friday afternoons, the first nod you will make in your Oscars speech, the sole reason that you are able to do all of the amazing things you do in your life (for instance: watch Netflix, pet a dog, sleep a lot).

I'm not saying that coffee is going anywhere, because it isn't. But if it were (CALM DOWN, I said "if"), we would hypothetically need something to keep our hearts and livers and other organs functioning (that's what coffee does, right?), in which case we would need a back-up plan. Well, it turns out that there are plenty of humans who have wisdom that might even beat out the silent, steadfast wisdom of a fresh cup of coffee. Here are a few quotes that will motivate you with a fire that even coffee can't:

1. "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain." - Vivian Greene

2. "Nothing is impossible. The word itself says "I'm possible"!" - Audrey Hepburn

3. "Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

4. "Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!" - Anne Frank

5. "Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen." - Eileen Candy

6. "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." - C.S. Lewis

7. "Believe you can and you're halfway there." - Theodore Roosevelt

8. "Tough times never last, but tough people do." - Dr. Robert Schuller

9. "The best dreams happen when you're awake." - Cherie Gilderbloom

10. "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." - Confucius

11. "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." - Hellen Keller

12. "The best way out is always through." - Robert Frost

13. "I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass." - Maya Angelou

14. "The secret to getting ahead is getting started." - Mark Twain

15. "Do one thing every day that scares you." - Eleanor Roosevelt

16. "We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes—understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success." - Ariana Huffington

17. "The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me." - Ayn Rand

18. "Expect problems and eat them for breakfast." - Alfred A. Montapurt

19. "Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it." - Oprah Winfrey

20. "If you're going through hell, keep going." - Winston Churchill

21. "Well done is better than well said." - Benjamin Franklin

22. "A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want." - Madonna

23. "Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting." - Christopher Morley

24. "When you have a dream, you've got to grab it and never let go." - Carol Burnett

25. "A winner is just a loser who tried one more time." - George M. Moore, Jr.

26. "I am not afraid...I was born to do this." - Joan of Arc

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