I'm slowly becoming a convert to the principle that you can't motivate people to do things, you can only demotivate them. The primary job of the manager is not to empower but to remove obstacles.

Scott Adams

Until victory always.

Ernesto 'che' Guevara

Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.

Les Brown

An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.

Charles F. Kettering

Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.

William Arthur Ward

Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.

Lou Holtz

I've always been in the right place and time. Of course, I steered myself there.

Bob Hope

No one can motivate you to do anything. You motivate yourself, based on information you receive and how directly you can relate it to your own potential achievement.

Mark Barnes

Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all those things effectively, you can't miss.

Lee Iacocca

While we must remain determined to defeat terrorism, it isn't only terrorism we are fighting. It's the beliefs that motivate terrorists. A new ideology of hatred and intolerance has arisen to challenge America and liberal democracy.

Senator John Kerry

There is no stimulus like that which comes from the consciousness of knowing that others believe in us.

Orison Swett Marden

In all our quest of greatness, like wanton boys, whose pastime is their care, we follow after bubbles, blown in the air.

John Webster

Losing a pound isn't necessarily a reward. Being healthy and feeling good about yourself is the reward.

Nancy Peterson

The motivation part is all essential in keeping my voice, but there are the human factors of discipline.

Jerome Hines

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.

John C. Maxwell

There are fish in the sea better than have ever been caught.

Irish Sayings

A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.

Pat Riley

The mug is a tool. My ace in the hole. To have looks is the bonus on top of what motivates me to be an actor. Not to realize they're an asset would be counterproductive to the cause; they serve the common good.

Alexis Carrel

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

If you are serious about your goals, drop the conditions. Go directly to your goal. Be your goal! Conditions often disguise strategies for escaping accountability. Why not just take charge and create the experience you are looking for?

Eric Allenbaugh

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing—that's why we recommend it daily.

Zig Ziglar

I had a goal this year, to make the NCAA (Championship). I was training for that aspect; that was my motivation.

Vanessa Duenas

I feel like I was closing the chapter on the whole New Mexico thing. The motivation was definitely there, with a guy I used to play for, former teammates.

Jamaal Williams

It's good motivation to work harder in the practice room. My conditioning needs a little work.

Brett Rosedale

It was real frustrating seeing my team get beat and me not being on the court with them. It was a lot of motivation.

Clark Williams

If you must have motivation, think of your paycheck on Friday.

Noel Coward

I love to keep busy. The challenge of fitting all of my activities into each day is my motivation.

Sarah Kochik

We want to use the end of last season as motivation for this one.

John Runion

The fact we lost (at home) was a big motivation for winning here. (Monroe) is a great place to play. The crowd is great and the atmosphere is fun.

Shane Kieler

It gives me motivation because I know where I need to be. I'm hungry.

Shana Cox

Alien smuggling organizations are driven by greed with little regard to the health, well-being, dignity or motivation of their human cargo. Attacking and dismantling these criminal groups is critical to securing our borders and ensuring compliance with our immigration and customs laws.

Brian Moskowitz

I just use that stuff as motivation, ... I feed off it.

Ronnie Brown

It takes a lot of motivation and dedication from the students and their love of music to put on the show.

Katie O'brien

He gave me some tips about how to stride and control my breathing. I got my motivation while I was lying there in bed that I wanted to make some changes in my life. You set goals and you have to try to live up to them.

Laura Evans

Her motivation for doing videos was for a stepping-stone to become bigger in the entertainment industry (and) to be promiscuous.

Melyssa Ford

Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.

Donald Trump

This is giving a kid that doesn't have a hope, a ton of motivation before they come to high school.

Steve Cardamone

She is a perfectionist. Her motivation is her own.

Linda Howard

The greatest thing is the motivation, it makes you kick into gear, being around all these people who are so passionate about writing - it is contagious.

Anne Wallace

The house was designed for us and we've developed it in our particular style. It's different, it's an acquired taste, but our motivation for this house was our family, and it's been a great family house.

Tom Rae

Basketball is her life. Her getting to see me play is my motivation. I don't know what she'd do without me playing basketball.

Karla Moriel

I entered the contest to tell people about how I got inspired, and how I try to inspire other people. It's about finding strength and motivation to go for your goals and dreams.

Helen White

If there's additional motivation to get out of the building, that's a good thing. The governor would like to have a special session that is short, where we can get in and get out.

Pat Egan

He knows Hillel as well as anyone coming in, certainly better than the other candidates. He's familiar with the system, he's committed, intelligent, he's attractive and he's got great motivation to do the job.

Michael Steinhardt

[It's] hard to do. I've been hard on myself for a few days. But it's something I got to get over, like it never happened. I just get out there and wrestle and use it as a little motivation to get at people a little more.

Pat Castillo

He gets on me pretty hard sometimes, but all coaches do. That's their job. I try not to get upset at that and try to use that as motivation to get sharper and make better pitches.

Pat Mcananey

The motivation from watching such good skaters is helpful. It's like giving you extra drive when you're practicing.

Asia Nakakura

We're brutally honest with them, and that aids in motivation.

Amy Jones

That loss provided me motivation, I had to remember what it was like to lose to get even more focused here.

Gabe Hale

It's got to be a passion. It takes a real drive and real motivation.

Brain Maas

They have not provided us with a motivation.

Gus Valdespino

When I saw we were picked 10th, that [became] my motivation for every game. I just want to prove them wrong.

Derek Coleman

You never have to worry about motivation with coach Meyer. He always has that part covered. He's going to motivate you, he's going to get you going. If he can't, then nobody can.

Tate Casey

Take one of the focal points of terrorist motivation away, and that is foreign troops.

Peter Cosgrove

Mostly the motivation was not going broke.

Tom Potter

Those guys are the future. I just wanted to go out there and do good. If you can do it, it gives you that much more motivation to play in the big leagues and do well at the big-league level.

Lastings Milledge

It gives me the motivation to work out. I want to play Division I.

Meredith Ward

It's a big change. It's assumed this will provide some motivation for people to go out and take more bears.

Matt Robus

Just from a pure motivation standpoint and the way he gets out there and plays the game it's uplifting to everybody.

Monty Beisel

I have the feeling that something is missing in my game to win important matches, a certain kind of drive or motivation. I think I enjoy tennis more than ever, but this is not enough.

Magdalena Maleeva

We use it as motivation. But we know we haven't done anything yet.

Herman Demmink

We just came out and used that as motivation.

Jai Lewis

I can't begin to understand his motivation.

Michael Hughes

We used that as motivation. We came into this tourney wanting a chance to play S.C.

Scott Campbell

Said Taylor, adding the team's goal is to make it to the district golf tournament. Our team has the desire and the motivation to do that.

Michael Taylor

He always wanted to beat up on the bigger kids; even when he was small, he'd always tag along. When he got to 8 or 9 years old, he was a heck of a basketball player, baseball player. He had drive. He just liked to win. That's his motivation, to win.

Lee Anderson

It's really hard. [But] I'm going to use this as motivation. I'm going to remember this feeling, and I'm going to make sure my teammates remember the same feeling.

Martin Samarco

It helps during practice. I use it for motivation. I throw a lot at practice, until 6 p.m. sometimes.

Cody Arnold

We used it as motivation. We just said it was the same rims, the same gym. It was odd at first when we came out. Once the ball is tipped, it's the same court.

Chris Braier

People are looking more and more at the price tags. That is the motivation these days.

Pablo Gonzalez

The state meet is my main focus right now. This is my senior year, so it's my last chance to do something. I would like to be top 15. That's the motivation right now.

Jonathan Bryant

We've had it in our heads that this is a big game since the beginning of the season. This is a rivalry game and it's the next game, which is always the biggest. That's all the motivation we need.

Chris Leonard

My whole motivation to get to this point was because I didn't want my little brothers to live the life that I lived.

Robin Horton

We're going to have to go back and watch the film, ... and use it as motivation for (this) week.

Todd Blythe

Because they have grown through acquisition, many insurance companies run their various lines as independent businesses. Because there were systems in place that worked when businesses were acquired, there really was no immediate motivation to change.

Matthew Josefowicz

Just to have a win under our belts will give us a lot of motivation.

Aubrey Taylor

That's my motivation in doing it, that this is something that is really going to serve the students at Penn and that they're excited about it.

Heather Love

It's definitely some good motivation. He put up some great numbers. It makes you realize that you're not only playing for the guys in the room with you now, but the guys who have been there before.

Jonathan Toews

We have a lot of motivation. We're currently No. 1 in the country and for some guys, it's the last swim of their (regular season) college careers.

Nort Thornton

One of the biggest things is lack of motivation on the user's part. We've set up a help line as well as an email, but we haven't received much feedback.

Kevin Mcgehee

It fired up our will when we heard things like the more the series went on, the tougher it would go for us. Those were just motivation points for us.

Daniel Briere

That wasn't very smart. It's not the first time (Woods) has been motivated by something someone said to the press. That probably wasn't the most clever thing. Any motivation for 18 holes can help.

Geoff Ogilvy

Our fans are great, but it's even better when you have the alumni here. So we obviously have extra motivation because we have a lot of family and friends coming back into town for this weekend, and anytime they're here you go out and give it your all.

Mike Degeorge

The external motivation lasts maybe one or two plays ? I?m just directing things a little bit. We needed to shake things up a bit and just get back to the basics and fundamentals.

Melvin Watkins

I averaged about 10-15 hours of work a week, ... But it was more motivation for me to get in there and improve my work.

John Pickard

It's amazing that half the American work force expects to be working on a holiday. It's not because of the boss. It is largely because of intrinsic motivation. People have high ambition. People have a high desire to achieve.

Rich Wellins

I have seen a jump-in motivation of the students. They are actually sad that they are not going to compete anymore. They enjoy the challenge and like solving the problems.

Karen Rambo

I think our motivation is that we're operating on good faith. Our incentive is that we want to be a part of the community.

Alan Aiken

Our biggest motivation to (become involved) is the need for help.

Antonio Davis

Our motivation was way up. This was a confidence boost for us. We had a long talk in the locker room before this match. I'm happy.

Kevin Huck

He's very motivated. There is a little more motivation for him to show he's not done.

Deshaun Foster

Our strong performance in winter testing has given everybody a genuine boost in motivation.

Bob Bell

With this win tonight, we've got a chance to go .500 if we beat Maplesville next Friday. That's motivation for us. Not having a losing season - that's something to shoot for. We definitely have to get up for that game.

James Carter

Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.

Stephen R. Covey

There is not enough Arabic content available on the Internet. But there's no motivation to put more Arabic content on the Internet as long as you don't have a system to find the content.

Hermann Havermann

I came in with a chip on my shoulder. I wanted to prove to myself and the coaches missing out on me that I could do this. It was great motivation for me.

Greg Eslinger

He will give us the attitude I am looking for and will add his experience and motivation to the squad.

Chris Casper

Any time you play well, it boosts your confidence and adds motivation. It's definitely something I can build on for the fall.

Travis Thomas

Basically, there hasn't been a lot of motivation for companies who have databases, like Oracle and IBM, to do anything to make it easy for people to not care about databases. I'm not sure you're going to see Oracle or IBM do anything any time soon in this area because it's against their interests.

Marge Breya

Your motivation? Your motivation is your pay packet on Friday. Now get on with it.

Noel Coward

The last two years we got beat in this round. They came out with the motivation to win.

Jimmy Haynes

It's fun. It gives our kids another sense of motivation.

Butch Goncharoff

We kind of figured everybody would write us off. We really can't worry about that. You use that as motivation and try to be better.

Reyshawn Terry

We used that as a lot of motivation. I guess we're not going to get help if we're seen as the team to beat.

Jeff Slayton

He told us it comes down to who has more motivation and drive to win.

Ash Edmonds

For me, that's why I'm so attracted to music. That's kind of my whole motivation to do what we're doing, so I can get up there and play every night.

Ryan Groskreutz

In essence, the motivation of the attacks on advertising is hostility toward capitalism and egoism.

Jeane J. Kirkpatrick

If it's a world-killing asteroid, well then it's all about motivation.

Matthew Graham

My motivation, I guess, is kind of power to the people.

Rich Barton

The motivation of making the tournament has really been carrying us through.

Bridget Grall

They were upset last year that we lost. This is their motivation.

John Yselonia

It's all about motivation and inspiration.

Mark Wood

I'm not the type of guy that needs to be in the spotlight and sometimes I used it as motivation. Those guys are great and I'd like to do what they do. I just felt that, when I get my chance, I'd be able to do some things that they do.

Deon Butler

To me, ... it's really about inspiration and motivation.

Michael Levine

He has a lack of drive and motivation when asked to do operational work, ... He's just a lovely pet.

David Stephenson

Everybody's like: 'Indianapolis, they're Super Bowl-bound, they're the best team out there.' That really gets us geeked up. You say that around this defense and that just ticks us off and gives us a little more motivation during the week.

Mike Peterson

Right now, we've got one in a row. I'm not really a statistics guy. I don't use a lot of that for motivation.

Skip Holtz

We've certainly got the motivation to find someone. I really don't think it's going to be difficult for us to find (a sponsor). We've got a great product already in place for them.

Jim Melvin

The barriers are more psychological than financial. People get used to a certain level of (guaranteed) income. Also, a lot of people can't seem to find the motivation to make a change.

Steve Vernon

It was hard to find motivation after the world championships.

Allyson Felix

It's tough. But I have to use it as motivation to take care of my family. My dad and my mom are finally going to see me play together.

Haloti Ngata

To me, this is the biggest win since I've been here. We beat them twice this year. They've had so much success. Maybe they feel like it's just going to [happen]. They have that swagger. That's more motivation for us.

Derek Coleman

We fell short of our goal of making it to state last year. But the girls are hungry to go out and show they belong at state. We're hoping to use the disappointment of last year as our motivation.

Jeff Freeman

I don't think racial motivation has anything to do with it.

Robert Cardwell

I think it's going to be a classic. It should be a great game. Our motivation is to prolong our season.

Shirley Egner

Profit is not my motivation.

Susan Peed

It's rewarding to help our fellow Americans, ... The crew knows that these people don't have a home to go back to. That is our motivation.

David Hopper

We've played well to this point, but you can't let up now. The guys remember the hurt last year and what if felt like to lose in this game. That should be some motivation for them.

Terry Posey

It's hard to find motivation after what happened. If it were the first time we've been disparaged, it would be fine, but this is becoming a habit.

Albena Denkova

It's definitely added motivation. Everybody looks at me as the guy that has to work hard and motivate the young players.

Derek Kinder

I put more effort into doing it. I know I can do it now. I'm a lot stronger than I was when I got here. I have more energy and the motivation to do it now.

Jennifer Humphrey

There'll be plenty of motivation. If you can't get up for the state championship, check your pulse.

Brian Cosgriff

It's great to have big goals. It's a source of motivation.

Joannie Rochette

Unfortunately, it won't do much for his career. It's great and outstanding in terms of an honor and a motivation to keep going though.

Brad Dancer

My ultimate goal is to box in the 2008 Olympics. I have the drive and motivation to make the Olympic team.

Rheño Nieto

For some of them it's going to be their last go-round for an international event. I think that's going to be all the more motivation.

Abby Wambach

I'm definitely excited about it, ... It feels good to be rewarded for your hard work and recognized for it. I'm excited. It gives me more motivation and reason to go out and work even harder.

Daimon Shelton

It was hard to find motivation after the world championships. It was a long season but I learned a lot from competing consistently on the European circuit.

Allyson Felix

You don't just take material from another author and put it on the stage when you do an adaptation. You have to deepen character and motivation; you have to create action and dramatic moments.

Robert Schenkkan

I'm going to use that as a motivation, as a student here at SUNY Canton to continue my goals and to make my goals happen.

David Hubbard

Wrestling is a massive part of my life. I use it as motivation for almost everything else I do.

Tony Grossi

[Burt Lancaster] couldn't pick up an ashtray before discussing his motivation for an hour or so.

Jeanne Moreau

You need to make the distinction between external motivation and internal motivation. While the former has short-term effects, the latter is far more important.

John Savage

That's a big motivation. If we're up by 10-12, we shouldn't just get comfortable. We need to keep pushing it.

James Humphrey

The motivation here is to make the process more difficult.

Robyn Bagley

It's good news. We still have to win our remaining two matches, but it gives us even more to play for-it's added motivation.

Conor Niland

When you're 0-10, we only have one place to go and that's up. You have to have some type of motivation to go out and play. We go into every game thinking we can win, man, even though we've had all these close losses.

Chris Capko

This gives us motivation for the next game.

Julie Futch

Obviously, I don't want to see people beat up animals, but animal rights is not my motivation for being involved.

Milton Mills

It was a little bit of a motivation, but I never let it get to me, ... I knew if I work hard, good things will happen.

Jose Contreras

With the crowd out there and the motivation with charity and people being behind him, he will definitely finish. Even if he has to crawl, he is going to finish.

Mark Jenkins

(Having Powell in the race) is a motivation.

Marc Burns

We're feeding off of it as motivation. I keep telling the kids we're not on top until we beat DeLand.

Mike Randow

The kids focus on that and it gives them motivation. They want to send her off with a state championship.

Juan Hernandez's

I honestly don't know what the motivation was for the change, because we still have kids that failed a class and need to recover the credit and didn't fail the exit exam.

Karen Rizzi

We fear that the motivation was identity theft but we're hoping that we stopped it in time.

Kris Wartelle

We're not too worried about this one. We wanted to win and should have, but this is just going to be motivation for state.

Alex Walker

It's definitely a concern. There is that extra sense of motivation (for the team that lost both games), especially if the games were close.

Pat Mayo

Has done a heck of a job to keep motivation to go out there and try to win.

Troy Percival

Definitely! It didn't feel good (Thursday) night getting honorable mention, but that's just motivation for me.

Casey Moore

This was definitely a disappointing season because our goal was to advance in the playoffs. It's got to be motivation for us in the offseason.

Nicole Ohlde

Our motivation was way up. We felt like we needed to come out and prove ourselves.

Kevin Huck

I had never even thought I'd be an actress - I was supposed to be a lawyer. But the motivation is the same: when you act, you defend a role; you have to be convincing. It's the same career.

Anne Parillaud

We really wanted to come out and beat them after last year. Yeah, that gave us a lot of motivation.

Tiffany Burt

With my cousin?s situation, I think maybe he got too many breaks, ... You gotta give people motivation to get out of that lifestyle.

Joseph Carroll

We knew we could beat Northeastern, but it was Currituck we knew would be the toughest, and we were all trying to go to Golden Corral afterwards, because if we got first we would be able to go. It was more like beating Northeastern, but the motivation was Golden Corral.

Cam Brown

I often lose motivation, but its something I accept as normal.

Bill Rodgers

They did a good job of using that as motivation. I think we let up a little bit and didn't take advantage of having their best player out of the game.

Shane Battier

It was one thing to drop out of the Top 25 after we won by 30 at Utah and broke their long home-court winning streak. But to see that banner? It got our attention. We had some good motivation; everybody was counting us out.

Jim Rosborough

Playing in front of a hostile crowd is motivation for us. We are used to being the underdog in every big game. We just have to hustle more and win all the loose balls.

Gary Clark

For me, this is like my cathedral. But I wasn't using what happened to me as motivation. I just poured my heart and soul into it.

Reuben Droughns

The economic development of the world depends on human capital. India has the numbers, talent, and motivation.

Mark Zupan

We still have a shot, and we have plenty of time to catch up to San Diego. We still have a chance to win and the motivation is there. We try to do our best and that's what I always do.

Armando Benitez

Everybody knows it. You look up at the banners and the last championship says 1959-1960 and it just gives you motivation to strive for that.

Ryan Byrd

She had so much motivation. I knew she was going to win a medal. She is a really strong skater and it was not that big a surprise.

Anni Friesinger

If you have the right motivation and believe you can do something ... you can pretty much achieve whatever you set your mind to do.

Derick Virgil

He's got a little bit extra motivation.

Conrad Falk

Dynamics of Goal Setting, Success Motivation Institute.

Ben Sweetland

Not only do the children enjoy these games which involve buying and selling with play money, but they learn an essential ingredient of motivation in our society: greed.

William E Bill Vaughan

I have come to the conclusion that my subjective account of my motivation is largely mythical on almost all occasions. I don't know why I do things.

J. B. S. Haldane

We came charging today. (U.S. captain) Nancy (Lopez) gave us inspiration. She gave us so much motivation and drive. We just came out and did it. We did it.

Christina Kim

That's good motivation to show them what I can do.

Charlie Hodgson

The new year gives people a lot of motivation to get going that they might not have just on any other day.

Sasha Courbat

The name The Second Line' was only just for this year. But, it quickly became our motivation to continue on with the festival.

Margaret Miller

The focus is that kids need it now and we need to provide it now and that's what our driving motivation is.

Kristin Waters

A home gym is great, but only if you have the motivation to use it. Training in a home gym has to be scheduled just like (an) appointment. It's got to be part of your schedule and become part of your lifestyle.

Todd Durkin

Pain or discomfort caused by upper limb disorders can lead to more sick days and low motivation.

Jacqui Smith

It reminded us when Candice (Britton) got hurt (earlier in the season). We knew what kind of motivation it was going to give them, and we had to pick up our defense.

Keauna Vinson

The club is a motivation to practice and get together to teach each other.

Jae Kim

If one got too concerned with motivation, his eyes would kind of roll. He and John have collaborated before, so there was a good shorthand there.

Danny Huston

I use it as motivation, ... I'll always use it as motivation, even if I start getting respect. It's something I'll always use.

Darren Sproles

I think they did a good job of using those calls as motivation.

Justin Morett

It's definitely a motivation for our players because we lost to them last time we played them.

Rich Basirico

Yeah, it was good. We had a lot of motivation.

Christian Maraker

Terrorism isn't about identity; it's about motivation.

Lembit Opik

They didn't need motivation; we just went out and ran the offense well.

Brian Trull

Our biggest motivation right now is to win a league championship.

Jessie Carmack

Kevin convinced us that his motivation was one of pure altruism and that it was important to him to help a stranger in this way.

Belinda Wright

I've had to deal with that all my life. Everywhere I go, people doubt me just because of the way I look. But I just use it as motivation. I love to compete.

Gabe Mcmillen

We have a lot of young guys. For us to get all the games at home and get the tournament here, it would provide a lot more motivation for our seniors to out big and for the home crowd [to increase its intensity].

Joseph Harris