Life tends to get just about everyone down at some point or another. And to be honest, we could all use a little morale-boosting these days. So, if you’ve been feeling down or unproductive lately, you’ve landed on the right spot. We’ve gathered a list of over 50 morale-boosting quotes that can give you the strength you need to keep going.

As an airsoft player and leader of our squad, I know how the right combination of words, at the right time, can instill incredible feelings along with a rush of adrenaline. And these inspiring words will help you tap into those reserves of strength and energy you likely didn’t even know existed.

Ready? Let’s dive in!

50+ Best Morale-Boosting Quotes To Keep You Energized And Productive So You Can Conquer The Day

Best Morale Boosting Quotes

1. “What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?” – Eleanor Roosevelt

2. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

3. “The sun itself is weak when it first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.” – Charles Dickens

4. “Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” – E.E. Cummings

5. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” – Michael Jordan

6. “The truth is that you always know the right thing to do. The tough part is doing it.” – General Norman Schwarzkopf, U.S. Army.

7. “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” – Paulo Coelho

8. “We sleep peaceably in our beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf.” – George Orwell

9. “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” – Maya Angelou

10. “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

11. “The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost

12. “You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.” – Bob Marley

13. “Well done is better than well said.” – Benjamin Franklin

14. “A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy’s shoulders to let him know that the world hadn’t ended.” – Bruce Wayne

15. “You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.” – Mandy Hale

16. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Mahatma Gandhi

17. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

18. “I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” – Thomas Jefferson

19. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

20. “There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.” – Booker T. Washington

teamwork quotes to boost morale

21. “I could either watch it happen or be a part of it.” – Elon Musk

22. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

23. “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” – Oprah Winfrey

24. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

25. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addai

Halfway There

Leaders in any profession need to make sure that team morale is at an optimum level, and there is no institution in dire need of a constant morale boost other than the military because trainings and drills can get monotonous after a certain period of time.

Military leaders need to keep their squads motivated 24/7 and ready for any and all situations. The military has always relied on insignias and emblems in maintaining that esprit-de-corps within their squads. Hence, morale patches originate from the military and have played an integral part in uplifting the morale of military personnel.

Fun Fact: Did you know that John J. Pershing, a senior US army military commander, was one of the pioneers involved in creating morale patches for his units? Without him, the idea of morale-boosting, sports, military, or scouts patches might not have existed today.

Alright, let’s get back to these motivating morale boosting quotes.

Related: Best Ways To Boost Team Morale

26. “As long as they are well-intentioned, mistakes are not a matter for shame, but for learning.” – Margaret Heffernan

27. “Strength shows not only in the ability to persist but in the ability to start over.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

28. “There are far better things ahead than we ever leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis

29. “Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.” – Bette Davis

30. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

morale boosting quote about excellence

31. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland

32. “The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.” – Robert H. Schuller

33. “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

34. “Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” – Salvador Dali

35. “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” – Stephen King

36. “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” – Richard Bach

37. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fail.” – Nelson Mandela

38. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

39. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

40. “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill

quote to boost morale on excellence

41. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson

42. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

43. “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs

44. “In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” – Mark Zuckerberg

45. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank

46. “Do the best you can. No one can do more than that.” – John Wooden

47. “If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” – Dalai Lama

48. “I now tried a new hypothesis: It was possible that I was more in charge of my happiness than I was allowing myself to be.” – Michelle Obama

49. “Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become an architect of your future.” – Robin Sharma

50. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible!” – Audrey Hepburn

morale boosting quotes about what's possible

51. “A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary, an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.” – John J. Pershing


Enjoy reading these morale-boosting quotes when you need a push. For extra motivation, you can add some motivational mantras to the mix – whatever you need to get back up on your feet when you’re feeling low.

If you are a team leader, patches can also be a great way to boost the morale and enthusiasm of your team and create a healthy and competitive culture at the workplace. You can get creative and customize patches with logos and quotes to increase motivation and team spirit.

Hopefully, these morale-boosting quotes and ideas will help you go out there with confidence and a renewed vigor to conquer the day!


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