Nothing has quite the same effect on a person as a profound and appropriate quotation. Since the right phrase from the right source is uplifting and motivational, it makes an audience feel like the speaker is a truly empathetic and insightful person who ‘gets it.’
And that’s exactly how you want your audience to feel, isn’t it? You probably are a truly empathetic and insightful person—but it never hurts to try to connect a little more effectively, especially if you’re trying to show potential leads or investors what makes your opportunity so good for them.
So have a look through this baker’s dozen of inspirational quotes that might be just what you need to get over a block, or to transition smoothly from one section to the next. Or maybe one of them will just bring a smile to your face, and that’s good enough for us.

From Business Leaders: 

Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to. — Richard Branson
You beat burnout by knowing what it is you’re giving up that makes you resentful. — Marissa Mayer
When you were made a leader you weren’t given a crown, you were given the responsibility to bring out the best in others. — Jack Welch
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. — Bill Gates

From Sports Figures:

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. —Wayne Gretzky
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.—Michael Jordan
Don’t count the days, make the days count.—Muhammad Ali
It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.― Babe Ruth

From Others:

Courage is grace under pressure. —Ernest Hemingway
I want folks who are smarter than I am but neither know it nor show it. —Colin Powell
An army is greater than a warrior. ― Matshona Dhliwayo
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. —Napoleon Hill
You must do the things you think you cannot do. —Eleanor Roosevelt

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