101 retweetable tweets

Getting retweeteded is valuable. Sometimes people retweet information or links but frequently people retweet tweets that are short, compelling, encouraging, and motivational.


I’ve compiled a list of my favorite quotations and prepared them in a format for you to copy and paste and tweet. Each one is about 120 characters or less (including quotation marks and reference) so there’s plenty of room for someone to retweet your name. Or, just click “Tweet this!” after each one and it will go automatically to Twitter for you!

(Where the reference is known, it’s been listed; anonymous quotes or unknown sources have been left blank).

  1. “A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.” (Tweet this!)
  2. “Our patience will achieve more than our force.” -E Burke (Tweet this!)
  3. “Patience is the companion of wisdom.” -Saint Augustine (Tweet this!)
  4. “Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work.” -D. Rockefeller (Tweet this!)
  5. “The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.” -Benjamin Disraeli (Tweet this!)
  6. “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll probably end up somewhere else.” -Lewis Carroll (Tweet this!)
  7. “What destiny sends, bear! Whoever perseveres will be crowned.” -JG Herder (Tweet this!)
  8. “Victory belongs to the most persevering.” -Napoleon (Tweet this!)
  9. “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.” (Tweet this!)
  10. “I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” -Thomas Jefferson (Tweet this!)
  11. “There is no achievement without goals.” -RJ McKaine (Tweet this!)
  12. “You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” -B Sills (Tweet this!)
  13. “Act as if it were impossible to fail.” -D Brande (Tweet this!)
  14. “With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.” –T Buxton (Tweet this!)
  15. “He that can have patience can have what he will.” -Benjamin Franklin (Tweet this!)
  16. “Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure.” -William Saroyan (Tweet this!)
  17. “Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.” -Thomas Edison (Tweet this!)
  18. “The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.” -Harry Golden (Tweet this!)
  19. “A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.” -James A. Garfield (Tweet this!)
  20. “There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.” –Gen. MacArthur (Tweet this!)
  21. “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.” -W Elliott (Tweet this!)
  22. “Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.” -Demosthenes (Tweet this!)
  23. “You always pass failure on the way to success.” -Mickey Rooney (Tweet this!)
  24. “We all have a few failures under our belt. It’s what makes us ready for the successes.” -RK Milholland (Tweet this!)
  25. “We will either find a way, or make one!” -Hannibal (Tweet this!)
  26. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.” -Abraham Lincoln (Tweet this!)
  27. “A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.” -A Szent-Gyorgyi (Tweet this!)
  28. “Begin with the end in mind.” -Stephen Covey (Tweet this!)
  29. “Nothing is too high for a man to reach, but he must climb with care and confidence.” -Hans Christian Andersen (Tweet this!)
  30. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” -Thomas Edison (Tweet this!)
  31. “You create your opportunities by asking for them.” -P Hansen (Tweet this!)
  32. “While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity.” -Publilius Syrus (Tweet this!)
  33. “A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.” -Sir Francis Bacon (Tweet this!)
  34. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” -Thomas Edison (Tweet this!)
  35. “An archer cannot hit the bullseye if he doesn’t know where the target is.” (Tweet this!)
  36. “To follow, without halt, one aim: There’s the secret of success.” -Anna Pavlova (Tweet this!)
  37. “He who dares… Wins!” -British SAS motto (Tweet this!)
  38. “Do not let what you can’t do interfere with what you can do.” -John Wooden (Tweet this!)
  39. “Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.” -Brian Tracy (Tweet this!)
  40. “When the promise is clear, the price gets easy.” -Jim Rohn (Tweet this!)
  41. “Success equals goals; all else is commentary.” -Brian Tracy (Tweet this!)
  42. “We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal and then leap in the dark to our success.” -Thoreau (Tweet this!)
  43. “The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.” –Dale Carnegie (Tweet this!)
  44. “People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.” -Earl Nightingale (Tweet this!)
  45. “First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.” -Epictetus (Tweet this!)
  46. “Only constant self-confrontation of responsibility reaps results.” -Bern Wheeler (Tweet this!)
  47. “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” -Yogi Berra (Tweet this!)
  48. “Go for the moon. If you don’t get it, you’ll still be heading for a star.” Willis Reed (Tweet this!)
  49. “The establishment of a clear, central purpose or goal in life is the starting point of all success.” -Brian Tracy (Tweet this!)
  50. “Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully.” -Zig Ziglar (Tweet this!)
  51. “Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.” –Epictetus (Tweet this!)
  52. “Remember, you can earn more money, but when time is spent is gone forever.” -Zig Ziglar (Tweet this!)
  53. “Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.” -Norman Vincent Peale (Tweet this!)
  54. “It’s your aptitude, not just your attitude that determines your ultimate altitude.” -Zig Ziglar (Tweet this!)
  55. “Goals in writing are dreams with deadlines.” -Brian Tracy (Tweet this!)
  56. “Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” -Vincent Van Gogh (Tweet this!)
  57. “You’ve got to be before you can do, and do before you can have.” -Zig Ziglar (Tweet this!)
  58. “I am always doing things I can’t do, that’s how I get to do them.” -Pablo Picasso (Tweet this!)
  59. “The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.” –Plutarch (Tweet this!)
  60. “Never mistake activity for achievement.” -John Wooden (Tweet this!)
  61. “This one step – choosing a goal and sticking to it – changes everything.” -S Reed (Tweet this!)
  62. “It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this world.” -Og Mandino (Tweet this!)
  63. “Difficulties increase the nearer we approach the goal.” -Goethe (Tweet this!)
  64. “From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.” -Kafka (Tweet this!)
  65. “Safe harbors do not make skillful sailors” (Tweet this!)
  66. “The shorter way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.” -Mozart (Tweet this!)
  67. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” -Bruce Lee (Tweet this!)
  68. “If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.” -Jack Dixon (Tweet this!)
  69. “Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other.” -Brian Tracy (Tweet this!)
  70. “The only way around is through.” Robert Frost (Tweet this!)
  71. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” Robert Francis Kennedy (Tweet this!)
  72. “To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.” –Muhammad Ali (Tweet this!)
  73. “The optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity.” -Winston Churchill (Tweet this!)
  74. “People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.” (Tweet this!)
  75. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” -Henry David Thoreau (Tweet this!)
  76. “The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.” -Roger Bannister (Tweet this!)
  77. “Success is the result of countless failures you’ve done in order to attain it.” -MAA Corrales (Tweet this!)
  78. “A person is only as big as the dream they dare to live.” (Tweet this!)
  79. “Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.” -George Bernard Shaw (Tweet this!)
  80. “I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.” -Thomas Edison (Tweet this!)
  81. “I never expect to lose. Even when I’m the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech.” -HJ Browne (Tweet this!)
  82. “The last of the human freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.” -Victor Frankl (Tweet this!)
  83. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.” -Helen Keller (Tweet this!)
  84. “Underpromise; overdeliver.” -Tom Peters (Tweet this!)
  85. “The success of us human beings remains in how far we can see ourselves & work backwards to reach there.” -A Kerkar (Tweet this!)
  86. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” -Tommy Lasorda (Tweet this!)
  87. “Victory belongs to the most persevering.” -Napoleon (Tweet this!)
  88. “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” -Benjamin Franklin (Tweet this!)
  89. “People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” -Abraham Lincoln (Tweet this!)
  90. “Success doesn’t come to you… you go to it.” -M Collins (Tweet this!)
  91. “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” -Bobby Unser (Tweet this!)
  92. “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” -Stephen King (Tweet this!)
  93. “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” –Seneca (Tweet this!)
  94. “Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances. Real men believe in cause and effect. ” -Ralph Waldo Emerson (Tweet this!)
  95. “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” -S Goldwyn (Tweet this!)
  96. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” -Beverly Sills (Tweet this!)
  97. “We are made to persist. That’s how we find out who we are.” -Tobias Wolff (Tweet this!)
  98. “Everyone who got where he is has had to begin where he was.” – Robert Louis Stevenson (Tweet this!)
  99. “The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.” (Tweet this!)
  100. “Patience is the greatest of all virtues.” -Cato the Elder (Tweet this!)
  101. “The prudent man really frames his own fortunes for himself.” -Plautus (Tweet this!)

Source. These are publicly available quotations pulled from various sources.

Published by Aaron Hoos

Aaron Hoos is a writer, strategist, and investor who builds and optimizes profitable sales funnels. He is the author of The Sales Funnel Bible and other books.

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