57 Passion Quotes To Find Inspiration And Ignite Your Passion

Updated Nov 3, 2022.
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People who make a difference in life are those with passion. In any goal you need to accomplish, passion is what keeps you going. In fact, as an entrepreneur, you need to be passionate about your business if you want to succeed. 

Lack of passion is scary because it leads to a lack of enthusiasm, eventually leading to unachieved goals. Following your passion requires you to give up a lot of activities, make a conscious decision, and focus energy on the most important tasks. 

One way to live a fulfilling life is to follow your passion. Your passion keeps you going when difficulties and obstacles push you to the edge. In this inspiring article, we will look at passion quotes that reveal the importance of passion in business. 

What is Passion?

Passion is the driving force or oil that keeps our engine going. It is what prompts us to accomplish success and excellence. 

Without being passionate about our success journey, it is only a matter of time before we give up. According to a study, Therefore, passion for what we do is what creates resilience, persistence, and the desire to keep hustling. 

Every leader and entrepreneur needs a passion for achieving success. In fact, the more passionate you are about your business, the more likely you are to succeed. 

However, you are not the only one that needs to be passionate about the goals and vision. Your team members also need to be passionate and focus on the same thing — the goals and vision for the company. According to a study, a diversity of passion negatively affects the team's performance. 

Diversity of passion is caused when the teams have conflicting passions, usually for selfish interests.

Passion Quotes For Success And Excellence

Many people have believed the unhealthy misconception that success is an illusion and no one can achieve excellence, except for a special set of rich and smart people. This misconception has caused many to see success as just an illusion — a dream that can never become real. 

As a result, when challenges come, people lose their passion and desire to succeed. 

This section contains interesting quotes n passion to strengthen your desire to succeed and be excellent

01
“I'm using passion in the fullest sense of the word: a deep, fervent emotion, a state of intense desire; an enthusiastic ardor for something or someone.”
— Cassandra King

Passion makes you love the process of success, and it is fueled by desire — a strong desire to achieve success. If your passion for work is not deep enough, there is so little that you can do. Your passion for achieving your goal strengthens you to stay committed to the success process.

02
“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”
-Albert Einstein

“Curiosity killed the cat,” but curiosity is also what led to many of the world's greatest inventions and successes. Curiosity made many successful entrepreneurs discover new ways to grow their business, thus creating their own paths. 

A strong passion is what makes you curious to try out new methods in solving challenges. When people are passionate about their business, they become curious to learn about everything concerning their business. These entrepreneurs study the target audience to know more about their latest preferences, study their market, and improve their marketing strategy.

Passion makes you care and enthusiastic about growth. Your passion increases your desire for excellence.

03
“To succeed, you have to believe in something with such passion that it becomes a reality.”
— Anita Roddick

Passion is so important to success that it is the driving force behind our intentional efforts towards our goals

There's no shortcut to success. To attain success, you must be driven by desire. It would be best if you believed in something so well that you are ready to give up every other pleasure to achieve it. 

The moment this conscious and intentional decision is made, success is no longer far-fetched. 

Passion fuels your effort. It is the bedrock for facing obstacles. 

Passion gives you the enthusiasm to grow to stay focused on your goal. 

04
“Our passion is our strength.”
— Billie Joe Armstrong

Your passion is the strength that keeps you going. It is the strength that you don't know exists on your inside. Like a man without passion to a man without strength. Therefore, in the face of adversity, he will fail, and in a world of success and failures, he won't succeed.

If you need strength to pursue success, find a passion. Get something to be passionate about. That is the only thing that will take you through life's challenges and hurdles.

05
“If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.”
– Brian Tracy

Success first begins on the inside before it manifests on the outside. A lot of people desire to be vessels of change in the world. However, they forget that one cannot develop the world if he hasn't developed himself. 

Self-development begins from the mindset and how passionate you are about what you believe in. It is what fuels your desire for change. If you're not developed, you can't develop others.

It is safe to say that your impact on the world is tied to your self-impact. When you don't develop yourself, it becomes hard to develop your career and other areas revolving around you. Self-development is embedded in passion. When you find your own passion, you grow and learn towards that passion. In the process, you discover yourself and grow.

06
“People with great passion can make the impossible happen.”
— Anonymous

The impossible here connotes things that are deemed unachievable. For instance, in the 15th century, the internet and flights were deemed impossible, but what's the reality now?

The only thing capable of stopping a man from achieving anything is himself. 

With passion, you can mount on Eagle's wings and soar even higher than mountains. 

You can achieve anything with passion. Will it be hard? Yes, it will be. Will it take time? Yes, it will. But, will you achieve it? Of course, you will just allow passion to be the driver.

07
“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”
— Jennifer Lee

Just because you call your products and services the best doesn't mean other people see them that way. You must show and convince your ideal customers that you are the best. 

The best way to convince your people to buy into your vision is to do so fearlessly and confidently. It takes someone passionate to convince people to buy into their vision. 

It is your passion for your business that spurs you to grow and improve it.

Going after what you want can be scary, but still, leap. If you have a dream or goal, go for it. Pursue it! It's never too late to go after what you want. 

Which is better; living life knowing and saying that you tried or living a life regretting never following your dreams?

08
“There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.”
– Federico Fellini

Life revolves around passion. When you have endless and limitless passion in life, you will discover there is more to life than just birth and death.

It takes intense passion to face life and its challenges. If you are not so passionate about life, there will be nothing else that can motivate you to succeed. 

09
“Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.”
– D.H. Lawrence

Many speeches are made not from the heart but from feelings that are not meant to be. Allow your passion to take over you such that when you speak, people can only see the passion for what you want moving through your veins.

Great passions are not just merely demonstrated or felt in words but in actions too. 

It is better to say nothing when you have nothing and let your passion and actions do the talking for you. Allow your passion to guide your speech, and see amazing things happen. 

10
“Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.”
— Denis Diderot

Passion acts like an ignitor. It lights up the fire in your bones. It prepares and sets you on a path to achieve big things. 

Without the passion for succeeding, you end up settling for a life below your standards. The best way to figure out your passion is by focusing on what excites and drives you. Figure out your passion if you want a better life for yourself. 

A “better life” doesn’t just involve attaining financial freedom or living without any worries. Instead, it involves living a life of satisfaction and fulfillment. You feel accomplished because you are living out what you desire. 

11
“The only thing you have control over is your life and your choices. Are you doing what you're passionate about?”
– Joe Gaebel

Many things can go wrong in your life and will keep going wrong, but you have no control over such things. You can only control how you react to them. You can control the choices that you make that lead to those actions. Your choices go a long way in determining what happens to you. 

If you make wrong choice decisions, you live with the consequences. 

Knowing how much power you exert in your life, why don’t you choose your passion? Choose to do things that you are passionate about to avoid regrettable actions. 

12
“Serve someone such as by charity and if not money simply by helping people pursue their passion or motivating them.”
— Unknown

The largest impact you can make on a person’s life is by helping them discover their passion, then nurturing them toward it. Financial assistance is not the only certified way to help people, encourage, motivate and guide people toward their passion.

13
“Passion is so key in leading and creating excellence that I will hire passion over education and talent every time.”
— Dave Ramsey

Talent alone is not enough to get any work done. Employers are not just interested in the skills you’ve got. Employers want to see your passion for the work. Passion is the key to excellence. So, a worker without passion but just has talents will only experience little results, not excellence. 

14
“Follow your own passion—not your parents', not your teachers'—yours.”
— Robert Ballard

Don’t pursue anyone else’s passion but your own. It is natural to believe that a certain path is right for you based on your upbringing despite that it is defined by someone else or societal pressure. But you need to figure out your true passion. What lights you up regardless of what other people say or think? That's your passion, and you should go for it. 

15
“If you feel like there's something out there that you're supposed to be doing if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it.”
— Wanda Sykes

Stop wishing and start doing. It will never feel like the right time, place, or environment to begin following your passion. But, if you believe in that passion so strongly, take the very first step toward its actualization. Stop sitting and wishing. 

16
“If you don't love what you do, you won't do it with much conviction or passion.”
— Mia Hamm

If you are not passionate about what you are doing? You won’t muster the conviction to do it well or even do it to your fullest potential. When you pursue what you love, you tap into the various parts of you, you give yourself room for growth, and it comes alive in you, showing as strongly as possible. 

17
“I do believe that such a life can only be found by living one's true passion.”
— Tony Robbins

When you are bored with your life, it can cause you not to put any effort into your personal development. It allows you to waste time and your life. When you discover your passion, you become driven by force to accomplish actions. You start to put more effort into your daily activities, and that is when you can say that you have started living. 

18
“Genuine passion attracts. If you have passion in your business, the right people will be attracted to your team.”
— Robert T. Kiyosaki

Your passion speaks louder than words. When people see how passionate you are, they don't need much conviction to follow you. This is because your passion is visible in your words and actions. It proves that you are determined to keep your ship afloat regardless of the storms. 

The truth is that people are attracted to confidence and passion. No one wants to waste their time, energy, and money on a dream the owner is not passionate about. Let's be honest, if you were the one, would you waste your energy on a “passionless” dream?

I'm sure the answer is no. When there is no passion, you cannot guarantee positive results. 

When you start running with your passion, you attract equally passionate people. Passion is contagious, so it draws in people with the same mind as you. 

19
“No alarm clock needed. My passion wakes me.”
— Eric Thomas

Ever been so pumped up about something that you can’t wait for daybreak? That is how passion works. Passion drives your enthusiasm; enthusiasm drives your desire to get up and take action. 

Passion Quotes For Entrepreneurs and Leadership

Entrepreneurship and effective leadership are both difficult. Most times, it seems like the world is against you. This is why many entrepreneurs and business leaders lose focus and possibly give up. 

This section contains inspiring passion quotes to empower and encourage entrepreneurs to stay focused and passionate about their vision.  

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“Pure passion that burns within your soul is one that can never be put out.”
— Zach Toelke

Anytime you start moving on passion’s lane and allowing it consumes you, it becomes an insatiable desire which is good. That is what passion should do to a man. Ignite the fire of passion in your life, and that fire will burn for a long time. You will discover that your life makes more meaning with a pure passion burning in it. You finally have something to live for. 

As an entrepreneur, your passion for achieving entrepreneurial success should never be put out. Your desire to succeed must be 10x greater than your ability to give up. In fact, quitting should never be an option.

Passion gives you the strength to remain resilient. You bounce back everything you fall. The more passionate you are and focused on your goals, the stronger your resilience becomes. One key way to support your resilience is to focus on powerful resilience quotes to support you when you feel low on resilience. 

21
“If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.”
-Benjamin Franklin

When you are driven by passion, you have a strong emotion and willingness to take action and achieve some goals. Careful to include reasoning into your passion. Reasoning is your mind’s ability to think, understand, and form judgments. There is no genuine passion without reasoning. It prevents you from making crazy decisions driven by passion. 

22
“The very basics of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure.”
– Christopher McCandless

The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and passion is inclusive. Make a change in your lifestyle, and begin doing things you have previously never thought of doing. Remove the inclination to a monotonous lifestyle, and explore. 

23
“Passion will move men beyond themselves, beyond their shortcomings, beyond their failures.”
— Joseph Campbell

Passion grows you. You desire to grow and become a better version of yourself, so you can effectively achieve your goals. 

The most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders are passionate about their craft. So they are always ready to learn. There is never a time they are not learning something new. These people study the best business books, attend conferences and summits, take personal development and business courses, and network with top minds in their niche. 

Passion makes you go all out. There is no holding back. The more you grow yourself, the more courageous you become to take risks. Therefore, there is every chance that your passion will take you out of your comfort zone. It gives you a wide view of life beyond who you are, your failures, and your mistakes. Passion gives you a special lens to view the world. 

24
“You can't fake passion.”
— Barbara Corcoran

No matter how much you try to fake it, you can never fake passion. You can only pretend for a while, but eventually, you will get tired. A lot of people pretend to love their jobs when in reality, they hate them. 

You want to be a passionate leader about the team and the organization's vision. If you really don't have the passion for leading and achieving the organization's visions, you will give up eventually. 

There is so little that you can pretend even if you begin to lie to yourself. One day, your dislike for the job starts manifesting through your attitude. Instead of faking passion, discover your true passion, and run with it. 

25
“One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested.”
— E. M. Forster

Passion is the secret ingredient in a workplace that can turn all intentions into accomplishments. A bunch of people with just talent can never equate with a person with passion.

26
“Develop a passion for learning.”
— Anthony J. D'Angelo.

In the 21st century, a passion for learning is no longer a negotiable skill. When you turn your back to learning, you pave the way for stagnation. Nobody who achieves anything worthwhile dwells in stagnation.

27
“Our passion is our strength.”
— Billie Joe Armstrong

Passion strengthens. If you need strength to pursue success, find a passion. Get something to be passionate about. That is the only thing that will take you through life's challenges and hurdles.

28
“To all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful, and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.”
— Hillary Clinton

To every little girl out there, know that your dreams are achievable. You deserve every chance to pursue your dreams irrespective of what society says or mandates. Never back down on your dream because they tell you it's wrong. It's better to try and fail than not try at all.

29
“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.”
– Farrah Gray

If you have no plan for yourself and nothing to get you to a greater height, you will be somewhere working for another man's dream. It is not wrong to work on another man's dream, but do you want to do it for a long time? Build someone's dream while your dream wastes away? 

30
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion for reaching for the stars to change the world.”
— Harriet Tubman

The major components for your success all lie in you. It's in you, and you need to take a step first before other resources needed to achieve that dream starts coming to you. You have what it takes to make a difference.

31
“A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.”
— John C. Maxwell

A leader is first driven by passion, not the position. He first seeks a passion and then uses leadership to complement that passion. Your courage as a leader to fulfill anything stems from your passion, not your position.

32
“I would rather die of passion than boredom.”
— Vincent Van Gogh

Be passionate about everything you do in life. The moment you become passionate about what you do in life, you will discover that a life without passion is just passing by. 

33
“Finding your passion isn't just about careers and money. It's about finding your authentic self. The one you've buried beneath other people's needs.”
— Anonymous

Figuring out your true passion is not about wealth or living a large lifestyle. It's about discovering yourself and your purpose. It's about discovering who you are beneath the name and all people see.

34
“Passion and purpose go hand in hand. When you discover your purpose, you will normally find it's something you're tremendously passionate about.”
— Steve Pavlina

You can't have passion without purpose. Look closely, your purpose is always something that you are passionate about. Search for your purpose, and discover that it is your passion.

35
“I have to face life with a newly found passion. I must rediscover the irresistible will to learn, to live, and to love.”
— Andrea Bocelli

Living a passion-driven life is one of the best things to happen to anyone. At this stage, you are willing to live, learn and discover all that it will take you to achieve what you want.

36
“The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.”
– Ferdinand Foch

A human soul on fire with a passion is unstoppable. That human sees nothing other than achieving the desired goal. If you want to set a soul on fire or want to develop an insatiable desire for anything, discover your passion, and watch yourself burn.,

37
“Passion will always move you in the direction of your authentic self.”
— Danielle LaPorte

Your passion can never take you away from you. Rather it exposes you to the real you. Passion uncovers who you are and what you can do. When you run along with it, it takes you different processes in preparation for what you want to achieve. Then, in the end, set you up on high.

38
“Without passion, man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.”
— Henri Frederic Amiel

Without your passion, you are just like a log of wood waiting for a fire to show it can brighten an environment. A man without passion is a passerby in life's journey. When you have a passion, it makes living bearable. You can take on issues and obstacles with no desire to back down.

Passion Quotes For Effective Hard Work

Passion alone doesn't guarantee success. You need action to back it up. The two combinations can take your business to a greater height. While you have passion, action does the real work. 

This section contains very interesting quotes on passion to empower your hustle spirit and prompt you to work hard. 

39
“Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.”
— Hunter S. Thompson

There are things you think about doing, and your heart can't help but palpitate. That is the best reason to do it. Learn to trample on your fears and step out. The result may be a feeling of triumph, loss,s or anything in between, but having the feeling that you were able to do it is worth it.

Learn to take those risks with your head high.

40
“Purpose is the reason you journey. Passion is the fire that lights the way.”
— Anonymous

Your purpose is the intent or the reason why you engage in life's journey. At the same time, your passion is the driver that wields the wheel and takes you on that journey. Being passionate about your purpose makes the ride through life's journey easier. 

41
“It is the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution. It's also a very clear path to happiness.”
– Sheryl Sandberg

Passion and contribution make a great pair.  Be riled up and fueled by a desire to do something, then contribute that desire to an aspect of life you want to be changed. Then, you've set yourself on a path to happiness.

42
“I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life, and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing that I wanted to do.”
– Georgia O'Keeffe

It is okay to be scared, but it becomes a problem when you allow it to stop you from doing things. Yes, you are terrified, but still, handle the task terrified. 

43
“Serve someone such as by charity and if not money simply by helping people pursue their passion or motivating them.”
— Anonymous

Passion is more than excitement or happiness towards a  task. The largest deposit of impact you can make into a person’s life is helping them discover their passion, then nurturing them toward that passion. Financial assistance is not the only certified way to help people, encourage, motivate and guide people toward their passion.

44
“Life starts when you find a passion and begin writing down a plan to obtain your dreams.”
– Grommet Howard

You've never started living until you find a passion and start making plans. 

45
“Desire! That's the one secret of every man's career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire.”
– Bobby Unser

People at the top today didn't get there because they are just filled with talents and skills. They are there because they were driven by a desire, a passion for succeeding. 

46
“A person can succeed at almost anything for which they have unlimited enthusiasm.”
— Charles M. Schwab

To achieve anything despite the field or what is needed, so far you have unlimited enthusiasm, in other words, passion for that thing, you can always succeed. 

47
“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”
— Oprah Winfrey

Passion creates excitement. That excitement is born from the energy that moves in your veins from doing what you love. So, keep moving to keep being excited by your actions. The more passionate you are about work, the greater the results.

48
“There is no passion for being found playing small—in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
— Nelson Mandela

You have the potential and power to realize anything you want, so why settle for less or decide to play small. You can do anything and succeed once you have passion, so dream high.

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“It is the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion.”
— Rebecca West

Once there is a desire that eats the soul up, the soul becomes a slave to it. The soul loses itself in it. Therefore, get a passion that will eat you up, and in eating you up, success is achieved.

50
“Work hard! In the end, passion and hard work beat out natural talent.”
– Pete Docter

Talent alone is never enough. To be successful in life, add hard work and passion to your talent. Only then will you be successful.

51
“Life will give you just what you put in it. Put your whole heart in everything you do, and pray, then you can wait.”
– Maya Angelou

Whatever you give life, it returns to you. Imagine giving your all for a project; life has no choice but to give it all to you. Allow passion to guide and lead you.

52
“Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion.”
—  Anonymous

You are definitely and constantly stressed when it relates to something you don't care about. When it comes to something you love, the pain no longer matters. 

53
“Dreams and passion are more powerful than facts and reality.”
— Gail Lynne Goodwin

Your dreams and passions are one of your greatest assets that can't be traded. Therefore, hold tenaciously to them and slowly erase the fact. Replace facts with your dreams and passion.

54
“If you can't figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. Your passion will lead you to your purpose.”
— Bishop T.D. Jakes

Passion and purpose are siblings on a journey. When you figure out your purpose, you discover that you are passionate about it. Whichever you figure out first leads you to achieve your goal.

55
“Let your love be your guide. Let your courage be your driver, and let your passion be your road to enjoy this magnificent life to the fullest.”
– Debasish Mridha

In the journey of life, allow your passion to lead you. That is only when you can say that you've lived life to the fullest.

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“People like to warn you that by the time you reach the middle of your life, passion will begin to feel like a meal eaten long ago, which you remember with great tenderness.”
– Meg Wolitzer

If you follow your passion early in life, you will discover that by middle age, you will enjoy the fact that you played with your passion. If no passion was discovered early in life, you might still look for your feet even at a late age.

57
“Almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
— Steve Jobs

What's the reason for not following your heart and your passion?

There is nothing to lose; we all will leave this world behind someday. That should be enough motivation to go for what you want. Dying fulfilled that you were able to pursue and go for your dreams or dying with regrets wishing that you took action. 

Use These Passion Quotes To Grow Your Passion 

Everyone has something that makes them tick. Either you don't know it yet, or you are sidelining it. Keeping it locked up and pretending it doesn't exist does you no good. It rather builds up regret that will wait for you later in life.

These passion quotes will inspire you to focus on and grow your passion. However, as an entrepreneur or leader, you should also encourage your team to meditate on them. Passion quotes are one of the best ways to ignite the fire of passion in your team. 

In pursuing your passion, you are likely to discover your purpose. Self-development is not far, and you will know and understand who you are. Take it so far to people's faces that people get to see the real you beyond your name and face.

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