Eric Thomas, born in 1970 in Chicago is one of the most famous motivational speaker and author of this era. He became homeless at an early age and had to struggle a great deal to reach the heights that he now adorns. No wonder all his books and speeches reflects the hard work and sacrifices that we have to undertake in order to attain success. Not only Eric Thomas quotes or speeches but I would say his life itself is a great motivation to all.

Thomas is very famous for his motivational speeches to collegiate and professional athletes. In fact, the famous basketball player Lebron James has credited Eric Thomas for his victory in 2012 NBA Championship.

Inspiring Eric Thomas Quotes

Here are the best Eric Thomas quotes that will surely inspire and motivate you to chase your dreams.


“Only those who risk going too far, can possibly find out how far one can go.” 


“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.”


“Success is not for the weak and uncommitted… Sometimes it’s gonna hurt!”


“Both desire and imagination are stored in the mind of the individual and when stretched, both have the potential to position a person for greatness.” 


The difference between those who succeed and fail: not taking advantage of opportunities.


Don’t cry to quit! You already in pain, you already hurt! Get a reward from it!


Stop the blame game. Stop! Stop looking out the window and look in the mirror!


An eagle uses the storm to reach unimaginable heights.


“Stop being average. You’re not even good. You were born to be great.”


“It’s realizing that a great dream is not as good as a great memory. The dream can be had by anyone. The memory – must be made.”

Above quotes are mainly from his books like – “The Secret to Success”, “Greatness Is Upon You: Laying the Foundation”, “Average Skill Phenomenal Will” etc.

Hope you are quite inspired after reading the above Eric Thomas Quotes. If you feel that we have missed out any of the quotes from this great speaker you are free to add them in the comments section below.