Top Celebrity Motivational Quotes

Are you in need of some inspiration?

By  | May 02, 2020, 08:46 PM  | Top of The

At some point in life, we all need some inspiration to help us keep going and have hope for a brighter future. Motivational quotes most certainly have an effect on the way people view certain things in life. 

Quotes that come from people that you look up to, that you see as role models also have an impact in one's life. Positive words may just be what one needs to hear to go out there and work towards achieving their dreams.

Here's a look at what some of Mzansi's celebrities have said that may have changed someone's life for the better and may change yours today. 

1. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela


Nelson Mandela lived a long and impactful life on earth. He worked to always inspire every human being from all corners of the world even under difficult circumstances.

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Hearing the elders’ stories about his ancestors’ valour during the wars of resistance, he dreamed also of making his own contribution to the freedom struggle of his people.

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference, we have made to the lives of others, that will determine the significance of the life we lead."
He may be gone, but his words still echo in most people's minds. 

2. Bonang Matheba


In life we need to accept who we are and how we are working towards bettering our lives. Bonang is a queen that is all about happiness and looking after one's self. Bonang has made her mark in the industry, but the question is how does she do it all.

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"You get to a point in your life where, when you start making yoursef happy, right, and you are a happy being, that happiness is reflected into the universe. And what happens with the universe is that it gives you what you take out into the universe. So if you are radiating love, love comes back to you. If you are radiating joy, joy comes back to you. If you are radiating hard work and success, success comes back to you. And when you start concentrating on fulfilling yourself and making sure that your inner being and your soul is happy, everything else doesn't matter."

Being content and happy with yourself as you work towards achieving your dreams is the answer. That change in your life can also have an impact in other people' lives too. 

3. Ayanda Thabethe


Ayanda Thabethe is one of South Africa's most influential media personalities who has done nothing, but has built a name for herself in this industry.

"Don’t build your dreams up only to destroy them by the words coming out  of your mouth. Whether you see the evidence or not , the realization of your dream is a sure outcome. To that I say - yes and amen."
Every day, she inspires young South African women to explore their dreams and passions in life.

4. Boity Thulo


As you work towards achieving your goals, you need to stay focused on your path. Do not compare your life to what someone else has, because what's definitely meant to be yours will come to you. Boity is one media personality who keeps proving that hard work definitely pays off.

"Your gifts and goals were tailor made specifically for you. Jealously, unhealthy competitiveness and comparisons will never give you power over someone else’s blessings. Stop wasting time and keep your eyes on YOUR prize."
Like Boity would have it, Stay Focused

5. Tbo Touch


At times, one may find themselves taking the back seat in life because they are afraid of stepping up and becoming who they are supposed to be. We all have potential to be great, the only thing that is needed is to believe in one's self.



"Never doubt yourself. Whatever you’re  pursuing, it’s yours before you even start the journey."

Believe in yourself and reach for the stars, that Tbo Touch's motto. 

6. Khanyi Dlomo


Everyone out there has the capacity to reach their full potential and Khanyi Dhlomo lives by that.



It's ok to fall because the only way back is up. Do all you can to be the best version of yourself. 

7. Trevor Noah


Born to a father who was Swiss and a Xhosa mother, Trevor Noah grew up in times when South Africa was still under the apartheid regime. The comedian also has time to share his pearls of wisdom.

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“If you laugh with somebody, then you know you share something.”

Trevor grew up to be one of the best comedians, in South Africa and across the borders. 

8. Lerato Kganyago


Lerato is one of Mzansi's young personalities who keep inspiring the youth across the nation.

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We live in a very visual time, and the clothes we choose to wear – and how we put them together – become a billboard of who we really are.”

9. Nomzamo Mbatha


Nomzamo's hard work by speaking for the voiceless has gained her so much recognition.

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"The most powerful and beautiful thing about the human race is our power to overcome. We overcome"

We all have the power to be the best version of our selves. 

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