When you’re in need of some motivation or inspiration, there’s nothing like a good quote. A businessman at the top of a ladder which reaches into the sky above a city.Someone else's words and thoughts can influence and encourage you. They can help you to overcome difficult patches in your life, and offer you guidance. There are some great quotes that mention ladders, from celebrities to authors. Hopefully some of these ladder related quotes will offer you a bit of inspiration today! “The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.” - Ayn Rand Ayn Rand was a Russian novelist and philosopher, best known for her novels ‘The Fountainhead’ and ‘Atlas Shrugged’. This quote from her reminds us that to be successful, we must first take advantage of any opportunities that come our way. “It's incredibly easy to get caught up in an activity trap, in the busy-ness of life, to work harder and harder at climbing the ladder of success only to discover it's leaning against the wrong wall. It is possible to be busy - very busy - without being very effective.” - Stephen Covey Stephen Covey is an American author and businessman, most known for his book ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.’ In the book, he writes the above quote. It’s important for us to make sure we are not achieving things that are empty, and what we are aiming for is what we truly want in life. “A wise man lowers a ladder before he jumps into a pit.” – Traditional Proverb. This well-known proverb can perhaps remind us to think logically before we jump head first into something! “There were periods of my life when a lot of people didn't believe in me. I still had faith in myself. I really had to ask myself life questions. Where do I see myself in five years? Create a ladder for yourself, and walk up the steps. Climb that ladder.” – Fergie Former Black Eyed Peas and successful recording artist Fergie has come a long way since her days of dealing with a drug addiction. She offered up the above quote during an interview with Glamour magazine. “No man can climb the ladder of success without first placing his foot on the bottom rung.” - James Cash Penney James Cash Penney was the founder of the J.C Penney stores. The businessman offers up some wisdom, reminding us that to reach the great heights of success, we must always take the first step. “If you're climbing the ladder of life, you go rung by rung, one step at a time. Don't look too far up, set your goals high but take one step at a time. Sometimes you don't think you're progressing until you step back and see how high you've really gone.” - Donny Osmond The American singer was a teen idol with his family band The Osmonds, and enjoyed success as a solo artist. Here he inspires us to remember to go step by step and take time to reflect on how far we have come in life. Have you got any favourite quotes involving ladders? Let us know in the comments!