365 Best Inspirational Quotes I Wish I Had Read

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Inspirational Quotes

In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.

Nikos Kazantzakis


The starting point of all achievement is desire.

Napoleon Hill


I would rather die of passion than of boredom.

Vincent van Gogh


Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.

Robert H. Schuller


Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.

Maya Angelou


A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

Albert Einstein


We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.

Maya Angelou


The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.

Vidal Sassoon


Constant dripping hollows out a stone.



You can’t soar with the eagles if you keep scratching with the chickens.

Nancy Dornan


Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Mahatma Gandhi


Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.

Mark Twain


The best revenge is massive success.

Frank Sinatra


You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Christopher Columbus


In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.

Coco Chanel


A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.



The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting.

Walt Disney


Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in the bracing atmosphere of a high aim the very roughness stimulates the climber to steadier steps, till the legend, over steep ways to the stars, fulfils itself.

C. Doane


People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing– that’s why we recommend it daily.

Zig Ziglar


Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.

Oprah Winfrey


Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.

Les Brown


Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars

Kahlil Gibran


Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

Harriet Beecher Stowe


If you’re never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances.

Julia Sorel


If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.

Henry David Thoreau


Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

Lao Tzu


To me, business isn’t about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It’s about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials.

Richard Branson


Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.

Albert Camus


I have not the shadow of a doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have, if he or she will make the same effort, and have the same hope and faith.

Mahatma Gandhi


The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

Dolly Parton


If you can dream it, you can do it.

Walt Disney


Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose.

S. Lewis


You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.

Michael Jordan



What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.

Bob Dylan


I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine.

Neil Armstrong


If it isn’t a little scary it probably isn’t worth your time.

Ted Murphy


There is no traffic jam along the extra mile.

Roger Staubach


Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, & character.

WA Ward


Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.

Mary Kay Ash


The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.



Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.

Albert Einstein


Critical feedback is the breakfast of champions. Defensiveness is the dinner of losers.

Dharmesh Shah


You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

Maya Angelou


Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

Arthur Ashe


Great people, no matter their field, have similar habits. Learn them and use them in your own quest for greatness.

Paula Andress


You choose the life you live. If you don’t like it, it’s on you to change it because no one else is going to do it for you.

Kim Kiyosaki


Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.

Benjamin Disraeli


Pay no attention to what the critics say; no statue has ever been erected to a critic.

Jean Sibelius


I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.

Rosa Parks


Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.

Robert Collier


Obstacles are those things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.

Henry Ford


Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem.

We all have twenty-four hour days.

Zig Ziglar


There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.

Paulo Coelho


I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

Leonardo da Vinci


It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.

Abraham Lincoln


The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.

Mark Twain


As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

Audrey Hepburn


The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious.

Marcus Aurelius


Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.

Swami Vivekananda


Know where to find the information and how to use it -That’s the secret of success.

Albert Einstein


You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

Wayne Gretzky


When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. 

Henry Ford


Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

Helen Keller


As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

Audrey Hepburn


Look at the sparrows; they do not know what they will do in the next moment. Let us literally live from moment to moment.

Mahatma Gandhi


Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.

Wayne Dyer


Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.

Napoleon Hill


If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.

John Quincy Adams


Most people fail in life because they major in minor things.

Anthony Robbins


Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great.

Orison Swett Marden


The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.

Oprah Winfrey


You may only succeed if you desire succeeding; you may only fail if you do not mind failing.



If you really want to do something you’ll find a way, if you don’t you’ll find an excuse.

Jim Rohn


Trust because you are willing to accept the risk, not because it’s safe or certain.



Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.

Ambrose Redmoon


The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.

Oprah Winfrey


Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

Benjamin Franklin


A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.

 Colin Powell


There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part of his life getting his living.

Henry David Thoreau


Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

Dalai Lama


Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.

Pablo Picasso


You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.

Jackson Brown, Jr.



Don’t try to make life a mathematics problem with yourself in the center and everything coming out equal. When you’re good, bad things can still happen. And if you’re bad, you can still be lucky.

Barbara Kingsolver


The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.

Mark Zuckerberg


If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.

Jim Rohn


The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.

K. Chesterton


Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.

John Allen Paulos


Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it.

Diane Sawyer


The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.

G.K. Chesterton


Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; they are but the instruments of the wise.

Samuel Lover


Identity is a prison you can never escape, but the way to redeem your past is not to run from it, but to try to understand it, and use it as a foundation to grow.



Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. 

Barack Obama


Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.

John Wooden


When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.

Winston Churchill


If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.

Katharine Hepburn


All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners… Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they’re not learning, they’re not growing… not moving toward excellence.

Denis Waitley


Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

Steve Jobs


Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.

Charles F. Kettering


Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.

Drew Houston


To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.



Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy.

Jimmy Spithill


If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you.

Harv Eker


To be the best, you must be able to handle the worst.

Wilson Kanadi


If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.

Vincent Van Gogh


Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

Søren Kierkegaard


The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back.

Abigail Van Buren


A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

George Bernard Shaw


If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.

Jim Rohn


Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.

Sandra Carey


Be impeccable with your word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. 

Don Miguel Ruiz


Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, your attitude when you have everything.



If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission.



A jug fills drop by drop.



If you care very much what other people think, you will find that you are not one of the ones doing the thinking.

James Frey


I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.

Diane Ackerman


Turn your wounds into wisdom.

Oprah Winfrey


Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting. 

Christopher Morley


Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.

Stephen Covey


Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.

George Bernard Shaw


Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.

Norman Ralph Augustine


Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled by, and that made all the difference.

Robert Frost


Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.

Og Mandino


Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.

Oscar Wilde


Whatever you are, be a good one.

Abraham Lincoln


At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.

Steve Maraboli


If you do not tell the truth about yourself, you cannot tell it about other people.

Virginia Woolf


You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.

George Lucas


Whenever you see a successful person you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.

Vaibhav Shah


If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.

Booker T. Washington


Men are born to succeed, not fail.

Henry David Thoreau


How soon ‘not now’ becomes ‘never’.

Martin Luther


Your problem isn’t the problem. Your reaction is the problem.



Man is free at the instant he wants to be.



The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.

Mark Caine


Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.

Brian Littrell


A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it isn’t open.

Frank Zappa


You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.

Zig Ziglar


If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.

James Cameron



I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

Bill Cosby


Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows.

Michael Landon


Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill


You are the embodiment of the information you choose to accept and act upon. To change your circumstances, you need to change your thinking and subsequent actions.

Adlin Sinclair


Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.

Joe Clark


Nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.



The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.

Helen Keller


Don’t go through life, grow through life.

Eric Butterworth


You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you, you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.

Will Smith


If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed.

Sid Caeser


Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.

Kyle Chandler


He is able who thinks he is able.



If you hang out with chickens, you’re going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you’re going to fly.

Steve Maraboli


We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.



When the need to succeed is as bad as the need to breathe, then you’ll be successful.

Eric Thomas


Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.

Albert Einstein


You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.

Henry Drummond


Always desire to learn something useful.



The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs . . . one step at a time.

Joe Girard


Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.

Benjamin Jowett


The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill


I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.

Brian Tracy


Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.

George S. Patton


You see things; and you say “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say “Why not?”

George Bernard Shaw


The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare.

Bobby Knight


I would much rather have regrets about not doing what people said, than regretting not doing what my heart led me to and wondering what life had been like if I’d just been myself.

Brittany Renée


Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

Jim Rohn


Leap, and the net will appear.

John Burroughs


Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you’re still trying, keep it up. You’re right on track.

Matthew Keith Groves


Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.

Jamie Paolinetti


When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.



If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.

St. Clement of Alexandra


Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.

Theodore Roosevelt


The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.

Zig Ziglar


A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.

David Brinkley


Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.

Pamela Vaull


If you’ve got a talent, protect it.

Jim Carrey


In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.

Thomas Jefferson


I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse.

Florence Nightingale


Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

Tim Notke


You will never win if you never begin.

Helen Rowland


If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.

Sheryl Sandberg


The next time you feel slightly uncomfortable with the pressure in your life, remember no pressure, no diamonds. Pressure is a part of success.

Eric Thomas


If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents–start charging for it.

Kim Garst


If not us, who? If not now, when?

Hillel the Elder


Go big or go home. Because it’s true. What do you have to lose?

Eliza Dushku


Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

Albert Einstein


One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.

Michael Korda


The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

Chinese Proverb


There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.

Michael Phelps


Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.

Roy L. Goodman


Every great story on the planet happened when someone decided not to give up, but kept going no matter what.

Spryte Loriano


People underestimate their capacity for change. There is never a right time to do a difficult thing. A leader’s job is to help people have vision of their potential.

John Porter


Wherever you are – be all there.

Jim Elliot


There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.

Ray Goforth


Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.

Swami Sivananda


Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.

Richard L. Evans


Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

Henry Ford



People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.

Andrew Carnegie


If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

Dale Carnegie


Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

Charles R. Swindoll


What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight–it’s the size of the fight in the dog.

Dwight D. Eisenhower


Don’t be afraid to stand for what you believe in, even if that means standing alone.

Andy Biersack


A journey of a thousand leagues begins beneath one’s feet.

Lao Tzu


If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.

John D. Rockefeller


I will not follow where the path may lead, but I will go where there is no path, and I will leave a trail.

Muriel Strode


To be a good loser is to learn how to win.

Carl Sandburg


Dream big and dare to fail.

Norman Vaughan


Hitch your wagon to a star.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


The dog that trots about finds a bone.

Golda Meir


It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.

Lou Holtz


Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.

Wayne Dyer


All great achievements require time.

Maya Angelou


An obstacle is often a stepping stone.

William Prescott


Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.

Henry David


You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.

Henry Ford


Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

Peter F. Drucker


Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

Lolly Daskal


There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.

Denis Waitley


When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.

Viktor E. Frankl


Success is … knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others.

John C. Maxwell


It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.

Howard Ruff


If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.

Jim Rohn


Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act. Action will delineate and define you.

Thomas Jefferson


Champions keep playing until they get it right.

Billie Jean King


Great leaders create more leaders, not followers.

Roy T. Bennett


Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.

Doug Ivester


Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life.

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam


Be brave to stand for what you believe in even if you stand alone.

Roy T. Bennett


Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.

Arnold Palmer


Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.

John Maxwell


Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

John R. Wooden


Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.

Arthur Christopher Benson


Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.

JoyBell C


The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

Walter Bagehot


It always seems impossible until it’s done.

Nelson Mandela


Someday is not a day of the week.

Denise Brennan-Nelson


The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.

Benjamin Mays


Action is the foundational key to all success.

Pablo Picasso


Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.

Dwight David


Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.

Russell Warren


You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.

Margaret Thatcher


Walking your talk is a great way to motivate yourself. No one likes to live a lie. Be honest with yourself, and you will find the motivation to do what you advise others to do.

Vince Poscente


To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.

Elbert Hubbard


Well done is better than well said.

Benjamin Franklin


By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands — your own.

Mark Victor Hansen


Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular top ups.

Peter Davies


I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.

Muhammad Ali


Without faith, hope and trust, there is no promise for the future, and without a promising future, life has no direction, no meaning and no justification.

Adlin Sinclair


Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty.

William J. Bennett


Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can’t be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.

Lee Iacocca


With will one can do anything.

Samuel Smiles


No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt


The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.

Henry Ford


Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.

Kevin Kruse


The entrepreneur is essentially a visualizer and actualizer… He can visualize something, and when he visualizes it he sees exactly how to make it happen.

Robert L. Schwartz


A year from now you may wish you had started today.

Karen Lamb


If you’re going through hell keep going.

Winston Churchill


If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.

Charles R. Swindoll


Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.

Samuel Johnson


You can motivate by fear. And you can motivate by reward. But both of these methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self motivation.

Homer Rice


Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience.

Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.

Hal Borland


Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible”.

Audrey Hepburn


The greater the loyalty of a group toward the group, the greater is the motivation among the members to achieve the goals of the group, and the greater the probability that the group will achieve its goals.

Rensis Likert


Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.

William Butler Yeats


Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses… on your powers, instead of your problems.

Paul J. Meyer


The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt


Believe with all of your heart that you will do what you were made to do.

Orison Swett Marden


The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.

John Buchan


If you’re not practicing, somebody else is, somewhere, and he’ll be ready to take your job.

Brooks Robinson


If you don’t like how things are, change it. You’re not a tree.

Jim Rohn


And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln


Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.

Henry Ford


You have to do it yourself, no one else will do it for you. You must work out your own salvation.

Charles E. Popplestone


Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.

Dale Carnegie


An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.

Thomas Fuller


There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox


If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.

Nora Roberts


I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou The best way out is always through.

Robert Frost


My greatest challenge has been to change the mindset of people. Mindsets play strange tricks on us. We see things the way our minds have instructed our eyes to see.

Muhammad Yunus


I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. 

Michael Jordan


Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities. Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

Norman Vincent Peale


A goal without a date is just a dream.

Milton H. Erickson


The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Martin Luther King, Jr.


You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.

Rabindranath Tagore


I think the biggest challenge is to continue on the same path. I think it’s easy to become complacent from the success you’ve had.

Jason Derulo


We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Rather than viewing a brief relapse back to inactivity as a failure, treat it as a challenge and try to get back on track as soon as possible.

Jimmy Connors


Change your thoughts and you change your world.

Norman Vincent Peale


There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way.

Christopher Morley


Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.

John Maxwell


The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.

Arthur C. Clarke


A key ingredient in innovation is the ability to challenge authority and break rules.

Vivek Wadhwa


Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.

Vince Lombardi


Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.

Martin Luther King, Jr.


The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.



No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah


Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

Albert Schweitzer


The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.

Ayn Rand


Differences challenge assumptions.

Anne Wilson Schaef


Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.

Lance Armstrong


The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.

John Steinbeck


True happiness involves the full use of one’s power and talents.

John W. Gardner


Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.

Maya Angelou


Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.

Maria Robinson


No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.



Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt


Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. 

Henry David Thoreau


If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.

Oprah Winfrey


To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals – this alone is worth the struggle.

William Osler


There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.

Aldous Huxley


It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.

Tony Robbins


Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.

William Arthur Ward


Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.

Malala Yousafzai


Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.

Washington Irving


There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton


Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant. There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.

Johann Gottfried Von Herder


The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

Vince Lombardi


Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.

Joseph Campbell


What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.

Oscar Wilde


Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfilment.

Tony Robbins


Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. 

Albert Einstein


The only way to do great work is to love what you do.

Steve Jobs


It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.

Aristotle Onassis


Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

George Herbert


No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

Robin Williams


Life consists not in holding good cards, but in playing those you hold well.

Josh Billings


There is nothing impossible to him who will try.

Alexander the Great


The power of imagination makes us infinite.

John Muir


I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean


What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.

Arthur Ashe


He who moves not forward goes backward.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.

E. Cummings


Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.

Dale Carnegie


Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.

Abraham Joshua Herschel


Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.

Carl von Clausewitz


Out of difficulties grow miracles.

Jean de la Bruyere


No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.



How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

Anne Frank


If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.

Albert Einstein


The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.

Amelia Earhart


Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.

Coco Chanel


Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been.

Alan Alda


Believe you can and you’re halfway there.

Theodore Roosevelt


It is always the simple that produces the marvellous.

Amelia Barr


Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.

Tony Robbins


Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value.

Desmond Tutu


Tough times never last, but tough people do.

Dr. Robert Schuller


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, dream, discover.

Mark Twain


What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?

Robert H. Schuller


Courage is grace under pressure.

Ernest Hemingway


Give me a stock clerk with a goal, and I will give you a man who will make history. Give me a man without a goal, and I will give you a stock clerk.

J.C. Penny


I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.

Gustave Flaubert


I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams.

Oprah Winfrey


Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.



Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes.

Kenneth Hildebrand


It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

Charles Darwin


Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.

Albert Einstein


Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.

L. Hunt


Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

Warren Buffett


To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.

Eleanor Roosevelt


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