August 19, 2022

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Most Inspirational Quotes Collection – 2022 Update

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In this article, you will find many famous inspirational quotes, from nearly a decade of collecting them. They range from the profound to the intriguing to the just plain funny.

Also Read: 365 Days of Motivational and Inspirational Quotes

We think quotes are one of the best ways to share the wisdom of the ages and modern day sages. Some people really do have a way with words, and many others have already said it best. Some people also have a knack for making an old song sound new, which helps for sharing timeless principles..

1. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

2. “Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.”
— Mark Twain

3. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”
— Napoleon Hill

4. “Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.”
— Zig Ziglar

5. “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

6. “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”
— Napoleon Hill

7. “It is never too late to be who you might have been.”
— George Eliot

8. “Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.”
— Danny Kaye

9. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.”
— Oprah Winfrey

10. “You have to ‘be’ before you can ‘do’, and do before you can ‘have’.”
— Zig Ziglar

11. “Don’t think, just do.”
– Horace

12. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”
— Truman Capote

13. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”
— Joe Sabah Belief

14. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
— Theodore Roosevelt

15. “The greatest dreams are always unrealistic.”
— Will Smith

16. “One may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low.”
— Thomas Fuller

17. “Every artist was first an amateur.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

18. “Be not simply good; be good for something.”
– Henry David Thoreau

19. “Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.”
— Washington Irving

20. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
— Anne Frank

21. “A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.”
– Plato

22. “Achievement results from work realizing ambition.”
— Adam Ant

23. “Big thinking precedes great achievement.”
— Wilferd A. Peterson

24. “Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

25. “Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.”
— Napoleon Hill

26. “High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.”
— Charles F. Kettering

27. “I’m glad I did it, partly because it was worth it, but mostly because I shall never have to do it again.”
— Mark Twain

28. “It’s amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.”
— Charles F. Kettering

29. “Never mistake activity for achievement.”
— John Wooden

30. “One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.”
— Anthony Robbins

31. “Success each day should be judged by the seeds sown, not the harvest reaped.”
— John C. Maxwell

32. “That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.”
— Abraham Lincoln

33. “The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply.”
— Denis Waitley

34. “If you’ll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives.”
— Vince Lombardi

35. “Winners compare their achievements with their goals, while losers compare their achievements with those of other people.”
— Nido Qubein

36. “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.”
— Zig Ziglar

37. “You have to ‘be’ before you can ‘do’, and do before you can ‘have’.”
— Zig Ziglar

38. “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”
— Albert Einstein

39. “Action is the real measure of intelligence.”
— Napoleon Hill

40. “Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.”
— Mark Twain

41. “An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

42. “As I grow older, I pay less attention to what people say. I just watch what they do.”
— Andrew Carnegie

43. “Don’t compare yourself negatively with the giants or anyone else, rather, use them as models. Then get on with whatever it is you can accomplish with your life, and give it everything you have.”
— Dr. Irene Kassorla

44. “Don’t think, just do.”
– Horace

45. “Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.”
– Benjamin Disraeli

46. “If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.”
— Lucy Larcom

47. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
— John Quincy Adams

48. “It not knowing what to do, it’s doing what you know.”
— Anthony Robbins

49. “Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.”
— Danny Kaye

50. “Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.”
– Benjamin Franklin

51. “Speaking from my personal experiences, setting goals, along with a detailed action plan, has actually changed my life from one cast in frustration to one of purpose.”
— Catherine Pulsifer

52. “The first man gets the oyster; the second man gets the shell.”
— Andrew Carnegie

53. “The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.”
— Thomas Carlyle

54. “The price of discipline is always less than the pain of regret.”
— Nido Qubein

55. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”
— Mark Twain

56. “The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.”
– Confucius

57. “To move the world we must first move ourselves.”
– Socrates

58. “Well done is better than well said.”
— Benjamin Franklin

59. “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”
— Duke Ellington

60. “Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.”
— George S. Patton

61. “Bad is never good until worse happens.”
— Danish Proverb

62. “Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”
— Joshua J. Marine

63. “Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.”
— William Ellery Channing

64. “Everybody ought to do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice.”
— William James

65. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”
— Truman Capote

66. “How can something bother you if you won’t let it?”
— Terri Guillemets

67. “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.”
— Maya Angelou

68. “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”
— Frank A. Clark

69. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.”
— Maya Angelou

70. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
— Winston Churchill

71. “If you’re in a bad situation, don’t worry it’ll change. If you’re in a good situation, don’t worry it’ll change.”
— John A. Simone, Sr.

72. “It’s not easy taking my problems one at a time when they refuse to get in line.”
— Ashleigh Brilliant

73. “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.”
—Vince Lombardi

74. “Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.”
— William Shakespeare

75. “Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.”
– Voltaire

76. “Men’s best successes come after their disappointments.”
– Henry Ward Beecher

77. “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”
— M. Kathleen Casey

78. “Poverty, Frost, Famine, Rain, Disease, are the beadles and guardsmen that hold us to Common Sense.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

79. “Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.”
— African Proverb

80. “Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.”
— Zig Ziglar

81. “The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.”
— Virginia Woolf

82. “The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter.”
– Unknown

83. “The gem cannot be polished without friction nor man without trials.”
— Confucius

84. “The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.”
— Harry Golden

85. “The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.”
— Norman Vincent Peale

86. “This too will pass.”
— Attar

87. “Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

88. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.”
— Oprah Winfrey

89. “We acquire the strength we have overcome.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

90. “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.”
— Kenji Miyazawa

91. “We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.”
— Winston Churchill

92. “When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.”
– Unknown

93. “You can’t run away from trouble. There ain’t no place that far.”
— Uncle Remus

94. “You don’t overcome challenges by making them smaller but by making yourself bigger.”
— John C. Maxwell

95. “You’ll never find a better sparring partner than adversity.”
— Walt Schmidt

96. “A person’s worth in this world is estimated according to the value he puts on himself.”
— Jean de la Bruyere

97. “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

98. “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”
— Mark Twain

99. “All the advice in the world will never help you until you help yourself.”
— Fred Van Amburgh

100. “Count your blessings! Things can always get better and could always be worse.”
— Donald Neviaser

101. “For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

102. “How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself. So always think positively.”
— Norman Vincent Peale

103. “If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.”
— George Bernard Shaw

104. “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
— Wayne Dyer

105. “In one minute you can change your attitude and in that minute you can change your entire day.”
— Spencer Johnson

106. “It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.”
— William James

107. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
— Mark Twain

108. “Life must be lived as play.”
– Plato

109. “One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged.”
— Lucille Ball

110. “There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.”
— Denis Waitley

111. “There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.”
– Plato

112. “The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

113. “”There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
— Albert Einstein

114. “We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are.”
– Anais Nin

115. “You alone are the judge of your worth and your goal is to discover infinite worth in yourself, no matter what anyone else thinks.”
— Deepak Chopra

116. “You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.”
— Leo Aikman

117. “You cannot tailor make your situation in life, but you can tailor make your attitudes to fit those situations.”
— Zig Ziglar

118. “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”
— Zig Ziglar

119. “A hard beginning maketh a good ending.”
— John Heywood

120. “A lot of people seeking new beginnings have never finished with the past.”
— Byron Pulsifer

121. “Beginnings are only difficult without any action.”
— Byron Pulsifer

122. “Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be.”
— Marsha Petrie Sue

123. “Every morning is a fresh beginning. Every day is the world made new. Today is a new day.”
— Dan Custer

124. “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

125. “The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings.”
— Dave Weinbaum

126. “This moment, this day, is as good as any moment in all eternity. I shall make of this day, each moment of this day, a heaven on earth. This is my day of opportunity.”
— Dan Custer

127. “Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.”
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

128. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”
— Joe Sabah

129. “Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief in denying them.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

130. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
— Theodore Roosevelt

131. “By believing passionately in something that does not yet exist, we create it.”
– Nikos Kazantzakis

132. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.”
— Norman Vincent Peale

133. “Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active.”
– Edith Hamilton

134. “I always try to believe the best of everybody — it saves so much trouble.”
– Rudyard Kipling

135. “Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.”
— Henry David Thoreau

136. “Others believing in you is nice but worthless if not matched by your own thought.”
— Scott Moore

137. “Seeing is not believing; believing is seeing! You see things, not as they are, but as you are.”
– Eric Butterworth

138. “The eloquent man is he who is no beautiful speaker, but who is inwardly and desperately drunk with a certain belief.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

139. “What matters is not the idea a man holds, but the depth at which he holds it.”
— Ezra Pound

140. “At the end of the day, love and compassion will win.”
— Terry Waite

141. “Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.”
— Maya Angelou

142. “Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves.”
— Mason Cooley

143. “Compassion is a two way street.”
— Frank Capra

144. “Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

145. “I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.”
— Lao Tzu

146. “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

147. “It is easy enough to be friendly to one’s friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.”
– Gandhi

148. “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.”
— Dalai Lama

149. “Make no judgments where you have no compassion.”
– Anne McCaffrey

150. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style”
— Maya Angelou

151. “Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.”
— Albert Einstein

152. “The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.”
— Helen Keller

153. “The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.”
— Maya Angelou

154. “The dew of compassion is a tear.”
— Lord Byron

155. “The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.”
— Maya Angelou

156. “The greatest good we can do for others is not just to share our riches with them, but to reveal theirs.”
— Zig Ziglar

157. “The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.”
— Deepak Chopra

158. “The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.”
— G.K. Chesterton

159. “When there’s that forgiveness present and compassion, it just helps you live so much easier.”
— Craig T. Nelson

160. “Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.”
— Confucius

161. “A man of courage is also full of faith.”
– Cicero

162. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”
— Walt Disney

163. “As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

164. “Be bold – and mighty forces will come to your aid.”
— Basil King

165. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’”
— Mary Anne Radmacher

166. “Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.”
— Winston Churchill

167. “Courage is knowing what not to fear.”
– Plato

168. “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”
— Ambrose Redmoon

169. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.”
— Mark Twain

170. “Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.”
– Tom Krause

171. “Courage: the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”
— Maya Angelou

172. “Fortune favors the brave.”
– Virgil

173. “The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

174. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
— Mark Twain

175. “Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.”
— Henry Drummond

176. “When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

177. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

178. “A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done.”
— Ralph Lauren

179. “A man’s dreams are an index to his greatness.”
— Zadok Rabinwitz

180. “A new idea is first condemned as ridiculous and then dismissed as trivial, until finally, it becomes what everybody knows.”
— William James

181. “Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.”
– Anonymous

182. “Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.”
— Napoleon Hill

183. “Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.”
— Dr. Dale Turner

184. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”
– Henry David Thoreau

185. “I shut my eyes in order to see.”
– Paul Gauguin

186. “I dream, I test my dreams against my beliefs, I dare to take risks, and I execute my vision to make those dreams come true.”
— Walt Disney

187. “I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.”
— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

188. “If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.”
– Anonymous

189. “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

190. “If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be”.
– Anonymous

191. “If you’re not sure where you’re going, you’ll probably end up somewhere else.”
– Anonymous

192. “Nothing limits achievement like small thinking; nothing expands possibilities like unleashed imagination.”
— William Arthur Ward

193. “Some men see things the way they are and ask, ‘Why?’ I dream things that never were, and ask ‘Why not?”
— George Bernard Shaw

194. “Some make it happen, some watch it happen, and some say, ‘What happened?’”
– Anonymous

195. “The greatest dreams are always unrealistic.”
— Will Smith

196. “Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”
— Edgar Allan Poe

197. “Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.”
— Japanese Proverb

198. “We will find only what we look for, nothing more and nothing less.”
– Anonymous

199. “What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”
— John Lubbock

200. “Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.”
— Indian Proverb

201. “You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.”
— Richard Bach

202. “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
— Buckminster Fuller

203. “To keep our faces toward chance and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.”
— Helen Keller

204. “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”
— George Bernard Shaw

205. “Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.”
— Michael Johnson

206. “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
— Albert Einstein

207. “Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.”
— Henry Ford

208. “Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.”
— Oscar Wilde

209. “Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.”
— Zig Ziglar

210. “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”
— Maya Angelou

211. “I had to pick myself up and get on with it, do it all over again, only even better this time.”
— Sam Walton

212. “I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.”
— George Burns

213. “Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don’t try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.”
— Anthony Robbins

214. “Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.”
— Zig Ziglar

215. “Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it’s a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.”
— Al Franken

216. “Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.”
— Napoleon Hill

217. “No matter what happens, it is within my power to turn it to my advantage.”
– Epictetus

218. “One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.”
— Jack Penn

219. “Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes… but that would be a mistake.”
– Anonymous

220. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
– Confucius

221. “Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.”
— George Bernard Shaw

222. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
– Winston Churchill

223. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.”
— Elbert Hubbard

224. “The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.”
— Dale Carnegie

225. “There are no mistakes, save one: the failure to learn from a mistake.”
— Robert Fripp

226. “There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man’s lack of faith in his true Self.”
– William James

227. “Try and fail, but don’t fail to try.”
– Stephen Kaggwa

228. “You haven’t failed until you quit trying.”
— Anonymous

229. “A life lived in fear is half lived.”
– Anonymous

230. “As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
— Nelson Mandela

231. “Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated; you can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.”
— David Lloyd George

232. “Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

233. “Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.”
– Unknown

234. “He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

235. “In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it.”
— George Bernard Shaw

236. “It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, ‘Always do what you are afraid to do.’”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

237. “Necessity is the mother of taking chances.”
— Mark Twain

238. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”
— Nelson Mandela

239. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
— Paulo Coelho

240. “Risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.”
— Leo Buscaglia

241. “You are going to let the fear of poverty govern your life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live.”
— George Bernard Shaw

242. “A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement.”
— Bo Bennett

243. “A goal is a dream with a deadline.”
— Napoleon Hill

244. “Begin with the end in mind.”
— Stephen Covey

245. “Between the great things we cannot do and the small things we will not do, the danger is that we shall do nothing.”
— Adolph Monod

246. “Establishing goals is all right if you don’t let them deprive you of interesting detours.”
— Doug Larson

247. “First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.”
– Epictetus

248. “Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I’ll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I’ll give you a stock clerk.”
— J.C. Penney

249. “Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.”
– Vincent Van Gogh

250. “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”
— Douglas Adams

251. “If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.”
— Unknown

252. “Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings.”
— C.D. Jackson

253. “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.”
– Anonymous

254. “One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it.”
— Sidney Howard

255. “One may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low.”
— Thomas Fuller

256. “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”
— T.S. Eliot

257. “People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals – that is, goals that do not inspire them.”
– Anthony Robbins

258. “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”
— Les Brown

259. “Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.”
— Doug Larson

260. “The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we hit it.”
– Michelangelo

261. “The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going.”
— Unknown

262. “You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures.”
— Charles C. Noble

263. “Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own.”
— Bruce Lee

264. “Avoid problems, and you’ll never be the one who overcame them.”
— Richard Bach

265. “Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.”
— George Bernard Shaw

266. “Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.”
— Andrew Carnegie

267. “Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.”
– Bruce Lee

268. “Every artist was first an amateur.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

269. “I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt

270. “Improvement begins with I.”
— Arnold H. Glasgow

271. “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”
— Edmund Hillary

272. “Learn the principle, abide by the principle, and dissolve the principle. In short, enter a mold without being caged in it. Obey the principle without being bound by it. Learn, master, and achieve.”
– Bruce Lee

273. “Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

274. “Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long.”
— George Bernard Shaw

275. “Nothing ever is, but is always becoming.”
– Plato

276. “Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
— Albert Einstein

277. “Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.”
– Anonymous

278. “Success is achieved by development of our strengths, not by elimination of our weakness.”
— Marilyn Vos Savant

279. “The first and best victory is to conquer self. To be conquered by self is, of all things, the most shameful and objectionable.”
– Plato

280. “The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are; for what we could become.”
— Charles Dubois

281. “The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself.”
— Deepak Chopra

282. “The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.”
– Denis Waitley

283. “The only reason we really pursue goals is to cause ourselves to expand and grow. Achieving goals by themselves will never make us happy in the long term; it’s who you become, as you overcome the obstacles necessary to achieve your goals, that can give you the deepest and most long-lasting sense of fulfillment.”
— Anthony Robbins

284. “There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.”
— Aldous Huxley

285. “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
— Maya Angelou

286. “When one has reached maturity in the art, one will have a formless form. It is like ice dissolving in water. When one has no form, one can be all forms; when one has no style, he can fit in with any style.”
– Bruce Lee

287. “Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.”
— Ayn Rand

288. “Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.”
— Mark Twain

289. “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”
— Jim Rohn

290. “If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time. It’s very important to be aware of them every time they come up.”
— Deepak Chopra

291. “If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge.”
– Deepak Chopra

292. “Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.”
— Storm Jameson

293. “Happiness comes when you believe in what you are doing, know what you are doing, and love what you are doing.”
— Brian Tracy

294. “Happiness is a state of activity.”
– Aristotle

295. “Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.”
– Leon J. Suenes

296. “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh

297. “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.”
— Mark Twain

298. “The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.”
— James Oppenheim

299. “The healthiest response to life is joy.”
— Deepak Chopra

300. “The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depend upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily.”
– Plato

301. “The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.”
– Anonymous

302. “To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.”
— Mark Twain

303. “We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.”
— George Bernard Shaw

304. “When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things – not the great occasions – that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness.”
— Bob Hope

305. “Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.”
— Mark Twain

306. “A whole stack of memories never equal one little hope.”
— Charles Schulz

307. “Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.”
— Chinese Proverb

308. “Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure…than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”
— Theodore Roosevelt

309. “For a gallant spirit there can never be defeat.”
— Wallis Simpson

310. “He who has never hoped can never despair.”
— George Bernard Shaw

311. “Hope is a waking dream.”
— Aristotle

312. “If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.”
— Thomas Fuller

313. “He who has hope has everything.”
—Arabian Proverb

314. “Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.”
– Anonymous

315. “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.”
— Emily Dickenson

316. “In life you need either inspiration or desperation.”
— Anthony Robbins

317. “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”
— Maya Angelou

318. “Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.”
— Bern Williams

319. “Motivation is the fuel necessary to keep the human engine running.”
— Zig Ziglar

320. “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”
— Maya Angelou

321. “Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.”
— John Heywood

322. “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

323. “Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.”
– Thornton Wilder

324. “Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.”
— Arnold H. Glasow

325. “Surround yourself with people who are going to motivate and inspire you.”
— Charles M. Marcus

326. “The best motivation always comes from within.”
— Michael Johnson

327. “The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”
— Allan K. Chalmers

328. “The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.”
— Richard Bach

329. “The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.”
— Allard Lowenstein

330. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which has the potential to turn a life around.”
— Leo Buscaglia

331. “To succeed… you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.”
— Tony Dorsett

332. “Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours.”
— Richard Bach

333. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

334. “Hitch your wagon to a star.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

335. “I want to be all used up when I die.”
— George Bernard Shaw

336. “If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”
— Isaac Newton

337. “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”
— Napoleon Hill

338. “It’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you use that makes a difference.”
— Zig Ziglar

339. “It is never too late to be who you might have been.”
— George Eliot

340. “Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.”
— Mark Twain

341. “Life is full of obstacle illusions.”
— Grant Frazier

342. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
— Andre Gide

343. “Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.”
— Thomas Carlyle

344. “Never tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.”
– Unknown

345. “Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.”
— Karen Ravn

346. “Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant.”
— Maya Angelou

347. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”
— Ayn Rand

348. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

349. “When you set goals, something inside of you starts saying, “Let’s go, let’s go,” and ceilings start to move up.”
— Zig Ziglar

350. “You are not the drop in the ocean, but the ocean in the drop.”
— Deepak Chopra

351. “All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.”
— Lao-Tzu

352. “All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination; Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.”
— Napoleon Hill

353. “Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have. It is later than you think.”
– Horace

354. “Chance favors the prepared mind.”
— Louis Pasteur

355. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”
— Napoleon Hill

356. “Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.”
— Deepak Chopra

357. “Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.”
— Zig Ziglar

358. “For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these ‘It might have been’”
— John Greenleaf Whittie

359. “He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed.”
— William James

360. “Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident.”
— Mark Twain

361. “No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

362. “One hundred percent of the shots you don’t take don’t go in.”
— Wayne Gretzky

363. “Seize the day, and put the least possible trust in tomorrow.”
– Horace

364. “The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.”
— Orison Sweet Marden

365. “The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.”
— Benjamin Disraeli

366. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
— Maya Angelou

367. “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

368. “We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.”
— Winston Churchill

369. “What is life but a series of inspired follies? The difficulty is to find them to do. Never lose a chance: it doesn’t come every day.”
— George Bernard Shaw

370. “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”
– Alexander Graham Bell

371. “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

372. “You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices.”
— Deepak Chopra

373. “Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.”
— Napoleon Hill

374. “Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

375. “If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.”
— Benjamin Franklin

376. “Love and desire are the spirit’s wings to great deeds.”
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

377. “Many people die at twenty five and aren’t buried until they are seventy five.”
— Benjamin Franklin

378. “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

379. “One of the most difficult things everyone has to learn is that for your entire life you must keep fighting and adjusting if you hope to survive. No matter who you are or what your position is you must keep fighting for whatever it is you desire to achieve.”
— George Allen

380. “Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.”
— Swami Sivananda

381. “The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.”
— Napoleon Hill

382. “To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve.”
— James Allen

383. “Whatever you do, you should do it with feeling.”
— Yogi Berra

384. “You change your life by changing your heart.”
— Max Lucado

385. “A big shot is a little shot that kept shooting.”
– Anonymous

386. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
— Lao-tzu

387. “A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.”
— Mark Twain

388. “Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.”
— Napoleon Hill

389. “Energy and persistence conquer all things.”
— Benjamin Franklin

390. “Fall seven times. Stand up eight.”
— Japanese Proverb

391. “Get a good idea and stay with it. Do it, and work at it until it’s done right.”
— Walt Disney

392. “It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.”
— Zig Ziglar

393. “It’s not what you start in life, it’s what you finish.”
– Katharine Hepburn

394. “Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.”
— Christy Borgeld

395. “Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.”
— Napoleon Hill

396. “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.”
— John Quincy Adams

397. “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.”
— Napoleon Hill

398. “Smile, breathe and go slowly.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh

399. “Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.”
– Anthony Robbins

400. “Success is steady progress toward one’s personal goals.”
— Jim Rohn

401. “The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.”
— Mark Twain

402. “The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh

403. “The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.”
– Anonymous

404. “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”
— Anatole France

405. “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

406. “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”
— Maya Angelou

407. “A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.”
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

408. “A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams.”
– Anonymous

409. “A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.”
— William Shedd

410. “And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
— Abraham Lincoln

411. “Be not simply good; be good for something.”
– Henry David Thoreau

412. “Everyone has a purpose in life… a unique gift or special talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of our own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals.”
— Deepak Chopra

413. “Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.”
— Washington Irving

414. “He who has a ‘why’ to live can bear almost any ‘how’.”
— Friedrich Nietzsche

415. “I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
— Henry David Thoreau

416. “It doesn’t matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.”
— Brian Tracy

417. “It is not length of life, but depth of life.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

418. “It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute… that gives meaning to our lives.”
— Anthony Robbins

419. “It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.”
— Tom Brokaw

420. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
— George Bernard Shaw

421. “Many men go fishing all their lives not knowing it is not fish they are after.”
— Henry David Thoreau

422. “May you live all the days of your life.”
— Jonathan Swift

423. “More than anything else, people will always remember you for how you made them feel.”
— Shadonna Richards

424. “My life is my message.”
— Mahatma Ghandi

425. “Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment.”
– Anthony Robbins

426. “The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.”
— Carl Rogers

427. “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”
— Steven Covey

428. “The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved; it is a reality to be experienced.”
— Aart van der Leenw

429. “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

430. “There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.”
— Deepak Chopra

431. “To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

432. “To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.”
— Kahlil Gibran

433. “Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.”
— Albert Einstein

434. “We do not remember days; we remember moments.”
— Cesare Pavese

435. “Where you end up isn’t the most important thing. It’s the road you take to get there. The road you take is what you’ll look back on and call your life.”
— Tim Wiley

436. “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.”
— Maya Angelou

437. “Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.”
— Bach, Richard

438. “A chain is as strong as its weakest link.”
— Danish Proverb

439. “A powerful idea communicates some of its strength to him who challenges it.”
— Marcel Proust

440. “A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.”
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

441. All our talents increase in the using, and the every faculty, both good and bad, strengthen by exercise.”
— Anne Bronte

442. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
— Lao Tzu

443. “Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

444. “Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.”
— Liane Cordes

445. “Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.”
– Plato

446. “Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.”
— Samuel Johnson

447. “Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come.”
— Victor Hugo

448. “He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.”
— Ben Jonson

449. “Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What’s a sun-dial in the shade?”
— Benjamin Franklin

450. “If you haven’t the strength to impose your own terms upon life, you must accept the terms it offers you.”
— T.S. Eliot

451. “Inward calm cannot be maintained unless physical strength is constantly and intelligently replenished.”
– Buddha

452. “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”
— Lao-Tzu

453. “Knowledge is power.”
— Francis Bacon

454. “Let him who would move the world, first move himself.”
– Socrates

455. “Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.”
— Louis Pasteur

456. “My strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure.”
— Alfred Lord Tennyson

457. “Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.”
– Albert Einstein

458. “Rule your mind or it will rule you.”
– Horace

459. “Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses.”
— Marilyn vos Savant

460. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”
— Friedrich Nietzsche

461. “The world breaks everyone and afterwards many are strong at the broken places.”
— Ernest Hemingway

462. “There is no strength without unity.”
— Irish Proverb

463. “There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.”
— Han Suyin


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