Inspirational quotes page 4
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what
want right now.
Once a man has made a commitment to a way of life, he puts the greatest strength in
world behind him. It's something we call heart power. Once a man has made this commitment,
nothing will stop him short of success.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction
You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different
day brings a miracle of its own. It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.
Each day can be one of triumph if you keep up your interests.
George Matthew Adams
You are your own scriptwriter and the play is never finished, no matter what your
position in life.
No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy the sunlight today, mix good
with friends today, enjoy it and bless God for it. Do not look back on happiness - or dream of
it in the future. You are only sure of today; do not let yourself be cheated out of it.
Henry Ward Beecher
Develop and project an attitude that says "yes" to life. Life is dull only to dull
people. Life is
successful for successful people. You must radiate success before it'll come to you. We
become what we really wish to become. You must be before you can do or have something.
Souls are like athletes, that need opponents worthy of them, if they are to be tried
extended and pushed to the full use of their powers, and rewarded according to their
You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
love like you'll never be hurt,
sing like there's nobody listening,
and live like it's heaven on earth.
William W. Purkey
I have found it advisable not to give too much heed to what people say when I am trying to
accomplish something of consequence. Invariably they proclaim it can't be done. I deem that
the very best time to make the effort.
There are admirable potentialities in every human being. Believe in your strength and your
youth. Learn to repeat endlessly to yourself, "It all depends on me."
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do - then do it with all your strength.
Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.
I believe in taking a positive attitude toward the world, toward people, toward my work. I
think I'm here for a purpose. I think it's very likely that we all are, but I'm only sure about
myself. I try to tune myself in to whatever it is that I'm supposed to be, and I try to think of
myself as a part of all of us - all mankind and all life. I find it's not easy to keep these lofty
thoughts in mind as the day goes by, but it certainly helps me a great deal to start out this
If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you
When you open your eyes in the morning, say to yourself, "I choose happiness today.
choose success today. I choose right action today. I choose love and goodwill for all today. I
choose peace today." Pour life, love, and interest into this affirmation, and you have chosen
See if you can catch yourself complaining in either
speech or thought, about a situation you
find yourself in, what other people do or say, your surroundings, your life situation, even the
weather. To complain is always nonacceptance of what is. It invariably carries an
unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the
situation or accept it. All else is madness.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Peter F. Drucker
Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can.
Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who
aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and
despondency make them give it up as unattainable.
If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud!
Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to
Henri Frederic Amiel
My definition of a free society is a
society where it is safe to be unpopular.
Adlai E. Stevenson
Listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever
the fuck you were going to do anyway.
Robert Downey Jr.
We are creators, and we can form today the world we personally shall be
living in tomorrow.
You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a