Inspirational quotes page 5
To achieve greatness, start where you are, use what you
have, do what you can.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear
John Quincy Adams
It's not what you do once in a while, it's what you do day in and day out that makes the
Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.
There are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to
If you don't make a total commitment to whatever you're
doing, then you start looking to bail
out the first time the boat starts leaking. It's tough enough getting that boat to shore with
everybody rowing, let alone when a guy stands up and starts putting his jacket on.
To get to the top actually, you must first get to the
There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.
Nothing contributes so much
to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which
the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
You have to set the goals that are almost out of reach. If you set a goal that is attainable
without much work or thought, you are stuck with something below your true talent and
Even if I don't reach all my goals, I've gone higher than I would have if I hadn't set any.
The mind determines what is
possible. The soul surpasses it.
Think and feel yourself there. To achieve any aim in life, you need to
project the end-result.
Think of the elation, the satisfaction, the joy! Carrying the ecstatic feeling will bring the
desired goal into view.
He that respects himself is safe from others. He wears a coat of mail
that none can pierce.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
When people hurt you over and over, think of them like sandpaper. They
may scratch and
hurt you a bit, but in the end, you end up polished and they end up useless.
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. You can only decide how you're
going to live now.
Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
A professional is a man who can do
his best at a time when he doesn't particularly feel like it.
You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
That's all man can hope for during his lifetime - to set
an example - and when he is dead, to
be an inspiration for history.
When there is an original sound in the world, it wakens a hundred echoes.
John A. Shedd
The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets
painful is the man who will win.
One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of
nothing on earth you cannot have - once you have mentally accepted the fact that
you can have it.
useless to send armies against ideas.
own thing on your own terms and get what you came here for.
If we listened to our intellect, we'd
never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship.
We'd never go into business, because we'd be too cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got
to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
the product of your own brainstorm.Beauty,
truth, friendship, love, creation – these are the great values of life. We can't prove
them, or explain them, yet they are the most stable things in our lives.
Jesse Herman Holmes
Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that
you have no time to criticise others.
Christian D. Larson