Motivational quotes page 2
I believe each human being has the potential to change, to transform one's own attitude, no
matter how difficult the situation.
I've learned that "making a living" is not the same thing as "making a life".
Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are
collaborators in creation.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
If they can make penicillin out of mouldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tough times never last. Tough people do.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are three marks of a superior person: Being virtuous, he is free from anxiety; being
wise, he is free from perplexity; being brave, he is free from fear.
The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the
Greatness is not this wonderful, esoteric, elusive, godlike feature that only the special among
us will ever taste. It's something that truly exists in all of us. It's very simple. This is what I
believe and I'm willing to die for it. Period.
your own dream. If you want to save Peru, go save Peru. It's quite possible to do
anything, but not if you put it on the leaders and the parking meters. Don't expect Carter or
Reagan or John Lennon or Yoko Ono or Bob Dylan or Jesus Christ to come and do it for you.
You have to do it yourself.
No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the
possibilities; always see them, for they are always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
Clear your mind of can't.
Cease negative mental chattering. If you think a thing is impossible, you'll make it
Pessimism blunts the tools you need to succeed.
When we are working at a difficult task and strive after a good thing, we are fighting a
righteous battle, the direct reward of which is that we are kept from much evil. As we
advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost
strength of the heart is developed.
Vincent van Gogh
With a little reason and much heart, one
can change many things, or move mountains.
The best motivation is self-motivation. The guy says, "I wish someone would come by and
turn me on." What if they don't show up? You've got to have a better plan for your life.
You can do anything in this world if you are prepared to take the consequences.
William Somerset Maugham
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go
through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone.
Always seek less turbulent skies. Hurt - fly above it. Betrayal - fly above it. Anger - fly
it. You are the one who is flying the plane.
"Small" thinking has and always will be punished in one way or another.
You can be sure that investing the time and brain power to set meaningful goals in each area
of your life will produce internal, permanent motivation.
You are not your past. And your future? Will take care of itself - if you choose to live.
You must be
single-minded. Drive for the one thing on which you have decided.
Man is made or unmade by himself; in the armoury of thoughts he forges weapons by which
he destroys himself; he also fashions the tools with which he builds for himself heavenly
mansions of joy and strength and peace. By the right choice and true application of thought,
man ascends to the Divine Perfection; by the abuse and wrong application of thought, he
descends below the level of the beast.
Let the man who has to make his fortune in life remember this maxim. Attacking is his only
secret. Dare, and the world always yields. Or, if it beat you sometimes, dare again, and it will
Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know
they were impossible.
Have a bias toward action. Let's see something happen
now. You can break that big plan into
small steps and take the first step right away.
far as you can see; when you get there, you'll be able to see farther.
Each day of your life, as soon as you open your eyes in the morning, you can square away
for a happy and successful day. It's the mood and the purpose at the inception of each day
that are the important facts in charting your course for the day.
George Matthew Adams
Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Let the winds of
enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.