Motivational quotes page 4
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
There is only one answer to defeat and that is victory.
Sir Winston Churchill
I love those who yearn for the impossible.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just
once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest
essence, something helpless that wants our love.
Rainer Maria Rilke
We do not need magic to change the world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves
already: We have the power to imagine better.
Joanne K. Rowling
When they tell me I'm too old to do something, I attempt it immediately.
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each
moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There
is no other land. There is no other life but this.
Henry David Thoreau
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To have a great idea, have lots of them.
Thomas A. Edison
To every problem, there is a most simple solution.
In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins - not
through strength, but through persistence.
Let others lead small lives, but not you.
Let others argue over small things, but not you.
Let others cry over small hurts, but not you.
Let others leave their futures in other people's hands, but not you.
Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.
The fact is, you're generally using your will to resist one of two things: that which has
already happened or that which hasn't happened yet... Contemplate how much energy is
wasted resisting what might happen. Since most of the things you think might happen never
do, you are just throwing your energy away.
Michael A. Singer
Bringing people into the here-and-now. The real universe. That's the present moment. The
past is no good to us. The future is full of anxiety. Only the present is real - the
here-and-now. Seize the day.
The price of excellence is discipline. The cost of mediocrity is disappointment.
William Arthur Ward
We can do whatever we wish to do provided our wish is strong enough. What do you want
most to do? That's what I have to keep asking myself, in the face of difficulties.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
Scientific truth is marvellous, but moral truth is divine; and whoever breathes its air and
by its light, has found the lost paradise. For him, a new heaven and a new earth have already
road looks rough ahead, remember the "Man upstairs" and the word Hope. Hang onto
both and "tough it out."
injuries heal more quickly if you keep moving. The same is true of setbacks in life.
Perhaps you lose your job. A relationship might not work out. Maybe the bills are piling up.
Don't put your life on hold so that you can dwell on the unfairness of past hurts. Look instead
for ways to move forward.
Stand for something or you will fall for anything. Today's mighty oak is yesterday's nut that
held its ground.
It's lonely at the top. Ninety-nine percent of people in the world are convinced they are
incapable of achieving great things, so they aim for the mediocre. The level of competition is
thus fiercest for "realistic" goals, paradoxically making them the most time- and
energy-consuming. It is easier to raise $1,000,000 than it is $100,000. It is easier to pick up
the one perfect 10 in the bar than the five 8s.
The only trap I must beware not to fall into, is to think that each day is the same as the
next. In fact, each morning brings with it a hidden miracle, and we must pay attention to this
The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.
We have to understand that the world
can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation.
The hand is more important than the eye. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.
The way to develop self-confidence is
to do the thing you fear and get a record of
successful experiences behind you. Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of
choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
Perfection is our goal, excellence will be tolerated.
Pain is inevitable, but misery is optional. We cannot avoid pain, but we can avoid joy.
Say what you want to say when you have the feeling and the chance. My greatest regrets
are the things I did not do, the opportunities missed and the things unsaid.