Motivational Quotes

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Motivational Quotes and Quotations

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. ~ Ayn Rand

A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience. ~Elbert Hubbard

A fair reputation is a plant, delicate in its nature, and by no means rapid in its growth. It will not shoot up in a night like the gourd of the prophet; but, like that gourd, it may perish in a night. ~Jeremy Taylor

A leader is a dealer in hope. ~Napoleon Bonaparte

A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life. ~Samuel Butler

A man who finds no satisfaction in himself will seek for it in vain elsewhere. ~La Rochefoucauld

A strong imagination begetteth opportunity. ~Michel de Montaigne

A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her. ~David Brinkley

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. ~William James

After a storm comes a calm. ~Matthew Henry

Motivational Quotes and Quotations

All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible. ~T.E. Lawrence

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. ~Judy Garland

Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than yourselves to do it. ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Always desire to learn something useful. ~Sophocles

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. ~ Og Mandino

Always hold your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level. ~Max L. Forman

And all may do what has by man been done. ~Edward Young

Awareness is not an achievement. It's a lifestyle. ~Ariel and Shya Kane

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few; and let those be well-tried before you give them your confidence. ~George Washington

Be gentle to all and stern with yourself. ~Saint Teresa of Avila

Motivational Quotes and Quotations

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. ~ Dalai Lama

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice. ~ Wayne Dyer

Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still. ~Chinese Proverb

Be silent, or say something better than silence. ~Pythagoras

Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail. ~John Donne

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. ~Dr. Seuss

Begin to be now what you will be hereafter. ~ William James

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. ~Norman Vincent Peale

Believe with all of your heart that you will do what you were made to do. ~Orison Swett Marden

By associating with wise people you will become wise yourself. ~Menander

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. ~Benjamin Franklin

Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life. ~Herbert Otto

Collect as precious pearls the words of the wise and virtuous. ~El Amir Abdelkader

Collect as precious pearls the words of the wise and virtuous. If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old. ~Lord Chesterfield

Constant dripping hollows out a stone. ~Lucretius

Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself. ~Swami Sivananda

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. ~William Buell Sprague

Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand. ~Baruch Spinoza

Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration? ~George Eliot

Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed - there's so little competition. ~ Elbert Hubbard

Don't find fault. Find a remedy. ~Henry Ford

Don't let anyone steal your dream. It's your dream, not theirs. ~Dan Zadra

Don't live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable. ~Wendy Wasserstein

Don't waste your life in doubts and fears: spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours or ages that follow it. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. ~Benjamin Franklin

Each one of us should lead a life stirring enough to start a movement. ~Max Lucado

Either you run the day or the day runs you. ~Jim Rohn

Energy and persistence conquer all things. ~Benjamin Franklin

Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward. ~Victor Kiam

Every artist was first an amateur. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow. ~Doug Firebaugh

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. ~Harriet Tubman

Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude. ~Ralph Marston

Exert your talents, and distinguish yourself, and don't think of retiring from the world, until the world will be sorry that you retire. ~Samuel Johnson

Expect problems and eat them for breakfast. ~Alfred A. Montapert

Experience is a grindstone; and it is lucky for us, if we can get brightened by it, and not ground. ~Josh Billings

Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action. ~Benjamin Disraeli

Failures do what is tension relieving, while winners do what is goal achieving. ~Denis Waitley

Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear. ~Baruch Spinoza

Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, say more, hate less, love more, and good things will be yours. ~Swedish Proverb

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. ~Epictetus

Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle. ~ Sasha Cohen

Follow your honest convictions, and stay strong. ~William Thackeray

For hope is but the dream of those that wake. ~Matthew Prior

Fortune favors the brave. ~Publius Terence

Go big or go home. Because it's true. What do you have to lose? ~Eliza Dushku

Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves. ~Lao Tzu

God ever works with those who work with will. ~Aeschylus

God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow in them. ~Author Unknown

Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings. ~C.D. Jackson

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. ~Albert Einstein

Half of the failures in life come from pulling one's horse when he is leaping. ~Thomas Hood

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling. ~Margaret Lee Runbeck

Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul. ~Democritus

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

He that will not reflect is a ruined man. ~Asian Proverb

He who has imagination without learning, has wings and no feet. ~Vince Lombardi

He who hesitates is lost. ~Proverb

Heaven never helps the man who will not act. ~Sophocles

Heed the still small voice that so seldom leads us wrong, and never into folly. ~Marquise du Deffand

Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us. ~Samuel Smiles

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. ~Pablo Picasso

I can, therefore I am. ~Simone Weil

I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be. ~Ken Venturi

I hope when you count the stars you begin with yourself, and may you embrace the moonlight with your dreams. ~Dodinsky

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. ~Patrick Henry

I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn't fall down. ~Allen H. Neuharth

I was motivated to be different in part because I was different. ~ Donna Brazile

I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed. ~Robert H. Schuller

If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. ~Flavia Weedn

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. ~Thomas Alva Edison

If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves. ~Thomas Edison

If we would see the color of our future, we must look for it in our present; if we would gaze on the star of our destiny, we must look for it in our hearts. ~Frederic Farrar

If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud. ~Emile Zola

If you can dream it, you can do it. ~Walt Disney

If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes. ~St. Clement of Alexandra

If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. ~Jim Rohn

If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree. ~ Jim Rohn

If you have an hour, will you not improve that hour, instead of idling it away? ~Lord Chesterfield

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

If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. ~ Dale Carnegie

If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up. ~J.M. Power

If you want to succeed in the world must make your own opportunities as you go on. The man who waits for some seventh wave to toss him on dry land will find that the seventh wave is a long time a coming. You can commit no greater folly than to sit by the roadside until some one comes along and invites you to ride with him to wealth or influence. ~John B. Gough

If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success. ~John D. Rockefeller

If you would create something, you must be something. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

If you've got a talent, protect it. ~Jim Carrey

Imagine every day to be the last of a life surrounded with hopes, cares, anger and fear. The hours that come unexpectedly will be much the more grateful. ~Horace

In learning to know other things, and other minds, we become more intimately acquainted with ourselves, and are to ourselves better worth knowing. ~Philip Gilbert Hamilton

In motivating people, you've got to engage their minds and their hearts. I motivate people, I hope, by example - and perhaps by excitement, by having productive ideas to make others feel involved. ~Rupert Murdoch

In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. ~Nikos Kazantzakis

In response to those who say to stop dreaming and face reality, I say keep dreaming and make reality. ~Kristian Kan, Rich By 25

In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet. ~Albert Schweitzer

Insist on yourself. Never imitate. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Inspiration and genius--one and the same. ~Victor Hugo

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere. ~Agnes Repplier

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. ~Edmund Hillary

It is only the very wisest and the very stupidest who cannot change. ~Confucius

It's always too early to quit. ~Norman Vincent Peale

It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not. ~Hanoch McCarty

I've got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end. ~Larry Bird

I've worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down. ~ Mia Hamm

Know or listen to those who know. ~Baltasar Gracian

Know thyself means this, that you get acquainted with what you know, and what you can do. ~Menander

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. ~Aristotle

Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.

Leap, and the net will appear. ~John Burroughs

Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now. ~Denis Waitley

Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins. ~Jim Rohn

Let thy words be few. ~Ecclesiastes 5:2

Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in the bracing atmosphere of a high aim the very roughness stimulates the climber to steadier steps, till the legend, over steep ways to the stars, fulfills itself. ~William Croswell Doane

Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him. ~Harry Emerson Fosdick

Life is not about discovering our talents; it is about pushing our talents to the limit and discovering our genius. ~Robert Brault

Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult. ~Hippocrates

Life's problems wouldn't be called "hurdles" if there wasn't a way to get over them. ~Author Unknown

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each. ~Henry David Thoreau

Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world. ~Miguel de Cervantes

Make use of time, let not advantage slip. ~William Shakespeare

Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can. ~Thomas Carlyle

Men soon the faults of others learn. A few their virtues, too, find out; But is there one—I have a doubt— Who can his own defects discern? ~Sanskrit Proverb

Men's best successes come after their disappointments. ~Henry Ward Beecher

Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

Nature decrees that we do not exceed the speed of light. All other impossibilities are optional. ~Robert Brault

Never complain and never explain. ~Benjamin Disraeli

Never let life's hardships disturb you ... no one can avoid problems, not even saints or sages. ~Nichiren Daishonin

No great man ever complains of want of opportunities. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one. ~Jessica Savitch

No road is too long for him who advances slowly and does not hurry, and no attainment is beyond his reach who equips himself with patience to achieve it. ~Jean de La Bruyère

Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat. ~Ann Landers

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. ~Thomas Jefferson

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose--a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye. ~Mary Shelley

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome. ~Samuel Johnson

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. ~Henry Ford

Often, what seems an impossible climb is just a staircase without the steps drawn in. ~Robert Brault

One may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low. ~Thomas Fuller

One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals. ~ Michael Korda

Only the educated are free. ~Epictetus

Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door. ~Kyle Chandler

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. ~Thomas Edison

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. ~Helen Keller

Our character is but the stamp on our souls of the free choices of good and evil we have made through life. ~John C. Geikie

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. ~William Shakespeare

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. ~Thomas A. Edison

Our ideas, like orange-plants, spread out in proportion to the size of the box which imprisons the roots. ~Edward Bulwer Lytton

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within. ~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy. ~Oliver Goldsmith

Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th. ~Julie Andrews

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. ~Walter Elliot

Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life. ~Jimmy Dean

Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. ~Robert H. Schuller

Promise yourself to live your life as a revolution and not just a process of evolution. ~Anthony J. D'Angelo

Put on your dream hat and dance all the way to success! ~Terri Guillemets

Put your future in good hands - your own. ~Author Unknown

Quality is not an act, it is a habit. ~Aristotle

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. ~Pamela Vaull Starr

Reach perfection. ~Baltasar Gracián

Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice -- keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding 
is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world. ~Noah Porter

Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day. ~Thornton Wilder

Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there. ~Bo Jackson

Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way. ~ Eileen Caddy

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. ~ Tony Robbins

Seventy percent of success in life is showing up. ~Woody Allen

Share your sparkle wherever you are. ~Dodinsky,

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. ~Les Brown

Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned. ~Peter Marshall

So you plant your own garden and nourish your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.... ~Veronica Shoffstall

Sow an act, and you reap a habit; sow a habit, and you reap a character; sow a character, and you reap a destiny. ~George Dana Boardman

Spread joy. Chase your wildest dreams. ~Patch Adams

Storms make oaks take roots. ~Proverb

Success comes in cans, not cant's. ~Author Unknown

Success in life, in anything, depends upon the number of persons that one can make himself agreeable to. ~Thomas Carlyle

Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire. ~Arnold H. Glasow

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash. ~George S. Patton

The best angle from which to approach any problem is the try-angle. ~Author Unknown

The best helping hand that you will ever receive is the one at the end of your own arm. ~Fred Dehner

The best rules to form a young man are: to talk little, to hear much, to reflect alone upon what has passed in company, to distrust one's own opinions, and value others that deserve it. ~Sir William Temple

The best way out is always through. ~Robert Frost

The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do. ~Author Unknown

The difference between try and triumph is a little umph. ~Author Unknown

The dog that trots about finds a bone. ~Golda Meir

The essential thing is not knowledge, but character. ~Joseph LeConte

The fact is that in order to do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand shivering on the bank thinking of the cold and the danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can. ~Sydney Smith

The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others. ~Solomon ibn Gabirol

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. ~Mark Caine

The happiest life is that which constantly exercises and educates what is best in us. ~Hamerton

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions--the little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling. ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. ~Thomas Paine

The hardships that I encountered in the past will help me succeed in the future. ~Philip Emeagwali

The important thing is not to stop questioning. ~Albert Einstein

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best. ~Epictetus

The man who has done his best has done everything. ~Charles M. Schwab

The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be. ~Horace Bushnell

The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large. ~Confucius

The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself. ~Thales

The most effective way to do it, is to do it. ~Amelia Earhart

The only journey is the journey within. ~Rainer Maria Rilke

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. ~Donald Kendall

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible. ~Arthur C. Clarke

The power of imagination makes us infinite.The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can. ~Robert Cushing

The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one's self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course. ~Michelangelo

The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor. ~Vince Lombardi

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher. ~Thomas Henry Huxley

The searching-out and thorough investigation of truth ought to be the primary study of man. ~Cicero

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. ~Agatha Christie

The secret of many a man's success in the world resides in his insight into the moods of men and his tact in dealing with them. ~J. G. Holland

The shell must break before the bird can fly. ~Alfred Tennyson

The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain. ~Khalil Gibran

The sure way to miss success is to miss the opportunity. ~Victor Chasles

The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed. ~Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. ~Nelson Henderson

The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something. ~ Muhammed Iqbal

The weeds keep multiplying in our garden, which is our mind ruled by fear. Rip them out and call them by name. ~Sylvia Browne

The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare. ~ Bobby Knight

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. ~ Confucius

The wise does at once what the fool does at last. ~Baltasar Gracian

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do. ~Sarah Ban Breathnach

There are glimpses of heaven to us in every act, or thought, or word that raises us above ourselves. ~Arthur P. Stanley

There are many wonderful things that will never be done if you do not do them. ~Charles D. Gill

There is always room for a man of force and he makes room for many. Society is a troop of thinkers and the best heads among them take the best places. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream. ~Author Unknown

There is nothing deep down inside us except what we have put there ourselves. ~Richard Rorty

They fail, and they alone, who have not striven. ~Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Things do not happen. Things are made to happen. ~John F. Kennedy

Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out. ~Art Linkletter

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. ~Attributed to Carl Bard

Thus each person by his fears gives wings to rumor, and, without any real source of apprehension, men fear what they themselves have imagined. ~Lucan, 9

To be a good loser is to learn how to win. ~Carl Sandburg

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. ~e.e. cummings, 1955

To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

To conquer oneself is the best and noblest victory; to be vanquished by one's own nature is the worst and most ignoble defeat. ~Plato

To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says: "Leave no stone unturned." ~Edward Bulwer Lytton

To know oneself, one should assert oneself. ~Albert Camus

To rejoice in another's prosperity, is to give content to your own lot: to mitigate another's grief, is to alleviate or dispel your own. ~Thomas Edwards

To the question of your life, you are the only answer. To the problems of your life, you are the only solution. ~Jo Coudert

True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents. ~ John W. Gardner

Try not to become a man of success but a man of value. ~Albert Einstein

Unless you're willing to have a go, fail miserably, and have another go, success won't happen. ~Phillip Adams

Unrest of spirit is a mark of life; one problem after another presents itself and in the solving of them we can find our greatest pleasure. ~Karl Menninger

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

We are either progressing or retrograding all the while; there is no such thing as remaining stationary in this life. ~James Freeman Clarke

We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others. ~Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls. ~Winston Churchill

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. ~Aristotle

We learn wisdom from failure much more than success. We often discover what we will do, by finding out what we will not do. ~Samuel Smiles

We make the world we live in and shape our own environment. ~Orison Swett Marden

We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us. ~Jean-Paul Sartre

We think too small. Like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view. ~Mao Zedong

Well done is better than well said. ~Benjamin Franklin

What a fool, quoth he, am I, thus to lie in a stinking dungeon, when I may as well walk at liberty! I have a key in my bosom, called Promise, that will, I am persuaded, open any lock in Doubting Castle. ~John Bunyan

What is called genius is the abundance of life and health. ~Henry David Thoreau

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. ~Henry Stanley Haskins

What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself. ~Hecato, Greek philosopher

What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God. ~Eleanor Powell

What you do today can improve all your tomorrows. ~Ralph Marston

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. ~Henry David Thoreau

When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves. ~Anthony J. D'Angelo

When the best things are not possible, the best may be made of those that are. ~Richard Hooker

When the world says, "Give up," Hope whispers, "Try it one more time." ~Author Unknown

When was ever honey made with one bee in a hive? ~Thomas Hood

When you fail you learn from the mistakes you made and it motivates you to work even harder. ~Natalie Gulbis

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. ~Thomas Jefferson

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart. ~Kongzi

Wherever you are - be all there. ~ Jim Elliot

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. ~Anthony J. D'Angelo

Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right. ~Henry Ford

Who seeks shall find. ~Sophocles

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds. ~Gordon B. Hinckley

Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant. There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks. ~Johann Gottfried Von Herder

Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need. ~Voltaire

Years teach us more than books. ~Berthold Auerbach

Yes, know thyself: in great concerns or small. Be this thy care, for this, my friend, is all. ~Juvenal

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ~ C. S. Lewis

You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win. ~Ted Turner

You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind. ~Author Unknown

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do. ~Henry Ford

You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put a few nickels in the machine. ~ Flip Wilson

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. ~ Jack London

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who'll decide where to go. ~Dr. Seuss

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. ~Michael Jordan

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. ~Wayne Gretzky

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

You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals. ~ George S. Patton

You never know what motivates you. ~Cicely Tyson

Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions. ~Albert Einstein

Your real influence is measured by your treatment of yourself. ~A. Bronson Alcott

Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it. ~Buddha

You've got a lot of choices. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you're not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice. ~Steven D. Woodhull

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