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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Greatest Inspirational Quotes

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"Men come of age at 60, women at 15. " - James Stephens

Winning is not everything, but making the effort
Vince Lombardi

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. - Mark Twain

"On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points."
- Virginia Woolf

"An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous." - Henry Ford

"Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you derive from what you do." - Michael Korda

Greatest Inspirational Quotes of All Time

"There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it."

- Napoleon Hill

"The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."

- Walter Bagehot

"The three great essentials to achieving anything worthwhile are; first, hard work, second, stick-to-it-iveness, and third, common sense."

- Thomas Edison

"People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success."

- Norman Vincent Peale

"Act as if you have already achieved your goal and it is yours."

- Dr. Robert Anthony

"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them."

- George Bernard Shaw

"Activity and sadness are incompatible."

- Christian Bovee

"You are what you think about all day long."

- Dr. Robert Schuller

"Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself."

-William Faulkner

"Somehow I can't believe that there are any heights that can't be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret - curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable."

- Walt Disney

"Without self-confidence we are as babes in the cradles. And how can we generate this imponderable quality, which is yet so invaluable most quickly? By thinking that other people are inferior to oneself."

- Virginia Woolf

"You become what you think about."

- Earl Nightingale

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

- Helen Keller

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."

- Robert Louis Stevenson

"Introspection is self-improvement and therefore introspection is self-centeredness. Awareness is not self-improvement. On the contrary, it is the ending of the self, of the “I,” with all its peculiar idiosyncrasies, memories, demands, and pursuits. In introspection there is identification and condemnation. In awareness there is no condemnation or identification; therefore, there is no self-improvement. There is a vast difference between the two."

- Jiddu Krishnamurti

"You can make more friends in two months by becoming genuinely interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you."

- Dale Carnegie

"Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."

- Mark Twain

"Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning."

- Winston Churchill

"Man's greatest actions are performed in minor struggles. Life, misfortune, isolation, abandonment and poverty are battlefields which have their heroes - obscure heroes who are at times greater than illustrious heroes."

- Victor Hugo

"There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment…. It gives warmth and good feeling to all your personal relationships."

- Norman Vincent Peale

"If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed."

- David Viscott

"I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards."

- Abraham Lincoln

"Shun idleness. It is a rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant of metals."

- Voltaire

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be."

- Lao Tzu

"Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions."

- Kahlil Gibran

"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The new frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises—it is a set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intend to ask of them. It appeals to their pride, not their pocketbook—it holds out the promise of more sacrifice instead of more security."

- John F. Kennedy

"One must marry one's feelings to one's beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in one's life." "The ladder of success is never crowded at the top."

- Napoleon Hill

"Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing, that we see too late the one that is open."

- Alexander Graham Bell

"There is a power under your control that is greater than poverty, greater than the lack of education, greater than all your fears and superstitions combined. It is the power to take posession of your own mind and direct it to whatever ends you may desire."

- Andrew Carnegie "Imagination rules the world."

- Napoleon Bonaparte

"Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it. "

- Rabindranath Tagore

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

- Mark Twain

"Commitment, by its nature, frees us from ourselves and, while it stands us in opposition to some, it joins us with others similarly committed. Commitment moves us from the mirror trap of the self absorbed with the self to the freedom of a community of shared values."

- Michael Lewis

"Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last."

- Samuel Johnson

"We know nothing about motivation. All we can do is write books about it."

- Peter F. Drucker

"You are searching for the magic key that will unlock the door to the source of power; and yet you have the key in your own hands, and you may use it the moment you learn to control your thoughts."

- Napoleon Hill

"Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve."

- Napoleon Hill

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort."

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Success is a consequence and must not be a goal."

- Gustave Flaubert

"The first step to becoming is to will it."

- Mother Teresa