Inspirational Quotes

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Strengths

  • “The real tragedy of life is not that each of us doesn’t have enough strengths; it’s that we fail to use the ones we have.” – Donald Clifton
  • “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden.
  • “Faliure is the condiment that gives success its flavour.” – Truman Capote.
  • “I can therefore I am.” – Simon Weil
  • “People rarely succeed unless they have fun doing what they’re doing.” – Dale Carnagie.
  • “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” – John Wooden

Health

  • “Recovery is something that you have to work on every single day and it’s something that it doesn’t get a day off.” – Demi Lovato
  • “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn.
  • “An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.”– Unknown

Absorption

  • “The quieter you become the more you are able to hear.” – Rumi.
  • “Your only reality is THIS MOMENT, right here, right now.” – Budda.
  • “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”
  • “The past is an illusion. The future hasn’t arrived. The only real thing is what’s happening right now.” – Anonymous.
  • “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey
  • “I’m pretty much done with mindfulness. I’m just going to start paying attention.” – Gina Barreca.
  • “My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” – Oprah Winfrey.

Relationships

  • “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop
  • “Authenticity requires a certain measure of vulnerability, transparency, and integrity.” – Janet Louise Stephenson
  • “Authenticity is more than speaking; Authenticity is also about doing. Every decision we make says something about who we are.” – Simon Sinek
  • “In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.” – Les Brown
  • “Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.” – Aristotle.
  • “Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.” – Anonymous.

Purpose

  • “Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having
    at the moment.” – Eckhart Tolle “
  • “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and likin how you do it.” – Maya Angelou.
  • “you cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.” – Jim Rohn.
  • “Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” –John F. Kennedy
  • “Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” – Pablo Picasso
  • “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” – Thomas Jefferson.
  • “Definateness of purpose is the starting point of all achievements.” – W Stone.
  • “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about.” – Benjamin Franklin.
  • “Its our choices that what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J.K Rowling.
  • “life is not about finding yourself, its about creating yourself.” – Loylld Daskal.
  • “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Rosavelt.
  • “I think the first half of my 20’s I felt I had to achieve, achieve, achieve. A lot of men do this. I’m looking around now and I’m like, Where am I running?” – Justin Timberlake
  • “Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.” – Will Smith

Change

  • “Master your choices, or become the slave of their consequences.” –Michael Rawls
  • “The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” Chinese Proverb After all is said and done, more is said than done. Aesop
  • “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi.
  • “Instead of trying to make ends meet, try having less ends.” – Travis Bradberry
  • “Don’t strive to be the best. It creates an illusion of an endpoint—and a delusion that the goal is to be superior to others. Strive to be better. The person you’re competing with is your past self, and the bar you’re setting is for your future self.” – Adam Grant
  • “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” – Viktor Frankl, Auschwitz survivor
  • “If you can’t say no to what you don’t want, you will never have the time and energy to have what you want.” – Isabelle Mercier.
  • What we achieve inwardly will change our outer reality.” – Plutarch
  • “Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skills to do difficult things easily” – Friedrich Van Schiller.
  • “We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Carlos Castenada
  • “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.” – Maya Angelou.
  • “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”-Leonardo Da Vinci
  • “Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.”-John F. Kennedy
  • “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”– Barack Obama
  • “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol
  • “Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. Do not misunderstand me, danger is very real, but fear is a choice.” – Will Smith
  • “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.”– Michael Jordan
  • “Always remember, your focus determines your reality.” – George Lucas.
  • “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” – Anonymous
  • “Its not about time, its about choices. How are you spending your choices?” – Beverly Adamo.
  • “Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” – Nido Qubein
  • “Do it badly; do it slowly; do it fearfully; do it any way you have to; but do it” – Steve Chandler.
  • “Do it now, sometimes later becomes never.” – Anonymous
  • “Life is short, fragile and does not wait for anyone. There will NEVER be a perfect time to pursue your dreams and goals.” – Unknown.
  • “If we take a compass and decide to follow it to a distant point. If that point is not far away, a slightly inaccurate reading has little impact on us. But a compass reading that is off by just one or two degrees, over a journey of a hundred miles, can lead us to a point very far distant from out intended destination.”
  • “To begin, begin.” – William Wordsworth.
  • “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” –William Sprague
  • “Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.” – William James.
  • “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe.
  • “Believe that you can and you are half way there.” – Theodore Rosavelt.
  • “Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Anonymous.
  • “Challenges are what makes life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua Marine.
  • “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” – Michael Bobak.
  • “Good things come to those who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.” – Anonymous.
  • “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John Rockerfeller.
  • “Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for things to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future.” – Bradley Witford.
  • “The most effective way to do it…is to do it.” – Amelia Earheart.
  • “The most difficult things is the decision to act, the rest is just tenacity.” –Amelia Earheart.
  • “The future depends on what you do today.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We must walk the path.” – Buddha
  • “If you want the benefits of something in life, you have to also want the costs.”
  • “You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.” – Steve Maraboli.

Habits

  • “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee
  • “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Will Durant
  • “If you do what you’ve always done you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” – Tony Robbins
  • “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison
  • “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryun
  • “Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.” – Warren Buffett
  • “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” – John C Maxwell
  • “By failing to prepare you are preparing for failure.” – Benjamin Franklin.
  • “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in day-out.” – Robert Collier
  • “Don’t let the fear of loosing be greater than the excitement of winning.” – Robert Kawasaki
  • “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Steven Covey
  • “Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou
  • “Always do your best. What you plant now you will harvest later.” – OG Mandingo
  • “Perseverance is not a long race; its many short races one after the other.” – Walter Elliot
  • “Quality is not an act, it is a habit.” – Aristotle
  • “Every great story on the planet happened when someone decided not to give up, but kept going no matter what.” – Spryte Loriano

Leadership

  • “The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “If you are the smartest person in the room, then you are in the wrong room.”
  • “There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.” – Roger Staubach.
  • “You manage things you lead people.” – Grace Hopper
  • “Success is walking from failure to failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill.
  • “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn.
  • “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.” – Charles Swindoll.
  • “Problems are not stop signs they are guidelines.” – Robert Schuller.
  • “I believe that success is achieved by ordinary people with extraordinary determination.” – Zig Ziglar.
  • “In a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” – Warren Buffett
  • “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”–Steve Jobs
  • “A negative thought is harmless unless you believe it.”
  • “The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.” – Rumi.
  • “You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” – Rumi.
  • “Cynicism and sarcasm are first cousins who hang out in the cheap seats.” – Dare to Lead
  • “We love seeing raw truth and openness in other people, but we’re afraid to let them see it in us.” – Daring Greatly
  • “It is human nature to want to feel worthy of love and belonging.” – Daring Greatly
  • “If you’re going to dare greatly, you’re going to get your ass kicked at some point.” – Dare to Lead
  • “Studying leadership is way easier than leading.” – Dare to Lead
  • “Clear is kind. Unclear is unkind.” – Dare to Lead
  • “Integrity is choosing courage over comfort.” – Rising Strong
  • “The courage to be vulnerable is not about winning or losing, it’s about the courage to show up when you can’t predict or control the outcome.” – Dare to Lead
  • “Courage and fear are not mutually exclusive.” – Dare to Lead
  • “Self-awareness and self-love matter. Who we are is how we lead.” – Dare to Lead
  • “The true underlying obstacle to brave leadership is how we respond to our fear.” – Dare to Lead
  • “I understand how grandiosity, entitlement, and admiration-seeking feel like just the right balm to soothe the ache of being too ordinary and inadequate.” – Daring Greatly
  • “Stay in your own lane. Comparison kills creativity and joy.” – Rising Strong
  • “I know how seductive it is to use the celebrity culture yardstick to measure the smallness of our lives.”- Daring Greatly
  • “You can’t fully grow and contribute behind armour.” – Dare to Lead
  • “If you are not in the arena getting your ass kicked on occasion, I’m not interested in or open to your feedback.” – Dare to Lead
  • “Trust is earned in the smallest moments.” – Dare to Lead
  • “There is absolutely no innovation without failure.” – Dare to Lead
  • “Just because someone isn’t willing or able to love us, it doesn’t mean that we are unlovable.” – Rising Strong
  • “I’m a cusser (likes swearing) from a long line of matriarchal cussers. I’m super comfortable with that.” – Dare to Lead
  • “Self-compassion is an easy list to write, and a hard list to live.” – Dare to Lead
  • “I wish doing the right thing was the easy thing, but it rarely is.” – Dare to Lead
  • “I know my life is better when I work from the assumption that everyone is doing the best they can.” – Dare to Lead
  • “Anger, blame and avoidance are the ego’s bouncers.” – Dare to Lead
  • “When we find ourselves zigzagging – hiding out, pretending, avoiding, procrastinating, rationalising, blaming, lying – we need to remind ourselves that running is a huge energy suck and probably way outside our values.” – Dare to Lead
  • “We love the truth because it’s increasingly rare.” – Dare to Lead
  • “…sometimes when we are beating ourselves up, we need to stop and say to that harassing voice inside, ‘Man, I’m doing the very best I can right now.” – Rising Strong
  • “Cynicism and sarcasm are bad in person, and even worse when they travel through email and text.” – Dare to Lead