100 Quotes on Inspiration
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Either I will find a way, or I will make one.
Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.
Alfred A. Montapert
Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.
John F. Kennedy
You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.
H. L. Hunt
No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Henry David Thoreau
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.
The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.
Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.
Gordon B. Hinckley
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.
There’s a way to do it better – find it.
Thomas A. Edison
Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
Miguel Angel Ruiz
Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
Simone de Beauvoir
Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.
Carl von Clausewitz
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.
Never, never, never give up.
Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.
I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
William Butler Yeats
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
W. Clement Stone
You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.
I learned that we can do anything, but we can’t do everything… at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything.
Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
The more we do, the more we can do.
Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.
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.
Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.
Norman Ralph Augustine
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
Well done is better than well said.
True happiness involves the full use of one’s power and talents.
John W. Gardner
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Don’t give up. Don’t lose hope. Don’t sell out.
Step by step and the thing is done.
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.
Don’t fight the problem, decide it.
George C. Marshall
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.
H. G. Wells
The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare.
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.
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John D. Rockefeller
Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.
Saint Teresa of Avila
One finds limits by pushing them.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Read more learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C. S. Lewis
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
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
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something.
You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.
I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.
Robert H. Schuller
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.
What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.
Know or listen to those who know.
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.
You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.
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.
Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.
Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.
It is very important to know who you are. To make decisions. To show who you are.
One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.
You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.
George S. Patton
If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
There is nothing deep down inside us except what we have put there ourselves.
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed – there’s so little competition.
The people who influence you are the people who believe in you.
The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life’s path.
The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life.
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 ourselves to do it.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
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.
Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it.
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers – but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted to change you’re the one who has got to change.
There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.