Sunday, November 7, 2010

Motivational & Inspirational Quotes PART 1

In life there are generally two ways of seeing things. When faced with situations in your life where you’ve got the choice to assume the best or worst, you’ve got to uplift yourself to get where you want to be.  Here is a compilation of some great quotations to uplift you.  

About having a purpose in life

“As long as you don't know where you're going it doesn't matter where you are." - Apocryphal
"Make your life a mission, not an intermission." - Glasgow

"People know the cost of everything but the value of nothing." - Oscar Wilde

"A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be." -  Bruce Springsteen

"We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them." - Brandi B.

"Show me, don't tell me." - Jeff Forsythe

About having wisdom to see the difference

"A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can." - Montaigne

"You are the one who can stretch your own horizon." - Edgar F. Magnin

"I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside." - Wayne Dyer

“It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.” - Alfred Alder

"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." - Thomas Jefferson

"Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live." - Henry Van Dyke

"Our intention creates our reality." - Wayne Dyer

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." - Emerson

"It is the nature of the ego to take, and the nature of the spirit to give." - Native American saying

"Problems are just opportunities in working clothes." – Unknown

"What is popular is not always right, and what is right is not always popular." - Unknown

"Always be nice to people on the way up; because you'll meet the same people on the way down." - Wilson Mizner

"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it." - Edith Wharton

"Always remember others may hate you but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself." - Richard M. Nixon

"Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination." - Roy Goodman

"Business is like riding a bicycle. Either you keep moving or you fall down." - John D. Wright

“The scent of the rose always stays in the hand of the one giving it.” - Unknown

“To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.” - Paulette Mitchell

“The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.” - G.K. Chesterton

"What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies." - Aristotle

"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation."- Plato

“On the whole people want to be good. But not too good and not quite all the time.” - George Orwell


"Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can." - Danny Kaye

"You win some, you lose some, you wreck some." - Dale Earnhardt

"When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?" - Sydney Harris

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"To the degree we're not living our dreams; our comfort zone has more control of us than we have over ourselves." - Peter McWilliams

"Be inspired with the belief that life is a great and noble calling; not a mean and groveling thing that we are to shuffle through as we can, but an elevated and lofty destiny." - William E. Gladstone

 "Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." - Scott Adams

"We create our lives a thought at a time. And sometimes, it comes down to changing a thought such as 'Why did this happen to me?' into 'There is a divine plan and there is a reason for this, and my choice is to create the most positive reaction I can.'" - Dee Wallace Stone

"The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That's real glory. That's the essence of it." -- Vince Lombardi

Bring some sunshine to your life.

Life has its ups and downs

"All life is an experiment." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity, it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high. Look it squarely in the eye, and say, 'I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.'" - Ann Landers

"It takes both rain and sunshine to make a rainbow." - Unknown
Life is short, enjoy it

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln

"Life is too short to be small." - Benjamin Disraeli

"We cannot truly face life until we face the fact that it will be taken away from us." - Billy Graham

"At the end of our time on earth, if we have lived fully, we will not be able to say, 'I was always happy.' Hopefully, we will be able to say, 'I have experienced a lifetime of real moments, and many of them were happy moments.'" - Barbara Deangelis

"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." - Jeremy Kitson

"It is not length of life, but depth of life." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly." - Lao Tsu

"The life given us by nature is short, but the memory of a life well spent is eternal." - Cicero

 "Do not resent growing old. Many are denied the privilege."  - Unknown

"I plan on growing old much later in life, or maybe not at all." - Patty Carey

"Everyday is a gift that's why it is called the present." - Robert Dietert

"Life is too serious to take seriously." - Brent Day

“Time is our most valuable asset, yet we tend to waste it, kill it, and spend it rather than invest it.” - Jim Rohn

Life is short.  In the end, it is the life in your years that count. 

You are what you think you are

"You are what you think about all day long." - Dr. Robert Schuller 

"I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more luck I have." - Thomas Jefferson

"One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self- confidence is preparation." - Arthur Ashe

"People only see what they are prepared to see." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret." - Ambrose Bierce

"Never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. People will take you very much at your own reckoning." - Anthony Trollope

You are what you think you are.  Think success.

Having control over oneself is the secret to success

"You can't always control the wind, but you can control your sails." - Anthony Robbins

“Always behave like a duck.-keep calm and unruffled on the surface and paddle like the devil underneath.” - Jacob Brauck

"Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there." - John Wooden

"Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action." - William James

"Successful people tend to become more successful because they are always thinking about their successes." - Brian Tracy

"What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve." - Napoleon Hill

"He who angers you conquers you." - Elizabeth Kenny

"Blessed is he who speaks a kindness; thrice blessed is he who repeats it." - Arabian proverb

"Perception is everything. Our reality is the meaning we give to events in our lives. More importantly, other people's reality or perception of us is the image that we have of ourselves that is reflected for others to see." - James D. Harris

"Spirit is the life, the mind the builder the physical the result." - Edgar Casey

“Even as a fierce competitor I try to smile.” - Magic Johnson

"What's exciting about using our mind is that we can short circuit all the excuses thrown up by our fears." -- Mark Victor Hansen

Hope is a magic word no matter which day

"No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn." - Hal Borland

"When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." - Charles A Beard

"After every storm there appears a rainbow." - Unknown

"Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for whom so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles." - Samuel Smiles

"Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow." - Dorothy Thompson

"If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being -- we can do it." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Hope without action is hopeless!

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