Motivational and Inspirational Quotes

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
–Steve Jobs

I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams.
–Oprah Winfrey

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
–Michael Jordan

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.
–Unknown

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.
–Napoleon Hill

Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.
–Kevin Kruse

If you can dream it, you can achieve it.
–Zig Ziglar

How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I’m committed to?
–Anthony Robbins

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
–Les Brown

Build your own dreams,
or someone else will hire you to build theirs.
–Farrah Gray

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
–Maya Angelou

Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.
–Charles Swindoll

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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
–Henry David Thoreau

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.
–John Lennon

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
–Chinese Proverb

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
–Napoleon Hill

Dream big and dare to fail.
–Norman Vaughan

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.
–Booker T. Washington

A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
–George Patton

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I–I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
–Robert Frost

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
–Lao Tzu

What would you do if you weren’t afraid?
–Spencer Johnson

Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily;
even if you had no title or position.
–Brian Tracy

A goal without a plan is just a wish.
–Larry Elder

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 safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.
–Mark Twain

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.

–Lao Tzu

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A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life.

–Charles Darwin

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

–Albert Einstein

A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.

–Unknown

A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.

–Douglas MacArthur

All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.

–Victor Hugo

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

–Publilius Syrus

A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at.

–Bruce Lee

Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.

–W. Clement Stone

Fall seven times and stand up eight.

–Japanese Proverb

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

–Henry Thoreau

Goals are dreams with deadlines.

–Diana Scharf Hunt

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.

–Stephen Covey

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.

–Herbert Swope

I recommend to you to take care of the minutes; for hours will take care of themselves.

–Lord Chesterfield

If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.

–Sheryl Sandberg

Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.

–Napoleon Bonaparte

The only way to do great work is to love what you do.

–Steve Jobs

It is better to have lived one day as a tiger than a thousand years as a sheep.

–Tibetan saying

It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

–Abraham Lincoln

My interest in life comes from

setting myself huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them.

–Richard Branson

Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.

–General George Patton

Money is a wonderful thing,

but it is possible to pay too high a price for it.

–Alexander Bloch

If you’re going through hell, keep going!

–Winston Churchill

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.

–Les Brown

Life is not measured by the

number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

–Maya Angelou

Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.

–Chinese Proverb

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

–Albert Einstein

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Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves.

–Lord Chesterfield

The greatest dreams are always unrealistic.

–Will Smith

The mind is everything. What you think you become.

–Buddha

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.

–Ayn Rand

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born

and the day you find out why.

–Mark Twain

There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.

–Roger Staubach

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.

–Peter Drucker

There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.

–Aristotle

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.

–Carl Sandburg

We become what we think about.

–Earl Nightingale

What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.

–Bob Dylan

Whatever you are, be a good one.

–Abraham Lincoln

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Where there is no vision, the people perish.

–Proverbs 29:18

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.

–John Lennon

Whether you think you can

or you think you can’t, you’re right.

–Henry Ford

You become what you believe.

–Oprah Winfrey

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

–Wayne Gretzky

You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.

–Charles Buxton

Change your thoughts and you change your world.

–Norman Vincent Peale

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.

–Margaret Mead

Neither success nor failure are ever final.

–Roger Babson

You are not defined by your past. You are prepared by your past.

–Joel Osteen

Always do what you are afraid to do.

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come

as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather recognizing and appreciating what we do have.

–Friedrich Koenig

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.

–Maria Robinson

Seek opportunity, not security.

A boat in a harbor is safe, but in time its bottom will rot out.

–H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.
–Drew Houston

I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
–Benjamin Disraeli

If you want to be happy,
set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.
–Andrew Carnegie

People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
–John Maxwell

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
–Howard Thurman

The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
–Tony Blair

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.

 

Lao Tzu

 

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A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life.

 

Charles Darwin

 

 

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

 

Albert Einstein

 

A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.

 

Unknown

 

 

A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.

 

Douglas MacArthur

 

All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.

 

Victor Hugo

 

 

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

Publilius Syrus

 

 

A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at.

 

Bruce Lee

 

Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.

W. Clement Stone

 

Fall seven times and stand up eight.

Japanese Proverb

 

 

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Henry Thoreau

 

Goals are dreams with deadlines.

Diana Scharf Hunt

 

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.

 

Stephen Covey

 

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.

Herbert Swope

 

 

I recommend to you to take care of the minutes; for hours will take care of themselves.

 

Lord Chesterfield

 

 

If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.

 

Sheryl Sandberg

 

Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.

 

Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

The only way to do great work is to love what you do.

 

Steve Jobs

 

 

It is better to have lived one day as a tiger than a thousand years as a sheep.

 

Tibetan saying

 

 

It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

 

Abraham Lincoln

 

My interest in life comes from

setting myself huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them.

 

Richard Branson

 

Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.

 

General George Patton

 

 

Money is a wonderful thing,

but it is possible to pay too high a price for it.

 

Alexander Bloch

 

 

If you’re going through hell, keep going!

 

Winston Churchill

 

 

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.

 

Les Brown

 

Life is not measured by the

number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

 

Maya Angelou

 

Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.

 

Chinese Proverb

 

 

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

 

Albert Einstein

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Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves.

Lord Chesterfield

 

The greatest dreams are always unrealistic.

 

Will Smith

 

The mind is everything. What you think you become.

 

Buddha

 

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.

Ayn Rand

 

 

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born

and the day you find out why.

Mark Twain

 

 

There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.

 

Roger Staubach

 

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.

 

Peter Drucker

 

 

There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.

 

Aristotle

 

 

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.

Carl Sandburg

 

We become what we think about.

Earl Nightingale

 

What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.

Bob Dylan

 

 

Whatever you are, be a good one.

Abraham Lincoln

 

 

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

 

Where there is no vision, the people perish.

Proverbs 29:18

 

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.

 

John Lennon

 

Whether you think you can

or you think you can’t, you’re right.

Henry Ford

 

 

You become what you believe.

Oprah Winfrey

 

 

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

 

Wayne Gretzky

 

 

You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.

 

Charles Buxton

 

Change your thoughts and you change your world.

Norman Vincent Peale

 

 

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead

 

Neither success nor failure are ever final.

Roger Babson

 

You are not defined by your past. You are prepared by your past.

 

Joel Osteen

 

Always do what you are afraid to do.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come

as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather recognizing and appreciating what we do have.

Friedrich Koenig

 

 

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.

Maria Robinson

 

 

Seek opportunity, not security.

A boat in a harbor is safe, but in time its bottom will rot out.

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

 

 

Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.

 

Drew Houston

 

 

I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?

 

Benjamin Disraeli

 

If you want to be happy,

set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.

 

Andrew Carnegie

 

 

People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.

 

John Maxwell

 

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

 

Howard Thurman

 

The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.

 

Tony Blair

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To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.

 

Andre Malraux

 

 

We are too busy mopping the floor to turn off the faucet.

Unknown

 

 

What you do has far greater impact than what you say.

 

Stephen Covey

 

You manage things; you lead people.

 

Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper

 

 

A day wasted on others is not wasted on one’s self.

 

Charles Dickens

 

 

A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame

and a little less than his share of the credit.

 

John C. Maxwell

 

 

A leader is a dealer in hope.

Napoleon Bonaparte

 

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.

 

John C. Maxwell

 

 

A leader takes people where they want to go.

A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.

 

Rosalynn Carter

 

 

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.

 

Max Lucado

 

 

All great achievements require time.

Maya Angelou

 

All successful people have a goal. No one can get anywhere unless he knows where he wants to go and what he wants to be or do.

Norman Vincent Peale

 

 

All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that.

Baltasar Gracián

 

 

All the flowers of all of the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.

Chinese Proverb

 

An unexamined life is not worth living.

Socrates

 

Arise, awake, stop not until your goal is achieved.

 

Swami Vivekananda

 

 

An average person with average talents and ambition and average education, can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals.

Mary Kay Ash

 

Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.

John Dewey

 

 

Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find;

knock and the door will be opened for you.

Jesus

 

 

Be mindful of how you approach time. Watching the clock is not the same as watching the sun rise.

 

Sophia Bedford–Pierce

 

 

Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.

Jack Welch

 

 

Believe you can and you’re halfway there.

Theodore Roosevelt

 

 

Certain things catch your eye,

but pursue only those that capture the heart.

Ancient Indian Proverb

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

Joshua J. Marine

Destiny is no 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.

William Jennings Bryan

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

Jim Rohn

Do not confuse motion and progress.

A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.

Alfred A. Montapert

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

Buddha

Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.

Teddy Roosevelt

Do what you feel in your heart to be right–for you’ll be criticized anyway.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Don’t be fooled by the calendar.

There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week’s value out of a year while another man gets a full year’s value out of a week.

Charles Richards

Don’t be stomping on ants when you have elephants to feed.

Peter Turla

Don’t spend a dollar’s worth of time on a ten-cent decision.

Peter Turla

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff that life is made of.

Benjamin Franklin

Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.

Gloria Steinem

Every child is an artist.

The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

Pablo Picasso

Education costs money.

But then so does ignorance.

Sir Claus Moser

Eighty percent of success is showing up.

Woody Allen

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

Benjamin Franklin

Earn your leadership every day.

Michael Jordan

Either you run the day, or the day runs you.

Jim Rohn

I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn’t.

Dee Dee Myers

 

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.

Babe Ruth

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.

George Adair

Fear melts when you take action towards a goal you really want.

Robert Allen

Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.

John Zenger

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.

Will Rogers

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

Dalai Lama

He who has great power should use it lightly.

Seneca

He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.

Aristotle

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

Anne Frank

I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.

Henry Ford

I didn’t fail the test.

I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.

Benjamin Franklin

I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear

Rosa Parks

I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.

Ralph Nader

 

I would rather die of passion than of boredom.

Vincent van Gogh

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

Dalai Lama

If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.

Maya Angelou

If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.

Zig Ziglar

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.

Tony Robbins

If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.

Vincent Van Gogh

If you look at what you have in life,

you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.

Oprah Winfrey

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

John Quincy Adams

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

Thomas Jefferson

Live fully. Love openly. Make a difference.

Brendan Burchard

In truth, people can generally make time for what they choose to do; it is not really the time but the will that is lacking.

Sir John Lubbock

It doesn’t matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.

Brian Tracy

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.

Ernest Hemingway

It’s better to do the right thing slowly than the wrong thing quickly.

Peter Turla

Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no

laziness, no procrastination; Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

Lord Chesterfield

 

Know your limits, but never stop trying to exceed them.

Unknown

Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be

managed but people must be lead.

Ross Perot

Leaders aren’t born, they are made.

And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.

Vince Lombardi

Nothing is a waste of time

if you use the experience wisely.

Rodin

Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.

Woodrow Wilson

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!”

Audrey Hepburn

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

General Dwight Eisenhower

Living without an aim is like sailing without a compass.

Alexander Duma

Money, I can only gain or lose. But time I can only lose. So, I must spend it carefully.

Unknown

Leadership is the capacity

to translate vision into reality.

Warren Bennis

My responsibility is getting all my players playing for the name on the front of the jersey, not the one on the back.

Unknown

Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts.

Erskine Bowles

Life shrinks or expands

in proportion to one’s courage.

Anais Nin

Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.

Bill Bradley

Live each day as if it be your last.

Marcus Aurelius

Lost time is never found again.

Proverb

Map out your future, but do it in pencil.

Jon Bon Jovi

Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.

Harry S. Truman

Nothing is ours except time.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Henry Ford

Of course I’m ambitious. What’s wrong with that? Otherwise you sleep all day.

Ringo Starr

One of the secrets of life is to make stepping-stones out of stumbling blocks.

Jack Penn

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

Dalai Lama

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

Arthur Ashe

 

The best revenge is massive success.

Frank Sinatra

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.

Bruce Feirstein

 

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.

Max DePree

The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.

Stephen R. Covey

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.

 

Alice Walker

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

 

Chinese Proverb

 

The supreme quality of leadership is integrity.

 

Dwight Eisenhower

 

 Time is money.

 

Benjamin Franklin

 

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.

 

William Penn

 

Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.

Yoda

 

 

Until thought is linked with purpose there is no intelligent accomplishment.

 

James Allen

 

Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.

Peter Drucker

Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time,

you will not do anything with it.

M. Scott Peck

 

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.

 

Japanese Proverb

 

There is no such thing as failure. You either succeed or learn.

Kevin Kruse

 

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

Plato

 

We can no more afford to spend major time on minor things than we can to spend minor time on major things.

Jim Rohn

 

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have

a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.

 

Erma Bombeck

You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

 

Christopher Columbus