Inspirational Quotes

There are a number of quotes, which I will build upon, which help us to focus upon getting the best out of life (reliability, honesty & trust are 3 things I value incredibly highly):

  • ‘Effort is better than inspiration, because effort is deliberate’ @Kieraphyo’s grandma
  • “Not the maker of plans and promises, but rather the one who offers faithful service in small matters.  This is the person who is most likely to achieve what is good and lasting.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • “He loses his thanks who promises and delays.” Proverb
  • “A promise made is a debt unpaid.” Robert Service
  • “Accept me as I am….that I may learn what I can become”
  • “A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.” – Harvey Mackay
  • “An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.” William Dean Howells
  • “Losers make promises they often break.  Winners make commitments they always keep.” Denis Waitley
  • “I thought he was a young man of promise; but it appears he was a young man of promises.” Author Unknown
  • “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes them where they don’t necessarily want to go, but where they need to be.” – Rosalyn Carter
  • “A ship in harbour is safe, but it’s not fulfilling its potential” – Susan Jeffers
  • “An inordinately tidy desk is a sign of a disordered mind”
  • “For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice – no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.” John Burroughs
  • “Aim for perfection, settle for excellence.” - Carol Fogarty
  • “Be the change you wish to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.” – Bertrand Russell
  • “Do not be conformed to this world, but continually be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you may be able to determine what God’s will is-what is proper, pleasing, and perfect.” – Romans 12:2 (International Standard Version)
  • “Don’t make it a problem until it becomes a problem” - Nick Williams
  • “Promise only what you can deliver.  Then deliver more than you promise.” Author Unknown
  • “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” – Albert Einstein
  • “Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway” - Susan Jeffers
  • “Have nothing in your homes that you do not know to be useful and believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris
  • “How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.”
  • “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison (on the invention of the lightbulb)
  • “If we aim for perfection, we may touch excellence on the way.” – Yaz El-Hakim
  • “If you don’t know where you’re going,  you’ll end up somewhere else.” – Yogi Berra
  • “If you know exactly what you are going to do, what is the point in doing it?” – Pablo Picasso
  • “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
  • “Inside each and every one of us is our one true, authentic swing. Something we was born with. Something that’s ours and ours along. Something that can’t be learning… something that’s got to be remembered.” – Bagger Vance (The Legend of Bagger Vance)
  • “Know where to find the information and how to use it - That’s the secret of success”. Albert Einstein
  • “Life is a like a roller-coaster… and most people pay to go on those” – Bex Lewis
  • “‘Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways Chardonnay in one hand – chocolate in the other – body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming ‘WOO HOO, What a Ride’”
  • “Look to the future, the past will take care of itself” – Greetings card
  • “Never explain–your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.” – Elbert Hubbard
  • “No fear. No distractions. The ability to let that which does not matter truly slide.” – Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club, 1996
  • “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent!” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “No point crying over spilt milk.” - Old Saying
  • “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Nelson Mandela
  • “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” - Thomas Edison
  • “Perception is projection”
  • “Principles, not rules!”
  • “Procrastination is the death of opportunity”
  • “Some men see things as they are, and say Why ? I dream of things that never were and say Why not?” – George Bernard Shaw
  • “Stop wanting wealth and fame and start wanting instead to do something well about which you are passionate” - Stephen Fry (on Twitter)
  • “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm” – Winston Churchill
  • “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” - Martin Luther King
  • “The best people in the world aren’t those who never fail – but those who fail and learn something from it. I hope that your goal in life isn’t to slide safely into death not having screwed up much.” – John Townsend
  • “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing” – John Powell
  • “There are two ways to live: You can live as if nothing is a miracle, or you can live as if everything is a miracle. It’s up to you” – Einstein
  • “There’s a great power in words, if you don’t hitch too many of them together.” – Josh Billings
  • “There’s no such thing as a career path – it’s crazy paving and you have to lay it yourself”. - Sir Dominic Cadbury
  • “The structure serves the people, people don’t serve the structure” – Bill Donahue
  • “To dream of the person you’d like to be is to waste the person you are today” (seen on a friend’s wall)
  • “To live is to choose. but to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.” – Kofi Annan.
  • “We all love to win, but how many people love to train?” Mark Spitz, 1972
  • “When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life or in the life of another.” Helen Keller
  • “When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” – Tony Robbins
  • “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’ll be right” – Henry Ford
  • “You owe no one as much as you owe yourself.” - David Harold Fink

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