motivational quotes

1. Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.

-- Reggie Leach

2. The real secret to success is enthusiasm.

-- Walter Chrysler

3. Fill each day with life and heart. There is no pleasure in the world comparable to the delight and satisfaction that a good person takes in doing good.

-- John Tilloston

4. You are life, and you are here to serve life. No one has any right to have a mission of their own.

-- Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

5. HOW to worship Him? through love. He is to be worshipped as the one beloved dear than everything in this and the next life.

-- Swami Vivekananda

6. Sometimes success isn't about making the right decision, it's more about making some decision.

 -- Robin Sharma

7. If you choose, you can be joyful every moment of your life. It's time you made your choice.

 -- Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

8. You don't always win your battles, but it's good to know you fought.

 -- Lauren Bacall

9.  Truth is not for comfort - it's for liberation. It's not a medicine - it's a killer.

-- Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

10. Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.

-- Earl Wilson

11. And read read all the time read as a matter of principle, as a matter of self respect. Read as a nourishing staple of life.

-- David Mccullough Jr.

12. The belief that one's own view of reality is the only reality is the most dangerous of all delusions.

-- Paul Watzlawick

13. There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win.

-- Elie Wiesel

14. You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.

-- Zig Ziglar

15. On a long journey of human life, faith is the best of companions; it is the best refreshment on the journey; and it is the greatest property.

-- Buddha

16. Every dictator is an enemy of freedom, an opponent of law.

-- Demothenes

17. Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

18. In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure.

-- Malcolm X

19. About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won't like you at all.

-- Rita Mae Brown

20. Life is about everything, but without love it's nothing.

-- Anonymous

21. Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.

-- Henry Ford

22. For what the horse does under compulsion, as Simon also observes, is done without understanding; and there is no beauty in it either, any more than if one should whip and spur a dancer.

-- Xenophon

23. Art is not a treasure in the past or an importation from another land, but part of the present life of all living and creating peoples.

-- Franklin D. Roosevelt

24. Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.

-- Cicero

25. We win half the battle when we make up our minds to take the world as we find it, including the thorns.

-- Orison Swett Marden

26.  A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.

-- Bob Dylan

27. Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

-- Truman Capote

28. The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.

-- Thomas A. Edison

29. I'm the one that's got to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.

-- Jimi Hendrix

30. The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

-- Albert Einstein

31. Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.

-- Buddha

32. Friendship is essentially a partnership.

-- Aristotle

33. Money cannot buy peace of mind. It cannot heal ruptured relationships, or build meaning into a life that has none.

-- Richard M. Devos

34. To change ones life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly.

-- William James

35. Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.

-- George Canning

36. You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.

-- Buddha

37. Never put off till tomorrow the fun you can have today.

 -- Aldous Huxley

38. Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.

-- Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross

39. Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change.

-- Herodotus

40. The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.

-- Lee  Iacocca

41. All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.

-- Aristotle

42. Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.

-- George Eliot

43. Life doesn't happen to us; it happens from us.

-- Mike Wickett

44. Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.

-- Helen Keller

45. Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.

-- John Wooden

46. For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.

-- Harry F. Banks

47. Success is that old ABC - ability, breaks, and courage.

-- Charles Luckman

48. Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

-- Lou Holtz

49. Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can.

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

50. Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.

-- Henry David Thoreau

51. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

-- Mother Teresa

52. The single most powerful tool for winning a negotiation is the ability to get up and walk away from the table without a deal.

-- Anonymous

53. To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.

-- Kahlil Gibran

54. The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success.

-- Henry Ward Beecher

55. Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.

-- Zig Ziglar

56. Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.

-- Robert Collier

57. I am a bit of a hopeless romantic. I really do have a faith and a belief in love, and when I love, I love hard.

-- Melanie Fiona

58. I think that our fundamental belief is that for us growth is a way of life and we have to grow at all times.

-- Mukesh Ambani

59. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.

-- William James

60. The special forces gave me the self-confidence to do some extraordinary things in my life. Climbing Everest then cemented my belief in myself.

-- Bear Grylls

61. Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.

-- Friedrich Nietzsche

62. Chiefly the mold of a man's fortune is in his own hands.

-- Francis Bacon

63. My belief is that what comes across on the television is a capture of my enthusiasm and my passion for wildlife.

-- Steve Irwin

64. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.

-- William James

65. We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.

-- Franklin D. Roosevelt

66. Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.

-- Edward Abbey

67. If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.

-- Gail Sheehy

68. Don't fear change, embrace it.

-- Anthony J. D'Angelo

69. Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.

-- John Wooden

70. Change before you have to.

-- Jack Welch

71. To change what you get you must change who you are.

-- Vernon Howard

72. Never think someone will be there forever... forever is a long time and time has a way of changing things.

-- Anonymous

73. To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.

-- Winston Churchill

74. Just because everything is different doesn't mean that everything has changed.

-- Irene Peter

75. When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.

-- Victor Frankl

76. Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.

-- Paul Boese

77. If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.

 -- William Glasser

78. If you want to change the world, change yourself.

-- Tom Robbins

79. The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything... or nothing.

-- Nancy Astor

80. All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.

-- Ellen Glasgow

81. Sometimes it's the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.

-- Keri Russell

82. Change alone is unchanging.

 -- Heraclitus

83. Life is one of those precious fleeting gifts, and everything can change in a heartbeat.

-- Anonymous

84. I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.

-- Aldous Huxley

85. There is nothing permanent except change.

-- Heraclitus

86. If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.

-- Maya Angelou

87. Technological change is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.

-- Albert Einstein

88. Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody.

-- Stephen Chbosky

89. Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.

-- Buddha

90. I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion and where it isn't, that's where my work lies.

-- Ram Dass

91. Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.

-- Arthur Schopenhauer

92. The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.

-- Morrie Schwartz

93. It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.

-- Erma Bombeck

94. Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things that renew humanity.

-- Buddha

95. My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style

-- Maya Angelou

96. One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.

-- Simone De Beauvoir

97. If we want to create a viable, peaceful world, we've got to integrate compassion into the gritty realities of st century life.

-- Karen Armstrong

98. I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go.

-- Rachel Joy Scott

99. A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.

-- Steve Maraboli

100. Sarcasm and compassion are two of the qualities that make life on Earth tolerable.

-- Nick Hornby

101. Compassion is the sometimes fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin. It's the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too.

-- Frederick Buechner

102. Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.

-- Albert Einstein

103. One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, and compassion

 -- Simone De Beauvoir

104. I pick the hair from her eyes and watch her misery with compassion.

-- Anonymous

105. Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.

-- Mother Teresa

106. Compassion is the greatest form of love humans have to offer.

-- Rachel Joy Scott

107. If the world is to be healed through human efforts, I am convinced it will be by ordinary people, people whose love for this life is even greater than their fear.

-- Joanna Macy

108. The most powerful agent of change is a change of heart.

-- B.J. Marshal

109. Confidence comes from hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.

-- Roger Staubach

110. Be who you are and say what you feel, because in the end those who matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter.

-- Theodor Seuss Geisel

111. Confidence doesn't come out of nowhere. It's a result of something... hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.

-- Roger Staubach

112. Every small positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future.

-- Alice Walker

113. To the world you may be one person, To one person, you may be the world.

-- Unknown

114. My style has changed and evolved mainly because I've grown to have more confidence in myself.

-- Kevin Durant

115. Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

-- Helen Keller

116. Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Nonbeing is the greatest joy.

-- Lao Tzu

117. Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life.

-- Golda  Meir

118. Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.

-- Marie Curie

119. What really distinguishes this generation in all countries from earlier generations...is its determination to act, its joy in action, the assurance of being able to change things by one's own efforts.

-- Hannah Arendt

120. To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

-- Ralph Waldo  Emerson

121. Confidence comes not from always being right, but from not fearing to be wrong.

-- Peter McIntyre

122. Confidence isn't optimism or pessimism, and it's not a character attribute. It's the expectation of a positive outcome.

-- Rosabeth Moss Kanter

123. Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself.

-- Marcus Tullius Cicero

124. Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself.

 -- Marcus Tullius Cicero

125. Danger breeds best on too much confidence.

-- Pierre Corneille

126. To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.

-- Mark Twain

127. The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.

-- Joseph Campbell

128. If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.

-- Marcus Tullius Cicero

129. Respect yourself most of all.

-- Pythagorus

130. To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

 -- Oscar Wilde

131. The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing that you will make one.

-- Elbert Hubbard

132. If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.

-- John Irving

133. He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.

-- Muhammad Ali

134. What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?

 -- Vincent Van Gogh

135. The stories of past courage...can teach, they can offer hope, they can provide inspiration. But they cannot supply courage itself. For this each man must look into his own soul.

-- John F. Kennedy

136. The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life.

 -- Daniel Boorstin

137. With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.

-- Keshavan Nair

138. Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts.

-- John R. Wooden

139. It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.

-- e. e. cummings

140. Do not be conquered by fear of loss or defeat, for without them, success and victory would be meaningless.

-- Mathew Morgan

141. Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

-- Reinhold Niebuhr

142. The best protection any woman can have... is courage.

-- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

143. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate, is strength undefeatable.

-- Helen Keller

144. I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized, and I still had a daughter who I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.

-- J.K.  Rowling

145. When we are afraid we ought not to occupy ourselves with endeavoring to prove that there is no danger, but in strengthening ourselves to go on in spite of the danger.

-- Mark Rutherford

146. Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.

-- Marie Curie

147. This is the art of courage: to see things as they are and still believe that the victory lies not with those who avoid the bad, but those who taste, in living awareness, every drop of the good.

-- Victoria Lincoln

148. We must have the courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.

-- Maxwell Maltz

149. Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things; knows not the livid loneliness of fear.

-- Amelia Earhart

150. Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.

 -- Charlie Chaplin

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