MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES



 
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? Mary Oliver
 

“To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another.” Katherine Paterson


"My dear friend, clear your mind of can't." Samuel Johnson


"I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life - and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do." Georgia O'Keeffe


"The greatest happiness is to transform one's feelings into action." Madame de Stael


"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves." William Shakespeare


"The person who is waiting for something to turn up might start with their shirt sleeves." Garth Henrichs


"Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect." Ralph Waldo Emerson


"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow." --Mary Anne Radmacher


“Having harvested all the knowledge and wisdom we can from our mistakes and failures, we should put them behind us and go ahead”. Edith Johnson


"When you wake up every day, you have two choices. You can either be positive or negative; an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It's all a matter of perspective." Harvey Mackay


"One fails forward toward success." C. S. Lewis


"Opportunities do not come with their values stamped upon them. Everyone must be challenged. A day dawns, quite like other days; in it a single hour comes, quite like other hours; but in that day and in that hour the chance of a lifetime faces us."  Maltbie Davenport Babcock


“It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.” Denis Waitley


"The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are." John Burroughs


“Good intentions might sound nice, but it’s positive actions that matter.” Tim Fargo


"Forever is composed of nows." Emily Dickinson


"I have found that if you love life, life will love you back." Arthur Rubinstein


"Wisdom begins in wonder." Socrates


"Please stop sitting around. We need you to make a ruckus." Seth Godin


"The secret to being wrong isn't to avoid being wrong! The secret is being willing to be wrong. The secret is realizing that wrong isn't fatal". Seth Godin


"Happiness is a hard thing because it is achieved only by making others happy." -Stuart Cloete


If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. Latin Proverb


"What’s on the other side of fear? Nothing.” Jamie Foxx


"Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile, I caught hell for." Earl Warren


"When my enemies stop hissing, I shall know I'm slipping." Maria Callas


"The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance." Alan Watts


"Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned." Peter Marshall


"Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable" -Mary Oliver


“Don't wait. The time will never be just right.”  Napoleon Hill


"Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish." Jean de la Fontaine


"Happiness depends upon ourselves." Aristotle


“Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway.” Eleanor Roosevelt


"Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit." Bernard Williams


"It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance." Thomas Sowell


"Failure is impossible, you either succeed or learn something." -Unknown


"I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom." Thomas Carlyle


"Be brave enough to live life creatively." Alan Alda


"Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness." Thomas Huxley


"Everything you can imagine is real." Pablo Picasso


"The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen." - Frank Lloyd Wright


"Don't go with the flow.  Be the flow." Shawn Carter


“This above all; to thine own self be true.” William Shakespeare


"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." Thomas A. Edison


“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt


“Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must first set yourself on fire.” Fred Shero


“What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.”Ralph Waldo Emerson


"Talk doesn’t cook rice." Chinese Proverb


"If you woke up breathing, congratulations! You have another chance." Andrea Boydston


"Confine yourself to the present." Marcus Aurelius


"Dwell in possibility." Emily Dickinson


The shortest answer is doing. -English proverb


“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” Charles R. Swindoll


“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” Mary Oliver


"Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them." Alfred North Whitehead


"What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?" John Green


"Action is eloquence." Shakespeare


“Think wrongly if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.” Doris Lessing


"Insist on yourself. Never imitate." Ralph Waldo Emerson


“If it isn’t a little scary it probably isn’t worth your time.” Ted Murphy


“Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” -L.M. Montgomery


"Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you are alive, it isn't." Richard Bach


"I sweat. If anything comes easy to me I mistrust it." Lilli Palmer


"Finish each day and  be done with it. You have done what  you could. Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in. Forget them as soon as  you can, tomorrow is  a new day; begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense." Ralph Waldo Emerson


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“It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.”

-Denis Waitley



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