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General * Motivational quotes

Sunday, February 07, 2016

 Humanity is going to require a substantially new way of thinking if it is to survive.

- Albert Einstein  - 

You make your own luck.

-  Bruce Fordyce  - 

The purpose of our lives is to give birth to the best which is within us.

-  Marianne Williamson  -

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.

-  Helen Keller  -

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honourable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

-  George Bernard Shaw  -

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.

-  Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe  -

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.

-  Walt Disney  -

You can't change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying over the future.

-  Yvonne O'Neill  -

There is no man living who is not capable of doing more than he thinks he can do.

-  Henry Ford  -

Don't simply retire from something, have something to retire to.

-  Harry Fosdick  -

Assume nothing, presume nothing, be grateful for everything.

-  Keith Moore  -

Celebrate every success.  Learn from every mistake.

-  Fanie Booysen  - 

Success will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time.

-  Barack Obama  -

 If your dream dies, dream another one.  If things don't work out the way you've planned, God has a better plan for you.

-  Joel Osteen  -

You never know when one kind act or word of encouragement can change a life forever.

-  Zig Ziglar  - 

Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.

-  Sam Ewing  -

 Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

-  Thomas Jefferson  -
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.

-  Dale Carnegie  -
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

-  Confusius  -

Forgiveness is the economy of the heart... forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.

-  Hannah More  -
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

-  Oscar Wilde  -
A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.

-  Arnold H. Glasow  -
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.

-  George Edward Woodberry  -
Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense.

-  Josh Billings  -
All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.

-  Ellen Glasgow  -
Every man dies. Not every man really lives.

-  William Wallace  -
Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.

-  Pete Seeger  -
Forgiveness is a funny thing, it warms the hearts and cools the sting.

-  Peter Allen  -

Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.

-  Arnold Bennett  -
Action is the real measure of intelligence.

-  Napoleon Hill  -
Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.

-  Muhammad Ali  -
Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment.

-  Fred Brooks  - 

The most effective way to do it, is to do it.

-  Amelia Earhart  -

He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.

 -  Benjamin Franklin  -

You really can change the world if you care enough.

-  Marian Wright Edelman  -

Never accept failure, no matter how often it visits you.  Keep going.  Never give up. Never.

-  Dr Michael Smurfit  -

Do not follow where the path may lead.  Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.

-  Author unknown  -

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.

-  Walt Disney  -

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them.

 -  George Bernard Shaw  -

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you will help them become what they are capable of becoming.

-  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  -

We need men who can dream of things that never were.

-  John F Kennedy -

If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.

-  Tom Peters  -

High expectations is the key to everything.

-  Sam Walton  -

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.

-  Napoleon Hill  -

Here is a simple but powerful rule: always give people more than they expect to get.

-  Nelson Boswell  -

Losers visualise the penalties of failure.
Winners visualise the rewards of success.

-  William B Gilbert -

You seldom get what you go after unless you know in advance what you want.

-  Maurice Switzer  -

Knowing is not enough, we must apply.  Willing is not enough, we must do.

-  Goethe  -

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.

 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson  -

Luck is the residue of design.

-  Branch Rickey  -

If you could become famous for one thing in your life, what would it be?

-  John Mason  -

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.

-  Jonathan Swift  -

They can conquer who believe they can.

- Virgil -

You came into this world pregnant with unlimited potential.

- Dr Myles Munroe -

I have held many things in my hands, and have lost them all.  But whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess.

- Martin Luther -

The great thing in this world is not so much where we are but in what direction we are moving.

- Oliver Wendell Holmes -

The measure of life is not in its duration, but in its donation.  Every one can be great because everyone can serve.

- Peter Marshall -

Great opportunities will come as you make the most of small ones.

- John Mason -

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.

- Henry Ford -

The common conception is that motivation leads to action, but the reverse is true - action precedes motivation.

- Robert McKain -

We don't need more strength or more ability or greater opportunity.  What we need to use is what we have.

- Basil Walsh -

Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.

- Norman Vincent Peale -

If you don't have a dream, how are you going to make a dream come true?

- Oscar Hammerstein -

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honourable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

- George Bernard Shaw -

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

- Bill Cosby -

Do it big or stay in bed.

- Larry Kelly -

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.

- Eleanor Roosevelt -

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.

- William Jennings Bryan -

If your out-go exceeds your income, your upkeep becomes your downfall.

- Eddie O'Neil -

You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.

- Irish Proverb -

Nothing gets you behind faster than trying to keep up with people who are already there.

- Washington Allston -

Never take direction for your personal life from a crowd.

- John L Mason -

You will never be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life.

- Dr James G Bulley -

Man's goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished.

- Nelson Mandela -

Experience is not what happens to a man.  It is what a man does with what happens to him.

- Aldous Huxley -

I have never had a single moment of depression, because I know that my cause will triumph.

- Nelson Mandela -

Faith is indispensable for success.  Faith is induced and strengthened by the instructions you give your subconscious mind.

- Napoleon Hill -

If you have much, give of your wealth.  If you have little, give of your heart.

- Arab Proverb -

Your team will get stronger when you begin to build yourself.  Teams are made up of individuals who work together . . . and get their own job done.  What are you doing to be sure that your job is being done perfectly?

- Jeffrey Gitomer -

One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything every night before you go to bed.

- Bernard Baruch -

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

- Helen Keller -

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, only with what you are expected to give . . . which is everything.

- Katherine Hepburn -

Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music, or pictures, or architechture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.

- Samuel Butler - 

To get profit without risk, experience without danger, and reward without work, is as impossible as it is to live without being born.

- A.P. Gouthey -

I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.

- Karl Wilhelm von Humboldt -

Learn how to grow out of yourself and into the world of others.  Plant a shade tree under which you know you will never sit.  Set some goals that may benefit your children or an orphanage or the employees of your company or future generations of your own city, fifty years from now.

- Dennis Waitley -

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

- Norman MacEwan - 

A single candle can light a thousand more without diminishing itself.

-  Hillel  -

Hard things are put in our way, not to stop us, but to call out our courage and strength.

-  Anonymous  -

There are obviously two educations.  One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.

-  James Truslow Adams  -

Make an obstacle an opportunity.

-  Linda Armstrong  -

The ultimate in wisdom is to live in the present, plan for the future and profit from the past.

-  Jacob M Braude -

Every day has its own destination, every day has its opportunity to taste from the sweet wine of life.

- B.Z. Bokser -

I never knew an early-rising, hard-working, prudent man, careful of his earnings and strictly honest who complained of bad luck.

-  Henry Ward Beecher  -

The hardest rock will yield to those who drill with determination.

-  Talmud  -

It's not what we do once in a while that counts, but our habitual actions.  What ultimately determines who we become and where we go in life are our decisions.  These decisions shape our destiny.

-  Anthony Robbins  -

Aviation is proof that given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.

 -  Edward V Rickenbacher  -

Nobody ever mastered any skill except through intensive persistent and intelligent practice.

-  Norman Vincent Peale  -

Never leave your loved ones without saying goodbye and I love you, you may never see them again.

-  Pippa  -

Eagles don't flock, you have to find them one at a time.

-  H. Ross Perot  -

The inability to delegate properly is one of the main reasons executives fail.

-  J.C. Penney  -

Perseverance is falling nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.

-  Julie Andrews  -



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