Thursday, March 31, 2011

Words to live by: 101 motivational quotes


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"There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure." ~ Paulo Coelho

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"I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

3
"You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose." ~ Lou Holtz

4
"We are judged by what we finish, not by what we start." ~ Unknown

5
"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." ~ Jim Ryun

6
"Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them" ~ Bruce Lee

7
"Never end your day without learning anything." ~ Aminoto Kosin

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"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf." ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

10
"The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher." ~ Thomas Henry Huxley

11
"The grass may be greener on the other side, but it still has to be mowed." ~ Unknown

12
"Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely." ~ Rodin

13
"Death is more universal than life. Everyone dies but not everyone lives." ~ Alan Sachs

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"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." ~ Maya Angelou

15
"We are repeatedly what we do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." ~ Aristotle

16
"The only time you mustn't fail is the last time you try." ~ Charles F. Kettering

17
"Do not fear mistakes — there are none." ~ Miles Davis

18
"Make the choice to succeed. And then act as if you have no other choice." ~ Unknown

19
"If you're digging a hole in the wrong place, making it deeper doesn't help anything." ~ Seymour Chwast

20
"The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work." ~ Mark Twain

21
"Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are." ~ Malcolm Forbes

22
"There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it." ~ George Bernard Shaw

23
"You'll never find a rainbow if you're looking down." ~ Charlie Chaplin

24
"Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out." ~ John Wooden

25
"The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it." ~ W. M. Lewis


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26
"Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains two descriptions: might have, and should have." ~ Louis E. Boone

27
"People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost." ~ Dalai Lama

28
"If birth is your login to this world, your passions are your password." ~ Being Bruce

29
"I am always doing things I can't do — that's how I get to do them." ~ Pablo Picasso

30
"Everything is hard before it is easy." ~ Carol Dweck

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"Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence." ~ Vince Lombardi

32
"Fix your eyes forward on what you can do, not back on what you cannot change." ~ Tom Clancy

33
"Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck." ~ Dalai Lama

34
"Don't be discouraged. It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock." ~ Unknown

35
"A leader leads by example whether he intends to or not." ~ Unknown

36
"He who deliberates fully before taking a step will spend his entire life on one leg." ~ Chinese Proverb

37
"How long should you try? Until." ~ Jim Rohn

38
"Dream as if you'll live forever; live as if you'll die today." ~ James Dean

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"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 the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." ~ Mark Twain

41
"Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian." ~ Dennis Wholey

42
"Everything you want in life is right outside your comfort zone." ~ Robert Allen

43
"I am not what happens to me. I choose who I become." ~ Carl Jung

44
"A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving." ~ Lao Tzu

45
"A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well." ~ Unknown

46
"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it." ~ Henry David Thoreau

47
"Turn things you've always wanted to do into things you've done." ~ T.S. Eliot

48
"Trying to get without first giving is as fruitless as trying to reap without having sown." ~ Napoleon Hill

49
"Most obstacles melt away when we make up our minds to walk boldly through them." ~ Orison Swett Marden

50
"Most of the shadows of life are caused by standing in our own sunshine." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


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"Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever." ~ Lance Armstrong

52
"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity." ~ Seneca

53
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

54
"People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges." ~ Joseph F. Newton

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"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." ~ Albert Schweitzer

57
"We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." ~ Carlos Casteneda

58
"Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you." ~ Aldous Huxley

59
"I can be changed by what happens to me but I refuse to be reduced by it." ~ Maya Angelou

60
"The greatest pleasure in life is in doing what people say you cannot do." ~ Walther Bageholt

61
"A second chance doesn't mean anything if you learned nothing from the first one." ~ Unknown

62
"You don't need to explain your dreams. They belong to you." ~ Paulo Coelho

63
"It makes no difference how many peaks you reach if there was no pleasure in the climb." ~ Oprah Winfrey

64
"Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice." ~ Wayne Dyer

65
"Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers." ~ Voltaire

66
"You are where you are because you want to be, whether you'll admit that or not." ~ Earl Nightengale

67
"Most of us spend our lives as if we have another one in the bank." ~ Ben Irwin

68
"All appears to change when we change." ~ Henri-Frédéric Amiel

69
"Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four-hour days." ~ Zig Ziglar

70
"Meaning is not what you start with but what you end up with." ~ Peter Elbow

71
"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." ~ Oscar Wilde

72
"Sometimes you have to be silent in order to be heard." ~ Wilma Askinas

73
"A goal without a plan is just a wish." ~ Larry Elder

74
"It always seems impossible until it’s done." ~ Nelson Mandela

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"People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it." ~ Chinese Proverb


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"If you tell people where to go, but not how to get there, you’ll be amazed at the results." ~ General Patton

77
"I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones." ~ John Cage

78
"The light at the end of the tunnel is not an illusion. The tunnel is." ~ Unknown

79
"If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito." ~ Betty Reese

80
"The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn." ~ David Russell

81
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

82
"The more you learn the more you realize you don't know." ~ Donald Trump

83
"Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day." ~ Unknown

84
"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are." ~ Kurt Cobain

85
"Good timber does not grow with ease. The stronger the wind the stronger the trees." ~ Willard Marriott

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"Other people and things can stop you temporarily. You're the only one who can do it permanently." ~ Zig Ziglar

87
"If you have to fear something, fear mediocrity." ~ Alex Bogusky

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"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving." ~ Albert Einstein

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"It's never too late to start becoming what you were meant to be." ~ George Eliot

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"A man is not old until regrets take the place of his dreams." ~ Proverb

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"Excellence can be obtained if you care more than others think is wise, risk more than others think is safe, dream more than others think is practical, expect more than others think is possible." ~ Unknown

92
"Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience." ~ Victoria Holt

93
"To be what you want to be, you must give up being what you are." ~ Cat Stevens

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"Fear less, hope more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Hate less, love more; And all good things are yours." ~ Swedish Proverb

95
"Limits like fears are often an illusion." ~ Michael Jordan

96
"There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day." ~ Alexander Woollcott

97
"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle." ~ James Keller

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"Many of our fears are tissue-paper thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them." ~ Brendan Francis

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"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

100
"Whatever you are, be a good one." ~ Abraham Lincoln

101
"Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it." ~ Mother Teresa


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