Inspirational Quotes


I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
–Michael Jordan

michael_jordan_png_by_brokenheartdesignz-d6gludvTwenty 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 safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.
–Mark Twain

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

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
–Napoleon Hill

It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.
–Mae Jemison

Wayne GretzkyWe become what we think about.
–Earl Nightingale

Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.
–Charles Swindoll

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
–Wayne Gretzky

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The mind is everything. What you think you become.

Eighty percent of success is showing up.
–Woody Allen

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
–Chinese Proverb

Vince-LombardiWinning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.
–Vince Lombardi

You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
–Christopher Columbus

Either you run the day, or the day runs you.
–Jim Rohn

Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.
–Henry Ford

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.
–Zig Ziglar

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
–Anais Nin

jesus_png_10_by_simon_dewy_by_mariamlouis-d5ew6v0If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.
–Vincent Van Gogh

Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you.
–Jesus The Christ

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
–Ralph Waldo Emerson

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
–Lao Tzu

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.
–Erma Bombeck

Lao TzuBelieve you can and you’re halfway there.
–Theodore Roosevelt

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
–George Addair

Teach thy tongue to say, “I do not know,” and thous shalt progress.

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
–Arthur Ashe

Fall seven times and stand up eight.
–Japanese Proverb

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
–Henry David Thoreau

Henry David ThoreauWhen one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
–Helen Keller

Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see.

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
–Anne Frank

Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.
–Dalai Lama

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
–Albert Einstein

Albert EinsteinIf you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.
–Sheryl Sandberg

First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.

You can’t fall if you don’t climb. But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground.

We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.
–Marie Curie

Rosa-Parks-psd31553I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.
–Rosa Parks

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.
–Booker T. Washington

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.
–Leonardo da Vinci

Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.
–Jamie Paolinetti

I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.
–Benjamin Franklin

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
–Bill Cosby

There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.
–Roger Staubach

Henry FordWhen everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
–Henry Ford

It is never too late to be what you might have been.
–George Eliot

I would rather die of passion than of boredom.
–Vincent van Gogh

A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.

Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.
–Farrah Gray

The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself–the invisible battles inside all of us–that’s where it’s at.
–Jesse Owens


If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.
–Tony Robbins

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.
–Teddy Roosevelt

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.
–Beverly Sills

Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.
–Grandma Moses

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
–Ayn Rand

Norman Vincent PealeChange your thoughts and you change your world.
–Norman Vincent Peale

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
–Benjamin Franklin

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!”
–Audrey Hepburn

The only way to do great work is to love what you do.
–Steve Jobs

If you can dream it, you can achieve it.
–Zig Ziglar

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

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
–Babe Ruth

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
–Ralph Waldo Emerson

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