Inspiration

Posted on: August 13, 2013
Dalai Lama Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
George Burns I look to the future because that’s where I’m going to spend the rest of my life.
Judy Garland Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of somebody else.
Oscar Wilde We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Albert Einstein Listen from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
Pamela Vaull Starr Reach high, for star lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
Mother Teresa We can do not great things, only small things with great love.
Goethe Things that matter must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Latin proverb If there is no wind, row.
Thomas Edison If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
Les Brown Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.
Agnes Repplier It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
Albert Einstein Anyone who has never made a mistake, has never tried anything new.
Buddha Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Thomas Jeffersen The price of freedom is eternal vigilance
Ralph Waldo Emerson When it is dark enough, you can see the stars
Ralph Waldo Emerson Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen
Ralph Waldo Emerson To know that one life has breathed easier because I have lived, this is to have succeeded
Elizabeth Tabor Disappointment to a noble soul is cold water to burning metal, it strengthens, tempers, intensifies but never destroys
African proverb The white man has the clock, but the African has the time
J F Kennedy When written in Chinese the word crisis is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity
Peter Drucker The enterprise that does not innovate inevitably ages and declines. And in a period of rapid change such as the present, an entrepreneurial period, the decline will be fast
Rosabeth Moss Kanter The secret of innovation is that it gives you a temporary monopoly. It means that you can charge more for it
Thackeray A good laugh is sunshine in a house
Thomas Jefferson All through your life you’ll be faced with making a decision between two things: choose the one that is right. If they are both right, then choose the one that will make you the best about it at the end of the day
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Be the change that you want to see in the world
Marcus Aurelius Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it impossible for anyone to accomplish
Ed Allen Don’t be content with average – This means you are as close to the bottom as you are to the top
Chinese proverb Don’t curse the darkness – light a candle
Maricopa Everyone who is successful must have dreamed of something
Samuel Smiles He who has never made a mistake, never made a discovery
Marcus Aurelius He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe
Martin Luther King Hatred paralyses life – love releases it. Hatred confuses life – love harmonises it. Hatred darkens life – love illuminates it
Abraham Lincoln I am a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down
Booker T Washington I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed
Sir Thomas Moore If a lion knew his strength, it were hard for any man to rule him
Henry Thoreau If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours
Winston Churchill If you are going through hell, keep going
Tom Peters If you are not pissing (lots of) people off, you are not making a difference
Albert Einstein Imagination is more important than knowledge
George Eliot It is never too late to be what you might have become
Claude M Bristol It’s the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance, sweeps away all obstacles
Helen Keller Keep your face to the sunshine and you will not see the shadows
the motto of the Royal Air Force Per ardua ad astra (Through adversity to the Stars)
Muhammed Ali Service to others is the rent we pay for our room on earth
Arthur Ashe Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome
Douglas Adams (1952-2001) To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity
Eleanor Roosevelt The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams
Oliver Wendell Holmes The great purpose of life is to live it
Walter Bagshot The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do
William Ralph Inge The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy, except that they are so
Chinese proverb The journey of a thousand miles, starts with a single step
Bejamin Disraeli The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes
Dhammapada Though one were to conquer a million men in battle, that man who conquers himself is the greatest victor
Aristotle We are what we repeatedly do – excellence is not an activity, but a habit
Alexander Graham Bell When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us
Robert H Schuller Winning starts with beginning
1 Corinthians 10:13 You are tempted in the same way that everyone else is tempted. But God can be trusted not to let you be tempted too much, and he will show you how to escape from your temptations.
Theodore Roosevelt You must do the thing you think you cannot do
Dale Carnegie You’ll have more fun and success when you stop trying to get what you want and start helping other people get what they want
Chuck Carlson You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal
Wlliam Ewart Gladstone You cannot fight against the future
James Allen You will become as small as your controlling desire; or as great as your dominant aspiration

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