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1500 INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES Compiled by Wizard A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn. Unknown A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. - Maya Angelou A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. - Ayn Rand A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all. - Rita Mae Brown A dream is a wish your heart makes. - The Supremes A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. John Lennon A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience. Elbert Hubbard A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships. - Helen Keller A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. - Hugh Downs A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer Ralph Waldo Emerson. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Confucius A life lived in fear is a life half lived. - Proverb A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm. Charles M. Schwab A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. - Bob Dylan A man isn’t poor if he can still laugh. - Raymond Hitchcock A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life. Charles Darwin

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A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it. Rabindranath Tagore A mind is like a parachute, it doesn’t work if it isn’t open. - Frank Zappa A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble. - Mahatma Gandhi A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light. - Leonardo da Vinci A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. - Albert Einstein A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn’t see the clouds at all – he’s walking on them. - Leonard Louis Levinson A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. - Churchill A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood. - George S. Patton A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. - Herm Albright A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. - William Shedd A smile is a light in the window of your face to show your heart is at home. - Source Unknown A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions–as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all. - Friedrich Nietzsche A woman is always a mystery: one must not be fooled by her face and her hearts inspiration. - Edmondo De Amicis A year from now you may wish you had started today. - Karen Lamb Above all to thine own self be true. - William Shakespeare According to the laws of aerodynamics, the bumblebee can't fly either, but the bumblebee doesn't know anything about the laws of aerodynamics, so it goes ahead and flies anyway. - Igor Sikorsky Accordingly the Northern races of Europe found their inspiration in the Bible; and the enthusiasm for it has not yet quite faded away. - Lafcadio Hearn

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Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. - William James Action may not always be happiness, but there is no happiness without action. Benjamin Disraeli Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. Benjamin Disraeli Actions speak louder than words. - Proverb Actually, I feel music becoming more and more important. It's a big source of inspiration. With what's going on in the world, we feel almost desperate. Music also brings you peace. - Cecilia Bartoli Adapt or perish, now as ever, is Nature’s inexorable imperative. - H. G. Wells Affliction is often that thing which prepares an ordinary person for some sort of an extraordinary destiny. - C.S. Lewis After it's finished, sometimes I can trace a path that goes back to the possible source of inspiration. - Tracy Chapman After you've done it for so many years, you have to find a new direction. You have to find something in your soul that's going to push you towards - to find your inspiration. - Elvis Stojko Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. - Mark Twain Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven for? - Robert Browning All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won't succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy. - Wayne Dyer All characters come from people I know, but after the initial inspiration, I tend to modify the characters so they fit with the story. - Nicholas Sparks All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together. - Jack Kerouac All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes. - Winston Churchill

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All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action. - Demosthenes All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him. - Siddhartha Gautama All that we call human history--money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery--[is] the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy. - C.S. Lewis Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom. - Euripides Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox Always desire to learn something useful. - Sophocles Always do right; this will gratify some and astonish the rest. - Mark Twain Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. - Og Mandino Always remember money is not everything but make sure that you have made enough before talking such nonsense. - Bill Gate Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? - Abraham Lincoln An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany. - Nick Cave An error can never become true however many times you repeat it. The truth can never be wrong, even if no one hears it. - Mahatma Gandhi An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded. Pope John Paul I An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind. - Mahatma Gandhi An idea ran back and forward in his head like a blind man, knocking over the solid furniture. - Source Unknown An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. - G.K. Chesterton

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And let me tell you, you boys of America, that there is no higher inspiration to any man to be a good man, a good citizen, and a good son, brother, or father, than the knowledge that you come from honest blood. - John Sergeant Wise And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. - Anais Nin Another inspiration that has helped me get through has been Lance Armstrong's story. My cancer is not nearly as bad as his, but I believe in staying motivated and keeping as fit as you can. - Grete Waitz Any composer who is gloriously conscious that he is a composer must believe that he receives his inspiration from a source higher than himself. - John Philip Sousa Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm - Unknown Anything Is Possible. - Origin Unknown Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. - Voltaire Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours. - Richard Bach As a man thinketh in his heart so is he. - The Bible As an inspiration to the author, I do not think the cat can be over-estimated. He suggests so much grace, power, beauty, motion, mysticism. I do not wonder that many writers love cats; I am only surprised that all do not. - Carl Van Vechten As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. Nelson Mandela As we grow older together, As we continue to change with age, There is one thing that will never change. . . I will always keep falling in love with you. - Karen Clodfelder Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you. - The Bible At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable. - Christopher Reeve At the moment of commitment, the universe conspires to assist you. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. - Sir Winston Churchill Attitude is everything. - Origin Unknown Be all you can be. - US Army Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Be confident small immortals. You are not the only voice that all things utter, nor is there eternal silence in the places where you cannot come. - C.S. Lewis Be gentle to all and stern with yourself. - Saint Teresa of Avila Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. - Origin Unknown Be here now. - Ram Dass Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle. - Plato Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. - John Wooden Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still. - Chinese Proverb Be the best that you can be. - Origin Unknown Be the change you want to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail. - John Donne Be yourself, who else is better qualified? - Frank J. Giblin Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, She doesn't have what it takes. They will say, Women don't have what it takes. Clare Boothe Luce Because I don't play guitar any more, African harmonies and rhythms have been an inspiration to me. I love the raw origin of the sound. It complements my voice and words naturally. - Cat Stevens Because of my Buddhist practice, I'm never lacking for inspiration. - Duncan Sheik Becoming a star may not be in your destiny, but being the best that you can be is a goal you can set for yourselves. - Bryan Lindsay Beethoven, Wagner, Bach, and Mozart settled down day after day to the job in hand. They didn't waste time waiting for inspiration. - Ernest Newman

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Before a painter put brush to canvas, he sees his picture mentally ... If you think of .: in terms of a painting, what do you see? Is the picture you think worth painting? ... You create yourself in the image you hold in your mind. - Thomas Dreier Before I do anything, I think, well what hasn't been seen. Sometimes, that turns out to be something ghastly and not fit for society. And sometimes that inspiration becomes something that's really worthwhile. - Jim Carrey Begin to be now what you will be hereafter. - William James Begin to weave and God will give you the thread. - German Proverb Begin with the end in mind. - Doug Flynn Behold this day for it is yours to make. - Black Elk Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree. - Marian Edelman Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. - Marilyn Vos Savant Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail. - Charles Kettering Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. - Norman Vincent Peale Believe in yourself. - Origin Unknown Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution. - Dr David Schwartz Believe you can and you’re halfway there. - Theodore Roosevelt Believing requires action. - James E. Faust Better beware of notions like genius and inspiration; they are a sort of magic wand and should be used sparingly by anybody who wants to see things clearly. - Jose Ortega y Gasset Better late than never - Proverb Better to light a candle than curse the darkness. - Eleanor Roosevelt

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Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them? - Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused. - Origin Unknown Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting - Elizabeth Bibesco Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war. - Seneca But I did not find any positive inspiration in my studies until I approached my nineteenth year. - Georg Brandes But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams beneath your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams… - William Butler Yeats But inspiration? - That's when you come home from abroad and are asked: Well, have you found inspiration? - and fortunately you haven't. But the impressions sink in, of course, and may emerge later: None of us has invented the house; that was done many thousands of years ago. - Arne Jacobsen But life is a battle: may we all be enabled to fight it well! - Charlotte Brontë By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. - Ralph Waldo Emerson By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower. - Rabindranath Tagore By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day- Robert Frost Carpe diem. (Seize the day.) - Latin Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be Revelation. - Eileen Caddy Celebrate your success and find humor in your failures. Don’t take yourself so seriously. Loosen up and everyone around you will loosen up. Have fun and always show enthusiasm. When all else fails, put on a costume and sing a silly song. - Sam Walton (founder of Walmart) Certainly I think the election of John Kennedy and all he stood for was one that really was an inspiration. - Birch Bayh

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Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill. - - Muhammad Ali Chance favors only the prepared mind. - Louis Pasteur Change comes from within. - Origin Unknown Change is the essence of life. Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become. - Winston Churchill Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future. - John F. Kennedy Change your thoughts, change your life. - James Allen Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved - Helen Keller Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your the blueprints of your ultimate achievements. - Napolean Hill Civilization grew in the beginning from the minute that we had communication particularly communication by sea that enabled people to get inspiration and ideas from each other and to exchange basic raw materials. - Thor Heyerdahl Come to the edge. We can't. We're afraid. We can't. We will fall! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew. - Guillaume Apollinaire Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. - Origin Unknown Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius. - George Bernard Shaw Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done. - Josh Billings Confidence comes not from always being right but not fearing to be wrong Unknown Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions. - Earl Gray Stevens Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one's liberty. - Henri Frederic Amiel

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Count Your Blessings. - Og Mandino Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway. - John Wayne Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared. - Eddie Rickenbacker Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. - Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. - Amelia Earhart Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself. - Swami Sivananda Create like a god; command like a king; work like a slave. - Constantin Brancusi Creativity is to discover a question that has never been asked. - Kenya Hara Creativity takes courage. - Henri Matisse Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people. - Leo Burnett Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead. - David Farragut Dance as though no one is watching you, love as though you have never been hurt before, sing as though no one can hear you,live as though heaven is on earth. Souza. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Martin Luther King Jr. Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure - George E Woodberry Defeat is simply a signal to press onward. - Helen Keller Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything. - Napoleon Hill Desire nothing for yourself, which you do not desire for others. - Spinoza Destiny is not a matter of chance, It is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, But rather something to be achieved. - William Jennings Bryan Diana Ross is a big inspiration to all of us. We all grew up watching everything about her - her mike placement, her grace, her style and her class. - Beyonce Knowles

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Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. - William Ellery Channing Directing, I get all kinds of inspiration. It's working with people. It's a lot more fun. Ang Lee Discipline isn't on your back needling you with imperatives. It is at your side encouraging you with incentives. - Cybil Stanton Do first things first, and second things not at all. - Peter Drucker. Do it Now! - Napoleon Hill Do not call to a dog with a whip in your hand. - Zululand Proverb Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson Do not learn from your mistakes, learn from the mistakes of others to that you do not make any. - Sean Karsten Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. - John Wooden Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model. - Vincent Van Gogh Do not stand on a high pedestal and take 5 cents in your hand and say, here, my poor man, but be grateful that the poor man is there, so by making a gift to him you are able to help yourself.It is not the reciever that is blessed, but it is the giver.Be thankful that you are allowed to exercise your power of benevolence and mercy in the world, and thus become pure and perfect. - Swami Vivekananda Do not take life too seriously.You will never get out of it alive. - Elbert Hubbard Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. - William B. Sprague Do not waste time bothering whether you love your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him. - C.S. Lewis Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand. - Baruch Spinoza Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly. - St Francis of De Sales

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Do not worry about the incarnation of ideas. If you are a poet, your works will contain them without your knowledge'they will be both moral and national if you follow your inspiration freely. - Vissarion Belinsky Do or do not, there is no try. - Yoda Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. - The Bible Do what you can, with what you have, where you are! - Theodore Roosevelt Do what you love and the money will follow - Marsha Sinetar Do what you love to do and commit to doing it in an excellent fashion. - Brian Tracy Do what you say so others will say what you do - Robert H. Connelly Don’t count the days, make the days count. - Muhammad Ali Don’t hurry, don’t worry. You’re only here for a short visit. So be sure to stop and smell the flowers. - Walter Hagen Don’t let someone be a priority in your life when u are still an option in their life. Unknown Don’t make me walk when I want to fly. - Galina Doyla Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Don’t talk about what you have done or what you are going to do. - Thomas Jefferson Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for fewer problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom. - Earl Shoaf Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition. Abraham Lincoln Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. - Harold Whitman Don't ask, don't tell. Everything lies in silence. - Source Unknown Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated; you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps. - David Lloyd George

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Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. - William Faulkner Don't dream it be it. - Rocky Horror Picture Show Don't ever give up. - Origin Unknown Don't get your knickers in a knot. Nothing is solved and it just makes you walk funny Kathryn Carpenter Don't go through life grow through life - Eric Butterworth Don't hide your light under a bushel. - The Bible Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson Don't judge those who try and fail, judge those who fail to try - Unknown Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was. - Richard L. Evans Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams! - Origin Unknown Don't make music for some vast, unseen audience or market or ratings share or even for something as tangible as money. Though it's crucial to make a living, that shouldn't be your inspiration. Do it for yourself. - Billy Joel Don't postpone joy. - Bumper Sticker Don't quit. - Origin Unknown Don't sweat the small stuff. - Richard Carlson Don't take life to seriously because you'll never get out alive - Josh Shippe Don't try to great in all things. Pick a few things to be good at and be the best you can. - Liz Ashe Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend. - Albert Camus Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of. - Benjamin Franklin Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. - James Dean Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts. - J.W. Goethe

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Dreams are extremely important. You can't do it unless you imagine it. - George Lucas Dreams are not without meaning wherever that may come from-from fantasy, from the elements, or from other inspiration. - Paracelsus Dreams are only foolish to those who lack them. - Peter Reese Dreams are renewable no matter what our age - Dale Turner Dwell upon the brightest parts in every prospect... and strive to be pleased with the present circumstances. - Abraham Tucker Each day can be one of triumph if you keep up your interests. - George Adams Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. Charles Swindoll Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. - Groucho Marx Each of us feels that we are just a drop in the ocean, but the ocean would be less without that missing drop. - Mother Teresa Each of us is in truth an unlimited idea of freedom. Everything that limits us we have to put aside. - Richard David Bach Education brings about opportunity, and in turn inspiration. - Bill Frist Education in the past has been too much inspiration and too little information. - E. Franklin Frazier Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire. - William Yeats Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things - Antonio Smith Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity. - Bo Bennett Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised. - Christian Nestell Bovee Even from a dark night songs of beauty can be born. - Maryanne RadmacherHershey

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Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward. - Victor Kiam Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers Even the greatest fool can accomplish a task if it were after his or her heart. But the intelligent ones are those who can convert every work into one that suits their taste. Swami Vivekananda Even the longest hours come to an end. - Jose Raul Bernardo Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. - Samuel Beckett Every cloud has a silver lining. - Proverb Every day in every way I am getting better and better. - Origin Unknown Every dog has his day. - Proverb Every great inspiration is but an experiment. - Charles Ives Every man dies. Not every man truly lives - Braveheart (Movie) Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do. - Voltaire Every mind which has given itself to self-expression in art is aware of a directing agency outside its conscious control which it has agreed to label 'inspiration'. Norman Lindsay Every morning you are handed 24 golden hours. They are one of the few things in this world that you get free of charge. If you had all the money in the world, you couldn’t buy an extra hour. What will you do with this priceless treasure? Remember, you must use it, as it is given only once. Once wasted you cannot get it back. Anonymous Every piece has its own identity which we develop by the rule 'We know no limits.' We follow the inspiration of the moment and don't worry if what we're playing is alternative, progressive or fusion rock. - Page McConnell Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds. – Norman Vincent Peale Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first, it is ridiculed. In the second, it is opposed. In the third, it is regarded as self evident. Arthur Schoppenhauer Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to

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serve. you only need a heart full of grace. a soul generated by love. - Martin Luther King Jr. Everybody’s a mad scientist, and life is their lab. We’re all trying to experiment to find a way to live, to solve problems, to fend off madness and chaos. - David Cronenberg Everyday, give yourself a good mental shampoo. - Dr. Sara Jordan Everyone has his own reality in which, if one is not too cautious, timid, or frightened, one swims. This is the only reality there is. - Henry Miller Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story - John Barth Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. - Leo Tolstoy Everyone who has taken a shower has an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it makes a difference. - Nolan Buhnell Everyone's looking to the urban scene for inspiration now. - Robin Gibb Everything is okay in the end, if it's not ok, then it's not the end. - Unknown Everything you need is already inside. Just do it. - Bill Bowerman (Nike) Everything you want should be yours: the type of work you want; the relationships you need; the social, mental, and aesthetic stimulation that will make you happy and fulfilled; the money you require for the lifestyle that is appropriate to you; and any requirement that you may (or may not) have for achievement or service to others. If you don’t aim for it all, you’ll never get it all. To aim for it requires that you know what you want - Richard Koch Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.. - Albert Schweitzer Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible. - Origin Unknown Expect the people you love to be better. It helps them to become better. But don't get upset when they fail. It helps them keep trying. - Source Unknown Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him. - Aldous Huxley Experience is the best teacher. - Proverb

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Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want. - Dan Stanford Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight. - Helen Keller Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof. - John Kenneth Galbraith Failing to plan is planning to fail. - Origin Unknown Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. - Henry Ford Failure is taking the path that everyone else does; success is making your own path Unknown Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. - Truman Capote Faith can move mountains. - Origin Unknown Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 Fall seven times, stand up eight! - Japanese Proverb Families are the compasses that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter. - Brad Henry Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. - Louisa May Alcott Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear. - Baruch Spinoza Fear less, hope more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Hate less, love more; And all good things are yours. - Source Unknown Feel the fear and do it anyway. - Susan Jeffers Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts. - Albert Einstein

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Find life experiences and swallow them whole. Travel. Meet many people. Go down some dead ends and explore dark alleys. Try everything. Exhaust yourself in the glorious pursuit of life. - Lawrence K. Fish Find the seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower. - Shigenori Kameoka Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men. - Seneca First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. Epictetus First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win. – Mahatma Gandhi Focus is a neccesity toward success - Brad Colley Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle. - Sasha Cohen Follow Your Dreams. - Unknown For hundreds of years people have talked about artists having inspiration, but often, some persons would say, write us a symphony or write us a song, on commission. The artists would come up with a masterpiece without waiting to have their muse inspire them. - Tom Glazer For me, our beaches have always been a source of personal inspiration. - Thomas Carper For me, songwriting is something I have to do ritually. I don't just wait for inspiration; I try to write a little bit every day. - Sean Lennon For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream. - Vincent van Gogh For with God all things are possible. - The Bible Forget about all the reasons why something may not work. You only need to find one good reason why it will. - Dr. Robert Anthony Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop that picture... Do not build up obstacles in your imagination. Norman Vincent Peale Fortune favors the brave. - Terence

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Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly. - Unknown Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer. - Ed Cunningham From the throes of inspiration and the eddies of thought, the poet may at last be able to arrive at, and convey the right admixture of words and meaning. - Eyvind Johnson From what we get, we can make a living: from what we give, makes a life. - Arthur Ashe From you we have learned what we, at least, value, to separate Church and State; and from you we gather inspiration at all times in our devotion to learning, to religious liberty, and to individual and National freedom. - Seth Low Furthermore, the Latin American nuclear-weapon free zone which is now nearing completion has become in several respects an example which, notwithstanding the different characteristics of each region, is rich in inspiration. - Alfonso G. Robles Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration - Thomas Edison Gentlemen, we are going to relentlessly chase perfection, knowing full well we will not catch it, because nothing is perfect. But we are going to relentlessly chase it, because in the process we will catch excellence. I am not remotely interested in just being good. - Vince Lombardi Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster. Theodore Roosevelt Get busy living or get busy dying. - Stephen King Getting comments like that from even the young people at the shows who probably aren't singers, the girls who just tell me that I'm an inspiration to them, for one reason or another. - Wanda Jackson Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. - Chinese Proverb Give it all you've got because you never know if there's going to be a next time. Danielle Ingrum Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. - Archimedes

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Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth. - Aristotle Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give the world your best anyway. - Mother Teresa Give your work 100% but save the rest for yourself, friends and family - Robert H. Connelly Giving up doesn’t always mean you are weak…sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go. - Unknown Go big or go home. Because it's true. What do you have to lose? - Eliza Dushku Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. Henry David Thoreau God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way. - C.S. Lewis God doesn't make junk. - Origin Unknown God never sends us more than we can handle. - Mother Theresa God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. - Ralph Waldo Emerson God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. - Serenity Prayer Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment. Jim Horning Grace is the face that love wears when it meets imperfection. - Joseph R. Cooke Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. - Albert Einstein. Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It is all part of the fairy tale. - Peter S. Beagle Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people. - Eleanor Roosevelt Great minds have purposes others have wishes. - Washington Irving Great oaks from little acorns grow - Proverb Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Albert Einstein

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Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. - Samuel Johnson Had it not been for you, I should have remained what I was when we first met, a prejudiced, narrow-minded being, with contracted sympathies and false knowledge, wasting my life on obsolete trifles, and utterly insensible to the privilege of living in this wondrous age of change and progress. - Benjamin Disraeli Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. - Nathaniel Hawthorne Happiness is a Choice. - Barry Neil Kaufman Happiness is a journey, not a destination. - Father Alfred D’Souza Happiness is a state of mind. - Origin Unknown Happiness is not a destination in which you arrive; it is your journey there. If you haven't all the things you want, be grateful for the things you don't have that you wouldn't want. - Anonymous. Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life. - Burton Hills Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. - Dalai Lama XIV Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. - Zig Ziglar Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony Mahatma Gandhi Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. - Franklin D. Roosevelt Happiness writes white. It does not show up on the page. - Henry de Montherlant Hard work pays off. - Origin Unknown He grows daily more capable of following any inspiration without technical effort, and also of letting inspiration come to him through meticulous observation. - Eugen Herrigel He has room for people with very little sense, but He wants everyone to use what sense they have. - C.S. Lewis He that can have patience can have what he will. - Benjamin Franklin

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He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever. - Chinese Proverb He who climbs above the cares of this world, and turns his face to his God, has found the sunny side of life. - Spurgeon He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. - Friedrich Nietzsche He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything. - Origin Unknown He who hesitates is lost! - Proverb He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. - Martin Luther King He who never made a mistake has never made a discovery. - Samuel Smiles He who stops being better, stops being good. - Oliver Cromwell Here is the secret of inspiration: Tell yourself that thousands and tens of thousands of people, not very intelligent and certainly no more intelligent than the rest of us, have mastered problems as difficult as those that now baffle you. - William Feather Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade? Benjamin Franklin History is made at night. Character is what you are in the dark. - Lord John Worfin Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly Langston Hughes Hope is a waking dream. - Aristotle Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords: but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain; and expectations improperly indulged must end in disappointment. - Samuel Johnson Hope is the expectation that something outside of ourselves, something or someone external, is going to come to our rescue and we will live happily ever after. - Dr. Robert Anthony Hope springs eternal. - Alexander Pope How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I'm committed to? Anthony Robbins

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How can you be free from fears? Fear no one, but love every man that you see. We are living in fear because our mind holds negative thoughts about people. Are you afraid of your loved ones? - Ty Luu How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most. - Stephen R. Covey How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these. - George Washington Carver How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives. - Annie Dillard How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before beginning to improve the world. - Anne Frank How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser. - Lou Holtz However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Siddhartha Gautama Human beings have speculated about the relationship between inspiration and insanity for centuries. - Patty Duke Human requirements are the inspiration for art. - Stephen Gardiner Humans are cowards in the face of happiness. You need courage to hold onto happiness. - Momoko Ryugasaki Hunker down. - Origin Unknown I always get inspiration from whatever characters say about my character. - Robert Englund I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality by contact with this great novel land of yours which sticks up out of the Atlantic. - Winston Churchill I always start from scratch with a character - they're never based on anyone else. You get ideas of what people look like, and I'm a great people watcher. You can draw inspiration from people. - Amanda Burton I always try to try my hardest to the point where my sprint becomes a run, my run becomes a jog, my jog becomes a walk - Robert Ervin

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I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it. Thomas Jefferson I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else. - Winston Churchill I am bigger than anything that can happen to me. All these things, sorrow, misfortune, and suffering, are outside my door. I am in the house and I have the key. - Charles Fletcher Lummis I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. Albert Einstein I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply all my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy. - Og Mandino I am involved with politics today because of the inspiration I received from Ronald Reagan. - Michael K. Simpson I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward. - Thomas A. Edison I am one of those people who thrive on deadlines; nothing brings on inspiration more readily than desperation. - Harry Shearer I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. – Hellen Keller I am personally convinced that one person can be a change catalyst, a transformer in any situation, any organization. Such an individual is yeast that can leaven an entire loaf. It requires vision, initiative, patience, respect, persistence, courage, and faith to be a transforming leader. - Stephen R. Covey I am the captain of my soul. - William Ernest Henley I am totally in the hands of the Lord. - Gordon B. Hinckley I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday. - Eleanor Roosevelt I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant. - H.L. Mencken

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I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant. Martin Luther King, Jr. I believe we need to attract a new generation of the best and brightest to public service and I believe that government can be a source of inspiration, not degradation. - Andrew Cuomo I came back to performing with a different attitude about performing and myself. I wasn't expecting perfection any more, just hoping for an occasional inspiration. Neil Diamond I can tell you how to get what you want: You've got to keep a thing in view and go for it and never let your eyes wonder to the left or right or up or down. And looking back is fatal. - William J Lock I can, therefore I am. - Simone Weil I can’t understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I’m frightened by old ones. - John Cage I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean. - Socrates I defied nothing at all. I ignored the law because I didn't know it existed. It didn't occur to me that anyone would want to curb my inspiration. - Margaret Anderson I didn't have to think up so much as a comma or a semicolon; it was all given, straight from the celestial recording room. Weary, I would beg for a break, an intermission, time enough, let's say, to go to the toilet or take a breath of fresh air on the balcony. Nothing doing! - Henry Miller I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act, but I believe in a fate that falls on men unless they act. - G.K. Chesterton I do not believe in inspiration, but I must have a title in order to work, otherwise I am lost. - Guillermo Cabrera Infante I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. Bill Cosby I don’t think necessity is the mother of invention - invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble. - Agatha Christie

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I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be. - Ken Venturi I don't care about motivation. I care about credibility. - Eliot Spitzer I don't know if there are words to describe my motivation. - Lorrie Fair I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone - Bill Cosby I don't know why people are so surprised by my live performances. My approach is so simple; every song I sing, every story I tell, every move I make, must move the audience to laughter, tears or inspiration. Otherwise, why should I do it? - John Davidson I don't really care who gets their inspiration from where, it's the end results that count. - Robert Lloyd I don't think any collector knows his true motivation. - Robert Mapplethorpe I ended my first book with the words 'no answer.' I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer. You are yourself the answer. Before your face questions die away. What other answer would suffice? Only words, words; to be led out to battle against other words. - C.S. Lewis I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. - William Penn I fear that our true motivation is about oil and our own flailing economy; about the failure to destroy Al Qaeda and about revenge. - Dave Matthews I felt Joyce was an influence on my fiction, but in a very general way, as a kind of inspiration and a model for the beauty of language. - Don DeLillo I get a lot of inspiration from the audience feedback to our live shows. - Donnie Iris I get my inspiration from everyone when I need it and how I need it. - Picabo Street I had never even thought I'd be an actress - I was supposed to be a lawyer. But the motivation is the same: when you act, you defend a role; you have to be convincing. It's the same career. - Anne Parillaud I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street; I met a man who had no feet. - Ancient Persian Saying

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I have always grown from my problems and challenges, from the things that don’t work out, that’s when I’ve really learned. - Carol Burnett I have drawn inspiration from the Marine Corps, the Jewish struggle in Palestine and Israel, and the Irish. - Leon Uris I have inspiration and feelings of being alive most every day I live. - Judy Collins I have never been in any country where they did not do something better than we do it, think some thoughts better than we think, catch some inspiration from heights above our own. - Maria Mitchell I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that don't work. - Thomas Alva Edison I have worked enough and I am happy to be touring the country speaking about living with MS to give people inspiration and motivation to help themselves. - Teri Garr I just hope that our fans are people who are inspired by music, and just use our music as a background or inspiration for whatever it is they do. - Maynard James Keenan I just knew that economics had never been my big motivation. - Leigh Steinberg I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart. - Anne Frank I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become. - Oprah Winfrey I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much. - Mother Teresa I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. - Henry David Thoreau I know that the nice shines I have on is going to pass. The nice cars will pass. All that will stay is the music and the work. That's where I get the inspiration to help people out and work. - Wyclef Jean I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. - Agatha Christie I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. - Thomas Jefferson I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me: the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart. - Jerome K. Jerome

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I live my life in widening circles That reach out across the world. - Rainer Maria Rilke I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. - Helen Keller I long to speak out about the intense inspiration that comes to me, from the lives of strong women. - Ruth Benedict I look at the dancers and I get the inspiration for the work from them. - Graeme Murphy I love Nautilus and stretching. The results are immediate, and that gives me the motivation to continue. - Donna Dixon I pledged to work for righteousness. God's given me inspiration. God's the boss, he tell me what to do. - Bob Marley I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time - waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God - it changes me. - C.S. Lewis I really think about the times that I've been through with my husband and all the stuff that we've been through together, and I think to those moments for inspiration for the role. - Deborah Cox I sat down with my trainers to check my past seasons and to see what could be done to keep me motivated and in good shape. I had to find a new motivation, a new momentum. - Hermann Maier I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. - Rabindranath Tagore I sought to hear the voice of God and climbed the topmost steeple, but God declared: Go down again - I dwell among the people. - John Henry Newman I support mosques, obviously. We need churches, temples, mosques. Whatever people use to speak with their god or to receive spiritual inspiration is good for the country. But the symbolism of it at ground zero, within two blocks or three blocks, I believe is wrong. - Peter King I think a lot of times it's not money that's the primary motivation factor; it's the passion for your job and the professional and personal satisfaction that you get out of doing what you do that motivates you. - Martin Yan I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right. - Albert Einstein

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I think as long as people are around and can hear a record and hear people like Lester Young on a recording, there will always be a great inspiration for somebody to try to create jazz. - Sonny Rollins I think at one time every drummer wanted to play like Krupa or wanted to win a Gene Krupa drum contest. This is the big inspiration for drummers and naturally it has to be the same way for me. - Buddy Rich I think change is possible, but only for individuals who were never truly gay in the first place and who have a strong personal motivation to recover their heterosexuality. Marilyn vos Savant I think I'm a born storyteller. Inspiration is all around me. I can read a newspaper article and come up with an idea for a book. - Jackie Collins I think that sometimes the difference between winning and losing, success and failure, is this gray line between will, passion and self-belief that says, 'I'm going to do this'. - Howard Schultz I think that's given inspiration to other musicians. I know, particularly through the 90s, a lot of bands would cite Rush as an influence. I don't think it was so much our music, but more the way we really stuck to our guns. - Alex Lifeson I think the inspiration came from the fans. Whenever I'm online or whenever I get a chance to really communicate with the fans and the audience, they always say that they would love to have all of the remixes on one CD. - Deborah Cox I think therefore I am - Rene Descartes I travel the garden of music, thru inspiration. It's a large, very large garden, seen? Peter Tosh I tried to instill a different motivation, to give them the security and the conviction that they were doing something good, something necessary, something useful - if you want to use a grandiose expression, that they were doing something for peace. - Markus Wolf I try to give both my heroes and villains an emotional dimensionality which provides the motivation for their actions. - Sidney Sheldon I used to say 'I sure hope things will change.' Then I learned that the only way things are going to change for me is when I change. - Jim Rohn I want to continue my growth in every way. - Marilyn Monroe

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I watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work 15 and 16 hours a day. I saw him once literally bleed from the bottoms of his feet, a man who came here uneducated, alone, unable to speak the language, who taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example. - Mario Cuomo I will! I am! I can! I will actualize my dream. I will press ahead. I will settle down and see it through. I will solve the problems. I will pay the price. I will never walk away from my dream until I see my dream walk away: Alert! Alive! Achieved! - Robert H Schuller I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more. - Origin Unknown I wonder sometimes if the motivation for writers ought to be contempt, not admiration. - Orson Scott Card I would like to be called an inspiration to people, not a role model - because I make mistakes like everybody else. When I'm offstage, I'm just like everybody else. - Britney Spears I would like to cite an instance which proves the efficacy of clean living on the part of an athlete coupled with the inspiration received from a champion which go a long way to making a champion. - Major Taylor I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of a man is to live, not to exist. Jack London I would say that the surest measure of a man's or a woman's maturity is the harmony, style, joy, and dignity he creates in his marriage, and the pleasure and inspiration he provides for his spouse. - Benjamin Spock I would think, to me, growing up in the south, growing up with all the gospel music, singing in the church and having that rhythm and blues - the blues background was my big inspiration. - Jackie DeShannon I’ve heard tell that what you imagine sometimes comes true. - Roald Dahl I’ve missed more than 9,000 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 again in my life and that is why I succeed. - Michael Jordan I'd like to provide information, inspiration, and access to whatever goods and services are needed to make it super easy for everyone to change their lifestyle to a sustainable one. - Daryl Hannah

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I'd like to think that the notion of inspiration will transcend cultural things that are going on. There's something classic about this movie that I'm hoping reaches kids. Rob Morrow I'd say the most memorable thing for me was my dedication and motivation in how I got so involved in boxing. - Alexis Arguello I'd seen the current stage production and the 1975 production of Chicago. I liked them both very much, but I didn't use them necessarily as inspiration. - Colleen Atwood Ideas won't keep; something must be done about them. - Alfred North Whitehead If a man does his best, what else is there? - George S. Patton If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. - Henry David Thoreau If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. - Benjamin Franklin If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well. - Martin Luther King, Jr. If a violent act towards a woman takes place, and the inspiration for that act is violence in cinema, the inspiration for that act would have come from somewhere else if movies didn't exist. - Richard King If all the year were playing holidays, To sport would be as tedious as to work; But when they seldom come, they wished for come. - William Shakespeare If at first you don't succeed, try again. - W.C Fields If God gave us all good days, how would we learn from our mistakes? - Unknown If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when? - Rabbi Hillel If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you've made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand. - Source Unknown If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. - Sir Isaac Newton

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If I waited for inspiration every time I sat down to write a song I probably would be a plumber today. - Barry Mann If it comes out sounding like Dixieland jazz or classical or punk or rock or even slightly metal, that's because that's where I'm going to find inspiration. - Ben Harper IF it is to be it is up to me. - Origin Unknown If life gives you lemons, make lemonade. - Joan Collins If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability. - Henry Ford If money was my only motivation, I would organize myself differently. - Placido Domingo If nature made you a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart. And though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that. - Frances Burnett If not us, who, if not now, when? - Origin Unknown If one advances confidently in the direction of their goals and endeavors to live the life that they have imagined, they'll meet with success unexpected in common hours. - Henry David Thoreau If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. - Milton Berle If our actions stem from honesty, kindness, caring, and vision, then no matter what the result of our efforts, we have added something of value to our souls and to the world. - Joan Boysenko If people are really excited about their music, and that's their primary motivation, then that comes through in demo tapes. That's the most important ingredient. Greg Ginn If somebody asked me about my inspiration I would say that it's not the peopleand it's not the things, its travel and experiencing different environments. - Marc Newson If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around. - Jim Rohn If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill. - Unknown If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster. - Stephen R. Covey

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If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. Abraham Maslow If the path less traveled were the easy path, then all would take it, thus making greatness simply average. - Shawn Eckert If the script is telling the story well, that is your inspiration, and you do not need to go somewhere else. - Tom Wilkinson If there is a will, there is a way. - Origin Unknown If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves. - Thomas Edison If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves. - Thomas A. Edison If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living. - Gail Sheehy If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. - Anne Brads If we take as given that critical infrastructures are vulnerable to a cyber terrorist attack, then the question becomes whether there are actors with the capability and motivation to carry out such an operation. - Dorothy Denning If what you’re doing is not your passion, you have nothing to lose. - Unknown If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to leave the life which you have imagined, you will you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. - Henry David Thoreau If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten. - Origin Unknown If you are a strong man, very good! But do not curse others who are not strong enough for you. …Everyone says, Woe unto you people!! Who says, Woe unto me that I cannot help you? The people are doing all right to the best of their ability and means and knowledge. Woe unto me that I cannot lift them to where I am! - Swami Vivekananda If you are going through hell, keep going. - Winston Churchill If you aren't fired by enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm. - Vince Lombardi

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If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most reassuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad. Denis Waitley If you build it, he will come. - Field of Dreams (Movie) If you can dream it, you can do it. - Walt Disney If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it. William A. Ward If you cannot be a poet, be the poem. - David Carradine If you can't find your inspiration by walking around the block one time, go around two blocks-but never three. - Robert Motherwell If you can't you must, and if you must you can. - Anthony Robbins If you do not have a well thought out plan for your life, you will live a mediocre life Savio DSilva If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. - Nora Roberts If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. - Jim Rohn If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place. - Nora Roberts If you don't like something, change it, If you can't change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou If you don't risk anything, you risk even more. - Erica Jong If you don't run your own life, somebody else will. - John Atkinson If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. - Unknown If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging. - Will Rogers If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them. - Henry David Thoreau

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If you haven't got all the things you want, be grateful for the things you don't have that you don't want. - Anonymous If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. - Vincent Van Gogh If you judge people, you have no time to love them. - Mother Teresa If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet. - Isaac B. Singer If you look to lead, invest at least 40% of your time managing yourself - your ethics, character, principles, purpose, motivation, and conduct. Invest at least 30% managing those with authority over you, and 15% managing your peers. - Dee Hock If you must have motivation, think of your paycheck on Friday. - Noel Coward If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it. - Somerset Maugham If you shut your door to all errors truth will be shut out. - Rabindranath Tagore If you take each challenge one step at a time, with faith in every footstep, your strength and understanding will increase. - James E. Faust If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't It's almost a cinch you won t. Life's battles don't always go To the stronger or faster man; But soon or late the man who wins is the one who thinks he can. - Origin Unknown If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right. - Henry Ford If you wait for inspiration you'll be standing on the corner after the parade is a mile down the street. - Ben Nicholas If you want the rainbow, you've got to put up with the rain. - Jimmy Durante If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. - Dale Carnegie If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy. Origin Unknown If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success. - John D. Rockefeller

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If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today. - E. Joseph Cossman If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and everyday you have the opportunity to write a new page. - Mark Houlahan If you’re going through hell, keep going. - Winston Churchill If you’re going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now. - Marie Osmond If you’re in a bad situation, don’t worry it’ll change. If you’re in a good situation, don’t worry it’ll change. - John A. Simone, Sr If you’ve been going through life as a sleepwalker, it’s time to wake up. The journey begins right now. - Chris Guillebeau If you're young you are lucky. If you're old you are even luckier - Robert H. Connelly If youth knew; if age could. - Sigmund Freud Imagination is more important than knowledge. - Albert Einstein Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere. - Carl Sagan Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will live as one. - John Lennon In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing. - Theodore Roosevelt In between goals is a thing called life that has to be lived and enjoyed. - Sid Caesar In English, the sounds and melodies I created were an inspiration to me, and words came to me as I explored the sounds, and from there I was able expand on the meaning. - Utada Hikaru In fact, the converse is true: At a time when the United States has been called on for a level of moral leadership, vision and inspiration not seen since World War II, we cannot afford to dissemble about crimes against humanity. - Adam Schiff In general, I don't know when inspiration will pop up. - Larry Niven

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In life you need either inspiration or desperation. - Tony Robbins In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it. - Jane Smiley In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action - Aristotle In the depth of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer. - Albert Careb In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln In the long run, the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip. - Daniel L. Reardon In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity. - Albert Einstein In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you. - Deepak Chopra In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. - Albert Camus In the new economy, information, education, and motivation are everything. William J. Clinton In the nineteenth century the more grandiose word inspiration began to replace the word idea in the arts. - Lukas Foss In the same period, Polish literature also underwent some significant changes. From social-political literature, which had a great tradition and strong motivation to be that way, Polish literature changed its focus to a psychological rather than a social one. - Andrzej Wajda In the world of human thought generally, and in physical science particularly, the most important and fruitful concepts are those to which it is impossible to attach a well-defined meaning - H. A. Kramers In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.- Robert Frost Infinite power of the spirit, brought to bear upon matter evolves material development, made to act upon thought evolves intellectuality, and made to act

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upon itself makes of man a God. First, let us be Gods, and then help other to be Gods. Be and Make. Let this be our motto. - Swami Vivekananda Insomnia is my greatest inspiration. - Jon Stewart Inspiration arrives as a packet of material to be delivered. - John Updike Inspiration comes from all different places. - Jeffrey Katzenberg Inspiration comes of working every day. - Charles Baudelaire Inspiration could be called inhaling the memory of an act never experienced. - Ned Rorem Inspiration doesn't really work like that - you're not looking out for it. Inspiration is something that tends to capture you rather than you capture it. - Joan Armatrading Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working. - Pablo Picasso Inspiration in Science may have to do with ideas, but not in Art. In art it is in the senses that are instinctively responsive to the medium of expression. - Arthur Erickson Inspiration is a farce that poets have invented to give themselves importance. Jean Anouilh Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man's faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements. - Giacomo Puccini Inspiration is enough to give expression to the tone in singing, especially when the song is without words. - Franz Liszt Inspiration is God making contact with itself. - Ram Dass Inspiration is one thing and you can't control it, but hard work is what keeps the ship moving. Good luck means, work hard. Keep up the good work. - Kevin Eubanks Inspiration may be a form of super-consciousness, or perhaps of sub consciousness I wouldn't know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness. - Aaron Copland Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it. - Madeleine L'Engle Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching. - C.S. Lewis Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple. - Gene Wilder

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Iraq did not spontaneously opt for disarmament. They did it as part of a ceasefire, so they were forced to do it, otherwise the war might have gone on. So the motivation has been very different. - Hans Blix Is it not worthy of tears that, when the number of worlds is infinite, we have not yet become lords of a single one? - Alexander the Great It ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now if you know what you’re worth then go out and get what you’re worth. Rocky Balboa It ain't over till it's over. - Yogi Berra It doesn't matter who is playing or how old they are. I just worry about what I can control. It doesn't give me more or less motivation. - Monica Seles It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste time. - Henry Ford It is a fact often observed, that men have written good verses under the inspiration of passion, who cannot write well under other circumstances. - Ralph Waldo Emerson It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved. - Alfred Lord Tennyson It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Abraham Lincoln It is by nature to hate those you injure - Unknown It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another, but above all try something. - Franklin Roosevelt It is defeat that turns bone to flint; it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle; it is defeat that makes men invincible. - Henry Ward Beecher It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow. - Robert H. Goddard It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help. Judith Martin It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. - Theodore Roosevelt It is never too late to be what you might have been. – George Eliot

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It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult. – Seneca It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well. - Rene Descartes It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving. - Mother Teresa It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. - Charles Darwin It is not what you do that matters it is what you don't do that really matters at the end of the day. - Source Unknown It is often interesting, to consider the trifling causes that lead to great events. Patricia Moyes It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. - Antoine de Saint Exupery It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. Professor Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter Movie) It is the inspiration of the Olympic Games that drives people not only to compete but to improve, and to bring lasting spiritual and moral benefits to the athlete and inspiration to those lucky enough to witness the athletic dedication. - Herb Elliott It is time we in Scotland put England in its proper place and instead of our leaning on England and taking inspiration from her, we should lean and turn to Europe, for it is there our future prosperity lies. - Hugh MacDiarmid It makes me feel wonderful that people still care for me... that I have so many fans among young people, who write to me and tell me I have been an inspiration. Bettie Page It seemed rather incongruous that in a society of super sophisticated communication, we often suffer from a shortage of listeners. - Erma Bombeck It was a very emotional dinner... Everyone shared personal stories about her and gave her words of encouragement and inspiration. Everyone tried to remain positive. - Lil' Kim

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It was all about wanting to get revenge. Pathetic, really, but it still is the motivation. Julian Clary It’s easy enough to be pleasant, when life flows along like a song, but the man worthwhile is the man with a smile, when everything goes dead wrong. - Author Unknown. It’s kind of fun to do the impossible. - Walt Disney It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. - Lena Horne It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get back up. - Vince Lombardi It's a funny thing about life; if You refuse to accept anything but the best-You very often get it. - W. Somerset Maugham It's always darkest before the dawn. - Origin Unknown It's always too early to quit. - Norman Vincent Peale It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference - Tom Brokaw It's hard to see where you are going when your lights are dim - Robert H. Connelly It's hard when others demand too much from you. It's even harder when you demand too much from yourself - Robert H. Connelly It's kind of fun to do the impossible. - Walt Disney It's never too late to be what you might have been. - George Eliot It's never too late! - Origin Unknown It's not that I'm so smart; it's just that I stay with problems longer. - Albert Einstein It's not the size of the dog in the fight; it's the size of the fight in the dog. - Mark Twain It's not until I hear songs that I've done, that I realize how much of an inspiration music from the '60s and '70s has been. - Alicia Keys It's not what happens to you; it's what you do about it that makes the difference. W. Mitchell It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get back up. - Vince Lombardi

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It's what the Pixies always said about music - they were writing songs and just trying not to be boring. That was their main motivation and it worked for them. I remember reading that and thinking that was the way to do it. - Jonny Greenwood Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers. - Voltaire Just as appetite comes by eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning. - Igor Stravinsky Just as it is true that a stream cannot rise above its source, so it is true that a national literature cannot rise above the moral level of the social conditions of the people from whom it derives its inspiration. - James Connolly Just Do it! - Nike Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong. - Ella Fitzgerald Just tell yourself, Duckie, you're really quite lucky! - Dr. Seuss Just the example Delaware State University graduates set by the way they live their lives, should be an inspiration to other high school students to go to Delaware State. - Michael N. Castle Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. - Mark Twain Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down. - Charles F. Kettering, Engineer and Inventor Keep the Faith. - Origin Unknown Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow. - Helen Keller Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. Mother Teresa Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. - Lao Tzu Know or listen to those who know. - Baltasar Gracian Know thyself. - Socrates

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Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Lack of will power has caused more failure than lack of intelligence or ability. Flower A. Newhouse Laugh at yourself and at life. Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity, but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain, cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective that seemingly terrible defeat and worry with laughter at your predicaments, thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously. - Og Mandino Laughter is the best medicine. - Origin Unknown Laziness is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails. - Robert Half Lead follow or get out of the way! - Thomas Paine Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. - Dwight D. Eisenhower Leap, and the net will appear. - John Burroughs Learn from others, as you would learn from your own mistakes. - Kazi Shams Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins. - Jim Rohn Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You're able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment. - Ralph Marston Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it. - Tagore Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity. - Louis Pasteur Let no one be discouraged by the belief that there is nothing one man or woman can do abut the enormous array of the world's ills-against misery and ignorance, injustice and violence...Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation. - Robert F. Kennedy

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Let us beware of common folk, of common sense, of sentiment, of inspiration, and of the obvious. - Charles Baudelaire Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful. - Siddhartha Gautama Let's Roll. - Todd Beamer Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. - Neal Donald Walsch Life has no limitations, except the ones you make. - Les Brown Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it. - Danny Kaye Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. - Voltaire Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. - Helen Keller Life is divine chaos, embrace it. - Unknown Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. - Helen Keller Life is like a ball; the harder you drop, the higher you will bounce - Savio DSilva Life is like a mirror. Smile at it and it smiles back at you. - Peace Pilgrim Life is like a roller coaster ride with its unexpected twists and turns. Sometimes the Gforce of our challenges feels like it’s more than we can bear. At times we feel terrified as if we’re dropping straight down, with no support. We’re already here for the ride, so we might as well enjoy …every minute of it, and have faith that we will dock safe and secure. Just like we always have in the past. - Nick Mansilla Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations - George Bernard Shaw Life is not a rat race, and you are not a rat. - Savio DSilva Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this something, at whatever cost, must be attained. - Marie Curie Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. - Origin Unknown

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Life is the blossoming of flowers in the spring, the ripening of fruit in the fall, the rhythm of the earth and of nature. Life is the cry of cicadas signalling the end of summer, migratory birds winging south in a transparent autumn sky, fish frolicking in a stream. Life is the joy beautiful music installs in us, the thrilling sight of a mountain peak reddened by the rising sun, the myriad combinations and permutations of visible and invisible phenomena. Life is all things. - Ikeda Life is what you make it. - Origin Unknown Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. - George Bernard Shaw Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage - Anais Nin Light tomorrow with today - Elizabeth Barrett Browning Like the light in the dark of dismal night,Let your self stand out as glowing, warm, and welcome - Validivar Little strokes fell great oaks. - Benjamin Franklin Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. - Mahatma Gandhi Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip. - Will Rogers Live life to the fullest - Robert Louis Stevenson Live life with passion - Origin Unknown Live out of your imagination, not your history. - Stephen Covey Live Well... Laugh Often... Love Much. - Origin Unknown Live with passion. - Anthony Robbins Live your Dreams. - Les Brown Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty. - Mother Teresa Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it. - Margaret Thatcher

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Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success. Unknown Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus when the limo breaks down. – Oprah Winfrey Love all. Serve all. Help ever. Hurt never. - Author Unknown Love and respect are the most important aspects of parenting, and of all relationships. - Jodie Foster Love conquers all. - Virgil Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it. - Karl A. Menninger Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery Love is a bird, she needs to fly. - Madonna Love is a promise; love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear. - John Lennon Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs. Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers eyes. Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers tears. What is it else? A madness most discreet, a choking gall and a preserving sweet. - William Shakespeare Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth. - Satchel Paige Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get. - Ray Croc Luck is when preparation meets opportunity - Brian Tracy Luxury, rather than necessity, is the mother of invention. - Henry Petroski Make each day your masterpiece. - John Wooden Man does not bring to God's altar the stuff of nature in itself, in its initial structure, but something he has made and molded out of nature for the nourishment and the inspiration of men. - Wilford O. Cross Man is the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes. - Mahatma Gandhi Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming

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incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning. – Mahatma Gandhi Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity. Reduce selfishness, have few desires. - Lao Tzu Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. Oliver Wendell Holmes Many a witty inspiration is like the surprising reunion of befriended thoughts after a long separation. - Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Many hands make light work. - Proverb Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. - Thomas Edison Many people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could. - Source Unknown Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it. - Publilius Syrus May the sun always shine on your windowpane; May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain; May the hand of a friend always be near you; May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you. - Irish Blessing May we never let the things we can’t have, or don’t have, or shouldn’t have, spoil our enjoyment of the things we do have and can have. As we value our happiness, let us not forget it, for one of the greatest lessons in life is learning to be happy without the things we cannot or should not have. - Richard L. Evans Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine. - Buddha Memorize and follow this never-fail recipe: get started. Don’t quit. - Barbara Winter Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. - Winston Churchill Men succeed when they realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories. - Ralph Waldo Emerson Method is much, technique is much, but inspiration is even more. - Benjamin Cardozo Minds are like parachutes they only function when they are open. - Thomas Dewar

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Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. - Donald Trump Money was never the motivation. It never should be in sports. - Katarina Witt More often in life, we end up regretting the chances in life that we had, but didn’t take them, than those chances that we took and wished we hadn’t. – Anonymous Most of life is routine - dull and grubby, but routine is the momentum that keeps a man going. If you wait for inspiration you'll be standing on the corner after the parade is a mile down the street. - Ben Nicholas Most of my inspiration, if that's the word, came from books themselves. - Shelby Foote Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them. - Orison Marden Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. - Dale Carnegie Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine. Ralph Waldo Emerson Most of us who turn to any subject we love remember some morning or evening hour when we got on a high stool to reach down an untried volume, or sat with parted lips listening to a new talker, or for very lack of books began to listen to the voices within, as the first traceable beginning of our love. - T.S. Eliot Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be. - Abraham Lincoln Most people are too busy earning a living to make any money. - Unknown Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out if they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you. - William James Motivation aside, if people get better at these life skills, everyone benefits: The brain doesn't distinguish between being a more empathic manager and a more empathic father. - Daniel Goleman Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly. - Stephen Covey

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Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can’t be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people. - Lido Anthony Lee Lacocca Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated. - Lou Holtz Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it. - Dwight D. Eisenhower Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. - Jim Ryun Motivation will almost always beat mere talent. - Norman Ralph Augustine My brother was always in bands and on the road when I was a kid and he was my inspiration. He never made it with a big band, in fact he never made a record. Here he is fifty-something years old. - Jimmy Chamberlin My dad served in two wars has been flying airplanes for 60 years now. He was certainly quite an inspiration. - John L. Phillips My dad's music was a great inspiration to me. - Julian Lennon My inspiration is the woman, friendship, and loneliness. - Enrique Iglesias My inspiration was the game itself, not any individual player in it. - Nomar Garciaparra My life. The life I'm living that's where all my inspiration comes from. Real life experiences. - Fred Durst My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage, and she did it with strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled. - Carly Fiorina My motivation for running for Senate was not for the stature of being a senator, but because I wanted to make a difference on issues I feel passionate about. - Herman Cain My original inspiration was my mom: a few years after the death of my dad, she started dating one my teachers! - Meg Cabot My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a director. - Cole Porter My task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel--it is, before all, to make you see. - Joseph Conrad Myths are stories that express meaning, morality or motivation. Whether they are true or not is irrelevant. - Michael Shermer

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Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain. Frank Lloyd Wright Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. - Abraham Lincoln Necessity is the mother of invention. - Proverb Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds - Buddha Never be afraid to try, remember…Amateurs built the ark, Professionals built the Titanic. - Unknown Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself. - Harvey Fierstein Never forget me, because if I thought you would, I'd never leave. - A. Milne Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never in nothing, great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Churchill Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up - Reverend Jesse Jackson Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life. - Jean Richter Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. - Thomas Jefferson Never Quit - Unknown Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience. - Victoria Holt Never stop dreaming. - Origin Unknown Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. - General George S. Patton Never think that God’s delays are God’s denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius. - Georges-Louis Leclere De Buffon Never think you can't achieve. After all, it only took one acorn. - Bobby MacKinnon Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig - Mark Twain

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Never, never, never give up. - Winston Churchill Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses. - George Washington Carver No day in which you learn something is a complete loss. - Proverb Eddings No day is too bad it can’t be fixed with a nap. - Carrie Snow No good deed goes unpunished. - Alan Ross No man ever did, nor ever shall, truly go forth to convert the nations, nor to prophesy in the present state of witnesses against Antichrist, but by the gracious inspiration and instigation of the Holy Spirit of God. - Roger Williams No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt No one knows exactly where thought comes from, but it can be said that thought comes from the same place as whatever it is that beats our heart. It comes from being alive. - Richard Carlson No one knows what he can do until he tries - Publilius Syrus No one was ever great without some portion of divine inspiration. - Marcus Tullius Cicero No one who lived through the Great Depression can ever look upon an unemployed person with anything but compassion. To me, there is no greater tragedy than a breadwinner willing to work, with a job skill but unable to find a market for that job skill. Back in those dark depression days I saw my father on a Christmas eve open what he thought was a Christmas greeting from his boss. Instead, it was the blue slip telling him he no longer had a job. The memory of him sitting there holding that slip of paper and then saying in a half whisper, ‘That’s quite a Christmas present,’ it will stay with me as long as I live. - Ronald Reagan No one wishes to be old until the chance to is taken away - Robert H. Connelly No pain, No gain. - Origin Unknown No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit. - Helen Keller No pressure, no diamonds. - Mary Case Nobody ever drowned in sweat - US Marine saying

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Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair. Douglas MacArthur Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they would get, but if you work hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen. - Conan O’Brien Nobody remembers the person who conformed out of inadequacy. Nobody notices a patch of grass, they see the tree - Wayne Burrow, Philosopher. Not only strike when the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking. - Oliver Cromwell Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all of your energies on a limited set of targets - Nido Qubein Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. - Thomas Jefferson Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. - Ralph Waldo Emerson Nothing happens unless first a dream. - Carl Sandburg Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. - Calvin Coolidge Nothing is but what is not - Shakespeare Nothing is impossible to a willing heart. - John Keywood Nothing is impossible, just hard or difficult. - Ben Caulfield Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance. - Bruce Barton Nothing ventured, nothing gained. - Origin Unknown Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. Guillaume Apollinaire Now that I'm gone, I tell you; don’t smoke. Whatever you do, don't smoke. - Yul Brynner

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Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think. - Benjamin Disraeli Captain! My Captain! Our fearful trip is done. - Walt Whitman Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. Henry Ford Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind. - Leonardo Da Vinci Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. - Michael Jordan Of all creatures that breathe and move upon the earth, nothing is bred that is weaker than man. - Homer (The Odyssey) Of all the forces that make for a better world, none is so indispensable, none so powerful, as hope. Without hope men are only half alive. With hope they dream and think and work. - Charles Sawyer Of all the judgments we pass in life, none is as important as the one we pass on ourselves. - Unknown Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask 'how', while others of a more curious nature will ask 'why'. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information. - Man Ray Oh, Spring! I want to go out and feel you and get inspiration. My old things seem dead. I want fresh contacts, more vital searching. - Emily Carr Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. - Christopher Reeve Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. - Ralph Waldo Emerson One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar. - Helen Keller One ends up relying on pure musical inspiration, and failing that, the music won't lead to anything good, or it will alienate all but the most die-hard fans. - Boris Vian One expected growth, change; without it, the world was less, the well of inspiration dried up, the muses fled. - Charles de Lint One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. - Elbert Hubbard

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One may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low. - Thomas Fuller One of the things I have tried to do with this book and with all of them really is avoid that simple, easy, reductionist view of motivation and to show we do things for a complex net of reasons, a real braid of reasons. - Russell Banks One of the things I try to be very careful of is not taking a movie when I know I have no inspiration left. - Trevor Rabin One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests. Peter Marshall One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at. This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity. Edward de Bono One who makes no mistakes never makes anything - Unknown Only a life lived for others is a life worth living. - Albert Einstein Only after we can learn to forgive ourselves can we accept others as they are because we don't feel threatened by anything about them which is better than us. Stephen R. Covey Only it takes time to be happy. A lot of time. Happiness, too, is a long patience. Albert Camus Only that day dawns to which we are awake. - Henry David Thoreau Only the educated are free. - Epictetus Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. - Robert F. Kennedy Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. - T.S. Eillot Only through focus can you do world-class things, no matter how capable you are. Bill Gates Open wide the mind’s cage-door. - John Keats Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them. - Ann Landers Opportunities multiply as they are seized. - Sun Tzu

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Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work - Thomas Edison Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence. - Helen Keller Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not. - Pablo Picasso Our aspirations are our possibilities. - Robert Browning Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. - Marianne Williamson Our friends should be companions who inspire us, who help us rise to our best. Joseph B. Wirthlin Our greatest glory is not in never failing but in rising up every time we fail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits. - Thomas Jefferson Our life is what our thoughts make it. - Marcus Aurelius Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. - Martin Luther King, Jr. Our moments of inspiration are not lost though we have no particular poem to show for them; for those experiences have left an indelible impression, and we are ever and anon reminded of them. - Henry David Thoreau Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. - Albert Einstein Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. - Origin Unknown Part of Michael's uniqueness, I think, comes from the fact that he worked with music. He had a tape which he gave me with many different compositions, really eclectic. These pieces of music were sources of inspiration. - Madeleine Stowe Peace begins with a smile - Mother Teresa People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and

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look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them. George Bernard Shaw People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. - Elizabeth Kubler-Ross People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges. - Unknown. People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it. Why do you do what you do? - Valetine Belonwu People don't care how much you know until they know how much they care. - John C. Maxwell People need motivation to do anything. I don't think human beings learn anything without desperation. - Jim Carrey People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. - Zig Ziglar People only see what they are prepared to see. - Ralph Waldo Emerson People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. - Dale Carnegie People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.- Ralph Waldo Emerson People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within. Romana L. Anderson People want a cop-out, listen I'm a realist and I talk about motivation, talk about all the things it takes to be greater or are important to win and people want to use excuses all the time. - Mike Ditka People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. - Maya Angelou Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work and in that work does what we wants to do. - R.G. Collingwood Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. - Walter Elliot Persistence: Fall down seven times, stand up eight. - Japanese Proverb

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Personally speaking there's only so long you can go from film to film to film. There's an inspiration an actor gets from the stage. - Jude Law Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. - Sir Winston Churchill Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect. - Vince Lombardi Practice makes perfect. - Unknown Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty - Adair Lara Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. - Robert H. Schuller Problems are only opportunities in work clothes. - Henry Kaiser Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them. Albert Einstein Procrastination is the thief of time. - Edward Young Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Christian Larson Quality is not an act, it is a habit. - Aristotle Reach for the stars. - Unknown Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. - Unknown Reach up as far as you can and God will help you reach the rest of the way. - Greg Hickman Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare. - Anthony Burgess Reading without reflection is like eating without digestion. - Edmund Burke Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance. - Confucius Realize that true happiness lies within you. - Lucian Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. - Sydney Harris Religion is the manifestation of the Divinity already in man. - Swami Vivekananda Remember always that it is your concentrated purpose [determination] to reach what you want, your faith that you WILL reach what you want and your doing 1500 Inspirational Quotes compiled by Savio DSilva. Visit www.saviodsilva.com 57

successfully everything you have to do which keeps you moving towards your goal W.D. Wattles Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination. - Roy Goodman Remember the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability. - Ho Chi Minh Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm.... As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others. - Audrey Hepburn Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. Thats why its a comfort to go hand in hand. - Emily Kimbrough Resentment is one burden that is incompatible with your success. Always be the first to forgive; and forgive yourself first always. - Dan Zadra Rest but never quit. Even the sun has a sinking spell each evening. But it always rises the next morning. At sunrise, every soul is born again. - Author Unknown Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine. - Mario Fernandez Rise O fallen fighters, rise and take your stance again, He who fight and run away, Live to fight another day! - Bob Marley Rise to the occasion which is life! - Virginia Euwer Wolff Risk is essential. There is not growth of inspiration in staying within what is safe and comfortable. Once you find out what you do best, why not try something else? Alex Noble Roll with the punches. - Origin Unknown Roosevelt's humor was broad, his manner friendly. Of wit there was little; of philosophy, none. What did he possess? Intuition, inspiration, love of adventure. Emanuel Celler Rosa Parks' courage, determination, and tenacity continue to be an inspiration to all those committed to non-violent protest and change nearly half a century later. Bob Filner Rowing harder doesn't help if the boat is headed in the wrong direction. - Kenichi Ohmae Satisfaction does not come with achievement, but with effort. Full effort is full victory. - Mahatma Gandhi

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Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. - Louis Pasteur Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all. - Helen Keller See without looking, hear without listening, breathe without asking. - Wystan Hugh Seek first to understand, then be understood - Stephen Covey Seize the day - Unknown Self esteem is the reputation we gain within ourselves. - Nathaniel Branden Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time - Marion Wright Edelman Service is what life is all about. - Marian Edelman Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means. - Albert Einstein She soars on her own wings. - Socrates She who does not yet know how to walk cannot climb a ladder. - Ethiopian Proverb Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. - Les Brown Slow but steady wins the race. - Origin Unknown Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned. - Peter Marshall Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. - Demosthenes Smile! And the world will smile with you! - Origin Unknown Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together. - Vista M. Kelly So I just had to step up how I was doing it and the moment that I stepped up and the moment I focused all my energy on that is when things started to happen. So there's a direct relationship between my inspiration and my output. - Talib Kweli So long as there is breath in me, that long will I persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles of success; If I persist long enough I will win. - Og Mandino

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So, the combination of looking at lots of different people and how they react to each other and how they relate to each other and waiting for that inspiration is the thing that allows me to keep writing. - Joan Armatrading Some people are destined to succeed, others are determined to succeed. - Savio DSilva Some people are moulded by their admirations, others by their hostilities. - Elizabeth Bowen Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while and leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same. - Origin Unknown Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it. Unknown Someday is now. - Gaddy Bergmann Someday, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love. Then, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire. - Teilhard de Chardin Someone once asked me what is the hardest part about creating what you want? My reply was learning to stop figuring out how you will get what you want. - Jim Rohn Sometimes just getting out of the house and doing something you haven't done in a long time (or never done!) can open up the doors to musical inspiration. - Ken Hill Sometimes our flame goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being. - Albert Schweitzer Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light. - Albert Schweitzer Sometimes we love with nothing more than hope. Sometimes we cry with everything except tears. – Gregory David Roberts Sometimes what people need to hear, are simple words which can heal. - Dhanti Praspani Sometimes you must fight and win, just because all the pain and suffering you experienced up to this point on your quest would be rendered futile if you were to surrender now. - Alvin Day Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. - Carl Sagan

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Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can. - Richard Bach Speak when you’re angry, and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret. Lawrence J. Peter Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God. - Mary Manin Morrissey Start writing a new chapter, for if you live by the book you'll never make history. - Ben Sobel Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Mahatma Gandhi Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths.When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. - Mahatma Gandhi Strike while the iron is hot. - Proverb Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing. - Harriet Braiker Success and rest don’t sleep together. - Russian proverb Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well. - Unknown Success doesn't come to you, you go to it. - Marva Collins Success is a journey not a destination. - Ben Sweetland Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose. - Bill Gates Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed. - Emily Dickinson Success is determined by how determined you are to succeed. - Unknown Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. - Abraham Lincoln Success is never final. You have to take the glory in the pursuing rather than the capturing. - Herb Keller

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Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill Success is not the key to happiness; Happiness is the key to success. - Albert Schweitzer Success is relative: It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things. - T. S. Eliot Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. Winston Churchill Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. - Robert Collier 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. - Booker T. Washington Success Leaves Clues - Jim Rohn Success makes life easier. It doesn’t make living easier. - Bruce Springsteen Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit. - Conrad Hilton Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. William Feather Take heed you do not find what you do not seek. - English Proverb Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. - Swami Vivekananda Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. Arthur Schopenhauer Technique is what you fall back on when you run out of inspiration. - Rudolf Nureyev That is a big danger, losing your inspiration. When I work in film and television I try to do each take a little differently. I never want to do the same thing twice, because then you're not being spontaneous, you're just recreating something. - Karl Urban That's all a man can hope for during his lifetime - to set an example - and when he is dead, to be an inspiration for history. - William McKinley

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The act of taking the first step is what separates the winners from the losers. - Brian Tracy The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart - Helen Keller The best dreams happen when you’re awake. - Cherie Gilderbloom The best is yet to be. - Robert Browning The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other. - Origin Unknown The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time. - Abraham Lincoln The best things in life are free. - Origin Unknown The best things in life aren’t things. - Art Buchwald The best way out is always through.- Robert Frost The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. - Mark Twain The best way to predict the future is to create it. - Peter F. Drucker The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. – Albert Ellis The Bible is a wonderful source of inspiration for those who don't understand it. George Santayana The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. - Harriet Beecher Stowe The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song, inspiration, feeling, and understanding. - Willie Dixon The book is there for inspiration and as a foundation, the fundamentals on which to build. - Thomas Keller The bridges you cross before you come to them are over rivers that aren't there. Gene Brown The buck stops here. - Harry Truman

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The country clubs, the cars the boats, your assets may be ample, But the best inheritance you can leave your kids Is to be a good example. - Barry Spilchuk The credit belongs to those people who are actually in the arena...who know the great enthusiasms, the great devotions to a worthy cause; who, at best, know the triumph of high achievement; and who,at worst, fail while daring greatly, so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt The decay of Logic results from an] untroubled assumption that the particular is real and the universal is not. - C.S. Lewis The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. - Khalil Gibran The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results - Albert Einstein The difference between a successful person and others is not lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. - Vince Lombardi The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination. - Tommy Lasorda The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems - Mahatma Gandhi The distinguishing mark of true adventures is that it is often no fun at all while they are actually happening. - Kim Stanley Robinson The dog that trots about finds a bone. - Golda Meir The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer The exterior cannot do without the interior since it is from this, as from life, that it derives much of its inspiration and character. - Stephen Gardiner The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. - Mark Caine The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you are not going to stay where you are. - John Pierpoint

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The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. - J. Robert Oppenheimer The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. - Eleanor Roosevelt The future belongs to those who prepare for it today. - Malcolm X The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. Confucius The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be. - Origin Unknown The great end of life is not knowledge but action. - Thomas Henry Huxley The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. - Walter Bagehot The great thing to remember is that though our feelings come and go God s love for us does not. - C.S. Lewis The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. - Moliere The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. - William James The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own. - Benjamin Disraeli The greatest mistake you can make in life continually fearing that you'll make one. Elbert Hubbard The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity. - Joseph Sugarman The groups, though, were my inspiration way back then. I liked Frankie Lyman and the Teenagers. - Eddie Floyd The harder I work, the luckier I get. - Samuel Goldwyn The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. - Thomas Paine The harder you fall the higher you bounce. - Horace The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. - Vince Lombardi The harder you work, the luckier you get. - Samuel Goldwyn

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The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it. - John Ruskin The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi The important thing is to not stop questioning. - Albert Einstein The important thing is to take a chance, feel the fear and do it anyway. Remember, the greatest failure is not doing. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it. So feel the fear and do it anyway. - Keith Cook The inspiration came suddenly again to surrender to the Mother. It was quite unexpected: And so somehow I made a surrender to the Mother. Then I had an experience of overwhelming love. Waves of love sort of flowed into me. - Bede Griffiths The inspiration of the almighty gives man understanding. - Bible The inspiration of the Bible depends upon the ignorance of the gentleman who reads it. - Robert Green Ingersoll The inspiration to write? Perhaps it's not so much inspiration, as a NEED to write. I get itchy and guilty and dissatisfied when I haven't written for a while. Ideas come to me and need to be written down. - Eric Brown The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step - Miyamoto Musashi The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best. - Epictetus The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open. - Arnold Glasgow The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us. Voltaire The Main Thing is to keep the Main Thing the Main Thing. - Stephen Covey The man who has no imagination has no wings. - Muhammad Ali The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. - Chinese Proverb The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time. - George Bernard Shaw

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The many sounds of Memphis shaped my early musical career and continue to be an inspiration to this day. - Justin Timberlake The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out. - T.B. Macaulay The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. - William A. Ward The men who have furnished me with my greatest inspiration have not been men of wealth, but men of deeds. - James Cash Penney The mind has exactly the same power as the hands: not merely to grasp the world, but to change it - Colin Wilson The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. - Plutarch The moon lives in the lining of your skin. - Pablo Neruda The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work. - Richard Bach The more man meditates upon good thoughts; the better will be his world and the world at large. - Confucius The more you focus on words that uplift you, the more you embody the ideas contained in those words. - Oprah Winfrey The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. Albert Einstein The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. – Alice Walker The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. Origin Unknown The most important thing about motivation is goal setting. You should always have a goal. - Francie Larrieu Smith The most wasted of all days is one without laughter - E.E. Cummings The motivation part is all essential in keeping my voice, but there are the human factors of discipline. - Jerome Hines

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The music comes first. When Geoff has made something the inspiration comes automatically. His music is very expressive. But still is is a very difficult process: I have to add something to his music, not push it away. It has to be equal, and I find that very difficult. - Beth Gibbons The old black is cold intelligence – the new black is creativity. - Dr. Mark Bately The only character I ever remember actually creating in a flash of inspiration was George Liquor. God planted that in my head in an instant. - John Kricfalusi The only gift is a portion of thyself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck. - Channing Pollock The only limitations in life are the limitations you put on yourself... - Joel McCord The only one thing I can change is myself, but sometimes that makes all of the difference. - Source Unknown The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders. Foster’s Law The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. - Vidal Sassoon The only real limitation on your abilities is the level of your desires. If you want it badly enough, there are no limits on what you can achieve. - Brian Tracy The only test of goods things is that they make us strong. - Swami Vivekananda The only thing better than fixing someone else's problem, is doing it without complaint - Robert H. Connelly The only thing I do is just pray for inspiration, for a way of thinking, because I don't have any particular goal in sight. - Mike Tyson The only thing in life achieved without effort is failure - Unknown. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. - Franklin D. Roosevelt The only thing worse than a man you can’t control is a man you can. - Margo Kaufman The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible - Arthur C. Clarke The only way to fail is to fail to try. - Jacqueline McLarens

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The only way to see a rainbow is to look through the rain. - Source Unknown The oyster turns into pearl the sand which annoys it. - Sidney Newton Bremer The past couple of years training with Kurt have really brought inspiration into my skating. - Kristi Yamaguchi The past does not equal the future. - Anthony Robbins The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition. - Israel Zangwill The people at the record company had asked me if I could write a song about my life, my relationship with God, and where I'm from. Well, I can't write a song on purpose, my songs come in a moment of inspiration or desperation. - Billy Ray Cyrus The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. Anonymous The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it. - Chinese proverb The person who says something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it. - Unknown The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration. - Pearl S. Buck The personality problem is so tough when you're not able to pay people. It's bad enough when you can pay people, but, when you have people working for free, often their motivation is diminished considerably. - John Badham The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there. - Robert M. Pirsig The poor, the unsuccessful, the unhappy, the unhealthy are the ones who use the word tomorrow the most. - Robert Kiyosaki The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. - Vince Lombardi The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem. – Theodore Rubin

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The prophets, who were very many, proclaim and declare the one God; for, being filled with the inspiration of the one God, they predicted things to come, with agreeing and harmonious voice. - Lactantius The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor - Vince Lombardi The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money. - Unknown The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.- Robert Frost The results you're achieving are the ones you've learned to achieve and if you want to change those results, then you must change the thinking and behaviour that's responsible for them. - Paul Counsel The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall. - Che Guevara The reward of a thing well done is to have done it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson The road of success is like running up an escalator going down, you need to keep running, if you walk, you stand still, if you stop you are going down! - Anneloes Zuiderveen The road to success is always under construction. - Lily Tomlin The secret is developing away from a conciousness that gets what it wants to a consciousness that wants what it gets. - Jagdish Parikh The secret of creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. - Albert Einstein The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly. Siddhartha Gautama The secret of the true love of work is the hope of success in that work. It is not for the money reward, for the time spent, or for the skill exercised, but for the successful result in the accomplishment of the work itself. - Sidney A. Weltmer The secret to happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage… Thucydides The show must go on. - Proverb

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The sky has never been the limit. We are our own limits. It’s then about breaking our personal limits and outgrowing ourselves to live our best lives. - Unknown The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack. - Ralph Waldo Emerson The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat. - Napoleon Hill The state of your life is nothing but a reflection of the state of your mind. - Dr Wayne Dyer The stone that the builder refused will always be the head cornerstone. - Bob Marley The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn't like to do. - Thomas Edison The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.- Ralph Waldo Emerson The sun WILL come up tomorrow - Origin Unknown The Sun, with all the planets revolving around it, and depending on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as though it had nothing else in the Universe to do. - Galileo Galilei The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed. - Richard B. Sheridan The tears of the world are a constant quantity. For each one who begins to weep somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh. - Samuel Beckett The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man it forms. Source Unknown The things that hurt us teach us. - Author Unknown The things you fear are undefeatable, not by their nature, but by your approach Jewel The thoughts we choose to think are the tools we use to paint the canvas of our lives. - Louise Hay The time is always right to do what is right. - Martin Luther King, Jr. The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining. - John F. Kennedy

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The torpid artist seeks inspiration at any cost, by virtue or by vice, by friend or by fiend, by prayer or by wine. - Ralph Waldo Emerson The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it. Origin Unknown The trick in life isn’t getting what you want, my dear, it’s wanting it after you get it. Katharine Hepburn The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score. – Bill Copeland The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. - Samuel Johnson The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible. - Oscar Wilde The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it. - General H. Norman Schwarzkopf. The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something. Muhammed Iqbal The ultimate inspiration is the deadline. - Nolan Bushnell The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. - Martin Luther King, Jr. The unexamined life is not worth living. - Socrates The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. Eden Phillpotts The very air in which you live is an inspiration. - William Henry Moody The way I create music is maybe like a painting, to compose in a more visual way. Basically it's the music that I want to hear- that's my inspiration and bottom line. I just try to get ideas from books, movies, paintings. - Ikue Mori The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. - Dolly Parton The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. - Mahatma Gandhi

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The weeds keep multiplying in our garden, which is our mind ruled by fear. Rip them out and call them by name. - Sylvia Browne The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards. - Anatole France The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. - Confucius The wise does at once what the fool does at last. - Baltasar Gracian The world bursts at the seams with people ready to tell you you’re not good enough. But do not do their work for them. Seek any job, ask anyone out; pursue any goal. Don’t take it personally when they say no - they might not be smart enough to say yes. - Keith Olbermann The world has the habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going. - Napoleon Hill The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.Robert Frost The world is not thy friend or the world’s law - Shakespeare The world is so fast that there are days when the person who says it can't be done is interrupted by the person who is doing it. - Anon The worst bankrupt in the world is the person who has lost his enthusiasm. - H. W. Arnold The writer cannot abandon himself simply to inspiration, and feign innocence vis a vis language, because language is never innocent. - Juan Goytisolo There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still - Franklin D. Roosevelt There are no secrets to success it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. - Colin Powell There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is. - Albert Einstein There are three types of people in this world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened. - Mary Kay Ash There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there. - Indira Gandhi

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There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want, and after that to to enjoy it. - Logan Pearsall Smith There are two types of people – those who come into a room and say, Well, here I am! and those who come in and say, Ah, there you are. - Frederick L. Collins There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. - Albert Einstein There is a thought in your mind right now. The longer you hold on to it, the more you dwell upon it, the more life you give to that thought. Give it enough life, and it will become real. So make sure the thought is indeed a great one. - Ralph Martson There is a transcendent power in example. We reform others nconciously when we walk uprightly. - Anne Sophie Swetchine There is always room at the top. - Daniel Webster There is in the worst of fortune the best of chances for a happy change. - Euripides There is no better time than now. The time to live is now. The time to dream is now. The time to imagine and forget the past is now. The time to shine is now. The time to bleed, sweat, and determine yourself for the things you want most is now. Anonymous There is no cure for birth and death, save to enjoy the interval. - George Santayana There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. - Maya Angelou There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit, - Robert Woodruff There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap. - Carrie Fisher There is no security on this Earth, there is only opportunity. - General Douglas MacArthur There is no self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others. George Shinn There is no substitute for hard work. - Thomas Edison There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way. - Origin Unknown There is nothing deep down inside us except what we have put there ourselves. Richard Rorty

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There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills. - Siddhartha Gautama There is nothing to fear, but fear itself. - Franklin D. Roosevelt There is only one success–to be able to spend your life in your own way. Christopher Morleys. There never was a great soul that did not have some divine inspiration. - Marcus Cicero There will be sleeping enough in the Grave. - Benjamin Franklin There's always the motivation of wanting to win. Everybody has that. But a champion needs, in his attitude, a motivation above and beyond winning. - Pat Riley There's no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love. There is only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen. - Wayne Dyer These rough sketches, which are born in an instant in the heat of inspiration, express the idea of their author in a few strokes, while on the other hand too much effort and diligence sometimes saps the vitality and powers of those who never know when to leave off. - Giorgio Vasari They can because they think they can. - Virgil Things do not change we change. - Henry David Thoreau Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. Abraham Lincoln Things today may not be great, but they are not bad, and that's good. - Inspirational Poster Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. Art Linkletter Think it more satisfactory to live richly than die rich. - Thomas Browne This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True. - William Shakespeare This is the beginning of a new day - Origin Unknown This is the first day.... of the rest of your life - Unknown

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This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God. - Walt Whitman This moment contains all moments. - C.S. Lewis This too, shall pass. - An Advisor to King Solomon This was all the inspiration it took: We put 100 percent of ourselves in the lines. We personally take care of everything, from fulfillment to answering the mail. - Connie Sellecca Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. - Edgar Allen Poe Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history. - Carter G. Woodson Those who wish to sing, always find a song. - Swedish Proverb Though I may deny poets their monopoly on inspiration, I still place them in a select group of Fortune's darlings. - Wislawa Szymborska Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. - Carl Bard Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, or a new country. - Anais Nin Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow. - Norman Vincent Peale To accomplish great things we must not only act but also dream, not only plan but also believe. - Anatole To avoid criticism... Do nothing... Say nothing... Be nothing! - Elbert Hubbard To be a good loser is to learn how to win. - Carl Sandburg To be conscious that we are perceiving or thinking is to be conscious of out own existence. - Aristotle To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life. Robert Louis Stevenson

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To change one’s life; Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions. - William James To devote your life to the good of all and to the happiness of all is religion. Whatever you do for your own sake is not religion. - Swami Vivekananda To dream of the person you would like to be is to waste the person you are. - Source Unknown To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. - Donald Laird To have no vision of your own means living the vision of someone else. - Laurie Beth Jones To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong. - Joseph Chilton Pearce To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless. - Gilbert K. Chesterton To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun! - Katherine Graham To make progress you must actually get started. The key is to take a step today. - Jim Rohn To me success can only be achieved through repeated failure and introspection. In fact, success represents 1% of your work that results from the 99% that is called failure. - Henry Ford To see takes time, like to have a friend takes time. - Georgia O'Keefe To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you. - Tony Dorsett To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world. Origin Unknown To think clearly without hurry or confusion; To love everybody sincerely; To act in everything with the highest motives; To trust God unhesitatingly. - Helen Keller To what greater inspiration and counsel can we turn than to the imperishable truth to be found in this treasure house, the Bible? - Elizabeth II To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are. - Unknown Today is the first day of the rest of your life - Origin Unknown

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Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death. - James F. Bymes Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia Tough times never last but tough people do. - Robert Schuller Tradition means handing on all that is valuable - McWaid Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you'll help them to become what they are capable of becoming. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe True courage is when you know you can come out on top but face it anyway. - Tim Menchen True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The great blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not. - Seneca Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value. Albert Einstein Try not. Do… or do not. There is no try. - Yoda 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 Two roads diverged in a wood, and I ... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse. - Thomas Stephen Szasz Ultimately, the source of happiness and joyfulness is within ourselves. - Dalai Lama Until a person can say deeply and honestly, I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday, that person cannot say, I choose otherwise. - Stephen R. Covey

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Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have. - Doris Mortman Use the past as a guide for the future, not an excuse for not dealing with it. - Patricia Fripp Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best - Henry Van Dyke Use what talents you possess; The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. - Henry Van Dyke Usually a feeling of disappointment follows the book, because what I hoped to write is not what I actually accomplished. However, it becomes a motivation to write the next book. - Anita Desai Victory belongs to the most persevering. - Napolean Bonaparte Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. - Japanese Proverb Walking your talk is a great way to motivate yourself. No one likes to live a lie. Be honest with yourself, and you will find the motivation to do what you advise others to do. - Vince Poscente Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way. - Les Brown Waste no tears over the grieves of yesterday. - Euripides Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character.Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. - Frank Outlaw Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye. - Bill Hicks We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. Charles Kingsley We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars. - Oscar Wilde We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.Ralph Waldo Emerson

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We are not animals. We are not a product of what has happened to us in the past. We have the power of choice. - Stephen Covey We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin We are now on the threshold of a newer movement, with a newer hope and a new inspiration. - James Larkin We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in future can be produced by our present actions; so we have to know how to act. - Swami Vivekananda We are what we do… Not what we did. Now if we continue doing what we used to do, we can’t be upset that we are still what we were, Simply because we’re still doing what we did! - Damon Lofton We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. Aristotle We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love. - Mother Teresa We can never know what might have been but what is to come is another matter entirely - C.S. Lewis We cannot be saved until we have risen above all our enemies, not the least of which is ignorance. - Joseph Smith We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails. - Source Unknown We cannot learn everything from ‘general principles’ there may be exceptions. Talmud We do not sing because we are happy, we are happy because we sing. - William James We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. - George Bernard Shaw We expert teachers know that motivation and emotional impact are what matter. Donald Norman

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We fought your wars with all our hearts - You've sent us back in body parts - You took our wills with the truth you stole - We offer prayers for your long lost soul. - Serj Tankian We get new ideas from God every hour of our day when we put our trust in Him -but we have to follow that inspiration up with perspiration -- we have to work to prove our faith. Remember that the bee that hangs around the hive never gets any honey. - Albert E. Cliffe We had an opportunity to clinch a playoff berth and I think if that's not enough motivation I don't think you should be playing this game. - Tina Thompson We have not yet begun to fight. - John Paul Jones We judge of man’s wisdom by his hope.- Ralph Waldo Emerson We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. Jawaharlal Nehru We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. - Sir Winston Churchill We make the world we live in and shape our own environment. - Orison Swett Marden We meet no ordinary people in our lives. - C.S. Lewis We must be the change we wish to see - Mahatma Gandhi We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. - Kenji Miyazawa We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time. - T. S. Eliot We need affordable space travel to inspire our youth, to let them know that they can experience their dreams, can set significant goals and be in a position to lead all of us to future progress in exploration, discovery and fun. Thanks to the X Prize for the inspiration. - Burt Rutan We need to reach that happy stage of our development when differences and diversity are not seen as sources of division and distrust, but of strength and inspiration. - Josefa Iloilo We see things not as they are, but as we are. - H. M. Tomlinson

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We see things not as they are, but as we are. Our perception is shaped by our previous experiences. - Dennis Kimbro We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival. Winston Churchill We talk on principal, but act on motivation. - Walter Savage Landor We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. Frederick Keonig We travel to learn; and I have never been in any country where they did not do something better than we do it, think some thoughts better than we think, catch some inspiration from heights above our own. - Maria Mitchell We were born to succeed, not to fail. - Henry David Thoreau We will either find a way or make one. - Hannibal Well done is better than well said. - Benjamin Franklin What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog. - Dwight D. Eisenhower What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger. - Friedrich Nietzsche What Fred Lebow went through was an inspiration for me. You have to set goals for yourself. - Grete Waitz What is called genius is the abundance of life and health. - Henry David Thoreau What is he? He's a puppeteer and he's got a lot of inspiration all around him, and the fact that they can manipulate the expressions now with ease compared to what it used to be. - Joe Grant What is, is. What will be, is what you make it. - Source Unknown What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. - Ralph Waldo Emerson What Romantic terminology called genius or talent or inspiration is nothing other than finding the right road empirically, following one's nose, taking shortcuts. - Italo Calvino What the mind can conceive, it can achieve. – Napoleon Hill

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What to do when inspiration doesn't come; be careful not to spook, get the wind up, force things into position. You must wait around until the idea comes. - John Huston What we do today, right now, Will have an accumulated effect on all our tomorrows. - Alexandra Stoddard What we see depends mainly on what we look for. - Sir John Lubbock What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? - Robert Schuller What you are is God's gift to you: what you become is your gift to god. - Anthony Dalla Villa What you can do, or dream you can, begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic in it. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say- Ralph Waldo Emerson What you do today can improve all your tomorrows. - Ralph Marston What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. - Goethe What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple. Whether you're willing to do it, that's another matter. - Peter Drucker What you see depends mainly on what we look for. - Sir John Lubbock Whatever is to make us better and happy, God has placed either openly before us or close to us. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca Whatever it takes! - Origin Unknown Whatever our calling, regardless of our fears or anxieties, let us pray and then go and do. - Gordon B. Hinckley Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve. - Napoleon Hill Whatever you are be a good one. - Abraham Lincoln Whatever you can do, or dream you can. Begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it. Mahatma Gandhi

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When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal. - Napoleon Hill When faced with a tough choice, pause for a moment and think what your Mother would say about your decision - Robert H. Connelly When God closes a door, he opens a window. - Origin Unknown When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it–always. - Mahatma Gandhi When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge. - Albert Einstein When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’ - Sydney Harris When I sit at my table to write, I never know what it's going to be until I'm under way. I trust in inspiration, which sometimes comes and sometimes doesn't. But I don't sit back waiting for it. I work every day. - Alberto Moravia When I started studying tenor saxophone as a kid in Belfast, I did so with a guy named George Cassidy, who was also a big inspiration. - Van Morrison When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years. - Mark Twain When inspiration does not come, I go for a walk, go to the movie, talk to a friend, let go... The muse is bound to return again, especially if I turn my back! - Judy Collins When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. - Charles A. Beard When life gives you lemons, make Lemonade. - Origin Unknown When life's problems seem overwhelming, look around and see what others are coping with. You may consider yourself fortunate. - Ann Landers When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece. - John Ruskin When Nike says, just do it, that's a message of empowerment. Why aren't the rest of us speaking to young people in a voice of inspiration? - Naomi Klein

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When one door closes another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. Alexander Graham Bell When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we took so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened up for us – Helen Keller When our eyes see our hands doing the work of our hearts, the circle of Creation is completed inside us; the doors of our souls fly open and love steps forth to heal everything in sight. - Michael Bridge When the going gets tough the tough get going - Joseph P. Kennedy When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace Unknown. When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. - Buddhist Proverb When things go wrong as they sometimes will, when the road you're trudging seems all up hill, when the funds are low and the debts are high, and you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest if you must, but don't you quit. Life is queer with its twists and turns, as every one of us sometimes learns, and many a failure turns about, When he might have won had he stuck it out. Don't give up though the pace seems slow--You may succeed with another blow, Success is failure turned inside out--The silver tint of the clouds of doubt, And you never can tell how close you are, It may be near when it seems so far; So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -- It's when things seem worst that you must not quit. - Unknown When we accept tough jobs as a challenge and wade into them with joy and enthusiasm, miracles can happen. - Arland Gilbert When we complain, we remain. When we whine, we stay behind. When we praise, we raise. - Jim Bakker When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place. C.S. Lewis When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters. One represents danger, the other opportunity. - John F. Kennedy When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive -- to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. - Marcus Aureliu When you can’t change the direction of the wind - adjust your sails. - H. Jackson Brown

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When you chose not to decide you have already made a choice - Unknown When you come to a roadblock, take a detour. - Mary Kay Ash When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly. - Barbara Winter When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way. - Wayne Dyer When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best that is inspiration. - Robert Bresson When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time the tide will turn. - Harriet Beecher Stowe When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. - Franklin D. Roosevelt When you have answered one big problem, wait for the one that follows. - Spanish Saying When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself. - Wayne Dyer When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind, and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power. - Phyllis Bottome When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. Paulo Coehlo When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice. - Indian Proverb When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum. - Desmond Tutu When you're younger, your inspiration is there. As you get older, it tends to waver. Once you find it - I found it again - that's where you can draw from. That's where you draw your strength from. - Elvis Stojko Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, Certainly I can! - and get busy and find out how to do it - Theodore Roosevelt

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Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world. Anonymous Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect. - Mark Twain Where does a man get inspiration to write a song like that? Well, he gets it from the landlady once a month. - John Michael Hayes Where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valor to dare to live. Thomas Sr. Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great. - Machiavelli Where there is a will, there is a way. - Origin Unknown Where there is appreciation, there is courtesy, there is concern for the rights and property of others. Without appreciation, there is arrogance and evil. - Gordon B. Hinckley Where there's life, there's hope. - Terence Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart. - Confucius Wherever you are - be all there. - Jim Elliot Wherever you look there are inspirations, books, literature, paintings, landscapes, everything. Just living is an inspiration. - Gavin Rossdale Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right. - Henry Ford While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future. Ronald Reagan Who knows where inspiration comes from. Perhaps it arises from desperation. Perhaps it comes from the flukes of the universe, the kindness of the muses. - Amy Tan Whoever does not try, does not learn. - Jewish Saying Why did I want to win? Because I didn’t want to lose. - Max Schmelling Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is? - Mark Twain Why not is a slogan for an interesting life - Mason Cooley Why worry about tomorrow, when today is all we have? - Source Unknown

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Winners never quit and quitters never win! - Vince Lombardi Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing. - Vince Lombardi Wisdom is knowing what to do next. - David Starr Jordan Wise persons learn by others’ mistakes, fools by their own. - Henry George Bohn With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy. - Max Ehrmann Within each of us lies the power of our consent to health and sickness, to riches and poverty, to freedom and to slavery. It is we who control these, and not another. Richard Bach Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind. - Johannes Brahms Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds. - Gordon B. Hinckley Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks. - Johann Gottfried Without out suffering, our work would just be social work, very good and helpful, but it would not be the work of Jesus Christ, not part of the Redemption. All the desolation of the poor people, not only their material poverty, but their spiritual destitution, must be redeemed. And we must share it, for only by being one with them can we redeem them by bringing God into their lives and bringing them to God. - Mother Teresa Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching - Satchel Paige Worrying is wasted time. Use the same energy for doing something about what ever worries you - Oprah Winfrey Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It's quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn't at all. You can be discouraged by failure -- or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that's where you will find success. - Thomas J Watson Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. He cannot inflame the minds of his audience. - David Henry Thoreau

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Yes, and I can sit down on a white piece of paper and work because I don't believe too much into inspiration, only I'm waiting for inspiration, work and then inspiration may come. It's a little too easy to say that. - Karl Lagerfeld Yes, I do touch. I believe that everyone needs that - Princess of Wales Diana Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called Present. - Origin Unknown Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose. - Lyndon B. Johnson You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however. - Richard Bach You are today where your thoughts have brought - James Allen You are what you are today because of the choices you made in the past. - Jim Rohn You are what you think you are. - Bob Richards You beat your Pate, and fancy Wit will come: Knock as you please, there's no body at home. - Alexander Pope You become what you think about. - Earl Nightingale You can do anything you put your mind to. - Unknown You can do what you want to do. - David Thomas You can find the true joy of giving reflected in the eyes of the recipient - Robert H. Connelly You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want. - Zig Ziglar You can have anything you want? If you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose. - Abraham Lincoln You can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people to get what they want. – Zig Ziglar You can if you think you can. - Marcus Cicero

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You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. - Dale Carnegie You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. C.S. Lewis You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win. - Ted Turner You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore. - Origin Unknown You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. - Ralph Waldo Emerson You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. - Abraham Lincoln You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. - Golda Meir You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself. Galileo Galilei You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do. - Henry Ford You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs. - Origin Unknown You can't push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb himself. - Andrew Carnegie You can't talk your way out of what you've behaved yourself into. - Stephen R. Covey You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. - Jack London You create your own destiny - Anon You Create Your Reality. - Origin Unknown You don’t drown by falling in water. You drown by staying there. - Unknown You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live. Joan Baez You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. - Martin Luther King, Jr. You don't just stumble into the future. You create your own future. - Roger Smith

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You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face. - Eleanor Roosevelt You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. - Kahlil Gibran You go through so many things as a child, then you grow up and discover that none of that stuff mattered, except for the impression it made on your mind. - Joan Walton Callaso You have to be a bastard to make it, and that’s a fact. - John Lennon You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage-pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically--to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good.' - Stephen R. Covey You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. - Michael Jordan You have to have darkness...for the dawn to come. - Harrison Ford You have to shelve a lot of your inspiration. There's only so much you can do with one record. - Beck You haven't failed until you quit trying. - Unknown You know, sometimes I get moments of inspiration when I'm writing something and then the task seems so daunting that it just kind of scares me away. - Adam Pascal You may only be someone in the world, but to someone else, you may be the world. - Source Unknown You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. - Wayne Gretzky You more often recognize your inadequacies rather than your strengths. - James E. Faust You must be the change you want to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi You must do the things you think you cannot do. - Eleanor Roosevelt You must firmly go after the desires of your heart, without any hesitation or negative regard for what MAY happen, because only God knows what WILL happen. - Bryan La Sane You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star. - Friedrich Nietzsche

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You must learn how to handle difficulty; it always comes after opportunity. - Jim Rohn You must not only aim right, but draw the bow with all your might. - Henry David Thoreau You need to find a way to live your life, that it doesn't make a mockery of your values. - Bill Ayers You only get out what you put in. - Origin Unknown You see things and you say, why? But I dream things that never were and say, Why not? - George Bernard Shaw You the people have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness. You the people have the power to make life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. - Charlie Chaplin You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself be. - Lou Holtz You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration. - James Allen You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm. - Colette You will find, as you look back upon your life, that the moments when you really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love. - Henry Drummond You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. - Charles Buxton You wonder from room to room. Hunting for the diamond necklace that is already around your neck! - Jalal-Uddin Rumi You’ve got to follow your passion. You’ve got to figure out what it is you love who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams. - Oprah Winfrey You'll see it, when you believe it. - Dr Wayne Dyer You'll succeed best when you put the restless, anxious side of affairs out of mind, and allow the restful side to live in your thoughts. - Margaret Stowe Your attitude determines your altitude. - Zig Ziglar

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Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions. - Albert Einstein Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. - Kahil Gibran Your talent is God's gift to you. - Leo Buscaglia Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. - Steve Jobs Youth is the period in which a man can be hopeless. The end of every episode is the end of the world. But the power of hoping through everything, the knowledge that the soul survives its adventures, that great inspiration comes to the middle-aged. Gilbert K. Chesterton You've got to follow your passion. You've got to figure out what it is you love--who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams. - Oprah Winfrey You've got to get up every morning with determination, if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction - George Lorimer


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