Motivational Quotes

"Back in the 1950's, one of the best ways struggling new talent could start on the road to fame and fortune was to appear on a nationally televised program called the "Ted Mack Amateur Hour." A singer from Tennessee tried out for the show, but failed the audition. Today few people under 50 remember the "Ted Mack Amateur Hour" or any of the "winners" of the audition the singer failed, but every year the legend of the young man from Tennessee -- Elvis Presley -- grows." -- Jessica Hatchigan

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. -- Philippians 4:6

"Our patience will achieve more than our force." -- Edmund Burke

"Out of difficulties grow miracles." -- Jean De La Bruyere

"God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame." -- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly." -- Lao Tsu

"We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the Beautiful Stuff out." -- Ray Bradbury

"Wealth is the product of energy times intelligence: energy turned into artifacts that "advantage" human life." -- R. Buckminster Fuller

"Someone's opinion of you does not have to become your reality." -- Les Brown

"Be inspired with the belief that life is a great and noble calling; not a mean and groveling thing that we are to shuffle through as we can, but an elevated and lofty destiny." -- William E. Gladstone

"Reflect upon your blessings, of which every man has plenty, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some." -- Charles Dickens

"The life given us by nature is short, but the memory of a life well spent is eternal." -- Cicero

"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." -- E.E. Cummings

"Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." -- Scott Adams, The Dilbert Principle

"Many risks fail because they were not taken in time. Too many risks are postponed until unnecessarily elaborate preparations are made. This does not mean that one should say, "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!" That is foolish and self-destructive. . . . But don't sit back waiting for the perfect moment. It almost never comes." -- >David Viscott, Risking

"We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment." -- Jim Rohn

"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret." -- Ambrose Bierce

"Life is too short to be small." -- Benjamin Disraeli

"It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks." -- Helen Keller

"No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn." -- Hal Borland

"Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles." -- Samuel Smiles

"To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kindness that stands behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude." -- Albert Schweitzer

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." -- Melody Beattie

"The great French Marshall Lyautey once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardener objected that the tree was slow growing and would not reach maturity for 100 years.The Marshall replied, "In that case, there is no time to lose. Plant it this afternoon!" -- John F. Kennedy

"Develop serenity and quiet attitudes through your conversation. Depending upon the words we use and the tone in which we use them, we can talk ourselves into being nervous, high-strung, and upset. By our speech, we can also achieve quiet reactions. Talk peaceful to be peaceful." -- Norman Vincent Peale

"The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That's real glory. That's the essence of it." -- Vince Lombardi

"Someone may have stolen your dream when it was young and fresh and you were innocent. Anger is natural. Grief is appropriate. Healing is mandatory. Restoration is possible." -- Jane Rubietta (rom Quiet Places)

"Fall seven times; stand up eight." -- Japanese Proverb

"Never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. People will take you very much at your own reckoning." -- Anthony Trollope

"The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy." -- Florence Scovel Shinn

"When you get in a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn." -- Harriet Beecher Stowe

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