Motivational Quotes

Let's cease thinking of our accomplishments, our wants. Let's try to figure out the other man's good points. Then forget flattery. Give honest, sincere appreciation. Be "hearty in your approbation and lavish in your praise," and people will cherish your words and treasure them and repeat them over a lifetime -- repeat them years after you have forgotten them. -- Dale Carnegie

"Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe." -- St. Augustine

"I've gone through life believing in the strength and competence of others; never in my own. Now, dazzled, I discover that my capacities are real. It's like finding a fortune in the lining of an old coat." -- Joan Mills

"The world is wide, and I will not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum." -- Frances Willard

"Careers, like rockets, don't always take off on schedule. The key is to keep working the engines." -- Gary Sinise

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. -- Joshua 1:9

"Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh." -- W.H. Auden

"Success is never permanent, and failure is never final." -- Mike Ditka

"There should be less talk. . . . What do you do then? Take a broom and clean someone's house. That says enough." -- Mother Theresa

"Don't worry about anything. Worrying never solved anything. All it does is distort your mind." -- Milton Garland (at 103, the oldest worker in the U.S.)

"Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow." -- Dorothy Thompson

"A free lunch is only found in mousetraps." -- John Capozzi

"He who angers you conquers you." -- Elizabeth Kenny

"When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?" -- Sydney Harris

"If you hear a different drummer -- dreamer, take a chance . . . The road you choose to travel means the difference in the dance." -- D. Morgan

"Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it." -- William Durant (founder of General Motors)

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant." -- Robert Louis Stevenson

"A man of courage flees forward in the midst of new things." -- Jacques Maritain

"If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity, it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high. Look it squarely in the eye, and say, "I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me." -- Ann Landers

"I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams." -- Dr. Jonas Salk

"For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe." -- Larry Eisenberg

"We create our lives a thought at a time. And sometimes, it comes down to changing a thought such as "Why did this happen to me?" into "There is a divine plan and there is a reason for this, and my choice is to create the most positive reaction I can." -- Dee Wallace Stone

"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

"The last dejected effort often becomes the winning stroke." -- W.J. Cameron

"Today I live in the quiet, joyous expectation of good." -- Ernest Holmen

"It is funny about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the very best you will very often get it." -- W. Somerset Maugham

"If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being -- we can do it." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear -- not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave." -- Mark Twain

"I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward." -- Charlotte Bronte

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