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Cool Inpirational Quotes

Here’s a list of 180 inspirational quotes that will get your juices flowing, you mind thinking and inspire you to achieve:

  • Teach thy tongue to say, “I do not know,” and thous shalt progress. –Maimonides
  • Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. –Eleanor Roosevelt
  • The best revenge is massive success. – Frank Sinatra
  • When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. –Henry Ford
  • Three things you cannot recover in life: the WORD after it’s said, the MOMENT after it’s missed and the TIME after it’s gone. Be Careful! – Unknown
  • The mind is everything. What you think you become.  –Buddha
  • Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try. – Jack Canfield
  • Better one line that will survive the author than a hundred books outlived. -Anonymous
  • Its hard to wait around for something you know might never happen; but its harder to give up when you know its everything you want. – Unknown
  • A proverb is much light condensed in one flash. -Simmons
  • Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. –Vince Lombardi
  • If you can dream it, you can achieve it. –Zig Ziglar
  • That’s what I consider true generosity: you give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.-Diana Spencer
  • Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. –John Lennon
  • A collection of rare thoughts is nothing less than a cabinet of intellectual gems. -William B. Sprague
  • People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing.  That’s why we recommend it daily. –Zig Ziglar
  • Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. – Les Brown
  • The biggest failure you can have in life is making the mistake of never trying at all. – Unknown
  • Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. –Henry Ford
  • Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.  –Booker T. Washington
  • You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. –Beverly Sills
  • Either you run the day, or the day runs you. –Jim Rohn
  • Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received-only what you have given: a full heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage.-Therese of Lisieux
  • Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. –Joshua J. Marine
  • If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough. –Oprah Winfrey
  • Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind, than in the one where they sprung up. -Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • Eighty percent of success is showing up. –Woody Allen
  • There is only one categorical imperative: Act only according to that maxim by which you can at the same time will that it should become universal law. -Immanuel Kant
  • I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear. –Rosa Parks
  • Always have a book at hand, in the parlor, on the table, for the family; a book of condensed thought and striking anecdote, of sound maxims and truthful apothegms. It will impress on your own mind a thousand valuable suggestions, and teach your children a thousand lessons of truth and duty. Such a book is a casket of jewels for your housebold. -Tryon Edwards
  • Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. –Babe Ruth
  • It is never too late to be what you might have been. –George Eliot
  • Nothing gives an author so much pleasure as to find his works respectfully quoted by other learned authors. -Benjamin Franklin
  • Few maxims are true from every point of view. -Marquis de Lac de Clapiers Vauvenargue
  • Love what you have. Need what you want. Accept what you receive. Give what you can. Always remember, what goes around, comes around… – Unknwon
  • When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. –Helen Keller
  • In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. – Bill Cosby
  • Believe you can and you’re halfway there. –Theodore Roosevelt
  • Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!” –Audrey Hepburn
  • The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. – Steve Jobs
  • Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good. -Confucius
  • How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. –Anne Frank
  • When you say “It’s hard”, it actually means “I’m not strong enough to fight for it”. Stop saying its hard. Think positive! – Unknown
  • Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. –Martin Luther King Jr.
  • A proverb is much matter decocted into few words. -Thomas Fuller
  • I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. –Maya Angelou
  • Forget all the reasons it won’t work and believe the one reason that it will. – Unknown
  • Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop. – Unknown
  • Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. –George Addair
  • We learn something from everyone who passes through our lives.. Some lessons are painful, some are painless.. but, all are priceless. – Unknown
  • The best revenge is massive success. –Frank Sinatra
  • There is as much ingenuity in making an felicitous application of an passage as in being the author of it. -St. Evremond
  • I am but a gatherer and disposer of other men’s stuff. – Sir Henry Wotton
  • Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. –Gloria Steinem
  • Proverbs are the cream of a nation’s thought. -Unknown
  • I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. –Benjamin Franklin
  • Maxims are the condensed good sense of nations. -Sir J. Mackintosh
  • Minor Myers Jr.
  • You become what you believe. –Oprah Winfrey
  • Know the great men of your age. -Baltasar Gracián
  • Just know, when you truly want success, you’ll never give up on it. No matter how bad the situation may get. – Unknown
  • Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you. –Jesus
  • The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. –Mark Twain
  • Fall seven times and stand up eight. –Japanese Proverb
  • A short saying oft contains much wisdom. -Sophocles
  • You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. –Wayne Gretzky
  • When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me. –Erma Bombeck
  • Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. –Pablo Picasso
  • The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible. – Joel Brown
  • It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. –Confucius
  • It often happens that the quotations constitute the most valuable part of a book. -Vicesimus Knox
  • Good sayings are like pearls strung together. -Chinese Proverb
  • Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.-Simone de Beauvoir
  • No one is going to hand me success. I must go out & get it myself. That’s why I’m here. To dominate. To conquer. Both the world, and myself. – Unknown
  • I would rather die of passion than of boredom. –Vincent van Gogh
  • You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. –Christopher Columbus
  • Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart. – Ancient Indian Proverb
  • Stealing someone else’s words frequently spares the embarrassment of eating your own. -Peter Anderson
  • The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. –Amelia Earhart
  • The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. –Ayn Rand
  • The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. –Alice Walker
  • Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. –Anais Nin
  • Just remember there is someone out there that is more than happy with less than what you have. – Unknown
  • I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance. – Unknown
  • Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. –Les Brown
  • It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. –Abraham Lincoln
  • Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. –Charles Swindoll
  • Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude. – Denis Waitley
  • The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it. –Chinese Proverb
  • When I quote others I do so in order to express my own ideas more clearly. – Michel de Montaigne
  • An unexamined life is not worth living. –Socrates
  • Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined. –Henry David Thoreau
  • In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. –Bill Cosby
  • I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. –Michael Jordan
  • You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing, no one to blame. –Erica Jong
  • Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.
  • Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • To select well among old things, is almost equal to inventing new ones. Nicholas Charles Trublet
  • 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
  • What’s money? 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
  • First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end. –Aristotle
  • Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. –Steve Jobs
  • To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.
  • Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.  –Robert Frost
  • Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. – Farrah Gray
  • Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. –Benjamin Franklin
  • We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. –Plato
  • Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be. –Grandma Moses
  • Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. –Dalai Lama
  • Time is of of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh today as when they first passed through their authors’ minds ages ago. -Samuel Smiles
  • Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see. –Confucius
  • The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself–the invisible battles inside all of us–that’s where it’s at. –Jesse Owens
  • The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. –Florence Nightingale
  • Life has two rules: #1 Never quit #2 Always remember rule # 1. – Unknown
  • Do what you can, where you are, with what you have. –Teddy Roosevelt
  • Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. it means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections. – Unknown
  • Happiness is not something readymade.  It comes from your own actions. –Dalai Lama
  • A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein
  • A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. –Unknown
  • Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. –Maya Angelou
  • Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being. –Kevin Kruse
  • I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself. – Albert Einstein
  • A thing is never too often repeated which is never sufficiently learned. -Seneca
  • If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. –Booker T. Washington
  • One of the most important keys to Success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you dont feel like doing it. – Unknown
  • Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. –Farrah Gray
  • The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth. – Unknown
  • Education costs money.  But then so does ignorance. –Sir Claus Moser
  • I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. –Stephen Covey
  • Walk away from anything or anyone who takes away from your joy. Life is too short to put up with fools. – Unknown
  • The only way to do great work is to love what you do. –Steve Jobs
  • There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. –Aristotle
  • We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. –Marie Curie
  • A maxim is the exact and noble expression of an important and indisputable truth. Good maxims are the germs of all excellence; when firmly fixed on the memory, they nourish the will.
  • Rule #1 of life. Do what makes YOU happy. – Unknown
  • One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well. -Amos Bronson Alcott
  • Dont be afraid to stand for what you believe in, even if that means standing alone.. – Unknown
  • There are no traffic jams along the extra mile. –Roger Staubach
  • Dream big and dare to fail. –Norman Vaughan
  • If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on. –Sheryl Sandberg
  • When the past calls, let it go to voicemail, believe me, it has nothing new to say. – Unknown
  • Start where you are. Use what you have.  Do what you can. –Arthur Ashe
  • Limitations live only in our minds.  But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. –Jamie Paolinetti
  • It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live. –Mae Jemison
  • Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen. – Unknown
  • Self confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. how can anyone see how awesome you are if you can’t see it yourself? – Unknown
  • I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. –Leonardo da Vinci
  • It is delightful to transport one’s self into the spirit of the past, to see how a wise man has thought before us, and to what glorious height we have at last reached. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Human success is a quotation from overhead. -Charles H. Parkhurst
  • We must balance conspicuous consumption with conscious capitalism. –Kevin Kruse
  • Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. –Napoleon Hill
  • Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan. – Larry Winget
  • If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. –Latin Proverb
  • There is not less wit, not less invention, in applying rightly a thought one finds in a book, than in being the first author of that book. -Pierre Boyle
  • Joseph Joubert
  • When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.  When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I wrote down ‘happy’.  They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. –John Lennon
  • Why aren’t more gems from our great authors scattered over the country? Great books aren’t within everybody’s reach. -S. T. Coleridge
  • Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish it. – Unknown
  • The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. –Chinese Proverb
  • You can’t fall if you don’t climb.  But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground. –Unknown
  • Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. – Joshua J. Marine
  • If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money. –Abigail Van Buren
  • I have gathered a posie of other men’s flowers, and nothing but the thread that binds them is my own. -Michel de Montaigne
  • 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 safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover. –Mark Twain
  • Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. –W. Clement Stone
  • If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. –Tony Robbins
  • A proverb is a wise saying, old yet radiant with novelty. -Erasmus
  • It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.  –Ann Landers
  • Change your thoughts and you change your world. –Norman Vincent Peale
  • Brevity is the soul of wit. -William Shakespeare, Hamlet
  • Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. –Albert Einstein
  • 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
  • Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond districts of the mind. -William R. Alger
  • You can’t use up creativity.  The more you use, the more you have. –Maya Angelou
  • When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. –Lao Tzu
  • A proverb is to speech what salt is to food. -Arabic Proverb
  • Go where you are celebrated – not tolerated. If they can’t see the real value of you, it’s time for a new start. – Unknown
  • We become what we think about. –Earl Nightingale
  • A well-cultivated mind is, so to speak, made up of all the minds of preceding ages; it is only one single mind which has been educated during all this time. -Bernard de Bovier de Fontenelle

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