Motivational and Inspirational Quotes

"Focus is the key to all results. Results require that you concentrate your efforts on the smallest number of activities
that will produce the largest amount of productivity."

*-- Gary Ryan Blair {The Goals Guy}

"Whatever the price, identify it now. What will you have to go through to get where you want to be? There is a price you can
pay to be free of the situation once and for all. It may be a fantastic price or a tiny one -- but there is a price."

*-- Harry Browne {Libertarian Presidential Candidate}

"Most people never feel secure because they are always worried that they will lose their job, lose the money they already have, lose their spouse, lose their health, and so on. The only true security in life comes from knowing that every single day you are improving yourself in some way, that you are increasing the caliber of who you are and that you are valuable to your
company, your friends, and your family."

*-- Anthony Robbins {American Speaker, Peak Performance Expert}

"A person can form things in his thought, and, by impressing his thought upon formless substance, can cause the thing he thinks about to be created."

*-- Wallace D. Wattles

"Only when your consciousness is totally focused on the moment you are in can you receive whatever gift, lesson, or delight
that moment has to offer."

*-- Barbara De Angelis {American Author}

"Your opponent, in the end, is never really the player on the other side of the net, or the swimmer in the next lane, or the
team on the other side of the field, or even the bar you must high-jump.  Your opponent is yourself, your negative internal
voices, your level of determination."

*-- Grace Lichtenstein  {American Author & Editor}

"Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is a beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is life, fight for it!"

*-- Mother Teresa

"A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these
skills to accomplish his goals."

*-- Larry Bird

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind."

*-- William James

"Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see the beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead."

*-- Louisa May Alcott

"Real, constructive mental power lies in the creative thought that shapes your destiny, and your hour-by-hour mental conduct
produces power for change in your life. Develop a train of thought on which to ride. The nobility of your life as well
as your happiness depends upon the direction in which that train of thought is going."

*-- Laurence J. Peter

"The life that conquers is the life that moves with a steady resolution and persistence toward a predetermined goal. Those
who succeed are those who have thoroughly learned the immense importance of plan in life, and the tragic brevity of time."

*-- W.J. Davison

"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  {American Songwriter}

"Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also."

*-- Carl Jung {1875-1961 Swiss Psychiatrist}

"Commitment challenges you to set a goal and then to support it with a promise. You must promise to achieve and never entertain the thoughts of making excuses or shunning responsibility."

*-- Gary Ryan Blair {The Goals Guy, Trainer &Motivational Speaker}

"By going over your day in imagination before you begin it, you can begin acting successfully at any moment."

*-- Dorothea Brande  {American Success Writer}

"The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them
put you in that position."

*-- Leo Buscaglia {1924-1998 American Lecturer & Author}

"The happiness of most people we know is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly
destructive little things."

*-- Ernest Dimnet {1866-1954 French Clergyman}

"Everyone has a success mechanism and a failure mechanism. The failure mechanism goes off by itself. The success mechanism only goes off with a goal. Every time we write down and talk about a goal we push the button to start the success mechanism."

*-- Charles ''Tremendous'' Jones {American Motivational Speaker & Author}

"Accept fate, and move on. Don't yield to the seductive pull of self-pity. Acting like a victim threatens your future."

*-- Source Unknown

"Use the losses and failures of the past as a reason for action, not inaction."

*-- Charles J. Givens {American Businessman, Author & Trainer}

"Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors."

*-- Louisa May Alcott {1832-1888 American Author}

"If money is your hope for independence you will never have it.  The only real security that a man will have in this world is a
reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability."

*-- Henry Ford  {1863-1947 American Industrialist}

"It is never too late to be what you might have been."

*-- George Eliot {1819-80 Victorian Novelist}

"Believe in yourself.  You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face. You must do that which you think you cannot do."

*-- Eleanor Roosevelt

"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and
third by experience, which is the bitterest."

*-- Confucius  {BC 551-479 Chinese Philosopher}

"I succeed on my own personal motivation, dedication, and commitment.  My mindset is: If I'm not out there training,
someone else is."

*-- Lynn Jennings {American Runner}

"Self-acceptance comes from meeting life's challenges vigorously.  Don't numb yourself to your trials and difficulties, nor build
mental walls to exclude pain from your life. You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory."

*-- J. Donald Walters {American Author, Lecturer & Playwright}

"Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many
struggles and countless defeats. Yet each struggle, each defeat, sharpens your skills and strengths, your courage and your
endurance, your ability and your confidence and thus each obstacle is a comrade-in-arms forcing you to become better…
or quit. Each rebuff is an opportunity to move forward; turn away from them, avoid them, and you throw away your future."

*-- Og Mandino {1923-1996 American Motivational Author &  Speaker

"Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgement will always be in demand under all conditions."

*-- Roger Babson {1875-1967 Founder of Babson College}

"Our own attitude determines how we view each task or responsibility that we have. We can look at it as a chore or a privilege. Thinking in terms of being privileged positively affects the way we approach whatever we do."

*-- Gail Pursell Elliott, "The Dignity and Respect Lady"

"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 {1929-1968 American Civil Rights Leader}

"We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden."

*-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe {1749-1832 German Poet & Scientist}

"History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats."

*-- B. C. Forbes

"A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else."

*-- John Burroughs {1873-1921 American Author}

"We have the power to choose and to exercise that power without giving control of it to situations.  We cannot change anything but our own perspective and response, yet in that changing we change the world around us by becoming an instrument of insight and awareness."

*-- Gail Pursell Elliott, "The Dignity and Respect Lady"

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could
have done better.  The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy course; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat."

*-- Theodore Roosevelt

"This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths...Once we truly know that life is difficult -- once we truly understand
and accept it -- then life is no longer difficult.  Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters."

*-- M. Scott Peck {American Author}

"The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability."

*-- Henry Ford

"Courage is not a virtue or value among other personal values like love or fidelity.  It is the foundation that underlies
and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency.  Without
courage our fidelity becomes conformism.

*-- Rollo May

"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in
life is to keep your mind young."

*-- Henry Ford

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving."

*-- Albert Einstein

"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

"If you lack the iron and the fizz to take control of your own life, then the gods will repay your weakness by having a grin
or two at your expense.  Should you fail to pilot your own ship, don't be surprised at what inappropriate port you find yourself docked."

*-- Tom Robbins

"Prosperity is living easily and happily in the real world, whether you have money or not."

*-- Jerry Gellis

"The action required to sustain human life is primarily intellectual, everything man needs has to be discovered by his mind and produced by his effort."

*-- Ayn Rand

"Persons of high self-esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others; they do not seek to prove their value by
measuring themselves against a comparative standard.  Their joy is being who they are, not in being better than someone else."

*-- Nathaniel Branden

"I want to remind you that success in life is based on hard slogging. There will be periods when discouragement is great
and upsetting, and the antidote for this is calmness and fortitude and a modest yet firm belief in your competence.
Be sure that your priorities are in order so that you can proceed in a logical manner, and be ever mindful that nothing
will take the place of persistence."

*-- Publisher and philanthropist Walter Annenberg in a letter to his son.

"Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself."

*-- Oprah Winfrey

"The life that conquers is the life that moves with a steady resolution and persistence toward a predetermined goal. Those
who succeed are those who have thoroughly learned the immense importance of plan in life, and the tragic brevity of time."

*-- W.J. Davison

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