My favourite inspirational quotes

I am always looking for ways to inspire Mark Tossell.

Perhaps those sayings that have inspired me might also inspire you. Enjoy!

 

“If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!” — Richard Branson

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” — Mary Anne Radmacher

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I want to be all used up when I die.” — George Bernard Shaw

“It is never too late to be who you might have been.” — George Eliot

“Let him who would move the world, first move himself.” – Socrates

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Big thinking precedes great achievement.” — Wilferd A. Peterson

“High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.” — Charles F. Kettering

“Never mistake activity for achievement.” — John Wooden

“Success each day should be judged by the seeds sown, not the harvest reaped.” — John C. Maxwell

“That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.” — Abraham Lincoln

“If you’ll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives.” — Vince Lombardi

“You have to ‘be’’ before you can ‘do’, and do before you can ‘have’.” — Zig Ziglar

“An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what people say. I just watch what they do — Andrew Carnegie

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams

“The price of discipline is always less than the pain of regret.” — Nido Qubein

“The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.” – Confucius

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” — Truman Capote

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” — Winston Churchill

“Men’s best successes come after their disappointments.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” — African Proverb

“The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.” — Norman Vincent Peale

“Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.” — Henry Ward Beecher

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” — Oprah Winfrey

“We acquire the strength we have overcome.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.” — Winston Churchill

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” — Mark Twain

”There are only 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

“We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are.” —  Anais Nin

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” — Zig Ziglar

“…a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again…” King Solomon

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right.” — Henry Ford

“Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” — Maya Angelou

“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” — Mary Anne Radmacher

“Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill

“The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things 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

“Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.” — Henry Drummond

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

“Some men see things the way they are and ask, ‘Why?’ I dream things that never were, and ask ‘Why not?” — George Bernard Shaw

“The greatest dreams are always unrealistic.” — Will Smith

“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.” — Oscar Wilde

“Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.” — Zig Ziglar

“Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.” — Zig Ziglar

“Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.” — Napoleon Hill

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” — Winston Churchill

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” — T.S. Eliot

“The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we hit it.” – Michelangelo

“You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures.” — Charles C. Noble

“Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.” — George Bernard Shaw

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” — Edmund Hillary

“The first and best victory is to conquer self. To be conquered by self is, of all things, the most shameful and objectionable.” – Plato

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” — Mark Twain

“In life you need either inspiration or desperation.” — Anthony Robbins

“Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;” Jesus Christ

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I want to be all used up when I die.” — George Bernard Shaw

“Never tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.” – Unknown

“Chance favors the prepared mind.” — Louis Pasteur

“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” — Napoleon Hill

“For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these ‘It might have been’” — John Greenleaf Whittie

“He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed.” — William James

“One hundred percent of the shots you don’t take don’t go in.” — Wayne Gretzky

“Seize the day, and put the least possible trust in tomorrow.” – Horace

“You change your life by changing your heart.” — Max Lucado

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” — Lao-tzu

“The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.” — Mark Twain

“Be not simply good; be good for something.” — Henry David Thoreau

“It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.” — Tom Brokaw

“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” — Steven Covey

“Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.” — Albert Einstein

“Let him who would move the world, first move himself.” – Socrates

“Rule your mind or it will rule you.” – Horace

2 Comments

  1. Very great list of quotes, Mark! I found many of them to be inspirational to me and hope to compile a similar list sometime for my own blog. This one rang very true to me: “The price of discipline is always less than the pain of regret.” Time for more discipline, I’d say!

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