Success is hastened or delayed by one's habits. It is not your passing inspirations or brilliant ideas so much as your everyday mental habits that control your life.
Nothing is impossible unless you think it is
Be the change that you wish to see in the world
If you are going through hell, keep going.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.
It doesn't matter if a cave has been in darkness for 10,000 years or half an hour, once you light a match it is illuminated.
Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.
Short + Inspirational quotes ⇑Short Quotes
If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?
Worrying is like paying a debt you don't owe.
Lead from the back - and let others believe they are in front.
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
It always seems impossible until it's done.
Write your Sad times in Sand, Write your Good times in Stone.
Be always with people who inspire you; surround yourself with people who lift you up
You don't have to like someone, but you have to treat them as you wish to be treated.
He that can have patience can have what he will.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.
Enthusiasm can help you find the new doors, but it takes passion to open them.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
There's always a rainbow at the end of every rain.
When 'I' replaced with 'We', even the illness becomes wellness.
Talent is a wonderful thing, but it won't carry a quitter.
Life + Inspirational quotes ⇑Life Quotes
Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.
If I am worth anything later, I am worth something now. For wheat is wheat, even if people think it is a grass in the beginning.
Most human beings live like a bird in a cage whose door is blown away. Too busy gold-plating the cage to soar to their ultimate possibility.
Sometimes you have to lose all you have to find out who you truly are.
It doesn't matter how many times you get knocked down. All that matters is you get up one more time than you were knocked down.
No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice.
What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
There's no such thing as ruining your life. Life's a pretty resilient thing, it turns out.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.
Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian.
Courage + Inspirational quotes ⇑Courage Quotes
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that's what makes you strong.
Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.
If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.
We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
you must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame; how could you rise anew if you have not first become ashes?
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.
There's only one thing that's impossible to beat... a man that doesn't give up
There is a distance between possibility and reality. Do you have the courage and commitment to walk this distance?
To have what you have never had, you have to do what you have never done.
Change + Inspirational quotes ⇑Change Quotes
You learn something valuable from all of the significant events and people, but you never touch your true potential until you challenge yourself to go beyond imposed limitations.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.
You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.
You cannot change anyone, but you can be the reason someone changes.
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.
The universe doesn't give you what you ask for with your thoughts - it gives you what you demand with your actions.
Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.
Anyone who knows me, should learn to know me again; For I am like the Moon, you will see me with new face everyday.
Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don't just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won't happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you'll love it up here.
Do not try to fix whatever comes in your life. Fix yourself in such a way that whatever comes, you will be fine
If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you've made, if they don't realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.
Wisdom + Inspirational quotes ⇑Wisdom Quotes
Don't depend too much on anyone in this world because even your own shadow leaves you when you are in darkness.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.
Reflect upon your present blessings -- of which every man has many -- not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
We all make mistakes... so just put it behind you. We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.
It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.
A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
You do your best. It doesn't matter somebody approves or disapproves. No two human beings have come alike. Someone may be a back-bencher in school but a frontbencher in life. Exam is not a deciding factor. Strive relentlessly, result is a consequence of competence
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
You can never get everyone's approval for what you want to do. So, don't worry about it.
It is the business of every human being, according to your intelligence, understanding, and situation, to do the best you can for yourself and everyone around you
Do not aspire to meet a wonderful person. Aspire to become the wonderful person that you expect others to be
Failure + Inspirational quotes ⇑Failure Quotes
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
You never fail until you stop trying.
The one who falls and gets up is stronger than the one who never tried. Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.
If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative.
Don't fear failure. - Not failure, but 'low aim', is the crime. In great attempts, it is glorious even to fail.
You yourself are your own obstacle, rise above yourself.
Failure is only the opportunity more intelligently to begin again.
The true measure of success is how many times you can bounce back from failure.
When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.
For a committed person, there is no such thing as failure - just lessons to be learned on the way
Hope + Inspirational quotes ⇑Hope Quotes
Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.
When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all.
Hoping... is how the impossible can be possible after all.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.
Happiness + Inspirational quotes ⇑Happiness Quotes
There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality or lower your expectations.
My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me.
I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I'd invented it, because it is very true.
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 which has been opened for us.
If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called Yesterday and the other is called Tomorrow. Today is the right day to Love, believe, Do and mostly Live.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is its own goal. It is its own purpose.
The greatest fulfillment in life is to do something which is much larger than yourself.
Dreams + Inspirational quotes ⇑Dreams Quotes
Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.
No one has ever achieved greatness without dreams.
No person has the right to rain on your dreams.
Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
Dream your own dreams, achieve your own goals. Your journey is your own and unique.
You're never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however
I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.
Heart + Inspirational quotes ⇑Heart Quotes
Never let hard lessons harden your heart; the hard lessons of life are meant to make you better, not bitter.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
To care about your outward appearance is important, but what's more important is to have a beautiful soul.
If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.
When you look for a man- what you want to look for is a man with the heart of a poor boy and the mind of a conqueror.
It doesn't matter what you did or where you were...it matters where you are and what you're doing. Get out there! Sing the song in your heart and NEVER let anyone shut you up!!
Love + Inspirational quotes ⇑Love Quotes
The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
Real love amounts to withholding the truth, even when you're offered the perfect opportunity to hurt someone's feelings
When you love someone, it is a privilege to do something for them. Service is a poor substitute for love
It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.
Do not seek the because - in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.
Always be fearless. Walk like lions, talk like pigeons, live like elephants and love like an infant child.
If something in you blossoms, people are willing to overlook all the thorns that are there in you.
Philosophy + Inspirational quotes ⇑Philosophy Quotes
Newt Scamander: My philosophy is that worrying means you suffer twice.
Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
You don't have to be better than everyone else, but you have to be at your best.
To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man.
Stop feeling sorry for yourself and you will be happy.
Everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to stay still.
For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.
If you are joyful and you have created joy for people around you, then you do not have to go to heaven because you are already there
What are you so afraid of? Live totally today and if you fall dead tomorrow out of exhaustion, it's okay
All Inspirational Quotes ⇑
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
The brightest flame casts the darkest shadow.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute.
In the universities somehow the faces are longer; maybe it's the weight of knowledge or something.
My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they'd die for.
Life doesn't get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.
If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.
What other people think and say about you is none of your business. The most destructive thing you would ever do is to believe someone else's opinion of you. You have to stop letting other people's opinions control you.
See, as much as you want to hold on to the bitter sore memory that someone has left this world, you are still in it
It only takes a split second to smile and forget, yet to someone that needed it, it can last a lifetime.
Somehow, we'll find it. The balance between whom we wish to be and whom we need to be. But for now, we simply have to be satisfied with who we are.
You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.
Destiny is usually just around the corner. Like a thief, a hooker, or a lottery vendor: its three most common personifications. But what destiny does not do is home visits. You have to go for it.
Although the butterfly and the caterpillar are completely different, they are one and the same.
Never, ever, let anyone tell you what you can and can't do. Prove the cynics wrong. Pity them for they have no imagination. The sky's the limit. Your sky. Your limit. Now. Let's dance.
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
The caged bird sings with a fearful trill, of things unknown, but longed for still, and his tune is heard on the distant hill, for the caged bird sings of freedom.
Never make a permanent decision based on a temporary storm... No matter how raging the billows are today, remind yourself: "This too shall pass!"
The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger--but recognize the opportunity.
Success isn't about how much money you make, it's about the difference you make in people's lives.
You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
Forget yesterday, live for today. Tomorrow will take care of itself.
Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.
The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.
You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.
No matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse.
There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them.
Management is about persuading people to do things they do not want to do, while leadership is about inspiring people to do things they never thought they could.
If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they're yours; if they don't they never were.
I never knew a man who was good at making excuses who was good at anything else.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.
Whatever happens, you getting depressed is not a solution. You getting depressed would be one more problem
If you nurture the root, you don't have to bother about the fruit - it will come naturally.
If you try to give up something, it will rule your mind. But, if you find something deeper in life, the less significant will just fall off
Sing the song that only you can sing, write the book that only you can write, build the product that only you can build... live the life that only you can live.
Opportunities in life come by creation, not by chance
When the going gets tough, put one foot in front of the other and just keep going. Don't give up.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Nothing can disturb your peace of mind unless you allow it to.
Keep Going. Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.
Always have a willing hand to help someone, you might be the only one that does.
Only after disaster can we be resurrected. It's only after you've lost everything that you're free to do anything. Nothing is static, everything is evolving, everything is falling apart.
It takes sunshine and rain to make a rainbow. There would be no rainbows without sunshine and rain.
Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.
Challenge and adversity are meant to help you know who you are. Storms hit your weakness, but unlock your true strength.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.
Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny.
Good people see the good and bring out the best in other people.
When things do not go your way, remember that every challenge - every adversity - contains within it the seeds of opportunity and growth.
We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.
You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?'
My Life is My Message
You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I'll rise!
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
Let go of something old that no longer serves you in order to make room for something new.
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I'm not going to let myself pull me down anymore.
Shine your light and make a positive impact on the world; there is nothing so honorable as helping improve the lives of others.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
Every artist was first an amateur.
To learn something new, you need to try new things and not be afraid to be wrong.
Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
Everybody is special. Everybody. Everybody is a hero, a lover, a fool, a villain. Everybody. Everybody has their story to tell.
Sometimes you have to kind of die inside in order to rise from your own ashes and believe in yourself and love yourself to become a new person.
My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness.
Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone's soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.
To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.
Sometimes, we are so attached to our way of life that we turn down wonderful opportunities simply because we don't know what to do with it.
Just because you fall once, doesn't mean you're going to fall at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always trust yourself, because if you don't then who will??
I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear.
Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look.
Fearless is getting back up and fighting for what you want over and over again... even though every time you've tried before you've lost.
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and starting on the first one.
The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.
When people walk away from you, let them go. Your destiny is never tied to anyone who leaves you, and it doesn't mean they are bad people. It just means that their part in your story is over.
They laugh at me because I'm different; I laugh at them because they're all the same.
If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.
A lion doesn't concern itself with the opinion of sheep.
How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbour says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself, to make it just and holy.
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are
Don't think about making life better for other people who don't even deserve you, rather, focus on making your life the best, for yourself and those who love you.
Associate yourself with people who think positively. You cannot surround yourself with negative people and expect positive outcomes.
Life teaches us the right path is rarely the easy one.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Dance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. TRUST. HOPE. LOVE. WISH. BELIEVE. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go.
Throw roses into the abyss and say: 'here is my thanks to the monster who didn't succeed in swallowing me alive.'
He not busy being born is busy dying.
Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid.
If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.
Do you want to have an easy life? Then always stay with the herd and lose yourself in the herd.
If you can't run, you crawl. If you can't crawl-- you find someone to carry you.
When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love ...
Be with someone who inspires you and makes you be the best version of yourself.
Open your eyes to the beauty around you, open your mind to the wonders of life, open your heart to those who love you, and always be true to yourself.
Good, Better, Best. Never let it rest. Until your Good is Better, and your Better is your Best.
Some things are destined to be -- it just takes us a couple of tries to get there.
In the end, all men die. How you lived will be far more important to the Almighty than what you accomplished.
The only limits for tomorrow are the doubts we have today.
I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say. Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes saints out of sinners.
One finds nobility in the oddest places.
Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms-to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
May you live every day of your life.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning... Anyone can start over and make a new ending.
Sometimes people put up walls, not to keep others out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Don't follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'
The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.
I have no right to say or do anything that diminishes a man in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him but what he thinks of himself. Hurting a man in his dignity is a crime.
At the end of the day you gotta feel some way. So why not feel unbeatable? Why not feel untouchable.
Remember, upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.
There is no magic to achievement. It's really about hard work, choices, and persistence.
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.
Don't find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.
Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.
A man can only stumble for so long before he either falls or stands up straight.
The only way to get a thing done is to start to do it, then keep on doing it, and finally you'll finish it.
If you have a clear picture in your head of something that's going to happen... then nothing can stop it.
For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use to be anything else.
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. Please remember that your difficulties do not define you. They simply strengthen your ability to overcome.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
I raise up my voice-not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard... we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow.
Always recognize that human individuals are ends, and do not use them as means to your end.
We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world
Accept the pain, but don't accept that you deserved it.
Do not wait: the time will never be 'just right'. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.
A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.
Push your boundaries beyond the ordinary; be that "extra" in "extraordinary."
Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.
If you can't do great things, do small things in a great way.
if you're not in competition with me, you would explore the possibilities of what you could do and maybe we don't know, you could fly. I can walk fast, maybe you could fly, but you will miss out the possibility of flying because you're in competition with me.
An intention will not make things happen. It will only set the direction. You still have to make the journey
When you came into this world, you came without a single investment. So whatever happens in your life, anyway you are in profit.
If you do things you like with 100% involvement, you must do what you don't like with 200% involvement. That's breaking limitations
If you use the horror of who you are as manure, the beauty of who you could be could flower.
Competitors are not enemies. They are people who keep reminding you of your own shortcomings. Your quality control.
The crisis is always an opportunity for human beings to rise beyond themselves.
Because somebody is going to throw stones at us, should we remain without fruit in our life? That would be a tragedy
The Creator did not make a mistake with you - the mistake is all yours. You are a fantastic piece of life, but you have silly ideas about life.
Contentment is a poor substitute for joy. It means you have given up on the possibility of living joyfully
Not disaster or disease, stagnation is the worst thing that can happen to a human being
If you want a plant to grow and blossom into beautiful fragrant flowers, you can think you are fighting the earth and getting flowers out of it. Or you can see it as a great love affair, that your involvement with the earth gives out such beauty and fragrance for you
There is no need to be perfect, but are you a constant striving to be better. That is all that matters.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.
Aim higher in case you fall short.
And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
Learning to distance yourself from all the negativity is one of the greatest lessons to achieve inner peace.
Focus on your goals, not your fear. Focus like a laser beam on your goals.
How would your life be different if... You walked away from gossip and verbal defamation? Let today be the day...You speak only the good you know of other people and encourage others to do the same.
The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
So don't you worry your pretty little mind because people throw rocks at things that shine
People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.
The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last it and not be smashed by it.
Build your own pyramids, write your own hieroglyphs.
Always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody says distract you from your goals.
Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you. You must travel it by yourself. It is not far. It is within reach. Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know. Perhaps it is everywhere - on water and land.
I don't care that they stole my idea... I care that they don't have any of their own
As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.
Somebody has to start. Somebody has to step forward and do what is right, because it is right.
Life has a certain pace. You should be joyfully in a hurry but never impatient
Being a leader does not mean dominating the situation. It means empowering people to do what they would not have imagined possible
It is the ability to bring out the best in others that makes you a leader.
If you want to have deep insights into life, no one's opinion about you should mean anything to you
Those who try to avoid uncertainty only end up avoiding possibilities.
One thing every human being can strive for is to leave this world a little better than it was when you entered it
All possibilities are problems when they are not realized.
Everyone is capable of doing great things but socially we are teaching them to do easy things
Only when you are willing to look at the horror of who you are, the beauty of who you are can be nurtured
If you are deeply involved with even the simplest aspects of your life, you will see every aspect of your life is spectacular.
You do not have to pursue something intensely; you as a being should become very intense.
Being spiritual does not mean being dead serious. If you allow life to happen within you exuberantly, unbridled, you will touch the spirit.
Modern education is purely informative - there is no inspiration. Without inspiration, no human being raises beyond the limitations in which he lives. It's only when he's inspired that a human being wants to go beyond the limitations in which he exists right now
You do not have to depend on the compassion of others. The whole world can live under the umbrella of your compassion
If your goal and actions are right, and you keep going the same way, then the same people who are talking about you, the same people who are criticizing you, will venerate you in ten years' time. That is how life is.
incredible things can be done, not because we know how to do it. Incredible things can be done simply because we are committed that we want it to happen
Don't blame God or anyone else if you are suffering from disease, financial problems, emotional upsets. You created the cause of the problem in the past and must make a greater determination to uproot it now.
Don't you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can't be exactly who you are.
Incredible things can be done simply if we are committed to making them happen
If you are content with who you are right now, you are not aware who you could be if you were willing to strive.