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When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.

John Lennon

You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.

Rabindranath Tagore

If you trust in yourself. . .and believe in your dreams. . .and follow your star. . . you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy.

Terry Pratchett

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.

George Bernard Shaw

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Nothing is impossible the word itself says 'I'm possible'!

Audrey Hepburn

Difficult doesn’t mean impossible. It simply means that you have to work hard.


In order to succeed your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.

Bill Cosby

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.

Walt Disney

Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.

Dennis Kimbro

Always do your best. What you plant now you will harvest later.

Og Mandino

The molecules of your body are the same molecules that make up the nebulae, that burn inside the stars themselves. We are star stuff.

Victor Tenbaum

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Peter Drucker

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.


Action is the foundational key to all success.

If you truly love life, don't waste time because time is what life is made of.

Bruce Lee

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.

Og Mandino

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve not by the desire to beat others.

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.

Milton Berle

Out of need springs desire and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.

Denis Waitley

If you want to be happy, be.

Leo Tolstoy

It always seems impossible until its done.

Nelson Mandela

It does not matter how you came into the world what matters is that you are here.

Oprah Winfrey

Working hard is important. But there is something that matters even more: believing in yourself.

J. K. Rowling

Do your work with your whole heart and you will succeed - there's so little competition.

The family is one of nature's masterpieces.

The question isn't who is going to let me, it's who is going to stop me.

Ayn Rand

Do what you can with what you have where you are.

We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.

J. K. Rowling

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

Albert Einstein

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

George Bernard Shaw

If you can dream it you can do it.

Walt Disney

Don’t count the days; make the days count.

Muhammad Ali

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

William James

Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.

Jane Austen

If you are not willing to risk the unusual you will have to settle for the ordinary.

Jim Rohn

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.

Thomas A. Edison

Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Albert Einstein

On particularly rough days when I’m sure I can’t possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100%. And that’s pretty good.


I will prepare and some day my chance will come.

Abraham Lincoln

We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.

Abdul Kalam

Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.

What I admire in Columbus is not his having discovered a world, but his having gone to search for it on the faith of his own opinion.

Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.

Will Rogers

Sometimes you just have to jump out the window and grow wings on the way down.

Ray Bradbury

Stay committed to your decisions but stay flexible in your approach.

Tony Robbins

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.

Thomas Jefferson

Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty, it is its own reward. Everything else is in God's hands.

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.

Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows.

Michael Landon

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right.

Henry Ford

You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.

Mahatma Gandhi

Only the unknown frightens men. But once a man has faced the unknown that terror becomes the known.

The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil but because of the people who don't do anything about it.

Albert Einstein

Whatever you are be a good one.

Abraham Lincoln

First they ignore you then they laugh at you then they fight you then you win.

Mahatma Gandhi

It's not whether you get knocked down it's whether you get up.

Vince Lombardi

Imagine your life is perfect in every respect; what would it look like?

Brian Tracy

Aim for the moon. If you miss you may hit a star.

You have to believe in yourself.

Sun Tzu

Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.

Oprah Winfrey

Do all you can to make your dreams come true.

Joel Osteen

If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.

Mahatma Gandhi

Winning isn't everything but the will to win is everything.

Vince Lombardi

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.

Washington Irving

Don’t stop when you’re tired. Stop when you are done.


It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.

Tony Robbins

Action is eloquence.

I walk slowly but I never walk backward.

Abraham Lincoln

They can conquer who believe they can.


Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done it's always your choice.

Wayne Dyer

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.

A disciplined mind brings happiness.


Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage and confidence in the doing.

Once we accept our limits we go beyond them.

Albert Einstein

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.

Albert Einstein

You must find your dream... but no dream lasts forever, each dream is followed by another, and one should not cling to any particular dream.

Herman Hesse

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.

John Wooden

By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail.

Benjamin Franklin

My life is my message.

Mahatma Gandhi

Quality is not an act it is a habit.


The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.

Muhammad Ali

I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot...and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that's precisely why I succeed.

Michael Jordan

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

Abraham Lincoln

It's not that I'm so smart it's just that I stay with problems longer.

Albert Einstein

You have to try the impossible to achieve the possible.

Herman Hesse

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it dream of it live on that idea. Let the brain muscles nerves every part of your body be full of that idea and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.

Swami Vivekananda

There is no man living that can not do more than he thinks he can.

Henry Ford

The future depends on what you do today.

Mahatma Gandhi

He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance, one cannot fly into flying.

Friedrich Nietzsche

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

George Bernard Shaw

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.


The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.


A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.

Vince Lombardi

To be or not to be: that is the question.

Action speaks louder than words, but not nearly as often.

Mark Twain

God helps those who help themselves.

Benjamin Franklin

Creativity is intelligence having fun.

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future act now without delay.

Simone de Beauvoir

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.


Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you're going to be right.

Muhammad Ali

Learning never exhausts the mind.

Leonardo da Vinci

Where there's a will, there's always a way.

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe it can achieve.

W. Clement Stone

He is able who thinks he is able.


If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.

Thomas A. Edison

The electric light did not come from the continuous improvement of candles.

Oren Harari

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.

Mark Twain

The starting point of all achievement is desire.

Napoleon Hill

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

Mark Twain

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

Laughter is the fireworks of the soul.

There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.

Mark Twain

It is said that the darkest hour of the night comes just before the dawn.

I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass.

Maya Angelou

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.

Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I don't know who my grandfather was, I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.

Abraham Lincoln

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

Walt Disney

If you want to conquer fear don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

Dale Carnegie

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.

Tony Robbins

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

Abraham Lincoln

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

In the arena of human life. the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action.


Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.

Oprah Winfrey

Let your hopes not your hurts shape your future.

Robert H. Schuller

Enjoy all you have while pursuing all you want.

Jim Rohn

A man is the origin of his action.

If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving and that's your own self.

Aldous Huxley

Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.

George S. Patton

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.


There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.

As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds.


Ardently do today what must be done. Who knows? Tomorrow, death comes.


I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day today and I'm going to be happy in it.

Groucho Marx

People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.

Just remember, when you should grab something, grab it; when you should let go, let go.

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.

Lance Armstrong

You never fail until you stop trying

If you fell down yesterday stand up today.

H. G. Wells

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Thomas A. Edison

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.

Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.

Jim Rohn

Live a little, comfort a little, cheer thyself a little.

Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.

Louis L'Amour

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, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Problems are not stop signs they are guidelines.

Robert H. Schuller

However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you, If you do not act on upon them?


Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.

Maya Angelou

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.

Don’t fear failure, in great attempts it is glorious even to fail.

Nothing ever fatigues me, but doing what I do not like.

Jane Austen

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it.

Maya Angelou

The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work.

Be who you are and say what you feel, because in the end those who matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter.

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.

Benjamin Franklin

What keeps me going is goals.

Muhammad Ali

Make the fullest of your talents and march as long as you can and pitch the tent nearer the goal when darkness falls.

Sai Baba

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

Dalai Lama

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

Norman Vincent Peale

Don't worry when you are not recognized but strive to be worthy of recognition.

Abraham Lincoln

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.

You may delay but time will not.

Benjamin Franklin

If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it - then I can achieve it.

Muhammad Ali

A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.

Jane Austen

To be always intending to make a new and better life, but never to find time to set about it, is as to put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day to the next until you're dead.

Og Mandino

Perfection is not attainable but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.

Vince Lombardi

You must do the things you think you cannot do.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it.

Diligence is the mother of good luck.

Benjamin Franklin

I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us, and we change things.

Mother Teresa

To see what is right and not do it is want of courage or of principle.


Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Braggin' is when a person says something and can’t do it. I do what I say.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

If you don't like how things are change it! You're not a tree.

Jim Rohn

The best revenge is massive success.

Frank Sinatra

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.

Without ambition, one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.

Some people die at 25 and aren't buried until 75.

Benjamin Franklin

Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly.

Trust and start walking. We are not alone in the dark, our path will unfold as we move.

Paulo Coelho

Live dangerously and you live right.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Lost time is never found again.

Benjamin Franklin

Trust in dreams for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.

Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.

This is the real secret of life – to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.

Alan Watts

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

The fight is won or lost far away from the witnesses, behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road; long before I dance under those lights.

But there is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But it’s better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you’re fighting for.

Paulo Coelho

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something, and because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do something that I can do.

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings

William Blake

If you can dream it then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.

The mind is everything. What you think you become.

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.

Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.

Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: "I'm with you kid. Let's go."

In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.

To hell with circumstances, I create opportunities.

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Being willing is not enough, we must do.

Faith is put to the test when the situation is most difficult.

If you are going through hell keep going.

I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.

An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.

I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.

It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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 absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.

Henry A. Kissinger

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.

This is your life and its ending one moment at a time.

Chuck Palahniuk

If you only walk on sunny days you'll never reach your destination.

Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

Oscar Wilde

Emotions are wild horses. It is not explanations that carry us forward, but our will to go on.

It is the same with people as it is with riding a bike. Only when moving can one comfortably maintain one’s balance.

Close some doors today. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere.

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.

When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.

That some achieve great success is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.

One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.

A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, nothing else.

He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.

You start living for the obsession alone… You want to arrive somewhere regardless of whether you’re enjoying the road or not.

Paulo Coelho

To realize one’s personal legend is one’s only true obligation.

Paulo Coelho

You must understand that love never keeps a man from pursuing his personal legend. If he abandons that pursuit, it’s because it wasn’t a true love… The love that speaks the language of the world.

Paulo Coelho

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.


You did the best that you knew how. Now that you know better, you’ll do better.

Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

C. S. Lewis

An enthusiastic heart finds opportunities everywhere.

Paulo Coelho

God doesn't require us to succeed, he only requires that you try.

Never give up, before giving your best in all what you face.

Helen Keller

Start using your wings; they need some exercise.

Paulo Coelho

What a wee little part of a person's life are his acts and his words! His real life is led in his head and is known to none but himself.

The beginning, as the proverb says, is half the whole.

I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.

It isn’t what you did in the past that will affect the present. It’s what you do in the present that will redeem the past and thereby change the future.

Paulo Coelho

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of.

Benjamin Franklin

What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.

C. S. Lewis

To grow up is to stop putting blame on parents.

Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!

I've never let anyone talk me into not believing in myself.

I don't count my sit-ups; I only start counting when it starts hurting because they’re the only ones that count.

The enemy is only a pretext to test our strength.

Paulo Coelho

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

You are your own best friend. Never ever, put yourself down.

Never give up. When your heart becomes tired, just walk with your legs - but move on.

Fight for your dreams, and your dreams will fight for you.

No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.

Paulo Coelho

It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.

Life really is generous to those who pursue their destiny.

Not I, not anyone else, can travel that road for you, you must travel it for yourself.

Walt Whitman

Your time is limited so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.

Mark Twain

Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.

Hold the hand of the child within you. For this child, nothing is impossible.

Do you want to do something beautiful for God? There is a person who needs you. This is your chance.

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender that is strength.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.

My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is, and why it exists at all.

The only source of knowledge is experience.

Albert Einstein

Omnipotence is not knowing how everything is done, it's just doing it.

Alan Watts

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.

William Shakespeare

You have to motivate yourself with challenges. That's how you know you're still alive.

Jerry Seinfeld

A superior man is modest in his speech but exceeds in his actions.

To be idle is a short road to death, and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.

There was a man from Sung who pulled at his rice plants because he was worried about their failure to grow.

Never was anything great achieved without danger.

Niccolo Machiavelli

When you have faults do not fear to abandon them.

Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.

Again and again the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.

Robert H. Schuller

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.

Conflict is the gadfly of thought. It stirs us to observation and memory. It instigates to invention. It shocks us out of sheeplike passivity and sets us at noting and contriving.

What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.

Heroism on command, senseless violence and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!

For anything worth having one must pay the price, and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice - no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.

John Burroughs

The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability, he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.

It is any day better to stand erect with a broken and bandaged head, then to crawl on one's belly in order to be able to save one's head.

If your determination is fixed I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance.

Samuel Johnson

You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.

Paulo Coelho

I never thought of losing, but now that it's happened, the only thing is to do it right. That's my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life.

Muhammad Ali

Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.

Satisfaction lies in the effort not in the attainment full effort is full victory.

If you want to accomplish the goals of your life you have to begin with the spirit.

Oprah Winfrey
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