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351 356 of the Best Inspirational Quotes to Motivate and Share

Staying inspired to achieve your goals takes effort. It helps to spend some time reviewing what you want to do with your life and to ponder the thoughts of others. We think we have compiled the best of the best in inspirational quotes here for you to ponder and consider as motivation. We hope you find them inspiring, we hope you achieve everything in life that you want to, and we hope your day, your week, and the months and years ahead rock for you with much success!

Quote: What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. by author Plutarch overlaid on photo of person holding light bulb
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What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.


Quote: Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. by author John Wooden overlaid on photo of low-light photo of forest

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.


Quote: Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period. by author Lou Holtz overlaid on photo of pink pig figurine on white surface
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Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.


Quote: Every noble work is at first impossible. by author Thomas Carlyle overlaid on photo of snow mountains under nightsky
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Every noble work is at first impossible.


Quote: The best way out is always through. by author Robert Frost overlaid on photo of sunset
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The best way out is always through.


Quote: Change your thoughts and you change your world. by author Norman Vincent Peale overlaid on photo of three women sitting on rock near body of water
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Change your thoughts and you change your world.


Quote: Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. by author Napoleon Hill overlaid on photo of man in orange jacket and black pants doing snow ski during daytime
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Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.


Quote: Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
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Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.


Quote: You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours. by author Herb Brooks overlaid on photo of pot on window with flowers
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You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours.


Quote: Better to have, and not need, than to need, and not have. by author Franz Kafka overlaid on photo of laptop computer beside coffee mug
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Better to have, and not need, than to need, and not have.


Quote: The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. by author Joe Paterno overlaid on photo of pink concrete wall during daytime
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The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.


Quote: Eighty percent of success is showing up. by author Woody Allen overlaid on photo of person wearing suit reading business newspaper
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Eighty percent of success is showing up.


Quote: Do or do not. There is no try. by author Yoda (Star Wars) overlaid on photo of person holding light bulb
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Do or do not. There is no try.


Quote: Only in the darkness can you see the stars. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of snow mountains under nightsky
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Only in the darkness can you see the stars.


Quote: There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. by author Ernest Hemingway overlaid on photo of white and brown long fur cat
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There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.


Quote: Fortune sides with him who dares. by author Publius Vergilius Maro overlaid on photo of photo of author Publius Vergilius Maro with quote

Fortune sides with him who dares.


Quote: Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact. by author Henry James overlaid on photo of laughing woman photo
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Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.


Quote: We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish. by author Tony Robbins overlaid on photo of water droplets on green leaf
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We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.


Quote: Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of photo of pine tree
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Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.


Quote: What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail? by author Robert H. Schuller overlaid on photo of man in cowboy hat
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What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?


Quote: Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself. by author Plutarch overlaid on photo of silhouette of three people up on mountain cliff
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Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.


Quote: 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. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of yellow and red color textile
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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.


Quote: A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. by author Joseph Campbell overlaid on photo of person holding lighted oil lamp
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A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.


As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.


Quote: Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen. by author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe overlaid on photo of brown grass field during daytime
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Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.


Quote: It is never too late to be what you might have been. by author George Eliot overlaid on photo of landscape photography of forest

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


Quote: The best revenge is massive success. by author Frank Sinatra overlaid on photo of painting of man walking down a road holding umbrella
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The best revenge is massive success.


Quote: The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. by author Dale Carnegie overlaid on photo of pink tulip flower
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The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.


Quote: Knowledge will give you power, but character respect. by author Bruce Lee overlaid on photo of road between yellow leaf trees at daytime
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Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.


Quote: The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. by author Bertrand Russell overlaid on photo of sunset
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The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.


Quote: Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit. by author Bernard Williams overlaid on photo of selective photography of dried leaf
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Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.


Quote: Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. by author Babe Ruth overlaid on photo of black and white butterfly on white wall
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Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.


Quote: If you don't get out of the box you've been raised in, you won't understand how much bigger the world is. by author Angelina Jolie overlaid on photo of black white and orange butterfly perched on purple flower in close up photography during daytime
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If you don't get out of the box you've been raised in, you won't understand how much bigger the world is.


Quote: It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse. by author Adlai E. Stevenson overlaid on photo of crack in wall
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It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.


Quote: Either you run the day, or the day runs you. by author Jim Rohn overlaid on photo of autumn leaves on body of water
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Either you run the day, or the day runs you.


Quote: Love as hard as you can, at all times. by author Sam Smith overlaid on photo of brown labrador puppy
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Love as hard as you can, at all times.


Quote: Whatever you do, you need courage. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of person holding red and beige twin bell analog alarm clock
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Whatever you do, you need courage.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.


Quote: Courage is the spear of destiny. by author Matshona Dhliwayo overlaid on photo of pet dog sitting down on snow
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Courage is the spear of destiny.


Quote: Failure is disguised success. by author Matshona Dhliwayo overlaid on photo of A man in a black suit loosening his tie
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Failure is disguised success.


Quote: Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it. by author Ted Williams overlaid on photo of woman in gray knit sweater covering her face with her hand
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Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.


Quote: What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle, and giving 110 percent all the time. by author Don Zimmer overlaid on photo of two white flowers
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What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle, and giving 110 percent all the time.


Quote: Live life to the fullest. by author Robert Louis Stevenson overlaid on photo of person standing near the stairs
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Live life to the fullest.


Quote: If you rest, you rust. by author Helen Hayes overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of white feather dropping in person's hand
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If you rest, you rust.


Quote: Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. by author Satchel Paige overlaid on photo of silhouette photography of person in gray sailing boat in the middle of body of water
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Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.


Quote: What do do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it. by author Dean Smith overlaid on photo of white ceramic mug with coffee on brown wooden table
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What do do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.


Quote: People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day. by author A. A. Milne overlaid on photo of man holding his black suit
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People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.


Quote: Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow. by author Helen Keller overlaid on photo of woman standing on sunflower field
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Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It's what sunflowers do.


Quote: Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. by author Dennis P. Kimbro overlaid on photo of landscape photography of mountain
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Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.


Quote: Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn. by author John C. Maxwell overlaid on photo of shade under a green-leafed tree
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Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.


Quote: The only way to do great work is to love what you do. by author Steve Jobs overlaid on photo of silhouette photo of six persons on top of mountain
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The only way to do great work is to love what you do.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And 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. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.


Quote: Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of cat with flower
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Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage.


Quote: Study while others are sleeping;
work while others are loafing;
prepare while others are playing;
and dream while others are wishing. by author William Arthur Ward overlaid on photo of galaxy
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Study while others are sleeping;
work while others are loafing;
prepare while others are playing;
and dream while others are wishing.


Quote: If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try. by author Seth Godin overlaid on photo of red and white heart shape illustration
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If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.


Quote: One man with courage makes a majority. by author Andrew Jackson overlaid on photo of green leaf in close up photography
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One man with courage makes a majority.


Quote: Man is what he believes. by author Anton Chekhov overlaid on photo of aerial photography of pine trees
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Man is what he believes.


Quote: You have as much laughter as you have faith. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of blue flower in close up photography
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You have as much laughter as you have faith.


Quote: Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. by author Zig Ziglar overlaid on photo of landscape photography of mountains with cloudy skies during golden hour
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Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.


Quote: Paths are made by walking. by author Franz Kafka overlaid on photo of man and woman with dog on woods
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Paths are made by walking.



Longer Version/[Notes]:

The scariest moment is always just before you start. After that, things can only get better.


Quote: Light tomorrow with today. by author Elizabeth Barrett Browning overlaid on photo of donkey
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Light tomorrow with today.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Light tomorrow with today!


Quote: Make each day your masterpiece. by author John Wooden overlaid on photo of white and tan dog laying on floor
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Make each day your masterpiece.


Quote: Fall seven times, stand up eight. by author Japanese Proverb overlaid on photo of sunset
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Fall seven times, stand up eight.


Quote: I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me. by author Dudley Field Malone overlaid on photo of red tulip flowers under calm blue sky
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I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.


Quote: If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it. by author Ronnie Lott overlaid on photo of silhouette photography of person
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If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.


The price of greatness is responsibility.


Quote: We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. by author Will Durant overlaid on photo of pot on window with flowers
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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.


Quote: Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of aerial's photo of metropolitan during night time\
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Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.


I celebrate myself, and sing myself.


Quote: Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. by author Thomas Edison overlaid on photo of multicolored heart LED light on wall
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Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. As a result, a genius is often a talented person who has simply done all of his homework.


Quote: With self-discipline most anything is possible. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of bonfire near mountain
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With self-discipline most anything is possible.


Quote: Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. by author Sharon Begley overlaid on photo of yellow and white balloons on orange surface
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Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.


Quote: When you lose a couple of times, it makes you realize how difficult it is to win. by author Steffi Graf overlaid on photo of silhouette of kneeling man
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When you lose a couple of times, it makes you realize how difficult it is to win.


Quote: Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. by author Sivananda Saraswati overlaid on photo of pink tulip flower
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Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.


Quote: There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming. by author Soren Kierkegaard overlaid on photo of sunset
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There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming.


Quote: You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through. by author Rosalynn Carter overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
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You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.


Quote: We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of low angle photography of gray concrete building
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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. We all have clouds above us but some see their silver linings. We all face difficulties but some of us are grateful that they aren't worse.


Quote: Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. by author Og Mandino overlaid on photo of laptop computer beside coffee mug
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Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.


Quote: Only do what your heart tells you. by author Princess Diana overlaid on photo of pink and white flowers in tilt shift lens
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Only do what your heart tells you.


Quote: Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength. by author Phil Jackson overlaid on photo of body of water near mountains
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Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.


Quote: A goal is a dream with a deadline. by author Napoleon Hill overlaid on photo of pink tree
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A goal is a dream with a deadline.


Quote: If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of pink and blue painted wall
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If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.


Quote: My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. by author Maya Angelou overlaid on photo of photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.




Quote: Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. by author Margaret Fuller overlaid on photo of three person pointing the silver laptop computer
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Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.


Quote: Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart. by author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus overlaid on photo of man and woman sitting and kissing on post near the body of water
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Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.


Quote: Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world. by author Malala Yousafzai overlaid on photo of silhouette of person jumping in mid air
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Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.


Quote: One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team. by author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar overlaid on photo of two women hugging each other
Photo Credit: Matthew Henry

One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.


Quote: If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it. by author Lucy Larcom overlaid on photo of flame illustration
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If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.


Quote: How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser. by author Lou Holtz overlaid on photo of sealion surrounded by rocks during daytime
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How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.


Quote: In a gentle way, you can shake the world. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of person wearing suit reading business newspaper
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In a gentle way, you can shake the world.


If you can imagine it, we can make it.


Quote: You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you. by author Joseph Joubert overlaid on photo of Arizona landscape
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You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.


Quote: Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it. by author Jules Renard overlaid on photo of silhouette photo of couple standing on beach watching sunset
Photo Credit: Nathan Dumlao

Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.


Quote: Out of difficulties grow miracles. by author Jean de la Bruyere overlaid on photo of tall green flowering grasses under blue and white cloudy sky
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Out of difficulties grow miracles.


Quote: If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. by author Jim Rohn overlaid on photo of brown mountain
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If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.


Quote: Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. by author Jim Rohn overlaid on photo of saguaro
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Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Discipline is the bridge between thought and accomplishment. Discipline comes to those with the awareness that for a kite to fly it must rise against the wind; that all good things are achieved by those who are willing to swim upstream; that drifting aimlessly through life only leads to bitterness and disappointment." And then he added: "Discipline is the foundation on which all success is built. Lack of discipline inevitably leads to failure.


Quote: Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion. by author Jack Kerouac overlaid on photo of blue rose with water droplet
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Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.


Quote: Courage is found in unlikely places. by author J. R. R. Tolkien overlaid on photo of photo of author J. R. R. Tolkien with quote

Courage is found in unlikely places.


Quote: My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging. by author Hank Aaron overlaid on photo of brown wallpaper
Photo Credit: Jeremy Bishop

My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.


Quote: The brain is wider than the sky. by author Emily Dickinson overlaid on photo of cat in space
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The brain is wider than the sky.


Quote: You must do the things you think you cannot do. by author Eleanor Roosevelt overlaid on photo of woman in black shirt standing on yellow flower field during daytime
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You must do the things you think you cannot do.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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 you think you cannot do.


Quote: With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. by author Eleanor Roosevelt overlaid on photo of selective focus photography of gray cat peeking at the table
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With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.


Quote: Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius. by author Edward Gibbon overlaid on photo of brown tree on surrounded by brown grass during golden hour
Photo Credit: Hu Chen

Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius.


Quote: All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination. by author Earl Nightingale overlaid on photo of silhouette of person jumping in mid air
Photo Credit: Aziz Acharki

All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.


Quote: Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed. by author Dale Carnegie overlaid on photo of woman wearing black bikini tap swimming on body of water between trees
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Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.


Quote: As knowledge increases, wonder deepens. by author Charles Morgan overlaid on photo of man in black suit jacket and woman in blue dress kissing during daytime
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As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.


Quote: Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of person wearing TV helmet with remote
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Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.


Quote: You must realize that one day you will die. Until then you are worthless. by author Chuck Palahniuk overlaid on photo of soldiers on field at daytime
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You must realize that one day you will die. Until then you are worthless.


Quote: Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way. by author Charles Bukowski overlaid on photo of white snow mountain
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Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.


Quote: Champions keep playing until they get it right. by author Billie Jean King overlaid on photo of brown and white wooden star print board
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Champions keep playing until they get it right.


Quote: Diligence is the mother of good fortune. by author Benjamin Disraeli overlaid on photo of people walking on grey concrete floor during daytime
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Diligence is the mother of good fortune.


Quote: Man is a genius when he is dreaming. by author Akira Kurosawa overlaid on photo of woman hugging other woman while smiling at beach
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Man is a genius when he is dreaming.


Quote: Enthusiasm moves the world. by author Arthur Balfour overlaid on photo of three boys running on field
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Enthusiasm moves the world.


Quote: The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity. by author Ayn Rand overlaid on photo of woman lying on white lounge chair in the middle of pool
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The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.


Quote: It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of mountains under starry sky during nighttime
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It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.


Quote: Whoever is happy will make others happy too. by author Anne Frank overlaid on photo of two ice cream on glasses
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Whoever is happy will make others happy too.


Quote: Be faithful to that which exists within yourself. by author Andre Gide overlaid on photo of person holding 1 us dollar bill
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Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.


Quote: Whatever you are, be a good one. by author Abraham Lincoln overlaid on photo of person holding pencil near laptop computer
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Whatever you are, be a good one.


Quote: An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of man in black pants sitting on chair
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An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.


Quote: Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud. by author Maya Angelou overlaid on photo of photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.


Quote: Everyone who's ever taken a shower has an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference. by author Nolan Bushnell overlaid on photo of blue, white, and pink petaled flowers on gray surface
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Everyone who's ever taken a shower has an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.


Quote: God loves to help him who strives to help himself. by author Aeschylus overlaid on photo of photo of author Aeschylus with quote

God loves to help him who strives to help himself.


Quote: Your self-esteem and emotional strength relies solely on
how you think and how you see things around you. by author Derric Yuh Ndim overlaid on photo of photography of white wall lot
Photo Credit: Chris Brignola

Your self-esteem and emotional strength relies solely on
how you think and how you see things around you.


Quote: The difference between successful and unsuccessful people isn't really about
resources that were available to them when they started out, Instead its their resourcefulness or personal initiative that makes the difference. by author Derric Yuh Ndim overlaid on photo of calm ocean
Photo Credit: Ryan Stone

The difference between successful and unsuccessful people isn't really about
resources that were available to them when they started out, Instead its their resourcefulness or personal initiative that makes the difference.


Quote: Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been. by author Alan Alda overlaid on photo of black laptop computer turned on beside black ceramic mug
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Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been.


Quote: As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people's ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life. by author Amy Poehler overlaid on photo of photo of author Amy Poehler with quote

As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people's ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.


Quote: 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. by author Alexander the Great overlaid on photo of purple petaled flower
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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.


Quote: Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow. by author A. P. J. Abdul Kalam overlaid on photo of photo of author A. P. J. Abdul Kalam with quote

Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.


Quote: Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel. by author Augustus Hare overlaid on photo of photo of author Augustus Hare with quote

Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.


Quote: With our thoughts, we make the world. by author Buddhist saying overlaid on photo of photo of author Buddhist saying with quote

With our thoughts, we make the world.


Quote: Act like a horse. Be dumb. Just run. by author Jumbo Elliot overlaid on photo of pink rose bud closeup photo
Photo Credit: Alisa Olaivar

Act like a horse. Be dumb. Just run.


Quote: The game ain't over 'til it's over. by author Yogi Berra overlaid on photo of person holding 100 US Dollar banknote
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The game ain't over 'til it's over.


Quote: Every moment is a fresh beginning. by author T. S. Eliot overlaid on photo of photo of author T. S. Eliot with quote

Every moment is a fresh beginning.


Quote: Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible. by author Frank L. Gaines overlaid on photo of red blue yellow and red paint
Photo Credit: Andres Perez

Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible.


Quote: I don't think limits. by author Usain Bolt overlaid on photo of gray road beside a trees
Photo Credit: Elijah M. Henderson

I don't think limits.


Quote: The fears you run from run to you. by author Robin Sharma overlaid on photo of green leafed trees with fog
Photo Credit: Hannah Tims

The fears you run from run to you.


Quote: Generosity is the best investment. by author Diane von Furstenberg overlaid on photo of grassland landscape
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Generosity is the best investment.


Quote: Stars can't shine without darkness. by author Ester Dean overlaid on photo of landscape photography of mountain
Photo Credit: Chan Hoi

Stars can't shine without darkness.


Quote: Hope is the heartbeat of the soul. by author Michelle Horst overlaid on photo of green trees on forest during daytime
Photo Credit: Adam Bixby

Hope is the heartbeat of the soul.


Quote: If you can't get a miracle, become one. by author Nick Vujicic overlaid on photo of sunset
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If you can't get a miracle, become one.


Quote: What's freedom for? To know eternity. by author Theodore Roethke overlaid on photo of person doing yoga exercises
Photo Credit: Patrick Hendry

What's freedom for? To know eternity.


Quote: Magical music never leaves the memory. by author Thomas Beecham overlaid on photo of stacks of cash wallpaper
Photo Credit: Celyn Kang

Magical music never leaves the memory.


Quote: Swing hard in case you hit it. by author Dan Marino overlaid on photo of gold round coins on brown wooden table
Photo Credit: Matthew Lancaster

Swing hard in case you hit it.


Quote: Real men change diapers! by author Nick Cannon overlaid on photo of four orange, green, blue, and red paint rollers
Photo Credit: David Pisnoy

Real men change diapers!


Quote: Never buy gold, simply earn it. by author Mary Kom overlaid on photo of white and gray cat
Photo Credit: MIKHAIL VASILYEV

Never buy gold, simply earn it.


Quote: You can't win them all but you can try. by author Babe Didrikson Zaharias overlaid on photo of black and silver laptop computer
Photo Credit: Markus Winkler

You can't win them all but you can try.


Quote: Adversity is orientation for reward. by author Matshona Dhliwayo overlaid on photo of woman and man holding hands
Photo Credit: Roman Kraft

Adversity is orientation for reward.


Quote: Don't cope with problems; fix them. by author Amine A. Ayad overlaid on photo of mountains under white clouds at daytime
Photo Credit: Juli Kosolapova

Don't cope with problems; fix them.




Quote: You can be the lead in your own life. by author Kerry Washington overlaid on photo of white and black boat on sea during daytime
Photo Credit: Pat Whelen

You can be the lead in your own life.


Quote: Don't let the bastards grind you down. by author Margaret Atwood overlaid on photo of bonfire on focus photography
Photo Credit: Timon Wanner

Don't let the bastards grind you down.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Don't let the bastards grind you down. I repeat this to myself but it conveys nothing. You might as well say, Don't let there be air; or Don't be. I suppose you could say that.


Don't tell me the sky's the limit.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon.


Quote: Timidity does not inspire bold acts. by author Mae Jemison overlaid on photo of white paint palette with black paint beside ink bottle and paint brush
Photo Credit: Kelly Sikkema

Timidity does not inspire bold acts.


Quote: Life is now in session. Are you present? by author John C. Maxwell overlaid on photo of two mugs of brown liquids
Photo Credit: kazuend

Life is now in session. Are you present?


Quote: Start small and dream big. by author Robert Kiyosaki overlaid on photo of mountain hills under blue sky
Photo Credit: Patrick Bald

Start small and dream big.


Quote: The worst thing you can do is nothing. by author Terry Pratchett overlaid on photo of toddler hugging siberian husky
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The worst thing you can do is nothing.


Quote: The greatest source of happiness is the ability to be grateful at all times. by author Zig Ziglar overlaid on photo of beige concrete wall
Photo Credit: Lysander Yuen

The greatest source of happiness is the ability to be grateful at all times.


Quote: When you know better you do better. by author Maya Angelou overlaid on photo of photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

When you know better you do better.


Quote: You can fall, but you can rise also. by author Angelique Kidjo overlaid on photo of photo of author Angelique Kidjo with quote

You can fall, but you can rise also.


Quote: You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take. by author Wayne Gretzky overlaid on photo of black pug puppy on green textile
Photo Credit: Priscilla Du Preez

You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take.


Quote: Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding. by author Jim Valvano overlaid on photo of red tulip in bloom close up photo
Photo Credit: Stanislav Rozhkov

Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding.


Quote: You can motivate by fear, and you can motivate by reward. But both those methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self motivation. by author Homer Rice overlaid on photo of white wooden door
Photo Credit: Pawel Czerwinski

You can motivate by fear, and you can motivate by reward. But both those methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self motivation.


Quote: You win some, you lose some, and some get rained out, but you gotta suit up for them all. by author J. Askenberg overlaid on photo of red
Photo Credit: Denise Bossarte

You win some, you lose some, and some get rained out, but you gotta suit up for them all.


Quote: Leadership, like coaching, is fighting for the hearts and souls of men and getting them to believe in you. by author Eddie Robinson overlaid on photo of blue sky with white clouds
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Leadership, like coaching, is fighting for the hearts and souls of men and getting them to believe in you.


Quote: I never left the field saying I could have done more to get ready and that gives me peace of mind. by author Peyton Manning overlaid on photo of three clear glass cups
Photo Credit: Sharon McCutcheon

I never left the field saying I could have done more to get ready and that gives me peace of mind.


Quote: The hardest skill to acquire in this sport is the one where you compete all out, give it all you have, and you are still getting beat no matter what you do. When you have the killer instinct to fight through that, it is very special. by author Eddie Reese overlaid on photo of ocean wave during day
Photo Credit: Ahmed Saeed

The hardest skill to acquire in this sport is the one where you compete all out, give it all you have, and you are still getting beat no matter what you do. When you have the killer instinct to fight through that, it is very special.


Quote: When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less. by author Paul Brown overlaid on photo of three clear drinking glasses with brown liquid
Photo Credit: Juan Carlos Rivera

When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less.


Quote: Stubbornness usually is considered a negative; but I think that trait has been a positive for me. by author Cal Ripken Jr.  overlaid on photo of two white flowers
Photo Credit: Louise Pilgaard

Stubbornness usually is considered a negative; but I think that trait has been a positive for me.


Quote: You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy. by author Arthur Ashe overlaid on photo of five orange and one white pupkins
Photo Credit: Scott Webb

You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy.


Quote: Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence. by author George F. Will overlaid on photo of white flower in grayscale photography
Photo Credit: Jocelyn Morales

Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.


Quote: Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement. by author Marv Levy overlaid on photo of brown and white bird on tree branch
Photo Credit: László Glatz

Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.


Quote: Never give up, never give in, and when the upper hand is ours, may we have the ability to handle the win with the dignity that we absorbed the loss. by author Doug Williams overlaid on photo of silhouette of man and woman during sunset
Photo Credit: Abdul Gani M

Never give up, never give in, and when the upper hand is ours, may we have the ability to handle the win with the dignity that we absorbed the loss.


Quote: One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it. by author Knute Rockne overlaid on photo of fawn pug standing on textile
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One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it.


Quote: A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever. by author Mary Lou Retton overlaid on photo of raindrops on clear window
Photo Credit: Anant Jain

A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.


Quote: You have to chase your dreams, no matter what. The impossible just takes a little longer. One stroke at a time, one step at a time, the impossible is easy to achieve. by author Tori Murden overlaid on photo of gray concrete road between green trees during daytime
Photo Credit: Mick Haupt

You have to chase your dreams, no matter what. The impossible just takes a little longer. One stroke at a time, one step at a time, the impossible is easy to achieve.


Quote: Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others. by author Brian Tracy overlaid on photo of shallow focus photo of white rose
Photo Credit: Andrew Johnson

Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.


Quote: When you are able to shift your inner awareness to how you can serve others, and when you make this the central focus of your life, you will then be in a position to know true miracles in your progress toward prosperity. by author Wayne W. Dyer overlaid on photo of brown leaf on brown stem
Photo Credit: Åukasz Rawa

When you are able to shift your inner awareness to how you can serve others, and when you make this the central focus of your life, you will then be in a position to know true miracles in your progress toward prosperity.


Quote: You can have unbelievable intelligence, you can have connections, you can have opportunities fall out of the sky. But in the end, hard work is the true, enduring characteristic of successful people. by author Marsha Evans overlaid on photo of yellow and white abstract painting
Photo Credit: J Lee

You can have unbelievable intelligence, you can have connections, you can have opportunities fall out of the sky. But in the end, hard work is the true, enduring characteristic of successful people.


Quote: One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go. by author Sheila Murray Bethel overlaid on photo of toddlers standing outdoors
Photo Credit: Jude Beck

One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.


Quote: Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be. by author Elizabeth Gilbert overlaid on photo of men walking on road
Photo Credit: Vishnu Prasad

Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.


Quote: Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use. by author Ruth Gordon overlaid on photo of photo of author Ruth Gordon with quote

Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.


Quote: Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult. by author Charlotte Whitton overlaid on photo of orange flowers
Photo Credit: Andres Bartelsman

Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.


Quote: Success breeds confidence. by author Beryl Markham overlaid on photo of photo of author Beryl Markham with quote

Success breeds confidence.


Quote: We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. by author Marie Curie overlaid on photo of red metal bridge over river
Photo Credit: J. Balla Photography

We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.


Quote: A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform. by author Diane Mariechild overlaid on photo of pink tulip flower
Photo Credit: Marc Schulte

A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.


Quote: I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. by author Eleanor Roosevelt overlaid on photo of green leafed vegetable on brown wooden surface
Photo Credit: Lukas Blazek

I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.


Quote: Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences. by author J. K. Rowling overlaid on photo of photo of author J. K. Rowling with quote

Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.


Quote: A woman is like a tea bag -- you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water. by author Eleanor Roosevelt overlaid on photo of silhouette photography of person in gray sailing boat in the middle of body of water
Photo Credit: Daniele Levis Pelusi

A woman is like a tea bag -- you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.


Quote: When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another. by author Helen Keller overlaid on photo of yellow, orange, red, green, and blue abstract painting
Photo Credit: Markus Spiske

When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.


Quote: If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished? by author Rumi overlaid on photo of purple, white, and pink floral painting
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?


Quote: We become what we think about. by author Earl Nightingale overlaid on photo of grayscale photography of kids walking on road
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

We become what we think about.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

We become what we think about most of the time, and that's the strangest secret.


Quote: It is not enough to aim, you must hit. by author Italian Proverb overlaid on photo of pink dahlia in bloom
Photo Credit: Janine Joles

It is not enough to aim, you must hit.


Quote: The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible. by author Arthur C. Clarke overlaid on photo of shallow focus orange and black butterfly
Photo Credit: Sean Stratton

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.


Quote: Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. by author Carl Bard overlaid on photo of rock formation under starry skies
Photo Credit: thomas shellberg

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.


Quote: If not us, who? If not now, when? by author John F. Kennedy overlaid on photo of cat in space
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If not us, who? If not now, when?


Quote: Live each day as if your life had just begun. by author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe overlaid on photo of black assault rifle on snow covered ground
Photo Credit: Bexar Arms

Live each day as if your life had just begun.


Quote: There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures. by author J. G. Holland overlaid on photo of sun
Photo Credit: DiscoverQuotes Staff

There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.


Quote: A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult. by author Melinda Gates overlaid on photo of clear hour glass with brown frame
Photo Credit: NeONBRAND

A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.


Quote: You can have anything you want, if you want it badly enough. by author Abraham Lincoln overlaid on photo of close shot of yellow flowers
Photo Credit: Masaaki Komori

You can have anything you want, if you want it badly enough.


Quote: Do one thing every day that scares you. by author Eleanor Roosevelt overlaid on photo of white skull on red wall
Photo Credit: Rowan Heuvel

Do one thing every day that scares you.


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