Motivational Quotes

Motivational Quotes

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“Little people talk about people. Medium size people talk about things. And big people talk about ideals and principles.” – Unknown

Beautiful thoughts of all kinds crystallize into habits of grace and kindliness, which solidify into genial and sunny circumstances; pure thoughts crystallize into habits of temperance and self-control. ”     — James Allen

“Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves— to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today.” — Stewart B. Johnson

“Life is like a book we can either study it or let it gather dust on the shelves of the world.”      — Rene Godefroy

“It isn’t your position that makes you happy or unhappy, it’s your disposition.”     — O. S. Marden

“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, To everyone you can.”  
— Ancient Advice

It a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.”    — W. Sommerset Morgan

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”  — Seneca

“Some men see things as they are, and ask, “why?” I dare to dream of things that never were, and ask—”Why not?” — George Bernard Shaw

“Big shots are little shots that keep shooting.” — Christopher Morley

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes

“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.”  
— Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.

“The pain you feel is the breaking of shell that encloses your understanding.”  — Cahil Gibran

“Success is not measure by the position one has reached in life, rather by the obstacles one overcomes while trying to succeed.”
— Booker T. Washington

“A pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” — Winston Churchill

“Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what to do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”  — Aldous Huxley

“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.”  — Proverb 17:22

“Life is just a minute only sixty seconds in it, forced upon you, can‘t refuse it. Didn‘t seek it, didn‘t choose it, but It‘s up to you to use it. You must suffer if you lose it, give an account if you abuse it, just a tiny little minute, but eternity is in it.”  — Dr. Benjamin E. Mays

“It isn’t the burdens of today that drive men mad. It is the regrets over yesterday and the fear of tomorrow.”  — Robert J. Hasting

“People do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.”  — Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Everything you remember, I forgot, and everything
you forgot, I remember.”  — God

“People do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.”  — Oliver Wendell Holmes

“If one advances confidently in the directions of his dreams, and endeavor to live the life has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”  — Henry David Thoreau

Promise Yourself
(one the most classic inspirational quotes)

Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can
disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to
every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel like there is
something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your
optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best,
and expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on the
greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give
every living person you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, and too
strong for fear, and to happy to permit the
presence of trouble.

The Optimist Creed
From The Optimist International

I Am A Soldier In The Army of God
(one the most classic inspirational quotes)

I am a soldier in the army of God. The Lord Jesus Christ is my commanding officer. The Holy Bible is my Code of Conduct. Faith, prayer, and the Word are my weapons of warfare. I have been taught by the Holy Spirit, trained by experience, tried by adversity and tested by fire.

I am a volunteer in this army and I am enlisted for eternity. I will either retire in this army at the rapture or die in this army; but I will not get out, sell out, be talked out, or pushed out. I am faithful, reliable, capable and dependable. If my God needs me, I am there. If He needs me in the Sunday school, to teach the children, work with the youth, help adults or just sit and learn, He can use me because I am there.

I am a soldier. I am not a baby. I do not need to be pampered, petted, primed up, pumped up, picked up or pepped up. I am a soldier. No one has to call me, remind me, write me, visit me, entice me, or lure me. I am a soldier. I am not a wimp. I am in place, saluting my King, obeying His orders, praising His name, and building His kingdom! No one has to send me flowers, gifts, food, cards, candy or give me handouts. I do not need to be cuddled, cradled, cared for, or catered to. I am committed. I cannot have my feelings hurt bad enough to turn me around. I cannot be discouraged enough to turn me aside. I cannot lose enough to cause me to quit.

When Jesus called me into this army, I had nothing. If I end up with nothing, I will still come out ahead. I will win. My God has and will continue to supply all of my need. I am more than a conqueror. I will always triumph. I can do all things through Christ. The devil cannot defeat me. People cannot disillusion me. Weather cannot weary me. Sickness cannot stop me. Battles cannot beat me. Money cannot buy me. Governments cannot silence me and hell cannot handle me. I am a soldier. Even death cannot destroy me. For when my Commander calls me from this battlefield, He will promote me to Captain and then allow me to rule with Him. I am a soldier in the army, and Im marching, claiming victory. I will not give up. I will not run around. I am a soldier, marching heaven bound.
— Unknown

When Tomorrow Starts Without Me

When tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not there to see,

If the sun should rise and find your eyes,
all filled with tears for me,

I wish so much you wouldn’t cry, the way you did today,

While thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say.

I know how much you love me, as much as I love you,

And each time that you think of me,
I know you’ll miss me too.

But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand,

That an angel came and called my name and
took me by the hand.

And said my place was ready in Heaven far above,

And that I’d have to leave behind, all those
things I dearly love.

But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye,

For all my life, I’d always thought, I didn’t want to die.

I had so much to live for, so much yet to do,

It seemed almost impossible, that I was leaving you.

I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad,

I thought of all the love we shared, and all the fun we had.

If I could relive yesterday, just even for a while,

I’d say goodbye and kiss you, and maybe
see you smile.

But then I fully realized, that could never be,

For emptiness and memories, would take
the place of me.

And when I thought of worldly things, I might
miss come tomorrow,

I thought of you, and when I did, my heart was
filled with sorrow.

But when I walked through Heaven’s gates,
I felt so much at home.

When God looked down and smiled at me,
from his great golden throne.

He said, “This is eternity, and all I’ve
promised you.

Today your life on Earth is past, and
here it starts anew”.

“I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last,

And since each day’s the same day, there’s
no longing for the past”.

“But you have been so faithful, so trusting and so true,

Though there were times you did some things,
you know you shouldn’t do”.

“But you have been forgiven, and now at
last you’re free,

So won’t you take my hand now and share
My life with Me”.

So when tomorrow starts without me, don’t
think we’re far apart,

For every time you think of me, I’m right here
in your heart.

Author Unknown

May the stars carry your sadness away,

May the flowers fill your heart with beauty,

May hope forever wipe away your tears,

And, above all, may silence make you strong.

–Chief Dan George


As though no one is watching you.


as though you have never been hurt before.


as though no one can hear you.


as though heaven is here on earth.

Candle In The Wind
Tribute To Princess Diana
(one the most classic inspirational quotes)

Goodbye England’s Rose
May you ever grow in our hearts.

You were the grace that placed itself
Where lives were torn apart.

You called out to our country,
And you whispered to those in pain.

Now you belong to heaven,
And the stars spell out your name.
And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind,

Never fading with the sunset
When the rain set in.

And your footsteps will always fall here,
Along England’s greenest hills;

Your candles burned out long before
Your legend ever will.
Loveliness we’ve lost;
These empty days without your smile.

This torch we’ll always carry
For our nation’s golden child.

And even though we try,
The truth brings us to tears;

All our words cannot express
The joy you brought us through the years.
And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind,

Never fading with the sunset
When the rain set in.

And your footsteps will always fall here,
Along England’s greenest hills,

Your candles’ burned out long before
Your legend ever will.

Goodbye England’s Rose
May you ever grow in our hearts.

You were the grace that placed itself
Where lives were torn apart.

Goodbye England’s Rose,
From a country lost without your soul,

Who’ll miss the wings of your compassion
More than you’ll ever know.

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind,

Never fading with the sunset
When the rain set in.

And your footsteps will always fall here,
Along England’s greenest hills,

Your candles’ burned out long before
Your legend ever will.


24 Interludes of Life

This is dedicated to my wonderful friends who enrich my life with the treasure of their being. May your soul decisions always be made with your heart, and not with your head.

1. Don’t go for looks, they can deceive. Don’t go for wealth even that fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile.

2. There are moments in life when you really miss someone that you want to pick them up from your dreams and hug them. Hope you dream of that someone.

3. Dream what you want to dream, go where you want to go, be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want in life.

4. May you have…Enough happiness to make you sweet
Enough trials to make you strong
Enough sorrow to keep you human
Enough hope to make you happy
And enough money to keep you comfortable.

5. When one door of happiness closes, another opens. But we often took so long at the closed door, that we don’t see the one which has been opened for us.

6. The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch, swing with, never saying a word and then walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you’ve had.

7. It’s true that we don’t know what we’ve got until we lose it, but it’s also true that we don’t know what we’ve been missing until it arrives.

8. Always put yourself in other’s shoes. If you feel that it hurts you, it probably does hurt the person too.

9. A careless word may kindle a strife;
A cruel word may wreck a life
A timely word may level stress
A lovely word may heal and bless.

10. The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves and not to twist them with our own image, otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.

11. The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything, they just make the most of everything that comes along the way.

12. Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one so that when we finally meet the right person, we should know how to be grateful for that gift.

13. It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone and a day to love someone, but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.

14. Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched and those who have tried. For only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives.

15. Love is when you take away the feeling, the passion, the romance and find out you still care for that person.

16. A sad thing about life is that when you meet someone who means a lot to you only to find out in the end that it was never bound to be and you just have to let go.

17. Love starts with a smile, develops with a kiss and ends with a tear.

18. Love comes to those who still hope even though they’ve been disappointed, to those who still believe even though they’ve been betrayed, need to love those who still love, even though they’ve been hurt before.

19. It hurts to love someone, and not to be loved in return but what is most painful is to love someone and never finds the courage to let the person know how you feel.

20. The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past. You can’t go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.

21. Never say goodbye when you still want to try;
Never give up when you still feel you can take it;
Never say you don’t love that person anymore when you can’t let go.

22. Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they’ll love you back. Don’t expect love in return, just wait for it to grow in their hearts but if it doesn’t, be content it grew in yours.

23. There are things you love to hear but you would never hear it from the person whom you would like to hear it from, but don’t be deaf to hear it from the person who says it with his heart.

24. When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life to the fullest so that when you die, you’re smiling and everyone
around you is crying.

Author Unknown

A Creed to Live By
(one the most classic inspirational quotes)

Don’t undermine your worth by comparing
yourself with others,

It is because we are different that each
of us is special.

Don’t set your goals by what other people
deem important,

Only you know what is best for you.

Don’t take for granted the things closest
to your heart

Cling to that as you would your life, for without
them life is meaningless.

Don’t let your life slip through your fingers by living
in the past or the future.

By living your life one day at a time, you live all the
days of your life.

Don’t give up when you still have something to give

Nothing is really over … until the moment
you stop trying.

Don’t be afraid to admit that you are less
than perfect,

It is the fragile thread that binds us to each other.

Don’t be afraid to encounter risks,

It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.

Don’t shut love out of your life by saying it’s
impossible to find.

The quickest way to receive love is to give love.

The fastest way to lose love is to hold on too tightly,

And the best way to keep love is to give it wings.

Don’t dismiss your Dreams. To be without
dreams is to be without hope.

To be without hope is to be without purpose.

Don’t run through life so fast that you forget
where you’ve been,

But also know where you’re going.

Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored
every step of the way.

Author Unknown

Who Need Another Motivational Quotes?

One of the main reasons I absolutely love motivational quotes is because of they can jump start our brain. One of my friends posts motivational quotes everywhere around her house.

Years ago when I didn’t know any better,I chastised a friend of my about her motivational quotes. I said, “You have way too many motivational quotes around house.Motivational quotes this and motivational quotes that.

When do you think you will actually stop gobbling all those motivational quotes and take action? When will you become an independent thinker in order to write your own motivational quotes?”

Well, when I realized how the quality of my friend’s life has improved, I jumped on bandwagon. I, too, begin to saturate my mind with motivational quotes. You know what? I am so glad I did. Today, my lifeis so much better then what it used tobe compared to many years ago. I am always upbeat and motivated.

Now I am not going to tell you that I don’t have some days when I am down a bit. But a bit is exactly right. I don’t let any thing keep me down forever.

And so, I wish the same for you.