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Inspiring Quotes on Motivation

by Vidya Sury July 29, 2014 4 comments
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It has been a rather annoying day with my desktop computer as well as my laptop giving me some grief. I lost some writing work when I was on the verge of completing it and had a tough time staying cool. Then I decided to just leave it and do something else.

I settled down to look through some old notebooks and soon, I was smiling at the number of inspiring quotes I’ve collected. You’ll even find a quote or two on my kitchen shelf. Yep.

May I share some with you? Great to read them when you’re a bit low and need that adrenalin rush to tell you “Yes, you are doing okay! This is only a minor setback”

Inspiring quotes on motivation

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.“ – Wayne Gretzky

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.“ – Albert Einstein

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in. Forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” — Howard Thurman

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“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” –- Ayn Rand (my all-time favorite!)

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” –- Vincent Van Gogh

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” –- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” –- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” –- Farrah Gray

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“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” –- Lao Tzu

“Think with your whole body.” — Taisen Deshimaru

“Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.” – Michelangelo

“What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?” — Robert H. Schuller

“The power of imagination makes us infinite.” — John Muir

“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill

“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” – T.S. Eliot

“I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.” — Oprah Winfrey

“Fall seven times and stand up eight.” –- Japanese Proverb

“That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.” — Friedrich Nietzshe

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“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” –- Chinese Proverb

“To thrive in life you need three bones. A wishbone. A backbone. And a funny bone.” — Reba McEntire

“Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.” -– Jim Morrison

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” –- Confucius

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, ‘I’m possible!’” –- Audrey Hepburn

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” — Vince Lombardi

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

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” – Nido Qubein

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

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” –- Arthur Ashe

“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” –- George Addair

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” –- Benjamin Franklin

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” –- Aristotle

“Use pain as a stepping stone, not a camp ground.” —- Alan Cohen

“Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame.” —- Benjamin Franklin

Did you enjoy these inspiring quotes on motivation?

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Sebastian Aiden Daniels July 30, 2014 at 1:16 am

I did enjoy these quotes. I love the Aristotle one about critcism. It is so true we will face critcism in whatever we do if we strive to do it well, so screw it and accept critcism as a part of life. I’m sorry you lost the writing. That is frustrating as heck when that happens.
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obsessivemom July 30, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Love the one from Ayn Rand. Such confidence! And the one on courage from Mary Anne Radmacher. Need to check who she is.

Betsy/Zen Mama July 30, 2014 at 4:53 pm

It’s great to read old favorites and find some new quotes here, too! May I borrow a few for some new FB posters? I especially like the Alan Cohen one!
Thanks for sharing!
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Proactive Indian July 30, 2014 at 6:15 pm

Great quotes, especially Albert Einstein’s!
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