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What are some of your favorite inspirational quotes?

.Mine are: "Stand up for what is right - even if you are standing alone." "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." [Albert Einstein]. "The greatest discovery is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind." [William James]. "There is nothing good or bad but thinking makes it so." [Shakespeare]. "We must be the change we want to see in the world." I forgot who said some of the above famous quotes but you get the picture.


  1. “My motto - sans limites.” - Isadora Duncan When you're through changing, you're through.” - Martha Stewart “The two most important requirements for major success are: first, being in the right place at the right time, and second, doing something about it” - Ray Kroc “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success” - Napoleon Hill “Try and fail, but don't fail to try.” - Stephen Kaggwa “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” - Winston Churchill “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” - Anatole France “Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.” - Pamela Vaull Starr “You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, 'Why not?'” - George Bernard Shaw “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” - Thomas Alva Edison “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” - Albert Einstein “He is able who thinks he is able.” - Buddha “Recognition is the greatest motivator.” - Gerard C. Eakedale “Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.” - Albert Einstein “People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.” - Zig Ziglar “Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” - William Butler Yeats Here are the sources - http://www.quotesdaddy.com/quote/661485/isadora-duncan/my-motto-sans-limites http://www.quotesdaddy.com/quote/1052840/martha-stewart/my-new-motto-is-when-youre-through-changing-youre http://www.quotesdaddy.com/quote/651161/ray-kroc/the-two-most-important-requirements-for-major-success http://www.quotesdaddy.com/quote/983632/napoleon-hill/patience-persistence-and-perspiration-make-an-unbeatable http://www.quotesdaddy.com/quote/579299/stephen-kaggwa/try-and-fail-but-dont-fail-to-try http://www.quotesdaddy.com/quote/280615/winston-churchill/success-is-not-final-failure-is-not-fatal-it-is-the
  2. carpe diem.
  3. "Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about" - Unknown "Everything is okay in the end, if it's not ok, then it's not the end." - Unknown "A champion is someone who gets up, even when he can'"t - Unknown
  4. I have lots of favorites that mean something to me in different aspects of my life. “Work like you don't need the money, love like your heart has never been broken, and dance like no one is watching” Aurora Greenway How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant with the weak and wrong...because sometime in your life you will have been all of these. George Washington Carver A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on. Carl Sandburg When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. Helen Keller The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat. - Lily Tomlin No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted. Aesop "Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." - Mark Twain Success makes life easier. It doesn't make living easier. Bruce Springsteen Life is the only chance you get, how you live it, what you take from it, how much you give back, a joy and a heartbreak, doing the best with what you have, loving with all of your heart, treating all forms of it with respect, and a wondrous beautiful mystery C.Yost "Do not save your loving speeches For your friends till they are dead; Do not write them on their tombstones, Speak them rather now instead. - Anna Cummins Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." Sir Winston Churchill "One life - a little gleam of Time between two Eternities." Thomas Carlyle I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Lead me, follow me or get out of my way. General Patton Whatever does not destroy me makes me stronger. — Friedrich Nietzche The doors of wisdom are never shut. Benjamin Franklin Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time. Theodore Roosevelt The family is a haven in a heartless world. ~Attributed to Christopher Lasch The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together. ~Erma Bombeck When I die, I want to go peaceful in my sleep like my grandfather did...not kicking and screaming like the passengers in his car. Unknown "I sometimes go to my own little world, but that's okay, they know me there." - Joel Hodgson Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac? George Carlin Weather forecast for tonight: dark. Continued dark overnight, with widely scattered light by morning. George Carlin "Some people say that I must be a horrible person, but that's not true. I have the heart of a young boy, and I keep it in a jar on my desk." - Stephen King How many people here have telekinetic powers? Raise my hand. Emo Philips If you want loyalty - get a dog. If you want loyalty and attention - get a smart dog.” Grant Fairley The love you take is equal to the love you make - The Beatles You would think with all the genius and the brilliance of these times, we might find a higher purpose and a better use of mind. - Jackson Browne, Say It Isn't True Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. John Lennon Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome. Isaac Asimov I hope life isn't a big joke, because I don't get it. Jack Handey If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead. Johnny Carson more here: http://www.rockwisdom.com/mainpage.htm http://www.quoteland.com/ http://www.quotationspage.com/ http://www.wisdomquotes.com