The motivation to do something can spawn from various places - the mythical within, a deadline, at times even selflessness, and most often because you just remembered you have a frozen pizza in your fridge. However, even if you find yourself in dire straits, none of these triggers might arouse the drive in you to actually do something, and then there’s only one thing left that might invigorate and inspire you - yup, the good ole motivational quotes. Now now, we know you’ve read a myriad of them already, but the inspiring quotes you’re about to read come from such great minds like Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, and probably the best orator before Zelenskyy - Sir Winston Churchill. See, these aren’t just your regular hackneyed and banal quotes; these are the words of truly exceptional human beings!

From all the drivel and the gobbledygook that the internet hatches each minute, we’ve sorted and selected only the best quotes to deliver since we know your taste is superior, and no lame saying will pass! Together with these moving quotes, You, dear readers, are our biggest motivation to create and fill the wilderness of the world wide web with quality content. Hopefully, the same as You inspire us, these beautiful quotes will help you too!

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#1

“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” — Lucille Ball

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Tams21
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7 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That works great with most of us. Perhaps not so much if you're someone sitting in prison.

#2

"More is lost by indecision than wrong decision.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero

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#3

“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” — Winnie the Pooh

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Imperfect Panda
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7 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh, bother. I wish I could do nothing all day today!!!

#4

"A year from now you will wish you had started today." — Unknown

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#5

“I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life.” — Louise Hay

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#6

"Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." — Winston S. Churchill

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#7

“You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character.” — Unknown

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#8

“A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it is committing another mistake.” – Confucius Kongzi

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#9

“I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realise I should have been more specific.” — Lily Tomlin

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#10

“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” — Dalai Lama

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#11

“If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse.” — Jim Rohn

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#12

“You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.” — Wayne Dyer

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Imperfect Panda
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7 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

True. However, some people have truly nasty tapes playing in their heads. It takes an awful lot to control those. Some people get help and learn proper coping mechanisms long before others.

#13

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” — Aristotle

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#14

“Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know.” – Pema Chodron

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#15

“Smart people learn from everything and everyone, average people from their experiences, stupid people already have all the answers.” – Socrates

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#16

“When you give joy to other people, you get more joy in return. You should give a good thought to happiness that you can give out.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

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#17

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” — Estée Lauder

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#18

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” — Michael Jordan

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#19

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” — Stephen R. Covey

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Tams21
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7 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This might be good for some as an inspirational saying but the reality about people born in difficult circumstances is in most cases sobering.

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#20

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer

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#21

“Don't look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance.” — Anne Lamott

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#22

“Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” — Warren Buffet

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#23

“Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” — Bo Jackson

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#24

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein

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#25

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” — Henry Ford

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#26

“True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.” — C.S. Lewis

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#27

‘We can see through others only when we can see through ourselves.” – Bruce Lee

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#28

“The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost

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#29

“Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.” — Ruth Gordo

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#30

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy looking for it.” — Henry David Thoreau

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#31

“There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind.” — Mister Rogers

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Imperfect Panda
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7 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

By all accounts, he was a truly wonderful man!

#32

“Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.” — Vernon Sanders Law

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#33

“The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs, one step at a time.” — Joe Girard

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#34

“Opportunities don't happen, you create them.” — Chris Grosser

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#35

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” — Mark Twain

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#36

“If you can't yet do great things, do small things in a great way.” — Napoleon Hill

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#37

"I never look back, darling. It distracts from the now." — Edna Mode

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#38

“If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” — Erica Jong

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#39

“Everything you've ever wanted is sitting on the other side of fear.” — George Addair

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#40

“Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.” — Drew Houston

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#41

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” — Earl Nightingale

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#42

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” — Frederick Douglass

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#43

“You’ll never get bored when you try something new. There’s really no limit to what you can do." — Dr. Seuss

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#44

“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” — Dolly Parton

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#45

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” — Michael Jordan

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#46

“When I believe in something, I’m like a dog with a bone.” — Melissa McCarthy

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#47

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

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#48

“Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln

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#49

“We cannot solve problems with the kind of thinking we employed when we came up with them.” — Albert Einstein

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#50

“When you change your thoughts, remember to also change your world.” — Norman Vincent Peale

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#51

“Goal setting is the secret to a compelling future.” — Tony Robbins

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#52

“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” — Paulo Coelho

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#53

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” — Thomas Edison

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Imperfect Panda
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7 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Disagree. Many many people work their butts off daily and no opportunity is available. Maybe some twat-waddle swooped down and stole it or it was offered to the Boss’s idiotic BIL. Sometimes, hard working people just stay hard working people with clear consciences.

#54

“Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.” — Pablo Picasso

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#55

“True freedom is impossible without a mind made free by discipline.” — Mortimer J. Adler

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#56

“He that can have patience can have what he will.” — Benjamin Franklin

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#57

“The only one who can tell you “you can’t win” is you and you don’t have to listen.” — Jessica Ennis

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#58

“Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it… Once you learn that, you'll never be the same again.” — Steve Jobs

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#59

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” — Carl Sagan

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#60

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” — Confucius

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#61

“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” — Ariana Huffington

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#62

“The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.” — Ayn Rand

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#63

“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” — Babe Ruth

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#64

“For the great doesn’t happen through impulse alone, and is a succession of little things that are brought together.” — Vincent van Gogh

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#65

“The two most important days in your life are the day you’re born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain

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#66

“The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself — the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us — that's where it's at." — Jesse Owens

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#67

“If it makes you nervous, you’re doing it right.” — Childish Gambino

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#68

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” — Jane Goodall

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#69

“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” — Coco Chanel

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#70

“No one changes the world who isn’t obsessed.” — Billie Jean King

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#71

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” — Theodore Roosevelt

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#72

“Nothing is impossible. The word itself says 'I’m possible!'” — Audrey Hepburn

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Nicky
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7 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Audrey Hepburn smuggled messages in the anti-Nazi Resistance. She's amazing!

#73

“There is nothing impossible to they who will try.” — Alexander the Great

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#74

“If something is important enough, even if the odds are stacked against you, you should still do it.” – Elon Musk

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#75

“It is only when we take chances, when our lives improve. The initial and the most difficult risk that we need to take is to become honest.” — Walter Anderson

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#76

"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation." — Herman Melville

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#77

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty." — Winston Churchill

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#78

“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” — Will Rogers

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#79

“If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” — Steve Jobs

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#80

“To know how much there is to know is the beginning of learning to live.” — Dorothy West

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#81

“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.“ — Alexander Graham Bell

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#82

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” — Nelson Mandela

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#83

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” — Amelia Earhart

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#84

“Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.” — Augustine Og Mandino

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#85

“Work until your bank account looks like a phone number.” — Unknown

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#86

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” — Andrew Carnegie

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#87

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller

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Nicky
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7 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Helen Keller was a Socialist and ACLU founder. Incredible woman!

#88

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

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#89

“Don't let someone else's opinion of you become your reality.” — Les Brown

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#90

“One of the differences between some successful and unsuccessful people is that one group is full of doers, while the other is full of wishers.” — Edmond Mbiaka

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#91

"You cannot plow a field by turning it over in your mind. To begin, begin." — Gordon B. Hinckley

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#92

“Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark. Aim for the company of immortals.” — David Ogilvy

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#93

“Small is not just a stepping-stone. Small is a great destination itself.” — Jason Fried

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#94

“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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#95

“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” — Abraham Lincoln

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#96

“Do not wait for the perfect time and place to enter, for you are already onstage.” — Unknown

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#97

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is a quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow." — Mary Anne Radmacher

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#98

“Fear of what other people will think is the single most paralyzing dynamic in business and in life. The best moment of my life was the day I realized that I no longer give a damn what anybody thinks. That’s enormously liberating and freeing, and it’s the only way to live your life and do your business.” — Cindy Gallop

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#99

“The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.” — Arthur C. Clarke

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#100

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.” — Maya Angelou

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#101

“It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” — Bill Gates

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#102

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

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#103

“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” — Thomas A. Edison

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#104

“Never let success get to your head and never let failure get to your heart.” — Drake

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#105

“Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.” — Laird Hamilton

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#106

“It’s not the will to win that matters — everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.” — Paul Bryant

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#107

“First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you're inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won't. Habit is persistence in practice.” – Octavia Butler

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#108

"If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever." — Thomas Aquinas

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#109

“I think it’s intoxicating when somebody is so unapologetically who they are.” — Don Cheadle

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#110

“You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.” — Tina Fey

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#111

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” — Michael Altshuler

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#112

“Learn as if you will live forever, live like you will die tomorrow.” — Mahatma Gandhi

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#113

“Stay away from those people who try to disparage your ambitions. Small minds will always do that, but great minds will give you a feeling that you can become great too.” — Mark Twain

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#114

“Nature has given us all the pieces required to achieve exceptional wellness and health, but has left it to us to put these pieces together.” — Diane McLaren

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#115

"The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same." — Colin R. Davis

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#116

“Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.” — John Wooden

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#117

“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.” — W. P. Kinsella

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#118

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.” — Jim Rohn

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#119

“I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” — Thomas Jefferson

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#120

We don’t just sit around and wait for other people. We just make, and we do.” — Arlan Hamilton

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#121

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” – Epictetus

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#122

“Be a positive energy trampoline – absorb what you need and rebound more back.” — Dave Carolan

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#123

“Life is like a sewer… What you get out of it depends on what you put into it.” — Tom Lehrer

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#124

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” — Henry Ford

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#125

“Remember, teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.” — Patrick Lencioni

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#126

“Love your family, work super hard, live your passion.” — Gary Vaynerchuk

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#127

“When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love…” – Marcus Aurelius

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#128

“Your Monday morning thoughts set the tone for your whole week. See yourself getting stronger, and living a fulfilling, happier & healthier life.” – Germany Kent

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#129

“Don't settle for average. Bring your best to the moment. Then, whether it fails or succeeds, at least you know you gave all you had.” — Angela Bassett

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#130

“I have stood on a mountain of no’s for one yes.” — Barbara Elaine Smith

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#131

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” — A.A. Milne

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#132

“Take your victories, whatever they may be, cherish them, use them, but don’t settle for them.” — Mia Hamm

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#133

“The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.” — Epicurus

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#134

“If the decisions you make about where you invest your blood, sweat, and tears are not consistent with the person you aspire to be, you’ll never become that person.” — Clayton M. Christensen

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#135

"Worry is a misuse of imagination." — Unknown

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#136

"The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel." — Steve Furtick

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#137

“I will not lose, for even in defeat, there’s a valuable lesson learned, so it evens up for me.” — Jay-Z

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#138

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” — Henry Ford

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#139

“Hustle beats talent when talent doesn’t hustle.” – Ross Simmonds

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#140

“You carry the passport to your own happiness.” — Diane von Furstenberg

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#141

“It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.” — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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#142

“Resilience is when you address uncertainty with flexibility.” — Unknown

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#143

“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.” — Henry David Thoreau

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#144

"You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches." — Dita Von Teese

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#145

“You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe.” — Leymah Gbowee

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#146

“A surplus of effort could overcome a deficit of confidence.” — Sonia Sotomayor

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#147

“Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.” — Jennifer Lopez

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#148

“I learned a long time ago that there is something worse than missing the goal, and that’s not pulling the trigger.” — Mia Hamm

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#149

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” — Anaïs Nin

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#150

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill

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#151

“Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

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#152

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

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#153

“Get a good idea and stay with it. Dog it, and work at it until it’s done right.” — Walt Disney

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#154

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” — Helen Keller

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#155

“When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.” — Carol Burnett

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#156

“Life has got all those twists and turns. You’ve got to hold on tight and off you go.” — Nicole Kidman

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#157

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

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#158

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” — Dale Carnegie

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#159

"Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race." — Calvin Coolidge

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#160

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” — Tony Robbins

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#161

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and 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.” — Steve Jobs

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#162

“You’ll find that education is just about the only thing lying around loose in this world, and it’s about the only thing a fellow can have as much of as he’s willing to haul away.” — John Graham

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#163

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” — Zig Ziglar

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#164

“Individual commitment to a group effort—that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilisation work.” — Vince Lombardi

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#165

“I invite everyone to choose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.” — Jean-Francois Cope

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#166

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.” — William James

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#167

“You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” — Zig Ziglar

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#168

“If you believe something needs to exist, if it's something you want to use yourself, don't let anyone ever stop you from doing it.” — Tobias Lütke

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#169

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.” — Martha Graham

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#170

“Live out of your imagination, not your history.” — Stephen Covey

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#171

“I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.” — Arianna Huffington

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#172

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” — Wayne Dyer

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#173

“We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.” — Arthur Ashe

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#174

“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been given a no. Only to find that a better, brighter, bigger yes was right around the corner.” — Arlan Hamilton

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#175

“If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves.” — Maria Edgeworth

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#176

“Sometimes magic is just someone spending more time on something than anyone else might reasonably expect.” — Raymond Joseph Teller

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#177

“Someone will declare, “I am the leader!” and expect everyone to get in line and follow him or her to the gates of heaven or hell. My experience is that it doesn’t happen that way. Others follow you based on the quality of your actions rather than the magnitude of your declarations.” — Bill Walsh

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#178

“Keep a little fire burning; however small, however hidden.” — Cormac McCarthy

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#179

“The standard you walk past, is the standard you accept.” — David Hurley

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#180

“I've searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of committees.” — Gilbert K. Chesterton

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