Inspirational and Motivational Quotes – Part 2

By | June 8, 2017

I am thankful for this most amazing day; for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and a blue true dream of sky, and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes. – E.E. Cummings

I believe in the sun even when it’s not shining. I believe in love even when not feeling it. I believe in God even when He is silent. – Unknown

I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be “happy.” I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, above all, to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all. – Leo C. Rosten

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. – Bill Cosby

I exist as I am – That is enough. – Walt Whitman

I was taught that the way of progress is neither swift nor easy. – Marie Curie

I will persist until I succeed. Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult. . . . I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking. – Og Mandino

If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning. – Mahatma Gandhi

If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity, it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high. Look it squarely in the eye, and say, “I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.” – Ann Landers

If people knew how hard I worked at my art, they would not consider me a genius. – Michelangelo

If someone betrays you once, it is his fault; if he betrays you twice, it is your fault. – Author Unknown

If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves. – Thomas Edison

If you believe in your heart that you are right, you must fight with all your might to do it your way. Only dead fish swim with the stream all the time. – Linda Ellerbee

If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right. – Mary Kay Ash

If you want a quality, act as if you already had it. Try the “as if” technique. – William James

In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it. – Lao Tzu

It is funny about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the very best you will very often get it. – W. Somerset Maugham

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. – Seneca

It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little — do what you can. – Sydney Smith

I’ve gone through life believing in the strength and competence of others; never in my own. Now, dazzled, I discover that my capacities are real. It’s like finding a fortune in the lining of an old coat. – Joan Mills

Just as there are three R’s there are also three A’s of business life. They are: Ability, Ambition, and Attitude. Ability establishes what a worker does and will bring him a paycheck. Ambition determines how much he does and will get him a raise. Attitude guarantees how well he does. – Wilbert E. Sheer

Keep working your way through the maze. You’ll know what it is when it happens, but you won’t know until then. “God grinds the axes he intends to use.” – Dave Sim

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself. – Author Unknown

Love without ceasing, Give without measure – who can exhaust God’s limitless treasure? – Malcolm Schloss

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas A. Edison

Many risks fail because they were not taken in time. Too many risks are postponed until unnecessarily elaborate preparations are made. This does not mean that one should say, “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!” That is foolish and self-destructive. . . . But don’t sit back waiting for the perfect moment. It almost never comes. – David Viscott, Risking

May you live all the days of your life. – Jonathan Swift

Never think that you’re not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. People will take you very much at your own reckoning. – Anthony Trollope

No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted. – Aesop

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. – Hal Borland

Nothing happens unless first a dream. – Carl Sandburg

Notice the difference between what happens when a man says to himself, “I have failed three times,” and what happens when he says, “I’m a failure.” – S. I. Hayakawa

Once you have found Truth, you are more accountable to the Infinite than the man who does wrong out of ignorance. – Author Unknown

One is taught by experience to put a premium on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are. – Gail Godwin

One kind word can warm three winter months. – Japanese Proverb

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. – Robert Francis Kennedy

Our destiny changes with our thought; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire. – Orison S. Marsden

Out of difficulties grow miracles. – Jean De La Bruyere

Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth. – Aesop

People are like tea bags: They never realize their strength until they’re dropped in hot water. – Unknown

People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel. – Author Unknown

Pessimism becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. The good news is — optimism does too. Since you’re free to choose, choose success and happiness. Choose optimism! – Author Unknown

Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things. – Eric Butterworth

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