A Few of My Favorite Inspire Messages


Success is getting what you want.
Happiness is wanting what you get.

– Unknown

If you don’t run your own life, somebody else will.

– John Atkinson

Experience is the hardest kind of teacher.
It gives you the test first,
and the lesson afterward.

– Anonymous

Be more concerned with your character
than with your reputation.
Your character is what you really are
while your reputation is merely
what others think you are.

– John Wooden

The INNOVATION point is the pivotal moment when talented and motivated people seek the opportunity to act on their ideas and dreams.

– W. Arthur Porter

The refusal to choose is a form of choice; disbelief is a form of belief.

– Frank Barron

Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.

– Leonardo Da Vinci

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

– Winston Churchill

Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement — and we will make the goal.

– Jerome P. Fleishman

Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I may not forget you.

– William Arthur

It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.

– Claude M. Bristol

Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they might of been.

– William Hazlitt

That which you persist in doing becomes easy to do Ñ not that the nature of the thing has changed, but your power and ability to do has increased.

– H. J. Grant

Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it.

– Irving Berlin

The family you come from isn’t as important as the family you’re going to have.

– Ring Lardner

If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow we are not really living. Growth demands a temporary surrender of security. It may mean a giving up of familiar but limiting patterns, safe but unrewarding work, values no longer believed in relationships that have lost their meaning. As Dostoevsky put it, “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most”. The real fear should be of the opposite course.

– Gail Sheehy

Basically, the word means wholeness. In mathematics, an integer is a number that isnt divided into fractions. Just so, a man of integrity is not divided against himself. He does not think one thing and say another.

– Robert Bolton

This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.

– William Shakespeare

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

– Carl Bard

If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.

– Kahlil Gibran

You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.

– Wayne Dyer

The refusal to choose is a form of choice; disbelief is a form of belief.

– Frank Barron

It is the things in common that make relationships enjoyable, but it is the little differences that make them interesting.

– Todd Ruthman

Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.

– Will Rogers

Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.

– Henry Ford

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

– Martin Luther King Jr.

Many people believe that humility is the opposite of pride, when, in fact, it is a point of equilibrium. The opposite of pride is actually a lack of self esteem. A humble person is totally different from a person who cannot recognize and appreciate himself as part of this worlds marvels.

– Rabino Nilton Bonder

Experience is a dim lamp, which only lights the one who bears it.

– Louis-Ferdinand Celine

One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. Which road do I take? she asked. Where do you want to go? was his response. I don’t know, Alice answered. Then, said the cat, it doesn’t matter.

– Lewis Carroll

Goals are a means to an end, not the ultimate purpose of our lives. They are simply a tool to concentrate our focus and move us in a direction. The only reason we really pursue goals is to cause ourselves to expand and grow. Achieving goals by themselves will never make us happy in the long term; it’s who you become, as you overcome the obstacles necessary to achieve your goals, that can give you the deepest and most long-lasting sense of fulfillment.

– Tony Robbins

There is not any present moment that is unconnected with some future one. The life of every man is a continued chain of incidents, each link of which hangs upon the former. The transition from cause to effect, from event to event, is often carried on by secret steps, which our foresight cannot divine, and our sagacity is unable to trace. Evil may at some future period bring forth good; and good may bring forth evil, both equally unexpected.

– Joseph Addison

Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

– Lou Holtz

It is easy to sit up and take notice. What is difficult is getting up and taking action.

– Al Batt

With confidence, you can reach truly amazing heights; without confidence, even the simplest accomplishments are beyond your grasp.

– Jim Loehr

It’s so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to.

– Sondra Anice Barnes

Most of us ask for advice when we know the answer but we want a different one.

– Ivern Ball

Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. They may be summed up by the phrases: (1) It’s completely impossible. (2) It’s possible, but it’s not worth doing. (3) I said it was a good idea all along.

– Arthur C. Clarke

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.

– Vincent Van Gogh

There’s nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.

– Johann Sebastian Bach

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

– Longfellow

The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.

– Theodore Rubin

The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.

– Albert Einstein

One of the most important ways to manifest integrity is to be loyal to those who are not present. In doing so, we build the trust of those who are present.

– Stephen R. Covey

The more deeply the path is etched, the more it is used, and the more it is used, the more deeply it etched.

– Jo Coudert

Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities — always see them, for they’re always there.

– Norman Vincent Peale

Example is more forcible than precept. People look at my six days in the week to see what I mean on the seventh.

– Robert Cecil

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.

– Henry David Thoreau

To understand is to perceive patterns.

– Sir Isaiah Berlin

It’s better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.

– Whitney, Young Jr.

Tearless grief bleeds inwardly.

– Christian Nevell Bovee

Study to be what you wish to seem.

– John Bate

Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.

– Miguel De Cervantes

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.

– Henri L. Bergson

Leadership is the wise use of power. Power is the capacity to translate intention into reality and sustain it.

– Warren Bennis

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.

– Malcolm S. Forbes

Knowledge about life is one thing; effective occupation of a place in life, with its dynamic currents passing through your being, is another.

– William James

If you have a great ambition, take as big a step as possible in the direction of fulfilling it. The step may only be a tiny one, but trust that it may be the largest one possible for now.

– Mildred Mcafee

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t.

– Henry Ward Beecher

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

– Marcus Aurelius

Passion doesn’t look beyond the moment of its existence.

– Christian Nevell Bovee

One good analogy is worth three hours discussion.

– James T. Mccay

It is up to us to give ourselves recognition.
If we wait for it to come from others,
we feel resentful when it doesn’t,
and when it does, we may well reject it.

– Bernard Berkowitz

Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.

– Yoda

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