What quotes inspire, drive and motivate you?

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Hi,

What quotes inspire, drive and motivate you?

This is one of my personal favourites and it often pushes me onto success.

"The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed."

What are your favourite quotes?

Lee
#drive #inspire #motivate #quotes
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      • Profile picture of the author Shaun OReilly
        I love quotes but here's one of my favorites...

        The Uncommon Man

        "I do not choose to be a common man.
        It is my right to be uncommon if I can.

        I seek opportunity - not security.
        I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled,
        dulled, by having the State look after me.

        I want to take the calculated risk;
        to dream and to build;
        to fail or succeed.

        I refuse to barter incentive to a dole.

        I prefer the challenges of life
        to the guaranteed existence;
        the thrill of fulfillment to the calm state of Utopia.

        I will not trade freedom for benefiance
        nor my dignity for a handout.

        I will never cower before any master
        nor bend to any threat.

        It is my heritage
        to stand erect, proud and unafraid;
        to think and act for myself;
        to enjoy the benefits of my creation,
        and to face the world boldly and say -
        This I have done!"

        Dedicated to mutual success,

        Shaun
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        • Profile picture of the author Vlad Bacioiu
          Originally Posted by Shaun OReilly View Post

          I love quotes but here's one of my favorites...

          The Uncommon Man

          "I do not choose to be a common man.
          It is my right to be uncommon if I can.

          I seek opportunity - not security.
          I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled,
          dulled, by having the State look after me.

          I want to take the calculated risk;
          to dream and to build;
          to fail or succeed.

          I refuse to barter incentive to a dole.

          I prefer the challenges of life
          to the guaranteed existence;
          the thrill of fulfillment to the calm state of Utopia.

          I will not trade freedom for benefiance
          nor my dignity for a handout.

          I will never cower before any master
          nor bend to any threat.

          It is my heritage
          to stand erect, proud and unafraid;
          to think and act for myself;
          to enjoy the benefits of my creation,
          and to face the world boldly and say -
          This I have done!"

          Dedicated to mutual success,

          Shaun

          very good, I love it
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        • Profile picture of the author darrenmonroe
          Originally Posted by Shaun OReilly View Post

          I love quotes but here's one of my favorites...

          The Uncommon Man

          "I do not choose to be a common man.
          It is my right to be uncommon if I can.

          I seek opportunity - not security.
          I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled,
          dulled, by having the State look after me.

          I want to take the calculated risk;
          to dream and to build;
          to fail or succeed.

          I refuse to barter incentive to a dole.

          I prefer the challenges of life
          to the guaranteed existence;
          the thrill of fulfillment to the calm state of Utopia.

          I will not trade freedom for benefiance
          nor my dignity for a handout.

          I will never cower before any master
          nor bend to any threat.

          It is my heritage
          to stand erect, proud and unafraid;
          to think and act for myself;
          to enjoy the benefits of my creation,
          and to face the world boldly and say -
          This I have done!"

          Dedicated to mutual success,

          Shaun
          Hey Shaun you should hear Les Brown do that one in his motivational speeches

          Hmmm mine recently has been

          "I refuse to believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance" by Thomas Carlyle

          And "The Depth of your Mythology is the extend of your effectiveness" - John Maxwell
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          • Profile picture of the author Shaun OReilly
            Originally Posted by darrenmonroe View Post

            Hey Shaun you should hear Les Brown do that one in his motivational speeches
            Hi Darren,

            Funny you should say that...

            I think I first heard the quote spoken by Les Brown
            on one of his audio or video tapes that I have.

            Les Brown milks that quote for all it's worth.

            Les Brown is one of the best motivational speakers I've
            ever heard. (Yes - even better than Tony Robbins).

            I don't know the original author of the quote but Les
            sure does it justice.

            You gotta be hungry!

            Dedicated to mutual success,

            Shaun
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  • Profile picture of the author Vlad Bacioiu
    We can add to this list:
    "An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission."
    "Business is a combination of war and sport."
    "Business is in itself a power."
    "An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today."
    "The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency"
    ... and more
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    Short and Simple - -

    The harder I work, the luckier I get.
    Samuel Goldwyn
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    "Pain is temporary, failure is forever!" - Lance Armstrong
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    "Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail".

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    The most inspiring quotes to keep me motivated start with one of two words: Dad or Honey.

    "Dad, can I get a new pair of shoes?"

    "Honey, can we get a new car?"

    And the list goes on.

    All the best,
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    "All that we are is the result of what we thought"
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    "Be the change you want to see in the world."
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    My 2 all time favorite quotes,

    "I like not only to be loved, but also to be told that I am loved. I am not sure that you are of the same mind. But the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave. This is the world of light and speech, and I shall take leave to tell you that you are very dear." George Eliot

    "Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so." David Grayson

    Probably not related to the info you wanted, but valuable anyway. (in my egoistical opinion)
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    "Discipline weighs ounces, regret weighs tons." - Jim Rohn

    "We either pay the pain of discipline or the pain of regret." - Jim Rohn

    "Profits are better than wages."
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    "Why should the way I feel depend on the thoughts in someone else's head?" ~ Emerson
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    One of my favorites

    "Give a man a fish, feed him for one day. Teach a man how to fish, feed him for life"
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    "I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble." - Helen Keller

    This inspirational quote speaks of being diligent. No matter how seemingly insignificant a task is, you must always strive to do your best on it. There are no small roles. Keller had realized this at an early age and thus, was one of the reasons why she was so successful in her studies, despite being deaf and blind.
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    these words by Kipling more guide me through my life rather than motivate. But it is the wisdom imo.

    If

    If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;
    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
    Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
    And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

    If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
    If you can meet with triumph and disaster
    And treat those two imposters just the same;
    If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
    Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
    And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;

    If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
    And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breath a word about your loss;
    If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
    And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";

    If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
    If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
    If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
    Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
    And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!
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