Some of My Favorite Motivational Quotes

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Some of My Favorite Motivational Quotes


I like to read these quotes especially on days when just about everything goes wrong (like yesterday). I feel better after reading motivational or perserverance quotes and they get me focused and in a positive thinking mode.

"The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck."
~Channing Pollock~


"In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins- not through strength but by perseverance."
~H. Jackson Brown~

"Even the most daring and accomplished people have undergone tremendous difficulty. In fact, the more successful they became, the more they attributed their success to the lessons learned during their most difficult times. Adversity is our teacher. When we view adversity as a guide towards greater inner growth, we will then learn to accept the wisdom our soul came into this life to learn."
~Barbara Rose~

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do."
~Confucius

"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."
~Albert Einstein~

"People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success."
~ Norman Vincent Peale ~

"Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
~ Mark Twain ~

"If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed."
~ David Viscott ~



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  • Profile picture of the author mdnaaar
    Particularly like the Mark Twain quote. I've met both the small and the great and know the impact of each.
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    • Profile picture of the author Zanen22
      I'm a sucker for good quotes. I like yours a lot.

      Here are two I like:

      "There are lazy people; the world is full of them. So we don't have to do anything magical, and don't trick it up. Just do the fundamental stuff each and every day. And don't get bored with it."
      -Matthew Doherty

      "We don't get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life." - Steve Jobs
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  • Profile picture of the author RobCopywriter
    I like Albert Einsteins quote a lot. It really speaks volumes on how we IMers do work. We don't stop until we get things right.
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  • Profile picture of the author trigger1
    I think you misspelled the url in your main post -- the blog, when I click on it, does not work.

    Otherwise, great quotes. Unlike many other "dreamy" quotes, these have an air of persistence about them. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author donh234
    very inspirative
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  • Profile picture of the author dcc1980
    These are all great quotes! It's amazing what a good quote will do! I've been procrastinating all day (playing around on facebook, checking email constantly) basically wasting time when I knew I had important things to get done. I came across this quote and immediately got to working lol

    "Take me, train me, be firm with me
    And I will put the world at your feet.
    Be easy with me, and I will destroy you.
    Who am I?
    I am HABIT!"
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  • Profile picture of the author CoachMikeH
    "There is no offense given, where none is taken."
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    Thanks a lot. This really helped my day!
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  • Profile picture of the author stopper
    I also like the one by Einstein 'Imagination is more important than Knowledge'
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  • Profile picture of the author stopper
    Be not afraid of standing slowly, be afraid of standing still. This is one Chinese saying I heard a long time ago.
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  • Profile picture of the author seanpar
    I like that imagination is more important than knowledge thats great, when i think about it, imagination drives knowledge.
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  • Profile picture of the author mervyngoh
    Agreed with the mark twain, we must know who to associate with.
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  • Profile picture of the author Neobian
    I mostly like Confucius, his words are one cut two pieces, as always
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    "When the going gets tough the tough gets going"
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  • Profile picture of the author design2convert
    I was a born genious but education ruined me - (unknown)

    We should have single goal concentration instead of random activities - Myself :p :p ..........
    These two is my favourite
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    What may not work for one person is a dream come true for another
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael_Le
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    my fav quote of all time is...........knowledge is power.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bill Lassiter
    "You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins." - Jim Stovall
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    "You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It's called perseverance. " - Lee Iacocca
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    • Profile picture of the author JOleng
      "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

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      • Profile picture of the author MaddieQ
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        "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." Dalai Lama
        "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." Thomas A. Edison
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    Today's Declaration: "I do everything at 100%" - T. Harv Eker
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  • Most of us go through life as failures, because we are waiting for the "time to be right" to start doing something worthwhile. Do not wait. The time will never be "just right." Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along. - Napoleon Hill
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    • Profile picture of the author Zanen22
      Originally Posted by Christopher Abraham View Post

      Most of us go through life as failures, because we are waiting for the "time to be right" to start doing something worthwhile. Do not wait. The time will never be "just right." Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along. - Napoleon Hill

      That quote just hit the spot. I've been doing researching for a new niche and It's been narrowed down to 2 niches for too long. I need to pick one and go with it.

      Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author lisadan1
    You have really shares very wonderfull quotes.
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  • Profile picture of the author lisadan1
    I think you should start writing articles, you would definitely get a good amt of money
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    You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
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    • Profile picture of the author The Wizard of Oz
      Aren't inspirational quotes awesome? ... Especially if you've got the "IM Passion".

      That some achieve great success, is proof to all - that others can achieve it as well. (Abraham Lincoln) :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author Bill Lassiter
    "Don't try to be different. Just be good. To be good is different enough. ~Arthur Freed
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  • Profile picture of the author UnseenRevolution
    “We choose to go to the moon...not because [it is] easy, but because [it is] hard, because that goal will serve to measure and organize the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win.”
    John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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  • Profile picture of the author Bill Lassiter
    "You can't operate a company by fear, because the way to eliminate fear is to avoid criticism. And the way to avoid criticism is to do nothing." - Steve Ross
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  • Profile picture of the author DarrinH
    ‎"Just because something has always been done a particular way it doesn't mean that it is the best way, or even the right way. There was a time when the consensus was that the earth was flat. Every now and then there is an awakening, a seismic shift, that brings about a new paradigm, a new consensus."
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  • Profile picture of the author DH5
    Thanks for taking a few minutes to share!
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  • Profile picture of the author Vector
    "Nothing can resist the human will that will stake its very existence on it's stated purpose"
    Benjamin Disraeli

    This one never ceases to do it for me!!!!

    Jay
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan Butz
    I really like these two:

    This one for my entrepreneurial side:
    "Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art."
    Andy Warhol
    This one for my needing motivation when you hear the naysayers:
    "Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds."
    Albert Einstein
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  • Profile picture of the author viscoa
    "The biggest reason most people fail instead of succeed is because they give up the thing they want most for the thing they want right now."
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  • Profile picture of the author powell747
    Some people say motivation doesn't stick. Well either does a shower-that's why we advise you to take one everyday.---Zig Ziglar
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    • Profile picture of the author Jennn
      If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much!
      Jim Rohn
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      • Profile picture of the author rustygecko
        A favourite of mine:

        "A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play, his labour and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself he always seems to be doing both. Enough for him that he does it well." - Lawrence Pearsall Jacks
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  • Profile picture of the author emelef
    Awesome list of quotes. My personal favourite is "What the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve" - Napoleon Hill
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    • Profile picture of the author WilsonThomas
      Originally Posted by emelef View Post

      Awesome list of quotes. My personal favourite is "What the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve" - Napoleon Hill
      Love Naphill as well. An outstanding quote from an outstanding guy.

      OP, thanks for the share of motivational quotes. I'm always looking up new ones.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rsherwood
    “Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.” Albert Einstein
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  • Profile picture of the author nnativid
    I love most of the quotes posted here.. keep `em coming! Thanks for sharing, by the way.

    “If pain doesn't lead to humility, you have wasted your suffering.”
    ― Katerina Stoykova Klemer
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  • Profile picture of the author ArinGoldstein
    Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
    ~ Abraham Lincoln
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    "Work, work and work until you reach destination"

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    "Life is a fight for territory. The moment you stop fighting for what you want, what you don't want will automatically take over"

    -Les Brown
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  • Profile picture of the author celebcaleb
    This is what I live by "Never give up on something (someone) that you can't go a day without thinking about!"
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    • Profile picture of the author Jennn
      "People with goals succeed because they know where they're going" Earl Nightingale
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  • My favorite is

    "Always aim for the Moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."

    ― W. Clement Stone
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    Last one I like the best..
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  • Profile picture of the author PrimaDNA1989
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    I have some of my favorite quotes listed below. Hope you'll like it too.

    1....Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak, sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go

    2...Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.

    3....If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.

    4.....I can only show you the door. You're the one who has to walk through it.

    5....The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.

    6...When God leads you to the edge of a cliff, Trust him fully. Only two things can happen; either he will catch you when you fall or he will teach you how to fly.

    7....Most people are stronger than they know. They just forget to believe in it sometimes.
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  • Profile picture of the author ibesmanicanbe
    Thanks, I have a boost of inspiration for the next 20 minutes, I better make it count.
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  • Profile picture of the author tobyjensen
    Sometimes we have to go to strange places to find what works so I love this one from Albert Einstein, "For an idea that does not first seem insane, there is no hope."
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  • Profile picture of the author Rick Wagoner
    "Get yourself in as deep and as quickly as you possibly can. You may not succeed, but you will obtain a ton of experience." ~ Blair Singer
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  • Profile picture of the author ElainePete
    "It's what you do in your free time that will set you free--or enslave you.
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    "Don't give up! It's not over. The universe is balanced. Every set-back bears with it the seeds of a come-back."
    ― Steve Maraboli

    "If you're not gonna go all the way, why go at all?"
    ― Joe Namath

    "Stop blaming outside circumstances for your inside chaos."
    ― Steve Maraboli
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    • Profile picture of the author Winther
      So many inspirational quotes - thanks all :-)

      Have to say, the one that really rings true for me at the moment is Mark Twain's quote (from Dania's original post):


      "Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
      ~ Mark Twain ~
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    "Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it." Maya Angelou
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