Great Quotes

Need a little inspiration? I think we all do at times – here is a collection of my personal favourite quotes – I look forward to hearing yours too! Please share them below in the comments section!

Here we go:

“I believe that you measure yourself by the people that measure themselves by you.”

– The Bucket List

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

– Jim Ryun

“My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.”

– Indira Gandhi, Indian prime minister

“Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.”

– George S. Patton, US Army General

“I don’t believe in a fate that will fall on us no matter what we do. I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing.”

– Ronald Reagan, 40th U.S. president

“Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.”

– Alexander Graham Bell, Inventor

“Chance favors the prepared mind.”

– Louis Pasteur, Chemist

“Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.”

– Arthur Christopher Benson, British Author

“The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.”

– Peter Drucker, Businessman

“Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.”

– Alan Alda, Actor

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

– Darrell Royal

“Winning isn’t everything. Wanting to win is.”

– Catfish Hunter, Baseball Player

“Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.”

– Frederick Wilcox, writer

“Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.”

– Stan Smith, Tennis Champion

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

– Bill Cosby, Comedian

“Success is waking up in the morning and bounding out of bed because there’s something out there that you love to do, that you believe in, that you’re good at – something that’s bigger than you are, and you can hardly wait to get at it again.”

– Whit Hobbs

“It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him. “

– John Steinbeck, author

“Great hopes make everything great possible.”

– Benjamin Franklin, Statesman

“There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living”

– Nelson Mandela, 11th President of South Africa

“Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.”

– Theodore Isaac Rubin, Psychiatrist

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. “

– Stephen King, author

“No matter how bad someone has it, there are others who have it worse. Remembering that makes life a lot easier and allows you to take pleasure in the blessings you have been given.”

– Lou Holtz

“Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.”

– Cavett Robert

“The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before. “

– Steve Young, football player

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

– T.S. Eliot

“We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.”

– Maya Angelou, poet

“In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.”

– John Churton Collins, critic

“Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.”

– James Allen

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt, Former First Lady

“We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.”

– Lloyd Alexander

“The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.”

– Thomas J. ‘Tom’ Peters

“Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well. “

– Angelique Arnauld, Abbess of Port-Royal

“The happiness of most people we know is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.”

– Ernest Dimnet

The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery, and tenacity.”

– Mahatma Gandhi, Statesman

“Success is always temporary. When all is said and done, the only thing you’ll have left is your character”

– Vince Gill, Musician

“Giving up is the ultimate tragedy.”

– Robert Donovan, writer

“The difference between intelligence and education is this: Intelligence will make you a good living.”

– Charles Kettering, Social Philosopher

“Lost time is never found again.”

– Benjamin Franklin, inventor

“The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.”

– Samuel Johnson, Lexicographer

“The greatest lesson of life is that you are responsible for your life.”

– Oprah Winfrey, talk show host

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

– St. Francis of Assisi

“We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.”

– Jim Rohn, Motivational Coach

“There is at least one point in the history of any company when you have to change dramatically to rise to the next level of performance. Miss that moment, and you start to decline.”

– Andy Grove, Intel CEO

“It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours, and you’ll drift in that direction.”

– Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, CEO

“I’ve felt that dissatisfaction is the basis of progress. When we become satisfied in business, we become obsolete.”

– J. Willard Marriott Sr., hotel executive

“When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself a choice.”

– William James, Psychologist

“Successful people form the habit of doing what failures don’t like to do. They like the results they get by doing what they don’t necessarily enjoy. “

– Earl Nightingale, Motivational Speaker

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.”

– Jesse Owens, Olympic Athlete

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

– Maya Angelou, Poet

“Go out on a limb – that’s where the fruit is”

– Will Rogers, Humorist

“The wisest mind has something yet to learn.”

– George Santayana, Philosopher




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