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Quotations for Inspiration
Friday, 15 April 2011 22:28

People only change when it becomes too dangerous to stay the way they are.

- Rollo May


A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

- Lao-Tzu, 6th Century B.C.


Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.

- Walter Elliott


There are no great people in the world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet.

- William Frederick Halsey, Jr.


Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing - peace is the measure.

- George Melton


When it gets dark enough, you can see the stars.

- Charles A. Beard


It's not that some people have willpower and some people don't.It's that some people are ready to change and others are not.

- James Gordon, M.D.


They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

- Andy Warhol


Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.

- F. Scott Fitzgerald


I have not failed.I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.

- Thomas Edison


Failure is success if we learn from it.

- Malcolm S. Forbes


Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.

- Peter Drucker


To face despair and not give in to it, that's courage.

- Ted Koppel


Success is 99 percent failure.

- Soichiro Honda (founder of Honda Motor Corporation)


Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.

- Oliver Goldsmith


You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.

- Beverly Sills


The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.

- John Powell


Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes a matter of opportunity.

- Hippocrates


:Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even thought sometimes it is hard to realize.

- Henry Ford


If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.

- Ivan Turgenev


Whether it's the best of times of the worst of times, it's the only time we've got.

- Art Buchwald


Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.

- George Herman ("Babe") Ruth


I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career.I have lost almost 300 games.On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game's winning shot ... and missed. And I have failed over and over again in my life. And that is why ... I succeed.

- Michael Jordan


You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.

- Wayne Gretzky


What is defeat?Nothing but education, nothing but the first step toward something better.

- Wendell Phillips


Mistakes are portals of discovery.

- James Joyce


I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.

- Bill Cosby


The person who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

- Chinese proverb


I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.

- Christopher Reeve


There are two kinds of people:those who don't do what they want to do, so they write down in a diary about what they haven't done, and those who haven't time to write about it because they're out doing it.

- Richard Flournoy and Lewis R. Foster


Concentration is the secret of strength.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Our attitude towards suffering becomes very important because it can affect how we cope with suffering when it arises.

- The Dalai Lama of Tibet


In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

- Albert Einstein


Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Tough times don't last.Tough people do.

- Sign seen on a hospital wall


It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.

- Seneca


Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are

capable of being.

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Without a struggle there can be no progress.

- Frederick Douglass


Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.

- George Washington Carver


The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything.

-Theodore Roosevelt


Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

- Henry Kaiser


The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.

- John Powell


Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.

- Malcolm S. Forbes


There are no short cuts to any place worth going.

- Anonymous


Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.

- M. Kathleen Casey


Even if you fall on your face, you are still moving forward.

- Robert C. Gallagher


Stumbling is not falling.

- Portuguese proverb


The gods help them that help themselves.

- Aesop, 6th Century B.C.


Be both a speaker of words and a doer of deeds.

- Homer


The more help a person has in his garden, the less it belongs to him.

- William H. Davies


Being defeated is often a temporary condition.Giving up is permanent.

- Marilyn vos Savant


There is no use whatever trying to help people who do not want help themselves.You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he be willing to climb himself.

- Andrew Carnegie


Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure.We get very little wisdom from success, you know.

- William Saroyan


There are no hopeless situations; there are only people who have grown hopeless about them.

- Claire Boothe Luce


Those who do not feel pain seldom think that it is felt.

- Samuel Johnson


Think for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege of doing so too.

- Voltaire


My brain is the key that sets me free

- Harry Houdini


If you think you can do a thing, or you think you can'tdo a thing, you're right.

- Henry Ford


There is nothing which persevering effort and unceasing and diligent care cannot overcome.

- Seneca


It is part of the cure to wish to be cured.

- Seneca


Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.

- Seneca


The only place where success comes before work is a dictionary.

- Vidal Sassoon


One can't help many, but many can help one.

- Bridge, Cheshire Proverbs


What a tragedy is help where it harms what it supports!

- Publius Syrus


If you want to reach a goal, you must "see the reaching" in your own mind before you actually

arrive at your goal.

- Zig Ziglar


A just man falleth seven times and riseth up again.

- Proverbs XXIV, 16


We cannot choose the things that will happen to us.But we can choose the attitude we will take

toward anything that happens.Success or failure depends on your attitude.

- Alfred A. Montapert


It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.

- Marcus Aurelius


There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.

- Shakespeare


A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.

- Montaigne


The greatest part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.

- Martha Washington


Lower your standards and your performance will rise.

- Recovery, Inc.


Fumble but function.

- Recovery, Inc.


Feelings are not facts.

- Recovery, Inc.


Work out your own salvation.Do not depend on others.

- Buddha


While we are postponing, life speeds by.

- Seneca


To do nothing is in every man's power.

- Samuel Johnson


Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.

- Samuel Johnson


The only thing we have power over in the universe is our own thoughts.

- Renée Descartes


One day at a time.

- Alcoholics Anonymous


We cannot change anything unless we accept it.

- Carl Jung


Ultimately ... it's not the stories that determine our choices, but the stories that we continue to choose.

- Sylvia Boorstein


The world doesn't get better - you get better.

- Alcoholics Anonymous


Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.

- Edmund Burke


He knows not his own strength that has not met adversity.

- Francis Bacon


Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.

- Benjamin Disraeli


Change your thoughts and you change your world.

- Norman Vincent Peale


Courage is often caused by fear.

- French proverb


Illness tells us what we are.

- Italian proverb


The only time you don't fail is the last time you try anythingand it works.

- William Strong


Doctors and scientists said that breaking the four-minute mile was impossible, that one would die in the attempt.Thus, when I got up from the track after collapsing at the finish line, I figured I was dead.

- Roger Bannister


When you're through changing, you're through.

- Bruce Barton


We must change in order to survive.

- Pearl Bailey


Yesterday is ashes; tomorrow wood.  Only today does the fire burn brightly.

- Eskimo proverb


A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

- Walter Bagehot


Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 July 2011 15:23


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