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From the dawn of humans, quotes by famous people are almost always universally loved and repeated often. I honestly have no idea why it’s like that but maybe it’s because good quotes especially by people who’ve reached where they’ve wanted or basically who know their stuff automatically make us feel like we’re tapping into their thought process and work ethics. And who wouldn’t love that right!

A good quote not only tells us something, it also makes us feel good and the idea that we can do anything if we set our mind to it.

So to celebrate the universality of quotes, I decided to compile the best 75 quotes from around the globe that touch me personally and I hope that it can inspire and motivate you as well.

Bookmark this page and read a new quote every morning to start off a great day every time!

 

Oh, and if you’re up for it, there a few easter eggs in here. Not all the quotes below are from real-life people. πŸ˜‰ See if you can spot them!

 

Quotes

 

1) “It always seems impossible until its done.” ― Nelson Mandela

2) β€œThere is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou

3) “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

4) β€œThe mind is everything. What you think you become.” ― Buddha

5) β€œI would argue that nothing gives life more purpose than the realization that every moment of consciousness is a precious and fragile gift.” ― Steven Pinker

6) “The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” ― E. E. Cummings

7) “We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create.” ― John Lennon

8) “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” β€” Ralph Waldo Emerson

9) β€œI have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.” ― Albert Einstein

10) β€œPeople who use time wisely spend it on activities that advance their overall purpose in life.” ― John C. Maxwell

11) “There is often a much simpler way of doing things – if you make the effort to look for it.” ― Edward de Bono

12) “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” ― AndrΓ© Gide

13) “It’s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It’s because we dare not venture that they are difficult.” ― Seneca

14) “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

15) “It’s supposed to be hard. If it were easy, everyone would do it.” β€” Jimmy Dugan

16) β€œEighty percent of success is showing up.” ― Woody Allen

17) “What am I living for and what am I dying for are the same question.” ― Margaret Atwood

18) “Be kind – for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.” ― Wendy Mass

19) “If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.” ― Virginia Woolf

20) “The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t always spoil the good things and make them unimportant.” β€” Doctor Who

21) β€œI am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” ― Stephen Covey

22) β€œThe self is made, not given.” ― Barbara Myerhoff

23) “Do what you can, where you are, with what you’ve got.” ― Theodore Roosevelt

24) “Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So, love the people who treat you right and forget about the ones who don’t. And believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said that it would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.” ― Harvey MacKay

25) “Plant your garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” β€” Jose Luis Borges

26) “An obstacle is often a stepping stone.” ― Prescott

27) “You have not lived today until you’ve done something for someone who can never repay you.” ― John Bunyan

28) “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” β€” Theodore Roosevelt

29) “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” ― Babe Ruth

30) “There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It’s why you were born. And how you become most truly alive.” ― Oprah Winfrey

31) “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” ― Peter F Drucker

32) “I can be changed by what happens to me but I refuse to be reduced by it.” β€” Maya Angelou

33) β€œChallenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” ― Joshua J. Marine

34) “Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.” ― Charles Kettering

35) “It’s not about how hard you can hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” β€” Rocky Balboa

36) “Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” ― Larry Winget

37) “No matter who we are, no matter how successful, no matter what our situation, compassion is something we all need to receive and give.” ― Catherine Pulsifer

38) “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” β€” Eleanor Roosevelt

39) β€œDefeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.” ― Joe Clark

40) “The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.” ― Mark Twain

41) “You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.” β€” Cormac McCarthy

42) “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” ― John Wooden

43) “Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.” ― Napoleon Hill

44) “A man who flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a shortcut to meet it.” β€” Sador

45) “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” ― Lao Tzu

46) “A man’s true wealth is the good he does in the world.” ― Kahlil Gibran

47) “The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.” β€” Anonymous

48) “Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” ― Thomas Edison

49) “Use what talent you possess – the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.” ― Henry vanDyke

50) “Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.” β€” Theodore Roosevelt

51) β€œSpeak less than you know; have more than you show.” ― William Shakespeare

52) “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” ― Zig Ziglar

53) “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” β€” Dr. Seuss

54) β€œThe only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.” ― Arthur C. Clarke

55) “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” ― Henry Ford

56) “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” ― Albert Einstein

57) β€œSome men see things as they are and say why – I dream things that never were and say why not.” ― George Bernard Shaw

58) “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ― Anne Frank

59) “What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.” β€” Plutarch

60) “Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.” ― Thomas J. Watson

61) “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” β€” Ronald Reagan

62) “Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

63) “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

64) “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” ― John Maxwell

65) “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” β€” Ralph Waldo Emerson

66) “Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.” ― Thomas Edison

67) “Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” ― Jack Canfield

68) “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.” ― Abraham Lincoln

69) “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” β€” Leonardo da Vinci

70) “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” ― Helen Keller

71) β€œIf not us, who? If not now, when?” ― John F. Kennedy

72) “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” ― Margaret Thatcher

73) “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” β€” Maya Angelou

74) “May there be a miracle in YOUR life today and may you have the EYES to see it.” ― Veronica Hay

75) “Live each day as if your life had just begun.” ― Johann Wolfgang Won Goethe

 

 


 

And a happy new week! How are you? Sorry I wasn’t able to write a post last week. I had a pretty bad array of medical conditions that time but I’m fine now. At least something like that doesn’t happen too often, which is such a big relief.

 

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