Monday, 10 October 2011

100 Wonderful Inspirational Quotes That Will Make You Think...

Today, I was in my room contemplating on what to write, because since 2 weeks ago, I have been depressed due to My Mum that passed away on the 8/6/2010 and this has caused me some pains and worries. Suddenly my son walked in and had this cute smile on his face, he came straight to me and gave me a kiss and smiled back. At that moment, I had this relive and a thought came to me to write motivational quotes that can strengthen the depressed.
If you’ve time today, I invite you to join me in this self discovery journey as we go through these 100 wonderful inspirational positive quotes.
“Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.”
Thomas Jefferson
“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The great blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not. ”
“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail agai. Fail better.”
-Samuel Beckett
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”
― Winston Churchill
“When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill, When the funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest if you must, but don’t you quit. Life is queer with its twists and turns, As every one of us sometimes learns, And many a failure turns about, When he might have won had he stuck it out. Don’t give up though the pace seems slow–You may succeed with another blow, Success is failure turned inside out–The silver tint of the clouds of doubt, And you never can tell how close you are, It may be near when it seems so far; So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit–It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.”
“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for fewer problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.”
Earl Shoaf
“Hope is the expectation that something outside of ourselves, something or someone external, is going to come to our rescue and we will live happily ever after.”
Dr. Robert Anthony
“Every morning you are handed 24 golden hours. They are one of the few things in this world that you get free of charge. If you had all the money in the world, you couldn’t buy an extra hour. What will you do with this priceless treasure? Remember, you must use it, as it is given only once. Once wasted you cannot get it back.”
“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton
“An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.”
- Pope John Paul I
“More often in life, we end up regretting the chances in life that we had, but didn’t take them, than those chances that we took and wished we hadn’t.”
- Anonymous
“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
Mother Teresa
“We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love.”
Mother Teresa
“You can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people to get what they want.”
– Zig Ziglar
“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus when the limo breaks down.”
– Oprah Winfrey
“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”
– Hellen Keller
“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
- Mahatma Gandhi
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we took so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened up for us”
- Helen Keller
“Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.”
- Norman Vincent Peale
“The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.”
– Theodore Rubin
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
- Winston Churchill
“All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes.”
Winston Churchill
“Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords: but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain; and expectations improperly indulged must end in disappointment.”
Samuel Johnson
“Of all the forces that make for a better world, none is so indispensable, none so powerful, as hope. Without hope men are only half alive. With hope they dream and think and work.”
Charles Sawyer
“The secret of the true love of work is the hope of success in that work. It is not for the money reward, for the time spent, or for the skill exercised, but for the successful result in the accomplishment of the work itself.”
Sidney A. Weltmer
“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift that’s why they call it the present.”
“Watch your thoughts, they become your words Watch your words, they become your actions Watch your actions, they become your habits Watch your habits, they become your character Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”
“Never be afraid to try, remember…Amateurs built the ark, Professionals built the Titanic.”
“Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have.”
Doris Mortman
“You don’t drown by falling in water. You drown by staying there.”
“The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.”
General H. Norman Schwarzkopf.
“Giving up doesn’t always mean you are weak…sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go.”
“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.”
Nora Roberts
“Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.”                       
Victoria Holt
“The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.”
“We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in future can be produced by our present actions; so we have to know how to act.”
Swami Vivekananda
“Speak when you’re angry, and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.”
Lawrence J. Peter
“There is a thought in your mind right now. The longer you hold on to it, the more you dwell upon it, the more life you give to that thought. Give it enough life, and it will become real. So make sure the thought is indeed a great one.”
Ralph Martson
“No one who lived through the Great Depression can ever look upon an unemployed person with anything but compassion. To me, there is no greater tragedy than a breadwinner willing to work, with a job skill but unable to find a market for that job skill. Back in those dark depression days I saw my father on a Christmas eve open what he thought was a Christmas greeting from his boss. Instead, it was the blue slip telling him he no longer had a job. The memory of him sitting there holding that slip of paper and then saying in a half whisper, ‘That’s quite a Christmas present,’ it will stay with me as long as I live.”
Ronald Reagan
“Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.”
Orison Swett Marden
“The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money.”
“You’ve got to follow your passion. You’ve got to figure out what it is you love–who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams.”
Oprah Winfrey
“May we never let the things we can’t have, or don’t have, or shouldn’t have, spoil our enjoyment of the things we do have and can have. As we value our happiness, let us not forget it, for one of the greatest lessons in life is learning to be happy without the things we cannot or should not have.”
Richard L. Evans
“It ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now if you know what you’re worth then go out and get what you’re worth.”
Rocky Balboa
“People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within.”
Romana L. Anderson
“There is no better time than now. The time to live is now. The time to dream is now. The time to imagine and forget the past is now. The time to shine is now. The time to bleed, sweat, and determine yourself for the things you want most is now.”
“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.”
Donald Laird
“Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can’t be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.”
Lido Anthony Lee Lacocca
“I have always grown from my problems and challenges, from the things that don’t work out, that’s when I’ve really learned.”
Carol Burnett
“Don’t talk about what you have done or what you are going to do.”
Thomas Jefferson
“The most important thing about motivation is goal setting. You should always have a goal.”
Francie Larrieu Smith
“Why did I want to win? because I didn’t want to lose!.”
Max Schmelling
“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games.26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”
Michael Jordan
“Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.”
Abraham Lincoln
“Watch your thoughts, they become your words Watch your words, they
become your actions Watch your actions, they become your habits Watch
your habits, they become your character Watch your character, it
becomes your destiny.”
“You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself be.”
Lou Holtz
“Worrying is wasted time. Use the same energy for doing something about what ever worries you”
-Oprah Winfrey
“Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.”
Douglas MacArthur
“When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it–always.”
Mahatma Gandhi
“The more you focus on words that uplift you, the more you embody the ideas contained in those words. -Oprah Winfrey
The important thing is to take a chance, feel the fear and do it anyway. Remember, the greatest failure is not doing. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.” So feel the fear and do it anyway.”
Keith Cook
“Sometimes we love with nothing more than hope. Sometimes we cry with everything except tears.”
- Gregory David Roberts
“Sometimes what people need to hear, are simple words which can heal.”
-Dhanti Praspani
“Life is like a roller coaster ride with its unexpected twists and turns. Sometimes the G-force of our challenges feels like it’s more than we can bear. At times we feel terrified as if we’re dropping straight down, with no support. We’re already here for the ride, so we might as well enjoy …every minute of it, and have faith that we will dock safe and secure. Just like we always have in the past.”
-Nick Mansilla
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”
- Alice Walker
“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”
 Mother Teresa
“Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.”
Mother Teresa
“People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it. Why do you do what you do?”
Valetine Belonwu
“Life is the blossoming of flowers in the spring, the ripening of fruit in the fall, the rhythm of the earth and of nature. Life is the cry of cicadas signalling the end of summer, migratory birds winging south in a transparent autumn sky, fish frolicking in a stream. Life is the joy beautiful music installs in us, the thrilling sight of a mountain peak reddened by the rising sun, the myriad combinations and permutations of visible and invisible phenomena. Life is all things.”
“Always remember money is not everything…but make sure that you have made enough before talking such non sense.”
Bill Gate
“Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will live as one.”
John Lennon
“When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.”
Wayne Dyer
“Without out suffering, our work would just be social work, very good and helpful, but it would not be the work of Jesus Christ, not part of the Redemption. All the desolation of the poor people, not only their material poverty, but their spiritual destitution, must be redeemed. And we must share it, for only by being one with them can we redeem them by bringing God into their lives and bringing them to God.”
Mother Teresa
“Removing the trigger from the problem does not solve the problem.
The pattern remains in place.
Most people use their energy attempting to rearrange circumstances that trigger painful emotions.
They change jobs, neighbours, friends & partners.
They choose new careers & houses.
Changing external circumstances will not change your rigid patterns of emotion that requires looking at the patterns themselves.
Your patterns won’t change until you do.”
Gary Zukav
“I found seven secrets of Success in my room ==Roof said=Aim High=Fan said==be cool=Clock said==Every minute is precious=Mirror said==reflect before u act=Window said==see the world=Calendar said==be up to date=Door said==push hard to achieve u’re Goals….”
“Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out.”
Jack Buck
“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
” Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.”
“Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.”
“Don’t let someone be a priority in your life when u are still an option in their life.”
“As we grow older together, As we continue to change with age, There is one thing that will never change. . . I will always keep falling in love with you.”
Karen Clodfelder
“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.”
Herm Albright
“There are two types of people – those who come into a room and say, Well, here I am! and those who come in and say, Ah, there you are.”
Frederick L. Collins
“I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet.”
Ancient Persian Saying
“A heart that loves is always young.”                    
Greek Proverb
“The hardest thing to do is watch the one you love, love someone else.”
“If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, its yours forever. If it doesn’t, then it was never meant to be.”
“We are what we do… Not what we did. Now if we continue doing what we used to do, we can’t be upset that we are still what we were, simply because we’re still doing what we did!.”
Damon Lofton
“If you’re in a bad situation, don’t worry it’ll change. If you’re in a good situation, don’t worry it’ll change.”
John A. Simone, Sr
“A man isn’t poor if he can still laugh.”
Raymond Hitchcock
“Laugh at yourself and at life. Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity, but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain, cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective that seemingly terrible defeat and worry with laughter at your predicaments, thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.”
Og Mandino
“To accomplish great things we must not only act but also dream, not only plan but also believe.”
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. [Hebrews 11:1]
“Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.”
Albert Einstein
“Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs. Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers eyes. Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers tears. What is it else? A madness most discreet, a choking gall and a preserving sweet.”
William Shakespeare
“Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.”
John Lennon
“Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. you only need a heart full of grace. a soul generated by love.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting”
- Elizabeth Bibesco
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.”
- B. Olatunji
“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”
- Muhammad Ali


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