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Proverbs 10New Life Version (NLV)

The Wise Sayings of Solomon, Chapters 10 through 29

10 The sayings of Solomon:

A wise son makes a father glad, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.

Riches taken by wrong-doing do no good, but doing what is right and good saves from death.

The Lord will not let those who are right with Him go hungry, but He puts to one side the desire of the sinful.

He who works with a lazy hand is poor, but the hand of the hard worker brings riches.

A son who gathers in summer is wise, but a son who sleeps during gathering time brings shame.

Good things are given to those who are right with God, but the mouth of the sinful hides trouble.

Those who are right with God are remembered with honor, but the name of the sinful will waste away.

The wise in heart will receive teaching, but a fast talking fool will become nothing.

He who is right in his walk is sure in his steps, but he who takes the wrong way will be found out.

10 He who winks the eye causes trouble, and a fast talking fool will become nothing.

11 The mouth of the one who is right with God is a well of life, but the mouth of the sinful hides trouble.

12 Hate starts fights, but love covers all sins.

13 Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has understanding, but a stick is for the back of him who has no understanding.

14 Wise men store up learning, but the foolish will be destroyed with their mouths.

15 The riches of a rich man are his strength, but the need of the poor is what destroys them.

16 The pay earned by those who are right with God is life, but the sinful are paid by being punished.

17 He who listens to teaching is on the path of life, but he who will not listen to strong words goes the wrong way.

18 He who hides hate has lying lips, and he who talks to hurt people is a fool.

19 The one who talks much will for sure sin, but he who is careful what he says is wise.

20 The tongue of those who are right with God is like fine silver, but the heart of the sinful is not worth much.

21 The lips of those who are right with God feed many, but fools die for want of understanding.

22 The good that comes from the Lord makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow to it.

23 Doing wrong is like play to a fool, but a man of understanding has wisdom.

24 What the sinful man is afraid of will come upon him, and what is wanted by the man who is right with God will be given to him.

25 When the storm passes, the sinful man is no more, but the man who is right with God has a place to stand forever.

26 Like sour wine to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, so is the lazy one to those who send him.

27 The fear of the Lord makes life longer, but the years of the sinful will be cut off.

28 The hope of those who are right with God is joy, but the hope of the sinful comes to nothing.

29 The way of the Lord is a strong-place to those who are faithful, but it destroys those who do wrong.

30 Those who are right with God will never be shaken, but the sinful will not live in the land.

31 The mouth of those who are right with God flows with wisdom, but the sinful tongue will be stopped.

32 The lips of those who are right with God speak what is pleasing to others, but the mouth of the sinful speaks only what is bad.

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65 Wise Sayings About Life To Expand Your Understanding

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Every next level of your life will demand a different you. Click to tweet

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. Carl Jung Click to tweet

The scariest moment is always just before you start. Stephen King Click to tweet

Little by little, one travels far. J. R. R. Tolkien Click to tweet

I exist as I am, that is enough. Walt Whitman Click to tweet


We know what we are, but know not what we may be. William Shakespeare Click to tweet

Paths are made by walking. Franz Kafka Click to tweet

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. Unknown Click to tweet

Learn to sell. Learn to build. If you can do both, you will be unstoppable. Naval Ravikant Click to tweet

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde Click to tweet

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The Best Inspirational Quotes

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Begin now to be what you will be hereafter. Saint Jerome Click to tweet

We have to do the best we are capable of. This is our sacred human responsibility. Albert Einstein

Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer. Dan Brown

The brain is wider than the sky. Emily Dickinson

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. Robert Frost

If you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. Toni Morrison

Listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever the fuck you were doing to do anyway. Robert Downey Jr

Individuals search for truth, groups search for consensus. Naval Ravikant

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. W.B. Yeats

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. William Shakespeare Click to tweet

If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. Jim Rohn Click to tweet

Learn to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the best. John C. Maxwell

Great things never came from comfort zones. Neil Strauss

I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad. Or I can go mad by ricocheting in between. Sylvia Plath

When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things. Joe Namath

If you want something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done. Thomas Jefferson

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. Ernest Hemingway

Understand: you are one of a kind. Your character traits are a kind of chemical mix that will never be repeated in history. There are ideas unique to you, a specific rhythm and perspective that are your strengths, not your weaknesses. You must not be afraid of your uniqueness. Robert Greene

You are the person you have been waiting for. Joe Dispenza

If you’re willing to bleed a little every day, you may win big later. Naval Ravikant

Extreme people get extreme results. Sam Altman

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself. Michel de Montaigne

The easiest way to change the world is to change yourself. Maxime Lagacé

Take your time, play the long game, embrace the boring, the difficulties, the uncomfortable. This is how it will happen. Maxime Lagacé

Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion. Jack Kerouac

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it. Horace Click to tweet

I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. Jack London

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. F. Scott Fitzgerald

From error to error one discovers the entire truth. Sigmund Freud (This is one of my favorite inspirational quote. Leave a reply here and let me know what’s yours!)

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The Most Famous Inspirational Quotes (Einstein, Maya Angelou, Gandhi, etc.)

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In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Mahatma Gandhi Click to tweet

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. Samuel Beckett

You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as you dominant aspiration. James Allen

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. Helen Keller

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. Steve Jobs

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Jesus Christ

A ship is always safe a shore but that is not what it’s built for. Albert Einstein

Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars. Les Brown

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. Og Mandino

When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it. Jim Rohn

If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else. Laurence J. Peter

If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want. Zig Ziglar

Not all those who wander are lost. J. R. R. Tolkien Click to tweet

Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. John Wooden

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou

In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd. Miguel de Cervantes

Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not. George Bernard Shaw

You don’t need to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. Martin Luther King Jr

All for one and one for all. Alexandre Dumas

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle

Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well. Jack London

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. Albert Einstein

Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right. Henry Ford

Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around. Henry David Thoreau

You have to risk going too far to discover just how far you can really go. Jim Rohn

That which does not kill us makes us stronger. Friedrich Nietzsche

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. Friedrich Nietzsche

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. Oscar Wilde

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You make your own luck if you stay at it long enough. Naval Ravikant Click to tweet

If you can imagine it, we can make it. John Dykstra

Either get busy living or get busy dying. Stephen King

You change the world by being yourself. Yoko Ono

The only way round is through. Robert Frost

Seek life, not comfort. Maxime Lagacé

Pain or love or danger makes you real again. Jack Kerouac

Begin, be bold and venture to be wise. Horace

We are our choices. Jean-Paul Sartre

A goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot. Joe Vitale

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now. Napoleon Hill

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. T.S. Eliot

One day or day one. You decide. Unknown

I didn’t come this far, to only come this far. Unknown

Prove them wrong. Unknown

Don’t tell people your dreams. Show them. Unknown

You can be happy where you are. Joel Osteen

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. Friedrich Engels

They can because they think they can. Virgil

Fortune sides with him who dares. Virgil Click to tweet

Life begins on the other side of despair. Jean-Paul Sartre

Resist much, obey little. Walt Whitman

Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears. Albert Camus

Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry. Jack Kerouac

And your very flesh shall be a great poem. Walt Whitman

Our true nationality is mankind. H. G. Wells

Diligence is the mother of good fortune. Miguel de Cervantes

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Uplifting, Positive And Beautiful Inspirational Quotes

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Feet, what do I need them for if I have wings to fly. Frida Kahlo Click to tweet

Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change. Unknown

It will be the toughest thing you’ll ever do, but your heart is never wrong. Maxime Lagacé

Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do. H. Jackson Brown Jr

My message to you is simple, keep believing, keep marching, keep building, keep raising your voice. Barack Obama

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. E.E. Cummings

I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center. Kurt Vonnegut

If you take risks and face your fate with dignity, there is nothing you can do that makes you small; if you don’t take risks, there is nothing you can do that makes you grand, nothing. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Henry Stanley Haskins

We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it. Barack Obama

At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better, it’s about what you’ve given back. Denzel Washington

Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic. Dale Carnegie

Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We don’t rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training. Archilochus

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is: infinite. William Blake

I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am. Sylvia Plath

You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you. Joseph Joubert

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. Roald Dahl

Breathe, it’s just a bad day, not a bad life. Unknown Click to tweet

The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water. Sigmund Freud

Build a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life. Terry Pratchett

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust

Abandon yourself to the moment, and you will find every day new openings, new light, new insight. And those new insights will go on changing you. One day, suddenly you will see you are each moment new. Osho

You have to be able to tolerate what you don’t necessarily like so you can be free. Larry Flynt

I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail. William Faulkner

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness. John Steinbeck

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Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. Oscar Wilde Click to tweet

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. Sigmund Freud

We are all born mad. Some remain so. Samuel Beckett

Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. Ernest Hemingway

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons. T.S. Eliot

Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead. Charles Bukowski

Life has a way of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once. Paulo Coelho

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity. Edgar Allan Poe

Embrace the glorious mess that you are. Elizabeth Gilbert

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ (I’ve found it!), but ‘That’s funny…’.

I don’t want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there. Oscar Wilde Click to tweet

Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one. Terry Pratchett

I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it. George Bernard Shaw

I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different.

Wrinkles mean you laughed, grey hair means you care and scars mean you lived. Unknown

A bad attitude is like a flat tire, you can’t get very far until you change it. Unknown

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. Ambrose Bierce

If you are money, then, when you die, you will be spent. Rich Cohen

You can only be young once. But you can always be immature. Dave Barry

I have great faith in fools – self-confidence my friends will call it. Edgar Allan Poe

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain

Drag your thoughts away from your troubles… by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it. Mark Twain

The only thing you can get in a hurry is trouble. Navjot Singh Sidhu

It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog. Mark Twain

Show me a man with a tattoo and I’ll show you a man with an interesting past. Jack London

It’s not bragging if you can back it up. Muhammad Ali

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The wisest men follow their own direction. Euripides Click to tweet

Better to have, and not need, than to need, and not have. Franz Kafka

You are free, and that is why you are lost. Franz Kafka

From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached. Franz Kafka

Someday, somehow, this will all make sense. Maxime Lagacé

You have as much laughter as you have faith. Martin Luther

We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. T.S. Eliot

Rise to the level of your ideals, not the average of your environment. The Stoic Emperor

There is no great genius without a mixture of madness. Aristotle

What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from. T.S. Eliot

Cynicism is easy. Mimicry is easy. Optimistic contrarians are the rarest breed. Naval Ravikant

We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us. Charles Bukowski

Unless you believe, you will not understand. Augustine of Hippo

You will always find an answer in the sound of water. Zhuangzi Click to tweet

You attract what you are, not what you want. Unknown

I focused so hard on what I wanted that I lost sight of what I deserved. Unknown

Sometimes when things are falling apart they may actually be falling into place. Unknown

Let it all go. See what stays. Unknown

Anything I come across that feels impossible, I probably need to take a second look. Joe Gebbia (Co-founder AirBnb)

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. Mark Twain

Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be. Miguel de Cervantes

Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness. Samuel Beckett

The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be. Bruce Lee

Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. C.S. Lewis

Goodness makes greatness truly valuable, and greatness make goodness much more serviceable. Matthew Henry

You must realize that one day you will die. Until then you are worthless. Chuck Palahniuk

Do not think you will necessarily be aware of your own enlightenment. Dogen

Do not judge, and you will never be mistaken. Jean Jacques Rousseau

Do not ask for what you will wish you had not got. Seneca

If you suddenly stumble upon the right door, you will not be able to recognize that it is right. Osho

You have to die a few times before you can really live. Charles Bukowski

Live so that you can at least get the benefit of the doubt. Kin Hubbard

To find yourself, think for yourself. Socrates

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You have to be odd to be number one. Dr. Seuss Click to tweet

My father used to say, “don’t raise your voice improve your argument”. Unknown

When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guild can change the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future. Unknown

I do not believe in taking the right decision, I take a decision and make it right. Muhammad Ali Jinnah

People cry, not because they’re weak. It’s because they’ve been strong for too long. Johnny Depp

The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest. Unknown

Fear, pain, envy, sadness, frustration. Your natural reaction will be to replace them and seek pleasure. Don’t do that. Instead, understand them. They can teach you something and it could be useful. Maxime Lagacé

Say no to small short-term gains so you can say yes to massive long-term gains. Maxime Lagacé

Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving. Terry Pratchett

If you think, then you will be prepared. If you are prepared, then you will have no worries. Li Ka Shing

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. Buddha

I long to accomplish a great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. Helen Keller

The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them. Stephen King

Saying nothing sometimes says the most. Emily Dickinson Click to tweet

To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable. John Milton

Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself. Plutarch

Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly. Plutarch

Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way. Charles Bukowski

Truth, and goodness, and beauty are but different faces of the same all. Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears. Michel de Montaigne

Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know. Michel de Montaigne

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. W.B. Yeats

If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone. Maxwell Maltz

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. Kurt Vonnegut

A harmful truth is better than a useful lie. Thomas Mann

If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. Mark Twain

Please all, and you will please none. Aesop

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Part 3. Inspirational Quotes About…

Inspirational Quotes About Life

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Beware the barrenness of a busy life. Socrates Click to tweet

Life is the sum of all your choices. Albert Camus

Your life is a cloud. Sometimes you’ll feel sad and cry. Sometimes you’ll feel free and move fast. Maxime Lagacé

The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time. Jack London

To be heroic is to be courageous enough to die for something; to be inspirational is to be crazy enough to live a little. Criss Jami

Life is all about balance. You don’t always need to be getting stuff done. Sometimes it’s perfectly okay, and absolutely necessary, to shut down, kick back, and do nothing. Lori Deschene

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You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. Albert Camus

If you’re afraid to die, you will not be able to live. James A. Baldwin

That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. Emily Dickinson

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. Plutarch Click to tweet

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. Ovid

I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited. Sylvia Plath

Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age. James Joyce

It is necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live. Alexandre Dumas

Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have. Norman Vincent Peale

Listening to your own heart, you will start moving in the right direction, without ever thinking of what is right and what is wrong. Osho

Listen to the new, go with the new. I know you are afraid. In spite of the fear, go with the new, and your life will become richer and richer and you will be able one day to release your imprisoned splendor. Osho

You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning. Billy Wilder

You can change your world by changing your words… Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue. Joel Osteen

As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. Seneca

Maybe that’s what life is… a wink of the eye and winking stars. Jack Kerouac

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Inspiring Quotes About Struggles, Failures, Courage

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Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. Truman Capote Click to tweet

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. Ernest Hemingway

Courage is grace under pressure. Ernest Hemingway

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. Victor Hugo

Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than your comfort zone. Unknown

Magic happens when you do not give up, even though you want to. The universe always falls in love with a stubborn heart. Unknown

What if you try one more time and it works? Maxime Lagacé

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. George Bernard Shaw

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. Oscar Wilde

Don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens – the main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away. John Steinbeck

You can only fight the way you practice. Miyamoto Musashi

The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. Jean-Paul Sartre

Mistakes are the portals of discovery. James Joyce

You do not write your life with words… You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do. Patrick Ness

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. Albert Camus

Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitman

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. W. B. Yeats

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today. H. G. Wells

Experience is the teacher of all things. Julius Caesar

The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell. Unknown

Without rain nothing grows. Learn to embrace the storms of your life. Unknown

You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind. Mahatma Gandhi

There is a direct correlation between an increased sphere of comfort and getting what you want. Tim Ferriss

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Maya Angelou

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out. Benjamin Franklin

You can always find the sun within yourself if you will only search. Maxwell Maltz

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually fear you will make one. Navjot Singh Sidhu

Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have. Norman Vincent Peale

Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage. Maya Angelou

You cannot escape necessities, but you can overcome them. Seneca

You have to be able to tolerate what you don’t necessarily like so you can be free. Larry Flynt

I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me. Unknown

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. E.E. Cummings

Inspiring Quotes About Confidence, Character

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It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. Epictetus Click to tweet

No man is free who is not master of himself. Epictetus

Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly. Epictetus

The more you know yourself, the less you have something to prove, the more you can relax. Maxime Lagacé

Having character is not about pretending. It’s about seeking what’s truly important for you. It’s about the truth. Maxime Lagacé

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”. Jack Kerouac

The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it – basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them. Charles Bukowski

Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly. Franz Kafka

Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to help you grow. Unknown

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting. E.E. Cummings

We are already one. But we imagine that we are not. And what we have to recover is our original unity. What we have to be is what we are. Thomas Merton

Learn to say ‘no’ without explaining yourself. Unknown

Stay patient and trust your journey. Unknown

Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason. Unknown

Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. Coco Chanel

Everything that happens happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so. Marcus Aurelius

What you hear repeatedly you will eventually believe. Michael Korda

When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve. Napoleon Hill

Act the part and you will become the part. William James Click to tweet

Begin to be now what you will be hereafter. William James

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility. Augustine of Hippo

Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one. Marcus Aurelius

Re-examine all that you have been told… dismiss that which insults your soul. Walt Whitman

No legacy is so rich as honesty. William Shakespeare

Doubt whom you will, but never yourself. Christian Nestell Bovee

Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that’s good taste. Lucille Ball

When you think you’re good, you will play at that level. If you doubt yourself, you will play like crap. Kurt Russell

If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve. Lao Tzu

If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams. Les Brown

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. Marcus Aurelius

See also: 25 Killer Actions to Boost Your Self-Confidence

Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present. Marcus Aurelius

If you stand for something you will have people for you and people against you. But if you stand for nothing you will have nobody for you and nobody against you. Maurice Saatchi

Resolve that whatever you do, you will bring the whole man to it; that you will fling the whole weight of your being into it. Orison Swett Marden

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. Harry S. Truman

Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Accept yourself as you are. Otherwise you will never see opportunity. You will not feel free to move toward it; you will feel you are not deserving. Maxwell Maltz

If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self. Napoleon Hill

Swallow your pride, you will not die, it’s not poison. Bob Dylan

Inspiring Quotes About Happiness, Gratitude, Peace Of Mind

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He who sings scares away his woes. Miguel de Cervantes Click to tweet

Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart. Seneca

What if you already have happiness inside you? What if it’s about desiring less and accepting more? What if you remove your perceptions of what happiness should be? Maxime Lagacé

He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature. Socrates

The fullest people, the people most whole and most alive, are always those unafraid and unashamed of the soul. Maria Popova (brainpickings.org)

Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind. Marcel Proust

Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it. Alexandre Dumas

Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. Franz Kafka

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You cannot find peace by avoiding life. Virginia Woolf

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. Alexander Pope

If you expect nothing from anybody, you’re never disappointed. Sylvia Plath

Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance. Epicurus

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. Epicurus

The best part about life? Every morning you have a new opportunity to become a happier version of yourself. Unknown

Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections. Unknown

To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others. Albert Camus Click to tweet

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. Cicero

Don’t be in such a rush to figure everything out. Embrace the unknown and let your life surprise you.

If you seek tranquility, do less. Or do what’s essential – what the logos of a social being requires, and in the requisite way. Which brings a double satisfaction: to do less, better. Because most of what we say and do is not essential. If you can eliminate it, you’ll have more time, and more tranquility. Ask yourself at every moment, ‘Is this necessary?’ Marcus Aurelius

You can discard most of the junk that clutters your mind – things that exist only there – and clear out space for yourself. Marcus Aurelius

Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again. Joseph Campbell

I still remember the days I prayed for the things I have now. Unknown

Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along. Paramahansa Yogananda

Learn to be calm and you will always be happy. Paramahansa Yogananda

The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace. Carlos Santana

We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses. Carl Jung

Do anything, but let it produce joy. Walt Whitman

There are two ways to be happy: change the situation, or change your mindset towards it. Unknown

Don’t ruin a good today by thinking about a bad yesterday. Let it go. Unknown

As long as you are being true to yourself, you will always find happiness. Amber Riley

If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else. Marvin Gaye

If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content. Leo Tolstoy

Silent gratitude isn’t very much use to anyone. Gertrude Stein

There is a quiet place where no one disturbs you. Marlene Dietrich

Inspirational Love Quotes

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Love and work… work and love, that’s all there is. Sigmund Freud Click to tweet

Love is dynamic, ever changing and all over the place all the time. Only those who transcends themselves knows this. Maxime Lagacé

A loving heart is the truest wisdom. Charles Dickens

If you have the ability to love, love yourself first. Charles Bukowski

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. Victor Hugo

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded. Maya Angelou

If you give, you will be blessed. Joel Osteen

Be loving towards yourself, then you will be able to love others too. Osho

If you can grow in love, you will grow in awareness. If you grow in awareness, you will grow in love. Osho

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

If you are still looking for that one person who will change your life, take a look in the mirror. Roman Price

We love the things we love for what they are. Robert Frost

Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary. Oscar Wilde

If you want to be loved, be lovable. Ovid

If you judge people, you have no time to love them. Mother Teresa

Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do. Brené Brown

Be the love you never received. Unknown Click to tweet

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence. Henry David Thoreau

If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life. Oscar Wilde

Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance. Oscar Wilde

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. Oscar Wilde

Work on being in love with the person in the mirror who has been through so much but is still standing. Unknown

Never stop showing someone how much they mean to you. Unknown

The best kiss is the one that has been exchanged a thousand times between the eyes before it reaches the lips. Unknown

Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time. Jorge Luis Borges

Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken. Albert Camus

When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you’d like them to be. Leo Tolstoy

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Leo Tolstoy

We loved with a love that was more than love. Edgar Allan Poe

Inspirational Quotes About Business, Work, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

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Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. Aristotle Click to tweet

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work. Horace

Remember: nobody said it would be easy. Maxime Lagacé

The goal is to create something so useful that people will have no choice but to tell their friends. Maxime Lagacé

People buy an experience and a feeling, not your product or service. Thus, what experience are you selling to your clients? Maxime Lagacé

You have to be a good individual first before you can be a good team player. David Goggins

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. Jane Goodall

In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create. David Ogilvy

Earn with your mind, not your time. Naval Ravikant

See also: Steve Jobs quotes

Work in silence. Let your success be your noise. Unknown

Be loyal to those are not present. In doing so, you build the trust of those who are present. Stephen Covey

If you want to change the culture, you will have to start by changing the organization. Mary Douglas

You don’t know what you can get away with until you try. Colin Powell

Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head. Euripides Click to tweet

You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for. Napoleon Hill

The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before. Neil Gaiman

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. Mark Twain

For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack. Rudyard Kipling

An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn’t know why they choose him and he’s usually too busy to wonder why. William Faulkner

I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man’s. I will not reason and compare: my business is to create. William Blake

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. Albert Camus

To do a dull thing with style-now that’s what I call art. Charles Bukowski

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Inspirational Quotes About Success, Goals, Dreams

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That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much. Robert Louis Stevenson Click to tweet

To have external success, start with internal success. Maxime Lagacé

The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. Marshall Ferdinand Foch

If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time. Marcel Proust

You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. John C. Maxwell

Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be.

It is now how good you are, it’s how good you want to be. Unknown

When you’re not concerned with succeeding, you can work with complete freedom. Larry David

Feed your body. Feed your soul. Feed your dream. Bust out! Awiakta

If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it. William James

Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results. William James

Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire. Napoleon Hill

No matter what challenges or setbacks and disappointments you may encounter along the way, you will find true success and happiness if you have only one goal. There really is only one. And that is this: to fulfill the highest most truthful expression of yourself as a human being. You want to max out your humanity by using your energy to lift yourself up, your family and the people around you. Oprah Winfrey

The most successful people are those who are good at plan B. James Yorke

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. Oscar Wilde

Some are born great, others achieve greatness. William Shakespeare

If you seek truth you will not seek victory by dishonorable means, and if you find truth you will become invincible. Epictetus

Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both. Horace Mann Click to tweet

Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo

To be prepared is half the victory. Miguel de Cervantes

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth. Leo Tolstoy

The only question to ask yourself is, how much are you willing to sacrifice to achieve this success? Larry Flynt

Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours. Les Brown

See also: 9 habits of highly successful people

The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away. Marcus Aurelius

Liberate the minds of men and ultimately you will liberate the bodies of men. Marcus Garvey

You will be as much value to others as you have been to yourself. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Remember you will not always win. Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste defeat. But there is, in this case, always tomorrow – after you have done your best to achieve success today. Maxwell Maltz

Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire – you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away. Denis Waitley

No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself. Denis Waitley

You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies. Gustave Flaubert

You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight. Jim Rohn

Do well and you will have no need for ancestors. Voltaire

Inspirational Quotes About Change

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If you want to make enemies, try to change something. Woodrow Wilson Click to tweet

If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. Lao Tzu

The measure of intelligence is the ability to change. Albert Einstein

If you will not rise above the things of the world, they will rise above you. Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Let’s shake up some shit. That’s all you can do. Billie Joe Armstrong

The masses seek pleasure non-stop. This is what people do when they are scared. They avoid life and want to remain in their happy state. Life is change. You are life. Accept this. Maxime Lagacé

We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire changes. Marcel Proust

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw

There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. Aldoux Huxley

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order. Alfred North Whitehead

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. Alice Walker

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death. Anais Nin

If you don’t like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it You just do it one step at a time. Marian Wright Edelman

The future has a way of arriving unannounced. George Will Click to tweet

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

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

Life is a process. We are a process. The universe is a process. Anne Wilson Scaef

Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant. Anthony J. D’Angelo

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal. Arthur Schopenhauer

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Barack Obama

The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. Charles Dubois

All change is not growth; as all movement is not forward. Ellen Glasgow

See also: 6 Ways to Stop Worrying About Things You Can’t Change

I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better. Georg C. Lichtenberg

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. Henri Bergson

Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Henry Steele Commager

You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing in. Heraclitus

To change one’s life, start immediately, do it flamboyantly, no exceptions. William James

Things do not change, we change. Henry David Thoreau

See also: attitude quotes, change quotes

Inspirational Quotes About Growth, Learning

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Be curious, not judgmental. Walt Whitman Click to tweet

If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid. Epictetus

Change is what nature wants. You are a part of nature. What will you learn? Maxime Lagacé

Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest. Georgia O’Keeffe

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. Mark Twain

Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. William Faulkner

Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road. Jack Kerouac

Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others. Virginia Woolf

It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life. Julius Caesar

What is the point of being on this Earth if you are going to be like everyone else and avoid trouble? Arnold Schwarzenegger

If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself. Norman Vincent Peale

I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. Pablo Picasso

Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject. Thomas Mann

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced. John Keats Click to tweet

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness. Pearl S. Buck

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. Augustine of Hippo

The most important thing to remember is this: To be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become. W. E. B. Du Bois

See also: Tim Ferriss quotes

Believe in life! Always human beings will live and progress to greater, broader, and fuller life. W. E. B. Du Bois

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. George Bernard Shaw

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. Franklin D. Roosevelt

The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn. Gloria Steinem

So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being. Henri-Frederic Amiel

Life is a progress, and not a station. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Inspirational Quotes About Hope, Faith, Belief

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While there’s life, there’s hope. Cicero Click to tweet

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. Anatole France

The hardest truth about hope: it makes you continue and it makes you suffer. Maxime Lagacé

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. Jack London

Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself. Roy T. Bennett

If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything. Gordon A. Eadie

Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. Coco Chanel

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. Abraham Lincoln

Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe. Augustine of Hippo

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. Mahatma Gandhi

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt

There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen

One lives in the hope of becoming a memory. Antonio Porchia

He does not believe that does not live according to his belief. Sigmund Freud

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. Leo Tolstoy

Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery. Bertrand Russell

Only in the darkness can you see the stars. Martin Luther King Jr

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls. Joseph Campbell

Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe. Mitch Albom

To live without hope is to cease to live. Fyodor Dostoyevsky Click to tweet

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all. Emily Dickinson

You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. William Faulkner

I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best. Benjamin Disraeli

Hope will never be silent. Harvey Milk

There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for. J.R.R. Tolkien

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Part 4. Conclusion

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One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful. Sigmund Freud Click to tweet

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458 Fascinating Wisdom Quotes From The Best Minds (Ever)

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We kill time. We save time. We rob and get robbed of time, we lose time, and we have all the time in the world. But no one of us is powerful enough to stop the march of time or slow it down.

Is it something far beyond our control? In fact, no. While we cannot influence the flow of time, we still can get the most out of it. Becoming a wise time manager sometimes is similar to mastering a sorcery, but the results are worth the effort.

Being the master of your time means getting more done, staying energized, and doing more things you enjoy. We’ve collected the best time quotes from the greatest minds of the world – use them as an inspiration or as guidelines for improving your time management.

10 Most Popular Time Quotes

Great minds of different nations and centuries have been wondering how time flows and figuring out better ways to use it for our benefit. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom and sometimes humor. We definitely have something to learn from them!

1. – Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace.

Leo Tolstoy, the greatest humanist, put these words in General Kutuzov’s mouth. And, actually, it is a combination of two quotes. In book ten, the General says:

Later, he repeats this idea in his thought: .

By the way, check out more Leo Tolstoy’s quotes in Twitter @TolstoySays and find humanistic wisdom and daily insights.

2. – Benjamin Franklin.

Probably, the most famous quote about time by Benjamin Franklin, a person known by his productivity and various talents. In his 84 years, he became not only a prominent politician and diplomat, but also an actor, musician, inventor, and satirist.

As for his famous saying, it refers to the concept of opportunity cost. This means, each choice you make has its cost, and delays (as a choice to not take action) usually lead to decrease in output.

3. – Folklore.

The earliest record of this phrase is dated 1225 – before English was shaped in the modern form. The origin is uncertain, so it’s considered to be a proverbial wisdom. It means that no man has enough power to stop time or to change its course.

4. – William Shakespeare.

Better spend time waiting for the opportunity to take an action than miss the chance. In Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor”, the phrase is said by a character who suspects his wife’s infidelity, but in fact, it can be applied to any situation when you need to take a chance to change things.

5. – Benjamin Franklin.

You can’t keep today’s hour for tomorrow – we all know that, but still tend to procrastinate. Benjamin Franklin warns that time is a scarce resource, and if it’s wasted, it cannot be recovered later. This is why mindful planning and work on productivity are so important.

6. – Theophrastus.

Ancient Greek philosophy is known by its combination of merely theoretical thoughts and practical approach. Theophrastus understood time as an accident of motion that cannot be stopped or reversed, and he said that waste of time is the most extravagant and costly of all expenses.

7. – Pericles.

Pericles, the influential ancient Greek statesman and general, was a rationalist and knew the value of time. His famous phrase was said as a warning for Tolmides, the young Athenian general who intended to invade Boeotia. Eventually Tolmides failed to listen to Pericles’ words, his army suffered a heavy defeat and he died in the battle. This quote is a warning against premature decisions and poor judgement caused by the lack of time.

8. – Stephen R. Covey.

A quote by Stephen R. Covey, the author of the famous time management matrix. You can spend time on useful and useless things, but if you call it “investing”, you’ll definitely invest it in something that has value and importance for you. So choose your goals wisely so that time you spend on them becomes an investment, not an expense.

9. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince.

If we truly love something, we spend (or invest?) time in it. As time is a valuable resource, when invested, it makes the person, goal or activity even more important for us. But there’s a negative side too. Sometimes we hold on to the past and to the irrelevant goals just because we already spent too much time on them.

10. – Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray.

The phrase that looks like a joke for most of us, is the truth of a complete hedonist. Oscar Wilde is being at his best: the meaning of his quote is that when you invest effort in someone else’s comfort (like hurrying because someone is waiting), you sacrifice your own time that you could spend on much more pleasant things.

The Relentless Time

People have always been considering time as a relentless and cruel force, a robber, and a killer. Looks like a depressive poetic phrase, and the realization that it is not possible to control the course of time is even more sad. But good news is that time is a valuable resource that each of us has, and we can use it at our own discretion and for our benefit.

  1. Harvey Mackay
  2. Jack Kornfield
  3. Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey
  4. John Updike
  5. Aeschylus
  6. Dion Boucicault
  7. Napoleon I
  8. Jim Morrison
  9. Stephen King, The Green Mile
  10. William Carlos Williams

The Irreversible Time

How often do we understand that we could use our time better, and regret that we didn’t spend it wisely? How often do we dream of how good it would be to amend things we did or didn’t do long ago? The older we get, the longer and thicker are the shadows of the past, and what’s important here is not holding on to them. We cannot turn the clock back, but we can do our best today to make tomorrow a happier time.

  1. Nathaniel Hawthorne
  2. Charles F. Kettering
  3. Mason Cooley
  4. Ashley Ormon
  5. Dr. Seuss

The Time We Waste

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day – and later realizing that you never make up for the lost time: the cycle familiar to any of us. While it is not possible to completely avoid it, we should never forget that we can’t reclaim the time we wasted, and spend it on things we love and need.

  1. Leo Christopher
  2. Bruce Lee
  3. William Penn
  4. Jonathan Estrin
  5. Robin Sharma
  6. Colette
  7. Charles Darwin
  8. Mason Cooley
  9. Jean De La Bruyere
  10. Thomas Jefferson
  11. Bill Watterson
  12. Seneca

The Time We Control

While we cannot do anything about how fast the time flows, we still can control how we use it. Being more energized and productive helps us live to the fullest. Always remember what your goals are, get more done, and try new things to find all of your talents.

  1. Jim Rohn
  2. Steve Jobs
  3. Eric Thomas
  4. Andy Warhol
  5. J. R. R. Tolkien
  6. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  7. John F. Kennedy
  8. Maria Edgeworth
  9. Bil Keane
  10. Shoppenhauer
  11. Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol
  12. Martin Luther

The Elusive Time

The nature of time is a complex thing. Scientists, poets, and philosophers explain it differently, and many of us have our own understanding of what it is and how it works, and – what’s more important from the practical point of view – how it influences us and how we influence it.

  1. Nelson Mandela
  2. Thomas Hardy
  3. Albert Einstein
  4. C.S. Lewis
  5. Jeremy Irons
  6. Charles Dickens
  7. J.K. Rowling
  8. Stephen Hawking
  9. Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie

Summary

Time, poetically depicted as a relentless thief, scientifically explained as the fourth dimension, and practically seen as a valuable and limited resource, is one of the biggest riddles of the universe. The truth is, our decisions and actions define whether it is our enemy or ally. Taking control of our time means living our own life – not someone else’s – and getting the most out of it.

In fact, some of the wisest, most memorable quotes by famous people are pretty Gabrielle Giffords​: "Be bold, be courageous, be your best.".

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Starting a business is tough. And not just practically, or financially — emotionally, too. Which is why these top inspirational business quotes are so valuable.

Each of these business quotes is a bite-sized morsel of wisdom, capable of injecting that much-needed hit of inspiration, encouragement, and motivation.

So, when you’re exhausted, frustrated, anxious, worried, or just plain freaking out, read these motivational business quotes.

But don’t just scan through these business quotes.

Try to think about how each one applies to your business.

Read. Re-read. Reflect. Apply.

Okay, let’s get stuck into the top business quotes!

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Best Business Quotes of All Time

These business quotes are a gamechanger. Get ready for some inspiration and action-packed advice.

1. “The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new.” — Socrates, father of Western philosophy (Click to tweet)

2. “Always deliver more than expected.” — Larry Page, co-founder of Google (Click to tweet)

3. “Don’t take too much advice. Most people who have a lot of advice to give — with a few exceptions — generalize whatever they did. Don’t over-analyze everything.  I myself have been guilty of over-thinking problems. Just build things and find out if they work.” — Ben Silbermann, founder of Pinterest (Click to tweet)

4.“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States (Click to tweet)

5. “Every time we launch a feature, people yell at us.” — Angelo Sotira, co-founder of deviantART (Click to tweet)

6.“Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.” — Anthony Volodkin, founder of Hype Machine (Click to tweet)

7. “What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone, know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.” — Dave Thomas, Founder of Wendy’s (Click to tweet)

8. “If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large.” — Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon (Click to tweet)

9. “If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.” — Zig Ziglar, author, salesman, and motivational speaker (Click to tweet)

10. “If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” — Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn (Click to tweet)

11. “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” — Thomas Edison, co-founder of General Electric (Click to tweet)

12. “The stars will never align, and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. ‘Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it’s important to you and you want to do it ‘eventually,’ just do it and correct course along the way.” — Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Work Week (Click to tweet)

Tim Ferriss business quotes are always so on point.

13. “Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.” — Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter (Click to tweet)

14. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” — Steve Jobs, co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Apple Inc. (Click to tweet)

15. “Always look for the fool in the deal. If you don’t find one, it’s you.” — Mark Cuban, AXS TV Chairman and entrepreneur (Click to tweet)

16. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” — Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft (Click to tweet)

Bill Gates business quotes are so full of wisdom.

17. “If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.” — Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook (Click to tweet)

18. “If you define yourself by how you differ from the competition, you’re probably in trouble.” — Omar Hamoui, co-founder of AdMob (Click to tweet)

19. “Wonder what your customer really wants? Ask. Don’t tell.” — Lisa Stone, co-founder and CEO of BlogHer (Click to tweet)

20. “When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue.” — Josh James, CEO and co-founder of Omniture (Click to tweet)

Are these business quotes inspiring you yet? No? Then keep reading…!

21. “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” — Scott Belsky, co-founder of Behance (Click to tweet)

22. “Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” — Golda Meir, fourth Prime Minister of Israel (Click to tweet)

23. “There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.” — Jason Fried, 37signals founder and co-author of Rework (Click to tweet)

24. “The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.” — Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder (Click to tweet)

25. “Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.” — Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos (Click to tweet)

26. “The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow.” — Ingvar Kamprad, founder of IKEA (Click to tweet)

27. “Nothing works better than just improving your product.” — Joel Spolsky, co-founder of Stack Overflow (Click to tweet)

28. “Get five or six of your smartest friends in a room and ask them to rate your idea.” — Mark Pincus, CEO of Zynga (Click to tweet)

29. “Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations.” — Tim O’Reilly, founder, and CEO of O’Reilly Media (Click to tweet)

30. “Get big quietly, so you don’t tip off potential competitors.” — Chris Dixon, an investor at Andreessen Horowitz (Click to tweet)

Business quotes like this really hit home.

31. “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” — Steve Jobs, co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. (Click to tweet)

32. “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, American author, political activist and lecturer (Click to tweet)

33. “Don’t try to be original, just try to be good.” — Paul Rand, Graphic Designer (Click to tweet)

34. “Always think outside the box and embrace opportunities that appear, wherever they might be.” — Lakshmi Mittal, Chairman & CEO of ArcelorMittal (Click to tweet)

35. “Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop.” — Jeffrey Zeldman, entrepreneur and web designer (Click to tweet)

These inspirational business quotes have some pretty sound advice.

36. “The last 10% it takes to launch something takes as much energy as the first 90%.” — Rob Kalin, founder of Etsy (Click to tweet)

37. “If you’re interested in the living heart of what you do, focus on building things rather than talking about them.” — Ryan Freitas, co-founder of About.me (Click to tweet)

38. “Best startups generally come from somebody needing to scratch an itch.” — Michael Arrington, founder and co-editor of TechCrunch (Click to tweet)

39. “Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.” — Wayne Huizenga, prolific American business person, owner of Blockbuster Video and the Miami Dolphins. (Click to tweet)

40. “Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” — Guy Kawasaki, entrepreneur and co-founder of Alltop (Click to tweet)

41. “An entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a want to create.” — David Karp, founder, and CEO of Tumblr (Click to tweet)

42. “Get a mentor in the applicable field if you’re at all unsure of what you’re looking for.” — Kyle Bragger, founder of Forrst, and co-founder of Exposure (Click to tweet)

43. “Every day that we spent not improving our products was a wasted day.” — Joel Spolsky, co-founder of Stack Overflow (Click to tweet)

44. “Anything that is measured and watched, improves.” — Bob Parsons, founder of GoDaddy (Click to tweet)

45. “Stay self-funded as long as possible.” — Garrett Camp, founder of Expa, Uber, and StumbleUpon (Click to tweet)

We’re going to be throwing in a couple more Tony Hsieh business quotes in here.

46. “Don’t play games that you don’t understand, even if you see lots of other people making money from them.” — Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos (Click to tweet) 

47. “Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” — Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter (Click to tweet)

48. “Human beings have an innate inner drive to be autonomous, self-determined and connected to one another. And, when that drive is liberated, people achieve more and live richer lives.” — Daniel Pink, author (Click to tweet)

49. “Fortunes are built during the down market and collected in the upmarket.” — Jason Calacanis, founder of LAUNCH Ticker (Click to tweet)

50. “It’s more effective to do something valuable than to hope a logo or name will say it for you.” — Jason Cohen, founder of Smartbear Software (Click to tweet)

Business quotes like this sure do push you towards taking action.

51. “No more romanticizing about how cool it is to be an entrepreneur. It’s a struggle to save your company’s life – and your own skin – every day of the week.” — Spencer Fry, co-founder of CarbonMade (Click to tweet)

52. “You can’t make anything viral, but you can make something good.” — Peter Shankman, founder of HARO (Click to tweet)

53. “Don’t worry about funding if you don’t need it. Today it’s cheaper to start a business than ever.” — Noah Everett, founder of Twitpic (Click to tweet)

54. “Data beats emotions.” — Sean Rad, founder of Tinder (Click to tweet)

This next one is one of my favorite business quotes.

55. “I never dreamed about success, I worked for it.” — Estee Lauder, founder of Estee Lauder Cosmetics (Click to tweet)

56. “I try not to make any decisions that I’m not excited about.” — Jake Nickell, founder and CEO of Threadless (Click to tweet)

57. “See things in the present, even if they are in the future.” — Larry Ellison, co-founder of Oracle (Click to tweet)

58. “You don’t need to have a 100-person company to develop that idea.” — Larry Page, co-founder of Google (Click to tweet)

These business quotes are also great for small businesses.

59. “Ideas are commodity. Execution of them is not.” — Michael Dell, chairman, and CEO of Dell (Click to tweet)

60. “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you’re right.” — Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company (Click to tweet)

61. “All humans are entrepreneurs not because they should start companies but because the will to create is encoded in human DNA.” — Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn (Click to tweet)

62. “The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.” — Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft (Click to tweet)

63. “In the end, a vision without the ability to execute it is probably a hallucination.” — Steve Case, co-founder of AOL (Click to tweet)

64. “Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.” — Oprah Winfrey, media proprietor (Click to tweet)

65. “No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.” — Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder (Click to tweet)

66. “Don’t be cocky. Don’t be flashy. There’s always someone better than you.” — Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos (Click to tweet)

These business quotes may be blunt but they’re pretty accurate.

67. “Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else.” — Sara Blakely, founder of SPANX (Click to tweet)

68. “Diligence is the mother of good luck.” — Benjamin Franklin, a Founding Father of the United States (Click to tweet)

69. “A person who is quietly confident makes the best leader.” — Fred Wilson, co-founder of Union Square Ventures (Click to tweet)

70. “Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” — Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks (Click to tweet)

These business quotes are on fire.

Inspirational Quotes About Life

Let’s continue our list with some of the top inspirational quotes about life that are out there. Every now and then, everyone’s in need to hear about the positive side of life, and the potential it has to offer. These inspirational quotes about life will help empower you to succeed.

71. “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.”– Charles R. Swindoll, author, educator, and radio preacher

72. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” — Walt Disney, founder of the Disney Brother Studio and Disneyland

73. “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” — Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author

74. “When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say ‘wow, that was an adventure,’ not ‘wow, I sure felt safe.’” — Tom Preston-Werner, co-founder of Github

75. “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” – Les Brown, American motivational speaker, author, and former politician

76. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” ― Oprah Winfrey, media proprietor

77. “You Are Never Too Old To Set Another Goal Or To Dream A New Dream.” – C.S. Lewis, British writer

There’s something heartwarming about these motivational quotes about life. 

78. “Live each day as if your life had just begun.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, German writer

79. “Lean forward into your life. Begin each day as if it were on purpose.” ―Mary Anne Radmacher, author

80. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ―Maya Angelou, American poet, singer, and civil rights activist

81. “Do not let the memories of your past limit the potential of your future. There are no limits to what you can achieve on your journey through life, except in your mind.” ― Roy T. Bennett, author

82. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” ― Oprah Winfrey, media proprietor

83. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”― George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright

84. “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” — Charles Darwin, English naturalist, geologist and biologist

85. “Education costs money. But then so does ignorance.” – Sir Claus Moser, British statistician

86. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”– Michael Jordan, American former professional basketball player

Inspirational Quotes About Success

Success doesn’t happen overnight. You have to take each day as an opportunity to meet your potential and to improve. Here’s a list of our favorite inspirational quotes about success to get your day started.

87. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” — Henry David Thoreau, essayist, poet, and philosopher

88. “People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.” — Tony Robbins, life and business strategist, and author

89. “The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.” — Colin R. Davis, English conductor for the London Symphony Orchestra

90. “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, 2nd President of IBM, political figure, and philanthropist

91. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” — Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Great Britain during World War II

92. “Today’s Accomplishments Were Yesterday’s Impossibilities.” – Robert H. Schuller, American motivational speaker

93. “Success is the sum of small efforts – repeated day in and day out.” — Robert Collier, author

94. “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” — Jim Rohn, one of America’s foremost business philosophers

95. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” — Colin Powell, US statesman and retired four-star General in the United States Army

When you’re struggling, inspirational quotes like these can really make a difference. 

96. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” — David Brinkley, newscaster for NBC and ABC

97. “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” – William Feather, American publisher and author

98. “Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist

99. “Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.” – Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos

100. “I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one.” — Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder

Well done — you’ve made it halfway through our list of the top 200 business quotes!

101. “I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.” – G. K. Chesterton, English writer, poet, and philosopher

102. “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.”— Steve Jobs, co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Apple Inc.

103. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” — Conrad Hilton, Founder of the Hilton Hotels chain

Motivational Quotes About Not Giving Up

Never give up. Keep chasing your dreams. Life will be hard at times, and the strength lies in not giving up. Take a look at the best inspirational quotes about not giving up.

104. “If you can’t fly then run. If you can’t run, then walk. And, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” — Martin Luther King Jr., leader of the civil rights movement

105. “I got lucky because I never gave up the search. Are you quitting too soon? Or, are you willing to pursue luck with a vengeance?” — Jill Konrath, speaker, author and thought leader

106. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” — Japanese Proverb

107. “The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.” — Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States

108. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” — Thomas Edison, entrepreneur and inventor

109. “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” — Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Great Britain during World War II

Inspirational quotes like these do a great job at channelling some positive momentum. 

110. “You have to believe in yourself when no one else does — that makes you a winner right there.” — Venus Williams, American professional tennis player

111. “We May Encounter Many Defeats But We Must Not Be Defeated.” – Maya Angelou, American poet, singer, and civil rights activist

112. “Strength shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald, American fiction writer

113. “Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely on my tenacity.”
– Louis Pasteur, French biologist, microbiologist and chemist

114. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale, American radio speaker and author

115. “You do what you can for as long as you can, and when you finally can’t, you do the next best thing. You back up but you don’t give up.” ― Chuck Yeager, former United States Air Force officer

116. “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”– Samuel Beckett, Irish avant-garde novelist and playwright

117. “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” — Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft

Motivational Quotes About Working Hard

Hard work helps to turn dreams into reality. These top motivational quotes about working hard will help you get the job done.

118. “So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.” — Caterina Fake, Flickr co-founder

119. “If you’re passionate about something and you work hard, then I think you will be successful.”— Pierre Omidyar, founder and chairman of Ebay

120. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” — Thomas Jefferson, Founding Father and President of the United States

121. “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” — Paulo Coelho,  Brazilian lyricist and novelist

122. “A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” — Colin Powell, US statesman and retired four-star General in the United States Army

123. “There is simply no substitute for hard work when it comes to achieving success.” — Heather Bresch, CEO of Mylan

We hope these quotes are motivating you to work hard toward your goal. 

124. “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” — Pele, Brazilian retired professional footballer

125. “No great achiever – even those who made it seem easy – ever succeeded without hard work.” — Jonathan Sacks, British author and politician

126. “The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.” — Harry Golden, American writer

127. “There is no substitute for hard work.” — Thomas Edison, entrepreneur and inventor

128. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” — Babe Ruth, American professional baseball player

Motivational Quotes About Challenges

We all face challenges in life. They can either make you or break you. We’ve compiled a list of our favourite motivational quotes about challenges that will encourage you to keep going.

129. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”—John D. Rockefeller,  American oil industry business magnate

130. “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”— Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker

131. “Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.” — Arianna Huffington, president of The Huffington Post Media Group

132. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt, known as “First Lady of the World” for her human rights advocacy

133. “If you can push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking a risk, really amazing things can happen.” — Marissa Mayer, president & CEO of Yahoo!

134. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” — Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States

135. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine, author

136. “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” — Michael Jordan, former professional basketball player

These motivational quotes about challenges have some pretty sound advice.

137. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” — Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa, political leader, and philanthropist

138. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey, American educator, author, and businessman

139. “The Ultimate Measure Of A Man Is Not Where He Stands In Moments Of Comfort And Convenience, But Where He Stands At Times Of Challenge And Controversy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr., leader of the civil rights movement

140. “Being Challenged In Life Is Inevitable, Being Defeated Is Optional.” — Roger Crawford, public speaker, author, and certified tennis professional

141. “Life’s Challenges Are Not Supposed To Paralyze You, They’re Supposed To Help You Discover Who You Are.” — Bernice Johnson Reagon, song leader, composer, and social activist

142. “When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back.” – Paulo Coelho, Brazilian lyricist and novelist

143. “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” — Ray Goforth, director of strategy and partnerships at Spredfast

Motivational Quotes About Overcoming Failure

There will be days when things don’t go as planned. You may feel defeated and let down. But that’s a part of life. It’s about how you deal with the failures in life that makes you who you are. Here’s a list of our favorite quotes about overcoming failure, that  will motivate you to stay strong in the face of failure.

144. “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” — Herman Melville, American novelist

145. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” — Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group

146. “It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. It doesn’t matter how many times you almost get it right. No one is going to know or care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to do is learn from them and those around you because all that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are.” — Mark Cuban, entrepreneur, owner of Landmark Theaters and Chairman of AXS TV

147. “I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” — Jeff Bezos, founder, and CEO of Amazon

148. “The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something.” — Seth Godin, author, entrepreneur, and blogger

149. “Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.” — Drew Houston, founder and CEO of Dropbox

150. “Failure Will Never Overtake Me If My Determination To Succeed Is Strong Enough.” – Og Mandino, American author

151. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” — George Addair, real-estate developer

152. “Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” – Jack Canfield, American author, motivational speaker, corporate trainer, and entrepreneur

Quotes like these on overcoming fear really give you an inspirational push.

153. “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, entrepreneur and inventor

154. “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” — Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company

155. “Failure is success if we learn from it.” – Malcolm Forbes, American entrepreneur and publisher of Forbes magazine

156. “Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I’ve met people who don’t want to try for fear of failing.” – J.K. Rowling, British novelist

157. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty—six times I’ve been trusted to take the game—winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan, former professional basketball player

Funny Motivational Quotes to Cheer You Up

Everyone has a bad day once in a while. These motivational quotes are guaranteed to inspire you and bring a smile to your face.

158. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” — Zig Ziglar, American author

159. “I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realise I should have been more specific.”— Lily Tomlin, American actress

160. “The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.” — Will Rogers, American actor

161. “I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.” – Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father of the United States

162. “When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’” – Sydney Harris, American journalist

163. “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs… one step at a time.” – Joe Girard, American salesman

164. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison, entrepreneur and inventor

165. “You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Sam Levenson, American humorist

166. “Listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever you were gonna do anyway.“ – Robert Downey Jr., American actor

167. “Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.” – Dale Carnegie, American writer

168. “Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers, American actor

Inspirational Movie Quotes

Movies have a certain memorable aspect about them. They have a unique way of teaching us lessons that stay in our memory. Whether it’s by making us smile, or by moving us to tears, movies have a magic about them. Here are some of the best motivational quotes from movies.

169. ”Nobody is gonna hit as hard as life, but it ain’t how hard you can hit. It’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. It’s how much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.” – Rocky, Rocky Balboa

170. “Don’t ever let somebody tell you you can’t do something, not even me. Alright? You dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.” – Chris Gardner, The Pursuit of Happyness

171. “The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” – Jordan Belfort, Wolf of the Wall Street

172. “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” – Gandalf, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

173. “Great men are not born great, they grow great.” – Vito Corleone, The Godfather

174. “Some people can’t believe in themselves until someone else believes in them first.” – Sean Maguire, Good Will Hunting

175. “Why do we fall sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.” – Alfred, Batman Begins

176. “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

177. “After a while, you learn to ignore the names people call you and just trust who you are.” – Shrek, Shrek The Third

178. “Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.” – Benjamin Button, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

179. “What we do in life echoes in eternity.” – Maximus, from Gladiator

180. “Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.” – Alan Turing, The Imitation Game

181. “Every man dies, but not every man really lives.” – William Wallace, Braveheart

182. “Someone I once knew wrote that we walk away from our dreams afraid that we may fail or worse yet, afraid we may succeed.” – Forrester, Finding Forrester

183. “It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices.” – Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

184. “There should be no boundaries to human endeavor. We are all different. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there’s life, there is hope.” – Stephen Hawking, The Theory of Everything

185. “The accident is your training. Life is a choice. You can choose to be a victim or anything else you’d like to be.” – Socrates, from Peaceful Warrior

186. “In this lifetime, you don’t have to prove nothing to nobody, except yourself. And after what you’ve gone through, if you haven’t done that by now, it ain’t gonna never happen.” – Fortune, Rudy

187. It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great. – Jimmy Dugan, A League of Their Own

188. “Oh yes, the past can hurt. But you can either run from it, or learn from it.” – Rafiki, The Lion King

189. “No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.” – John Keating, Dead Poets Society

190. “You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.” – Eames, Inception

191. “Find a truly original idea. It is the only way I will ever distinguish myself. It is the only way I will ever matter.” – John Nash, A Beautiful Mind

Motivational Quotes About Work

No matter what day of the week it is, this list of motivational quotes about work will help you get through the day.

192. “If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” — Steve Jobs, co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Apple Inc.

193. “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” —H. Jackson Brown Jr., American author

194. “The more I want to get something done the less I call it work.” — Richard Bach, American writer

195. “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” — Muhammad Ali, American professional boxer

196. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” — Karen Lamb, author

197. “Someday is not a day of the week.” — Janet Dailey, author

198. “What we fear of doing most is usually what we most need to do.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson, essayist, philosopher, and poet

199.  “Make each day your masterpiece.” —  John Wooden, American basketball player

200. “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” — Aristotle, father of Western philosophy

Okay, that’s a lot of business quotes!

If you haven’t already, make sure to bookmark this page of business quotes now and return to it, to create better habits, every time you need a hit of inspiration or motivation.

One other thing:

Did you notice some of the recurring themes throughout these business quotes?

Things like:

So, which of these business quotes stood out most to you? Comment below!

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The lesson this week is entitled “Wise Words for Families.” It consists of a perusal of some of the advice found in the biblical book of Proverbs.

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