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These 5 wise quotes and words of wisdom are powerful and poetic kicks in your tush to inspire you to keep on going - and remind you you're.

Sometimes in life, words of wisdom have a way of sinking into your brain and changing your life for the better.

Words of wisdom are helpful to anyone looking to get inspired through words that are as powerful as they are meaningful. These impactful words of wisdom will inspire you to dig deeper and leave you with purpose and motivation.

Motivation quotes play a significant role in helping us realize the potential within us. We’re counting down the ten most motivational quotes for students and workers alike:

Words of wisdom to bring out the best in you

1.)    “The best way out is always through.”- Robert Frost

When caught up in an unseemly situation, we usually look for the easy way out. And unfortunately, procrastination is the natural response. This quote serves us with a reminder that perhaps the best route is going “through” the problem, rather than around it. As a result, you find that good things begin to happen when you cease to delay and beat about the bush and take matters into your hand to resolve it.

2.)    Carpe Diem – Latin Proverb

Coined in 23 BC by Horace, the term is derived from a poem in the Odes (book 1, number 11), and means “Seize the moment”. The Latin term over the years has evolved into the most quoted Latin phrase because of its implications to capture life’s opportunity and live life to the fullest!

3.)    “Always Do What You Are Afraid To Do” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

In each of our lives, there is this one person – if not ourselves – who holds us back in accomplishing our dreams. What better feeling to prove that very person wrong by conquering your worst fears and doubts.

Words of wisdom to help you fulfill your potential

4.)    “Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.” – Charles Kettering

Believe that it is absolutely impossible to fail, and you might just start acting as per your thinking as well! In spite of the worries that things may not work out, believe in its possibility, and your actions will reflect this positivity too!

5.)    “Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself.” – Theodore T. Hunger

Hunter tells us about how ultimately, our success and failure comes down to us- our hard work, our tenacity, and our perseverance.

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

Your goal may be big, and at times, it may seem impossible and difficult. You will feel like you’re failing and you’re not getting anywhere. But perseverance, belief and conviction in those small steps that you’re taking towards those goals is what you need to be confident about. Consistently follow your life mission, one step at a time, no matter how small the step may be.

Words of wisdom to help unlock your full potential

7.)    “Opportunity is always knocking. The problem is that most people have the self-doubt station in their heads turned up way too loud to hear it” – Brian Vaszily

This funny motivational quote by Vaszily succinctly describes how we are the biggest enemies of ourselves, standing in the way of our success and accomplishments. Either we do not understand out true potential, or we begin to doubt our skills. It’s time to put aside all the worries to focus on what and how we can achieve excellence.

8.)    “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi

Every day we see the violence around us. While there is very little that we can do, the Indian political leader says it best. Start with the man in the mirror. Be the change you want to see within others. While you can’t influence the world, you can be a better human, and become the testament of the change.

9.)    “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Dr. Robert Schuller

As the weather gets harsher and tougher, it’s time to brace yourself! The difficult times are simply temporary, but it is due to those tough and difficult times that you are stronger today. The best part is that you are now tougher today than you were yesterday! And more importantly, you got through it all. Celebrate your strength!

10.)  “You must not only aim right, but draw the bow with all your might.” – Henry David Thoreau

So you’re focused and know exactly what you want? It’s not enough. Thoreau tells us through a beautifully accurate metaphor how it’s not just enough to know the right direction, but also do everything possible to get to the finish line!

More words of wisdom to inspire and motivate you

11.) “Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is.” – Anne Frank

12.) “Soon, when all is well, you’re going to look back on this period of your life and be so glad that you never gave up.” – Brittany Burgunder

13.) “You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.” – Rosa Parks

14.) “Strive not to be a success but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein

15.) “The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

16.) “It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever – the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it.” – Vince Lombardi

17.) “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine

18.) “The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.” – Mark Caine

19.) “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” – Og Mandino

20.) “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison

21.) “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” – Confucius

22.) “You can never plan the future by the past.” —Edmund Burke

23.) “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” —Friedrich Nietzsche

24.) “Lost time is never found again.” —Benjamin Franklin

25.) “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” —Robert Frost

Which of these words of wisdom was your favorite?

We hope that one, or even all, of these words of wisdom quotes will serve you well and inspire you to seize each and every day.

Did you enjoy these motivational quotes? Which of the quotes was your favorite? Tell us in the comment section below. And don’t forget to share this collection with someone in your life who can benefit from them, too!

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A lot of wisdom is just realizing the long-term consequences of your actions. The longer term you're willing to look, the wiser you're going to seem to everybody.

Wisdom Bible Verses

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Words have the power to motivate you and focus your mind on living intentionally. It's important to choose your words carefully, so I've listed a few words and quotes to help you decide what you want to improve.

1. Accomplish

  • "He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."
    —Muhammad Ali
  • “You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.”
    —Abraham Lincoln
  • “Here I am . . . wanting to accomplish something and completely forgetting it must all end—that there is such a thing as death.”
    —Leo Tolstoy

2. Action

  • "Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do."
    —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”
    —Thomas Jefferson
  • “The path to success is to take massive, determined actions.”
    —Tony Robbins

3. Ambition

  • "Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in."
    —Bill Bradley
  • “Ambition is enthusiasm with a purpose.”
    —Frank Tyger
  • “A man’s worth is no greater than his ambitions.”
    —Marcus Aurelius

4. Believe

  • "Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution."
    —David Joseph Schwartz
  • “Be brave to stand for what you believe in even if you stand alone.”
    —Roy T. Bennett
  • "Believing in yourself is not for you; it's for every person who has touched your life in a significant way and for every person your life will touch the same way five minutes from now, or five centuries from now."
    —Jaye Miller

5. Clarity

  • "Clarity precedes success."
    —Robin Sharma
  • “A lack of clarity could put the brakes on any journey to success.”
    —Steve Maraboli
  • “Clarity affords focus.”
    —Thomas Leonard

6. Challenge

  • "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.
  • “The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he’s dead.”
    —Bette Davis
  • “I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run towards it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your foot.”
    —Nadia Comaneci

7. Commitment

  • "Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there."
    —Haile Gebrselassie
  • “Commitment is an act, not a word.”
    —Jean-Paul Sartre
  • “Commitment is what transforms a promise into a reality.”
    —Abraham Lincoln

8. Confidence

  • "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."
    —Helen Keller
  • "Self-confidence is the memory of success."
    —David Storey
  • “Without self-confidence, we are as babes in the cradle.”
    —Virginia Woolf

9. Courage

  • "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
    —Winston Churchill
  • “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because, without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”
    —Maya Angelou
  • “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.”
    —Mark Twain

10. Dare

  • "Failures are made only by those who fail to dare, not by those who dare to fail."
    —Lester B. Pearson
  • "Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much because they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."
    —Theodore Roosevelt
  • "Dare to dream, but even more importantly, dare to put action behind your dreams."
    —Josh Hinds

11. Determination

  • "Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough."
    —Og Mandino
  • “A vow is fixed and unalterable determination to do a thing when such a determination is related to something noble which can only uplift the man who makes the resolve.”
    —Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal—a commitment to excellence—that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”
    —Mario Andretti

12. Drive

  • "You can do anything as long as you have the passion, the drive, the focus, and the support."
    —Sabrina Bryan
  • "The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive, and passion, it's possible to achieve the American dream."
    —Tommy Hilfiger
  • "Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion."
    —Jack Welch

13. Envision

  • "The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent."
    —Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • “Envisioning the end is enough to put the means in motion.”
    —Dorthea Brande
  • "I am an artist, and I have the ability and the free will to choose the way the world will envision me."
    —Lady Gaga

14. Excellence

  • "Excellence is not a skill, it's an attitude."
    —Ralph Marston
  • “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.”
  • “Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident.”
    —Abdul Kalam

15. Focus

  • "It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light."
  • “I don’t care how much power, brilliance or energy you have, if you don’t harness it and focus it on a specific target, and hold it there you’re never going to accomplish as much as your ability warrants.”
    —Zig Ziglar
  • “Your destiny is to fulfill those things upon which you focus most intently. So choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent, beautiful, uplifting and joyful. Your life is always moving toward something.”
    —Ralph Marston

16. Forgive

  • "Forgiveness doesn't make the other person right; it makes you free."
    —Stormie Omartian
  • “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”
    —Mark Twain
  • “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
    —Mahatma Gandhi

17. Fulfillment

  • "Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment."
    —Tony Robbins
  • “If you devote yourself entirely to a noble pursuit, there is no way you cannot find beauty and fulfillment.”
    —Daniel Gillies
  • “True happiness is a state of fulfillment.”
    —Ashish Sophat

18. Goals

  • "Set your goals high, and don't stop 'til you get there."
    —Bo Jackson
  • “Goals. There’s no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There’s no telling what you can do when you believe in them. And there’s no telling what will happen when you act upon them.”
    —Jim Rohn
  • “If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.”
    —Les Brown

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Words of wisdom - 12 inspiring quotes from volunteers

6 Sep 2016

Volunteering is a unique experience - one that can give you a whole new perspective on life. With this in mind we asked 12 of our volunteers to pass on their words of wisdom. Here's what they said: 

"I always wondered why somebody didn't do something about that, until I realised I was somebody" 

– Judith Hill – volunteered in Nepal

"Human life is precious and we should all support each other. Look at the global picture, and help where we can" 

– Paderic McKen – volunteered in Uganda

"Volunteer with two ears and one mouth, and listen and learn for the people you're working with." 

– Andrew Ashe – volunteered in Papua New Guinea

“At the end of my placement in Zanzibar, Tanzania, I was given a kanga (colourful printed cotton fabric) as a parting gift by the students and teachers of a college I had facilitated in. Every kanga has a Swahili quote on it, and mine reads 'nimeridhika na hali yangu' which means 'I am satisfied with my situation'. A wonderful reminder on gratitude and humility that I always try to keep close in mind.”

– Isatou Sey – volunteered in Zanzibar with ICS

“You're the agent of change and people want you to say things and make changes that they may not be able to say or make themselves.”

– Cath Nixon – volunteered in Nepal

“One of the most important things I've done is to plant seeds in people's heads, so that ideas can continue to grow once I've left.”

– Gareth George – volunteered in Nepal 

"No single one person will change the world, but when you volunteer you can create the ripple in the tides to creating a better and happier world."  

– Megan Lewis – volunteered in Kenya with ICS

“People learn in different ways and you need to be patient, flexible and open to new ideas.”

– Béibhinn Ní Mhuirí – volunteered in Rwanda

"My ICS host mum in Nicaragua once told me 'Every head is a world' (cada cabeza es un mundo), which reminds me to think of things from other people's perspectives and take a while to try to understand where they're coming from."

– Daisy Stella Baldwin – volunteered in Nicaragua with ICS

“In some ways, there's nothing extraordinary about volunteering. I think people have an instinct to help one another and I think some people are answering that instinct when they choose to volunteer.”

– Patricia Gilhooley – volunteered in Ethiopia

"After meeting my host sister who was paralysed from the waist down at 15 months old, but who was therefore able to continue her education and not drop out of school to get married, we decided that every situation is what you make of it."  

– Alice Durrant – returned ICS volunteer

"Written above my desk in the office in South Africa - by Nelson Mandela: 'We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference.' "

– Adam Bailey,  volunteered in South Africa with ICS



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5 Wise Quotes and Words of Wisdom About Life

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These 5 wise quotes and words of wisdom are powerful and poetic kicks in your tush to inspire you to keep on going – and remind you you’re doing just great!

If you are reading this you’ve survived your life until this point.

Heartbreak. Losses. Betrayals. Trauma.

And here you are! You go fierce, warrior!

This post offers a range of wise quotes – with the hopes they will remind you to appreciate and love yourself for all who you are – and all which you have been through.

These wise quotes are meant to be short, powerful motivators – to keep you going – even in the face of you gotta be freaking kidding me times!

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5 Wise Quotes and Words of Wisdom About Life

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One of the best feelings is finally letting go of something or someone what was hurting your heart. -Karen Salmansohn

Wisdom Quote #2

One day you’ll realize you worry too much about things. Maybe today? – Karen Salmansohn

Wisdom Quote #3

You attract people by the qualities you display. You keep them by the qualities you possess.

Wisdom Quote #4

I just want a hand to hold, eyes which listen, and a heart qhich understands. -Karen Salmansohn

Wisdom Quote #5

You are worthy of the love, joy and support you try to give to others. – Karen Salmansohn

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