Top 20 Inspirational Quotes


“We don’t see the things the way they are. We see things the way WE are.”
- Talmund
“Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.”
- Norman Vincent Peale
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
- Dr Wayne Dyer
“The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.”
- Theodore Rubin
“Pessimist : A person who says that O is the last letter of ZERO, instead of the first letter in word OPPORTUNITY.”
- Anonymous
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
- Thomas A Edison
“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting”
- Elizabeth Bibesco
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.”
- B. Olatunji
“When you get to the end of the rope, tie a knot and hang on.”
- Franklin D Roosevelt
“Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude.”
- Zig Ziglar
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
- Winston Churchill
“The secret to success is to start from scratch and keep on scratching.”
- Dennis Green
“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”
- Muhammad Ali
“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
- Dale Carnegie
“So many of our dreams at first seems impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”
- Christopher Reeve
“Hard work spotlights the character of people. Some turn up their sleeves. Some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.”
- Sam Ewing
“There are those who work all day. Those who dream all day. And those who spend an hour dreaming before setting to work to fulfill those dreams. Go into the third category because there’s virtually no competition.”
- Steven J Ross
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
- Confucious
“Many of life’s failures are people who had not realized how close they were to success when they gave up.”
- Thomas A Edison
“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”
- Stephen Covey
“Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things.”
- Peter Drucker
“Do you know what happens when you give a procrastinator a good idea? Nothing!”
- Donald Gardner
“Success is what you attract by the person you become.”
- Jim Rohn
“You have to ‘Be’ before you can ‘Do’ and ‘Do’ before you can ‘Have’.
- Zig Ziglar
“You can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people to get what they want.”
- Zig Ziglar
“The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others wish to join us.”
- Hubert Humphrey
“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus when the limo breaks down.”
- Oprah Winfrey
“Formal education will make you a living. Self education will make you a fortune.”
- Jim Rohn
“It isn’t what the book costs. It’s what it will cost you if you don’t read it.”
- Jim Rohn
“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”
- Mahatma Gandhi
“The future has several names. For the weak, it is the impossible. For the fainthearted, it is the unknown. For the thoughtful and valiant, it is the ideal.”
- Victor Hugo
“There is nothing more genuine than breaking away from the chorus to learn the sound of your own voice.”
- Po Bronson
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
- Waldo Emerson
“Use what talents you possess, the woods will be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.”
- Henry van Dyke
“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”
- Bertrand Russell
“History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.”
- Winston Churchill
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life’s about creating yourself.”
- George Bernard Shaw
“Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vintage point.”
- Harold B Melchart
“The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.”
- Benjamin Mays
“More often in life, we end up regretting the chances in life that we had, but didn’t take them, than those chances that we took and wished we hadn’t.”
- Anonymous
“An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.”
- Pope John Paul I
“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for fewer problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.”
- Earl Shoaf
That’s all from me. Do you have other inspirational positive quotes that you’ll like to share? Let me know in the comments!

Doors


“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we took so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened up for us”
- Helen Keller

Use both


“To a brave man, good and bad luck are like his left and right hand. He uses both.”
- St Catherine of Siena

Courage



“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
- Christopher Columbus

You can Be



“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
- Mahatma Gandhi

Fate


He either fears his fate too much,
Or his deserts are small,
Who dares not put it to the touch
To gain or lose it all. 
Marquis of Montrose

Hope



The rose is fairest when 't is budding new,
and hope is brightest when it dawns from fears.
Walter Scott

Track


“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there”
- Will Rogers

Troubles in Life


“Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.”
- Josh Billings

Can't Avoid


It is idle to dread what you cannot avoid.
Publius Syrus

The Future


I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
Albert Einstein 

I can



“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”
– Hellen Keller

Fear


Thus each person by his fears gives wings to rumor, and, without any real source of apprehension, men fear what they themselves have imagined.
Lucan

Opportunity


Like a Man


“Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.”
- Henri L. Bergson

Experience



We also deem those happy, who from the experience of life, have learned to bear its ills and without descanting on their weight.
Junvenal

Each Season


Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each. 
Henry David Thoreau

It is the trouble that never comes that causes the loss of sleep.
Chas. Austin Bates

Pain


How much pain have cost us the evils that have never happened. 
Thomas Jefferson

Good Cheer


Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those that never happen.
James Russel Lowell

Present Fears


Present fears are less than horrible imaginings.
William Shakespeare

Miserable


The mind that is anxious about future events is miserable.
Seneca

Last Day


Imagine every day to be the last of a life surrounded with hopes, cares, anger and fear. The hours that come unexpectedly will be much the more grateful.
Horace

Trouble


Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
Benjamin Franklin

Doubts



Surely there is something in the unruffled calm of nature that overawes our little anxieties and doubts; the sight of the deep-blue sky and the clustering stars above seems to impart a quiet to the mind.
Jonathan Edwards

Will It?


Ask yourself this question:
"Will this matter a year from now?"
Richard Carlson, writing in Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

Life's Hardships


Never let life's hardships disturb you ... no one can avoid problems, not even saints or sages.
Nichiren Daishonen

Fear Not



Be just, and fear not. 
Let all the ends thou aim'st at be thy country's, 
Thy God's and truth's.
William Shakespeare

Worry Kills



It is not work that kills men, it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more on a man than he can bear. But worry is rust upon the blade. It is not movement that destroys the machinery, but friction.
Henry Ward Beecher

Now and Here


No longer forward nor behind
I look in hope and fear;
But grateful take the good I find,
The best of now and here.
John G. Whittier

Don't Waste


Don't waste your life in doubts and fears: spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours or ages that follow it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Positive


"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results." - Willie Nelson




Attitude


"Attitude is what always determines the quality of our work and life" (Michael L. Hall)

Love

When you love what you do and do what you love, you never work a day in your life.

Brain and Hand


The brain and the hand are not connected - proof: asking mindless questions means you have too much time on your hands


Sailing


We cannot direct the winds ... but we can adjust the sails

Dignity


One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered."

Genius


Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. 
Thomas A. Edison

Success



"The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club wont be worth a dime." ~Babe Ruth

Experiences

Each year has been so robust with problems and successes and learning experiences and human experiences that a year is a lifetime at Apple. So this has been ten lifetimes.
Steve Jobs

Elements Together

Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service. The iMac is not just the color or translucence or the shape of the shell. The essence of the iMac is to be the finest possible consumer computer in which each element plays together.
Steve Jobs

How it Works

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
Steve Jobs

Design

Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it's really how it works.
Steve Jobs

Creativity

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things.
Steve Jobs

Think Big

If you're gonna think, you might as well think big!

Computers

Computers themselves, and software yet to be developed, will revolutionize the way we learn.
Steve Jobs

Thinking About Problem

But innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with a new idea, or because they realized something that shoots holes in how we've been thinking about a problem.
Steve Jobs

Not for Fortune

Bottom line is, I didn't return to Apple to make a fortune. I've been very lucky in my life and already have one. When I was 25, my net worth was $100 million or so. I decided then that I wasn't going to let it ruin my life. There's no way you could ever spend it all, and I don't view wealth as something that validates my intelligence.
Steve Jobs

Something Wonderful

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful, that's what matters to me.
Steve Jobs

Business

But Apple really beats to a different drummer. I used to say that Apple should be the Sony of this business, but in reality, I think Apple should be the Apple of this business.
Steve Jobs

Quality

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
Steve Jobs

Better Place

As individuals, people are inherently good. I have a somewhat more pessimistic view of people in groups. And I remain extremely concerned when I see what's happening in our country, which is in many ways the luckiest place in the world. We don't seem to be excited about making our country a better place for our kids.
Steve Jobs

Lead


And no, we don't know where it will lead. We just know there's something much bigger than any of us here.
Steve Jobs

New Markets

And it comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don't get on the wrong track or try to do too much. We're always thinking about new markets we could enter, but it's only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.
Steve Jobs

Apple

An iPod, a phone, an internet mobile communicator... these are NOT three separate devices! And we are calling it iPhone! Today Apple is going to reinvent the phone. And here it is.
Steve Jobs

Understanding


A lot of people in our industry haven't had very diverse experiences. So they don't have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one's understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.- Steve Jobs

No to Downsizing

A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets. - Steve Jobs

Succeed

"Remember, you only have to succeed the last time."
- Brian Tracy

Story


"Every life is a story make yours a best seller."
- Inspirational quote by unknown person.

Everything

"Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will."
- Zig Ziglar

Reasons

"At one point in your life you either have the thing you want or the reasons why you don’t."
- Andy Roddick

Change


"You must be the change you want to see in the world."
- Mahatma Gandhi

Direct

"We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails."
- Dolly Parton

Path

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mistakes

"All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes."
- Winston Churchill

Dance

"When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way."
- Wayne Dyer

Today

"You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you."
- James Allen

Pleasure

"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work."
- Aristotle

Go Beyond



"The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible."
- Arthur C. Clarke

Love

"Love is like a rose bud, with proper care, it will eventually bloom."
- Motivational quote by unknown source

Positive Thoughts

"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results."
- William Nelson

Overcome

"Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome."
- Samuel Johnson

Hope

"Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us."
- Samuel Smiles

Winning Habit

"Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing."
- Vince Lombardi

I'm Possible

"It always seems impossible until it's done."
- Nelson Mandela