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My Favorite Quotations

These quotes inspire me, pump me up, and motivate me!



Why set goals? Because if you are aiming for nowhere, that's just where you'll go! If you can't CHANGE it, change the way you THINK about it.
Be yourself, everyone else is taken. The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that EXTRA
Those who say it cannot be done shouldn't interrupt the people doing it. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion
There is no use worrying about things over which you have no control, and if you have control, you can do something about them instead of worrying. Don’t practice for SOMETHING. Practice for EVERYTHING and you’ll be ready for ANYTHING!
We don’t make mistakes, we just have happy accidents. It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement and who at the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price. Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Worry gives a small thing a big shadow. The ‘good’ things that come to those who wait will be the things left by those who got there first. Don’t wait and let life pass you by!
You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there. Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent
There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought. Never let your memories be bigger than your dreams.
I am nobody
Nobody is perfect
Therefore…I am perfect!
If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself
If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself. A rut is a grave with the ends knocked out.
You are where you are today by the choices that you have made, or have ALLOWED others to make for you You do not define anyone with your judgment. You only define yourself as someone who needs to judge.
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowdImpossible is just a word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact, it's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration, it's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.
You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either oneA real leader faces the music, even if he doesn't like the tune.
When people believe in boundaries, they become part of them.You may have holes in your shoes, but don't let the people out front know it. Shine the tops.
We must look for the opportunity in every difficulty instead of being paralyzed at the thought of the difficulty in every opportunity.Doing something and getting it wrong, is way better than doing nothing. Every success has a trail of failed attempts behind it, every failure can be used to fine tune your approach to reaching your goal. You will end up regretting the things you did NOT do far more than the things you did.
"At some point in your life you must decide whether you want to IMPRESS people or INFLUENCE people. You can impress people from a distance, but you must get close to influence them, and when you do that, they will be able to see your flaws. That's okay. The most essential quality for leadership is not perfection, but credibility. People must be able to trust you, or they won't follow you. How do you build credibility? Not by pretending to be perfect, but by being honest."You don't become great by trying to be great. You become great by wanting to do something, and then doing it so hard that you become great in the process.