Inspirational quotes and sayings

The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation.
Mark Twain

If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
Winston Churchill

Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
Mary Kay Ash

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
George Washington

There is no end to what you can accomplish if (or when) you don’t care who gets the credit.
Florence Luscomb

Honest hearts produce honest actions.
Brigham Young

The worst wheel of the cart makes the most noise.
Benjamin Franklin

If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over the beehive.
Dale Carnegie

You can never plan the future by the past.
Edmund Burke

Winning is a habit.
Vincent T Lombardi

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
Jack Kinder

There is no man upon the earth, no foolish man or wise, No man of high or humble birth but somewhere in the skies Can find a star to lead him on if he will lift his eyes.
Anonymous

Work is much more fun than fun.
Noel Coward

Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it…Autograph your work with excellence.
Anonymous

If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.
David Carradine

When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life.
Greg Anderson

It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dreams of yesterday are the hopes of today, and the realities of tomorrow.
Anonymous

Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.
Henry Ward Beecher

Defeat doesn’t finish a man–quit does. A man is not finished when he’s defeated. He’s finished when he quits.
Richard M. Nixon

If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.
Tom Peters

Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.
John Petit-Senn

Yesterday’s the past and tomorrow’s the future. Today is a gift– which is why they call it the present.
Bill Keane

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
Kenji Miyazawa

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Soren Kierkegaard

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas Edison

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much.
Bessie Stanley

If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results.
Anthony Robbins

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
Lao Tzu

The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear.
William Jennings Bryan

All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.
Lao-Tzu

The journey is the reward.
Chinese Proverb

No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.
William Blake

The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be.
Socrates

Oh, my friend, it’s not what they take away from you that counts. It’s what you do with what you have left.
Hubert Humphrey

Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.
Charles Kettering

To succeed… you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Tony Dorsett

A strong mind always hopes, and has always cause to hope.
Thomas Carlyle

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
John F. Kennedy

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Thomas Jefferson

Nothing is to be rated higher than the value of the day.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It’s so much easier to suggest solutions when you don’t know too much about the problem.
Malcolm S. Forbes

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
Benjamin Franklin

We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.
Vince Lombardi

Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

When you stop giving, when you stop offering something to someone, it’s time to turn out the light.
George Burns.

It is no disgrace to start all over. It is usually an opportunity.
George Matthew Adams

There’s no such thing as Perfection. But, in striving for perfection, we can achieve excellence.
Vince Lombardi

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
Vince Lombardi