Inspirational quotes and sayings

Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.
Arthur Rubinstein

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
George Bernard Shaw

Integrate what you believe in every single area of your life. Take your heart to work and ask the most and best of everybody else, too.
Meryl Streep

Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leaving open.
Rose Lane

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
William Feather

Even a fool knows you can’t touch the stars, but it doesn’t stop a wise man from trying.
Harry Anderson

There never was a great soul that did not have some divine inspiration.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.
John Milton

Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I can give you a six-word formula for success: Think things through ?then follow through.
Captain Edward V. Rickenbacker

I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.
Leo Rosten

Change before you have to.
Jack Welch

If you put a small value upon youself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.

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

The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.
Theodore Roosevelt

Confidence is feeling satisfied with who and what we are.

No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
Calvin Coolidge

Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.
Christopher Morley

Something higher than life is out there; may I say that as high as you determine that to be.
Francisco Leon

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

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.
Elbert Hubbard

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
Lyndon B. Johnson

Every man dies. Not every man lives.
Tim Robbins

When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.
Mary Kay Ash

I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
Albert Einstein

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Albert Einstein

Discipline is the foundation upon which all success is built. Lack of discipline inevitably leads to failure.
Jim Rohn

Sometimes we may learn more from a man’s errors, than from his virtues.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
Sir Winston Churchill

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Zig Ziglar

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
Og Mandino

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

In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.
Harold Geneen

He who asks a question is a fool for a minute; he who does not remains a fool forever.
Chinese Proverb

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.
Thomas Edison

If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.
Chinese Proverb

He who asks a question may be a fool for five minutes, but he who never asks a question remains a fool forever.
Tom Connelly

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reasons for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.
Albert Einstein

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Albert Schweitzer

What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.

For our own success to be real, it must contribute to the success of others.
Eleanor Roosevelt

The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
Napoleon Hill

Think of yourself as a toy train. All toy trains de-rail now and then. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get back on track.

A man may conquer a million men in battle but one who conquers himself is, indeed, the greatest of conquerors.

The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.
Arthur James Balfour

It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give happiness.
Thomas Jefferson