I am often inspired by what others say. This page is dedicated to everyone who has inspired another, whether it be through hope, laughter, or wine. If you have a quote that means something to you, please feel free to share by posting a comment.
“Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.” - Henri L. Bergson
“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
“Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.” - Josh Billings
“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there” - Will Rogers
“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
“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” - Christopher Columbus
“To a brave man, good and bad luck are like his left and right hand. He uses both.” - St Catherine of Siena
“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
“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
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain. When you learn how to die, you learn how to live. - Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
Life is like a piece of chocolate… so eat it!
Is it worse to forgive and then forget or to forget to forgive?
Life is too beautiful to sweat the small stuff. It is the small things that mean the most, thus the small things should come naturally.
Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news: The news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! -Anne Frank
The world is one giant soul, each person having something to give, some way to help the others along. All these small contributions form a single heart, beating to the rhythym of life.
Fill what is empty, empty what is full, and scratch where it itches. -A very wise person
When you empty yourself to fill other’s souls, that is when you will discover that your own soul is more overflowing than it ever was.
You can’t let defeat get you down. Without defeat, there is no true victory.
Each person has the world inside of them, and must find themselves in that big world.
Teach what you can, when you can, for teaching is the best way to give.
Beauty is not in the eye of the beholder, but in everything.
Every past has a present, every present has a future, and every future holds more oppurtunities to live.
Passion is the key to success.
When the world stops turning, when the sun refuses to shine, and when all the oceans dry up, that is when I will stop smiling, that is when I will stop living, and that is when I will start over and find a new way to laugh, and a new way to live.
Life isn’t about getting there, it’s about the stops on the way.
If work keeps us fed, play keeps us laughing, love keeps us caring, and evil only keeps us strong, it is a passion for living that holds it all together. And in the end your life will only burn as bright as that passion inside of you.