Quotes from the top 100 inspirational authors

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In my new book, 365 Inspirational Quotes: Daily Motivation for Your Best Year Yet I’m sharing the quotes which have inspired me over the years. I’ve started my own businesses, I’ve written my books, launched my businesses and raised my kids. For those who are looking for self-motivation I’ve compiled my top 100 quotes that inspire me.

 

  1. It’s about creating a difference and not earning a profit. –Kevin Kruse

 

  1. Anything that the human mind can imagine and believe that it is possible to achieve. Napoleon Hill

 

  1. Try not to become an overnight success, but to add worth. -Albert Einstein

 

  1. Two roads split in a forest and I chose the one that was not traveled through, and it made all the difference. Robert Frost

 

  1. I credit my success to the following: my commitment to never giving or using any reason to be. Florence Nightingale

 

  1. You’re missing all the shots that you don’t make. -Wayne Gretzky

 

  1. 7. I’ve missed over 9000 shots during my playing career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times have I been trusted to make the winning shot in a game, and have missed. All my life, I have repeatedly failed. This is the reason I’ve succeeded. -Michael Jordan

 

  1. The hardest part is making the choice to act and the rest is the determination. -Amelia Earhart

 

  1. Every strike helps me get closer to my next home strike. Babe Ruth

 

  1. A clear and unambiguous purpose is the foundation of any achievement. -W. Clement Stone

 

  1. It’s not about acquiring and being, it’s about giving and being. -Kevin Kruse

 

  1. Life can happen to you even when you’re busy arranging other things. -John Lennon

 

  1. We are what our thoughts are about. -Earl Nightingale

 

14.Twenty decades from now,, you will be more dissatisfied by the things you didn’t do , than those that you did therefore, throw away the bowlines and sail away from the safety of your harbor, and take the trade winds that blow through your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. Mark Twain

 

15.Life is a combination of 10% of the things that happen to me and 90 percent of my reaction to it. -Charles Swindoll

 

  1. The most frequent way that people lose their power is to believe they don’t need it. Alice Walker

 

  1. Mind is the most important thing. What you think you’ll be. -Buddha

 

  1. The ideal time to plant the tree was twenty years ago.The best time to plant a new tree is right now. -Chinese Proverb

 

  1. A life that isn’t examined isn’t worthwhile to live. -Socrates

 

  1. 80 percent of success comes from making yourself visible. -Woody Allen

 

  1. Your time is precious. Don’t waste your time in the company of others. -Steve Jobs

 

  1. The goal isn’t all that important However, the desire to be successful is. –Vince Lombardi

 

  1. I am not a result of my circumstances. I am the result of my choices. -Stephen Covey

 

  1. Each child has the potential to be an artist. The issue is how to keep an artist in the future when you’re older. -Pablo Picasso

 

  1. It’s impossible to travel across the ocean unless you are brave enough to look away from the shoreline. Christopher Columbus

 

  1. I’ve discovered that people will forget what you’ve said. people will forget the actions you took but they’ll never forget the way they felt. -Maya Angelou

 

  1. Or, you can manage the day, or you let the day run through you. -Jim Rohn

 

  1. No matter if you believe you’re able to or that you aren’t, you’re not wrong. Henry Ford

 

  1. Two of the most significant dates in your life include the day that you were created and when you discover the reason. Mark Twain

 

  1. Whatever you’re able to accomplish or think of, you are able to start. It is a powerful force that has power, genius and charm. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

  1. The best way to get revenge is huge success. Frank Sinatra

 

  1. Many people say that motivation isn’t lasting. It’s true, and so is bathing. This is why we suggest it every day. -Zig Ziglar

 

  1. Life’s size shrinks or grows depending on one’s level of courage. -Anais Nin

 

  1. If you can hear an inner voice say “you can’t paint” you must paint, and the voice will go silent. Vincent Van Gogh

 

  1. Only one method to stay clear of criticism: avoid doing anything, do nothing, speak nothing, and do nothing. -Aristotle

 

  1. You can ask for it and it will be granted to you. Search, and you’ll find the answer; knock, and the door will be opened. -Jesus

 

  1. The only person you’re going to be is the person you choose to be. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

  1. Be confident toward your desires. Enjoy the life you’ve always dreamed of. Henry David Thoreau

 

  1. If I were to stand in front of God at the end of my existence I’d like to believe that I wouldn’t possess a single bit of talent and say that I have used all the resources you have given me. Erma Bombeck

 

  1. There are few things that can aid someone more than putting the burden of the responsibility on him, and to tell him that you are confident in him. Booker T. Washington

 

  1. There are certain things that catch your attention. However, you must focus on those that captivate your heart. – Ancient Indian Proverb

 

  1. Trust in yourself and you’re already halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt

 

  1. Everything you’ve ever dreamed of is just a few steps away from fear. George Addair

 

  1. We are able to accept a child who is scared of darkness. The true tragedy in life occurs when men are scared of light. -Plato

 

  1. Teach your tongue to say, “I do not know,” and then advance. -Maimonides

 

  1. Begin where you were. Utilize what you’ve got. Use what you have. Arthur Ashe

 

  1. When I was five and old mom always said to be happy because it was the main ingredient to a successful life. When I was in school I was asked what I would like to be when I was older. I wrote happy’. They claimed I was not understanding the task and I told them they were ignorant of the meaning of life. -John Lennon

 

  1. Seven times fall and get up eight times. -Japanese Proverb

 

  1. If one door of joy closes, another one opens and we often gaze so long at the closed one that we don’t notice the one which has been opened to us. -Helen Keller

 

  1. Everything is beautiful However, not everyone has the ability to be able to see it. -Confucius

 

  1. What a joy that there is no need to be waiting for a second before getting started on a path to bettering the world. -Anne Frank

 

  1. If I release who my identity is, I transform into the person I could become. -Lao Tzu

 

  1. Life’s worth isn’t measured by the amount of breaths that we have instead, it is measured through the moment that blows the breath out of us. -Maya Angelou

 

  1. Happiness isn’t something you can buy. It’s a result of your personal actions. Dalai Lama

 

  1. If you’re offered seats on a rocket ship don’t inquire about the seat! Just get on. Sheryl Sandberg

 

  1. First, you must have a clear concrete, clear and practical goal and an end goal. Third, you must have the methods to reach your goals including wisdom, money tools, and techniques. Thirdly, you must adjust all your methods to achieve the desired goal. -Aristotle

 

  1. If the wind isn’t going to cooperate, then take to the oars. -Latin Proverb

 

  1. There’s no way to fall if you do not climb. However, there’s no pleasure in spending your entire life on the surface. -Unknown

 

  1. We need to be convinced that we are destined to do something and that this gift, regardless of cost, should be realized. -Marie Curie

 

  1. We do not live our lives to the fullest because we’re living our fears. -Les Brown

 

  1. The challenges are what makes life interesting, and conquering those challenges makes your life worthwhile. -Joshua J. Marine

 

  1. If you’re trying to be lifted up you can lift someone else. Booker T. Washington

 

  1. I’ve been impressed by the speed at which we can do. Being aware is not enough to be effective; we have to apply. The ability to be willing isn’t enough. We must act. -Leonardo da Vinci

 

  1. Limits exist solely in our thoughts. However, if we utilize our imaginations, our options are endless. -Jamie Paolinetti

 

  1. Then you take the fate of your family into your own hands. And what happens? It’s a terrible thing, and there’s nobody to blame. -Erica Jong

 

  1. What’s money? A person is successful when he wakes up early in the morning, sleeps at night , and then is doing what he likes to accomplish. Bob Dylan

 

  1. I did not fail the test.I’ve only come across 100 ways to go wrong. -Benjamin Franklin

 

  1. To succeed your ambition to succeed should be higher than your fear of failing. Bill Cosby

 

  1. A person who has never committed a mistake has and has never tried something different. – Albert Einstein

 

  1. The person who says that it is not possible should not interfere with the person performing it. -Chinese Proverb

 

  1. There is no congestion on the additional mile. -Roger Staubach

 

  1. It’s not too late for you to become the person you could have been. -George Eliot

 

  1. You become what you think. -Oprah Winfrey

 

  1. Many of us aren’t living the life we want because we live our fears. -Les Brown

 

  1. It is the challenges that make life interesting, and conquering those challenges makes your life interesting. -Joshua J. Marine

 

  1. If you’re looking to be lifted up then lift someone else up. Booker T. Washington

 

  1. I’ve been impressed by the speed at which we can do it. Being aware is not enough and we need to do it. The ability to be willing is not enough. We must act. -Leonardo da Vinci

 

  1. Limits exist solely in our thoughts. If we can use our imagination, our possibilities can be endless. -Jamie Paolinetti

 

  1. Your life is in your own hands. And what happens? It’s a terrible thing, and there’s no one to blame. -Erica Jong

 

  1. What’s money? A man can be successful by waking up early in the morning, sleeps at night and is doing what he likes to accomplish. Bob Dylan

 

  1. I did not fail the test. I’ve only come across 100 ways to do it wrong. -Benjamin Franklin

 

  1. To succeed your ambition for success must be greater than the fear of failure. Bill Cosby

 

  1. Someone who has never committed a mistake has never attempted something that was new. – Albert Einstein

 

  1. The person who states it is not possible must not interfere with the person performing it. -Chinese Proverb

 

  1. There is no congestion on the additional mile. -Roger Staubach

 

  1. It’s always possible to become the person you could have been. -George Eliot

 

  1. You are what you think. -Oprah Winfrey

 

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  1. I’d rather die of passion rather than boredom. -Vincent van Gogh

 

  1. A truly wealthy man is one who has children running into his arms after they have no hands. -Unknown

 

  1. It’s not about the things you do for them, but rather what you’ve shown them how to conduct themselves to make them successful humans. -Ann Landers

 

  1. For those who want their kids to succeed, Spend more time with them and spend half the amount of money. Abigail Van Buren

 

  1. Create your own dream or else someone else may employ you to build their own. -Farrah Gray

 

  1. The most important battles don’t have to be for gold medals. The battles within you, the invisible battles within us all–that’s where the battle is. -Jesse Owens

 

  1. The cost of education is high. However, ignorance is also costly. -Sir Claus Moser

 

  1. I’ve learned through the years that once one’s mind is replete it reduces anxiety. -Rosa Parks

 

  1. It doesn’t matter what speed you travel as long as you do not stop. -Confucius

 

  1. If you take a look at the things you have and you’ll always have more. If you think about what you’re lacking in your life, you’ll never have enough. -Oprah Winfrey

 

  1. Keep in mind that the fact that you may not get what you need can be a fantastic chance to be lucky. Dalai Lama

 

  1. There is no way to use your imagination. The more you utilize creativity, the more. -Maya Angelou

 

  1. Imagine big and try to be unsuccessful. Norman Vaughan

 

  1. Our lives are destined to end when we stop being uninvolved in matters that are important. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

  1. Do the best you can in the situation you’re in, using the resources you’ve got. -Teddy Roosevelt

 

  1. If you follow the same path that has always been your standard, then you’ll get the same results you’ve always had. Tony Robbins

 

  1. The act of dreaming, after all, is a type of planning. -Gloria Steinem

 

  1. Your place in the world. It’s your life. Take advantage of it and do what you can do with it and live the one you’d like to live. -Mae Jemison

 

  1. There is a chance that you will be disappointed if your attempt fails but you’re not guaranteed to fail if you don’t attempt. Beverly Sills

 

  1. Do not let anyone create a sense of inferiority, without your permission. -Eleanor Roosevelt

 

  1. Life is what we create. Always has been, and will continue to be. Grandma Moses

 

  1. The question isn’t about who is willing to allow me to go; it’s who will stop me. -Ayn Rand

 

  1. When you feel like everything is happening against you, keep in mind that the plane takes away against wind and not in it. Henry Ford

 

  1. It’s not the number of years in your life that matter. It’s the way you live your years. Abraham Lincoln

 

  1. Change your thinking and you’ll change your life. Norman Vincent Peale

 

  1. Write something that is worth reading or create something worthwhile to write about. -Benjamin Franklin

 

  1. There is no limit to what’s possible, the word itself declares, “I’m possible!” Audrey Hepburn

 

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