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Inspirational Quotes

Respect -- Mark Clement
Leaders who win the respect of others are the ones who deliver more than they promise, not the ones who promise more than they can deliver.

Respect -- Alfred Nobel
It is not sufficient to be worthy of respect in order to be respected.

Respect -- Ayn Rand
If one doesn't respect oneself one can have neither love nor respect for others.

Respect -- Herbert Henry Lehman
I must respect the opinions of others even if I disagree with them.

Respect -- U. Thant
Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.

Respect -- Anna Gould
Be beautiful if you can, Wise if you want to... But be respected-that is essential.

You must be the change -- Mahatma Gandhi
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Opportunity -- Helen Schucman
Every situation, properly perceived, becomes an opportunity. Helen Schucman

If our thoughts dwell on poverty -- James Van Praagh
If our thoughts dwell on poverty and illness, we will draw these conditions to us. If we elevate our thoughts to a higher frequency level, we will reap harmony and abundance. This is a fixed ...

The pessimist and the optimist -- Winston Churchill
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill (1874-1965)

The man that can smile in trouble -- Thomas Paine
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflections. Thomas Paine

Courage -- Andrew Jackson
One man with courage makes a majority. Andrew Jackson

Courage -- Charles Swindoll
Courage is not limited to the battlefield or the Indianapolis 500 or bravely catching a thief in your house. The real tests of courage are much quieter. They are the inner tests, like remaining ...

Courage -- Seneca
There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage. Seneca

Safety -- Tacitus
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise. Tacitus Roman historian

Mystery -- Charles de Gaulle
There can be no power without mystery. There must always be a 'something' which others cannot altogether fathom, which puzzles them, stirs them, and rivets their attention.... Nothing more ...

The direction of one's dreams -- Thoreau
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours. Henry David Thoreau

Where you come from -- Unknown
Where you come from Is not nearly as important As where you are going. Unknown

The most important asset -- Firestone
Capital isn't so important in business. Experience isn't so important. You can get both these things. What is important is ideas. If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and ...

The prime condition of success -- Andrew Carnegie
Here is the prime condition of success: Concentrate your energy, thought and capital exclusively upon the business in which you are engaged. Having begun on one line, resolve to fight it out on that ...

Leadership -- John Kenneth Galbraith
All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the ...

Employ in everything a certain casualness -- Castiglione
Sprezzatura (unstudied nonchalance): Employ in everything a certain casualness which conceals art and creates the impression that what is done and said is accomplished without effort and without its ...

Blessings -- Dickens
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. Charles Dickens

One man thinks he can -- Henry Ford
One man thinks he CAN, while another thinks he CANNOT; both are CORRECT. Henry Ford

Every blade of grass -- Talmud
Every blade of grass has an angel that tells it to grow, grow, grow. Talmud

A tiny ripple of hope -- Robert Kennedy
Each time a (hu)man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, (s)he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope. Robert F. Kennedy

I dream things that never were -- George Bernard Shaw
Some people see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not? George Bernard Shaw

The road less traveled by -- Robert Frost
I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost

Il depend de celui qui passe (in French) -- Paul Valry
Il depend de celui qui passe Que je sois tombe ou tresor Que je parle ou me taise Ceci n'en tient qu'a toi, ami N'entre pas sans desir Paul Valry

I have nothing to offer but ... -- Winston Churchill
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill (1874-1965)

It is not the strongest of the species that survives -- Darwin
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent; it is the one that is most adaptable to change. Charles Robert Darwin (1809-82)

We become what we think -- Buddha
We are shaped by our thoughts. We become what we think. Buddha (563?-483? BC)

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. -- Goethe
The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, ...

When you are facing a personal difficulty -- Martia Nelson
When you are facing a personal difficulty, you can stop for a moment, take a deep breath, and - without denying any of your distress - choose for that situation to be a vehicle for deep empowerment. ...

You gain strength -- Eleanor Roosevelt
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. Eleanor Roosevelt, Former First Lady of the United States

Life is a battle -- Henry David Thoreau
Whatever your sex or position, life is a battle in which you are to show your pluck, and woe be to the coward. Whether passed on a bed of sickness or a tented field, it is ever the same fair play and ...

Empires of the future -- Winston Churchill
The empires of the future are empires of the mind. Winston Churchill

All men dream: but not equally -- T.E. Lawrence
All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may ...

Keep away -- Mark Twain
Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. Mark Twain

The most powerful weapon -- Marshal Foch
The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. Field Marshal Ferdinand Foch

Destiny -- William Jennings Bryan
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. William Jennings Bryan

Life's worth -- Unknown
No one ever finds life worth living He/she has to make it worth living. Unknown

Self-pity -- Eugene H. Peterson
Pity is one of the noblest emotions available to human beings; self-pity is possibly the most ignoble . . . . [It] is an incapacity, a crippling emotional disease that severely distorts our ...
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