Inspirational Quotes

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
Things may come to those who wait but only the things left by those who hustle.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
Whatever you are, be a good one.
If you fail, never give up. Because fail means “First Attempt in Learning”.
The two most important life-goals I would like every youth to have: One, increase the amount of time that you have at your disposal; two, increase what you can achieve in the time available.
One of the very important characteristics of a student is to question. Let the students ask questions.
Books become permanent companions. Sometimes, they are born before us; they guide us during our life journey and continue for many generations.
As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.
Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.
Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.
To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.
We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
You have to dream before your dreams can come true.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
United we stand; divided we fall.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
Never tell all you know-not even to the person you know best.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it and join the dance.
A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
A man should look for what is, and not what he thinks should be.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
Ideas come from everything
I just couldn't take school seriously: I had this guitar neck with four frets which I kept hidden under the desk. It had strings on it so I would practice my chord shapes under the desk and that's about all I did at school.
How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?
We travel. Some of us forever. To seek other states, other lives, other souls.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
It marks a big step in your development when you come to realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone.
Aim for the highest.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.
The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
If you can't you must, and if you must you can.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
Every problem is a gift - without problems we would not grow.
Identify your problems but give your power and energy to solutions
Why live an ordinary life, when you can live an extraordinary one.
Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.
In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.
The number one problem that keeps people from winning in the United States today is lack of belief in themselves.
I'm not telling you it's going to be easy - I'm telling you it's going to be worth it.
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I am possible'
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
He that can have patience can have what he will.
A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
You don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows
Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?
Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don't give up the fight.
Though the road's been rocky it sure feels good to me.
My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
I wouldn't say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one.
They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but I wasn't on that particular job.
When I go, God's going to have to give up his favourite chair.
Be happy, but never satisfied.
The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a patter of systems.
Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.
The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.
We need never be ashamed of our tears.
A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that.
Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.
Years from now, after I'm gone, someone will listen to what I've done and know I was here. They may not know or care who I was, but they'll hear my guitars speaking for me.
You shape your own destiny.
Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it's about having a lot of options.
We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired by glory.
I don't do fashion, I AM fashion.
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.
A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.
Do not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role.
Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait long time for roast duck to drop in.
Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
The superior man thinks only of virtue; the common man thinks only of comfort.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
To go too far is as bad as to fall short.
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.
First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire
We all have possibilities we don't know about. We can do things we don't even dream we can do.
There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.
There is always room at the top.
Every intention is a trigger for transformation.
You can wish for things in the future to be different, but in this moment you have to accept things as they are.
You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.
It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.
Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being-we can do it.
No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.
I will never be by violence constrained to do anything.
Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away.
All thinking men are atheists.
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.
We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.
What does not destroy me, makes me strong.
For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.
If the little bit you have is nothing special in itself, at least find a way of saying it that is a little bit special.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!
If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be
The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadow.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble
One must maintain a little bittle of summer, even in the middle of winter.
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Don't find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it ....
You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.
You can't learn in school what the world is going to do next year.
No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.
You have to make the rules, not follow them.
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.
You got to get it while you can.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.
Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.
I am the lizard king. I can do anything.
It may have been in pieces, but I gave you the best of me.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
How long should you try? Until.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; its what we do with them that's important.
Don't let anyone tell you what you ought to like... Some wines that some experts think are absolutely exquisite don't appeal to me at all.
If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.
When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger, the other opportunity.
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
All wealth is the product of labor.
One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
You can't live a perfect day until you do something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Be yourself, let you come through.
People die from typewriters falling on their heads.
I don't care what people think or say about me, I know who I am.
Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes.
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.
If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.
They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are
The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
I love those who can smile in trouble...
The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
When all is said and done, more is said than done.
You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.
You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Life is 10 percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
Winners and losers aren't born, they are the products of how they think
Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.
Don?t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.