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100 Dalai Lama Quotes That Will Change Your Life

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The Dalai Lama, his holiness is a world leader that is committed to promoting positive values such as , forgiveness,self-discipline, tolerance, compassion and contentment. He is a spiritual leader like no other and is highlighting the importance of happiness and world peace every minute of the day.

The Dalai Lama’s quotes and sayings are spread throughout the world and are taken on board by many who wish to live a positive and fulfilled life.

We at Addicted2Success love the Dalai Lama’s inspirational messages so we decided to compile the Top 100 Dalai Lama quotes online for you to be inspired by and for you to share with anyone else you believe will love his message.

Here are his life changing quotes:

100 Dalai Lama Quotes That Will Change Your Life

1. “Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.” – Dalai Lama

2. “Time passes unhindered. When we make mistakes, we cannot turn the clock back and try again. All we can do is use the present well.” – Dalai Lama

3. “An open heart is an open mind.” – Dalai Lama

4. “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves” – Dalai Lama

5. “The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.” – Dalai Lama

6. “An eye for an eye….we are all blind” – Dalai Lama

7. “A spoon cannot taste of the food it carries. Likewise, a foolish man cannot understand the wise man´s wisdom even if he associates with a sage.” – Dalai Lama

8. “There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’
No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.” ― Dalai Lama

9. “Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.” ― Dalai Lama

10. “Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.” ― Dalai Lama

11. “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation.” – The Dalai Lama

12. “Silence is sometimes the best answer” ― Dalai Lama

13. “The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred.” – Dalai Lama

14. “In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.” – Dalai Lama

15. “Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.” ― Dalai Lama

16. “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” ― Dalai Lama

17. “Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” ― Dalai Lama

18. “To remain indifferent to the challenges we face is indefensible. If the goal is noble, whether or not it is realized within our lifetime is largely irrelevant. What we must do therefore is to strive and persevere and never give up.” – Dalai Lama

19. “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” ― Dalai Lama

20. “If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.” ― Dalai Lama

21. “The ultimate source of happiness is not money and power, but warm-heartedness” – Dalai Lama

22. “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” ― Dalai Lama

23. “Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.” ― Dalai Lama

24. “It is very rare or almost impossible that an event can be negative from all points of view.” – Dalai Lama

25th Dalai Lama Quote – “As you breathe in, cherish yourself. As you breathe out, cherish all Beings.” – The Dalai Lama

26. “People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” ― Dalai Lama

27. “The whole purpose of religion is to facilitate love and compassion, patience, tolerance, humility, and forgiveness.” ― Dalai Lama

28. “If you can cultivate the right attitude, your enemies are your best spiritual teachers because their presence provides you with the opportunity to enhance and develop tolerance, patience and understanding.” ― Dalai Lama

29. “One great question underlies our experience, whether we think about it or not: what is the purpose of life? . . . From the moment of birth every human being wants happiness and does not want suffering. Neither social conditioning nor education nor ideology affects this. From the very core of our being, we simply desire contentment. . . Therefore, it is important to discover what will bring about the greatest degree of happiness.” – Dalai Lama

30. “Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.” ― Dalai Lama

31. “Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.” ― Dalai Lama

32. “Look at children. Of course they may quarrel, but generally speaking they do not harbor ill feelings as much or as long as adults do. Most adults have the advantage of education over children, but what is the use of an education if they show a big smile while hiding negative feelings deep inside? Children don’t usually act in such a manner. If they feel angry with someone, they express it, and then it is finished. They can still play with that person the following day.” ― Dalai Lama

33. “The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual’s own reason and critical analysis.” – Dalai Lama

34. “Given the scale of life in the cosmos, one human life is no more than a tiny blip. Each one of us is a just visitor to this planet, a guest, who will only stay for a limited time. What greater folly could there be than to spend this short time alone, unhappy or in conflict with our companions? Far better, surely, to use our short time here in living a meaningful life, enriched by our sense of connection with others and being of service to them.” – Dalai Lama XIV

35. “Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.” – Dalai Lama

36. “When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.” ― Dalai Lama

37. “Let us try to recognize the precious nature of each day.” – Dalai Lama

38. “World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.” ― Dalai Lama

39. “All suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their own happiness or satisfaction” ― Dalai Lama

40. “Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival.” – Dalai Lama

41. “The purpose of all the major religious traditions is not to construct big temples on the outside, but to create temples of goodness and compassion inside, in our hearts.” ― Dalai Lama

42. “One problem with our current society is that we have an attitude towards education as if it is there to simply make you more clever, make you more ingenious… Even though our society does not emphasize this, the most important use of knowledge and education is to help us understand the importance of engaging in more wholesome actions and bringing about discipline within our minds. The proper utilization of our intelligence and knowledge is to effect changes from within to develop a good heart.” – Dalai Lama

43. “The creatures that inhabit this earth-be they human beings or animals-are here to contribute, each in its own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world.” – Dalai Lama

 

Dalai Lama Happiness Picture Quote
 

44. “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” ― Dalai Lama

45. “A truly compassionate attitude toward others does not change even if they behave negatively or hurt you.” ― Dalai Lama

46. “I don’t know whether the universe, with its countless galaxies, stars and planets, has a deeper meaning or not, but at the very least, it is clear that we humans who live on this earth face the task of making a happy life for ourselves. Therefore, it is important to discover what will bring about the greatest degree of happiness.” – Dalai Lama

47. “The more you are motivated by Love, The more Fearless & Free your action will be.” ― Dalai Lama

48. “Human potential is the same for all. Your feeling, “I am of no value”, is wrong. Absolutely wrong. You are deceiving yourself. We all have the power of thought – so what are you lacking? If you have willpower, then you can change anything. It is usually said that you are your own master.” ― Dalai Lama

49. “Neither a space station nor an enlightened mind can be realized in a day.” – Dalai Lama

50th Dalai Lama Quote – “Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.” ― Dalai Lama

51. “Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger. Instead of getting angry nurture a deep caring and respect for troublemakers because by creating such trying circumstances they provide us with invaluable opportunities to practice tolerance and patience.” ― Dalai Lama

52. “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” ― Dalai Lama

53. “To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle.” – Dalai Lama

54. “A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals the secret of some hidden treasure.” ― Dalai Lama

55. “I will not propose to you that my way is best. The decision is up to you. If you find some point which may be suitable to you, then you can carry out experiments for yourself. If you find that it is of no use, then you can discard it.” – Dalai Lama

56. “The way to change others’ minds is with affection, and not anger.” ― Dalai Lama

57. “If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry.” ― Dalai Lama

58. “Instead of wondering WHY this is happening to you, consider why this is happening to YOU.” – Dalai Lama XIV

59. “A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.” – The Dalai Lama

60. “In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.” ― Dalai Lama

61. “Because we all share this planet earth, we have to learn to live in harmony and peace with each other and with nature. This is not just a dream, but a necessity.” ― Dalai Lama

62. “Anger or hatred is like a fisherman’s hook. It is very important for us to ensure that we are not caught by it.” – Dalai Lama

63. “Irrespective of whether we are believers or agnostics, whether we believe in God or karma, moral ethics is a code which everyone is able to pursue.” ― Dalai Lama

64. “Happiness doesn’t always come from a pursuit. Sometimes it comes when we least expect it.” – Dalai Lama

65. “When we are motivated by compassion and wisdom, the results of our actions benefit everyone, not just our individual selves or some immediate convenience. When we are able to recognize and forgive ignorant actions of the past, we gain strength to constructively solve the problems of the present.” ― Dalai Lama

66. “I believe the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in that religion or this religion, we are all seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness. – Dalai Lama

67. “Compassion is the radicalism of our time.” ― Dalai Lama

68. “If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.” ― Dalai Lama

69. “Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.” ― Dalai Lama

70. “We need to learn how to want what we have NOT to have what we want in order to get steady and stable Happiness” – Dalai Lama

71. “Through violence, you may ‘solve’ one problem, but you sow the seeds for another.” – Dalai Lama

72. “Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.” – Dalai Lama

73. “Inner peace is the key: if you have inner peace, the external problems do not affect your deep sense of peace and tranquility…without this inner peace, no matter how comfortable your life is materially, you may still be worried, disturbed, or unhappy because of circumstances.” ― Dalai Lama

74. “You must not hate those who do wrong or harmful things; but with compassion, you must do what you can to stop them — for they are harming themselves, as well as those who suffer from their actions.” – Dalai Lama

75th Dalai Lama Quote “Those who have little interest in spirituality shouldn’t think that human inner values don’t apply to you. The inner peace of an alert and calm mind are the source of real happiness and good health. Our human intelligence tells us which of our emotions are positive and helpful and which are damaging and to be restrained or avoided.” – Dalai Lama

76. “Anger is the ultimate destroyer of your own peace of mind” – Dalai Lama

77. “There is only one important point you must keep in your mind and let it be your guide. No matter what people call you, you are just who you are. Keep to this truth. You must ask yourself how is it you want to live your life. We live and we die, this is the truth that we can only face alone. No one can help us, not even the Buddha. So consider carefully, what prevents you from living the way you want to live your life?” ― Dalai Lama

78. “Compassion naturally creates a positive atmosphere, and as a result you feel peaceful and content.” – Dalai Lama XIV

 

Dalai Lama Love Is The Absence of Judgement Quote
 

79. “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” ― Dalai Lama

80. “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” ― Dalai Lama

81. “Love is the absence of judgment.” ― Dalai Lama

82. “It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.” ― Dalai Lama

83. “I defeat my enemies when I make them my friends.” ― Dalai Lama

84. “Our ancient experience confirms at every point that everything is linked together, everything is inseparable.” ― Dalai Lama

85. “What surprises me most is “Man”, because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he doesn’t enjoy the present; The result being he doesn’t live in the present or the future; He lives as if he’s never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived.” – Dalai Lama

86. “Love and Compassion are the true religions to me. But to develop this, we do not need to believe in any religion.” ― Dalai Lama

87. “Someone else’s action should not determine your response.” – Dalai Lama

88. “When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways–either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength.” ― Dalai Lama

89. “Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the principal source of success in life. Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone. The key is to develop inner peace.” – Dalai Lama

90. “I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives. I’m not talking about the short-term gratification of pleasures like sex, drugs or gambling (though I’m not knocking them), but something that will bring true and lasting happiness. The kind that sticks.” ― Dalai Lama

91. “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” ― Dalai Lama

92. “As people alive today, we must consider future generations: a clean environment is a human right like any other. It is therefore part of our responsibility toward others to ensure that the world we pass on is as healthy, if not healthier, than we found it.” – Dalai Lama

93. “We begin from the recognition that all beings cherish happiness and do not want suffering. It then becomes both morally wrong and pragmatically unwise to pursue only one’s own happiness oblivious to the feelings and aspirations of all others who surround us as members of the same human family. The wiser course is to think of others when pursuing our own happiness.” – Dalai Lama

94. “The topic of compassion is not at all religious business; it is important to know it is human business, it is a question of human survival.” – Dalai Lama

95. “Whether one is rich or poor, educated or illiterate, religious or non-believing, man or woman, black, white, or brown, we are all the same. Physically, emotionally, and mentally, we are all equal. We all share basic needs for food, shelter, safety, and love. We all aspire to happiness and we all shun suffering. Each of us has hopes, worries, fears, and dreams. Each of us wants the best for our family and loved ones. We all experience pain when we suffer loss and joy when we achieve what we seek. On this fundamental level, religion, ethnicity, culture, and language make no difference.” – Dalai Lama

96. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” ― Dalai Lama

97. “Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.” – Dalai Lama

98. “Although you may not always be able to avoid difficult situations,you can modify the extent to which you can suffer by how you choose to respond to the situation.” – Dalai Lama

99. “We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.” ― Dalai Lama

100th Dalai Lama Quote “When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.” – Dalai Lama

 

I hope you enjoyed this amazing collection of Dalai Lama quotes. To add to the value I have decided to share a funny clip of The Dalai Lama below.

 

The Dalai Lama is Told a Joke – This is funny

 

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  1. Ginger

    Oct 20, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    I had a book or calendar with Daili Lama quotes about 20 years ago.
    Here’s the one that stuck with me. I’m paraphrasing and would love to have the exact quote if anyone has it. Thank you!
    Dali’s Lama- “We all need help in the beginning of our lives and at the end, so it behooves us to care for others in the middle of our lives. “

  2. Gold Ruyondo

    Sep 16, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    I love it all

  3. Madeline M.Lannon

    Sep 12, 2017 at 4:28 am

    Thank you for all 100 quotes.Truth and Compassion are the keys to happiness.You are one of a kind human being.

  4. Krista Romano frye

    Jul 6, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    I love

  5. Aarti

    May 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Thanks for sharing … basically I follow and I love Dalai lama, really what am looking i got with your wonderful collection of quotes .. Thank you once again

  6. Harsh Tiwari

    Apr 19, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    “To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle.” – Dalai Lama

    Great quote according to me.

    Thanks for putting it together. Such a value add post of all the search results that I found on google.

    Thank You!
    Harsh Tiwari

  7. Mulondo Thomas

    Jan 31, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Dalailama quotes are very informative in our life,if most leader in the world read his quote ,there should be no confrotation amongs country.

    Let us encourage each other to read his quotes may be the leaders would change their ignorant to the grassroots people.inn

    Thank
    Mulondo Thomas

    from Tshivhungululu village in RSA

  8. Emeka gini

    Jan 31, 2017 at 8:39 am

    “This is my simple
    religion. There is no need for temples; no need
    for complicated philosophy. Our
    own heart is our temple; the philosophy is
    kindness.” – The XIV Dalai Lama. This is my favorite quote. All the quotes are amazing though.

  9. Wendy. nadler

    Nov 21, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    “Someone else’s action should not determine your response” is amazing to me…what a gift to have all of one hundred quotes at my fingertips. …Dalai Lama is helping me to be me be my free self.

  10. Cyn

    Oct 29, 2016 at 8:39 am

    I love you all!

  11. Victoria

    Oct 20, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    “Love one another, but if you can’t do that, try not to harm them.” I used to have this quote on my not defunct MySpace page. I’m not sure if I’ve quoted it correctly and can’t find the quote anywhere.

    Thank you for posting this. Namaste

  12. Josephine Gesuale

    Oct 18, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Thank you so much for this — it truly lifted my spirits and I will bookmark it for daily reference.

  13. Sara Erb

    Sep 18, 2016 at 5:29 am

    Thank you this article is amazing — wonderful compilation of quotes… I’ve been having a horrible tragic week and read them yesterday and keep reading them, this is the first day I feel so much better by applying compassion and his holiness is right– immediate happiness but gotta keep it up! Thanks sweety!

  14. Nadim

    Aug 14, 2016 at 7:44 am

    Love is the absence of judgment.

  15. Olubajo O. Julius

    Jun 20, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    “What surprises me most is “Man”, because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he doesn’t enjoy the present; The result being he doesn’t live in the present or the future; He lives as if he’s never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived.” – Dalai Lama

  16. Trisha Ramos

    May 19, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    This is a good, straight-forward list of Dalai Lama quotes.
    It proves that Tenzin Gyatso is indeed enlightened.

  17. akash

    May 2, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Thanks for sharing Joel Brown … basically i follow and i love Dalai lama, really what am looking i got with your wonderful collection of quotes, video .. Thank you once again

  18. abinand

    Nov 16, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Nice!

  19. Louise Rane

    Nov 7, 2015 at 9:14 am

    I love The Dalai Lama, my favorite Dalai Lama quote would have to be: “This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” – The XIV Dalai Lama

    • Joel Brown

      Joel Brown

      Nov 7, 2015 at 9:16 am

      Thank you for sharing that Louise. That is most definitely an awesome quote by The Dalai Lama 🙂

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30 Motivational Cam Newton Quotes

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Cam Newton is a NFL Quarter back for the American Football team the Carolina Panthers.  He has won the NFL Most Valuable Player Award for 2015 and played in Super Bowl 50.  Beyond his athletic accomplishments, Cam is admired as a positive role model in the sports community, regularly participating in outreach programs and developing his own clothing line.  A rising star in the league, Cam has a great future ahead of him.

Here are 30 of Cam’s best quotes:

1. “I’m an example of why people deserve second chances.” – Cam Newton

2. “Everything the world may bring, there’s a song for it to put you in the right frame of mind.” – Cam Newton

3. “It’s a day-to-day learning process.” – Cam Newton

4. “Word of mouth travels faster than anything else.” – Cam Newton

5. “A person that says ‘losing is not difficult,’ I don’t even want to be around that person.  And obviously, that person has never won anything relevant in their life.” – Cam Newton

6. “Excuses are a disease” – Cam Newton

7. “Hindsight is always 50/50.” – Cam Newton

8. “The thing that makes the great players great, and that separates players from different players is, when you going out there whether being prepared or not, you have to react.  And if you’re thinking, you’re already a step behind” – Cam Newton

9. “When people see you do alright, then you start winning their hearts.  It’s not going to come easy, though.  It doesn’t matter how many people you do right, you’re still going to be hated by so many others.  You can’t live your life trying to make everybody happy.” – Cam Newton

10. “I think we all have unbelievable potential.  But a wise man once told me potential has never won a game.” – Cam Newton

11. “You don’t go into the game to compete.  You go into each game to win.” – Cam Newton

12. “You cannot make progress with excuses.” – Cam Newton

13. “I scratch my head sometimes and ask myself, ‘Why am I in this position?’ A lot of answers I come back with are, ‘Why not?’” – Cam Newton

14. “My pop always said, ‘one day you can be on top of the world, and the next day the world can be on top of you.’” – Cam Newton

15. “Everybody’s entitled to their own opinion.” – Cam Newton

16. “Genuine people, at this stage of my life, are very scarce.  That’s unfortunate.  Most of the time, I don’t really give people a chance.  I have a wall up.  I’m always protecting who I am.  Thinking about my brand.” – Cam Newton

17. “It’s no secret that I am not afraid to shine bright and be festive, and I like to encourage that in others.” – Cam Newton

18. “Not to sound arrogant, but what I did in one year, others couldn’t do in their entire collegiate careers.” – Cam Newton

19. “The only thing that’s going to get you away from all the talk is winning” – Cam Newton

20. “It has to be a contagious thing…one person is not going to just take this team to the promised land.” – Cam Newton

21. “Some people have certain beliefs, and I have my own belief, and we can agree to disagree on certain things.” – Cam Newton

22. “We’re just out here every single day trying to do the best that we can.” – Cam Newton

23. “I’m a living testament that anything is possible.” – Cam Newton

24. “My thing is to execute the given play, execute the game plan to the best of my ability.  If the option is for me to make a play when I have to, I will.  Or I’ll put myself in the best situation to do so.” – Cam Newton

25. “What happens when you take a lion out of the safari and try to take him to your place of residence and make him a house pet?  It ain’t going to happen.  That’s the type of person I am.  I’m that lion.” – Cam Newton

26. “Winning excuses everything” – Cam Newton

27. “I’ve said numerous times that I play to have a stage that people will listen to, and I pray to God that I do right by my influence” – Cam Newton

28. “Winning is contagious, you know its a thought.  It’s not something that just happens on Sundays.  You know that’s something, like you have to live like a winner.  You have to think like a winner.  You have to eat like a winner.  Everything that you do with life, you gotta be a winner.” – Cam Newton

29. “I see the light at the end of the tunnel, so I’m going hard.” – Cam Newton

30. “Control what you can control.  Don’t lose sleep worrying about things that you don’t have control over because, at the end of the day, you still won’t have any control over them” – Cam Newton

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100 Lion Quotes To Boost Your Motivation

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The lion is a symbol of personal strength, and courage and leadership.  Whenever we see these awesome creatures, we are reminded of the raw power and limitless potential that we all share.  As a result, many role models can be considered ‘lions’ due to their influence, accomplishments.  

Here Are 100 Quotes From Top Lions:

1. “Worrying gets you nowhere. if you turn up worrying about how you’re going to perform, you’ve already lost. Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself.” – Usain Bolt

2. “There is greatness within you!” – Les Brown

3. “For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

4. “Failure is not the outcome – failure is not trying. Don’t be afraid to fail.” – Sara Blakely

5. “Go forth boldly, and mighty forces will come to your aid” – Unknown

6. “Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

7. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson

8. “Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.” – Will Smith

9. “If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!” – T. Harv Eker

10. “Your life should be dominated by only one main fear: Not fully optimizing today. That’s the healthiest fear in the world.” – Tai Lopez

11. “Opportunities don’t come knocking on the door. They present themselves when you knock the f*#king door down.” – Greg Plitt

12. “A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.” – Tony Robbins

13. “If I was not a dreamer, I would have achieved nothing.” – Clint Eastwood

14. “Do the thing that your heart is asking you to do regardless of the external circumstances.” – Elliott Hulse

15. “In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.” – Jane Smiley

16. “Attack your goals like your life depends on it” – Unknown

17. “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

18. “There is no substitute for hard work. Always be humble and hungry.” – Dwayne Johnson

19. “Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.” – Victor Forbes

20. “Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” – Michael Jordan

21. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” – Muhammad Ali

22. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimer

23. “Trying to tear down the past prohibits you from building up your future.” – Lil Wayne

24. “Lack of emotion causes lack of progress and lack of motivation.” – Tony Robbins

25. “You must lose everything in order to gain anything.” – Brad Pitt

26. “It’s not an experiment if you know it’s going to work.” – Jeff Bezos

27. “You are the master of your environment. You’ve got your own head, your own mind. So once you figure out what you want for yourself, you have to create the proper environment to make sure you can live out all the things you want.” – Tyrese Gibson

28. “It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J.K Rowling

29. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” –  Martin Luther King Jr.

30. “To do more for the world than the world does for you – that is success.” – Henry Ford

31. “Winning takes precedence over all. There’s no gray area. No almosts.” – Kobe Bryant

32. “Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” – Lewis Howes

33. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great makes you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain

34. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher

35. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”– Stephen Covey

36. “The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

37. “The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.” – Eminem

38. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

39. “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey

40. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

41. “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France

42. “Look back at your life. It’s always the hardest times that made you who you are.” – Casey Neistat

43. “Average is a failing formula” – Grant Cardone

44. “A lion runs fastest when he is hungry” – Salman Khan

45. “If you let society and your peers define you who you are, you’re less for it” – Hugh Hefner

46. “There isn’t a way things should be. There’s just what happens, and what we do.” – Terry Pratchett

47. “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.” – Winston Churchill

48. “Winners win, and losers lose.” – Eric Thomas

49. “Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” –  William James

50. “As a man sow, shall he reap. and I know that talk is cheap. But the heat of the battle is as sweet as the victory.” – Bob Marley

51. “You are the master of your environment. You’ve got your own head, your own mind. So once you figure out what you want for yourself, you have to create the proper environment to make sure you can live out all the things you want.” – Tyrese Gibson

52. “Success isn’t always about ‘Greatness’, it’s about consistency. Consistent, hard work gains success. Greatness will come.” – Dwayne Johnson

53. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” –  Babe Ruth

54. “If tomorrow doesn’t happen, would you still do what you’re about to do today? If that answer is no, you’re alive, but you’re not living.” – Greg Plitt

55. “The secret to success: find something you love to do so much, you can’t wait for the sun to rise to do it all over again.” – Chris Gardner

56. “Ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” – Sara Blakely

57. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

58. “The world is a jungle. You either fight and dominate or hide and evaporate.” – Unknown

59. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African proverb

60. “We only get to play this game one time…one life.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

61. “Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” – Warren Buffett

62. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley

63. “I feel confident because I’m the best player in the world. It’s that simple.” – LeBron James

64. “You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” – Michelle Obama

65. “It doesn’t matter how many times you have failed, you only have to be right once.” – Mark Cuban

66. “It’s never too late to realize what you want in your life and it’s never wrong to fight for it.” – Drake

67. “Every morning you have 2 choices: continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

68. “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

69. “You’ve got to stay patient, stay in the moment, keep grinding, … You never know what can happen. And it turned out well.” – Tiger Woods

70. “Everyone wants to eat but few are willing to hunt” – Unknown

71. “Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid.” – John Wayne

72. “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.” – John Wooden

73. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

74. “Instead of thinking about work the next day or thinking about what you have to do, if you live in the moment you’ll have some of the best times of your life.” – Big Sean

75. “Success is your duty, obligation, and responsibility” – Grant Cardone

76. “When you are great, you attract great!  When you are average, you attract average” – Eric Thomas

77. “One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” – Gerard Way

78. “It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.” – Muhammad Ali

79. “Our ability to handle life’s challenges is a measure of our strength of character.” – Les Brown

80. “I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it.” – Denzel Washington

81. “Only you and you alone can change your situation. Don’t blame it on anything or anyone.”  – Leonardo DiCaprio

82. “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” – Oprah Winfrey

83. “If you don’t play to win, don’t play at all.” – Tom Brady

84. “The devil whispers “You can not withstand the storm” The warrior replies “I AM THE STORM” – Unknown

85. “The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places. Don’t stop!” – Unknown

86. “Poor people put a low value on themselves and their efforts.” – Daymond John

87. “One of the things you can always depend on – this is one of the truths of the universe, and you heard it first from here – whatever we decide we want to do is what we do.” – Morgan Freeman

88. “Dare to take chances, lest you leave your talent buried in the ground.” – Phil Knight

89. “And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy’s sleeping? I’m working.” – Will Smith

90. “Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.” – Bruce Lee

91. “If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.” – Jack Canfield

92. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

93. “I’m just always looking forwards. I spend very little time, looking backwards” – Gary Vaynerchuk

94. “Successful people have a bigger fear of failure than people who’ve never done anything because if you haven’t been successful, then you don’t know how it feels to lose it all.” – Jay-Z

95. “What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength.” – Meryl Streep

96. “Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”  – Bruce Lee

97. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

98. “The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships.” – Tony Robbins

99. “If you want to be a leader who attracts quality people, the key is to become a person of quality yourself.” –  Jim Rohn

100. “If we are growing we are always going to be outside our comfort zone.” – John Maxwell

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49 Motivational Usain Bolt Quotes

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Usain Bolt is highly regarded as the fastest man alive.  Now retired, he has won over 20 Olympic Gold Medals and has broken multiple records during his career as a track all-star.  His speed has gained him the nickname ‘lightning bolt’ and his reputation has helped him become an international celebrity.  Due to his athletic success, he is admired by thousands and respected by millions more as a motivational figure who achieved the impossible.

Here are some of Usain’s best quotes:

1. “No matter how far you get ahead of me, I’m gonna catch you.  That’s my mentality that I go there with” – Usain Bolt

2. “Don’t think about the start of the race.” – Usain Bolt

3. “Worrying gets you nowhere. if you turn up worrying about how you’re going to perform, you’ve already lost. Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself.” – Usain Bolt

4. “I don’t think limits.” – Usain Bolt

5. “One thing I’ve learned over the years from my core set, the last one is the most important one.  Because that’s when you start improving.  That’s when the work pays off now.  Because your legs are dead and you gotta push your body.  It’s like moving past a barrier” – Usain Bolt

6. “If I get to be a legend, I’ve achieved my goal” – Usain Bolt

7. “Kill them with success and bury them with a smile.” – Usain Bolt

8. “Learning the mind is as important as understanding the body” – Usain Bolt

9. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in determination.” – Usain Bolt

10. “There are better starters than me, but I’m a strong finisher.” – Usain Bolt

11. “I know what I can do so it doesn’t bother me what other people think or their opinion on the situation.” – Usain Bolt

12. “I wouldn’t say I’m a phenomenon, just a great athlete” – Usain Bolt

13. “Manners is the key thing. say, for instance, when you’re growing, you’re walking down the street, you’ve got to tell everybody good morning. Everybody. You can’t pass one person.” – Usain Bolt

14. “Every season, for me, it’s like starting from scratch again” – Usain Bolt

15. “I’d like to say to all my fans out there, thanks for the support. And to all my doubters, thank you very much because you guys have also pushed me.” – Usain Bolt

16. “A lot of legends, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time.” – Usain Bolt

17. “But anybody who steps into the lane beside you is the biggest competition because they made it to the finals.” – Usain Bolt

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18. “People like to see showdowns” – Usain Bolt

19. “Repeating is harder than anything else.” – Usain Bolt

20. “My name is Bolt, Lightening Bolt.” – Usain Bolt

21. “I think the key thing is to train hard and you definitely need competition, you definetly need races because I believe over the years that training helps you but you have to compete against other people who’re a high level to build you up, make you know what else you need to work on.” – Usain Bolt

22. “I work hard, and I do good, and I’m going to enjoy myself. I’m not going to let you restrict me.” – Usain Bolt

23. “You can get beat any day” – Usain Bolt

24. “For me, I’m focused on what I want to do. I know what I need to do to be a champion, so I’m working on it.” – Usain Bolt

25. “Dreams are free.  Goals have a cost.  While you can daydream for free, goals don’t come without a price.  Time, effort, sacrifice, and sweat.  How will you pay for your goals?” – Usain Bolt

26. “When people see your personality come out, they feel so good, like they actually know who you are.” – Usain Bolt

27. “I’ve worked hard over the years, I’ve been injured and I’ve worked hard through it, and I’ve made it.” – Usain Bolt

28. “You have to se yourself goals so you can push yourself harder.  Desire is the key to success.” – Usain Bolt

29. “I like to have fun, just stay relaxed.” – Usain Bolt

30. “I definable know I’m going to be working a lot more with my foundation when it comes to developing the kids in Jamaica.” – Usain Bolt

31. “There are things that bother me.  I try not to let them, but they do” – Usain Bolt

32. “I try to lead by example.” – Usain Bolt

33. “I think they have not learned over the years that the more you talk, the more I will want to beat you.”  – Usain Bolt

34. “You have good days and bad days.” – Usain Bolt

35. “All I have to do to work on transition and technique.” – Usain Bolt

36. “I don’t put myself under pressure.” – Usain Bolt

37. “I don’t like losing anyways.”- Usain Bolt

38. “Win from within” – Usain Bolt

39. “I remember once, actually the first race I ran, I fell.” – Usain Bolt

40. “I think my acceleration is very good. That’s the key for me.” – Usain Bolt

41. “It’s always been a wake-up call to get beaten.” – Usain Bolt

42. “When I was younger, I always wanted to impress, to be good for my country, to make them feel good, and sometimes that meant I didn’t focus on myself enough. I learned I had to put myself first. And it’s fine because I want for me the same thing that they want for me, which is to win.” – Usain Bolt

43. “My hunger is always there.” – Usain Bolt

44. “Sometimes you lose sight of what’s going on around you.” – Usain Bolt

45. “I don’t think about records.” – Usain Bolt

46. “It’s a great feat for me to have broken my world record.” – Usain Bolt

47. “I will run against anybody.” – Usain Bolt

48. “Easy is not a option..No days off..Never Quit..Be Fearless..Talent you have Naturally..Skill is only developed by hours and hours of work.” – Usain Bolt

49. “I know what to do and I go and execute.”-Usain Bolt

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Hugh Hefner recently passed away, but his wisdom and legacy still live on.  From starting Playboy with only a small loan from his parents, to becoming the CEO of one of the most influential media companies in existence.  Hugh was not only an advocate for women’s rights, but also free speech and animal’s rights as well.  Although a controversial figure to some, Hugh Hefner has created a media empire that many only dream about and will be remembered for the decades of empowering women and advocating for a life worth living.

Here Are Some of Hugh Hefner’s Best Quotes

1. “Could I be in a better place and happier than I am today?  I don’t think so.” – Hugh Hefner

2. “Life is too short to be living somebody else’s dream” – Hugh Hefner

3. “It’s good to be selfish.  But not so self-centered that you never listen to other people” – Hugh Hefner

4. “Life is bittersweet.  Inside our heads, if we’re lucky, we’re the same kids as we were when we were young” – Hugh Hefner

5. “As big as my dreams were, they certainly didn’t begin to match what came to pass.  Who could have imagined a life like this before the fact” – Hugh Hefner

6. “Loneliness doesn’t have much to do with where you are” – Hugh Hefner

7. “One of the great ironies in our society is that we celebrate freedom and then limit the parts of life where we should be most free.” – Hugh Hefner

8. “I urge one and all to live this life as if there is no reward in the afterlife and to do it in a moral way that makes it better for you and those around you, and that leaves this world a little better place than when you found it” – Hugh Hefner

9. “I’ve never gotten enough credit” – Hugh Hefner

10. “Power has not corrupted me.  I have not become jaded.  I wake up every day well aware of my good fortune, loving the work I do, loving my life, realizing that life is a crapshoot and I’m on a roll second to none” – Hugh Hefner

11. “If you don’t have a sense of humor about life and yourself, then you are old” – Hugh Hefner

12. “I guess I’m the most successful man I know.  I wouldn’t trade places with anybody in the world” – Hugh Hefner

13. “Living in the moment, thinking about the future, and staying connected to the past: That’s what makes me feel whole.” – Hugh Hefner

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14. “One of the sad things, I think, about the younger generation, quite frankly, is they have no sense of yesterday.  And if you don’t know who you were, you don’t really know who you are” – Hugh Hefner

15. “For some people, there is no succession plan.  They just leave, and there’s no getting over it” – Hugh Hefner

16. “A lot of people go through life never quite understanding that if things aren’t as wonderful as they should be, it’s their own fault” – Hugh Hefner

17. “I’ve spent so much of my life looking for love in all the wrong places.” – Hugh Hefner

18. “The business end of business has never interested me” – Hugh Hefner

19. “My best pick-up line is ‘My name is Hugh Hefner’”- Hugh Hefner

20. “This is the blessing of humankind, what separates us from the animals: to dream” – Hugh Hefner

21. “I’m never going to grow up.  Staying young is what it is all about for me” – Hugh Hefner

22. “If you let society and your peers define you who you are, you’re less for it” – Hugh Hefner

23. “In my wildest dreams, I could not have imagined a sweeter life” – Hugh Hefner

24. “I think that retirement is the first step towards the grave” – Hugh Hefner

25. “Much of my life has been like an adolescent dream of an adult life.  If you were still a boy, in almost a Peter Pan kind of way, and could have just the perfect life that you wanted to have, that’s the life I invented for myself” – Hugh Hefner

26. “Life and values do run in cycles” – Hugh Hefner

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Why I Had to Drop My Superman Complex and Hire a Marketing Genius

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For many years I had the Superman Complex. I thought I could handle every aspect of my business, no one could do it better than me, I knew it all and if anyone else put their hands on it, they would stuff it up. I credited much of my business success to the fact that I had done a lot of it myself. The truth was, I had achieved a lot in the first few years utilizing my own skills and creative ignorance, but as the Addicted2Success brand sky rocketed so did the demands for new levels of execution.

So I hired 3 awesome individuals: Tyler, Armando & Joe to help with content management and administration and it wasn’t long after this that I discovered that in order for Addicted2Success and the community to reach the level of impact it deserved I would need to find a marketing analytics and SEO development guy.

That was when I decided to give Joseph Lazukin a shot.

At only 25 years old, this college dropout turned whiz kid has been making a name in all the right circles, and out of good humor and fun, I decided to put Joseph to the test here at Addicted2Success to see if the rumors were true, and here were the results…

Within two weeks of working with Joseph, he doubled our site traffic and increased our revenue by nearly 300%, while at the same time ranking Addicted2Success.com for more keywords than our closest competitor.

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After having such a massive impact, I decided to interview Joseph and pick his brain on the advice he had for up and coming entrepreneurs struggling to market their businesses, and to also share an exciting announcement to all of our A2S readers…

So what do you ask a million dollar consultant? I had a few ideas, and I think you’ll enjoy the golden nuggets we extracted out of our conversation below:

“What is the biggest mistake you see business owners making today, and what is your advice on how to prevent our readers from making the same mistake?”

The biggest mistakes I see business owners making today is when it comes to social media, hiring the right talent, and technology. Almost every company I’ve ever come across, whether client or a big brand name like Best Buy, Sears, or even Dell, I notice they have all not placed their Facebook pixel or even set up their Google Analytics correctly to make informed decisions, yet they’re spending millions of dollars a year marketing on these social platforms.

I’ve never seen such a waste of revenue, because even the slightest change to the way they integrate those two elements of their digital marketing strategy, would save them millions in annual spend.

It may sound crazy, but what almost every business owner including Fortune500 business owners and CMOs do not know, is that a growing majority of traffic coming through popular ad networks is bot traffic.

It’s why Facebook was sued a few years ago when a questionable amount of traffic was thought to be bot traffic, and why Google just issued a refund to advertisers.

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In fact, bot traffic has become such an issue that by 2025 it’s expected to cost advertisers $50BN USD, which I can send you a link to later, and by the simple fact that these major companies aren’t implementing policies to protect against bot traffic, is tell tale that companies are in desperate need of outside consultants to help educate and help them understand the landscape and risks of marketing in the digital age.

Small tweaks, have saved my clients millions of dollars on ad spend, whether it was in the form of implementing services like Siphon to block and potentially get rebates on that bot traffic or simply delaying their tracking pixels to avoid click jackers, bots, and other nefarious traffic sources from being lumped into retargeting campaigns, and increasing CPAs (cost per action). It’s a 10 minute fix, that has a profound effect, but nobody is doing it!

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Analytics showing bot traffic detected by Siphon on a Facebook™ ads campaign

“Every day we see increasing amounts of click fraud coming into our client’s websites, with some clients seeing as little as 8% with their AdWords or up to 40% on Facebook campaigns. This problem is only getting worse and anyone who doesn’t make the effort to stop it on their accounts is throwing money away. “

– Richard Seppala (CEO of Siphon)

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Analytics showing bot traffic detected by Siphon on a Google Adwords™ campaign

As for anyone reading this who is looking into marketing online, the biggest piece of advice I can give you is that you need to be diligent and learn how to read and interpret data. Everything moves a lot quicker in the digital world than it does in the real world, one day you could be at the top of page one on Google or getting a 20x return on ad spend, and the next day an update can come out that wipes away your profits and offsets your quarterly projections. A year in the real world is like four years or seven years on the internet, staying stagnant and not adapting to new marketing practices is dangerous, and in the coming years we’ll see a lot of the big name brands get disrupted if they don’t adapt before another more agile competitor essentially takes their lunch.

“Wow! That was a lot of advice jumbled into one answer, so if I am understanding you right, advertisers are paying more because of bot traffic and they aren’t even aware of it? Or even how to fix it?”

Yes, and I actually have posted about the subject a few times on social media as well as fixes on how to prevent bot traffic from eating away at your margins. One of the biggest discoveries I made recently is when I ran “Engagement” based ads on Facebook vs “Traffic” based ads, and saw a huge disparity between the number of clicks that were being reported and the number of clicks that were being counted by Google Analytics and other 3rd party platforms.

Now I totally understand that there will always be some percentage of drop off, because of people becoming impatient due to load time, and that every analytics platform counts viewers differently, however all things considered when I ran a split test between the two ad types and the number of clicks reported, I saw a much greater disparity in the number of clicks reported by “Traffic” based ads, than I did with “Engagement” based ads, and I’m not talking a few percentage points, I’m talking upwards of 20%, and when I shared my findings, I was turned onto Siphon and other services that have sprung up in the industry that track bot traffic and are accredited for helping customers receive refunds from major ad networks like Facebook and Google and can issue copies of your traffic logs that you can then hand over to your ad network and receive a refund on that malicious traffic.

“Woah! So you can get a refund on your ad traffic?”

Yeah a certain percentage of it, but I would highly recommend companies implement best practices and try to prevent the malicious traffic in the first place.

“That makes sense, it’s better to prevent it than ask for a refund. So what other mistakes have you seen business owners making?”

Honestly, there is a pretty long list of things, but the main thing that businesses hire me for that has been possibly the biggest pain point, would have to be customer experience and follow up on cart abandonment.

So let’s say there is an e-com store that is doing around $10M a year, based on the universal industry average that 2 out of every 3 people abandon their cart, there will be around $20M in cart abandonment. That is an incredible amount of money, and those are not cold leads either, they are warm, they have already been to your site, experienced your brand, and yet when I ask most company owners and CMOs where their marketing dollars are being spent, it’s not on converting this low hanging fruit, it’s on bringing in more hard earned, cold leads.

It is a little insane to me, but hopefully that trend will start to shift as companies continue to adapt with consumer trends, and improve end to end customer experience.

“Interesting, so is that what you do, or what exactly is it that you do?”

I have worn a lot of hats, but most notably I am known as a CRO (conversion rate optimization) specialist. So for example, I’ll come into an e-com or SaaS business that is doing $10M a year in sales, that has $20M in cart abandonment like I mentioned previously, and I’ll use a handful of strategies to recoup around 30% or $6M of those abandoned sales. That is what I am mainly hired for these days, but on the other hand, I can also come in and optimize a site from a technical level so that it ranks significantly higher on Google and other search engines, like I did for Addicted2Success.

It really depends on what the client needs, but mostly companies hire me to recover abandoned cart sales, and put more points on the board to make investors happy. Recently however, I’ve been hired directly by investment groups to speed up their return on investment in the companies they’ve invested in by auditing their portfolios, launching growth hacking campaigns, and implementing the marketing strategies I have bulletproofed across several industries.

Often times, the difference between profitability and ending the year on a deficit could be as simple as implementing a bot filter like I mentioned above, tweaking your site structure to index better on Google, or implementing a solid cart abandonment strategy. If you have ever read Think & Grow Rich and the chapter about being 3 feet from gold, that is where most of the businesses are at when they approach me, I help them achieve those last 3 feet by shifting, optimizing, and re-aligning their marketing efforts.

“That is a really interesting perspective, I myself am a huge fan of Think & Grow Rich and I couldn’t agree with you more a lot of businesses often are on the edge of greatness and may need that fresh pair of eyes and outside perspective or consultant like you to help them achieve it. So all of this is really amazing, and I am glad to make the following announcement, but before I do, where can our readers follow or get in touch with you if they want to learn more about marketing and about what you do?”

The easiest way to follow me would frankly be on Facebook via my personal profile and for anyone interested in learning more about marketing and the strategies I implement for my clients, then joining my strategic marketing group will give you the greatest insight. I cover everything from paid advertising to SEO to social media hacks I use on client campaigns, and every other week I jump in and do a one hour live Q&A where you can ask me anything about marketing or about how to solve a problem you’re experiencing in your business. It’s something of a side project of mine, and although I could charge significantly more for the information I share, I wanted to make it expensive enough for people to pay attention and take action on the content, but low enough for any small businesses, startup, or business professional to be able to afford it.

“That’s a great way to give back, so I guess that leaves us with the big announcement you’ve all been waiting for…”

After working with Joseph and seeing his work ethic and simple dedication to the craft, we are excited to announce that we have brought him in as a permanent partner here at Addicted2Success!

So to all of our followers here at Addicted2Success, please give Joseph Lazukin a warm welcome to our A2S family! We look forward to the growth and expansion of A2S under his direction and the lives we will touch as we continue to grow the world’s #1 site for motivation and inspiration!

I am the the Founder of Addicted2Success.com and I am so grateful you're here to be part of this awesome community. I love connecting with people who have a passion for Entrepreneurship, Self Development & Achieving Success. I started this website with the intention of educating and inspiring likeminded people to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances. I'm proud to say through my podcast and through this website we have impacted over 100 million lives in the last 6 and a half years.

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  1. Ginger

    Oct 20, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    I had a book or calendar with Daili Lama quotes about 20 years ago.
    Here’s the one that stuck with me. I’m paraphrasing and would love to have the exact quote if anyone has it. Thank you!
    Dali’s Lama- “We all need help in the beginning of our lives and at the end, so it behooves us to care for others in the middle of our lives. “

  2. Gold Ruyondo

    Sep 16, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    I love it all

  3. Madeline M.Lannon

    Sep 12, 2017 at 4:28 am

    Thank you for all 100 quotes.Truth and Compassion are the keys to happiness.You are one of a kind human being.

  4. Krista Romano frye

    Jul 6, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    I love

  5. Aarti

    May 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Thanks for sharing … basically I follow and I love Dalai lama, really what am looking i got with your wonderful collection of quotes .. Thank you once again

  6. Harsh Tiwari

    Apr 19, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    “To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle.” – Dalai Lama

    Great quote according to me.

    Thanks for putting it together. Such a value add post of all the search results that I found on google.

    Thank You!
    Harsh Tiwari

  7. Mulondo Thomas

    Jan 31, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Dalailama quotes are very informative in our life,if most leader in the world read his quote ,there should be no confrotation amongs country.

    Let us encourage each other to read his quotes may be the leaders would change their ignorant to the grassroots people.inn

    Thank
    Mulondo Thomas

    from Tshivhungululu village in RSA

  8. Emeka gini

    Jan 31, 2017 at 8:39 am

    “This is my simple
    religion. There is no need for temples; no need
    for complicated philosophy. Our
    own heart is our temple; the philosophy is
    kindness.” – The XIV Dalai Lama. This is my favorite quote. All the quotes are amazing though.

  9. Wendy. nadler

    Nov 21, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    “Someone else’s action should not determine your response” is amazing to me…what a gift to have all of one hundred quotes at my fingertips. …Dalai Lama is helping me to be me be my free self.

  10. Cyn

    Oct 29, 2016 at 8:39 am

    I love you all!

  11. Victoria

    Oct 20, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    “Love one another, but if you can’t do that, try not to harm them.” I used to have this quote on my not defunct MySpace page. I’m not sure if I’ve quoted it correctly and can’t find the quote anywhere.

    Thank you for posting this. Namaste

  12. Josephine Gesuale

    Oct 18, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Thank you so much for this — it truly lifted my spirits and I will bookmark it for daily reference.

  13. Sara Erb

    Sep 18, 2016 at 5:29 am

    Thank you this article is amazing — wonderful compilation of quotes… I’ve been having a horrible tragic week and read them yesterday and keep reading them, this is the first day I feel so much better by applying compassion and his holiness is right– immediate happiness but gotta keep it up! Thanks sweety!

  14. Nadim

    Aug 14, 2016 at 7:44 am

    Love is the absence of judgment.

  15. Olubajo O. Julius

    Jun 20, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    “What surprises me most is “Man”, because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he doesn’t enjoy the present; The result being he doesn’t live in the present or the future; He lives as if he’s never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived.” – Dalai Lama

  16. Trisha Ramos

    May 19, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    This is a good, straight-forward list of Dalai Lama quotes.
    It proves that Tenzin Gyatso is indeed enlightened.

  17. akash

    May 2, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Thanks for sharing Joel Brown … basically i follow and i love Dalai lama, really what am looking i got with your wonderful collection of quotes, video .. Thank you once again

  18. abinand

    Nov 16, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Nice!

  19. Louise Rane

    Nov 7, 2015 at 9:14 am

    I love The Dalai Lama, my favorite Dalai Lama quote would have to be: “This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” – The XIV Dalai Lama

    • Joel Brown

      Joel Brown

      Nov 7, 2015 at 9:16 am

      Thank you for sharing that Louise. That is most definitely an awesome quote by The Dalai Lama 🙂

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30 Motivational Cam Newton Quotes

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Cam Newton is a NFL Quarter back for the American Football team the Carolina Panthers.  He has won the NFL Most Valuable Player Award for 2015 and played in Super Bowl 50.  Beyond his athletic accomplishments, Cam is admired as a positive role model in the sports community, regularly participating in outreach programs and developing his own clothing line.  A rising star in the league, Cam has a great future ahead of him.

Here are 30 of Cam’s best quotes:

1. “I’m an example of why people deserve second chances.” – Cam Newton

2. “Everything the world may bring, there’s a song for it to put you in the right frame of mind.” – Cam Newton

3. “It’s a day-to-day learning process.” – Cam Newton

4. “Word of mouth travels faster than anything else.” – Cam Newton

5. “A person that says ‘losing is not difficult,’ I don’t even want to be around that person.  And obviously, that person has never won anything relevant in their life.” – Cam Newton

6. “Excuses are a disease” – Cam Newton

7. “Hindsight is always 50/50.” – Cam Newton

8. “The thing that makes the great players great, and that separates players from different players is, when you going out there whether being prepared or not, you have to react.  And if you’re thinking, you’re already a step behind” – Cam Newton

9. “When people see you do alright, then you start winning their hearts.  It’s not going to come easy, though.  It doesn’t matter how many people you do right, you’re still going to be hated by so many others.  You can’t live your life trying to make everybody happy.” – Cam Newton

10. “I think we all have unbelievable potential.  But a wise man once told me potential has never won a game.” – Cam Newton

11. “You don’t go into the game to compete.  You go into each game to win.” – Cam Newton

12. “You cannot make progress with excuses.” – Cam Newton

13. “I scratch my head sometimes and ask myself, ‘Why am I in this position?’ A lot of answers I come back with are, ‘Why not?’” – Cam Newton

14. “My pop always said, ‘one day you can be on top of the world, and the next day the world can be on top of you.’” – Cam Newton

15. “Everybody’s entitled to their own opinion.” – Cam Newton

16. “Genuine people, at this stage of my life, are very scarce.  That’s unfortunate.  Most of the time, I don’t really give people a chance.  I have a wall up.  I’m always protecting who I am.  Thinking about my brand.” – Cam Newton

17. “It’s no secret that I am not afraid to shine bright and be festive, and I like to encourage that in others.” – Cam Newton

18. “Not to sound arrogant, but what I did in one year, others couldn’t do in their entire collegiate careers.” – Cam Newton

19. “The only thing that’s going to get you away from all the talk is winning” – Cam Newton

20. “It has to be a contagious thing…one person is not going to just take this team to the promised land.” – Cam Newton

21. “Some people have certain beliefs, and I have my own belief, and we can agree to disagree on certain things.” – Cam Newton

22. “We’re just out here every single day trying to do the best that we can.” – Cam Newton

23. “I’m a living testament that anything is possible.” – Cam Newton

24. “My thing is to execute the given play, execute the game plan to the best of my ability.  If the option is for me to make a play when I have to, I will.  Or I’ll put myself in the best situation to do so.” – Cam Newton

25. “What happens when you take a lion out of the safari and try to take him to your place of residence and make him a house pet?  It ain’t going to happen.  That’s the type of person I am.  I’m that lion.” – Cam Newton

26. “Winning excuses everything” – Cam Newton

27. “I’ve said numerous times that I play to have a stage that people will listen to, and I pray to God that I do right by my influence” – Cam Newton

28. “Winning is contagious, you know its a thought.  It’s not something that just happens on Sundays.  You know that’s something, like you have to live like a winner.  You have to think like a winner.  You have to eat like a winner.  Everything that you do with life, you gotta be a winner.” – Cam Newton

29. “I see the light at the end of the tunnel, so I’m going hard.” – Cam Newton

30. “Control what you can control.  Don’t lose sleep worrying about things that you don’t have control over because, at the end of the day, you still won’t have any control over them” – Cam Newton

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100 Lion Quotes To Boost Your Motivation

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The lion is a symbol of personal strength, and courage and leadership.  Whenever we see these awesome creatures, we are reminded of the raw power and limitless potential that we all share.  As a result, many role models can be considered ‘lions’ due to their influence, accomplishments.  

Here Are 100 Quotes From Top Lions:

1. “Worrying gets you nowhere. if you turn up worrying about how you’re going to perform, you’ve already lost. Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself.” – Usain Bolt

2. “There is greatness within you!” – Les Brown

3. “For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

4. “Failure is not the outcome – failure is not trying. Don’t be afraid to fail.” – Sara Blakely

5. “Go forth boldly, and mighty forces will come to your aid” – Unknown

6. “Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

7. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson

8. “Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.” – Will Smith

9. “If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!” – T. Harv Eker

10. “Your life should be dominated by only one main fear: Not fully optimizing today. That’s the healthiest fear in the world.” – Tai Lopez

11. “Opportunities don’t come knocking on the door. They present themselves when you knock the f*#king door down.” – Greg Plitt

12. “A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.” – Tony Robbins

13. “If I was not a dreamer, I would have achieved nothing.” – Clint Eastwood

14. “Do the thing that your heart is asking you to do regardless of the external circumstances.” – Elliott Hulse

15. “In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.” – Jane Smiley

16. “Attack your goals like your life depends on it” – Unknown

17. “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

18. “There is no substitute for hard work. Always be humble and hungry.” – Dwayne Johnson

19. “Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.” – Victor Forbes

20. “Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” – Michael Jordan

21. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” – Muhammad Ali

22. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimer

23. “Trying to tear down the past prohibits you from building up your future.” – Lil Wayne

24. “Lack of emotion causes lack of progress and lack of motivation.” – Tony Robbins

25. “You must lose everything in order to gain anything.” – Brad Pitt

26. “It’s not an experiment if you know it’s going to work.” – Jeff Bezos

27. “You are the master of your environment. You’ve got your own head, your own mind. So once you figure out what you want for yourself, you have to create the proper environment to make sure you can live out all the things you want.” – Tyrese Gibson

28. “It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J.K Rowling

29. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” –  Martin Luther King Jr.

30. “To do more for the world than the world does for you – that is success.” – Henry Ford

31. “Winning takes precedence over all. There’s no gray area. No almosts.” – Kobe Bryant

32. “Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” – Lewis Howes

33. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great makes you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain

34. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher

35. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”– Stephen Covey

36. “The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

37. “The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.” – Eminem

38. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

39. “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey

40. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

41. “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France

42. “Look back at your life. It’s always the hardest times that made you who you are.” – Casey Neistat

43. “Average is a failing formula” – Grant Cardone

44. “A lion runs fastest when he is hungry” – Salman Khan

45. “If you let society and your peers define you who you are, you’re less for it” – Hugh Hefner

46. “There isn’t a way things should be. There’s just what happens, and what we do.” – Terry Pratchett

47. “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.” – Winston Churchill

48. “Winners win, and losers lose.” – Eric Thomas

49. “Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” –  William James

50. “As a man sow, shall he reap. and I know that talk is cheap. But the heat of the battle is as sweet as the victory.” – Bob Marley

51. “You are the master of your environment. You’ve got your own head, your own mind. So once you figure out what you want for yourself, you have to create the proper environment to make sure you can live out all the things you want.” – Tyrese Gibson

52. “Success isn’t always about ‘Greatness’, it’s about consistency. Consistent, hard work gains success. Greatness will come.” – Dwayne Johnson

53. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” –  Babe Ruth

54. “If tomorrow doesn’t happen, would you still do what you’re about to do today? If that answer is no, you’re alive, but you’re not living.” – Greg Plitt

55. “The secret to success: find something you love to do so much, you can’t wait for the sun to rise to do it all over again.” – Chris Gardner

56. “Ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” – Sara Blakely

57. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

58. “The world is a jungle. You either fight and dominate or hide and evaporate.” – Unknown

59. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African proverb

60. “We only get to play this game one time…one life.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

61. “Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” – Warren Buffett

62. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley

63. “I feel confident because I’m the best player in the world. It’s that simple.” – LeBron James

64. “You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” – Michelle Obama

65. “It doesn’t matter how many times you have failed, you only have to be right once.” – Mark Cuban

66. “It’s never too late to realize what you want in your life and it’s never wrong to fight for it.” – Drake

67. “Every morning you have 2 choices: continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

68. “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

69. “You’ve got to stay patient, stay in the moment, keep grinding, … You never know what can happen. And it turned out well.” – Tiger Woods

70. “Everyone wants to eat but few are willing to hunt” – Unknown

71. “Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid.” – John Wayne

72. “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.” – John Wooden

73. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

74. “Instead of thinking about work the next day or thinking about what you have to do, if you live in the moment you’ll have some of the best times of your life.” – Big Sean

75. “Success is your duty, obligation, and responsibility” – Grant Cardone

76. “When you are great, you attract great!  When you are average, you attract average” – Eric Thomas

77. “One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” – Gerard Way

78. “It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.” – Muhammad Ali

79. “Our ability to handle life’s challenges is a measure of our strength of character.” – Les Brown

80. “I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it.” – Denzel Washington

81. “Only you and you alone can change your situation. Don’t blame it on anything or anyone.”  – Leonardo DiCaprio

82. “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” – Oprah Winfrey

83. “If you don’t play to win, don’t play at all.” – Tom Brady

84. “The devil whispers “You can not withstand the storm” The warrior replies “I AM THE STORM” – Unknown

85. “The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places. Don’t stop!” – Unknown

86. “Poor people put a low value on themselves and their efforts.” – Daymond John

87. “One of the things you can always depend on – this is one of the truths of the universe, and you heard it first from here – whatever we decide we want to do is what we do.” – Morgan Freeman

88. “Dare to take chances, lest you leave your talent buried in the ground.” – Phil Knight

89. “And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy’s sleeping? I’m working.” – Will Smith

90. “Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.” – Bruce Lee

91. “If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.” – Jack Canfield

92. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

93. “I’m just always looking forwards. I spend very little time, looking backwards” – Gary Vaynerchuk

94. “Successful people have a bigger fear of failure than people who’ve never done anything because if you haven’t been successful, then you don’t know how it feels to lose it all.” – Jay-Z

95. “What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength.” – Meryl Streep

96. “Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”  – Bruce Lee

97. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

98. “The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships.” – Tony Robbins

99. “If you want to be a leader who attracts quality people, the key is to become a person of quality yourself.” –  Jim Rohn

100. “If we are growing we are always going to be outside our comfort zone.” – John Maxwell

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Usain Bolt is highly regarded as the fastest man alive.  Now retired, he has won over 20 Olympic Gold Medals and has broken multiple records during his career as a track all-star.  His speed has gained him the nickname ‘lightning bolt’ and his reputation has helped him become an international celebrity.  Due to his athletic success, he is admired by thousands and respected by millions more as a motivational figure who achieved the impossible.

Here are some of Usain’s best quotes:

1. “No matter how far you get ahead of me, I’m gonna catch you.  That’s my mentality that I go there with” – Usain Bolt

2. “Don’t think about the start of the race.” – Usain Bolt

3. “Worrying gets you nowhere. if you turn up worrying about how you’re going to perform, you’ve already lost. Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself.” – Usain Bolt

4. “I don’t think limits.” – Usain Bolt

5. “One thing I’ve learned over the years from my core set, the last one is the most important one.  Because that’s when you start improving.  That’s when the work pays off now.  Because your legs are dead and you gotta push your body.  It’s like moving past a barrier” – Usain Bolt

6. “If I get to be a legend, I’ve achieved my goal” – Usain Bolt

7. “Kill them with success and bury them with a smile.” – Usain Bolt

8. “Learning the mind is as important as understanding the body” – Usain Bolt

9. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in determination.” – Usain Bolt

10. “There are better starters than me, but I’m a strong finisher.” – Usain Bolt

11. “I know what I can do so it doesn’t bother me what other people think or their opinion on the situation.” – Usain Bolt

12. “I wouldn’t say I’m a phenomenon, just a great athlete” – Usain Bolt

13. “Manners is the key thing. say, for instance, when you’re growing, you’re walking down the street, you’ve got to tell everybody good morning. Everybody. You can’t pass one person.” – Usain Bolt

14. “Every season, for me, it’s like starting from scratch again” – Usain Bolt

15. “I’d like to say to all my fans out there, thanks for the support. And to all my doubters, thank you very much because you guys have also pushed me.” – Usain Bolt

16. “A lot of legends, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time.” – Usain Bolt

17. “But anybody who steps into the lane beside you is the biggest competition because they made it to the finals.” – Usain Bolt

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18. “People like to see showdowns” – Usain Bolt

19. “Repeating is harder than anything else.” – Usain Bolt

20. “My name is Bolt, Lightening Bolt.” – Usain Bolt

21. “I think the key thing is to train hard and you definitely need competition, you definetly need races because I believe over the years that training helps you but you have to compete against other people who’re a high level to build you up, make you know what else you need to work on.” – Usain Bolt

22. “I work hard, and I do good, and I’m going to enjoy myself. I’m not going to let you restrict me.” – Usain Bolt

23. “You can get beat any day” – Usain Bolt

24. “For me, I’m focused on what I want to do. I know what I need to do to be a champion, so I’m working on it.” – Usain Bolt

25. “Dreams are free.  Goals have a cost.  While you can daydream for free, goals don’t come without a price.  Time, effort, sacrifice, and sweat.  How will you pay for your goals?” – Usain Bolt

26. “When people see your personality come out, they feel so good, like they actually know who you are.” – Usain Bolt

27. “I’ve worked hard over the years, I’ve been injured and I’ve worked hard through it, and I’ve made it.” – Usain Bolt

28. “You have to se yourself goals so you can push yourself harder.  Desire is the key to success.” – Usain Bolt

29. “I like to have fun, just stay relaxed.” – Usain Bolt

30. “I definable know I’m going to be working a lot more with my foundation when it comes to developing the kids in Jamaica.” – Usain Bolt

31. “There are things that bother me.  I try not to let them, but they do” – Usain Bolt

32. “I try to lead by example.” – Usain Bolt

33. “I think they have not learned over the years that the more you talk, the more I will want to beat you.”  – Usain Bolt

34. “You have good days and bad days.” – Usain Bolt

35. “All I have to do to work on transition and technique.” – Usain Bolt

36. “I don’t put myself under pressure.” – Usain Bolt

37. “I don’t like losing anyways.”- Usain Bolt

38. “Win from within” – Usain Bolt

39. “I remember once, actually the first race I ran, I fell.” – Usain Bolt

40. “I think my acceleration is very good. That’s the key for me.” – Usain Bolt

41. “It’s always been a wake-up call to get beaten.” – Usain Bolt

42. “When I was younger, I always wanted to impress, to be good for my country, to make them feel good, and sometimes that meant I didn’t focus on myself enough. I learned I had to put myself first. And it’s fine because I want for me the same thing that they want for me, which is to win.” – Usain Bolt

43. “My hunger is always there.” – Usain Bolt

44. “Sometimes you lose sight of what’s going on around you.” – Usain Bolt

45. “I don’t think about records.” – Usain Bolt

46. “It’s a great feat for me to have broken my world record.” – Usain Bolt

47. “I will run against anybody.” – Usain Bolt

48. “Easy is not a option..No days off..Never Quit..Be Fearless..Talent you have Naturally..Skill is only developed by hours and hours of work.” – Usain Bolt

49. “I know what to do and I go and execute.”-Usain Bolt

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Hugh Hefner recently passed away, but his wisdom and legacy still live on.  From starting Playboy with only a small loan from his parents, to becoming the CEO of one of the most influential media companies in existence.  Hugh was not only an advocate for women’s rights, but also free speech and animal’s rights as well.  Although a controversial figure to some, Hugh Hefner has created a media empire that many only dream about and will be remembered for the decades of empowering women and advocating for a life worth living.

Here Are Some of Hugh Hefner’s Best Quotes

1. “Could I be in a better place and happier than I am today?  I don’t think so.” – Hugh Hefner

2. “Life is too short to be living somebody else’s dream” – Hugh Hefner

3. “It’s good to be selfish.  But not so self-centered that you never listen to other people” – Hugh Hefner

4. “Life is bittersweet.  Inside our heads, if we’re lucky, we’re the same kids as we were when we were young” – Hugh Hefner

5. “As big as my dreams were, they certainly didn’t begin to match what came to pass.  Who could have imagined a life like this before the fact” – Hugh Hefner

6. “Loneliness doesn’t have much to do with where you are” – Hugh Hefner

7. “One of the great ironies in our society is that we celebrate freedom and then limit the parts of life where we should be most free.” – Hugh Hefner

8. “I urge one and all to live this life as if there is no reward in the afterlife and to do it in a moral way that makes it better for you and those around you, and that leaves this world a little better place than when you found it” – Hugh Hefner

9. “I’ve never gotten enough credit” – Hugh Hefner

10. “Power has not corrupted me.  I have not become jaded.  I wake up every day well aware of my good fortune, loving the work I do, loving my life, realizing that life is a crapshoot and I’m on a roll second to none” – Hugh Hefner

11. “If you don’t have a sense of humor about life and yourself, then you are old” – Hugh Hefner

12. “I guess I’m the most successful man I know.  I wouldn’t trade places with anybody in the world” – Hugh Hefner

13. “Living in the moment, thinking about the future, and staying connected to the past: That’s what makes me feel whole.” – Hugh Hefner

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14. “One of the sad things, I think, about the younger generation, quite frankly, is they have no sense of yesterday.  And if you don’t know who you were, you don’t really know who you are” – Hugh Hefner

15. “For some people, there is no succession plan.  They just leave, and there’s no getting over it” – Hugh Hefner

16. “A lot of people go through life never quite understanding that if things aren’t as wonderful as they should be, it’s their own fault” – Hugh Hefner

17. “I’ve spent so much of my life looking for love in all the wrong places.” – Hugh Hefner

18. “The business end of business has never interested me” – Hugh Hefner

19. “My best pick-up line is ‘My name is Hugh Hefner’”- Hugh Hefner

20. “This is the blessing of humankind, what separates us from the animals: to dream” – Hugh Hefner

21. “I’m never going to grow up.  Staying young is what it is all about for me” – Hugh Hefner

22. “If you let society and your peers define you who you are, you’re less for it” – Hugh Hefner

23. “In my wildest dreams, I could not have imagined a sweeter life” – Hugh Hefner

24. “I think that retirement is the first step towards the grave” – Hugh Hefner

25. “Much of my life has been like an adolescent dream of an adult life.  If you were still a boy, in almost a Peter Pan kind of way, and could have just the perfect life that you wanted to have, that’s the life I invented for myself” – Hugh Hefner

26. “Life and values do run in cycles” – Hugh Hefner

Which quote resonated with you the most?  What will you remember Hugh Hefner for the most?  Comment below!

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