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22 Inspirational Leo Tolstoy Quotes

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Leo Tolstoy is a Russian author and is considered one of the greatest of all time. He is known for his realist fiction novels ‘War and Peach’ and ‘Anna Karenina’ written in the mid to late 19th century.

In addition, he wrote a plays, and a number of philosophical essays as well as some semi-autobiographies.

Here are some of Leo Tolstoy’s Quotes:

22 Inspirational Leo Tolstoy Quotes:

1. “There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.” – Leo Tolstoy

2. “We lost because we told ourselves we lost.” – Leo Tolstoy

3. “And all people live, Not by reason of any care they have for themselves, But by the love for them that is in other people.” – Leo Tolstoy

4. “One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.” – Leo Tolstoy

5. “Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.” – Leo Tolstoy

6. “Boredom: the desire for desires.” – Leo Tolstoy

7. “If there existed no external means for dimming their consciences, one-half of the men would at once shoot themselves, because to live contrary to one’s reason is a most intolerable state, and all men of our time are in such a state.” – Leo Tolstoy

8. “I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means – except by getting off his back.” – Leo Tolstoy

9. “If you want to be happy, be.” – Leo Tolstoy

10. “All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.” – Leo Tolstoy

11. “Without knowing what I am and why I am here, life is impossible.” – Leo Tolstoy

 

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12. “The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of our conscience not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life.” – Leo Tolstoy

13. “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” – Leo Tolstoy

14. “All happy families resemble one another; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” – Leo Tolstoy

15th Leo Tolstoy Quote – “Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself.” – Leo Tolstoy

16. “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy

17. “Joy can only be real if people look upon their life as a service and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.” – Leo Tolstoy

18. “True life is lived when tiny changes occur.” – Leo Tolstoy

19. “A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator the smaller the fraction.” – Leo Tolstoy

20. “The only thing that we know is that we know nothing and that is the highest flight of human wisdom.” – Leo Tolstoy

21. “Some mathematician said: ‘Pleasure lies not in discovering truth, but in seeking it.'” – Leo Tolstoy

22. “The most important knowledge is that which guides the way you lead your life.” – Leo Tolstoy

What’s your favorite Leo Tolstoy Quote? Share your favorite quote in the comment section below.

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  1. Cristy D.A.

    Jul 5, 2017 at 7:20 am

    “The only thing that we know is that we know nothing and that is the highest flight of human wisdom.” It’s my favorite. I also can’t say that I enjoyed ‘War and Peace’, but I am going to read this book again and we’ll see.

  2. ujay

    May 7, 2016 at 11:11 am

    All,everything I understand, I understand only because I love.

    We lost because we told ourselves we lost.

  3. Toño

    Feb 18, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Cannot say I enjoyed ‘War and Peace’ that much, most likely because I was too young for that kind of read those times, but Leo Tolstoy is such a huge figure and great person in the world literature. I know he was a vegan as well, which is, considered those times, awesome.

    Favourite quotes: ‘Boredom: the desire for desires’ – love this one, exactly me on my boredom days..
    ‘One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken’ – how true this is, nowadays is even more actual.

    Great man! Thank you for article, Jesse, appreciate your work & research.

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23 Inspirational Michael B. Jordan Quotes

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Michael B. Jordan is quickly becoming an all-star actor. After appearing in major motion pictures such as Creed and most recently as the villain Killmonger in the blockbuster Black Panther. Hailing from Newark New Jersey, he grew up in one of the roughest places in the U.S. However, he overcame struggles, worked hard, and found success through being obsessed with his passion: acting. 

Here are some of Michael B. Jordans best & most powerful quotes:

1. “I’ve never been the guy to hype myself up. It’s just not my thing.” – Michael B. Jordan

2. “I think everyone starts in the mailroom at some point! It’s a rite of passage. Your boss has to throw something at you and order you around for at least two years.” – Michael B. Jordan

3. “So you tell yourself to just do the work and disconnect, because you have no control over the outcome.” – Michael B. Jordan

4. “Sometimes you’re overthinking, you convince yourself to get out of it and you’re like, ‘ah I shoulda did that!’ You can’t live life with regrets. Sometimes you just gotta indulge. But in the same breath, you gotta have restraint and self-control too.” – Michael B. Jordan

5. “Be collaborative. I’ve had some of my best experiences with directors who were able to sit down and have a conversation and ask me what I thought.” – Michael B. Jordan

6. “I want people to leave the theatre and think, ‘How can I be a better person?’ That’s the only way things are going to improve.” – Michael B. Jordan

7. “I think it’s just easier for people to put you in a box or a lane because you look similar. I think that’s unfair for anybody in any situation.” – Michael B. Jordan

8. “Taking a break, taking a moment, is super important.” – Michael B. Jordan

9. “You can only fool reality until the truth comes knocking on your door.” – Michael B. Jordan

10. “As human beings, why does it take somebody to feel like they’re close to us for us to see their humanity? Why can’t we see the humanity in people that are distant from us?” – Michael B. Jordan

11. “Sometimes family doesn’t always consist of your relatives or by blood. Sometimes your best friends can feel more like family than your cousins. I think everybody kind of has that same feeling. When you go through an accident together, when you go through a traumatic event, sometimes that brings you closer together.” – Michael B. Jordan

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12. “I think everybody wants to be their own person and be an individual.” – Michael B. Jordan

13. “Sometimes you gotta go with your first instinct. You gotta go with your gut. That’s kind of how I live my life you gotta go with your gut.” – Michael B. Jordan

14. “Equality means having the same rights and liberties and opportunities regardless of our differences.” – Michael B. Jordan

15. “Do as much homework as you can. Learn everybody’s job and don’t just settle.” – Michael B. Jordan

16. “That’s one of the fun parts of becoming an actor: you can become whoever you want to be.” – Michael B. Jordan

17. “I’m not good at everything, I just do my best at everything.” – Michael B. Jordan

18. “Certain things I can’t even explain. There’s a thing about being lucky and…I feel like certain things are just, like, in your cards. I’m just walking the path that’s already set.” – Michael B. Jordan

19. “I’ve been living with that all my life. My name is Michael Jordan, so I’m always being compared to a person of greatness.” – Michael B. Jordan

20. “I think redemption is just about righting a wrong, and in that pursuit it’s about trying. You can stumble, you can make mistakes, but it’s about trying to do the right thing.” – Michael B. Jordan

21. “Just as people, we’re different around different people and in different environments.” – Michael B. Jordan

22. “Don’t pretend to know everything. I’ve been blessed to work with a lot of veteran actors, and I soak up lessons from them like a sponge.” – Michael B. Jordan

23. “Sometimes you’ve gotta hide the medicine in the food. You can’t slap somebody in the face with facts all the time. It’s too harsh.” – Michael B. Jordan

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43 Lori Greiner Quotes on Succeeding in Life & Business

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Lori Greiner is one of the original sharks on the hit show Shark Tank. She is known as the ‘Queen of QVC’ and has over 120 patents in her name. As a prolific entrepreneur, inventor, and author; Lori has taken small amounts of money and turned it into wealth through good ideas and hard work. She brings years of wisdom and insight to any business she becomes a part of.

Here are some of her best quotes:

1. “As an entrepreneur, you can always find a solution if you try hard enough.” – Lori Greiner

2. “I learned that nobody’s better than you to get your business off the ground. The experience you get is priceless.” – Lori Greiner

3. “There are always things that are needed. There are always ways to do things better. It’s all about offering solutions.” – Lori Greiner

4. “I prefer to like the people I invest in, but it’s not an absolute necessity, as long as they have a good mind and I know they’ll do whatever it takes to be successful.” – Lori Greiner

5. “For an entrepreneur, sometimes the smallest step in the right direction, ends up being the best step of your life. Stick in your little to first if you must, but take the step.” – Lori Greiner

6. “If your home environment is good and peaceful and easy, your life is better and easier.” – Lori Greiner

7. “Sometimes people don’t get anywhere because they sit on something, so afraid to reveal it. And yet, in the reverse, sometimes if you expose something too widely, you can risk losing it.” – Lori Greiner

8. “It’s a fine line, but if you don’t jump out to do something you’ll never get there.” – Lori Greiner

9. “I love the freedom of being an entrepreneur that I do what I want to do when I want to do it.” – Lori Greiner

10. “As an entrepreneur, you can always find a solution if you try hard enough.” – Lori Greiner

11. “A brilliant idea doesn’t guarantee a successful invention. Real magic comes from a brilliant idea combined with willpower, tenacity, and a willingness to make mistakes.” – Lori Greiner

12. “The big thing for me is, I never think about myself as a female in business. I’m a person in business.” – Lori Greiner

13. “People trust I know what I’m doing. I have lots of credibility. I’ve had years of learning. I know and understand my business.” – Lori Greiner

14. “You can make anything happen if you put your mind to it.” – Lori Greiner

15. “Things go wrong all the time when you’re running your own business, but it’s how you perceive it and deal with it that matters.” – Lori Greiner

16. “I had an idea, I was passionate about it and I had to work hard to turn that into a big success and more products.” – Lori Greiner

17. “I think people don’t like it when you’re not confident about what you’re pitching, and they don’t want to invest in you or get behind you.” – Lori Greiner

18. “I’ve always believed you hire character and train skill.” – Lori Greiner

19. “When it’s yours, you don’t mind doing whatever ti takes. As it keeps growing and growing, it’s a lot more work, but you also become better at everything.” – Lori Greiner

20. “The smaller the market, the harder it is to sell.” – Lori Greiner

21. “Reach for the stars; you might just catch one.” – Lori Greiner

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22. “Don’t live your fears, life your dreams.” – Lori Greiner

23. “Great ideas don’t sell themselves.” – Lori Greiner

24. “Entrepreneurs tend to be very driven, risk takers, confident, and tenacious. They don’t give up and will find another way to keep driving ahead.” – Lori Greiner

25. “Knowledge is power, especially when starting your own company. Educate yourself in what you’ll need to know.” – Lori Greiner

26. “The biggest accomplishment in life isn’t what you’re paid, it’s who you become.” – Lori Greiner

27. “I’ve achieved a certain amount of success, and now I’m thinking about the good things I can do.” – Lori Greiner

28. “There is nobody who will drive your business life you.” – Lori Greiner

29. “When I had challenges, it taught me to be more on top of it for the future.” – Lori Greiner

30. “Don’t sweat the small stuff (and it’s all small stuff). Always know in the hard times that you have the power to make things work out.” – Lori Greiner

31. “I’m very much a believer that there are no ’no’s.’ Just ‘how can I?’s.” – Lori Greiner

32. “You need to pave your own way in the world.” – Lori Greiner

33. “I was fearless, I knew I would make it work, and that’s the difference between successful entrepreneurs and people that don’t get somewhere – it’s that tenacity and drive.” – Lori Greiner

34. “Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week.” – Lori Greiner

35. “There’s something the same about success and defeat. Both should make you want to work harder.” – Lori Greiner

36. “I think if you just look around and think about what in your life you would like to be better, you can come up with an idea.” – Lori Greiner

37. “Your success will have everything to do with how you perceive yourself, because how you perceive yourself is how others will perceive you too.” – Lori Greiner

38. “Hire prudently, go slow and don’t go overboard.” – Lori Greiner

39. “In business, it is most often all about getting your foot in the door, and once you do, everything opens up and things start to naturally progress into bigger and more opportunities.” – Lori Greiner

40. “As many times as somebody may hit big paydirt, somebody may also fall in the mud. There’s never a guarantee.” – Lori Greiner

41. “Entrepreneurship is the way we take control of our lives in a tough economy.” – Lori Greiner

42. “You are wise when you listen, especially to people with experience.” – Lori Greiner

43. “I have the attitude that anything is doable, that I can make anything happen.” – Lori Greiner

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52 Enriching Kendrick Lamar Quotes

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Born and raised in Compton CA, Kendrick comes from a neighborhood where rap legends such as Dr. Dre, Snoop Dog, and Ice Cube started. After growing an online following, Kendrick launched his first major album in 2012 launching himself into mainstream music and the public eye. From there, his career has exploded leading to several Grammy wins and huge critical claim. However, he maintains a humble attitude focusing on mastering his craft & becoming a better person.

Here are some of Kendrick Lamar’s best quotes:

1. “Forgiving is easy. Trusting again, not so much.” – Kendrick Lamar

2. “When you give up it means you never wanted it.” – Kendrick Lamar

3. “Don’t you know your imperfections is a wonderful blessing.” – Kendrick Lamar

4. “I look at where I’m at today and realize that most of my success is owed to the mentors that was in my life.” – Kendrick Lamar

5. “I think my worst problem is actually living in the moment and understanding everything that’s going on. I feel like I’m in my own bubble.” – Kendrick Lamar

6. “Love is not just a verb. It’s you looking in the mirror.” – Kendrick Lamar

7. “Sometimes you just need to distance yourself from people. If they care, they’ll notice. If they don’t, you know where they stand.” – Kendrick Lamar

8. “Maybe because I’m a dreamer and sleep is the cousin of death.” – Kendrick Lamar

9. “Look inside my soul and you can find gold maybe get rich. Look inside of your should and you can find out it never exists.” – Kendrick Lamar

10. “You can’t have people listen to you unless you come to their world and then bring them to yours.” – Kendrick Lamar

11. “I can’t change the world until I change myself first.” – Kendrick Lamar

12. “Live your life, live it right. Be different, do different things.” – Kendrick Lamar

13. “I ain’t a drinker I’m a thinker, call it what you want.” – Kendrick Lamar

14. “People gonna be they own individuals and have they own worlds and I can’t knock it.” – Kendrick Lamar

15. “I’m tryna learn something new. I’m tryna surround myself with people that inspire me or at least inquire similar desires.” – Kendrick Lamar

16. “Eventually you get to this point where you understand what you want to do.” – Kendrick Lamar

17. “Don’t say one thing then do another.” – Kendrick Lamar

18. “Temptation is just the feeling that you’re the most independent person on planet earth. That you know everything. That’s something that we all go through as a kid. Now, this lifestyle that I’m in, the same thing exists! But it’s 10 times worse, because everything is at my disposal. When you’re in the limelight, you can get anything you want.” – Kendrick Lamar

19. “The best thing is to always keep honest people around, because when you have a bunch of yes men around that know you’re making a mistake but let it go on with it, that’s when it ruins your mind state as an artist.” – Kendrick Lamar

20. “Life will put many red lights in front of you, but sometimes we must push on the gas and trust god.” – Kendrick Lamar

21. “I was a black sheep, but now I’m just a goat.” – Kendrick Lamar

22. “We all get distracted, the question is, would you bounce back or bounce backwards?” – Kendrick Lamar

23. “Since day one, since they first time I touched the pen, I wanted to be the best at what I do.” – Kendrick Lamar

24. “Although the butterfly and the caterpillar are completely different, they are one and the same.” – Kendrick Lamar

25. “The best way to describe myself would be…unpredictable.” – Kendrick Lamar

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26. “So the next time you feel like the world’s about to end, I hope you studied, because he’s testing your faith again.” – Kendrick Lamar

27. “We’re all human at the end of the day, making mistakes. But learning from them is key.” – Kendrick Lamar

28. “If I speak the good into existence, that instant my dreams will unlock, money flow like water, I’ll just wait at the dock.” – Kendrick Lamar

29. “I’d rather not live like there isn’t a god, then die and find out there really is. Think about it.” – Kendrick Lamar

30. “Ya’ll don’t want me to win. I’m tryna follow dreams, you want me to follow trends.” – Kendrick Lamar

31. “Everyday I try to escape the realities of this world.” – Kendrick Lamar

32. “Tough times don’t last but tough people do.” – Kendrick Lamar

33. “My moms always told me, ‘How long you gonna play the victim?’ I can say I’m mad and I hate everything, but nothing really changes until I change myself.” – Kendrick Lamar

34. “I learned, when I look in the mirror and tell my story, that I should be myself and not peep whatever everybody is doing.” – Kendrick Lamar

35. “I had to come from something, come from a place that was negative and positive but the majority of it is a negative place.” – Kendrick Lamar

36. “I don’t want to be something that just comes and goes.” – Kendrick Lamar

37. “I live this life at a pace that anyone can go, know your place and dedicate your role, to the faith that you’ll die alone.” – Kendrick Lamar

38. “Whatever pressure I feel all comes from me, from within. I always was that person who was hard on myself and challenged myself no matter what I was doing, whether it was passing third grade or playing basketball.” – Kendrick Lamar

39. “Consequences from evil will make your past haunt you.” – Kendrick Lamar

40. “I’m only as good as my last word, my last hook, my last bridge.” – Kendrick Lamar

41. “My whole thing is to inspire, to better people, to better myself forever in this thing that we call rap, this thing we call hip-hop.” – Kendrick Lamar

42. “Talk about it. Make em talk about it. Life to me is currency, prosperity I got it.” – Kendrick Lamar

43. “The worst part of success is, to me, adapting to it. It’s scary.” – Kendrick Lamar

44. “It’s easy to forget who you are.” – Kendrick Lamar

45. “Take advantage. Do your best, don’t stress. You was granted everything inside this planet, anything you imagine, you possess.” – Kendrick Lamar

46. “Being able to tell one from start to finish, and making that puzzle come together at the end. That’s the art for me.” – Kendrick Lamar

47. “I walk alone with a cross and a diamond stone. I’m a diamond inside the rough, that’s too mighty for maricons.” – Kendrick Lamar

48. “It’s a great, great experience to finally get the reception that you know you rightfully deserve” – Kendrick Lamar

49. “The opposite of love? Vice. Temptation. The negative influences that we have. The bad energy that comes around us and makes us do certain things. To me, it’s always a war between the two.” – Kendrick Lamar

50. “But what love go to do with it when you don’t love yourself?” – Kendrick Lamar

51. “Build your own pyramids, write your own hieroglyphs.” – Kendrick Lamar

52. “Don’t wait until it’s too late, you might not get another chance.” – Kendrick Lamar

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51 Incredible Andy Frisella Quotes

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Andy Frisella is a serial entrepreneur, motivator, and host of the hugely successful MFCEO podcast where he has interviewed legends such as Gary Vaynerchuk and Lewis Howes. Andy got his start 17 years ago with a small supplement distribution company. Since then it has grown into a $100 million per year business. Andy has certainly had to endure a lot on his journey to success. Along the way, he has picked up wisdom far beyond the years of anyone else.

Here are some of his best quotes:

1. “Lots of people wanting everything and doing nothing.” – Andy Frisella

2. “99% of people let others opinions and beliefs keep them from ever living the life they want.” – Andy Frisella

3. “This is about legacy. This is about service. This is about giving far more than you take. This is about inspiring the warrior attitude and taking responsibility for your life. This is about picking eachother up.” – Andy Frisella

4. “There are no super-humans, just humans, and what one man can do, another can do.” – Andy Frisella

5. “Your mind & focus are far more powerful than you could ever comprehend.” – Andy Frisella

6. “Quit feeling sorry for yourself, make shit happen.” – Andy Frisella

7. “Instead of thinking how hard your journey is, think how great your story will be.” – Andy Frisella

8. “You are where you are because of you.” – Andy Frisella

9. “Live for the weekends and that’s all you’ll ever have.” – Andy Frisella

10. “Yes, finding success is going to require you to make sacrifices and be uncomfortable.” – Andy Frisella

11. “When you say ‘no’ most of the time you are saying ‘yes’ to the progression of yourself and those around you” – Andy Frisella

12. “What you’re doing in the short term to make yourself comfortable is killing your potential.” – Andy Frisella

13. “There’s a lot of healthy shit that comes from believing in yourself.” – Andy Frisella

14. “If you don’t believe youre the shit, nobody else will either.” – Andy Frisella

15. “History forgets whiners, but remembers winners.” – Andy Frisella

16. “Easy never pays well.” – Andy Frisella

17. “Make sure the people who bet against you lose.” – Andy Frisella

18. “Being a leader who lets shit slide, isn’t being a leader at all.” – Andy Frisella

19. “It’s not luck, it’s not magic, it’s not circumstances. It’s developing a great plan and executing on it, day in and day out until the visions in your head become your reality.” – Andy Frisella

20. “Accepting responsibility even when it’s not your fault and fixing the problem; you will have unlimited income potential in your life.” – Andy Frisella

21. “There’s something you’re good at, you’re just not putting value on it.” – Andy Frisella

22. “‘I deserve’ is the most whiny, cry baby phrase in the english language.” – Andy Frisella

23. “There is no ‘what it’, if you do the work on a worth plan the result will be there.” – Andy Frisella

24. “If you do the work and you make a plan it will f*cking happen.” – Andy Frisella

25. “You don’t have to define yourself by one kind of life…you can live in any world you want.” – Andy Frisella

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26. “Real success is not defined by what you accomplish It is defined by how you are helping others accomplish.” – Andy Frisella

27. “Don’t let the constant pursuit of and drive for success keep you from appreciating and being grateful for what you have now.” – Andy Frisella

28. “Dream so big everyone thinks you’re crazy, no matter what they think about it. The only person that limits you stares back at you in the mirror every single day.” – Andy Frisella

29. “Nothing great is given, it’s earned.” – Andy Frisella

30. “What you think about, dream about, talk about and focus on will become your life.” – Andy Frisella

31. “Nobody who you wanna be floats through the day.” – Andy Frisella

32. “Don’t be an asshole to yourself.” – Andy Frisella

33. “You know why you are so far from where you want to be? Because you think too small…you do now and you always have.” – Andy Frisella

34. “The biggest mistake you can make in life is thinking you have all the time in the world.” – Andy Frisella

35. “You gotta do the work…and gotta produce a result.” – Andy Frisella

36. “Honest gratitude for what you have is one of the biggest accelerators for future success.” – Andy Frisella

37. “But at the end of the day, success is about resilience and grit.” – Andy Frisella

38. “Put your head down for the next 10 years and get yourself a Lamborghini or two…” – Andy Frisella

39. “Don’t even let that 2nd place shit tough your skin…losing is contagious.” – Andy Frisella

40. “Free your mind to dream huge. Free your heart to believe its possible.” – Andy Frisella

41. “Be brave enough to go after what you really want. Be strong enough to pick people up and bring them to you.” – Andy Frisella

42. “The only thing relevant to your success is your actions.” – Andy Frisella

43. “Everything you see, touch, or use in your daily life started as just a single thought.” – Andy Frisella

44. “You can’t cut down a tree with a single swing of an axe.” – Andy Frisella

45. “Don’t worry about the people who aren’t happy for you. Guaranteed they are miserable f*cks anyway.” – Andy Frisella

46. “The problem with society is nobody drinks from the skulls of their enemies anymore.” – Andy Frisella

47. “Big dreams don’t cost any more than little ones.” – Andy Frisella

48. “All great things come with sacrifice.” – Andy Frisella

49. “Successful people all do one thing that you don’t do…they live with intent in every action that they take.” – Andy Frisella

50. “The reason people don’t succeed is because they don’t do the work.” – Andy Frisella

51. “Inside of every self-made man is a poor kid who followed his dreams.” – Andy Frisella

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4 Ways of Handling a Mental Illness for the Optimists

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Not everyone is accepting of mental illnesses, especially when it’s people they don’t know. However, it’s important to understand how to better handle mental illness in order to get ahead in life. Below, are the four best ways to better handle mental illness conditions if you consider yourself an optimistic person: (more…)

Alex Moore is a psychology blogger and keen observer of human nature. Through his work, he tries to appeal to people of all types and help them realize that they can all change for the better.

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  1. Cristy D.A.

    Jul 5, 2017 at 7:20 am

    “The only thing that we know is that we know nothing and that is the highest flight of human wisdom.” It’s my favorite. I also can’t say that I enjoyed ‘War and Peace’, but I am going to read this book again and we’ll see.

  2. ujay

    May 7, 2016 at 11:11 am

    All,everything I understand, I understand only because I love.

    We lost because we told ourselves we lost.

  3. Toño

    Feb 18, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Cannot say I enjoyed ‘War and Peace’ that much, most likely because I was too young for that kind of read those times, but Leo Tolstoy is such a huge figure and great person in the world literature. I know he was a vegan as well, which is, considered those times, awesome.

    Favourite quotes: ‘Boredom: the desire for desires’ – love this one, exactly me on my boredom days..
    ‘One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken’ – how true this is, nowadays is even more actual.

    Great man! Thank you for article, Jesse, appreciate your work & research.

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23 Inspirational Michael B. Jordan Quotes

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Michael B. Jordan is quickly becoming an all-star actor. After appearing in major motion pictures such as Creed and most recently as the villain Killmonger in the blockbuster Black Panther. Hailing from Newark New Jersey, he grew up in one of the roughest places in the U.S. However, he overcame struggles, worked hard, and found success through being obsessed with his passion: acting. 

Here are some of Michael B. Jordans best & most powerful quotes:

1. “I’ve never been the guy to hype myself up. It’s just not my thing.” – Michael B. Jordan

2. “I think everyone starts in the mailroom at some point! It’s a rite of passage. Your boss has to throw something at you and order you around for at least two years.” – Michael B. Jordan

3. “So you tell yourself to just do the work and disconnect, because you have no control over the outcome.” – Michael B. Jordan

4. “Sometimes you’re overthinking, you convince yourself to get out of it and you’re like, ‘ah I shoulda did that!’ You can’t live life with regrets. Sometimes you just gotta indulge. But in the same breath, you gotta have restraint and self-control too.” – Michael B. Jordan

5. “Be collaborative. I’ve had some of my best experiences with directors who were able to sit down and have a conversation and ask me what I thought.” – Michael B. Jordan

6. “I want people to leave the theatre and think, ‘How can I be a better person?’ That’s the only way things are going to improve.” – Michael B. Jordan

7. “I think it’s just easier for people to put you in a box or a lane because you look similar. I think that’s unfair for anybody in any situation.” – Michael B. Jordan

8. “Taking a break, taking a moment, is super important.” – Michael B. Jordan

9. “You can only fool reality until the truth comes knocking on your door.” – Michael B. Jordan

10. “As human beings, why does it take somebody to feel like they’re close to us for us to see their humanity? Why can’t we see the humanity in people that are distant from us?” – Michael B. Jordan

11. “Sometimes family doesn’t always consist of your relatives or by blood. Sometimes your best friends can feel more like family than your cousins. I think everybody kind of has that same feeling. When you go through an accident together, when you go through a traumatic event, sometimes that brings you closer together.” – Michael B. Jordan

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12. “I think everybody wants to be their own person and be an individual.” – Michael B. Jordan

13. “Sometimes you gotta go with your first instinct. You gotta go with your gut. That’s kind of how I live my life you gotta go with your gut.” – Michael B. Jordan

14. “Equality means having the same rights and liberties and opportunities regardless of our differences.” – Michael B. Jordan

15. “Do as much homework as you can. Learn everybody’s job and don’t just settle.” – Michael B. Jordan

16. “That’s one of the fun parts of becoming an actor: you can become whoever you want to be.” – Michael B. Jordan

17. “I’m not good at everything, I just do my best at everything.” – Michael B. Jordan

18. “Certain things I can’t even explain. There’s a thing about being lucky and…I feel like certain things are just, like, in your cards. I’m just walking the path that’s already set.” – Michael B. Jordan

19. “I’ve been living with that all my life. My name is Michael Jordan, so I’m always being compared to a person of greatness.” – Michael B. Jordan

20. “I think redemption is just about righting a wrong, and in that pursuit it’s about trying. You can stumble, you can make mistakes, but it’s about trying to do the right thing.” – Michael B. Jordan

21. “Just as people, we’re different around different people and in different environments.” – Michael B. Jordan

22. “Don’t pretend to know everything. I’ve been blessed to work with a lot of veteran actors, and I soak up lessons from them like a sponge.” – Michael B. Jordan

23. “Sometimes you’ve gotta hide the medicine in the food. You can’t slap somebody in the face with facts all the time. It’s too harsh.” – Michael B. Jordan

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43 Lori Greiner Quotes on Succeeding in Life & Business

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Lori Greiner is one of the original sharks on the hit show Shark Tank. She is known as the ‘Queen of QVC’ and has over 120 patents in her name. As a prolific entrepreneur, inventor, and author; Lori has taken small amounts of money and turned it into wealth through good ideas and hard work. She brings years of wisdom and insight to any business she becomes a part of.

Here are some of her best quotes:

1. “As an entrepreneur, you can always find a solution if you try hard enough.” – Lori Greiner

2. “I learned that nobody’s better than you to get your business off the ground. The experience you get is priceless.” – Lori Greiner

3. “There are always things that are needed. There are always ways to do things better. It’s all about offering solutions.” – Lori Greiner

4. “I prefer to like the people I invest in, but it’s not an absolute necessity, as long as they have a good mind and I know they’ll do whatever it takes to be successful.” – Lori Greiner

5. “For an entrepreneur, sometimes the smallest step in the right direction, ends up being the best step of your life. Stick in your little to first if you must, but take the step.” – Lori Greiner

6. “If your home environment is good and peaceful and easy, your life is better and easier.” – Lori Greiner

7. “Sometimes people don’t get anywhere because they sit on something, so afraid to reveal it. And yet, in the reverse, sometimes if you expose something too widely, you can risk losing it.” – Lori Greiner

8. “It’s a fine line, but if you don’t jump out to do something you’ll never get there.” – Lori Greiner

9. “I love the freedom of being an entrepreneur that I do what I want to do when I want to do it.” – Lori Greiner

10. “As an entrepreneur, you can always find a solution if you try hard enough.” – Lori Greiner

11. “A brilliant idea doesn’t guarantee a successful invention. Real magic comes from a brilliant idea combined with willpower, tenacity, and a willingness to make mistakes.” – Lori Greiner

12. “The big thing for me is, I never think about myself as a female in business. I’m a person in business.” – Lori Greiner

13. “People trust I know what I’m doing. I have lots of credibility. I’ve had years of learning. I know and understand my business.” – Lori Greiner

14. “You can make anything happen if you put your mind to it.” – Lori Greiner

15. “Things go wrong all the time when you’re running your own business, but it’s how you perceive it and deal with it that matters.” – Lori Greiner

16. “I had an idea, I was passionate about it and I had to work hard to turn that into a big success and more products.” – Lori Greiner

17. “I think people don’t like it when you’re not confident about what you’re pitching, and they don’t want to invest in you or get behind you.” – Lori Greiner

18. “I’ve always believed you hire character and train skill.” – Lori Greiner

19. “When it’s yours, you don’t mind doing whatever ti takes. As it keeps growing and growing, it’s a lot more work, but you also become better at everything.” – Lori Greiner

20. “The smaller the market, the harder it is to sell.” – Lori Greiner

21. “Reach for the stars; you might just catch one.” – Lori Greiner

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22. “Don’t live your fears, life your dreams.” – Lori Greiner

23. “Great ideas don’t sell themselves.” – Lori Greiner

24. “Entrepreneurs tend to be very driven, risk takers, confident, and tenacious. They don’t give up and will find another way to keep driving ahead.” – Lori Greiner

25. “Knowledge is power, especially when starting your own company. Educate yourself in what you’ll need to know.” – Lori Greiner

26. “The biggest accomplishment in life isn’t what you’re paid, it’s who you become.” – Lori Greiner

27. “I’ve achieved a certain amount of success, and now I’m thinking about the good things I can do.” – Lori Greiner

28. “There is nobody who will drive your business life you.” – Lori Greiner

29. “When I had challenges, it taught me to be more on top of it for the future.” – Lori Greiner

30. “Don’t sweat the small stuff (and it’s all small stuff). Always know in the hard times that you have the power to make things work out.” – Lori Greiner

31. “I’m very much a believer that there are no ’no’s.’ Just ‘how can I?’s.” – Lori Greiner

32. “You need to pave your own way in the world.” – Lori Greiner

33. “I was fearless, I knew I would make it work, and that’s the difference between successful entrepreneurs and people that don’t get somewhere – it’s that tenacity and drive.” – Lori Greiner

34. “Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week.” – Lori Greiner

35. “There’s something the same about success and defeat. Both should make you want to work harder.” – Lori Greiner

36. “I think if you just look around and think about what in your life you would like to be better, you can come up with an idea.” – Lori Greiner

37. “Your success will have everything to do with how you perceive yourself, because how you perceive yourself is how others will perceive you too.” – Lori Greiner

38. “Hire prudently, go slow and don’t go overboard.” – Lori Greiner

39. “In business, it is most often all about getting your foot in the door, and once you do, everything opens up and things start to naturally progress into bigger and more opportunities.” – Lori Greiner

40. “As many times as somebody may hit big paydirt, somebody may also fall in the mud. There’s never a guarantee.” – Lori Greiner

41. “Entrepreneurship is the way we take control of our lives in a tough economy.” – Lori Greiner

42. “You are wise when you listen, especially to people with experience.” – Lori Greiner

43. “I have the attitude that anything is doable, that I can make anything happen.” – Lori Greiner

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52 Enriching Kendrick Lamar Quotes

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Born and raised in Compton CA, Kendrick comes from a neighborhood where rap legends such as Dr. Dre, Snoop Dog, and Ice Cube started. After growing an online following, Kendrick launched his first major album in 2012 launching himself into mainstream music and the public eye. From there, his career has exploded leading to several Grammy wins and huge critical claim. However, he maintains a humble attitude focusing on mastering his craft & becoming a better person.

Here are some of Kendrick Lamar’s best quotes:

1. “Forgiving is easy. Trusting again, not so much.” – Kendrick Lamar

2. “When you give up it means you never wanted it.” – Kendrick Lamar

3. “Don’t you know your imperfections is a wonderful blessing.” – Kendrick Lamar

4. “I look at where I’m at today and realize that most of my success is owed to the mentors that was in my life.” – Kendrick Lamar

5. “I think my worst problem is actually living in the moment and understanding everything that’s going on. I feel like I’m in my own bubble.” – Kendrick Lamar

6. “Love is not just a verb. It’s you looking in the mirror.” – Kendrick Lamar

7. “Sometimes you just need to distance yourself from people. If they care, they’ll notice. If they don’t, you know where they stand.” – Kendrick Lamar

8. “Maybe because I’m a dreamer and sleep is the cousin of death.” – Kendrick Lamar

9. “Look inside my soul and you can find gold maybe get rich. Look inside of your should and you can find out it never exists.” – Kendrick Lamar

10. “You can’t have people listen to you unless you come to their world and then bring them to yours.” – Kendrick Lamar

11. “I can’t change the world until I change myself first.” – Kendrick Lamar

12. “Live your life, live it right. Be different, do different things.” – Kendrick Lamar

13. “I ain’t a drinker I’m a thinker, call it what you want.” – Kendrick Lamar

14. “People gonna be they own individuals and have they own worlds and I can’t knock it.” – Kendrick Lamar

15. “I’m tryna learn something new. I’m tryna surround myself with people that inspire me or at least inquire similar desires.” – Kendrick Lamar

16. “Eventually you get to this point where you understand what you want to do.” – Kendrick Lamar

17. “Don’t say one thing then do another.” – Kendrick Lamar

18. “Temptation is just the feeling that you’re the most independent person on planet earth. That you know everything. That’s something that we all go through as a kid. Now, this lifestyle that I’m in, the same thing exists! But it’s 10 times worse, because everything is at my disposal. When you’re in the limelight, you can get anything you want.” – Kendrick Lamar

19. “The best thing is to always keep honest people around, because when you have a bunch of yes men around that know you’re making a mistake but let it go on with it, that’s when it ruins your mind state as an artist.” – Kendrick Lamar

20. “Life will put many red lights in front of you, but sometimes we must push on the gas and trust god.” – Kendrick Lamar

21. “I was a black sheep, but now I’m just a goat.” – Kendrick Lamar

22. “We all get distracted, the question is, would you bounce back or bounce backwards?” – Kendrick Lamar

23. “Since day one, since they first time I touched the pen, I wanted to be the best at what I do.” – Kendrick Lamar

24. “Although the butterfly and the caterpillar are completely different, they are one and the same.” – Kendrick Lamar

25. “The best way to describe myself would be…unpredictable.” – Kendrick Lamar

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26. “So the next time you feel like the world’s about to end, I hope you studied, because he’s testing your faith again.” – Kendrick Lamar

27. “We’re all human at the end of the day, making mistakes. But learning from them is key.” – Kendrick Lamar

28. “If I speak the good into existence, that instant my dreams will unlock, money flow like water, I’ll just wait at the dock.” – Kendrick Lamar

29. “I’d rather not live like there isn’t a god, then die and find out there really is. Think about it.” – Kendrick Lamar

30. “Ya’ll don’t want me to win. I’m tryna follow dreams, you want me to follow trends.” – Kendrick Lamar

31. “Everyday I try to escape the realities of this world.” – Kendrick Lamar

32. “Tough times don’t last but tough people do.” – Kendrick Lamar

33. “My moms always told me, ‘How long you gonna play the victim?’ I can say I’m mad and I hate everything, but nothing really changes until I change myself.” – Kendrick Lamar

34. “I learned, when I look in the mirror and tell my story, that I should be myself and not peep whatever everybody is doing.” – Kendrick Lamar

35. “I had to come from something, come from a place that was negative and positive but the majority of it is a negative place.” – Kendrick Lamar

36. “I don’t want to be something that just comes and goes.” – Kendrick Lamar

37. “I live this life at a pace that anyone can go, know your place and dedicate your role, to the faith that you’ll die alone.” – Kendrick Lamar

38. “Whatever pressure I feel all comes from me, from within. I always was that person who was hard on myself and challenged myself no matter what I was doing, whether it was passing third grade or playing basketball.” – Kendrick Lamar

39. “Consequences from evil will make your past haunt you.” – Kendrick Lamar

40. “I’m only as good as my last word, my last hook, my last bridge.” – Kendrick Lamar

41. “My whole thing is to inspire, to better people, to better myself forever in this thing that we call rap, this thing we call hip-hop.” – Kendrick Lamar

42. “Talk about it. Make em talk about it. Life to me is currency, prosperity I got it.” – Kendrick Lamar

43. “The worst part of success is, to me, adapting to it. It’s scary.” – Kendrick Lamar

44. “It’s easy to forget who you are.” – Kendrick Lamar

45. “Take advantage. Do your best, don’t stress. You was granted everything inside this planet, anything you imagine, you possess.” – Kendrick Lamar

46. “Being able to tell one from start to finish, and making that puzzle come together at the end. That’s the art for me.” – Kendrick Lamar

47. “I walk alone with a cross and a diamond stone. I’m a diamond inside the rough, that’s too mighty for maricons.” – Kendrick Lamar

48. “It’s a great, great experience to finally get the reception that you know you rightfully deserve” – Kendrick Lamar

49. “The opposite of love? Vice. Temptation. The negative influences that we have. The bad energy that comes around us and makes us do certain things. To me, it’s always a war between the two.” – Kendrick Lamar

50. “But what love go to do with it when you don’t love yourself?” – Kendrick Lamar

51. “Build your own pyramids, write your own hieroglyphs.” – Kendrick Lamar

52. “Don’t wait until it’s too late, you might not get another chance.” – Kendrick Lamar

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51 Incredible Andy Frisella Quotes

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Andy Frisella is a serial entrepreneur, motivator, and host of the hugely successful MFCEO podcast where he has interviewed legends such as Gary Vaynerchuk and Lewis Howes. Andy got his start 17 years ago with a small supplement distribution company. Since then it has grown into a $100 million per year business. Andy has certainly had to endure a lot on his journey to success. Along the way, he has picked up wisdom far beyond the years of anyone else.

Here are some of his best quotes:

1. “Lots of people wanting everything and doing nothing.” – Andy Frisella

2. “99% of people let others opinions and beliefs keep them from ever living the life they want.” – Andy Frisella

3. “This is about legacy. This is about service. This is about giving far more than you take. This is about inspiring the warrior attitude and taking responsibility for your life. This is about picking eachother up.” – Andy Frisella

4. “There are no super-humans, just humans, and what one man can do, another can do.” – Andy Frisella

5. “Your mind & focus are far more powerful than you could ever comprehend.” – Andy Frisella

6. “Quit feeling sorry for yourself, make shit happen.” – Andy Frisella

7. “Instead of thinking how hard your journey is, think how great your story will be.” – Andy Frisella

8. “You are where you are because of you.” – Andy Frisella

9. “Live for the weekends and that’s all you’ll ever have.” – Andy Frisella

10. “Yes, finding success is going to require you to make sacrifices and be uncomfortable.” – Andy Frisella

11. “When you say ‘no’ most of the time you are saying ‘yes’ to the progression of yourself and those around you” – Andy Frisella

12. “What you’re doing in the short term to make yourself comfortable is killing your potential.” – Andy Frisella

13. “There’s a lot of healthy shit that comes from believing in yourself.” – Andy Frisella

14. “If you don’t believe youre the shit, nobody else will either.” – Andy Frisella

15. “History forgets whiners, but remembers winners.” – Andy Frisella

16. “Easy never pays well.” – Andy Frisella

17. “Make sure the people who bet against you lose.” – Andy Frisella

18. “Being a leader who lets shit slide, isn’t being a leader at all.” – Andy Frisella

19. “It’s not luck, it’s not magic, it’s not circumstances. It’s developing a great plan and executing on it, day in and day out until the visions in your head become your reality.” – Andy Frisella

20. “Accepting responsibility even when it’s not your fault and fixing the problem; you will have unlimited income potential in your life.” – Andy Frisella

21. “There’s something you’re good at, you’re just not putting value on it.” – Andy Frisella

22. “‘I deserve’ is the most whiny, cry baby phrase in the english language.” – Andy Frisella

23. “There is no ‘what it’, if you do the work on a worth plan the result will be there.” – Andy Frisella

24. “If you do the work and you make a plan it will f*cking happen.” – Andy Frisella

25. “You don’t have to define yourself by one kind of life…you can live in any world you want.” – Andy Frisella

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26. “Real success is not defined by what you accomplish It is defined by how you are helping others accomplish.” – Andy Frisella

27. “Don’t let the constant pursuit of and drive for success keep you from appreciating and being grateful for what you have now.” – Andy Frisella

28. “Dream so big everyone thinks you’re crazy, no matter what they think about it. The only person that limits you stares back at you in the mirror every single day.” – Andy Frisella

29. “Nothing great is given, it’s earned.” – Andy Frisella

30. “What you think about, dream about, talk about and focus on will become your life.” – Andy Frisella

31. “Nobody who you wanna be floats through the day.” – Andy Frisella

32. “Don’t be an asshole to yourself.” – Andy Frisella

33. “You know why you are so far from where you want to be? Because you think too small…you do now and you always have.” – Andy Frisella

34. “The biggest mistake you can make in life is thinking you have all the time in the world.” – Andy Frisella

35. “You gotta do the work…and gotta produce a result.” – Andy Frisella

36. “Honest gratitude for what you have is one of the biggest accelerators for future success.” – Andy Frisella

37. “But at the end of the day, success is about resilience and grit.” – Andy Frisella

38. “Put your head down for the next 10 years and get yourself a Lamborghini or two…” – Andy Frisella

39. “Don’t even let that 2nd place shit tough your skin…losing is contagious.” – Andy Frisella

40. “Free your mind to dream huge. Free your heart to believe its possible.” – Andy Frisella

41. “Be brave enough to go after what you really want. Be strong enough to pick people up and bring them to you.” – Andy Frisella

42. “The only thing relevant to your success is your actions.” – Andy Frisella

43. “Everything you see, touch, or use in your daily life started as just a single thought.” – Andy Frisella

44. “You can’t cut down a tree with a single swing of an axe.” – Andy Frisella

45. “Don’t worry about the people who aren’t happy for you. Guaranteed they are miserable f*cks anyway.” – Andy Frisella

46. “The problem with society is nobody drinks from the skulls of their enemies anymore.” – Andy Frisella

47. “Big dreams don’t cost any more than little ones.” – Andy Frisella

48. “All great things come with sacrifice.” – Andy Frisella

49. “Successful people all do one thing that you don’t do…they live with intent in every action that they take.” – Andy Frisella

50. “The reason people don’t succeed is because they don’t do the work.” – Andy Frisella

51. “Inside of every self-made man is a poor kid who followed his dreams.” – Andy Frisella

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