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50 of The World’s Best Quotes For You To Live By

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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50 Best Quotes to Live By

Many leaders and successful individuals find their motivation through reading and committing to the advice of some of the best quotes out there. You may not have the time to read an entire book so why not keep a collection of tried and true quotes that are guaranteed to motivate and inspire you to get the job done?

Well we have collected 50 of the best quotes from around the world to share with you, so that you can be inspired to live your life in the most epic way possible.

Here is a collection of 50 of the world’s best quotes that leaders and legends live by.

 

50 of The Best Quotes To Live By

 

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho

“If you really want to do something you’ll find a way, if you don’t you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn

Great people, no matter their field, have similar habits. Learn them and use them in your own quest for greatness.” – Paula Andress

“Obstacles are those things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.” – Henry Ford

“Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe and have faith that everything will work out for the best.” – Unknown

“Choose a job you love, & you will never have to work a day in your life. – Confucius

Great things never came from comfort zones.” – Unknown

“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” – Gail Sheehy

“Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, your attitude when you have everything.” – Unknown

“STOP looking back!!!! When your past calls do NOT pick up!! it has nothing new to say.” – Rev Run

“You choose the #life you live. If you don’t like it, it’s on you to change it because no one else is going to do it for you.” – Kim Kiyosaki

“The biggest mistake you’ll ever make is letting people stay in your life for longer than they deserve.” – Unknown

“Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, & character.” – WA Ward

“Critical feedback is the breakfast of champions. Defensiveness is the dinner of losers.” – Dharmesh Shah

“Before you dismiss a beginner’s work, remember how much you sucked when you started. You probably sucked worse, actually.” – Jason Fried

“You cannot control everything that happens to you; you can only control the way you respond to what happens. In your response is your power.” – Unknown

“Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” – John Bunyan

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

“If you want it, become it.” – Mastin Kipp

“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

“If it isn’t a little scary it probably isn’t worth your time.” – Ted Murphy

“You were born with the ability to change someone’s life – don’t ever waste it.” – Dale Partridge

“If you worry about what might be, and wonder what might have been, you will ignore what is.” – Unknown

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

“Life is accumulative – Either our errors accumulate to what we don’t get, or our wise decisions accumulate into what we do get.” – Jim Rohn

“Don’t allow your past or present condition to control you. It’s just a process that you’re going through to get you to the next level.” – T.D Jakes

“Often what may appear as a detour in life is actually the most direct and empowering path to your destination.” – James Arthur Ray

“You will meet two kinds of people in life: ones who build you up and ones who tear you down. But in the end, you’ll thank them both.” – Unknown

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” – Mark Zuckerberg

“Don’t be afraid of failure, be afraid of not trying in the first place.” – Marie Forleo

“Never ignore someone who cares for you because someday you’ll realize you’ve lost a diamond while you were busy collecting stones.” – Unknown

“If you are honest, truthful, and transparent, people trust you. If people trust you, you have no grounds for fear, suspicion or jealousy.” – Dalai Lama

“Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose.” – C. S. Lewis

“Don’t worry what others are doing. Do you!” – Russell Simmons

“Stay strong. Even when it feels like everything’s falling apart.” – Unknown

“Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.” – Aldous Huxley

“Silence your critics. Ignore your haters. Delete your cynics.” – Robin Sharma

“Your mind is like water, when agitated it becomes difficult to see but if allowed to settle, the answer becomes clear.” – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

“Failure is a prerequisite for great success. If you want to succeed faster, double your rate of failure.” – Brian Tracy

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.” – Nelson Mandela

“Be willing to go all out, in pursuit of your dream. Ultimately it will pay off. You are more powerful than you think you are.” – Les Brown

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible'” – Audrey Hepburn

“Don’t speak unless you can improve the silence.” – Spanish Proverb

“Just Remember: The people that say, “your dreams are impossible ” have already quit on theirs.” – Grant Cardone

“Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.” – Albert Schweitzer

“Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, live truly and forgive quickly.” – Paulo Coelho

“The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away.” – Marcus Aurelius

“If you’re never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances.” – Julia Sorel

 

 

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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 200 million lives in the last 10 years.

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15 Comments

  1. Picture Quotes Maker

    Feb 10, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Simply brilliant quotes, Thanks for Sharing…!

  2. Ahmad Ali

    Oct 29, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Awesome collection of amazing quotes Thank you so much.

  3. Janet thumbi

    May 12, 2016 at 11:45 am

    wow a can’t help but feel inspired although some are in my favor and others are not a feel good because a feel the truth is right in front of me the choice is mine to take it or leave it

  4. John

    Apr 22, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    An excellent resource for the worlds best quotes. I’ve already shared this page to my friends on Facebook.

  5. Joan Aywaya

    Nov 28, 2015 at 3:38 am

    I have been a bit low in the last few days. After reading some of these quotes I feel uplifted.

  6. parth chauhan

    Apr 11, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    what u think that depend on your mind…. 🙂
    &
    what u feel that fepend on your heart…. <3
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    best prize of god…. :-*

  7. Amit Kumar

    Dec 30, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Hi Joel:
    Its a great Inspirational Post for me and hope for other as well.
    You have shared some great quotes and I would say thanks for this.

  8. ian

    Nov 2, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    I just want to say that when life gets to me I turn to this site for confidence with the vidoes or quotes.I have just failed in An attempt in a difficult exam I felt down but Am slowly picking myself up again thanks to this site.

    • Joel Brown

      Joel Brown

      Nov 2, 2014 at 5:21 pm

      Good on you Ian, I am glad you find inspiration here. Keep your head up buddy!

  9. sandra

    Sep 7, 2014 at 5:19 am

    Wow these are the best quotes.These easily gives a positive effect on one’s life.

  10. Matthew Lloyd

    Sep 4, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    How about this for a quote. A logical person looks outside for information. A passionate person looks inside.

  11. jagadeesh yerragangu

    Sep 1, 2014 at 10:55 am

    above quatations are very very important who will be achive success

  12. Phil Janecic

    Aug 6, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Badass, awesome and inspirational!

  13. James Simwanza

    Aug 5, 2014 at 9:31 am

    this is very good, please continue with this good work.

  14. Granville Louw

    Aug 4, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Great Compilation of quotes once again, Joel

    John Wooden has a great quote that goes something like, “Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do.”

    Top Achievers are improvisors, not perfectionists. If you want to create more success in your life you have to move forward not knowing all the Answers. – Douglas Vermeeren

    I think it sums up just about everything there is to entrepreneurship and hapiness.

    Regards

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