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61 Thought-Provoking Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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61 Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American poet, philosopher, and essayist during the 19th century. He displayed many unique ideas and values and was known for challenging traditional thoughts.

Here are 61 Thought-Provoking Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes:

1.  “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

2. “Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

3. “Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

4. “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

6. “Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

7. “The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

8. “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

9. “Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God’s handwriting… Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

10. “Treat a man as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he could be, and he will become what he should be.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

11. “Every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

12. “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

13. “The only way to have a friend is to be one.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

14. “Love, and you shall be loved.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

15. “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

16. “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

17. “Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

18. “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

19. “Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This day is all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on yesterdays.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

20th Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote  “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

21.  “Always do what you are afraid to do.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

22. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

23. “When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

24. “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

25. “I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

26. “Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

27. “Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

28. “It is not the length of life, but the depth.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

29. “It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

30. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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31. “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

32. “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

33. “Make the most of yourself….for that is all there is of you.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

35. “If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

36. “Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

37. “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

38. “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

39. “Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

40th Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote “Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

41. “Every artist was first an amateur.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

42. “People do not seem to realise that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

43. “You become what you think about all day long.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

44. “Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

45. “It is easy to live for others, everybody does. I call on you to live for yourself.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

46. “The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

47. “Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

48.  “The good news is that the moment you decide that what you know is more important than what you have been taught to believe, you will have shifted gears in your quest for abundance. Success comes from within, not from without.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

49. “In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

50. “Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

51. “People only see what they are prepared to see.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

52. “Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

53. “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

54. “Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

55. “Beware what you set your heart upon. For it surely shall be yours.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

56. “We are students of words: we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation -rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

57. “It is one of the beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

59. “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to leave the world a better place, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, this is to have succeeded.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

60. “Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

61. “In order for one to learn the important lessons of life, one must first overcome a fear each day.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

What’s your favorite Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote? Share your favorite quote in the comment section below.

Yale Middleton is a Revenue Specialist for Hilton Worldwide. He is passionate about personal development, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Yale also works as a team member for the top self development website Addicted2Success. You can also follow him on his Facebook.

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  1. Lolly

    Feb 8, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Finding this post. It’s just a big piece of luck for me.

  2. Errol

    Jan 23, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Hello. One qouteI really do like is the one by Napoleon Hill. “What the mind can conceive and belief, the mind can achieve”. Enjoy the rest of your day

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37 Joe Rogan Quotes That Will Motivate You to Greatness

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Joe Rogan is a stand-up comedian, a figure in the MMA space, and former host of Fear Factor.  But Rogan is more recognized his famous podcast The Joe Rogan Experience which is at the top of many iTunes charts.  Each week, Joe Rogan sits down with a public figure to have a raw conversation to discuss their story, passions, and life in general.  These people range from actors & scientists, to controversial figures in the news.  Rogan is well known for dropping knowledge bombs in his show and is respected & looked up to by people in a variety of spaces as a motivational & inspirational figure.

Here are some of Joe Rogan’s best quotes:

1. “I love a success story, but even more than a success story; I like a dude who fucks his life up and gets his life together again story.” – Joe Rogan

2. “That’s my only goal.  Surround myself with funny people, and make sure everyone has a good time and works hard.” – Joe Rogan

3. “Reality really is a theatre.  There’s no other way to describe it.  It’s all so nonsensical, ridiculous and chaotic.” – Joe Rogan

4. “Someone else’s success does not equal a failure for you.” – Joe Rogan

5. “The universe rewards calculated risk and passion.” – Joe Rogan

6. “If you can control what you eat, you can control all other aspects of your life.” – Joe Rogan

7. “Here’s the craziest thing about life, this is the thing that nobody really considers; you know as much about what life is all about as anybody who’s ever lived, ever.  That’s the craziest thing about us.  We’re all just kinda wandering through this going “‘You know what you’re doing?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Oh, I do too.  I know what I’m doing.’ ‘Okay.  Good, then.’” But really no one has a clue.” – Joe Rogan

8. “Work for that feeling that you have accomplished something…Don’t waste your time on this earth without making a mark.” – Joe Rogan

9. “If you are the greatest, why would you go around talking about it?” – Joe Rogan

10. “When someone comes along and expresses him or herself as freely as they think, people flock to it.  They enjoy it.” – Joe Rogan

11. “There’s a direct correlation between positive energy and positive results in the physical form.” – Joe Rogan

12. “So instead of investing your time in a passion, you’ve sold your life to work for an uncaring machine that doesn’t understand you.  That’s the problem with our society.  And what’s the reward?  Go home and get a big TV.” – Joe Rogan

13. “Once you understand what excellence is all about…you see how excellence manifests itself in any discipline.” – Joe Rogan

14. “There’s only one way to get good at anything; you surround yourself with the bad motherfuckers who are doing exactly you do and you forced yourself to keep up and inspire each other.” – Joe Rogan

15. “Life is strange.  You keep moving and keep moving.  Before you know it, you look back and thing, ‘What was that?’” – Joe Rogan

16. “If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe.” – Joe Rogan

17. “Be cool to people.  Be nice to as many people as you can.  Smile to as many people as you can, and have them smile back at you.” – Joe Rogan

18. “I realized a long time ago that instead of being jealous you can be inspired and appreciative.  It carries more energy to you.  That can be an awesome and motivating force that can improve your life if you choose to be inspired and not jealous.  One has no benefit whatsoever, the other is an incredible resource for creating momentum and improvement.” – Joe Rogan

19. “To really appreciate life you got to know you’re going to die.” – Joe Rogan

20. “Live your life like you’re the hero in your own movie.” – Joe Rogan

21. “People want their 15 minutes and are willing to do anything to get it.” – Joe Rogan

22. “I had a sense of who I was before I got famous.” – Joe Rogan

24. “I think that one of the reasons why people look towards the end of humanity is that people are afraid to die alone.  If you die alone, the people you love will miss you, or if they die, you miss them – the sorrow is inevitable.  When you truly love someone, the thought of losing them forever is horrible.” – Joe Rogan

25. “One of the most fascinating lessons I’ve absorbed about life is that the struggle is good.” – Joe Rogan

26. “The time you spend hating on someone robs you of your own time.  You are literally hating on yourself and you don’t even realize it.” – Joe Rogan

27. “The key to happiness doesn’t lay in numbers in a bank account but in the way we make others feel and the way they make us feel.” – Joe Rogan

28. “I’m obsessed to extreme winners because I think there’s a madness to it.  I truly believe that in order to truly be great at something you have to give into a certain amount of madness.” – Joe Rogan

29. “There’s a never-ending ocean of techniques out there.” – Joe Rogan

30. “The quicker we all realize that we’ve been taught how to live life by the people that were operating on the momentum of an ignorant past the quicker we can move to a global ethic of community that doesn’t value invented borders or the monopolization of natural resources, but rather the goal of a happier more loving humanity.” – Joe Rogan

31. “People for the most part can smell lies.” – Joe Rogan

32. “Life is about the pursuit of excellence.  That pursuit is probably more exciting to me now more than ever.” – Joe Rogan

33. “We define ourselves far too often by our past failures.  That’s not you.  You are this person right now.  You’re the person who has learned from those failures.  Build confidence and momentum with each good decision you make from here on out and choose to be inspired.” – Joe Rogan

34. “Greatness and madness are next door neighbors and they often borrow each other’s sugar.” – Joe Rogan

35. “Haters are all failures.  It’s 100% across the board.  No one who is truly brilliant at anything is a hater.” – Joe Rogan

36. “In all my travelings, all my life adventures; I have to say I still don’t know what life is, absolutely no clue, and it is a subject that is constantly on my mind.  One thing I do know for a fact is that the nicer we are to our fellow human beings, the nicer the universe is to us.” – Joe Rogan

37. “Kindness is one of the best gifts you can bestow…We know that inherently that feels great.” – Joe Rogan

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28 Charlamagne Tha God Quotes on Life

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Charlamagne Tha God is best known for his colorful attitude & quick wit as a host on the infamous radio show The Breakfast Club in addition to being a best selling author.  However, he had to work hard and hustle in order to achieve the success he has today.  From an intern working in a radio station in one of the poorest parts of South Carolina, to becoming one of the most recognizable personalities on the airwaves; Charlamagne has picked up a lot of wisdom throughout his years.

Here are some of Charlamagne Tha God’s best quotes:

1. “The person who makes no mistakes is usually not making anything.  No money, no forward progress, nothing!” – Charlamagne Tha God

2. “Your passion is that one thing you can’t stop thinking about, that thing you wake up thinking about in the morning, go to sleep thinking about at night, that thing that you would do for free!” – Charlamagne Tha God

3. “Recognize opportunity when it’s not a paycheck to it.” – Charlamagne Tha God

4. “You can’t solve a problem with the same mindset that created it.” – Charlamagne Tha God

5. “The only reason people pursue certain things is because they see it working for other people.  To me, that’s lazy.  Figure out your own lane, figure out the gift that makes you unique.” – Charlamagne Tha God

6. “Measure twice, cut once.” – Charlamagne Tha God

7. “Don’t complain, compete.” – Charlamagne Tha God

8. “Nobody can make you angry without your consent, nobody can disappoint you without your consent, you have to give people consent to do these things.” – Charlamagne Tha God

9. “If you really on your grind, you don’t have to announce it.  Hustle speaks for itself.” – Charlamagne Tha God

10. “Experience is the best teacher or you can learn from the mistakes of others but most of the time you have to carry that cross yourself.” – Charlamagne Tha God

11. “If you say that you’re a king, queen, god or goddess and you recognize that you’re from ancestral greatness, you have to start living up to that.  Its really just that simple.” – Charlamagne Tha God

12. “Time tells all tales.” – Charlamagne Tha God

13. “Pessimism has never won any battles.” – Charlamagne Tha God

14. “Thank you god for blessing me with another day of life!” – Charlamagne Tha God

15. “If you don’t have anything nice to say – say it anyway.” – Charlamagne Tha God

16. “Live your truth.  When you live your truth nobody can use your truth against you.” – Charlamagne Tha God

17. “Much success to you, even if you wish me the opposite.” – Charlamagne Tha God

18. “Opportunity comes to those who create it.” – Charlamagne Tha God

19. “I pride myself on being the nicest person in the room.” – Charlamagne Tha God

20. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide whether or not to be reduced by them.” – Charlamagne Tha God

21. “I feel like my soul purpose is to be of service to others.” – Charlamagne Tha God

22. “Just because someone does something good for you, doesn’t mean that they’re good for you.” – Charlamagne Tha God

23. “You can be very honest and direct with people respectfully.  I never do anything maliciously; I simply give my honest opinion.” – Charlamagne Tha God

24. “No matter what position you’re in always hustle like an intern.” – Charlamagne Tha God

25. “Some people are upset about progress because when progress happens, it eliminates your excuses as to why you personally aren’t progressing.” – Charlamagne Tha God

26. “Live your truth. Honesty is always the best policy. Manners will take you where money won’t.” – Charlamagne Tha God

27. “You have to start looking in the mirror and saying ‘this is who I am, this is what I am and this is how I’m going to be’ and start demanding more from yourself.” – Charlamagne Tha God

28. “Always remember if you can’t be happy for someone else’s success you won’t be blessed with any of your own.” – Charlamagne Tha God

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37 Fantastic J.K. Rowling Quotes

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J.K. Rowling is best known for creating a literary empire from her Harry Potter series.  From being a poor, single mother writing her original concept on a napkin in a coffee show – to imagining some of the most popular and recognizable characters & stories the world has ever seen.  Even after getting rejected by dozens of publishers, Rowling persisted.  She is a prime example of how working hard, patience, following your passions can lead to massive success.  Rowling continues to be an advocate for world literacy, freedom, and following your dreams.

Here are 37 of J.K. Rowling’s Best Quotes:

1. “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” – J.K. Rowling

2. “I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized, and I still had a daughter who I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea.  And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – J.K. Rowling

3. “The truth.  It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and must therefore be treated with great caution.” – J.K. Rowling

4. “Failure is not fun.  It can be awful.  But living so cautiously that you never fail is worse.” – J.K. Rowling

5. “Talent and intelligence never yet inoculated anyone against the caprice of the fates.” – J.K. Rowling

6. “You are the true master of death, because the true master does not seek to run away from Death.  He accepts that he must die, and understands that there are far, far worse things in the living world than dying.” – J.K. Rowling

7. “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” – J.K. Rowling

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

9. “You sort of start thinking anything is possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” – J.K. Rowling

10. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends” – J.K. Rowling

11. “If someone asked for my recipe for happiness, step one would be finding out what you love doing the most in the world and step two would be finding someone to pay you to do it.” – J.K. Rowling

12. “We can choose.  Things go largely like you want them to go.  You control your own life.  Your own will is extremely powerful.” – J.K. Rowling

13. “Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.” – J.K. Rowling

14. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” – J.K. Rowling

15. “We’ve all got both light and dark inside us.  What matters is the part we choose to act on.  That’s who we really are.” – J.K. Rowling

16. “People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.” – J.K. Rowling

17. “Failure means a stripping away of the inessential.” – J.K. Rowling

18. “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – J.K. Rowling

19. “As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.” – J.K. Rowling

20. “To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.” – J.K. Rowling

21. “Never be ashamed!  There’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth bothering with.” – J.K. Rowling

22. “Is ‘fat’ really the worse thing a human being can be?  Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’, or ‘cruel’?  Not to me.” – J.K. Rowling

23. “Whatever money you might have, self-worth really lies in finding out what you do best.” – J.K. Rowling

24. “You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity.” – J.K. Rowling

25. “We have to choose between what is right, and what is easy.” – J.K. Rowling

26. “Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.” – J.K. Rowling

27. “The most important thing is to read as much as you can, life I did.  It will give you an understanding of what makes good writing and it will enlarge your vocabulary.” – J.K. Rowling

28. “We do not need magic to transform our world.  We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.” – J.K. Rowling

29. “Failure is so important.  We speak about success all the time.  It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success.  I’ve met people who don’t want to try for fear of failing.” – J.K. Rowling

30. “You’ve got to work.  It’s about structure.  Its about discipline.  It’s all these deadly things that your schoolteacher told you you needed…you need it.” – J.K. Rowling

31. “I think you have a moral responsibility when you’ve been given far more than you need, to do wise things with it and give intelligently.” – J.K. Rowling

32. “What’s coming will come and we’ll just have to meet it when it does.” – J.K. Rowling

33. “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” – J.K. Rowling

34. “I would like to be remembered as someone who did the best she could with the talent she had.” – J.K. Rowling

35. “Life is difficult, and complicated, and beyond anyone’s total control, and the humility to know that will enable you to survive is vicissitudes.” – J.K. Rowling

36. “The knowledge that you have emerged wiser and stronger from setbacks means that you are, ever after, secure in your ability to survive.” – J.K. Rowling

37. “The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed.” – J.K. Rowling

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48 Steve Harvey Quotes About Life

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Steve Harvey is a radio personality, comedian, author and a host for multiple TV shows.  He is a five-time Daytime Emmy Award winner and a 14-time NAACP Image Award winner in multiple categories.  After spending most of his early life in Cleveland Ohio, Steve went on to have many jobs before landing his current roles in the entertainment industry.  After going from homeless to becoming one of the hardest working people in Hollywood, Steve Harvey has led an inspiring life and brings his wisdom and insight to his followers every day.

Here are some of Steve Harvey’s most powerful quotes:

1. “I take my brand very seriously.” – Steve Harvey

2. “If you want to be successful you have to jump, there’s no way around it.  If you’re safe, you’ll never soar.” – Steve Harvey

3. “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” – Steve Harvey

4. “A person has to remember that the road to success is always under construction.  You have to get that through your head.  That it is not easy becoming successful.” – Steve Harvey

5. “God lets you be successful because he trusts you that you will do the right thing with it  Now, does he get disappointed often?  All the time, because people get there and they forget how they got it.” – Steve Harvey

6. “Procrastination will delay your change!  Today is a very good day to change; don’t let you stop yourself from growing.” – Steve Harvey

7. “Failure means you’ve now learned another valuable lessons that pushes you one step closer to success.” – Steve Harvey

8. “Your career is what you’re paid for.  Your calling is what you’re made for.” – Steve Harvey

9. “Do not ignore the passion that burns in you.  Spend time to discover your gift.” – Steve Harvey

10. “The dream is free, but the hustle is sold separately.” – Steve Harvey

11. “You are never too old to reinvent yourself.” – Steve Harvey

12. “Don’t hate the player; change the game.” – Steve Harvey

13. “Your gift is something that you can do innately better than anything else.” – Steve Harvey

14. “Forgiveness is for you.  It does more for you than the other person.” – Steve Harvey

15. “You can’t go forward and backwards at the same time.” – Steve Harvey

16. “Failure is a great teacher, and I think when you make mistakes and you recover from them and you treat them as valuable learning experiences, then you’ve got something to share.” – Steve Harvey

17. “There’s no such thing as luck.  These are blessings.  God endows them upon you,  He makes you a blessing to become a blessing.” – Steve Harvey

18. “Your setback is just a setup for a comeback.” – Steve Harvey

19. “The more people you help become successful the more successful you become.” – Steve Harvey

20. “People don’t like to hear the truth out here because the truth makes them think.” – Steve Harvey

21. “My calling is to help people, to teach people, to share with people, until I die.  I can never stop doing that.  I can’t, and I don’t want to.” – Steve Harvey

22. “When you’re happy at home, you can make a lot of things happen.” – Steve Harvey

23. “I pay attention to every minute of the day.” – Steve Harvey

24. “If you are waking up with the sensation that there has got to be more in life…then there is.” – Steve Harvey

25. “You can’t tell big dreams to small minded people.” – Steve Harvey

26. “Catch fire today!  Make today the day you stop complaining and do something.” – Steve Harvey

27. “The 4 P’s to success: pressure, persistence, perseverance & prayer.” – Steve Harvey

28. “Growth is in a series of mistakes.  That’s the only way you learn.” – Steve Harvey

29. “If you can see it in your mind, you can hold it in your mind.” – Steve Harvey

30. “Don’t let your mind stop you.” – Steve Harvey

31. “The number one cause of failure in this country is the fear of failure.” – Steve Harvey

32. “The most successful people in this world recognize that taking chances to get what they want is much more productive than sitting around being too scared to take a shot.” – Steve Harvey

33. “I’m not a doctor.  I just have a tremendous amount of common sense.” – Steve Harvey

34. “There has been nothing more impactful on my life and meaningful to me than the introduction of christ.  That, hands down, blows away every joke I’ve ever written.” – Steve Harvey

35. “I’m a comedian first.  I’ve learned how to act.  I just draw on life experiences and that’s how I learned.  I didn’t take classes or anything.  I don’t need no classroom.” – Steve Harvey

36. “Your mission, your purpose and your destiny will all be tied to one thing – your gift.” – Steve Harvey

37. “What you want out of life is the thing you have to give the most of.” – Steve Harvey

38. “Wake up and smile!  Wake up and be grateful!” – Steve Harvey

39. “Do not ignore your gift.  Your gift is the thing you do the absolute best with the least amount of effort.” – Steve Harvey

40. “Your reality is yours.  Stop wasting time looking at someone else’s reality while doing nothing about yours.” – Steve Harvey

41. “Let a man see what he can get but make him imagine what he can have.” – Steve Harvey

42. “God’s plan for you is greater than any plan you can think of.” – Steve Harvey

43. “You simply cannot drive forward if you’re focused on what’s happening in the rear view mirror.” – Steve Harvey

44. “You have the potential for greatness.” – Steve Harvey

45. “I am from the hood; I never had nothing.  Now that I have something, I must give back.” – Steve Harvey

46. “Your dream has to be bigger than your fear.” – Steve Harvey

47. “When you’re up in life, your friends get to know who you are.  When you’re down in life, you get to know who your friends are.” – Steve Harvey

48. “Sometimes out of your biggest misery, comes your greatest gain.” – Steve Harvey

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10 Part Action Plan for Writing Your Very First Book

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There’s no doubt that writing a book is an excellent way to bolster your credibility and establish yourself as an authority. A book can also help you spread ideas and is a mechanism for people to connect with you. It’s a self-contained product that you can monetize, but it can also be a vehicle to sell your products and services. In many ways, your book can be your ticket to new income streams and opportunities. (more…)

Brock Shinen has been guiding entrepreneurs, business owners, executives, and creators for more than 13 years as an attorney, trainer, and strategic advisor. His passion is to see people and businesses transform by implementing smart, adaptable thinking leading towards economic and personal success. He is also the author of the Amazon #1 Bestseller, “Crush The Stops: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Finishing Things.” You can also visit his website.

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  1. Lolly

    Feb 8, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Finding this post. It’s just a big piece of luck for me.

  2. Errol

    Jan 23, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Hello. One qouteI really do like is the one by Napoleon Hill. “What the mind can conceive and belief, the mind can achieve”. Enjoy the rest of your day

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37 Joe Rogan Quotes That Will Motivate You to Greatness

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Joe Rogan is a stand-up comedian, a figure in the MMA space, and former host of Fear Factor.  But Rogan is more recognized his famous podcast The Joe Rogan Experience which is at the top of many iTunes charts.  Each week, Joe Rogan sits down with a public figure to have a raw conversation to discuss their story, passions, and life in general.  These people range from actors & scientists, to controversial figures in the news.  Rogan is well known for dropping knowledge bombs in his show and is respected & looked up to by people in a variety of spaces as a motivational & inspirational figure.

Here are some of Joe Rogan’s best quotes:

1. “I love a success story, but even more than a success story; I like a dude who fucks his life up and gets his life together again story.” – Joe Rogan

2. “That’s my only goal.  Surround myself with funny people, and make sure everyone has a good time and works hard.” – Joe Rogan

3. “Reality really is a theatre.  There’s no other way to describe it.  It’s all so nonsensical, ridiculous and chaotic.” – Joe Rogan

4. “Someone else’s success does not equal a failure for you.” – Joe Rogan

5. “The universe rewards calculated risk and passion.” – Joe Rogan

6. “If you can control what you eat, you can control all other aspects of your life.” – Joe Rogan

7. “Here’s the craziest thing about life, this is the thing that nobody really considers; you know as much about what life is all about as anybody who’s ever lived, ever.  That’s the craziest thing about us.  We’re all just kinda wandering through this going “‘You know what you’re doing?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Oh, I do too.  I know what I’m doing.’ ‘Okay.  Good, then.’” But really no one has a clue.” – Joe Rogan

8. “Work for that feeling that you have accomplished something…Don’t waste your time on this earth without making a mark.” – Joe Rogan

9. “If you are the greatest, why would you go around talking about it?” – Joe Rogan

10. “When someone comes along and expresses him or herself as freely as they think, people flock to it.  They enjoy it.” – Joe Rogan

11. “There’s a direct correlation between positive energy and positive results in the physical form.” – Joe Rogan

12. “So instead of investing your time in a passion, you’ve sold your life to work for an uncaring machine that doesn’t understand you.  That’s the problem with our society.  And what’s the reward?  Go home and get a big TV.” – Joe Rogan

13. “Once you understand what excellence is all about…you see how excellence manifests itself in any discipline.” – Joe Rogan

14. “There’s only one way to get good at anything; you surround yourself with the bad motherfuckers who are doing exactly you do and you forced yourself to keep up and inspire each other.” – Joe Rogan

15. “Life is strange.  You keep moving and keep moving.  Before you know it, you look back and thing, ‘What was that?’” – Joe Rogan

16. “If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe.” – Joe Rogan

17. “Be cool to people.  Be nice to as many people as you can.  Smile to as many people as you can, and have them smile back at you.” – Joe Rogan

18. “I realized a long time ago that instead of being jealous you can be inspired and appreciative.  It carries more energy to you.  That can be an awesome and motivating force that can improve your life if you choose to be inspired and not jealous.  One has no benefit whatsoever, the other is an incredible resource for creating momentum and improvement.” – Joe Rogan

19. “To really appreciate life you got to know you’re going to die.” – Joe Rogan

20. “Live your life like you’re the hero in your own movie.” – Joe Rogan

21. “People want their 15 minutes and are willing to do anything to get it.” – Joe Rogan

22. “I had a sense of who I was before I got famous.” – Joe Rogan

24. “I think that one of the reasons why people look towards the end of humanity is that people are afraid to die alone.  If you die alone, the people you love will miss you, or if they die, you miss them – the sorrow is inevitable.  When you truly love someone, the thought of losing them forever is horrible.” – Joe Rogan

25. “One of the most fascinating lessons I’ve absorbed about life is that the struggle is good.” – Joe Rogan

26. “The time you spend hating on someone robs you of your own time.  You are literally hating on yourself and you don’t even realize it.” – Joe Rogan

27. “The key to happiness doesn’t lay in numbers in a bank account but in the way we make others feel and the way they make us feel.” – Joe Rogan

28. “I’m obsessed to extreme winners because I think there’s a madness to it.  I truly believe that in order to truly be great at something you have to give into a certain amount of madness.” – Joe Rogan

29. “There’s a never-ending ocean of techniques out there.” – Joe Rogan

30. “The quicker we all realize that we’ve been taught how to live life by the people that were operating on the momentum of an ignorant past the quicker we can move to a global ethic of community that doesn’t value invented borders or the monopolization of natural resources, but rather the goal of a happier more loving humanity.” – Joe Rogan

31. “People for the most part can smell lies.” – Joe Rogan

32. “Life is about the pursuit of excellence.  That pursuit is probably more exciting to me now more than ever.” – Joe Rogan

33. “We define ourselves far too often by our past failures.  That’s not you.  You are this person right now.  You’re the person who has learned from those failures.  Build confidence and momentum with each good decision you make from here on out and choose to be inspired.” – Joe Rogan

34. “Greatness and madness are next door neighbors and they often borrow each other’s sugar.” – Joe Rogan

35. “Haters are all failures.  It’s 100% across the board.  No one who is truly brilliant at anything is a hater.” – Joe Rogan

36. “In all my travelings, all my life adventures; I have to say I still don’t know what life is, absolutely no clue, and it is a subject that is constantly on my mind.  One thing I do know for a fact is that the nicer we are to our fellow human beings, the nicer the universe is to us.” – Joe Rogan

37. “Kindness is one of the best gifts you can bestow…We know that inherently that feels great.” – Joe Rogan

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28 Charlamagne Tha God Quotes on Life

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Charlamagne Tha God is best known for his colorful attitude & quick wit as a host on the infamous radio show The Breakfast Club in addition to being a best selling author.  However, he had to work hard and hustle in order to achieve the success he has today.  From an intern working in a radio station in one of the poorest parts of South Carolina, to becoming one of the most recognizable personalities on the airwaves; Charlamagne has picked up a lot of wisdom throughout his years.

Here are some of Charlamagne Tha God’s best quotes:

1. “The person who makes no mistakes is usually not making anything.  No money, no forward progress, nothing!” – Charlamagne Tha God

2. “Your passion is that one thing you can’t stop thinking about, that thing you wake up thinking about in the morning, go to sleep thinking about at night, that thing that you would do for free!” – Charlamagne Tha God

3. “Recognize opportunity when it’s not a paycheck to it.” – Charlamagne Tha God

4. “You can’t solve a problem with the same mindset that created it.” – Charlamagne Tha God

5. “The only reason people pursue certain things is because they see it working for other people.  To me, that’s lazy.  Figure out your own lane, figure out the gift that makes you unique.” – Charlamagne Tha God

6. “Measure twice, cut once.” – Charlamagne Tha God

7. “Don’t complain, compete.” – Charlamagne Tha God

8. “Nobody can make you angry without your consent, nobody can disappoint you without your consent, you have to give people consent to do these things.” – Charlamagne Tha God

9. “If you really on your grind, you don’t have to announce it.  Hustle speaks for itself.” – Charlamagne Tha God

10. “Experience is the best teacher or you can learn from the mistakes of others but most of the time you have to carry that cross yourself.” – Charlamagne Tha God

11. “If you say that you’re a king, queen, god or goddess and you recognize that you’re from ancestral greatness, you have to start living up to that.  Its really just that simple.” – Charlamagne Tha God

12. “Time tells all tales.” – Charlamagne Tha God

13. “Pessimism has never won any battles.” – Charlamagne Tha God

14. “Thank you god for blessing me with another day of life!” – Charlamagne Tha God

15. “If you don’t have anything nice to say – say it anyway.” – Charlamagne Tha God

16. “Live your truth.  When you live your truth nobody can use your truth against you.” – Charlamagne Tha God

17. “Much success to you, even if you wish me the opposite.” – Charlamagne Tha God

18. “Opportunity comes to those who create it.” – Charlamagne Tha God

19. “I pride myself on being the nicest person in the room.” – Charlamagne Tha God

20. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide whether or not to be reduced by them.” – Charlamagne Tha God

21. “I feel like my soul purpose is to be of service to others.” – Charlamagne Tha God

22. “Just because someone does something good for you, doesn’t mean that they’re good for you.” – Charlamagne Tha God

23. “You can be very honest and direct with people respectfully.  I never do anything maliciously; I simply give my honest opinion.” – Charlamagne Tha God

24. “No matter what position you’re in always hustle like an intern.” – Charlamagne Tha God

25. “Some people are upset about progress because when progress happens, it eliminates your excuses as to why you personally aren’t progressing.” – Charlamagne Tha God

26. “Live your truth. Honesty is always the best policy. Manners will take you where money won’t.” – Charlamagne Tha God

27. “You have to start looking in the mirror and saying ‘this is who I am, this is what I am and this is how I’m going to be’ and start demanding more from yourself.” – Charlamagne Tha God

28. “Always remember if you can’t be happy for someone else’s success you won’t be blessed with any of your own.” – Charlamagne Tha God

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37 Fantastic J.K. Rowling Quotes

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J.K. Rowling is best known for creating a literary empire from her Harry Potter series.  From being a poor, single mother writing her original concept on a napkin in a coffee show – to imagining some of the most popular and recognizable characters & stories the world has ever seen.  Even after getting rejected by dozens of publishers, Rowling persisted.  She is a prime example of how working hard, patience, following your passions can lead to massive success.  Rowling continues to be an advocate for world literacy, freedom, and following your dreams.

Here are 37 of J.K. Rowling’s Best Quotes:

1. “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” – J.K. Rowling

2. “I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized, and I still had a daughter who I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea.  And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – J.K. Rowling

3. “The truth.  It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and must therefore be treated with great caution.” – J.K. Rowling

4. “Failure is not fun.  It can be awful.  But living so cautiously that you never fail is worse.” – J.K. Rowling

5. “Talent and intelligence never yet inoculated anyone against the caprice of the fates.” – J.K. Rowling

6. “You are the true master of death, because the true master does not seek to run away from Death.  He accepts that he must die, and understands that there are far, far worse things in the living world than dying.” – J.K. Rowling

7. “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” – J.K. Rowling

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

9. “You sort of start thinking anything is possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” – J.K. Rowling

10. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends” – J.K. Rowling

11. “If someone asked for my recipe for happiness, step one would be finding out what you love doing the most in the world and step two would be finding someone to pay you to do it.” – J.K. Rowling

12. “We can choose.  Things go largely like you want them to go.  You control your own life.  Your own will is extremely powerful.” – J.K. Rowling

13. “Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.” – J.K. Rowling

14. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” – J.K. Rowling

15. “We’ve all got both light and dark inside us.  What matters is the part we choose to act on.  That’s who we really are.” – J.K. Rowling

16. “People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.” – J.K. Rowling

17. “Failure means a stripping away of the inessential.” – J.K. Rowling

18. “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – J.K. Rowling

19. “As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.” – J.K. Rowling

20. “To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.” – J.K. Rowling

21. “Never be ashamed!  There’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth bothering with.” – J.K. Rowling

22. “Is ‘fat’ really the worse thing a human being can be?  Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’, or ‘cruel’?  Not to me.” – J.K. Rowling

23. “Whatever money you might have, self-worth really lies in finding out what you do best.” – J.K. Rowling

24. “You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity.” – J.K. Rowling

25. “We have to choose between what is right, and what is easy.” – J.K. Rowling

26. “Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.” – J.K. Rowling

27. “The most important thing is to read as much as you can, life I did.  It will give you an understanding of what makes good writing and it will enlarge your vocabulary.” – J.K. Rowling

28. “We do not need magic to transform our world.  We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.” – J.K. Rowling

29. “Failure is so important.  We speak about success all the time.  It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success.  I’ve met people who don’t want to try for fear of failing.” – J.K. Rowling

30. “You’ve got to work.  It’s about structure.  Its about discipline.  It’s all these deadly things that your schoolteacher told you you needed…you need it.” – J.K. Rowling

31. “I think you have a moral responsibility when you’ve been given far more than you need, to do wise things with it and give intelligently.” – J.K. Rowling

32. “What’s coming will come and we’ll just have to meet it when it does.” – J.K. Rowling

33. “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” – J.K. Rowling

34. “I would like to be remembered as someone who did the best she could with the talent she had.” – J.K. Rowling

35. “Life is difficult, and complicated, and beyond anyone’s total control, and the humility to know that will enable you to survive is vicissitudes.” – J.K. Rowling

36. “The knowledge that you have emerged wiser and stronger from setbacks means that you are, ever after, secure in your ability to survive.” – J.K. Rowling

37. “The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed.” – J.K. Rowling

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48 Steve Harvey Quotes About Life

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Steve Harvey is a radio personality, comedian, author and a host for multiple TV shows.  He is a five-time Daytime Emmy Award winner and a 14-time NAACP Image Award winner in multiple categories.  After spending most of his early life in Cleveland Ohio, Steve went on to have many jobs before landing his current roles in the entertainment industry.  After going from homeless to becoming one of the hardest working people in Hollywood, Steve Harvey has led an inspiring life and brings his wisdom and insight to his followers every day.

Here are some of Steve Harvey’s most powerful quotes:

1. “I take my brand very seriously.” – Steve Harvey

2. “If you want to be successful you have to jump, there’s no way around it.  If you’re safe, you’ll never soar.” – Steve Harvey

3. “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” – Steve Harvey

4. “A person has to remember that the road to success is always under construction.  You have to get that through your head.  That it is not easy becoming successful.” – Steve Harvey

5. “God lets you be successful because he trusts you that you will do the right thing with it  Now, does he get disappointed often?  All the time, because people get there and they forget how they got it.” – Steve Harvey

6. “Procrastination will delay your change!  Today is a very good day to change; don’t let you stop yourself from growing.” – Steve Harvey

7. “Failure means you’ve now learned another valuable lessons that pushes you one step closer to success.” – Steve Harvey

8. “Your career is what you’re paid for.  Your calling is what you’re made for.” – Steve Harvey

9. “Do not ignore the passion that burns in you.  Spend time to discover your gift.” – Steve Harvey

10. “The dream is free, but the hustle is sold separately.” – Steve Harvey

11. “You are never too old to reinvent yourself.” – Steve Harvey

12. “Don’t hate the player; change the game.” – Steve Harvey

13. “Your gift is something that you can do innately better than anything else.” – Steve Harvey

14. “Forgiveness is for you.  It does more for you than the other person.” – Steve Harvey

15. “You can’t go forward and backwards at the same time.” – Steve Harvey

16. “Failure is a great teacher, and I think when you make mistakes and you recover from them and you treat them as valuable learning experiences, then you’ve got something to share.” – Steve Harvey

17. “There’s no such thing as luck.  These are blessings.  God endows them upon you,  He makes you a blessing to become a blessing.” – Steve Harvey

18. “Your setback is just a setup for a comeback.” – Steve Harvey

19. “The more people you help become successful the more successful you become.” – Steve Harvey

20. “People don’t like to hear the truth out here because the truth makes them think.” – Steve Harvey

21. “My calling is to help people, to teach people, to share with people, until I die.  I can never stop doing that.  I can’t, and I don’t want to.” – Steve Harvey

22. “When you’re happy at home, you can make a lot of things happen.” – Steve Harvey

23. “I pay attention to every minute of the day.” – Steve Harvey

24. “If you are waking up with the sensation that there has got to be more in life…then there is.” – Steve Harvey

25. “You can’t tell big dreams to small minded people.” – Steve Harvey

26. “Catch fire today!  Make today the day you stop complaining and do something.” – Steve Harvey

27. “The 4 P’s to success: pressure, persistence, perseverance & prayer.” – Steve Harvey

28. “Growth is in a series of mistakes.  That’s the only way you learn.” – Steve Harvey

29. “If you can see it in your mind, you can hold it in your mind.” – Steve Harvey

30. “Don’t let your mind stop you.” – Steve Harvey

31. “The number one cause of failure in this country is the fear of failure.” – Steve Harvey

32. “The most successful people in this world recognize that taking chances to get what they want is much more productive than sitting around being too scared to take a shot.” – Steve Harvey

33. “I’m not a doctor.  I just have a tremendous amount of common sense.” – Steve Harvey

34. “There has been nothing more impactful on my life and meaningful to me than the introduction of christ.  That, hands down, blows away every joke I’ve ever written.” – Steve Harvey

35. “I’m a comedian first.  I’ve learned how to act.  I just draw on life experiences and that’s how I learned.  I didn’t take classes or anything.  I don’t need no classroom.” – Steve Harvey

36. “Your mission, your purpose and your destiny will all be tied to one thing – your gift.” – Steve Harvey

37. “What you want out of life is the thing you have to give the most of.” – Steve Harvey

38. “Wake up and smile!  Wake up and be grateful!” – Steve Harvey

39. “Do not ignore your gift.  Your gift is the thing you do the absolute best with the least amount of effort.” – Steve Harvey

40. “Your reality is yours.  Stop wasting time looking at someone else’s reality while doing nothing about yours.” – Steve Harvey

41. “Let a man see what he can get but make him imagine what he can have.” – Steve Harvey

42. “God’s plan for you is greater than any plan you can think of.” – Steve Harvey

43. “You simply cannot drive forward if you’re focused on what’s happening in the rear view mirror.” – Steve Harvey

44. “You have the potential for greatness.” – Steve Harvey

45. “I am from the hood; I never had nothing.  Now that I have something, I must give back.” – Steve Harvey

46. “Your dream has to be bigger than your fear.” – Steve Harvey

47. “When you’re up in life, your friends get to know who you are.  When you’re down in life, you get to know who your friends are.” – Steve Harvey

48. “Sometimes out of your biggest misery, comes your greatest gain.” – Steve Harvey

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