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Jay Z is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America. In 2015, Forbes estimated Jay Z’s net worth at nearly $550 million.

Here are 66 Inspirational Jay-Z quotes:

1. “I’m a mirror. If you’re cool with me, I’m cool with you, and the exchange starts. What you see is what you reflect. If you don’t like what you see, then you’ve done something. If I’m standoffish, that’s because you are.” – Jay-Z

2. “I’m hungry for knowledge. The whole thing is to learn every day, to get brighter and brighter. That’s what this world is about. You look at someone like Gandhi, and he glowed. Martin Luther King glowed. Muhammad Ali glows. I think that’s from being bright all the time, and trying to be brighter.” – Jay-Z

3. “As kids we didn’t complain about being poor; we talked about how rich we were going to be and made moves to get the lifestyle we aspired to by any means we could. And as soon as we had a little money, we were eager to show it.” – Jay-Z

4. “That’s why this generation is the least racist generation ever. You see it all the time. Go to any club. People are intermingling, hanging out, having fun, enjoying the same music. Hip-hop is not just in the Bronx anymore. It’s worldwide. Everywhere you go, people are listening to hip-hop and partying together. Hip-hop has done that.” – Jay-Z

5. “You make your first album, you make some money, and you feel like you still have to show face, like ‘I still go to the projects.’ I’m like, why? Your job is to inspire people from your neighborhood to get out. You grew up there. What makes you think it’s so cool?” – Jay-Z

6. “I collect art, and I drink wine… things that I like that I had never been exposed to. But I never said, ‘I’m going to buy art to impress this crowd.’ That’s just ridiculous to me. I don’t live my life like that, because how could you be happy with yourself?” – Jay-Z

7. “I would run into the corner store, the bodega, and just grab a paper bag or buy juice – anything just to get a paper bag. And I’d write the words on the paper bag and stuff these ideas in my pocket until I got back. Then I would transfer them into the notebook.” – Jay-Z

8. “I’m far from being god, but I work god damn hard.” – Jay-Z

9. “I think relationships are broken up because of the media.” – Jay-Z

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

11. “One of the reasons inequality gets so deep in this country is that everyone wants to be rich. That’s the American ideal. Poor people don’t like talking about poverty because even though they might live in the projects surrounded by other poor people and have, like, ten dollars in the bank, they don’t like to think of themselves as poor.” – Jay-Z

12. “I’ve never looked at myself and said that I need to be a certain way to be around a certain sort of people. I’ve always wanted to stay true to myself, and I’ve managed to do that. People have to accept that.” – Jay-Z

13. “My brands are an extension of me. They’re close to me. It’s not like running GM, where there’s no emotional attachment.” – Jay-Z

14. “The burden of poverty isn’t just that you don’t always have the things you need, it’s the feeling of being embarrassed every day of your life, and you’d do anything to lift that burden.” Jay-Z

15. “When the TV version of Annie came on, I was drawn to it. It was the struggle of this poor kid in this environment and how her life changed. It immediately resonated.” – Jay-Z

16.  “My thing is related to who I am as a person. The clothes are an extension of me. The music is an extension of me. All my businesses are part of the culture, so I have to stay true to whatever I’m feeling at the time, whatever direction I’m heading in. And hopefully, everyone follows.” – Jay-Z

17. “Rap for me is like making movies, telling stories, and getting the emotions of the songs through in just as deep a way. And I grew up in rap and movies the same way.” – Jay-Z

18. “Racism is taught in the home. We agree on that? Well, it’s very hard to teach racism to a teenager who’s listening to rap music and who idolizes, say, Snoop Dogg. It’s hard to say, ‘That guy is less than you.’ The kid is like, ‘I like that guy, he’s cool. How is he less than me?” – Jay-Z

19. “Growing up, politics never trickled down to the areas we come from. But people from Obama’s camp, and Obama himself, reached out to me and asked for my help on the campaign. We’ve sat and had dinner, and we’ve spoken on the phone. He’s a very sharp guy. Very charming. Very cool.” – Jay-Z

20. “They say a midget standing on a giant’s shoulders can see much further than the giant. So I got the whole rap world on my shoulders, they trying to see further than I am.” – Jay-Z

21st Jay-Z Quote – “I was forced to be an artist and a CEO from the beginning, so I was forced to be like a businessman because when I was trying to get a record deal, it was so hard to get a record deal on my own that it was either give up or create my own company.” – Jay-Z

22. “I grew up in Marcy Projects in Brooklyn, and my mom and pop had an extensive record collection, so Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder and all of those sounds and souls of Motown filled the house.” – Jay-Z

23. “Hip-hop is more about attaining wealth. People respect success. They respect big. They don’t even have to like your music. If you’re big enough, people are drawn to you.” – Jay-Z

24. “Wherever I go, I bring the culture with me, so that they can understand that it’s attainable. I didn’t do it any other way than through hip-hop.” – Jay-Z

25. “It’s hilarious a lot of times. You have a conversation with someone, and he’s like, ‘You speak so well!’ I’m like, ‘What do you mean? Do you understand that’s an insult?” – Jay-Z

26. “Hip-hop has done so much for racial relations, and I don’t think it’s given the proper credit. It has changed America immensely. I’m going to make a very bold statement: Hip-hop has done more than any leader, politician, or anyone to improve race relations.” – Jay-Z

27. “When you’re growing up, your dad is your superhero. Once you’ve let yourself fall that in love with someone, once you put him on such a high pedestal and he lets you down, you never want to experience that pain again.” – Jay-Z

28. “I have inherited two of the most important brands in hip-hop, Def Jam and Roc-A-Fella. Reid and Universal Music Group have given me the opportunity to manage the companies I have contributed to my whole career. I feel this is a giant step for me and the entire artist community.” – Jay-Z

29. “The average rap life is two or three albums. You’re lucky to get to your second album in rap!” – Jay-Z

30. “By the time I got to record my first album, I was 26, I didn’t need pen or paper – my memory had been trained just to listen to a song, think of the words, and lay them to tape.” – Jay-Z

 

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31. “Everyone who makes music is a good collaborator at their foundation because in order to make music, you have to connect to it in a way that other people can’t.” – Jay-Z

32. “Do me a favor. Don’t do me no favors. I handle mine.” – Jay-Z

33. “You can want success all you want. But to get it, you can’t falter. You can’t slip, you can’t sleep, one eye open, for real, and forever.” – Jay-Z

34. “People respect success. They respect big. They don’t even have to like your music. If you’re big enough, people are drawn to you. “ – Jay-Z

35. “All I got is dreams. Nobody else believes. Nobody else can see. Nobody else but me. “ – Jay-Z

36. “Don’t tell me what was said about me… Tell me why they were so comfortable to say it to you.” – Jay-Z

37. “Everything evens up, you just wait. Even a garage can gets a steak. You are not even a garbage can, you have faith!” – Jay-Z

38. “You can pay for school but you can’t buy class. “ – Jay-Z

39. “You learn more in failure than you ever do in success. “ – Jay-Z

40. “We hustle out of a sense of hopelessness. Sort of a desperation. Through that desperation, we become addicted. But we feel we have nothing to list. So we offer you, well, we offer our lives. What do you bring to the table?” – Jay-Z

41. “I’m not afraid of dying. I’m afraid of not trying.” – Jay-Z

42. “I will not lose, for even in defeat, there’s a valuable lesson learned, so it evens up for me.” – Jay-Z

43. “A wise man told me don’t argue with fools. Because people from a distance can’t tell who is who.” – Jay-Z

44th Jay-Z Quote – “I’m not a businessman. I’m a business, man.” – Jay-Z

45. “Difficult takes a day, impossible takes a week.” – Jay-Z

46. “Either love me, or leave me alone.” – Jay-Z

47.  “It’s a brand new world. Let me show you.” – Jay-Z

48. “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” – Jay-Z

49. “They talk. We live. Who cares what they say?” – Jay-Z

50. “Identity is a prison you can never escape, but the way to redeem your past is not to run from it, but to try to understand it, and use it as a foundation to grow.” – Jay-Z

51. “Those who are successful overcome their fears and take action. Those who aren’t submit to their fears and live with regrets.” – Jay-Z

52. “If ya’ll can’t already see, I ain’t worried about ya’ll, ‘cause I’m already me. “ – Jay-Z

53. “I’d rather die enormous than live dormant.” – Jay-Z

54. “I believe excellence is being able to perform at a high level over and over.” – Jay-Z

55. “If it’s you and me against the world, then so be it.” – Jay-Z

56. “We change people through conversation, not through censorship.” – Jay-Z

57. “I’m like a dog, I never speak, but I understand.” – Jay-Z

58. “I’m a hustler baby; I sell water to a well.” – Jay-Z

59. “If people don’t hate you, you’re probably not doing very big things.” – Jay-Z

60. “I believe everybody in the world is born with genius-level talent. Apply yourself to whatever you’re genius at and you can do anything in the world.” – Jay-Z

61. “I went through hell, I’m expecting heaven.” – Jay-Z

62. “Leave a mark they can’t erase, neither space nor time.” – Jay-Z

63. “Photoshoot fresh looking like wealth, I’m about to call the paparazzi on myself.” – Jay-Z

64. “Belief in oneself and knowing who you are, I mean, that’s the foundation for everything great.” – Jay-Z

65. “I sell ice in winter, I sell fire in hell.” – Jay-Z

66th Jay-Z Quote – “Jealousy is a weak emotion.” – Jay-Z

 

What’s your favorite Jay-Z 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. Eric Jefferson

    Sep 6, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Great read… Very inspiring!

  2. Scott Jasper

    Jan 30, 2016 at 3:23 am

    Jay-Z has to be the smoothest person on the planet. Seriously, he never looks nervous or unsure.

  3. Addicted 2 The Grind

    Jan 24, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Great Quotes, The one that stood out to me was“Do me a favor. Don’t do me no favors. I handle mine.” – Jay-Z.

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32 Inspirational Mother Teresa Quotes

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Mother Teresa, known in the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, is one of the most recognized humanitarian figures in recent memory.  From an early age, Mother Teresa dedicated her life to charity and helping those in need all around the world.  Even though much of her drive comes from her loyalty to her faith, her story and wisdom continues to inspire millions to this day even after her death in 1997.

Here are some of her most inspirational quotes:

1. “Peace begins with a smile.” – Mother Teresa

2. “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Mother Teresa

3. “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” – Mother Teresa

4. “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” – Mother Teresa

5. “There are no great things, only small things with great love. Happy are those.” – Mother Teresa

6. “We fear the future because we are wasting the today” – Mother Teresa

7. “I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.” – Mother Teresa

8. “Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.” – Mother Teresa

9. “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” – Mother Teresa

10. “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” – Mother Teresa

11. “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” – Mother Teresa

12. “When you don’t have anything, then you have everything” – Mother Teresa

13. “I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.”

14. “Live simply so others may simply live.” – Mother Teresa

15. “I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?” – Mother Teresa

16. “Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.” – Mother Teresa

17. “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” – Mother Teresa

18. “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” – Mother Teresa

19. “Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. ” – Mother Teresa

20. “True love is a giving, and giving until it hurts” – Mother Teresa

21. “One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.” – Mother Teresa

22. “The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.” – Mother Teresa

23. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” – Mother Teresa

24. “Let us always meet each other with a smile, for a smile is the beginning of love” – Mother Teresa

25. “Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself. Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to love God better because of them.” – Mother Teresa

26. “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Mother Teresa

27. “Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person” – Mother Teresa

28. “Intense love does not measure, it just gives.” – Mother Teresa

29. “Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.” – Mother Teresa

30. “God doesn’t require us to succeed, he only requires that you try.” – Mother Teresa

31. “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa

32. “Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.” – Mother Teresa

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35 Motivational Nick Vujicic Quotes

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Born with a rare disorder that left him without arms and legs; Nick Vujicic overcome adversity to become one of the most respected motivational speakers in the world.  From being bullied as a child & confronting his physcial & mental barriers; Nick has grown up to inspire the world and help millions realize that these barriers we encounter exist only in our minds.  Nicks words & actions demonstrate the power of the phrase “where there’s a will, there’s a way”.

Here are 35 of his most powerful quotes:

1. “No matter who you are, no matter what you’re going through, God knows it. He is with you. He is going to pull you through.” – Nick Vujicic

2. “Often people ask how I manage to be happy despite having no arms and no legs. The quick answer is that I have a choice. I can be angry about not having limbs, or I can be thankful that I have a purpose. I chose gratitude.” – Nick Vujicic

3. “… God gave you just one mouth but He gave you two ears, so you should listen twice as much as you speak” – Nick Vujicic

4. “I don’t want to be someone’s reason to hate their life. I want to be someone’s reason to seek something more in their life.” – Nick Vujicic

5. “We may have absolutely no control over what happens to us, but we can control how we respond. If we choose the right attitude, we can rise above whatever challenges we face.” – Nick Vujicic

6. “If a man without arms and legs is dreaming big why can’t we, why can’t we all?” – Nick Vujicic

7. “Often times we feel like either we can’t make a world of difference, or we feel that it’s not going to change anything anyway. The truth is you can change someone’s day,you can change someone’s life, but you have to show up and do what you got to do to actually see any fruit coming from it.” – Nick Vujicic

8. “This life is full of great experiences if we only give it a shot” – Nick Vujicic

9. “Take small steps in the right direction. No matter how small your steps, keep moving forward towards your goal.” – Nick Vujicic

10. “It’s a lie to think you’re not good enough. It’s a lie to think you’re not worth anything.” – Nick Vujicic

11. “Don’t give up. And know that there is always someone out there who believes in you and who loves you just the way that you are.” – Nick Vujicic

12. “Money can’t heal your heart. Money can’t give you purpose. I don’t want arms and legs, I want purpose. I don’t want arms and legs, I want peace. And I don’t want arms and legs, I want to be a miracle for someone else.” – Nick Vujicic

13. “In life, if you don’t know the truth, then you can’t be free, because then you’ll believe that the lies are the truth. But once we realize that when we read the Word of God, and you know the truth of who you are, then I’m not a man without arms and legs. I am a child of God.” – Nick Vujicic

14. “I encourage you to accept that you may not be able to see a path right now, but that doesn’t mean it’s not there.” – Nick Vujicic

15. “The biggest temptation I believe is to feel comfortable, to feel like you’ve worked through all of that here on earth, and are satisfied with this life” – Nick Vujicic

16. “There are no short and easy paths to a long and lasting happiness.” – Nick Vujicic

17. “Pain is pain. Broken is broken. Fear is the biggest disability of all. And will paralyze you more than you being in a wheelchair.” – Nick Vujicic

18. “Just because I don’t understand god’s plans does not mean that he is not with me.” – Nick Vujicic

19. “To wish for change will change nothing. To make the decision to take action right now will change everything!” – Nick Vujicic

20. “It’s a lie to not think you’re good enough. It’s a lie to not think you’re worth anything.” – Nick Vujicic

21. “Focus on your dream and do everything in your power! You have the power to change your life circumstances.” – Nick Vujicic

22. “Keep moving ahead because action creates momentum, which in turn creates unanticipated opportunities.” – Nick Vujicic

23. “I was never crippled until I lost hope.” – Nick Vujicic

24. “I will try one hundred times to get up, and if I fail one hundred times, If I fail and I give up will I ever get up? No! If I fail I’ll try again and again. But I want to tell you, it’s not the end.” – Nick Vujicic

25. “When you can’t get a miracle, you can still be a miracle for someone else” – Nick Vujicic

26. “In life you have a choice: bitter or better? Choose better, forget bitter.” – Nick Vujicic

27. “If you’re looking for happiness in things, you’ll never find it.” – Nick Vujicic

28. “The greater the struggle, the more glorious the triumph.” – Nick Vujicic

29. “Don’t put your life on hold so you can dwell on the unfairness of past hurts” – Nick Vujicic

30. “You can either be angry for what you don’t have or thankful for what you do have. Do your best and God will do the rest.” – Nick Vujicic

31. “The greatest rewards come when you give of yourself. It’s about bettering the lives of others, being part of something bigger than yourself, and making a positive difference.” – Nick Vujicic

32. “I believe if God doesn’t give you a miracle, you are a miracle of God for somebody else’s salvation.” – Nick Vujicic

33. “Dream big, my friend, and never give up. We all make mistakes, but none of us are mistakes. Take one day at a time. Embrace the positive attitudes, perspectives, principles and truths I share, and you, too, will overcome.” – Nick Vujicic

34. “The challenges in our lives are there to strengthen our convictions. They are not there to run us over.” – Nick Vujicic

35. “Focus on your dream and do everything in your power you have the power to change your life circumstances.” – Nick Vujicic

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33 Enlightening Bob Marley Quotes

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Bob Marley is an internationally respected musician, activist, and philanthropist.  Hailing from Jamaica, his music has influenced both minds and revolutions around the world.  Much of his wisdom can be found in the lyrics of his songs.  Timeless, these words will resonate within young people for generations to come.

Here are some of Bob Marley’s most powerful words of wisdom

1. “I don’t believe in death, neither in flesh nor in spirit.” – Bob Marley

2. “When one door is closed, don’t you know, another is open.” – Bob Marley

3. “Love the life you live. live the life you love.” – Bob Marley

4. “Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts.” – Bob Marley

5. “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” – Bob Marley

6. “Beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but its everything in between that makes it all worth living.” – Bob Marley

7. “Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality.” – Bob Marley

8. “Don’t complicate your mind.” – Bob Marley

9. “The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” – Bob Marley

10. “Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.” – Bob Marley

 

11. “Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold…” – Bob Marley
12. “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” – Bob Marley
13. “It’s your own conscience that is gonna remind you; that it’s your heart and nobody else’s that is gonna judge.” – Bob Marley
14. “Judge not, before you judge yourself. Judge not, if you’re not ready for judgment.” – Bob Marley
15. “Man is a universe within himself.” – Bob Marley

16. “Your life is worth much more than gold.” – Bob Marley

17. “Judge not, before you judge yourself.” – Bob Marley

18. “Don’t trust people whose feelings change with time. Trust people whose feelings remain the same, even when the time” – Bob Marley

19. “You just can’t live in that negative way….. make way for the positive day.” – Bob Marley

20. “I no have education. I have inspiration. If I was educated I would be a damn fool.” – Bob Marley

21. “Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections.” – Bob Marley

22. “Road of life is rocky and you may stumble too, so while you talk about me, someone else is judging you.” – Bob Marley

23. “Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?” – Bob Marley

24. “Don’t worry about a thing, ’cause every little thing gonna be all right.” – Bob Marley

25. “In this bright future you can’t forget your past.” – Bob Marley

26. “In the abundance of water a fool is thirsty.” – Bob Marley

27. “One love, one heart . . . Let’s get together and feel all right” – Bob Marley

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

29. “True friends are like stars; you can only recognize them when it’s dark around you.” – Bob Marley

30. “Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end.” – Bob Marley

31. “You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.” – Bob Marley

32. “Love, friendship, laughter… Some of the best things in life really are free.” – Bob Marley

33. “The most beautiful things are not perfect, they are special” – Bob Marley

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28 Inspirational Nelson Mandela Quotes

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Nelson Mandela is the former president of South Africa, as well as a well known and respected humanitarian, activist, philanthropist, politician, and revolutionary.  Millions look towards Mandelas actions as they fight for their own human rights across the world.  It is hard to argue against the idea that he was one of the most influential leaders in recent memory.

Here are a few of his most powerful quotes:

1. “I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.” – Nelson Mandela

2. “Forget the past” – Nelson Mandela

3. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela

4. “Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end.” – Nelson Mandela

5. “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination” – Nelson Mandela

6. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

7. “When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace.” – Nelson Mandela

8. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela

9. “And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same” – Nelson Mandela

10. “Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.” – Nelson Mandela

11. “If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy.  Then he becomes your partner” – Nelson Mandela

12. “A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.” – Nelson Mandela

13. “Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.” – Nelson Mandela

14. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

15. “Let each know that for each the body, the mind, and the soul have been freed to fullfill themselves” – Nelson Mandela

16. “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela

17. “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” – Nelson Mandela

18. “After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb” – Nelson Mandela

19. “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela

20. “When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat” – Nelson Mandela

21. “Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.” – Nelson Mandela

22. “Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace” – Nelson Mandela

23. “We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.” – Nelson Mandela

24. “Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished” – Nelson Mandela

25. “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” – Nelson Mandela

26. “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” – Nelson Mandela

27. “I like friends who have independent minds because they tend to make you see problems from all angles.” – Nelson Mandela

28. “When people are determined they can overcome anything.” – Nelson Mandela

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I love social media. It can help you make friends, share your life, build a network, and even build a business. In the same token, social media can easily become an enemy of success as a hindrance and consumer of attention. (more…)

I used to be homeless and now run a six figure business with my partner and travel the world. My journey to help those in need has taken me from non-profit director to supporting holistic entrepreneurs have a life of freedom. I run the Thriving Launch Podcast, which features the most influential leaders in the areas of love, spirituality, business, and success. It's my mission to help heart-centered entrepreneurs get their message heard. Learn more on at my website ThrivingLaunch.com (http://www.thrivinglaunch.com/)

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  1. Eric Jefferson

    Sep 6, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Great read… Very inspiring!

  2. Scott Jasper

    Jan 30, 2016 at 3:23 am

    Jay-Z has to be the smoothest person on the planet. Seriously, he never looks nervous or unsure.

  3. Addicted 2 The Grind

    Jan 24, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Great Quotes, The one that stood out to me was“Do me a favor. Don’t do me no favors. I handle mine.” – Jay-Z.

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32 Inspirational Mother Teresa Quotes

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Mother Teresa, known in the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, is one of the most recognized humanitarian figures in recent memory.  From an early age, Mother Teresa dedicated her life to charity and helping those in need all around the world.  Even though much of her drive comes from her loyalty to her faith, her story and wisdom continues to inspire millions to this day even after her death in 1997.

Here are some of her most inspirational quotes:

1. “Peace begins with a smile.” – Mother Teresa

2. “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Mother Teresa

3. “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” – Mother Teresa

4. “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” – Mother Teresa

5. “There are no great things, only small things with great love. Happy are those.” – Mother Teresa

6. “We fear the future because we are wasting the today” – Mother Teresa

7. “I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.” – Mother Teresa

8. “Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.” – Mother Teresa

9. “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” – Mother Teresa

10. “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” – Mother Teresa

11. “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” – Mother Teresa

12. “When you don’t have anything, then you have everything” – Mother Teresa

13. “I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.”

14. “Live simply so others may simply live.” – Mother Teresa

15. “I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?” – Mother Teresa

16. “Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.” – Mother Teresa

17. “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” – Mother Teresa

18. “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” – Mother Teresa

19. “Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. ” – Mother Teresa

20. “True love is a giving, and giving until it hurts” – Mother Teresa

21. “One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.” – Mother Teresa

22. “The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.” – Mother Teresa

23. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” – Mother Teresa

24. “Let us always meet each other with a smile, for a smile is the beginning of love” – Mother Teresa

25. “Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself. Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to love God better because of them.” – Mother Teresa

26. “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Mother Teresa

27. “Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person” – Mother Teresa

28. “Intense love does not measure, it just gives.” – Mother Teresa

29. “Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.” – Mother Teresa

30. “God doesn’t require us to succeed, he only requires that you try.” – Mother Teresa

31. “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa

32. “Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.” – Mother Teresa

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35 Motivational Nick Vujicic Quotes

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Born with a rare disorder that left him without arms and legs; Nick Vujicic overcome adversity to become one of the most respected motivational speakers in the world.  From being bullied as a child & confronting his physcial & mental barriers; Nick has grown up to inspire the world and help millions realize that these barriers we encounter exist only in our minds.  Nicks words & actions demonstrate the power of the phrase “where there’s a will, there’s a way”.

Here are 35 of his most powerful quotes:

1. “No matter who you are, no matter what you’re going through, God knows it. He is with you. He is going to pull you through.” – Nick Vujicic

2. “Often people ask how I manage to be happy despite having no arms and no legs. The quick answer is that I have a choice. I can be angry about not having limbs, or I can be thankful that I have a purpose. I chose gratitude.” – Nick Vujicic

3. “… God gave you just one mouth but He gave you two ears, so you should listen twice as much as you speak” – Nick Vujicic

4. “I don’t want to be someone’s reason to hate their life. I want to be someone’s reason to seek something more in their life.” – Nick Vujicic

5. “We may have absolutely no control over what happens to us, but we can control how we respond. If we choose the right attitude, we can rise above whatever challenges we face.” – Nick Vujicic

6. “If a man without arms and legs is dreaming big why can’t we, why can’t we all?” – Nick Vujicic

7. “Often times we feel like either we can’t make a world of difference, or we feel that it’s not going to change anything anyway. The truth is you can change someone’s day,you can change someone’s life, but you have to show up and do what you got to do to actually see any fruit coming from it.” – Nick Vujicic

8. “This life is full of great experiences if we only give it a shot” – Nick Vujicic

9. “Take small steps in the right direction. No matter how small your steps, keep moving forward towards your goal.” – Nick Vujicic

10. “It’s a lie to think you’re not good enough. It’s a lie to think you’re not worth anything.” – Nick Vujicic

11. “Don’t give up. And know that there is always someone out there who believes in you and who loves you just the way that you are.” – Nick Vujicic

12. “Money can’t heal your heart. Money can’t give you purpose. I don’t want arms and legs, I want purpose. I don’t want arms and legs, I want peace. And I don’t want arms and legs, I want to be a miracle for someone else.” – Nick Vujicic

13. “In life, if you don’t know the truth, then you can’t be free, because then you’ll believe that the lies are the truth. But once we realize that when we read the Word of God, and you know the truth of who you are, then I’m not a man without arms and legs. I am a child of God.” – Nick Vujicic

14. “I encourage you to accept that you may not be able to see a path right now, but that doesn’t mean it’s not there.” – Nick Vujicic

15. “The biggest temptation I believe is to feel comfortable, to feel like you’ve worked through all of that here on earth, and are satisfied with this life” – Nick Vujicic

16. “There are no short and easy paths to a long and lasting happiness.” – Nick Vujicic

17. “Pain is pain. Broken is broken. Fear is the biggest disability of all. And will paralyze you more than you being in a wheelchair.” – Nick Vujicic

18. “Just because I don’t understand god’s plans does not mean that he is not with me.” – Nick Vujicic

19. “To wish for change will change nothing. To make the decision to take action right now will change everything!” – Nick Vujicic

20. “It’s a lie to not think you’re good enough. It’s a lie to not think you’re worth anything.” – Nick Vujicic

21. “Focus on your dream and do everything in your power! You have the power to change your life circumstances.” – Nick Vujicic

22. “Keep moving ahead because action creates momentum, which in turn creates unanticipated opportunities.” – Nick Vujicic

23. “I was never crippled until I lost hope.” – Nick Vujicic

24. “I will try one hundred times to get up, and if I fail one hundred times, If I fail and I give up will I ever get up? No! If I fail I’ll try again and again. But I want to tell you, it’s not the end.” – Nick Vujicic

25. “When you can’t get a miracle, you can still be a miracle for someone else” – Nick Vujicic

26. “In life you have a choice: bitter or better? Choose better, forget bitter.” – Nick Vujicic

27. “If you’re looking for happiness in things, you’ll never find it.” – Nick Vujicic

28. “The greater the struggle, the more glorious the triumph.” – Nick Vujicic

29. “Don’t put your life on hold so you can dwell on the unfairness of past hurts” – Nick Vujicic

30. “You can either be angry for what you don’t have or thankful for what you do have. Do your best and God will do the rest.” – Nick Vujicic

31. “The greatest rewards come when you give of yourself. It’s about bettering the lives of others, being part of something bigger than yourself, and making a positive difference.” – Nick Vujicic

32. “I believe if God doesn’t give you a miracle, you are a miracle of God for somebody else’s salvation.” – Nick Vujicic

33. “Dream big, my friend, and never give up. We all make mistakes, but none of us are mistakes. Take one day at a time. Embrace the positive attitudes, perspectives, principles and truths I share, and you, too, will overcome.” – Nick Vujicic

34. “The challenges in our lives are there to strengthen our convictions. They are not there to run us over.” – Nick Vujicic

35. “Focus on your dream and do everything in your power you have the power to change your life circumstances.” – Nick Vujicic

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33 Enlightening Bob Marley Quotes

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Bob Marley is an internationally respected musician, activist, and philanthropist.  Hailing from Jamaica, his music has influenced both minds and revolutions around the world.  Much of his wisdom can be found in the lyrics of his songs.  Timeless, these words will resonate within young people for generations to come.

Here are some of Bob Marley’s most powerful words of wisdom

1. “I don’t believe in death, neither in flesh nor in spirit.” – Bob Marley

2. “When one door is closed, don’t you know, another is open.” – Bob Marley

3. “Love the life you live. live the life you love.” – Bob Marley

4. “Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts.” – Bob Marley

5. “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” – Bob Marley

6. “Beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but its everything in between that makes it all worth living.” – Bob Marley

7. “Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality.” – Bob Marley

8. “Don’t complicate your mind.” – Bob Marley

9. “The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” – Bob Marley

10. “Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.” – Bob Marley

 

11. “Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold…” – Bob Marley
12. “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” – Bob Marley
13. “It’s your own conscience that is gonna remind you; that it’s your heart and nobody else’s that is gonna judge.” – Bob Marley
14. “Judge not, before you judge yourself. Judge not, if you’re not ready for judgment.” – Bob Marley
15. “Man is a universe within himself.” – Bob Marley

16. “Your life is worth much more than gold.” – Bob Marley

17. “Judge not, before you judge yourself.” – Bob Marley

18. “Don’t trust people whose feelings change with time. Trust people whose feelings remain the same, even when the time” – Bob Marley

19. “You just can’t live in that negative way….. make way for the positive day.” – Bob Marley

20. “I no have education. I have inspiration. If I was educated I would be a damn fool.” – Bob Marley

21. “Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections.” – Bob Marley

22. “Road of life is rocky and you may stumble too, so while you talk about me, someone else is judging you.” – Bob Marley

23. “Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?” – Bob Marley

24. “Don’t worry about a thing, ’cause every little thing gonna be all right.” – Bob Marley

25. “In this bright future you can’t forget your past.” – Bob Marley

26. “In the abundance of water a fool is thirsty.” – Bob Marley

27. “One love, one heart . . . Let’s get together and feel all right” – Bob Marley

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

29. “True friends are like stars; you can only recognize them when it’s dark around you.” – Bob Marley

30. “Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end.” – Bob Marley

31. “You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.” – Bob Marley

32. “Love, friendship, laughter… Some of the best things in life really are free.” – Bob Marley

33. “The most beautiful things are not perfect, they are special” – Bob Marley

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28 Inspirational Nelson Mandela Quotes

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Nelson Mandela is the former president of South Africa, as well as a well known and respected humanitarian, activist, philanthropist, politician, and revolutionary.  Millions look towards Mandelas actions as they fight for their own human rights across the world.  It is hard to argue against the idea that he was one of the most influential leaders in recent memory.

Here are a few of his most powerful quotes:

1. “I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.” – Nelson Mandela

2. “Forget the past” – Nelson Mandela

3. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela

4. “Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end.” – Nelson Mandela

5. “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination” – Nelson Mandela

6. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

7. “When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace.” – Nelson Mandela

8. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela

9. “And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same” – Nelson Mandela

10. “Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.” – Nelson Mandela

11. “If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy.  Then he becomes your partner” – Nelson Mandela

12. “A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.” – Nelson Mandela

13. “Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.” – Nelson Mandela

14. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

15. “Let each know that for each the body, the mind, and the soul have been freed to fullfill themselves” – Nelson Mandela

16. “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela

17. “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” – Nelson Mandela

18. “After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb” – Nelson Mandela

19. “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela

20. “When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat” – Nelson Mandela

21. “Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.” – Nelson Mandela

22. “Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace” – Nelson Mandela

23. “We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.” – Nelson Mandela

24. “Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished” – Nelson Mandela

25. “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” – Nelson Mandela

26. “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” – Nelson Mandela

27. “I like friends who have independent minds because they tend to make you see problems from all angles.” – Nelson Mandela

28. “When people are determined they can overcome anything.” – Nelson Mandela

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