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75 Empowering Sara Blakely Quotes

Sara Blakely is the founder of ‘Spanx’, an attire company located in Atlanta, Georgia.

Sara Blakely was placed in the top 100 of the most influential people in the world in ‘Times Magazine’. In 2014 she was ranked 93 as most powerful women in the world by Forbes.

75 Inspirational & Motivational Sara Blakely Quotes:

1. “I’ve always leaned toward a feminine, funky style, even in business settings. I used to paint my nails blue in 1993, before it was mainstream.” – Sara Blakely

2. “My first account was Neiman Marcus. I cold-called them just like I had cold-called businesses when I was selling fax machines for seven years.” – Sara Blakely

3. “Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know.” – Sara Blakely

4. “When something I can’t control happens, I ask myself : where is the hidden gift, where is the positive in this?” – Sara Blakely

5. “Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else.” – Sara Blakely

6. “You’ve got to visualize where you’re headed and be very clear about it. Take a Polaroid picture of where you’re going to be in a few years.” – Sara Blakely

7. “When I was a child, my father used to encourage my brother and me to fail. At the dinner table, instead of asking about the best part of our day, he would ask us what we failed at that week. If we didn’t have something to tell him, he would be disappointed. When we shared whatever failure we’d endured, he’d high-five us and say, ‘Way to go!’ The gift my father gave us by doing this was redefining what failure truly meant.” – Sara Blakely

8. “Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” – Sara Blakely

9. “Instead of failure being the outcome, failure became not trying. And it forced me at a young age to want to push myself so much further out of my comfort zone.” – Sara Blakely

10. “Every time I went on stage I was so terrified I almost threw up.” – Sara Blakely

11. “We don’t have the luxury of time. We spend more because of how we live, but it’s important to be with our family and friends.” – Sara Blakely

12. “My revenue was $4 million my first year in business, off of one $20 item.” – Sara Blakely

13. “I’d never worked in fashion or retail. I just needed an undergarment that didn’t exist.” – Sara Blakely

14. “I think failure is nothing more than life’s way of nudging you that you are off course.” – Sara Blakely

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

16. “My advice for an entrepreneur just starting out is to differentiate yourself. Why are you different? What’s important about you? Why does the customer need you?” – Sara Blakely

17. “Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’ is my go-to song to pump myself up if I’m having a tough time or if I get really nervous right before a speech.” – Sara Blakely

18. “I shopped for body shapers for the first time in my life and I was horrified. They were thick – it was like wearing workout clothes and they all had a leg band on one side that showed through the pants.” – Sara Blakely

19. “I think very early on in life we all learn what we’re good at and what we’re not good at, and we stay where it’s safe.” – Sara Blakely

20th Sara Blakely Quote – Don’t let what you don’t know scare you, because it can become your greatest asset. And if you do things without knowing how they have always been done, you’re guaranteed to do them differently.” – Sara Blakely

21. “Failures are life’s way of nudging you and letting you know you are off course. Trying new things and not being afraid to fail along the way are more important than what you learn in school.” – Sara Blakely

22. “I made a conscious decision not to tell anyone in my life. Now I tell people – don’t tell anyone your idea until you have invested enough of yourself in it that you are not going to turn back. When a person has an idea at that conception moment it is the most vulnerable – one negative comment could knock you off course.” – Sara Blakely

23. “You’ve got to embrace what you don’t know.” – Sara Blakely

24. “I always joke and say I want to invent a comfortable stiletto and then retire.” – Sara Blakely

25. “Failure is not attached to outcome, but in not trying. This way, it is about answering to yourself.” – Sara Blakely

26. “I think failure is nothing more than life’s way of nudging you that you are off course. My attitude to failure is not attached to outcome, but in not trying. It is liberating. Most people attach failure to something not working out or how people perceive you. This way, it is about answering to yourself.” – Sara Blakely

27. “When I’m bored or tired of being blonde, I’ll throw on a wig. It’s a lot less of a permanent way to change your look, and I have about 10 – all different colors, shapes, bobs, long hair, short, feathered.” – Sara Blakely

28. “I aim to be pretty – I gave up dressing to be sexy in the eighties.” – Sara Blakely

29. “Everything in our society is so purposeful.” – Sara Blakely

30. “Failure to me became not trying versus not succeeding.” – Sara Blakely

31. “My dad encouraged us to fail. Growing up, he would ask us what we failed at that week. If we didn’t have something, he would be disappointed. It changed my mindset at an early age that failure is not the outcome, failure is not trying. Don’t be afraid to fail.” – Sara Blakely

32. “Don’t let what you don’t know scare you, because it can become your greatest asset.” – Sara Blakely

33. “I think my story says that, when women are given the chance and the opportunity, that we can achieve a lot. We deliver.” – Sara Blakely

34. “Perseverance is the key to starting a successful business.” – Sara Blakely

35. “I’d get kicked out of buildings all day long, people would rip up my business card in my face. It’s a humbling business to be in. But I knew I could sell and I knew I wanted to sell something I had created. I cut the feet out of those pantyhose and I knew I was on to something. This was it.” – Sara Blakely

36. “Money is fun to make, fun to spend and fun to give away.” – Sara Blakely

37. “Having a mental snapshot of where you are, where you are going, and what you are moving toward is incredibly powerful.” – Sara Blakely

 

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38. “It’s really a full-time job to manage our lives.” – Sara Blakely

39. “The thought of my mortality – I think about it a lot. I find it motivating. It can be any time that your number’s up.” – Sara Blakely

40th Sara Blakely Quote – Ideas, even million-dollar ones, are most vulnerable in their infancy; don’t share them with too many people. However, don’t hide your plan from people who can help you move it forward.” – Sara Blakely

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

42. “I got a call from the Oprah Winfrey Show. Oprah had chosen Spanx as one of her favorite products in 2000. I had boxes of product in my apartment and I had two weeks notice that she was going to say she loved it on TV and I had no shipping department.” – Sara Blakely

43. “Most of the reason we don’t do things is because we’re afraid to fail. I just made a decision one day that I was not not going to do things in my life because of fear.” – Sara Blakely

44. “The thing about fashion – it’s like ducks going quack, quack quack. It’s being dictated from above, and it just makes me want to rebel against it.” – Sara Blakely

45. “I started thinking about joy. Everything in our society is so purposeful. Let’s bring joy back to the experience.” – Sara Blakely

46. “I took a Fear of Flying class, and I always missed the class, because I was always flying.” – Sara Blakely

47. “Don’t solicit feedback on your product, idea or your business just for validation purposes. You want to tell the people who can help move your idea forward, but if you’re just looking to your friend, co-worker, husband or wife for validation, be careful. It can stop a lot of multimillion-dollar ideas in their tracks in the beginning.” – Sara Blakely

48. “What I most identify with is effortless fashion, looking as if someone’s not put a lot of effort into their look.” – Sara Blakely

49. “It’s important to be willing to make mistakes. The worst thing that can happen is you become memorable.” – Sara Blakely

50. “I grew up in a house where my father encouraged my brother and me to fail. I specifically remember coming home and saying, ‘Dad, Dad, I tried out for this or that and I was horrible,’ and he would high-five me and say, ‘Way to go.'” – Sara Blakely

51. “I have this system where if I buy three or four new things, I give away three or four things. Sometimes, it’s a very painful system, but shopping is even better when you know that someone else who needs it will be getting. Keep the clothing karma going, I say.” – Sara Blakely

52. “My saddlebags are why ‘Spanx’ exist! Now that I have a baby I also have a muffin top.” – Sara Blakely

53. “Embrace what you don`t know.” – Sara Blakely

54. “I feel like money makes you more of who you already are.” – Sara Blakely

55. “I didn’t like the way it looked in white trousers, and I couldn’t find anything to work underneath them.” – Sara Blakely

56. “I didn’t want women to walk out of the dressing rooms feeling depressed and wanting a cocktail.” – Sara Blakely

57. “If somebody can do something 80 percent as good as you think you would have done it yourself, then you’ve got to let it go.” – Sara Blakely

58. “There is a hidden blessing in the most traumatic things we go through in our lives. My brain always goes to, ‘Where is the hidden blessing? What is my gift?'” – Sara Blakely

59. “With every obstacle that has happened to me in my life, my brain immediately says, ‘Where is the hidden blessing?’ In starting a business and growing a business, every day is learning how to manage obstacles.” – Sara Blakely

60th Sara Blakely Quote – Everything about my journey to get Spanx off the ground entailed me having to be a salesperson – from going to the hosiery mills to get a prototype made to calling Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. I had to position myself to get five minutes in the door with buyers.” – Sara Blakely

61. “I’ll mix a lot of things. I’ll wear a Temperley dress with flip flops, or I might be in head-to-toe Gucci and have on a ring that I got from a gumball machine for 50 cents.” – Sara Blakely

62. “What you don’t know can be your greatest asset.” – Sara Blakely

63. “The word ‘Spanx’ was funny. It made people laugh. No one ever forgot it.” – Sara Blakely

64. “My husband is such a healthy eater. Except when it comes to sweets. He never consumes anything except fruit until noon. And then from noon on he might have some brown rice and some tofu, and then, come eight or nine at night, he orders three mud-pie double-chocolate pieces of cake and eats all three of them.” – Sara Blakely

65. “The smartest thing I ever did was to hire my weakness.” – Sara Blakely

66. “I pledge to invest in women because I believe it offers one of the greatest returns on investment. I am committed to the belief that we would all be in a much better place if half the human race (women) were empowered to prosper, invent, be educated, start their own businesses, run for office essentially be given the chance to soar.” – Sara Blakely

67. “Whatever you can think, you can create; just have a very clear vision… Once you have your snapshot, work on filling in the blanks to get to that place.” – Sara Blakely

68. “Courage is doing something despite the fear, and I’ve worked hard on being a courageous person.” – Sara Blakely

69. “Where I get my energy is: ‘How can I make it better?” – Sara Blakely

70. “I did not like the way I looked in a pair of white pants.” – Sara Blakely

71. “I couldn’t figure out what to wear under my clothes. The body shapers were too thick at the time.” – Sara Blakely

72. “Most of us want to tell our coworkers or friends, or husbands or wives, our ideas. For what reason? We want validation. But I feel ideas are most vulnerable in their infancy. Out of love and concern, friends and family give all the reasons or objections on why you shouldn’t do it. I didn’t want to risk that.” – Sara Blakely

73. “When I was growing up, my dad would encourage my brother and I to fail. We would be sitting at the dinner table and he would ask, ‘So what did you guys fail at this week?’ If we didn’t have something to contribute, he would be disappointed. When I did fail at something, he’d high-five me. What I didn’t realize at the time was that he was completely re-framing my definition of failure at a young age. To me, failure means not trying; failure isn’t the outcome. If I have to look at myself in the mirror and say, ‘I didn’t try that because I was scared,’ that is failure.” – Sara Blakely

74. “When I was 7, I came up with the idea of ‘charm socks.’ My mom would take me to buy bags of plastic charms, we would sew them on frilly white socks, and I sold them at school.” – Sara Blakely

75. “If we can put a man on the moon, we can make pantyhose comfortable.” – Sara Blakely

What’s your favorite Sara Blakely Quote? Share your favorite quote in the comment section below

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  1. Charlene Rhinehart

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Great post! I really liked quote #73! This is a complete shift in how our society views failure!

    73. “When I was growing up, my dad would encourage my brother and I to fail. We would be sitting at the dinner table and he would ask, ‘So what did you guys fail at this week?’ If we didn’t have something to contribute, he would be disappointed. When I did fail at something, he’d high-five me. What I didn’t realize at the time was that he was completely re-framing my definition of failure at a young age. To me, failure means not trying; failure isn’t the outcome. If I have to look at myself in the mirror and say, ‘I didn’t try that because I was scared,’ that is failure.” – Sara Blakely

  2. Paul Damson Mwanelo

    Jan 10, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Sara Blakely deserve to be emulated in as far as fulfilling dreams is concerned! From the powerful inspiration above,I have learned,realise and concluded mathematically that #DREAMS vs #ACTIONS=#REALITY #{ DREAM ACCOMPLISHMENT}!

  3. stephen osoko

    Jan 8, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    Great Post Jesse!
    “You’ve got to visualize where you’re headed and be very clear about it. Take a Polaroid picture of where you’re going to be in a few years.” – Sara Blakely
    That’s so true.
    The vision will become reality.

  4. bakiliressam

    Jan 8, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Sara Blakely rose from door-to-door fax salesperson to one of today’s most successful entrepreneurs. Learn from her powerful words.

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45 Unforgettable Kanye West Quotes

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Although his name may be surrounded in controversy at any given moment, Kanye West continues to be one of the most respected and highest earning rapper-turned-entrepreneurs of the 21st century. Coming from The South Side of Chicago; Kanye has had to hustle to achieve his level of success.

Despite his ego and public outbursts; Kayne has learned a lot from his journey to greatness.

Here are 45 of Kanye West’s Most Memorable Quotes:

1. “We all self-conscious.  I’m just the first to admit it.” – Kanye West

2. “My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform life.” – Kanye West

3. “Nothing in life is promised except death.” – Kanye West

4. “I still think I am the greatest.” – Kanye West

5. “I’ll say things that are serious and put them in a joke form so people can enjoy them. We laugh to keep from crying.” – Kanye West

6. “Keep your nose out the sky, keep your heart to god, and keep your face to the rising sun.” – Kanye West

7. “I care. I care about everything. Sometimes not giving a f#%k is caring the most.” – Kanye West

8. “My greatest award is what I’m about to do.” – Kanye West

9. “Our work is never over.” – Kanye West

10. “Recognize and embrace your flaws so you can learn from them. Sometimes it takes a little polishing to truly shine.” – Kanye West

11. “Believe in your flyness…conquer your shyness.” – Kanye West

12. “I feel like I’m too busy writing history to read it.” – Kanye West

13. “If you have the opportunity to play this game of life you need to appreciate every moment.  A lot of people don’t appreciate the moment until it’s passed.” – Kanye West

14. “People always say that you can’t please everybody. I think that’s a cop-out. Why not attempt it? ‘Cause think of all the people that you will please if you try.” – Kanye West

15. “People say I have a bad reputation. I think I’ve got the best reputation in the building.” – Kanye West

16. “I’m on the pursuit of awesomeness, excellence is the bare minimum.” – Kanye West

17. “I feel that I’m very blessed. But with great blessings come great responsibility.” – Kanye West

18. “Living well eliminates the need for revenge.” – Kanye West

19. “If I don’t scream, if I don’t say something then no one’s going to say anything.” – Kanye West

20. “Why are people so afraid of creative ideas and so scared of truth? All I want to do is do good.” – Kanye West

21. “I’m not comfortable with comfort. I’m only comfortable when I’m in a place where I’m constantly learning and growing.” – Kanye West

22. “One of my biggest Achilles heels has been my ego. And if I, Kanye West, can remove my ego, I think there’s hope for everyone.” – Kanye West

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23. “I always feel like I can do anything. That’s the main thing people are controlled by: thoughts and perceptions of yourself…If you’re taught you can’t do anything, you won’t do anything.” – Kanye West

24. “People always tell you ‘Be humble. Be humble.’ When was the last time someone told you to be amazing? Be great! Be awesome! Be awesome!” ” – Kanye West

25. “Justice could just be clearing a path for people to dream properly.” – Kanye West

26. “Creative output, you know, is just pain. I’m going to be cliche for a minute and say that great art comes from pain.” – Kanye West

27. “For me giving up is way harder than trying.” – Kanye West

28. “Most people are slowed down by the perception of themselves. If you’re taught you can’t do anything, you won’t do anything. I was taught I can do everything.” – Kanye West

29. “I want people to feel like it’s okay to create. It’s okay to not be boxed in. I want people to feel like awesome is possible.” – Kanye West

30. “I’m pretty calculating. I take stuff that I know appeals to people’s bad sides and match it up with stuff that appeals to their good sides.” – Kanye West

31. “I was never really good at anything except for the ability to learn.” – Kanye West

32. “I refuse to accept other people’s ideas of happiness for me. As if there’s a ‘one size fits all’ standard for happiness.” – Kanye West

33. “People will have a problem with whatever you do. At the end of the day, nobody can determine what you need to do in order to be successful and why would you listen to someone who is not successful tell you what you need to do?” – Kanye West

34. “When you’re the absolute best, you get hated on the most.” – Kanye West

35. “People never change. They just become better at hiding who they really are.” – Kanye West

36. “Nobody can tell me where I can and can’t go.” – Kanye West

37. “They say people in your life are seasons and anything that happens is for a reason.” – Kanye West

38. “Memories have to be our most painful blessing.” – Kanye West

39. “I think I do myself a disservice by comparing myself to Steve Jobs and Walt Disney and human beings that we’ve seen before. It should be more like Willy Wonka…and welcome to my chocolate factory.” – Kanye West

40. “You can’t look at a glass half full or empty if it’s overflowing.” – Kanye West

41. “I want the world to be better! All I want is positive! All I want is dopeness!” – Kanye West

42. “Know your worth! People always act like they’re doing more for you than you’re doing for them.” – Kanye West

43. “Would you believe in what you believe in if you were the only one who believed it?” – Kanye West

44. “You’ve got to be really dialled into exactly who you are to the one hundredth power of you’re just like everyone else.” – Kanye West

45. “Criticism can bother you, but you should be more bothered if there’s no criticism. That means you’re too safe.” – Kanye West

What do you think of Kanye West? Which Kanye West quote resonated with you the most? Comment below!

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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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Admit it, you admire the mansion, you covet the sports car, you dream of that private jet or owning that marvelous yacht. To make matters worse you see your boss owning all of these and living the “good” life.  Deep down you envy your wealthy boss because you wish you could have his possessions. (more…)

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  1. Charlene Rhinehart

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Great post! I really liked quote #73! This is a complete shift in how our society views failure!

    73. “When I was growing up, my dad would encourage my brother and I to fail. We would be sitting at the dinner table and he would ask, ‘So what did you guys fail at this week?’ If we didn’t have something to contribute, he would be disappointed. When I did fail at something, he’d high-five me. What I didn’t realize at the time was that he was completely re-framing my definition of failure at a young age. To me, failure means not trying; failure isn’t the outcome. If I have to look at myself in the mirror and say, ‘I didn’t try that because I was scared,’ that is failure.” – Sara Blakely

  2. Paul Damson Mwanelo

    Jan 10, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Sara Blakely deserve to be emulated in as far as fulfilling dreams is concerned! From the powerful inspiration above,I have learned,realise and concluded mathematically that #DREAMS vs #ACTIONS=#REALITY #{ DREAM ACCOMPLISHMENT}!

  3. stephen osoko

    Jan 8, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    Great Post Jesse!
    “You’ve got to visualize where you’re headed and be very clear about it. Take a Polaroid picture of where you’re going to be in a few years.” – Sara Blakely
    That’s so true.
    The vision will become reality.

  4. bakiliressam

    Jan 8, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Sara Blakely rose from door-to-door fax salesperson to one of today’s most successful entrepreneurs. Learn from her powerful words.

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45 Unforgettable Kanye West Quotes

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Although his name may be surrounded in controversy at any given moment, Kanye West continues to be one of the most respected and highest earning rapper-turned-entrepreneurs of the 21st century. Coming from The South Side of Chicago; Kanye has had to hustle to achieve his level of success.

Despite his ego and public outbursts; Kayne has learned a lot from his journey to greatness.

Here are 45 of Kanye West’s Most Memorable Quotes:

1. “We all self-conscious.  I’m just the first to admit it.” – Kanye West

2. “My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform life.” – Kanye West

3. “Nothing in life is promised except death.” – Kanye West

4. “I still think I am the greatest.” – Kanye West

5. “I’ll say things that are serious and put them in a joke form so people can enjoy them. We laugh to keep from crying.” – Kanye West

6. “Keep your nose out the sky, keep your heart to god, and keep your face to the rising sun.” – Kanye West

7. “I care. I care about everything. Sometimes not giving a f#%k is caring the most.” – Kanye West

8. “My greatest award is what I’m about to do.” – Kanye West

9. “Our work is never over.” – Kanye West

10. “Recognize and embrace your flaws so you can learn from them. Sometimes it takes a little polishing to truly shine.” – Kanye West

11. “Believe in your flyness…conquer your shyness.” – Kanye West

12. “I feel like I’m too busy writing history to read it.” – Kanye West

13. “If you have the opportunity to play this game of life you need to appreciate every moment.  A lot of people don’t appreciate the moment until it’s passed.” – Kanye West

14. “People always say that you can’t please everybody. I think that’s a cop-out. Why not attempt it? ‘Cause think of all the people that you will please if you try.” – Kanye West

15. “People say I have a bad reputation. I think I’ve got the best reputation in the building.” – Kanye West

16. “I’m on the pursuit of awesomeness, excellence is the bare minimum.” – Kanye West

17. “I feel that I’m very blessed. But with great blessings come great responsibility.” – Kanye West

18. “Living well eliminates the need for revenge.” – Kanye West

19. “If I don’t scream, if I don’t say something then no one’s going to say anything.” – Kanye West

20. “Why are people so afraid of creative ideas and so scared of truth? All I want to do is do good.” – Kanye West

21. “I’m not comfortable with comfort. I’m only comfortable when I’m in a place where I’m constantly learning and growing.” – Kanye West

22. “One of my biggest Achilles heels has been my ego. And if I, Kanye West, can remove my ego, I think there’s hope for everyone.” – Kanye West

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23. “I always feel like I can do anything. That’s the main thing people are controlled by: thoughts and perceptions of yourself…If you’re taught you can’t do anything, you won’t do anything.” – Kanye West

24. “People always tell you ‘Be humble. Be humble.’ When was the last time someone told you to be amazing? Be great! Be awesome! Be awesome!” ” – Kanye West

25. “Justice could just be clearing a path for people to dream properly.” – Kanye West

26. “Creative output, you know, is just pain. I’m going to be cliche for a minute and say that great art comes from pain.” – Kanye West

27. “For me giving up is way harder than trying.” – Kanye West

28. “Most people are slowed down by the perception of themselves. If you’re taught you can’t do anything, you won’t do anything. I was taught I can do everything.” – Kanye West

29. “I want people to feel like it’s okay to create. It’s okay to not be boxed in. I want people to feel like awesome is possible.” – Kanye West

30. “I’m pretty calculating. I take stuff that I know appeals to people’s bad sides and match it up with stuff that appeals to their good sides.” – Kanye West

31. “I was never really good at anything except for the ability to learn.” – Kanye West

32. “I refuse to accept other people’s ideas of happiness for me. As if there’s a ‘one size fits all’ standard for happiness.” – Kanye West

33. “People will have a problem with whatever you do. At the end of the day, nobody can determine what you need to do in order to be successful and why would you listen to someone who is not successful tell you what you need to do?” – Kanye West

34. “When you’re the absolute best, you get hated on the most.” – Kanye West

35. “People never change. They just become better at hiding who they really are.” – Kanye West

36. “Nobody can tell me where I can and can’t go.” – Kanye West

37. “They say people in your life are seasons and anything that happens is for a reason.” – Kanye West

38. “Memories have to be our most painful blessing.” – Kanye West

39. “I think I do myself a disservice by comparing myself to Steve Jobs and Walt Disney and human beings that we’ve seen before. It should be more like Willy Wonka…and welcome to my chocolate factory.” – Kanye West

40. “You can’t look at a glass half full or empty if it’s overflowing.” – Kanye West

41. “I want the world to be better! All I want is positive! All I want is dopeness!” – Kanye West

42. “Know your worth! People always act like they’re doing more for you than you’re doing for them.” – Kanye West

43. “Would you believe in what you believe in if you were the only one who believed it?” – Kanye West

44. “You’ve got to be really dialled into exactly who you are to the one hundredth power of you’re just like everyone else.” – Kanye West

45. “Criticism can bother you, but you should be more bothered if there’s no criticism. That means you’re too safe.” – Kanye West

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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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