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Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He helped the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his religious beliefs.

Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

Here are 88 Iconic Martin Luther King Jr. quotes:

1. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

2. “The time is always right to do what is right.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

3. “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

4. “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

5. “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

6. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

7. “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

8. “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

9. “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

10. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

11. “In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

12. “I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

13. “We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

14. “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

15. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

16. “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

17. “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

18. “Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

19. “Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

20th Martin Luther King, Jr. Quote – “That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

21. “The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

22. “All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

23. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

24. “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

25. “I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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26. “Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

27. “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

28. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

29. “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

30. “We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

31. “The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

32. “I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

33. “At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

34. “Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

35. “Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

36. “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

37. “Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

38. “Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

39. “Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

40th Martin Luther King, Jr. Quote – “The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

41. “If a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

42. “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

43. “The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ But… the good Samaritan reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?’” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

44. “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

45. “Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

46. “History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

47. “Capitalism does not permit an even flow of economic resources. With this system, a small privileged few are rich beyond conscience, and almost all others are doomed to be poor at some level. That’s the way the system works. And since we know that the system will not change the rules, we are going to have to change the system.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

48. “Every man lives in two realms: the internal and the external. The internal is that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion. The external is that complex of devices, techniques, mechanisms, and instrumentalities by means of which we live.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

49. “Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

50. “All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

51. “A riot is the language of the unheard.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

52. “I am not interested in power for power’s sake, but I’m interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

53. “Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

54. “It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

55. “Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies – or else? The chain reaction of evil – hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars – must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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56. “Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

57. “A right delayed is a right denied.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

58. “The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

59. “There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

60th Martin Luther King, Jr. Quote – “There comes a time when people get tired of being pushed out of the glittering sunlight of life’s July and left standing amid the piercing chill of an alpine November.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

61. “Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

62. “He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

63. “Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

64. “Seeing is not always believing.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

65. “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

66. “We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the positive affirmation of peace.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

67. “We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

68. “A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

69. “I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

70. “If physical death is the price that I must pay to free my white brothers and sisters from a permanent death of the spirit, then nothing can be more redemptive.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

71. “It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

72. “The principle of self defense, even involving weapons and bloodshed, has never been condemned, even by Gandhi.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

73. “A lie cannot live.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

74. “Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

75. “The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

76. “We must use time creatively.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

77. “Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.”– Martin Luther King, Jr.

78. “Means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

79. “Property is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on. It is not man.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

80. “Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

81. “I want to be the white man’s brother, not his brother-in-law.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

82. “When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

83. “If I wish to compose or write or pray or preach well, I must be angry. Then all the blood in my veins is stirred, and my understanding is sharpened.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

84. “The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be… The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

85. “We who in engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

86. “Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

87. “Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. Indeed, it is a weapon unique in history, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

88. “War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

What’s your favorite Martin Luther King Jr.? 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. Zohar Peltzman

    Feb 24, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    “Darkness can’t drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate can’t drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

  2. Annette Thomas

    Feb 7, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    And as we celebrate Black History month, these words are echoed again and again!

  3. Alicia Madlala

    Jan 21, 2016 at 2:56 am

    WOW! Amazing. What a phenomenal man!

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61 Tai Lopez Quotes About Life

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Tai Lopez is regarded as one of the most influential and motivational entrepreneurs in the game today.  Often put along side legends such as Grant Cardone, Gary Vaynerchuk, and even Mark Cuban; Tai stands out for his unique personality and approach to life. He is often credited for getting the most young people to read & invest in self-development than anyone else. From poverty to living in the Hollywood Hills; Tai brings a lot of wisdom and insight to his followers everyday on social media. 

Here are 61 of Tai Lopez’s best quotes:

1. “People think I’m joking when I say that whoever experiments the most in life wins. But I’m not…” – Tai Lopez

2. “If I could have one super power, without a doubt, it would be the ability to stay cool under intense pressure. What could be more important?” – Tai Lopez

3. “You can get most things you want in life. It’s just that most goals will take one or two years longer than expected. Be patient.” – Tai Lopez

4. “One thing I’ve noticed with the successful. They don’t spend a lot of time on the past.” – Tai Lopez

5. “If you’re having a hard time sticking to a schedule/procrastinating there’s a simple solution. Reduce the time. Do less but be consistent.” – Tai Lopez

6. “Obsessed is a word used often by the lazy, in order to describe the dedicated.” – Tai Lopez

7. “It’s basically impossible to teach someone if they aren’t curious about the subject. This is where modern schooling goes wrong.” – Tai Lopez

8. “KSE: remember, after Knowledge you must Strategize and Execute.” – Tai Lopez

9. “The current education system forgot, you have to inspire kids. You can’t just lecture them.” – Tai Lopez

10. “To get what you want, you have to deserve what you want.” – Tai Lopez

11. “As you rise, the number of critics will also rise. Humans seek out negativity. It’s a cognitive bias of their brains. Stay focused and proceed.” – Tai Lopez

12. “Remember that your brain isn’t built for happiness. It’s built for survival. Happiness is something you have to create after-the-fact.” – Tai Lopez

13. “Everybody wants the good life, but not everybody gets the good life.” – Tai Lopez

14. “Your life should be dominated by only one main fear: Not fully optimizing today. That’s the healthiest fear in the world.” – Tai Lopez

15. “Be humble. Persevere. Read more. Toughen up.” – Tai Lopez

16. “Make a list of the people you admire and what makes them amazing. Then go out and become those things yourself.” – Tai Lopez

17. “Be careful about discouraging people’s dreams. They might just pull them off.” – Tai Lopez

18. “If we all knew how much we’ve missed out on being unhealthy, dysfunctional and broke, we’d be working a lot harder towards our goals” – Tai Lopez

19. “Increase your attention span. Your ability to concentrate predicts your long term success at almost anything.” – Tai Lopez

20. “If you can stay cool in the middle of tough times, you will rise above the masses and shine when everyone else is panicking…” – Tai Lopez

21. “If it won’t matter in one week, one month or one year, then don’t worry about it.” – Tai Lopez

22. “Never sacrifice physical health in the pursuit of money. That’s a given. Figure out a strategy to raise both simultaneously. It’s tricky.” – Tai Lopez

23. “Everything wrong in your life is just a sign. A signal to change. Be humble enough to bow your knee and listen and act.” – Tai Lopez

24. “So many cool opportunities in the world… so few people prepared to take them and reap the rewards. Prepare yourself.” – Tai Lopez

25. “The tough truth about life is that some things just take time. Most people aren’t strong enough to deal with that fact.” – Tai Lopez

26. “So many people are in the gym working on their 6 pack but they forget the 6 pack for their brain.” – Tai Lopez

27. “You can run from your problems but not from the flaws in your thinking. Always start by fixing your brain. Train it to remove logical fallacies.” – Tai Lopez

28. “The day you figure out your career destiny is the day your true financial freedom begins.” – Tai Lopez

29. “The space between failure and success seems large. It’s not. The difference between a good carpenter and a bad one is about a quarter of an inch.” – Tai Lopez

30. “There will be a day soon when you have to make your big move. When that day comes, be bold.” – Tai Lopez

31. “Never wait until it’s too late. Dont let tragedy be your only trigger for revaluation and action.” – Tai Lopez

32. “Health. Wealth. Love. Happiness.” Tai Lopez

33. “If all you do is look forward to the weekend, holidays and time away from your job, you have a serious problem.” – Tai Lopez

34. “Divide up your life. Spend 33% of your time around people lower than you, you can mentor them. Spend 33% of your time with people that are on your level – your friends and peers. Spend 33% of your time with people that are 10/20 years ahead of you. Those are your mentors.” – Tai Lopez

35. “Whenever I feel like whining, I remind myself “Wake up Tai, this world doesn’t owe you anything.”” – Tai Lopez

36. “Your brain finds happiness in mastering skills. It’s been that way since you were little. So don’t stop mastering life as you get older.” – Tai Lopez

37. “You have to be “impatiently patient.” Impatient to get started but patiently persevere to finish what you started.” – Tai Lopez

38. “To create real wealth, make someone else wealthy first. This is the law of the mentor/apprentice.” – Tai Lopez

39. “Never chase what you want. Elevate your game until what you want chases you.” – Tai Lopez

40. “Double down on whats working and cut the rest” – Tai Lopez

41. “If you want to motivate people, you have to be motivated. It’s contagious.” – Tai Lopez

42. “Work hard in silence and let your success be your noise.” – Tai Lopez

43. “A book a day makes the bills go away.” – Tai Lopez

44. “As the saying goes, ‘faith without works is dead.’ You gotta combine your faith with your actions.” – Tai Lopez

45. “Double down on what’s working. Cut the rest.” – Tai Lopez

46. “Don’t let procrastination kill your hopes and dreams.” – Tai Lopez

47. “Before you go out and occupy Wall Street, occupy your own brain!” – Tai Lopez

48. “Everybody wants more out of life. Question is, what do you want?” – Tai Lopez

49. “Hard work makes people look up to you. Be a part of someone’s 33% they aspire to be.” – Tai Lopez

50. “I love listening to Charlie Munger say, “I know of no wise person who doesn’t read a lot.” – Tai Lopez

51. “If you’re unhappy in the modern world you have an “unfortunate misappraisal” of reality. Standards of living are higher than ever.” – Tai Lopez

52. “In the modern world, it’s easy to be distracted instead of being grateful.” – Tai Lopez

53. “It’s harder to not be idiotic than most of us think.” – Tai Lopez

54. “It’s hard to predict what will be successful. The best approach is to experiment with products until you find what sticks.” – Tai Lopez

55. “It’s one thing to know thyself. It’s a more difficult thing to follow that knowledge.”– Tai Lopez

56. “Leaders are readers.”– Tai Lopez

57. “My favorite way to make money is while I sleep.”– Tai Lopez

58. “Number two rule for becoming a millionaire; whoever experiments the most usually wins. So, you have to run through at least 100 to make money.”– Tai Lopez

59. “Number one rule for becoming a millionaire; you gotta hang out with people who would be embarrassed for only making $1 million.” – Tai Lopez

60. “Plan. Do. Double Check. Act.”– Tai Lopez

61. “Rules of negotiation: let others air their opinions first to understand their values so you can see what to negotiate on.”– Tai Lopez

Which quote resonated with you the most?  What do you think of Tai Lopez?  Comment below!

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92 Intelligent Richard Branson Quotes

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Richard Branson is an English businessman and investor. He is best known as the founder of Virgin Group. With a net worth of over $4.9 Billion and having more than 400 companies, he is one of the most highly respected CEOs in the world.

Here are 92 Richard Branson quotes:

1. “Respect is how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress.” – Richard Branson

2. “Building a business is not rocket science, it’s about having a great idea and seeing it through with integrity.” – Richard Branson

3. “Screw it. Let’s do it.” – Richard Branson

4. “Learn from failure. If you are an entrepreneur and your first venture wasn’t a success, welcome to the club!” – Richard Branson

5. “My definition of success? The more you’re actively and practically engaged, the more successful you will feel.” – Richard Branson

6. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” – Richard Branson

7. “My definition of success? The more you’re actively and practically engaged, the more successful you will feel.” – Richard Branson

8. “Happiness is the secret ingredient for successful businesses. If you have a happy company it will be invincible.” – Richard Branson

9. “There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions – in a way that serves the world and you.” – Richard Branson

10. “Whatever business you are in, every company can shoot for the start in their own way.” –Richard Branson

11. “Cover the downside.” – Richard Branson

12. “When you’re first thinking through an idea, it’s important not to get bogged down in complexity. Thinking simply and clearly, is hard to do.” – Richard Branson

13. “If you don’t have time for the small things, you won’t have time for the big things.” – Richard Branson

14. “Communication: the thing humans forgot when we invented words.” – Richard Branson

15. “Listen. Take the best. Leave the rest.” – Richard Branson

16. “If you don’t succeed at first, there’s no need for the F word (Failure). Pick yourself up and try, try again.” – Richard Branson

17. “Your company should act as a springboard for ambitious employees, not a set of shackles.” –Richard Branson

18. “Entrepreneurial business favors the open mind. It favors people whose optimism drives them to prepare for many possible futures, pretty much purely for the joy of doing so.” – Richard Branson

19. “If you spot an opportunity and are really excited by it, throw yourself into it with everything you’ve got.” – Richard Branson

20th Richard Branson Quote“Don’t become a slave to technology – manage your phone, don’t let it manage you.” – Richard Branson

21. “Engage your emotions at work. Your instincts and emotions are there to help you.” – Richard Branson

22. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson

23. “You’ve got to take risks if you’re going to succeed. I would much rather ask forgiveness than permission.” – Richard Branson

24. “If you’re hurt, lick your wound and get up again. If you’ve given it your absolute best, it’s time to move forward.” – Richard Branson

25. “Take a chance. It’s the best way to test yourself. Have fun and push boundaries.” – Richard Branson

 

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26. “A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.” –Richard Branson

27. “Entrepreneurship is about turning what excites you in life into capital, so that you can do more of it and move forward with it.” – Richard Branson

28. “Remember it’s OK to be yourself.” – Richard Branson

29. “Please be polite. Nothing in life should erode the habit of saying thank you to people or praising them.” – Richard Branson

30. “Chance favors the prepared mind. The more you practice, luckier you become.” – Richard Branson

31. “Life is a hell of a lot more fun if you say yes rather than no.” – Richard Branson

32. “Education doesn’t just take place in stuffy classrooms and university buildings, it can happen everywhere, every day to every person.” – Richard Branson

33. “The best way of learning about anything is by doing.” – Richard Branson

34. “Once a changemaker, always a changemaker but only a few swim against the tide.” – Richard Branson

35. “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” –Richard Branson

36. “If you want swashbuckling action in your life, become an entrepreneur and give it a go.” –Richard Branson

37. “Life is a series of ups and clowns. Make it worth your wild!” – Richard Branson

38. “You can’t do a good business with a bad person. Find the right people to work with and you can’t go wrong.” – Richard Branson

39. “Don’t think what’s the cheapest way to do it or what’s the fastest way to do it…think ‘what’s the most amazing way to do it’.” – Richard Branson

40th Richard Branson Quote – “The best advice I could give anyone is to spend your time working on whatever you are passionate about in life.” – Richard Branson

41. “For a successful entrepreneur it can mean extreme wealth. But with extreme wealth comes extreme responsibility. And the responsibility for me is to invest in creating new businesses, create jobs, employ people, and to put money aside to tackle issues where we can make a difference.” – Richard Branson

42. “The balloons only have one life and the only way of finding out whether they work is to attempt to fly around the world.” – Richard Branson

43. “I believe in benevolent dictatorship provided I am the dictator.” – Richard Branson

44. “I was dyslexic, I had no understanding of schoolwork whatsoever. I certainly would have failed IQ tests. And it was one of the reasons I left school when I was 15 years old. And if I’m not interested in something, I don’t grasp it.” – Richard Branson

45. “The music industry is a strange combination of having real and intangible assets: pop bands are brand names in themselves, and at a given stage in their careers their name alone can practically guarantee hit records.” – Richard Branson

46. “To me, business isn’t about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It’s about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials.” – Richard Branson

47. “Right now I’m just delighted to be alive and to have had a nice long bath.” – Richard Branson

48. “I think it’s quite great to set yourself a big challenge, and then you’ve got another reason for keeping fit.” – Richard Branson

49.  “My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day. I never do anything with a feeling of, ‘Oh God, I’ve got to do this today.” – Richard Branson

50. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson

51 .” I wanted to be an editor or a journalist, I wasn’t really interested in being an entrepreneur, but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going.” – Richard Branson

52. “If you want to be a millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline.” – Richard Branson

53. “So I’ve seen life as one long learning process. And if I see – you know, if I fly on somebody else’s airline and find the experience is not a pleasant one, which it wasn’t in – 21 years ago, then I’d think, well, you know, maybe I can create the kind of airline that I’d like to fly on.” – Richard Branson

54. “Well, the odds must be against anybody being able to fly around the world in a balloon on the first attempt. All of us who are attempting to go around the world in balloons are effectively flying in experimental craft because these craft cannot be tested.” – Richard Branson

55. “And you know, I’ve had great fun turning quite a lot of different industries on their head and making sure those industries will never be the same again, because Virgin went in and took them on.” – Richard Branson

 

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56. “Through the right people focusing on the right things, we can, in time, get on top of a lot if not most of the problems of this world. And that’s what a number of us are trying to do.” – Richard Branson

57. “Nobody’s ever called me Sir Richard. Occasionally in America, I hear people saying Sir Richard and think there’s some Shakespearean play taking place. But nowhere else anyway.” – Richard Branson

58. “Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson

59. “One thing is certain in business. You and everyone around you will make mistakes.” – Richard Branson

60. “Well, I think that there’s a very thin dividing line between success and failure. And I think if you start a business without financial backing, you’re likely to go the wrong side of that dividing line.” – Richard Branson

60th Richard Branson Quote – “Fortunately we’re not a public company – we’re a private group of companies, and I can do what I want.” – Richard Branson

62. “Ridiculous yachts and private planes and big limousines won’t make people enjoy life more, and it sends out terrible messages to the people who work for them. It would be so much better if that money was spent in Africa – and it’s about getting a balance.” – Richard Branson

63. “A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.” – Richard Branson

64. “You never know with these things when you’re trying something new what can happen. This is all experimental.” – Richard Branson

65. “There’s nothing like the endorphins from being fit, and the incredible endorphin rush that goes with that.” – Richard Branson

66. “Like getting into a bleeding competition with a blood bank.” – Richard Branson

67. “I never get the accountants in before I start up a business. It’s done on gut feeling, especially if I can see that they are taking the mickey out of the consumer.” – Richard Branson

68. “My philosophy is that if I have any money I invest it in new ventures and not have it sitting around.” – Richard Branson

69. “The funny thing is people won’t let me pay for things. I’ll be in a restaurant and the manager will say, ‘Oh no, it’s on the house.” – Richard Branson

70. “I cannot remember a moment in my life when I have not felt the love of my family. We were a family that would have killed for each other – and we still are.” – Richard Branson

71. “With the casino and the beds, our passengers will have at least two ways to get lucky on one of our flights.”– Richard Branson

72. “My mother was determined to make us independent. When I was four years old, she stopped the car a few miles from our house and made me find my own way home across the fields. I got hopelessly lost.”Richard Branson

73. “And obviously, from our own personal point of view, the principal challenge is a personal challenge.”  – Richard Branson

74. “I’ve been very lucky. I come from a very close family.” – Richard Branson

75. “I’m a lad of the ’60s. I started a magazine to try and end the Vietnam war, but it was a number of years before I had the profile, the financial resources and the time to do more.” – Richard Branson

76. “We, we – as I say, we go in and shake up other industries and I think, you know, we do it differently and I think that industries are not quite the same as a result of Virgin attacking the market.” – Richard Branson

77. “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” – Richard Branson

78. “Whatever your goal is you will never succeed unless you let go of your fears and fly.” – Richard Branson

79. “I have always believed that the way you treat your employees is the way they will treat your customers, and that people flourish when they are praised.” –Richard Branson

80. “Hard-won things are more valuable than those that come too easily.” – Richard Branson

81. “To be successful you have to be out there, you have to hit the ground running.” – Richard Branson

82. “How slim the line is between genius and insanity and between determination and stubbornness.” – Richard Branson

83. “I view life as one big adventure. I’m always learning, and finding new things to try and challenges to overcome.” – Richard Branson

84. “My normal approach to life is to say screw it, let’s do it.” – Richard Branson

85. “Regretting not doing something is worse than regretting doing something. It means I can sleep with a clear conscience. We all have to fight for our values and protect the things that matter to us, but also appreciate the joys life brings.” – Richard Branson

86. “In the end, I’ve realized that legacy is not important except to your children and family and friends. When I am on my deathbed, I just want to feel as if I have loved and been loved, done some good in the world, and made a difference here and there.” – Richard Branson

87. “Business and awards don’t mean that much. There is nothing more important than the health of you and your loved ones. Life is certainly too short not to appreciate people who have been significant in it.”- Richard Branson

88. “It’s very important to take risks in life and business, but they need to be calculated — there is no point risking your neck for something with little chance of success.”- Richard Branson

89. “Investors buy into people and ideas, not numbers alone.”-Richard Branson

90. “Any manager who punishes their staff for expressing an opinion hasn’t got the faintest idea about leadership. People in charge should empower their employees, not scare them into silence.”- Richard Branson

91. “I take notes in every meeting, to keep the frame of mind to learn. I edit as I go along, and follow up with dates and tasks in order of importance. I couldn’t have written two autobiographies without them.”-Richard Branson

92. “I will continue questioning, questioning, questioning. I will never completely get to the truth, but I want my life to be one long strive to get there.”- Richard Branson

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36 Strength & Courage Quotes To Build You Up

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Here is a collection of 36 Strength & Courage Quotes for a little inspiration to get you through those hard times.

Strength & Courage Quotes

“Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.” – Susan Gale

“Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.” – Tony Robbins

“Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one second without hope” – Hal Lindsey

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

“The brave may not live forever, but the cautious dont live at all.” – Ashley L

“Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.” – Unknown

“Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” – Michael Jordan

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean

“True strength is keeping everything together when everyone expects you to fall apart.” – Unknown

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Chinese Proverb

“You were given this life, because you are strong enough to live it.” – Robin Sharma

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus

“Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.” – Sarah Dessen

“Courage is looking fear right in the eye and saying, “Get the hell out of my way, I’ve got things to do.” – Unknown

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.” – Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum LP

“If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” – Bruce Lee

“In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” ― Drew Barrymore 

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

“We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.” – Veronica Roth

“Your friends will believe in your potential; your enemies will make you live up to it.” – Tim Fargo

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”- Mahatma Gandhi

“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” – J.K. Rowling

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.”- Napoléon Bonaparte

“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.” – Steve Maraboli

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” – Christopher Reeve

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Khalil Gibran

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” – Ernest Hemingway

“The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered, there is opportunity for growth.”- Unknown

“A diamond is a chunk of coal that did well under pressure.” – Henry Kissinger

“Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.” – John F Kennedy

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller

We hope you enjoyed this collection of inspirational quotes. Share with us which one was your favorite and why?

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What’s holding you back? This is the question that I asked myself after repeatedly falling short of my goals. In my mind, I had these crazy hopes and aspirations, but in reality, there was a gap between my intentions and my actions. Having read dozens of personal development and business books, I already had the knowledge. I already knew what I needed to do. The problem? A lack of follow through. (more…)

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  1. Zohar Peltzman

    Feb 24, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    “Darkness can’t drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate can’t drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    Feb 7, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    And as we celebrate Black History month, these words are echoed again and again!

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Tai Lopez is regarded as one of the most influential and motivational entrepreneurs in the game today.  Often put along side legends such as Grant Cardone, Gary Vaynerchuk, and even Mark Cuban; Tai stands out for his unique personality and approach to life. He is often credited for getting the most young people to read & invest in self-development than anyone else. From poverty to living in the Hollywood Hills; Tai brings a lot of wisdom and insight to his followers everyday on social media. 

Here are 61 of Tai Lopez’s best quotes:

1. “People think I’m joking when I say that whoever experiments the most in life wins. But I’m not…” – Tai Lopez

2. “If I could have one super power, without a doubt, it would be the ability to stay cool under intense pressure. What could be more important?” – Tai Lopez

3. “You can get most things you want in life. It’s just that most goals will take one or two years longer than expected. Be patient.” – Tai Lopez

4. “One thing I’ve noticed with the successful. They don’t spend a lot of time on the past.” – Tai Lopez

5. “If you’re having a hard time sticking to a schedule/procrastinating there’s a simple solution. Reduce the time. Do less but be consistent.” – Tai Lopez

6. “Obsessed is a word used often by the lazy, in order to describe the dedicated.” – Tai Lopez

7. “It’s basically impossible to teach someone if they aren’t curious about the subject. This is where modern schooling goes wrong.” – Tai Lopez

8. “KSE: remember, after Knowledge you must Strategize and Execute.” – Tai Lopez

9. “The current education system forgot, you have to inspire kids. You can’t just lecture them.” – Tai Lopez

10. “To get what you want, you have to deserve what you want.” – Tai Lopez

11. “As you rise, the number of critics will also rise. Humans seek out negativity. It’s a cognitive bias of their brains. Stay focused and proceed.” – Tai Lopez

12. “Remember that your brain isn’t built for happiness. It’s built for survival. Happiness is something you have to create after-the-fact.” – Tai Lopez

13. “Everybody wants the good life, but not everybody gets the good life.” – Tai Lopez

14. “Your life should be dominated by only one main fear: Not fully optimizing today. That’s the healthiest fear in the world.” – Tai Lopez

15. “Be humble. Persevere. Read more. Toughen up.” – Tai Lopez

16. “Make a list of the people you admire and what makes them amazing. Then go out and become those things yourself.” – Tai Lopez

17. “Be careful about discouraging people’s dreams. They might just pull them off.” – Tai Lopez

18. “If we all knew how much we’ve missed out on being unhealthy, dysfunctional and broke, we’d be working a lot harder towards our goals” – Tai Lopez

19. “Increase your attention span. Your ability to concentrate predicts your long term success at almost anything.” – Tai Lopez

20. “If you can stay cool in the middle of tough times, you will rise above the masses and shine when everyone else is panicking…” – Tai Lopez

21. “If it won’t matter in one week, one month or one year, then don’t worry about it.” – Tai Lopez

22. “Never sacrifice physical health in the pursuit of money. That’s a given. Figure out a strategy to raise both simultaneously. It’s tricky.” – Tai Lopez

23. “Everything wrong in your life is just a sign. A signal to change. Be humble enough to bow your knee and listen and act.” – Tai Lopez

24. “So many cool opportunities in the world… so few people prepared to take them and reap the rewards. Prepare yourself.” – Tai Lopez

25. “The tough truth about life is that some things just take time. Most people aren’t strong enough to deal with that fact.” – Tai Lopez

26. “So many people are in the gym working on their 6 pack but they forget the 6 pack for their brain.” – Tai Lopez

27. “You can run from your problems but not from the flaws in your thinking. Always start by fixing your brain. Train it to remove logical fallacies.” – Tai Lopez

28. “The day you figure out your career destiny is the day your true financial freedom begins.” – Tai Lopez

29. “The space between failure and success seems large. It’s not. The difference between a good carpenter and a bad one is about a quarter of an inch.” – Tai Lopez

30. “There will be a day soon when you have to make your big move. When that day comes, be bold.” – Tai Lopez

31. “Never wait until it’s too late. Dont let tragedy be your only trigger for revaluation and action.” – Tai Lopez

32. “Health. Wealth. Love. Happiness.” Tai Lopez

33. “If all you do is look forward to the weekend, holidays and time away from your job, you have a serious problem.” – Tai Lopez

34. “Divide up your life. Spend 33% of your time around people lower than you, you can mentor them. Spend 33% of your time with people that are on your level – your friends and peers. Spend 33% of your time with people that are 10/20 years ahead of you. Those are your mentors.” – Tai Lopez

35. “Whenever I feel like whining, I remind myself “Wake up Tai, this world doesn’t owe you anything.”” – Tai Lopez

36. “Your brain finds happiness in mastering skills. It’s been that way since you were little. So don’t stop mastering life as you get older.” – Tai Lopez

37. “You have to be “impatiently patient.” Impatient to get started but patiently persevere to finish what you started.” – Tai Lopez

38. “To create real wealth, make someone else wealthy first. This is the law of the mentor/apprentice.” – Tai Lopez

39. “Never chase what you want. Elevate your game until what you want chases you.” – Tai Lopez

40. “Double down on whats working and cut the rest” – Tai Lopez

41. “If you want to motivate people, you have to be motivated. It’s contagious.” – Tai Lopez

42. “Work hard in silence and let your success be your noise.” – Tai Lopez

43. “A book a day makes the bills go away.” – Tai Lopez

44. “As the saying goes, ‘faith without works is dead.’ You gotta combine your faith with your actions.” – Tai Lopez

45. “Double down on what’s working. Cut the rest.” – Tai Lopez

46. “Don’t let procrastination kill your hopes and dreams.” – Tai Lopez

47. “Before you go out and occupy Wall Street, occupy your own brain!” – Tai Lopez

48. “Everybody wants more out of life. Question is, what do you want?” – Tai Lopez

49. “Hard work makes people look up to you. Be a part of someone’s 33% they aspire to be.” – Tai Lopez

50. “I love listening to Charlie Munger say, “I know of no wise person who doesn’t read a lot.” – Tai Lopez

51. “If you’re unhappy in the modern world you have an “unfortunate misappraisal” of reality. Standards of living are higher than ever.” – Tai Lopez

52. “In the modern world, it’s easy to be distracted instead of being grateful.” – Tai Lopez

53. “It’s harder to not be idiotic than most of us think.” – Tai Lopez

54. “It’s hard to predict what will be successful. The best approach is to experiment with products until you find what sticks.” – Tai Lopez

55. “It’s one thing to know thyself. It’s a more difficult thing to follow that knowledge.”– Tai Lopez

56. “Leaders are readers.”– Tai Lopez

57. “My favorite way to make money is while I sleep.”– Tai Lopez

58. “Number two rule for becoming a millionaire; whoever experiments the most usually wins. So, you have to run through at least 100 to make money.”– Tai Lopez

59. “Number one rule for becoming a millionaire; you gotta hang out with people who would be embarrassed for only making $1 million.” – Tai Lopez

60. “Plan. Do. Double Check. Act.”– Tai Lopez

61. “Rules of negotiation: let others air their opinions first to understand their values so you can see what to negotiate on.”– Tai Lopez

Which quote resonated with you the most?  What do you think of Tai Lopez?  Comment below!

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92 Intelligent Richard Branson Quotes

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Richard Branson is an English businessman and investor. He is best known as the founder of Virgin Group. With a net worth of over $4.9 Billion and having more than 400 companies, he is one of the most highly respected CEOs in the world.

Here are 92 Richard Branson quotes:

1. “Respect is how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress.” – Richard Branson

2. “Building a business is not rocket science, it’s about having a great idea and seeing it through with integrity.” – Richard Branson

3. “Screw it. Let’s do it.” – Richard Branson

4. “Learn from failure. If you are an entrepreneur and your first venture wasn’t a success, welcome to the club!” – Richard Branson

5. “My definition of success? The more you’re actively and practically engaged, the more successful you will feel.” – Richard Branson

6. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” – Richard Branson

7. “My definition of success? The more you’re actively and practically engaged, the more successful you will feel.” – Richard Branson

8. “Happiness is the secret ingredient for successful businesses. If you have a happy company it will be invincible.” – Richard Branson

9. “There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions – in a way that serves the world and you.” – Richard Branson

10. “Whatever business you are in, every company can shoot for the start in their own way.” –Richard Branson

11. “Cover the downside.” – Richard Branson

12. “When you’re first thinking through an idea, it’s important not to get bogged down in complexity. Thinking simply and clearly, is hard to do.” – Richard Branson

13. “If you don’t have time for the small things, you won’t have time for the big things.” – Richard Branson

14. “Communication: the thing humans forgot when we invented words.” – Richard Branson

15. “Listen. Take the best. Leave the rest.” – Richard Branson

16. “If you don’t succeed at first, there’s no need for the F word (Failure). Pick yourself up and try, try again.” – Richard Branson

17. “Your company should act as a springboard for ambitious employees, not a set of shackles.” –Richard Branson

18. “Entrepreneurial business favors the open mind. It favors people whose optimism drives them to prepare for many possible futures, pretty much purely for the joy of doing so.” – Richard Branson

19. “If you spot an opportunity and are really excited by it, throw yourself into it with everything you’ve got.” – Richard Branson

20th Richard Branson Quote“Don’t become a slave to technology – manage your phone, don’t let it manage you.” – Richard Branson

21. “Engage your emotions at work. Your instincts and emotions are there to help you.” – Richard Branson

22. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson

23. “You’ve got to take risks if you’re going to succeed. I would much rather ask forgiveness than permission.” – Richard Branson

24. “If you’re hurt, lick your wound and get up again. If you’ve given it your absolute best, it’s time to move forward.” – Richard Branson

25. “Take a chance. It’s the best way to test yourself. Have fun and push boundaries.” – Richard Branson

 

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26. “A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.” –Richard Branson

27. “Entrepreneurship is about turning what excites you in life into capital, so that you can do more of it and move forward with it.” – Richard Branson

28. “Remember it’s OK to be yourself.” – Richard Branson

29. “Please be polite. Nothing in life should erode the habit of saying thank you to people or praising them.” – Richard Branson

30. “Chance favors the prepared mind. The more you practice, luckier you become.” – Richard Branson

31. “Life is a hell of a lot more fun if you say yes rather than no.” – Richard Branson

32. “Education doesn’t just take place in stuffy classrooms and university buildings, it can happen everywhere, every day to every person.” – Richard Branson

33. “The best way of learning about anything is by doing.” – Richard Branson

34. “Once a changemaker, always a changemaker but only a few swim against the tide.” – Richard Branson

35. “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” –Richard Branson

36. “If you want swashbuckling action in your life, become an entrepreneur and give it a go.” –Richard Branson

37. “Life is a series of ups and clowns. Make it worth your wild!” – Richard Branson

38. “You can’t do a good business with a bad person. Find the right people to work with and you can’t go wrong.” – Richard Branson

39. “Don’t think what’s the cheapest way to do it or what’s the fastest way to do it…think ‘what’s the most amazing way to do it’.” – Richard Branson

40th Richard Branson Quote – “The best advice I could give anyone is to spend your time working on whatever you are passionate about in life.” – Richard Branson

41. “For a successful entrepreneur it can mean extreme wealth. But with extreme wealth comes extreme responsibility. And the responsibility for me is to invest in creating new businesses, create jobs, employ people, and to put money aside to tackle issues where we can make a difference.” – Richard Branson

42. “The balloons only have one life and the only way of finding out whether they work is to attempt to fly around the world.” – Richard Branson

43. “I believe in benevolent dictatorship provided I am the dictator.” – Richard Branson

44. “I was dyslexic, I had no understanding of schoolwork whatsoever. I certainly would have failed IQ tests. And it was one of the reasons I left school when I was 15 years old. And if I’m not interested in something, I don’t grasp it.” – Richard Branson

45. “The music industry is a strange combination of having real and intangible assets: pop bands are brand names in themselves, and at a given stage in their careers their name alone can practically guarantee hit records.” – Richard Branson

46. “To me, business isn’t about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It’s about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials.” – Richard Branson

47. “Right now I’m just delighted to be alive and to have had a nice long bath.” – Richard Branson

48. “I think it’s quite great to set yourself a big challenge, and then you’ve got another reason for keeping fit.” – Richard Branson

49.  “My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day. I never do anything with a feeling of, ‘Oh God, I’ve got to do this today.” – Richard Branson

50. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson

51 .” I wanted to be an editor or a journalist, I wasn’t really interested in being an entrepreneur, but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going.” – Richard Branson

52. “If you want to be a millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline.” – Richard Branson

53. “So I’ve seen life as one long learning process. And if I see – you know, if I fly on somebody else’s airline and find the experience is not a pleasant one, which it wasn’t in – 21 years ago, then I’d think, well, you know, maybe I can create the kind of airline that I’d like to fly on.” – Richard Branson

54. “Well, the odds must be against anybody being able to fly around the world in a balloon on the first attempt. All of us who are attempting to go around the world in balloons are effectively flying in experimental craft because these craft cannot be tested.” – Richard Branson

55. “And you know, I’ve had great fun turning quite a lot of different industries on their head and making sure those industries will never be the same again, because Virgin went in and took them on.” – Richard Branson

 

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56. “Through the right people focusing on the right things, we can, in time, get on top of a lot if not most of the problems of this world. And that’s what a number of us are trying to do.” – Richard Branson

57. “Nobody’s ever called me Sir Richard. Occasionally in America, I hear people saying Sir Richard and think there’s some Shakespearean play taking place. But nowhere else anyway.” – Richard Branson

58. “Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson

59. “One thing is certain in business. You and everyone around you will make mistakes.” – Richard Branson

60. “Well, I think that there’s a very thin dividing line between success and failure. And I think if you start a business without financial backing, you’re likely to go the wrong side of that dividing line.” – Richard Branson

60th Richard Branson Quote – “Fortunately we’re not a public company – we’re a private group of companies, and I can do what I want.” – Richard Branson

62. “Ridiculous yachts and private planes and big limousines won’t make people enjoy life more, and it sends out terrible messages to the people who work for them. It would be so much better if that money was spent in Africa – and it’s about getting a balance.” – Richard Branson

63. “A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.” – Richard Branson

64. “You never know with these things when you’re trying something new what can happen. This is all experimental.” – Richard Branson

65. “There’s nothing like the endorphins from being fit, and the incredible endorphin rush that goes with that.” – Richard Branson

66. “Like getting into a bleeding competition with a blood bank.” – Richard Branson

67. “I never get the accountants in before I start up a business. It’s done on gut feeling, especially if I can see that they are taking the mickey out of the consumer.” – Richard Branson

68. “My philosophy is that if I have any money I invest it in new ventures and not have it sitting around.” – Richard Branson

69. “The funny thing is people won’t let me pay for things. I’ll be in a restaurant and the manager will say, ‘Oh no, it’s on the house.” – Richard Branson

70. “I cannot remember a moment in my life when I have not felt the love of my family. We were a family that would have killed for each other – and we still are.” – Richard Branson

71. “With the casino and the beds, our passengers will have at least two ways to get lucky on one of our flights.”– Richard Branson

72. “My mother was determined to make us independent. When I was four years old, she stopped the car a few miles from our house and made me find my own way home across the fields. I got hopelessly lost.”Richard Branson

73. “And obviously, from our own personal point of view, the principal challenge is a personal challenge.”  – Richard Branson

74. “I’ve been very lucky. I come from a very close family.” – Richard Branson

75. “I’m a lad of the ’60s. I started a magazine to try and end the Vietnam war, but it was a number of years before I had the profile, the financial resources and the time to do more.” – Richard Branson

76. “We, we – as I say, we go in and shake up other industries and I think, you know, we do it differently and I think that industries are not quite the same as a result of Virgin attacking the market.” – Richard Branson

77. “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” – Richard Branson

78. “Whatever your goal is you will never succeed unless you let go of your fears and fly.” – Richard Branson

79. “I have always believed that the way you treat your employees is the way they will treat your customers, and that people flourish when they are praised.” –Richard Branson

80. “Hard-won things are more valuable than those that come too easily.” – Richard Branson

81. “To be successful you have to be out there, you have to hit the ground running.” – Richard Branson

82. “How slim the line is between genius and insanity and between determination and stubbornness.” – Richard Branson

83. “I view life as one big adventure. I’m always learning, and finding new things to try and challenges to overcome.” – Richard Branson

84. “My normal approach to life is to say screw it, let’s do it.” – Richard Branson

85. “Regretting not doing something is worse than regretting doing something. It means I can sleep with a clear conscience. We all have to fight for our values and protect the things that matter to us, but also appreciate the joys life brings.” – Richard Branson

86. “In the end, I’ve realized that legacy is not important except to your children and family and friends. When I am on my deathbed, I just want to feel as if I have loved and been loved, done some good in the world, and made a difference here and there.” – Richard Branson

87. “Business and awards don’t mean that much. There is nothing more important than the health of you and your loved ones. Life is certainly too short not to appreciate people who have been significant in it.”- Richard Branson

88. “It’s very important to take risks in life and business, but they need to be calculated — there is no point risking your neck for something with little chance of success.”- Richard Branson

89. “Investors buy into people and ideas, not numbers alone.”-Richard Branson

90. “Any manager who punishes their staff for expressing an opinion hasn’t got the faintest idea about leadership. People in charge should empower their employees, not scare them into silence.”- Richard Branson

91. “I take notes in every meeting, to keep the frame of mind to learn. I edit as I go along, and follow up with dates and tasks in order of importance. I couldn’t have written two autobiographies without them.”-Richard Branson

92. “I will continue questioning, questioning, questioning. I will never completely get to the truth, but I want my life to be one long strive to get there.”- Richard Branson

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36 Strength & Courage Quotes To Build You Up

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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Here is a collection of 36 Strength & Courage Quotes for a little inspiration to get you through those hard times.

Strength & Courage Quotes

“Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.” – Susan Gale

“Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.” – Tony Robbins

“Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one second without hope” – Hal Lindsey

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

“The brave may not live forever, but the cautious dont live at all.” – Ashley L

“Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.” – Unknown

“Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” – Michael Jordan

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean

“True strength is keeping everything together when everyone expects you to fall apart.” – Unknown

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Chinese Proverb

“You were given this life, because you are strong enough to live it.” – Robin Sharma

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus

“Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.” – Sarah Dessen

“Courage is looking fear right in the eye and saying, “Get the hell out of my way, I’ve got things to do.” – Unknown

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.” – Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum LP

“If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” – Bruce Lee

“In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” ― Drew Barrymore 

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

“We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.” – Veronica Roth

“Your friends will believe in your potential; your enemies will make you live up to it.” – Tim Fargo

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”- Mahatma Gandhi

“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” – J.K. Rowling

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.”- Napoléon Bonaparte

“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.” – Steve Maraboli

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” – Christopher Reeve

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Khalil Gibran

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” – Ernest Hemingway

“The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered, there is opportunity for growth.”- Unknown

“A diamond is a chunk of coal that did well under pressure.” – Henry Kissinger

“Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.” – John F Kennedy

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller

We hope you enjoyed this collection of inspirational quotes. Share with us which one was your favorite and why?

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