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25 Inspirational Quotes From Great Personal Development Authors

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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There are a number of amazing personal development books out there, and among the 100’s of classics there are some great gems of wisdom. So we have researched some of the top personal development books and extracted the top personal development quotes that we found to be the most inspirational.

We hope you enjoy these amazing personal development quotes. Make sure you share them with your friends and family to spread a little inspiration into their lives also.

 

 

 

25 Inspirational Personal Development Quotes

 

1.

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor E Frankl – Man’s Search for Meaning

 

2.

“Life is never incomplete if it is an honorable one. At whatever point you leave life, if you leave it in the right way, it is whole.” – SenecaStoic Philosophy of Seneca

 

3.

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.” – Eckhart Tolle – A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

 

4.

“A man’s true delight is to do the things he was made for.” – Marcus AureliusMeditations

 

5.

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” – Lao Tzu – Tao Te Ching


6.

“The top players in every field think differently when all the marbles are on the line. Great performers focus on what they are doing, and nothing else…They let it happen, let it go. They couldn’t care less about the results.” – John EliotOverachievement: The New Science of Working Less to Accomplish More

 

7.

“There is one single thread binding my way together…the way of the Master consists in doing one’s best…that is all.” – ConfuciusThe Analects of Confucius

 

8.

“What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson – Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

9.

“What holds most people back isn’t the quality of their ideas, but their lack of faith in themselves. You have to live your life as if you are already where you want to be.” – Russell SimmonsDo You!

 

10.

“The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word Coeur, meaning “heart.” Thus just as one’s heart, by pumping blood to one’s arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values wither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.” – Rollo May – The Courage to Create

 

11.

“But until a person can say deeply and honestly, “I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday,” that person cannot say, “I choose otherwise.” – Stephen R. Covey – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

 

12.

“You have to begin to tell the story of your life as you now want it to be and discontinue the tales of how it has been or of how it is.” – Esther & Jerry Hicks – Money, and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Wealth, Health, and Happiness

 

13.

“Don’t Take Anything Personally. Nothings others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.” – Don Miguel Ruiz – The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

 

14.

“In a very real sense we have two minds, one that thinks and one that feels”  – Daniel Goleman – Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

 

15.

“We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them.” – Epictetus – Enchiridion

 

16.

“So what is the difference between “power thinking” and “positive” thinking? The distinction is slight but profound. To me, people use positive thinking to pretend that everything is rosy, when they really believe that it’s not. With power thinking, we understand that everything is neutral, that nothing has meaning except for the meaning we give it, and that we are going to make up a story and give something it’s meaning.” – T Harv Eker – Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

 

17.

“We all have something that we are meant to do. Your genius will shine through, and happiness will fill your life, the instant you discover your higher purpose you will then direct all your energies towards it.” – Robin SharmaThe Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

 

18.

“What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny.” –  Anaïs Nin – The Diary of Anais Nin

 

19.

“You are essentially who you create yourself to be and all that occurs in your life is the result of your own making.”  – Stephen Richards – Think Your way to Success: Let Your Dreams Run Free

 

20.

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” – André Gide – Autumn Leaves

 

21.

“We see men who have accumulated great fortunes, but we often recognize only their triumph, overlooking the temporary defeats which they had to surmount before “arriving.” – Napoleon Hill – Think and Grow Rich

 

22.

“Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.” – Zig Ziglar – Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World

 

23.

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

 

24.

“Star performers start with a well-defined and concrete “impossible” goal they care deeply about and then they build a through-line that clearly connects here with there.” – Robert K Cooper – The Other 90%

 

25.

“As the physically weak man can make himself strong by careful and patient training, so the man of weak thoughts can make them strong by exercising himself in right thinking.” – James Allen – As a Man Thinketh

 

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  1. shay

    Dec 23, 2016 at 8:59 am

    “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”
    great sentence from a great author!

  2. Laiza King

    Jul 29, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Great motivational quotes. I connected with this one most because of my personal experience and how I turned my pain into purpose. “We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them.” – Epictetus – Enchiridion. The mind indeed is a powerful thing!

  3. Master Melvin M. Lusterio

    May 7, 2015 at 7:13 am

    To inspire is to become the inspiration!

  4. Philemon Geidilo

    Nov 22, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Joel its inspiring and encouraging indeed. Thanks.

  5. Robert C. Brown

    Oct 23, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Great post. I love reading personal development quotes. Personal development is my passion and I’m actually just writing my first personal development book and I’ve released a free copy on my blog, which is going well! I’ll definitely be sharing this 🙂

  6. c.m.nivadha rajan

    May 5, 2014 at 8:48 am

    as always, all the quotes are superb.i am a great lover of quotes from my younger days and finally it became as my habit.i always enjoys this site and i am expecting for more quotes from this site.thank you Mr.joel for this wonderful quotes.i liked 1,8,11,23 very much.i am glad to say that ,i am addicted to this site.

  7. s khan

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:32 am

    really this we all inspire from this and if this QUOTES is so nice then this person .really nice

  8. anOSA

    Feb 21, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Awesome quotes. I’m so, so inspired. Good job, good speed.

  9. raghu

    Feb 16, 2014 at 4:20 am

    Hey Joel awesome site how you made it

  10. Anne

    Feb 6, 2014 at 10:03 am

    I I love all the quotes.

  11. Mark

    Feb 5, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Just found your site today…Best site that I visited all night long. Life is as simple as to how you perceive it. Keep up the great work!! I could read and absorb this stuff all day long!!! Love it

  12. Abdul Rauf

    Jan 31, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Woah! This post is really an inspiration hub for us all. I have now fallen in love with Addicted2Success 🙂
    My favorite quote is from Marcus: “A man’s true delight is to do the things he was made for.”

    This is really true that if you don the things you are made for, you are on the go to success path. The rest of the quotes are also superb 🙂

    • Joel

      Joel

      Feb 1, 2014 at 4:13 am

      Thanks for checking out my site Abdul. Keep coming back. Stay Inspired 🙂

  13. Sebastian

    Jan 25, 2014 at 6:05 am

    I just bought a couple of these books.

  14. James

    Jan 23, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    All good except number 12. Esther & Jerry Hicks are well known fraudsters, charlatans and propagators of ingratiating platitudes in exchange for exorbitant fees. They should be shunned and ridiculed for the tricksters, fakesters and irresponsible illusionists taking advantage of the desperate and credulous, that they are.

    • Emily Filloramo

      Apr 6, 2014 at 10:39 pm

      James, I never knew that about the Hicks. Where’s that information from? Are you saying the Law of Attraction is fraudulent or the way the Hicks delivers it?

  15. Naomi@Leavethe9-5

    Jan 23, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Hi Joel,

    I really wanted to chose only one favorite but I struggled to get it down to three.

    #8
    “What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson – Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

    (this is very current to my personal life right now – guess I got to get on with it!)

    #13
    “Don’t Take Anything Personally. Nothings others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.” – Don Miguel Ruiz – The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

    (I LOVE THIS. I needed reminding of this today. I shouldn’t care what others think. My Life – My Terms!)

    #20
    “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” – André Gide – Autumn Leaves

    (I come across so many people who are victims of themselves and their situations. They refuse to take action and loved ones make excuses for their awful, inappropriate behavior)

    Thanks for the quotes Joel. You’ve given me some great reading material for the next few months.

    Take care

    Naomi

    • Joel

      Joel

      Jan 23, 2014 at 4:24 pm

      Good on you Naomi, I’m glad you liked the quotes 🙂 Stay inspired!

      • Marie

        Feb 8, 2014 at 7:07 pm

        Inspiration is a beautiful thing never loose it. I’m 13 and inspiration is everything to me.

        • Marie

          Feb 8, 2014 at 7:11 pm

          Always remember, “If your dreams don’t scare you they’re not big enough.”

          • Marie Marlow

            Feb 8, 2014 at 7:20 pm

            Inspiration is a beautiful thing never loose it. I’m 13 years old and I think everyone needs inspiration now and forever. Always remember ” If your dreams don’t scare you they’re not big enough.”

            • Siraj

              Apr 16, 2014 at 5:10 pm

              Truly amazing Marie…You are 13 and talking about Inspirations and Dreams. Way to go!!!!

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19 Inspirational Quotes That’ll Help You Unlock Your Inner Greatness

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Have you ever not had the energy or desire to do anything? For example, you have 10 things to do, but all you can think about is watching Netflix, eating, and being last? Has that happened to you? If so, then know it is okay to struggle and have bad days. However, be aware that sometimes you have to draw your own inspiration to do what needs to be done.

The great thing is that below are  inspirational quotes which will help you unlock your inner greatness:

1. “I believe purpose is something for which one is responsible; it’s not just divinely assigned.” – Michael J. Fox

2. “If you organize your lifearound your passion, you can turn your passion into your story and then turn your story into something bigger―something that matters.” – Blake Mycoskie

3. “The self is made, not given.” – Barbara Myerhoff

4. “The secret of success is constancy to purpose.” – Benjamin Disraeli

5. “What am I living for and what am I dying for are the same question.” – Margaret Atwood

6. “It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.” – Amelia Barr

7. “No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.” – Denis Waitley

8. “Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.” – Malala Yousafzai

9. “The power of imagination makes us infinite.” – John Muir

10. “I dwell in possibility.” – Emily Dickinson

11. “When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” – Wilma Rudolph

12. “Each day provides its own gifts.” – Marcus Aurelius

13. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

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

15. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis

16. “If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.” – Les Brown

17. “It’s not whether you get knocked down. It’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

18. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown

19. “Whatever you hold in your mind on a consistent basis is exactly what you will experience in your life.” – Tony Robbins

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29 Positivity Quotes Which Will Help You Get Through Life’s Hardships

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Sometimes life sucks. It can drag us down, make us feel worthless, and force us to quick activities which we love. Nonetheless, every hardship we experience will pass, and we must always remember that.

Life has a way of working out assuming you maintain a sense of positivity and gratitude. Keep fighting, and know you can accomplish anything you desire with your career, family, or friends.

Check out these 29 positivity quotes which will help you push forward in life:

1. “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” – Lyndon B. Johnson

2. “You can’t make positive choices for the rest of your life without an environment that makes those choices easy, natural, and enjoyable.” – Deepak Chopra

3. “Positive thinking is more than just a tagline. It changes the way we behave. And I firmly believe that when I am positive, it not only makes me better, but it also makes those around me better.” – Harvet Mackay

4. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill

5. “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so let us all be thankful.” – Buddha

6. “Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” – Marcus Aurelius

7. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough” – Oprah Winfrey

8. “When things go wrong, don’t go with them.” – Elvis Presley

9. “Yes We Can!” – Barack Obama

10. “The true measure of success is how many times you can bounce back from failure.” – Stephen Richards

11. “When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.” – Shannon L. Alder

12. “It makes a big difference in your life when you stay positive.” – Ellen DeGeneres

13. “When you fail, that is when you get closer to success.” – Stephen Richards

14. “I Think Anything Is Possible If You Have The Mindset And The Will And Desire To Do It And Put The Time In.” – Roger Clemens

15. “Positive Anything Is Better Than Negative Nothing.” – Elbert Hubbard

16. “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” –William James

17. “Hope is a waking dream.”- Aristotle

18. “I like to encourage people to realize that any action is a good action if it’s proactive and there is positive intent behind it.” – Michael J. Fox

19. “Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” – Tony Robbins

20. “When you show deep empathy toward others, their defensive energy goes down, and positive energy replaces it. That’s when you can get more creative in solving problems.” – Stephen Covey

21. “When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.” –Rumi

22. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor Frankl

23. “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” – Mark Twain

24. “Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.” – William James

25. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”- Winston Churchill

26. “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” – Muhammad Ali

27. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

28. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” – Helen Keller

29. “There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.”- W. Clement Stone

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21 Thought-provoking Leonardo Da Vinci Quotes

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Leonardo da Vinci was a true Renaissance man excelling as an artist, scientist, and inventor during the Italian Renaissance. He kept many journals where he drew pictures and wrote about musical instruments, helicopters, and the human body. Leonardo’s famous paintings include the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.

Below are the most fascinating and thought provoking Leonardo da Vinci quotes:

1. “While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.” –Leonardo da Vinci

2.Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” –Leonardo da Vinci

3. “Learning never exhausts the mind.” –Leonardo da Vinci

4. “The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.” –Leonardo da Vinci

5. “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” –Leonardo da Vinci

6. “Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?” –Leonardo da Vinci

7. “Who sows virtue reaps honor.” –Leonardo da Vinci

8. “Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.” –Leonardo da Vinci

9. “All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.” –Leonardo da Vinci

10. “As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.” –Leonardo da Vinci

Check out these inspirational quotes from another great thinker, Sir Isaac Newton.

11. “Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.” –Leonardo da Vinci

12. “Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.”-Leonardo da Vinci

13. “The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.”-Leonardo da Vinci

14. “Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.”-Leonardo da Vinci

15. “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”-Leonardo da Vinci

16. “There are four powers: memory and intellect, desire and covetousness. The two first are mental and the others sensual. The three senses sight, hearing, and smell cannot well be prevented; touch and taste not at all.”-Leonardo da Vinci

17. “Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.” –Leonardo da Vinci

18. “There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.”-Leonardo da Vinci

19. “I have always felt it is my destiny to build a machine that would allow man to fly.”-Leonardo da Vinci

20. “He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year.”-Leonardo da Vinci

21. “Nature never breaks her own laws.” –Leonardo da Vinci

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15 Fantastic Christopher Columbus Quotes

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Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer and navigator. From a young age, he began traveling at sea which helped him become mainly self-educated in geography, astronomy, and history.

In 1492, he set out to find a new route to India, but instead landed in the Americas. He would make a total of four voyages to the Americas and explore places such as Cuba, Trinidad, and Haiti. Columbus’s legacy rests on the fact that his expeditions opening up the Western world to European colonization.

Below are 16 of Christopher Columbus’s most interesting and powerful quotes:

1. “By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.” – Christopher Columbus

2. “Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.” – Christopher Columbus

3. “Riches don’t make a man rich, they only make him busier.” – Christopher Columbus

4. “Tomorrow morning before we depart, I intend to land and see what can be found in the neighborhood.” – Christopher Columbus

5. “You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus

6. “Gold is a treasure and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world.”– Christopher Columbus

7. “The sea will grant each man new hope, and sleep will bring dreams of home.” – Christopher Columbus

8. “No one should fear to undertake any task.”– Christopher Columbus

9. “It is easy to discover what another has discovered before.”– Christopher Columbus

10. “One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” – Christopher Columbus

11. “Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise.”– Christopher Columbus

12. “Nothing that results in human progress is achieved with unanimous consent. Those that are enlightened before the others are condemned to pursue that light in spite of the others.”– Christopher Columbus

13.Goals are simply tools to focus your energy in positive directions, these can be changed as your priorities change, new one added, and others dropped.” – Christopher Columbus

14. “Thus the eternal God, our Lord, gives victory to those who follow His way over apparent impossibilities.” – Christopher Columbus

15. “Life has more imagination than we carry in our dreams.” – Christopher Columbus

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  1. shay

    Dec 23, 2016 at 8:59 am

    “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”
    great sentence from a great author!

  2. Laiza King

    Jul 29, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Great motivational quotes. I connected with this one most because of my personal experience and how I turned my pain into purpose. “We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them.” – Epictetus – Enchiridion. The mind indeed is a powerful thing!

  3. Master Melvin M. Lusterio

    May 7, 2015 at 7:13 am

    To inspire is to become the inspiration!

  4. Philemon Geidilo

    Nov 22, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Joel its inspiring and encouraging indeed. Thanks.

  5. Robert C. Brown

    Oct 23, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Great post. I love reading personal development quotes. Personal development is my passion and I’m actually just writing my first personal development book and I’ve released a free copy on my blog, which is going well! I’ll definitely be sharing this 🙂

  6. c.m.nivadha rajan

    May 5, 2014 at 8:48 am

    as always, all the quotes are superb.i am a great lover of quotes from my younger days and finally it became as my habit.i always enjoys this site and i am expecting for more quotes from this site.thank you Mr.joel for this wonderful quotes.i liked 1,8,11,23 very much.i am glad to say that ,i am addicted to this site.

  7. s khan

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:32 am

    really this we all inspire from this and if this QUOTES is so nice then this person .really nice

  8. anOSA

    Feb 21, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Awesome quotes. I’m so, so inspired. Good job, good speed.

  9. raghu

    Feb 16, 2014 at 4:20 am

    Hey Joel awesome site how you made it

  10. Anne

    Feb 6, 2014 at 10:03 am

    I I love all the quotes.

  11. Mark

    Feb 5, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Just found your site today…Best site that I visited all night long. Life is as simple as to how you perceive it. Keep up the great work!! I could read and absorb this stuff all day long!!! Love it

  12. Abdul Rauf

    Jan 31, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Woah! This post is really an inspiration hub for us all. I have now fallen in love with Addicted2Success 🙂
    My favorite quote is from Marcus: “A man’s true delight is to do the things he was made for.”

    This is really true that if you don the things you are made for, you are on the go to success path. The rest of the quotes are also superb 🙂

    • Joel

      Joel

      Feb 1, 2014 at 4:13 am

      Thanks for checking out my site Abdul. Keep coming back. Stay Inspired 🙂

  13. Sebastian

    Jan 25, 2014 at 6:05 am

    I just bought a couple of these books.

  14. James

    Jan 23, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    All good except number 12. Esther & Jerry Hicks are well known fraudsters, charlatans and propagators of ingratiating platitudes in exchange for exorbitant fees. They should be shunned and ridiculed for the tricksters, fakesters and irresponsible illusionists taking advantage of the desperate and credulous, that they are.

    • Emily Filloramo

      Apr 6, 2014 at 10:39 pm

      James, I never knew that about the Hicks. Where’s that information from? Are you saying the Law of Attraction is fraudulent or the way the Hicks delivers it?

  15. Naomi@Leavethe9-5

    Jan 23, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Hi Joel,

    I really wanted to chose only one favorite but I struggled to get it down to three.

    #8
    “What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson – Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

    (this is very current to my personal life right now – guess I got to get on with it!)

    #13
    “Don’t Take Anything Personally. Nothings others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.” – Don Miguel Ruiz – The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

    (I LOVE THIS. I needed reminding of this today. I shouldn’t care what others think. My Life – My Terms!)

    #20
    “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” – André Gide – Autumn Leaves

    (I come across so many people who are victims of themselves and their situations. They refuse to take action and loved ones make excuses for their awful, inappropriate behavior)

    Thanks for the quotes Joel. You’ve given me some great reading material for the next few months.

    Take care

    Naomi

    • Joel

      Joel

      Jan 23, 2014 at 4:24 pm

      Good on you Naomi, I’m glad you liked the quotes 🙂 Stay inspired!

      • Marie

        Feb 8, 2014 at 7:07 pm

        Inspiration is a beautiful thing never loose it. I’m 13 and inspiration is everything to me.

        • Marie

          Feb 8, 2014 at 7:11 pm

          Always remember, “If your dreams don’t scare you they’re not big enough.”

          • Marie Marlow

            Feb 8, 2014 at 7:20 pm

            Inspiration is a beautiful thing never loose it. I’m 13 years old and I think everyone needs inspiration now and forever. Always remember ” If your dreams don’t scare you they’re not big enough.”

            • Siraj

              Apr 16, 2014 at 5:10 pm

              Truly amazing Marie…You are 13 and talking about Inspirations and Dreams. Way to go!!!!

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19 Inspirational Quotes That’ll Help You Unlock Your Inner Greatness

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Have you ever not had the energy or desire to do anything? For example, you have 10 things to do, but all you can think about is watching Netflix, eating, and being last? Has that happened to you? If so, then know it is okay to struggle and have bad days. However, be aware that sometimes you have to draw your own inspiration to do what needs to be done.

The great thing is that below are  inspirational quotes which will help you unlock your inner greatness:

1. “I believe purpose is something for which one is responsible; it’s not just divinely assigned.” – Michael J. Fox

2. “If you organize your lifearound your passion, you can turn your passion into your story and then turn your story into something bigger―something that matters.” – Blake Mycoskie

3. “The self is made, not given.” – Barbara Myerhoff

4. “The secret of success is constancy to purpose.” – Benjamin Disraeli

5. “What am I living for and what am I dying for are the same question.” – Margaret Atwood

6. “It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.” – Amelia Barr

7. “No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.” – Denis Waitley

8. “Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.” – Malala Yousafzai

9. “The power of imagination makes us infinite.” – John Muir

10. “I dwell in possibility.” – Emily Dickinson

11. “When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” – Wilma Rudolph

12. “Each day provides its own gifts.” – Marcus Aurelius

13. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

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

15. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis

16. “If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.” – Les Brown

17. “It’s not whether you get knocked down. It’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

18. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown

19. “Whatever you hold in your mind on a consistent basis is exactly what you will experience in your life.” – Tony Robbins

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29 Positivity Quotes Which Will Help You Get Through Life’s Hardships

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Sometimes life sucks. It can drag us down, make us feel worthless, and force us to quick activities which we love. Nonetheless, every hardship we experience will pass, and we must always remember that.

Life has a way of working out assuming you maintain a sense of positivity and gratitude. Keep fighting, and know you can accomplish anything you desire with your career, family, or friends.

Check out these 29 positivity quotes which will help you push forward in life:

1. “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” – Lyndon B. Johnson

2. “You can’t make positive choices for the rest of your life without an environment that makes those choices easy, natural, and enjoyable.” – Deepak Chopra

3. “Positive thinking is more than just a tagline. It changes the way we behave. And I firmly believe that when I am positive, it not only makes me better, but it also makes those around me better.” – Harvet Mackay

4. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill

5. “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so let us all be thankful.” – Buddha

6. “Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” – Marcus Aurelius

7. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough” – Oprah Winfrey

8. “When things go wrong, don’t go with them.” – Elvis Presley

9. “Yes We Can!” – Barack Obama

10. “The true measure of success is how many times you can bounce back from failure.” – Stephen Richards

11. “When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.” – Shannon L. Alder

12. “It makes a big difference in your life when you stay positive.” – Ellen DeGeneres

13. “When you fail, that is when you get closer to success.” – Stephen Richards

14. “I Think Anything Is Possible If You Have The Mindset And The Will And Desire To Do It And Put The Time In.” – Roger Clemens

15. “Positive Anything Is Better Than Negative Nothing.” – Elbert Hubbard

16. “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” –William James

17. “Hope is a waking dream.”- Aristotle

18. “I like to encourage people to realize that any action is a good action if it’s proactive and there is positive intent behind it.” – Michael J. Fox

19. “Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” – Tony Robbins

20. “When you show deep empathy toward others, their defensive energy goes down, and positive energy replaces it. That’s when you can get more creative in solving problems.” – Stephen Covey

21. “When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.” –Rumi

22. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor Frankl

23. “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” – Mark Twain

24. “Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.” – William James

25. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”- Winston Churchill

26. “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” – Muhammad Ali

27. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

28. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” – Helen Keller

29. “There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.”- W. Clement Stone

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21 Thought-provoking Leonardo Da Vinci Quotes

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Leonardo da Vinci was a true Renaissance man excelling as an artist, scientist, and inventor during the Italian Renaissance. He kept many journals where he drew pictures and wrote about musical instruments, helicopters, and the human body. Leonardo’s famous paintings include the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.

Below are the most fascinating and thought provoking Leonardo da Vinci quotes:

1. “While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.” –Leonardo da Vinci

2.Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” –Leonardo da Vinci

3. “Learning never exhausts the mind.” –Leonardo da Vinci

4. “The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.” –Leonardo da Vinci

5. “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” –Leonardo da Vinci

6. “Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?” –Leonardo da Vinci

7. “Who sows virtue reaps honor.” –Leonardo da Vinci

8. “Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.” –Leonardo da Vinci

9. “All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.” –Leonardo da Vinci

10. “As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.” –Leonardo da Vinci

Check out these inspirational quotes from another great thinker, Sir Isaac Newton.

11. “Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.” –Leonardo da Vinci

12. “Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.”-Leonardo da Vinci

13. “The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.”-Leonardo da Vinci

14. “Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.”-Leonardo da Vinci

15. “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”-Leonardo da Vinci

16. “There are four powers: memory and intellect, desire and covetousness. The two first are mental and the others sensual. The three senses sight, hearing, and smell cannot well be prevented; touch and taste not at all.”-Leonardo da Vinci

17. “Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.” –Leonardo da Vinci

18. “There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.”-Leonardo da Vinci

19. “I have always felt it is my destiny to build a machine that would allow man to fly.”-Leonardo da Vinci

20. “He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year.”-Leonardo da Vinci

21. “Nature never breaks her own laws.” –Leonardo da Vinci

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15 Fantastic Christopher Columbus Quotes

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Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer and navigator. From a young age, he began traveling at sea which helped him become mainly self-educated in geography, astronomy, and history.

In 1492, he set out to find a new route to India, but instead landed in the Americas. He would make a total of four voyages to the Americas and explore places such as Cuba, Trinidad, and Haiti. Columbus’s legacy rests on the fact that his expeditions opening up the Western world to European colonization.

Below are 16 of Christopher Columbus’s most interesting and powerful quotes:

1. “By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.” – Christopher Columbus

2. “Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.” – Christopher Columbus

3. “Riches don’t make a man rich, they only make him busier.” – Christopher Columbus

4. “Tomorrow morning before we depart, I intend to land and see what can be found in the neighborhood.” – Christopher Columbus

5. “You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus

6. “Gold is a treasure and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world.”– Christopher Columbus

7. “The sea will grant each man new hope, and sleep will bring dreams of home.” – Christopher Columbus

8. “No one should fear to undertake any task.”– Christopher Columbus

9. “It is easy to discover what another has discovered before.”– Christopher Columbus

10. “One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” – Christopher Columbus

11. “Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise.”– Christopher Columbus

12. “Nothing that results in human progress is achieved with unanimous consent. Those that are enlightened before the others are condemned to pursue that light in spite of the others.”– Christopher Columbus

13.Goals are simply tools to focus your energy in positive directions, these can be changed as your priorities change, new one added, and others dropped.” – Christopher Columbus

14. “Thus the eternal God, our Lord, gives victory to those who follow His way over apparent impossibilities.” – Christopher Columbus

15. “Life has more imagination than we carry in our dreams.” – Christopher Columbus

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