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Buddhism has been around for over 2,500 years and is a way of life that about 300 million people around the world follow.

At the age of 35, Gautama left the palace walls where he had grown up and ventured into the real world to walk his own spiritual path. Sitting under a Bodhi tree until he became enlightened, ‘Buddha’ attracted a following and dedicated the rest of his life teaching the path of enlightenment and awakening to them.

Buddhism is a very calm, peaceful and fair way of life and these Buddha quotes encompass the philosophy of Buddha’s teachings.

Here are 60 of The Best and Highly Shared Buddha Quotes to enlighten your mind and soul.

 

The Top 60 Buddhist Quotes

1. “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha

2. “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.” – Buddha

3. “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” – Buddha

4. “In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?” – Buddha

5. “There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.” – Buddha

6. “Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.” – Buddha

7. “We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” – Buddha

8. “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha

9. “If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.” – Buddha

10. “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” – Buddha

11. “There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.” – Buddha

12. “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” – Buddha

13. “However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?” – Buddha

14. “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Buddha

15. “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot 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

16. “To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha

17. “To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.” – Buddha

18. “The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha

19. “Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it” – Buddha

20. “You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

 

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21. “Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.” – Buddha

22. “When you dig a well, there’s no sign of water until you reach it, only rocks and dirt to move out of the way. You have removed enough; soon the pure water will flow.” – Buddha

23. “Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.” – Buddha

24. “You only lose what you cling to.” – Buddha

25. “Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.”

26. “We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” – Buddha

27. “It is better to travel well than to arrive.” – Buddha

28. “Doubt everything. Find your own light.” – Buddha

29. “The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.” – Buddha

30. “Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha

31. “A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.” – Buddha

32. “Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.” – Buddha

33. “In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.” – Buddha

34. “Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.” – Buddha

35. “There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.” – Buddha

36. “All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?” – Buddha

37. “Purity or impurity depends on oneself, No one can purify another.” – Buddha

38. “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Buddha

39. “True love is born from understanding.” – Buddha

40. “To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others” – Buddha

 

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41. “You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.” – Buddha

42. “There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.” – Buddha

43. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Buddha

44. “Pain is certain, suffering is optional.” – Buddha

45. “Long is the night to him who is awake; long is a mile to him who is tired; long is life to the foolish who do not know the true law.” – Buddha

46. “To understand everything is to forgive everything” – Buddha

47. “An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.” – Buddha

48. “When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky” – Buddha

49. “Patience is key. Remember: A jug fills drop by drop.” – Buddha

50. “Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.” – Buddha

51. “Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.” – Buddha

52. “A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.” – Buddha

53. “Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.” – Buddha

54. “Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.” – Buddha

55. “Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.” – Buddha

56. “In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.” – Buddha

57. “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” – Buddha

58. “The darkest night is ignorance” – Buddha

59. “I never see what has been done, I only see what remains to be done.” – Buddha

60. “Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.” – Buddha

 

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Charlene Barry is the fun loving founder of This Is Project Me, a wellness, spiritual and inspirational channel on YouTube that inspires others to live the life of their dreams with passion, love and joy. Charlene believes in serendipity, wellness and spirituality and is an Ayurvedic and Lifestyle coach; helping people live their ideal life through Ayurvedic medicine, Meditation, Yoga and Balance.

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21 Comments

21 Comments

  1. Yudit

    May 19, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    I love, love Buddha quotes, so much wisdom. Thank you

  2. SUBHASISH ROY

    Apr 19, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    it really changed my life

  3. Robin

    Feb 25, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    What a great compilation of quotes. Thank you for sharing this!

  4. Ayon Sen Roy

    Feb 16, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    I came to this site in great mental distress. These quotes have given me great mental and emotional relief. Am definitely going to try and put into practice as much as I can. Thanks for creating this website and putting it out there.

  5. Vijay

    Nov 27, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Hi can you suggest me a few books on buddha’s enlightenment on life

  6. Kiddos

    Jun 4, 2016 at 2:24 am

    Wonderful post mostly number 55. People can try this!

  7. Amul Sharma

    Oct 16, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Great quotes…..i like……Buddha ! the great master for humans…..thanks for share……..

  8. LALIT KUMAR

    Aug 28, 2015 at 3:23 am

    Its superb. I like these quotes very much. I am feeling fresh while reading these qoutes. Thanks for the quotes.

  9. Tim Denning

    Jul 26, 2015 at 7:56 am

    My favourite quote out of the bunch is “Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.”
    Every day we choose to either create health or create disease. A big part of success is being able to successfully complete lots of small habits daily that over time, create success. Health is one of the most important habits to practice daily.

  10. Chaminda

    Jun 8, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    It’s great to see some of lord Buddha’s teachings in English.

  11. siva

    May 11, 2015 at 4:24 am

    It’s too good ..

  12. Alex Piezema

    Apr 3, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Buddha, the greatest

  13. Lukovski

    Feb 18, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Wow, thanks for this awesome list! Buddha’s wisdom is just magnificent! Will definitely take some of these and put them on my website :))

    Thanks for putting them altogether!

  14. sivaranjani

    Feb 18, 2015 at 6:03 am

    thought provoking lines ..true

  15. Venkat Anumula

    Feb 9, 2015 at 4:18 am

    Fantastic quotes ! The more we think of it the more we get enlightened resulting in a change

  16. Art

    Feb 5, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    Good work putting these together!

  17. surendra sisodiya

    Feb 1, 2015 at 5:39 am

    Love & like every single quote in this post 🙂

    • Joel Brown

      Joel Brown

      Feb 1, 2015 at 8:48 am

      Awesome! Glad you do Surendra, thanks for being a fan of quotes and loving our articles 🙂

  18. Pranay Maheshwari

    Jan 31, 2015 at 9:38 am

    One of the best quotes I have ever read. Thank you

    • Joel Brown

      Joel Brown

      Jan 31, 2015 at 1:39 pm

      Great to hear Pranay! Thanks for sharing that with us 🙂

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44 Magnificent Quotes By The World’s Most Successful Billionaires

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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Enter the minds of 40 top Billionaires from around the world and learn how the top 1% are able to reach success and grow their bank accounts to the 9 digit mark.

From Bill Gates to Mukesh Ambani, these billionaire quotes are priceless for anyone who aspires to be successful.

I hope you find massive inspiration from this collection of billionaire quotes.

 

Inspirational Quotes By Billionaires:

 

Bill Gates

Business Magnate, Investor & Philanthropist

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“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”

 

Donald Trump

American Business Magnate, Investor & TV Personality

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“Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that’s more productive.”

 

Cyril Ramaphosa

South African Politician & Businessman

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‘‘No action is too small when it comes to changing the world… I’m inspired every time I meet an entrepreneur who is succeeding against all odds’’.

 

J. Paul Getty

Founder of Getty Oil Company

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“Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.”

 

Li Ka-Shing

Hong Kong Business Magnate & Philanthropist

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“Vision is perhaps our greatest strength… it has kept us alive to the power and continuity of thought through the centuries, it makes us peer into the future and lends shape to the unknown.”

 

Andrew Carnegie

Steel Magnate

Andrew Carnegie

 

 

 

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.”

 

Oprah Winfrey

Talk Show Host, Producer & Philanthropist

Oprah Winfrey

 

 

 

“What other people label or might try to call failure, I have learned is just God’s way of pointing you in a new direction”

 

Eike Batista

Brazilian Business Magnate

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“Don’t think you are unstoppable or foolproof. Don’t think that the only way your business will work is through perfection. Don’t aim for perfection. Aim for success.”

 

Sheldon Adelson

American Business Magnate

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“For me, businesses are like buses. You stand on a corner and you don’t like where the first bus is going? Wait ten minutes and take another. Don’t like that one? They’ll just keep coming. There’s no end to buses or businesses.”

 

Tony Hsieh

Founder of Zappos

Tony Hsieh

 

 

 

“Have fun. The game is a lot more enjoyable when you’re trying to do more than just make money.”

 

Henry Ford

Founder of Ford Motors

Henry Ford

 

 

 

“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”

 

Jeff Bezos

Founder of Amazon

Jeff Bezos

 

 

 

“If you never want to be criticized, for goodness’ sake don’t do anything new.”

 

Lakshmi Mittal

Indian Steel Magnate

Lakshmi Mittal

 

 

 

“Hard work certainly goes a long way. These days a lot of people work hard, so you have to make sure you work even harder and really dedicate yourself to what you are doing and setting out to achieve.”

 

John D Rockefeller

Founder of  the Standard Oil Company & Philanthropist

John D Rockefeller

 

 

 

“If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.”

 

Michael Bloomberg

Mayor of New York, Investor & Entrepreneur

Michael Bloomberg

 

 

 

“Getting the job done has been the basis for the success my company has achieved.”

 

Steve Jobs

Founder of Apple

Steve Jobs

 

 

 

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”

 

Mark Zuckerberg

Founder & CEO of Facebook

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“The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”

 

Stefan Persson

Founder of H&M

Stefan Persson quote

 

 

 

“Loyalty is not won by being first. It is won by being best.”

 

Chuck Feeney

Businessman & Philanthropist

Chuck Feeney quote

 

 

 

“There has to be a balance in life. A balance of business, family, and the opportunity to learn and teach.”

 

Azim Premji

Indian Businessman & Philanthropist

Azim Premji quote

 

 

 

“If people are not laughing at your goals, your goals are too small.”

 

Richard Branson

Founder of Virgin

Richard Branson quote

 

 

 

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

 

Ted Turner

American Media Mogul

Ted Turner quote

 

 

 

“You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.”

 

Mark Cuban

Billionaire Shark Tank Investor & Owner of The Dallas Mavericks

Mark Cuban

 

 

 

“Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is. Know your business and industry better than anyone else in the world. Love what you do or don’t do it.”

 

Clive Palmer

Australian Businessman & Politician

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“I realised that in a lot of failures, there is a lot of opportunities.”

 

Ingvar Kamprad

Founder of IKEA

Ingvar Kamprad

 

 

 

“The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow.”

 

Elon Musk

Founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors & SpaceX

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“I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.”

 

Isabel dos Santos

Angolan Investor

Isabel dos Santos

 

 

 

“If you are hardworking and determined, you will make it and that’s the bottom line. I don’t believe in an easy way through’’.

 

Michael Dell

Founder of Dell Computers

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“Whether you’ve found your calling, or if you’re still searching, passion should be the fire that drives your life’s work.”

 

Al-Waleed bin Talal

Saudi Arabian Businessman & Investor

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“If I’m going to do something, I do it spectacularly or I don’t do it at all.”

 

Carlos Slim Helu

Mexican Business Magnate & Philanthropist

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“When there is a crisis, that’s when some are interested in getting out and that’s when we are interested in getting in.”

 

Sam Walton

Co-Founder of Walmart

Sam Walton

 

 

 

“High expectations are the key to everything.”

 

Bernard Arnault

Founder of Louis Vuitton, Moet & Hennessy

Bernard Arnault

 

 

 

“I think in business, you have to learn to be patient. Maybe I’m not very patient myself. But I think that I’ve learned the most is be able to wait for something and get it when it’s the right time.”

 

Aristotle Onassis

Shipping Magnate

Aristotle Onassis

 

 

 

“After a certain point, money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts.”

 

H. Ross Perot

American Businessman

H. Ross Perot

 

 

 

“Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.”

 

Stephen Saad

South African Entrepreneur

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“In Life, you don’t get anywhere or do anything you hope to without some sort of sacrifice’’.

 

Mukesh Ambani

Indian Business Magnate

Mukesh Ambani

 

 

 

“I think that our fundamental belief is that for us growth is a way of life and we have to grow at all times.”

 

Larry Ellison

Founder of Oracle

Larry Ellison quote

 

 

 

“When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for everyone telling you you’re nuts.”

 

Sara Blakely

Founder of Spanx

Sara Blakely quote

 

 

 

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

 

Tyler Perry

Film Producer/Actor

Tyler Perry quote

 

 

 

“I’ve never chased money. It’s always been about what I can do to motivate and inspire people.”

 

Nick Woodman

GoPro Founder

Nick Woodman quote

 

 

 

“I feel like in a world where we all try to figure out our place and our purpose here, your passions are one of your most obvious guides.”

 

Bernard Arnault

CEO of LVMH

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“Money is just a consequence. I always say to my team, ‘Don’t worry too much about profitability. If you do your job well, the profitability will come.”

 

Warren Buffet

CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

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“It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.”

 

Charles Koch

CEO of Koch Industries

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“People should only profit to the extent they make other peoples lives better.”

 

Amancio Ortega

Founder of Inditex

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“The customer has always driven the business model.”

Which one of these quotes is your favorite and why? Share with us below!

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23 Leadership Quotes To Help You Grow & Inspire Others

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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The following leadership quotes are the beliefs of many successful leaders, innovators, experts, pioneers and mentors from around the world.

This collection of leadership quotes will help you grow and inspire others around you.

Below are 18 leadership quotes to live by:

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“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.”- Sheryl Sanberg

 

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“People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together.” – Michelle Obama

 

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“Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.”– Vince Lombardi

 

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“No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.” – Andrew Carnegie

 

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“A leader is a dealer in hope.”- Napoleon Bonaparte

 

Jack Welch Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch

 

Martin Luther King Jr Leadership Quote

 

 

 

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

 

Henry Ford Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

 

Charles Swindoll Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” – Charles Swindoll

 

Eleanor Roosevelt Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Jim Collins Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“‘Good’ is the enemy of ‘Great.'” – Jim Collins

 

John Quincy Adams Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”  John Quincy Adams

 

Ralph Nichols Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.” – Ralph Nichols

 

Helen Keller Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Steve Jobs Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs

 

Max Lucado Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” – Max Lucado

 

Charles Darwin Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin

 

Lao Tzu Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” – Lao Tzu

 

William Arthur Ward Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward

 

Maya Angelou Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

 

Jim Rohn Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“Help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.” Jim Rohn

 

Margaret Mead Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

Which one of the 23 leadership quotes above was your favorite?

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19 of Mark Manson’s Most Influential and Motivational Quotes From His Book, “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck”

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Mark Manson is the New York Times best seller of the book “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.” He provides raw and unfiltered advice on how to live your best life. This type of writing style is what’s made Mark’s writing unique since he uses profanity and blunt honesty to illustrate his ideas.

Below are 19 of Mark Manson’s most influential and motivational quotes from his book, “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.”

1. “Who you are is defined by what you’re willing to struggle for.”

2. “Life is essentially an endless series of problems. The solution to one problem is merely the creation of another.”

3. “This is the most simple and basic component of life: our struggles determine our successes.”

4. “To be happy we need something to solve. Happiness is therefore a form of action;”

5. “Our crisis is no longer material; it’s existential, it’s spiritual. We have so much fucking stuff and so many opportunities that we don’t even know what to give a f*ck about anymore.”

6.Don’t just sit there. Do something. The answers will follow.”

7. “The more something threatens your identity, the more you will avoid it.”

8. “In my life, I have given a f*ck about many people and many things. I have also not given a f*ck about many people and many things. And like the road not taken, it was the f*cks not given that made all the difference.”

9. “The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience.”

10. “You cannot be a powerful and life-changing presence to some people without being a joke or an embarrassment to others.”

11. “If you want to change how you see your problems, you have to change what you value and/or how you measure failure/success.”

12. “Don’t hope for a life without problems,” the panda said. “There’s no such thing. Instead, hope for a life full of good problems.”

13. “Being wrong opens us up to the possibility of change. Being wrong brings the opportunity for growth.”

14. “Not giving a f*ck does not mean being indifferent; it means being comfortable with being different.

15. “It turns out that adversity and failure are actually useful and even necessary for developing strong-minded and successful adults.”

16. “If you’re stuck on a problem, don’t sit there and think about it; just start working on it. Even if you don’t know what you’re doing, the simple act of working on it will eventually cause the right ideas to show up in your head.”

17. “If you think about a young child trying to learn to walk, that child will fall down and hurt itself hundreds of times. But at no point does that child ever stop and think, “Oh, I guess walking just isn’t for me. I’m not good at it.”

18. “No matter where you go, there’s a five-hundred-pound load of sh*t waiting for you. And that’s perfectly fine. The point isn’t to get away from the sh*t. The point is to find the sh*t you enjoy dealing with.”

19.Self-awareness is like an onion. There are multiple layers to it, and the more you peel them back, the more likely you’re going to start crying at inappropriate time.”

Which one of these Mark Manson quotes resonates most with you and why?

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31 C.T. Fletcher Quotes to Get You Obsessed!

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Bodybuilder & popular motivator, CT Fletcher is probably one of the most inspiring people on Youtube.  After getting through an open heart surgery, CT was told that he would never lift weights again. He decided to take on the challenge and has become one of the most recognized bodybuilders in the world. Winning several championships and building a huge online following. After years of hard work & obsession, CT Fletcher is definitely someone you should pay attention too.

Here are some of CT’s best quotes:

1. “You must become obsessed with obtaining what you are trying to get, you have to be obsessed with it.” – CT Fletcher

2. “I don’t wanna be one of the masses, that’s why I’m here in the gym.” – CT Fletcher

3. “History never remembers the haters.” – CT Fletcher

4. “Some go big, I went enormous. Some set goals, I set milestones! Some climb hills, I climbed mountains! Some want growth, I command growth. Some said it was over, I said f*ck you!” – CT Fletcher

5. “Question impossible.” – CT Fletcher

6. “Pain is necessary, embrace the pain!” – CT Fletcher

7. “If you don’t have the mental capacity to be that obsessed about what you’re trying to get…then motherf***er you ain’t never gonna have it.” – CT Fletcher

8. “You may have been more with more genetic prowess than me, but you will not out-work me…I’m the king of that.” – CT Fletcher

9. “If you want to be great at what you do, obsession is a necessity.” – CT Fletcher

10. “I don’t need you to agree with me, I have the courage to stand alone.” – CT Fletcher

11. “F*ck average, you are a champion!” – CT Fletcher

12. “Don’t look for an easy way out. Nobody wants to work hard these days. The 20 minute abs, the 10 minute this, the 10 minute that. F*ck that! Come to the gym, work your ass off. Earn it!” – CT Fletcher

13. “You may fight me every step of the way, you may hurt, you may ache, but resistance is futile!” – CT Fletcher

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14. “Greatness, in any field, cannot be achieved without obsession.” – CT Fletcher

15. “The most powerful motivational speeches that I’ve ever heard came from people who told me I couldn’t do something. I was bound and determined to show them that I could.” – CT Fletcher

16. “Never accept the limitations of someone else!” – CT Fletcher

17. “No matter how slow you go you are still lapping everybody on the couch.” – CT Fletcher

18. “You have to start, with the belief, that you can do something.” – CT Fletcher

19. “I don’t know how many more reps…I’ma do this till I can’t do it no more!” – CT Fletcher

20. “Everything is impossible, until someone crazy enough comes along and makes it possible.” – CT Fletcher

21. “You have no excuses, so no matter what, your nose bleeds, it’s that time of the month, the kids are crying, you don’t feel like it, your back hurts, you got aches and pains. It’s still your motherf*cking set. Let’s get it done!” – CT Fletcher

22. “I’m trying to call on all the Gods of power. Hercules, Apollo, Atlas, come on mothaf*ckas! I need your ass!” – CT Fletcher

23. “May I have more please? May I have more pain? May I have more torture? Because I know this shit is gonna make me grow!” – CT Fletcher

24. “You will find no pity, no mercy, no compassion here.” – CT Fletcher

25. “Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret.” – CT Fletcher

26. “F*ck average, beast or bitch, it’s your choice!” – CT Fletcher

27. “Decide for yourself what is our limitation.” – CT Fletcher

28. “It’s still yo motha fu*kin set!” – CT Fletcher

29. “Don’t make no difference what it is! I’ma pick the sh*t up! How much it is! I’ma pick the sh*t up! That’s what I do… I pick sh*t up!” – CT Fletcher

30. “For competition, always loop the thumbs around the bar and squeeeeeeeze, squeeze that bar like your trying to snap that motha fu*ka in two!” – CT Fletcher

31. “Unchain your mind. Unchain your mind, from the imprisonment of fear! Unchain your mind! It’s been encaged with doubt! Unchain your mind, loose yourself! Let yourself free, from the binds of average, from the binds of normal.”- CT Fletcher

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Many of you are running around like mad trying to manage your time. You’re reading productivity hacks, taking cold showers and waking up at 5 am.

You’re doing all of this because you want more time to do what you love.

Let me hit you in the face with one technique that has allowed me to win back time, so I can do what I love.

Stop replying to everyone…

You get emails asking you to do stuff.
You get asked to do an intro.
You get asked to speak at an event for free about your area of expertise.

Here’s the problem:
YOU KEEP RESPONDING TO EVERY REQUEST OF YOUR TIME.


What’s the answer?

The answer is really simple like everything I write. Are you ready?
Stop replying to everyone.

I learned this technique the hard way. When I was looking to interview entrepreneurs in 2014 about their story and share it in the form of a blog post, I didn’t get many replies.

I’d email very successful people who have achieved the impossible and get nothing.

Radio silence.
Donuts.


Why don’t your idols respond to requests for their time?

There’s many reasons.

  1. They have too many requests and could never humanly answer every single one.
  2. They have limited time and can’t fit everybody into their schedule.

The second reason is the most important. Your idols don’t respond because that’s their way of saying no.


No response is the best response.

By responding to every request of your time, you go down the rabbit hole of endless back and forth conversations.

Let me illustrate this point with a short story.

A US startup approached me on LinkedIn and asked me to advise them on their social media strategy. They offered me equity in return for my expertise.

The product was not something that aligned with who I am, and I was heading off to Europe on holidays and had no time to draft a proper reply.

I sent no response to their request.
They messaged me a second time.
I sent no response to their request.

Then, I got sucked into responding. I felt my moral compass telling me to reply and tell them no. On top of that, the startup had a very well known person in the social media industry join them. FOMO kicked in.

I replied and that’s where everything went wrong.

Once I replied to the request I got daily reminders and emails with pitch decks trying to convince me why they were the one startup who could beat Instagram. The claims of how much traction they had got more and more ridiculous.

“Eventually, a simple request of my time turned into a daily debate”

They wouldn’t leave me alone. I began to regret my stupidity for responding in the first place.

If a request of your time doesn’t resonate with you, and you don’t feel like saying “Fuck Yes” when presented with an opportunity, say NO.

Don’t be tempted by a request of your time. 
Say no.


Not replying is what works.

People generally give up after one email or direct message asking for your time. I’ve tested this theory a lot and it has almost always turned out to be true.

As soon as you reply, you become like a lawyer in the High Court trying to defend someone who is accused of murder. Your time is yours. You only get one life.

“You don’t need to justify yourself, your time, or your goals to anybody”

YOU HEAR ME? NOBODY!

The way you win back time and make room for what’s important to you is to fight the temptation to reply to every request that comes your way.

Quit giving away your time like free balloons at a car expo.


You end up making up lies.

The problem with replying to every request of your time is you can end up making up lies to get out of doing something. Or you may end up exaggerating or putting forward excuses that aren’t entirely true.

This causes even more problems for you because if the requester knows people within your network, they may find out you’re not being honest.

Why construct a grand plan that takes more of your time to respond to a request?

It’s easier to say nothing at all.


Silence says it all.

Smart people who ask you for stuff will know that after a week, if you haven’t responded, you’re probably not interested.

Silence is the best response. After all, if someone really wants you to do something they’ll chase you, they’ll follow you up and they may get a mutual connection to intro them to you.

Many pitches and requests are poorly written or incredibly selfish.

Fight back with silence. Don’t reply. Stop replying.


You’re not missing anything.

The temptation to respond can also be caused by the fear that you’re missing out.

Maybe someone is contacting you to fund your idea.
Maybe something you wrote is going to be published in the New York Times.
Maybe the request will lead you to direct a Hollywood Movie.

All of these false ideas are what’s causing you to respond to everybody.You’re worried you could miss the jackpot or your lucky break.

The harsh truth is that these opportunities are earned through hard work.Genuine opportunities that will excite you are clearly articulated and your gut feeling will guide you better than you think.

You’re not going to miss out on winning an Oscar for a movie you made because you didn’t reply to an email”


Not replying isn’t rude.

We feel we must reply to every request of our time. We have a fear that we will be accused of being rude.

This belief is false also. There’s nothing rude about not replying. We all get lots of emails and messages online and we can’t answer them all. People will understand when you don’t reply. If they don’t understand then that’s a problem with them, not you.

Don’t feel you have to reply out of politeness.

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21 Comments

  1. Yudit

    May 19, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    I love, love Buddha quotes, so much wisdom. Thank you

  2. SUBHASISH ROY

    Apr 19, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    it really changed my life

  3. Robin

    Feb 25, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    What a great compilation of quotes. Thank you for sharing this!

  4. Ayon Sen Roy

    Feb 16, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    I came to this site in great mental distress. These quotes have given me great mental and emotional relief. Am definitely going to try and put into practice as much as I can. Thanks for creating this website and putting it out there.

  5. Vijay

    Nov 27, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Hi can you suggest me a few books on buddha’s enlightenment on life

  6. Kiddos

    Jun 4, 2016 at 2:24 am

    Wonderful post mostly number 55. People can try this!

  7. Amul Sharma

    Oct 16, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Great quotes…..i like……Buddha ! the great master for humans…..thanks for share……..

  8. LALIT KUMAR

    Aug 28, 2015 at 3:23 am

    Its superb. I like these quotes very much. I am feeling fresh while reading these qoutes. Thanks for the quotes.

  9. Tim Denning

    Jul 26, 2015 at 7:56 am

    My favourite quote out of the bunch is “Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.”
    Every day we choose to either create health or create disease. A big part of success is being able to successfully complete lots of small habits daily that over time, create success. Health is one of the most important habits to practice daily.

  10. Chaminda

    Jun 8, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    It’s great to see some of lord Buddha’s teachings in English.

  11. siva

    May 11, 2015 at 4:24 am

    It’s too good ..

  12. Alex Piezema

    Apr 3, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Buddha, the greatest

  13. Lukovski

    Feb 18, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Wow, thanks for this awesome list! Buddha’s wisdom is just magnificent! Will definitely take some of these and put them on my website :))

    Thanks for putting them altogether!

  14. sivaranjani

    Feb 18, 2015 at 6:03 am

    thought provoking lines ..true

  15. Venkat Anumula

    Feb 9, 2015 at 4:18 am

    Fantastic quotes ! The more we think of it the more we get enlightened resulting in a change

  16. Art

    Feb 5, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    Good work putting these together!

  17. surendra sisodiya

    Feb 1, 2015 at 5:39 am

    Love & like every single quote in this post 🙂

    • Joel Brown

      Joel Brown

      Feb 1, 2015 at 8:48 am

      Awesome! Glad you do Surendra, thanks for being a fan of quotes and loving our articles 🙂

  18. Pranay Maheshwari

    Jan 31, 2015 at 9:38 am

    One of the best quotes I have ever read. Thank you

    • Joel Brown

      Joel Brown

      Jan 31, 2015 at 1:39 pm

      Great to hear Pranay! Thanks for sharing that with us 🙂

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44 Magnificent Quotes By The World’s Most Successful Billionaires

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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Enter the minds of 40 top Billionaires from around the world and learn how the top 1% are able to reach success and grow their bank accounts to the 9 digit mark.

From Bill Gates to Mukesh Ambani, these billionaire quotes are priceless for anyone who aspires to be successful.

I hope you find massive inspiration from this collection of billionaire quotes.

 

Inspirational Quotes By Billionaires:

 

Bill Gates

Business Magnate, Investor & Philanthropist

Bill Gates

 

 

 

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”

 

Donald Trump

American Business Magnate, Investor & TV Personality

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“Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that’s more productive.”

 

Cyril Ramaphosa

South African Politician & Businessman

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‘‘No action is too small when it comes to changing the world… I’m inspired every time I meet an entrepreneur who is succeeding against all odds’’.

 

J. Paul Getty

Founder of Getty Oil Company

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“Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.”

 

Li Ka-Shing

Hong Kong Business Magnate & Philanthropist

Li Ka-Shing

 

 

 

“Vision is perhaps our greatest strength… it has kept us alive to the power and continuity of thought through the centuries, it makes us peer into the future and lends shape to the unknown.”

 

Andrew Carnegie

Steel Magnate

Andrew Carnegie

 

 

 

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.”

 

Oprah Winfrey

Talk Show Host, Producer & Philanthropist

Oprah Winfrey

 

 

 

“What other people label or might try to call failure, I have learned is just God’s way of pointing you in a new direction”

 

Eike Batista

Brazilian Business Magnate

Eike Batista

 

 

 

“Don’t think you are unstoppable or foolproof. Don’t think that the only way your business will work is through perfection. Don’t aim for perfection. Aim for success.”

 

Sheldon Adelson

American Business Magnate

Sheldon Adelson

 

 

 

“For me, businesses are like buses. You stand on a corner and you don’t like where the first bus is going? Wait ten minutes and take another. Don’t like that one? They’ll just keep coming. There’s no end to buses or businesses.”

 

Tony Hsieh

Founder of Zappos

Tony Hsieh

 

 

 

“Have fun. The game is a lot more enjoyable when you’re trying to do more than just make money.”

 

Henry Ford

Founder of Ford Motors

Henry Ford

 

 

 

“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”

 

Jeff Bezos

Founder of Amazon

Jeff Bezos

 

 

 

“If you never want to be criticized, for goodness’ sake don’t do anything new.”

 

Lakshmi Mittal

Indian Steel Magnate

Lakshmi Mittal

 

 

 

“Hard work certainly goes a long way. These days a lot of people work hard, so you have to make sure you work even harder and really dedicate yourself to what you are doing and setting out to achieve.”

 

John D Rockefeller

Founder of  the Standard Oil Company & Philanthropist

John D Rockefeller

 

 

 

“If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.”

 

Michael Bloomberg

Mayor of New York, Investor & Entrepreneur

Michael Bloomberg

 

 

 

“Getting the job done has been the basis for the success my company has achieved.”

 

Steve Jobs

Founder of Apple

Steve Jobs

 

 

 

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”

 

Mark Zuckerberg

Founder & CEO of Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg quote

 

 

 

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”

 

Stefan Persson

Founder of H&M

Stefan Persson quote

 

 

 

“Loyalty is not won by being first. It is won by being best.”

 

Chuck Feeney

Businessman & Philanthropist

Chuck Feeney quote

 

 

 

“There has to be a balance in life. A balance of business, family, and the opportunity to learn and teach.”

 

Azim Premji

Indian Businessman & Philanthropist

Azim Premji quote

 

 

 

“If people are not laughing at your goals, your goals are too small.”

 

Richard Branson

Founder of Virgin

Richard Branson quote

 

 

 

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

 

Ted Turner

American Media Mogul

Ted Turner quote

 

 

 

“You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.”

 

Mark Cuban

Billionaire Shark Tank Investor & Owner of The Dallas Mavericks

Mark Cuban

 

 

 

“Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is. Know your business and industry better than anyone else in the world. Love what you do or don’t do it.”

 

Clive Palmer

Australian Businessman & Politician

Clive Palmer

 

 

 

“I realised that in a lot of failures, there is a lot of opportunities.”

 

Ingvar Kamprad

Founder of IKEA

Ingvar Kamprad

 

 

 

“The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow.”

 

Elon Musk

Founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors & SpaceX

Elon Musk quote

 

 

 

“I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.”

 

Isabel dos Santos

Angolan Investor

Isabel dos Santos

 

 

 

“If you are hardworking and determined, you will make it and that’s the bottom line. I don’t believe in an easy way through’’.

 

Michael Dell

Founder of Dell Computers

Michael Dell quote

 

 

 

“Whether you’ve found your calling, or if you’re still searching, passion should be the fire that drives your life’s work.”

 

Al-Waleed bin Talal

Saudi Arabian Businessman & Investor

Al-Waleed bin Talal quote

 

 

 

“If I’m going to do something, I do it spectacularly or I don’t do it at all.”

 

Carlos Slim Helu

Mexican Business Magnate & Philanthropist

Carlos Slim Helu

 

 

 

“When there is a crisis, that’s when some are interested in getting out and that’s when we are interested in getting in.”

 

Sam Walton

Co-Founder of Walmart

Sam Walton

 

 

 

“High expectations are the key to everything.”

 

Bernard Arnault

Founder of Louis Vuitton, Moet & Hennessy

Bernard Arnault

 

 

 

“I think in business, you have to learn to be patient. Maybe I’m not very patient myself. But I think that I’ve learned the most is be able to wait for something and get it when it’s the right time.”

 

Aristotle Onassis

Shipping Magnate

Aristotle Onassis

 

 

 

“After a certain point, money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts.”

 

H. Ross Perot

American Businessman

H. Ross Perot

 

 

 

“Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.”

 

Stephen Saad

South African Entrepreneur

Stephen Saad quote

 

 

 

“In Life, you don’t get anywhere or do anything you hope to without some sort of sacrifice’’.

 

Mukesh Ambani

Indian Business Magnate

Mukesh Ambani

 

 

 

“I think that our fundamental belief is that for us growth is a way of life and we have to grow at all times.”

 

Larry Ellison

Founder of Oracle

Larry Ellison quote

 

 

 

“When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for everyone telling you you’re nuts.”

 

Sara Blakely

Founder of Spanx

Sara Blakely quote

 

 

 

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

 

Tyler Perry

Film Producer/Actor

Tyler Perry quote

 

 

 

“I’ve never chased money. It’s always been about what I can do to motivate and inspire people.”

 

Nick Woodman

GoPro Founder

Nick Woodman quote

 

 

 

“I feel like in a world where we all try to figure out our place and our purpose here, your passions are one of your most obvious guides.”

 

Bernard Arnault

CEO of LVMH

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“Money is just a consequence. I always say to my team, ‘Don’t worry too much about profitability. If you do your job well, the profitability will come.”

 

Warren Buffet

CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

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“It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.”

 

Charles Koch

CEO of Koch Industries

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“People should only profit to the extent they make other peoples lives better.”

 

Amancio Ortega

Founder of Inditex

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“The customer has always driven the business model.”

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23 Leadership Quotes To Help You Grow & Inspire Others

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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The following leadership quotes are the beliefs of many successful leaders, innovators, experts, pioneers and mentors from around the world.

This collection of leadership quotes will help you grow and inspire others around you.

Below are 18 leadership quotes to live by:

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“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.”- Sheryl Sanberg

 

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“People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together.” – Michelle Obama

 

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“Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.”– Vince Lombardi

 

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“No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.” – Andrew Carnegie

 

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“A leader is a dealer in hope.”- Napoleon Bonaparte

 

Jack Welch Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch

 

Martin Luther King Jr Leadership Quote

 

 

 

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

 

Henry Ford Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

 

Charles Swindoll Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” – Charles Swindoll

 

Eleanor Roosevelt Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Jim Collins Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“‘Good’ is the enemy of ‘Great.'” – Jim Collins

 

John Quincy Adams Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”  John Quincy Adams

 

Ralph Nichols Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.” – Ralph Nichols

 

Helen Keller Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Steve Jobs Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs

 

Max Lucado Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” – Max Lucado

 

Charles Darwin Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin

 

Lao Tzu Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” – Lao Tzu

 

William Arthur Ward Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward

 

Maya Angelou Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

 

Jim Rohn Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“Help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.” Jim Rohn

 

Margaret Mead Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

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19 of Mark Manson’s Most Influential and Motivational Quotes From His Book, “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck”

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Mark Manson is the New York Times best seller of the book “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.” He provides raw and unfiltered advice on how to live your best life. This type of writing style is what’s made Mark’s writing unique since he uses profanity and blunt honesty to illustrate his ideas.

Below are 19 of Mark Manson’s most influential and motivational quotes from his book, “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.”

1. “Who you are is defined by what you’re willing to struggle for.”

2. “Life is essentially an endless series of problems. The solution to one problem is merely the creation of another.”

3. “This is the most simple and basic component of life: our struggles determine our successes.”

4. “To be happy we need something to solve. Happiness is therefore a form of action;”

5. “Our crisis is no longer material; it’s existential, it’s spiritual. We have so much fucking stuff and so many opportunities that we don’t even know what to give a f*ck about anymore.”

6.Don’t just sit there. Do something. The answers will follow.”

7. “The more something threatens your identity, the more you will avoid it.”

8. “In my life, I have given a f*ck about many people and many things. I have also not given a f*ck about many people and many things. And like the road not taken, it was the f*cks not given that made all the difference.”

9. “The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience.”

10. “You cannot be a powerful and life-changing presence to some people without being a joke or an embarrassment to others.”

11. “If you want to change how you see your problems, you have to change what you value and/or how you measure failure/success.”

12. “Don’t hope for a life without problems,” the panda said. “There’s no such thing. Instead, hope for a life full of good problems.”

13. “Being wrong opens us up to the possibility of change. Being wrong brings the opportunity for growth.”

14. “Not giving a f*ck does not mean being indifferent; it means being comfortable with being different.

15. “It turns out that adversity and failure are actually useful and even necessary for developing strong-minded and successful adults.”

16. “If you’re stuck on a problem, don’t sit there and think about it; just start working on it. Even if you don’t know what you’re doing, the simple act of working on it will eventually cause the right ideas to show up in your head.”

17. “If you think about a young child trying to learn to walk, that child will fall down and hurt itself hundreds of times. But at no point does that child ever stop and think, “Oh, I guess walking just isn’t for me. I’m not good at it.”

18. “No matter where you go, there’s a five-hundred-pound load of sh*t waiting for you. And that’s perfectly fine. The point isn’t to get away from the sh*t. The point is to find the sh*t you enjoy dealing with.”

19.Self-awareness is like an onion. There are multiple layers to it, and the more you peel them back, the more likely you’re going to start crying at inappropriate time.”

Which one of these Mark Manson quotes resonates most with you and why?

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31 C.T. Fletcher Quotes to Get You Obsessed!

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Bodybuilder & popular motivator, CT Fletcher is probably one of the most inspiring people on Youtube.  After getting through an open heart surgery, CT was told that he would never lift weights again. He decided to take on the challenge and has become one of the most recognized bodybuilders in the world. Winning several championships and building a huge online following. After years of hard work & obsession, CT Fletcher is definitely someone you should pay attention too.

Here are some of CT’s best quotes:

1. “You must become obsessed with obtaining what you are trying to get, you have to be obsessed with it.” – CT Fletcher

2. “I don’t wanna be one of the masses, that’s why I’m here in the gym.” – CT Fletcher

3. “History never remembers the haters.” – CT Fletcher

4. “Some go big, I went enormous. Some set goals, I set milestones! Some climb hills, I climbed mountains! Some want growth, I command growth. Some said it was over, I said f*ck you!” – CT Fletcher

5. “Question impossible.” – CT Fletcher

6. “Pain is necessary, embrace the pain!” – CT Fletcher

7. “If you don’t have the mental capacity to be that obsessed about what you’re trying to get…then motherf***er you ain’t never gonna have it.” – CT Fletcher

8. “You may have been more with more genetic prowess than me, but you will not out-work me…I’m the king of that.” – CT Fletcher

9. “If you want to be great at what you do, obsession is a necessity.” – CT Fletcher

10. “I don’t need you to agree with me, I have the courage to stand alone.” – CT Fletcher

11. “F*ck average, you are a champion!” – CT Fletcher

12. “Don’t look for an easy way out. Nobody wants to work hard these days. The 20 minute abs, the 10 minute this, the 10 minute that. F*ck that! Come to the gym, work your ass off. Earn it!” – CT Fletcher

13. “You may fight me every step of the way, you may hurt, you may ache, but resistance is futile!” – CT Fletcher

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14. “Greatness, in any field, cannot be achieved without obsession.” – CT Fletcher

15. “The most powerful motivational speeches that I’ve ever heard came from people who told me I couldn’t do something. I was bound and determined to show them that I could.” – CT Fletcher

16. “Never accept the limitations of someone else!” – CT Fletcher

17. “No matter how slow you go you are still lapping everybody on the couch.” – CT Fletcher

18. “You have to start, with the belief, that you can do something.” – CT Fletcher

19. “I don’t know how many more reps…I’ma do this till I can’t do it no more!” – CT Fletcher

20. “Everything is impossible, until someone crazy enough comes along and makes it possible.” – CT Fletcher

21. “You have no excuses, so no matter what, your nose bleeds, it’s that time of the month, the kids are crying, you don’t feel like it, your back hurts, you got aches and pains. It’s still your motherf*cking set. Let’s get it done!” – CT Fletcher

22. “I’m trying to call on all the Gods of power. Hercules, Apollo, Atlas, come on mothaf*ckas! I need your ass!” – CT Fletcher

23. “May I have more please? May I have more pain? May I have more torture? Because I know this shit is gonna make me grow!” – CT Fletcher

24. “You will find no pity, no mercy, no compassion here.” – CT Fletcher

25. “Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret.” – CT Fletcher

26. “F*ck average, beast or bitch, it’s your choice!” – CT Fletcher

27. “Decide for yourself what is our limitation.” – CT Fletcher

28. “It’s still yo motha fu*kin set!” – CT Fletcher

29. “Don’t make no difference what it is! I’ma pick the sh*t up! How much it is! I’ma pick the sh*t up! That’s what I do… I pick sh*t up!” – CT Fletcher

30. “For competition, always loop the thumbs around the bar and squeeeeeeeze, squeeze that bar like your trying to snap that motha fu*ka in two!” – CT Fletcher

31. “Unchain your mind. Unchain your mind, from the imprisonment of fear! Unchain your mind! It’s been encaged with doubt! Unchain your mind, loose yourself! Let yourself free, from the binds of average, from the binds of normal.”- CT Fletcher

Which quote motivated you the most? Comment below!

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