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Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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After hours and hours of digging through the archives of Quotes on the world wide web, we have found the most felt Powerful Quotes from around the world fromover 20 different sources.

The people have spoken and these here are 23 of the Worlds Most Powerful Quotes!

 

A Powerful Collection Of Success, Motivation & Inspirational Quotes

 

“What I do is based on powers we all have inside us; the ability to endure; the ability to love, to carry on, to make the best of what we have – and you don’t have to be a ‘Superman’ to do it.”

~ Christopher Reeve (1952 – 2004) American actor, film director, producer and screenwriter

 

 

 

 

 

“I’ve missed over 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trustedto take the game-winning shot … and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life.And that is why I succeed.”

~ Michael Jordan, American professional basketball player, active businessman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Trials, temptations, disappointments — all these are helps instead of hindrances, if one uses them rightly. They not only test the fibre of a character, but strengthen it. Every conquered temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than…it was before.”

~ James Buckham (1844 – 1930),Canadian lumberman and Liberal politician.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!”

~ Anthony Robbins, NLP Master & International Motivational Speaker

 

 

 

 

 

“Buried deep within each of us is a spark of greatness, a spark than can be fanned into flames of passion and achievement. That spark is not outside of you it is born deep within you.”

~ James A. Ray, motivational speaker and author.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I believe there’s an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts.”

~ Sylvester Stallone,American actor, filmmaker, screenwriter, and film director.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.”

~ Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 – 1821),military and political leader of France and Emperor of the French as Napoleon I

 

 

 

 

 

 

“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want,and, if they can’t find them, make them.”

~ George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish Playwright

 

 

 

 

 

 

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”

~ Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 – 1900),19th-century German philosopher.

 

 

 

 

 

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”

~ Buddha , spiritual teacher from the north eastern region of South Asia who founded Buddhism.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.”

~ Jim Morrison(1943 – 1971) American singer, songwriter, poet, writer and filmmaker.

 

 

 

 

 

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

~ Steve Jobs, CEO Of Apple, American business magnate and inventor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: A desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”

~ Muhammad Ali, American boxer and three-time World Heavyweight Champion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.”

~ Abraham Lincoln,(1809 – 1865) 16th President of the United States

 

 

 

 

“Your mind is like a garden. If you plant seeds of love, compassion, truth and integrity, then you reap the rewards. If you choose not to plant anything, then weeds will overrun your garden; the weeds of hate, anger, negative thoughts and actions.” ~ Barry Gottlieb

 

 

 

 

 

 

“When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.”

~ Napoleon Hill (1883 – 1970) American author

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

~ Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 – 1962) First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I have not failed. I’ve simply discovered 10,000 ways that don’t work.”

~ Thomas Alva Edison (1847 – 1931) American inventor, scientist and businessman

 

 

 

 

 

“I am grateful for all of my problems. After each one was overcome, I became stronger and more able to meet those that were still to come. I grew in all my difficulties.”

~ J.C. Penney, businessman

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
~ Mark Twain(1835 – 1910),American author and humorist.

 

 

 

 

 

“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.”

~ Lao Tzu (c 604 BCE),mystic philosopher of ancient China.

 

 

 

 

 

“As for worrying about what other people might think – forget it. They aren’t concerned about you. They’re too busy worrying about what you and other people think of them.”~ Michael le Boeuf

 

“It’s not whether you get knocked down; It’s whether you get back up.”

~ Vince Lombardi (1913 – 1970) ,American football coach.

 

I am the the Founder of Addicted2Success.com and I am so grateful you're here to be part of this awesome community. I love connecting with people who have a passion for Entrepreneurship, Self Development & Achieving Success. I started this website with the intention of educating and inspiring likeminded people to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.I'm proud to say through my podcast and through this website we have impacted over 200 million lives in the last 10 years.

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17 Comments

  1. Haki Lameck

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:16 am

    I love quotes and they are part of my flesh they make me strong when i became weak and make me feel high when some people try to pull me down i love qoutes from LINCOLN

  2. M.kulandai samy

    Jun 17, 2013 at 7:48 am

    The quotes help to stand and pullon; otherwise bedridden

  3. Ali

    May 14, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Really powerful quotes especially that of Sylvester because our inner power is what makes or breaks our success in life.
    Thanks for compiling such a powerful list.

  4. Patrick

    Apr 22, 2013 at 6:45 am

    My father is 66 years old, I’m 66, he taught me a lot about how not to worry.
    He always took the bull by the horns..so to speak.
    He has an inner strength, his humor and joking every day is the key to long life.

  5. pankaj

    Mar 9, 2013 at 6:05 am

    these are truely life experience thats always happen to every human being

  6. Bridget

    Oct 8, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    These are wonderful, and thank you! As I read, however, I was very disappointed to read that of all those quoted, only ONE was from a woman. You are leaving behind a very powerful group of people with powerful inspiration and voices, if you have but the ears to hear them and the motivation to find them. Maya Angelou, Marianne Williamson, Mother Teressa and so many others… Discover and enjoy!

  7. Ehis

    Aug 14, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    To me and others i believe that what you believe and uphold on is what you can achieve and make a reality out of it. Never underestimate your imagination but put to practice and see the outcome.

  8. Alex

    Jun 24, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Wonderful & inpirering quotes keep it up!

  9. Naveed

    Jun 20, 2012 at 7:02 am

    Wounderfull quotes and very motivating…
    keep it up good job.

  10. Jenn

    May 16, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I love that quote from Michael Jordan. I used to have it on my fridge for my boys. I want them to realize that life is full of ups and downs, but success is about persistence – just keep doing the right things and eventually results will follow.

  11. shafi md

    Aug 4, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    very ex-lent quotes.i am very happy to see like this one

  12. jagdeep bajwa

    Jul 9, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I HAVE JUST STARTED MY BUISNESS AND WAS FACING SOME TROUBLES.BUT AFTER READING THE BLOGG I REALY FEEL RELIEVED AND ALSO AM NOW FEELING THE SUPERNATURAL POWERS THAT WERE HIDDEN SOMWHERE.KEEP IT UP.GOD BLESS

  13. Allison

    Jun 25, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    I just wanted to comment and say that I really enjoyed reading your blog post here. It was very informative and I also digg the way you write! Keep it up and I’ll be back to read more in the future

    • Joel

      Joel

      Jun 26, 2011 at 2:54 am

      Thanks June, I’ll be delivering a lot more!

  14. mandeep singh

    Jun 2, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    as soon as possible we should start working for our aims because without working we do not get confidence . today i stand alone and frustrated but when i talk to my mom i hear again voice of my soul and from today am again start hard working for my AIM . mother is a face of god who always help us motivate us . no matter she is with us or not

    • Joel

      Joel

      Jun 3, 2011 at 5:24 am

      Great words Mandeep! Good to hear you appreciate her and you are staying positive =)

    • Karyn

      Sep 21, 2011 at 6:25 pm

      What a beautiful thing to say about your own Mom. That is one of the most beautiful things I have ever read, and I am a Mom. 😉

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1. “One of the things I learned the hard way, was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.”

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Although Ball was known for being an inherently shy girl, when she was 15 years old, she convinced her mom to allow her to attend New York Drama School. The administrator of the school, unable to see the talent hidden behind the shyness, wrote to her mother telling her not to “waste her money and the school’s time with this shy, awkward young lady.”

Refusing to be deterred by the shortsighted criticism, Ball dug in her heels, overcame her shyness, and went on to become the talented comedic actress and icon we know and love today. Just imagine how unfortunate it would have been if she had taken the negative criticism to heart and decided to give up her passion.

2. “Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work—and realising what is opportunity and what isn’t.”

Today, we are very much conditioned to expect instant gratification in all areas of life. It’s important to remember, however, that true personal and professional success is achieved through tenacity and hard work. Very seldom does “luck” play a substantial role in building a solid and promising future.

Few people may realise that beyond the laughter and crazy shenanigans that Ball is so well known for, she was a trailblazing businesswoman who mapped out her professional path and keenly took advantage of opportunities that came her way.

Behind the scenes, she was co-creator, owner, and partner of Desilu Productions with her husband, Desi Arnaz. I Love Lucy was the first real sitcom developed by a husband and wife team, and under Desilu Studios, the show pioneered the multi-camera shot and filmed in front of a live audience—something no one else was doing at the time.

Being a female owner of a film production company in the 1960s was unprecedented. But, Ball didn’t stop there. Instead, she would eventually buy out Desi and become the first female CEO of a major television and movie production company. Her hard work and perseverance created a legacy to last for generations.

3. “I’d rather regret the things I have done than the things that I haven’t.”

Regrets are a fact of life both personally and professionally. However, most of us would probably admit that we learned some valuable things about ourselves from past mistakes and mishaps. Most would agree that our biggest regrets are related to the opportunities and experiences that we didn’t seize when we had the chance.

Ball’s career in the entertainment world was full of various ups and downs that included many B movies and lackluster performances. However, she continued to forge ahead learning from each and every experience. She was forty years old when she finally hit her stride and began her journey with I Love Lucy. Ball didn’t let the fact that Hollywood considered her to be “old” to stop her from fulfilling her dreams.

Instead of letting the long road of disappointments and closed doors discourage her, Ball refused to give up and found a way to create her own destiny and achieve the success that she had worked so hard for.

4. “I dyed my hair this crazy red to bid for attention. It has become a trademark, and I’ve got to keep it this way.”

We live in a culture where most of us just want to fit in. There is a pressure to conform to a set of expectations in both our professional and personal lives. However, it’s often when we take a risk to set ourselves apart, that doors of opportunities and experiences open for us.

For example, Ball’s natural hair colour was a light to medium brown with reddish tones. Early in her career, she bleached it blonde in hopes of being able to compete with the plethora of bombshell blondes of the era. She eventually realised, however, she needed to stand out, not blend in!

In a past interview, Ball is quoted stating, “Not being a beauty, I hated any part in a picture which depended on beauty. I resented work where looks were that important. There are so many glamour girls that I felt it was silly for me to try to compete with them.”

Dyeing her natural brown hair the colour red was one of the greatest risks Ball took early in her career, but it became one of the late comedian’s most beautiful physical features that helped her stand out and succeed in Hollywood. She shared, “I had to learn to concentrate on developing my personality—to have an individual approach. The way you feel about yourself has a lot to do with the impression you make.”

5. “The more things you do, the more you can do.”

We should never stop striving to learn new skills and grow in knowledge. Taking the steps to constantly evolve in our understanding of our professional and personal life—as well as the world around us—helps build a firm foundation for our present and future.

Ball was a true pioneer for the women of her time. She was not afraid to tackle new things or learn more about the production and business side of her career even though she was encroaching on a man’s world at the time. She knew that any knowledge she gained about the entertainment business would help ensure her future success.

For example, behind the scenes, Ball was an integral part of the business operations of Desilu Productions. She was one of the final voices in all decisions made regarding the show and the production company. And it didn’t stop there. In front of the camera, she portrayed a determined woman diligently trying to work outside of the home in various careers while still tackling the responsibilities of being a housewife and a mother. To put it simply, she just wasn’t scared to try something new.

It’s important to not let fear of failure, or the unknown, deter us from taking chances to break the mould and step out of our comfort zone. The possibilities for growth, success, and achievement are endless.

6. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”

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Which one of the above Lucille Ball quotes was your favorite and why? Share your thoughts with us below!

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