21 thought-provoking quotes about strength

Life can be overwhelming sometimes. We all experience pressures and problems. If that is you, you’re not alone. In times of trial it’s easy to feel you’re not strong enough to cope. However it is through life’s challenges that character is formed. If you can keep going through your most difficult times then you will become stronger as a result.

Remember this; you’re stronger than you think. You have enormous strength within you so dig deep. Keep going and never let anything beat you. And to help you keep it all in perspective here are 21 thought-provoking quotes about strength:-

Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it. ~Joel Osteen

Tough times never last but tough people do. ~Robert H. Schuller

There are better starters than me but I’m a strong finisher. ~Usain Bolt

Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. ~Napoleon Hill

Be very strong and be very methodical in your life if you want to be a champion. ~Alberto Juantorena

A single arrow is easily broken; a bundle of ten is not. ~Japanese Proverb

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

All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles have strengthened me. You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. ~Walt Disney

There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up. ~Booker T. Washington

A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep. ~Vernon Howard

Little strokes fell great oaks. ~Ben Franklin

Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go. ~Hermann Hesse

We gain strength and courage and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face. We must do that which we think we cannot. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. ~Mahatma Gandhi

That which does not kill us makes us stronger. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

You have power over your mind; not outside events. Realize this and you will find strength. ~Marcus Aurelius

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

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

Fall down seven times, get up eight. ~Japanese Proverb

The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. ~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Strong people don’t put people down. They lift them up! ~Author Unknown

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21 thought-provoking quotes about money

Money can’t buy you love but it can make life a little easier. It’s important simply because life today is impossible without it. However it’s important to keep money in perspective too. Achieving financial freedom depends on you taking good care of your money but it should not be at the expense of the people who should matter most to you, your loved ones. Money is important but people are more important. So to help you keep it all in perspective here are 21 thought-provoking quotes about money:-

  1. Money often costs too much. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  2. I’ll tell you the secret to getting rich. Be greedy when others are fearful. And be fearful when others are greedy. ~Warren Buffett
  3. What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us. ~Julia Cameron
  4. Financial peace isn’t the acquisition of stuff. It’s learning to live on less than you make, so you can give money back and have money to invest. You can’t win until you do this. ~Dave Ramsey
  5. It’s not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It’s the customer who pays the wages. ~Henry Ford
  6. Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. ~Norman Vincent Peale
  7. It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy. ~George Lorimer
  8. You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you. ~Maya Angelou
  9. Buy when everyone else is selling and hold until everyone else is buying. That’s not just a catchy slogan. It’s the very essence of successful investing. ~J. Paul Getty
  10. If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. ~Henry Ford
  11. How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case. ~Robert G. Allen
  12. The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money. ~Author Unknown
  13. The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator. ~Benjamin Graham
  14. Every time you borrow money, you’re robbing your future self. ~Nathan W. Morris
  15. Never spend your money before you have it. ~Thomas Jefferson
  16. It’s not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you keep it for. ~Robert Kiyosaki
  17. Not everything that can be counted counts and not everything that counts can be counted. ~Albert Einstein
  18. A real entrepreneur is somebody who has no safety net underneath them. ~Henry Kravis
  19. Don’t take no for an answer. If you’re happy to sit at your desk and not take any risk, you’ll be sitting at your desk for the next 20 years. ~David Rubenstein
  20. If you took our top fifteen decisions out, we’d have a pretty average record. It wasn’t hyperactivity, but a hell of a lot of patience. You stuck to your principles and when opportunities came along, you pounced on them with vigour. ~Charlie Munger
  21. When buying shares, ask yourself, would you buy the whole company? ~Rene Rivkin

Further Reading:

If these quotes whetted your appetite for more thought-provoking quotes about money then why not buy a whole book of them. Here’s a great book you might try:-

Money Talks!: Over 3,000 Famous Quotations about Money!!

I loved it and I can recommend it to you. If you want to take a look CLICK HERE.

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9 great thought-provoking quotes

A couple of weeks ago I posted some thought-provoking quotes and the response from readers was amazing. So as I came across a few more I thought I’d share them with you too. All fall within the category of ‘Author Unknown’ but they are still worth a few moments of your time.

So here are those thought-provoking quotes to get your day started and I hope they get your brain ticking over too. I love quotes that make me think and I think the nine included here are quite brilliant. So enjoy them all.

Life’s tough for everyone but it’s even tougher if you’re stupid

Experience enables you to recognize a mistake every time you repeat it

Profanity is the effort of a feeble mind to express itself forcefully

Don’t mistake activity for productivity

If silence is golden, not many people can be arrested for hoarding?

You’ll never make your dreams come true by oversleeping

Never have a battle of wits with an unarmed man

Never argue with a fool; people may not notice the difference

If quitters never win, and winners never quit, then who is the fool who said, “Quit while you’re ahead?”

If you enjoyed these quotes do let me know which one you thought was the best. For me it has to be “Profanity is the effort of a feeble mind to express itself forcefully.” All too often nowadays people use profanity as a lazy and ill-considered form of expression. And rarely does it reflect well on anyone.

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13 Corny Jokes

Life shouldn’t be serious all the time. Occasionally we all need to smile. So my question to you today is; do you like corny jokes? No? Well that’s a pity because I’ve found 13 of them that made me smile. And I hope they will make you smile too.

The source of these corny jokes is a website called Tickld which is new to me. However I had a very pleasant time enjoying all the funnies it had on offer. A link to Tickld is included so take a look but not before you’ve enjoyed what I thought was some of their best corny jokes.

And here are those 13 corny jokes for you:-


I bought my friend an elephant for his room.

He said: Thank you.

And I said: Don’t mention it!


What’s the difference between a hippo and a zippo?

One is really heavy and the other is a little lighter.


My friend said to me: What rhymes with orange?

And I said: No it doesn’t!


What do you call a Frenchman wearing sandals?

Phillipe Phillope.


What do you call a dog that does magic tricks?

A labracadabrador.


So what if I don’t know what Armageddon means? It’s not the end of the world.


How do you get two whales in a car? Start in England and drive west.


I’ve found a job helping a one armed typist do capital letters. It’s shift work.


What did the pirate say when he turned 80 years old?

Aye matey.


I couldn’t figure out why the baseball kept getting larger. Then it hit me.


People in Dubai don’t like the Flintstones. But people in Abu Dhabi do!


How did the hipster burn his mouth?

He ate the pizza before it was cool.


It’s hard to explain puns to kleptomaniacs because they always take things literally.


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9 of the best quotes to inspire you

Here are 9 of the best quotes to inspire you. They are quotes from thought leaders intended to make you think. Words of wisdom full of inspiration. Inspiration is energy and if you can capture that energy you can go on to become all you could be. And that should be our life’s purpose, surely? To be all we could be. If you aspire to be more than you are now then let these words of wisdom be the wind beneath your wings.

So here are some of the very best quotes to inspire you:-

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. ~EE Cummings

A Number 2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere. ~Joyce Meyer

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. ~Jim Rohn

In a gentle way, you can shake the world. ~Mahatma Gandhi

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were once only walls. ~Joseph Campbell

It is always the simple that produces the marvelous. ~Amelia Barr

The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. ~Bertrand Russell

Let us make our future now and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality. ~Malala Yousafzai

All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination. ~Earl Nightingale

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17 Positive Quotes

Do you enjoy positive quotes? Perhaps you’re looking for something either because you’re in need of inspiration personally or because you have an audience to inspire? Possibly you have a presentation to prepare and consequently you’re in need of some positive quotes to reinforce the points you wish to make? Words are powerful and positive quotes can have great power. As a result they can lift you and they can lift an audience too when chosen well. Yet the power of words is not always appreciated in the way it should be.

Therefore here are some positive quotes which I’m confident will inspire you and they will rock any presentation in which they’re used. So please feel free to quote any of them if you feel they’ll help. However always acknowledge the author when known.

All of these words of wisdom will make you think and they will make any audience think as well.

Life can be hard of course and achieving success can be harder. However it can be done and people do. You just have to believe in yourself. A little help from some positive quotes won’t hurt though.

So read these positive quotes and inspirational words from so many of the great thinkers and they might just propel you in the direction of the success you desire.

If they do help you in your quest, I’d be interested to hear your feedback. Feedback from readers is always appreciated.

And now here are the 17 Positive Quotes:-

Live your life in the creative space and go where others have not yet been; to the fields the grazing cows have yet to find. ~Author Unknown

It is not enough to exist, you must LIVE. It is not enough to survive, you must THRIVE. It is not enough to care, you must COMMIT. It is not enough to seek success, you must seek SIGNIFICANCE. It is not enough to live long, you must LIVE WELL. ~Michael Josephson

Life is too short to waste it doing nothing. Make every day count! We don’t know when we will leave this world, so cherish every moment you have with loved ones. Never regret anything because everything happens for a reason. Enjoy every day and smile. Life is what you make it. ~Author Unknown

What we have done for ourselves dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. ~Albert Pike

You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere. ~Lee Iacocca

Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts. ~Author Unknown

The greatest advantage of speaking the truth is that you don’t have to remember what you said. ~Author Unknown

The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem. ~Theodore Rubin

What I have learned is that a whole lot of people with degrees don’t know a damn thing, and a lot of people with no degrees are brilliant. ~John Henrik Clarke

The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one. ~Malcolm Forbes

Self-pity is a losing strategy. It repels others and weakens you. ~Michael Josephson

On days when I don’t work I am working on maintaining my image, just like an athlete. ~Linda Evangelista

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others. ~Lewis Carroll

Even the greatest was once a beginner. Don’t be afraid to take that first step. ~Author Unknown

We cannot change the cards we are dealt; just how we play the hand. ~Randy Pausch

Whatever age you are, you’ve always got a contribution to make and new experiences still to enjoy. Retire from paid employment perhaps but never retire from life. ~Roy Sutton

Positive Quotes as a Way to Relax:

Being all you can be is a constant challenge. With any challenge, to ensure you don’t burn out, you also need time to relax. If you enjoy positive quotes then here’s a great way to turn that interest into a de-stressing hobby. Adult colouring books have become a popular way to de-stress. This offering from Jade Summer will allow you to enjoy a series of positive quotes and inspirational words whilst you show what you can do with colour and art.

Inspirational Quotes: An Adult Coloring Book with Motivational Sayings, Positive Affirmations, and Flower Design Patterns for Relaxation and Stress Relief by Jade Summer

You can take a look at this product if you just CLICK HERE now.

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21 Funny One Liners

Earlier in the week I shared with you some thought-provoking one-liners which proved very popular with readers.

Today I am sharing with you some funny one liners. I hope at least one or two of these make you smile. Certainly they made me smile. I hope they all brighten your day.

  1. Wear short sleeves! Support the right to bare arms!
  2. How come we never see the headline, “Psychic Wins Lottery”?
  3. 42.7 per cent of all statistics are made up on the spot.
  4. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
  5. Borrow money from a pessimist, they don’t expect it back.
  6. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.
  7. Don’t drink and drive. You might hit a bump and spill your drink.
  8. Nostalgia: How long’s that been around?
  9. Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.
  10. Get a new car for your spouse; it’ll be a great trade!
  11. If at first, you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.
  12. It is as bad as you think, and they are out to get you
  13. Some drink at the fountain of knowledge. Others just gargle.
  14. Support bacteria, they’re the only culture some people have.
  15. The more you complain, the longer God makes you live.
  16. There are 3 kinds of people: those who can count and those who can’t.
  17. What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
  18. What is a free gift? Aren’t all gifts free?
  19. Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?
  20. Women who seek to be equal to men lack ambition.
  21. The worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades.

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21 thought-provoking one-liners

I love a good one-line quote. They can be powerful and they can be useful when you need to reinforce a point whilst making a presentation or when you’re trying to make your case in a debate or argument.

Here are 21 great, thought-provoking one-liners all of which certainly made me think:-

People may hear your words but they feel your attitude. ~John C. Maxwell

The only source of knowledge is experience. ~Albert Einstein

There is no substitute for hard work. ~Thomas A. Edison

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. ~Aldous Huxley

To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved. ~George MacDonald

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will. ~W. Clement Stone

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. ~Thomas A. Edison

The most violent element in society is ignorance. ~Emma Goldman

Lost time is never found again. ~Benjamin Franklin

The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows. ~Aristotle Onassis

You have to dream before your dreams can come true. ~APJ Abdul Kalam

Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. ~Jim Rohn

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. ~Joseph Addison

Health is not valued till sickness comes. ~Thomas Fuller

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich. ~Napoleon Bonaparte

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. ~Dalai Lama

Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate. ~Emily Dickinson

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. ~Bob Marley

Anybody who thinks money will make you happy hasn’t got money. ~David Geffen

Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway. ~John Wayne

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art. ~Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Further Reading:

If you like thought-provoking quotes then there are plenty of good books full of them. Three you might consider are:-

Incredible Quotations: 230 Thought-Provoking Quotes with Prompts to Spark Students’ Writing, Thinking, and Discussion by Jacqueline Sweeney

365 Thought Provoking Quotes: Leading you to your daily breakthrough by Cynamon Scott

The Little Book of Big Quotes: Inspirational, Motivational, Truthful, and Thought-provoking Quotes: Volume I Words That Can Change Your Life by Carlos Salinas

You can take a look at each of them by clicking on the links.

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30 of the best quotes

When nothing is going right, go left. ~Anonymous

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ~CS Lewis

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. ~Og Mandino

Just because people are doing better than you doesn’t mean they are better than you. You’re as good as anyone. ~Roy Sutton

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best. ~Epictetus

If you can dream it, you can do it. ~Walt Disney

I believe the way we dress on a daily basis is our message we put out to the world. ~Brad Goreski

Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily. ~Napoleon Bonaparte

Not everyone finds school to be beneficial. Not everyone thrives in that environment. Doesn’t mean you’re stupid. Doesn’t mean you cannot be successful. Plenty of school dropouts went on to achieve fame and fortune. ~Roy Sutton

The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda. ~John C. Maxwell

When a door closes another door should open, but if it doesn’t then go in through the window. ~Anonymous

The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life. ~William Morris

Doing nothing is hard, you never know when you’re done. ~Anonymous

A dream is what makes people love life even when it is painful. ~Theodore Zeldin

You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way. ~Walter Hagen

Walk on stage as if you belong there. ~Anonymous

Success is not achieved by contented people. ~Anonymous

What you achieve will dictate how you’re remembered. ~Roy Sutton

Focus on strength; manage weakness. ~Anonymous

Give people a reason to remember you. ~Roy Sutton

Be contrary; be known ~Arab Proverb

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. ~George Edward Woodberry

There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way. ~Christopher Morley

Know what it is you want to do and why. ~Anonymous

Strive not to be a success but rather to be of value. ~Albert Einstein

Don’t worry if plan A fails, there are 25 more letters in the alphabet. ~Anonymous

The starting point of all achievement is desire. ~Napoleon Hill

Try and fail, but never fail to try. ~Jared Leto

Whatever you are, be a good one. ~Abraham Lincoln

Every man dies. Not every man lives. ~ William Wallace

People love quotes. Inspirational quotes from great people are a powerful way of reinforcing points being made in any presentation. A memorable quote at the end of a presentation can have real impact. Now you can always use Google to find a quote of course but there’s nothing quite like having your own source of quotes readily to hand whenever you have a presentation to prepare. I always have a couple of books of quotes on my desk for personal reference and to thumb through, so I’m never lost for a quote.

There are plenty of such books available but one I’m using at present is The Big Book of Quotes: Funny, Inspirational and Motivational Quotes on Life, Love and Much Else by M. Prefontaine. Well worth looking at and you can check it out if you CLICK HERE

Even if you decide not to buy, it’s worth a look. So go on check it out now.

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25 Inspirational Quotes

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. ~Author Unknown

Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in and it will come naturally. ~David Frost

Do what you do best and do it well, with passion and enthusiasm, and success can be yours. ~Roy Sutton

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. ~Arthur Ashe

To succeed be different, be daring and be there first. ~ Author Unknown

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you’ll never cease to grow. ~Anthony J D’Angelo

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. ~Mark Twain

You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. ~Mike Murdock

Figure out what you really love doing and use your strengths on a daily basis. ~Tom Rath

Every product should solve a problem for the customer. So, if you want to make money, what problems could you solve for people? ~Roy Sutton

Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds. ~Gordon B Hinckley

Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination. ~Carl von Clausewitz

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand. ~Woodrow Wilson

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’. ~Erma Bombeck

We all have to sell something to survive. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

If you don’t like the job and are only doing it for the money, you’re on a losing wicket. ~Carolyn McCall

To deliver a result, you’ve got to focus, focus, focus and don’t allow yourself to be distracted by anything that will not contribute to achieving that result. ~Roy Sutton

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right. ~Henry Ford

In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity. ~Albert Einstein

Today is life, the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto. ~Dale Carnegie

I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life. ~Dean Koontz

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. ~Thomas A Edison

Things do not happen. Things are made to happen. ~John F Kennedy

Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going. ~Sam Levenson

In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. ~Nikos Kazantzakis

How about buying a calendar with a quote a day?

I love inspirational quotes and I like to start my morning by reading a quote on which I can reflect. To achieve this I have my own calendar of quotes with a new quote for each and every day. Brilliant!

Whilst it might seem a bit early, I’ve just ordered my calendar for 2018 from Amazon. And what is my choice this year? Well I’ve chosen A Mindful Day 2018 Daily Calendar: 365 Quotes to Inspire Positive Energy.

You can you check it out if you CLICK HERE. You lose nothing by looking. So go on, look now.

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