13 quotes to inspire you to be better than you are

Quotes to InspireIf you’re looking for a little inspiration dear reader then you’re not alone. We could all use a little inspiration occasionally.

I’m inspired by quotes from great thinkers and opinion formers. So I start each day spending a few minutes thumbing through the quotes books in my library.

Here are some of the best quotes to inspire that I came across this morning. Enjoy them all.

Quotes to inspire:

  1. If you’ve learned how to disagree without being disagreeable, then you’ve discovered the secret of getting along, whether it be business, family relations or life itself. ~Bernard Meltzer
  2. 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. ~Ross Perot
  3. Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome. ~Booker T. Washington
  4. The toughest thing about success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success. ~Irving Berlin
  5. The man who has done his level best is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure. ~BC Forbes
  6. Life is too short to waste it doing nothing. Make every day count! ~Author Unknown
  7. Self-pity is a losing strategy. It repels others and weakens you. ~Michael Josephson
  8. What we’ve done for ourselves dies with us; what we’ve done for others and the world remains and is immortal. ~Albert Pike
  9. One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others. ~Lewis Carroll
  10. The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one. ~Malcolm Forbes
  11. When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, never give up then, for that is just the time that the tide will turn. ~Harriet Beecher Stowe
  12. People take different roads seeking fulfilment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost. ~Dalai Lama
  13. Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You’re able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment. ~Ralph Marston

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15 Funny Quotes on Friendship

Funny Quotes on FriendshipIf you’re lucky enough to have one good friend then you are richer than you imagine and if you have two then you’re truly blessed.

Friendship is a relationship of equals.

Real friends are people with whom you have a lot in common, especially when it comes to things that make you laugh and those times when you enjoy getting silly.

True friends are people who know all your faults but accept you as you are anyway.

Not everyone with whom you have a friendly relationship is a true friend. Some people are just very good acquaintances.

A real friend is someone you could phone at 3am, when you’re in trouble and know they’d be out to help you in a heartbeat.

Such people are worth their weight in gold and you should never take them for granted. They’re special and you should appreciate them being in your life because not everyone is quite so lucky.

Here are 15 funny quotes on friendship that for me touch on the very essence of what it all means.

Funny quotes on friendship:

  1. Friends are the chocolate chips in the cookie of life!
  2. Friends buy you food. Best friends eat your food.
  3. Friends come and go, but enemies remain and build up.
  4. When our phones fall, we panic. When our friends fall, we laugh.
  5. If you have crazy friends you have everything you’ll ever need.
  6. Never let your best friends get lonely. Keep disturbing them.
  7. You have a problem when your imaginary friend thinks he has a problem.
  8. There’s nothing better than a good friend, except for a good friend with chocolate.
  9. Friends come and go, like waves on the ocean, but the true friends stay like an octopus on your face.
  10. A best friend is like a four leaf clover, hard to find, but you’re lucky if you have one.
  11. Laughing is one of the best exercises. It’s like running inside your mind. You can do it almost anywhere and it’s even better with a friend.
  12. I’d walk through fire for my best friend. Well, not fire because that’s dangerous, but a super humid room. Well not too humid, because you know, my hair.
  13. I love making friends. I usually prefer to make them out of plaster and give them funny looking hats.
  14. Dear Diamond, we all know who is really a girl’s best friend. Sincerely yours, Chocolate Cake.
  15. I hope we’re good friends until we die, then I hope we can stay ghost friends, walk through walls and scare people.

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9 inspirational quotes you’ll love

Inspirational QuotesLooking for some inspiration? Perhaps some quotes to inspire and energise you or something that will provide a little impact for the end of a presentation?

Here are nine great quotes which I hope will motivate you for the challenges you face in the days to come.

Inspirational quotes from some of the finest philosophical thinkers ever. They all left me inspired and I’m confident that you will love them dear reader.

Inspirational Quotes:

  1. My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour and some style. ~Maya Angelou
  2. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. ~Steve Jobs
  3. The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. ~H. Jackson Brown Jr
  4. Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. ~Jim Rohn
  5. Kind words do not cost much. They never blister the tongue or lips. They make other people good-natured. They also produce their own image on men’s souls, and a beautiful image it is. ~Blaise Pascal
  6. Don’t be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin. ~Grace Hansen
  7. A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills and uses these skills to accomplish his goals. ~Larry Bird
  8. If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it. Teach yourself to be impatient. ~Gurbaksh Chahal
  9. Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. ~Dale Carnegie

And here’s a bonus quote. “If you’re thinking anyway then you might as well think big.

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9 of the best quotes to inspire you

Best Quotes to Inspire YouHere are 9 of the best quotes to inspire you.

These are quotes from thought leaders intended to make you think.

They are 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.

Best quotes to inspire you:

  1. Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. ~EE Cummings
  2. A Number 2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere. ~Joyce Meyer
  3. Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. ~Jim Rohn
  4. In a gentle way, you can shake the world. ~Mahatma Gandhi
  5. Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were once only walls. ~Joseph Campbell
  6. It is always the simple that produces the marvelous. ~Amelia Barr
  7. The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. ~Bertrand Russell
  8. Let us make our future now and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality. ~Malala Yousafzai
  9. All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination. ~Earl Nightingale

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10 great thought-provoking quotes

Thought-Provoking QuotesAs you may recall dear reader, I’m always looking for great quotes, especially those that really get me thinking.

Just recently I’ve collected a batch of what I think are some great though-provoking quotes and so I thought I’d share them with you.

All of today’s quotes fall within the category of ‘Author Unknown‘ unfortunately but they’re still worth a few moments of your time.

So here’s some brain food to get your day started. I think some of these quotes are real gems, so I hope you find them interesting.

Thought-provoking Quotes:

  1. Life’s tough for everyone but it’s even tougher if you’re stupid
  2. Experience enables you to recognize a mistake every time you repeat it
  3. Profanity is the effort of a feeble mind to express itself forcefully
  4. Don’t mistake activity for productivity
  5. If silence is golden, not many people can be arrested for hoarding?
  6. You’ll never make your dreams come true by oversleeping
  7. Never have a battle of wits with an unarmed man
  8. Never argue with a fool; people may not notice the difference
  9. If quitters never win, and winners never quit, then who is the fool who said, “Quit while you’re ahead?”
  10. If ignorance is bliss, why aren’t there more happy people?

If you enjoyed these quotes do let me know which one you thought was the best.

Personally the one I like is “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 in my opinion.

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17 positive quotes that’ll leave you feeling energised

Positive QuotesDo you enjoy positive quotes?

Perhaps you’re looking for something either because you’re in need of a little 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.

Positive Quotes:

  1. 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. ~Alan Alda
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. What we have done for ourselves dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. ~Albert Pike
  5. You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere. ~Lee Iacocca
  6. Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts. ~Dan Gable
  7. The greatest advantage of speaking the truth is that you don’t have to remember what you said. ~Mark Twain
  8. The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem. ~Theodore Rubin
  9. 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
  10. The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one. ~Malcolm Forbes
  11. Self-pity is a losing strategy. It repels others and weakens you. ~Michael Josephson
  12. On days when I don’t work I am working on maintaining my image, just like an athlete. ~Linda Evangelista
  13. Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. ~Robert Louis Stevenson
  14. One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others. ~Lewis Carroll
  15. Even the greatest was once a beginner. Don’t be afraid to take that first step. ~Author Unknown
  16. We cannot change the cards we are dealt; just how we play the hand. ~Randy Pausch
  17. 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

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5 brilliant quotes and what they all really mean

Brilliant QuotesQuote 1:

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. ~George Bernard Shaw

OBSERVATION:

Better to have a go and get it wrong than not have a go at all.

By making mistakes we learn valuable lessons. We hone our skills and get better at what we do.

Making mistakes is an important part of life. From mistakes we can profit, whereas doing nothing gets us absolutely nowhere. From mistakes we gain experience and that is a valuable commodity.

Quote 2:

Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it’s you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. ~Les Brown 

OBSERVATION:

You are the captain of your own ship. You can steer it to where you want to go or not. It’s up to you.

It takes hard work, determination and a positive mental attitude.

It requires a willingness to rise to challenges, to have a go.

You will have to overcome setbacks occasionally and you must never, ever give up.

You’ll be defined not by what happens to you but how you respond to what happens to you.

If you don’t succeed in life, it’s not the fault of your parents, it’s not the fault of the Government and it’s not the fault of your employer.

You are responsible for your own life.

You may have had a tough start in life. Life may have dealt you a poor set of cards. You may not have too many formal qualifications. So what?

Plenty of people overcome a difficult early life to become very successful.

So don’t make excuses. If you want success, then go for it.

The choice is yours. Decide where you want to be and then decide how you’re going to get there. Get started now and accept you’ll make a few mistakes along the way.

By doing you’ll learn and gradually you’ll adjust the course of the good ship ‘You’ and set sail for the destination of your dreams.

It can be done and people do. Why not you? Why not start right now?

Quote 3:

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. ~John F. Kennedy

OBSERVATION:

As human beings we can find change an uncomfortable experience.

One of the most basic human needs is the need to feel secure.

Change makes us feel insecure and that’s why we can often struggle to accept it. Yet change is inevitable.

Without change we’d all still be living in caves, surely? We could not have progress without change.

Change creates opportunity and that’s why it’s important that we embrace change.

It may be uncomfortable but embracing change can also be thrilling.

If you want your life to improve then it starts with embracing change.

Change will help you create the future you want and deserve.

So take that tiger for a ride and embrace change. If nothing else you’ll lead a life worth living.

Quote 4:

Open your eyes; look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living? ~Bob Marley

OBSERVATION:

You don’t have to accept your life as it is.

Ask yourself, “Am I willing to accept life as it is or am I prepared to improve my life?”

What is it you want?

Decide what you want and then identify the changes you need to make.

Nothing will happen until you decide to change.

However once you decide you really want to change then great things can happen to you. Nevertheless you must remember; success will not happen overnight.

Think incremental change rather than revolutionary change. You will not get to where you want to be in one leap.

If you’re trying to eat an elephant then that can only be done one bite at a time. You cannot swallow it whole, can you?

One bite at a time and it can be done, if you apply yourself to the task and keep going for as long as it takes.

Never be discouraged and never let other people dissuade you from pursuing your dreams. It doesn’t matter whether they believe you can do it. The only thing that matters is that you believe you can do it.

Believe in yourself and you can become the person you have the potential to be. Why would you not want to achieve your full potential?

Quote 5:

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

OBSERVATION:

At school they ask you what you want to be. Most people have no idea really but they pick something anyway in the hope that it might prove to be interesting and fun to do.

That’s where life’s experiment starts.

You try something and see whether it’s the right thing for you.

Then, even if you think it is initially, over time you might feel the need to move on.

The more you experiment, the more chance you have of finding that sweet spot where you are doing something which you not only enjoy but at which you excel too. That something for which you have a talent.

It’s the Holy Grail in terms of finding your life’s purpose.

If you can find it then all the experimentation is well worth while.

If you haven’t found it yet then, whatever your age, don’t stop looking and experimenting. It’s never too late to find your true vocation.

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11 awesome quotes that will inspire you

  1. Awesome QuotesYears teach us more than books. ~Berthold Auerbach
  2. A wise man learns by the mistakes of others; a fool by his own. ~Latin Proverb
  3. By associating with wise people you will become wise yourself. ~Menander
  4. The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence; the second listening; the third memory; the fourth practice; and the fifth teaching others. ~Solomon Ibn Gabriol
  5. The wise man should be prepared for everything that does not lie within his control. ~Pythagoras
  6. People often forget what we say but they will always remember how we made them feel. ~Author Unknown
  7. The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention. ~Oscar Wilde
  8. Wise sayings often fall on barren ground but a kind word is never thrown away. ~Sir Arthur Helps
  9. You will regret many things in life, but you will never regret being too kind or too fair. ~Brian Tracy
  10. Never underestimate the power of showing your appreciation. A simple thank you can mean so much to people. Let people know that you appreciate what they’ve done for you. ~Roy Sutton
  11. Life is very interesting; in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths. ~Drew Barrymore

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15 great sports quotes you’ll just love

  1. Great Sports QuotesJust play. Have fun. Enjoy the game. ~Michael Jordan
  2. You wouldn’t have won if we’d beaten you. ~Yogi Berra
  3. Sports do not build character. They reveal it. ~Heywood Broun
  4. Sport is imposing order on what was chaos. ~Anthony Starr
  5. You can’t win unless you learn how to lose. ~Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  6. Champions keep playing until they get it right. ~Billie Jean King
  7. If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score? ~Vince Lombardi
  8. The breakfast of champions is not cereal, it’s the opposition. ~Nick Seitz
  9. Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records. ~William Arthur Ward
  10. A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be. ~Wayne Gretzky
  11. Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second. ~William James
  12. If you think it’s hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball. ~Jack Lemmon
  13. The difference between the old ballplayer and the new ballplayer is the jersey. The old ballplayer cared about the name on the front. The new ballplayer cares about the name on the back. ~Steve Garvey
  14. My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging. ~Hank Aaron
  15. Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting. ~George Orwell

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15 exceptional quotes to get you thinking

  1. Exceptional QuotesIf passion drives you, let reason hold the reins. ~Benjamin Franklin
  2. The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. So remember: great achievements take time, there is no overnight success. ~Leo Tolstoy
  3. If you are going to succeed then you have to do what you do exceptionally well. In other words, better than anyone else. ~Roy Sutton
  4. If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. ~Albert Einstein
  5. The bad news is that time flies. The good news is that you are the pilot. ~Michael Althsuler
  6. You would not worry over what people think about you, did you but realise how rarely they do. ~Augustine Teasdale
  7. What will matter in the end is not what you bought but what you built; not what you got but what you gave; not what you learned but what you taught. What will matter is not your competence but your character. ~Michael Josephson
  8. You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. ~R. Tagore
  9. You are afraid to die, and you’re afraid to live. What a way to exist. ~Neale Donald Walsch
  10. The capacity to care is what gives life its most deepest significance. ~Pablo Casals
  11. Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work. ~William Arthur Ward
  12. When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. ~Paulo Coelho
  13. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. ~Thomas Edison
  14. We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. ~Albert Einstein
  15. Knowing what you want will make you happy. But knowing what you are good at will make you successful. ~Rob Yeung

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