50 Quotes by Theodore Roosevelt to inspire you

Today I offer you some interesting quotes by Theodore Roosevelt.

Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th president of the United States, serving from 1897 to 1909.

He was born in Ohio in 1852 and moved to Illinois as a young man.

A key figure in the Progressive Era, he is known for his ambitious reforms aimed at reducing government corruption and promoting civil service efficiency.

Among his major accomplishments were the creation of the Civil Service Commission and the establishment of the Panama Canal.

He also played a major role in America’s entry into World War I.

Theodore Roosevelt died in 1921 at the age of 69.

By any measure, he was a successful man and successful people are always worth listening to.

So, without further ado, here are today’s quotes:

Quotes by Theodore Roosevelt (1-10):

Believe you can and you’re halfway there.

Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Don’t hit at all if it is honourably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.

The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.

It behoves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things.

The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams, the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.

Quotes by Theodore Roosevelt (11-20):

Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.

To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.

People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.

The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.

When you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.

We can have no ’50-50′ allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or he is not an American at all.

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.

The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.

The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens, they need a kick in the seat of the pants.

Quotes by Theodore Roosevelt (21-30):

Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe.

With self-discipline most anything is possible.

Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favour.

Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.

Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive.

A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.

I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head.

When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer ‘Present’ or ‘Not guilty.’

No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man’s permission when we ask him to obey it.

Quotes by Theodore Roosevelt (31-40):

Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.

Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.

No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort.

The government is us; we are the government, you and I.

Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.

The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.

There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.

A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.

The man who loves other countries as much as his own stands on a level with the man who loves other women as much as he loves his own wife.

The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.

Quotes by Theodore Roosevelt (41-50):

I am a part of everything that I have read.

The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.

Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.

I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character!

The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight.

It is only through labour and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.

If there is not the war, you don’t get the great general; if there is not a great occasion, you don’t get a great statesman; if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace, no one would have known his name.

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

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40 Quotes by Eckhart Tolle to inspire you

As I read his book The Power of Now recently, I thought it would be interesting to explore some quotes by Eckhart Tolle.

Eckhart Tolle, or Ulrich Leonard Tölle as he was born, is a German-born spiritual teacher and self-help author of books such as The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment.

After being recommended by Oprah Winfrey, The Power of Now reached The New York Times Best Seller list in 2000. Its success meant that it was soon followed by A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.

It’s always interesting to listen to successful people, so here are 40 quotes by Eckhart Tolle that I hope you will find inspiring.

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Quotes by Eckhart Tolle (1-15):

  1. The only thing you ever have is now.
  2. You’re not a problem that needs solving.
  3. Life’s an adventure. It’s not a package tour.
  4. You are the universe, you aren’t in the universe.
  5. Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
  6. If you’re not living this moment, you’re not really living.
  7. Being at ease with not knowing is crucial for answers to come to you.
  8. The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.
  9. To realize that you are not your thoughts is when you begin to awaken spiritually.
  10. Many people identify their sense of self with the problems they have or think they have.
  11. It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.
  12. If small things have the power to disturb you, then who you think you are is exactly that: small.
  13. If there are people you haven’t forgiven, you’re not going to really awaken. You have to let go.
  14. When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking about what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.
  15. The ‘soul’ is one of the words you can use to talk about your innermost being, the essence of who you are.

Quotes by Eckhart Tolle (16-25):

  1. Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.
  2. If you live only in one culture for the first 20 years of your life, you become conditioned without knowing it.
  3. Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
  4. People don’t realize that now is all there ever is; there is no past or future except as a memory or anticipation in your mind.
  5. Discontent, blaming, complaining, and self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make.
  6. The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present.
  7. People look to time in expectation that it will eventually make them happy, but you cannot find true happiness by looking toward the future.
  8. If the structures of the human mind remain unchanged, we will always end up re-creating the same world, the same evils, the same dysfunction.
  9. Many people in this world are still so identified with every thought that arises in their heads. There is not the slightest space of awareness there.
  10. Acceptance looks like a passive state, but in reality, it brings something entirely new into this world. That peace, a subtle energy vibration, is consciousness.

Quotes by Eckhart Tolle (26-30):

  1. Don’t wait to be successful at some future point. Have a successful relationship with the present moment and be fully present in whatever you are doing. That is success.
  2. Dogmas are collective conceptual prisons. And the strange thing is that people love their prison cells because they give them a sense of security and a false sense of ‘I know.’ Nothing has inflicted more suffering on humanity than its dogmas.
  3. The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately, you usually don’t use it at all. It uses you.
  4. Thinking is a wonderful tool if it’s applied. Thinking, however, cannot become the master. Thinking is a very bad master. If you’re dominated by thinking then your life becomes very restricted.
  5. Most humans are never fully present in the now because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.

Quotes by Eckhart Tolle (31-35):

  1. Your entire life only happens in this moment. The present moment is life itself. Yet, people live as if the opposite were true and treat the present moment as a stepping stone to the next moment – a means to an end.
  2. People tend to dwell more on negative things than on good things. So the mind then becomes obsessed with negative things, with judgments, guilt and anxiety produced by thoughts about the future and so on.
  3. There is a fine balance between honouring the past and losing yourself in it. For example, you can acknowledge and learn from mistakes you made, and then move on and refocus on the now. It is called forgiving yourself.
  4. In the West, as well as some other parts of the world, the personal sense of ego tends to predominate, whereas in other areas, there is a more collective sense of ego. This collective ego emphasizes the ‘we’ rather than the ‘I.’
  5. Thoughts are fine when you don’t confuse them with who you are, and then thoughts are not a problem. Thinking is a wonderful tool to create things in this world. It only becomes problematic and a source of suffering when you confuse thinking with who you are.

Quotes by Eckhart Tolle (36-40):

  1. So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don’t honour this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
  2. To complain is always non-acceptance of what is. It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself into a victim. When you speak out, you are in your power. So change the situation by taking action or by speaking out if necessary or possible; leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness.
  3. Any action is often better than no action, especially if you have been stuck in an unhappy situation for a long time. If it is a mistake, at least you learn something, in which case it’s no longer a mistake. If you remain stuck, you learn nothing.
  4. In the egoic state, your sense of self, your identity, is derived from your thinking mind – in other words, what your mind tells you about yourself: the storyline of you, the memories, the expectations, all the thoughts that go through your head continuously and the emotions that reflect those thoughts. All those things make up your sense of self.
  5. Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your ‘here and now’ intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation; change it; or accept it totally. If you want to take responsibility for your life, you must choose one of those three options, and you must choose now. Then accept the consequences.

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45 Quotes by Napoleon Hill to inspire you to personal success

Quotes-by-Napoleon-HillAlthough in modern times he’s become a more controversial figure, today I want to explore some quotes by Napoleon Hill. Regardless of any controversy, he’s a man whose written work I admire.

Oliver Napoleon Hill, to give him his full name, was an American self-help author. He is probably best known for his book Think and Grow Rich, which is among the 10 best-selling self-help books of all time and remains essential reading to this day, in my opinion.

Essentially, Napoleon Hill’s written work insists that impassioned expectations are essential to improving one’s life. That is, they suggest the need for a burning desire to improve one’s lot in life. Most of his books expound on these underlying principles for achieving success.

So let’s take a look at some of his many quotes. I found them inspiring, so I hope you will too.

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Quotes by Napoleon Hill (1-20):

  1. You give before you get.
  2. A goal is a dream with a deadline.
  3. Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.
  4. Money without brains is always dangerous.
  5. Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.
  6. Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes.
  7. The starting point of all achievement is desire.
  8. There is no such thing as something for nothing.
  9. Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.
  10. Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.
  11. If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.
  12. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
  13. What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
  14. Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
  15. Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
  16. No man can succeed in a line of endeavour that he does not like.
  17. There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
  18. All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
  19. It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.
  20. Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.

Quotes by Napoleon Hill (21-30):

  1. Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
  2. You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
  3. Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.
  4. Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.
  5. The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.
  6. Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
  7. It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
  8. More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth.
  9. You don’t have to fear defeat if you believe it may reveal powers that you didn’t know you possessed.
  10. Edison failed 10,000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times.

Quotes by Napoleon Hill (31-40):

  1. The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going.
  2. Wise men, when in doubt about whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.
  3. Nature cannot be tricked or cheated. She will give up to you the object of your struggles only after you have paid her price.
  4. Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you’re ready or not, to put this plan into action.
  5. Until you have learned to be tolerant of those who do not always agree with you, you will be neither successful nor happy.
  6. Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
  7. Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
  8. Until you have formed the habit of looking for the good instead of the bad there is in others, you will be neither successful nor happy.
  9. The battle is all over except for the ‘shouting’ when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
  10. Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.

Quotes by Napoleon Hill (41-45):

  1. Until you have cultivated the habit of saying some kind word of those whom you do not admire, you will be neither successful nor happy.
  2. There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
  3. You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for.
  4. Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which come only to the man who has found the work that he likes best.
  5. It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.

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Think and Grow Rich:

Napoleon Hill’s book Think and Grow Rich reveals the money-making secrets of hundreds of America’s most affluent people.

The underlying message in the book is that by thinking like them, you can become wealthy like them, and the book offers a 13-step program that will set you on the path to wealth and success.

According to Hill, the magic formula for making money never changes, and he has certainly inspired many people to pursue personal wealth successfully.

If you aim to become successful and wealthy, then I recommend you read Think and Grow Rich.

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21 short inspirational quotes to increase your motivation

short inspirational quotes to increase your motivationDo you have a problem getting enthusiastic about what you’re doing? Here are 21 short inspirational quotes to help you increase your motivation.

Short inspirational quotes (1-10)

  1. If you can dream it, you can do it. ~Walt Disney
  2. Well done is better than well said. ~Benjamin Franklin
  3. If you fell down yesterday, stand up today. ~H.G. Wells
  4. It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop. ~Confucius
  5. We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated. ~Maya Angelou
  6. You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. ~Rabindranath Tagore
  7. Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best. ~St. Jerome
  8. A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. ~Ayn Rand
  9. What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. ~Zig Ziglar
  10. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. ~Thomas A. Edison

Short inspirational quotes (11-21)

  1. The mind is for seeing, and the heart is for hearing. ~Arab Proverb
  2. Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. ~Mark Twain
  3. I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. ~Bill Cosby
  4. I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate. ~George Burns
  5. If you want to achieve things in life, you’ve just got to do them, and if you’re talented and smart, you’ll succeed. ~Juliana Hatfield
  6. True love isn’t about being inseparable; it’s about two people being true to each other even when they are separated. ~Author Unknown
  7. You have the same number of hours in the day as everyone else. What you accomplish depends on how wisely they are used. ~Roy Sutton
  8. Making a hundred friends is not a miracle. The miracle is to make a single friend who will stand by your side even when hundreds are against you. ~Author Unknown
  9. You can make more friends in two months by becoming really interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. ~Bernard Meltzer
  10. Use the talents you have. You will make it. You will give joy to the world. Take this tip from nature: The woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except those who sang best. ~Bernard Meltzer
  11. Consult not your fears but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed at, but with what is still possible for you to do. ~Pope John XXIII

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17 short inspirational quotes that’ll make you think

SHORT INSPIRATIONAL QUOTESToday I offer you 17 short inspirational quotes which I’m confident will get you thinking about your life and what you want out of it.

You have more potential than you realise. You can be more than you are now.

Just decide how far you want to go and then don’t stop until you get there.

Plenty of people succeed in life. You can too. Believe in yourself, work hard and focus your time and energy on the things that really matter to you.

It’s perfectly reasonable to pursue your own agenda. Never assume that someone else will be looking after your interests. They won’t! You’ve got to do that yourself.

Be the best version of yourself.

And be inspired by these 17 short inspirational quotes.

Short inspirational quotes (1-10):

  1. What we think, we become. ~Buddha
  2. Reach for the stars. ~Christa McAuliffe
  3. My mind’s my kingdom. ~Francis Quarles
  4. Think with your whole body. ~Taisen Deshimaru
  5. Each day provides its own gifts. ~Marcus Aurelius
  6. I am deliberate and afraid of nothing. ~Audre Lorde
  7. Our ideals are our better selves. ~Amos Bronson Alcott
  8. Let each man exercise the art he knows. ~Aristophanes
  9. For a gallant spirit, there can never be defeat. ~Wallis Simpson
  10. Act like you expect to get into the end zone. ~Christopher Morley

Short inspirational quotes (11-17):

  1. Your big opportunity may be right where you are now. ~Napoleon Hill
  2. You have to rule the money. Don’t let money rule you. ~Fil Adams-Mercer
  3. The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have. ~Vince Lombardi
  4. Marriage is an investment that pays dividends if you pay interest. ~Bob Monkhouse
  5. Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. ~Robert Louis Stevenson
  6. On days when I don’t work, I am working on maintaining my image, just like an athlete. ~Linda Evangelista
  7. I would perceive three years at university as a waste of time. I would have made £200,000 by then. ~Lord Sugar

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