Thursday, December 6, 2007

Motivational quotes for the day (Belief)

We are what we believe we are.
~Benjamin N. Cardozo

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
~William James

The outer conditions of a person's life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs.
~James Allen

Believe Big. The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief. Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success. Remember this, too! Big ideas and big plans are often easier -certainly no more difficult - than small ideas and small plans.
~David J. Schwartz

To believe a thing is impossible is to make it so.
~French Proverb

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Possibilities)

Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.
~Robert H. Schuller

Our thoughts and imagination are the only real limits to our possibilities.
~Orison Swett Marden

You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices.
~Deepak Chopra

We all have possibilities we don't know about. We can do things we don't even dream we can do.
~Dale Carnegie

The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.
~Brian Tracy

Lots of people limit their possibilities by giving up easily. Never tell yourself this is too much for me. It's no use. I can't go on. If you do you're licked, and by your own thinking too. Keep believing and keep on keeping on.
~Norman Vincent Peale

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Calmness)

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together.
~Thomas Carlyle

There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.
~Ralph H. Blum

The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.
~James Allen

The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil.
~Marcus T. Cicero

Calmness is the cradle of power.
~Josiah Gilbert Holland

The world belongs to the Enthusiast who keeps cool.
~William Mcfee

Nothing gives a person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
~Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day(Thankfulness)

It is always wise to stop wishing for things long enough to enjoy the fragrance of those now flowering.
~Patrice Gifford

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice.
~Meister Eckhart

Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.
~Edward Sandford Martin

He who thanks but with the lips
Thanks but in part;
The full, the true Thanksgiving
Comes from the heart.
~J.A. Shedd

Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.
~Robert Caspar Lintner

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Motivational Quotes (Spiritual Growth)

People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
~Elizabeth Kubler Ross

He who is filled with love is filled with God himself.
~Saint Augustine

The Way to Heaven has no favorites. It is always with the good man.

As much of heaven is visible as we have eyes to see.
~William Winter

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Motivational quotes for the day (Overcoming Fear)

You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
~Dale Carnegie

When has what you feared ever become your reality?
~Rick Beneteau

Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are your own fears.
~Rudyard Kipling

Fear is never a reason for quitting; it is only an excuse.
~Norman Vincent Peale

Do not take counsel of your fears.
~George Patton

Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.
~Japanese Proverb

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Motivational quotes for the day (Enthusiasm)

Life's blows cannot break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.
~Norman Vincent Peale

Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn.
~John Wesley

If you are not getting as much from life as you want to, then examine the state of your enthusiasm.
~Norman Vincent Peale

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
~Dale Carnegie

Enthusiasm is the yeast that raises the dough.
~Paul J. Meyer

Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
~Douglas MacArthur

Nothing ever great was achieved without enthusiasm.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
~Norman Vincent Peale

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Purpose)

We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
~Earl Nightingale

Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes; lesser ones exist on wishes and inclinations.
~Kenneth Hildebrand

Chase your passion, not your pension.
~Denis Waitley

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.
~Carl Jung

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.
~Henry David Thoreau

I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.
~Og Mandino

Friday, November 9, 2007

Motivational quotes for the day (Overcoming failure)

"I've missed over 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to 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

"It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get back up."
~Vince Lombardi

"Many a one has succeeded only because he has failed after repeated efforts. If he had never met defeat, he would never have known any great victory."
~Orison Sweet Marden

"Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it."
~William Durant

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Motivational quotes for the day (Opportunity)

Be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur.
~Muriel Spark

Opportunity never knocks; it is within you.
~Denis Waitley

The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.
~Orison Swett Marden

Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.
~Napoleon Hill

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Motivational quotes for the day (Goals/Goal setting)

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
~Anthony Robbins

See the things you want as already yours. Think of them as yours, as belonging to you, as already in your possession.
~Robert Collier

Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; while others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before.

All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.
~Orison Swett Marden

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Motivational quotes for the day (Reality)

Whatever you believe with feeling becomes your reality.
~Brain Tracy

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
~Otto Rank

Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.
~Mark Victor Hansen

Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
~Earl Nightingale

Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.
~Ralph Marston

There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.
~Douglas Everett

Monday, November 5, 2007

Motivational quotes for the day (Affrimation)

Constant repetition carries conviction.
~Robert Collier

You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be.
~David Viscott

One comes to believe whatever one repeats to oneself sufficiently often, whether the statement be true of false. It comes to be dominating thought in one's mind.
~Robert Collier

Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives.
~Sidney Madwed

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
~Florence Scovel Shinn

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Inner Peace/Inner Beauty)

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our hearts are drunk with a beauty our eyes could never see.
~George W. Russell

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
~Kahlil Gibran

Inner peace is beyond victory or defeat.
~Bhagavad Gita

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world- as being able to remake ourselves.
~Mohandas Gandhi

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Motivational quotes for the day (Obstacles)

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
~African proverb

Man is so made that when anything fires his soul impossibilities vanish.
~Jean De La Fontaine

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
~Mark Caine

It is inevitable that some defeat will enter even the most victorious life. The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated- it is finished when it surrenders.
~Ben Stein

I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.
~Jewish proverb

When written in Chinese the word "crisis" is composed of two characters - one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
~John F. Kennedy, address, 12 April 1959

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Motivational quotes for the day (Sincerity)

Sincerity makes the very least person to be of
more value than the most talented hypocrite.
~Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Sincerity is the highest compliment you can pay.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing,
and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
~Oscar Wilde

Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance
of a second person, hypocrisy begins.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, October 29, 2007

Motivational quotes for the day (Worry)

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.
~Leo Buscaglia

Troubles are a lot like people - they grow bigger if you nurse them.
~Author Unknown

I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love and abundance. Then, whenever doubt, anxiety or fear try to call me, they keep getting a busy signal - and soon they'll forget my number.
~Edith Armstrong

Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.
~Glenn Turner

If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you'll die a lot of times.
~Dean Smith

Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He's going to be up all night anyway.
~Mary C. Crowley

A hundredload of worry will not pay an ounce of debt.
~George Herbert

As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.
~Thomas A. Edison

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
~Swedish Proverb

You can never worry your way to enlightenment.
~Ed Northstrum

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Motivational quotes for the day (Light)

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
~Chinese Proverb

Light gives of itself freely, filling all available space. It does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe. It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished.
~Michael Strassfeld

Love is not consolation. It is light.
~Friedrich Nietzsche

For light I go directly to the Source of light, not to any of the reflections.
~Peace Pilgrim

Into my heart's night
Along a narrow way
I groped; and lo! the light,
An infinite land of day.
~Rubaiyat of Rumi

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
~Kahlil Gibran

We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own.
~Ben Sweetland

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Motivational quotes for the day (Dreams)

The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart - this you will build your life by, and this you will become.
~James Allen

Cherish your vision and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
~Napoleon Hill

All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.
~Orison Swett Marden

Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
~Anais Nin

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
~James Allen

Friday, October 26, 2007

Motivational quotes for the day (Positive thought/Attitude)

Nothing can stop the person with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal. Nothing on earth can help the person with the wrong attitude.
~Thomas Jefferson

Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think. ~Benjamin Disraeli

Within you there is a stillness and sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself
~Herman Hesse

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
~Benjamin Franklin

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon--instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
~Dale Carnegie

Whatever you’re feeling is what you’re vibrating and what you’re vibrating is what you’re attracting.
~Lynn Grabhorn

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Motivational quotes for the day ( General Motivation)

Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to start where he was.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
~Mark Victor Hansen

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 harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
~Mark Twain

Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture...Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.
~Norman Vincent Peale

And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
~Nelson Mandela

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Motivational quotes for the day (Spirit)

The foundations of a person are
not in matter but in spirit.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your treasure house is within;
it contains all you'll ever need.

In the faces of men and women I see God.
~Walt Whitman

In the attitude of silence, the soul finds the path in a clearer light and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness.

There are no accidents…there is only some purpose that we haven’t yet understood.

~Deepak Chopra

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Gifts)

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
~Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

A wise lover values not so much the gift of the lover as the love of the giver.
~Thomas á Kempis

The only gift is a portion of thyself.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers.

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.
~George MacDonald

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That's why we call it the present.
~Babatunde Olatunji

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Blame/Excuses)

A bad workman always blames his tools.

A man can fail many times,
but he isn't a failure until he
begins to blame somebody else.
~John Burroughs

We have forty million reasons for
failure, but not a single excuse.
~Rudyard Kipling

Excuses are the nails used to
build a house of failure.
~Don Wilder

And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth
make the fault the worse by the excuse.
~William Shakespeare

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Circumstances)

Circumstances do not make
the man, they reveal him.
~James Allen

We can let circumstances rule us,
or we can take charge
and rule our lives from within.
~Earl Nightingale

It is not the situation that makes the man,
but the man who makes the situation.
~Frederick W. Robertson

If all our happiness is bound up entirely
in our personal circumstances it is difficult not
to demand of life more than it has to give.
~Bertrand Russell

Shallow men believe in luck,
believe in circumstances --
it was somebody's name, or he
happened to be there at the time,
or it was so then, and another day
would have been otherwise.
Strong men believe in cause and effect.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, October 12, 2007

Motivational quotes for the day (Stress)

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.
~Will Rogers, Autobiography, 1949

Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.
~Margaret Fuller

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
~Aesop, Fables

If your teeth are clenched and your fists are clenched, your lifespan is probably clenched. ~Adabella Radici

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.
~Chinese Proverb

Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths. ~Etty Hillesum

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Motivational quotes for the day (Integrity)

Have no fear of robbers or murderers. They are external dangers, petty dangers. We should fear ourselves. Prejudices are the real robbers; vices the real murders. The great dangers are within us. Why worry about what threatens our heads or purses? Let us think instead of what threatens our souls.
~Victor Hugo

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.

Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn't. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your conviction is to be an unqualified and excusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let me label you as they may.
~Mark Twain

For the human mind is seldom at stay: If you do not grow better, you will most undoubtedly grow worse.
~Samuel Richardson

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
~Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Motivational quotes (Love)

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
~Eric Fromm

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
~Jean Anouilh

It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
~John Bulwer

You don't have to go looking for love when it's where you come from.
~Werner Erhard

The love game is never called off on account of darkness.
~Tom Masson

Always, always, always, always- love first.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Motivational quotes for the day (Character)

"Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow."
~Abraham Lincoln

"It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds."

"Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them."

"No man can tell whether he is rich or poor by turning to his ledger. It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has."
~Henry Ward Beecher

"Thought creates character."
~Annie Bessant

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"In thy face I see
The map of honour, truth, and loyalty
William Shakespeare

Monday, October 8, 2007

Motivational quotes for the day (Worry)

I have learned to live each day as it comes, and not to borrow trouble by dreading tomorrow. It is the dark menace of the future that makes cowards of us.
~Dorothy Day

Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be.
~John Dryden

Do not be afraid of tomorrow; for God is already there.
~Author Unknown

Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He's going to be up all night anyway.
~Mary C. Crowley

Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.
~Arthur Somers Roche

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Motivational quotes for the day (Optimism)

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
~Harry Truman

Optimism is the foundation of courage.
~Nicholas Murray Butler

I am optimistic and confident in all that
I do. I affirm only the best for myself and
others. I am the creator of my life and my
world. I meet daily challenges gracefully
and with complete confidence. I fill my mind with
positive, nurturing, and healing thoughts.
~Alice Potter

You can do anything you think
you can. This knowledge is literally
the gift of the gods, for through it
you can solve every human problem.
It should make of you an incurable
optimist. It is the open door.
~Robert Collier

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Attitude)

Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.
~Ralph Marston

Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.
~Chinese Proverb

"It's snowing still," said Eeyore gloomily. "So it is." "And freezing." "Is it?" "Yes," said Eeyore. "However," he said, brightening up a little, "we haven't had an earthquake lately."
~A.A. Milne

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
~Arthur Rubinstein

A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.
~William Arthur Ward

People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them.

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Worship," The Conduct of Life, 1860

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Confidence)

Assurance is two-thirds of success.
~Gaelic Proverb

If you have no confidence in self you are twice defeated in the race of life.
With confidence you have won even before you have started.
~Marcus Garvey

Confidence doesn't come out of nowhere. It's a result of something...
hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.
~Roger Staubach

Spirit can walk, spirit can swim, spirit can climb, spirit can crawl. There is no terrain you cannot overcome.
~Irisa Hail

What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates his fate.
~Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Motivational quotes for the day (Thinking/Thought)

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
~Soren Kierkegaard

You and I are not what we eat; we are what we think.
~Walter Anderson, The Confidence Course, 1997

No matter where you go or what you do, you live your entire life within the confines of your head. ~Terry Josephson

The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
~Albert Einstein

We are what we think. All that we are arises With our thoughts. With our thoughts, We make our world.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Motivational quotes (Humor/Laughter)

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
~William James

Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritation and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place.
~Mark Twain

Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him. ~Roman Gary

Laughter is an instant vacation.
~Milton Berle

What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.
~Yiddish Proverb

Remember, men need laughter sometimes more than food.
~Anna Fellows Johnston

A man isn't poor if he can still laugh.
~Raymond Hitchcock

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Motivational quotes for the day (Helping)

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ~Anne Frank

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.
~Edward Everett Hale

He who gives when he is asked has waited too long.
~Sunshine Magazine

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
~Nelson Henderson

In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy.
~Karl Reiland

How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a weary world.
~William Shakespeare

Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.
~Norman B. Rice

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
~Winston Churchill

God has not called us to see through each other, but to see each other through.
~Author Unknown

Monday, September 17, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Patience)

Patience is a most necessary qualification for business; many a man would rather you heard his story than granted his request.
~Lord Chesterfield

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Patience is the companion of wisdom.
~St. Augustine

Patience is also a form of action.
~Auguste Rodin

One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life.
~Chinese Proverb

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Motivational quotes for the day (Happiness)

Your success and happiness lie in you... Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties."
~Helen Keller

I am happy and content because I think I am.
~Alain-Rene Lesage

The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
~Benjamin Franklin

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.
~James Openheim

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
~Abraham Lincoln

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
~Dalai Lama

The best vitamin to be a happy person is B1.
~Author Unknown

A man's as miserable as he thinks he is.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Motivational quotes for the day (Self-Discovery)

Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it's dark.
~Zen Proverb

People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.
~Thomas Szasz, "Personal Conduct," The Second Sin, 1973

Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.
~Dr. Alexis Carrel

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
~Henry David Thoreau, 1854

He who knows others is learned;
He who knows himself is wise.
~Lao-tzu, Tao te Ching

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
~James A. Froude

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Growth)

"Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely."
-- Karen Kaiser Clark

"It is the Law that any difficulties that can come to you at any time, no matter what they are, must be exactly what you need most at the moment, to enable you to take the next step forward by overcoming them. The only real misfortune, the only real tragedy, comes when we suffer without learning the lesson."
-- Emmet Fox

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
--Anne Frank

Things do not change, we change.
--Henry David Thoreau

The universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it.
--Marcus Aurelius

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Attitude)

“To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.”
––Muhammad Ali

"The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind."
--Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

"The optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity." --Winston Churchill

"A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change."
--Earl Nightingale

"There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes."
--William John Bennett

"The only disability in life is a bad attitude."
--Scott Hamilton

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Motivational quotes for the day (Mistakes)

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
~Elbert Hubbard, The Note Book, 1927

If you don't make mistakes, you're not working on hard enough problems. And that's a big mistake.
~F. Wikzek

An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field. ~Niels Bohr

The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.
~Edward Phelps

Error is a hardy plant; it flourishes in every soil.
~Martin F. Tupper

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Motivational quotes for the day (Smile)

Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.
~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks.
~Charles Gordy

Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa

You're never fully dressed without a smile.
~Martin Charnin

Peace begins with a smile.
~Mother Teresa

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Curiosity)

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked why.
--Bernard Baruch

Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.
--James Stephens, The Crock of Gold

Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly.
--Arnold Edinborough

"Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind."
-- Samuel Johnson

I keep six honest serving-men,
They taught me all I knew;
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.
--Rudyard Kipling

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Motivational qoutes for the day (Risk)

Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.
--Frederick B. Wilcox

Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?
--Frank Scully

You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
--Wayne Gretzky

To eat an egg, you must break the shell.
--Jamaican Proverb

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
--Robert F. Kennedy

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.

A ship in harbor is safe - but that is not what ships are for.
--John A. Shedd, Salt from My Attic

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Motivational quotes for the day (Imagination)

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
--Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Flight to Arras, 1942

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
--Francis Bacon

The Possible's slow fuse is lit
By the Imagination.
--Emily Dickinson

They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
--Edgar Allan Poe, "Eleonora"

Things are only impossible until they're not.
--Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek: The Next Generation

Trust that little voice in your head that says "Wouldn't it be interesting if..." And then do it.
--Duane Michals, "More Joy of Photography"

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
--Henry David Thoreau

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