Monday, April 30, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Fear)

Those who fear life are already three parts dead.
~Bertrand Russell

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
~Bertrand Russell

Fear has a large shadow, but he himself is small.
~Ruth Gendler

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
~Marie Curie

You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.
~Mary Manin Morrissey

Many of our fears are tissue-paper-thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.
~Brendan Francis

Friday, April 27, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Leadership)

Leadership is action, not position.
~Donald H. McGannon

You don't have to hold a position in order to be a leader.
~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book

Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.
~Robert Jarvik

You do not lead by hitting people over the head. That's assault, not leadership.
~Dwight D. Eisenhower

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish. ~Anne Bradstreet

Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders.
~Tom Peters

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (goals)

When people say to me: "How do you do so many things?" I often answer them, without meaning to be cruel: "How do you do so little?" It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don't. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever.
~Philip Adams

Vision without action is a daydream. Action with without vision is a nightmare.
~Japanese Proverb

Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.
~John Dewey

The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
~Elbert Hubbard

None of our men are "experts." We have most unfortunately found it necessary to get rid of a man as soon as he thinks himself an expert because no one ever considers himself expert if he really knows his job. A man who knows a job sees so much more to be done than he has done, that he is always pressing forward and never gives up an instant of thought to how good and how efficient he is. Thinking always ahead, thinking always of trying to do more, brings a state of mind in which nothing is impossible. The moment one gets into the "expert" state of mind a great number of things become impossible.
~Henry Ford, Sr.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Attitude)

Nothing is interesting if you're not interested.
~Helen MacInness

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

You must start with a positive attitude or you will surely end without one.
~Carrie Latet

Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
~Swedish 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

There are two types of people - those who come into a room and say, "Well, here I am!" and those who come in and say, "Ah, there you are."
~Frederick L. Collins

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

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Action)

Well done is better than well said.
~Benjamin Franklin

Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement. ~Alfred Adler

Action is eloquence.
~William Shakespeare

Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.
~Walter Anderson, The Confidence Course, 1997

Talk doesn't cook rice.
~Chinese Proverb

Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.
~Baltasar Gracian

Action is the antidote to despair.
~Joan Baez

Success will never be a big step in the future, success is a small step taken just now.
~Jonatan MÃ¥rtensson

Monday, April 23, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day

If you don't run your own life, somebody else will.
~John Atkinson

Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
~Marcus Aurelius

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Edmund Burke

Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it.
Josephus Daniels

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.

Bob Dylan

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Thomas Edison

Friday, April 20, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Opportunity/ Worry)

Seize the opportunity by the beard, for it is bald behind.
~Bulgarian Proverb

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
~Francis Bacon, Essays, 1625

Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them.
~Hugh Miller, Snow on the Wind

If I had my life to live over, I would perhaps have more actual troubles but I'd have fewer imaginary ones.
~Don Herold

Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. ~Benjamin Franklin

You can't wring your hands and roll up your sleeves at the same time.
~Pat Schroeder

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

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day

Respect yourself and others will respect you.

A man who doesn't trust himself can never really trust anyone else.
~Cardinal De Retz

Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders.
~Tom Peters

Indecision becomes decision with time.
~Author Unknown
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
~Thomas Edison

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
~Bill Cosby

Don't ever feel inferior because you've had a different experience.
~Zig Ziglar

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day

No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.

Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
~Edmund Burke

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
~Raymond Lindquist

One man with courage makes a majority.
~Andrew Jackson

True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason. ~Alfred North Whitehead

To live with fear and not be afraid is the final test of maturity.
~Edward Weeks

Monday, April 16, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day

What counts is not the years in your life but the life in your years.
~Adial E. Stevenson (1900-1965)

If Columbus had turned back, no one would have blamed him. Of course, no one would have remembered him either.

"Destiny is not a matter of chance,
it is a matter of choice;
it is not a thing to be waited for,
it is a thing to be achieved."
~William Jennings Bryan

"Make use of time, let not advantage slip."

Avoiding the phrase “I don’t have time...”, will soon help you to realize that you do have the time needed for just about anything you choose to accomplish in life.
~Bo Bennett

Friday, April 13, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Confidence)

All that Adam had, all that Caesar could, you have and can do.... Build, therefore, your own world. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.
~African Proverb

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.
~Louisa May Alcott

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

If I am not for myself, who will be?
~Pirke Avoth

A gold medal is a nice thing - but if you're not enough without it, you'll never be enough with it.
Cool Runnings

The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.
~Andrew Carnegie

Your problem is you're... too busy holding onto your unworthiness.
~Ram Dass

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day

You may delay, but time will not.
~Benjamin Franklin

To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.
~Eva Young

If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.
~Olin Miller

Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform.
~Edward Young

One of these days is none of these days.
~Attributed to both Henri Tubach and H.G. Bohn

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Self-control)

The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.
~Bob Moawad

The cyclone derives its powers from a calm center. So does a person.
~Norman Vincent Peale

You must admit you have self-control before you can use it.
~Carrie Latet

I am,
a king,
because I know how
to rule myself.
~Pietro Aretino, 10 May 1537

There is no allurement or enticement, actual or imaginary, which a well-disciplined mind may not surmount. The wish to resist more than half accomplishes the object.
~Charlotte Dacre, The Passions, 1811

Don't live a sheltered life by always giving in.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Purpose)

Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose direction and begin to bend.
~Walter Savage Landor

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
~Robert Byrne

Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.
~Washington Irving

Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work.
~Robert Orben

Monday, April 9, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (No Excuses)

The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.
~Jules Renard

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

Excuses are the tools with which persons with no purpose in view build for themselves great monuments of nothing.
~Steven Grayhm

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
~Henry Ward Beecher

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
~Benjamin Franklin

The person who really wants to do something finds a way; the other person finds an excuse. ~Author Unknown

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day

A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.
~David Brinkley

We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies.
~Roderick Thorp, Rainbow Drive

I am convinced all of humanity is born with more gifts than we know. Most are born geniuses and just get de-geniused rapidly.
~Buckminster Fuller

Put your future in good hands - your own.
~Author Unknown

Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - either by themselves or by others.
~Mark Twain

Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
~Norman Vincent Peale

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Self-respect)

Self-respect is the fruit of discipline...
~Abraham J. Heschel

He that respects himself is safe from others; he wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs.
~Joan Didion

Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power.
~Clint Eastwood

Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect.
~Theodore Parker

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
~William J.H. Boetcker

If you want to be respected by others the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you.
~Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Friday, April 6, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day

The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places- DON'T STOP.
~Author Unknown

Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.
~Josh Billings

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
~Albert Einstein

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.
~G.B. Shaw, Mrs. Warren's Profession, 1893

If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.
~Buddhist Saying

Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second.
~William James

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day

"Everybody thinks of changing humanity, but nobody thinks of changing himself."
~ Leo Tolstoy

"Warriors take chances. Like everyone else, they fear failing, but they refuse to let fear control them."
~Ancient Samurai saying

"No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy - unless you let him."
~Napoleon Hill

"Your brain shall be your servant instead of your master, Your will rule it instead of allowing it to rule you."
~Charles E. Popplestone

"It is easy to be tolerant of the principles of other people if you have none of your own."
~Samurai maxim & Chinese adage

Motivational Quotes for the day

"You already have every characteristic necessary for success if you recognize, claim, develop and use them . "
~Zig Ziglar

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world right in the eye."
~ Helen Keller

"When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision."
~Ronald Reagan

"Whatever you believe with emotions becomes your reality.You always act in a manner consistent with your intermost beliefs and convictions. "
~Brian Tracy

"Every great leap forward in your life comes after you have made a clear decision of some kind. "
~Brian Tracy

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

“A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with – a man is what he makes himself."
~Alexander Graham Bell

"Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only for wallowing in."
~Katherine Mansfield

"You cannot solve a problem until you acknowledge that you have one and accept responsibility for solving it."
~Zig Ziglar

"Character gets you out of bed; commitment moves you to action. Faith, hope, and discipline Enable you to follow through to completion."
~Zig Ziglar

"Happiness is not an accident.Nor is it something you wish for. Happiness is something you design."
~Jim Rohn

"Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone elses hands, but not you. Not you."
~Jim Rohn

Monday, April 2, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day

"A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop."
Robert Hughes

"What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it. "
~Alexander Graham Bell

"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."
~John Calvin Coolidge

"It’s a very funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it."
~William Somerset Maugham