Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Confidence)

When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it may be that they take better care of it there.
~Cecil Selig

Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.
~Les Brown

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You're on your own.
And you know what you know.
You are the guy who'll decide where to go.
~Dr. Seuss

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to.
~W.C. Fields

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

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Motivational quotes for the day (Be yourself)

Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness.
~Shakti Gawain

The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere. ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Originality is... a by-product of sincerity.
~Marianne Moore

Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble. ~Samuel Johnson

If you are ashamed to stand by your colors, you had better seek another flag.
~Author Unknown

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Honesty)

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
~Mark Twain

The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.

A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
~Edgar J. Mohn

Truth fears no questions.

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
~Thomas Jefferson

Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it.
~Emily Dickinson

Friday, May 25, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Attitude)

"Watch you manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful."
~Norman Vincent Peale

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

I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or
misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
~Martha Washington

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.
~Francesca Reigler

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (No Excuses)

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

He who excuses himself
accuses himself.
~Gabriel Meurier

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

No one ever excused his way to success.
~Dave Del Dotto

The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
~Napoleon Hill

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Difficulties)

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage.
The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
~William E. Channing

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
~Albert Einstein

It cannot be too often repeated that it is not helps,
but obstacles, not facilities, but difficulties that make men.
~William Mathews

It is surmounting difficulties that makes heroes.
~Louis Kossuth

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Challenges)

Opposition is a natural part of life. Just
as we develop our physical muscles
through overcoming opposition - such as
lifting weights - we develop our character muscles
by overcoming challenges and adversity.
~Stephen R. Covey

Obstacles will look large or
small to you according to whether
you are large or small.
~Orison Swett Marden

One may walk over the highest
mountain one step at a time.
~John Wanamaker

Patience and perseverance have
a magical effect before which difficulties
disappear and obstacles vanish
~John Quincy Adams

Life's challenges are not supposed
to paralyze you, they're supposed to
help you discover who you are.
~Bernice Johnson Reagon

Opportunities to find deeper
powers within ourselves come when
life seems most challenging.
~Joseph Campbell

Monday, May 21, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day

Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
- George S. Patton

Great minds have purposes;others have wishes.
- Washington Irving

It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.
- Babe Ruth

If I have the belief that I can do it, I will surely acquire the capacity
to do it, even if I may not have it at the beginning
- Mahatma Gandhi

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

The word impossible is not in my dictionary.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Attitude)

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
~William Shakespeare

A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
~Johann Wolfgang Goethe, from "Faust"

Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
~Earl Nightingale

I discovered I always have choices and sometimes it's only a choice of attitude.
~Judith M. Knowlton

If you can't change your fate, change your attitude.
~Amy Tan

You cannot be healthy; you cannot be happy; you cannot be prosperous; if you have a bad disposition.
~Emmet Fox

Friday, May 18, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Skills)

"You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills."
~Jim Rohn

"If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time, insight into and understanding of many things."
~Vincent Van Gogh

"Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty."
~William J. Bennett

"Try to learn something about everything and everything about something."
~Thomas H. Huxley

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Self-Confidence)

Somehow I can't believe that there are any heights that can't be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarised in four C's. They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage and Constancy, and the greatest of all is Confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably.
~Walt Disney

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 is courage at ease.
~Daniel Maher

One important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is preparation. ~Arthur Ashe

Confidence is a lot of this game or any game.
If you don't think you can, you won't.
~Jerry West

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Live Now)

With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.
~Jan Glidewell

The past is a guidepost, not a hitching post.
~L. Thomas Holdcroft

People are always asking about the good old days. I say, why don't you say the good now days?
~Robert M. Young

"Old times" never come back and I suppose it's just as well. What comes back is a new morning every day in the year, and that's better.
~George E. Woodberry

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
~Alexander Graham Bell

Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Decisions)

Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.
- Rene Dubos

We have a choice: to plow new ground or let the weeds grow.
-Jonathan Westover

The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
-Thomas Carlyle

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.
-William James

Monday, May 14, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Self-control)

No man is free who is not master of himself.
- Epictetus

He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.
- Proverbs

Let him that would move the world first move himself.
- Socrates

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.
- Aristotle

He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.

- Confucius

Self-disciplined begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don't control what you think, you can't control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward.

- Napoleon Hill

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Goals)

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
~Denis Watley

My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose - somehow we win out
~Ronald Reagan

If you're bored with life -- you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things -- you don't have enough goals.
~Lou Holtz

Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.

The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.
~Benjamin Mays

To acheive happiness, we should make certain that we are never without an important goal.
~Earl Nightingale

The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.
~Ralph Waldo Emereson

Friday, May 11, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live
~Garth Henrichs

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
~Dalai Lama

It isn't sufficient just to want - you've got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Fear/ Worry)

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

~Frank Herbert Dune

Obstacles are like wild animals. They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can. If they see you are afraid of them... they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight.
~Orison Swett Marden

Anything I've ever done that ultimately was worthwhile... initially scared me to death.
~Betty Bender

I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.
~Mark Twain

How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened.
~Thomas Jefferson

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

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Success)

Success and failure. We think of them as opposites, but they're really not. They're companions - the hero and the sidekick.
~Laurence Shames

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

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.
~Abraham Lincoln

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
~William Feather

There is no point at which you can say, "Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap."
~Carrie Fisher

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
~Winston Churchill

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Risk)

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
~André Gide

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
~James Bryant Conant

There are those who are so scrupulously afraid of doing wrong that they seldom venture to do anything.

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

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

Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must be first overcome.
~Samuel Johnson, Rasselas, 1759

Monday, May 7, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Confidence/ Courage)

Always act like you're wearing an invisible crown.
~Author Unknown

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

Knock the "t" off the "can't."
~Samuel Johnson

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

Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.
~Arthur Koestler

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

You can't test courage cautiously.
~Anne Dillard

Have the courage to live. Anyone can die.
~Robert Cody

Friday, May 4, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Adversity)

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
~Truman Capote

How can something bother you if you won't let it?
~T. Guillemets

Count the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall. Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll.
~Author Unknown

If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.
~Latin Proverb

I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see.
Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!
~Dr. Seuss

The gem cannot be polished without friction nor man without trials.

The darkest hour has only sixty minutes.
~Morris Mandel

Better bread with water than cake with trouble.
~Russian Proverb

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Faith)

Life without faith in something is too narrow a space to live.
~George Lancaster Spalding

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
~Martin Luther King Jr.

He who has faith has... an inward reservoir of courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come out well - even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly. ~B.C. Forbes

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith.
~Author Unknown

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.
~J.R.R. Tolkien

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Time)

Time is what we want most, but... what we use worst.
~William Penn

The Future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
~C.S. Lewis

If you want work well done, select a busy man - the other kind has no time.
~Elbert Hubbard

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
~Carl Sandberg

Who forces time is pushed back by time; who yields to time finds time on his side.
~The Talmud

It's a strange thing, but when you are dreading something, and would give anything to slow down time, it has a disobliging habit of speeding up.
~J.K. Rowling, "The Hungarian Horntail," Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 2000

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Motivational Quotes for the day (Effort)

All the so-called "secrets of success" will not work unless you do.
~Author Unknown

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.
~J.G. Holland

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
~Thomas Jefferson

Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still.
~Chinese Proverb

Many people think they want things, but they don't really have the strength, the discipline. They are weak. I believe that you get what you want if you want it badly enough.
~Sophia Loren

Success is a ladder you cannot climb with your hands in your pockets.
~American Proverb

Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.
~Ulysses S. Grant