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

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Motivational quotes for the day (Effort)

Laziness may appear attractive,
but work gives satisfaction.
--Anne Frank

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in
the attainment, full effort is full victory.
--Mahatma Gandhi

Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.
--Ann Landers

There's nothing like biting off more than you can chew, and then chewing anyway.
--Mark Burnet

Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.
--Sam Ewing

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. --Thomas Edison

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Motivational Quote for the day (Excellence)

Great work is done by people
who are not afraid to be great.
--Fernando Flores

No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.
-- Charles Kendall Adams

Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends.
-- Brian Tracy

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.

Commit yourself to quality from day one ... it's better to do nothing at all than to do something badly.
--Mark H. McCormack