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  There are three marks of a superior person: Being virtuous, he is free from anxiety; being wise, he is free from perplexity; being brave, he is free from fear.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  To every problem, there is a most simple solution.  
 -  Agatha Christie
  

  Everything considered, a determined soul will always manage.  
 -  Albert Camus
  

  With a little reason and much heart, one can change many things, or move mountains.  
 -  Albert Schweitzer
  

  Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing, that we see too late the one that is open.  
 -  Alexander Graham Bell
  

  It's a great thing when you realize you still have the ability to surprise yourself.  
 -  American Beauty, 1999
  

  If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity, it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life. Look it squarely in the eye, and say, 'I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.'  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all cost of tedium and distaste. The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.  
 -  Arnold Bennett
  

  Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swaps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists... it is real... it is possible... it's yours.  
 -  Ayn Rand
  

  Never let the fear of striking out keep you from coming up to bat.  
 -  Babe Ruth
  

  An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.  
 -  Bill Bernbach
  

  When you feel in your gut what you are and then dynamically pursue it - don't back down and don't give up - then you're going to mystify a lot of folks.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.  
 -  Bono
  

  Cease negative mental chattering. If you think a thing is impossible, you'll make it impossible. Pessimism blunts the tools you need to succeed.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins - not through strength, but through persistence.  
 -  Buddha
  

  Raise your hopes and expectations high enough, and you shall touch wings with the divine.  
 -  Celia Mora
  

  Just remember, when you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.  
 -  Charles Schulz
  

  Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.  
 -  Cicero
  

  Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.  
 -  Confucius
  

  When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.  
 -  Confucius
  

  You are not your past. And your future? Will take care of itself - if you choose to live.  
 -  Connie Podesta
  

  I believe each human being has the potential to change, to transform one's own attitude, no matter how difficult the situation.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.  
 -  Dale Carnegie
  

  Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.  
 -  Dale Carnegie
  

  When you believe something is impossible, your mind goes to work for you to prove why. But, when you believe, really believe, something can be done, your mind goes to work for you and helps you to find the ways to do it.  
 -  David J. Schwartz
  

  The healthiest response to life is joy.  
 -  Deepak Chopra
  

  If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.  
 -  Denis Waitley
  

  I like thinking big. If you're going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big.  
 -  Donald Trump
  

  Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.  
 -  Doug Larson
  

  You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you will be the guy who'll decide where you'll go. Oh - the places you'll go!  
 -  Dr. Seuss
  

  A problem is a chance for you to do your best.  
 -  Duke Ellington
  

  All you have to do is know where you're going. The answers will come to you of their own accord.  
 -  Earl Nightingale
  

  Are you worried? Do you have too many 'what if' thoughts? You are identified with your mind, which is projecting itself into an imaginary future situation and creating fear. There is no way that you can cope with such a situation, because it doesn't exist. It's a mental phantom. You can stop this health- and life-corroding insanity simply by acknowledging the present moment.  
 -  Eckhart Tolle
  

  The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.  
 -  Edward Gibbon
  

  Live and work but do not forget to play, to have fun in life and really enjoy it.  
 -  Eileen Caddy
  

  You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude.  
 -  Eleanor Roosevelt
  

  It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.  
 -  Emiliano Zapata
  

  Nothing truly stops you. Nothing truly holds you back. For your own will is always within your control.  
 -  Epictetus
  

  The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.  
 -  Ernest Hemingway
  

  The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.  
 -  F. Scott Fitzgerald
  

  Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force.  
 -  Franklin D. Roosevelt
  

  Each day of your life, as soon as you open your eyes in the morning, you can square away for a happy and successful day. It's the mood and the purpose at the inception of each day that are the important facts in charting your course for the day.  
 -  George Matthew Adams
  

  You must be single-minded. Drive for the one thing on which you have decided.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  You can't reach your potential without haters.  
 -  Grant Cardone
  

  Small thinking has and always will be punished in one way or another.  
 -  Grant Cardone
  

  Joy always came after pain.  
 -  Guillaume Apollinaire
  

  It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.  
 -  Harry Truman
  

  The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone.  
 -  Henrik Ibsen
  

  Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land. There is no other life but this.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.  
 -  Henry Ford
  

  As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the soul will not emerge.  
 -  Henry van Dyke
  

  Scientific truth is marvellous, but moral truth is divine; and whoever breathes its air and walks by its light, has found the lost paradise. For him, a new heaven and a new earth have already been created.  
 -  Horace Mann
  

  Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.  
 -  Howard Thurman
  

  Each day of your life, as soon as you open your eyes in the morning, you can square away for a happy and successful day. It's the mood and the purpose at the inception of each day that are the important facts in charting your course for the day.  
 -  George Matthew Adams
  

  You must be single-minded. Drive for the one thing on which you have decided.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  You can't reach your potential without haters.  
 -  Grant Cardone
  

  Small thinking has and always will be punished in one way or another.  
 -  Grant Cardone
  

  Joy always came after pain.  
 -  Guillaume Apollinaire
  

  It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.  
 -  Harry Truman
  

  The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone.  
 -  Henrik Ibsen
  

  Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land. There is no other life but this.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.  
 -  Henry Ford
  

  As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the soul will not emerge.  
 -  Henry van Dyke
  

  Scientific truth is marvellous, but moral truth is divine; and whoever breathes its air and walks by its light, has found the lost paradise. For him, a new heaven and a new earth have already been created.  
 -  Horace Mann
  

  Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.  
 -  Howard Thurman
  

  Have a bias toward action. Let's see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away.  
 -  Indira Gandhi
  

  Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you'll be able to see farther.  
 -  J. P. Morgan
  

  We have to understand that the world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is more important than the eye. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.  
 -  Jacob Bronowski
  

  Man is made or unmade by himself; in the armoury of thoughts he forges weapons by which he destroys himself; he also fashions the tools with which he builds for himself heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace. By the right choice and true application of thought, man ascends to the Divine Perfection; by the abuse and wrong application of thought, he descends below the level of the beast.  
 -  James Allen
  

  Perfection is our goal, excellence will be tolerated.  
 -  Jay Goltz
  

  Say what you want to say when you have the feeling and the chance. My greatest regrets are the things I did not do, the opportunities missed and the things unsaid.  
 -  Jim Keller
  

  Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  The best motivation is self-motivation. The guy says, 'I wish someone would come by and turn me on.' What if they don't show up? You've got to have a better plan for your life.  
 -  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 futures in other people's hands, but not you.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  We do not need magic to change the world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: We have the power to imagine better.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  I love those who yearn for the impossible.  
 -  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  

  Produce your own dream. If you want to save Peru, go save Peru. It's quite possible to do anything, but not if you put it on the leaders and the parking meters. Don't expect Carter or Reagan or John Lennon or Yoko Ono or Bob Dylan or Jesus Christ to come and do it for you. You have to do it yourself.  
 -  John Lennon
  

  I firmly believe that one of the hallmarks of a champion - any champion - is the ability to absorb losses and regain confidence immediately.  
 -  John McEnroe
  

  When the road looks rough ahead, remember the 'Man upstairs' and the word Hope. Hang onto both and 'tough it out.'  
 -  John Wayne
  

  Make every day your masterpiece.  
 -  John Wooden
  

  I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.  
 -  Kahlil Gibran
  

  We can do whatever we wish to do provided our wish is strong enough. What do you want most to do? That's what I have to keep asking myself, in the face of difficulties.  
 -  Katherine Mansfield
  

  Don't believe that winning is everything. It's more important to stand for something. If you don't stand for something, what do you win?  
 -  Lane Kirkland
  

  I take a simple view of life. It is - keep your eyes open and get on with it.  
 -  Laurence Sterne
  

  How do we discover our greatness? By upgrading our relationships and by having goals that are beyond our comfort zone. Why? Because it causes you to reinvent yourself. Brian Tracy calls it the 'danger zone.' You wanna do something you've never done!  
 -  Les Brown
  

  It's a special thing to take time in your life to do something that people wouldn't think that you would do. I was very tentative to do that.  
 -  Lucy Liu
  

  Always seek less turbulent skies. Hurt - fly above it. Betrayal - fly above it. Anger - fly above it. You are the one who is flying the plane.  
 -  Marianne Williamson
  

  We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.  
 -  Mawlana Jalal-ad-Din Rumi
  

  I've learned that 'making a living' is not the same thing as 'making a life'.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  The fact is, you're generally using your will to resist one of two things: that which has already happened or that which hasn't happened yet... Contemplate how much energy is wasted resisting what might happen. Since most of the things you think might happen never do, you are just throwing your energy away.  
 -  Michael A. Singer
  

  Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.  
 -  Milton Berle
  

  If they can make penicillin out of mouldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.  
 -  Muhammad Ali
  

  The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?  
 -  Nelson Mandela
  

  Some injuries heal more quickly if you keep moving. The same is true of setbacks in life. Perhaps you lose your job. A relationship might not work out. Maybe the bills are piling up. Don't put your life on hold so that you can dwell on the unfairness of past hurts. Look instead for ways to move forward.  
 -  Nick Vujicic
  

  Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.  
 -  Nido Qubein
  

  No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities; always see them, for they are always there.  
 -  Norman Vincent Peale
  

  Laugh at the world. Most important, laugh at yourself. If laughter could be dispensed at your favorite drugstore, your family doctor would have you taking some every day. It's a much better way to live.  
 -  Og Mandino
  

  The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  I am always doing that which I can not do; in order that I may learn how to do it.  
 -  Pablo Picasso
  

  When they tell me I'm too old to do something, I attempt it immediately.  
 -  Pablo Picasso
  

  At a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That's the world's greatest lie.  
 -  Paulo Coelho
  

  The only trap I must beware not to fall into, is to think that each day is the same as the next. In fact, each morning brings with it a hidden miracle, and we must pay attention to this miracle.  
 -  Paulo Coelho
  

  There is no giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.  
 -  Peter A. Cohen
  

  Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation.  
 -  Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
  

  Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.  
 -  Rabindranath Tagore
  

  Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.  
 -  Rainer Maria Rilke
  

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

  Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  Hitch your wagon to a star.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  The task ahead is never as great as the power behind us.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

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

  The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

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

  You are the most powerful magnet in the universe. You contain a magnetic power within you that is more powerful than anything in this world, and this unfathomable magnetic power is emitted through your thoughts.  
 -  Rhonda Byrne
  

  You are led through your lifetime by the inner learning creature, the playful spiritual being that is your real self. Don't turn away from possible futures before you're certain you don't have anything to learn from them.   
 -  Richard Bach
  

  Fear melts when you take action towards a goal you really want.  
 -  Robert G. Allen
  

  Some people are motivated by visualizing themselves reaching their dream. Some people are motivated by the nightmare of not reaching it. Do both.  
 -  Robert G. Allen
  

  In school we learn that mistakes are bad, and we are punished for making them. Yet, if you look at the way humans are designed to learn, we learn by making mistakes. We learn to walk by falling down. If we never fell down, we would never walk.  
 -  Robert Kiyosaki
  

  Tough times never last. Tough people do.  
 -  Robert Schuller
  

  Stand for something or you will fall for anything. Today's mighty oak is yesterday's nut that held its ground.  
 -  Rosa Parks
  

  Bringing people into the here-and-now. The real universe. That's the present moment. The past is no good to us. The future is full of anxiety. Only the present is real - the here-and-now. Seize the day.  
 -  Saul Bellow
  

  How about being your own motivator? How about taking charge and putting yourself back in control? You can, just by learning that all true motivation - the only kind that lasts, the only kind you can count on - is internal motivation.  
 -  Shad Helmstetter
  

  Who dares wins.  
 -  Sir Winston Churchill
  

  There is only one answer to defeat and that is victory.  
 -  Sir Winston Churchill
  

  Clear your mind of can't.  
 -  Solon
  

  Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.  
 -  St. Francis of Assisi
  

  Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.  
 -  Stephen R. Covey
  

  Don't look for society to give you permission to be yourself.  
 -  Steve Maraboli
  

  The world is filled with people who have been handed the 'worst' life has to offer... and they have come out winners!  
 -  Susan Jeffers
  

  No one knows what he can do till he tries.  
 -  Syrus
  

  Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.  
 -  Theodore Roosevelt
  

  Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer too much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.  
 -  Theodore Roosevelt, The Strenuous Life, A Speech before the Hamilton Club, 1899
  

  Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.  
 -  Thich Nhat Hanh
  

  I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.  
 -  Thomas A. Edison
  

  To have a great idea, have lots of them.  
 -  Thomas A. Edison
  

  No pressure, no diamonds.  
 -  Thomas Carlyle
  

  It's lonely at the top. Ninety-nine percent of people in the world are convinced they are incapable of achieving great things, so they aim for the mediocre. The level of competition is thus fiercest for 'realistic' goals, paradoxically making them the most time- and energy-consuming. It is easier to raise $1,000,000 than it is $100,000. It is easier to pick up the one perfect 10 in the bar than the five 8s.  
 -  Tim Ferriss
  

  Pain is inevitable, but misery is optional. We cannot avoid pain, but we can avoid joy.  
 -  Tim Hansel
  

  You can be sure that investing the time and brain power to set meaningful goals in each area of your life will produce internal, permanent motivation.  
 -  Tommy Newberry
  

  When we are working at a difficult task and strive after a good thing, we are fighting a righteous battle, the direct reward of which is that we are kept from much evil. As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.  
 -  Vincent van Gogh
  

  It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and too prudent.  
 -  Vincent van Gogh
  

  We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us.  
 -  Virginia Satir
  

  Big thinking precedes big achievements.  
 -  Wilferd A. Peterson
  

  Ambition may be defined as the willingness to receive any number of hits on the nose.  
 -  Wilfred Owen
  

  Greatness is not this wonderful, esoteric, elusive, godlike feature that only the special among us will ever taste. It's something that truly exists in all of us. It's very simple. This is what I believe and I'm willing to die for it. Period.  
 -  Will Smith
  

  The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain - he is inspired by it. The persistent winner is not discouraged by a problem - he is challenged by it. Mountains are created to be conquered; adversities are designed to be defeated; problems are meant to be solved. It is better to master one mountain than a thousand foothills.  
 -  William Arthur Ward
  

  The price of excellence is discipline. The cost of mediocrity is disappointment.  
 -  William Arthur Ward
  

  Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty, and your animal spirits!  
 -  William Hazlitt
  

  The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you. 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
  

  Let the man who has to make his fortune in life remember this maxim. Attacking is his only secret. Dare, and the world always yields. Or, if it beat you sometimes, dare again, and it will succumb.  
 -  William Makepeace Thackeray
  

  In the time of darkest defeat, victory may be the nearest.  
 -  William McKinley
  

  You can do anything in this world if you are prepared to take the consequences.  
 -  William Somerset Maugham
  

  Everybody's an artist. Everybody's God. It's just that they're inhibited.  
 -  Yoko Ono
  

  People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing – that's why we recommend it daily.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.  
 -  Zig Ziglar