Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Collection of 60 inspiring quotes

Here is my collection of 60 inspiring quotes that I've come across. Hope you like the list :)

Don’t wait for your ship to come in. Swim out to meet it.

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

It is always better to fail in doing something than excel in doing nothing.

What most folks need is an alarm clock that will ring when it is time for them to rise to the occasion.

Good resolutions are like babies in church; they should be carried out immediately. – Charles M. Sheldon

Most people are willing to change not because they see the light but because they feel the heat.

Criticizing another’s garden doesn’t keep the weeds out of your own.

Don’t be content to be a chip off the old block – be the old block itself – Winston Churchill

No one is immune to problems. Even the lion has to fight off flies.

Following the path of least resistance is what makes men and rivers crooked – Larry Bielat.

Many of us have heard opportunity knocking at our door but by the time we unhooked the chain, pushed back the bolt turned two locks – and shut off the burglar alarm --- it was gone!

Don’t ask “What if it doesn’t work?” Ask instead “What if it does?”

Never judge a person’s horsepower by his exhaust.

Forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them more.

With some people you spend a evening; with others you invest it.

It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts – John Wooden

There are a lot of ways to become a failure, but never taking a chance is the most successful.

In the presence of trouble, some people grow wings; others buy crutches.

God made you an original, not a copy.

There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come – Victor 
When we do what we can, God will do what we can’t.

Don’t die until you’re dead.

It’s the person who doesn’t need a boss that’s usually selected to be the one.

There are two kinds of men who never amount to very much: Those who cannot do what they are told, and 
those who can do nothing else – Cyrus H.K. Curtis

If what you did yesterday still looks big to you, you haven’t done much today.

Many people seem to think that opportunity means a chance to get money without earning it.

Success is a matter of luck. Ask any failure.

God’s gifts are never loans; they are always deposits.

People are funny; they spend money they don’t have to buy things they don’t need to impress people they 
don’t like.

By perseverance the snail reached the ark – Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Fear and worry are interest paid on something you may never own.

How many people you know became successful at something they hate?

The best helping hand you will ever find is at the end of your own arm.

Always tell the truth and you will never have to remember what you said. – T.L. Osborn

Don’t spend a dollar’s worth of time for ten cents worth of results.

Worry gives a small thing a big shadow – Swedish Proverb.

Noise produces nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as though she has laid an asteroid. – Mark Twain.

Remember: It’s not what you have, it’s what you do with what you have that makes all the difference.

Gain control of your time and you will gain control of your life.

A flawed diamond is more valuable than a perfect brick.

The future arrives one hour at a time.

It’s your life and it’s ending one minute at a time. Make the best use of it!

You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there – Edwin Louis Cole

It’s better to be alone than in the wrong company.

If a thousand people say something foolish, it’s still foolish. Truth is never dependent upon consensus of opinion.

There is one guaranteed formula for failure and that is to try and please everyone.

Fear of becoming a has-been keeps some people from becoming anything—Eric Hoffer

Say no to many good ideas. Say yes to the great one.

The last time you failed, did you stop trying because you failed ---- or did you fail because you stopped trying?

One person with passion is greater than ninety-nine who have only an interest.

It is better to die for something than it is to live for nothing – Dr. Bob Jones Sr.

In confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins – not through strength but through perseverance.

A genius is someone who shoots at a target no one sees and hits it.

Worry is a darkroom where negatives are developed.

When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other – Eric Hoffer.

You’re like a teabag – not worth much till you’ve been through some hot water.

Nothing dies quicker than a new idea in a closed mind.

The average man doesn’t know what he wants to do with his life but wishes for another one which will last forever. – Anatold France.

It is not a man with a motive but the man with a purpose who prevails.

Don’t grumble because you don’t have what you want. Be thankful you don’t get what you deserve.

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