Motivational Quotes

Doing Your Best Quotes

# People who are resting on their laurels are wearing them on the wrong end.–Malcolm Kushner

# People who cannot invent and reinvent themselves must be content with borrowed postures, secondhand ideas, fitting in instead of standing out.–Warren Bennis

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

# A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn’t feel like it.–Alistair Cooke

# The real tragedy of life is not in being limited to one talent, but in the failure to use that one talent.–Edgar W. Work

# Rebellion against your handicaps gets you nowhere. Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world–making the most of one’s best.–Harry Emerson Fosdick

# The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.–Ralph Waldo Emerson

# The right performance of this hour’s duties will be the best preparation for the hours or ages that follow it.–Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

# Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars.–Les Brown

# Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.–Willis Whitney

# Sometimes something worth doing is worth overdoing.–David Letterman

# Still this planet’s soil for noble deeds grants scope abounding.–Goethe (Faust Part Two)

# The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after.–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

# There are many wonderful things that will never be done if you do not do them.–Charles D. Gill

# There are no extraordinary men…just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.–Admiral Willian “Bull” Halsey

# There is no such thing as can’t, only won’t. If you’re qualified, all it takes is a burning desire to accomplish, to make a change. Go forward, go backward. Whatever it takes! But you can’t blame other people or society in general. It all comes from your mind. When we do the impossible we realize we are special people.–Jan Ashford

# There is nothing of which every man is so afraid, as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming.–Soren Kierkegaard

# There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.–Art Turock

# Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better. It’s not.–Dr. Seuss (The Lorax)

# We all need someone who inspires us to do better than we know how.–Anonymous

# We become what we do.–Madame Chiang Kai-Shek

# We do not have to be the best to be effective, but we do have to be at our best.–Bob Briner (Roaring Lambs)

# We know better than we do. We do not yet possess ourselves…–Ralph Waldo Emerson

# We must all wage an intense, lifelong battle against the constant downward pull. If we relax, the bugs and weeds of negativity will move into the garden and take away everything of value.–Jim Rohn (Jim Rohn’s Weekly E-zine – June 24, 2003)

# We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.–Mother Teresa

# We should every night call ourselves to an account: what infirmity have I mastered to-day? what passions opposed? what temptation resisted? what virtue acquired? Our vices will abate of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift.–Seneca

# Well done is better than well said.–Benjamin Franklin

# What I do today is important because I’m exchanging a day of my life for it.–Anonymous

# Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well; whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely; in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest.–Charles Dickens

# When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me.”–Erma Bombeck

# When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.–Helen Keller (Out of the Dark)

# When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.–William Arthur Ward

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

# You can’t always expect a certain result, but you can expect to do your best.–Anita Hill

# You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.–Eleanor Roosevelt

# You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.–Michael Jordan

# You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.–Marian Wright Edelman

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