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50 Motivational Quotes

1. “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Louis Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein.” ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

3. “Dedicate your life to a cause greater than yourself, and your life will become a glorious romance and adventure.” ~Mack Douglas

4. “The future is sending back good wishes and waiting arms.” ~Kobi Yamada

5. “If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” ~B.J. Marshall

6. “So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon seem inevitable.” ~Christopher Reeve

7. “One of my best moves is to surround myself with friends who, instead of asking, “Why?” are quick to say, “Why not?” That attitude is contagious.” ~Oprah Winfrey

8. “Because of our routines we forget that life is an ongoing adventure.” ~Maya Angelou

9. “It’s easy to come up with big ideas. Just think of something that everyone agrees would be “wonderful” if it were only “possible”… and then set out to make it possible.” ~Armand Hammer

10. “Thousands of perceptions, hunches, ideas and intuitions race through our brains every day. Some are pure genius. Give them the red light for at least long enough to write them down.” ~Ralph Ford

11. “Your resources are always far greater than you imagine them to be. Never ask, “Can I do this?” Ask instead, “How can I do this?” ~Dan Zadra

14. “I would rather be ashes than dust; I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot; I would rather be in a superb meteor, every atom of me in a magnificent glow than in a sleepy and permanent planet; the proper function of man is to live, not to exist; I should not waste my days in trying to prolong them; I shall USE my time.” ~Jack London

15. “Never retire! Do what you do and keep doing it. But don’t do it on Friday. Take Friday off. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, go fishing…Then Monday to Thursday, do what you’ve been doing all your life. My point is: Live full and don’t retreat.” ~Mel Brooks

16. “We are here on earth to good for others. What the others are here for I do not know.” ~W. H. Auden

17. “To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.” ~Josephine Billings

18. “I get up every morning determined both to change the world and to have on hell of a good time. Sometimes this make planning the day difficult.” ~E.B. White

19. “If every American donated five hours a week, it would equal the labor of twenty million full-time volunteers.”
~Whoopi Goldberg

20. “If success is not not on your terms–if it looks good to the world but doesn’t not feel good in your own heart–it is no success at all.” ~Anna Quindlen

21. “I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” ~Diane Ackerman

22. “Remember that life is short and death is long.” ~Fritz Shoulder

23. “The best thing about the future is that is comes only one day at a time.” ~Abraham Lincoln

24. “Once social change begins, It cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. We have seen the future, and the future is ours.” ~Cesar Chavez

25. “There are fish in the sea better than any that have ever been caught.” ~Irish Saying

26. “Whatever your past has been, you have a spotless future.”  ~Author Unknown

27. “The greatest pain comes from not believing there is a future, not being able to dream about something better.” ~Author Unknown.

28. “Get excited and enthusiastic about your own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire…you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.” ~Denis Waitley

29. “Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living. ~Anais Nin

30. “The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.” ~Robert H. Schuller

31. “The inability to open to hope is what blocks trust, and blocked trust is the reason for blighted dreams.” ~Elizabeth Gilbert

32. “People are never more insecure than when they become obsessed with their fears at the expense of their dreams.” ~Norman Cousins

33. “No person has the right to rain on your dreams.” ~Marian Wright Edelman

34. “Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will live as one.” ~John Lennon

35. “The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle.” ~Anais Nin

36. “Dreams come in a size too big so we can grow into them.” ~Josie Bisset

37. “A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.” ~Denis Waitley

38. “Always remember that the future comes one day at a time.” ~Dean Acheson

39. “One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon – instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.” ~Dale Carnegie

40. “The secret of making dreams come true can be summarized in four C’s. They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy; and the greatest of these is Confidence.” ~Walt Disney

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

42. “Just remember…when you think all is lost, the future remains.” ~Bob Goddard

43. “Being fully present is the best guarantee for a bright future.” ~Guy Finley

44. “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

45. “The future depends on what we do in the present.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

46. “To the youngsters of today, I say “Believe in the future, the world is getting better; there still is plenty of opportunity.” Why, would you believe it, when I was a kid I thought it was already too late for me to make good at anything.” ~Walt Disney

47. “Love is the time and space where “I” give myself the right to be extraordinary.” ~Julia Kristev

48. “We don’t have an eternity to realize our dreams – only the time we are here.” ~Susan L. Taylor

49. “You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” ~Rosalynn Carter

50. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ~Anne Frank

Bonus: 51. “Action is the antidote to despair.” ~Joan Baez

Happiness Quotes

– “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

– “Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.” – Aristotle

– “Happiness resides not in posessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.” – Democritus

– “People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.” – George Matthew Allen

– “In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.” – Albert Schweitzer

– “Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.” – Aldous Huxley

– “There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.” – David Burns, Intimate Connections

– “The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions—the little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitessimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

– “Men spend their lives in anticipations,—in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every other—it is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.” – Charles Caleb Colton

– “Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though ’twere his own.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

– “The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realising that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.” – from How to Live on 24 Hours a Day, by Arnold Bennett

– “Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.” – Alice Meynell

– “Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.” – Epictetus

– “Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.” – Benjamin Franklin

– “There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will.” – Epictetus

– “I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.” – John Stuart Mills

– “You’re happiest while you’re making the greatest contribution.” – Robert F. Kennedy

– “Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.” – Benjamin Disraeli

– “Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.” – William Ellery Channing

– “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” – Mahatma Ghandi

– “The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.” – Henry W. Longfellow

– “Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens.” –
Douglas Jerrold

– “Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.” – J. Petit Senn

– “To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.” – Albert Camus

– “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” – Aristotle

– “Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come,—as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.” – Thomas Fuller

– “Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.” – George Santayana

– “No man is happy who does not think himself so.” – Publilius Syrus

– “Our minds are as different as our faces: we are all traveling to one destination; –happiness; but few are going by the same road.” – Charles Caleb Colton