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Famous quotes on life, success and change to encourage and inspire you. Distinguished, influential and some great people share their wisdom in these famous quotes.

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Maya Angelou

Mary Kay


Richard Bach

Francis Bacon

Bruce Barton

Lucille Ball

Josh Billings

Les Brown

Buddha


Albert Camus

Andrew Carnegie

Dale Carnegie

Jimmy Carter

Winston Churchill

Tony Clark


David DeNotaris

Charles Dickens

Walt Disney

Wayne Dyer


Thomas Edison

Albert Einstein

Dwight Eisenhower

George Eliot

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Henry Ford

Anne Frank

Benjamin Franklin


Kahlil Gibran

Edgar A. Guest


Robert M. Hensel

Napoleon Hill

Elbert Hubbard


Thomas Jefferson


Helen Keller

Martin Luther King Jr

Charles Kettering

Ray Kroc


John Lennon

Abraham Lincoln

Vince Lombardi


Nelson Mandela

Og Mandino

W. Somerset Maugham

John Maxwell

John McLeod

Jacquie McTaggart

Mother Teresa


Earl Nightingale
Norman Vincent Peale

Wilferd Peterson


Anthony Robbins

Jim Rohn

Franklin Roosevelt

John Ruskin


Seneca

George Bernard Shaw

M. K. Soni

Charles Spurgeon

W. Clement Stone


Eric Thomas

Brian Tracy

Mark Twain


Michelle C. Ustaszeski


Henry Van Dyke

Iyanla Vanzant

Nick Vujicic


Denis Waitley

William Arthur Ward

Rick Warren

Oprah Winfrey


Yanni


Zig Ziglar


Yet it is only love which sets us free. Maya Angelou
"Yet it is only love which sets us free."
Maya Angelou

"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."
Maya Angelou


Never rest on your laurels. Nothing wilts faster than a laurel sat upon. Mary Kay
"Never rest on your laurels. Nothing wilts faster than a laurel sat upon."
Mary Kay

"Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn't know that so it goes on flying anyway."
Mary Kay


"Bad things are not the worst thing that can happen to us. NOTHING is the worst thing that can happen to us."
Richard Bach

We design our lives through the power of choices."
Richard Bach


"Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and adversity is not without comforts and hopes."
Francis Bacon

"A man is but what he knows."
Francis Bacon


When you are through changing, you are through.  Bruce Barton
"When you are through changing, you are through."
Bruce Barton

"There are times when nothing a man can say is nearly so powerful as saying nothing."
Bruce Barton


"Ability is of little account without opportunity."
Lucille Ball

"In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by."
Lucille Ball


"Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius."
Josh Billings

"As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand."
Josh Billings


"Life has no limitations, except the ones you make."
Les Brown

"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."
Les Brown


Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.  Buddha
"Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life."
Buddha

"Speak the truth, do not become angered, and give when asked, even be it a little."
Buddha


"Living an experience, a particular fate, is accepting it fully."
Albert Camus

"Without work, all life goes rotten, but when work is soulless, life stifles and dies."
Albert Camus


"As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do."
Andrew Carnegie

"Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best."
Andrew Carnegie


You'll never achieve real success unless you like what you're doing. Dale Carnegie
"You'll never achieve real success unless you like what you're doing."
Dale Carnegie

"The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way."
Dale Carnegie


"We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams."
Jimmy Carter

"Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease."
Jimmy Carter


Never give in, never! Winston Churchill
"Never give in, never! Be it concerning large things or small things, never, never, never!"
Winston Churchill

"Criticism is easy; achievement is difficult."
Winston Churchill


"I enjoy every day, because I choose to."
Tony Clark

"There is nothing like a treasured prize and a tight deadline to focus the mind."
Tony Clark


"As you know, life is an echo; we get what we give."
David DeNotaris

"A secret to living a happy life is not just having what you want, but, more important, wanting what you have."
David DeNotaris


"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else."
Charles Dickens

"Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts."
Charles Dickens


It's fun to do the impossible. Walt Disney
"It's fun to do the impossible."
Walt Disney

"All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me..."
Walt Disney


"You put your intention and your attention on what it is that you want to shift and change."
Wayne Dyer

"Happiness is something that you are, and it comes from the way you think."
Wayne Dyer


"The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil."
Thomas Edison

"Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have."
Thomas Edison


"Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value."
Albert Einstein

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."
Albert Einstein


"Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it."
Dwight Eisenhower

"Pessimism never won any battle."
Dwight Eisenhower


Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms. George Eliot
"Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms."
George Eliot

"It's never too late to be who you might have been."
George Eliot


"Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Friends should be like books, easy to find when you need them, but seldom used."
Ralph Waldo Emerson


"Don't find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain."
Henry Ford

"There is no man living who isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he can do."
Henry Ford


Cheer up, keep your spirits high, things are bound to get better! Anne Frank
"Cheer up, keep your spirits high, things are bound to get better!"
Anne Frank

"In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit."
Anne Frank


"Well done, is better than well said."
Benjamin Franklin

"The noblest question in the world is What good may I do in it?"
Benjamin Franklin


"A man's true wealth is the good he does in the world."
Kahlil Gibran

"The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply. "
Kahlil Gibran


The best of all the preachers are the men who live their creeds. Edgar A. Guest
"The best of all the preachers are the men who live their creeds."
Edgar A. Guest

"You'll be richer in the end than a prince, if you're a friend."
Edgar A. Guest


"Now I look beyond what I can't do and focus on what I CAN. "
Robert M. Hensel

"Tears are the body's raindrops of emotion."
Robert M. Hensel


"The ability to influence people without irritating them is the most profitable skill you can learn."
Napoleon Hill

"Knowledge is only potential power."
Napoleon Hill


"I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate."
Elbert Hubbard

"The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you."
Elbert Hubbard


I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. Thomas Jefferson
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."
Thomas Jefferson

"Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations - entangling alliances with none."
Thomas Jefferson


"As my knowledge of things grew I felt more and more the delight of the world I was in."
Helen Keller

"Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful."
Helen Keller


"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
Martin Luther King Jr

"The time is always right to do what is right."
Martin Luther King Jr


No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm. Charles Kettering
"No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm."
Charles Kettering

"It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions."
Charles Kettering


"Take calculated risks. Act boldly and thoughtfully. Be an agile company."
Ray Kroc

"The more I help others to succeed, the more I succeed."
Ray Kroc


"Life is what happens while you are making other plans."
John Lennon

"All you need is love."
John Lennon


I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back. Abraham Lincoln
"I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back. "
Abraham Lincoln

"Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves."
Abraham Lincoln


"Football is like life, it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority."
Vince Lombardi

"Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence."
Vince Lombardi


"It always seems impossible until its done."
Nelson Mandela

"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living."
Nelson Mandela


Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.  Og Mandino
"Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later."
Og Mandino

"Experience has been a stern but excellent teacher."
Og Mandino


"Only a mediocre person is always at his best."
W. Somerset Maugham

"Common sense and nature will do a lot to make the pilgrimage of life not too difficult."
W. Somerset Maugham


"I believe that nothing in life is unimportant every moment can be a beginning."
John McLeod

"If Home is where the heart is then may your Home be blessed . . ."
John McLeod


All kids develop at different rates and at different stages. Jacquie McTaggart
"All kids develop at different rates and at different stages."
Jacquie McTaggart

All human beings react positively to praise."
Jacquie McTaggart


"Peace begins with a smile."
Mother Teresa

"It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving."
Mother Teresa


"Success is a matter of sticking to a set of common sense principles anyone can master."
Earl Nightingale

"Our minds are the steering mechanisms of our lives."
Earl Nightingale


We tend to get what we expect.  Norman Vincent Peale
"We tend to get what we expect."
Norman Vincent Peale

"Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory."
Norman Vincent Peale


"Happiness doesn't come from doing what we like to do but from liking what we have to do."
Wilferd Peterson

"The art of achievement is the art of making life - your life- a masterpiece."
Wilferd Peterson


"Questions provide the key to unlocking our unlimited potential."
Anthony Robbins

"The path to success is to take massive, determined action."
Anthony Robbins


"Enjoy all you have while pursuing all you want."
Jim Rohn

"Nourish the mind like you would your body. The mind cannot survive on junk food."
Jim Rohn


"To reach a port, we must sail - sail, not tie at anchor - sail, not drift."
Franklin Roosevelt

"If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something."
Franklin Roosevelt


"Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort."
John Ruskin

"Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back."
John Ruskin


"Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart."
Seneca

"A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer."
Seneca


"Happy is the man who can make a living by his hobby."
George Bernard Shaw

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."
George Bernard Shaw


"Every man is potentially great, the difference lies in exploiting ones inner potential."
M. K. Soni

"Fill up your life with a few good laughs every day."
M. K. Soni


Life is not a football game to be watched."
W. Clement Stone

"I think there is something, more important than believing: Action!"
W. Clement Stone


"The key to success is to develop a winning edge."
Brian Tracy

"It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going."
Brian Tracy


"Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else."
Mark Twain

"Worrying is like paying a debt you don't owe."
Mark Twain


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