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Quotes for Inspiration. These words of inspiration may be just the right prod to help you over the hurdles.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Never give in! Never give in! Never, never, never, never -- in nothing great or small, large or petty. Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
The time is always right to do what is right.
A woman is like a teabag. You can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life, is rounded with a sleep. [The Tempest]
Always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be petty. Always remember: others may hate you. Those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself. . . .Only if you have been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.
Slow and steady wins the race.
Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate. If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation when they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it and ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. So aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.
Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at the touch, nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.
Little by little does the trick.
Learn to get in touch with silence within yourself, and know that everything in this life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
The best remedy for those who are frightened, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere they can be alone, alone with the sky, nature and God. For then and only then can you feel that everything is as it should be and that God wants people to be happy amid nature's beauty and simplicity.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose--a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nations wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphanto do all which may achieve and cherish a just, and a lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.
Morality is a private and costly luxury.
I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future.
The troubles of our proud and angry dust are from eternity, and shall not fail. Bear them we can, and if we can we must. Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.
If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
If you cultivate a healthy poverty and simplicity, so that finding a penny will literally make your day, then, since the world is in fact planted in pennies, you have with your poverty bought a lifetime of days.
We must open the doors of opportunity. But we must also equip our people to walk through those doors.
I believe in pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps. I believe it is possible—I saw this guy do it once in Cirque du Soleil. It was magical.
You have enemies? Why, it is the story of every man who has done a great deed or created a new idea. It is the cloud which thunders around everything that shines. Fame must have enemies, as light must have gnats. Do not bother yourself about it; disdain.
This became a credo of mine: attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.
He who hesitates is last.
There is no such thing as security. There never has been …. Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life.
Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.
Without passion, you don’t have energy; without energy, you have nothing. Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.
Being right is highly overrated. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
She’s the kind of girl who climbed the ladder of success, wrong by wrong.
EARTH has her usual delights—which can be met with six days out of the seven. But here and there upon grey earth there exist, like the flying of sunlight, celestial pleasures also—and one of these is the heaven of success.
Try to become not a man of success, but try rather to become a man of value.
Talent is luck. The important thing in life is courage.
It’s bad policy to speculate on what you’ll do if a plan fails when you’re trying to make a plan work.
You lose in the end unless you know how the wheel is fixed or can fix it yourself.
If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.
trust a few, do wrong to none
Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.
Truth ensures trust, but not victory, or even happiness.
Circumstances should never alter principles.
The artlessness of unadorned truth, however sure in theory of extorting admiration, rarely in practice fails inflicting pain and mortification.
This above all:—to thine ownself be true, / And it must follow, as the night the day, / Thou canst not then be false to any man.
There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.
Truth is the pearl without price ….Those who have the truth would not be packaging it and selling it, so anyone who is selling it, really does not possess it.
If you can keep your head when all about you / Are losing theirs—and blaming it on you.
My strength has not equaled my mad ambition. I have remained obscure; I have done worse—I have touched success, and allowed it to escape me.
Burdens shared are easier to bear.
Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
I got anything I want to have; but I’ll never have anything at all if trouble makes me go and give up!
Thank goodness you’re a failure—it’s why I so distinguish you! Anything else to-day is too hideous. Look about you—look at the successes. Would you be one, on your honour?
The worst walls are never the ones you find in your way. The worst walls are the ones you put there—you build yourself. Those are the high ones, the thick ones, the ones with no doors in.
A burden in the bush is worth two on your hands.
“What makes the desert beautiful,” says the little prince, “is that somewhere it hides a well.”
Though the snow-drifts of Yoshino were heaped across his path, doubt not that whither his heart is set, his footsteps shall tread out their way.
Double, double toil and trouble; / Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
If life gives you lemons, make some sort of fruity juice.
That was our clowning achievement.
Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them.
Success is not a journey, it's a destination called satisfaction.
It is not the style of clothes one wears, neither the kind of automobile one drives, nor the amount of money one has in the bank, that counts. These mean nothing. It is simply service that measures success.
What happens to a dream deferred?Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy lead. Or does it explode?
He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much.
Success treads on every right step.
I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
nothing except the impossible shall occur
If my mind can conceive it and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.
His morality is not in purple patches, ostentatiously obtrusive, but woven in through the very texture of the stuff.
The truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.
Truth burns up error.
The plaque at the front of the courtroom, high on the wall, was permanent and yet its words were new each time Jack read them, read them half against his will, his eyes moving restlessly forward and up to them while testimony droned on: Conscience Speaks the Truth.
Yesterday is yesterday. If we try to recapture it, we will only lose tomorrow.
When your opponent is drowning, throw the son of a bitch an anvil.
… people seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.
The great thing about attaining some level of success in your life is being spiritually in a place where you accept it and feel good about it … and not be afraid that tomorrow it’s going to end.
We will not tire; we will not falter, and we will not fail.
I think success has no rules, but you can learn a great deal from failure.
You were once wild here. Don’t let them tame you!
Troubles grow by recounting them.
Those who are animated by hope can perform what would seem impossibilities to those who are under the depressing influence of fear.
I had rather die in the adventure of noble achievements, than live in obscure and sluggish security.
Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance: yonder palace was raised by single stones, yet you see its height and spaciousness. He that shall walk with vigour three hours a day will pass in seven years a space equal to the circumference of the globe.
There is no allurement or enticement, actual or imaginary, which a well-disciplined mind may not surmount. The wish to resist more than half accomplishes the object.
Preach! Write! Act! Do any thing, save to lie down and die!
Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a nobler, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever growing insistency.
The world is full of people giving good advice to others, but I have thought we should all be better off if we would advise ourselves more, and others less. If I could take the good advice I am capable of giving, I should have no occasion to accept it from others.
Know whence you came. If you know whence you came, there is really no limit to where you can go.