Inspiration for the Soul

Get Inspired by the Thoughts of Great Men Gone Before Us…

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Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
Sir Winston Churchill

It’s better to fail in originality, than succeed in imitation
Herman Melville

Better nouveau than never!
Groucho Marx

Pink is the navy blue of India
Diana Vreeland

Success is going from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm
– Winston Churchill

Early to bed. Early to rise. Work like hell and advertise.
– Dr. Scholl

The first thing to decide before you walk into any negotiation is what to do if the other fellow men says no.
– Ernest Bevin

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going
– Beverly Sills

Those who lack courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.
– Albert Camus

The superior man is distressed by his want (lack) of ability
– Confucius

Some people take no mental exercise apart from jumping to conclusions
-Harold Acton

What the mind can conceive, the mind can achieve
– Clement Stone  (or Robert Clement Stone might already be in the database)

Happiness is a singular incentive to mediocrity
– Michel Montaigne

Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you
– C G Jung

If everything seems under control your not going fast enough
– Mario Andretti

To become a champion, fight one more round.
– James Corbettt

We don’t see things as they are. We see them as we are.
– Anais Nin

 

Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake.
Francis Bacon Sr.

Always concentrate on how far you’ve come, rather than how far you have left to go.
Unknown

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.
Will Rogers

It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.
Proverb

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
William James

Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.
H. Jackson Browne

To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals–this alone is worth the struggle.
William Penn

You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you.
Eckhart Tolle

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

What matters is the value we’ve created in our lives, the people we’ve made happy and how much we’ve grown as people.
Daisaku Ikeda

A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well.
Unknown

Think like a man of action; act like a man of thought.
Henri L. Bergson

If you get up one more time than you fall, you will make it through.
Chinese Proverb

He is able who thinks he is able.
Buddha

No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.
Buddha

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
Einstein

Excellence can be obtained if you care more than others think is wise, risk more than others think is safe, dream more than others think is practical, expect more than others think is possible.
Unknown

Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.
Unknown

Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you won’t do anything with it.
M. Scott Peck

From small beginnings come great things.
Proverb

Don’t be pushed by your problems; be led by your dreams.
Unknown

More powerful than the will to win is the courage to begin.
Unknown

Just as much as we see in others we have in ourselves.
William Hazlitt

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.
Pema Chodron

Commitment in the face of conflict produces character.
Unknown

Don’t let today’s disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams.
Unknown

When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find ways to do it.
Dr. David Schwartz
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.

Mark Victor Hansen
A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.

James Joyce
It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.

Proverb
Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.

David Starr Jordan
Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.

Eleanor Roosevelt
Turn your face toward the sun and the shadows will fall behind you.

Maori Proverb
Doing your best means never stop trying.

Unknown
A hard fall means a high bounce…if you’re made of the right material.

Unknown
People who urge you to be realistic generally want you to accept their version of reality.

Unknown
To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals–this alone is worth the struggle.

William Penn
If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.

Proverb
A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well.

Unknown
We all have problems. The way we solve them is what makes us different.

Unknown
If you get up one more time than you fall, you will make it through.

Chinese Proverb
He is able who thinks he is able.

Buddha
Whenever you fall, pick something up.

Oswald Avery
Every new day is another chance to change your life.

Unknown
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
Einstein

Excellence can be obtained if you care more than others think is wise, risk more than others think is safe, dream more than others think is practical, expect more than others think is possible.
Unknown

Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson Reagon

I cannot make my days longer so I strive to make them better.
Henry David Thoreau

Care and diligence bring luck.
Proverb

A bend in the road is not the end of the road…unless you fail to make the turn.
Unknown

More powerful than the will to win is the courage to begin.
Unknown

What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.
Goethe

Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.
Pema Chodron

Commitment in the face of conflict produces character.
Unknown

You can do what’s reasonable or you can decide what’s possible.
Unknown

If you lose today, win tomorrow. In this never-ending spirit of challenge is the heart of a victor.
Daisaku Ikeda

Don’t let today’s disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams.
Unknown

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