Inspirational Quotes, Must Know, Proverbs and Quotes

Quotes on Motivation and Leadership

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” —Ambrose Redmoon

“It is your decisions not your conditions that truly shape the quality of your life.” —Anthony Robbins

“Life is found in the dance between your deepest desire and your greatest fear.” —Anthony Robbins

“How do we keep our inner fire alive? Two things, at minimum, are needed: an ability to appreciate the positives in our life – and a commitment to action. Every day, it’s important to ask and answer these questions: ‘What’s good in my life?’ and ‘What needs to be done?'” —Nathaniel Branden

“The price of excellence is discipline; the cost of mediocrity is disappointment.” —William Arthur Ward

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” —Anne Bradstreet


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“Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it.” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Even if you encounter opposition, have conviction and finish what you start. In the end, people will understand.” —Kotaku Wamura (Mayor of Japanese village who built a sea wall, against many protests, which recently saved the town when the tsunami hit NE Japan)

“My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.” —Indira Gandhi

“A moment of choice is a moment of truth. It’s the testing point of our character and competence.” —Stephen Covey

“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it!” —Jonathan Winters

“If doubt is challenging you and you do not act, doubts will GROW. Challenge the doubts with action and YOU will grow.” —John Kanary

“Those who turn good organizations into great organizations are motivated by a deep creative urge and an inner compulsion for sheer unadulterated excellence for its own sake.” —Jim Collins

“Compromise: The art of dividing a cake in such a way that everybody believes he got the biggest piece.” —Sherry Rothfield

“We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.” —anonymous

“Life’s not about waiting for the storms to pass… it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” —B.J. Gallagher

“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” —Thomas Jefferson


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“Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment.” —Mahatma Gandhi

“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviors. Keep your behaviors positive because your behaviors become your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.” —Gandhi

“A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.” —English proverb


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“Great masters merit emulation, not worship.” —Alan Cohen

“Clear, written goals have a wonderful effect on your thinking. They motivate you and galvanize you into action. They stimulate your creativity, release your energy, and help you to overcome procrastination as much as any other factor.” —Brian Tracy

“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.” —Alan Lakein

“Confidence is contagious. So is the lack of confidence.” —Vince Lombardi

“Optimism may sometimes be delusional, but pessimism is always delusional.” —Alan Cohen“Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon them and to let them know that you trust them.” —Booker T. Washington

“We are continually faced with great opportunities which are brilliantly disguised as unsolvable problems.” —Margaret Mead

“Long-range goals keep you from being frustrated by short-term failures.” —James Cash Penney

“If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.” —Margaret Thatcher

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” —Beverly Sills

“We can do anything we want to as long as we stick to it long enough.” —Helen Keller

“In organizations, real power and energy is generated through relationships. The patterns of relationships and the capacities to form them are more important than tasks, functions, roles, and positions.” —Margaret Wheatley

“It’s not differences that divide us. It’s our judgments about each other that do.” —Margaret Wheatley

“You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.” —Brian Tracy


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