Top Quotes

1. Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.

- Peter Drucker

2. The odds of hitting your target go up dramatically when you aim at it.

- Mal Pancoast

3. Try and fail, but don't fail to try.

- Stephen Kaggwa

4. Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation even so does inaction sap the vigour of the mind.

- Leonardo da Vinci

5. Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.

- Lao Tzu

6. To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.

- Confucius

7. Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

- Albert Einstein

8. Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

- Abraham Lincoln

9. I don't believe in failure. It's not failure if you enjoyed the process.

- Oprah Winfrey

10. Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

- Buddha

11. Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by its breathtaking moments.

- Michael Vance

12. Society develops wit, but its contemplation alone forms genius.

- Madame de Stael

13. All the great performers I have worked with are fuelled by a personal dream.

- John Eliot

14. Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.

- Zig Ziglar

15. If a man does his best, what else is there?

- George Patton

16. The superior man is satisfied and composed; the mean man is always full of distress.

- Confucius

17. He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.

- Lao Tzu

18. No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more that pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.

- W. Clement Stone

19. Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

- Robert Brault

20. We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.

- Voltaire

21. Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.

- Theodore Rubin

22. Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

- Albert Camus

23. If one does not know to which port is sailing, no wind is favorable.

- Seneca

24. Self-complacency is fatal to progress.

- Margaret Sangster

25. Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.

- Aldous Huxley

26. It is not the mistake that has the most power, instead, it is learning from the mistake to advance your own attributes.

- Byron Roberts

27. One that desires to excel should endeavour in those things that are in themselves most excellent.

- Epictetus

28. Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

- Albert Schweitzer

29. Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out.

- Jack Buck

30. It is only when the mind and character slumber that the dress can be seen.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

31. Id rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not done.

- Lucille Ball

32. If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.

- Bruce Lee

33. Nobody can do everything, but everybody can do something.

34. Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.

- Ralph Emerson

35. Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.

- Thomas Kempis

36. A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.

- David Brinkley

37. Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.

- Plato

38. Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.

- Buddha

39. I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure: which is: Try to please everybody.

- Herbert Swope

40.  Only do what your heart tells you.

- Princess Diana

41.  The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind.

- Ella Wilcox

42. Each misfortune you encounter will carry in it the seed of tomorrows good luck.

- Og Mandino

43. I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.

- Buddha

44. Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.

- Etty Hillesum

45. You can observe a lot just by watching.

- Yogi Berra

46. Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyse you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.

- Bernice Reagon

47. Rainbows apologize for angry skies.

- Sylvia Voirol

48. Once you choose hope, anythings possible.

- Christopher Reeve

49.  A prudent question is one half of wisdom.

- Francis Bacon

50. There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept responsibility for changing them.

- Denis Waitley

51. No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

- Aesop

52. Do not turn back when you are just at the goal.

- Publilius Syrus

53. We know from science that nothing in the universe exists as an isolated or independent entity.

- Margaret Wheatley

54. The truth which has made us free will in the end make us glad also.

- Felix Adler

55. Whoever is happy will make others happy, too.

- Mark Twain

56. There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.

- Nelson Mandela

57. Happiness depends upon ourselves.

- Aristotle

58. Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.

- Lao Tzu

59. To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous.

- Confucius

60. Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you.

- Frank Tyger

61. There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.

- Buddha

62. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

- Carl Jung

63. If you have no respect for your own values how can you be worthy of respect from others.

- Byron Pulsifer

64. Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

- Mother Teresa

65. Meaning is not what you start with but what you end up with.

- Peter Elbow

66. No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

- Buddha

67. There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; theres only scarcity of resolve to make it happen.

- Wayne Dyer

68. Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.

- Alexander Pope

69. Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you're not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.

- David Rockefeller

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

71. Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes.

- Napoleon Hill

72. Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.

- John Updike

73. Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

- Thich Nhat Hanh

74. So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being.

- Henri-Frederic Amiel

75. There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.

- Napoleon Hill

76. Lose an hour in the morning, and you will spend all day looking for it.

- Richard Whately

77. If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine.

- Morris West

78. Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.

- Leonardo da Vinci

79. Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.

- Oprah Winfrey

80. Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.

- Napoleon Hill

81. Life is a succession of lessons, which must be lived to be understood.

- Ralph Emerson

82. One may say the eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.

- Albert Einstein

83. The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.

- Eriksson

84. Don't settle for a relationship that won't let you be yourself.

- Oprah Winfrey

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

- Maori proverb

86. A man is great by deeds, not by birth.

- Chanakya

87. Think like a man of action; act like a man of thought.

- Henri L. Bergson

88. Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.

- Rumi

89. Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

- Carl Jung

90. You must train your intuition, you must trust the small voice inside you which tells you exactly what to say, what to decide.

- Ingrid Bergman

91. Be gentle first with yourself if you wish to be gentle with others.

- Lama Yeshe

92. The truth is always exciting. Speak it, then. Life is dull without it.

- Pearl Buck

93. It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.

- Moliere

94. Well begun is half done.

- Aristotle

95. The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.

- Carl Jung

96. Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.

- Marcus Aurelius

97. It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.

- Tony Robbins

98. When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.

- Buddha

99. Be here now. Be someplace else later. Is that so complicated?

- David Bader

100. In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.

- William Blake

101. We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.

- Sam Keen

102. To do all that one is able to do, is to be a man; to do all that one would like to do, is to be a god.

- Napoleon Bonaparte

103. Without some goals and some efforts to reach it, no man can live.

- John Dewey

104. When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.

- Napoleon Hill

105. The most dangerous way to lose time is not to spend it having fun, but to spend it doing fake work. When you spend time having fun, you know you're being self-indulgent.

- Paul Graham

106. Life is just a chance to grow a soul.

- A. Powell Davies

107. Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.

- Ralph Emerson

108. A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.

- Plato

109. Think how hard physics would be if particles could think.

- Murray Gell-Mann

110. Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

111. I have done my best: that is about all the philosophy of living one needs.

- Lin-yutang

112. Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; Unbelief, in denying them.

- Ralph Emerson

113. You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.

- Ziggy

114. Thousands of candles can be lit from a single, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

- Buddha

115. People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals, that is, goals that do not inspire them.

- Tony Robbins

116. What you give is what you get.

- Byron Pulsifer

117. The really unhappy person is the one who leaves undone what they can do, and starts doing what they don't understand; no wonder they come to grief.

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

118. Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

- Bernard Shaw

119. We learn what we have said from those who listen to our speaking.

- Kenneth Patton

120. It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day to day basis.

- Margaret Bonnano

121. He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye.

- Buddha

122. Many people think of prosperity that concerns money only to forget that true prosperity is of the mind.

- Byron Pulsifer

123. The mind unlearns with difficulty what it has long learned.

- Seneca

124. The more light you allow within you, the brighter the world you live in will be.

- Shakti Gawain

125. Wherever a man may happen to turn, whatever a man may undertake, he will always end up by returning to the path which nature has marked out for him.

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

126. If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?

- Confucius

127. There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything; both ways save us from thinking.

- Alfred Korzybski

128. If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

- Wayne Dyer

129. The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.

- Will Durant

130. What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.

- Oliver Holmes

131. To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves, there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.

- Joan Didion

132. Don't talk about what you have done or what you are going to do.

- Thomas Jefferson

133. Freedom is the right to live as we wish.

- Epictetus

134. Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too.

- Marcus Aurelius

135. It is never too late to be what you might have been.

- George Eliot

136. Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.

- Buddha

137. He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much.

- Richard Braunstein

138. You really can change the world if you care enough.

- Marian Edelman

139. The day you decide to do it is your lucky day.

- Japanese proverb

140. My reputation grows with every failure.

- George Shaw

141. The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.

- Benjamin Disraeli

142. Success is determined by those whom prove the impossible, possible.

- James Pence

143. The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands.

- Robert M. Pirsig

144. Happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors.

- Dalai Lama

145. If we have a positive mental attitude, then even when surrounded by hostility, we shall not lack inner peace.

- Dalai Lama

146. What you fear is that which requires action to overcome.

- Byron Pulsifer

147. A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.

- Isaac Asimov

148. There is no great genius without some touch of madness.

- Seneca

149. The things that one most wants to do are the things that are probably most worth doing.

- Winifred Holtby

150. How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.

- Coco Chanel

151. Let us revere, let us worship, but erect and open-eyed, the highest, not the lowest; the future, not the past!

- Charlotte Gilman

152. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.

- Napoleon Hill

153. Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone elses.

- Billy Wilder

154. 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

155. To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.

- Bruce Lee

156. When fate hands us a lemon, lets try to make lemonade.

- Dale Carnegie

157. Everything in the universe goes by indirection. There are no straight lines.

- Ralph Emerson

158. Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.

- Seneca

159. If you let go a little, you will have a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace.

- Ajahn Chah

160. He who deliberates fully before taking a step will spend his entire life on one leg.

- Chinese proverb