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There are moments in our lives when we feel stuck or disheartened, but one meaningful quote is good enough to compel us to think again.

Then we dust it off and rise again to chase our dreams.

Inspirational and motivational quotes are really powerful for those who understand their importance.

Read these thought-provoking quotes and keep moving forward in life.

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Here are top 150 inspirational and motivational quotes sayings about life.


“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain

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“Every situation in life is temporary. So, when life is good, make sure you enjoy and receive it fully. And when life is not good remember that it will not last forever and better days are on the way.” – Jenni Young

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“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway

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“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” – Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

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“I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, ‘Where’s the self-help section?’ She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.” – George Carlin

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“The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down.” – Stephen Richards

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“The best relationships in our lives are the best not because they have been the happiest ones, they are that way because they have stayed strong through the most tormentful of storms.” – Pandora Poikilos

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“When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.” – Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich

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“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” – Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

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“Done is better than perfect.” – Sheryl Sandberg

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“When you connect to the silence within you, that is when you can make sense of the disturbance going on around you.” – Stephen Richards

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“The true measure of success is how many times you can bounce back from failure.” – Stephen Richards

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“A broken friendship that is mended through forgiveness can be even stronger than it once was.” – Stephen Richards, Forgiveness and Love Conquers All: Healing the Emotional Self

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“We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.” – Sheryl Sandberg

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“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw

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“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”
– Jim Rohn

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“You can’t be happy unless you’re unhappy sometimes.” ― Lauren Oliver

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“Boys, you must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all. Thoreau said, “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation.” Don’t be resigned to that. Break out!” – Dead Poets Society

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“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss

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“The spirit of self-help is the root of all genuine growth in the individual.” ― Samuel Smiles

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“Any book is a self-help guide if you can take something from it.” ― Kevin Smith

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“Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.” – Deborah Day

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“It’s good to do uncomfortable things. It’s weight training for life.” – Anne LaMott

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“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” – Anne Lamott

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“Learning to love yourself is like learning to walk—essential, life-changing, and the only way to stand tall.” – Vironika Tugaleva

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“Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.”
– Christopher Germer

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“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Jack Kornfield

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“Taking care of yourself doesn’t mean me first, it means me too.” – L.R. Knost

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“The only person you shouldn’t be able to live without is you.”– Chris McGeown

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” He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“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.” ― Mark Twain

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” The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.” ― Socrates

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“We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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“The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.” ― Socrates

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“All great achievements require time.” ― Maya Angelou

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“Become addicted to constant and never-ending self-improvement.” ― Anthony J. D’Angelo

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“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” ― William Faulkner

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“No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.” ― Madonna

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“You are essentially who you create yourself to be, and all that occurs in your life is the result of your own making.” ― Stephen Richards

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“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

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“If you can see yourself as an artist, and you can see that your life is your own creation, then why not create the most beautiful story for yourself?” ― Miguel Ruiz

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“He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.” ― Confucius

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“It is not as much about who you used to be, as it is about who you choose to be.” ― Sanhita Baruah

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“Things do not grow better; they remain as they are. It is we who grow better, by the changes we make in ourselves.” ― Swami Vivekananda

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“Well done is better than well said.” – Benjamin Franklin

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“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers

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“When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.” – Ruskin

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“Some people wait so long for their ship to come in, their pier collapses.” – John Goddard

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“In life, as in a football game, the principle is to hit the line hard.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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“If you put off everything till you’re sure of it, you’ll get nothing done.” ― Norman Vincent Peale

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“An old man was asked what had robbed him of joy in his life. His reply was, “Things that never happened.” ― Dale Carnegie

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“If you wait for perfect conditions you will never get anything done.” – Mike Seseed

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“It is always your next move.” ― Napoleon Hill

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“Either move or be moved.” – Colin Powell

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“You can’t build a reputation on what you are GOING to do.” – Henry Ford

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“All problems become smaller if you don’t dodge them but confront them.” – William F. Halsey

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“The best way out of a problem is through it.” – Unknown

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“If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.” – Chinese Proverb

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“What you make happen for others, God will make happen for you.” – Mike Murdock

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“While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.” – Henry C. Link

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“Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great.” – Orison Swett Marden

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“If you’re passionate about something, then you should pick up your flag and run with it.” – Bette Midler

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“Don’t wait to be motivated. Take the bull by the horns until you have him screaming for mercy.” – Michael Cadena

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“Sow a thought, reap an act; sow an act, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.” – Unknown

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“Do today what others won’t, so you can live tomorrow how others can’t.” – Bill Britt

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“Life is a great big canvas and you should throw all the paint on it you can.” – Danny Kaye

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“Do it! Move it! Make it happen! No one ever sat their way to success.” – Unknown

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“If you don’t want anyone to know it, don’t do it.” – Chinese Proverb

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“God gives every bird his worm, but He doesn’t throw it into the nest.” – Swedish Proverb

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“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke

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“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin

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“Everybody ought to do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice.” – William James

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“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” – Duke Ellington

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“To become successful you must be a person of action. Merely to “know” is not sufficient. It is necessary both to know and do.” – Napoleon Hill

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“An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied.” – Arnold H. Glasgow

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“We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.” – Calvin Coolidge

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“Complacency is a continuous struggle that we all have to fight.” – Jack Nicklaus

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“Best remedy to beat procrastination is to just do what needs to be done.” – Keshav Sharma

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“Don’t find fault. Find a remedy.” – Henry Ford

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“All know the way; few actually walk it.” – Bodhidharma

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“A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.” – Kahlil Gibran

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“Everything comes to he who hustles while he waits.” – Thomas Edison

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“People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do.” – Lewis Cass

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“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” –  Albert Einstein

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“One day, today is worth two tomorrows.” – Ben Franklin

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“Successful leaders have the courage to take action while others hesitate.” – John Maxwell

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“You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.” – Les Brown

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“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” – Chinese Proverb

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“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson

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“Ideas are funny little things. They don’t work unless you do.” – Unknown

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“If not you, then who? If not now, then when?” – Hillel

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“If there’s a way to do it better – find it.” – Thomas A. Edison

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“All glory comes from daring to begin.” – Eugene F. Ware

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“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.” – Herm Albright

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“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz

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“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

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“If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things you don’t get that you don’t want.” – Oscar Wilde

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“If you don’t think every day is a good day, just try missing one.” – Cavett Robert

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“Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching?” – Dennis and Wendy Mannering

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“Oh, my friend, it’s not what they take away from you that counts. It’s what you do with what you have left.” – Hubert Humphrey

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“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” – Mary Engelbreit

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“Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don’t count on harvesting Golden Delicious.” – Bill Meyer

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“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan

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“Be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.” – Anonymous

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“If you continuously compete with others, you become bitter, but if you continuously compete with yourself you become better.” – Anonymous

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“Do something today that your future self will thank you for.” – Anonymous

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“Improvement begins with I.” – Anonymous

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“When everything seems like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top.” – Anonymous

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“Work on yourself more than you do on your job.” – Jim Rohn

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“Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends.” – Brian Tracy

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“Don’t compare yourself to others. Compare yourself to the person from yesterday.” – Anonymous

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“Be the type of person you want to meet.” – Anonymous

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“There is no challenge more challenging than the challenge to improve yourself.” – Anonymous

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“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” – Aldos Huxley

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“Self-knowledge is the beginning of self-improvement.” – Baltasar Gracian

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“Those who seek a better life must first become a better person.” – Jim Rohn

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“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” – Paulo Coelho

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“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Kahlil Gibran

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“Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.”– Kahlil Gibran

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“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

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“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

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“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” – Ayn Rand

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“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” – Robert H. Schuller

"If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie

 

“If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie

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“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” – H. G. Wells

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“Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

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“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.” – George S. Patton

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“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

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“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

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“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

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“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – Les Brown

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“Either you run the day or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

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“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson

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“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Zig Ziglar

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“Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.” – John F. Kennedy

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“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine

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“I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.” – Robert H. Schuller

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“A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.” – George S. Patton

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“The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.” – Confucius

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“Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.” – John Dewey

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“You will never win if you never begin.” – Helen Rowland

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“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” – William Butler Yeats

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“Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.” – Victor Kiam

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“Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.” – Peter Marshall

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“You can’t expect to hit the jackpot if you don’t put a few nickels in the machine.” – Flip Wilson

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“What we think, we become.” – Buddha

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“It is better to travel well than to arrive.” – Buddha

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“If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like a sun.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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“Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.” – Abraham Lincoln

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“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain

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Keshav Sharma

Amazon Best-Selling Author of Rewire for Massive Success Book. Founder and Chief Editor at Selfhelpiness.com. A Passionate Speaker, an Ardent Meditation Practitioner and an Explorer of Human Behaviour and Psychology. Already helped numerous people through workshops at corporate setting and Tata Strive Skill Development Centre. After learning it hard way through professional, personal and emotional challenges early in life, he is on a mission to help millions Rewire their lives for Massive Success through talks, seminars, workshops, and personal coaching. Email at contact@sharmakeshav.com for consultation. Read more>>

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