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Some Inspirational Quotes To Keep Us Motivated

When I have a down day, I find that it is not because I am lazy or tired, but there is a lack of inspiration and motivation. I attempt to feed myself from others that have done great things before me — those that have been willing to give up the normal life to achieve greatness. I won’t lie, I hope to achieve greatness as well in the future; we all do. But, it is up to each one of us to find things that motivate and inspire our minds, and these following quotes are a few of my favorites (of many others) from some great people in the past.

“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”—Richard Bach

“Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.”—Italian Proverb

“He who begins many things finishes but few.”—Italian Proverb

“It’s a funny thing about life. If you refuse to settle for anything less than the best, that’s what it will give you.”—W. Somerset Maugham

“A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.”—Confucius

“If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.”—Confucius

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”—Thomas Edison

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”—Albert Einstein

“Never again clutter your days or nights with so many menial and unimportant things that you have no time to accept a real challenge when it comes along. This applies to play as well as work. A day merely survived is no cause for celebration. You are not here to fritter away your precious hours when you have the ability to accomplish so much by making a slight change in your routine. No more busy work. No more hiding from success. Leave time, leave space, to grow. Now. Now! Not tomorrow!”—Og Mandino

Have any inspirational material? Please, feel free to post a comment and help fellow bloggers that might need that boost of motivation to keep them going. I also would love to see some great inspirational quotes.

Author: jamesm

8 thoughts on “Some Inspirational Quotes To Keep Us Motivated

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  2. The three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for.

    Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice.

    Don’t cry because its over, smile because it happened.

    There’s many more. Glad to know there’s like minded people like me around.

  3. With out searching . . .

    can you name one book that Richard Bach wrote?

    I can 😀

  4. these quotes have made me feel simultaneously inspired and sad! Inspired to follow the dreams I’ve too long pushed aside, but sad that my life has taken the turn this way toward an unfulfilling and miserable job. The quote about “merely existing” as opposed to living really hit home. I was just talking about that with someone the other day.

    I also like this quote from the musical, Rent: “There’s only us. There’s only this. Forget regret, or life is yours to miss. No other road. No other way. No day but today.”

  5. i absolutely love this post, simply because they are simple words of wisdom but totally common sense. Every time i meet with clients or even make presentation i include some motivational quotes to make some points stick

    my own favorites:

    1- If it was easy everybody would have done it, it’s difficult that’s what makes it interesting

    2- Chances come to those who are after it … if you never buy a lottery ticket you’ll never win the lottery!

    3- if there is a will, there is a way

    4- for good things to happen it takes time, but great things happen all of a sudden

  6. “If you’re feeling sad, depressed or unmotivated just watch the PopCrunch Show with Sarah East and all your worries will melt away.” – Chris Garrett

  7. Here are some that have helped me out

    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
    –Eleanor Roosevelt….would be my all time favorite quote ever….

    You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
    –Eleanor Roosevelt

    Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
    –Henry David Thoreau

    In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
    –Author Unknown

    Education means inspiring someone’s mind, not just filling their head.
    — Katie Lusk

    Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things 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

  8. I’ve got a few.

    “Breathe. Know that the Internet has no eraser.” – Liz Strauss

    Writing

    “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
    Mark Twain

    “Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing.”
    Oscar Wilde

    “Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.”
    W. Somerset Maugham

    “There are times when quantity is at least as important as quality in learning an art.”
    Lawrence Watt-Evans

    “Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”
    E.L. Doctorow

    “Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.”
    Kahlil Gibran

    “Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader—not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.”
    E.L. Doctorow

    “Art is not a handicraft. It is the transmission of a feeling which the artist has experienced.”
    Leo Tolstoy

    “He is able who thinks he is able.”
    Buddha

    “Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment.”
    Baltasar Gracian

    “Becoming the reader is the essence of becoming a writer.”
    John O’Hara

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