Top Inspirational / Motivational Quotes of All Time

by Quinton Figueroa on August 24th, 2007

As you can probably tell from this site, I am a huge fan of quotes. I really like listening to what other smart people have to say and then applying their wisdom and guidance to my life. I find it extremely powerful and inspirational. In light of learning and growth you will see my current list of favorite quotes listed below. These quotes have been compiled through various literature and web sites that I have come across through my studies. Each one of these quotes has deep meaning for me and hopefully whoever reads this can share in that. Enjoy!

Complete Quote List

AuthorQuote
2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

2 Peter 3:5

For this they are willingly ignorant of... the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished.

Abraham Lincoln

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

Abraham Lincoln

I will prepare and some day my chance will come.

Abraham Lincoln

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?

Abraham Lincoln

Whatever you are, be a good one.

Abraham Lincoln

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

Abraham Lincoln

When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.

Abraham Lincoln

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.

Abraham Lincoln

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.

Albert Einstein

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Albert Einstein

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.

Albert Einstein

If I were given one hour to save the planet, I would spend 59 minutes defining the problem and one minute resolving it.

Albert Einstein

No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.

Albert Einstein

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.

Albert Einstein

Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.

Albert Einstein

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.

Albert Einstein

Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

Albert Einstein

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.

Albert Einstein

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

Albert Einstein

Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.

Albert Einstein

If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.

Albert Einstein

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.

Albert Einstein

At any rate, I am convinced that He [God] does not play dice.

Albert Einstein

Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance.

Aldous Huxley

As political and economic freedom diminishes, sexual freedom tends compensatingly to increase. And the dictator will do well to encourage that freedom. In conjunction with the freedom to daydream under the influence of dope and movies and the radio, it will help to reconcile his subjects to the servitude which is their fate.

Aldous Huxley

A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced because they love their servitude.

Aldous Huxley

The ends cannot justify the means for the simple and obvious reason that the means employed determine the nature of the ends produced

Alec Bourne

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.

Angie Fenimore

Life's supposed to be hard. We can't skip over the hard parts. We must earn what we receive.

Anita Moorjani

God isn't a being, but a state of being

Anonymous

Knowledge without work is dangerous

Anonymous

The best slave is the slave who thinks he is free, and the greatest fool is the fool who thinks he is a wise man.

Aristotle

It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.

Aristotle

I have gained this by philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.

Aristotle

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That's what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they'll go through the pain no matter what happens.

Baron Rothschild

Buy when there’s blood in the streets [even if the blood is your own].

Ben Schoeffler

If you are confident in your beliefs then why are you getting upset?

Betty Eadie

There is a fullness of the gospel, but most people will not attain it here. In order to grasp this truth, we need to listen to the Spirit and let go of our egos.

Betty Eadie

Whatever we become here in mortality is meaningless unless it is done for the benefit of others.

Betty Eadie

We are here to have love for every person born on earth. Their earthly form might be black, yellow, brown, handsome, ugly, thin, fat, wealthy, poor, intelligent, or ignorant, but we are not to judge by these appearances. Each spirit has the capacity to be filled with love and eternal energy.

Bill Tytla

It is too limiting to copy someone else

Bruce Lee

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

Bruce Lee

Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.

Bruce Lee

All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.

Bruce Lee

The man who is really serious, with the urge to find out what truth is, has no style at all.

Charles Bukowski

The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting.

Clint McGee

Small minds discuss other people, average minds discuss events, and excellent minds discuss ideas.

CRT:1:12

Creation does not explain itself; under the Law, it cannot do so; its secrets have to be unraveled by the created.

CRT:1:13

All things are finite. An unaccomplishable purpose would be eternal frustration, and therefore, the universe being created purposefully it must have an objective.

CRT:2:13

What you know to be good, seek for and it shall be found.

CRT:2:2

Without substance, the Spirit of God was awake, but entering substance, it slept.

CRT:2:5

Had man not been created, who would have known God's wisdom and power?

Dale Carnegie

The principles taught in this book will work only when they come from the heart. I am not advocating a bag of tricks. I am talking about a new way of life.

Dale Carnigie

You can't win an argument

Dhammapada

Do not disregard merit, saying, "It will not come nigh unto me"; by the falling of drops even a water-jar is filled, likewise the wise man, gathering little by little, fills himself with good.

Dhammapada

Do not disregard evil, saying, "It will not come nigh unto me", by the falling of drops even a water-jar is filled, likewise the fool, gathering little by little, fills himself with evil.

Dhammapada 19

Even if he is fond of quoting appropriate texts, the thoughtless man who does not put them into practice himself is like cowherd counting other people's cows, not a partner in the Holy Life.

Dhammapada 20

Even if he does not quote appropriate texts much, if he follows the principles of the Teaching by getting rid of greed, hatred and delusion, deep of insight and with a mind free from attachment, not clinging to anything in this world or the next - that man is a partner in the Holy Life.

Dhammapada 41

Before long this body will be lying on the ground, discarded and unconscious, like a useless bit of wood.

Dhammapada 63

A fool who recognises his own ignorance is thereby in fact a wise man, but a fool who considers himself wise - that is what one really calls a fool.

Dhammapada 65

Even if a man of intelligence lives with a wise man only for a moment, he will immediately recognise the truth, like one's tongue recognises the flavour of the soup.

Dhammapada 66

Stupid fools go through life as their own enemies, doing evil deeds which have bitter consequences.

Dhammapada 77

If a man disciplines, instructs and restrains them from what is not right, he will be dear to the good, and disliked by the bad.

Dhammapada 81

Like a solid rock is not shaken by the wind, so the wise are not moved by praise or blame.

dickarmy

Buy CPM, it forces you to be a better marketer and if you can pull it off, you have far more control over your costs.

Donald Trump

As long as your going to be thinking anyway, think big.

Donald Trump

Everything in life is luck.

Donald Trump

Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.

Donald Trump

Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.

Eli

If You Wait For Results There Won't Be Any

Eric Jordan

What is taught in schools has already been done a thousand times over, and it is regurgitated on a daily basis. In order to create something truly unique, you must look within yourself, as that is only where unique ideas can come from. None of us are the same, and so what you create can never be the same as anyone else's.

Eric Jordan

Let the world be as it is

Fergy

Why do you want to memorize how I did this action? I may do it different next time.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson

Fred Moore

I have reached everything I want, and I'm only twenty-four. Now what do I do?

General George S. Patton

If everyone is thinking alike then somebody isn't thinking.

Genesis 18:14

Is there anything too hard for the Lord?

George Carlin

I'm not concerned about all hell breaking loose, but that a PART of hell will break loose... it'll be much harder to detect.

George Carlin

Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.

George Washington

Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company.

George Washington

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.

Ghandi

Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.

Glenn Kimball

Ask 10 people if you should start a new business. 10 out of 10 of them will say NO.

Guerilla

People will always place their belief system above reason, and that is why the world is so fucked up.

Guerilla

You need to accept that friends and family will do dumb shit, and the world is a lonely place for intelligent people.

Guerilla

When people appeal to "science" without being scientific, that sounds a lot like bullshit to me.

Guerilla

When the American people become better, they will get better government. I wouldn't hold my breath for that.

Henry Ford

It is well that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.

Holyoak 1990

If you would like to excel at a profession or a mental skill, plan on adding to your knowledge every day

Howard Storm

God wants us to do what we want to do. That means making choices - and there isn't necessarily any right choice. There is a spectrum of possibilities, and we should make the best choice from those possibilities. If we do that, we will receive help from the Other Side.

J. R. R. Tolkien

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.

Jackdeth

Try, fail, try again, fail even worse, try again, score!

James 4:4

Don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God?

James Allen

The greatest achievements were at first and for a time dreams. The oak sleeps in the acorn

Jeremy Shoemaker

I spend maybe 2-5% of my time maintaining what I have and the rest of the time trying to grow.

Jesus

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Jesus

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Jesus

He who rules his spirit has won a greater victory than the taking of a city.

Jesus

The kingdom of God is within you.

Jesus

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

Jesus

Even the least among you can do all that I have done, and greater things.

Jesus

The kingdom of heaven is spread out across the earth, only people don't see it.

Jesus

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

Jesus

Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

Jesus

Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.

Jesus

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Jesus

What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?

Jesus

Watch and pray that you may not be born in the flesh, but that you may leave the bitter bondage of this life.

Jesus

This soul needs to follow another soul in whom the Spirit of life dwells, because she is saved through the Spirit. Then she will never be thrust into flesh again.

Jesus

Let one who seeks not stop seeking until one finds. When one finds, one will be disturbed. When one is disturbed, one will be amazed, and will reign over all.

Jesus

Lucky is the lion that the human will eat, so that the lion becomes human. And foul is the human that the lion will eat, and the lion still will become human.

Jesus

This heaven will pass away, and the one above it will pass away.

Jesus

Those who know all, but are lacking in themselves, are utterly lacking.

Jesus

Justice is not a thing of the time. Though the mills of God grind slowly, they grind to perfection. Life itself metes out justice. The justice of God adjusts the injustice of men. Were this not so, I would not have come.

Jesus

There are those who derive pleasure in being what they are not, but as their hair turns grey, they suffer sorrow and frustration. Be ever true to yourselves and to your natures.

Jesus - Gospel of Thomas

His followers said to him, 'When will the rest for the dead take place, and when will the new world come?' He said to them, 'What you look for has come, but you do not know it.'

Jesus - Gospel of Thomas 28

I took my stand in the midst of the world, and in flesh I appeared to them. I found them all drunk, and I did not find any of them thirsty. My soul ached for the children of humanity, because they are blind in their hearts and do not see, for they came into the world empty, and they also seek to depart from the world empty. But meanwhile they are drunk. When they shake off their wine, then they will change their ways.

Jim Buckmaster

Get something out there. Do it, even if it isn't perfect.

Jim Buckmaster

We are not so much anti-capitalist (...) We're fortunate enough to have built a very healthy business, even though we haven't attempted to. All we have done is stop short of trying to become insanely wealthy. We have met billionaires and it sounds funny but it's not necessarily a bed of roses to have that kind of money.

Job 1:21

Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will depart.

John 14:6

I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John D. Rockefeller

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.

John D. Rockefeller

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.

John D. Rockefeller

I believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living.

John D. Rockefeller

I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.

John D. Rockefeller

I have ways of making money that you know nothing of.

John D. Rockefeller

I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people's efforts than 100% of my own efforts.

John D. Rockefeller

If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.

John D. Rockefeller

If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.

John D. Rockefeller

It is wrong to assume that men of immense wealth are always happy.

John D. Rockefeller

The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee and I will pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun.

John Hasnas

If human beings had the wisdom and knowledge-generating capacity to be able to describe how a free market would work, that would be the strongest possible argument for central planning.

Jon Fisher

Once anyone can accept that everyone and everything is full of shit in some way, shape or form, doing business and succeeding becomes MUCHHHHH easier.

Luke 8:10

And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.

Manly P Hall

Always trust a person looking for the truth, don't ever trust the one who's found it.

Manly P. Hall

Be a person who reasons not from conclusions, but toward them.

Manowar

Nothing is as bad as it seems

Marcus Aurelius

None can force me to do wrong against my will

Marcus Aurelius

Wherever life is possible, it is possible to live in the right way. What if you live in a palace? Then it is possible to live in a palace the right way.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Wise men are instructed by reason;
Men of less understanding, by experience;
The most ignorant, by necessity;
The beasts by nature.

Mark Twain

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

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.

Marvin Jones

Living without reflecting is like eating without digesting

Michael Jordan

Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.

Michael Jordan

I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying.

Michael Jordan

I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot... when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result.

Michael Jordan

I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.

Michael Jordan

I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.

Michael Jordan

I don't do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results.

Michael Jordan

I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.

Michael Jordan

I've never been afraid to fail.

Michael Jordan

My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.

Michael Jordan

My heroes are and were my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my heroes.

Michael Jordan

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.

Michael Jordan

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.

Michelangelo Buonarroti

The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we hit it.

Moraney

It is not so much what you believe in, but why you believe it

MPR:13:3

Beware the weakness of indecision, for a bad decision is better than no decision at all.

MPR:13:3

Beware of irresolution; better is it to journey along the wrong path than never to start.

MPR:32:11

He who leads to victory is great, but he who can lead in defeat is still greater.

MPR:32:8

The arrogant man, however great may be his power, is less powerful because of his arrogance.

MPR:34:15

God is beyond his comprehension, but Truth is not; it alone is the path towards the fulfillment of the destiny of man.

MPR:34:20

Weakling and fool, are not the foes made by Truth better than the friends made by falsehood?

MPR:38:6

The possessions of a greedy man are never secure, for his avariciousness will destroy that, which his greed has gathered.

MPR:9:5

To help the weak is good but of lesser importance than to attack their oppressor.

Nikola Tesla

My method is different. I do not rush into actual work. When I get a new idea, I start at once building it up in my imagination, and make improvements and operate the device in my mind. When I have gone so far as to embody everything in my invention, every possible improvement I can think of, and when I see no fault anywhere, I put into concrete form the final product of my brain.

Nikola Tesla

I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success... Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.

Nikola Tesla

Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality.

Numbers 12:6-8

When a prophet of the Lord is among you, I reveal myself to him in visions, I speak to him in dreams. But this is not true of my servant Moses; he is faithful in all my house. With him I speak face to face, clearly and not in riddles; he sees the form of the Lord. Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?

Oscar Wilde

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone elses opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

Paul Harvey

In times like these it helps to recall there have always been times like these.

Peter Lynch

Go for a business that any idiot can run - because sooner or later, any idiot probably is going to run it.

Peter Lynch

The person that turns over the most rocks wins the game. And that's always been my philosophy.

Peter Lynch

The secret to his success is that he never went to business school.

Peter Lynch

Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

Peter Lynch

Investing in stocks is an art, not a science, and people who've been trained to rigidly quantify everything have a big disadvantage.

Plato

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Plato

Man...is a tame or civilized animal; never the less, he requires proper instruction and a fortunate nature, and then of all animals he becomes the most divine and most civilized; but if he be insufficiently or ill- educated he is the most savage of earthly creatures.

Plato

Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.

Plato

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

Plato

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.

Plato

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.

Plato

I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.

Proverbs 14:15

The naive believes everything, but a wise man looks well to a matter.

Proverbs 14:32

In all labor there is profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.

Proverbs 15:32

He that refuses instruction hates himself, but he who listens to reproof acquires understanding.

Proverbs 16:16

How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver.

Proverbs 22:29

Do you see a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings.

Proverbs 29:18

Where there is no vision, the people perish.

Robert Kiyosaki

The average person doesn't think well because they went to school

Robert Kiyosaki

The more you give, the more you receive

Romans 10:2

For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge.

Romans 12:2

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Romans 5:19

For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

Russ Whitney

With more knowledge comes less fear

Schopenhauer

All truth goes through three phases. First it is ridiculed. Then it is violently opposed. Finally it is accepted as self evident.

Seth Godin

If you're remarkable it's likely that some people won't like you.

Seth Godin

Safe is risky

Shane Mielke

I once stayed up 56 hours to meet a deadline

Shane Mielke

Surround yourself with people who have the skills you want and are the type of people you want to be

Shane Mielke

There R 3 types of ppl. Wills, Wonts, & Cants. The Wills accomplish everything, the Wonts oppose everything, & the Cants wont try anything.

Some Smart Physicist

The more I know about something the more I know about everything

Spirit

Yes. Wherever we are, the Source, God, is. A heart attack isn't bad. It is just an experience accepted on a certain level of being.

Stefan Molyneux

The socialists don't understand the difference between government and society. These are two different things completely. When you say government shouldn't do something idiots on the left genuinely believe that you are saying that that thing should not be done.

Stefan Molyneux

The first person to bring up race is the racist.

Stefan Molyneux

Sanity is not about confrontation, it's about filtering.

Sterling Allen

If you're one step ahead of the world you're a genius. If you're two steps ahead you're insane.

Steve Pavlina

Either be full-assed or no-assed

Steve Pavlina

By all means listen to other people's advice, but when in doubt go with your gut instinct

Steven Spielberg

All through my career I've done what I can to discover new talent and give them a start.

Teddy Roosevelt

Pray not for lighter burdens, but for stronger backs.

Thomas Edison

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.

Thomas Edison

Discontent is the first necessity of progress.

Thomas Edison

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.

Thomas Edison

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Thomas Edison

Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.

Thomas Edison

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.

Thomas Edison

I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.

Thomas Edison

I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.

Thomas Edison

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Thomas Edison

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Thomas Edison

The best thinking has been done in solitude.

Thomas Edison

There is far more opportunity than there is ability.

Thomas Edison

There's a way to do it better - find it.

Thomas Edison

To have a great idea, have a lot of them.

Thomas Edison

What you are will show in what you do.

Thomas Edison

Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.

Thomas Jefferson

I cannot live without books.

Thomas Jefferson

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.

Thomas Jefferson

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.

Thomas Jefferson

A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.

Thomas Jefferson

Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.

Thomas Jefferson

Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

Thomas Jefferson

The clergy converted the simple teachings of Jesus into an engine for enslaving mankind and adulterated by artificial constructions into a contrivance to filch wealth and power to themselves ... these clergy, in fact, constitute the real Anti-Christ.

Thomas Jefferson

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not.

Thomas Jefferson

I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.

Thomas Sowell

Nothing is easier to prove than that something human has imperfections. I'm amazed at how many people devote themselves to that task.

Upton Sinclair

It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it

Vasais

The love that you withhold is the pain that you carry.

Walt Disney

I don't know if it's art, but I know I like it

Walt Disney

Beat them with product

Walt Disney

Money - or rather the lack of it to carry out my ideas - may worry me, but it does not excite me. Ideas excite me.

Walt Disney

Never mind the classification, just get that guy in here.

Walt Disney

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

Walt Disney

A man should never neglect his family for business.

Walt Disney

I believe in being an innovator.

Walt Disney

I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn't know how to get along without it.

Warren Buffett

Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.

Warren Buffett

I don't look to jump over 7-foot bars: I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over.

Warren Buffett

If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.

Warren Buffett

I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.

Warren Buffett

It's better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you'll drift in that direction.

Warren Buffett

Our favorite holding period is forever.

Warren Buffett

Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.

Warren Buffett

Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.

Warren Buffett

The investor of today does not profit from yesterday's growth.

Warren Buffett

We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.

Warren Buffett

Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing.

Warren Buffett

You do things when the opportunities come along. I've had periods in my life when I've had a bundle of ideas come along, and I've had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I'll do something. If not, I won't do a damn thing.

Warren Buffett

You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.

Warren Buffett

You are neither right nor wrong because the crowd disagrees with you. You are right because your data and reasoning are right.

Warren Buffett

I'm a good businessman because I'm a good investor. I'm a good investor because I'm a good businessman.

Wayne Gretzky

A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.

Wayne Gretzky

I wasn't naturally gifted in terms of size and speed; everything I did in hockey I worked for.

Wayne Gretzky

Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.

Wayne Gretzky

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.

Wayne Gretzky

The only way a kid is going to practice is if it's total fun for him... and it was for me.

William Bramley

When genuine spiritual knowledge is distorted, yet the desire for spiritual salvation continues to be stimulated, a great many people can be led into doing a great many stupid things.

William Bramley

Noble means to a lesser goal will benefit the world far more than disreputable means to a higher goal.

Wisdom of Solomon 8:19-20

I was given a sound body to live in because I was already good.

WSD:1:12

Laws are made, and laws are changed, but no man truly knows what is right and what is wrong.

WSD:1:24

The social imperfections are the result of man's lack of understanding and his dedication to material ends rather than spiritual ones.

WSD:1:30

Be modest in manner and calm in bearing, for men avoid the excitable man who is a weak reed to lean upon in times of stress and a hazard in danger.

WSD:1:31

Arise early in the morning, and greet the day eagerly, for the sluggard and lieabed are already partially dead.

WSD:1:31

It is more profitable to listen than to talk.

WSD:1:34

Bear in mind that it is better for a man to be numbered among the insulted than among the insulters, among the slandered and not among the slanderers.

WSD:1:37

Of thoughts, words and deeds, only deeds have any established value on Earth.

WSD:1:38

The man who attempts to clean up the morals of the people is like the dusting cloth which cleans only by becoming soiled itself.

WSD:3:15

Though many men know how they should live very few do in fact live that way.

WSD:4:8

Few are those who recognise their own defects and fewer still those who honestly acknowledge them.

Did I miss any?

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Anonymous: Aweomse quotes! *bookmarked*
7 years 4 weeks ago

Aweomse quotes!

*bookmarked*

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NAV Training: The best is:
6 years 3 months ago

Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. - prefect!

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Anonymous: I could not read the page
6 years 1 day ago

I could not read the page because the font are in white against a white background.

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Quinton Figueroa: Fixed
6 years 1 day ago
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Thanks

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ffxi gil: Thanks for Overview
5 years 11 months ago

If you're looking for great Inspirational Quotes and Quotations...you've come to the right place. Inspirational quotes serve as a simple, yet very powerful tool. It's amazing how words, phrases and quotes can inspire, motivate and uplift us.

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mmorpg: I love a good quote
5 years 5 months ago

I've always been a fan of quotations. I've got a bunch of quote sites bookmarked and I am happy to add this one to the list.

Thanks again,

- John

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mmorpg: Great Quotes!
5 years 5 months ago

I've always been a fan of quotations. It seems somebody out there has already thought of a witty response to every conceivable problem/thought/etc.

I've got a bunch of quote sites bookmarked & will add this to my list.

Thanks again,

- John

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Anonymous: thnx a lot. long long time i
5 years 4 months ago

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5 years 4 months ago

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What the bleep: Charities
4 years 7 months ago

It's really inspirational for all of us. As it guides us the right path with simple method. Thanks

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best motivational speakers: What quotes!
3 years 11 months ago

I wasn't expecting to find all of these in one place but I'm happy I did. Does everyone notice how many are from Abraham Lincoln and Einstein? It make me think that these tow must have been very good motivational speakers.

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Alex: Great hockey quotes
3 years 10 months ago

Great quotes. I really loved the Wayne Gretzky quotes since I love the game of ice hockey. Remember you miss 100% of the shots you don't take!

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Tyler M: these are pretty good
3 years 6 months ago

I have to say your blogs are bias and I dont care much for them but I do respect the fact that you are an intelligent being with strong beliefs. These quotes are amazing. One you could add by Aristotle is " I know I am intelligent because I know, that I know nothing" which sure this quote isn't great but I like it because it was an outside the box quote at the time.

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aeroponics: If you're looking for great
3 years 2 months ago

If you're looking for great Inspirational Quotes and Quotations...you've come to the right place. Inspirational quotes serve as a simple, yet very powerful tool. It's amazing how words, phrases and quotes can inspire, motivate and uplift us.

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Spencer: quotes of life
2 years 8 months ago

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Reina: I do agree that motivational
2 years 5 months ago

I do agree that motivational quotes, words, and phrases can help a person. In fact, I have a collection of quotations I find inspiring and motivating. It's really amazing how words can be so powerful. Anyhow, I love the quotes you have compiled here.

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Robert: Fantastic list of quotes
1 year 7 months ago

Fantastic list of inspirational quotes from seriously inspirational people!

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