FAMOUS QUOTES to Inspire and Motivate You for Your Daily Success

I just love to read inspiring famous quotes! I have some firm favorites that I find are so appropriate for so many occasions.

My favorite mentor and business philosopher is Jim Rohn, and I had the pleasure and privilege of meeting this great man when he was touring Australia years ago, and his books and quotes are some of the best you will ever see!

On this page I have compiled some of the top 100 most famous and popular quotes for you to enjoy!


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1. "Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from
the achievement of one's values."
- Ayn Rand


2. "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment
to improve the world."
- Anne Frank


3. "If you can DREAM it, you can DO it."
- Walt Disney


4. "Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice.
It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved."
- Jeremy Kitson


5. "Buddha left a road map, Jesus left a road map, Krishna left
a road map, Rand McNally left a road map. But you still have to
travel the road yourself."
- Stephin Levine


6. "If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you
have that money can't buy."
- Anonymous


7. "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
- Walt Disney


8. "Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be
extraordinary."
- Mother Teresa


9. "Follow your bliss."
- Joseph Campbell


10. "What lies behind us and what lies before us are small
matters to what lies within us."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson



11. "People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and
shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their
true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."
- Elizabeth Kübler-Ross


12. "Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to
add, but when there is nothing left to take away. "
- Antoine de St. Exupery


13. "You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm."
- Colette


14. "And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk
even more."
- Erica Jong


15. "I'm not afraid of death, I just don't want to be around
when it happens."
- Woody Allen"


16. "A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan
and a deadline."
- Harvey Mackay


17. "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


18. "Fun is about as good a habit as there is."
- Jimmy Buffet


19. "Imagine."
- John Lennon


20. "Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I
believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it.
But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it
even if I didn't have it in the beginning."
- Mohandas Gandhi


21. "No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has
been the reward for what he gave."
- Calvin Coolidge


22. "Worry is like a rocking chair - it gives you something to
do, but it doesn't get you anywhere."
- Dorothy Galyean


23. "We would worry less about what others think of us if we
realized how seldom they do."
- Ethel Barrett


24. "The time is always right to do what is right."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


25. "Success breeds success. Attend to your mind's most joyful,
effective discovery process. Bolster the self-beliefs that add
confidence, lucidity, and tenacity to your efforts. You'll get
more out of what you notice, so heed whatever gives you wisdom."
- Marsha Sinetar


26. "I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it."
- Jonathan Winters


27. "Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to
keep you there."
- John Wooden


28. "As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence
automatically liberates others."
- Marianne Williamson


29. "Inspiration grows into full-scale creation through
persistence and imagination."
- Carol Lloyd


30. "Life's up and downs provide windows of opportunity to
determine... [your] values and goals...Think of using all
obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want."
- Marsha Sinetar


31. "Nothing happens unless first a dream."
- Carl Sandburg


32. "Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment
that something else is more important than fear."
- Ambrose Redmoon


33. "If you can't be kind, at least be vague."
- Judith Martin


34. "If your mind isn't open, keep your mouth shut too."
- Sue Grafton



35. "Dance like no one's watching, love like you'll never be hurt,
sing like no one's listening, live like it's heaven on earth."
- William Pukey


36. "If you are clear about what you want, the world responds
with clarity."
- Loretta Staples


37. "If you are serious about your goals, drop the conditions.
Go directly to your goal. Be your goal! Conditions often
disguise strategies for escaping accountability. Why not just
take charge and create the experience you are looking for?"
- Eric Allenbaugh


38. "It is good to dream, but it is better to dream and work.
Faith is mighty, but action with faith is mightier. Desiring is
helpful, but work and desire are invincible."
- Thomas Robert Gaines


39. "Nothing happens until somebody sells something."
- Mary Kay Ash


40. "Laughter is much more important than applause. Applause
is almost a duty. Laughter is a reward."
- Carol Channing


41. "Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what
you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in;
forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin
it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered
with your old nonsense."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson


42. "Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it
will never begin."
- Grace Hansen


43. "Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only
through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be
strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."
- Helen Keller


44. "Work and play are the same. When you're following your
energy and doing what you want all the time, the distinction
between work and play dissolves."
- Shakti Gawain


45. "Our prayers are answered not when we are given what we ask,
but when we are challenged to be what we can be."
- Morris Adler


46. "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of
their dreams."
- Eleanor Roosevelt


47. "I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90%
how I react to it. And so it is with you...we are in charge of
our Attitudes."
- Charles Swindoll


48. "The man who has no imagination has no wings."
- Muhammad Ali


49. "When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would
hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and
could say, 'I used everything you gave me'."
- Erma Bombeck


50. "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there
is no path and leave a trail."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


51. "You must live in the present, launch yourself on every
wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their
island opportunities and look toward another land. There is no
other land, there is no other life but this."
- Henry David Thoreau


52. "The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up
with the rain."
- Dolly Parton


53. "Freedom is actually a bigger game than power. Power is
about what you can control. Freedom is about what you can
unleash."
- Harriet Rubin


54. "One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse
to soar."
- Helen Keller


55. "I know God will not give me anything I can't Handle.
I just wish that he didn't trust me so much."

- Mother Teresa


56. "How many cares one loses when one decides not to be
something, but (instead) someone."
- Coco Chanel


57. "When you follow your bliss doors will open where you would
not have thought there would be doors; and where there wouldn't
be a door for anyone else “
- Joseph Campbell


58. "Continuous effort -- not strength or intelligence -- is
the key to unlocking our potential."
- Winston Churchill


59. "The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is
difficult."
- Mme. Du Deffand


60. "Life without risks is not worth living."
- Charles A. Lindbergh


61. "Each of us was born with wings...(and) has the ability to
go farther than we ever thought possible, to do things beyond our
wildest imaginings."
- Barbara Stanny


62. "Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A
terrible thing: no one to blame."
- Erica Jong


63. "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the
stars."
- Les Brown


64. "When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a
microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative
and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So, what the
hell, leap."
- Cynthia Heimel


65. "Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard.
Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with
no regret. Continue to learn. Appreciate your friends. Do
what you love. Live as if this is all there is."
- Mary Anne Roadacher-Hershey


66. "Build for yourself a strongbox, fashion each part with care.
When it's strong as your hand can make it, put all your troubles
there. Hide there all thought of your failures, and each bitter
cup that you quaff. Lock all your heartaches within it, then sit
on the lid and laugh."
- Bertha Adams Backus



67. "It only takes one person to change your life - you."
- Ruth Casey


68. "To follow, without halt, one aim: That's the secret of
success."
- Anna Pavlova


69. "A clay pot sitting in the sun will always be a clay pot.
It has to go through the white heat of the furnace to become
porcelain."
- Mildred Wite Stouven


70. "Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and
reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so."
- Belva Davis


71. "Luck is when preparedness meets opportunity."
- Earl Nightingale


72. "Dying seems less sad than having lived too little."
- Gloria Steinem


73. "It doesn't happen all at once. You become. It takes a
long time."
- Margery Williams


74. "Life was meant to be lived and curiosity must be kept alive.
One must never, for whatever reason, turn one's back on life."
- Eleanor Roosevelt


75. "One is happy as a result of one's own efforts, once one
knows the necessary ingredients of happiness - simple tastes,
a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love of
work, and above all, a clear conscience. Happiness is no vague
dream, of that I now feel certain."
- George Sand


76. "People facing death don't think about what degrees they have
earned, what positions they have held, or how much wealth they
have accumulated. At the end, what really matters is whom you love
and who loved you."
- Bernadine Healy, MD


77. "Dying is a wild night and a new road."
- Emily Dickinson


78. "Between thinking and seeing, there is a place called
knowing."
- Carolyn Myss



79. "Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and
know that everything in this life has purpose. There are no
mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us
to learn from."
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


80. "All the darkness in the world can not put out the light
of a single candle."
- Unknown


81. "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


82. "Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness
has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now."
- Goethe


83. "I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one
advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and
endeavors to live the life which he had imagined, he will meet
with a success unexpected in common hours."
- Henry David Thoreau


84. "If you can't be a good example then you'll just have to be
a terrible warning."
- Catherine Aird


85. "A woman is like a tea bag--you can't tell how strong she is
until she's in hot water."
- Nancy Reagan


86. "I think there is something more important than believing:
Action! The world is full of dreamers. There aren't enough who
will move ahead and take concrete steps to actualize their vision."
- W. Clement Stone


87. "When you get into a tight place and everything goes against
you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute
longer, never give up then, for it is just the place and time
that the tide will turn."
- Harriet Beecher Stowe


88. "Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing on
one's own sunshine."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


89. "You can't make someone else's choices. You shouldn't let
someone else make yours."
- Gen. Colin Powell


90. "Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you
intend to do."
- Liz Smith


91. "You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it."
- Margaret Thatcher


92. "God gives talent, work transforms talent into genius."
- Anna Pavlova


93. "You learn in life that the only person you can really correct
and change is yourself."
- Katharine Hepburn


94. "In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give
up, that makes us rich."
- Henry Ward Beecher


95. "Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other.
Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then."
- Katharine Hepburn


96. "Imagination is the highest kite that one can fly."
- Lauren Bacall


97. "You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face... You must do
the thing which you think you cannot do."
- Eleanor Roosevelt


98. "I want to do it because I want to do it."
- Amelia Earhart


99. "It had long since come to my attention that people of
accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things."
- Elinor Smith


100. "It doesn't matter what you are thinking or what fear you
have, if you just do it. Action is the only thing that matters..
I can see that at the end of my life, I'm going to look back and
say, 'Gosh, I wish I had taken more action'."
- Diana von Welanetz Wentworth


101. "Life is no longer a mystery. I have found me."
- Anne Axam

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