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20 Inspiring quotes and thoughts to help motivate you

Updated on September 20, 2009


Sometimes, to help you in business or your personal life, hearing the words of someone has already walked the path of success can inspire you to greater heights.

Here are some quotes to help inspire you from many famous, and successful people from a wide range of fields.


  1. "Because its purpose is to create a customer, the business has two - and only two - functions: Marketing and Innovation. Marketing and Innovation produce results. All the rest are costs." --Peter Drucker
  2. "It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel." --James Allen
  3. "The best way to predict the future is to create it." --Peter Drucker
  4. "The best kept secret in the global economy today is this: When your service is AWESOME you get so stinking rich you have to buy new bags to carry all the money home." --Tom Peters
  5. "Where you've been is not half as important as where you're going." -- Anonymous
  6. "Here is a simple but powerful rule … always give people more than they expect to get." -- Nelson Boswell
  7. "The significant problems we face today cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them." -- Albert Einstein
  8. "You don't build it for yourself. You know what the people want and you build it for them." -- Walt Disney
  9. "Enough about you … let's hear about me." -- Cynthia Heimel
  10. "You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it within himself." -- Galileo
  11. "The teacher, if indeed wise, doe not bid you to enter the house of their wisdom, but leads you to the threshold of your own mind." -- Kahil Gibran
  12. "Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -- Anonymous
  13. "You are searching for the magic key that will unlock the door to the source of power; and yet you have the key in your own hands, and you may use it the moment you learn to control your thoughts." -- Napoleon Hill
  14. "Success - my nomination for the single most important ingredient is energy well directed. -- Louis Lundborg
  15. "No great improvements in the lot of mankind are possible until a great change takes place in the fundamental constitution of their modes of thought." -- John Stuart Mill
  16. "Any fact not facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure." -- Norman Vincent Peale
  17. "The system works … if you work the system." -- Macrae Ross
  18. The E Myth. Most entrepreneurs are merely technicians with an entrepreneurial seizure. Most entrepreneurs fail because you are working IN your business rather than ON your business." -- Michael Gerber
  19. "It's what you learn after you know everything that counts." -- John Wooden
  20. "To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life." -- Robert Louis Stevenson


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