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Powerful Motivation Quotes From Famous People - PART 22

Updated on May 7, 2011

"Birds are a miracle because they prove to us there is a finer, simpler state of being which we may strive to attain." -- Doug Coupland

"Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th." -- Julie Andrews

"Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged." -- Helen Keller

"The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous." -- Carl Sagan

"Never limit yourself because of others' limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination." -- Mae Jemison, astronaut

"Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances." -- Thomas Jefferson

"I've always found that anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way and you've got to have that drive and determination to overcome those obstacles on route to
whatever it is that you want to accomplish." -- Chuck Norris

"If I have made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent." -- Sir Isaac Newton

"When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous." -- Wayne Dyer

"You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged.
Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime." -- Dale Carnegie

"Mishaps are like knives that either serve or cut us as we grasp them by the blade or handle."
--James Russell Lowell

"If you want to be respected by others the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you." --Fyodor Dostoyevsky

"Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny." --Carl Schurz

"Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye." --Helen Keller

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      Olive Ellis 5 years ago

      Thank you speedbird. Love the quotes! I have copied some to use. All the best to you and keep 'quoting'!

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      speedbird 6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks Brinafr3sh for your comments. I do appreciate.

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      Brinafr3sh 6 years ago from West Coast, United States

      Thanks Speedbird, I like the useful quotes and the videos. And there can be a bright side to every situation we have.(voted up and useful).