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Powerful Motivation Quotes From Famous People - PART 1

Updated on March 3, 2016

"Wisdom doesn't automatically come with old age. Nothing does - except wrinkles. It's true, some wines improve with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place."-- Abigail Van Buren

"Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark."
-- Anonymous

"Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity."
-- Sean O'Casey

"Everyone is shy --- it is the inborn modesty that makes us able to live in harmony with other creatures and our fellows. Achievement comes not by denying shyness but, occasionally, by setting it aside and letting pride and perspiration come first."
-- Kirkpatrick Sale

"One thing young people have to always keep in mind when deciding what they want to do with their lives is, is it fun? Is it something that I'm interested in? Is it something I enjoy?"
-- Bob Schieffer

"Here's what I tell anybody and this is what I believe. The greatest gift we have is the gift of life. We understand that. That comes from our Creator. We're given a body. Now you may not like it, but you can maximize that body the best it can be maximized."
-- Mike Ditka

"How much do you engage yourself in what's truly real and important in life? That's the individual question."
-- Ted Danson

"If you put all your strength and faith and vigor into a job and try to do the best you can, the money will come."
-- Lawrence Welk

"Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm. As you get older, remember you have another hand: the first is to help yourself, the second is to help others."
-- Audrey Hepburn

"Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor."
-- Truman Capote

"There are no such things as limits to growth, because there are no limits to the human capacity for intelligence, imagination, and wonder."
-- Ronald Reagan

"The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time." -- Bertrand Russell

"I'd rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I'd rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might-
have-been has never been, but a has was once an are."
-- Milton Berle

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." -- Dr. Seuss

"I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers."
-- Ralph Nader

"When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years."

-- Mark Twain
"The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for."
-- Allan K. Chalmers

"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


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    • speedbird profile image

      speedbird 7 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks for your comments Terry

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      Terry.Hirneisen 7 years ago from Shenandoah Valley

      I like your collection of quotes. I think my favorite is

      Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." -- Dr. Seuss