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Motivational Quotes, Insightful Quotes and Inspirational Quotes About Life

Updated on December 8, 2012

A compilation of brilliantly inspirational quotes and sayings from some of the greatest minds of all time, including Albert Einstein, Walt Disney, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Oprah Winfrey.

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague

Inspiration and genius - one and the same.
Victor Hugo

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

The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.
Bill Copeland

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
Albert Einstein

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Albert Einstein

Quick Facts: Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey was born to an unmarried teenage mother and as a child lived in a household so poor she would frequently wear dresses made out of potato sacks. She also was a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of family members.

She went on to become a successful talk show host, and she has had a huge influence on the world, with CNN and calling her "arguably the world's most powerful woman". Her charity, "Oprah's Angel Network" raised over $80 million.

Oprah Winfrey Inspirational Quotes

I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.

If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think.

The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work.

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.

Every time you state what you want or believe, you're the first to hear it. It's a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don't put a ceiling on yourself.

You are built not to shrink down to less but to blossom into more.

I trust that everything happens for a reason, even if we are not wise enough to see it.

Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.

You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.

Believe you can and you're halfway there.
Theodore Roosevelt

That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
Will Rogers

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
Milton Berle

It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.
Howard Ruff

All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.
Walt Disney

The price of discipline is always less than the pain of regret.
Nido Qubein


There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.
Christopher Morley

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure--which is: Try to please everybody.
Herbert Bayard Swope

Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.
Dennis P. Kimbro

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Thomas Jefferson

Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering

The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Abraham Lincoln

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
Jimmy Johnson

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
Robert Brault

I like thinking big. If you're going to be thinking anything, you
might as well think big.
Donald Trump

If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere.
Marilyn Monroe

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