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Powerful Motivation Quotes From Famous People PART-5

Updated on March 3, 2016

"Beware of undertaking too much at the start. Be content with quite a little. Allow for accidents. Allow for human nature, especially your own." -- Arnold Bennett

"If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it." -- Jonathan Winters

"The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through." -- Rosalynn Carter

"You already possess everything necessary to become great." -- Native American Crow Proverb

"A smile is a curve that sets everything straight." -- Phyllis Diller

"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and sings it back to you when you have forgotten how it goes." -- Author Unknown

"I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self." -- Aristotle

"It wasn't until late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say 'I don't know'. -- W. Somerset Maugham

"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." -- Charles Darwin

"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice." -- Kabir

"Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters." -- Margaret Peters.

"The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook." -- William James

"You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can." -- Jimmy Carter

"My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to 99 cents a can. That's almost $7.00 in dog money." -- Joe Weinstein

"Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar." -- Bradley Miller

"Everything will be all right in the end; if it's not all right then it's not the end." -- Unknown

"Dance as though no one is watching. Love as though you've never been hurt. Sing as though no one can hear you. Live as though heaven is on earth." -- Souza

"Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star." -- W. Clement Stone

"Grasp your opportunities, no matter how poor your health; nothing is worse for your health than boredom." -- Mignon McLaughlin

"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that." -- Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

"May I never miss a sunset or a rainbow because I am looking down." -- Sara June Parker

"Envy can be a positive motivator. Let it inspire you to work harder for what you want."
-- Robert Bringle

"Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best." -- Henry Van Dyk

"Yesterday is a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well-lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore to this
day." -- Sanskrit Proverb

"The bottom line is that (a) people are never perfect, but love can be, (b) that is the one and only way that the mediocre and vile can be transformed, and (c) doing that makes it that. We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love." -- Tom Robbins

"No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit." -- Helen Keller

"Although there may be nothing new under the sun, what is old is new to us and so rich and astonishing that we never tire of it. If we do tire of it, if we lose our curiosity, we have lost something of infinite value, because to a high degree it is curiosity that gives meaning and savour to life." -- Robertson Davies

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    • speedbird profile imageAUTHOR

      speedbird 

      7 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi Rosie, thanks very much for your comments, I am glad you found this hub to be inspirational. Have an inspired day!

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      Rosie Rose 

      7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Hiya speedbird, omg! what an inspirational hub. I love all those quotes, and this one is my favourite..

      "Yesterday is a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well-lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore to this day." -- Sanskrit Proverb

      I've bookmarked it for future use. I love beautiful inspirational quotes.. they keep me motivated. Thank you so much. Voted up and useful.

      Have a nice day,

      Rosie

    • speedbird profile imageAUTHOR

      speedbird 

      7 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hello Rose, thanks for your comments and am very glad that you found this to be inspiring and motivational

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      Nell Rose 

      7 years ago from England

      Hi, what an inspirational hub! if we all just took notice of a few of these quotes, then we would be so much more creative, ambitious and just happy! really enjoyed some of these, and I will be quoting them at everybody! cheers nell

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