Inspirational Quotes, Motivational Quotes, Inspirational Quotes About Life
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
They can because they think they can.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself.
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Success is sweet: the sweeter if long delayed and attained through manifold struggles and defeats.
The greatest results in life are usually attained by simple means and the exercise of ordinary qualities. These may for the most part be summed in these two: faith in God and perseverance.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.
Everyone has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases.
Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one a second time.
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
Impatience never commanded success.
The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do, well.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Nothing of character is really permanent but virtue and personal worth.
A good name will shine forever.
A good character is like a plant, delicate in its nature, and by no means rapid in its growth. It will not shoot up in a night like the gourd of the prophet; but, like that gourd, it can perish in a night. (cf. Jonah 4)
Sow an act, and you reap a habit; sow a habit, and you reap a character (good or bad); sow a character, and you reap a destiny (Heaven or Hell).
Our character is but the stamp on our souls of the free choices of good and evil we have made through life.
Character is a diamond that scratches every other stone.
Men best show their character in trifles, where they are not on their guard. It is in the simplest habits, that we often see the boundless egotism which pays no regard to the feelings of others and denies nothing to itself.
Character is, for the most part, simply habit become fixed.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live, as well as strong to think.
Such as are thy habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of thy mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
Failures do what is tension relieving,
while winners do what is goal achieving.
Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
The virtue lies in the struggle, not in the prize.
To reach a port, we must sail—Sail, not tie at anchor—Sail, not drift.
Who aims at excellence will be above mediocrity; who aims at mediocrity will be far short of it.
Nature and wisdom never are at strife.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Experience teach us more than books.
The middle course is the best.
No man was ever wise by chance.
By associating with wise people you will become wise yourself.
Of all parts of wisdom the practice is the best.
The more a man knows, the more he forgives.
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
One who understands much displays a greater simplicity of character than one who understands little.
every thorn, delightful wisdom grows,
In every rill a sweet instruction flows.
man of wisdom is never of two minds;
the man of benevolence never worries;
the man of courage is never afraid.
The searching-out and thorough investigation of truth ought to be the primary study of man.
Know thyself means this, that you get acquainted with what you know, and what you can do.
know thyself: in great concerns or small,
Be this thy care, for this, my friend, is all.
soon the faults of others learn
A few their virtues, too, find out;
But is there one—I have a doubt—
Who can his own defects discern?
Collect as precious pearls the words of the wise and virtuous.
If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old.
If you have an hour, will you not improve that hour, instead of idling it away?
He that will not reflect is a ruined man.
Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.
God ever works with those who work with will.
God never helps the man who will not act.
In learning to know other things, and other minds, we become more intimately acquainted with ourselves, and are to ourselves better worth knowing.
We are either progressing or retrograding all the while; there is no such thing as remaining stationary in this life.
To conquer oneself is the best and noblest victory; to be vanquished by one's own nature is the worst and most ignoble defeat.
wants to be somebody;
but they can't face the consequences.
Heed the still small voice that so seldom leads us wrong, and never into folly.
Your real influence is measured by your treatment of yourself.
Energy and persistence conquer all things.
A man who finds no satisfaction in God will seek for it in vain elsewhere.
Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, think more, hate less, love more, and good things will be yours.
Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world.
A good deed is never lost: he who sows courtesy reaps friendship; and he who plants kindness gathers love. Saint Basil
Charity, good behaviour, amiable speech, unselfishness — these by the chief sage have been declared the elements of kindness.
Kind words are the music of the world.
We are far more liable to catch the vices than the virtues of our associates.
courteous to all, but intimate with few;
and let those be well-tried before you give them your confidence.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
The soul of conversation is sympathy.
Every man is a volume if you know how to read him.
A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires only our silence; which costs us nothing.
It feels to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
I failed my way to success.
Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.
Failure is blindness to the strategic element in events; success is readiness for instant action when the opportune moment arrives.
They fail, and they alone, who have not striven.
We learn wisdom from failure much more than success. We often discover what we will do, by finding out what we will not do.
I was never afraid of failure, for I would sooner fail than not be among the best.
It is foolish to fear what you cannot avoid.
Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
One who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes; but great minds rise above them.
Our greatest glory consist not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Experience teaches slowly, and at the cost of mistakes.
It is the want of diligence, rather than the want of means, that causes most failures.
There is no failure except in no longer trying.
There is no impossibility to him who stands prepared to conquer every hazard. The fearful are the failing.
Disappointments are to the soul what thunderstorms are to the air.
Failure teaches success.
Don't waste your life in doubts and fears: spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours or ages that follow it. All by the grace of God.
It is not work that kills men, it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more on a man than he can bear. But worry is rust upon the blade. It is not movement that destroys the machinery, but friction.
just, and fear not.
Let all the ends thou aim'st at be thy God's and truth's.
Never let life's hardships disturb you ... no one can avoid problems, not even saints or sages.
Ask yourself this question: "Will this matter a year from now?"
Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
The mind that is anxious about future events is miserable.
Present fears are less than horrible imaginings.
Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those that seldom happen.
How much pain have cost us the evils that have never happened.