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The 50 Greatest Motivational Quotes of All Time

The 50 Greatest Motivational Quotes of All Time

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Published by: Tim Brownson on May 16, 2011
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It seems to me that most people like to sink their teeth into a great quote. I don‟t
think I appreciated how much so until I wrote a post on A Daring Adventure
entitled “The 20 Greatest Motivational Quotes Of All Time”.
 The post went viral and at the time of writing has had over 20,000 page views,which is huge for my blog.
I wasn‟t quite sure why it went viral. There are hundreds of websites dedicated
quotations and it‟s not difficult to find as many as you want on Google in a
matter of seconds. I concluded that it might have something to do with the factthat I explained why I believed they are great quotes rather than simplyrehashing a list of quotes in isolation. With that in mind I decided to expand that list and also expand my explanationsand make a rather cool eBook that I could give away to people like yourself thatare kind enough to subscribe to my newsletter.The quotes are in random order. I did have an idea to list them 1 - 50 in order oftheir awesomeness, but soon realized that would be an impossible and thanklesstask. Dealing with e-
mails telling me I‟m a complete idiot for having X quote
above Y would soon have got tiresome.
I‟d sug
gest you dip into this from time to time rather than just reading it as youwould a normal book and then leaving it alone. If you have a day when things
aren‟t going quite according to plan or you feel less than inspired, open this upand I‟m sure you‟ll s
pot a quote in no time that will get you back on track.I really hope you enjoy it and feel free to forward on to any friends or familymembers you think may get some benefit.CheersTimPS If you like my style of writing you can check out my other books by clickinghere
“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything”
George Bernard Shaw 
 Apparently it‟s statesmanlike to stand firm and not change your mind. It‟s also
idiotic to ignore new evidence and refuse to admit you may have been wrongwith your first conclusion.I remember when John Kerry ran against George Bush for President TheRepublicans discovered Kerry had changed his stance on the war in Iraq in lightof new information that had been made available.He was pilloried by the Republicans for being a flip-flopper rather thancommended for being honest enough to accept he was wrong.Your brain actually hates to be wrong and it sets off a series of chemicalresponses that
don‟t feel good at all. It takes courage to ignore those feelings and
admit your mistake. We all get stuff wrong, just admit it when you do and move on with yournewfound insight.
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back.
Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: thatthe moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise haveoccurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in
one‟s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and
material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would havecome his way.Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has
genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” –
 William H Murray 
This is often mistakenly attributed to Goethe when it really just came from aGoethe couplet and is presumed to have been said in full my ScottishMountaineer, W H Murray, although that is not 100% certain.Is there are greater quote on the importance of commitment? I doubt it.

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