Motivational and Inspirational

Quotes Collection
Welcome to my collection of inspirational and motivational quotations.
Reading and collecting books of quotations is one of my hobbies. Whenever
I'm feeling down or have a looming personal problem, I turn to my books for
some inspiration and words of wisdom.
The quotes in each of the categories listed below are some of my personal
favorites that I've collected over the years. I hope you enjoy them as much
as I do.

Inspiring Quotes


Goals and Goal Setting

Words of Wisdom




Personal Growth


Dealing with People



Fear of Failure

Follow Your Dreams

Don't Worry

More inspiring quotes

Building a Good Character

One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well. Library . flower. . are gems of thought to the cultivated and the thinking.Oliver Wendell Holmes Stealing someone else's words frequently spares the embarrassment of eating your own. wedding. books. food weight loss. friendship.teachers. librarians.Peter Anderson A short saying oft contains much wisdom. . William R. . .. . and book collections  Favorite Quotes .Sophocles . On the subject of quotes and proverbs. history.Other Topics   Teacher Quotes . .Amos Bronson Alcott The maxims of men disclose their hearts. is almost equal to inventing new ones. diet.nature.Michel de Montaigne Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond districts of the mind.quotes and proverbs about libraries. writers and writing. or what flowers are in the world of nature. money  Nature Quotes .French Proverb To select well among old things. Alger What gems of painting or statuary are in the world of art.favorites..  Cooking Quotes . and nothing but the thread that binds them is my own. reading.. Nicholas Charles Trublet I have gathered a posie of other men's flowers. roses.

Mackintosh .Sir J. . . . . than in being the first author of that book. in applying rightly a thought one finds in a book. it is only one single mind which has been educated during all this time. made up of all the minds of preceding ages.Charles H. but jewels of thought render even poverty illustrious and sublime. . . . regardless of personal worth.Chinese Proverb A proverb is to speech what salt is to food.Vicesimus Knox A collection of rare thoughts is nothing less than a cabinet of intellectual gems. not less invention. so to speak. Sprague Good sayings are like pearls strung together.Arabic Proverb Proverbs are the cream of a nation's thought. G. .Bernard de Bovier de Fontenelle Maxims are the condensed good sense of nations. and to what glorious height we have at last reached.Samuel Smiles The diamond may adorn royalty.It often happens that the quotations constitute the most valuable part of a book.Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Time is of of no account with great thoughts. . they nourish the will. . . Good maxims are the germs of all excellence.Thomas Fuller A maxim is the exact and noble expression of an important and indisputable truth.Unknown There is not less wit. which are as fresh today as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago.found in Gems for the Fireside Proverbs may be said to be the abridgment of wisdom.Joseph Joubert It is delightful to transport one's self into the spirit of the past.Pierre Boyle A proverb is much matter decocted into few words.W.William B. Parkhurst A well-cultivated mind is. . to see how a wise man has thought before us.. when firmly fixed on the memory. .Joseph Joubert The proverb answers where the sermon fails. Simms Human success is a quotation from overhead. . .

Such a book is a casket of jewels for your housebold. . than in the one where they sprung up. When I quote others I do so in order to express my own ideas more clearly. of sound maxims and truthful apothegms. a book of condensed thought and striking anecdote. Victor Hugo . MSN groups. Now put foundations under them. Henry David Thoreau Inspiration and genius--one and the same. . in the parlor. Albert Einstein If you have built castles in the air. for the family.Tryon Edwards Important "Quote of the Day" Notice: Please note that while some daily quote or daily text message groups may link to this site. Upoc groups or other organizations that send out daily inspirational messages. your work need not be lost.Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind. . It will impress on your own mind a thousand valuable suggestions. The owners of those sites are solely responsible for any quotes or messages they send out to the members of their groups. on the table. and teach your children a thousand lessons of truth and duty.Oliver Wendell Holmes Always have a book at hand. this site currently does not have a "quote of the day" feature and is not affiliated with any Yahoo groups. religious groups. that is where they should be.Michel de Montaigne Inspirational Quotes Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.

the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be. fulfills itself. Ralph Waldo Emerson Men do less than they ought. unless they do all they can. Doane Experience is the child of thought. the best proverb of all is that which says: "Leave no stone unturned. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Every artist was first an amateur. Thomas Carlyle Let thy words be few. Benjamin Disraeli Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration? George Eliot No great man ever complains of want of opportunities. W. and in the bracing atmosphere of a high aim the very roughness stimulates the climber to steadier steps. Horace Bushnell Life has no smooth road for any of us. till the legend. you must be something." Edward Bulwer Lytton If you would create something. within and without. over steep ways to the stars.To find what you seek in the road of life. Ralph Waldo Emerson The more difficulties one has to encounter. and thought is the child of action. Ecclesiastes 5:2 from Words of Wisdom . C.

Theodore T. and then do what you have to do. Epictetus You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. John Muir First say to yourself what you would be. Hunger . Thomas Jefferson Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself. Euripides They can because they think they can. nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. Leon J. Wayne Gretzky Success Quotations Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom. Suenes The power of imagination makes us infinite. Virgil Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal.Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.

while winners do what is goal achieving. Elbert Hubbard There is only one success--to be able to spend your life in your own way. Dennis Waitley The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength. Vince Lombardi . Aristotle Onassis 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: common-sense and perseverance.We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise. Cicero The thing always happens that you really believe in. but rather a lack in will. and the belief in a thing makes it happen. Branson Alcott The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows. Owen Feltham Failures do what is tension relieving. but is not able to cash in on the experience. and the better a man is. Christopher Morley Success is sweet: the sweeter if long delayed and attained through manifold struggles and defeats. Richard Brinsley Sheridan A failure is a man who has blundered. not a lack of knowledge. the more he is inspired to glory. A. Frank Loyd Wright The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.

caution your elder brother. well. make perseverance your bosom friend.Everyone has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases. perspiration and inspiration. Jeremy Collier I cannot give you the formula for success. and hope your guardian genius. Earl of Beaconsfield Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration. William Shakespeare Try not to become a man of success but a man of value. experience your wise counselor. Herbert Bayard Swope Success does not consist in never making blunders. Albert Einstein . but I can give you the formula for failure--which is: Try to please everybody. Evan Esar If you wish success in life. Henry W. Josh Billings The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. but in never making the same one a second time. Longfellow To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first. Jospeph Addison Impatience never commanded success. Chapin The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do. Edwin H. desperation.

There's no use being a damn fool about it. try again. Robert Collier Goals and Goal Setting Quotations Related Links: Inspirational Quotes | Success Quotes The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.The man who makes a success of an important venture never wails for the crowd. White If at first you don't succeed. V. C. It takes nerve. repeated day in and day out. Lee Iacocca A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. Henry Ward Beecher The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business--or almost anywhere else for that matter. but the man that succeeds has both.C. These chances are the main things after all. Anyone can fail. The public admires the man who has enough confidence in himself to take a chance. Then quit. it takes a great lot of grit. The man who tries to succeed must expect to be criticized. Francis Bacon In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success. W. Nothing important was ever done but the greater number consulted previously doubted the possibility. Victor Cousins . He strikes out for himself. Fields Success is the sum of small efforts. Success is the accomplishment of that which most people think can't be done. try.

nor consciousness concerning. but wanting to win is. Vince Lombardi Failures do what is tension relieving. obtain a victory by exerting. Michel de Montaigne Ah. or what's a heaven for? Robert Browning The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain. but a man's reach should exceed his grasp. you'll end up someplace else. while winners do what is goal achieving. when reached. Dennis Waitley (as quoted in Brian Tracy's book. Kahlil Gibran Every ceiling. becomes a floor.Winning isn't everything. Brian Tracy. Eat That Frog) A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names. while others. upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right. Eat that Frog The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose. but he should have neither name for. Aldous Huxley If you don't know where you are going. the main aim of his life. Yogi Berra Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal. at . Samuel Butler Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement. on the contrary.

Author Unknown Don't bunt.the last moment. we must sail—Sail. Burmese Saying In absence of clearly defined goals. and after that to enjoy it. Logan Pearsall Smith . who aims at mediocrity will be far short of it. David Ogilvy There are two things to aim at in life. more vigorous efforts than before. Aim out of the ballpark. not in the prize. we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia. Viktor Frankl The virtue lies in the struggle. not tie at anchor—Sail. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Who aims at excellence will be above mediocrity. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second. Henry Ford Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. Seneca It is not enough to take steps which may some day lead to a goal. not drift. each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise. first to get what you want. no wind is the right wind. Richard Monckton Milnes To reach a port. Franklin Roosevelt There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for. Polybius Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.