300 Motivational Wisdom Quotes

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Here is a list of 300 Motivational Wisdom Quotes that will inspire and motivate you to succeed. Use these wisdom quotes to boost your motivation. These Quotes will inspire you to move forward in your life without giving up. Read & share these empowering quotes to inspire others.

300 Motivational Wisdom Quotes

1. “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be. Maya Angelou

2. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” Jim Rohn

3. “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” Michael Jordan

4. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” Oprah Winfrey

5. “Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.” C. S. Lewis

6. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” Henry Ford

7. “Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.” Immanuel Kant

8. “Everyday may not be a good day but there is good in every day. Unknown

9. “The older you get, the more quiet you become. Life humbles you so deeply as you age. You realize how much nonsense you’ve waste time on.” Anonymous

10. “Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread. Unknown

11. “Never, no, never did nature say one thing and wisdom say another.” Edmund Burke

12. “Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it. Unknown

13. “Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.” Matt Cameron

14. “Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” Albert Einstein

15. “What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.” Wayne Dyer

16. “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” Lou Holtz

17. “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” William James

18. “The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” Scott Hamilton

19. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” Leo Buscaglia

20. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” George Bernard Shaw

21. “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” Mahatma Gandhi

22. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” Oprah Winfrey

23. “Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.” —Dalai Lama

24. “Lost time is never found again.” —Benjamin Franklin

25. “When anger enters the mind, wisdom departs.” Thomas A Kempis

26. “Knowledge is knowing what to say. Wisdom is knowing when to say it.” Anonymous

27. “People share their wisdom in the hopes of making a difference in other people’s lives.

28. “The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

29. “If we have the attitude that it is going to be a great day it usually is.

30. “Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.” Ron Wild

31. “The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.

32. “It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.” Oliver Wendall Holmes

33. “The advantage of being eighty years old is that one has many people to love. Jean Renoir

34. “When life is too easy for us, we must beware or we may not be ready to meet the blows which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.” Eleanor Roosevelt

35. “God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.” Voltaire

36. “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill

37. “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

38. “The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.” Tony Robbins

39. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” Robert Frost

40. “We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

41. “Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.” Les Brown

42. “Wisdom is the daughter of experience.” Anonymous

43. “When you have faith, everything is possible.

44. “It is said that wisdom lies not in seeing things, but seeing through things.” Manly P. Hall

45. “Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. Norman Vincent Peale

46. “Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day.” Zen Proverb

47. “Good coaching is good teaching and nothing else. Pat Conroy, My Losing Season

48. “Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.” Francis Bacon

49. “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

50. “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” —Friedrich Nietzsche

51. “Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

52. “It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

53. “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” —Nelson Mandela

54. “Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out of it alive.” —Elbert Hubbard

55. “Patience is the companion of wisdom.” Saint Augustine

56. “Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.” —C. S. Lewis

57. “There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.” —Franklin D. Roosevelt

58. “Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim.” —John D. Rockefeller

59. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” —Mark Twain

60. “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” —Aristotle

61. “When a thing is done, it’s done. Don’t look back. Look forward to your next objective.” —George C. Marshall

62. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” —Robert Frost

63. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” —Abraham Lincoln

64. “A loving heart is the truest wisdom.” Charles Dickens

65. “The wise man hath his thoughts in his head; the fool, on his tongue.” Ivan Panin

66. “You can never plan the future by the past.” —Edmund Burke

67. “Honesty is the first book of wisdom.” Thomas Jefferson

68. “We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” George Bernard Shaw

69. “Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.” Anonymous

70. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” Confucius

71. “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” Dalai Lama

72. “There are three constants in life…change, choice, and principles.” Stephen Covey

73. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” Martin Luther King, Jr.

74. “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them–that only creates sorrow. Let reality be a reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” Lao Tzu

75. “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” John F. Kennedy

76. “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” Albert Einstein

77. “Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” Jimi Hendrix

78. “Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment. Lao Tzu

79. “The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness. Michel83 de Montaigne

80. “Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait. Leo Tolstoy

81. “Wisdom is knowing the right path to take. Integrity is taking it.” Anonymous

82. “Wisdom is knowledge that is guided by understanding; we have to have the wisdom and the knowledge to understand why certain things happen in our lives and trust that God will lead us over any obstacles that comes in our way.” Anonymous

21. “It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.” Henry David Thoreau

84. “He that respects himself is safe from others.” —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

85. “Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness. Sophocles”

86. “A wise owl sat on an oak, the more he saw the less he spoke, the less he spoke the more he heard. Why aren’t we like the wise old bird?” Charles M Schulz

87. “Wisdom is the right use of knowledge.” Charles Spurgeon

88. “Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” Socrates

89. “Happy is the man who finds wisdom and the man who gains understanding.” Anonymous

90. “If you have the guts to keep making mistakes, your wisdom and intelligence leap forward with huge momentum.” Holly Near

91. “Faith gives us strength and reassurance and leaves us bathed in the wisdom that we are never alone.” Debbie Ford

92. “Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all.” Helen Keller

93. “The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.” Aristotle

94. “Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out of it alive.” Elbert Hubbard

95. “Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.” Billy Graham

96. “Each person must live their life as a model for others.” Rosa Parks

97. “My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose–somehow we win out.” Ronald Reagan

98. “Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.” Vivian Komori

99. “Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It’s a journey of discovery–there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair.” Rick Warren

100. “Let your actions demonstrate your wisdom.” Unknown

101. “Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” —Henry Van Dyke

102. “To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” Bertrand Russell

103. “The door to wisdom is knowing yourself.” Anonymous

104. “Knowledge comes from learning. Wisdom comes from living.” Anthony Douglas Williams

105. “The fool wonders, the wise man asks. Benjamin Disraeli

106. “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. Benjamin Franklin

107. “Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. Jimi Hendrix

108. “To attain knowledge, add things everyday. To attain wisdom, remove things every day. Lao Tzu

109. “Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge. Leonardo da Vinci

110. “Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. Confucius

111. “There is only a finger’s difference between a wise man and a fool. Diogenes

112. “Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life. Hermann Hesse

113. “We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom. Leo Tolstoy

114. “Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end. Leonard Nimoy

115. “A problem is a chance for you to do your best. Duke Ellington

116. “What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? Jean-Jacques Rousseau

117. “Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself. Kahlil Gibran

118.  “We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. Marcel Proust

119. “Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children. Kahlil Gibran

120. “If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission.” —Anonymous

121. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” —John Wooden

122. “To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” —Anonymous

123. “If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.” —Jim Rohn

124. “Trust because you are willing to accept the risk, not because it’s safe or certain.” —Anonymous

125. “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life–think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” —Swami Vivekananda

126. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” —Walt Disney

127. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” —Winston Churchill

128. “Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.” —Anonymous

129. “If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got.” —Anonymous

130. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.” —Proverb

131. “Successful entrepreneurs are givers and not takers of positive energy.” —Anonymous

132. “Whenever you see a successful person you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.” —Vaibhav Shah

133. “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” —Chris Grosser

134. “Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” —Albert Einstein

135. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

136. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” —Thomas A. Edison

137 “If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents–start charging for it.” —Kim Garst

138. “Knowledge is being aware of what you can do. Wisdom is knowing when not to do it.” —Anonymous

139. “Your problem isn’t the problem. Your reaction is the problem.” —Anonymous

140. “You can do anything, but not everything. —Anonymous

141. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” —Steve Jobs

142. “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” —Ray Goforth

143. “Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life.” —A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

144. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” —Thomas Jefferson

145. “The starting point of all achievement is desire.” —Napoleon Hill

146. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.” —Robert Collier

147. “If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.” —Thomas J. Watson

148. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” —Michael John Bobak

149. “You may only succeed if you desire succeeding; you may only fail if you do not mind failing.” —Philippos

150. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear–not absence of fear.” —Mark Twain

151. “A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit. David Elton Trueblood

152. “The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one. Honore De Balzac

153. “He gossips habitually; he lacks the common wisdom to keep still that deadly enemy of man, his own tongue. Mark Twain

154. “Memory is not wisdom; idiots can by rote repeat volumes. Yet what is wisdom without memory? Martin Farquhar Tupper

155. “Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. Will Rogers

156. “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. Thomas Jefferson

157. “A fool is known by his speech; and a wise man by silence. Pythagoras

158. “Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom. Terry Pratchett

159. “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. Socrates

160. “Wisdom and deep intelligence require an honest appreciation of mystery. Thomas Moore

161. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” Abraham Lincoln

162. “The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.” John C. Maxwell

163. “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” Soren Kierkegaar

164. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou

165. “Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you in life.” John F. Kennedy

166. “There is no passion to be found playing small–in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Nelson Mandela

167. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Thomas A. Edison

168. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.” Amelia Earhart

169. “People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how the character is built.” Eleanor Roosevelt

16. “Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.” Paulo Coelho

170. “Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.” Thomas Jefferson

171. “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” Vince Lombardi

172. “Communication is a skill that you can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you’re willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life.” Brian Tracy

173. “Today is life–the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.” Dale Carnegie

175. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” —David Brinkley

176. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

177. “The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” —Henry Ford

178. “If you’re going through hell keep going.” —Winston Churchill

179. “The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” —Anonymous

180. “Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.” —Anonymous

181. “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” —Oscar Wilde

182. “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” —Anonymous

183. “The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.” —Bruce Feirstein

184. “When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you.” —Lolly Daskal

185. “I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams.” —Oprah Winfrey

186. “The wise man hath his thoughts in his head; the fool, on his tongue.” Ivan Panin

187. “You can never plan the future by the past.” —Edmund Burke

188. “Honesty is the first book of wisdom.” Thomas Jefferson

189. “We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” George Bernard Shaw

190. “No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.” —Anonymous

191. “Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” —Nathaniel Hawthorne

192. “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” —Albert Einstein

193. “Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.” —Anonymous

194. “Do one thing every day that scares you.” —Anonymous

195. “What’s the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable.” —Anonymous

196. “Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” —Lolly Daskal

197. “Nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.” —Anonymous

198. “Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.” Anonymous

199. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” Confucius

200. “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” Dalai Lama

201. “There are three constants in life…change, choice, and principles.” Stephen Covey

202. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” Martin Luther King, Jr.

203. “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them–that only creates sorrow. Let reality be a reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” Lao Tzu

204. “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” John F. Kennedy

205. “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” Albert Einstein

206. “Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” Jimi Hendrix

207. “Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment. Lao Tzu

208. “The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness. Michel de Montaigne

209. “Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait. Leo Tolstoy

210. “Wisdom is knowing the right path to take. Integrity is taking it.” Anonymous

211. “Wisdom is knowledge that is guided by understanding; we have to have the wisdom and the knowledge to understand why certain things happen in our lives and trust that God will lead us over any obstacles that comes in our way.” Anonymous

212. “It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.” Henry David Thoreau

213. “He that respects himself is safe from others.” —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

214. “Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness. Sophocles”

215. “A wise owl sat on an oak, the more he saw the less he spoke, the less he spoke the more he heard. Why aren’t we like the wise old bird?” Charles M Schulz

216. “Wisdom is the right use of knowledge.” Charles Spurgeon

217. “Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” Socrates

218. “Happy is the man who finds wisdom and the man who gains understanding.” Anonymous

219. “If you have the guts to keep making mistakes, your wisdom and intelligence leap forward with huge momentum.” Holly Near

220. “Faith gives us strength and reassurance and leaves us bathed in the wisdom that we are never alone.” Debbie Ford

221. “Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all.” Helen Keller

222. “The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.” Aristotle

223. “Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out of it alive.” Elbert Hubbard

224. “Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.” Billy Graham

225. “Each person must live their life as a model for others.” Rosa Parks

226. “My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose–somehow we win out.” Ronald Reagan

227. “Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.” Vivian Komori

228. “Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It’s a journey of discovery–there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair.” Rick Warren

229. “Let your actions demonstrate your wisdom.” ATGW

230. “Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” —Henry Van Dyke

231. “To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” Bertrand Russell

232. “You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.” —Booker T. Washington

233. “Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.” —Theodore N. Vail

234. “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” —Herman Melville

2395. “What would you do if you weren’t afraid.” —Spencer Johnson

236. “Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.” —Washington Irving

237. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” —Truman Capote

238. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” —John R. Wooden

239. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” —Margaret Thatcher

240. “A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.” —Vince Lombardi

241. “The door to wisdom is knowing yourself.” Anonymous

242. “Knowledge comes from learning. Wisdom comes from living.” Anthony Douglas Williams

243. “The fool wonders, the wise man asks. Benjamin Disraeli

244. “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. Benjamin Franklin

245. “Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. Jimi Hendrix

246. “To attain knowledge, add things everyday. To attain wisdom, remove things every day. Lao Tzu

247. “Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge. Leonardo da Vinci

248. “Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. Confucius

249. “There is only a finger’s difference between a wise man and a fool. Diogenes

250. “Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life. Hermann Hesse

251. “We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom. Leo Tolstoy

252. “Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end. Leonard Nimoy

253. “A problem is a chance for you to do your best. Duke Ellington

354. “What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? Jean-Jacques Rousseau

355. “Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself. Kahlil Gibran

356. “We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. Marcel Proust

357. “Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children. Kahlil Gibran

258. “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.” —Anatole France

259. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.” —Dale Carnegie

260. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” —Jim Ryun

261. “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” —Dale Carnegie

262. “There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.” —Ella Wheeler Wilcox

263. “Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” —Francis Chan

264. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” —George Lorimer

265. “A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at.” — Bruce Lee

266. “Success is … knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others.” —John C. Maxwell

267. “A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit. David Elton Trueblood

268. “The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one. Honore De Balzac

269. “He gossips habitually; he lacks the common wisdom to keep still that deadly enemy of man, his own tongue. Mark Twain

270. “Memory is not wisdom; idiots can by rote repeat volumes. Yet what is wisdom without memory? Martin Farquhar Tupper

271. “Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. Will Rogers

272. “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. Thomas Jefferson

273. “A fool is known by his speech; and a wise man by silence. Pythagoras

274. “Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom. Terry Pratchett

275. “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. Socrates

276. “Wisdom and deep intelligence require an honest appreciation of mystery. Thomas Moore

277. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” Abraham Lincoln
“The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.” John C. Maxwell
278. “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” Soren Kierkegaar

279. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou

280. “Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you in life.” John F. Kennedy

281. “There is no passion to be found playing small–in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Nelson Mandela

282. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Thomas A. Edison

283. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.” Amelia Earhart

284. “People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.” Eleanor Roosevelt

285. “Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.” Paulo Coelho

286. “Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.” Thomas Jefferson

287. “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” Vince Lombardi

288. “Communication is a skill that you can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you’re willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life.” Brian Tracy

289. “Today is life–the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.” Dale Carnegie

290. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” —Pablo Picasso

291. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing–that’s why we recommend it daily.” –Zig Ziglar

292. “We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret.” —Earl Nightingale

293. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” —Vidal Sassoon

294. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. ” —Les Brown

295. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” —Bill Gates

296. “A real entrepreneur is somebody who has no safety net underneath them.” —Henry Kravis

297. “The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.” —Mark Caine

298. “People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.” —Tony Robbins

299. “When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” —Audre Lorde

300. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” —Mark Twain

 

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