Inspirational Quotes Part 1

Power, Success and Value Creation

“Every generation needs a new revolution.” — Thomas Jefferson

“For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead.” — Thomas Jefferson

“Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.” — Ayn Rand

“Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do and you’ve done it.” — Margaret Thatcher

“If we fail to nourish our souls, they wither, and without soul, life ceases to have meaning. The creative process shrivels in the absence of continual dialogue with the soul. And creativity is what makes life worth living.” — Marion Woodman

“Creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives… [and] when we are involved in it, we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life.” — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

“Almost always the creative, dedicated minority has made the world better.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

“A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend upon the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the measure as I have received and am still receiving.” — Albert Einstein

“And above all things, never think that you’re not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning.” — Isaac Asimov

“One person can make a difference, one person can change the world, but you must choose to do so. You must make the future or others will make it for you.” — J. Michael Straczynski

“The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.” — Winston Churchill

“If you think you can do a thing or you think you cannot do a thing, either way, you are right.” — Henry Ford

“Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does something about it that makes a difference.” — Nolan Bushnell

“New ideas pass through three periods: *It can’t be done, *It probably can be done, but it’s not worth doing, *I knew it was a good idea all along!” — Arthur C. Clarke

“You see things and you say why? But I dream things that never were; and I say why not?” — George Bernard Shaw

“Kites rise highest against the wind — not with it.” — Winston Churchill

“We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within.” — Earl Nightingale

“I cannot discover that anyone knows enough to say definitely what is and what is not possible.” — Henry Ford

“The problems we have today cannot be solved by thinking the way we thought — when we created them.” — Albert Einstein

“If you’re proactive, you don’t have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.” — Stephen Covey

“If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope for advance.” — Orville Wright

“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.” — Arthur C. Clarke

“No concept man forms is valid unless he integrates it without contradiction into the sum of his knowledge.” — Ayn Rand

“He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.” — Thomas Jefferson

Trinity: “No-one has ever done anything like this before.”
Neo: “That’s why it’s going to work.”
— The Matrix, Wachowski Brothers, Warner Brothers Studios

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

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

“It’s not failure which ruins our dreams, it’s the way we deal with it.” — Anon

“One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his greatest surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.” — Henry Ford

“When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.” — Napoleon Hill

“Decisions determine destiny.” — George Patton

“Do not ever say that the desire to ‘do good’ by force is a good motive. Neither power, lust, nor stupidity are good motives.” — Ayn Rand

“Government ‘help’ to business is just as disastrous as government persecution… the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.” — Ayn Rand

“Wealth is the product of man’s capacity to think.” — Ayn Rand

“When I disagree with a rational man, I let reality be our final arbiter; if I am right, he will learn; if I am wrong, I will; one of us will win, but both will profit.” — Ayn Rand

“Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.” — Thomas Jefferson

“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” — Thomas Jefferson

“Educate and inform the whole mass of the people. They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.” — Thomas Jefferson

“Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.” — Thomas Jefferson

“Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations.” — Thomas Jefferson

“There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world.” — Thomas Jefferson

“To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.” — Thomas Jefferson

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” — Winston Churchill

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” — Winston Churchill

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” — Winston Churchill

“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” — Winston Churchill

“Danger – if you meet it promptly and without flinching – you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!” — Winston Churchill

“Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.” — Winston Churchill

“If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another.” — Winston Churchill

“It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.” — Winston Churchill

“Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.” — Winston Churchill

“All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.” — Benjamin Franklin

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” — Benjamin Franklin

“Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.” — Benjamin Franklin

“Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of.” — Benjamin Franklin

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” — Benjamin Franklin

“Honesty is the best policy.” — Benjamin Franklin

“If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.” — Benjamin Franklin

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

“Never confuse motion with action.” — Benjamin Franklin

“Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.” — Benjamin Franklin

“Time is money.” — Benjamin Franklin

“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” — Benjamin Franklin

“All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.” — Adlai E. Stevenson

“I believe that if we really want human brotherhood to spread and increase until it makes life safe and sane, we must also be certain that there is no one true faith or path by which it may spread.” — Adlai E. Stevenson

“On the plains of hesitation lie the blackened bones of countless millions who at the dawn of victory lay down to rest, and in resting died.” — Adlai E. Stevenson

“To act coolly, intelligently and prudently in perilous circumstances is the test of a man – and also a nation.” — Adlai E. Stevenson

“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” — Diane Ackerman

“Success produces success, just as money produces money.” — Diane Ackerman

“You don’t have to be a ‘person of influence’ to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they’ve taught me.” — Scott Adams

“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.” — Muhammad Ali

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” — Muhammad Ali

“I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true – hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it.” — Ray Bradbury

“The television, that insidious beast, that Medusa which freezes a billion people to stone every night, staring fixedly, that Siren which called and sang and promised so much and gave, after all, so little.” — Ray Bradbury