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Inspiring Quotes


I love motivating and inspiring quotes about all sorts of things. I’ve put some of my favourites here. Please share your favourite quotes if you have some! I love hearing new and old ones, great quotes can inject a ‘bigger’ way of thinking into our day.



“Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Oliver Goldsmith



“Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do” – Goethe



‘The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.’ – Thomas Carlyle



‘Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want tomorrow’ – Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros



‘Laziness will cause you pain’ – Vee Arnis Jitsu, School of Self-Defense



‘It’s the sets that you don’t want to do that lead to the most growth’ – Charles Polliquin



‘Time for battle. Get in and get out. Don’t live in the gym. “Get er’ done” as they say. It doesn’t matter what you use to get the job done either. A barbell, 1 or 2 kettlebells, bodyweight only…. It doesn’t matter. Just make sure you get uncomfortable being comfortable.’ – Zach Even – Esh



“Everything is within reach. You’ve got to have confidence in yourself and that’s half the battle. Once you’ve got it, you can’t go too far wrong’ – Barbara Kendall, Olympic Gold Medalist



‘The mental approach is one of the most important things in running. The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win. Most people train by racing. I tried to make each race an event in my life’ – Roger Bannister, First man to run a sub-four minute mile



‘If you really want something, you’ve got to go for it. Life becomes really easy when you know what you want’ – Barbara Kendall, Olympic Gold Medalist



‘Be not afraid of going slowly, be only afraid of standing still’ – Chinese Proverb



“Few things are impossible to diligence and skill, great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance” – Samuel L. Jackson



‘I’m not just involved in tennis, I’m committed. Do you know the difference? Think of ham and eggs. The chicken is involved but the pig is committed.’ – Martina Navratilova, Nine-time Wimbledon tennis champion



‘Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do’ John Wooden, Ten-times Champion Basketball coach



‘If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.’ – Thomas Edison



“Energy and persistence conquer all things.” – Benjamin Franklin



“See that any time you feel pained or defeated, it is only because you insist on clinging to what doesn’t work…” – Guy Finley



“Procrastination is opportunity’s natural assassin” – Victor Kiam



“Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon” – Denis Waitley



“The past DOES NOT equal the future” – Anthony Robbins



“It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges.. and I believe in myself” Muhammad Ali



“Every day you waste is one you can never make up.” – George Allen



All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become. – Buddha



Live out of your imagination, not your history. – Stephen R. Covey



People of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things. – Elinor Smith



If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today. – Lou Holtz



Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it. – George Halas



Whoever said, “It’s not whether you win or lose that counts,” probably lost. – Martina Navratilova



While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior. – Henry C. Link



There is no substitute for guts. – Bear Bryant



I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. – Michael Jordan



I contribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse. – Florence Nightingale



What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. – Zig Ziglar



No pessimist ever discovered the secret of stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit. – Helen Keller



Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work. – H.L.Hunt



As long as you’re going to think anyway, think big. – Donald Trump



Successful people are successful because they form the habits of doing those things that failures don’t like to do. – Albert Gray



Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable, procures success to the weak, and esteem to all. – George Washington



Perfection does not exist – you can always do better and you can always grow. – Les Brown



Your opponent is yourself, your negative internal voices, your level of determination. – Grace Lichtenstein



You are the only person on earth who can use your ability. – Zig Ziglar



Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. – M. Scott Peck



“The purpose of a goal is what it makes of you in your pursuit of it” – Anthony Robbins



“You can’t exceed your wildest expectations without first having some wild expectations.” – Oscar Wilde



“Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” – Albert Einstein



“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller



“If you quit every time things don’t go your way, then you’ll be quitting all through your life.” – Evander Holyfield



“I never hit a shot, not even in practice, without having a very sharp, in-focus picture of it in my head. It’s like a colour movie.” – Jack Nicklaus, Six-time US Masters champion golfer



‘When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.’ – Arnold Schwarzenegger



Jim Rohn quotes –


“Success is a few simple disciplines, practiced every day”



“Failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day”



“Success is something you attract by the person you become”



“For things to get better, you have to get better”



“Your personal philosophy is the greatest factor in your success”



“Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better”



“Don’t neglect the things that are easy to do”



“Beware of who you become in the pursuit of your goals”



“You can’t change destination overnight but you can change direction overnight”







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