Inspirational Quotes

Here are some quotes that inspire us.
Hopefully you can find one or two to hold onto when things get challenging in your world.

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

A goal without a plan is just a wish.
~ Antoine de Saint Exupery

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better man.
~ Benjamin Franklin

“Simply see that you are at the center of the universe, and accept all things and beings  as parts of your infinite body. When you perceive that an act done to another is done to yourself, you have understood the great truth.”
~ Lao Tzu

“Success in life could be defined as the continued expansion of happiness and the progressive realization of worthy goals. It’s the ability to effortlessly fulfill your deepest desires”
~ Deepak Chopra

Don’t compromise your self, you’re all you got.
~ Janis Joplin

No matter how good you are, you can always get better.
~ Tiger Woods

To eat is a necessity, to eat intelligently is an art.
~ La Roucheauld

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.
~ Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi

Your mind is your instrument. Learn to be its master and not its slave.
~ Remez Sasson

Plant the seed of meditation and reap the fruit of peace of mind.
~ Remez Sasson

A calm mind is not disturbed by the waves of thoughts.
~ Remez Sasson

Even masters had to take the first step, so can you.
~ Remez Sasson

You switch off the engine of your car, so why don’t you switch off the engine of your mind?
~ Remez Sasson

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”
~ Henry Ford

“Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder…”
~ Thoreau

“The journey is the destination.”

“The mind is everything. What you think, you become….”
~ Buddha

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”
~ Bill Gates

“There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same.”
~ Chinese Proverb

“The past does not define you, the present does.”
~ Jillian Michaels

“Why choose to fail when success is an option?”
~ Jillian Michaels

“Selfish isn’t a dirty word. It means we take care of ourselves and are able to give back.”
~ Jillian Michaels

The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.
~ Ben Stein

The future depends on what we do in the present – Mahatma Gandhi

Put your future in good hands – your own.

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
~ Jimmy Johnson

Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.
~ Ann Landers

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.
~ Henry Ford

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

The Only Failure is When You Say, “I Give Up.”

I would rather be 10 pounds heavier than worry about it everyday of my life…

I don’t know what the key to success is, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.
~ Bill Cosby

Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
~ Jonathan Kozel

Little keys open big locks. Simple words reflect great thoughts. Your smile can cure heart blocks. So keep on smiling it rocks. Happy New Year 2012
~ Unknown

Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits.
~ Unknown

If training is hard, then winning will be easy, but if training is easy, then winning will be hard.
~ Norman Harris

On this New Year, be someone you yourself can admire.
~ Pearl Aman

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.
~  Michael Altshuler

A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.
~ Patricia Neal

If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.
~ Jack Dixon

“Our thoughts create our reality — where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go.”
~ Peter McWilliams quotes

“The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.”
~ Brian Tracy

“Focus on your potential instead of your limitations”
~ Alan Loy McGinnis quotes

Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.
~ Glenn Turner

You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.
~ Louise Hay

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
~ Marcel Proust

The world does not have to change. The only thing that has to change is our attitude.
~ Gerald Jampolsky

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.
~ Ziggy

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”
~ Sydney J. Harris

“There is more to life than increasing its speed.
~ Gandhi

“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.”
~  William S. Burroughs

“Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.”
~ C.S. Lewis

“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”
~ Michael Jordan

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”
~ Mary Anne Radmacher

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience”
~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“Even if you stumble, you’re still moving forward.”

Everything around us is made up of energy. To attract positive things in your life, start by giving off positive energy.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

If you want to fly you have to give up the stuff that holds you down.

There are no excuses.

I’ve always believed that anyone who wants to fulfill their potential in life should start with taking care of their physical body.

No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch.

There is no finish line. It’s a continuous journey and I’m always looking to push my limits.

You are your maker.

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

What you get by achieving your goal is not as important as what you become by achieving your goal.

An archer cannot hit the bulls-eye if he doesn’t know where the target is.

Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you’ll land amongst the stars.

Goals are dreams with deadlines.

This one step – choosing a goal and sticking to it – changes everything.

Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

Fear melts when you take action towards a goal you really want.

The mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work unless it’s open.