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500 Inspirational Quotes on Weight Loss, Health and Success

If you’re looking for inspiration on weight loss, health, success, happiness or any other aspect of life, this article has the best motivational quotes.

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Eating Healthy

eating well is self respect

Eating well is a form of self-respect – Unknown

Bigger snacks mean bigger slacks – Unknown

What you eat in private will show up in public – Unknown

Nothing tastes as good as thin feels – English proverb

The scientific truth may be put quite briefly; eat moderately, having an ordinary mixed diet, and don’t worry – Robert Hutchison

Eat to nourish your body – Unknown

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be they food – Hippocrates

He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skill of his doctors – Chinese Proverb

Eat to fuel your body, not to feed your emotions – Unknown

A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools – Spanish Proverb

If food is your best friend, it’s also your worst enemy – Edward Jones

Junk food may be cheaper but eating healthy will cost you less in the end – Brian Syuki

Any food that requires enhancing by the use of chemical substances should in no way be considered a food ― John H. Tobe

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants ― Michael Pollan

Food is really and truly the most effective medicine ― Dr. Joel Fuhrma

Proper nutrition is the difference between feeling exhausted and getting the most out of a workout ― Summer Sanders

To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life ― William Londen

The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition ― Thomas Edison

We are an overfed and undernourished nation digging an early grave with our teeth — Ezra Taft Benson

Our children are capable of consuming something that grew in a garden or on a tree and never saw a deep fryer. They are capable of making it through diner at a sit-down restaurant with tablecloths and no climbing equipment. Children deserve quality nourishment — Victoria Moran

Exercise

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Fitness – If it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body – Cher

Exercise more, soon it’s going to feel amazing – Unknown

Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you have a kingdom – Jack Lalanne

Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness –Edward Stanley

Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise – Carrie Latet

Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far – Thomas Jefferson

Exercise can transform your life, not just your body – Brian Syuki

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity – John F. Kennedy

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world – Paul Dudley White

Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states – Carol Welch

The only bad workout is the one you didn’t do – Unknown

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength – Arnold Schwarzenegger

It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable – Socrates

I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it – Art Williams

Your biggest challenge isn’t someone else. It’s the ache in your legs and the voice inside that yells can’t, but don’t listen. You just push harder and then you hear the voice whisper can and you discover that the person you thought you were is no match for the person you really are – Unknown

Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart – Gene Tunney

If it weren’t for the fact that the TV set and the refrigerator are so far apart, some of us wouldn’t get any exercise at all – Joey Adams

Physical fitness can neither be achieved by wishful thinking nor outright purchase – Joseph Pilates

I have to exercise in the morning before my brain figures out what I’m doing – Marsha Doble

Exercise is essential to the health of the whole body; it increases the circulation and the power of breathing, and stimulates every part of the body to a good healthy growth – Winfred E. Baldwin

Obstacles/ Challenges

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If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere – Unknown

A stumble may prevent a fall – English Proverb

I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature – John D. Rockefeller

Failure is not fatal. Only failure to get back up is – John C. Maxwell

Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be – John Wooden

You don’t drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there – Unknown

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors – African Proverb

Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer – Denis Waitley

It’s not the mistakes in life that are important -it’s what we learn from them – Donna Guthrie

Everything you want is on the other side of fear – Jack Canfield

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly – Robert F. Kennedy

Giving up is the only sure way to fail – Gena Showalter

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing – Denis Waitley

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

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever – Lance Armstrong

The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing – Henry Ford

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit – Napoleon Hill

It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts – Zig Ziglar

Forget Your Past, Forgive Yourself, And Begin Again Right Now – Unknown

I Am Not What Happened To Me. I Am What I Choose To Become – Unknown

The weak fall, but the strong will remain and never go under – Anne Frank

Health

take care of your body

Take care of your body, it’s the only place you live in – Unknown

Our health always seems much more valuable after we lose it – Unknown

Living a healthy lifestyle will only deprive you of poor health, lethargy, and fat – Jill Johnson

A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time – pills or stairs – Joan Welsh

The greatest wealth is health – Virgil

Health and cheerfulness naturally beget each other – Joseph Addison

Half the modern drugs could well be thrown out the window, except that the birds might eat them – Martin H. Fischer

To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear – Buddha

Without health, life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering – Francois Rabelais

Health and intellect are the two blessings of life – Menander

To me, good health is more than just exercise and diet. It’s really a point of view and a mental attitude you have about yourself – Albert Schweitzer

From the bitterness of disease man learns the sweetness of health – Catalan Proverb

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy wealthy and wise – Benjamin Franklin

Just because you’re not sick doesn’t mean you’re healthy – Author Unknown

Healthy is merely the slowest rate at which one can die – Unknown

Garbage in garbage out – George Fuechsel

Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it – Josh Billings

Time And health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted – Denis Waitley

The best and most efficient pharmacy is within your own system – Robert C. Peale

 

Goals

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A goal is a dream with a deadline – Napoleon Hill

A goal without a plan is just a wish – Larry Elder

Set your goals high and don’t stop until you get there – Bo Jackson

Arriving at one goal is the starting point to anotherJohn Dewey

If you want to accomplish anything in life, you can’t just sit back and hope it will happen. You’ve got to make it happen – Chuck Norris

A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at – Bruce Lee

You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures – Charles C. Noble

If what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then it’s moving you away from your goals – Brian Tracy

You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change – Les Brown

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

Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality – Ralph Marston

Failures do what is tension relieving, while winners do what is goal achieving – Dennis Waitley

It’s a dream until you write it down, and then it’s a goal – Unknown

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced – James Baldwin

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things – Albert Einstein

People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going – Earl Nightingale

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

The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it – Jordan Belfort

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher – Thomas Henry Huxley

I don’t care how much power, brilliance or energy you have, if you don’t harness it and focus it on a specific target, and hold it there you’re never going to accomplish as much as your ability warrants – Zig Ziglar

Habits

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The easier it is to do, the harder it is to change – Eng’s Principle

First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you – Robert Gilbert

Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time – Mark Twain

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going – Jim Rohn

Habit is second nature, or rather, ten times nature – William James

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out – Robert J Collier

You will never change your life until you change something you do daily – Mike Murdock

A habit is something you can do without thinking – which is why most of us have so many of them – Frank A. Clark

A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit – Desiderius Erasmus

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing – Vince Lombardi

You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, ‘I release the need for this in my life’ – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones – Benjamin Franklin

Good habits result from resisting temptation – Indian Proverb

Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of – Unknown

Powerful indeed is the empire of habit – Publicus Syrus

The sum of one’s intelligence is the sum of one’s habits of mind – Lauren Resnick

Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits – Mark Twain

Good habits are worth being fanatical about – John Irving

Habit is stronger than reason – George Santayana

Procrastination

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When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that in itself is a choice – William James

Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week – Spanish Proverb

Procrastination is the thief of time – Edward Young

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing – Walt Disney

If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it – Olin Miller

You may delay, but time will not – Benjamin Franklin

Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin – Victor Kiam

The best way to get something done is to begin – Unknown

How soon ‘not now’ becomes ‘never’ – Martin Luther

A year from now you may wish you had started today – Karen Lamb

Following-through is the only thing that separates dreamers from people that accomplish great things – Gene Hayden

Often greater risk is involved in postponement than in making a wrong decision – Harry A. Hopf

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right – Napoleon Hill

Stop talking. Start walking – L.M. Heroux

Begin doing what you want to do now – Marie Beynon Ray

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried – Unknown

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle – Abraham Lincoln

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in – Napoleon Bonaparte

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone – Pablo Picasso

Planning

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Plan for what is difficult while it is easy, do what is great while it is small – Sun Tzu

Good intentions might sound nice, but it’s positive actions that matter – Tim Fargo

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail – Benjamin Franklin

If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else – Yogi Berra

A man who does not plan long ahead will find trouble at his door – Confucius

It’s not the plan that’s important, it’s the planning – Dr. Gramme Edwards

A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow – Geoge S. Patton

As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it – Antoine de Saint Exupery

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work – Peter Drucker

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan – Eleanor Roosevelt

Plans are nothing; planning is everything – Dwight D. Eisenhower

Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential – Winston Churchill

It’s not the plan that is important, it’s the planning – Dr Graeme Edwards

A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow – George S. Patton

Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan – Norman Vincent Peale

It is a bad plan that admits of no modification – Publilius Syrus

The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail – Napoleon Hill

You can always amend a big plan, but you can never expand a little one. I don’t believe in little plans. I believe in plans big enough to meet a situation which we can’t possibly foresee now – Harry S. Truman

Have a bias toward action – let’s see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away – Indira Gandhi

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work – Peter Drucker

Willpower

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It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not – James Gordon

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will – Mahatma Gandhi

Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do – Johann von Goethe

Willpower can produce short-term change, but it creates constant internal stress because you haven’t dealt with the root cause – Rick Warren

Nothing is easy to the unwilling – Thomas Fuller

Will is character in action – William McDougall

Men can do all things if they will – Leon Batista Alberti

Most of life’s actions are within our reach, but decisions take willpower – Robert McKee

In the absence of willpower the most complete collection of virtues and talents is wholly worthless – Aleister Crowley

The more things you do, the more you can do – Lucille Ball

Willpower is trying very hard not to do something you want to do very much – John Ortberg

All things must, man is the only creature that wills – Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

We must be careful not to let our current appetites steal away any chance we might have for a future feast – Jim Rohn

Great souls have wills, feeble ones have only wishes – Chinese Proverb

The will to win is not nearly as important as the will to prepare to win – Bobby Knight

You are only as lazy or lacking in willpower as you think you are – Ken Christian

Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose – Benjamin Disraeli

Free will and determinism are like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism. The way you play your hand is free will – Norman Cousins

Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear – Dan Millman

Fear

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Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will – James Stephens

Fear: False Evidence Appearing Real – Unknown

Fear is only as deep as the mind allows – Japanese Proverb

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? – Vincent van Gogh

Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop – Usman B. Asif

Many of our fears are tissue-paper-thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them – Brendan Francis

Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering – Yoda

The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear – Nelson Mandela

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood – Marie Curie

The key to change… is to let go of fear – Roseanne Cash

Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back – Babe Ruth

We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets – Marilyn Monroe

Fear is faith that it won’t work out – Unknown

Fear isn’t an excuse to come to a standstill. It’s the impetus to step up and strike – Arthur Ashe

Fear can keep us up all night long, but faith makes one fine pillow – Unknown

There is much in the world to make us afraid.  There is much more in our faith to make us unafraid – Frederick W. Cropp

Do one thing every day that scares you – Eleanor Roosevelt

Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance – Arnold Glasow

Stress/ Anxiety

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It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it – Hans Selye

Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained – Arthur Somers Roche

Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far – Jodi Picoult

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

Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started – David Allen

In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive – Lee Iacocca

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another – William James

Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries – Astrid Alauda

My need to solve the problem is the problem – Unknown

Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over – Guy Finley

Smile, breathe, and go slowly – Thich Nhat Hanh

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world—not even our troubles – Charlie Chaplin

Anxiety is one little tree in your forest. Step back and look at the whole forest – Unknown

God didn’t do it all in one day. What makes me think I can? – Unknown

Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it – Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action – Walter Anderson

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

Perfectionism

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Have no fear of perfection–you’ll never reach it – Salvador Dali

Perfectionism doesn’t make you feel perfect. It makes you feel inadequate – Maria Shriver

You don’t have to be perfect in order to be successful – Unknown

Strive for excellence, not perfection, because we don’t live in a perfect world – Joyce Meyer

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence – Vince Lombardi

Striving for excellence motivates you, striving for perfection is demoralizing – Harriet Braiker

No one is perfect — that’s why pencils have erasers – Unknown

A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault – John Henry Newman

No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness – Aristotle

It is no crime not to be perfect – Unknown

To escape criticism — do nothing, say nothing, be nothing – Elbert Hubbard

Gold cannot be pure, and people cannot be perfect – Chinese Proverb

When you aim for perfection, you discover it’s a moving target – George Fisher

Even the best needles are not sharp at both ends – Chinese Proverb

All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection – William Faulkner

He that will have a perfect brother must resign himself to remain brotherless – Italian Proverb

Positive thinking

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Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once – Paulo Coelho

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy – Norman Vincent Peale

An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality – Brian Tracy

The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking – Robert H Schuller

I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened – Mark Twain

The past has no power over the present moment – Eckhart Tolle

The day is what you make it! So why not make it a great one? – Steve Schulte

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out – John Wooden

The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude – Oprah Winfrey

Optimism is the most important human trait, because it allows us to evolve our ideas, to improve our situation, and to hope for a better tomorrow – Seth Godin

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results – Willie Nelson

In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision – Dalai Lama

If you can change your mind, you can change your life – William James

We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future – Robin Sharma

If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right – Henry Ford

All you can change is yourself, but sometimes that changes everything! – Gary W Goldstein

I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was – Muhammad Ali

Hard work

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Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work – Stephen King

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up – Babe Ruth

Nothing worth having comes easy – Theodore Roosevelt

Good things come to those who work their asses off and never give up – Unknown

I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it – Thomas Jefferson

All roads that lead to success have to pass through hard work boulevard at some point – Eric Thomas

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory – Mohandas Gandhi

Without labor nothing prospers – Sophocles

No shortcuts, work for it – Unknown

Working hard is great, being lazy sometimes is great, but failed potential is the worst – Campbell Scott

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them – Ann Landers

Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted – David Bly

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work – Colin Powell

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work – Peter Drucker

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did – Newt Gingrich

No one ever drowned in sweat – USMC

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goals: my strength lies solely in my tenacity – Louis Pasteur

If people knew how hard I worked to achieve my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful after all – Michelangelo

Running

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Any day I am too busy to run is a day that I am too busy – John Bryant

It’s supposed to be hard…the hard is what makes it great – Unknown

If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon – Kathrine Switzer

To be a good runner, you must first be a good athlete – Jay Johnson

Good things come slow, especially in distance running – Bill Dellinger

One thing about racing is that it hurts.  You better accept that from the beginning or you’re not going anywhere – Bob Kennedy

Run the first two-thirds of the race with your head and the last third with your heart – Unknown

If you want to run, then run a mile.  If you want to experience another life, run a marathon – Emil Zatopek

We must wake up to the fact that athletics is not, nor ever can be perfected; there will always be more to learn – Arthur Newton

Run hard when it’s hard to run – Pavvo

I want my time spent running to serve as a reward – Frank Shorter

It was being a runner that mattered, not how fast or how far I could run. The joy was in the act of running and in the journey, not in the destination – John Bingham

Out on the roads, there is fitness and self-discovery and the persons we were destined to be – George Sheehan

The long run puts the TIGER in the cat – Bill Squires

Running is my private time, my therapy, my religion – Gail W. Kislevitz

I often hear someone say I’m not a real runner. We are all runners, some just run faster than others. I never met a fake runner – Bart Yasso

The reason we race isn’t so much to beat each other… but to be with each other – Christopher McDougall

Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like the muscles of the body – Lynn Jennings

Patience

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One minute of patience, ten years of peace – Greek proverb

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish – John Quincy Adams

One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life – Chinese Proverb

It is better to have a hen tomorrow than an egg today – Thomas Fuller

Great things are not accomplished by idle dreams, but by years of patient study – James H. Aughey

He that can have Patience, can have what he will – Benjamin Franklin

The secret of patience is doing something else in the meanwhile – Unknown

Patience is passion tamed – Lyman Abbott

If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking – Buddhist Proverb

Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it’s cowardice – George Jackson

Infinite patience brings immediate results – Wayne Dyer

Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow – that is patience – Unknown

Doing interesting work when nobody notices takes patience and belief – Brian Knapp

With patience and understanding coupled with perseverance, you can make progress – Mark Hodgson

It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience – Julius Caesar

Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy – Saadi

Patience is the best remedy for every trouble – Plautus

Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown – Soren Kierkegaard

Patience and fortitude conquer all things – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Visualization/ Belief

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If you can see yourself doing something, you can do it.  If you can’t see yourself doing something, usually you can’t achieve it – SEAL, Living With A SEAL

Having a mental snapshot of where you are, where you are going, and what you are moving toward is incredibly powerful – Sara Blakely

As long as you are seeing ‘what is’, you cannot grow beyond it – Abraham-Hicks

Create a vision of who you want to be, and then live into that picture as if it were already true – Arnold Schwarzenegger

Develop your imagination – you can use it to create in your mind what you hope to create in your life – Stephen Covey

Do not waste precious time on your faults. Change those faults by seeing them disappear. See the positive image instead – Thomas D Willhite

Everyday visualize another detail of your perfect future – Che Garman

Hold a picture of yourself long and steadily enough in your mind’s eye and you will be drawn toward it – Dr H E Fosclick

I begin by imagining the impossible and end by accomplishing the impossible – Sri Chinmoy

If you can imagine it, you can create it. If you can dream it, you can become it – William A Ward

In order to make a visualization a reality in the world of form, you must be willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen – Dr Wayne Dyer

Losers visualize the penalties of failure, and winners visualize the rewards of success – Rob Gilbert

There is no fate, but what we create – Sarah Coonor

Make sure you visualize what you really want, not what someone else wants for you – Jerry Gillies

To visualize is to see what is not there, what is not real — a dream . To visualize is, in fact, to make visual lies . Visual lies, however, have a way of coming true – Peter McWilliams

To accomplish great things we must first dream, then visualize, then plan… believe… act! – Alfred A. Montapert

I would visualize things coming to me. It would just make me feel better. Visualization works if you work hard. That’s the thing. You can’t just visualize and go eat a sandwich – Jim Carrey

Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success – Unknown

Envisioning the end is enough to put the means in motion – Dorothea Brande

Having a vision for your life allows you to live out of hope, rather than out of your fears – Stedman Graham

A person can grow only as much as his horizon allows – John Powell

What is now proved was once only imagined – William Blake

Everything you can imagine is real – Pablo Picasso

The purpose of visualization is insight, not pictures – Ben Shneiderman

 

Happiness

happiness inspiration

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions – Dalai Lama

Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it – Bernard Meltzer

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more – H.  Jackson Brown, Jr

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness – Pearl S. Buck

Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want – Alan Cohen

Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today – James Dean

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes – Andrew Carnegie

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude – Denis Waitley

In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom – Buddha

True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose – Helen Keller

The greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition – Martha Washington

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action – Benjamin Disraeli

Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them – Steve Maraboli

If you want happiness for an hour take a nap. If you want happiness for a day – go fishing. If you want happiness for a year – inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime – help someone else – Chinese Proverb

Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness – Drew Barrymore

Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it – Andy Rooney

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe – Marcus Aurelius

Success

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He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe – Marcus Aurelius

Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time – Arnold H. Glasgow

Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat – Malcolm S. Forbes

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure which is: Try to please everybody – Herbert B. Swope

Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm – Winston Churchill

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world – Lucille Ball

Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time – George Bernard Shaw

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else – Albert Einstein

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success – Bruce Feirstein

To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence – Mark Twain

No one is going to hand me success. I must go out & get it myself. That’s why I’m here. To dominate. To conquer. Both the world, and myself — Unknown

If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success – James Cameron

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it – Henry David Thoreau

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them – Walt Disney

Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them – Vaibhav Shah

Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value – Albert Einstein

The best revenge is massive success – Frank Sinatra

The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it – Henry Ford

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can – Arthur Ashe

Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment – Oprah Winfrey

If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful – Charles Barkley

 

Meditation

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Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment – Alan Watts

Life is a mystery – mystery of beauty, bliss and divinity. Meditation is the art of unfolding that mystery – Amit Ray

If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath – Amit Ray

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own thoughts, unguarded – Buddha

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without – Buddha

The whole of meditation practice can be essentialized into these 3 crucial points: Bring your mind home. Release. And relax! – Sogyal Rinpoche

Meditation is not a means to an end. It is both the means and the end – Jiddu Krishnamurti

Meditation and water are wedded for ever – Herman Melville

The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this lifetime – Sogyal Rinpoche

After a few years of meditation practice we can even learn how to occasionally ignore ourselves. And what relief that can be! – Wes Nisker

Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom – Buddha

It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart – Mahatma Gandhi

Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit – Jeremy Taylor

We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship – C.S. Lewis

Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man – Benjamin Franklin

Life is available only in the present moment – Thich Nhat Hanh

Thus meditating you will no longer strive to build yourself up in your prejudices, but, forgetting self, you will remember only that you are seeking the Truth – James Allen

The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind – Caroline Myss

Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace – Dalai Lama

Meditation must be continuous. The current of meditation must be present in all your activities – Annamalai Swami

Choices

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May your choices reflect your hopes not your fears – Nelson Mandela

Life presents many choices, the choices we make determine our future – Catherine Pulsifer

And in life, it is all about choices we make. And how the direction of our lives comes down to the choices we choose – Catherine Pulsifer

Any decision I make is the biggest decision of my life – Carmelo Anthony

In every single thing you do, you are choosing a direction. Your life is a product of choices – Dr. Kathleen Hall

And we have complete control over our own attitude. We are the ones we decide how we feel, how we look at things, how we react – Catherine Pulsifer

Life is a choice – as is how you handle the pitfalls along its bumpy road – Julie Donner Andersen

I discovered I always have choices and sometimes it’s only a choice of attitude – Judith M. Knowlton

Look for your choices, pick the best one, and then go with it – Pat Riley

Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant – Tony Robbins

I’m just kind of taking whatever life gives me and hoping that I make the right decision – Amy Smart

Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you – John C. Maxwell

The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice – George Eliot

Life is a sum of all your choices – Albert Camus

A man is happy so long as he choose to be happy – Gene Roddenberry

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them – Kahlil Gibran

All my life, whenever it comes time to make a decision, I make it and forget about it – Harry S Truman

Once you make a choice, you have no choice – Anna Chin-Williams

In every single thing you do, you are choosing a direction. Your life is a product of choices – Dr. Kathleen Hall

Tracking progress

Don’t rate potential over performance – Jim Fassel

If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you are doing – W. Edwards Deming

Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it. If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it – H. James Harrington

What gets measured gets done, what gets measured and fed back gets done well, what gets rewarded gets repeated – John E. Jones

You get what you measure. Measure the wrong thing and you get the wrong behaviors – John H. Lingle

Where performance is measured, performance improves. Where performance is measured and reported, the rate of improvement accelerates – Thomas S. Monson

An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise – William Dean Howells

I walk slowly, but I never walk backward – Abraham Lincoln

Today’s progress was yesterday’s plan – Unknown

Measure what is measurable and make measurable what is not so – Galileo

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak – Hans Hofmann

If you torture the data long enough, it will confess to anything – Ronald Coase

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all – Peter F. Drucker

I learned early that if I wanted to achieve anything in life, I’d have to do it myself. I learned that I had to be accountable – Lenny Wilkens

Accountability

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Good men prefer to be accountable – Michael Edwardes

Don’t get up from the feast of life without paying for your share of it – W. R. Inge

The individual is not accountable to society for his actions in so far as these concern the interests of no person but himself – John Stuart Mill

When we are really honest with ourselves we must admit our lives are all that really belong to us. So it is how we use our lives that determines the kind of men we are – Ceasar Chavez

My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you I the best place for the next moment – Oprah Winfrey

At the end of the day we are accountable to ourselves – our success is a result of what we do – Catherine Pulsifer

A duty dodged is like a debt unpaid; it is only deferred, and we must come back and settle the account at last – Joseph Fort Newton

Accountability breeds response-ability – Stephen R. Covey

It is wrong and immoral to seek to escape the consequences of one’s acts – Mahatma Gandhi

Accountability separates the wishers in life from the action-takers that care enough about their future to account for their daily actions – John Di Lemme

There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them – Denis Waitley

When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself – Louis Nizer

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else – Benjamin Franklin

The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that’s the day you start to the top – O. J. Simpson

If you can’t stand the heat, you’d better get out of the kitchen – Harry S. Truman

 

Motivation

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Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible”! —Audrey Hepburn

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel —Maya Angelou

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

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence —Vince Lombardi

Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it —Charles Swindoll

If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough —Oprah Winfrey

Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent —Eleanor Roosevelt

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination —Jimmy Dean

Believe you can and you’re halfway there —Theodore Roosevelt

To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart —Eleanor Roosevelt

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears —Les Brown

Do or do not. There is no try —Yoda

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve —Napoleon Hill

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover —Mark Twain

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed —Michael Jordan

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value —Albert Einstein

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions —Stephen Covey

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it —Henry Ford

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any —Alice Walker

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity —Amelia Earhart

Strength

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Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing – Lao Tzu

Better to be strong than pretty and useless – Lilith Sainterow

The burden is equal to the horse’s strength – The Talmud

Strength is a matter of a made up mind – John Beecher

Don’t expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong – Calvin Coolidge

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength – Ralph Sockman

Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used – Richard E. Byrd

What the lion cannot manage to do the fox can – German Proverb

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men! Do no pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for power equal to your tasks – Phillips Brooks

Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength – Henry Ward Beecher

Life only demands from you the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible – not to have run away – Dag Hammarskjold

The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education – Maya Angelou

I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within – Unknown

Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it charm – Jean Paul Richter

It is truly said: It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide what to do – Chow Ching

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions – J. F. Clarke

 

Final Words

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