My 20 favorite quotes for inspiration

To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is!
– Proverbs 15:23

inspirationEven the most motivated people need inspiration once in a while. Sometimes life has a way of throwing one too many speed bumps into your path and you feel a little drag in your momentum. Want to get back out of a funk? Ready to face life with a smile again? Take a minute out of your busy day to spark a flame in your motivational fire with 20 of my favorite inspirational quotes:

  1. “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” (Theodore Roosevelt);
  2. “The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.” (Vince Lombardi);
  3. “Improvement begins with I.” (Arnold Glasow);
  4. “You are who you choose to be.” (Hogarth Hughes, “The Iron Giant”);
  5. “Having a dream you don’t pursue is like buying an ice-cream cone and watching it melt all over your hand.” (Frank Papasso);
  6. “You are not a pawn in the chessgame of life; you are the mover of the pieces.” (White Eagle);
  7. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” (John Wooden);
  8. “Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence” (author unknown);
  9. “If you treat an individual as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.” (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe);
  10. “To be the winner you are capable of becoming, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” (Zig Zigler);
  11. “Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.” (Bill Cosby);
  12. “If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax” (Abraham Lincoln);
  13. “There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle, or you can live as if everything is a miracle.” (Albert Einstein);
  14. “For things to change, you must get a picture of what you want them to change to” (Jerry Clark);
  15. “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);
  16. “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” (Vincent Van Gogh);
  17. “Don’t let anyone steal your dream. It’s your dream, not theirs.” (Dan Zadra);
  18. “I am not a has-been. I am a will be.” (Lauren Bacall);
  19. “It ain’t what they call you; it’s what you answer to.” (W.C. Fields);
  20. “Experience is not what happens to a man. It’s what a man does with what happens to him.” (Aldous Huxley).

“Wait… there’s more!”

Saving the best until last adds a bit of the sparkle-factor to the ordinary. Here’s my favorite reminder to choose intentionally and make that positive impact on your world:

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”
(William James)

Life is a journey – enjoy it!
Be inspired – it’s contagious. smiel

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Life is a journey - Enjoy it!
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