Words Of Wisdom Quotes

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  • “Find a need and fill it.”– Ruth Stafford Peale

Find a need and fill it


  • “Years teach us more than books.” – A. Maude Royden

Years teach us more than books


Failure is success in progress


  • “Spread love everywhere you go.” — Mother Teresa

Spread love everywhere you go


  • “By changing nothing, nothing changes.” —Tony Robbins

By changing nothing, nothing changes


  • “Change before you have to.” – Jack Welch

Change before you have to


  • “Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” – John C. Maxwell

“Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.”


  • “Love the people who love you back.”― Laura Ruby

Love the people who love you back


  • “Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise.”― Horace

Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise


  • “Laughter is poison to fear.”― George R.R. Martin

Laughter is poison to fear


  • “You can never plan the future by the past.” —Edmund Burke

You can never plan the future by the past


  • “The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

The best revenge is massive success


  • “Learn to hold loosely all that is not eternal.” – Mark Twain

Learn to hold loosely all that is not eternal


  • “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

It always seems impossible until it’s done


  • “A wise warrior learns from her mistakes.”― Leigh Bardugo

A wise warrior learns from her mistakes


  • “I criticize by creation, not by finding fault.”― Marcus Tullius Cicero

I criticize by creation, not by finding fault


  • “Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.”― Jim Rohn

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


  • “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” — Chris Grosser

Opportunities don’t happen. You create them


  • “Do one thing every day that scares you.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

Do one thing every day that scares you


  • “There is nothing permanent except change.” – Heraclitus

There is nothing permanent except change


  • “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu
  • “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller
  • “Show the world how much you’ll fight for the winners circle.” – Pat Riley
  • “Build your own dreams or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” —Farrah Gray
  • “If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.” – Margaret Fuller
  • “Pursue what catches your heart, not what catches your eyes.”― Roy T. Bennett
  • “Do what you can with all you have, wherever you are.” — Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” —Arthur Ashe
  • “There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” —C.S. Lewis
  • “Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  • “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” — Jim Rohn
  • “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” — Jim Elliot
  • “Do the scary thing first and get scared later.”― Lemony Snicket

Do the scary thing first and get scared later


  • “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein
  • “We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.”– Abraham Lincoln
  • “Goodness is the only investment that never fails.”– Henry David Thoreau
  • “The world belongs to the energetic.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

The world belongs to the energetic


  • “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Dr. Robert Schuller
  • “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” – Andre Gide
  • “When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.” – Berthold Auerbach

When you lose, don't lose the lesson


  • “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine
  • “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi
  • “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” – Lou Holtz
  • “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” – Mahatma Gandhi

There is more to life than increasing its speed


  • “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” — Confucius
  • “Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot. Make it hot by striking.” – William Butler Yeats
  • “Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further.” —Thomas Carlyle
  • “Like a missing tooth, sometimes an absence is more noticeable than a presence.”― Jodi Picoult
  • “Success is steady progress toward one’s personal goals.” – Jim Rohn

Success is steady progress toward one’s personal goals


  • “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”― Confucius
  • “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”― Jim Rohn
  • “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” — Abraham Lincoln
  • “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”― Napoleon Hill
  • “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” – Winston Churchill
  • “Decide who you must be, then do what you must do.” – Buddha

Decide who you must be, then do what you must do


  • “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” —Oscar Wilde
  • “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy
  • “For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “You can be everything. You can be the infinite amount of things that people are.” — Kesha
  • “There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • “I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.” – Socrates
  • “When people go to work, they shouldn’t have to leave their hearts at home.”– Betty Bender
  • “Progress is not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.” – Khalil Gibran
  • “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”– e. e. cummings
  • “We can always live on less when we have more to live for.”– S. Stephen McKenney
  • “I believe in only one thing, the power of human will.”― Joseph Stalin

I believe in only one thing, the power of human will


  • “Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”– Epictetus
  • “Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.” – Charles Kettering
  • “You must not only aim right, but draw the bow with all your might.” – Henry David Thoreau
  • “I’m always doing things I can’t do. That’s how I get to do them.” – Pablo Picasso
  • “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” —Robert Frost
  • “Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.” – Oprah Winfrey
  • “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” – Aristotle Onassis
  • “I cannot let the fear of the past color the future.”― Julie Kagawa

I cannot let the fear of the past color the future


  • “He who fears he will suffer, already suffers because he fears.” — Michel De Montaigne
  • “Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.” —Neil Gaiman
  • “You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.” – Melissa Etheridge
  • “The well-bred contradict other people. the wise contradict themselves.”― Oscar Wilde
  • “In the end, you have to choose whether or not to trust someone.”― Sophie Kinsella
  • “Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.”― Helen Keller
  • “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” — Pablo Picasso
  • “Your big opportunity may be right where you are standing right now.” —Napoleon Hill
  • “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • “You define your own life. Don’t let other people write your script.” — Oprah Winfrey
  • “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” — Lewis Carroll
  • “What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens.” — Ellen Glasgow
  • “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”– Albert Einstein
  • “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”-Thomas Edison
  • “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln
  • “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison
  • “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.” – Tommy Lasorda
  • “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” – Jim Rohn
  • “The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.” – John C. Maxwell
  • “What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.” – Wayne Dyer
  • “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” — George Bernhard Shaw
  • “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with
  • “The individual who says it is not possible should move out of the way of those doing it.” —Tricia Cunningham
  • “Whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King

Whatever you do you have to keep moving forward


  • “No matter how tiny you look, you can lead huge men if you have what the huge men don’t have.”― Michael Bassey Johnson
  • “Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.”― Roy T. Bennett
  • “You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.”― Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”― Pablo Picasso
  • “Only he who attempts the absurd is capable of achieving the impossible.”― Miguel de Unamuno
  • “Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy.” — Jimmy Spithill
  • “Don’t settle for what life gives you; make life better and build something.” — Ashton Kutcher
  • “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates
  • “It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.” – William James
  • “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible!’” — Audrey Hepburn
  • “Strive not to be a success but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein

Strive not to be a success but rather to be of value


  • “O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!” — Walter Scott
  • “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw
  • “It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.”-Barack Obama
  • “The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone. You develop the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it.”– Elaine Agather
  • “A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.– Mark Twain
  • “Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”– Theodore Roosevelt
  • “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” – Confucius
  • “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular.” —Roy T. Bennett

Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular


  • “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou
  • “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
  • “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” —Paulo Coelho
  • “I don’t agree that when you love, you are blind or fool. You just get wiser and see clearer what is best and of worth.”― Hark Herald Sarmiento
  • “The weak are dominated by their ego, the wise dominate their ego, and the intelligent are in a constant struggle against their ego.”― Hamza Yusuf
  • “The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.”― Arthur C. Clarke
  • “Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. ”― William James
  • “Enjoy your sweat because hard work doesn’t guarantee success, but without it, you don’t have a chance.” — Alex Rodriguez
  • “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” —Helen Keller
  • “Play to your strengths. If you aren’t great at something, do more of what you’re great at.” – Jason Lemkin
  • “We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell
  • “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” — Michael Altshuler
  • “Some quit due to slow progress. Never grasping the fact that slow progress is progress.” – Jeff Olson
  • “It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.” – Henry David Thoreau
  • “I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen”– Frank Lloyd Wright
  • “Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.”– Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice


  • “I’m a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.”– Thomas Jefferson
  • “You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.” – Rosa Parks
  • “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” – Henry David
  • “Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. There is no yesterday, no tomorrow, it’s all the same day.” – Janis Joplin
  • “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” —Earl Nightingale
  • “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”― Zig Ziglar
  • “Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.” – Nikos Kazantzakis
  • “Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.” — Walt Whitman
  • “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  • “The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.” – Charles Kettering
  • “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Dalai Lama

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are


  • “Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself.” – Theodore T. Hunger
  • “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James
  • “The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.” – Mark Caine
  • “No one can compete with you on being you. Most of life is a search for who and what needs you the most.” – Naval Ravikant
  • “Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.” – George Whitefield
  • “We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” —Marie Curie
  • “I don’t fancy colors of the face, I’m always attracted to colors of the brain.”― Michael Bassey Johnson
  • “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” — Malala Yousafzai

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream


  • “Faith keeps our ships moving, while empathy and the memories of our experiences lead to wisdom.”― Suzy Kassem
  • “Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation, there is sure to be failure.” — Confucius
  • “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa
  • “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”- Rob Siltanen
  • “The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible.” —Charles Kingsleigh

The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible


  • “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean
  • “Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put some sunglasses on.” — Lady Gaga
  • “Progress comes with practice, and practice comes with purpose. Know your “why.”” – Melissa Steginus
  • “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”– Anne Frank
  • “We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.” — Dr. Henry Link

We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.


  • “If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.”– Betty Reese
  • “I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.”– Maya Angelou