Quotes for a better you.

Wisdom is wealth and one way of acquiring it is learning from the wise. Below are quotes to challenge and to inspire you.

  1. ‘A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.’ Lao Tzu
  2. ‘A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.’Douglas Adams
  3. ‘A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing.’George Bernard Shaw
  4. ‘A man may fail many times but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.’John Burroughs
  5. ‘A man may fall many times, but he won’t be a failure until he says that someone pushed him.’Elmer G. Letterman
  6. ‘A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.’John C. Maxwell
  7. ‘Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.’ Judy Garland
  8. ‘An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he’s in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.’Charles F. Kettering
  9. ‘Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.’Albert Einstein
  10. ‘Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.’ Meister Eckhart
  11. ‘Dissatisfaction is a great starting point, for it is right there that we have the most power, strength, and energy to push change through.’ David DeNotaris
  12. ‘Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.’ Alan Cohen
  13. ‘Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.’ Theodore Roosevelt
  14. ‘Don’t bury your failures, let them inspire you.’ Robert Kiyosaki
  15. ‘Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today.’ Anonymous
  16. ‘Don’t waste it with a false start or no start at all. You were not born to fail.’ Og Mandino
  17. ‘Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.’ Dale Turner
  18. ‘Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.’  Napoleon Hill
  19. ‘Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of a greater or equal benefit.’Napoleon Hill
  20. ‘Every day is a fresh beginning, every morning is the world made new.’   Sarah Chauncey Woolsey
  21. ‘Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be.’ Marsha Petrie Sue
  22. ‘Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.’ Seneca
  23. ‘Every sunset is an opportunity to reset.’ Richie Norton
  24. ‘Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.’ Hasidic Saying
  25. ‘Everything you want is on the other side of fear.’ Jack Canfield
  26. ‘Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.’George Eliot
  27. ‘Failure defeats losers but it inspires winners.’ Anonymous
  28. ‘Failure is nature’s plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.’Napoleon Hill
  29. ‘Failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.’ Anonymous
  30. ‘Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.’Henry Ford
  31. ‘Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be.’ John Wooden
  32. ‘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
  33. ‘Failures are part of life. If you don’t fail, you don’t learn. If you don’t learn you’ll never change.’ Anonymous
  34. ‘Genuine beginnings begin within us, even when they are brought to our attention by external opportunities.’ William Throsby Bridges
  35. ‘Giving up is the only sure way to fail.’ Gena Showalter
  36. ‘He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.’ Ben Jonson
  37. ‘I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.’ Thomas A. Edison
  38. ‘I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustrations were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.’ Anthony Robbins
  39. ‘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
  40. ‘If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you always got.’Mark Twain
  41. ‘If you don’t try at anything, you can’t fail… it takes backbone to lead the life you want.’ Richard Yates
  42. ‘If you know you are going to fail, then fail gloriously.’ Marty Rubin
  43. ‘If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.’Ken Robinson
  44. ‘If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.’ Jonathan Winters
  45. ‘If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.’ Paulo Coelho
  46. ‘If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.’ Ken Robinson
  47. ‘It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.’K. Rowling
  48. ‘It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.’ Seneca
  49. ‘It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.’ Bill Gates
  50. ‘It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.’ Zig Ziglar
  51. ‘It’s those ugly caterpillars that turn into beautiful butterflies after seasons.’ African Proverb
  52. ‘Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.’ Vivian Greene
  53. ‘Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.’ Andre Gide
  54. ‘Morning will come, it has no choice.’ Marty Rubin
  55. ‘Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.’Napoleon Hill
  56. ‘Never let success get to your head; never let failure to get to your heart.’ Anonymous
  57. ‘No human ever became interesting by not failing. The more you fail and recover and improve, the better you are as a person. Ever meet someone who’s always had everything work out for them with zero struggle? They usually have the depth of a puddle. Or they don’t exist.’ – Chris Hardwick
  58. ‘No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.’Napoleon Hill
  59. ‘Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.’ – Maya Angelou
  60. ‘One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.’ Helen Keller
  61. ‘Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.’ Robert F. Kennedy
  62. ‘Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.’ S. Eliot
  63. ‘Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.’Confucius
  64. ‘Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.’ Lance Armstrong
  65. ‘Part of being a man is learning to take responsibility for your successes and for your failures. You can’t go blaming others or being jealous. Seeing somebody else’s success as your failure is a cancerous way to live.’Kevin Bacon
  66. ‘Remember that failure is an event, not a person.’Zig Ziglar
  67. ‘Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt.’ Sir Francis Bacon
  68. ‘She was unstoppable, not because she did not have failures or doubts, but because she continued on despite them.’ Beau Taplin.
  69. ‘Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.’ Francis of Assisi
  70. ‘Starting over can be challenging, but also it can be a great opportunity to do things differently.’ Catherine Pulsifer
  71. ‘Starting over is an acceptance of a past we can’t change, an unrelenting conviction that the future can be different, and the stubborn wisdom to use the past to make the future what the past was not.’ Craig D. Lounsbrough
  72. ‘Success builds character, failure reveals it.’Dave Checkett
  73. ‘Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.’  Winston Churchill
  74. ‘Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.’ Winston Churchill
  75. ‘Success isn’t permanent and failure isn’t fatal.’Mike Ditka
  76. ‘Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.’ Martin Luther King Jr
  77. ‘Ability may take you to the peak but it takes character to keep you there.’ John Wooden.
  78. ‘The beginning is always today.’ Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  79. ‘The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.’Mark Zuckerberg
  80. ‘The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.’Elbert Hubbard
  1. ‘The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.’ Marcus Aurelius
  2. ‘The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.’ Ben Stein
  3. ‘The master has failed more times than the beginner has tried.’ Stephen McCranie
  4. ‘The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell.’ Anonymous
  5. ‘The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.’Buddha
  6. ‘The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.’ Henry Ford
  7. ‘The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams today, in every little way you possibly can.’ Mike Dooley
  8. ‘The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.’ Walt Disney
  1. ‘There are no failures – just experiences and your reactions to them.’ Tom Krause
  2. ‘There is a power in people who dream big and who try hard.’ Harold Klemp
  3. ‘There is no future in the past.’ Siri Hustvedt
  4. ‘There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.’ Paulo Coelho
  5. ‘Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.’ Carl Bard
  6. ‘To be wrong is nothing unless you continue to remember it.’Confucius
  7. ‘Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.’ Virgil Thomson
  8. ‘Two Most Important Daysin Your Life: The Day You Were Born and the Day You Discover’ Mark Twain
  9. ‘What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?’ John Green
  10. ‘What the caterpillar calls the end the rest of the world calls a butterfly.’ Lao Tzu
  11. ‘What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.’ S. Eliot
  12. ‘Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.’ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  13. ‘When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.’ George Bernard Shaw
  14. ‘When we give ourselves permission to fail, we, at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel.’ Eloise Ristad
  15. ‘With a hint of good judgment, to fear nothing, not failure or suffering or even death, indicates that you value life the most. You live to the extreme; you push limits; you spend your time building legacies. Those do not die.’ Criss Jami
  16. ‘You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.’ Johnny Cash
  17. ‘You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.’ Joe Sabah
  18. ‘You will never win if you never begin.’ Helen Rowland
  19. ‘You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.’Wayne Gretzky

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