A Collection of my Favourite Quotes
I keep a growing notebook of these little pieces of wisdom. They are a quick and simple way of depicting life and how it can be lived better. When I need a dose of optimism or inspiration, I browse through my collection or find something new to derive inspiration and add it to my list. I want to share some of the motivation these words and my own thoughts on them have given me. I hope you find them enlightening and encouraging, with something to offer for whatever situation you may find yourself in.
The unexamined life is not worth living. – Socrates
You don’t have to live your life the way other people expect you to. – Chris Guillebeau
A solitary fantasy can transform a million realities. – Maya Angelou
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily. – Hilary Hinton “Zig” Ziglar
The world is full of kind people. If you can’t find one, be one. – Nishan Panwar
Don’t chase success; pursue excellence and success will follow. – Movie, 3 idiots
Sow a thought, reap an action.
Sow an action, reap a habit.
Sow a habit, reap a character.
Sow a character, reap a destiny. – Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Vision is the starting point of all high performance. You create things twice; first mentally, then physically. The biggest barrier to high performance is not the physical manifestation but the mental creation. You will never outpace your mental models. – Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington, The 12 Week Year
The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle. – Armed Forces Motto
It always seemed strange to me that the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self interest are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first, they love the produce of the second.
– John Steinbeck
This is your life, fight for it. – Humble the Poet
If you have any other awesome quotes to live by, please share in the comments section below. You never know when others could use those very words to make their day better.