Musings on inspiration

  • bg023Life is a promise; fulfill it. –Mother Theresa
  • Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds. –George Elliot
  • Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. — Margaret Mead
  • Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing. — Abraham Lincoln
  • Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. — William James
  • The greatest value in the world is the difference between what we are and what we could become. — Ben Herbster
  • Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. — T. S. Elliot
  • Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. — Dale Carnegie
  • I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen. — Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Try not to become a man of success, but rather to become a man of value. He is considered successful in our day who gets more out of life than he puts in. But a man of value will give more than he receives. — Albert Einstein
  • Look up and not down. Look forward and not back. Look out and not in, and lend a hand. — Edward Everett Hale
  • One worthwhile task carried to a successful conclusion is worth half-a-hundred half-finished tasks. — Malcom S. Forbes
  • Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair but manifestations of strength and resolution. — Kahlil Gibran
  • Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory. — Mohandas Gandhi
  • It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed. — Woodrow Wilson
  • The greatest thing a man can do in this world is to make the most possible out of the stuff that has been given him. This is success, and there is no other. — Orison Swett Marden
  • Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. — Robert Collier
  • Six essential qualities are the key to success: sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity. — William Menninger
  • I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve. — Albert Schweitzer
  • The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose. — Richard Leider
  • How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world. — William Shakespeare
  • I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. — Mahatma Gandhi
  • Men are born to succeed, not fail. — Henry David Thoreau

(ed. – This list was originally compiled and posted in By George Journal in Fall 2009.)

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