Favourite Quotes: To Motivate / To Inspire

Next month, we will be releasing a collection of inspirational and motivational quotes, verses and touching scripts. In the final edits of our book, we’ve re-discovered the moving power behind some very remarkable quotes, said by some very remarkable people.  

  • It’s not whether you get knocked down; It’s whether you get back up. – Vince Lombardi, American football coach
  • I’ve missed over 9,000 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, American professional basketball player, active businessman
  • I believe there’s an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts. – Sylvester Stallone, American actor, filmmaker and film director
  • At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. – Lao Tzu, mystic philosopher of ancient China
  • Buried deep within each of us is a spark of greatness, a spark than can be fanned into flames of passion and achievement. That spark is not outside of you it is born deep within you. – James A. Ray, motivational speaker and author
  • Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: A desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill. – Muhammad Ali, American boxer and three-time World Heavyweight Champion
  • Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools. – Napoleon Bonaparte, military and political leader of France
  • What I do is based on powers we all have inside us; the ability to endure; the ability to love, to carry on, to make the best of what we have – and you don’t have to be a ‘Superman’ to do it. – Christopher Reeve, American actor, film director, producer and screenwriter
  • I am grateful for all of my problems. After each one was overcome, I became stronger and more able to meet those that were still to come. I grew in all my difficulties. – J.C. Penney, American businessman
  • That which does not kill us makes us stronger. – Friedrich Nietzsche, 19th-century German philosopher
  • Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. – Steve Jobs, CEO Of Apple, American business magnate and inventor
  • Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain, American author and humorist
  • The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. – Buddha, spiritual teacher from South Asia who founded Buddhism

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