Our #quotes to #motivate & #inspire

@ByGeorgeJournal produces a stream of motivational and inspirational quotes on our Twitter feed to help our followers get through the work day. Here is an example of our regular tweets.


10 quotes to motivate:

  • Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. – Howard Thurman
  • Many of the things you can count, don’t count. Many of the things you can’t count, really count. – Albert Einstein
  • It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are. – e.e. cummings
  • In order to be effective truth must penetrate like an arrow — and that is likely to hurt. – Wei Wu Wei
  • It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. – Harry Truman
  • It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich. – Henry Ward Beecher
  • The true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good. – Ann Landers
  • The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. – Henry David Thoreau
  • If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be too cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down. – Annie Dillard
  • It is never too late to be what you might have been. – George Eliot


10 quotes to inspire:

  • You see things; and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not? – George Bernard Shaw
  • A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. – Maya Angelou
  • Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right. – Henry Ford
  • The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. – George Bernard Shaw
  • There is no use trying, said Alice; one can’t believe impossible things. I dare say you haven’t had much practice, said the Queen. When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. – Lewis Carroll
  • Within each of us lies the power of our consent to health and sickness, to riches and poverty, to freedom and to slavery. It is we who control these, and not another. – Richard Bach
  • Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up. – Jesse Jackson
  • People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. – Elizabeth Kubler Ross
  • To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The journey is the reward. – Chinese Proverb


10 FAVs from last week from our favourite tweeps:

  • Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. – Walter Elliot
  • The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine. – Mike Murdock
  • Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood. – Daniel H. Burnham
  • The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. – Coco Chanel
  • Strive for perfection in everything you do… Accept nothing as nearly right or good enough. – Sir Frederick Henry Royce
  • To know what is right and not to do it is the worst form of cowardice. – Confucius
  • There are no facts, only interpretations. – Friedrich Nietzsche
  • It’s not selfish to love yourself, to take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary. -Terry Alex
  • The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. – Pablo Picasso
  • It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection. – Oscar Wilde


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