Inspirational Quotes

Success Quotes

1. The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

2. Luck is What Happens when Preparation Meets Opportunity.

3. It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.

4. Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

5. The longest journey starts with a single step.

6. The beginning is the most important part of the work.

7. The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success.

8. Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

9. Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.

10. The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.

11. It's never too late to fulfil your wish.

12. Never Leave Till Tomorrow Which You Can Do Today.

13. A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience.

14. Failure is not falling down, it is not getting up again.

15. I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure--which is: Try to please everybody.

16. Concentrate all your thoughts on the task at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.

17. Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

18. Hope lies in dreams in one's imagination and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.

19. There aren't any rules around here. We're trying to accomplish something.

20. Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.

21. It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.

22. You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.

Attitude Quotes

1. Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

2. The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.

3. How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking.

4. You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.

5. Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

6. For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.

7. My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.

8. It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult undertaking which, more than anything else, will determine its successful outcome.

9. Attitude is the way you mentally look at the world around you. It is how you view your environment and your future. It is the focus you develop toward life itself.

10. People only see what they are prepared to see.

Dale Carnegie Quotes

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1. Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think.

2. It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.

3. Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.

4. First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.

5. Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it ... that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.

6. 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.

7. The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.

8. Criticism of others is futile and if you indulge in it often you should be warned that it can be fatal to your career.


1. Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right.

2. You see things; and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?'

3. Whoever waits for time to pass loses time.

4. Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

5. If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

6. 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.

7. Criticism of others is futile and if you indulge in it often you should be warned that it can be fatal to your career.

8. Analyzing what you haven't got as well as what you have is a necessary ingredient of a career.

9. To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

10. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

11. Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.

12. Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.

13. Communication--the human connection is the key to personal and career success.

14. Everything comes too late for those who only wait.

15. The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something.

16. Imagination is more important than knowledge.

17. The greatest danger for most of us is not that we aim too high and we miss it, but we aim too low and reach it.

18. A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

19. What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.

20. Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.

21. Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonishthe rest.

22. Great thinkers have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds.

23. Happiness isn’t having what you want, it’s wanting what you have.

24. I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.

25. If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

26. Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

27. Delegating work works, provided the one delegating works, too.

28. The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.

29. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

30. Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

31. A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.

32. Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.

33. History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree on.

34. By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right,he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong

35. The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward

36. Silence will save me from being wrong (and foolish), but it will also deprive me of the possibility of being right

37. There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means - either may do - the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier

38. I am not a has-been. I am a will be

39. Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric

40. One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered

41. Three things that never come back: the spent arrow; the spoken word; the lost opportunity

42. Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away

43. What we do during our working hours determines what we have; what we do in our leisure hours determines what we are

44. Fill what's empty, empty what's full, and scratch where it itches." (when asked what is the secret of a long and happy life !!!)

45. Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power

46. Luck is when opportunity meets preparation

47. Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Accordingly a genius is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.

48. Think not of yourself as the architect of your career but as the sculptor. Expect to have to do a lot of hard hammering and chiseling and scraping and polishing

49. Start where you are with what you have and that the secret of a big success is starting with a small success and dreaming bigger and bigger dreams

50. Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile

51. You have to put in many, many, many tiny efforts that nobody sees or appreciates before you achieve anything worthwhile

Budha Quotes

1. Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.

2. Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

3. He is able who thinks he is able.

4.I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

5. To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.

6. Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.

Charles de Gaulle Quotes

1. Don't ask me who's influenced me. A lion is made up of the lambs he's digested, and I've been reading all my life.

2. Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.

3. Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown.

4. I respect only those who resist me, but I cannot tolerate them.

5. Never relinquish the initiative.

6. Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.

7. The leader must aim high, see big, judge widely, thus setting himself apart form the ordinary people who debate in narrow confines.

8. Every country has the government it deserves.

Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

1. A leader is a dealer in hope.

2. A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.

3. Ability is nothing without opportunity.

4. He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.

5. I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other.

6. If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.

7. Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.

8. In order to govern, the question is not to follow out a more or less valid theory but to build with whatever materials are at hand. The inevitable must be accepted and turned to advantage.

9. Men take only their needs into consideration - never their abilities.

10.Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

11. The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.

12. There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest.

13. Throw off your worries when you throw off your clothes at night.

14.Victory belongs to the most persevering.

Chinese proverbs

1. A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every passerby leaves a mark.

2. Do not anxiously hope for what is not yet to come; do not vainly regret what is already past.

3. One who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; one who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.

4. Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.

5. A single conversation across a table with a wise man is worth a month's study of books.

6. Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.

7. Never answer a letter while you are angry.

8. Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.

9. Consider the past and you shall know the future.

10. Behind an able man there are always other able men.

11. Happiness is something to do, something to love, something to hope for.

12. It is the beautiful bird that gets caged.

Mao Tse-Tung Quotes

1. In time of difficulties, we must not lose sight of our achievements.

2. We think too small, like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view.

3. Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed
When the enemy advances, withdraw; when he stops, harass; when he tires, strike; when he retreats, pursue.

4. Learn from the masses, and then teach them.

5. Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically.

6. Our attitude towards ourselves should be ''to be satiable in learning'' and towards others ''to be tireless in teaching.

7. Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend.

8. Passivity is fatal to us. Our goal is to make the enemy passive.

9. The cardinal responsibility of leadership is to identify the dominant contradiction at each point of the historical process and to work out a central line to resolve it.