What are some good motivational quotes?

Question by : What are some good motivational quotes?
To help me get through the semester I’m going to post motivational/inspirational quotes around my apartment. Anything will do! Quotes from authors or artists, lyrics, poetry, scripture – whatever helps you through tough times

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Answer by Lynzeigh
Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes. ~Sally Field

Don’t let people drive you crazy when you know it’s in walking distance. ~Author Unknown

Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie
Which we ascribe to heaven.
~William Shakespeare, All’s Well That Ends Well

A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her. ~David Brinkley

It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not. ~Author Unknown

We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies. ~Roderick Thorp, Rainbow Drive

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  1. i went through a dark stage, not depressed but just felt that things and life were getting to hard. so i listened to two songs by nada surf which always lifted me up and inspired me to go on:

    All Is A Game- “Do you wake up and lie there and think it through? Is the weight of your own life too much for you?But it all is a game, you forgot to play.” Basically dont take life too seriously and just keep going, it worked for me!

    Always Love- “To make a mountain of your life is just a choice” You make your own choices in life, you can make them as good or bad as you want.

    There is also a song by kate voegele, ‘sweet silver lining’ which helped me a lot!
    “But so many people are looking to me to be strong and to fight, but I’m just surviving.
    And I may be weak but I’m not defeated, and I’ll keep believing in clouds with that sweet silver lining”

    “And I won’t give up like this, I will be given strength. Now that I’ve found it nothing can take that away”

    I would recommend you listen to all three songs, hope this helped you! good luck with the semester 🙂

  2. Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.

    Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.

    Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.

    Remember today, for it is the beginning of always. Today marks the start of a brave new future filled with all your dreams can hold. Think truly to the future and make those dreams come true.

    People come into your life and people leave it… you just have to trust that life has a road mapped out for you.

    Laugh often,
    Dream big,
    Reach for the stars!

    Live your life and risk it all
    take some chances, take the fall
    take your time, no need to hurry
    have some fun, and never worry

    If you ever feel like you wanna die,
    think of all those things that make you smile
    && Live for those things. =)

    Dance like no one’s watching
    Love like you’ll never hurt,
    Sing like no one’s listening
    Live like it’s heaven on Earth.

    Time is precious
    and its slipping away
    so cherish every moment
    day after day

    You have to go through the worst to get to the best

    Here is a good Quote site that i really like. You might take a look there for more good quotes

  3. *Blind Snooker Shot (Angel)© says:

    Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today. James Dean

    A ship in harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for. John A. Shedd

    Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice: It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. William Jennings Bryan

    If the essence of my being has caused a smile to have appeared upon your face or a touch of joy within your heart.Then in living – I have made my mark.Thomas L. Odem Jr

    Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow. Mary Anne Radmacher

    Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light. Norman B. Rice

    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. Buddha

    Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. Les Brown

    Bad is never good until worse happens. Danish Proverb

    When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    A problem is a chance for you to do your best. Duke Ellington

    When you’re feeling your worst, that’s when you get to know yourself the best. Leslie Grossman

    Don’t look where you fall, but where you slipped. African Proverb

    He who has nothing to die for has nothing to live for. Moroccan Proverb

    Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. Albert Einstein

    Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. Albert Einstein

    Men are made stronger on realization that the helping hand they need is at the end of their own arm. Sidney J. Phillips

    The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. Attributed to both Vidal Sassoon and Donald Kendall

    The tragedy of war is that it uses man’s best to do man’s worst. Henry Fosdick

    Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

    Improvement begins with I. Arnold Glasow

    God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them. John Aughey

    The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling. Lucretius

    Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it. Buddha

    Put your future in good hands – your own. Author Unknown

    The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt

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

    Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable. Wendy Wasserstein



    Have a nice day! 🙂

  4. Here are some great ones!

    “Only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly.” ~ Robert F. Kennedy

    “The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.”
    ~ Euripides

    “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

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