The 20 Best Inspirational Quotes Ever

Quotes have a magical power to give hope. I always keep a quote or two at the ready for or a speech and to buoy up a friend.

  1. An unexamined life is not worth living. –Socrates
  2. Eighty percent of success is showing up. –Woody Allen
  3. Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. –Napoleon Hill
  4. Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. –Vince Lombardi
  5. I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. –Stephen Covey Read more
  6. Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. –Pablo Picasso
  7. You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. –Christopher Columbus
  8. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. –Maya Angelou
  9. Either you run the day, or the day runs you. –Jim Rohn Read More
  10. Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. –Henry Ford
  11. The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. –Mark Twain
  12. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  13. The best revenge is massive success. –Frank Sinatra Read More
  14. People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing.  That’s why we recommend it daily. –Zig Ziglar
  15. Inspiration exists, but it must find you working. –Pablo Picasso
  16. If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. –Vincent Van Gogh
  17. There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. –Aristotle Read More
  18. Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal. –Henry Ford
  19. The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. –Ralph Waldo Emerso
  20. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined. –Henry David Thoreau

via  Forbes.

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Jim Woods is president of The Jim Woods Group. A management consulting firm. Go here to see his work He advises and speaks to organizations large and small on how to increase top line growth in times of uncertainty and complexity. Some of his speaking and consulting clients include: U.S. Army, MITRE Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Whirlpool, and 3M. See more at his website

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