Inspirational Quotes To Spring Clean Your Mind
March 2016, last updated April 2017 | By iAdControl.com
Here are lots of mood enhancing quotes we've conjured up from sports personalities to prime minister's to philosophers to 21st Century motivational people because we have a dream... see what we did there?
"It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not."
- Denis Waitley
"The minute you have a back-up plan, you've admitted you're not going to succeed."
- Elizabeth Holmes
"Excellence is not a gift, but a skill that takes practice. We do not act rightly because we are excellent, in fact we achieve excellence by acting rightly."
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don't want to."
- Richard Branson
"We can each define ambition and progress for ourselves. The goal is to work toward a world where expectations are not set by the stereotypes that hold us back, but by our personal passion, talents and interests."
- Sheryl Sandberg
"When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important."
- Ellen DeGeneres
"If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent."
- Isaac Newton
"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment."
- Jim Rohn
"What I lack in talent, I compensate with my willingness to grind it out. That's the secret of my life."
- Guy Kawasaki
"No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness."
"Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall."
- Stephen Covey
"The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear."
- Brian Tracy
If you can find something that you're really passionate about, whether you're a man or a woman comes a lot less into play. Passion is a gender-neutralizing force."
- Marissa Mayer
"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."
- Thomas A. Edison
"All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure."
- Mark Twain
"It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things."
- Leonardo da Vinci
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."
- Nelson Mandela
"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!"
- Audrey Hepburn
"Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art."
- Andy Warhol
"Don't let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn't go with it."
- Colin Powell
"Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon."
- Winston Churchill
"Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable."
- Coco Chanel
"Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch."
- Tim Berners-Lee
"The pursuit of excellence is less profitable than the pursuit of bigness, but it can be more satisfying."
- David Ogilvy
"The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail."
- Napoleon Hill
"Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it."
- Dalai Lama XIV
"They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?"
- Princess Diana
"The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell."
"The biggest risk is not taking any risk... In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks."
- Mark Zuckerberg
"Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even."
- Muhammad Ali
"The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything."
- Warren Buffet
"Vision without execution is just hallucination."
- Henry Ford
"Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success."
- Robert T. Kiyosaki
"Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
"If you don't get out of the box you've been raised in, you won't understand how much bigger the world is."
- Angelina Jolie
"Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose."
- Bill Gates
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
- Winston S. Churchill
"The stories of past courage can define that ingredient-they can teach, they can offer hope, they can provide inspiration. But they cannot supply courage itself. For this each man must look into his own soul."
- John F. Kennedy
"Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction."
- Anne Frank
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
- Albert Einstein
"My own position is so far on the obsessive side of preparation and professionalism that I fear my point of view is not going to be shared by anyone."
- Jonny Wilkinson
“Making a true decision means committing to achieving a result, and then cutting yourself off from any other possibility."
- Anthony Robbins
"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit."
"We need to accept that we won't always make the right decisions, that we'll screw up royally sometimes - understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it's part of success."
- Arianna Huffington
"And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high."
- Ayrton Senna
"You will find the key to success under the alarm clock."
- Benjamin Franklin
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."
- Steve Jobs
"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will."
- Vince Lombardi
"Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success."
- Zig Ziglar
"If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them."
- Bruce Lee
" Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone."
- Sigmund Freud
"Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game."
"When you have beaten guys a few times, you don't want them to think they know how you are going to play them. You have to try and find different ways of beating them. You have to do things they don't expect sometimes, put something unpredictable into your game."
- Andy Murray
"What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose."
- Margaret Thatcher
"Money is not a motivating factor. Money doesn't thrill me or make me play better because there are benefits to being wealthy. I'm just happy with a ball at my feet. My motivation comes from playing the game I love. If I wasn't paid to be a professional footballer I would willingly play for nothing."
- Lionel Messi
"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing."
- Abraham Lincoln
"I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time."
- Charles Dickens
"Intuition and concepts constitute... the elements of all our knowledge, so that neither concepts without an intuition in some way corresponding to them, nor intuition without concepts, can yield knowledge."
- Immanuel Kant
"Flaming enthusiasm, backed by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success."
- Dale Carnegie
"When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable."
- Walt Disney
We certainly could go on and on and on... okay you got the message, I mean the quotes! [Wink]