What Quotations Motivate You? – Part 2

It’s just one of those days.  We all have them, but today it seems like everything is going wrong.  It’s pouring down rain and you forget your umbrella. You’re late for a meeting so you hop in your car and try to rush to get there.  Unfortunately, you get pulled over by a cop for speeding.  One of your major suppliers leaves because he has found a better price and a more convenient alternative.

Now you understand the saying, when it rains, it pours.




Be fit for more than the thing you are now doing. Let everyone know that you have a reserve in yourself; that you have more power than you are now using. If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it. – James A. Garfield

I am going to be a storm, a flame. I need to fight whole armies alone. I have ten hearts; I have a hundred arms. I feel too strong to war with mortals. BRING ME GIANTS! – Cyrano De Bergerac

The difference between a successful man and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in lack of will because the character rather than the education is man's greatest need and man's greatest safeguard because the character is higher than the intellect. The difference between men is in energy, in the strong will, in a singleness of purpose and an invincible determination. But the great difference is in sacrifice, in self-denial, in love and loyalty, in fearlessness and in humility, in the pursuit of excellence and in the perfectly disciplined will, because this is not only the difference between men, this is the difference between great men and little men. – Vince Lombardi

Thanks to Matt Everson!



Champagne: In victory we deserve it, in defeat we need it. -Winston Churchill

It takes a long time to get to the night before you become that overnight success story. -Cameron Herold (former COO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK)

It’s not about how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you pick yourself up again. – Richard Tait (founder of Cranium, the board game)

Thanks to Scott Allison!



I have not failed. Ive just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. – Thomas A. Edison

“Where there’s a will, there’s a way”

“The Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”

Thanks to Mark Lawrence!



Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone.-Robert Allen

Many of life’s failure are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. -Thomas Edison

Thanks to Cinnamon McCann!



“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”

-H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Thanks to Kevin Simpson!


We always miss the shots we never take…..

And we never forget, even with the shots we do make, that sometimes the backboard is made of glass.

Thanks to Debbie Wiener!



“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

We all have bad days and it’s easy to take it out on others, but instead of doing that I keep this quote in the back of my head knowing if I put on that smile and think positive that it will make a difference to the people’s worlds I am affecting. After all, a smile makes me feel better and is also “contagious”. A smile is a change I can start.

Thanks to Jamie Pritscher!



“A sculpture is created by discarding most of the marble. In your life, let go of what isn’t, to reveal what IS.” -Julie Melillo

Thanks to Julie Melillo


“The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.” – Vincent Van Gogh

Thanks to Jenn Yee!



“Genius is one percent inspiration, and ninety-nine percent perspiration” – Thomas Edison

“What counts most is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

“He who attracts luck carries with him the magnet of preparation” – William Ward

Thanks to Jonathan Simkin!



“When the goal is great, the difficulties are trivial.” Rabbi Jacobowitz

Thanks to Stella Fayman!


” So you plant your own garden instead of waiting for someone to bring your flowers.”

This line came from a poem called “Comes the Dawn” by Veronica A. Shoffstall.

Thanks to Melanie Rae!



“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”

It’s a helpful reminder to him that even though the day is tough on him, he is strong enough to overcome it – the bad day will pass, but he, his ambition, and his positive attitude will remain.

Thanks to Michael Meschures!



One of my favorite quotes is Leo Tolstoy’s “Each person’s task in life is to become an increasingly better person.”

Thanks to Ayala Laufer-Cahana!


“Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” – Calvin Coolidge

Thanks to Ralph Harik!



“If you ask any pilot they’ll say that one of the first things they learned in flight school is that if you run before the wind, you can’t take off. You have to TURN INTO IT. Face it. The thing you push against is the thing that lifts you up.” – Delta

Thanks to Lori Fields!


“You can have anything you want if you give enough other people what they

Thanks to Mike Scanlin!



I have several quotes that motivate me; but the one that I always say when I’m even tempted to give myself over to a bad day is…”Life isn’t happening to you; life is responding to you.” – Rhonda Byrne

Thanks to Kimberly Gauthier



My favorite quote applied to entrepreneurship is, “sometimes you have to jump off cliffs and build your wings on the way down.” – Ray Bradbury

Thanks to Ashok Kamal



“'Difficult' takes a day.'Impossible' takes a week” and “Sleep is for punks”.

Thanks to Shadé Brielle!



There are no hopeless situations, there are only men who have grown helpless about them. Clare Boothe Luce

Thanks to Alexandra Innes!


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