Inspirational Quotations

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‘Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.’ — Norman Vincent Peale

‘There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world.’ — Thomas Jefferson

‘How desperately difficult it is to be honest with oneself. It is much easier to be honest with other people.’ — Edward Benson

‘After a year in therapy my psychiatrist said to me, ‘Maybe life isn’t for everyone’. — Larry Brown

‘A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.’ — Winston Churchill

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These all relate to Belief

‘After a year in therapy my psychiatrist said to me, ‘Maybe life isn’t for everyone’. — Larry Brown

‘It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believe in myself.’ — Muhammad Ali

‘Perception is real – even when it is not reality.’ — Dr Edward De Bono

 

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These all relate to the Brain

‘How desperately difficult it is to be honest with oneself. It is much easier to be honest with other people.’ — Edward Benson

‘Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.’ — Francis Bacon

‘It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.’ — Aristotle

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These all relate to Character

‘I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.’ — George Washington

‘If you really do put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.’ — Anon

‘The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.’ — George Bernard Shaw

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These all relate to Communication

‘If we are strong, our strength will speak for itself. If we are weak, words will be of no help.’ — John F. Kennedy

‘Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.’ — William Butler Yeats

‘We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.’ — Epictetus

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These all relate to Creativity

‘Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.’ — Norman Vincent Peale

‘Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.’ — Norman Vincent Peale

‘The analysis of data will not by itself produce new ideas.’ — Dr Edward de Bono

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These all relate to Determination

‘How desperately difficult it is to be honest with oneself. It is much easier to be honest with other people.’ — Edward Benson

‘Man has set for himself the goal of conquering the world but in the processes loses his soul.’ — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

‘What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.’ — Dwight D. Eisenhower

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These all relate to Development

‘An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.’ — Martin Luther King, Jr.

‘All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.’ — Albert Einstein

‘All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.’ — Calvin Coolidge

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These all relate to Education

‘There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world.’ — Thomas Jefferson

‘Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.’ — Aristotle

‘The drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth.’ — Mary McLeod Bethune

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These all relate to Ethics

‘A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.’ — Albert Camus

‘One must care about a world one will never see.’ — Bertrand Russell

‘Be sure you put your feet in the right place, and then stand firm.’ — Abraham Lincoln

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These all relate to Faith

‘Without faith, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.’ — Mary McLeod Bethune

‘A faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets.’ — Arthur C. Clarke

‘Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.’ — Helen Keller

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These all relate to Fear

‘Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.’ — Norman Vincent Peale

‘There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world.’ — Thomas Jefferson

‘A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.’ — Winston Churchill

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These all relate to Freedom

‘Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate.’ — Hubert H. Humphrey

‘Democracy’s the worst form of government except for all the others.’ — Winston Churchill

‘Only the educated are free.’ — Epictetus

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These all relate to Friendship

‘Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.’ — Oscar Wilde

‘It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.’ — William Blake

‘An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.’ — Buddha

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These all relate to Honesty

‘How desperately difficult it is to be honest with oneself. It is much easier to be honest with other people.’ — Edward Benson

‘I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.’ — George Washington

‘All great truths begin as blasphemies.’ — Fulton J. Sheen

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These all relate to Hope

‘Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.’ — Norman Vincent Peale

‘There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world.’ — Thomas Jefferson

‘A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.’ — Winston Churchill

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These all relate to Humour

‘Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.’ — Norman Vincent Peale

‘A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.’ — Robert Frost

‘Humour is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.’ — Dr Edward de Bono

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These all relate to Ignorance

‘The learned man knows that he is ignorant.’ — Victor Hugo

‘No man can be a pure specialist without being in the strict sense an idiot.’ — George Bernard Shaw

It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid — George Bernard Shaw

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These all relate to Imagination

‘The man who has no imagination has no wings.’ — Muhammad Ali

‘To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.’ — Thomas Edison

‘Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.’ — Anon

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These all relate to Inspiration

‘Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.’ — Norman Vincent Peale

‘When I was a child, my mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk you’ll end up as the pope. ‘Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.’ — Pablo Picasso

‘Our dreams drench us in senses, and senses steps us again in dreams.’ — Amos Bronson Alcott

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These all relate to Intelligence

‘A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.’ — Winston Churchill

‘We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.’ — Albert Einstein

‘Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them.’ — Albert Einstein

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These all relate to Knowledge

‘Knowledge is power.’ — Francis Bacon

‘There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.’ — Bertrand Russell

‘Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.’ — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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These all relate to Leadership

‘Leaders are the custodians of a nation’s ideals, of the beliefs it cherishes, of its permanent hopes, of the faith which makes a nation out of a mere aggregation of individuals.’ — Walter Lippmann

‘I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today’ — Martin Luther King, Jr.

That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind. — Neil Armstrong

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These all relate to Learning

‘The learned man knows that he is ignorant.’ — Victor Hugo

‘To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.’ — Albert Einstein

‘If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.’ — Albert Einstein

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These all relate to Logic

‘Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.’ — Leonardo Da Vinci

‘Democracy’s the worst form of government except for all the others.’ — Winston Churchill

‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’ — William Shakespeare

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These all relate to Love

‘Faith and love are apt to be spasmodic in the best minds. Men live the brink of mysteries and harmonies into which they never enter, and with their hands on the door-latch they die outside.’ — Ralph Waldo Emerson

‘I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today’ — Martin Luther King, Jr.

‘Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.’ — Muhammad Ali

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These all relate to Memory

‘Memory is the library of the mind.’ — Francis Fauvel-Gourand

‘Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us.’ — Oscar Wilde

‘Each day we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.’ — Charles Swindoll

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These all relate to Motivation

‘I am not interested in power for power’s sake, but I’m interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.’ — Martin Luther King, Jr.

‘One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.’ — Henry Ford

‘Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.’ — Bo Bennett

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These all relate to Passion

‘No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.’ — Edmund Burke

‘Knowledge is invariably a matter of degree: you cannot put your finger upon even the simplest datum and say this we know.’ — T S Eliot

‘Once you have flown, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward; for there you have been, there you long to return.’ — Leonardo Da Vinci

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These all relate to Perception

‘Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.’ — George Bernard Shaw

‘Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.’ — Pablo Picasso

‘I’d rather bathe lepers than be interviewed by the press.’ — Mother Teresa

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These all relate to Planning

‘We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes.’ — Amos Bronson Alcott

‘A storm broke loose in my mind.’ — Albert Einstein

‘Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.’ — Napoleon Hill

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These all relate to Positive Thinking

‘Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.’ — Norman Vincent Peale

‘When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.’ — Alexander Graham Bell

‘If you really do put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.’ — Anon

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These all relate to Problem-solving

‘Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.’ — Norman Vincent Peale

‘No problem is insurmountable. With a little courage, teamwork and determination a person can overcome anything.’ — B. Dodge

‘For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?’ — James Allen

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These all relate to Reality

‘It’s hard for young players to see the big picture. They just see three or four years down the road.’ — T S Eliot

‘Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.’ — George Washington

‘Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.’ — Albert Einstein

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These all relate to Stress

‘Is everything as urgent as your stress would imply?’ — Carrie Latet

‘Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.’ — Chinese Proverb

‘If it frustrates you that they don’t allow laptops on a Ferris wheel, you may be a workaholic.’ — Dr. Donald E. Wetmore

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These all relate to Success

‘It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.’ — Napoleon Hill

‘You are wholly complete and your success in life will be in direct proportion to your ability to accept this truth about you.’ — Dr. Robert Anthony

‘For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?’ — James Allen

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These all relate to Teamwork

‘Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.’ — Henry Ford

‘In order to have a winner, the team must have a feeling of unity; every player must put the team first-ahead of personal glory.’ — Paul Bear Bryant

‘I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.’ — President Woodrow Wilson

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These all relate to Time

‘Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.’ — Harvey MacKay

For every minute spent organising, an hour is earned. — Anon

‘Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t going away.’ — Elvis Presley

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These all relate to Truth

‘There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world.’ — Thomas Jefferson

‘A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.’ — Winston Churchill

‘One word of truth outweighs the whole world.’ — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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These all relate to Victory

‘War does not determine who is right – only who is left.’ — Bertrand Russell

‘The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.’ — Edmund Burke

‘Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.’ — Franklin D Roosevelt

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These all relate to War

‘We scientists, whose tragic destiny it has been to make the methods of annihilation ever more gruesome and more effective, must consider it our solemn and transcendent duty to do all in our power in preventing these weapons from being used for the brutal — Albert Einstein

‘Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.’ — Salvador Dali

‘Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.’ — John F. Kennedy

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These all relate to Weakness

‘The greatest weakness of all is the great fear of appearing weak.’ — Jacques Benigne Bossuet

‘If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.’ — Charles Darwin

‘Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness.’ — Amos Bronson Alcott

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These all relate to Wisdom

‘The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.’ — Helen Keller

‘The optimism of the action is better than the pessimism of the thought.’ — Harald Zindler

‘Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which color does the hating. It’s just plain wrong.’ — Muhammad Ali

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These all relate to Writing

‘If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.’ — Isaac Asimov

‘Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you’re doomed.’ — Ray Bradbury

‘Writing is physical work. It’s sweaty work. You just can’t will yourself to become a good writer. You really have to work at it.’ — Will Haygood

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