Inspirational & Motivational Quotes

A closed mouth gathers no foot.

A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
- Chinese Proverb

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but harsh words stir up anger.
- Proverbs 15:1

A good deal of trouble has been caused in the world by too much intelligence and too little wisdom.

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
- Hugh Downs

A keen sense of humor helps us overlook the unbecoming, understand the unconventional, tolerate the unpleasant, overcome the unexpected and outlast the unbearable.
- Billy Graham

A man had better starve at once than lose his innocence in the process of getting bread.
- Henry David Thoreau

A man has three names: the name he inherits, the name his parents give him, and the name he makes for himself.

A man may conquer a million men in battle but one who conquers himself is, indeed, the greatest of conquerors.
- Buddha

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.

A pint of example is worth a gallon of advice.

A reputation may be repaired, but people always keep their eyes on the place where the crack is.

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

A sharp tongue sometimes cuts its own throat.
- Jim Scancarelli

A singer starts by having his instrument as a gift from God. When you have been given something in a moment of grace, it is sacrilegious to be greedy.
- Marian Anderson

A smile is the lighting system of the face and the heating system of the heart.

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
- Henry B. Adams

A very easy way to return from a casino with a small fortune: go there with a large one.

A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.
- Larry Bird

A wise man among the ignorant is as a beautiful girl in the company of blind men.
- Saadi

Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
- Satchel Paige

All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

Amateurs wait for inspiration. The rest of us just get up and go to work.
- Chuck Close

An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made, in a very narrow field.
- Niels Bohr

And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln

Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company.
- George Washington

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
- Pablo Picasso

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

At its core, bravado is insecure, jealous and self-protecting. Legitimate talent recognizes its own innate riches and does not object to sharing.
- adapted from a quote by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Be kind to one another, because most of us are fighting a hard battle.
- Ian McLaren

Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
- Marie Curie

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
- Pythagoras

Beauty addresses itself chiefly to sight, but there is a beauty for the hearing too, as in certain combinations so words and in all kinds of music; for melodies and cadences are beautiful; and minds that lift themselves above the realm of sense to a higher order are aware of beauty in the conduct of life, in actions, in character, in the pursuits of the intellect; and there is the beauty of the virtues.
- Plotinus

Behind every great achievement is a dreamer of great dreams.
- Robert K. Greenleaf

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
- James B. Conant

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
- Marilyn Vos Savant


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