This page is my collection of quotes that have inspired me over time. My intent is that it will be a collection from various successful and wise individuals.
Feel free to add something from your own collection to share with the group.
When you have either friends or loved ones trashing your confidence, you may want to read Teddy Roosevelt speech titled today, Man in the Arena, (only a portion is shown here but you can google to search for the entire speech:
“…It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time. – Henry Ford
If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life. – Abraham Maslow
I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.– Bill Cosby
Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.– Dan Millman
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. – Thomas Edison
Beloved, I desire above all things that you may prosper and be in health, as your soul prospers.” 3 John 2
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us… And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson
“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.”
“Aim for service and success will follow.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”
~ Edith Wharton