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A collection of famous motivational quotes and sayings to inspire and motivate you to be your best. We can all use a little motivation from time to time, and these quotes are a great source of motivation and wisdom.
Famous Motivational Quotes
Change your thoughts and you change your world. – Norman Vincent Peale
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Confucius
Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drowned your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. – Steve Jobs
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
What is not started today is never finished tomorrow. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. – Will Rogers
Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. – Maria Robinson
It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog. – Mark Twain
Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. – Lance Armstrong
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. – John Quincy Adams
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. – George Woodberry
Out of clutter, find Simplicity. From discord, find Harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies Opportunity. – Albert Einstein
There isn’t a person anywhere who isn’t capable of doing more than he thinks he can. – Henry Ford
Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose. – Lyndon Johnson
Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind. – Leonardo da Vinci
When a defining moment comes along, you define the moment, or the moment defines you. – Kevin Costner
You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. – Christopher Columbus
Positive Motivational Quotes
If we did all the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves. – Thomas Edison
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. – Harry S. Truman
Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds. – Buddha
We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time. – T.S. Eliot
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Men’s best successes come after their disappointments. – Henry Ward Beecher
Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. – Martin Luther King
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true. – Leon J. Suenes
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. – Colin Powell
Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. – Michael Jordan
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser. – Louis Camuti
Always do what you are afraid to do. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill
Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. – John Wooden
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. – Dale Carnegie
Talent works, genius creates. – Robert Schumann
Famous Motivational Quotes for Women
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm … As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others. – Audrey Hepburn
You’ve got to follow your passion. You’ve got to figure out what it is you love–who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams. – Oprah Winfrey
Victory belongs to the most persevering. – Napoleon Bonaparte
Women have to harness their power – it’s absolutely true. It’s just learning not to take the first no. And if you can’t go straight ahead, you go around the corner. – Cher
It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union. – Susan B. Anthony
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We have tons of funny new year’s quotes and sayings. Share these with your friends or enjoy them yourself and bring in the new year. May this coming year be your best year yet!
Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average, which means you’ve already met your New Year’s resolution.
Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.
The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk. This drunkenness culminates on New Year’s Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you’re married to.
P. J. O’Rourke
The only way to spend New Year’s Eve is either quietly with friends or in a brothel. Otherwise when the evening ends and people pair off, someone is bound to be left in tears.
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
Deep breaths are very helpful at shallow parties.
I never worry about being driven to drink; I just worry about being driven home.
W. C. Fields
What you do for Jewish New Year is you go down to Times Square… It’s a lot quieter than the regular New Year. It’s just a few Jews walking around going, ‘sup?
Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
It goes Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and Valentine’s Day. Is that fair to anyone who’s alone? If you didn’t get around to killing yourself on Christmas or New Year’s, boom, there’s Valentine’s Day for you. There should be a holiday after Valentine’s Day called ‘Are you still here?’
It wouldn’t be New Year’s if I didn’t have regrets.
Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.
The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!
Edward Payson Powell
I made no resolutions for the New Year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me.
New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.
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Sometimes we find ourselves feeling down and not so confident, when we do we should remember these empowering quotes and sayings. If you feel down read these quotes and feel empowered.
Empowering and Inspirational Quotes
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Winning is not everything—but making the effort to win is.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
Fame is empowering. My mistake was that I thought I would instinctively know how to handle it. But there’s no manual, no training course.
Life does not consist in thinking, it consists in acting.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
John F. Kennedy
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Do or do not, there is no try.
The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.
A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.
There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth – not going all the way and not starting.
Empowering Quotes for Women
As we light a path for others, we naturally light our own way.
Mary Anne Radmacher
As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.
When you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance.
Lee Ann Womack
Empowering Quotes about Breaking Up
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
M. Kathleen Casey
If someone you love hurts you cry a river, build a bridge, and get over it.
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Here we have a collection of famous military quotes from various Generals, Commanders, and soldiers in the armed forces. These quotes are a collection of many different perspectives from many different military wars and campaigns. Almost anyone can find inspiration in the wisdom, discipline, and service that the armed forces represent. Share the leadership and experience these famous military quotes and sayings represents.
Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, but the Marines don’t have that problem. – Ronald Reagan
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure. – Colin Powell
I have not yet begun to fight. – Captain John Paul Jones
Hard pressed on my right. My center is yielding. Impossible to maneuver. Situation excellent. I am attacking. – Ferdinand Foch
The best morale exists when you never hear the word mentioned. When you hear it it’s usually lousy. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. – General George Patton
Army: A body of men assembled to rectify the mistakes of the diplomats. – Josephus Daniels
We shall defend our island whatever the cost may be; we shall fight on beaches, landing grounds, in fields, in streets and on the hills. We shall never surrender and even if, which I do not for the moment believe, this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, will carry on the struggle until in God’s good time the New World with all its power and might, sets forth to the liberation and rescue of the Old. – Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Some of you young men think that war is all glamor and glory,
but let me tell you, boys, it is all hell! – General William T. Sherman
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. – George Orwell
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. – Winston Churchill
Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind. War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today. – John F. Kennedy
A young man who does not have what it takes to perform military service is not likely to have what it takes to make a living. – John F. Kennedy
Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war. – Ernest M. Hemmingway
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. – Dwight Eisenhower
It is my earnest hope – indeed the hope of all mankind – that from this solemn occasion a better world shall emerge out of the blood and carnage of the past, a world found upon faith and understanding, a world dedicated to the dignity of man and the fulfillment of his most cherished wish for freedom, tolerance and justice. – General Douglas Macarthur
The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. – Thomas Jefferson
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat…You ask, what is our policy? I say it is to wage war by land, sea, and air. War with all our might and with all the strength God has given us, and to wage war against a monstrous tyranny never surpassed in the dark and lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory. Victory at all costs – Victory in spite of all terrors – Victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival. – Winston Churchill
Victory belongs to the most persevering. – Napoleon Bonaparte
The objective of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his. – George Patton
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Quotes and sayings for anyone turning 40. Many people dread turning 40 (oh no! the big four oh!), but it’s a time to celebrate! Have a party - invite your friends and family over, play games, open gifts, maybe have a few drinks, and enjoy life.
Whether your birthday is coming up or someone you know is having a birthday, share your wisdom and have a laugh with these great and funny 40th birthday quotes. Don’t fret, you’re not old yet. Enjoy our collection of birthday quotes for the 40-year-old.
I’m not 40, I’m eighteen with 22 years experience. – Unknown
Life begins at forty. – W B Pitkin
Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age. – French Proverb
The best years of a woman’s life – the ten years between 39 and 40. – Unknown
Life begins at 40 – but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times. – Helen Rowland
Forty isn’t old, if you’re a tree. – Unknown
Middle age is when you still believe you’ll feel better in the morning. – Bob Hope
To laugh, if but for an instant only, has never been granted to man before the fortieth day from his birth, and then it is looked upon as a miracle of precocity. – Unknown
If life really begins on your 40th birthday, it’s because that’s when women finally get it… the guts to take back their lives. – Laura Randolph
What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy. – Voltaire
This wine is forty years old. It certainly doesn’t show its age. – Cicero
You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake. – Bob Hope
The lovely thing about being forty is that you can appreciate twenty-five-year-old men. – Colleen McCullough
The I just woke up face of your 30′s is the all day long face of your 40′s. – Libby Reid
When you reach forty you can’t do anything every day. – Henry “Hank” Aaron
Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed. – Charles M. Schultz
Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed. – Edward Young
The first forty years of life give us the text: the next thirty supply the commentary. – Arthur Schopenhauer
Age is a high price to pay for maturity. – Tom Stoppard
Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle. – Bob Hope
I’m not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You’re as old as you feel. – Elizabeth Arden
Middle age is having a choice between two temptations and choosing the one that’ll get you home earlier. – Dan Bennett
Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest. – Reverend Larry Lorenzoni
To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am. – Bernard M. Baruch
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age. – Robert Frost
Age is a number and mine is unlisted. – Unknown
I am not old but mellow like good wine. – Stephen Phillips
At middle age the soul should be opening up like a rose, not closing up like a cabbage. – John Andrew Holmes
We hope you enjoyed our funny 40th birthday quotes! These are great quotes and sayings to add to cards or gifts, or to share with others on their birthday or at their birthday party.