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Thirteen Quotes that Inspire Me

  1. Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  2. It is not what happens that determines the major part of your future. What happens, happens to us all. It is what you do about what happens that counts. – Jim Rohn
  3. Some of us are timid. We think we have something to lose so we don’t try for that next hill. – Maya Angelou
  4. If you want to be respected by others, the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect, will you compel others to respect you. – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  5. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities – always see them, for they’re always there. – Norman Vincent Peale
  6. If the average person realized the power he wields over his life and destiny, he would live in a perpetual state of wonder and thanksgiving. – Earl Nightingale
  7. The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem. – Theodore Rubin
  8. The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer. – Nolan Bushnell
  9. Results are often obtained by impetuosity and daring which could never have been obtained by ordinary methods. – Niccolo Machiavelli
  10. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas A. Edison
  11. The only limitation in your life is the limitation of your own thinking. – James A. Ray
  12. Live as if you like yourself, and it may happen. – Marge Piercy
  13. About all you can do in life is be who you are. – Rita Mae Brown

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