Quotes to Inspire Development

We publish quotes to inspire the development of our readers across the People Development Network.  We thought you might like to have one place where you can either copy the quotes or you can simply browse to increase your inspiration!  Either way here is the most popular quotes we have shared.  I hope you like these quotes to inspire development or simply to give you a lift in your busy day.

  1. You become what you believe. – Oprah Winfrey
  1. The book you don’t read won’t help.  -Jim Rohn
  1. A friend to all is a friend to none. – Aristotle
  1. There is no education like adversity. – Disraeli
  1. We become what we think about. – Earl Nightingale
  1. The best way out is always through. – Robert Frost
  1. An obstacle is often a stepping stone. – Prescott
  1. An unexamined life is not worth living. – Socrates
  1. The best revenge is massive success. – Frank Sinatra
  1. Chase your passion, not your pension. -Denis Waitley
  1. If not us, who? If not now, when? – John F. Kennedy
  1. Vision without execution is a delusion. – Thomas Edison
  1. Sometimes even to live is an act of courage. – Seneca
  1. We tend to live up to our expectations. -E. Nightingale
  1. Adversity introduces a man to himself. – Author Unknown
  1. Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it. – Joe Clark
  1. To respond is positive, and to react is negative. -Zig Ziglar
  1. Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. -Jim Rohn
  1. Life is “trying things to see if they work” – Ray Bradbury
  1. Tomorrow is only found on the calendar of fools. -Og Mandino
  1. If we don’t start, certainly, we can’t arrive. -Zig Ziglar
  1. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore. – Dale Carnegie
  1. We’re never gonna survive unless we go a little crazy. – Seal
  1. If you’re going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill
  1. The best way to predict the future is to create it. – Unknown
  1. If you’re going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill
  1. Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. – Christopher Reeve
  1. Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right. – Henry Ford
  1. Those who wish to sing, always find a song. – Swedish Proverb
  1. Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching. – Unknown
  1. Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt
  1. Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. – Napoleon Hill
  1. Life has no limitations, except the ones you make. -Les Brown
  1. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided. -Tony Robbins
  1. Relationships are the hallmark of a mature person. -Brian Tracy
  1. You are what you think about all day long. – Dr. Robert Schuller
  1. Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.  -Jim Rohn
  1. Some people find fault like there is a reward for it. -Zig Ziglar
  1. A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. – Thomas Carlyle
  1. Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing. -Napoleon Hill
  1. There was never a genius without a tincture of madness. – Aristotle
  1. Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity. -Og Mandino
  1. Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. – Thomas Edison
  1. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly. – Dalai Lama
  1. You must be the change you want to see in the world – Mahatma Gandhi
  1. Positive anything is better than negative thinking. – Elbert Hubbard
  1. Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders. – Tom Peters
  1. We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone. – Ronald Reagan
  1. Do first things first, and second things not at all. – Peter Drucker.
  1. Successful people are simply those with successful habits. -Brian Tracy
  1. Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality. -Les Brown
  1. Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour. – Truman Capote
  1. There is no such thing as failure. There are only results. -Tony Robbins
  1. We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. -Les Brown
  1. Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right. – Henry Ford
  1. To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. – Elbert Hubbard
  1. He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. – Friedrich Nietzsche
  1. I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become. – Oprah Winfrey
  1. If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over the beehive. -Dale Carnegie
  1. There is an immeasurable distance between late and too late. -Og Mandino
  1. Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life. -Denis Waitley
  1. Failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night. -Zig Ziglar
  1. Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on. -Les Brown
  1. If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree. -Jim Rohn
  1. Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. – John Wooden
  1. Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want. – Dan Stanford
  1. Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true. -Brian Tracy
  1. Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination. – Roy Goodman
  1. The surest way not to fail is to be determined to succeed. – Richard B. Sheridan
  1. You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing. -Dale Carnegie
  1. Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can. – Richard Bach
  1. Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. -Og Mandino
  1. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. -Jim Rohn
  1. Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!” – Audrey Hepburn
  1. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career! -E. Nightingale
  1. Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.- Unknown
  1. Whatever you dwell on in the conscious grows in your experience. -Brian Tracy
  1. The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. – William James
  1. Cause Change & Lead, Accept Change & Survive, Resist Change & Die – Ray Norda
  1. Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service. -E. Nightingale
  1. Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. – Dennis P. Kimbro
  1. Any person who contributes to prosperity must prosper in turn. -E. Nightingale
  1. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. -Napoleon Hill
  1. It’s not what you know; it’s what you use that makes a difference. -Zig Ziglar
  1. No man can succeed in a line of endeavour which he does not like. -Napoleon Hill
  1. To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence. – Mark Twain
  1. Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. – Voltaire
  1. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow. – Mark Twain
  1. Obstacles are the things we see when we take our eyes off our goals. -Zig Ziglar
  1. People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going. -E. Nightingale
  1. Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars. -Les Brown
  1. Those convinced against their will agree still. -Dale Carnegie
  1. You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. – Maya Angelou
  1. You must stick to your conviction, but be ready to abandon your assumptions. -Denis Waitley
  1. Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised. -Denis Waitley
  1. Our attitude towards others determines their attitude towards us. -E. Nightingale
  1. You must be worthy of the best, but not more worthy than the rest. -Denis Waitley
  1. Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great. – Machiavelli.
  1. Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do. -Dale Carnegie
  1. The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. – Unknown
  1. What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  1. Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited. -Napoleon Hill
  1. Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach. -Tony Robbins
  1. The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. – Mark Twain
  1. You grow up the day you have your first real laugh — at yourself. – Ethel Barrymore
  1. All our dreams can come true – if we dare to pursue them. – Walt Disney
  1. Build your dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. – Farrah Gray
  1. You don’t “pay the price” for success enjoy the benefits of success. -Zig Ziglar
  1. All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea. -Napoleon Hill
  1. Your company’s most valuable asset is how it is known to its customers. -Brian Tracy
  1. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. – Napoleon Hill
  1. A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. -Tony Robbins
  1. You must continue to gain expertise, but avoid thinking like an expert. -Denis Waitley
  1. Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become. -Jim Rohn
  1. Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. – Mark Twain
  1. It is easy to get to the top after you get through the crowd at the bottom. -Zig Ziglar
  1. Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. -Tony Robbins
  1. Whatever you do will be insignificant, but you must do it. –unknown
  1. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. – Samuel Beckett
  1. Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality. -Napoleon Hill
  1. Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Confucius
  1. Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. – Japanese Proverb
  1. If you worry about yesterday’s failures, then today’s successes will be few. – Anonymous
  1. I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else. – Winston Churchill
  1. Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined. – Unknown
  1. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. – Aristotle
  1. You are the only one who can use your ability. It is an awesome responsibility. -Zig Ziglar
  1. You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. -Dale Carnegie
  1. Whenever you find the whole world against you just turn around and lead the world. – Anonymous
  1.  In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on. – Robert Frost
  1. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. -Dale Carnegie
  1. Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. -Og Mandino
  1. Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.  -Jim Rohn
  1. If you’re sincere, praise is effective. If you’re insincere, it’s manipulative. -Zig Ziglar
  1. The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it.  -Jim Rohn
  1. The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply. -Denis Waitley
  1. Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there! – Will Rogers
  1. How am I going to live today to create the tomorrow I’m committed to? -Tony Robbins
  1. I’ve always been in the right place and time. Of course, I steered myself there. – Bob Hope
  1. Sometimes you just have to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you. – Dr Phil
  1. Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking. – William B. Sprague
  1. Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success. – Unknown
  1. Your greatest asset is your earning ability. Your greatest resource is your time. -Brian Tracy
  1. The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself. -Napoleon Hill
  1. The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck. -Tony Robbins
  1. Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. -Les Brown
  1. Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. – Albert Einstein
  1. Talent is formed in solitude, a character in the bustle of the world. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  1. An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it. – Bill Bernbach
  1. The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders. – Foster’s Law
  1. The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. -Dale Carnegie
  1. Effective communication is 20% of what you know and 80% of how you feel about what you know.  -Jim Rohn
  1. If we did all the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves. – Thomas Edison
  1. Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice. – Wayne Dyer
  1. It doesn’t matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going. -Brian Tracy
  1. Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life. -Les Brown
  1. I can’t understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I’m frightened by old ones. – John Cage
  1. Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. – Mahatma Gandhi
  1. If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up. – J.M. Power
  1. Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect. – Mark Twain
  1. You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving. – Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
  1. If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy. -Dale Carnegie
  1. You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.  -Jim Rohn
  1. Certain things catch your eye but pursue only those that capture the heart. – Ancient Indian Proverb
  1. Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try. – Jack Canfield
  1. The world is more malleable than you think and it’s waiting for you to hammer it into shape. – Unknown
  1. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do it. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  1. Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless. – Thomas Edison
  1. Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means. – Albert Einstein
  1. True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  1. If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet. – Isaac B. Singer
  2. There are winners, there are losers and there are people who have not yet learned how to win. -Les Brown
  1. Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.- Richard L. Evans
  1. Being defeated is only a temporary condition; giving up is what makes it permanent. – Marilyn vos Savant
  1. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular. -Tony Robbins
  1. When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what? – Sydney Harris
  1. Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable. -Denis Waitley
  1. Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action. – Brendan Francis
  1. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. – Thomas Edison
  1. The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. -E. Nightingale
  1. Winners make a habit of manufacturing their positive expectations in advance of the event. -Brian Tracy
  1. Work as though you would live forever, and live as though you would die today. Go another mile! -Og Mandino
  1. Always bear in mind that your resolution to succeed is more important than any other. – Abraham Lincoln
  1. Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be. -Og Mandino
  1. Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. – Sir Winston Churchill
  1. Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” –Unknown
  1. It is not what we get. But who we become, and what we contribute… gives meaning to our lives. -Tony Robbins
  1. People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals – that is, goals that do not inspire them. -Tony Robbins
  1. We all have possibilities we don’t know about. We can do things we don’t even dream we can do. -Dale Carnegie
  1. What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. – Goethe
  1. You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else. – Albert Einstein
  1. Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success. – Dr. Joyce Brothers
  1. You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change. -Les Brown
  1. People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  1. Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. – Joshua J. Marine
  1. All you have to do is know where you’re going. The answers will come to you of their own accord. -E. Nightingale
  1. Flops are a part of life’s menu and I’ve never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses. – Rosalind Russell
  1. I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles, but today it means getting along with people. – Mohandas Gandhi
  1. You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you. -Brian Tracy
  1. I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles, but a good deal about their acts. -Og Mandino
  1. It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfilment, it is in the happiness of pursuit. -Denis Waitley
  1. You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want. – Zig Ziglar
  1. I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. -Og Mandino
  1. We’re afraid, it’s because we don’t know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid. -E. Nightingale
  1. By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day- Robert Frost
  1. I seek constantly to improve my manners and graces, for they are the sugar to which all are attracted. -Og Mandino
  1. If what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then it’s moving you away from your goals. -Brian Tracy
  1. If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today. – E. Joseph Cossman
  1. Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. -E. Nightingale
  1. The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going. -Napoleon Hill
  1. Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future. -Denis Waitley
  1. Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. -Les Brown
  1. Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit. -Napoleon Hill
  1. His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define; Of inspiration 1% of perspiration, 99%. – Thomas Edison
  1. There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it. – Mario Cuomo
  1. Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don’t quit. – Conrad Hilton
  1. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. – Steve Jobs
  1. You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  1. Anyone can do something when they WANT to do it. Successful people do things when they don’t want to do it. – Dr. Phil
  1. If you’re going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now. – Marie Osmond
  1. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein
  1. Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great. – Cher
  1. Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re probably right. Henry Ford
  1. Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher. – Oprah Winfrey
  2. It is better to play than do nothing. – Confucius


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