Motivational Quotes

A collection of quotes on the topic of attitude, inspirational, success, powerful.

Best motivational quotes

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„Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.“

—  Samuel Beckett, book Worstward Ho

Worstward Ho (1983)
Variant: Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
Context: All of old. Nothing else ever. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

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„Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.“

—  Stephen Hawking British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author 1942 - 2018

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„Breathe. It’s only a bad day, not a bad life.“

—  Johnny Depp American actor, film producer, and musician 1963

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„Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.“

—  William James American philosopher, psychologist, and pragmatist 1842 - 1910

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„Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.“

—  Rumi Iranian poet 1207 - 1273

As quoted in Path for Greatness : Spiritualty at Work (2000) by Linda J. Ferguson, p. 51

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„Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.“

—  T.S. Eliot 20th century English author 1888 - 1965

Preface to Transit of Venus: Poems by Harry Crosby (1931)

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„Believe you can and you're halfway there.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

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„If you're going through hell, keep going.“

—  Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965

True origin unknown. Finest Hour described it as "not verifiable in any of the 50 million published words by and about him" ( Finest Hour, The Journal of Winston Churchill, Number 145, Winter 2009–10, p. 9 https://www.winstonchurchill.org/images/finesthour/vol.01%20no.145.pdf). A similar quotation: "If you're going through hell, don't stop!" is "plausibly attributed" to Oregon self-help author and counselor Douglas Bloch (1990), according to Quote Investigator.
Misattributed
Variant: If you're going through hell, keep going
Source: http://quoteinvestigator.com/2014/09/14/keep-going/

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„I would rather die of passion than of boredom.“

—  Emile Zola, book Au Bonheur des Dames

Source: The Ladies' Paradise

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Citát „You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.“
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„Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

'Where Do We Go From Here?" as published in Where Do We Go from Here : Chaos or Community? (1967), p. 62; many statements in this book, or slight variants of them, were also part of his address Where Do We Go From Here?" which has a section below. A common variant appearing at least as early as 1968 has "Returning violence for violence multiplies violence..." An early version of the speech as published in A Martin Luther King Treasury (1964), p. 173, has : "Returning hate for hate multiplies hate..."
1960s
Source: A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
Context: The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes. … Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

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„If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain.“

—  Dolly Parton American singer-songwriter and actress 1946

Variant: The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain!

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„Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.“

—  Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991

Georges Duhamel in THE HEART'S DOMAIN (1919). As it was composed in French, the wording in English may vary in translation. Theodore Geisel / Dr. Seuss was born in 1904, and would have been about 15 years old at the time that it was published. The full text can be found at the link below: We do not know the true value of our moments until they have undergone the test of memory. Like the images the photographer plunges into a golden bath, our sentiments take on color; and only then, after that recoil and that trans-figuration, do we understand their real meaning and enjoy them in all their tranquil splendor.
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„When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.“

—  Audre Lorde, book The Cancer Journals

The Cancer Journals, Special Edition, Aunt Lute Books, San Francisco, CA, 1997, p. 13.

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„When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.“

—  John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980

Variant: When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.

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„Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.“

—  Michael Jordan American retired professional basketball player and businessman 1963

Source: Jordan, Michael. I Can't Accept Not Trying : Michael Jordan on the Pursuit of Excellence. San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco, 1994. p. 129
Context: I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying [no hard work].
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. (p. 20, 24)

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„I'm not saying I'm gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.“

—  Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996

Posthumous attributions, Tupac: Resurrection (2003)

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„It is never too late to be what you might have been.“

—  George Eliot English novelist, journalist and translator 1819 - 1880

Citát „Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.“
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„Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.“

—  Judy Garland actress, singer and vaudevillian from the United States 1922 - 1969

As quoted in Business Etiquette for the Nineties : Your Ticket to Career Success (1992) by Lou Kennedy, p. 8
Variant: Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.

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„Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.“

—  Michael Jordan American retired professional basketball player and businessman 1963

Variant: Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen.

Citát „I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.“
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„I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.“

—  Michael Jordan American retired professional basketball player and businessman 1963

Variant: I can appect failure, but I cannot accept not trying.

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„Only if we understand can we care. Only if we care will we help. Only if we help shall they be saved.“

—  Jane Goodall British primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist 1934

Reported in Patti Denys, Mary Holmes, Animal Magnetism: At Home With Celebrities & Their Animal Companions (1998), p. 106
Source: Jane Goodall: 40 Years at Gombe

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„We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.“

—  Joseph Campbell American mythologist, writer and lecturer 1904 - 1987

Variant: You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.

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„Do not wait; the time will never be "just right." Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.“

—  Napoleon Hill, book Think and Grow Rich

Variant: Do not wait: the time will never be 'just right'. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.
Source: Think and Grow Rich (1938), p. 127
Context: Do not wait; the time will never be "just right." Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

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„Action may not always bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.“

—  Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881

Books, Coningsby (1844), Lothair (1870)
Variant: Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.

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„People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.“

—  A.A. Milne, book Winnie-the-Pooh

Source: Winnie-the-Pooh

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„The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.“

—  Napoleon Hill American author 1883 - 1970

Source: Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller - Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

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„Those who have a 'why' to live, can bear with almost any 'how'.“

—  Viktor E. Frankl, book Man's Search for Meaning

Source: Quoted in Man's Search for Meaning and attributed to Friedrich Nietzsche.

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„Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

Letter to his son Eduard (5 February 1930), as quoted in Walter Isaacson, Einstein: His Life and Universe (2007), p. 367
1930s

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„If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.“

—  Adolf Hitler Führer and Reich Chancellor of Germany, Leader of the Nazi Party 1889 - 1945

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„There are no regrets in life, just lessons.“

—  Jennifer Aniston television and film actress from the United States 1969

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Citát „Do not wait; the time will never be "just right."“
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„Do not wait; the time will never be "just right."“

—  Napoleon Hill, book Think and Grow Rich

Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
Source: Think and Grow Rich (1938), p. 127

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„The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.“

—  Socrates classical Greek Athenian philosopher -470 - -399 BC

This is actually a quotation http://books.google.com/books?id=FUIHmRHf8SUC&lpg=PA130&dq=%22not%20on%20fighting%20the%20old%20but%20on%20building%20the%20new%22&pg=PA130#v=onepage&q=%22not%20on%20fighting%20the%20old%20but%20on%20building%20the%20new%22&f=false from a character named Socrates in Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book that Changes Lives http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Way_of_the_Peaceful_Warrior, by Dan Millman.
Misattributed

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„I am not afraid; I was born to do this.“

—  Joan of Arc French folk heroine and Roman Catholic saint 1412 - 1431

As quoted in While We Wait: Spiritual and Practical Advice for Those Trying to Adopt (2009) by Heidi Schlumpf, p. 37

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„I will either find a way, or make one.“
Aut viam inveniam aut faciam.

—  Hannibal military commander of Carthage during the Second Punic War -247 - -183 BC

Latin proverb, most commonly attributed to Hannibal in response to his generals who had declared it impossible to cross the Alps with elephants; English translation as quoted in Salesmanship and Business Efficiency (1922) by James Samuel Knox, p. 27.

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„Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people. “

—  Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962

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„Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting!“

—  Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991

Variant: Today is your day, your mountain is waiting. So get on your way.

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Citát „You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.“
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„You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.“

—  Michael Jordan American retired professional basketball player and businessman 1963

Variant: You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.

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„Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.“

—  Maya Angelou, book Letter to My Daughter

Variant: Be a rainbow in somebody else's cloud.
Source: Letter to My Daughter

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„Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.“

—  John Wooden American basketball coach 1910 - 2010

Variant: Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

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„Whatever you are, be a good one.“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

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„Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

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„The trouble is, you think you have time.“

—  Jack Kornfield American writer 1945

Source: Buddha's Little Instruction Book

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„Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.“

—  Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973

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„Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.“

—  Les Brown American politician 1945

Variant: Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living out fears.

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„Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.“

—  Walt Whitman American poet, essayist and journalist 1819 - 1892

This has become attributed to both Walt Whitman and Helen Keller, but has not been found in either of their published works, and variations of the quote are listed as a proverb commonly used in both the US and Canada in A Dictionary of American Proverbs (1992), edited by Wolfgang Mieder, Kelsie B. Harder and Stewart A. Kingsbury.
Misattributed

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„A good idea is something that does not solve just one single problem, but rather can solve multiple problems at once.“

—  Shigeru Miyamoto Japanese video game designer and producer 1952

Source: Interview with Shigeru Miyamoto http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/shigeru-miyamoto-interview Eurogamer.net, published on 31 March 2010

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„There is no reality, only perception.“

—  Phil McGraw American television host, psychologist, actor and film producer 1950

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„You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.“

—  Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962

Source: You Learn by Living (1960), p. 29–30
Context: You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." … You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

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„Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late. “

—  Benjamin Franklin American author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, a… 1706 - 1790

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„If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

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„Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.“

—  Marie Curie French-Polish physicist and chemist 1867 - 1934

As quoted in Our Precarious Habitat (1973) by Melvin A. Benarde, p. v

Citát „As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.“
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„Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

Ch. IX : Outdoors and Indoors, p. 336; the final statement "quoted by Squire Bill Widener" as well as variants of it, are often misattributed to Roosevelt himself.
Variant: Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Attributed to Roosevelt in Conquering an Enemy Called Average (1996) by John L. Mason, Nugget # 8 : The Only Place to Start is Where You Are. <!-- The Military Quotation Book, Revised and Expanded: More than 1,200 of the Best Quotations About War, Leadership, Courage, Victory, and Defeat (2002) by James Charlton -->
Variant: Do what you can, with what you've got, where you are.
Context: There are many kinds of success in life worth having. It is exceedingly interesting and attractive to be a successful business man, or railroad man, or farmer, or a successful lawyer or doctor; or a writer, or a President, or a ranchman, or the colonel of a fighting regiment, or to kill grizzly bears and lions. But for unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly makes all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison. It may be true that he travels farthest who travels alone; but the goal thus reached is not worth reaching. And as for a life deliberately devoted to pleasure as an end — why, the greatest happiness is the happiness that comes as a by-product of striving to do what must be done, even though sorrow is met in the doing. There is a bit of homely philosophy, quoted by Squire Bill Widener, of Widener's Valley, Virginia, which sums up one's duty in life: "Do what you can, with what you've got, where you are."

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„Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin!“

—  Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 American poet, essayist, naturalist, and abolitionist 1817 - 1862

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„But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams beneath your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.“

—  W.B. Yeats Irish poet and playwright 1865 - 1939

He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven http://poetry.poetryx.com/poems/1499/
Variant: I have spread my dreams under your feet.
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
Source: The Wind Among the Reeds (1899)
Context: Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with the golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams beneath your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

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„The power of imagination makes us infinite.“

—  John Muir Scottish-born American naturalist and author 1838 - 1914

1 September 1875, page 226
John of the Mountains, 1938
Context: How infinitely superior to our physical senses are those of the mind! The spiritual eye sees not only rivers of water but of air. It sees the crystals of the rock in rapid sympathetic motion, giving enthusiastic obedience to the sun's rays, then sinking back to rest in the night. The whole world is in motion to the center. So also sounds. We hear only woodpeckers and squirrels and the rush of turbulent streams. But imagination gives us the sweet music of tiniest insect wings, enables us to hear, all round the world, the vibration of every needle, the waving of every bole and branch, the sound of stars in circulation like particles in the blood. The Sierra canyons are full of avalanche debris — we hear them boom again, for we read past sounds from present conditions. Again we hear the earthquake rock-falls. Imagination is usually regarded as a synonym for the unreal. Yet is true imagination healthful and real, no more likely to mislead than the coarser senses. Indeed, the power of imagination makes us infinite.

Citát „The capacity to learn is a gift; The ability to learn is a skill; The
willingness to learn is a choice.“
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„Success is getting what you want..
Happiness is wanting what you get.“

—  Dale Carnegie American writer and lecturer 1888 - 1955

Variant: Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.

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„Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.“

—  Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965

Attributed to Winston Churchill in The Prodigal Project : Book I : Genesis (2003) by Ken Abraham and Daniel Hart, p. 224 and other places, though no source attribution is given. It actually derives from an advertising campaign for Budweiser beer in the late 1930s.
Misattributed
Variant: Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Source: http://quoteinvestigator.com/2013/09/03/success-final/

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„Do one thing every day that scares you.“

—  Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962

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„What matters is not to know the world but to change it.“

—  Frantz Fanon, book Black Skin, White Masks

Source: Black Skin, White Masks

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„You must do the thing you think you cannot do.“

—  Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962

Source: You Learn by Living (1960), p. 29–30
Context: You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." … You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

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„Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

Variant: Look Toward the stars but keep your feet firmly on the ground.
Source: The Greatest American President: The Autobiography of Theodore Roosevelt

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„I attribute my success to this — I never gave or took any excuse.“

—  Florence Nightingale English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing 1820 - 1910

As quoted in The Gigantic Book of Teachers' Wisdom (2007) by Frank McCourt and Erin Gruwell, p. 410

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„My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.“

—  Maya Angelou American author and poet 1928 - 2014

Shared on her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MayaAngelou/posts/10150251846629796, July 4, 2011

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„Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.“

—  C.G. Jung, book Memories, Dreams, Reflections

ii. America: The Pueblo Indians http://books.google.com/books?id=w6vUgN16x6EC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Jung+Memories+Dreams+and+Reflections&hl=en&sa=X&ei=LLxKUcD0NfSo4APh0oDABg&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false (Extract from an unpublished ms) (Random House Digital, 2011).
Memories, Dreams, Reflections (1963)
Context: We always require an outside point to stand on, in order to apply the lever of criticism. This is especially so in psychology, where by the nature of the material we are much more subjectively involved than in any other science. How, for example, can we become conscious of national peculiarities if we have never had the opportunity to regard our own nation from outside? Regarding it from outside means regarding it from the standpoint of another nation. To do so, we must acquire sufficient knowledge of the foreign collective psyche, and in the course of this process of assimilation we encounter all those incompatibilities which constitute the national bias and the national peculiarity. Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. I understand England only when I see where I, as a Swiss, do not fit in. I understand Europe, our greatest problem, only when I see where I as a European do not fit into the world. Through my acquaintance with many Americans, and my trips to and in America, I have obtained an enormous amount of insight into the European character; it has always seemed to me that there can be nothing more useful for a European than some time or another to look out at Europe from the top of a skyscraper. When I contemplated for the first time the European spectacle from the Sahara, surrounded by a civilization which has more or less the same relationship to ours as Roman antiquity has to modem times, I became aware of how completely, even in America, I was still caught up and imprisoned in the cultural consciousness of the white man. The desire then grew in me to carry the historical comparisons still farther by descending to a still lower cultural level.

On my next trip to the United States I went with a group of American friends to visit the Indians of New Mexico, the city-building Pueblos...

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„Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.“

—  Marie Curie French-Polish physicist and chemist 1867 - 1934

As quoted in Our Precarious Habitat (1973) by Melvin A. Benarde, p. v
Context: Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.

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„To do nothing is the way to be nothing.“

—  Nathaniel Hawthorne American novelist and short story writer (1804 – 1879) 1804 - 1864

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„Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.“

—  George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950

Variant: Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

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„If you don't know where you're going, any road'll take you there.“

—  George Harrison British musician, former member of the Beatles 1943 - 2001

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„The secret of getting ahead is getting started.“

—  Agatha Christie English mystery and detective writer 1890 - 1976