Encouraging Quotes...

Having a love of words from my early days, it may not be surprising that one of the things I enjoy doing is finding inspiring, encouraging quotes that keep me moving forward toward my goals.  The list changes as I find new ones or enter new phases of my life.  But here are a few that mean a lot to me now.  Feel free to share yours with me...of course, they may end up on this page, so tell me ahead of time if you don't want me to do that!

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.”  ~Vince Lombardi

"I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." -- Christopher Reeve

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”  - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt 
"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming." – Goethe

“One who fears failure limits his activities.  Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again.”  ~Henry Ford

“In matters of style, swim with the current; In matters of principle, stand like a rock.”  ~Thomas Jefferson

"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." ~ 
Eleanor Roosevelt

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'." ~ Erma Bombeck 

"Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less." ~  Rick Warren

"The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart." ~  Maya Angelou 

"Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. " ~ Thomas Jefferson

"I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be." ~  Ken Venturi 

"The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. " ~ Thomas Paine

"Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second." ~  William James

"So many fail because they don't get started - they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin." ~ W. Clement Stone

"Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." ~ John Wooden

"It's not who you are that holds you back. It's who you think you're not." ~ Anonymous 

"The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it." ~Michelangelo 


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