Everyone needs some inspiration sometime!

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Everyone needs some inspiration sometime!

Everyone needs some inspiration sometime! Here are some quotes that you may enjoy, or find useful in your work, play, or everyday life.

“Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.”
Attributed to Wendell Johnson

“Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one was listening, everything must be said again.”
Attributed to Andre Gide

“Never, never, never give up.”
Attributed to Winston Churchill

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
Attributed to Wayne Gretzky

“Even Einstein asked questions.”
Author unknown

“Success comes before work only in the dictionary.”
Attributed to Vince Lombardi

“If we intend to live on this planet, we truly need to know how it works.”
Thomas McGuire

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
Attributed to Thomas Edison

“Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is just opinion.”
Attributed to Democritus

“Losers quit when they’re tired, winners quit when the’ve won.”
Author unknown

“Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.”
Attributed to Yoda

“Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.”
Attributed to Mark Twain

“Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence”
Attributed to Carl Sagan

“Gaze Upward, Look Inward, Reach Outward, Press Forward.”
Attributed to Thomas S Monson

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.”
Attributed to Groucho Marx

“A calm sea does not make a skilled sailor.”
Author unknown

“When the time to perform arrives, the time to prepare has passed.”
Author unknown

“Chance favors the prepared mind.”
Attributed to Pasteur

“It is not the answers you give, but the questions you ask.”
Attributed to Voltaire

“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.”
Attributed to Martin Luther King, Jr.

“You wouldn’t send text messages or talk with your friends on facebook during a sports practice…. so why do it during your science practice? (homework!)”
Author unknown

“Be in the moment! Focus on what you’re doing, when you’re doing it!”
Author unknown

“I can explain it to you, but I can’t understand it for you.”
Author unknown

“Only when something becomes a problem for “me” as one of my goal orientated actions, do I pause in full stride, as it were, in order to learn the competencies that I lack.”
Attributed to Klaus Holzkamp

“If you don’t like something,
Change it.
If you can’t change it,
Change your attitude.
Don’t Complain.”
Attributed to Maya Angelou

“Truth against the world – and right, harms no man”
Author unknown

“For when I find truth, I become a better me…”
Author unknown

“The greatness of a nation and it’s moral progress can be judged in the way its animals are treated.”
Attributed to Ghandi

“Those who can, teach. Those who cannot, pass laws about teaching.”
Author unknown

“If by some fiat I had to restrict all this writing to a single sentence, this is the one I would choose: The summit of Mt. Everest is marine limestone.”
Attributed to John McPhee

“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.”
Attributed to Woodrow Wilson

“The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.”
Attributed to William Bragg

“I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success… Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.”
Attributed to Nikola Tesla

“The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ (I found it!) but ‘That’s funny….’ “
Attributed to Isaac Asimov

“I love fool’s experiments – I am always making them.”
Attributed to Charles Darwin

“Things should be made as simple as possible — but no simpler.”
Attributed to Albert Einstein

“Education is the ability to perceive the hidden connections between phenomena.”
Attributed to Václav Havel

“You can’t fix by analysis what you bungled by design.”
Attributed to Light RJ, Singer JD, Willett JB

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.”
Attributed to John Muir

“The greatest surprise of human evolution may be that the highest form of selfishness is selflessness.”
Attributed to Robert Ornstein

“I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated.”
Attributed to Poul Anderson

“Nearly all of our disasters come from a few fools having the courage of their convictions.”
Attributed to Coventry Patmore

“The conservationist¹s most important task, if we are to save the Earth, is to educate.”
Attributed to Sir Peter Scott

“It is a puzzling thing. The truth knocks on the door and you say, ‘Go away, I’m looking for the truth,’ and so it goes away. Puzzling.”
Attributed to Robert Pirsig

“Science is made up of facts like a house is made of bricks, but a pile of facts does not make science nor a pile of bricks a house”.
Attributed to Henri Poincare

“If you cannot solve the proposed problem try to solve first some related problem.”
Attributed to George Polya

“Only ignorance! Only ignorance! How can you talk about only ignorance? Don’t you know that it is the worst thing in the world, next to wickedness? And which does the most mischief heaven only knows. If people can say, `Oh! I did not know, I did not mean any harm,’ they think it is all right…”
Attributed to Anna Sewell

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”
Attributed to Upton Sinclair

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
Attributed to Alvin Toffler

“Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.”
Attributed to Mark Twain

“…human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe”
Attributed to H.G. Wells

“It is in the unquestioned acceptance of things as they are now that keeps people from being creative; it is an attitude of mind rather than a lack of ability to create.”
Author unknown

“Now there is one outstandingly important fact regarding Spaceship Earth, and that is that no instruction book came with it.”
Attributed to R. Buckminster Fuller

“The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.”
Attributed to Henry Miller

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”
Attributed to Charles Darwin

“Explore, and explore. Be neither chided nor flattered out of your position of perpetual inquiry. Neither dogmatize or accept another’s dogmatism.”
Attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson

“All of us could take a lesson from the weather; it pays no attention to criticism.”
Author unknown

“There are no passengers on spaceship Earth. We are all crew.”
Attributed to Marshall McLuhan

“A diamond is a chunk of coal that made good under pressure.”
Author unknown

“In the end,
We will conserve only what we love,
We will love only what we understand,
We will understand only what we are taught.”
Attributed to Baba Dioum

“Where the world ceases to be the scene of our personal hopes and wishes, where we face it as free beings admiring, asking and observing, there we enter the realm of Art and Science.”
Attributed to Albert Einstein

“Facts do not cease to exist just because they are ignored.”
Attributed to Aldous Huxley

“Science is basically a matter of coming to grips with the real world. In accomplishing this, it’s only rival has been evolution.”
Author unknown

“Give me a lever long enough, and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.”
Attributed to Archimedes

“A good scientist (or student) knows the right answers. A great scientist (or student) knows the right questions.”
Author unknown

“The answer is never the answer. What’s really interesting is the mystery. If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you’ll always be seeking. I’ve never seen anybody really find the answer — they think they have, so they stop thinking. But the job is to seek mystery, evoke mystery, plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom. The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer.”
Attributed to Ken Kesey

“I’d rather be a lightning rod than a seismograph.”
Attributed to Ken Kesey

“Humans live on earth, subject to nature’s consent, revocable at anytime, without notice.”
Author unknown

“In the confrontation between the river and the rock, the river always wins…not by strength, but by perseverance.”
Attributed to Louis Agassiz

“Good science is done by being curious in general, by asking questions all around, by acknowledging the likelihood of being wrong and taking this in good humor for granted, by having a deep fondness for nature, and by being made jumpy and nervous by ignorance.”
Attributed to Lewis Thomas

“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.”
Author unknown

“If you think you are indispensable, put your finger in a bowl of water and watch the hole that remains when you remove it.”
Author unknown

“Losers quit when they’re tired. Winners quit when they’ve won.”
Author unknown

“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.”
Attributed to -Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.”
Attributed to Edwin Powell Hubble

“Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.”
Attributed to Wernher Von Braun

“The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.”
Attributed to William Lawrence Bragg

“Science, in the very act of solving problems, creates more of them.”
Attributed to Abraham Flexner

“Science is simply common sense at its best.”
Attributed to Thomas Huxley

“We shall never cease from exploring, and when we return to the place from which we started, we shall know it for the first time.”
Attributed to T.S. Eliot

“Science is a simple as finding patterns in the world around you, nothing more nothing less.”
Author unknown

“There are risks and costs to a program of action, but they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.”
Attributed to John F. Kennedy

“To see the Earth as it truly is, small and blue and beautiful in the eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the Earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold – brothers who know now they are truly brothers.”
Attributed to Archibald MacLeish

“Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.”
Attributed to Francis Bacon

“We stand on the wrong side of the tapestry – a confusion of colors, knots, and loose ends. But, be assured, on the other side there is a pattern.”
Author unknown

“We don’t inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.”
Attributed to David Brower

“Earth does not belong to man – man belongs to the Earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it; whatever he does to the web he does to himself.”
Attributed to Chief Seattle

“Be very, very careful what you put into that head of yours, because you will never, ever get it out.”
Attributed to Thomas Cardinal Wolsey

“Success comes before work only in the dictionary.”
Author unknown

“We travel together, passengers on a little space ship, dependent on its vulnerable reserves of air and soil, committed for our safety to its security and peace, preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work, and I will say, the love we give our fragile craft.
We cannot maintain it half fortunate, half miserable; half confident, half despairing, half slave to the ancient enemies of mankind, half free in a liberation of resources undreamed of until this day.
No craft, no crew, can travel safely with such vast contradictions. On their resolution depends the survival of us all.”
Attributed to Adlai Stevenson

“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.”
Attributed to Chinese proverb

“The impossible missions are the only ones to succeed.”
Attributed to Jacques Cousteau

“We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology. This is a clear prescription for disaster.”
Attributed to Carl Sagan

“Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.”
Author unknown

“You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you
and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.”
Attributed to E.O. Wilson

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
Attributed to Aristotle

“We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.”
Attributed to E O Wilson

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”
Attributed to Charles Darwin

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
Attributed to Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”
Attributed to Franklin Delanore Roosevelt

“We still talk in terms of conquest. We still haven’t become mature enough to think of ourselves as only a tiny part of a vast and incredible universe.”
Attributed to Rachel Carson

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True winning motivation

In old times, fable retells the story of the young athletic boy hungry for success, for whom winning was everything and success was measured by such a result.

One day, the boy was preparing himself for a running competition in his small native village, himself and two other young boys to compete. A large crowd had congregated to witness the sporting spectacle and a wise old man, upon hearing of the little boy, had traveled far to bear witness also.

The race commenced, looking like a level heat at the finishing line, but sure enough the boy dug deep and called on his determination, strength and power… he took the winning line and was first. The crowd was ecstatic and cheered and waved at the boy. The wise man remained still and calm, expressing no sentiment. The little boy, however, felt proud and important.

A second race was called, and two new young, fit, challengers came forward, to run with the little boy. The race was started and sure enough the little boy came through and finished first once again. The crowd was ecstatic again and cheered and waved at the boy. The wise man remained still and calm, again expressing no sentiment. The little boy, however, felt proud and important.

“Another race, another race!” – pleaded the little boy.

The wise old man stepped forward and presented the little boy with two new challengers, an elderly frail lady and a blind man. “What is this?” – quizzed the little boy. “This is no race.” – he exclaimed.

“Race!” – said the wise man. The race was started and the boy was the only finisher, the other two challengers left standing at the starting line. The little boy was ecstatic, he raised his arms in delight. The crowd, however, was silent showing no sentiment toward the little boy.

“What has happened? Why don’t the people join in my success?” – he asked the wise old man.

“Race again”, replied the wise man, “this time, finish together, all three of you, finish together.” – continued the wise man.

The little boy thought a little, stood in the middle of the blind man and the frail old lady, and then took the two challengers by the hand. The race began and the little boy walked slowly, ever so slowly, to the finishing line and crossed it. The crowd were ecstatic and cheered and waved at the boy. The wise man smiled, gently nodding his head. The little boy felt proud and important.

“Old man, I don’t understand! Who are the crowd cheering for? Which one of us three?” – asked the little boy.

The wise old man looked into the little boy’s eyes, placing his hands on the boy’s shoulders, and replied softly, “Little boy, for this race you have won much more than in any race you have ever ran before, and for this race the crowd cheer not for any winner!”

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Be strong enough to let go and wise enough to wait for what you deserve.

Stop trying to change the people you love and change yourself! Stop trying to change people who take your money but will not take your advice. You will only drain your own mental, spiritual, emotional and financial reserves. The truth is…people change when they are sick and tired of being sick and tired or hit rock bottom.

If you are dealing with addiction or irresponsible behavior from grown adults ~ protect your wallet and your mind. It does not mean you do not love them. Your attempts to help may only delay what is inevitable. Allow them to take the journey they have chosen for themselves. Choose to let go of the guilt and be at peace. You may require counseling or emotional support to stop being an enabler. If necessary, give yourself some distance so that you can stop being used or manipulated because they know that you care and you love them. You have the right to enjoy a guilt-free, happy and productive life. Commit yourself to changing the only person you really can.
Be strong enough to let go and wise enough to wait for what you deserve. If you have to choose between being kind and being right, choose being kind and you will always be right.

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Arm yourself with courage today to face the challenges in your life

Arm yourself with courage today to face the challenges in your life. You will not defeat everything that you face, but nothing is defeated until it is faced. Do not let the feelings of fear, uncertainty and discomfort stop you from making tough decisions.

Get out of bed. Turn off the television. Stop wasting time listening to negative conversations, including your own. Limit your distractions. Cancel your pity party. Pull yourself together and take total ownership for everything in your life. Do not waste your energy or take up space in your mind by blaming others or expecting them to rescue you. You are your knight in shining armor. You hold the key to unlocking your new future.

It does not matter how many times you have been knocked down. What matters most is that you continue to get back up. It is time to get it on and move your life forward by taking your power back. Place all bets on you and get busy! You deserve more…much, much more!
Why let people’s opinion control your choice, why your decision come second ?, why living a life as if it has been borrowed to you.

For how long are you still going to remain on a low level, you have hands and legs that need to be used, stand up from where you are boost yourself with spiritual rhythm, listen to motivational song, learn to pursuit your Dream and goals, create strategy and plans on how to get close to your Dreams because no one can make it a reality apart from you.

Face your fear, decide that you will live a life of your will, 2016 wasn’t given to everyone, you are life today because you are special and chosen among millions sperms for one purpose and that is to live your own story.
Tomorrow start today so take charge and take personal responsibility for your action.

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Imagine a football match in which two teams are competing for a trophy, but there are no goal posts

Imagine a football match in which two teams are competing for a trophy, but there are no goal posts. Which of the teams will take the trophy? Obviously none! This can be likened to having no goal in life. The absence of the goal posts means the players cannot know the direction in which to kick the ball; because normally the ball is kicked in the direction of the opponents’ goal post.

Like the goal post, a goal gives you the direction to follow as you chase what you want to achieve in life, it focuses your efforts, attitude, shapes your morals, behavior, etc. towards it.

It is therefore paramount that if you want to succeed in life, then setting goals should be the first priority in whatever you do or set out to do. However, setting goals alone isn’t enough if you don’t work towards achieving them by putting in all you can. Only those who set clear and realistic goals, then incessantly pay the price to achieve them, succeed in life. Usually the main goal is broken down into small ones which are achieved first. For example, if your main goal is to make a profit of 10 millions in a year, then this can be broken into daily, weekly or monthly sub-goals. This means, every day, week or month, a portion of the 10 millions must be made. You must therefore; clearly define the goals based on what you want, lay the strategies to achieve them depending on the situation and available resources, evaluate your progress, and adjust where necessary and above all, believe in yourself that you can achieve the goals.

It should be noted that challenges are always part of the struggle to achieve goals however while striving hard to achieve your goals, don’t focus on the challenges you encounter; but on the goals, for they are bigger than the challenges.

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The story of a blind girl

There was a blind girl who hated herself just because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She said that if she could only see the world, she would marry her boyfriend.

One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her and then she could see everything, including her boyfriend. Her boyfriend asked her, “Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?”

The girl was shocked when she saw that her boyfriend was blind too, and refused to marry him. Her boyfriend walked away in tears, and later wrote a letter to her saying:

“Just take care of my eyes dear.”

This is how human brain changes when the status changed. Only few remember what life was before, and who’s always been there even in the most painful situations.

Life Is A Gift

Today before you think of saying an unkind word– think of someone who can’t speak.

Before you complain about the taste of your food– think of someone who has nothing to eat.

Before you complain about your husband or wife– think of someone who is crying out to God for a companion.

Today before you complain about life– think of someone who went too early to heaven.

Before you complain about your children– think of someone who desires children but they’re barren.

Before you argue about your dirty house, someone didn’t clean or sweep– think of the people who are living in the streets.

Before whining about the distance you drive– think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.

And when you are tired and complain about your job– think of the unemployed, the disabled and those who wished they had your job.

But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another– remember that not one of us are without sin and we all answer to one maker.

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down– put a smile on your face and thank God you’re alive and still around.

Life is a gift – Live it, Enjoy it, Celebrate it, and Fulfill it.