Inspirational Quotes

Positive Thinking

"That holy dream – that holy dream

While all the world was chiding

Hath cheered me as a lovely beam

A lonely spirit guiding." (Edgar Allen Poe 1809 - 1849)

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. (Walt Disney)

"When the world says 'Give up', Hope whispers, 'Try one more time'."

"If you're going through hell, keep going." (Winston Churchill)

"Men and people will fight you down when you see the light. Let me tell you if you are not wrong than everything is all right." (Bob Marley, Exodus)

"Every man is what he is because of the dominating thoughts which he permits to occupy his mind." (Napoleon Hill)

The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking. (Albert Einstein)

"You are wherever your thoughts are, make sure your thoughts are where you want to be." (Rabbi Nachman of Breslov)

"Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe it can achieve."

"Let us go up and posses it (the Land of Israel) for we are well able to overcome (all obstacles)." (Book of BaMidmar (Numbers), chapter 13, verse 30)

"Fear, the worst of all enemies, can be effectively cured by forced repetition of acts of courage." (Napoleon Hill)

"Temporary defeat is not permanent failure." (Napoleon Hill)

“ Make it, don’t fake it.” (Aerosmith)

“And if you listen very hard the tune will come to you at last.” (Led Zeppelin)

“Real ability is the child of God-given talent and rock solid diligence. Nobody maintains ability without hard work. Nobody.” (Cung Le)

“It frightens me, the awful truth, of how sweet life can be..I guess it must be up to me.” (Bob Dylan, Up to Me)

“When you want something done, ask a busy man.” (unknown)

“Get busy living or get busy dying.” (Shawshank Redemption)

“They can conquer who believe they can.” (Vergil)

“We are never tired, as long as we can see far enough.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1836)

“Catch your dreams before they slip away.” (Ruby Tuesday, The Rolling Stones)

“ When you worry your face will frown, and that will bring everybody down, don’t worry, be happy.” (song)

“It ain’t no sin to be glad you’re alive.” (Bruce Springsteen)

“To do anything, each of us must first believe on some level that we can do it.” (Gavin De Becker, The Gift of Fear)

“"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.”" (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

"If there were nothing else of Abraham Lincoln for history to stamp him with, it is enough to send him with his wreath to the memory of all future time, that he endured that hour, that day, bitterer than gall – indeed a crucifixion day – that it did not conquer him – that he unflinchingly stemmed it, and resolved to lift himself and the Union out of it." (Walt Whitman, 1861) (Team of Rivals, page 374)

"Men take on the nature and the habits of thought of those with whom they associate in a spirit of sympathy and harmony." (Napoleon Hill)

"I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings." (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756-1791)

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." (Albert Einstein)

"I had been reading the returns, and had ascertained that we had lost the Legislature and started to go home. The path had been worn hog-backed and was slippering. My foot slipped from under me, knocking the other one out of the way, but I recovered myself and lit square: and I said to myself, 'It's a slip and not a fall.'" (Abraham Lincoln)


"We're leaving Babylon; we're going to our father's land. Send us another brother Moses; let us cross the Red Sea." (Bob Marley, Exodus)

“No arsenal, no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.” (President Ronald Reagan)

“Always remember, freedom is never free.”

“Men who are chained together are brothers.” (Roots)

“The malice of the wicked was reinforced by the weakness of the virtuous.”  Winston S. Churchill


“You can educate a fool but you cannot make him think.” (The Talmud)

” With a calm and peaceful bearing, we teach others by example and can affect one with whom we’ve never spoken. Remember, there is always a student who is your junior who may be watching..” (Grand master Tadashi Nakamura, Seido Karate)

“The first step in learning is the destruction of human conceit.” (Plato)

Stick to It

"Allow me to assure you it is a perfect certainty that you will, very soon, feel better – quite happy – if you stick to the resolution you have taken to procure a military education. I am older than you, have felt badly myself, and know, what I tell you is true. Adhere to your purpose and you will soon feel as well as you ever did. On the contrary, if you falter, and give up, you will the power of keeping any resolution, and will regret it all your life." President Abraham Lincoln

"A black belt is a white belt that never quit." (unknown)

"Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground." (unknown)


"It is OK to lose to opponent, must not lose to fear" (Mr. Miyagi, The Karate Kid)


"Anger is the poorest of counselors, and revenge is suicide." ( Elizabeth Blair, 1864)

"No man resolved to make the most of himself, can spare time for personal contention. Still less can he afford to take all the consequences, including the vitiating of his temper, and the loss of self-control. Yield larger things to which you can show no more than equal right; and yield lesser ones, though clearly your own. Better give your path to a dog, than be bitten by him in contesting for the right. Even killing the dog would not cure the bite. (Abraham Lincoln 1864)

"Let us do nothing through passion and ill temper." (Abraham Lincoln, 1859)

"A man has not the time to spend half his life in quarrels. If any man ceases to attack me, I never remember the past against him." (Abraham Lincoln)


“By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.”
Franz Kafka