Motivational Quotes

“Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.” Horace Mann

Positive Thinking

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'."

“You cannot change your life without changing the way you live it” (Shayna Horwitz)

"Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves." Henry David Thoreau

"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 Marely, 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.” (The Rolling Stones, Goodbye Ruby Tuesday)

“ 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.”"(President 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)

"Goodness is the only investment that never fails", (Henry David Thoreau)

"Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" (Monty Python's Life of Brian 1979)


"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)

“Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil.” (Thomas Mann)


"Was I content to become a fatter frog in the same puddle? I was not." (Conrad Hilton, "Be my Guest")

"My former dreams were bound up in past limitations." (Conrad Hilton, "Be my Guest")

Keep your head low (modesty), eyes high (ambition), mouth shut (serenity), base yourself on filial piety and benefit others." (Kyokushin Karate)

"There is a certain delusional quality that all successful people have to have." - Will Smith

"Misery is comfortable. It's why so many people prefer it. Happiness takes effort."

“Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
Franz Kafka


"To thine own self be true, and it must follow as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man." (W. Shakespeare)

Oh, What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive." (Sir Walter Scott)

"If, by supporting the rights of mankind, and of invincible truth, I shall contribute to save from the agonies of death one unfortunate victim of tyranny, or of ignorance, equally fatal, his blessings and years of transport will be sufficient consolation to me for the contempt of all mankind." (Cesare, Marchese di Beccaria)

"Facts are stubborn things, and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictums of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." (John Adams, 1770)

"Daughter! Get you an honest man for a husband, and keep him honest. No matter whether he is rich, provided he be independent. Regard the honor and moral character of the man more than all other circumstances. Think of no other greatness but that of the soul, no other riches but those of the heart. An honest, sensible, humane man, above all the littleness of vanity and extravagances of imagination, laboring to do good rather than be rich, to be useful rather than make a show, living in modest simplicity clearly within his means and free from debts and obligations, is really the most respectable man in society, makes himself and all about him most happy." (John Adams, 1783)

Moving Forward

"To be haunted by past failures or satisfied with past successes is to arrest forward motion." (Conrad Hilton)

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts" (Sir Winston Churchill,1874-1965 )

“Paths are made by walking”
Franz Kafka


"It is difficulties that show what men are" (Epictetus)

"Tough times never last, tough people do."

“Let him who desires peace prepare for war.” (Flavius Vegetius Renatus)

The Past

"Time, don't let it slip away, raise your drinking glass, here's to yesterday." (Aerosmith)

The Future

"Embrace the future, do not fear it." (Joan. B)


"There is no greater disease than the loss of hope." (Rabbi Yisroel Salanter)


"It takes someone on the outside to see and appreciate what you are doing. You are too involved to see it yourself." (Jo. B.)

“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”
Franz Kafka


"Children may close their ears to advice, but open their eyes to example."

"The best security for old age: respect your children." (Sholem Asch)

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." (Albert Einstein)


"As we grow old, the beauty moves inward. (Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803 -1882)


"But how can you say, 'It was only talk, so no harm was done?' Were this true, then your prayers, and your words of kindness, would be a waste of breath." (Rebbe Nachman of Breslov)

"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." (Sir Winston Churchill)

"A wise man hears one word and understands two." (Yiddish saying)

"One father can support 10 children, but 10 children cannot support one father." (Yiddish saying)

"He, who loses money, loses much; He, who loses a friend, loses much more; He, who loses faith, loses all."

"Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, But beautiful old people are works of art."

"Learn from the mistakes of others You can't live long enough to make them all yourself."

"Do all in your power to lesson ill, and increase good, but never assume to comprehend." (John Adams)

We cannot change reality, we must adjust to reality, and that is how we make changes. (Moshe Katz)