10 Random Inspirational Quotes #4

10 Random Inspirational Quotes #5
Hey Everyone,

Here’s another batch of 10 random inspirational quotes.  As you can see, it’s #4 in the series.

Please make mental notes of the ones you like the most so you can comment on them at the end.  Here you go:

1. A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
-Francis Bacon

2. If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.
-Francis Bacon

3. Don’t listen to anyone who tells you that you can’t do this or that.  That’s nonsense.  Make up your mind you’ll never use crutches or a stick, then have a go at everything…never, never let them persuade you that things are too difficult or impossible.
-Sir Douglas Bader, British aviator

4. You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die.  Or when.  You can only decide how you’re going to live.  Now.
-Joan Baez, U.S. folksinger

5. Life is a school of probability.
-Walter Bagehot, British journalist

6. I think knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can do.  In fact, that’s good taste.
-Lucille Ball, U.S. actress and comedian

7. Luck?  I don’t know anything about luck.  I’ve never banked on it, and I’m afraid of people who do.  Luck to me is something else: hard work and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.
-Lucille Ball, U.S. actress and comedian

8. There is no such thing as a great talent without great willpower.
-Honoré de Balzac, French writer

9. You grow old first not in your own eyes, but in other people’s eyes; then, slowly, you agree with their opinion of you.
-Julian Barnes, British writer

10. If we keep an open mind, too much is likely to fall into it.
-Natalie Clifford Barney, U.S. writer

WHICH ONES DID YOU LIKE?

I like 3 and 10.   Do you have any random quotes to share?  Please share them below in the comments section (and make sure to share your URL too, if you have one).

Shawn

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    • Cindy
    • October 30, 2009
    Reply

    Thank you for your email quotes. Aloha!

  1. Reply

    2nd one. ‘Citizen of the world’. Superb!

    Let’s respect all!

    • Somnath
    • October 30, 2009
    Reply

    No. 3 and 10 are really gud but so are 4 and 9. keep up the good work.

    • Ekta
    • October 30, 2009
    Reply

    All the quotes are really gud..

    • Beshoy
    • October 30, 2009
    Reply

    I Like It

    Keep Going

    • Rachel
    • October 30, 2009
    Reply

    I love your inspirational quotes. Keep up the good work.
    You make my day!

    • Romeo Bob Roco (Ghana)
    • October 30, 2009
    Reply

    I like all. They are really touching.

    • Laurie Vowels
    • October 30, 2009
    Reply

    I liked this one:

    3. Don’t listen to anyone who tells you that you can’t do this or that. That’s nonsense. Make up your mind you’ll never use crutches or a stick, then have a go at everything…never, never let them persuade you that things are too difficult or impossible.
    -Sir Douglas Bader, British aviator

    People loved to tell others what to do. You can let them think you are by quietly going around doing exactly what you want! All good quotes Shawn.

    • Suresh
    • October 30, 2009
    Reply

    Honesty its verry helpfull.

    • arylin
    • October 30, 2009
    Reply

    hi thank you i luv all your quotes they lift my spirits all the time .
    regards arylin

    • Zeenath Ismail
    • October 31, 2009
    Reply

    love it…….great………i’m usung these to inspire ,my students, friends and teachers……… keep it up the good work…god bless

    • Sandy
    • October 31, 2009
    Reply

    Thank you for all the quotes. I love them all!!

    • Jonathan
    • January 20, 2010
    Reply

    Yes, #3 is really meaningful.

    • john
    • March 12, 2010
    Reply

    HI Shawn,

    Amazing collection-

    I like the 7th one,great job keep motivating

    good luck

    john Fredrick
    chennai-India

    • Lee
    • March 12, 2010
    Reply

    How wonderful it is that we have so many choices that evolve in our lives. Not all of them will turn out to be as we planned but at least we had the opportunity to try. There will be some choices that will surprise us and amaze us, our talents will be recognised, so never give up.

    Never let a chance pass you by and always believe in yourself. We are all unique, we have different talents and creative skills, how great is this. We are able to bring to life a thought, idea, skill, or the greatest gift of all “love”.

    Thank you Shawn for bringing such inspiring words to create thoughts within us.

    Take care, enjoy your week-end.

    • nikhil
    • March 12, 2010
    Reply

    its good
    but i need some siple & touching
    like 1st one.
    for me 5th is so so
    but its great.
    “Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.”

    • Janice
    • March 12, 2010
    Reply

    Thanks Shawn
    I liked 1,2 and 3.
    especially 3. In my pessimistic environment I really need that.
    Thanx again for making my day brighter

    • Parag
    • March 12, 2010
    Reply

    I like all, more appealing to me were 4 and 10.

    • Chris
    • March 18, 2010
    Reply

    This is such a great quote because what’s the good of having talent if it is not pushed, stretched, or cultivated?

    8. There is no such thing as a great talent without great willpower.
    -Honoré de Balzac, French writer

    • Oscar Wilde Quotes
    • May 12, 2010
    Reply

    Hello, nice info, looks like you have a good number of readers here, I was wondering if you are selling advertising space on your blog? If not, do you think you will anytime in the near future?

    1. Reply

      Yup, email me anytime…or just reply here. I am looking for a “sponsor” currently.

    • indu
    • October 6, 2010
    Reply

    3rd and 8th are really good ……a life that needs success should follow them……….a good job……….

    • khushi
    • February 14, 2011
    Reply

    excellent job!!!!!!!hope we will see more fantastic quote in future…thanks.

    • Kate Atkinson
    • July 14, 2011
    Reply

    Keep an open mind in all things…but not so open your brain falls out.

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