Medium-Sized List of Inspirational Quotes

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Hi All,

As I said, I’m attempting to bring this site/blog back to life.  There’s several things I plan on posting over the next while, and one of them is this:

Medium-sized lists of quotes that I previously share on Twitter or Facebook.  So below is a list of several quotations I’ve recently posted on Facebook.  They each have thousands of likes and shares.

By the way, I have to say that the audiences on Twitter and Facebook are very different; I can post snarky or tongue-in-cheek quotes on Twitter and people will “get it” instantly.

But on Facebook, people can take things out of context, voice their opinions to the contrary of a quote, etc.  But most of the time, it’s a pretty positive and inspirational crowd. 🙂  You can see the Facebook box just to the right of this sentence; please join up; I’m almost at 1 million followers!

Here’s some recent quotes; hope you like them:

1. If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself. -Norman Vincent Peale

By the way, if this page isn’t what you’re looking for, I have a HUGE list of inspirational quotes by topic here.

2. There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he’s absolutely free to choose. -William M. Bulger

3. Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. -Horace

4. The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. -Alan Watts

5. Don’t sit back and let things happen to you. Go out and happen to things. -unknown

6. Know what you want to do, then do it. Make straight for your goal and go undefeated in spirit to the end. -Ernestine Schumann-Heink

7. Optimism is essential to achievement, and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress. -Nicholas Murray Butler

8. When you blame others, you give up your power to change. -Dr. Robert Anthony

9. You are an extremely valuable, worthwhile, significant person even though your present circumstances may have you feeling otherwise. -J Newman

10. When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve. -Napoleon Hill

11. Without reverses and temporary defeat, you would never know the sort of metal of which you are made. -Napoleon Hill

12. People can generally make time for what they choose to do; it is not really the time but the will that is lacking. -John Lubbock

13. Don’t go through life, grow through life. -Eric Butterworth

14. When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it. -W. Clement Stone (1902-2002)

15. Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing. -Napoleon Hill

16. Everything that you will ever need to accomplish any goal that you will ever set is sitting & waiting patiently inside of you. -unknown

17. The most important thing about having goals is having one. -Geoffrey F. Albert

18. Sometimes you have to forget what’s gone, appreciate what remains, and look forward to what’s coming next. -unknown

19. There is a basic law that like attracts like. Negative thinking definitely attracts negative results. Conversely, if a person habitually thinks optimistically and hopefully, his positive thinking sets in motion creative forces — and success instead of eluding him flows toward him. -Norman Vincent Peale

20. Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor. -Brian Tracy

21. Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all. -Thoreau

22. It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don’t. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever. -Phillip Adams

23. Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us. -Wilma Rudolph

24. Good things come to those who believe, better things come to those who are patient, and the best things come to those who don’t give up. -unknown

25. Exert your talents, and distinguish yourself, and don’t think of retiring from the world, until the world will be sorry that you retire. -Samuel Johnson

26. Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful. -Zig Ziglar

27. The reason most goals are not achieved is that we spend our time doing second things first. -McKain

28. “Life will always be too tough for the negative but very challenging to the positive.” -Melisa Ang

29. You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. -Geroge Lorimer

30. The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have. -William Hazlitt

31. A secret to happiness is letting every situation be what it is instead of what you think it should be, and then making the best of it. -unknown

32. “I think the only way to get through this life is laughing hard and constantly, mostly at myself.” – Shannon Hale

Any of these quotes jump out at you?  Please note down your favorites and mention them in the comments section below.  Thanks in advance, and hope to see you over on FB or Twitter. 🙂  -Shawn

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  1. Thank you for the quotes, no 27 is my favorite.
    The reason most goals are not achieved is that we spend our time doing second things first. -McKain
    Regards,
    Gawie