Inspirational Quotes

Quoting yourself is fun. Quoting others is also a great way to add credibility to your remarks and enhance your personal influence. Always remember to reference the source or take ownership for your original remarks.

“Advice is seldom welcome, and those who need it most like it the least.”
– Samuel Johnson

“Leaders who led their organizations quietly and humbly, were much more effective than flashy, charismatic high profile leaders.”
– Jim Collins

“People do not realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Vision comes alive when everyone sees where his or her contribution makes a difference.”
– Ken Blanchard

“We hate some persons because we do not know them; and we don’t know them because we hate them.”
– Charles Colton

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face… You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“Leaders who led their organizations quietly and humbly, were much more effective than flashy, charismatic high profile leaders.”
– Jim Collins

“I sought my soul and my soul
I did not see.
I sought by brother,
but he alluded me.
I sought my God,
and when I found him,
I found all three.”

– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“We must be the change we wish to see in this world.”
– Mohandas Ghandi

“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

“It’s not how long a man lives, but how well he uses the time allotted him.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Great people are just ordinary people with an extraordinary amount of determination.”
– Garner Dunkerly, Sr.

“The best way to improve your team is to improve yourself.”
– John C. Maxwell

“We are individual designs in the fabric of life. We have our own integrity, but simultaneously we are part of the fabric, connected to and defined by the whole. Community is the human dimension of that fabric.”
– Tom Atlee

“Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others.”
– Danny Thomas

“Begin at once to live and count each day a separate life time.”
– Seneca

“Our lives are the sum total of the choices we have made.”
– Wayne Dyer

“If anyone were to ask me what I want out of life, I would say: The opportunity for doing something useful, for in no other way, I am convinced, can true happiness be attained.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“The way you see people is how you treat them and how you treat them is what they become.”
– Goethe

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.”
– Jack Welsh

“Essentially, there are two actions in life: Performance and excuses. Make a decision as to which you will accept from yourself.”
– Steve Brown

“And just as the false assumption that we are not connected to the earth has led to the ecological crisis, so to the equally false assumption that we arenot connected to each other that has led to our social crisis.”
– Al Gore

“We are all much poorer when we lose a sense of civic responsibility and the enlarged sense of self that comes from understanding we are a part of something beyond the self.”
– Margaret A. Miller

“I think we are reluctant to use the authority we have to compel students to do some of the things we know are better for students if only they will do them.”
– John N. Gardner

“The thing that’ll make you less and less able to realize your potential is a room that’s empty of argument.”
– Bono

“No matter what our circumstances, our greatest limitation isn’t the leader above us – it’s the spirit within us.”
– John C. Maxwell

“… doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.”
– Oprah Winfrey

“Effort and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.”
– John F. Kennedy

“The best leaders are the best learners.”
– The Leadership Challenge