Inspirational Quotes

Discussion in 'General Philosophy' started by Kittamaru, Jul 5, 2015.

  1. Kittamaru Now nearly 40 pounds lighter. Staff Member

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    I firmly believe positive thoughts and a bit of inspiration can go a long way... so why not work to provide some words of encouragement that people going through a rough patch can read?

    I'll start with this - source is unknown to me at this time:

    "Life is tough, that’s a given. When you stand up, you’re gonna be shoved back down. When you’re down, you’re gonna be stepped on.

    My advice to you doesn’t come with a lot of bells and whistles. It’s no secret: you’ll fall down, you stumble, you get pushed, you land square on your face. And every time that happens, you get back on your feet.

    You get up just as fast as you can, no matter how many times you need to do it. Remember this: success has been and continues to be defined as getting up one more time than you’ve been knocked down.

    If experience has taught me anything, it’s that nothing is free and living ain’t easy. Life is hard, real hard, incredibly hard. You fail more often than you win, nobody is handing you anything. It’s up to you to puff up your chest, stretch your neck and overcome all that is difficult – the nasty, the mean, the unfair. If you want more than what you have now, prove it! If you want to beat the very best out there that is, get out there and earn it!

    Once you decide that, you’ll know where it is you want to be. Then you won’t stop pushing forward until you get there! That’s how winners are made.

    At the end of the day, success is what we all want. We all want to win, and the race will be won. There is no question about that. So c’mon, get out on top, run faster, dream bigger, live better than you ever have before. This is in you. You can do this. Do it for yourself. Prove it to yourself."
     
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  3. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Never underestimate the power of dumb luck to see you through when planning and intellect fail.
     
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  5. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    The Special Olympics athletes' oath: “Let me win, but if I can not win, let me be brave in the attempt.”
     
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  7. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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  9. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    "For every minute you are angry you lose 60 seconds of happiness."
     
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  10. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    pessimist: the glass is 1/2 empty
    optimist: the glass is 1/2 full
    engineer: the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.
     
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  11. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    I only have two: TANSTAAFL and TANJ.
     
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  12. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Those seem more like counter-inspirational. "Free lunch! And justice for all!" would be inspirational (if delusional).
     
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  13. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    That's my point.

    Jesus saves! (At First National Bank & Trust.)

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    None of this is guaranteed. Civilization is just an agreement that can be revoked at any time.—John Koenig

     

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