Words to inspire

When we don’t feel as positive as we would like some words from the wise can often lift our spirits and inspire.

If you have genius, industry will improve it; if you have none, industry will supply its place. Joshua Reynolds.

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. Henry D Thoreau.

If you don’t know where you are going then you are lost before you start.

There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.

Apathy can only be overcome with enthusiasm.

If you cannot have the best, make the best of what you have.

No wind blows in favour of the ship that has no port of destination.

Great people are just ordinary people with an extraordinary amount of determination.

Where ever you are BE THERE.

Bravery is being the only one who knows you are afraid.

A feeling of accomplishment is necessary to the preservation of happiness.

Winners are excited at what can happen. Losers are frightened by what might happen.

Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.

By changing the inner attitudes of (our) minds (we can) change the outer aspects of (our) lives.

Be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

Success comes in CANS and CANNOTS.

We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvable problems.

The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving. O W Holmes.

When nothing seems to help I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it - but all that had gone before. Jacob Riis.

Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice.

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination. Tommy Lasorda.

We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. John Wooden.

Failure is not the worst thing in the world. The very worst is not to try.

Success is a journey, not a destination. Ben Sweetland.

It is never too late to be what you might have become. George Elliot.