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Amber Singleton
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Top 25 Quotes to Inspire You in Your Business

Quotes are powerful, and somehow they have a way of sending you just the message you need at the exact moment you need it. Here are twenty-five of my favorite inspirational quotes.

Written Mar 12, 2008, read 92867 times since then.
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Staying on theme here…

Many times quotes are my inspiration, the little push I need to get moving or to keep trying.  I can feel discouraged or tired, but after taking a few minutes to read many of the quotes I have posted on a wall in my office, I’m ready to take on the world again.

The screensaver on my computer says, “Imua,” which means to move forward with strong momentum.  It’s only a four-letter word, but it quickly reminds me that I’m in control of my destiny (if I choose to be).

Quotes are powerful, and somehow they have a way of sending you just the message you need at the exact moment you need it.

Here are twenty-five of my favorite inspirational quotes.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.” 
– Mark Twain

“Not all those that wander are lost. 
– J.R.R. Tolkien

“He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.” 
– Tao Te Ching

“If you hear a voice within you saying, ‘You are not a painter,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” 
– Vincent Van Gogh

“It’s only over when you quit.” 
– Unknown

“So many dreams at first seem impossible.  And then they seem improbable.  And then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” 
– Christopher Reeve

“Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to burn his ships and cut all sources of retreat.” 
– Napoleon Hill

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” 
– Anais Nin

“Constantly improve.” 
– Unknown

“Nothing happens until you decide.  Make a decision and watch your life move forward.” 
– Oprah Winfrey

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” 
– T.S. Eliot

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” 
– Gandhi

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” 
– Thomas Edison

“My future depends mostly upon myself.” 
– Paul Robeson

“Give me a lever and a place to stand, and I will move the world.” 
– Archimedes

“Make your own way.” 
– Unknown

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” 
– Robert Frost

“If there is no wind, row.” 
– Unknown

“One of the main weaknesses of mankind is the average person’s familiarity with the word ‘impossible.’  He knows all the rules that will not work.  He knows all the things that cannot be done.” 
– Napoleon Hill

“All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail.” 
– Dorthea Brande

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” 
– Marianne Williamson

“I hated every moment of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit.  Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” 
– Muhammad Ali

“You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough.” 
– Joe E. Lewis

“Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live.” 
– Somerset Maugham

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” 
– George Eliot

Print this collection and post them somewhere close to your desk so that you can read them during times of worry or stress or doubt.  See how quickly they can lift your spirits and get you back in the game, and if you have a favorite quote that inspires and motivates you, please share it.  I’d love to add it to my wall!

Learn more about the author, Amber Singleton.

Comment on this article

  • Personal Coach, Life Exfoliator, Public Speaker 
Bothell, Washington 
Andrew Delany
    Posted by Andrew Delany, Bothell, Washington | Apr 10, 2008

    These are lovely quotes, Amber; thanks for sharing an easy template for inspiration and action. Great antidotes to the shadow within!

    The Dali Lama is coming to Seattle this week. His poster says: "Love is born, everything else is learned!" Enjoy....

    Andrew

  • Marketing Strategist/Event Manager/Conference and Webinar Producer 
Seattle, Washington 
Steve Nesich
    Posted by Steve Nesich, Seattle, Washington | Feb 24, 2009

    Thanks for this, Amber. I particularly liked the one from Paul Robeson, one of my true heroes. Best to you.

  • Author/Coach/Speaker 
Tacoma, Washington 
Beth Buelow
    Posted by Beth Buelow, Tacoma, Washington | Apr 14, 2009

    Thanks for sharing these quotes, Amber, some familiar, many new. I think my favorite is one of the simplest: "If there is no wind, row." The keys to success if I ever heard any!

  • Consultant 
Bangalore, Karnataka India 
Fernandez G
    Posted by Fernandez G, Bangalore, Karnataka India | Jul 02, 2009

    "Constantly improve" what a powerful word!!! Now we all realize the reason for recession...yes "Not constant " is make many problem.

    Amber! thanks for your collections .

  • Spiritual psychotherapist and healer 
Seattle, Washington 
Rachel Whalley, MA, MFA, LMHCA
    Posted by Rachel Whalley, MA, MFA, LMHCA, Seattle, Washington | Jul 21, 2010

    “Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to burn his ships and cut all sources of retreat.”
    – Napoleon Hill

    Love this. I lived this recently, and I told the universe that I would burn my ships, if it so desired. Then, and only then, did change come.

  • Motivational Writer, Professional Blogger! 
Lynnwood, Washington 
Lorrie Perencevic
    Posted by Lorrie Perencevic, Lynnwood, Washington | Jul 21, 2010

    "If there is no wind, row." Love that! Just get it done. How simple. Thanks for the great reminders, Amber!

  • Digital Catalyst 
O'Fallon, Missouri 
Kelly Ross Kerr
    Posted by Kelly Ross Kerr, O'Fallon, Missouri | Jul 23, 2010

    One of my favs is:

    "If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative." -- Woody Allen

    Thanks Amber!

  • Associate Vice President 
New Delhi, New Delhi India 
Ankur Rathi
    Posted by Ankur Rathi, New Delhi, New Delhi India | Sep 15, 2011

    My fvrt is :

    “If you hear a voice within you saying, ‘You are not a painter,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”
    – Vincent Van Gogh

    Nice collection Amber, I am new on biznik and i find it really amazing.

    Ankur

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