Are you looking for the best inspirational quotes and best motivational quotes? For the fourth year in a row, I've gathered 365 of the best quotes to motivate and inspire you through the year.
Without further ado, here are the best quotes for 2019. (My favorite inspirational quote of all time is something Helen Keller wrote in 1940. It's included at the very end as a bonus.)
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 (New Year's Day)
"There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning."
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing."
Thursday, January 3, 2019
"Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get."
Friday, January 4, 2019
"The last 10 percent it takes to launch something takes as much energy as the first 90 percent."
Saturday, January 5, 2019
"Don't worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try."
Sunday, January 6, 2019 (National Technology Day)
"I knew that if I failed I wouldn't regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying."
Monday, January 7, 2019
"Both my mother and I were determined that we weren't going to stay on welfare. We always worked toward ... having a better life. We never had any doubts that we would."
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
"There is only one boss: the customer. And he can fire everybody in the company, from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else."
Thursday, January 10, 2019
"It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan."
Friday, January 11, 2019
"There is no security on the Earth, there is only opportunity."
Saturday, January 12, 2019
"Being an optimist after you've got the very thing you want doesn't count."
Sunday, January 13, 2019
"There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought."
--Laurence J. Peter
Monday, January 14, 2019
"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results."
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
"Nothing works better than just improving your product."
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 (Religious Freedom Day)
"The greatest crime in the world is not developing your potential. When you do what you do best, you are helping not only yourself but the world."
Thursday, January 17, 2019
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit."
Friday, January 18, 2019
"The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining."
--John F. Kennedy
Saturday, January 19, 2019
"Conditions are never perfect. 'Someday' is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.... If it's important to you and you want to do it 'eventually,' just do it and correct course along the way."
Sunday, January 20, 2019
"Embrace what you don't know, especially in the beginning, because what you don't know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else."
Monday, January 21, 2019 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."
--Martin Luther King Jr.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
"We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond."
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
"It's not your job to like me, it's mine."
Thursday, January 24, 2019
"Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom."
--George Washington Carver
Friday, January 25, 2019
"The last 10 percent it takes to launch something takes as much energy as the first 90 percent." --Rob Kalin
Saturday, January 26, 2019
I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.'"
Sunday, January 27, 2019
"Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs."
Monday, January 28, 2019
"There are two things people want more than sex and money: recognition and praise."
--Mary Kay Ash
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else."
--Booker T. Washington
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
"Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in."
Thursday, January 31, 2019
"Luck can only get you so far."
Friday, February 1, 2019
"Don't worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try."
Saturday, February 2, 2019 (Groundhog Day)
"I always want to say to people who want to be rich and famous: 'Try being rich first.' See if that doesn't cover most of it."
Sunday, February 3, 2019
"A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving."
Monday, February 4, 2019
"I watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work 15 and 16 hours a day ... who taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example."
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
"Aging is not 'lost youth' but a new stage of opportunity and strength."
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
"The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible."
--Arthur C. Clarke
Thursday, February 7, 2019
"Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been."
Friday, February 8, 2019
"For me, the most fun is change or growth. There are definitely elements of both that I like. Launching a business is kind of like a motorboat: You can go very quickly and turn fast."
Saturday, February 9, 2019
"We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success; we often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery."
Sunday, February 10, 2019
"You can be the ripest, juciest peach in the world, and there are still going to be some people who hate peaches."
--Dita Von Teese
Monday, February 11, 2019
"I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse."
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
"Do not indulge in dreams of having what you have not, but reckon up the chief of the blessings you do possess, and then thankfully remember how you would crave for them if they were not yours."
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
"Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them more."
Thursday, February 14, 2019 (Valentine's Day)
"Build something 100 people love, not something one million people kind of like."
Friday, February 15, 2019
"Tough times never last, but tough people do."
--Dr. Robert Schuller
Saturday, February 16, 2019
"I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: The only ones among you who will be truly happy are those who have sought and found how to serve."
Sunday, February 17, 2019
"Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave."
--Mary Tyler Moore
Monday, February 18, 2019 (Presidents Day)
"The hardest thing to do is to be true to yourself, especially when everybody is watching."
Monday, February 18, 2019
"Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you."
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
--Robert Louis Stevenson
Thursday, February 21, 2019
"Running a startup is like eating glass. You just start to like the taste of your own blood."
Friday, February 22, 2019
"There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live."
Saturday, February 23, 2019
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
Sunday, February 24, 2019
"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud."
Monday, February 25, 2019
"The greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
"Early to bed and early to rise probably indicates unskilled labor."
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
"Try to be like the turtle--at ease in your own shell."
Thursday, February 28, 2019
"Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you."
Friday, March 1, 2019
"I don't look to jump over seven-foot bars--I look for one-foot bars that I can step over."
Saturday, March 2, 2019
"Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul."
Sunday, March 3, 2019
"Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it."
Monday, March 4, 2019
"Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear."
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
"Always look for the fool in the deal. If you don't find one, it's you."
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 (Ash Wednesday)
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
Thursday, March 7, 2019
"The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer."
Friday, March 8, 2019 (International Women's Day)
"I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on Earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet."
--Susan B. Anthony
Saturday, March 9, 2019
"Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm."
Sunday, March 10, 2019
"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."
Monday, March 11, 2019
"Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more."
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
"One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful."
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
"Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it."
Thursday, March 14, 2019
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."
Friday, March 15, 2019
"Never use a machine gun to kill a rabbit."
--David E. Griffin
Saturday, March 16, 2019
"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud."
Sunday, March 17, 2019 (St. Patrick's Day)
"Life's like a movie; write your own ending, keep believing, keep pretending."
Monday, March 18, 2019
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
"We convince by our presence."
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
"The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus."
Thursday, March 21, 2019
"A man who gives you less than what he has to give is telling you what he thinks of you, and telling you what he thinks of himself."
Friday, March 22, 2019
"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me."
Saturday, March 23, 2019
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."
--George Bernard Shaw
Sunday, March 24, 2019
"Education costs money. But then so does ignorance."
--Sir Claus Moser
Monday, March 25, 2019
"Success at the highest level comes down to one question: Can you decide that your happiness can come from someone else's success?"
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
--Sir Winston Churchill"
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
"Fear is only as deep as the mind allows."
Thursday, March 28, 2019 (MLB Opening Day)
"Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it."
Friday, March 29, 2019
"We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us."
Saturday, March 30, 2019
"Speak less than you know; have more than you show."
Sunday, March 31, 2019
"Death is very likely the single best invention of life. It's life's change agent; it clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now, the new is you. But, someday, not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it's quite true. Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life."
Monday, April 1, 2019 (April Fool's Day)
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see."
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
"What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?"
--Robert H. Schuller
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
"What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thursday, April 4, 2019
"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection."
Friday, April 5, 2019
"If you steadfastly refused to quit, you rapidly narrowed your options to only winning."
Saturday, April 6, 2019
"It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings."
Sunday, April 7, 2019
"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear." --Rosa Parks
Monday, April 8, 2019
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
"I'm intimidated by the fear of being average."
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity."
Thursday, April 11, 2019
"Everyone has ideas. They may be too busy or lack the confidence or technical ability to carry them out. But I want to carry them out. It is a matter of getting up and doing it."
Friday, April 12, 2019
"Power means happiness; power means hard work and sacrifice."
Saturday, April 13, 2019
"Be the kind of person that you want people to think you are."
Sunday, April 14, 2019
"What we think, we become."
Monday, April 15, 2019 (Tax Day)
"Go out there and get rich. Get so obnoxiously rich that when that tax bill comes, your first thought will be to choke on how big a check you have to write."
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
"May I never be complete. May I never be content. May I never be perfect."
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
"The achievement of one goal should be the starting point of another."
--Alexander Graham Bell
Thursday, April 18, 2019
"They said, we have education, but what about jobs? So I started telling them, you should be taking a pledge, and the pledge should be: 'I'm not a job seeker; I'm a job giver.' Prepare yourself to be a job giver."
Friday, April 19, 2019
"Eventually, the nerds and the geeks will have their day."
Saturday, April 20, 2019
"For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love."
Sunday, April 21, 2019 (Easter Sunday)
Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you."
Monday, April 22, 2019
"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me."
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
"The most successful people reach the top not because they are free of limitations, but because they act in spite of their limitations."
--Michael K. Williams
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
"When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves."
--William Arthur Ward
Thursday, April 25, 2019
"When you have a dream, you've got to grab it and never let go."
Friday, April 26, 2019
"What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality."
Saturday, April 27, 2019
"Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge."
--Abraham Joshua Heschel
Sunday, April 28, 2019
The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow."
Monday, April 29, 2019
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
"Opportunities don't happen. You create them."
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 (Law Day)
"Success is empty if you arrive at the finish line alone. The best reward is to get there surrounded by winners."
Thursday, May 2, 2019
"You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself."
Friday, May 3, 2019
"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have."
Saturday, May 4, 2019
"Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life."
Sunday, May 5, 2019 (Ramadan begins)
"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world."
Monday, May 6, 2019
"You must do the things you think you cannot do."
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
"Yesterday's home runs don't win today's games."
Thursday, May 9, 2019
"The biggest temptation is to settle for too little."
Friday, May 10, 2019
"If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you've launched too late."
Saturday, May 11, 2019
"The best protection any woman can have ... is courage."
--Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Sunday, May 12, 2019
"When deeds speak, words are nothing."
Monday, May 13, 2019
"Hire character. Train skill."
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
"There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing."
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
"Your personal life, your professional life, and your creative life are all intertwined. I went through a few very difficult years where I felt like a failure. But it was actually really important for me to go through that. Struggle, for me, is the most inspirational thing in the world."
Thursday, May 16, 2019
"The best way out is always through."
Friday, May 17, 2019
"Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start."
Saturday, May 18, 2019
"You can't make anything viral, but you can make something good."
Sunday, May 19, 2019
"Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck."
Monday, May 20, 2019
"Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first, it is ridiculed. In the second, it is opposed. In the third, it is regarded as self-evident."
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
"I love what I do, and when you love what you do, you want to be the best at it."
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
Thursday, May 23, 2019
"The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today."
--H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Friday, May 24, 2019
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see."
Saturday, May 25, 2019
"I do not know anyone who has gotten to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near."
Sunday, May 26, 2019
"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared."
Monday, May 27, 2019 (Memorial Day)
"I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing toward being a champion."
-- Billie Jean King
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
"The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do."
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."
Thursday, May 30, 2019
"Running a startup is like being punched in the face repeatedly, but working for a large company is like being waterboarded."
Friday, May 31, 2019
"The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men."
Saturday, June 1, 2019
"Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action."
Sunday, June 2, 2019
"Never limit yourself because of others' limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination."
Monday, June 3, 2019
"Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish."
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
"Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work."
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
"The time is always right to do what is right."
--Martin Luther King Jr.
Thursday, June 6, 2019
"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it."
Friday, June 7, 2019
"Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin."
Saturday, June 8, 2019
"Life has two rules: 1. Never quit; 2. Always remember rule No. 1."
Sunday, June 9, 2019
"Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition
-- in having put forth the best within you."
--Henry J. Kaiser
Monday, June 10, 2019
"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong."
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
"I shouldn't even be here, so if I'm here, I better do something good."
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."
Thursday, June 13, 2019
"Gifts are easy. They're given, after all. Choices can be hard. You can seduce yourself with your gifts if you're not careful, and if you do, it'll probably be to the detriment of your choices."
Friday, June 14, 2019 (U.S. Army birthday)
"Diligence is the mother of good luck."
Saturday, June 15, 2019
"All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination."
Sunday, June 16, 2019
"Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead 20 years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then."
Monday, June 17, 2019
"There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction."
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
"Someday is not a day of the week."
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 (Juneteenth)
"We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained."
Thursday, June 20, 2019
"Give me a stock clerk with a goal, and I will give you a man who will make history. Give me a man without a goal, and I will give you a stock clerk."
--James Cash Penny
Friday, June 21, 2019
"One today is worth two tomorrows."
Saturday, June 22, 2019
"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp. Or what's a heaven for?"
Sunday, June 23, 2019
"Please think about your legacy, because you're writing it every day."
Monday, June 24, 2019
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
"My first job was washing dishes in the basement of a nursing home for $2.10 an hour, and I learned as much about the value of hard work there as I ever did later."
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
"Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning."
Thursday, June 27, 2019
"If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten."
Friday, June 28, 2019
"The future belongs to those who prepare for it today."
Saturday, June 29, 2019
"No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris."
Sunday, June 30, 2019
"I think the thing about that was I was always willing to work; I was not the fastest or biggest player but I was determined to be the best football player I could be on the football field and I think I was able to accomplish that through hard work."
Monday, July 1, 2019
"We are all ordinary. We are all boring. We are all spectacular. We are all shy. We are all bold. We are all heroes. We are all helpless. It just depends on the day."
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
"The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers."
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
"Today a reader, tomorrow a leader."
Thursday, July 4, 2019 (Independence Day)
"America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand."
--Harry S. Truman
Friday, July 5, 2019
"The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive, and passion, it's possible to achieve the American dream."
Saturday, July 6, 2019
"I hate that word: lucky. It cheapens a lot of hard work."
Sunday, July 7, 2019
"Either you run the day or the day runs you."
Monday, July 8, 2019
"A good criterion for measuring success in life is the number of people you have made happy."
--Robert J. Lumsden
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
"The trouble in America is not that we are making too many mistakes, but that we are making too few."
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."
Thursday, July 11, 2019
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any."
Friday, July 12, 2019
"Life's too mysterious; don't take it serious."
Saturday, July 13, 2019
"Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingers."
--Hans Christian Andersen
Sunday, July 14, 2019
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."
Monday, July 15, 2019
"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way."
--John C. Maxwell
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
"People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent."
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
"If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try."
Thursday, July 18, 2019
"We generate fears while we sit. We over come them by action. Fear is nature's way of warning us to get busy."
--Dr. Henry Link
Friday, July 19, 2019
"Everybody has a great idea for a startup, and so do their relatives, and they tell me, 'You gotta build it.' I say, 'I have to believe in it.'"
Saturday, July 20, 2019
"To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first."
Sunday, July 21, 2019
"Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls."
Monday, July 22, 2019
"If you focus on results, you'll never change. If you focus on change, you'll get results."
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
"In order to discover new lands, one must be willing to lose sight of the shore for a very long time."
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
"I learned pretty soon that it was essential to fail and be foolish."
Thursday, July 25, 2019
"Look at the sparrows; they do not know what they will do in the next moment. Let us literally live from moment to moment."
Friday, July 26, 2019
"There on the beaches of Normandy I began to reflect on the wonders of these ordinary people whose lives were laced with the markings of greatness."
Saturday, July 27, 2019
"Life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we react to it."
--Dennis P. Kimbro
Sunday, July 28, 2019
"Strive not to be a success but rather to be of value."
Monday, July 29, 2019
"Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward."
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
"Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning."
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
"The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don't know what to do."
Thursday, August 1, 2019
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."
Friday, August 2, 2019
"I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love."
Saturday, August 3, 2019
"Data beats emotions."
Sunday, August 4, 2019
"No one has as much luck around the greens as one who practices a lot."
--Chi Chi Rodriguez
Monday, August 5, 2019
"In the real world, the smartest people are people who make mistakes and learn. In school, the smartest people don't make mistakes."
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
"Constant dripping hollows out a stone."
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
"The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it."
Thursday, August 8, 2019
"Rule number one: 'Don't freak out.'"
Saturday, August 10, 2019
"If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them."
Sunday, August 11, 2019
"Out of difficulties grow miracles."
--Jean de la Bruyere
Monday, August 12, 2019
"A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty."
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
"You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime."
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
"Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down. And trust your instincts ... good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don't hurt. They're not painful. That's not just with somebody you want to marry, but it's with the friends that you choose. It's with the people you surround yourselves with."
Thursday, August 15, 2019
"Fall seven times and stand up eight."
Friday, August 16, 2019
"The first one gets the oyster, the second gets the shell."
Saturday, August 17, 2019
"Too low they build, who build beneath the stars."
Sunday, August 18, 2019
"Numbing the pain for a while will only make it worse when you finally feel it."
--J.K. Rowling (Albus Dumbledore)
Monday, August 19, 2019
"Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible."
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched--they must be felt with the heart."
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
"All television is educational television. The question is: What is it teaching?"
Thursday, August 22, 2019
"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary."
Friday, August 23, 2019
"I wish I could tell you the secret to being forever young, but no one's figured that out yet. But if you see the glass half full, simplify your life, and give yourself to a worthy cause, you will be forever happy."
Saturday, August 24, 2019
"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why."
Sunday, August 25, 2019
"I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate."
Monday, August 26, 2019
"It's never too late to be what you might have been."
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
"Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors."
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
"If you can dream it, you can achieve it."
Thursday, August 29, 2019
"If you have no critics, you'll likely have no success."
Friday, August 30, 2019
"When you miss a shot, never think of what you did wrong. Take the next shot thinking of what you must do right."
Saturday, August 31, 2019
"Believe you can and you're halfway there."
Sunday, September 1, 2019
"Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event."
Monday, September 2, 2019 (Labor Day)
"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun."
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
"I tend to think you're fearless when you recognize why you should be scared of things, but do them anyway."
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
"If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced."
--Vincent van Gogh
Thursday, September 5, 2019
"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."
Friday, September 6, 2019
"Being able to touch so many people through my businesses, and make money while doing it, is a huge blessing."
Saturday, September 7, 2019
"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words."
Sunday, September 8, 2019
"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy that is translated through you; and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique."
Monday, September 9, 2019
"As long as you're going to be thinking anyway, think big."
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
"You can't knock on opportunity's door and not be ready."
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thursday, September 12, 2019
"If you can't fly, then run; if you can't run, then walk; if you can't walk, then crawl; but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward."
--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Friday, September 13, 2019
"To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do."
Saturday, September 14, 2019
"Good is the enemy of great."
Sunday, September 15, 2019
"I don't think journalists in World War II were objective about the Nazis, and I don't think they should have been."
Monday, September 16, 2019
"The history of the world is the history of a few people who had faith in themselves."
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
"I'm a designer, and I work very hard at that. People sometimes want to put down fashion by saying it's frivolous or superficial, but it's not that way at all. It's actually very hard work."
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
"Care about what other people think, and you will always be their prisoner."
Thursday, September 19, 2019
"Time is what we want most, but what we use worst."
Friday, September 20, 2019
"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light."
Saturday, September 21, 2019
"Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love."
Sunday, September 22, 2019
"The greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."
Monday, September 23, 2019
"I never dreamt of success. I worked for it."
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
"Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
"If you see a bandwagon, it's too late."
Thursday, September 26, 2019
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."
--William Bruce Cameron
Friday, September 27, 2019
"Whether you be man or woman, you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor."
--James Lane Allen
Saturday, September 28, 2019
"Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."
Sunday, September 29, 2019 (Rosh Hashanah begins)
"There are no traffic jams along the extra mile."
Monday, September 30, 2019
"Nothing will work unless you do."
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
"People talk about getting lucky breaks in their careers. I'm living proof that the 'lucky breaks' theory is simply wrong. You get to make your own luck. ... The world is run by those who show up ... not those who wait to be asked."
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
"Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical."
Thursday, October 3, 2019
"It's a very sobering feeling to be up in space and realize that one's safety factor was determined by the lowest bidder on a government contract."
Friday, October 4, 2019
"The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it."
Saturday, October 5, 2019
"Timing, perseverance, and 10 years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success."
Sunday, October 6, 2019
"Reality is created by the mind; we can change our reality by changing our mind."
Monday, October 7, 2019
"It's hard work to make a four-minute program look effortless and elegant."
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 (Yom Kippur)
"Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that."
--Norman Vincent Peale
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
"Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent."
--Marilyn vos Savant
Thursday, October 10, 2019
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
Friday, October 11, 2019
"As you start your journey, the first thing you should do is throw away that store-bought map and begin to draw your own."
Saturday, October 12, 2019
"The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work."
Sunday, October 13, 2019
"I know you've heard it a thousand times before. But it's true: Hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don't love something, then don't do it."
Monday, October 14, 2019
"Winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts."
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
"We ask ourselves: Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do."
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
"One person with a belief is equal to 99 who have only interests."
--John Stuart Mill
Thursday, October 17, 2019
"Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others."
Friday, October 18, 2019
"There are lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there's only one good, legitimate reason, and I think you know what it is: It's to change the world."
Saturday, October 19, 2019
"I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen."
--Frank Lloyd Wright
Sunday, October 20, 2019
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."
Monday, October 21, 2019
"It doesn't matter if you try and try and try again, and fail. It does matter if you try and fail, and fail to try again."
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
"There is nothing impossible to him who will try."
--Alexander the Great
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently."
Thursday, October 24, 2019
"Falling down is not a failure. Failure comes when you stay where you have fallen."
Friday, October 25, 2019
"Following is one of the most underrated aspects of leadership. ... I have seen many a good [military unit] underachieve, because someone ... thought the commander was incompetent, and quietly worked to undermine his authority."
--William H. McRaven
Saturday, October 26, 2019
"A No. 2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere."
Sunday, October 27, 2019
"When I bet on horses, I never lose. Why? I bet on all the horses."
Monday, October 28, 2019
"Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune."
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
"You must not only aim right, but draw the bow with all your might."
--Henry David Thoreau
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
"Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods."
Thursday, October 31, 2019
"It's hard work making movies. It's like being a doctor: You work long hours, very hard hours, and it's emotional, tense work. If you don't really love it, then it ain't worth it."
Friday, November 1, 2019
"Don't let winning make you soft. Don't let losing make you quiet. Don't let your teammates down in any situation."
Saturday, November 2, 2019
"Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness."
Sunday, November 3, 2019
"Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it'll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off."
Monday, November 4, 2019
"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."
--Francis of Assisi
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
"Luck? I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it, and I'm afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: hard work -- and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't."
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
"Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears."
Thursday, November 7, 2019
""Performance-wise, you really need to be down in the trenches; you need to do the hard work, for a lot of reasons: to build yourself as a performer, to get a sense of the audience, to work hard and to wonder, 'Do I really want to do this?'"
Friday, November 8, 2019
"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now."
Saturday, November 9, 2019
"Sometimes you just have to put on lip gloss and pretend to be psyched."
Sunday, November 10, 2019
"We live in the kind of society where, in almost all cases, hard work is rewarded."
--Neil deGrasse Tyson
Monday, November 11, 2019 (Veterans Day)
"I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder."
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
"Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice."
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
"If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it."
Thursday, November 14, 2019
"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goals: My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
Friday, November 15, 2019
"Everyone has a plan till they get punched in the mouth."
Saturday, November 16, 2019
"You can't go around building a better world for people. Only people can build a better world for people. Otherwise it's just a cage."
Sunday, November 17, 2019
"Yes, I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can find his way by moonlight, and see the dawn before the rest of the world."
Monday, November 18, 2019
"Sometimes you can only find heaven by slowly backing away from hell."
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself."
Thursday, November 21, 2019
"What does not destroy me makes me stronger."
Friday, November 22, 2019
"Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the tradeoff they're making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that's the difference."
Saturday, November 23, 2019
"Don't worry about failure; you only have to be right once."
Sunday, November 24, 2019
"Who sows virtue reaps honor."
--Leonardo da Vinci
Monday, November 25, 2019
"A lot of times, people look at the negative side of what they feel they can't do. I always look on the positive side of what I can do."
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
"The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher."
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life."
Thursday, November 28, 2019 (Thanksgiving)
"Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."
Friday, November 29, 2019
"If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?"
Saturday, November 30, 2019
"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
Sunday, December 1, 2019
"An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy."
Monday, December 2, 2019
"Happiness is a quality of the soul ... not a function of one's material circumstances."
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
"I can say the willingness to get dirty has always defined us as an nation, and it's a hallmark of hard work and a hallmark of fun, and dirt is not the enemy."
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."
Thursday, December 5, 2019
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."
Friday, December 6, 2019
"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that."
Saturday, December 7, 2019
"I think one day you'll find that you're the hero you've been looking for."
Sunday, December 8, 2019
"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
Monday, December 9, 2019
"Happiness is not the absence of problems; it's the ability to deal with them."
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
"The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same."
--Colin R. Davis
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
"You know you're in love when you don't want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams."
Thursday, December 12, 2019
"Keep your face always toward the sunshine--and shadows will fall behind you."
Friday, December 13, 2019
"Opportunities multiply as they are seized."
Saturday, December 14, 2019
"From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow."
Sunday, December 15, 2019
"There's a tremendous bias against taking risks. Everyone is trying to optimize their ass-covering."
Monday, December 16, 2019
"If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges."
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
"My parents had always preached the virtues of hard work. But hard work is one thing; economic struggle is another."
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
"You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame."
Thursday, December 19, 2019
"You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take."
Friday, December 20, 2019
"Don't tell people how to do things; tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results."
--George S. Patton
Saturday, December 21, 2019
"Every noble work is at first impossible."
Sunday, December 22, 2019
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."
Monday, December 23, 2019
"What is not started will never get finished."
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
"Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them."
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."
Thursday, December 26, 2019
"You don't become enormously successful without encountering some really interesting problems."
--Mark Victor Hansen
Friday, December 27, 2019
"The common denominator of success is in forming the habit of doing the things that failures don't like to do."
Saturday, December 28, 2019
"In real life, the act of creation is defying death. I think it's just that dumb and simple."
Sunday, December 29, 2019
"Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be."
Monday, December 30, 2019
"It needs to be said and heard: It's OK to be who you are."
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
"Life doesn't run away from nobody. Life runs at people."
Think of this one as a head start on 2020, as it's my favorite inspirational quote of all time:
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all."