As the Walt Disney Company gets closer to finalizing its acquisition of major portions of 21st Century Fox, I thought it would be a good time to remember some of the inspiring words of Disney film characters (and Walt Disney himself) over the years. There is great wisdom to be found in these words, and they can inspire you to finding the success you hope for and deserve -- both in business and in life.

1. "Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one." -- Grandmother Willow (Pocahontas)

2. "Now, think of the happiest things. It's the same as having wings." -- Peter Pan (Peter Pan)

3. "If you focus on what you left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead." -- Gusteau (Ratatouille)

4. "Change is good." -- Rafiki (The Lion King)

5. "Venture outside your comfort zone. The rewards are worth it." --Rapunzel (Tangled)

6. "A true hero isn't measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart." -- Zeus (Hercules)

7. "Just because it's what's done, doesn't mean it's what should be done." -- Cinderella (Cinderella)

8. "Don't just fly, soar." -- Dumbo (Dumbo)

9. "Do not be followed by its commonplace appearance. Like so many things, it is not what is outside, but what is inside that counts." -- Merchant (Aladdin)

10. "All it takes is faith and trust." -- Peter Pan (Peter Pan)

11. "Happiness is the richest thing we will ever own." -- Donald Duck

12. "I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it." -- Alice (Alice in Wonderland)

13. "A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference." -- Eeyore (Winnie the Pooh)

14. "The only thing predictable about life is its unpredictability." -- Remy (Ratatouille)

15. "Always let your conscience be your guide." -- The Blue Fairy (Pinocchio)

16. "Our fate lives within us. You only have to be brave enough to see it." -- Merida (Brave)

17. "Life's not a spectator sport. If watchin' is all you're gonna do, then you're gonna watch your life go by without ya." -- Laverne (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

18. "It's better to use your head than break your back." -- Ernst Robinson (Swiss Family Robinson)

19. "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." -- Walt Disney

20. "Admit defeat, and defeat will surely admit you into permanent custody." -- Beret Girl (An Extremely Goofy Movie)

21. "I'm only brave when I have to be. Being brave doesn't mean you go looking for trouble." -- Mufasa (The Lion King)

22. "Listen with your heart, you will understand." -- Grandmother Willow (Pocahontas)

23. "In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun." -- Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins)

24. "Your identity is your most valuable possession. Protect it." -- Elastigirl (The Incredibles)

25. "Today is a good day to try." -- Quasimodo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

26. "Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it." -- Rafiki (The Lion King)

27. "Even miracles take a little time." -- Fairy Godmother (Cinderella)

28. "You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." -- Winnie the Pooh (Pooh's Most Grand Adventure)

29. "You control your destiny -- you don't need magic to do it. And there are no magical shortcuts to solving your problems." -- Merida (Brave)

30. "If you don't think, then you shouldn't talk." -- March Hare (Alice in Wonderland)

31. "If you don't know where you want to go, then it doesn't matter which path you take." -- The Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland)

32. "Giving up is for rookies." -- Philoctetes (Hercules)

33. "Remember, you're the one who can fill the world with sunshine." -- Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarves)

Published on: Feb 13, 2018
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