A small list of some inspirational mottos to get through the week with.
Inspiration may be a form of super-consciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness — I wouldn’t know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness. – Aaron Copland
The greatest inspiration is often born of desperation. – Comer Cotrell
The inspiration of the almighty gives man understanding. – Bible
When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best — that is inspiration. – Robert Bresson
This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst; expect the best; and take what comes. – Robert E. Speer
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative. – W. Clement Stone
The mind is everything; what you think, you become.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Smile when it hurts most.
Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
The problem is not the problem; the problem is your attitude about the problem.
Life is like a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.
You are more likely to act yourself into feelings, than feel yourself into action. – Dr. Jerome Brunner
Attitudes are the forerunners of conditions. – Eric Butterworth
I would rather be first in a little Iberian village than second in Rome. – Julius Caesar
An optimist is a driver who thinks that empty space at the curb won’t have a hydrant beside it. – Changing Times
If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears. – Glenn Clark
You’ve got to sing like you don’t need the money. You’ve got to love like you’ll never get hurt. You’ve got to dance like there’s nobody watching. You’ve got to come from the heart, if you want it to work. – Susanna Clark
It is not the position, but the disposition. – J. E. Dinger
To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change. – Golnik Eric
If you can react the same way to winning and losing, that’s a big accomplishment. That quality is important because it stays with you the rest of your life, and there’s going to be a life after tennis that’s a lot longer than your tennis life. – Chris Evert
It’s how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success. – David Feherty
A positive attitude can really make dreams come true — it did for me. – Zina Garrison
Nothing in life is so hard that you can’t make it easier by the way you take it. – Ellen Glasgow
What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens. – Thaddeus Golas
Let’s not be narrow, nasty, and negative. – Vernon Grounds
People Some people are like wheelbarrows; useful only when pushed, and very easily upset. The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively but says nothing. – Henry S. Haskins
Each experience through which we pass operates ultimately for our good. This is a correct attitude to adopt and we must be able to see it in that light. – Raymond Holliwell
Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. – Lou Holtz
It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. – Lena Horne
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. – William James
Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results. – Dupree Jordan
My attitude is never to be satisfied, never enough, never. – Bela Karolyi
Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars. – Frederick Langbridge
The Green Bay Packers never lost a football game. They just ran out of time. – Vince Lombardi
We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible. – Chretien Malesherbes
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him. – Louis L. Mann
Morale is a state of mind. It is steadfastness and courage and hope. – George Marshall
Attitudes are more important than facts. – Karl A. Menninger
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens. – John Homer Miller
If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be. – John R. Miller
Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us. – Earl Nightingale
Always keep that happy attitude. Pretend that you are holding a beautiful fragrant bouquet. – Candice M. Pope
You play the hand you’re dealt. I think the game’s worthwhile. – Christopher Reeve
Whether a glass is half full or half empty depends on the attitude of the person looking at it. – Source Unknown
Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what’s happening out there. It’s how you take it that counts. – Denis Waitley
There are things I can’t force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint. – C. M. Ward
I’ve learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. – Martha Washington
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can. – Willis Whitney
The basis of optimism is sheer terror. – Oscar Wilde
Between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll. The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist the hole! – Mclandburgh Wilson
Nothing will work unless you do. – John Wooden
Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws, or your rejection of the natural laws. – Jim Rohn
There are o! colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; its what we do with them that’s important. – Ruth Ross
There are times when you just get down, you feel like nobody likes you. We’re in high school forever. It’s just what we do with it. – Rene Russo
An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out? – Michel De Saint-Pierre
Don’t be against things so much as for things. – Col. Harland Sanders
The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. – Charles Swindoll
We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. – Charles Swindoll
If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude. – Amy Tan
Take everything easy and quit dreaming and brooding and you will be well guarded from a thousand evils. – Uhland
A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier. – Source Unknown
Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. – Francesca Reigler
If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. – Mary Engelbreit
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. – Anthony J. D’Angelo (The College Blue Book)
If you want to change your life, change your mind.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
As the wheel follows the ox behind, we will become what our thoughts have made us.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity; the optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
I cannot do everything, but I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
The life each of us lives is the life within the limits of our own thinking. To have life more abundant, we must think in limitless terms of abundance.
Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us.
I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a closed room with a mosquito.
Your imagination has much to do with your life. It is for you to decide how you want your imagination to serve you.
Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. – Joshua J. Marine
Every wall is a door. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens. – Kahlil Gibran
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. – Thomas Jefferson
Positive thinking won’t let you do anything but it will let you do everything better than negative thinking will. – Zig Ziglar
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many – not on your past – Charles Dickens
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential. – Winston Churchill
If your happiness depends solely on external possessions and circumstances, your boat, in the sea of life, will inevitably turn to the safety of the harbor over and over again and you will miss the joy of sailing towards the unknown. – Lucy MacDonald
I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street; I met a man who had no feet. – Ancient Persian Saying
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. – Winston Churchill
In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. – Albert Camus (Lyrical and Critical Essays)
Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us. – Earl Nightingale
Believe you can and you’re half way there. – Theodore Roosevelt
If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right. – Mary Kay Ash
Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible. – Doug Larson
If we shall take the good we find, asking no questions, we shall have heaping measures. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
They can because they think they can.
Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.
The quality of our expectations determines the quality of our action.
Optimism is the cheerful frame of mind that enables a teakettle to sing, though in hot water up to its nose. – Source Unknown