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350 Inspiring Dream Quotes To Motivate You Now

The path to your dreams isn’t always easy to follow, with mountains to conquer, challenges to tackle, and difficult, mind-numbing moments that make you want to give up. If you get lost along the way, keep this in mind: Nothing worthwhile comes easily. So don’t do a U-turn. Don’t give up hope.

So, I’d like to share 350+ thought-provoking, inspiring, technically useful, and growth-oriented quotes on dreams from the past 2500 years making them a reality. I hope you find something useful and encouraging here.

1. “Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” – Langston Hughes

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2. ”Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson

3. “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”– Jim Rohn

4. “The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance – and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.”– Oprah Winfrey

5. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”– Earl Nightingale

6. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.”– Karen Lamb

7. “I have spread my dreams beneath your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.” – William Butler Yeats

8. “Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.”– Bertrand Russell

9. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”– Napoleon Hill

10. “Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost legendary. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.”– Calvin Coolidge

11. “The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.”– Ben Stein

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12. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” –Chinese proverb

13. “If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” —James Cameron

14. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” —Henry David Thoreau

15. “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” –Jim Rohn

16. “Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.” — Tony Hsieh

17. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” — Walt Disney

18. “If you are willing to do more than you are paid to do, eventually you will be paid to do more than you do.” –Anonymous

19. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” —Winston Churchill

20. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” — Arthur Ashe

21. “People ask, ‘What’s the best role you’ve ever played?’ The next one.” — Kevin Kline

quote about dreams coming true, scillbee, "People ask, 'What's the best role you've ever played?' The next one." -- Kevin Kline

22. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” — Thomas Jefferson

23. “The starting point of all achievement is desire.” — Napoleon Hill

24. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” –Robert Collier

25. “If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less than excellent work.” — Thomas J. Watson

26. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” — Michael John Bobak

27. “You may only succeed if you desire succeeding; you may only fail if you do not mind failing.” — Philippos

28. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear–not the absence of fear.” — Mark Twain

29. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” — Pablo Picasso

30. “We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret.” — Earl Nightingale

31. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” — Vidal Sassoon

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32. “Though no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” — Carl Bard

33. “I find that when you have a real interest in life and a curious life, that sleep is not the most important thing.” –Martha Stewart

34. “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain

35. “The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.” — Mark Caine

36. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” — Mark Twain

37. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” — Bruce Lee

38. “Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.” — Charles F. Kettering

39. “If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it–teach yourself to be impatient.” –Gurbaksh Chahal

40. “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something–your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” — Steve Jobs

41. “If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!” —T. Harv Eker

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42. “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” — Jim Rohn

43. “The No. 1 reason people fail in life is that they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.” — Napoleon Hill

44. “In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.” — Jane Smiley

45. “Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.” — George Bernard Shaw

46. “I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” — Diane Ackerman

47. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” — Jim Ryun

48. “Our greatest fear should not be of failure … but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” — Francis Chan

49. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” — Jim Rohn

50. “Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” — Larry Winget

51. “To be successful, you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.” — Mike Gafka

52. “Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.” — Baltasar

53. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” — Margaret Thatcher

54. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” — Stephen Covey

55. “I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.” — G.K. Chesterton

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

57. “The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.” — Robert Hughes

58. “What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?” –Robert Schuller

59. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.” — Abraham Lincoln

60. “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” — John Maxwell

61. “Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember, that’s where you will find success.” — Thomas J. Watson

62. “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” –Albert Einstein

quotes about dreams, scillbee, "Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." --Albert Einstein

63. “Success is just a war of attrition. Sure, there’s an element of talent you should probably possess. But if you just stick around long enough, eventually something is going to happen.” — Dax Shepard

64. “My tombstone? I’m thinking something along the lines of, ‘Geez, he was just here a minute ago.'” — George Carlin

65. “Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” — James Dean

66. “Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.” — Frank Tyger

67. “Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.” — Alan Cohen

68. “Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever.” — Peter Hagerty

69. “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.” — Maya Angelou

70. “Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.” — David Allen

71. “We forge the chains we wear in life.” — Charles Dickens

72. “If you look to others for fulfilment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you.” — Lao Tzu

73. “Everything is a gift of the universe–even joy, anger, jealousy, frustration, or separateness. Everything is perfect either for our growth or our enjoyment.” —Ken Keyes Jr.

74. “There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts.” — Richard Bach

75. “If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.” — Andrew Carnegie

76. “Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are.” —Chinese proverb

77. “For me, it is sufficient to have a corner by my hearth, a book, and a friend, and a nap undisturbed by creditors or grief.” — Fernandez de Andrada

78. “You cannot judge what should bring others joy, and others cannot judge what should bring you joy.” — Alan Cohen

79. “The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than growing with them.” — Bernard M. Baruch

80. “Our capacity to draw happiness from aesthetic objects or material goods in fact seems critically dependent on our first satisfying a more important range of emotional or psychological needs, among them the need for understanding, for love, expression, and respect.” — Alain de Botton

81. “If you start to think the problem is ‘out there,’ stop yourself. That thought is the problem.” — Stephen Covey

82. “Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” — Denis Waitley

83. “Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of travelling.” —Margaret Lee Runbeck

84. “Security is when everything is settled when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life.” — Germaine Greer

85. “Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” — Greg Anderson

86. “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” —Buddha

87. “The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely, or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature, and God. As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, then there will be a comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be.” — Anne Frank

88. “In our lives, change is unavoidable, the loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom.” — Buddha

89. “Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.” — Mary Anne Roadacher-Hershey

90. “You never regret being kind.” — Nicole Shepherd

91. “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” — Ben Franklin

92. “Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” — Paul Boese

93. “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.” — Buddha

94. “True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” — Helen Keller

95. “Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it’s greedy or loving.” — Dan Millman

96. “The need for forgiveness is an illusion. There is nothing to forgive.” — Rachel England

97. “Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.” — Bernard Meltzer

98. “Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many–not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” — Charles Dickens

99. “Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.” — Carl Jung

100. “He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.” — Marcus Aurelius

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101. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” — Dalai Lama

102. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” —Helen Keller

103. “Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have.” 

104. “True happiness … arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self.” — Joseph Addison

105. “Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.” — Ayn Rand

106. “Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be.” —William Adams

107. “Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” —Dale Carnegie

108. “We can have peace if we let go of wanting to change the past and wanting to control the future.” — Lester Levinson

109. “We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” —Winston Churchill

110. “Money doesn’t bring happiness and creativity. Your creativity and happiness bring money.” — Sam Rosen

111. “Happiness is the experience of loving life. Being happy is being in love with that momentary experience. And love is looking at someone or even something and seeing the absolute best in him or her or it. Love is happiness with what you see. So love and happiness really are the same thing … just expressed differently.” — Robert McPhillips

112. “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” — Carl Jung

113. “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” — Reinhold Niebuhr

114. “I am not bound to win, I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to the light I have.” — Abraham Lincoln

115. “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” — Melody Beattie

116. “There is no stress in the world, only people thinking stressful thoughts and then acting on them.” — Wayne Dyer

117. “We all get report cards in many different ways, but the real excitement of what you’re doing is in the doing of it. It’s not what you’re gonna get in the end–it’s not the final curtain–it’s really in the doing it, and loving what you’re doing.” — Ralph Lauren

118. “In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.” — Deepak Chopra

119. “Success at the highest level comes down to one question: Can you decide that your happiness can come from someone else’s success?” — Bill Walton

120. “There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience.” — Archibald MacLeish

121. “Once you do something you love, you never have to work again.” — Willie Hill

122. “Anything in life that we don’t accept will simply make trouble for us until we make peace with it.” — Shakti Gawain

123. “The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.” — Margaret Chase Smith

124. “Persons of high self-esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others; they do not seek to prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard. Their joy is being who they are, not in being better than someone else.” — Nathaniel Branden

125. “Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.” — Soren Kierkegaard

126. “Do what you have always done and you’ll get what you have always got.” —Sue Knight

127. “The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment.” — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

128. “We avoid the things that we’re afraid of because we think there will be dire consequences if we confront them. But the truly dire consequences in our lives come from avoiding things that we need to learn about or discover.” — Shakti Gawain

129. “Think of what you have rather than of what you lack. Of the things you have, select the best and then reflect how eagerly you would have sought them if you did not have them.” — Marcus Aurelius

130. “Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it.” — J. Petit Senn

131. “To be content means that you realize you contain what you seek.” — Alan Cohen

132. “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” — John Milton

133. “In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.” — Albert Clarke

134. “Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.” — Betty Smith

135. “You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.” — Oprah Winfrey

136. “Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.” — Shari R. Barr

137. “Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.” — Vaibhav Shah

138. “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” — Chris Grosser

139. “Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” — Albert Einstein

140. “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.” — Charles Darwin

141. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

quotes about dreams and hope, scillbee, "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

142. “The best revenge is massive success.” — Frank Sinatra

143. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” — Thomas Edison

144. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” — David Brinkley

145. “The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” — Henry Ford

146. “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” — Oscar Wilde

147. “The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.” —Bruce Feirstein

148. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” — John D. Rockefeller

149. “Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” — Nathaniel Hawthorne

150. “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” — Ray Goforth

151. “View your life from your funeral: Looking back at your life experiences, what have you accomplished? What would you have wanted to accomplish but didn’t? What were the happy moments? What were the sad? What would you do again, and what wouldn’t you do?” — Victor Frankl

152. “Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs–even though checkered by failure–than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” — Theodore Roosevelt

153. “Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time … serenity, that nothing is.” — Thomas Szasz

154. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

155. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” — William Arthur Ward

156. “It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.” —Adlai E. Stevenson II

157. “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

158. “Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.” — Robert Louis Stevenson

159. “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets people to do the greatest things.” — Ronald Reagan

160. “Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men–the other 999 follow women.” – Groucho Marx

161. “Don’t waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you’re the boss. Or they won’t. Who cares? Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” — Tina Fey

162. “Power isn’t control at all-power is strength, and giving that strength to others. A leader isn’t someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others that they may have the strength to stand on their own.” — Beth Revis

163. “Don’t tell people how to do things; tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” — George S. Patton Jr.

164. “I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.” — Lao Tzu

165. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want to be done because he wants to do it.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower

166. “Victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan.” — John F. Kennedy

167. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” —Peter F. Drucker

168. “You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” — Woodrow Wilson

169. “Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” —Albert Schweitzer

170. “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” — John C. Maxwell

171. “The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.” — Brandon Sanderson

172. “Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” — John C. Maxwell

173. “You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.” — Steve Jobs

174. “A leader … is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.” — Nelson Mandela

175. “Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off.” — Colin Powell

176. “Do you know that one of the great problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas?” — Margaret Thatcher

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177. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” — Napoleon

178. “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants to be done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” — Theodore Roosevelt

179. “I don’t see myself being special; I just see myself having more responsibilities than the next man. People look to me to do things for them, to have answers.” — Tupac Shakur

180. “If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see.” — Henry David Thoreau

181. “I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.” — Robert E. Lee

182. “The day the soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.” — Colin Powell

183. “Consensus: the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values, and policies in search of something in which no one believes, but to which no one objects; the process of avoiding the very issues that have to be solved, merely because you cannot get agreement on the way ahead. What great cause would have been fought and won under the banner: ‘I stand for consensus?'” — Margaret Thatcher

184. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go but ought to be.” — Rosalynn Carter

185. “There is a difference between being a leader and being a boss. Both are based on authority. A boss demands blind obedience; a leader earns his authority through understanding and trust.” — Klaus Balkenhol

186. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” — Nancy D. Solomon

187. “In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” — Max De Pree

188. “We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.” — Whoopi Goldberg

189. “A leader isn’t someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others so that they may have the strength to stand on their own.” — Beth Revis

190. “Always remember, son, the best boss is the one who bosses the least. Whether it’s cattle, or horses, or men, the least government is the best government.” — Ralph Moody

191. “If you really want the key to success, start by doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing.” — Brad Szollose

192. “Give as few orders as possible,’ his father had told him once long ago. ‘Once you’ve given orders on a subject, you must always give orders on that subject.'” —Frank Herbert

193. “The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.” — Tony Blair

194. “Wisdom equals knowledge plus courage. You have to not only know what to do and when to do it, but you have to also be brave enough to follow through.” —Jarod Kintz

195. “In a battle between two ideas, the best one doesn’t necessarily win. No, the idea that wins is the one with the most fearless heretic behind it.” — Seth Godin

196. “Remember, teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.” — Patrick Lencioni

197. “No guts, no story.” — Chris Brady

198. “Leadership is an action, not a position.” — Donald McGannon

199. “Surround yourself with great people; delegate authority; get out of the way.” — Ronald Reagan

200. “I cannot give you a formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.” — Herbert Bayard Swope

201. “Show me the man you honor and I will know what kind of man you are.” —Thomas John Carlisle

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202. “The challenge of leadership is to be strong but not rude; be kind but not weak; be bold but not a bully; be humble but not timid; be proud but not arrogant; have humor but without folly.” — Jim Rohn

203. “A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.” — J.P. Morgan

204. “If you spend your life trying to be good at everything, you will never be great at anything.” — Tom Rath

205. “Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.” — Orrin Woodward

206. “Don’t blow off another’s candle, for it won’t make yours shine brighter.” —Jaachynma N.E. Agu

207. “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” — Peter F. Drucker

208. “When you put together deep knowledge about a subject that intensely matters to you, charisma happens. You gain the courage to share your passion, and when you do that, folks follow.” — Jerry Porras

209. “A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them.” — M.D. Arnold

210. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

211. “The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.” — Father Theodore M. Hesburgh

212. “It is absolutely necessary … for me to have persons that can think for me, as well as execute orders.” — George Washington

213. “When eagles are silent, parrots begin to chatter.” — Winston Churchill

214. “A leader takes people where they would never go on their own.” — Hans Finzel

215. “You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.” — Ken Kesey

216. “A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” —Max Lucado

217. “Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily, even if you had no title or position.” — Brian Tracy

218. “I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” — Ralph Nader

219. “Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” — Publilius Syrus

220. “A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

221. “My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better.” — Steve Jobs

222. “People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.” — John Maxwell

223. “To have long-term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.” — Pat Riley

224. “A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.” — John Maxwell

225. “A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.” — George Patton

226. “Earn your leadership every day.” — Michael Jordan

227. “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” — William Arthur Ward

228. “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” — G.K. Chesterton

229. ‘Enough’ is a feast.” — Buddhist proverb

230. “If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.” — Robert Quillen

231. “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” — Robert Brault

232. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” — John F. Kennedy

233. “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” — Eckhart Tolle

234. “If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.” — Frank A. Clark

235. “If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.” — Gerald Good

236. “Gratitude turns what we have into enough and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity … it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” — Melody Beattie

237. “The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it.” — Michael Josephson

238. “Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.” — Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

239. “The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.” — Charles Schwab

240. “He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” — Epictetus

241. “At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” — Albert Schweitzer

242. “The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.” —William James

243. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” — Oprah Winfrey

244. “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” — Buddha

245. “Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.” — Gertrude Stein

246. “Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” — Henri Frederic Amiel

247. “You cannot do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon it will be too late.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

248. “It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment.” —Naomi Williams

249. “One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay ‘in kind’ somewhere else in life.” — Anne Morrow Lindbergh

250. “Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.” — John Wooden

quotes about following your dreams, scillbee,"Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out." -- John Wooden

251. “No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” — Alfred North Whitehead

252. “Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” — A.A. Milne

253. “Forget yesterday–it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow–you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift–today.” — Steve Maraboli

254. “We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.” — Neal A. Maxwell

255. “In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

256. “The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.” — John E. Southard

257. “I truly believe we can either see the connections, celebrate them, and express gratitude for our blessings, or we can see life as a string of coincidences that have no meaning or connection. For me, I’m going to believe in miracles, celebrate life, rejoice in the views of eternity, and hope my choices will create a positive ripple effect in the lives of others. This is my choice.” — Mike Ericksen

258. “Gratitude also opens your eyes to the limitless potential of the universe, while dissatisfaction closes your eyes to it.” — Stephen Richards

259. “Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices.” — Robert Braathe

260. “They both seemed to understand that describing it was beyond their powers, the gratitude that spreads through your body when a burden gets lifted, and the sense of homecoming that follows, when you suddenly remember what it feels like to be yourself.” — Tom Perrotta

261. “Gratitude is more of a compliment to yourself than someone else.” — Raheel Farooq

262. “Keep your eyes open and try to catch people in your company doing something right, then praise them for it.” — Tom Hopkins

263. “In life, one has a choice to take one of two paths: to wait for some special day–or to celebrate each special day.” — Rasheed Ogunlaru

264. “This a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.” — Maya Angelou

265. “The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.” — William Jennings Bryan

267. “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

268. “Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it.” — Bruce Lee

269. “Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.” — Mark Victor Hansen

270. “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

271. “Low self-confidence isn’t a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered–just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better.” — Barrie Davenport

272. “Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”- e. e. cummings

273. “Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” – Golda Meir

274. “One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” — Arthur Ashe

275. “It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures.” — Oprah Winfrey

276. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

277. “But failure has to be an option in art and in exploration–because it’s a leap of faith. And no important endeavor that required innovation was done without risk. You have to be willing to take those risks … ” — James Cameron

278. “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.” — Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

279. “Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” — Peter T. Mcintyre

280. “Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they’re yours.” — Richard Bach

281. “The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.” — Paul Tillich

282. “If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” — Thomas Alva Edison

283. “Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.” — Andre Dubus

284. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?” — Marianne Williamson

285. “Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” — Brené Brown

286. “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” — Dr. Benjamin Spock

287. “Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them.” — T. Harv Eker

288. “You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.” — Dr. Robert Anthony

289. “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” — Sir Edmund Hillary

290. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” — Oscar Wilde

291. “You yourself, as much as anyone in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” — Buddha

292. “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” — Dale Carnegie

293. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” — Helen Keller

294. “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

295. “I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.” — Robert Downey Jr.

296. “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” — Rumi

297. “When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.” — Jodi Picoult

298. “As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

299. “You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.” — Dr. Wayne Dyer

300. “Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it.” — Bryce Courtenay

301. “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” — Florence Nightingale

302. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act; the rest is merely tenacity.” —Amelia Earhart

303. “Do it or not. There is no try.” — Yoda

304. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” — Lao Tzu

305. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” — Alice Walker

306. “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” — John Lennon

307. “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” — Woody Allen

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

309. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” — Henry Ford

310. “You can’t fall if you don’t climb. But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground.” 

311. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” — Joshua Marine

312. “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” — Booker T. Washington

313. “Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy.” — Jimmy Spithill

314. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” — Steve Jobs

315. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” —Stephen Covey

316. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” — Mark Twain

317. “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

319. “There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” — Aristotle

320. “Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.” — Theodore Roosevelt

321. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” — George Addair

322. “Fall seven times and stand up eight.” — Japanese proverb

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

324. “The extra mile is a vast, unpopulated wasteland.”

325. “What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” — Bob Dylan

326. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” — Albert Einstein

327. “The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” — Chinese proverb

328. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” — Maya Angelou

329. “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” — Wayne Gretzky

330. “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” —Farrah Gray

331. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” —Confucius

332. “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” —Tony Robbins

333. “You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” —Beverly Sills

334. “Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.” — Booker T. Washington

335. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” — Ayn Rand

336. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” — Steve Jobs

337. “You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’”  – George Bernard Shaw

338. “Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”– Ashley Smith

339. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”– C.S. Lewis

340. “What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.”– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

341. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

342. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”– Arthur Ashe

343. “Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.”– James Dean

344. “Like success, failure is many things to many people. With positive mental attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, and a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order to prepare to try again.” – W. Clement Stone

345. “No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.”– Lupita Nyong’o

346. “There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality, and then there are those who turn one into the other.” – Douglas H. Everett

347. “Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.”– Mae Jemison

348. “A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”– Oscar Wilde

349. “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett

350. “A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.”– John Barrymore

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