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There’s nothing more exciting than discovering an inspiring new quote. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I believe one, beautifully said/written quote will last a thousand generations.
In one sentence, a quote has the power to change your life and perspective. Education is simply the act of learning from others, and I’ve found one of the easiest ways to become more educated is to study the thoughts of successful people.
Below you’ll find a collection of famous inspirational quotes that have inspired millions of people around the world. These quotes have been a huge inspiration to many, including myself.
Knowing where to find the passion, motivation, and inspiration to be a successful entrepreneur or solopreneur is a must. Use these quotes to inspire you today, and keep them with you for tomorrow.
Famous and Inspirational Quotes
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain
“When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find out it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.” – Alan Keightley
“Reach high, for the stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.” – Tupac Shakur
“If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.” – Albert Einstein
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson
“Most of us go through life as failures, because we are waiting for the ‘time to be right‘ to start doing something worthwhile. Do not wait. The time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” – Napoleon Hill
“People refuse to take chances in business because they fear criticism which may follow if they fail. The fear of criticism, in such cases is stronger than the desire for success.” – Napoleon Hill
“Don’t ever let somebody tell you you can’t do something…You got a dream? You gotta protect it. If people can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.” – Will Smith in Pursuit of Happyness
“Instead of convincing people who are opposed to your message, spend your time finding people who are already predisposed to it.” – Chris Guillebeau
“The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he’s always doing both.” – James Michener
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis
“The most dangerous risk of all—the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.” – Randy Komsar
“Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born.” – Nikola Tesla
“Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.” – J.M. Barrie
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