75 Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You to Live Up to Your Potential

75 Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You to Live Up to Your Potential

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75 Great Inspirational Quotes

Like most people I love quotes. Whenever I find one that inspires me I save it. I hope you find a few here that inspire you live up to your full potential too!

1. “Most people are like a falling leaf that drifts and turns in the air, flutters, and falls to the ground. But a few others are like stars which travel one defined path: no wind reaches them, they have within themselves their guide and path.”       –Hermann Hesse

2. “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” –William Shakespeare, Hamlet

3. “Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do then do it with all your strength.” –George Washington

4. “Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances. ” –Maya Angelou

5. “If you want to be great and successful, choose people who are great and successful and walk side by side with them.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

6. “Use things, not people. Love people, not things.” –Author Unknown

7. “Before making a decision, ask inside for guidance. Be patient and await an answer. Act only when you feel calm and certain.” –Deepak Chopra

8. “Forgiveness is another word for letting go. –Matthew Fox

9. “Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn’t fall there.” –Unknown

10. “At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

11. “Change is inevitable; growth is optional. – Unknown

12. “Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.” –Richard Bach

13. “I’m a Feather on the Breath of God.”  Flowing where I can best be used in service to my calling.” –Oprah

14. “Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it.” –J.Goethe

15. “Although gold dust is precious, when it gets in your eyes, it obstructs your vision. –Hsi-Tang

16.  “You cannot truly know the meaning of your life until you are know the one who created you.” –Shri Mataji

17. “Every man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds… 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 harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

18. “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

19. I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk. – Tony Robbins

20. “What you get by achieving your goals is to as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Henry David Thoreau

21. “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” — Alan Kay

22. “Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. For boldness has genius, magic, and power in it.” –Goethe

23. “I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and I could do anything I wanted” — Jack Kerouac

24. “Look past your thoughts, so you may drink the pure nectar of This Moment.” –Rumi

25. “The door you open to give love is the very one through which love arrives.” –Alan Cohen

26. “Meditation is to be aware of every thought and of every feeling, never to say it is right or wrong but just to watch it…”        – Krishnamurti

27. “If you are lonely when you’re alone, you are in bad company.” –Jean Paul Sartre

28. “The next thing you think, the next action you take, will either create a new possibility for you, or it will repeat the past.” –Deepak Chopra

29. “Many failures are people who didn’t realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” –Thomas Edison 

30. “You can decide to stop being affected by the outer world and, instead, to affect the world around with your peace.” –Orin

31. “If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.” — Kahlil Gibran

32. “Our life is frittered away by detail… Simplify, simplify, simplify!” — Henry David Thoreau

33. “I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

34. “All the elements for your happiness are already here. There’s no need to run, strive, search or struggle. Just be.” –Thich Nhat Hanh

35. “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” — Toni Morrison

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

37. “There is no way to transform the world other than transforming yourself.” – Deepak Chopra

38. “Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.” –Danny Kaye

39. “Power over others is weakness designed as strength. True power is within, and it is available to you now.” –Eckart Tolle

40. “Today I live in the quiet, joyous expectation of good.” –Ernest Holmes

41. “The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.” –Eckhart Tolle

42. “The most astonishing thing about miracles is they happen.” –Wayne Dyer

43. “Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.” — Eckhart Tolle

44. “When you carry yesterday’s thinking into today, you program tomorrow to be like yesterday.” –Marianne Williamson

45. “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” –Rumi

46. “The cosmos is structured to bring about growth, and growth is always in the direction of greater love and happiness.” –Deepak Chopra

47. “There is no paycheck that can equal the feeling of contentment that comes from being the person you are meant to be.” –Oprah Winfrey

48. “Help other people get what they want ~ and you’ll get what you want.” –Mary Kay Ash

49. “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” — Buddha
“A light heart lives long.” — William Shakespeare

50. “Honor your challenges, for those spaces that you label as dark are actually there to bring you more light, to strengthen you.”  –Sanaya Roman

51. “Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto!” –Dale Carnegie

52. “The universe is conspiring at this moment to bring you happiness and peace.” –Marianne Williamson

53. “When you accept what is, every moment is the best moment. This is enlightenment.” — Eckhart Tolle

54. “Start the day with LOVE. Fill the day with LOVE. End the day with LOVE… That is the way to God.” –Sai Baba

55. “Learn to see God in all people. When you begin to feel your oneness with every human being, you will know what divine love is.”  –Paramhansa Yogananda

56. “Beauty is how you feel inside, & it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.” –Sophia Loren

57. “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow; it only robs today of its joy.” — Leo Buscaglia

58. “There is only one moment in time when it is necessary to awaken. That moment is now.” — Buddha

59. “Don’t push the river. Let the river come to you.” –Zen Saying

60. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” –Oprah

61. “He that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.” –Confucius

62. “I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside.” –Wayne Dyer

63. “As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” –Marianne Williamson

64. “There is a wisdom of the head, and… a wisdom of the heart.” –Charles Dickens

65. “The door to my heart opens inwards. I move through forgiveness to love.” — Louise Hay

66. “Do what is healing to your spirit, and without effort you will bring the world healing in return.” — Alan Cohen

67. “A mind once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” –Oliver Wendell Holmes

68. “In contracted awareness problems appear. In expanded awareness solutions appear. In pure awareness creative opportunities appear. –Deepak Chopra

69. ‘Let the waters settle, you will see stars and moon mirrored in your being.” –Rumi

70. “If you want to find the secrets of the Universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” –Nikola Tesla

71. “Other people and what they think of you … has very little to do with what you are.” — Abraham-Hicks

72. “The forgiving state of mind is a magnetic power for attracting good.” — Catherine Ponder

73. When a person achieves a certain level of consciousness, whatever he or she intends begins to happen. –Deepak Chopra

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

75.  “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” –Marianne Williamson

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49 Inspiring Quotes for Your Success

49 Inspiring Quotes for Your Success

Inspiring quotes for you.

Once in a while you feel pummeled by life. An inspiring quote can help you to “snap out of it” and get back on track for success.

49 Inspirational Quotes for Your Success 

“I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.” – Tony Robbins

 

“Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto!” –Dale Carnegie

 

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” –Oprah

 

“Most people are like a falling leaf that drifts and turns in the air, flutters, and falls to the ground. But a few others are like stars which travel one defined path: no wind reaches them, they have within themselves their guide and path.” –Hermann Hesse

 

“The path to success is to take massive, determined action.” –Tony Robbins

 

“Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn’t fall there.” –Unknown

 

“Change is inevitable; growth is optional. – Unknown

 

“Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.” –Richard Bach

 

“Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it.” –J. Goethe

 

“Every man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds… 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 harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

 

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

“What you get by achieving your goals is to as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Henry David Thoreau

 

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” — Alan Kay

 

“It is not what we get, but who we become, what we contribute, that gives meaning to our lives.” –Tony Robbins

 

“I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and I could do anything I wanted” — Jack Kerouac

 

“The next thing you think, the next action you take, will either create a new possibility for you, or it will repeat the past.” –Deepak Chopra

 

“Many failures are people who didn’t realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” –Thomas Edison

 

49 Inspirational Quotes for Your Success

 

“Our life is frittered away by detail… Simplify, simplify, simplify!” — Henry David Thoreau

 

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.” –Eckhart Tolle

 

“All the elements for your happiness are already here. There’s no need to run, strive, search or struggle. Just be.” –Thich Nhat Hanh

 

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” — Toni Morrison

 

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

 

“There is no way to transform the world other than transforming yourself.” – Deepak Chopra

 

“Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.” –Danny Kaye

 

“The most astonishing thing about miracles is they happen.” –Wayne Dyer

 

“Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.” — Eckhart Tolle

 

“When you carry yesterday’s thinking into today, you program tomorrow to be like yesterday.” –Marianne Williamson

 

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” –Rumi

 

“The cosmos is structured to bring about growth, and growth is always in the direction of greater love and happiness.” –Deepak Chopra

 

“There is no paycheck that can equal the feeling of contentment that comes from being the person you are meant to be.” –Oprah Winfrey

 

“Help other people get what they want ~ and you’ll get what you want.” –Mary Kay Ash

 

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” — Buddha

 

“A light heart lives long.” — William Shakespeare

 

“The universe is conspiring at this moment to bring you happiness and peace.” –Marianne Williamson

 

“When you accept what is, every moment is the best moment. This is enlightenment.” — Eckhart Tolle

 

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow; it only robs today of its joy.” — Leo Buscaglia

 

“There is only one moment in time when it is necessary to awaken. That moment is now.” — Buddha

 

“Don’t push the river. Let the river come to you.” –Zen Saying

 

He that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.” –Confucius

 

“I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside.” –Wayne Dyer

 

“A mind once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” –Oliver Wendell Holmes

 

“In contracted awareness problems appear. In expanded awareness solutions appear. In pure awareness creative opportunities appear. –Deepak Chopra

 

‘Let the waters settle, you will see stars & moon mirrored in your being.” –Rumi

 

“Other people and what they think of you … has very little to do with what you are.” — Abraham-Hicks

 

“The forgiving state of mind is a magnetic power for attracting good.” — Catherine Ponder

 

When a person achieves a certain level of consciousness, whatever he or she intends begins to happen. –Deepak Chopra

 

49 Inspiring Quotes for Your Success

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Could Your Thoughts Create an Earthquake?

Could Your Thoughts Create an Earthquake?

At the time of the earthquake that rocked southern California on Easter – Deepak Chopra was meditating.

So what, you say?

He sent out a Tweet saying,” Had a powerful meditation just now – caused an earthquake in Southern California.”

Followed by another Tweet, “Was meditating on Shiva mantra and the earth began to shake. Sorry about that.”

It was funny, and of course no one took him seriously, but it made me curious as to how far reaching and powerful our thoughts might be?

A study I read about came to mind that involved Transcendental Meditation affecting crime rates. Studies conducted by the Institute of Science, Technology & Public Safety in 1993 showed that there was a significant decrease in crime rates in neighborhoods surrounding the location of  a Washington DC Transcendental Meditation center where TM meditators met weekly. The larger the group that gathered to meditate – the larger the drop in the crime rate was following the meeting.

Somehow the thoughts generated by these meditators had an effect on their environment. Granted it didn’t cause an earthquake, but the correlation between the nights the group meditated and decreases in crime were reviewed and agreed upon by numerous independent academics, criminologists and police personnel.

Another interesting phenomenon correlated to thoughts generated by humans was the  enormous change in the earth’s magnetic resonance recorded on September 11, 2001.

A few hours before the 9/11 attacks took place the machines monitoring the earth’s resonance spiked indicating that there was mass intuitive awareness of the horrible incidents that were about to happen.  The Global Coherence Project site reported that: Space weather satellites monitoring the earth’s geomagnetic field displayed a significant spike at the time of the September 11th attack and for several days thereafter, indicating the stress wave possibly caused by mass human emotion created modulations in the geomagnetic field. (more…)