Inspirational Quotes For A Better Living


What chance gathers she easily scatters. A great person attracts great
people and knows how to hold them together. –
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his
command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur

The real leader has no need to lead–
he is content to point the way.
Henry Miller

A leader is a dealer in hope.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star selfreliance,
faith, honesty and industry. Don’t take too much advice —
keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the
great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above
the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the
right motive, are the levers that move the world.
Noah Porter

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more
and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams

He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.

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.

Where there is no vision, the people perish.
Proverbs 29:18

Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general,
while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.

In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry W. Longfellow

I light my candle from their torches.
Robert Burton

Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
Woodrow Wilson

The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to
excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the
Publius Syrus

A bold onset is half the battle.
Giuseppe Garibaldi

The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be
feared rather than to be loved.
Cornelius Nepos

To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must
of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never
yet hatched from a goose’s egg.
James Thomas

Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
Edmund Spenser

He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.

When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to
carry it out.
Napoleon Bonaparte

No man can stand on top because he is put there.
H. H. Vreeland

A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.

It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler
than mercy.

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s
Abraham Lincoln

What you cannot enforce, do not command.

No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his
lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the
right man for the right place.
Philip Armour

To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more
Friedrich Nietzsche

It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.
(Absurdum est ut alios regat, qui seipsum regere nescit.)
Latin Proverb

Let him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to
convince himself.
Thomas Carlyle

A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when
victory is impossible.

Any one can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Publilius Syrus

A leader is a dealer in hope.
Napoleon Bonaparte

I am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
Edward Everett Hale

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness
without action.
Benjamin Disraeli

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he
could do only a little.
Edmund Burke

You can’t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do
something about its width and depth.
Shira Tehrani

Well done is better than well said.
Benjamin Franklin

If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
Lucy Larcom

“Quotations help us remember the simple yet profound truths that
give life perspective and meaning. When it comes to life’s most
important lessons, we can all use gentle reminders.”
Chriswell Freeman

“Quotation is the highest compliment you can pay to an author.”
Samuel Johnson

“I quote others only to better express myself.”
Michel Montaigne

“A book of quotations, can never be complete.” Robert M.

“I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation. ” George
Bernard Shaw

“By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote.” Douglas

“I pick my favourite quotations and store them in my mind as ready
armour, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent
existence.” Robert Burns

“Life itself is a quotation.” Jorge Luis Borges
“One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.” Amos
Bronson Alcott

“A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a
pebble in the hand of a fool.”Joseph Roux
“It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.

Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it
intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you
good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and
look for more.” Sir Winston Churchill

“I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have,
beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized
wiser than oneself.” Marlene Dietrich

“The next thing to saying a good thing yourself, is to quote one.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A quote can change the way you think about challenges you face.”
Catherine Pulsifer

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

Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
Ella Williams

Thou shalt not be a victim. Thou shalt not be a perpetrator. Above all,
thou shalt not be a bystander.
Holocaust Museum, Washington, DC

To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous
frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
Hugh Prather

Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re
Henry Ford

You see things; and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never
were; and I say ‘Why not?’
George Bernard Shaw

Within each of us lies the power of our consent to health and sickness,
to riches and poverty, to freedom and to slavery. It is we who control
these, and not another.
Richard Bach (Illusions)

Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.
Jesse Jackson

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

A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a
Maya Angelou

There is no use trying, said Alice; one can’t believe impossible things.
I dare say you haven’t had much practice, said the Queen. When I was
your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve
believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
Lewis Carroll

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable
one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all
progress depends on the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw

The journey is the reward.
Chinese Proverb

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 a light from within.
Elizabeth Kubler Ross

If you can’t make a mistake, you can’t make anything.
Marva Collins

What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
Pearl Bailey

I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should
appear like a fool but be wise.
Charles de Montesquieu

When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow
older, I admire kind people.
Abraham Joshua Heschel

The easiest way to avoid wrong notes is to never open your mouth
and sing. What a mistake that would be.
Pete Seeger