2019-01-09 / Community

Top Inspirational Quotes

by MCL staff writer

•"There's a tremendous bias against taking risks. Everyone is trying to optimize their ass-covering." --Elon Musk

•"Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get." --Ray Kroc

•"Please think about your legacy, because you're writing it every day." --Gary Vaynerchuck

•"Gifts are easy--they're given, after all. Choices can be hard.You can seduce yourself with your gifts if you're not careful, and if you do, it'll probably be to the detriment of your choices." --Jeff Bezos

•"You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame." --Erica Jong

•"The only way to do great work is to love what you do." --Steve Jobs

•"Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of somebody else." --Judy Garland

•"Sometimes you just have to put on lip gloss and pretend to be psyched." --Mindy Kaling

•"People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it." --George Bernard Shaw

•"Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember--the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you." --Zig Ziglar

•"Go for the moon. If you don't get it, you'll still be heading for a star. Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of the creative effort." --Franklin Delano Roosevelt

•"I have come to realize making yourself happy is most important. Never be ashamed of how you feel. You have the right to feel any emotion you want, and do what makes you happy. That's my life motto." --Demi Lovato

•"An entrepreneur is someone who jumps off a cliff and builds a plane on the way down." --Reid Hoffman

•"Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it, the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me." --Arianna Huffington

•"If you can't fly, then run; if you can't run, then walk; if you can't walk, then crawl; but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward." --Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

•"We will be soldiers, so our sons may be farmers, so their sons may be artists." --Thomas Jefferson

•"To be a champ, you have to believe in yourself when no one else will." --Sugar Ray Robinson

•"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value." --Albert Einstein

•"Following is one of the most underrated aspects of leadership. ... I have seen many a good [military unit] underachieve, because someone ... thought the commander was incompetent, and quietly worked to undermine his authority." --William H. McRaven

•"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves." --Thomas Edison

•"Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune." --Jim Rohn

•"Never be ashamed! There's some who will hold it against you, but they are not worth bothering with." --J.K. Rowling

•"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear." --Rosa Parks

•"One finds limits by pushing them." --Herbert Simon

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