Winning Quotes For Successful Living


As I asked Linkedin members of the Motivation Nation group to give me quotes that changed their life over a year ago, I never realised that it would just keep keeping on. Here are some more winning quotes for you to enjoy.

Winning Quotes For Successful Living

Rick Thorburn • “Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.”

Sheree Clark • Honestly Rick, this is my FAVOURITE quote! Is it your own? How very true! Thanks so much for sharing, it’s much appreciated.

Rick Thorburn • Sheree: It’s an inspirational quote from Zig Ziglar. He is an American speaker born 6 november 1926.

Rick Thorburn • Sheree: I also like this quote by the same man.

“You can get anything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” Rick

Jorge Bermudez • “hug your life even tighter at its crossroads and enjoy the journey, for this, is where it gets really exciting” ~ book:me myself and I

Shelia Alexander • Never down the man that’s down< but help him in his sorry< for this is funny old world >and you may be down tomorrow!!!!

Sharon Chapman • “Nothing changes if nothing changes” – Jim Rohn

Barry Kolanowski • The most dangerous people are those fail to realize you don’t know what you don’t know.

Marlene Blaszczyk • “I’m going to try to work it out so at the end it’s a pure guts race.

And if it is, I’m the only one who can win.” — Steve PreFontaine

Keith Kemp • “If you believe….you will achieve!”

Shelia Alexander • You have 2 ears and one mouth speak less listen more!!!

Carol Dorn • can you tell me who the author is Sheila

Linda West • “Everything is Energy and that’s all there is to it! Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality….It can be no other way…This is not philosophy, this is Physics!!!! “ Albert Einstein

Dr. Houston Vetter • OK did Uncle Albert REALLY say ‘This is not philosophy, this is Physics.’ If he really did he wasn’t in his right mind at the time, which made his left pretty crowded. 🙂 I suspect Albert knew that everything is based in a philosophy. Physics is the study of how things work based on the philosophy that things work a certain way and we can figure it out and yet it is still a philosophy.

I agree and I use the philosophy that ‘everything is energy’ and when I want others to agree I quote another philosophy “Quantum Physics/Mechanics” as my proof, defense,convincer etc.

Why is everything a philosophy? Good question… because of the 1st Forgotten Fundamental of Living an Exquisite Life. And that is “The Individual IS the Meaning Maker”. Without the individual there is no meaning and you don’t have to believe anything. But whatever you do believe WILL BECOME your perceived and felt reality.

Linda West • I believe he was trying to make things as plain as possible for those out there who certainly try to over think things, analyze every little detail!!! Philosophy being that which can be argued in many different ways and and science being based on facts……however you choose to view it the concept is this and I believe he wanted people to get it…we really do create our own reality!!!!

Chad Stewart • The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it – C.C. Scott

Genny Jones • Life is what you make it, so make it good!

Derek Mills • Are You ‘Just 3 Feet From Gold?’

Today at the Professional Speaking Association meeting in London, I recalled,word for word a poem, from a book that I first read 25 years ago. Just one phrase triggered the whole poem, and I recited it to the whole gathering. It came out easily…

The words came from the classic success book Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill. Oe of the strories shared by the author is the true story of R.U. Darby and his uncle. Over a hundred years ago they were caught up with “gold fever”. They headed west to seek their fortune.

After weeks of labor they were rewarded with an inkling of what they felt might very well turn out to be one of the richest mines in Colorado.

But despite countless days digging and drilling, the profitable vein of gold ore they expected to find never appeared. Frustrated and discouraged, they sold all their equipment to a junk dealer for a few hundred dollars and headed home.

The wise junk dealer called in a SPECIALIST mining engineer who advised that the project had failed because the Darby family weren’t familiar with “fault lines.”

His calculations showed that the vein of gold would be found…

Just three feet from where the derby’s had stopped drilling.

And that’s exactly where the junk dealer discovered one of the largest deposits of gold up to that time that had EVER been discovered.

Napoleon Hill writes, “It rewarded him with millions of dollars because he knew enough to seek expert counsel before giving up.”

Let me ask you something…

If you were just “three feet” away from living your life with wealth AND happiness just by looking at things in a different way, would you seek expert counsel?

How do you know, right now, that you’re not?

What a shame it would be to stop making the effort (or to continue in the wrong direction, for you), when just one more bit of guidance would make it all worthwhile. Let me be your ‘Specialist’ to see if you are indeed 3 feet from gold!

Shelia Alexander • Quitters never win” Winners never quit!!

Josh Kallmeyer • “If you think you can, you can. If you think you can’t, you can’t.”

Carol Dorn • “Fake it ’till you make it!”

Kimberly Hellyar • Faith until you make it!

Chad Stewart • Can’t

Can’t is the worst word that’s written or spoken;

Doing more harm here than slander and lies;

On it is many a strong spirit broken,

And with it many a good purpose dies.

It springs from the lips of the thoughtless each morning

And robs us of courage we need through the day:

It rings in our ears like a timely-sent warning

And laughs when we falter and fall by the way.

Can’t is the father of feeble endeavor,

The parent of terror and half-hearted work;

It weakens the efforts of artisans clever,

And makes of the toiler an indolent shirk.

It poisons the soul of the man with a vision,

It stifles in infancy many a plan;

It greets honest toiling with open derision

And mocks at the hopes and the dreams of a man.

Can’t is a word none should speak without blushing;

To utter it should be a symbol of shame;

Ambition and courage it daily is crushing;

It blights a man’s purpose and shortens his aim.

Despise it with all of your hatred of error;

Refuse it the lodgment it seeks in your brain;

Arm against it as a creature of terror,

And all that you dream of you some day shall gain.

Can’t is the word that is foe to ambition,

An enemy ambushed to shatter your will;

Its prey is forever the man with a mission

And bows but to courage and patience and skill.

Hate it, with hatred that’s deep and undying,

For once it is welcomed ’twill break any man;

Whatever the goal you are seeking, keep trying

And answer this demon by saying: “I can.”

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Brigitte Moors • completely true!

Paul O’Donoghue • “Good intentions are a BAD Habit”…………Jimmy Treanor

Brigitte Moors • yes indeed! – the answer is: Action! you can, I can, we can !!!!

Larry D. Patton • Dr. Maxwell Maltz once said, “Within you right now is the power to do things you never dreamed were possible.’ He went on to say, and that power becomes available to you the moment you begin to believe in yourself and in your dreams.” So here’s my challenge to you, release the power in your to create what you deserve, I DARE YOU!

Brian Cohen DTM • Brian I don’t think you can. That always motivates me, maybe you too

ChaChanna Simpson • “You are far too smart to be the only thing standing in your way.” Jennifer J. Freeman

Gloria Willis • Just Do It!! Nike

Nick C. Cicchino, MABC • I have many quotes hanging on the walls by my computer, but the two below are two of my favorites.

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller.

“When enthusiasm is inspired by reason; controlled by caution; sound in theory; practical in application; reflects confidence; spreads good cheer; raises morale; inspires associates; arouses loyalty; and laughs at adversity’ it is beyond price.” – Coleman Cox

Warren Macdonald • When you change the way you see the world, you change the world.

Beverley Abel • Our Desires are there to be Fulfilled…not to Torment us!!!

Carol Dorn • thanks Warren that is one of my favorites

Carol Dorn • Gloria that is one i use all time in training. It is a motto for me. I would love to meet the mind that created that one small ad line that stuck with me all this time.

Jon Yeo • If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.” – H. D. Thoreau

Cathy Ryan • Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, either way you are correct. Henry Ford

Kathy Brunner • Will you look back on life and say, “I wish I had,” or “I’m glad I did”?” ~ Zig Ziglar

Avis Pope • I am new to the group. Thank you for starting this topic Peter. The quote that I wrote which changed my life is: Quote 52: “Powerful women will cross the “Bridge of Brilliance” that will route them to a highway of endless opportunities.”

Wahida Finlay • “Your Creative Mind works best when your conscious mind is either in abeyance (asleep) or pleasantly occupied”….Ben Sweetland in Grow Rich While You Sleep.

Nick C. Cicchino, MABC •”Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.” – William A. WardDominic Bennett • “A black belt is a white belt who does not give up.”

Dominic Bennett • “I cannot change the world, but I can change the world in me” – Bono

Alma Rosa Gonzalez • One of my favorite motivational quotes: Life’s challenges are not suppose to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.—Bernice Johnson Reagan

Gayle Rodgers • Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. – Thoreau

Beca Lewis • “… my prayer, some daily good to do To Thine, for Thee; An offering pure of Love, whereto God leadeth me.” – Mary Baker Eddy

Peter G. J. Sinclair – Motivator • While ever there is breath in my body I will persist.

Lenita Womack • “We must become the change we would like to see.” Mahatma Gandhi. These words keep me encouraged to look outside of myself to help motivate and support others.

Manjit Kaur • Believe in yourself…………. this works for me 🙂

Nick C. Cicchino, MABC • “Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.” – William A. Ward

Nick C. Cicchino, MABC • “Don’t solve your problems, dissolve your problems–so that they should not occur again.” – Yogi Bhajan

Nick C. Cicchino, MABC • “Identifying one’s own reputation is part of the solution to any given perception.” – Nick C. Cicchino, MABC

Ria Collett • If I want more, I need to become more.

Kimberly Caccamise • Be the best thing that ever happened to yourself.

Terri Dunevant • LOVE that one Kimberly!

Shelia Alexander • JUST SAY NO!!!

Rajan Kottapuram • Success is not in doing different things. But it is in doing things DIFFERENTLY.

Dennis James Deegan CTM • What you see depends on what you look for.

Dennis James Deegan CTM • Your attitude determines your altitude

Raoul Dewhurst • A life lived in fear is a life half lived.

DeBorah Beatty – OPD • From the movie, Australia – Just because it’s always been doesn’t mean it has to be.

Peter G. J. Sinclair – Motivator • When asked about the added benefits of living to be 100 years old, the centenarian smiled and said, ‘There’s very little peer pressure once you reach my age.’

Gregory Ketchum • I offer two in tandem – Theilhard de Chardin is to have said, “We are not so much human beings having a spiritual experience as we are spiritual beings having a human experience.” and this one by Caroline Myss, “Your biography is your biology.” In tandem they provide a grounded yet infinite perspective.

Tatiana Milan, PHR • A good person is a bad person’s teacher.

A bad person is a good person’s work.

It is a grave mistake to disrespect your teacher.

It is a grave mistake not to love your work. – TAO

p.s. enjoyed all previously mentioned

Linda West • Expect everything and attach to nothing!!!! by Wayne Dyer

Pernille Svensson • “The longest journey that you will make in your life is from your head to your heart.” Gary Zukav

JoAnna Brandi • “How good can you stand it?”

I found it on a post it note on a friend’s computer and it changed my life.

Lily Trainor • “Challenges are what makes life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” -Joshua J. Marine

Larry D. Patton • “There will be times in your life when you will have to believe in yourself even when know one else believes in you, never underestimate the power of your vision, what’s inside of you, that’s makes you special. Mr. DYNAMIC Himself, Larry D.

Nick C. Cicchino, MABC • “Nothing is predestined: The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.” – Ralph Blum

Dr. Thom A. Lisk • People are worth loving, look at what is right, and not what is wrong.

John Bisbal • Just do it!

Clayton Iverson • Greatness is measured in the willingness to serve – MLK Jr.

Rick Thorburn • “Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.”

Jason C. Kelley • Live as though all of your dreams have come true and challenge reality to catch up.

Derrick Blaszkowski • “There are two kinds of people in the world. There are those who seek security and those who seek freedom.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki

Carl Michael • All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Colleen Humphries • “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole stair case, just the first step.” Martin Luther King

Chad Stewart • Despite popular belief to the contrary, there is absolutely no power in intention. The seagull may intend to fly away, may decide to do so, may talk with the other seagulls about how wonderful it is to fly, but until the seagull flaps his wings and takes to the air, he is still on the dock. There’s no difference between that gull and all the others. Likewise, there is no difference in the person who intends to do things differently and the one who never thinks about it in the first place. Have you ever considered how often we judge ourselves by our intentions while we judge others by their actions? Yet intention without action is an insult to those who expect the best from you ― Andy Andrews

Avril Tighe (LION) • I think Aristotle summed it up: We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence therefore is not an act but a habit.

Chad Stewart • Excellence is an art won by training and habituation – Aristotle

Quality is not an act; it is a habit – Aristotle

In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous – Aristotle

Hope is a waking dream – Aristotle

Lily Trainor • Jump start your year of possibility… your year of change… your year of promise!

Chad Stewart • If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed – David Viscott

Judy Pearson • When you said YES! to Life you gave up the right to be ordinary.

Jackie Brooks • The greatest thing you have to give is your time

Steve Coscia • “If you want to predict the future, invent it.” -Peter Drucker

Chad Stewart • A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lily Trainor • “We are so often caught up in our destination that we forget to appreciate the journey, especially the goodness of the people we meet on the way. Appreciation is a wonderful feeling, don’t overlook it.”

Mark Gomez • You are the influence-ers not the infiuencies —Mom

Sandy Schussel • “What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” Napoleon Hill

Carl Michael • A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.

Carol Dorn • This is very true. I was just wondering are you the author?

Sara Paton • (Life is a series of moments) It’s the moments that make you fulfilled. – Tony Robbins

What is it that you love about this moment?

Natasha Shamone-Gilmore • This quote stays with me daily: “YES YOU CAN!” I also like “finding a job, is a job!”

John Cimino • Go out on a limb. That’s where the best fruit is!

Lily Trainor • When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves…Victor Frankl

L.Paul Ouellette • If job security is your goal, you may never develop your true potential. LPO

Chad Stewart • It is never too late to become what you might have been – George Eliot

Carol Dorn • note to John… “it’s the best”.”.Pretty Women” Aim High I love them all but yours made me smile

Carol Dorn • I love this all!

Carol Dorn • “If you think you can,you can. If you think you can’t,you can’t. ” I have this on my desk. I don’t know who the author is.

Nick C. Cicchino, MABC • @Carol: Just for your edification and clarification here is the quote word by word.

“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

Terri Dunevant • I was just going to respond to Carol, you beat me Nick. There are so many forms of this now. The one I like best and say to my kids all the time is “Whether you think you can do it or not, you’re always right!”

Nick C. Cicchino, MABC • @Terri: I’m a very active poster in a few groups on here. But when it comes to quotes, my ears pin back like a dog. LOL

Yes there are a few different versions of this quote and other quotes as well. A lot of motivational speakers and trainers like dropping a word or two from the original quote and putting their word into it and claiming it as their own.

I’m all about originality though.

“Should we all confess our sins to one another we would all laugh at one another for our lack of originality” – Kahlil Gibran

Nick C. Cicchino, MABC • One of the hundreds of quotes I have hanging on the walls of my office and probably one of the top ten on my best quote list.

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller

Terri Dunevant • Can’t imagine Kahlil laughing – such a somber man. Always like to give credit, but also translate for those who just don’t get it in it’s original form.

Nick C. Cicchino, MABC • @Terri: I guess you’re doing a lot of translating than. 🙂

Lisa Houston • One must overcome to become…it was a pivotal moment in changing my thinking 🙂

Dave Van Pelt • Ask and ye shall receive and doubt and go without

Cheryl Mills • Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Confucius

Dave Van Pelt • Life by the inch is a cinch and by the yard it is hard.

Noah Davis • “Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts.” ~ Winston Churchill

Vasilka Atanasova • “To live means to fight! The slave fights for freedom, the free man fights for perfection.”

A Bulgarian Revolutionary, Yane Sandanski

Lily Trainor • Make life an exciting adventure…

Kat Smith • It’s not the load that breaks you. It’s how you carry it. Lena Horn

Sometimes we carry loads that are old and damaging. We need to put them down and leave them were we sit them. Holding grudges or grief and past past hurts can ruin a bright future. So embrace this day of love and set yourself free of carrying loads.

Joseph Facchiano • “To be truly great, you must serve others.” — Jesus Christ

Nick C. Cicchino, MABC • “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller.

Marlene Blaszczyk • “No man is ever whipped until he quits… in his own mind.” – Napoleon Hill

Shelia Alexander • Go out on a limb that’s where the best fruit is

Lenita Womack • “I love to accomplish a great and noble task,but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble.” Helen Keller

Carol Dorn • still my fave Shelia spent my adult life that way.

Gerry Hartigan • This is one of my own. “If you don’t have a vision for the future you have no incentive to change your present.”

Alveno Smith • Everyone is blessed with an equal opportunity to be unequal.

Alveno Smith • It’s not what you call me but what I answer to. (African Proverb)

Cathy Horvath • No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit…Helen Keller

Nick C. Cicchino, MABC • “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller.

Jason Scott • Pray like everything depends on God, work like everything depends on you.

Eric Smith • Long ago, it’s said, a Cherokee elder told his grandson,

“There is a battle between two wolves inside each of us.

One is Evil: anger, jealousy, regret, greed,

arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, & lies.

The other is Good: joy, peace, love, hope, serenity,

humility, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”

Said the child, “Which wolf wins?”

To which the elder replied, “The one you feed.”

– John Bisagno, 1965

Joseph Facchiano • Eric, thank you! I love that story. I have never heard it before. How true it is!

Matt Bennett • I believe it was Cavett Robert, the founder of the National Speaker’s Association NSA who said “It’s not about getting rid of the butterflies in your stomach, it’s about making them fly in formation.” I believe the day we no longer have butterflies is the day we no longer care about our audiences.

Eric Smith • Joseph: My pleasure. It’s the central premise of my book.

Nick C. Cicchino, MABC • @Matt: Help me understand the analogy you make with having “butterflies” and “caring” for any given audience. I don’t want to assume anything.

When I get the butterflies its because I am nervous or filled with anxiety. I do care about the audience of course as well as the message I share with them. However, I also care for those I speak to even when I don’t have the butterflies.

We’re all made differently and have different ways of handling certain situations. 🙂

Matt Bennett • Nick: I believe the last line of your comment sums up most of my reply. We’re all made differently and have different ways of handling certain situations. Nervousness and anxiety are indeed causes of butterflies. For me, a full-time, paid professional speaker who stands in front of 150-175 audiences around the globe every year, intensity, enthusiasm and sheer restrained energy lead to butterflies. Knowing that the message the audience has come to hear is up to me to deliver in such a way that they leave inspired and educated creates butterflies. The sheer weight of that responsibility to the audience is what I refer to when I say that the day we no longer feel that responsibility to the point of a physiological response, that’s the day we need to walk off the stage.

Cathy Horvath • Found this one on a wall in Tucson many years ago but I think about it a lot. “Let he who would criticize me walk first a mile in my moccasins.”

Nick C. Cicchino, MABC • @Matt: Well I can not make the same claim as far as the amount of audiences I speak in front of, except that I have a lot more to catch up to you. In addition, I have no need(nor desire) to travel the globe. There are enough people here in this country (for me) that need help, guidance, motivation, and inspiration. My hope is to touch and motivate as many as I can.

Nick C. Cicchino, MABC • @Cathy: I have something similar hanging on my walls of quotes. Here it is: ”Empathy depends not only on one’s ability to identify someone else’s emotions but also on one’s capacity to put oneself in the other person’s place and to experience an appropriate emotional response” Charles G. Morris

Maria Capuano • Get Up and Do It; Don’t Just Dream!

Anshul Agarwal • Its better to wear out than to rust out.

Raoul Dewhurst • ‘In the long run we are all dead’ – John Maynard Keynes.

May seem a little dark at first but its undeniable truth reminds you not to take life too seriously and to smile at troubles, which in the end, have no real meaning.

Nick C. Cicchino, MABC • @Raoul: You used the correct words when you said the quote is ” a little dark”. But it has an undeniable truth to it like you mentioned. Here’s one for you, a little more positive looking.

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson

Jan Rafael Møller • Most smiles , started with another smile ! So SMILE and have a great weekend

Nick C. Cicchino, MABC • @Jan: Good suggestion. Reminds me of one my favorite quotes:

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo F. Buscaglia

Cathy Horvath • If you do not have the opportunity to do great things, you can do small things in a great way.

Kieran Revell • When you learn to like, love, respect and believe in yourself, the negativity of others will no longer have any effect in or over your life!

Kieran Revell • It’s not what others say about that’s important in your life: Its in fact the loving and supportive feelings you hold about yourself which will ultimately steer your boat safely through stormy seas’

Lily Trainor • “From small beginnings come great things.”………Proverb