“In quoting others, we cite ourselves.” – Julio Cortázar
Since I started utilizing social media outlets to connect with people in my personal and professional networks, I’ve rediscovered my love of quotes. As an entrepreneur, I often rely on the words of leaders and visionaries to remain inspired and motivated.
Quotes have become a sort of daily affirmation (and aspiration) for me – a meaningful way to communicate the values I find most important.
So in the holiday spirit of sharing, I’ve assembled several of my favorite quotes in one place. Please enjoy the following list, and feel free to add some of your faves by posting the comment section!
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela
“Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” – Mark Twain
“A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” – Arnold H. Glasow
“You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth
“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer
“Prayer is asking for rain. Faith is carrying an umbrella. Faith is the inner sense of knowing that with divine order working on your side, all things will come together for your good. Faith is knowing that there is a divine plan and purpose for everything in life” – Iyanla Vanzant
“It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi
“Remember, happiness doesn’t depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.” – Dale Carnegie
“I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself.” – Henry Rollins
“Courage is the greatest of all virtues. Because if you haven’t courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.” – Samuel Johnson
“He who angers you conquers you.” – Elizabeth Kenny
“Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.” – Unknown
“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” – Dale Carnegie
“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” – Ernest Hemingway
“Nothing teaches character better than generosity.” – Jim Rohn
“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” – Peter Drucker