Some Inspiration

There are some quotes that have stuck with me and struck a chord in my being. I hope they can provide some sort of inspiration in you also. Enjoy!

“There are two important days in your life; the day you were born, and the day you figure out why.”
– Lieutenant General Russel L. Honoré

“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. The man who knows how will always have a job. The man who also knows why will always be his boss. As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
-Michael Jordan

“Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent.”
– Steve Jobs

“I’d rather be driving a Lambo and thinking about God, than to be in church and thinking about a Lambo.”
– John Muir

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”
– Albert Einstein

“Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”
– Ernest Hemingway

“The value of life can be measured by the number of times your soul has been deeply stirred.”
– Soichiro Honda

“Don’t be different just for different’s sake. If you see it differently, function that way.”
– Morgan Freeman

“Focus on your work and squint at success. Don’t even worry about what it’s gonna be.”
– Pharrell Williams

“Stop worrying about your identity and concern yourself with the people you care about, ideas that matter to you, beliefs you can stand by, tickets you can run on. Intelligent humans make those choices with their brain and hearts and they make them alone. The world does not deliver meaning to you. You have to make it meaningful…and decide what you want and need and must do. It’s a tough, unimaginably lonely and complicated way to be in the world. But that’s the deal: you have to live; you can’t live by slogans, dead ideas, clichés, or national flags. Finding an identity is easy. It’s the easy way out.”

– Zadie Smith

This is technically a list so while I don’t add to it frequently, it does grow, so feel free to share and check back often.


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