We all love those pearls of wisdom set in a simple phrase that can inspire and motivate us to think of ourselves differently.

Here are just a few:

Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.

-John Wooden

If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got.

– Anonymous

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.

– Proverb


What if I fall? Oh my darling, what if you fly?

– e.h.

If you don’t value your time, neither will others.

– Kim Garst

If you’re going through hell keep going.

-Winston Churchill

The two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.

– Mark Twain

When the going gets tough, the tough get going

– Vince Lombardi

Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.

-John D. Rockefeller

What’s the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable.



The starting point of all achievement is desire.

-Napoleon Hill

The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their field

-Vince Lombardi

As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.

 -Bill Gates

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you?       Not much.

-Jim Rohn

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.

-Wayne Dyer

Don’t die with the music in you

-Wayne Bennett

I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.

-Diane Ackerman

Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.

-Francis Chan

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

– Melville

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.

-Washington Irving

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change

-Wayne Bennett

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.

-Dale Carnegie

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.

-Maya Angelou

Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.

-Jackie Joyner-Kersee

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.

-Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The way you begin isn’t as important as how you finish. Finish Strong!

– Kaylene Mathews