Inspiration Archive

DINC’s Inspiration Archive:

“There is no failure in running, or in life, as long as you keep moving.” Amby Burfoot, winner of the 1968 Boston Marathon

“ The most important thing to do in solving a problem is to begin.” Frank Tyger

“The drop of rain maketh a hole in the stone-not by violence, but by oft falling.” Bishop Hugh Latimer

”If no one ever took risks, Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor.” Neil Simon, playwright

“Big goals get big results. No goals get no results or somebody else’s results.” Mark Victor Hansen, writer and speaker

“Never confuse motion with action.” – Ernest Hemingway

“Don’t grow old without money, honey.” – Lena Horne, Singer

“I’ve never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is only a temporary situation.” – Mike Todd, Film Producer

“Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one’s better abilities or ideas, but the courage one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take the calculated risk – and act.” – Andre’ Malraux

“Those who cannot adjust to change will be swept aside by it. Those who recognize change and react accordingly will benefit.” – Jim Rogers, Financer

“Any crusade requires optimism and the ambition to aim high.” – Paul Allen RIP

“Certainly the game is rigged. Don’t let that stop you; if you don’t bet, you can’t win.” – Lazarus Long

“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” – Peter T. McIntyre

“Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.” – General George S. Patton

“Plunge into the deep without fear, with the gladness of April in your heart.” – Rabindranath Tagore

“The worst thing that happens to you may be the best thing for you if you don’t let it get the best of you.” – Will Rogers

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.” – WC Fields

“Failure is impossible.” – Susan B. Anthony, Suffragist

“When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word “succeed,” you find that it simply means to follow through.” – F.W. Nichol, businessman

“If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” – Erica Jong, writer

“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” – Ernest Hemingway, writer

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” – Jack London, writer

“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” – Albert Einstein, Physicist 

“Forget past mistakes. Forget past failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.” – Will Durant. Historian.

“A good plan violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.” – George S. Patton Jr., U.S. Army General

“There is no such thing as a long piece of work, except one that you dare not start.” – Charles Baudelaire, poet

“As long as you can start, you are all right. The juice will come.” – Ernest Hemingway

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas A. Edison

“I must say I hate money, but it’s the lack of it I hate most.” – Katherine Mansfield

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.” – JP Morgan

“Be willing to make decisions…. Don’t fall victim to what I call the “ready-aim-aim-aim-aim”  syndrome.” – T.Boone Pickens

“Dance First, Think Later, That’s the natural order.” – Samuel Beckett 

“Life is short, avoid causing yawns.” – Elinor Glyn

“It is uselss to put on your brakes when you’re upside down.” – Paul Newman

“Never invest short and borrow long.” – Charles Schwab

“Always be the only person who can sign your checks.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Strive to not be a success, but rather be of value.” – Albert Einstein

“Be bold. If you’re going to make an error, make a doozey, and don’t be afraid to hit the ball.” – Billie Jean King

“Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” – Antoine De Saint-Exupery

“We are all bozos on the same bus, so we might as well sit back and enjoy the ride.” – Wavy Gravy

“What the hell- you might be right, you might be wrong…but don’t just avoid.” – Katharine Hepburn

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Get into the game!” – Helen Thomas