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Forty of my favorite inspirational quotes

I am a collector – by nature I gather things. And as I thought about what I could write here – I imagined myself in the shoes of my reader.  If nothing else I would wonder what has influenced her? What inspires her? So below I list 40 of the ideas I have collected.
I have gathered these quotes over many years – but each of them came to me at the right time – and as a result I wanted to keep them for future reference. Perhaps one will resonate with you; touch, move or inspire you at just the right moment.
1. A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.  Henry Ford
2. A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it’s an appeal to our better selves a call to become something more. Rosabeth Kanter
3. Age is a question of mind over matter, if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.  Paige
4. And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.  Nietzsche
5. Be yourself… Everyone else is already taken… Anon
6. Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Confucius
7. Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.  James Dean
8. Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. Aristotle
9. If we are going to see real development in the world then our best investment is WOMEN.  Desmond Tutu
10. If you want to know why your people are not performing well, step up to the mirror and take a peek. Ken Blanchard
11. It’s not a faith in technology. It’s faith in people.  Steve Jobs
12. Leadership is doing what is right when no one else is watching. George Van Valkenburg
13. Most of us can read the writing on the wall; We just assume it is addressed to someone else. Ivern Ball
14. Never ask who is right, but always ask what is right. Don Soderquist
15. No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible .. Voltaire
16. Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.  Henry Ford
17.Our choices show what we truly are far more than our abilities.  JK Rowling
18. Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as in being able to remake ourselves.  Mahatma Ghandi
19. Passion: there is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life.  Federico Fellini
20. People will forget what you said People will forget what you did But people will never forget the way you make them feel  Maya Angelau
21. Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.  Theodore Vail
22. Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.  Thomas A Edison
23. Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality.  Alfred Painter
24. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.  Leonardo Da Vinci
25. The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.  William James
26. The art of great feedback delivery is so important in life and yet on the whole people avoid it.  Margie Hartley
27. The companies that look after their people are the companies that do really well. Sir Richard Branson
28. The greatest gift a father can give his children is to love their mother  Oscar Wilde
29. The greatest pleasure in life is to do what other people tell you you cannot do  Walter Bagehot
30. The source of all happiness lies in thinking of others.  Snantideva
31. The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal.  The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.  Benjamin Mays
32. The ultimate source of happiness is our mental attitude.  Dalai Lama
33. There is a fine line between getting it right and completely wrong Bill Pulver
34. To be an artist is to believe in life  Henry Moore
35. Wanting to be someone you’re not is a waste of the person you are. Kurt Cobain
36. We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.  Lee Iacocca
37. We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.  Thich Nhat Hanh
38. You cannot be mad with somebody who makes you laugh, it’s that simple Jay Leno
39. You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.  Michael Pritchard
40. Your ability to relax is directly proportional to your ability to trust life. me
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