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79 quotes that will change the way you think

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I read here, on Medium, as an official member since September 2017.

And between the lines of many articles, some incredible quotes and useful information that may help more than one person are added.

Which is the reason I decided to write this article.

These quotes are for me the most beautiful and meaningful ones, and I hope they will be for you too.


“For many people, the power of their excuse is more powerful than their dreams.”-Robert Kiyosaki

“Every minute you spend wishing you had someone else’s life is a minute spent wasting yours.” -Unknown

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ is irrelevant if it is the wrong opportunity.” — Jim Collins

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily” — Zig Ziglar

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” — Pablo Picasso

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” — Oscar Wilde

“The best things in life are free. The second best things are very, very expensive” — Coco Chanel

“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wise people so full of doubts.” — Bertrand Russell

“You have to be odd to be number 1.” — Dr. Seuss

“You will think you have failed — but that won’t be true unless you give up”. — Ray Dalio

Not-so-fun fact: According to a 2017 GoBankingRates survey, 57% of Americans have less than $1,000 in their savings accounts, and 39% have no savings at all.

“It’s not enough to have the right skills — everyone else has them too.” — Raghav Haran

“Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Don’t quit. Never give up trying to build the world you can see, even if others can’t see it. Listen to your drum and your drum only. It’s the one that makes the sweetest sound.” — Simon Sinek

“Show don’t tell.” — Gary Vaynerchuk

“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.” — Zig Ziglar

“The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a millionaire.” — Jim Rohn

“Small disciplines repeated with consistency every day lead to great achievements gained slowly over time.” — John Maxwell

“If you’re freaked-out, that means you’re a professional.” — Shane Snow

“If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

“At the centre of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” — Lao Tzu

If Max’s death has taught me anything, it is that life doesn’t allow you to remain anchored anywhere. We keep moving, even when all we want to do is remain in a moment, return to a crossroads, undo a regret, say something that would have changed where we stand today.

“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” — Anne Sweeney

“A genius! For 37 years I’ve practiced fourteen hours a day, and now they call me a genius!” — Pablo Sarasate

“Dreams are called dreams because most people sleep through the opportunities required to make them become real.” — Nicolas Cole

“Most people are only ‘interested,’ but not actually committed.” — John Assaraf

“Trust none of what you hear, some of what you read, and half of what you see.” — Nassim Taleb

“Never take advice from someone you wouldn’t trade places with.” — Darren Hardy

“If you want things to change, you have to change” — Jim Rhon

“It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” — Tony Robbins

“One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.” — Henry Ford

“The key secret to success is not excessive expertise, but the ability to use it. Knowledge is worthless unless it is applied.” — Max Lukominskyi

“When you are young, work to learn, not to earn.” — Robert Kiyosaki

According to Tony Robbins, the average person has to see a brand or company sixteen times before they will remember them or even consider using their products.

“Everyone and everything that shows up in our life is a reflection of something that is happening inside of us.” — Alan Cohen

“You do not see the world as it is. You see it as you are.” — Anais Nin

“Failure is a great learning tool, but it must be kept to an absolute minimum.” — Jeffrey Immelt

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” — Henry Ford

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.” — Yoda (yep)

“Surround yourself only with people who are going to lift you higher.” — Oprah Winfrey

“I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.” — Warren Buffett

“There’s always someone out there working to try to beat you.” — Mark Cuban

“Avoid using cigarettes, alcohol and drugs as alternatives to being an interesting person.” — Marilyn Vos Savant

“Find the Courage to Do Things You Are Not Ready to Do” — Marissa Mayer

Very soon, 40 to 50 percent of the jobs are going to be replaced by robots and automation. We’re now entering what the World Economic Forum has called the fourth industrial revolution: the ‘Innovation Economy.

“Confidence is the belief that no matter what happens, you’ll find a way,” — Larry Weidel.

“Be confident enough in your actions not to need to explain yourself. Trust yourself and act.” — Bernard Roth

“Willpower is for people who are still uncertain about what they want to do.” — Helia

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” — Paulo Coelho

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” — Mother Teresa

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” — Andy Warhol

“The future depends on what you do today.” — Mahatma Gandhi

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” — Henry David Thoreau

“I find it fascinating that most people plan their vacation with better care than they do their lives. Perhaps that is because escape is easier than change.“ — Jim Rohn

“Permanent beta is essentially a lifelong commitment to continuous personal growth.” — Reid Hoffman

I may look younger than other trainers and consultants, but I have the necessary experience. And I worked very hard to earn that experience.

“What the amateur calls genius, the professional calls practice.” — Robin Sharma

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” — Henry James

“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” — Richard Branson

“All of us, more than we realize, are products of the thinking around us. And much of this thinking is small.” — David Schwartz

“You can’t hang out with negative people and expect to have a positive life.” — Darren Hardy

“Doubt everything. Find your own light.” ― Gautama Buddha

“Life is very, very simple and easy to understand, but we complicate it with the beliefs and ideas that we create.” — Don Miguel Ruiz

“If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” — James Cameron

“We wrongly but persistently expect to make different decisions tomorrow than we do today.” — Kelly Mcgonigal

“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” — Jim Rohn

“Successful people ask better questions, and as a result they get better answers” — Tony Robbins

“There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.” — J.R.R. Tolkien

Based from research, it is found that people say 300 to 1,000 words to themselves every single minute,hence if you constantly think/speak about negativity, it is going to be harmful for your entire well-being in the long run.

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.” — Lao Tzu

“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.” — William James

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” — Walt Disney

“Every man dies, but not every man truly lives.” — Braveheart (the movie)

“Most people never see extraordinary opportunities because all they’re looking for is money and security, so that’s all they get.” -Robert Kiyosaki

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” — Albert Einstein

“A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.” — James Allen

“Winners act like winners before they become winners.” — Bill Walsh

“May we ever choose the harder right, instead of the easier wrong.” — Thomas Monson

“Most people would rather make a million dollars in their head every night than $100 dollars in cash every day.” -George Horace Lorimer

Nobody creates themselves, by themselves. We are all mirror images, sculpted through the reflections we see in other people. This isn’t a game you play by yourself. Work to be surrounded by those you wish to be like, and in time, you too will carry the very things you admire in them.

“If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.” — Elon Musk

“Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow… even if that someone is yourself!” — Plato

“Stop waiting for the perfect day or moment….take THIS day, THIS moment and lead it to perfection.” — Dr. Steve Maraboli

One life.

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