Great Quotes

From time to time you come across some great inspirational quotes. I wanted to use this page as a reference to keep them so that I can come back when required.


“What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900

“2 things that will define you – Your determination when you have nothing. Your attitude when you have everything.” – Peng Joon

“Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” – General George S. Patton, 1885-1945

“Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston S. Churchill

“Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes playing a poor hand well.” – Jack London, undated


“First, they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Mahatma Gandhi

“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” Samuel Johnson 1709-84.


“A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with the wind.” – John Neal, 1793-1876


“Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.” – Steve Maraboli

“If you want happiness for an hour take a nap. If you want happiness for a day – go fishing. If you want happiness for a year – inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime – help someone else.” – Chinese Proverb

“Happiness is not a goal. It’s a by-product of a life well lived.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Money can buy you comfort, but not everything”, “Look at the life at the eyes of death, live for today” >> Sudha Murthy


“The smartest thing I ever did was to hire my weakness.” – Sara Blakely

“Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work.” – Seth Godin

“Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.” – Colin Powell

“Leadership is the ability to hide your panic from others.” – Lao Tuz


“When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.” – Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790


“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison

“One who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again.” – Henry Ford

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.” – Drew Houston, Founder Dropbox


“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin

“All change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.” –  Robin Sharma

“The ones who think they are crazy enough to change the world, are the one who do” – Steve Jobs


“Clarity breeds mastery.” – Robin Sharma


“One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested.” — E. M. Forste

“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life” – Confucius

“There is no passion to be found playing small,  in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” —Nelson Mandela