Personal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 1
AboutHi there!  Im Celestine Chua and my biggest passion in life is to help you achieve your highest potential and liveyo...
Most Inspiring Quotes of All TimeLately I have been regularly posting inspiring quotes on Facebook andTwitter. If you have...
an epiphany moment. I have grouped the quotes into broad categories below for easy reference.For the quotes that resonate ...
• Quotes on Hard Work (5 quotes)• Quotes on Change (5 quotes)• Quotes on Truth & Honesty (2 quotes)• Quotes on Imagination...
Quotes on Life1. “The consequences of today are determined by the actions of thepast. To change your future, alter your de...
9. “For every effect there is a root cause. Find and address the root cause rather than try to fix the effect,as there is ...
22.“In the beginning you will fall into the gaps in between thoughts – after practicing for years, you become the gap.” – ...
Quotes on Past, Present and Future1. “Don’t let the past steal your present” – Cherralea Morgen2. “One has to live in the ...
10.“Don’t put off living to next week, next month, next year or next decade. The only time you’re ever living is in this m...
Quotes on Dreams and Passion1. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – GeorgeEliot2. “If what you’re doin...
Thoreau10.“No matter where you are in life right now, no matter who you are, no matter how old you are – it is never too l...
20.“History shows us that the people who end up changing the world – the great political, social, scientific, technologica...
29.“What the mind can conceive, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill30.“20 years from now you will be disappointed by the thin...
7. "All things are created twice. Theres a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation to all things" ~ St...
Quotes on Change1. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or someother time. We are the ones we’ve been wa...
#Go back to topQuotes on Imagination and Creativity1. “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywher...
4. “Confidence comes not from always being right but not fearing to be wrong.” - Anonymous5. “Confidence is not a guarante...
15.“Many answers to what you seek don’t lie “out there”. If you look inwards, you’ll find the answer has been in you all a...
Quotes on Courage & Fear1. “When you move beyond your fear, you feel free.” – SpencerJohnson, Who Moved My Cheese?2. “Fait...
10.“Confidence comes not from always being right but not fearing to be wrong.” - Anonymous11.“A warrior is not about perfe...
5. “History, though, shows us that the people who end up changing the world- the great political, social, scientific, tech...
17.“If you run you stand a chance of losing, but if you don’t run you’ve already lost.” – Barack Obama18.“Greatest success...
28.“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi29.“Success is 99% ...
38.“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan39.“I’ve always bel...
way.” ~Robert Kiyosaki52.“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” - Theodore Rosevelt53.“Fail...
64.“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank ...
4. “By changing nothing, nothing changes.” - Celestine Chua5. “Problems remain as problems because people are busy defendi...
15.“The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today’s work extremely well!” - Anonymous16.“The secret of getting ahead is...
29.“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tze#Go back to topQuotes on Planning1. “He who fai...
1. “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use thestairs… one step at a time.” – Joe Girard2. “The secret...
10.“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men ...
6. “Productivity = creating value and delivering it to people. All other busywork is unproductive fluff and should be mini...
4. “Becoming rich isn’t as much about getting rich financially as about whom you become, in character and mind, to get ric...
9. “If things depress you, it’s because you allow yourself to be affected by it. Results are results; Our emotions are our...
20.“You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.” – Michael Pritchard21.“Whenever...
Quotes on Love1. “Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.” -AlbertEinstein2. “To say I love you’ one mu...
11.“What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things....
9. “The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that youare not going to stay where you are.” ~ Unknown10.“A jou...
they become character. Watch your character; it becomes yourdestiny.” —Lao-Tze5. “The only limits in your life are those t...
15.“A man can do all things if he will.” – Leon Battista Alberti (1404–72)16.“You can’t get to a place that you don’t beli...
27.“Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.” ~Ernest Holmes28.“When a man is wrapped...
39.“If the grass is greener on the other side, maybe that’s because you’re not taking good care of your grass.” – Anonymou...
1. “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” — Cynthia Ozick (Day 15 of 30DLBL – A Day ...
hang around people who are happy, who are growing, who want to learn, who don’t mind saying sorry or thank you… and [are] ...
8. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” ~ John Quincy Ad...
Quotes on People and The World1. “All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regard...
Muhammad11.“The people who are the hardest to love are the ones who need it the most.” – Peaceful Warrior12.“Problems can ...
24.“The world doesn’t owe you anything. It was here first.” ~ Mark Twain25.“The people who are the hardest to love are the...
AfterwordThe series in this book is just the icing on the cake. If you have enjoyed this book and found it useful, you wil...
• How To Create An Inspirational Room• If Your Life Was A RPG, What Type Of Character Would YouBe?• What Are You Running A...
Email Management• Run Barefoot: 10 Reasons You Should Start RunningBarefoot• Lose Weight: 25 Of My Best Weight Loss Tips |...
8. Brownice – Amazing Vegan Ice Cream Like No OtherMillion Dollar Tip Series1. Money is Value2. Leverage on Your Current S...
I love to hear from you and to know what you think. Feel free to get in touch via the following:• Facebook: Celestine Chua...
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  1. 1. Personal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 1
  2. 2. AboutHi there!  Im Celestine Chua and my biggest passion in life is to help you achieve your highest potential and liveyour best life.Im the founder of Personal Excellence, community for people passionate about achieving excellence in life. There,you will find hundreds of top quality articles covering many personal growth topics from Awareness & Growth, GoalAchievement, Relationships & People Skills, Habits, Emotional Mastery, Productivity and Getting Things Done,Purpose & Meaning, and many more.This free ebook is a gift from me to you, for pursuing your growth. Thank you so much for being you and for being whoyou are. Im very passionate about you and your growth, and I truly want you to get the best learnings so you can liveyour best life. I believe youll find the content in this book very useful as you pursue your personal growth journey.If you like what you read here, you are going to love all the other content in store for you at Personal Excellence. Ifyou havent already, be sure to sign up for the free newsletter – Not only will you get free welcome gifts of 101 Things To Do Before You Die (ebook) andThe Book of Top Inspiring Quotes (ebook), youll also get a free lifetime subscription of premium personal development articles.Please sit back, relax and enjoy . Feel free to pass this on to your friends or family to so all of us can grow in excellence together!Celestine ChuaPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.coPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 2
  3. 3. Most Inspiring Quotes of All TimeLately I have been regularly posting inspiring quotes on Facebook andTwitter. If you haven’t added me on Facebook and Twitter, please feel free to doso!The thing I love about inspiring quotes is they pack so much wisdom in so few words. Some of them are really mind and heart opening – just readingthem has the power to give you an eureka! moment. Based on the feedback I’ve been getting from others, it seems that they share the same sentimentstoo.Since the quotes are so popular, I decided to put together 101 of the most inspiring quotes so that all of you can benefit from these golden words ofwisdom. These are quotes which have been meticulously hand-picked by me while surfing the net, reading books, or simply quotes I write when I getPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 3Image ©
  4. 4. an epiphany moment. I have grouped the quotes into broad categories below for easy reference.For the quotes that resonate with you, make sure to put them around you through yourenvironment so you are always reminded of them. Someexamples of good places to place these quotes are:• Mobile welcome message• Life handbook• Noticeboard and/or walls in your room• Desktop wallpaper• Cover of your folder• Working desk• Photo frames in your house or officeSince I was a student, I have always been a big fan of motivational quotes. It’s one of my habits to surround myself with these quotes. Today, I havethese quotes in places such as my mobile welcome message, my noticeboard in my bedroom, my life handbook and my office so I’m always in the faceof inspiration. I recommend to do it too, because it’s really a great source of positive energyI present to you the most inspiring quotes of all time:Most Inspiring Quotes of All Time (Over 400 and counting!)• Quotes on Life (23 quotes)• Quotes on Purpose (6 quotes)• Quotes on Past, Present and Future (19 quotes)• Quotes on Dreams and Passion (30 quotes)• Quotes on Goals (11 quotes)Personal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 4
  5. 5. • Quotes on Hard Work (5 quotes)• Quotes on Change (5 quotes)• Quotes on Truth & Honesty (2 quotes)• Quotes on Imagination & Creativity (4 quotes)• Quotes on Confidence & Personal Power (24 quotes)• Quotes on Courage & Fear (13 quotes)• Quotes on Obstacles, Failure & Success (70 quotes)• Quotes on Taking Action (29 quotes)• Quotes on Planning (5 quotes)• Quotes on Persistence (11 quotes)• Quotes on Time Management and Productivity (10 quotes)• Quotes on Wealth, Money & Finance (4 quotes)• Quotes on Happiness & Emotional Mastery (31 quotes)• Quotes on Love (11 quotes)• Quotes on Learning & Growth (13 quotes)• Quotes on Attitudes and Mindsets (44 quotes)• Quotes on Responsibility (3 quotes)• Quotes on Gratitude and Kindness (7 quotes)• Quotes on Friendship (6 quotes)• Quotes on Leadership (10 quotes)• Quotes on Helping Others (5 quotes)• Quotes on People and The World (26 quotes)Personal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 5
  6. 6. Quotes on Life1. “The consequences of today are determined by the actions of thepast. To change your future, alter your decisions today.” ~Anonymous2. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as thoughnothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is amiracle.” – Albert Einstein3. “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the lifein your years.” – Abraham Lincoln4. “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so longand so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell5. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’sthinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart andintuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” - Steve Jobs6. “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin7. “We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time.” –T. S. Eliot8. “There’s no next time. It’s now or never.”Personal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 6©  rebecca-lily
  7. 7. 9. “For every effect there is a root cause. Find and address the root cause rather than try to fix the effect,as there is no end to the latter.”10.“When you don’t get what you want, you suffer. If you get it, you suffer too since you can’t hold on to itforever.” – Peaceful Warrior, on the fallacy of attachment11.“Every moment you get is a gift. Spend it on things that matter. Don’t spend it by dwelling on unhappythings.” - Celestine Chua12.“There are no ordinary moments. There is always something going on.” – Peaceful Warrior13.“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us” – Ralph Waldo Emerson14.“Everything around us is made up of energy. To attract positive things in your life, start by giving off positive energy.” - Celestine Chua15."Don’t put off living to next week, next month, next year or next decade. The only time you’re ever living is in this moment.” - Celestine Chua16.“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” – Mark Twain17.“Life is a gift. Never forget to enjoy and bask in every moment you are in.” - Celestine Chua18.“The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.” – Art Van Der Leeuw19.“My life is my message.” – Gandhi20.“If wrinkles must be written upon our brow, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should not grow old.” – James A. Garfield21.“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” - AnonymousPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 7
  8. 8. 22.“In the beginning you will fall into the gaps in between thoughts – after practicing for years, you become the gap.” – J.Kleykamp(Regarding meditation)23.“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” ~ Jim Rohn#Go back to topQuotes on Purpose1. “Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life…Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated. Thus,everyone’s task is as unique as is his specific opportunity toimplement it.” – Viktor Frankl2. “Your work is to discover your work and then, with all your heart, togive yourself to it.” – Buddha3. “One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have onlyinterests.” – John Stuart Mill4. “Nothing is likely to help a person overcome or endure troubles than the consciousness of having a task in life.” ~ Victor Frankl5. “Make your life a mission – not an intermission” ~ Unknown6. “Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you’re alive, it isn’t.” ~ Richard Bach#Go back to topPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 8Image ©
  9. 9. Quotes on Past, Present and Future1. “Don’t let the past steal your present” – Cherralea Morgen2. “One has to live in the present. Whatever is past is gone beyondrecall; whatever is future remains beyond one’s reach, until itbecomes present. Remembering the past and giving thought tothe future are important, but only to the extent that they help onedeal with the present.” – S.N. Goenka3. “It doesn’t matter where you are, you are nowhere compared towhere you can go.” ~ Bob Proctor4. “We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner ofyour past. Become the architect of your future.” – Robin Sharma5. “The more you take responsibility for your past and present, themore you are able to create the future you seek.” - Celestine Chua6. “Be present – it is the only moment that matters.” Peaceful Warrior7. “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.” – B. Olatunji8. “Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.” ~ Ann Landers9. “Holding on to anything is like holding on to your breath. You will suffocate. The only way to get anything in the physical universe is by letting goof it. Let go & it will be yours forever”. – Deepak ChopraPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 9Image ©
  10. 10. 10.“Don’t put off living to next week, next month, next year or next decade. The only time you’re ever living is in this moment.” - Celestine Chua11.“There’s no next time. It’s now or never.” - Celestine Chua12.“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose gardenover the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.” – Dale Carnegie13.“Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.” – Doug Ivester14.“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein15.“To create more positive results in your life, replace ‘if only’ with ‘next time’.” - Celestine Chua16.“We think about all of our tomorrows, but we don’t know how many they are, so let’s start making the most of our Todays!” ~ Ivana Trump17.“The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.” ~ Herbert Spencer18.“What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.” – Buddha19.“Everyone faces challenges in life. It’s a matter of how you learn to overcome them and using them to your advantage.”#Go back to topPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 10
  11. 11. Quotes on Dreams and Passion1. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – GeorgeEliot2. “If what you’re doing is not your passion, you have nothing tolose.” - Celestine Chua3. “At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, theninevitable.” – Christopher Reeve4. “Remembering you are going to die is the best way I know toavoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You arealready naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” ~Steve Jobs5. “Do what you love and the money will follow.” – Marsha Sinetar6. “The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.” – Richard Bach7. “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs ispeople who are alive.” – Howard Thurman8. “All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney9. “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be.Now put foundations under them.” – Henry DavidPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 11
  12. 12. Thoreau10.“No matter where you are in life right now, no matter who you are, no matter how old you are – it is never too late to be who you are meant tobe.” – Esther & Jerry Hicks11.“There’s nothing capricious in nature, and the implanting of a desire indicates that its gratification is in the constitution of the creature that feelsit.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson12.“Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. Ifyou can dream it, you can make it so.” – Belva Davis13.“I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge youto join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, whowalk their talk.” ~ Tony Robbins14.“The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson15.“Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life.” – Les Brown16.“Make no small plans for they have no power to stir the soul.” – Niccolo Machiavelli17.“No dreamer is ever too small; no dream is ever too big.” – Anonymous18.“Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.” – Doug Ivester19.“You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something, go getit. Period.” – Pursuit of Happyness (Movie)Personal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 12Image ©
  13. 13. 20.“History shows us that the people who end up changing the world – the great political, social, scientific, technological, artistic, even sportsrevolutionaries – are always nuts, until they are right, and then they are geniuses.” – John Eliot21.“You will not do incredible things without an incredible dream.” – John Eliot22.“Instead of thinking about what you are going to do when you retire, think about how you can do that now and make a living from it.” - CelestineChua23.“Don’t be pushed by your problems; be led by your dreams.” -Anonymous24.“Everything you want should be yours: the type of work you want;the relationships you need; the social, mental, and aestheticstimulation that will make you happy and fulfilled; the money yourequire for the lifestyle that is appropriate to you; and anyrequirement that you may (or may not) have for achievement orservice to others. If you don’t aim for it all, you’ll never get it all. Toaim for it requires that you know what you want” ~ Richard Koch25.“I am not my memories. I am my dreams.” ~ Terry Hostetler26.“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a newdream.” – Les Brown27.“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein28.“Every second you spend thinking about someone else’s dreams you take time away from your own.” – Yogi RamenPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 13
  14. 14. 29.“What the mind can conceive, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill30.“20 years from now you will be disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the one’s you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from thesafe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover” ~ Mark Twain#Go back to topQuotes on Goals1. “In life, as in football, you won’t go far unless you know where the goalposts are.” – Arnold H. Glasgow2. “When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, bydreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing,then we truly live life.” – Greg Anderson3. “The most important thing about goals is having one.” – Geoffry F.Abert4. “The only reason we don’t have what we want in life is the reasonswe create why we can’t have them.” ~Tony Robbins5. “The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your liferunning up and down the field and never score.” – Bill Copeland6. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall intosomeone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you?Not much.” – Jim RohnPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 14Image ©
  15. 15. 7. "All things are created twice. Theres a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation to all things" ~ Stephen Covey8. “You need a plan to build a house. To build a life, it is even more important to have a plan or goal.” – Zig Ziglar9. “The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.” ~ Benjamin Mays10.“People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.”11.“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” Napolean Hill#Go back to topQuotes on Hard Work1. “I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson2. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.”~ Colin Powell3. “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” – Gary Player4. “Success is 99% attitude and 1% aptitude.” - Celestine Chua5. “It is your attitude, not your aptitude, that determines your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar#Go back to topPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 15
  16. 16. Quotes on Change1. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or someother time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are thechange that we seek.” – Barack Obama2. “All great changes are preceded by chaos.” ~ Deepak Chopra3. “Change is not pleasant, But change is constant. Only when wechange and grow, We’ll see a world we never know.” ~FromWisdom of The Orange Woodpecker4. You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control yourattitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will bemastering change rather than allowing it to master you. ~ Sri Ram5. “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”– Jim Rohn#Go back to topQuotes on Truth and Honesty1. “The greatest advantage of speaking the truth is that you don’t have to remember what you said.” - Anonymous2. “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” - AnonymousPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 16
  17. 17. #Go back to topQuotes on Imagination and Creativity1. “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” ~ Albert Einstein.2. “Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein3. “All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” ~ Pablo Picasso4. “Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes#Go back to topQuotes on Confidence & Personal Power1. “Why compare yourself with others? No one in the entire world can do abetter job of being you than you.” ~Unknown2. “When you are totally at peace with yourself, nothing can shake you.” ~Deepam Chaterjee3. “If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside yourcomfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness.” -AnonymousPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 17
  18. 18. 4. “Confidence comes not from always being right but not fearing to be wrong.” - Anonymous5. “Confidence is not a guarantee of success, but a pattern of thinking that will improve your likelihood of success, a tenacious search for ways tomake things work.” – Dr. John Eliot from Overachievement6. “To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are.” ~ Unknown7. “In order to be walked over, you have to be lying down.” - Anonymous8. “You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A.A. Milne9. “Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else. ” – Judy Garland10.“Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.” –Thomas Edison11.“Others can stop you temporarily – you are the only one who cando it permanently.” – Zig Ziglar12.“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of thepower we need inside ourselves already.” ~J.K. Rowling13.“The person who says something is impossible should notinterrupt the person who is doing it.” – Chinese proverb14.“Life is about choice. You can choose to be a victim or anythingelse you like to be.“ - Celestine ChuaPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 18Image ©
  19. 19. 15.“Many answers to what you seek don’t lie “out there”. If you look inwards, you’ll find the answer has been in you all along.” - Celestine Chua16.“We can have more than we’ve got because we can become more than we are.” – Jim Rohn17.“If you believe you can, you can. If you believe you can’t, then, well you can’t.” - Celestine Chua18.“Argue for your limitations and sure enough, they’re yours.” – Richard Bach19.“Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.” – Les Brown20.“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology,or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.” – Albert Ellis21.“Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. Most of all, other people can’t stop you. Only you can stop you.” – J. Gitomer22.“We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” —Aristotle23.“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein24.“We are all functioning at a small fraction of our capacity to live fully in its total meaning of loving, caring, creating and adventuring.Consequently, the actualizing of our potential can become the most exciting adventure of our lifetime.” – Herbert Ottto#Go back to topPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 19
  20. 20. Quotes on Courage & Fear1. “When you move beyond your fear, you feel free.” – SpencerJohnson, Who Moved My Cheese?2. “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the wholestaircase.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.3. “The quicker you let go of old cheese, the sooner you find newcheese.” – Spencer Johnson,Who Moved My Cheese?4. “Fear, uncertainty and discomfort are your compasses towardgrowth.” - Celestine Chua5. “Fear is nothing more than a mental monster you have created, anegative stream of consciousness” – Robin Sharma, The Monkwho sold his Ferrari6. “If you try, you might get exactly what you want. If you don’t, you don’t.” – Unknown7. “If you’re not willing to risk, you cannot grow. If you cannot grow, you cannot be your best. If you cannot be your best, you cannot be happy. If youcannot be happy, what else is there?” – Les Brown8. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard9. “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” ~Winston ChurchillPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 20Image ©
  21. 21. 10.“Confidence comes not from always being right but not fearing to be wrong.” - Anonymous11.“A warrior is not about perfection. Or victory. Or invulnerability. He is about absolute vulnerability. That is the only true courage.” – PeacefulWarrior12.“Don’t be timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.” – Ralph WaldoEmerson”13.“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.” – Helen Keller#Go back to topQuotes on Obstacles, Failure &Success1. “Life is either a daring adventure, or it is nothing.” ~ Helen Keller2. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with thebricks others have thrown at him.” ~ David Brinkley3. “You already have every characteristic necessary for success ifyou recognize, claim, develop and use them” – Zig Ziglar4. “The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever yourgoal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.” ~ Oprah WinfreyPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 21Image ©
  22. 22. 5. “History, though, shows us that the people who end up changing the world- the great political, social, scientific, technological, artistic, even sportsrevolutionaries- are always nuts, until they’re right, and then they’re geniuses.” ~ Dr. John Eliot6. “Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. Most of all, other people can’t stop you. Only you can stop you.” – J. Gitomer7. “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.” – Sydney Smith8. “There is no one giant step that does it. It’s a lot of little steps.” – Peter A. Cohen9. “Problems remain as problems because people are busy defending them rather than finding solutions. Stop wasting time defending yourproblems and work on addressing them instead.” - Celestine Chua10.“As soon as you truly commit to making something happen, the “how” will reveal itself.” – Tony Robbins11.“Athletes visualize winning 1000s of times before they step on the track. They’ve already won. Other people just don’t know it yet.” - Anonymous12.“Every artist was first an amateur.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson13.“There is no failure except in no longer trying” – Elbert Hubbard14.“Unless you’re willing to have a go, fail miserably, and have another go, success won’t happen.” Phillip Adams15.“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”– Dale Carnegie16.“Some give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; while others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the lastmoment, more vigorous efforts than ever before.” – HerodotusPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 22
  23. 23. 17.“If you run you stand a chance of losing, but if you don’t run you’ve already lost.” – Barack Obama18.“Greatest success comes just one step beyond the point at which defeat overtakes you.” - Anonymous19.“Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.” – Napoleon Hill20.“The greatest achievement was, at first, and for a time, but a dream.” – Napoleon Hill21.“No one ever is defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.”- Napoleon Hill22.“A Quitter never wins – and – a Winner never quits.” – Napoleon Hill23.“Cultivate your desire for success to be greater than the fear of failure; Failure is merely a pitstop between where you stand and success. Failureallows you to learn the fastest; Failure inspires winners and defeats losers.” - Anonymous24.“Winning means being unafraid to lose.” – Fran Tarkenton25.“To be successful you don’t need to do extraordinary things, youjust need to do ordinary things extraordinarily well.” – Jim Rohn26.“Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built onfrustration. Sometimes it’s built on catastrophe.” – SumnerRedstone Chairman27.“For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You justhave to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.”-Mary Kay Ash founderPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 23
  24. 24. 28.“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi29.“Success is 99% attitude and 1% aptitude.” - Celestine Chua30.“It is your attitude, not your aptitude, that determines your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar31.“Success in life is the result of good judgment. Good judgment is usually the result of experience. Experience is usually the result of badjudgment.” – Anthony Robbins32.“Brick walls are there for a reason: they let us prove how badly we want things.” – Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture (Book)33.“You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstaclesyou had to overcome to reach your goals.” – Booker T.Washington34.“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winningshot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in mylife. And that is why I succeed.” Michael Jordan (Nike ‘Failure’Commercial; 15 Amazing Commercials To Inspire the Greatness inYou )35.“In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not todo the next time.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo36.“As soon as anyone starts telling you to be “realistic,” cross that person off your invitation list.” – John Eliot37.“I haven’t failed. I’ve found 10,000 ways that don’t work.” — Thomas Edison, when inventing the first commercial light bulb.Personal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 24Image ©
  25. 25. 38.“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan39.“I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.” – Michael Jordan40.“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan41.“Men are born to succeed, not fail.” – Henry David Thoreau42.“One’s best success comes after their greatest disappointments.” – Henry Ward Beecher43.“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit.” – Napoleon Hill44.“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert Francis Kennedy45.“Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person we become.” – Jim Rohn46.“The secret to success is to start from scratch and keep on scratching.” – Dennis Green47.“But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep movingforward. That’s how winning is done!” – Rocky Balboa48.“Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius49.Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. ~G. Woodberry50.“Success is what you attract by the person you become.” – Jim Rohn51.“The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along thePersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 25
  26. 26. way.” ~Robert Kiyosaki52.“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” - Theodore Rosevelt53.“Failure is not falling down, but refusing to get back up.” – Deamsian Wisdom54.“That some achieve great success is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.” - Abraham Lincoln55.“I am always doing things I can’t do. That is how I get to do them.” -Pable Picasso56.“A diamond is a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well.” – Unknown57.“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.”~ Colin Powell58.“It is our experiences that mold us into who we are….during times of adversity our true character will show.” - Celestine Chua59.“You become stronger with every problem you face and every obstacle you overcome.” - Celestine Chua60.“Winners don’t quit. That’s why they Win.” - Anonymous61.The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.- Elbert Hubbard62.“(Tool+Training+Experience) x Mindset = Goal/Success —- BUT if your mindset is zero then equation is (100 + 100 +100) x 0 = Failure.” -Anonymous63.“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – AlbertSchweitzerPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 26
  27. 27. 64.“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits whoneither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.” – Teddy Roosevelt65.“Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.” ~ Woody Allen66.“The only time you run out of chances is when you stop taking them.” ~Unknown67.“Everyone faces challenges in life. It’s a matter of how you learn to overcome them and using them to your advantage.” - Celestine Chua68.“Nothing is impossible.” - Celestine Chua69.“Impossible, when spelled out, stands for ‘I’m possible’.” - Anonymous70.“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can falltogether.” ~ Marilyn Monroe#Go back to topQuotes on Taking Action1. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” -Pablo Picasso2. “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”– Jim Rohn3. “Every day do something that will inch you closer to a bettertomorrow.” – Doug FirebaughPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 27© jurvetson
  28. 28. 4. “By changing nothing, nothing changes.” - Celestine Chua5. “Problems remain as problems because people are busy defending them rather than finding solutions. Stop wasting time defending yourproblems and work on addressing them instead.” - Celestine Chua6. “It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.” ~ Vaclav Havel7. “The secret of life isn’t what happens to you, but what you do with what happens to you.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale8. “We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.” – Stevie Wonder9. “As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say, I just watch what they do.” ~ Andrew Carnegie10.“Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.” ~ Walter Anderson11.“It’s not what you’ve got; it’s what you do that makes a difference.”- Celestine Chua12.“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If youdon’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward,you’re always in the same place.” ~ Nora Roberts13.“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve alwaysgotten.” ~ Tony Robbins14.“Don’t get bogged down with all the details of how it’s going tocome together. Just do the dishes. And watch the momentumbuild.” – Brian JPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 28
  29. 29. 15.“The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today’s work extremely well!” - Anonymous16.“The secret of getting ahead is getting started”–Mark Twain17.“The person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein18.“When nothing you do matters, the only thing that matters is what you do.” – Angel19.“The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln20.“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” —Will Rogers21.“There is no starting or stopping. Only doing.” – Peaceful Warrior22.“If you try, you might get exactly what you want. If you don’t, you don’t.” – Unknown23.You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it. – Paulo Coelho24.Unless you choose to take action on what you want, nothing is ever going to come out of it.” – Esther & Jerry Hicks25.“If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo26.“Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer.” ~ Marcia Wieder27.“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.28.“Do or do not. There is no try.” – YodaPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 29
  30. 30. 29.“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tze#Go back to topQuotes on Planning1. “He who fails to plan, plans to fail.” - Unknown2. “Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that whenyou do it, it is not all mixed up.” – A. A. Milne3. “You need a plan to build a house. To build a life, it is even moreimportant to have a planor goal.” – Zig Ziglar4. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall intosomeone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you?Not much.” – Jim Rohn5. “Make no small plans for they have no power to stir the soul.” –Niccolo Machiavelli#Go back to topQuotes on PersistencePersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 30
  31. 31. 1. “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use thestairs… one step at a time.” – Joe Girard2. “The secret of getting started is breaking your complex,overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and thenstarting on the first one.” – Mark Twain3. “The greater danger lies not in setting our aim too high and fallingshort; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” –Michelangelo4. “The major difference between the big shot and the little shot isthe big shot is just a little shot who kept on shooting.” – Zig Ziglar5. “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”– Franklin D. Roosevelt6. “The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees andkeep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard youcan get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now if you know what you’reworth then go out and get what you’re worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna bebecause of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain’t you! You’re better than that!” – Rocky Balboa7. “We are made to persist. That’s how we find out who we are.” -Tobias Wolff8. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius9. “Most of the important things in the world have been accompanied by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” –Dale CarnegiePersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 31
  32. 32. 10.“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius willnot; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination areomnipotent. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” ~ Calvin Coolidge11.“If you get up one more time than you fall, you will make it through.” ~ Chinese Proverb#Go back to topQuotes on Time Management & Productivity1. “Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it.You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you cannever get it back.” ~ Harvey MacKay2. “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly thesame number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller,Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci,Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” – Life’s Little InstructionBook, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.3. “I cannot make my days longer so I strive to make them better.” ~Henry David Thoreau4. “You don’t get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value youbring to the hour.” – Jim Rohn5. “Efficiency, which is doing things right, is irrelevant until you work on the right things.” – Peter DruckerPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 32
  33. 33. 6. “Productivity = creating value and delivering it to people. All other busywork is unproductive fluff and should be minimized.” - Steve Pavlina7. “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” – Stephen Covey8. “Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.” ~ Dale Carnegie9. “Ask yourself this question: ‘Will this matter a year from now?’” -Richard Carlson10.“It’s been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.” -Henry Ford#Go back to topQuotes on Wealth, Money & Finance1. “The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth ifyou lost all your money.” ~ Unknown2. “Do what you love and the money will follow.” – Marsha Sinetar3. “Everything you want should be yours: the type of work you want;the relationships you need; the social, mental, and aestheticstimulation that will make you happy and fulfilled; the money yourequire for the lifestyle that is appropriate to you; and anyrequirement that you may (or may not) have for achievement orservice to others. If you don’t aim for it all, you’ll never get it all. Toaim for it requires that you know what you want.” ~ Richard KochPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 33
  34. 34. 4. “Becoming rich isn’t as much about getting rich financially as about whom you become, in character and mind, to get rich.” ~ T. Harv Eker#Go back to topQuotes on Happiness & Emotional Mastery1. “Dance as though no one is watching you. Love as though youhave never been hurt before. Sing as though no one can hearyou. Live as though heaven is on earth.” ~Souza2. “Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen.Keep in the sunlight.” ~ Benjamin Franklin3. “I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.” ~Oprah Winfrey4. “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” – Buddha5. “Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a method of traveling.” ~Margaret Runbeck6. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – AlbertSchweitzer7. “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson8. “Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.” ~ Mildred BarthelPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 34
  35. 35. 9. “If things depress you, it’s because you allow yourself to be affected by it. Results are results; Our emotions are our emotions. People drawattachment to outcomes and situations which affect their emotional state. Every situation there is always something to be learned, and if we areable to take away the important lessons, we will eventually achieve what we set out to do.” - Celestine Chua10.“People think about what they don’t want and attract more of the same.” - Anonymous11.“Worrying is the same thing as banging your head against the wall. It only feels good when you stop.” John Powers12.“Little minds have little worries, big minds have no time for worries.” Ralph Waldo Emerson13.“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” ~ Ralph WaldoEmerson14.“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.” ~ Ralph WaldoEmerson15.“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisonerwas you.” – Lewis Smedes16.“Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch themwith compassion.” – Buddha17.“Angels can fly because they take themselves so lightly.” ~G.K.Chesterton18.“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” -Lao Tzu19.“Discontent is the first necessity of progress.” -Thomas A. EdisonPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 35
  36. 36. 20.“You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.” – Michael Pritchard21.“Whenever you see something you dislike, it represents something you are repelling inside of you.” - Celestine Chua22.“To create more positive results in your life, replace “if only” with “next time”.” - Celestine Chua23.No one can hurt you without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt24.“Rather than waste time and energy worrying, use that time and energy to constructively deal with whatever is causing the worry.” - CelestineChua25.“When you are totally at peace with yourself, nothing can shake you.” ~ Deepam Chaterjee26.“The best vitamin to be a happy person is B1.” ~ Unknown27.“Happiness is an effect of doing what you love, not an end goal to be achieved.” - Celestine Chua28.“The more you extend kindness to yourself, the more it will become your automatic response to others.” – Wayne Dyer29.“Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but it gets you nowhere.” ~ Glenn Turner30.“Some of the greater things in life are unseen; that’s why you close your eyes when you kiss, cry, or dream” ~ Unknown31.“Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” - Unknown#Go back to topPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 36
  37. 37. Quotes on Love1. “Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.” -AlbertEinstein2. “To say I love you’ one must first be able to say the ‘I.’” – AynRand (Day 20 of 30DLBL – Loving Yourself)3. “You, as much as anyone in the universe, deserve your love andrespect.” – Buddha4. “One does not fall ‘in’ or ‘out’ of love. One grows in love.” – LeoBuscaglia5. “If one wishes to know love, one must live love, in action.” – Leo Buscaglia6. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller7. “There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.” – Martin Luther King, Jr8. “Your task is not to seek for love but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it” – Rumi9. “The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough of is love.” – Henry Miller10.“It’s the little things done consistently over time, straight from your heart, that actually have the greatest impact.” - UnknownPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 37©  dev null
  38. 38. 11.“What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things.” - Anonymous#Go back to topQuotes on Learning and Growth1. “The man who does not read good books has no advantage overthe man who can’t read them.” ~ Mark Twain2. “The key to wisdom is knowing all the right questions.” – JohnSimone3. “Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains itsoriginal dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes4. “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”~ Confucious5. “Beyond getting inspired after reading a self-help post, the moreimportant question is – what do you intend to do now with thatinformation?” – Article: Are You a Self-Help Junkie?6. “The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.” ~ Unknown7. “The final mystery is oneself.” ~ Oscar Wilde8. “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” ~ Carl Gustav JungPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 38
  39. 39. 9. “The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that youare not going to stay where you are.” ~ Unknown10.“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” –Lao Tze11.“Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. Most of all,other people can’t stop you. Only you can stop you.” – J. Gitomer12.“We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act buta habit.” —Aristotle13.“The only limits in your life are those that you set yourself.” -Celestine Chua#Go back to topQuotes on Attitudes and Mindsets1. “A belief is only a thought you continue to think. A belief is nothing more than a chronic pattern of thought, and you have the ability -if you try evena little bit- to begin a new pattern, to tell a new story, to achieve a different vibration, to change your point of attraction.” ~ Abraham-Hicks2. “If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas A. Edison3. “How you think is as important as as what you think” - Unknown4. “Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits;Personal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 39
  40. 40. they become character. Watch your character; it becomes yourdestiny.” —Lao-Tze5. “The only limits in your life are those that you set yourself.” -Celestine Chua6. “Every second you spend thinking about someone else’s dreamsyou take time away from your own.” – Yogi Ramen7. “The quality of your life is determined by the quality of yourthoughts.”8. “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space isour power to choose our response. In our response lies ourgrowth and freedom.” – Viktor Frankl9. “Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.” – William James10.“Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right.” – Henry Ford11.“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill12.“The degree of responsibility you take for your life determines how much change you can create in it.” - Celestine Chua13.“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.” – Seneca14.“The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.” - UnknownPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 40Image ©
  41. 41. 15.“A man can do all things if he will.” – Leon Battista Alberti (1404–72)16.“You can’t get to a place that you don’t believe exists.”17.“There is always room in your life for thinking bigger, pushing limits and imagining the impossible.” – Tony Robbins18.“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology,or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.” – Albert Ellis19.“(Tool+Training+Experience) x Mindset = Goal/Success. BUT if your mindset is zero then equation is (100 + 100 +100) x 0 = Failure.” -Anonymous20.“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end byreally becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I maynot have it at the beginning.” – Mahatma Gandhi21.“Sometimes you have to lose your mind before you can come to your senses.” – Peaceful Warrior22.“When you can’t change the direction of the wind – adjust your sails.” ~ H. Jackson Brown23.“If you believe you can, you can. If you believe you can’t, then, well you can’t.” - Celestine Chua24.“Our life experiences often create a limited worldview of what is and what is not possible. Thus to maximize your experience of life, base yourdreams outside of your life experiences.” - Celestine Chua25.“To create more positive results in your life, replace “if only” with “next time”.” - Celestine Chua26.“Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open.” – Sir James DewarPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 41
  42. 42. 27.“Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.” ~Ernest Holmes28.“When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty small package.” –John Ruskin29.“There is no teacher who can teach anything new. He can just help us to remember the things we always knew.” – Odyssey of the Mind, Enigma30.“You have to ‘Be’ before you can ‘Do’ and ‘Do’ before you can ‘Have’.” – Zig Ziglar31.“We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.” -Vince Lombarde32.“Instead of thinking outside the box, just get rid of it.” - Unknown33.“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” ~WinstonChurchill34.“You see things and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that neverwere and I say ‘Why not?’” ~ George Bernard Shaw35.“Stop thinking in terms of limitations and start thinking in terms ofpossibilities” – Terry Josephson36.“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn37.“If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is tobecome different yourself.” -Norman Vincent Peale38.“The sky has never been the limit. We are our own limits. It’s then about breaking our personal limits and outgrowing ourselves to live our bestlives.” - Celestine ChuaPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 42
  43. 43. 39.“If the grass is greener on the other side, maybe that’s because you’re not taking good care of your grass.” – Anonymous40.“One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests.” – John Stuart Mill41.“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle42.“Most of the shadows of life are caused by standing in our own sunshine.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson43.“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what then, is an empty desk?” — Albert Einstein44.“You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be masteringchange rather than allowing it to master you.” ~ Sri Ram#Go back to topQuotes on Responsibility1. “You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say” Martin Luther2. “The degree of responsibility you take for your life determines how much change you can create in it.” - Celestine Chua3. “The more you take responsibility for your past and present, the more you are able to create the future you seek.” - Celestine Chua#Go back to topQuotes on Gratitude & KindnessPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 43
  44. 44. 1. “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” — Cynthia Ozick (Day 15 of 30DLBL – A Day of Gratitude)2. “God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?” — William A. Ward3. “Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.” – Seneca4. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all ofwhich have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo Buscaglia5. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” – Plato (Day 4 of 30BBM – Day of Virtue: Kindness)6. “The more you extend kindness to yourself, the more it will become your automatic response to others.” – Wayne Dyer7. “A generous heart, kind speech, & a life of service & compassion are the things which renew humanity.” – Buddha#Go back to topQuotes on Friendship1. “A friend is a gift you give yourself.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson2. “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walksout.” - Unknown3. “You may be one person in this world, but to one person you meanthe world.” - Unknown4. “I just do not hang around anybody that I dont want to be with.Period. For me, that’s been a blessing, and I can stay positive. IPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 44
  45. 45. hang around people who are happy, who are growing, who want to learn, who don’t mind saying sorry or thank you… and [are] having a funtime.” – John Assaraf5. “Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.” ~ Unknown6. “When it hurts to look back, and you’re scared to look ahead, you can look beside you and your best friend will be there.” - Anonymous#Go back to topQuotes on Leadership & PeopleManagement1. “Example isn’t another way to teach, it is the only way to teach” –Albert Einstein2. “Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success;leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against theright wall.” - Unknown3. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” – Peter F. Drucker4. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” - Unknown5. “To move people toward excellence, begin to expect excellence and then communicate that.” - Ron Clark6. “When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.” -Wayne Dyer7. “Trust is the glue in relationships and organizations.” – Stephen CoveyPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 45
  46. 46. 8. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” ~ John Quincy Adams9. “Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. ” – Mother Teresa10.“After you plant a seed in the ground, you don’t dig it up every week to see how it is doing” – William Coyne, 3M on limiting inferences to histeam’s work#Go back to topQuotes on Helping Others1. “If you light a lamp for someone else it will also brighten yourpath.” ~Buddha2. “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, andthe life of the candle will not be shortened.” ~ Buddha3. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do moreand become more, you are a leader.” ~ John Quincy Adams4. “Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. ” – MotherTeresa5. “The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who cando him absolutely no good.” - Ann Landers#Go back to topPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 46
  47. 47. Quotes on People and The World1. “All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you”~ Wayne Dyer2. “Never argue with ignorance. It only leads to frustration.” - Anonymous3. “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” – Golden Rule4. Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt5. “Do not do to others as you would not have others do to you.” – Silver Rule6. “You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.” – Andrew Carnegie7. “Hate is like acid. It can damage the vessel in which it is stored &destroy the object on which it is poured.”~Ann Landers8. “You are the average of the five people you spend most time with.”– Jim Rohn9. “Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so highthat the offense cannot reach it.” – Rene Descartes10.“Speak to people according to the development oftheir consciousness, for if you speak all things to all people, somecannot understand you and so fall into errors!” – ProphetPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 47
  48. 48. Muhammad11.“The people who are the hardest to love are the ones who need it the most.” – Peaceful Warrior12.“Problems can become opportunities when the right people come together.” – Robert Redford13.“If you find you are not valued and appreciated, then shift your attention to places where you will be valued and appreciated.” - Celestine Chua14.“To raise your consciousness, surround yourself with people of higher consciousness.” - Celestine Chua (15 Ways To Raise YourConsciousness – Exclusive article in Personal Excellence Book)15.“Don’t let the noise of others opinions drown out your inner voice.” – Steve Jobs16.“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi17.“Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. Most of all, other people can’t stop you. Only you can stop you.” -J. Gitomer18.“Never waste a minute of your precious life thinking about people you don’t like.” - Celestine Chua19.“Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.” – Goethe20.So you have some enemies…good, that means you stood up for something!” – Winston Churchill21.“You cannot teach a man anything; You can only help him find it within himself” – Galileo Galilei22.“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” - Anonymous23.“What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things.” - AnonymousPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 48
  49. 49. 24.“The world doesn’t owe you anything. It was here first.” ~ Mark Twain25.“The people who are the hardest to love are the ones who need it the most.” – Peaceful Warrior26.“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” ~ Carl Gustav Jung#Go back to topImages © Shutterstock unless otherwise specifiedRelated Articles:• 101 Most Inspiring Quotes of All Time, Volume 1• 101 Most Inspiring Quotes of All Time, Volume 2• 101 Most Inspiring Quotes of All Time, Volume 3• 101 Most Inspiring Quotes of All Time, Volume 4Personal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 49
  50. 50. AfterwordThe series in this book is just the icing on the cake. If you have enjoyed this book and found it useful, you will surely love all the other articles atPersonal Excellence. Many readers continually feedback on how they have benefited tremendously from reading the site and how its a staple for theirpersonal growth. Here is a list of top articles to get you started:Conscious Living• Are You Sleepwalking Your Life Away?• Discover Your Real Purpose (7-part series)• How To Know What You Want To Do In LifeAwareness & Growth• 101 Ways To Live Your Life To The Fullest• 101 Important Questions To Ask Yourself in Life• How Are You Faring In Your Life Now?• Get Your Big Rocks In First• Are You Putting Any Parts of Your Life On Hold?• What Is Your Consciousness Level?• 101 Ways To Be a Better Person• Are You a Self-Help Junkie?• You Always Have A Choice• Increase Your Mental Clarity in Just 15 Minutes• Write A Letter To Your Future Self• Create Your Life Handbook• Blind Spots In Personal GrowthGoals & Success• 6 Important Reasons Why You Should Set Goals• 101 Things To Do Before You Die• Successful Goal Achievement: ESPER (7-part series)• How To Finish What You Start: 10 Important Tips• Keep Your End Objective In Mind• Is Your Goal Worth 30 Minutes of Your Time Every Day?• How To Be A Dean’s Lister (3-part series)• Skills Development• Leveling Up• 10,000 Hours To Develop Talent• Quitting To Win• Using Your Environment to Achieve Your Goals• To Get What You Want, First Admit You Want It• Know your WHAT first, then Devise your HOW• Not Getting What You Want? Time To Change Your Actions• When Goals Stop Working• 58 Noteworthy Resolutions For The New Year• Which Area Of Your Life Do You Want To Transform This Year?• 25 Brainstorming TechniquesPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 50
  51. 51. • How To Create An Inspirational Room• If Your Life Was A RPG, What Type Of Character Would YouBe?• What Are You Running Away From?• Create Real Change In Life: Address Root Cause vs. Effects• How To Start When You Have Nothing• Finding Your Inner Self• You are the CEO of Your Life• Why Perfectionism Isn’t Good and How To Overcome It (3-partseries)• Why I Do Year End Reviews (And 6 Important Questions ToAsk Yourself in Your Review)• 11 Important Life Lessons To Learn from Steve JobsCultivate Life Transforming Habits• Is Your Routine Empowering You?• 21 Days To Cultivate Life Transforming Habits• 21-Day Lifestyle Revamp Program• 45 Tips To Live a Healthier Life• Waking Early: Why I Wake Up Early (And 9 Reasons YouShould Do So Too) | 21 Tips To Wake Up Early• Quit Soda: 5 Reasons To Quit Soda (& How To Do It)• Posture: Benefits Of A Good Posture (& 13 Tips To Do It)• Be TV-Free: 10 Reasons You Should Stop Watching TV• Being On Time: 17 Tips To Be On Time• Meditation: 10 Reasons To Meditate | How To Meditate in 5Simple Steps• Manage Emails Effectively: 11 Simple Tips To Effective• 13 Helping Points When Things Don’t Go Your WayMaximizing Productivity• 8 Habits of Highly Productive People• Become the Master of Your Time• Put First Things First• 50 Ways To Boost Your Productivity• Why We Have Slumps And How To Get Out Of Them• Declutter Your Home in 8 Easy-to-follow Steps• Law of Diminishing Returns• How To Overcome Procrastination (5-part series)• Self Discipline is Overrated• 22 Useful Freeware You Will Definitely Find Handy• The Best Productivity System There Is• Achieve More With Less In Life Using 80/20 Principle (3-partseries)Relationships & People Skills• 7 Tips To Tackle Naysayers in Your Life• You are the Average of the 5 People You Spend the Most TimeWith• Why I Parted Ways With My Best Friend of 10 Years• How To Move On From Relationships (5-part series)• How To Improve Your Relationship with Your Parents (4-partseries)• It’s Perfectly Ok To Be Single• How To Say No To Others – The Only Guide You’ll Ever NeedPersonal Excellence – www.personalexcellence.co 51
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