120 Inspirational and Motivational Quotes we love at Socialface

Everyone has words they live by and here’s a collection of words that inspire and motivate us at Socialface to get out there and be the best people we can be, do the best work we can do and make the best difference we can make…
  1. Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.’ We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. — Marianne Williamson, Nelson Mandela Speech
  2. People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people may accuse you of selfish motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful, you may win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. People who really want help may attack you if you help them. Help them anyway. Give the world the best you have and you may get hurt. Give the world your best anyway. — Mother Teresa
  3. Success – To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty; To find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; This is to have succeeded. — Ralph Waldo Emmerson
  4. It will be alright in the end and if it’s not alright it’s not the end!

  5. I don’t know what the secret to success is, but the secret to failure is trying to please everybody. –Unknown
  6. I used to think that running an organization was equivalent to conducting a symphony orchestra. But I don’t think that’s quite it; it’s more like jazz. There is more improvisation. ~ Warren Bennis
  7. In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. — Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919)
  8. Someone’s got to go out there and love people.– Diana, Princess of Wales (1961–1997)
  9. A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts. – Richard Branson
  10. A calm sea does not make a skilled sailor. – Unknown

  11. A good hand and a good heart are always a formidable combination. Nelson Mandela
  12. A man should never neglect his family for business. – Walt Disney
  13. A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost. – Unknown
  14. A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided. – Tony Robbins
  15. A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. – David Brinkley
  16. Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them more. – Oscar Wilde
  17. Are you a serial idea–starting person? The goal is to be an idea–shipping person. – Seth Godin
  18. Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.- Michael Caine
  19. Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. – Marilyn vos Savant
  20. Business is more exciting than any game – Lord Beaverbrook

  21. Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming. – Richard Branson
  22. Change is not a threat, it’s an opportunity. Survival is not the goal, transformative success is. – Seth Godin
  23. Do or do not. There is no try. – Yoda
  24. Do what you can with what you’ve got wherever you are. – Theodore Roosevelt
  25. Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today – Will Rogers
  26. Even if you are on the right track, You’ll get run over if you just sit there. – Will Rogers
  27. Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try. – Unknown
  28. Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing it is stupid – Einstein
  29. Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. – Albert Einstein

  30. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. – Theodore Roosevelt
  31. Far better it is to dare mighty things than to take rank with those poor timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. — Theodore Roosevelt
  32. Fire the committee. No great website in history has been conceived of by more than three people. Not one. This is a deal breaker. – Seth Godin
  33. For maximum attention, nothing beats a good mistake. – Unknown
  34. Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety–nine percent perspiration. – Thomas A. Edison
  35. Get bitter or get busy – Bill O’ Reilly, about capitalism
  36. Hire character.  Train skill – Peter Schutz
  37. I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. — Michael Jordan

  38. I don’t pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages – Robert Bosch
  39. I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity. – Oprah Winfrey
  40. I had to make my own living and my own opportunity! But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them! – C.J. Walke
  41. I like thinking big. If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big. – Donald Trump
  42. Ideas in secret die. They need light and air or they starve to death. – Seth Godin
  43. If you did not look after today’s business then you might as well forget about tomorrow – Isaac Mophatlane
  44. If you see a bandwagon, it’s too late. – James Goldsmith

  45. If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours. – Ray Kroc
  46. If you would like to know the value of money, try to borrow some. – Benjamin Franklin
  47. Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. – Albert Einstein
  48. In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later. – Harold Geneen
  49. Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from. – Seth Godin
  50. It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change – Charles Darwin
  51. It’s not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It’s the customer who pays the wages.” – Henry Ford
  52. It’s not the load that breaks you down; it’s the way you carry it.- Lena Horne
  53. Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching. – George Van Valkenburg
  54. Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. – Dwight Eisenhower
  55. Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. – Albert Einstein

  56. Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. – John Maxwell
  57. Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition – in having put forth the best within you. – Henry J. Kaiser
  58. Long–range planning works best in the short term. – Doug Evelyn
  59. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. –Thomas Edison
  60. Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. – Napoleon Bonaparte
  61. Never put off until tomorrow what you can avoid altogether. – Unknown
  62. Nothing is worth more than this day. – Goethe
  63. Once you free yourself from the need for perfect acceptance, it’s a lot easier to launch work that matters. – Seth Godin
  64. One finds limits by pushing them. – Herbert Simon
  65. One who asks questions is a fool for 5 minutes, one who does not ask questions remains a fool forever. – Chinese Proverb
  66. Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked. – Warren Buffett
  67. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. – Thomas Edison
  68. Out there in some garage is an entrepreneur who’s forging a bullet with your company’s name on it. – unknown
  69. People are best convinced by things they themselves discover. – Ben Franklin

  70. People are definitely a company’s greatest asset. It doesn’t make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps – Mary Kay Ash
  71. People rarely buy what they need. They buy what they want. – Seth Godin
  72. Please think about your legacy, because you’re writing it every day. – Gary Vaynerchuck
  73. Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly and get on with improving your other innovations. – Steve Jobs
  74. Strangers are just friends waiting to happen.- Author Unknown

  75. Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. – Dale Carnegie
  76. Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. – Coco Chanel
  77. Successful people are the ones who are breaking the rules. – Seth Godin
  78. Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. – Jim Rohn
  79. The absolute fundamental aim is to make money out of satisfying customers – John Egan
  80. The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time. – Abraham Lincoln

  81. The first one gets the oyster the second gets the shell. – Andrew Carnegie
  82. The golden rule for every business man is this: Put yourself in your customer’s place. – Orison Swett Marden
  83. The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas of enthusiasm. – Thomas J. Watson
  84. The important thing is to not stop questioning. – Albert Einstein
  85. The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear. -Brian Tracy
  86. The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed. – Henry Ford
  87. The new source of power is not money in the hands of a few, but information in the hands of many. – John Naisbitt

  88. The number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep on trying. – Tom Hopkins
  89. The problem with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat. – Lilly Tomlin
  90. The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do. – Roy L. Smith
  91. The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same – Carlos Castaneda
  92. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer. – Unknown
  93. The worst part of success is to try to find someone who is happy for you. – Bette Midler
  94. There is no security on the earth, there is only opportunity. – General Douglas MacArthur
  95. There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them. – Seth Godin
  96. Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it. – Chinese Proverb

  97. To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart –Thomas Watson, Sr.
  98. To get something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done – Unknown
  99. To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business. – J. Paul Getty
  100. To succeed… You need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you. – Tony Dorsett
  101. To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted. – George Kneller
  102. To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult. – Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth
  103. To win without risk is to triumph without glory. – Pierre Corneille
  104. We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails. – Author Unknown

  105. We generate fears while we sit. We over come them by action. Fear is natures way of warning us to get busy. – Dr. Henry Link
  106. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Thoughts are things! And powerful things at that, when mixed with definiteness of purpose, and burning desire, can be translated into riches. – Napoleon Hill
  107. Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating. – Denis Waitley
  108. Worry is as useless as a handle on a snowball.- Mitzi Chandler
  109. Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games. – Babe Ruth

  110. You are not your resume, you are your work. – Seth Godin
  111. You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want. – Zig Ziglar
  112. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose. – Dr. Seuss
  113. You have everything you need to build something far bigger than yourself. – Seth Godin
  114. You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take – Wayne Gretzky
  115. You must be the change you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi
  116. You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills. – Jim Rohn
  117. You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong. – Warren Buffett
  118. You’re most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning – Bill Gates
  119. Your income is directly related to your philosophy, NOT the economy. – Jim Rohn
  120. Your time is precious, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. – Steve Jobs


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