Motivational Quotes

Motivational Quotes

Motivational Quotes


“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

― Frank Herbert, Dune


“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.”

― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience


“It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.”

― Roy T. Bennett



“Dare to Be


When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.


When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.


When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.


When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.


When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.


When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.


When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.


When times are tough, dare to be tougher.


When love hurts you, dare to love again.


When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.


When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.


When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.


When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.


When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.


When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.


Dare to be the best you can –


At all times, Dare to be!”

― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free


“Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals.

If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Pursue what catches your heart, not what catches your eyes.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.”

― Steve Maraboli


“Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

― Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning


“Be brave to stand for what you believe in even if you stand alone.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”

― Zig Ziglar



“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.”

― Steve Maraboli


“Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

― Roy T. Bennett


“Do not let the memories of your past limit the potential of your future. There are no limits to what you can achieve on your journey through life, except in your mind.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't.”

― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free



“Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them.”

― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free


“Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”

― Confucius, Confucius: The Analects



“The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.”

― Arthur C. Clarke



Surround yourself with people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“Sometimes life knocks you on your ass... get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them.”

― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free


“Do what you love, love what you do, and with all your heart give yourself to it.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Once you realize you deserve a bright future, letting go of your dark past is the best choice you will ever make.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“If you believe very strongly in something, stand up and fight for it.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.”

― Wayne W. Dyer


“It's never too late to change your life for the better. You don't have to take huge steps to change your life. Making even the smallest changes to your daily routine can make a big difference to your life.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”

― Pablo Picasso


“Always remember people who have helped you along the way, and don’t forget to lift someone up.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“What's done is done. What's gone is gone. One of life's lessons is always moving on. It’s okay to look back to see how far you’ve come but keep moving forward.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“The biggest wall you have to climb is the one you build in your mind: Never let your mind talk you out of your dreams, trick you into giving up. Never let your mind become the greatest obstacle to success. To get your mind on the right track, the rest will follow.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“When in a relationship, a real man doesn't make his woman jealous of others, he makes others jealous of his woman.”

― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience


“Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Never stop dreaming,

never stop believing,

never give up,

never stop trying, and

never stop learning.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Strong people have a strong sense of self-worth and self-awareness; they don’t need the approval of others.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“When the going gets tough, put one foot in front of the other and just keep going. Don’t give up.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Do not let arrogance go to your head and despair to your heart; do not let compliments go to your head and criticisms to your heart; do not let success go to your head and failure to your heart.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Stop giving other people the power to control your happiness, your mind, and your life. If you don't take control of yourself and your own life, someone else is bound to try.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.”

― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free


We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you

“We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.”

― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience


“If you have a strong purpose in life, you don't have to be pushed. Your passion will drive you there.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.”

― Helen Keller



“You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.”

― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free


I will not try to convince you to love me, to respect me, to commit

“I will not try to convince you to love me, to respect me, to commit to me. I deserve better than that; I AM BETTER THAN THAT...Goodbye.”

― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience



“Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; they are but the instruments of the wise.”

― Samuel Lover, Rory O'More



“Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn't what you get for it, but what you become for it. Shake things up today! Be You...Be Free...Share.”

― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free



“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

― Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice


“The strongest people find the courage and caring to help others, even if they are going through their own storm.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poorhouse. The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the almshouse as brightly as from the rich man's abode; the snow melts before its door as early in the spring. I do not see but a quiet mind may live as contentedly there, and have as cheering thoughts, as in a palace.”

― Henry David Thoreau, Walden



“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them.”

― George Bernard Shaw, Mrs. Warren's Profession




Patience is not the ability to wait. Patience is to be calm no matter what happens, constantly take action to turn it to positive growth opportunities, and have faith to believe that it will all work out in the end while you are waiting.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“You are unique. You have different talents and abilities. You don’t have to always follow in the footsteps of others. And most important, you should always remind yourself that you don't have to do what everyone else is doing and have a responsibility to develop the talents you have been given.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Each day brings new opportunities, allowing you to constantly live with love—be there for others—bring a little light into someone's day. Be grateful and live each day to the fullest.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“You cannot change anyone, but you can be the reason someone changes.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“The surest way to make your dreams come true is to live them.”

― Roy T. Bennett



“Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt, The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt


“Courage is feeling fear, not getting rid of fear, and taking action in the face of fear.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“To have what you have never had, you have to do what you have never done.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Live the Life of Your Dreams

When you start living the life of your dreams, there will always be obstacles, doubters, mistakes and setbacks along the way. But with hard work, perseverance and self-belief there is no limit to what you can achieve.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


If you hang out with chickens, you're going to cluck and if you hang out

“If you hang out with chickens, you're going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you're going to fly.”

― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience


“You Are the Master of Your Attitude


You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control the way you think about all the events. You always have a choice. You can choose to face them with a positive mental attitude.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. ”

― William James



“Get Off The Scale!


You are beautiful. Your beauty, just like your capacity for life, happiness, and success, is immeasurable. Day after day, countless people across the globe get on a scale in search of validation of beauty and social acceptance.


Get off the scale! I have yet to see a scale that can tell you how enchanting your eyes are. I have yet to see a scale that can show you how wonderful your hair looks when the sun shines its glorious rays on it. I have yet to see a scale that can thank you for your compassion, sense of humor, and contagious smile. Get off the scale because I have yet to see one that can admire you for your perseverance when challenged in life.


It’s true, the scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. That’s it. It cannot measure beauty, talent, purpose, life force, possibility, strength, or love. Don’t give the scale more power than it has earned. Take note of the number, then get off the scale and live your life. You are beautiful!”

― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free



“Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone. There’s nothing you can do to bring it back. You can’t “should’ve” done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!”

― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience



“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

― Jim Rohn



“How would your life be different if…You walked away from gossip and verbal defamation? Let today be the day…You speak only the good you know of other people and encourage others to do the same.”

― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free



“Forget yesterday - it has already forgotten you. Don't sweat tomorrow - you haven't even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift - today.”

― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free



“I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die.”

― Isaac Asimov


“Don’t let others tell you what you can’t do. Don't let the limitations of others limit your vision. If you can remove your self-doubt and believe in yourself, you can achieve what you never thought possible.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt



“Only he who attempts the absurd is capable of achieving the impossible.”

― Miguel de Unamuno



“In the end, you have to choose whether or not to trust someone.”

― Sophie Kinsella, Shopaholic & Baby



“I want to live my life in such a way that when I get out of bed in the morning, the devil says, "aw shit, he's up!”

― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience



“Don't wish it were easier. Wish you were better.”

― Jim Rohn


“Great leaders create more leaders, not followers.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“LAW 4

Always Say Less Than Necessary


When you are trying to impress people with words, the more you say, the more common you appear, and the less in control. Even if you are saying something banal, it will seem original if you make it vague, open-ended, and sphinxlike. Powerful people impress and intimidate by saying less. The more you say, the more likely you are to say something foolish.”

― Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power


“If you don’t give up on something you truly believe in, you will find a way.”

― Roy T. Bennett


“Be the positive impact on the lives of others.”

― Roy T. Bennett



“Don't confuse poor decision-making with destiny. Own your mistakes. It’s ok; we all make them. Learn from them so they can empower you!”

― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free


“Discipline Your Mind to Think Positively: Discipline your mind to see the good in every situation and look on the best side of every event.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“How would your life be different if…You stopped allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions? Let today be the day…You stand strong in the truth of your beauty and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others”

― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free


“Turn your obstacles into opportunities and your problems into possibilities.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“One of the most spiritual things you can do is embrace your humanity. Connect with those around you today. Say, "I love you", "I'm sorry", "I appreciate you", "I'm proud of you"...whatever you're feeling. Send random texts, write a cute note, embrace your truth and share it...cause a smile today for someone else...and give plenty of hugs.”

― Steve Maraboli



“Why Not You?


Today, many will awaken with a fresh sense of inspiration. Why not you?


Today, many will open their eyes to the beauty that surrounds them. Why not you?


Today, many will choose to leave the ghost of yesterday behind and seize the immeasurable power of today. Why not you?


Today, many will break through the barriers of the past by looking at the blessings of the present. Why not you?


Today, for many the burden of self doubt and insecurity will be lifted by the security and confidence of empowerment. Why not you?


Today, many will rise above their believed limitations and make contact with their powerful innate strength. Why not you?


Today, many will choose to live in such a manner that they will be a positive role model for their children. Why not you?


Today, many will choose to free themselves from the personal imprisonment of their bad habits. Why not you?


Today, many will choose to live free of conditions and rules governing their own happiness. Why not you?


Today, many will find abundance in simplicity. Why not you?


Today, many will be confronted by difficult moral choices and they will choose to do what is right instead of what is beneficial. Why not you?


Today, many will decide to no longer sit back with a victim mentality, but to take charge of their lives and make positive changes. Why not you?


Today, many will take the action necessary to make a difference. Why not you?


Today, many will make the commitment to be a better mother, father, son, daughter, student, teacher, worker, boss, brother, sister, & so much more. Why not you?


Today is a new day!


Many will seize this day.


Many will live it to the fullest.


Why not you?”

― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free


“Dreams don't work unless you take action. The surest way to make your dreams come true is to live them.”

― Roy T. Bennett



“Never respond to an angry person with a fiery comeback, even if he deserves it...Don't allow his anger to become your anger.”

― Bohdi Sanders, Warrior Wisdom: Ageless Wisdom for the Modern Warrior



“Don't fear failure. — Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.”

― Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living



“I cannot let the fear of the past color the future.”

― Julie Kagawa, The Eternity Cure


“It takes sunshine and rain to make a rainbow. There would be no rainbows without sunshine and rain.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“Let today be the day you stop being haunted by the ghost of yesterday. Holding a grudge & harboring anger/resentment is poison to the soul. Get even with people...but not those who have hurt us, forget them, instead get even with those who have helped us.”

― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free



“It doesn't matter what you did or where you were...it matters where you are and what you're doing. Get out there! Sing the song in your heart and NEVER let anyone shut you up!!”

― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free


“It doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down. All that matters is you get up one more time than you were knocked down.”

― Roy T. Bennett


“Failure is a bend in the road, not the end of the road. Learn from failure and keep moving forward.”

― Roy T. Bennett


“It takes guts and humility to admit mistakes. Admitting we're wrong is courage, not weakness.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.”

― Denis Waitley


“Don't wait for the right moment to start, start and make each moment right.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Don’t wait for things to happen. Make them happen.”

― Roy T. Bennett


“You learn something valuable from all of the significant events and people, but you never touch your true potential until you challenge yourself to go beyond imposed limitations.”

― Roy T. Bennett


“Good people see the good and bring out the best in other people.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“What you stay focused on will grow.”

― Roy T. Bennett


“When things do not go your way, remember that every challenge — every adversity — contains within it the seeds of opportunity and growth.”

― Roy T. Bennett


“It’s important that what thoughts you are feeding into your mind because your thoughts create your belief and experiences. You have positive thoughts and you have negative ones too. Nurture your mind with positive thoughts: kindness, empathy, compassion, peace, love, joy, humility, generosity, etc. The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“Be silent and safe — silence never betrays you;

Be true to your word and your work and your friend;

Put least trust in him who is foremost to praise you,

Nor judge of a road till it draw to the end.”

― John Boyle O'Reilly, Life of John Boyle O'Reilly


“Gratitude builds a bridge to abundance.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Challenge and adversity are meant to help you know who you are. Storms hit your weakness, but unlock your true strength.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


The universe doesn’t give you what you ask for with your thoughts - it gives

“The universe doesn’t give you what you ask for with your thoughts - it gives you what you demand with your actions.”

― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free



“Perfectly Imperfect


We have all heard that no two snowflakes are alike. Each snowflake takes the perfect form for the maximum efficiency and effectiveness for its journey. And while the universal force of gravity gives them a shared destination, the expansive space in the air gives each snowflake the opportunity to take their own path. They are on the same journey, but each takes a different path.

Along this gravity-driven journey, some snowflakes collide and damage each other, some collide and join together, some are influenced by wind... there are so many transitions and changes that take place along the journey of the snowflake. But, no matter what the transition, the snowflake always finds itself perfectly shaped for its journey.

I find parallels in nature to be a beautiful reflection of grand orchestration. One of these parallels is of snowflakes and us. We, too, are all headed in the same direction. We are being driven by a universal force to the same destination. We are all individuals taking different journeys and along our journey, we sometimes bump into each other, we cross paths, we become altered... we take different physical forms. But at all times we too are 100% perfectly imperfect. At every given moment we are absolutely perfect for what is required for our journey. I’m not perfect for your journey and you’re not perfect for my journey, but I’m perfect for my journey and you’re perfect for your journey. We’re heading to the same place, we’re taking different routes, but we’re both exactly perfect the way we are.

Think of what understanding this great orchestration could mean for relationships. Imagine interacting with others knowing that they too each share this parallel with the snowflake. Like you, they are headed to the same place and no matter what they may appear like to you, they have taken the perfect form for their journey. How strong our relationships would be if we could see and respect that we are all perfectly imperfect for our journey.”

― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free



“People who lack the clarity, courage, or determination to follow their own dreams will often find ways to discourage yours. When you change for the better, the people around you will be inspired to change also....but only after doing their best to make you stop. Live your truth and don't EVER stop.”

― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free


“Stop doing what is easy. Start doing what is right.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Changing your outside world cannot make you happy if you are an unhappy person. The real personal change can only happen from the inside out. If you firstly create the change within yourself, you can turn your life around.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“7 Effective Ways to Make Others Feel Important


1. Use their name.

2. Express sincere gratitude.

3. Do more listening than talking.

4. Talk more about them than about you.

5. Be authentically interested.

6. Be sincere in your praise.

7. Show you care.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me.”

― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience



“One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: ‘To rise above little things’.”

― John Burroughs



“Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.”

― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience


“The one who falls and gets up is stronger than the one who never tried. Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Make the most of the best and the best of the worst, and keep your standards high. Never settle for anything less than you deserve or are capable of achieving.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously.”

― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free



“Rejection is an opportunity for your selection.”

― Bernard Branson


“Beliefs are choices. First you choose your beliefs. Then your beliefs affect your choices.”

― Roy T. Bennett


“You were born to stand out, stop trying to fit in.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“It doesn't matter if a million people tell you what you can't do, or if ten million tell you no. If you get one yes from God that's all you need.”

― Tyler Perry



“You are essentially who you create yourself to be and all that occurs in your life is the result of your own making.”

― Stephen Richards, Think Your way to Success: Let Your Dreams Run Free



“The reason many people in our society are miserable, sick, and highly stressed is because of an unhealthy attachment to things they have no control over.”

― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience


“Life is short. Focus on what really matters most. You have to change your priorities over time.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Surround Yourself with Positive People Who Believe in Your Dreams


Distance yourself from negative people who try to lower your motivation and decrease your ambition. Create space for positive people to come into your life.


Surround yourself with positive people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“First say to yourself what you would be;

and then do what you have to do.”

― Epictetus


“Change may not always bring growth, but there is no growth without change.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Great leaders can see the greatness in others when they can’t see it themselves and lead them to their highest potential they don’t even know.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“When you take control of your attitude, you take control of your life.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Always believe in yourself and always stretch yourself beyond your limits. Your life is worth a lot more than you think because you are capable of accomplishing more than you know. You have more potential than you think, but you will never know your full potential unless you keep challenging yourself and pushing beyond your own self imposed limits.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Stop doing what is easy or popular. Start doing what is right.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“To learn something new, you need to try new things and not be afraid to be wrong.”

― Roy T. Bennett



“You are not a victim. No matter what you have been through, you're still here. You may have been challenged, hurt, betrayed, beaten, and discouraged, but nothing has defeated you. You are still here! You have been delayed but not denied. You are not a victim, you are a victor. You have a history of victory.”

― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience


“Enthusiasm can help you find the new doors, but it takes passion to open them. If you have a strong purpose in life, you don't have to be pushed. Your passion will drive you there.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“One of the best ways to influence people is to make them feel important.”

― Roy T. Bennett


“The comfort zone is a psychological state in which one feels familiar, safe, at ease, and secure. You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

― Roy T. Bennett


“Let go of something old that no longer serves you in order to make room for something new.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“It's funny how, in this journey of life, even though we may begin at different times and places, our paths cross with others so that we may share our love, compassion, observations, and hope. This is a design of God that I appreciate and cherish.”

― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience


“Fear robs you of your freedom to make the right choice in life that can bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be. On the other side of fear, lies freedom. If you want to grow, you need to be brave and take risks. If you're not uncomfortable, you're not growing.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Stay strong, stay positive, and never give up.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you.”

― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience



“This life is for loving, sharing, learning, smiling, caring, forgiving, laughing, hugging, helping, dancing, wondering, healing, and even more loving. I choose to live life this way. I want to live my life in such a way that when I get out of bed in the morning, the devil says, 'aw shit, he's up!”

― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience



“The right thing to do and the hard thing to do are usually the same.”

― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free


“Consistency is the true foundation of trust. Either keep your promises or do not make them.”

― Roy T. Bennett



“LAW 46

Never Appear Too Perfect


Appearing better than others is always dangerous, but most dangerous of all is to appear to have no faults or weaknesses. Envy creates silent enemies. It is smart to occasionally display defects, and admit to harmless vices, in order to deflect envy and appear more human and approachable. Only gods and the dead can seem perfect with impunity.”

― Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power


“Shine your light and make a positive impact on the world; there is nothing so honorable as helping improve the lives of others.”

― Roy T. Bennett


“Dream your own dreams, achieve your own goals. Your journey is your own and unique.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Great Leaders Create More Leaders


Good leaders have vision and inspire others to help them turn vision into reality. Great leaders create more leaders, not followers. Great leaders have vision, share vision, and inspire others to create their own.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“I cannot compromise my respect for your love. You can keep your love, I will keep my respect.”

― Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words



“How would your life be different if…You stopped worrying about things you can’t control and started focusing on the things you can? Let today be the day…You free yourself from fruitless worry, seize the day and take effective action on things you can change.”

― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Everything is hard before it is easy”

― Goethe J.W.



“The discontent and frustration that you feel is entirely your own creation.”

― Stephen Richards, Think Your way to Success: Let Your Dreams Run Free


“Be with someone who inspires you and makes you be the best version of yourself.”

― Roy T. Bennett


“Life teaches us the right path is rarely the easy one.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“No one has ever achieved greatness without dreams.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.”

― Ann Landers


“Failures are the stairs we climb to reach success.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Difficulties and adversities viciously force all their might on us and cause us to fall apart, but they are necessary elements of individual growth and reveal our true potential. We have got to endure and overcome them, and move forward. Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Every choice comes with a consequence. Once you make a choice, you must accept responsibility. You cannot escape the consequences of your choices, whether you like them or not.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“You can have everything you want if you can put your heart and soul into everything you do.”

― Roy T. Bennett



“The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal.”

― Criss Jami, Killosophy



“Free yourself from the complexities and drama of your life. Simplify. Look within. Within ourselves we all have the gifts and talents we need to fulfill the purpose we've been blessed with.”

― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free



“The most important step a man can take. It's not the first one, is it?

It's the next one. Always the next step, Dalinar.”

― Brandon Sanderson, Oathbringer


“How much you can learn when you fail determines how far you will go into achieving your goals.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“Live boldly. Push yourself. Don't settle.”

― Jojo Moyes, Me Before You


“Create a vision for the life you really want and then work relentlessly towards making it a reality.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“No matter how much experience you have, there’s always something new you can learn and room for improvement.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Change course, but don’t give up.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“Today is a new day. Don't let your history interfere with your destiny! Let today be the day you stop being a victim of your circumstances and start taking action towards the life you want. You have the power and the time to shape your life. Break free from the poisonous victim mentality and embrace the truth of your greatness. You were not meant for a mundane or mediocre life!”

― Steve Maraboli


“Be where you are, stop over-thinking, and focus on what you are doing.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“LAW 25

Re-Create Yourself


Do not accept the roles that society foists on you. Re-create yourself by forging a new identity, one that commands attention and never bores the audience. Be the master of your own image rather than letting others define if for you. Incorporate dramatic devices into your public gestures and actions – your power will be enhanced and your character will seem larger than life.”

― Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power



“The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.”

― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free



“Those with a grateful mindset tend to see the message in the mess. And even though life may knock them down, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up.”

― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free



“After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with color, bountiful with life. Within decades we must close our eyes again. Isn’t it a noble, an enlightened way of spending our brief time in the sun, to work at understanding the universe and how we have come to wake up in it? This is how I answer when I am asked—as I am surprisingly often—why I bother to get up in the mornings.”

― Richard Dawkins



“If you have a goal, write it down. If you do not write it down, you do not have a goal - you have a wish.”

― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience


“Do not let your negative thoughts have power over you because those thoughts will end up controlling your life. No one can live a positive life with a negative mind.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“If you care about something enough, you'll find a way to make it happen.”

― Roy T. Bennett



“There is great change to be experienced once you learn the power of letting go. Stop allowing anyone or anything to control, limit, repress, or discourage you from being your true self! Today is YOURS to shape - own it - break free from people and things that poison or dilute your spirit.”

― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience


“There is no more profitable investment than investing in yourself. It is the best investment you can make; you can never go wrong with it. It is the true way to improve yourself to be the best version of you and lets you be able to best serve those around you.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“One must always be prepared for riotous and endless waves of transformation.”

― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love


“To overcome fear is the quickest way to gain your self-confidence.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“LAW 38

Think As You Like But Behave Like Others


If you make a show of going against the times, flaunting your unconventional ideas and unorthodox ways, people will think that you only want attention and that you look down upon them. They will find a way to punish you for making them feel inferior. It is far safer to blend in and nurture the common touch. Share your originality only with tolerant friends and those who are sure to appreciate your uniqueness.”

― Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power



“Your complaints, your drama, your victim mentality, your whining, your blaming, and all of your excuses have NEVER gotten you even a single step closer to your goals or dreams. Let go of your nonsense. Let go of the delusion that you DESERVE better and go EARN it! Today is a new day!”

― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience



“You are never alone. You are eternally connected with everyone.”

― Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations


“Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.

Believe in yourself, your abilities and your own potential. Never let self-doubt hold you captive. You are worthy of all that you dream of and hope for.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Instead of worrying about what could go wrong, change your thoughts to what could go right. When you change the negative thought into a positive one, it eliminates the negative one.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth a war, is much worse. When a people are used as mere human instruments for firing cannon or thrusting bayonets, in the service and for the selfish purposes of a master, such war degrades a people. A war to protect other human beings against tyrannical injustice; a war to give victory to their own ideas of right and good, and which is their own war, carried on for an honest purpose by their free choice, — is often the means of their regeneration. A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever-renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other.”

― John Stuart Mill, Principles of Political Economy


“You make the world a better place by making daily improvements to become the best version of yourself.”

― Roy T. Bennett


“What helps you persevere is your resilience and commitment.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“There are some values that you should never compromise on to stay true to yourself; you should be brave to stand up for what you truly believe in even if you stand alone.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Be careful the stories you're telling yourself about your current circumstances; a head full of negative thoughts has no space for positive ones.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Every challenge you face today makes you stronger tomorrow. The challenge of life is intended to make you better, not bitter.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“Make today worth remembering.”

― Zig Ziglar


“...yelling doesn't make a thing any more possible.”

― Angie Sage, Queste



“When you concentrate your energy purposely on the future possibility that you aspire to realize, your energy is passed on to it and makes it attracted to you with a force stronger than the one you directed towards it.”

― Stephen Richards, Think Your way to Success: Let Your Dreams Run Free



“It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It's what we do consistently.”

― Anthony Robbins


“You attract who you are being. When you work at being the type of person that you want to attract, you attract those kinds of people into your life.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



“A gentleman is someone who does not what he wants to do, but what he should do.”

― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood


“You have come a long way and have won many battles. Whenever you’re faced with a difficult or challenging situation, you’ll overcome it. Yes, you can.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Keep your promises and be consistent. Be the kind of person others can trust.”

― Roy T. Bennett


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