Quotes To Live By: M - R
The encouragement quotes on this page are all from authors with surnames M to R. You can find more positive words of encouragement and motivation on the A to C, D to F, G to L, S to Z pages and also the Sayings from Unknown Sources.
Encouragement Quotes: M
Harvey MacKay 1932
Failure isn't final unless you say it is.
It doesn't matter if they say you can't do it... It only matters if you say you can't.
Surrounding yourself with creative, imaginative people is a good strategy for success whether you're an entrepreneur seeking innovation or an artist looking for inspiration.
TEAM= Together Everyone Accomplishes More
Maxwell Maltz 1899 - 1975
Within you, right now, is the power to do things you never dreamed possible. This power becomes available to you just as soon as you can change your beliefs.
Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013
Man's goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished.
Sargy Mann 1937
I had to sort of re-invent painting for myself, it seemed sort of more or less impossible but, if you're determined to keep on going, you know you don't need to give up because if your subject is your own experience then as long as you're having an experience you've got a subject, and that has turned out to be true, even into total blindness.
Don't give up. It's not over. The Universe is balanced.
Every set-back bears with it the seeds of a come-back.
Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.
The only permission, the only validation and the only opinion that matters in our quest for greatness is... our own.
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.
Joshua J. Marine
Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Never underestimate the power of love to change lives and your world - love is the doorway to Earth’s Golden Age in full bloom.
David McCullough 1933
Real success is finding your life work in the work that you love.
Michelangelo 1475 - 1564
I am still learning.
(at age 87)
A. A. Milne 1882 - 1956
You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.
Marilyn Monroe 1926 - 1962
Sometimes good things fall apart, so better things can fall together.
Michel De Montaigne 1533 - 1592
There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
Charles de Montesquieu 1689 - 1755
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
Maria Montessori 1870 - 1952
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
We are all equally loved, and equally magnificent, just as we are.
Christopher Morley 1890 - 1957
There is only one rule for being a good talker...
Learn to listen.
There is only one success.. To be able to spend your life in your own way.
Be patient. Like storms, the challenges will pass. Know too, that like the sun, your true Soul self is constantly radiating.
The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.
Pirates Of The Carribean
The problem is not the problem...
The problem is your attitude about the problem.
Don't think you are... Know you are.
There's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
Robert Muller 1923 - 2010
Open your eyes, mind and heart to the astonishing miracles of life, to the beauty surrounding you, to the uniqueness of your being, to the wonders you can achieve.
Our lives resemble those of trees: heavy winds and tempests make us stronger and dig our roots deeper. We must gain strength from every gust of adversity.
There is no false hope.. Any hope helps.
When it comes to peace, justice, love, honesty and all that is good for the human race on this God-given planet, never give up, never give up, never give up.
Haruki Murakami 1949
When you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person that walked in. That's what the storm is all about.
Encouragement Quotes: N
Ralph Nader 1934
The best teacher is.. Your last mistake.
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
Native American - Crow
You already possess everything necessary to become great.
Inner success is the ongoing experience of love, happiness, fulfillment and well-being... the experience of joy in your everyday life.
John Henry Newman 1801 - 1890
Ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt.
Earl Nightingale 1921 - 1989
Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something to stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway, we might as well put that passing time to the best possible use.
Anais Nin 1903 - 1977
Life shrinks or expands in the proportion to one’s courage.
Julian of Norwich 1342 - 1416
All is well with my Soul.
Encouragement Quotes: O
Mary Oliver 1935
Said the river: Imagine everything you can imagine... and then keep on going.
Spiritual growth involves developing the ability to understand yourself and to act in higher ways. Do not make yourself wrong if you have a lot of turbulence in your life; see it as an opportunity to grow and know more about yourself.
Whatever you appreciate and give thanks for will increase in your life.
Encouragement Quotes: P
Arnold Palmer 1929
Whatever game you play, 90 percent of success is from the shoulders up.
Winning isn't everything. But wanting to win is.
Dolly Parton 1946
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
George S. Patton 1885 - 1945
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
Success is... how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
Steve Pavlina 1971
The first hour is the rudder of the day.
Norman Vincent Peale 1898 - 1993
Any fact facing us, is not as important as, our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.
It's okay to change your route. Along the way of walking your current path, isn't it rather exciting to think... I have found something more interesting, more fantastic, more ME.
Katy Perry 1984
You don't have to feel like a wasted space
You're original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow
Maybe a reason why all the doors are closed
So you could open one that leads you to the perfect road
Like a lightening bolt, your heart will glow
And when it's time you'll know
You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine
Pablo Picasso 1881 - 1973
Everything you can imagine is real.
My mother said to me, "If you are a soldier, you will become a General. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope." Instead, I was a painter and I became Picasso.
Only those who climb... can reach the summit.
Never let life tame your wildest dreams.
Sometimes you become stronger just by turning around and walking away.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
The door may not be open, but that doesn't mean it's closed.
The door may be closed, but that doesn't mean it's locked.
The door may be locked, but that doesn't mean forever.
Some doors are easier to open than others, while others are simply worth the effort to open. The 'secret' to opening any door lies in not giving up.
Encouragement Quotes: Q
Nido Qubein 1948
Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
Encouragement Quotes: R
Fritz Reuter 1810 - 1874
Nobody’s life flows on such an even course that it does not sometimes come up against a dam and swirl round and round. Something happens to everyone. He or she must take care the water of their life stays clear, and that Heaven and Earth are reflected in it.
Breathe... Everything is happening exactly as it should be.
Learn to turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones that lead you to a better life.
Remain calm... A breakthrough is often preceded by a breakdown.
Stop rehearsing life's failures. Use your beautiful imagination to visualize success.
Jacob Riis 1849 - 1914
When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stone cutter hammering away at a rock, perhaps a hundred times, without so much as a crack showing in it. But at the one hundred and first blow it will split in two and I know it was not that last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.
Anthony Robbins 1960
Begin to live as though your prayers are already answered.
Beliefs are a huge source of power. You can choose what to believe about yourself, and these beliefs will determine the actions you take. The important thing is to choose beliefs that support you and give you hope and energy.
Every problem is a gift.. Without problems we would not grow.
Focus on where you want to go.
God’s delays are not God’s denials.
Identify your problems, but give your power and energy to solutions.
If we keep striving to make things better and we learn from our ’mistakes,’ then we will succeed.
If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.
No problem is permanent, no problem affects my entire life. This too shall pass if I continue to take massive, positive, constructive action.
Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
The only thing that’s keeping you from getting what you want is the story you keep telling yourself.
The people who overcome the odds and turn their lives around make three powerful kinds of decisions every day:
1. What to focus on
2. What things mean
3. What to do
There is a force that controls all your decisions. It influences how you think and feel every moment you’re alive. It determines what you will do and what you will not do. It determines how you feel about anything that occurs in your life. That force is your beliefs.
What would you do if you knew you could not fail?.. If you were absolutely certain of success, what activities would you pursue, what actions would you take? Be specific. The more detailed you are, the more empowered you are to create a result.
We all have problems, disappointments, and frustration, but it’s how we deal with our setbacks that will shape our lives more than anything else we do.
You can change anything in your life today by changing your perceptions and changing your actions.
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.
Julia Roberts 1967
The older you get, the more fragile you understand life to be. I think that's good motivation for getting out of bed joyfully each day.
Ken Robinson 1950
Imagination is the source of all human achievement.
John D. Rockefeller 1839 - 1937
The road to happiness lies in two simple principles... Find what it is that interests you and you can do well, and when you find it, put your whole Soul into it, every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have.
Jim Rohn 1930 - 2009
Your level of success will rarely exceed your level of personal development, because success is something you attract by the person you become.
Theodore Roosevelt 1858 - 1919
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried.
The greatest doer must also be a great dreamer.
John Ross 1790 - 1866
Stand fast and remain united and all will soon be well.
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross 1926 - 2004
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose, there are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings, given to us to learn from.
J.K. Rowling 1965
And so, rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
Jalal Uddin Rumi 1207 - 1273
If the house of the world is dark,
Love with find a way to create windows.
Love is the bridge between you and everything.
Whatever happens... just keep smiling and lose yourself in love.