General chatter - What are your favorite motivational quotes/sayings?

bama girl
07-07-2010, 12:58 PM
I just thought this might be fun to do since we all need a little motivation from time to time. Post your favorite quote/saying/affirmation!

"If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things."
Albert Einstein

07-07-2010, 01:04 PM
You must do the things you think you cannot do - Eleanor Roosevelt

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues. - Abraham Lincoln

The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you; you just have to find the ones worth suffering for - Bob Marley

07-07-2010, 01:59 PM
"Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired."
- George S. Patton, U.S. Army General, 1912 Olympian

07-07-2010, 02:01 PM
The one in my siggy ;) :D

07-07-2010, 02:15 PM
"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem..." A.A. Milne

07-08-2010, 03:22 PM
My favorite one is down in my signature -

"Be miserable, or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice" - Wayne Dyer

It just seems to fit so well with the weight loss package. :)

07-08-2010, 03:24 PM
The one in my signature :)

07-08-2010, 05:42 PM
“Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power” -William James

07-09-2010, 09:37 AM
Good enought is the enemy of excellence. ~unknown

I also like to remember:

Nothing tastes as good as being healthy/thin feels.

07-09-2010, 10:34 AM
"Any man can work when every stroke of his hands brings down the fruit rattling from the tree....but to labor in season and out of season, under every discouragement....that requires a heroism which is transcendent."

-Henry Ward Beecher

07-09-2010, 10:44 AM
Okay, I admit that I never venture much outside the South Beach forum and had no idea this whole section was here. And what a coincidence since my blog post today is all about quotes.

I love this one - “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. – Albert Einstein

07-09-2010, 11:57 AM
"My religion is kindness" -Dalai Lama

"A goal without a plan is just a wish" - Antoine de Saint Exupery

"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

07-11-2010, 11:28 AM
I love these:

"Be who you are, and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Suess

"Be the change you want to see in the world." - Ghandi

And I don't know who this one is, but I saw it in a magazine...

"Be. Believe. Become."

I find that one particularly motivating. :)

07-11-2010, 12:51 PM
"L'obstacle nous fait grands."
Obstacles make us great.

"To be nobody but yourself in a
world which is doing its best, night and day, to
make you everybody else means to fight the hardest
battle which any human being can fight; and never
stop fighting." -e.e. cummings

07-11-2010, 12:58 PM
You can either throw in the towel, or use it to wipe the sweat off your face and keep going.

Pain is temporary, pride is forever.