Here Are the Best Inspirational Quotes for 2018

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Want inspirational quotes? Each year for the past several years, I’ve gathered the best inspiring quotes, one for each of the coming 365 days. Here’s our latest installment: the top inspirational quotes for 2018.

Monday January 1, 2018

“There’s a tremendous bias against taking risks. Everyone is trying to optimize their ass-covering.” –Elon Musk

Tuesday January 2, 2018

“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.” –Ray Kroc

Wednesday January 3, 2018

“Please think about your legacy, because you’re writing it every day.” –Gary Vaynerchuck

Thursday January 4, 2018

“Gifts are easy–they’re given after all. Choices can be hard. You can seduce yourself with your gifts if you’re not careful, and if you do, it’ll probably be to the detriment of your choices.” –Jeff Bezos

Friday January 5, 2018

“You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.” –Erica Jong

Saturday January 6, 2018

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” –Steve Jobs

Sunday January 7, 2018

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” –Judy Garland

Monday January 8, 2018

“Sometimes you just have to put on lip gloss and pretend to be psyched.” –Mindy Kaling

Tuesday January 9, 2018

“People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.” –George Bernard Shaw

Wednesday January 10, 2018

“Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember–the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you.” –Zig Ziglar

Thursday January 11, 2018

“Go for the moon. If you don’t get it, you’ll still be heading for a star. Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of the creative effort.” –Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Friday January 12, 2018

“I have come to realize making yourself happy is most important. Never be ashamed of how you feel. You have the right to feel any emotion you want, and do what makes you happy. That’s my life motto.” –Demi Lovato

Saturday January 13, 2018

“An entrepreneur is someone who jumps off a cliff and builds a plane on the way down.” –Reid Hoffman

Sunday January 14, 2018

“Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it, the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.” –Arianna Huffington

Monday January 15, 2018

“If you can’t fly, then run; if you can’t run, then walk; if you can’t walk, then crawl; but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” –Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Tuesday January 16, 2018

“We will be soldiers, so our sons may be farmers, so their sons may be artists.”–Thomas Jefferson.

Wednesday January 17, 2018

“To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will.” –Sugar Ray Robinson

Thursday January 18, 2018

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” –Albert Einstein

Friday January 19, 2018

“Following is one of the most underrated aspects of leadership…. I have seen many a good [military unit] underachieve, because someone…thought the commander was incompetent, and quietly worked to undermine his authority.” –William H. McRaven

Saturday January 20, 2018

“If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.” –Thomas Edison

Sunday January 21, 2018

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” –Jim Rohn

Monday January 22, 2018

“Never be ashamed! There’s some who will hold it against you, but they are not worth bothering with.” –J.K. Rowling

Tuesday January 23, 2018

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.” –Rosa Parks

Wednesday January 24, 2018

“One finds limits by pushing them.” –Herbert Simon

Thursday January 25, 2018

“Today I choose life. To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices–today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.” –Kevyn Aucoin

Friday January 26, 2018

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” –Sir Winston Churchill

Saturday January 27, 2018

“Sometimes you can only find heaven by slowly backing away from hell.” –Carrie Fisher

Sunday January 28, 2018

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” –H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Monday January 29, 2018

“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” –Dalai Lama

Tuesday January 30, 2018

“In real life, the act of creation is defying death. I think it’s just that dumb and simple.” –Rick Owens

Wednesday January 31, 2018

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” –Stephen Covey

Thursday February 1, 2018

“Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is.” –Anne Frank

Friday February 2, 2018

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” –Napoleon Bonaparte

Saturday February 3, 2018

“Happiness is a quality of the soul…not a function of one’s material circumstances.” –Aristotle

Sunday February 4, 2018

“Reality is created by the mind, we can change our reality by changing our mind.” –Plato

Monday February 5, 2018

“Every day we choose who we are by how we define ourselves.” –Angelina Jolie

Tuesday February 6, 2018

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” –Harriet Tubman

Wednesday February 7, 2018

“I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.”–George Burns

Thursday February 8, 2018

“The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.”–Debbi Fields

Friday February 9, 2018

“As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.”–Donald Trump

Saturday February 10, 2018

“The most successful people reach the top not because they are free of limitations, but because they act in spite of their limitations.”–Michael K. Williams

Sunday February 11, 2018

“Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.”–Jamie Paolinetti

Monday February 12, 2018

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”–Mark Twain

Tuesday February 13, 2018

“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.”–Katharine Hepburn

Wednesday February 14, 2018

“When I bet on horses, I never lose. Why? I bet on all the horses.”–Aziz Ansari

Thursday February 15, 2018

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”–Warren Buffett

Friday February 16, 2018

“Running a startup is like being punched in the face repeatedly, but working for a large company is like being waterboarded.”–Paul Graham

Saturday February 17, 2018

“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions.”–Catherine Cook

Sunday February 18, 2018

“Success is empty if you arrive at the finish line alone. The best reward is to get there surrounded by winners.”–Howard Schultz

Monday February 19, 2018

“We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.” –J. K. Rowling

Tuesday February 20, 2018

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”–Carl Bard

Wednesday February 21, 2018

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”–Steve Jobs

Thursday February 22, 2018

“Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then.”–Diana Ross

Friday February 23, 2018

“People talk about getting lucky breaks in their careers. I’m living proof that the ‘lucky breaks’ theory is simply wrong. You get to make your own luck. … The world is run by those who show up…not those who wait to be asked.”–Steve Blank

Saturday February 24, 2018

“Timing, perseverance, and 10 years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.”–Biz Stone

Sunday February 25, 2018

“Success is not what you have, but who you are.”–Bo Bennett

Monday February 26, 2018

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”–Mark Twain

Tuesday February 27, 2018

“Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.”–Marilyn vos Savant

Wednesday February 28, 2018

“I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.”–Jeff Bezos

Thursday March 1, 2018

“You can’t knock on opportunity’s door and not be ready.”–Bruno Mars

Friday March 2, 2018

“What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.”–Friedrich Nietzsche

Saturday March 3, 2018

“Courage is the greatest of all virtues, because if you haven’t courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.”–Samuel Johnson

Sunday March 4, 2018

“It doesn’t matter how far you might rise. At some point you are bound to stumble. … If you’re constantly pushing yourself higher … the law of averages, not to mention the Myth of Icarus, predicts that you will at some point fall. And when you do I want you to know this, remember this: There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction.”–Oprah Winfrey

Monday March 5, 2018

“Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else.”–Sara Blakely

Tuesday March 6, 2018

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great makes you feel that you, too, can become great.”–Mark Twain

Wednesday March 7, 2018

“One person with a belief is equal to ninety-nine who have only interests.”–John Stuart Mill

Thursday March 8, 2018

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”–Robert Louis Stevenson

Friday March 9, 2018

“3For me, the most fun is change or growth. There are definitely elements of both that I like. Launching a business is kind of like a motorboat: You can go very quickly and turn fast.”–Tony Hsieh

Saturday March 10, 2018

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”–Maya Angelou

Sunday March 11, 2018

“I cannot discover that anyone knows enough to say what is and what is definitely not possible.”–Henry Ford

Monday March 12, 2018

“There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.”–Roger Staubach

Tuesday March 13, 2018

“If you steadfastly refused to quit, you rapidly narrowed your options to only winning.”–Brad Thor

Wednesday March 14, 2018

“If you see a bandwagon, it’s too late.”–James Goldsmith

Thursday March 15, 2018

“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”–Dwight Eisenhower

Friday March 16, 2018

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”–Marcus Aurelius

Saturday March 17, 2018

“Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live in?”–Caroline Myss

Sunday March 18, 2018

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”–Francis of Assisi

Monday March 19, 2018

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” –Willie Nelson

Tuesday March 20, 2018

“Giving up doesn’t always mean you’re weak. Sometimes you’re just strong enough to let go.” –Taylor Swift

Wednesday March 21, 2018

“I think one day youll find that you’re the hero you’ve been looking for.” –Jimmy Stewart

Thursday March 22, 2018

“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.”–Ray Goforth

Friday March 23, 2018

“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”–Vidal Sassoon

Saturday March 24, 2018

“Today is the only day. Yesterday is gone.”–John Wooden

Sunday March 25, 2018

“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.”–Lao Tzu

Monday March 26, 2018

“I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind learning.”–Amy Poehler

Tuesday March 27, 2018

“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.”–Mahatma Gandhi

Wednesday March 28, 2018

“When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say, ‘Wow, that was an adventure,’ not ‘Wow, I sure felt safe.'”–Tom Preston-Werner, co-founder of Github

Thursday March 29, 2018

“It needs to be said and heard: it’s OK to be who you are.”–Hailee Steinfeld

Friday March 30, 2018

“What is not started will never get finished.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Saturday March 31, 2018

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”–Confucius

Sunday April 1, 2018

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”–Booker T. Washington

Monday April 2, 2018

“Good is the enemy of great.”–Jim Collins, author of Good to Great

Tuesday April 3, 2018

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” –Joseph Campbell

Wednesday April 4, 2018

“Be yourself; everyone else is taken.”–Oscar Wilde

Thursday April 5, 2018

“Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.”–Malcolm X

Friday April 6, 2018

“In the real world, the smartest people are people who make mistakes and learn. In school, the smartest people don’t make mistakes.”–Robert Kiyosaki

Saturday April 7, 2018

“If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.” –Muhammad Ali

Sunday April 8, 2018

“Opportunities multiply as they are seized.”–Sun Tzu

Monday April 9, 2018

“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” –Vincent van Gogh

Tuesday April 10, 2018

“They said, we have education, but what about jobs? So I started telling them, you should be taking a pledge, and the pledge should be: ‘I’m not a job seeker; I’m a job giver.’ Prepare yourself to be a job giver.”–Muhammad Yunus

Wednesday April 11, 2018

“There’s lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good, legitimate reason, and I think you know what it is: it’s to change the world.”–Phil Libin

Thursday April 12, 2018

“You’re not going to get very far in life based on what you already know. You’re going to advance in life by what you’re going to learn after you leave here.”–Charlie Munger

Friday April 13, 2018

“If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.”–Thomas Aquinas

Saturday April 14, 2018

“I tend to think you’re fearless when you recognize why you should be scared of things, but do them anyway.”–Christian Bale

Sunday April 15, 2018

“Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.”–Babe Ruth

Monday April 16, 2018

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” –Alice Walker

Tuesday April 17, 2018

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible!'”–Audrey Hepburn

Wednesday April 18, 2018

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”–Bruce Lee

Thursday April 19, 2018

“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.”–George Elliot

Friday April 20, 2018

“There is only one boss: the customer. And he can fire everybody in the company, from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.”–Sam Walton

Saturday April 21, 2018

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”–Will Rogers

Sunday April 22, 2018

“The hardest thing to do is to be true to yourself, especially when everybody is watching.” –Dave Chappelle

Monday April 23, 2018

“The best way out is always through.”–Robert Frost

Tuesday April 24, 2018

“You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself.”–Ethel Barrymore

Wednesday April 25, 2018

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”–John D. Rockefeller

Thursday April 26, 2018

“There is nothing impossible to him who will try.”–Alexander the Great

Friday April 27, 2018

“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” –Ingrid Bergman

Saturday April 28, 2018

“I love what I do, and when you love what you do, you want to be the best at it.” –Jay-Z

Sunday April 29, 2018

“The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.” –H.G. Wells

Monday April 30, 2018

“Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” –Mary Tyler Moore

Tuesday May 1, 2018

“Like the wind that carries one ship east and another west, the law of autosuggestion will lift you up or pull you down according to the way that you set your sails of thought.” –Napoleon Hill

Wednesday May 2, 2018

“If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.” –Pat Riley

Thursday May 3, 2018

“More men have become great through practice than by nature.”–Democritus

Friday May 4, 2018

“If you never want to be criticized, for goodness’ sake don’t do anything new.”–Jeff Bezos

Saturday May 5, 2018

“If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.”–Zig Ziglar

Sunday May 6, 2018

“Someday is not a day of the week.”–Janet Dailey

Monday May 7, 2018

“It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.”–Tony Robbins

Tuesday May 8, 2018

“What I’ve learned from running is that the time to push hard is when you’re hurting like crazy and you want to give up. Success is often just around the corner.”–James Dyson

Wednesday May 9, 2018

“There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.” –Jason Fried

Thursday May 10, 2018

“One today is worth two tomorrows.” –Benjamin Franklin

Friday May 11, 2018

“The last 10 percent it takes to launch something takes as much energy as the first 90 percent.”–Rob Kalin

Saturday May 12, 2018

“I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing toward being a champion.” — Billie Jean King

Sunday May 13, 2018

“What’s your big idea? What are you willing to spend your moral capital, your intellectual capital, your cash, your sweat equity in pursuing outside of the walls of the University of Pennsylvania? … [T]he world is more malleable than you think and it’s waiting for you to hammer it into shape.” –Bono

Monday May 14, 2018

“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” –Bill Bradley

Tuesday May 15, 2018

“I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.” –George S. Patton

Wednesday May 16, 2018

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” –Theodore Roosevelt

Thursday May 17, 2018

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” — Marie Curie

Friday May 18, 2018

“Fall seven times and stand up eight.” –Proverb

Saturday May 19, 2018

“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs — even though checkered by failure — than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” –Theodore Roosevelt

Sunday May 20, 2018

“Care about what other people think, and you will always be their prisoner.” –Lao Tzu

Monday May 21, 2018

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.” –Edith Wharton

Tuesday May 22, 2018

“Falling down is not a failure. Failure comes when you stay where you have fallen.” –Socrates

Wednesday May 23, 2018

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday May 24, 2018

“Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been.” –Alan Alda

Friday May 25, 2018

“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

Saturday May 26, 2018

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” — Barack Obama

Sunday May 27, 2018

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.” –President Abraham Lincoln

Monday May 28, 2018

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.” –Billie Jean King

Tuesday May 29, 2018

“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” — Ella Fitzgerald

Wednesday May 30, 2018

“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.” –Isaac Newton

Thursday May 31, 2018

“Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.” –Bernard Williams

Friday June 1, 2018

“Go out there and get rich. Get so obnoxiously rich that when that tax bill comes, your first thought will be to choke on how big a check you have to write.” –Mark Cuban

Saturday June 2, 2018

“Every noble work is at first impossible.” –Thomas Carlyle

Sunday June 3, 2018

“From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.” –Aeschylus

Monday June 4, 2018

“Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it’s about having a lot of options.” –Chris Rock

Tuesday June 5, 2018

“I hate that word: ‘lucky.’ It cheapens a lot of hard work.” –Peter Dinklage

Wednesday June 6, 2018

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” –Farrah Gray

Thursday June 7, 2018

“It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.” — J.K. Rowling

Friday June 8, 2018

“Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.” –Warren Buffett

Saturday June 9, 2018

“I often hear from new graduates that it’s better to wait until you have more experience … [b]ut I’m a big believer in the power of inexperience. It was the greatest asset I had when I started TFA. If I had known at the outset how hard it was going to be, I might never have started. The world needs you before you stop asking naïve questions and while you have the time to understand the true nature of the complex problems we face and take them on.” –Wendy Kopp, Boston University, 2013

Sunday June 10, 2018

“To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.” –Kahlil Gibran

Monday June 11, 2018

“Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.” –Benjamin Disraeli

Tuesday June 12, 2018

“I wish I could tell you the secret to being forever young, but no one’s figured that out yet. But if you see the glass half full, simplify your life, and give yourself to a worthy cause, you will be forever happy.” –Bert Jacobs, University of New Hampshire, 2010

Wednesday June 13, 2018

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine–and shadows will fall behind you.” –Walt Whitman

Thursday June 14, 2018

“The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” — Ralph Nader

Friday June 15, 2018

“I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on Earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet.” — Susan B. Anthony

Saturday June 16, 2018

“You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world’s happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.” –Dale Carnegie

Sunday June 17, 2018

“The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.” –Colin R. Davis

Monday June 18, 2018

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” –Norman Vincent Peale

Tuesday June 19, 2018

“Life is either a great adventure or nothing at all.” –Helen Keller

Wednesday June 20, 2018

“Life has two rules: #1 Never quit #2 Always remember rule # 1.” –Unknown

Thursday June 21, 2018

“A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.” –Joyce Meyer

Friday June 22, 2018

“As people are walking all the time, in the same spot, a path appears.” –John Locke

Saturday June 23, 2018

“God loves to help him who strives to help himself.” –Aeschylus

Sunday June 24, 2018

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday June 25, 2018

“Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.” –Andre Gide

Tuesday June 26, 2018

“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” –Alphonse Karr

Wednesday June 27, 2018

“Eventually, the nerds and the geeks will have their day.” –Judd Apatow

Thursday June 28, 2018

“Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.” –Winston Churchill

Friday June 29, 2018

“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” — Ronald Reagan

Saturday June 30, 2018

“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” –William Jennings Bryan

Sunday July 1, 2018

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” –Norman Vincent Peale

Monday July 2, 2018

“Enthusiasm moves the world.” –Arthur Balfour

Tuesday July 3, 2018

“If you have no critics, you’ll likely have no success.” –Malcolm Forbes

Wednesday July 4, 2018

“From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.” –Arthur Ashe

Thursday July 5, 2018

“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.” — Mary Louise Alcott

Friday July 6, 2018

“3The firsts go away–first love, first kiss, first baby. You have to create new ones.” –Sarah Jessica Parker

Saturday July 7, 2018

“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” –George Addair

Sunday July 8, 2018

“We are all ordinary. We are all boring. We are all spectacular. We are all shy. We are all bold. We are all heroes. We are all helpless. It just depends on the day.” –Brad Meltzer

Monday July 9, 2018

“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” –Jim Rohn

Tuesday July 10, 2018

“Hire character. Train skill.” –Peter Schutz

Wednesday July 11, 2018

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” –Jim Rohn

Thursday July 12, 2018

“I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.” –Rumi

Friday July 13, 2018

“One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.” –Sigmund Freud

Saturday July 14, 2018

“I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life–and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.

Sunday July 15, 2018

“I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.” –Galileo

Monday July 16, 2018

“In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman.” — Margaret Thatcher

Tuesday July 17, 2018

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” –Winston S. Churchill

Wednesday July 18, 2018

“Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.” — Mae Jemison

Thursday July 19, 2018

“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” –Duke Ellington

Friday July 20, 2018

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” –Michael Jordan

Saturday July 21, 2018

“When looking for a life partner, my advice to women is date all of them: the bad boys, the cool boys, the commitment-phobic boys, the crazy boys. But do not marry them. The things that make the bad boys sexy do not make them good husbands. When it comes time to settle down, find someone who wants an equal partner. Someone who thinks women should be smart, opinionated and ambitious. Someone who values fairness and expects or, even better, wants to do his share in the home. These men exist and, trust me, over time, nothing is sexier.” — Sheryl Sandberg

Sunday July 22, 2018

“Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” –Dalai Lama

Monday July 23, 2018

“I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself.” –Albert Einstein

Tuesday July 24, 2018

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” –Milton Berle

Wednesday July 25, 2018

“If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” –Vincent Van Gogh

Thursday July 26, 2018

“In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins.” — Ulysses S. Grant

Friday July 27, 2018

“Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” –Charles Swindoll

Saturday July 28, 2018

“Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated.” –Confucius

Sunday July 29, 2018

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” –George Bernard Shaw

Monday July 30, 2018

“I think in terms of evolutions, not revolutions. Failure is not part of my vocabulary.” –Shelia Lirio Marcelo, founder of Care.com

Tuesday July 31, 2018

“Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down. And trust your instincts … good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don’t hurt. They’re not painful. That’s not just with somebody you want to marry, but it’s with the friends that you choose. It’s with the people you surround yourselves with.” –Michelle Obama

Wednesday August 1, 2018

“Life’s like a movie; write your own ending, keep believing, keep pretending.” –Jim Henson

Thursday August 2, 2018

“Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.” –Albert Camus

Friday August 3, 2018

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” –Robert Louis Stevenson

Saturday August 4, 2018

“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” –Robin Williams

Sunday August 5, 2018

“When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue.-Josh James, CEO and founder of Omniture and Domo

Monday August 6, 2018

“Most people give up just when they are about to achieve success. They quit on the one-yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touchdown.” –H. Ross Perot

Tuesday August 7, 2018

“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.” –Louis L’Amour

Wednesday August 8, 2018

“Nothing will work unless you do.” –Maya Angelou

Thursday August 9, 2018

“The trouble in America is not that we are making too many mistakes, but that we are making too few.” –Philip Knight

Friday August 10, 2018

“We’re here for a reason. I believe that reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.” –Whoopi Goldberg

Saturday August 11, 2018

“You must not under any pretense allow your mind to dwell on any thought that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.” –Emmet Fox

Sunday August 12, 2018

“If life seems jolly rotten, there’s something you’ve forgotten! And that’s to laugh and smile and dance and sing…” –Monty Python

Monday August 13, 2018

“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” –Swami Sivananda

Tuesday August 14, 2018

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” –Charles Darwin

Wednesday August 15, 2018

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” –Warren Buffett

Thursday August 16, 2018

“Speak less than you know; have more than you show.” –William Shakespeare

Friday August 17, 2018

“Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Saturday August 18, 2018

“There is no security in this life. There is only opportunity.” –Douglas MacArthur

Sunday August 19, 2018

“The first one gets the oyster the second gets the shell.” –Andrew Carnegie

Monday August 20, 2018

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” — Coco Chanel

Tuesday August 21, 2018

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” –Martin Luther

Wednesday August 22, 2018

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched–they must be felt with the heart.” –Helen Keller

Thursday August 23, 2018

“Early to bed and early to rise probably indicates unskilled labor.” –John Ciardi

Friday August 24, 2018

“Every man should lose a battle in his youth, so he does not lose a war when he is old.” –George R. R. Martin

Saturday August 25, 2018

“Give me a stock clerk with a goal, and I will give you a man who will make history. Give me a man without a goal, and I will give you a stock clerk.-James Cash Penney, founder of J.C. Penney

Sunday August 26, 2018

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” –Albert Einstein

Monday August 27, 2018

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” –Bill Gates

Tuesday August 28, 2018

“A lot of times people look at the negative side of what they feel they can’t do. I always look on the positive side of what I can do.”–Chuck Norris

Wednesday August 29, 2018

“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” –Jack Canfield

Thursday August 30, 2018

“Both my mother and I were determined that we weren’t going to stay on welfare. We always worked toward doing better, toward having a better life. We never had any doubts that we would.” –Larry Ellison

Friday August 31, 2018

“The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.” –Arthur C. Clarke

Saturday September 1, 2018

“Aging is not ‘lost youth,’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” — Betty Friedan

Sunday September 2, 2018

“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” –Florence Nightingale

Monday September 3, 2018

“Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them more.”–Oscar Wilde

Tuesday September 4, 2018

“The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.”–Bertrand Russell

Wednesday September 5, 2018

“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: The only ones among you who will be truly happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.” –Albert Schweitzer

Thursday September 6, 2018

“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.” –Carl Sandburg

Friday September 7, 2018

“Running a startup is like eating glass. You just start to like the taste of your own blood.”–Sean Parker

Saturday September 8, 2018

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” –Maya Angelou

Sunday September 9, 2018

“Try to be like the turtle–at ease in your own shell.” –Bill Copeland

Monday September 10, 2018

“I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars-I look for 1-foot bars that I can step over.” –Warren Buffett

Tuesday September 11, 2018

“Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul.” –Thomas Merton

Wednesday September 12, 2018

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” — Thomas Edison

Thursday September 13, 2018

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill

Friday September 14, 2018

“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” –Tony Robbins

Saturday September 15, 2018

“We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.” –Tony Robbins

Sunday September 16, 2018

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” –Plato

Monday September 17, 2018

“Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it.” — Lord Chesterfield

Tuesday September 18, 2018

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has -Margaret Mead

Wednesday September 19, 2018

“We convince by our presence.” –Walt Whitman

Thursday September 20, 2018

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” –George Bernard Shaw

Friday September 21, 2018

“A lot of the time the experts, the people who are supposed to be able to tell you what to do, will tell you that you can’t do something even when you know you can. And a lot of the time it’s your friends … who tell you you can do it.” –Mark Zuckerberg, Belle Haven Elementary School (yes, really), 2011

Saturday September 22, 2018

“Education costs money. But then so does ignorance.” –Sir Claus Moser

Sunday September 23, 2018

“It’s not your job to like me, it’s mine.” — Byron Katie

Monday September 24, 2018

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” –Joseph Campbell

Tuesday September 25, 2018

“What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?–Robert H. Schuller

Wednesday September 26, 2018

“Always look for the fool in the deal. If you don’t find one, it’s you.” –Mark Cuban

Thursday September 27, 2018

“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday September 28, 2018

“Death is very likely the single best invention of life. It’s life’s change agent; it clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now, the new is you. But someday, not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it’s quite true. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” –Steve Jobs, Stanford University, 2005

Saturday September 29, 2018

“What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.” –Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Sunday September 30, 2018

“Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.” — Mary Lou Retton

Monday October 1, 2018

“What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.” –Plutarch

Tuesday October 2, 2018

“I’m intimidated by the fear of being average.” –Taylor Swift

Wednesday October 3, 2018

“Everyone has ideas. They may be too busy or lack the confidence or technical ability to carry them out. But I want to carry them out. It is a matter of getting up and doing it.” — James Dyson

Thursday October 4, 2018

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” –John F. Kennedy

Friday October 5, 2018

“Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” –Marianne Williamson

Saturday October 6, 2018

“What we think, we become.” –Buddha

Sunday October 7, 2018

“It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.” –Mother Teresa

Monday October 8, 2018

“The achievement of one goal should be the starting point of another.” –Alexander Graham Bell

Tuesday October 9, 2018

“What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” –Bob Dylan

Wednesday October 10, 2018

“When deeds speak, words are nothing.” –Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Thursday October 11, 2018

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” –Aristotle

Friday October 12, 2018

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” –Henry Ford

Saturday October 13, 2018

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.” –Erma Bombeck

Sunday October 14, 2018

“When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.” –William Arthur Ward

Monday October 15, 2018

“When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.” –Carol Burnett

Tuesday October 16, 2018

“Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.” –Abraham Joshua Heschel

Wednesday October 17, 2018

“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

Thursday October 18, 2018

“Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” –Chris Grosser

Friday October 19, 2018

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” –Maya Angelou

Saturday October 20, 2018

“You must do the things you think you cannot do.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

Sunday October 21, 2018

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” –Aesop

Monday October 22, 2018

“The best protection any woman can have… is courage.” –Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Tuesday October 23, 2018

“Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.” –Napoleon Hill

Wednesday October 24, 2018

“Your personal life, your professional life, and your creative life are all intertwined. I went through a few very difficult years where I felt like a failure. But it was actually really important for me to go through that. Struggle, for me, is the most inspirational thing in the world at the end of the day–as long as you treat it that way.” — Skylar Grey

Thursday October 25, 2018

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” –Nido Qubein

Friday October 26, 2018

“No matter how dirty your past is, your future is still spotless.” –Drake

Saturday October 27, 2018

“You can’t make anything viral, but you can make something good.” –Peter Shankman

Sunday October 28, 2018

“Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first, it is ridiculed. In the second, it is opposed. In the third, it is regarded as self evident.” –Arthur Schopenhauer

Monday October 29, 2018

“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.” — Maya Angelou

Tuesday October 30, 2018

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” –Stephen Covey

Wednesday October 31, 2018

“The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.” –Oliver Wendell Holmes

Thursday November 1, 2018

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see.” –Confucius

Friday November 2, 2018

“I know for sure that what we dwell on is what we become.” — Oprah Winfrey

Saturday November 3, 2018

“I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” –Muhammad Ali

Sunday November 4, 2018

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” –Leonardo da Vinci

Monday November 5, 2018

“The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do.” –Dennis Waitley

Tuesday November 6, 2018

“F/8 and be there.”–Arthur Fellig (context: Fellig was a photographer, this was

Wednesday November 7, 2018

“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” –William James

Thursday November 8, 2018

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

Friday November 9, 2018

“Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.” –Michelangelo

Saturday November 10, 2018

“The time is always right to do what is right.” –Martin Luther King Jr.

Sunday November 11, 2018

“The reward of a thing well done is having done it.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday November 12, 2018

“The longer you’re in the game, the hotter you are.”–Bonnie Guterl

Tuesday November 13, 2018

“Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition–in having put forth the best within you.” –Henry J. Kaiser

Wednesday November 14, 2018

“I shouldn’t even be here, so if I’m here, I better do something good.” –Tammy Duckworth

Thursday November 15, 2018

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” –Anne Frank

Friday November 16, 2018

“Teach your children early not to pass the blame or make excuses, but to take responsibility for their actions.” –Eric Greitens

Saturday November 17, 2018

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” –Thomas Edison

Sunday November 18, 2018

“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” –Earl Nightingale

Monday November 19, 2018

“If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.” –Elon Musk

Tuesday November 20, 2018

“It’s irreverence, foolish confidence, and naivety combined with persistence, open mindedness, and a continual ability to learn that created Facebook, Google, Yahoo, eBay, Microsoft, Apple, Juniper, AOL, Sun Microsystems, and others.” –Vinod Khosla

Wednesday November 21, 2018

“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for?”–Robert Browning

Thursday November 22, 2018

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” –Mohandas K. Gandhi

Friday November 23, 2018

“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” — Gloria Steinem

Saturday November 24, 2018

“Nothing works better than just improving your product.” –Joel Spolsky

Sunday November 25, 2018

“The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.” –Zig Ziglar

Monday November 26, 2018

“Diligence is the mother of good luck.” –Benjamin Franklin

Tuesday November 27, 2018

“Nothing is hopeless that is right.” –Susan B. Anthony

Wednesday November 28, 2018

“Insomnia is my greatest inspiration.” — Jon Stewart

Thursday November 29, 2018

“Surviving a failure gives you more self-confidence. Failures are great learning tools… but they must be kept to a minimum.” –Jeffrey Immelt

Friday November 30, 2018

“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me.” — Ayn Rand

Saturday December 1, 2018

“A good criterion for measuring success in life is the number of people you have made happy.” –Robert J. Lumsden

Sunday December 2, 2018

“There are no working hours for leaders.” –James Cardinal Gibbons

Monday December 3, 2018

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” –Sharon Begley

Tuesday December 4, 2018

“Every man’s life is a fairy tale written by God’s fingers.” –Hans Christian Andersen

Wednesday December 5, 2018

“Buckle up, and know that it’s going to be a tremendous amount of work, but embrace it.” –Tory Burch

Thursday December 6, 2018

“There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them.” –Seth Godin

Friday December 7, 2018

“If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.” –Dolly Parton

Saturday December 8, 2018

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.” — John C. Maxwell

Sunday December 9, 2018

“We generate fears while we sit. We over come them by action. Fear is nature’s way of warning us to get busy.” –Dr. Henry Link

Monday December 10, 2018

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” –Joseph Campbell

Tuesday December 11, 2018

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” –Alice Walker

Wednesday December 12, 2018

“Look at the sparrows; they do not know what they will do in the next moment. Let us literally live from moment to moment.” –Mahatma Gandhi

Thursday December 13, 2018

“Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice.” –Peter Drucker

Friday December 14, 2018

“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” –Dennis P. Kimbro

Saturday December 15, 2018

“I never dreamt of success. I worked for it.” –Este Lauder

Sunday December 16, 2018

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” — Bill Gates

Monday December 17, 2018

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into smaller manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” –Mark Twain

Tuesday December 18, 2018

“When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’–Sydney J. Harris

Wednesday December 19, 2018

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” –H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Thursday December 20, 2018

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”–Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday December 21, 2018

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” –Mother Teresa

Saturday December 22, 2018

“Data beats emotions -Sean Rad

Sunday December 23, 2018

“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” –Stephen King

Monday December 24, 2018

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” –Michelangelo

Tuesday December 25, 2018

“Out of difficulties grow miracles.” –Jean de la Bruyere

Wednesday December 26, 2018

“A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.” –Unknown

Thursday December 27, 2018

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

Friday December 28, 2018

“Too low they build, who build beneath the stars.” –Edward Young

Saturday December 29, 2018

“Fall seven times and stand up eight.” –Unknown

Sunday December 30, 2018

“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” –Herman Melville

Monday December 31, 2018

“Unless you dream, you’re not going to achieve anything.” –Richard Branson

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