Our Favorite Quotes and Favorite Sayings

Below are our absolute favorite quotes, out of the thousands we've come across, from a huge number of sources. These are what we consider the most inspirational sayings ever spoken, from such truly inspirational people as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Ford, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.

Our Favorite Saying on Strength From Within:

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Our Favorite Quote on Getting Started:

"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now."
~ Goethe
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Our Favorite Phrase on Going For It:

"You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take."
~ Wayne Gretzky
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Life Is A Journey - Souza
Life Is A Journey - Souza Greeting Card
What Would You Attempt - Unknown
What Would You Attempt - Unknown Greeting Card
Dance As Though - Souza
Dance As Though - Souza Greeting Card
To Laugh Often And Much - Emerson
To Laugh Often And Much - Emerson Greeting Card
Life Isn't About Waiting - Greene
Life Isn't About Waiting - Greene Greeting Card
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Our Favorite Quote on Facing Fears:

"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do. "
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
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Our Favorite Quotation on Clarifying What You Want:

"What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?"
~ Unknown
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One of Our Favorite Sayings On Attitude:

"The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude."
~ Dennis S. Brown
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A Favorite Quotation on Taking Chances:

"Those who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed."
~ Lloyd Jones
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Our Favorite Phrase on Character:

"What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Our All-Time Favorite Quote on Attitude
"The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. "
~ Charles Swindoll
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Another Favorite Saying on Taking Action:

"You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do."
~ Henry Ford
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Our All-Time Favorite Quotation on Life:

"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. "
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Another Favorite Quotation on Life:

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."
~ Abraham Lincoln
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Our Favorite Saying on Risk Taking:

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. "
~ T. S. Eliot
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Our Favorite Phrase on Committing:

"Do or do not. There is no try."
~ Yoda
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Another Favorite Quote on Risk Taking:

"In the end, what we regret most are the chances we never took."
~ Frasier Crane
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