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Step Up From Failure to Success With These Famous Inspirational Quotes


Thomas Edison encountered several failures before inventing the first practical electric light bulb in 1879. Nobody saw the years of effort, and the number of failures, he had to face for that single life-defining moment. He believed that to enjoy success one must be willing to taste bitter failure as well. Don't let your unsuccessful pursuits dishearten you. Let sheer indulgence reinstate the belief that you will see light at the end of the tunnel. Use these famous inspirational quotes to keep the spirit alive.
  • Mohandas Gandhi
    Be the change that you want to see in the world.

  • Peter F. Drucker
    Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.

  • George Bernard Shaw
    A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

  • Jonathan Swift
    Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody else has thought.

  • Dwight Eisenhower
    Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish. Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.

  • Mahatma Gandhi
    The future depends on what we do in the present.

  • Victor Hugo
    Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.

  • George Eliot
    Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration?

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Every artist was first an amateur.

  • Henry David Thoreau
    If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.

  • Stephen W. Hawking
    It matters if you just don't give up.

  • Wayne Dyer
    Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.

  • Andrew Carnegie
    People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.

  • Thomas Jefferson
    Every generation needs a new revolution.

  • Confucius
    Wherever you go, go with all your heart.

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

  • Thomas Alva Edison
    If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.

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

  • Ann Landers
    Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.
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