Motivational quotes

  1. Does anyone have any quotes to share that they like to read to get themselves motivated, or stay motivated? Sort of like a pick me up to study---or quotes about hard work, etc.

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  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    This was on my grad announcements:

    "To accomplish great things, you must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe"---Anatole France
  4. by   VivaLasViejas
    "The fox knows many tricks; the hedgehog only one. One good one."---author unknown (I like this one because not everybody is born a genius, but almost everybody can become smart.)

    "Faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen."---from the Bible

  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Another "I may not soar like the eagle, but as a weasel, i won't get sucked into a jet's engine"
  6. by   Daytonite
    I'll go with the pick-me-ups. I like humor, especially sarcasm. Here is a list of my favorites. I print them on my notebook covers.

    The things that come to those who wait may be the things left by those who got there first.
    As Long As There Are Tests, There Will Be Prayer In Public Schools.
    Graduate Soon! Millions On Welfare Depend On You
    If At First You Don't Succeed ... Blame Someone Else And Seek Counseling.
    Jesus Is Coming! Look Busy!
    Welcome To **** Creek - Sorry, We're Out Of Paddles
    Rome did not create a great empire by having meetings. They did it by killing everyone who opposed them.
    Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now.
    Opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.
    If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning.
    I went to school to become a wit, only got halfway through.
    Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid, the vast limits of their knowledge. (Mark Twain)
    "Genius without education is like silver in the mine." (Benjamin Franklin).
    It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. (Mark Twain)
    You don't drown because you fall into the water. You drown because you stay there.
    Hunter's Observation on Education and Oz: "We can give you a diploma, but we can't give you a brain."

    Here's some serious ones:
    A teacher's purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image.
    Teachers who inspire realize there will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how we use them.
    The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.
  7. by   Race Mom
    Get 'er done!

    Sorry, couldn't resist.
  8. by   futureTMA
    See below
  9. by   Jessy_RN
    These are really good, I love motivational quotes too.
  10. by   lilmama007
    classic Daytonite! I love the "Graduate Soon! Millions On Welfare Depend On You" That's so true. Here's my favorite one.

    Yes the deserved to die and I hope they rot in hell- Samuel Jackson
  11. by   Daytonite
    Quote from Woogy
    Get 'er done!

    Sorry, couldn't resist.
    I love Larry, the Cable Guy! He reminds me so much of the characters my father would have visiting him back in the 60's. They'd sit around the table drinking beer and spouting off those kinds of wisdoms. And, they all had nicknames like Scabby or Slats. What memories to have!
  12. by   cmp06
    This was a great idea =o) I'll have to pull out some of my favorites
  13. by   moonischasingme1
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] "Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do and you've done it!" --Margaret Thatcher
  14. by   NurseLatteDNP
    Avoiding the phrase “I don’t have time...”, will soon help you to realize that you do have the time needed for just about anything you choose to accomplish in life.
    Bo Bennett, "Year to Success"

    "Prepare your mind to receive the best that life has to offer."
    Ernest Holmes

    "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

    "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."
    Les Brown