Motivational Quotes – Soup for the Soul






Only those who respect the personalities of others can be of real use to them


Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, "What's in it for me?" – Brian Tracy




Clearly no group can as an entity create ideas. Only individuals can do this. A group of individuals may however stimulate one another into the creation of ideas


TEAM = Together Everyone Achieves More.




Private victories precede public victories. You can’t invert the process anymore than you can harvest a crop before you plant it – Stephen Covey





You can not teach a man anything – you can only help him find it within him selves -  Galileo


If you don’t like some thing, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude – don’t complain – Mia Angler


There are two primary choices in life: To accept conditions as they exist or to accept the responsibility to improve them


Give me the energy to change things I can, and the wisdom to recognize and accept the things I can't. – Jim Gray (?)





In the depths of winter, I finally found within me an invincible summer


There is nothing either good or bad. But, thinking makes it so.


The good news is that the bad news can be changed into good news when you change your attitude


Your attitude  not your aptitude determines your altitude – Zig Ziggler


If you want to reach a goal, you must see the “reaching” in your own mind before you arrive at the goal  - Zig Ziggler.


Rule your mind or it will rule you. 



The man who removes a mountain begins by moving small stones.


You are never told to set another goal or dream a new dream.


When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve. – Napolean Hill.


Fear is the enemy of logic – Frank Sonatra


To talk well and eloquently is a very great art, but an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop - Mozart



Nature gives you the face you have at 20;  Life shapes the face you have at 30;  But, it is up to you to earn the face you will have at 50



The supreme quality of a leader is unquestionable integrity.


Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success. Leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall – Stephen Covey


Decision making is a crucial process and is the job of every leader.


Superior people take both the credit and the blame for everything that happens to them – Brian Tracy.


One of the characteristics of winners is they always look upon them selves as a “do it your selves” project



Our choice of people to associate with, both personally and business wise is one of the important decisions you make. If you associate with turkeys, you will never fly with the Eagles – Brian Tracy



LUCK = Labor Under Correct Knowledge.

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.


Lucky people are simply those who think continually about what they want and then attract it into their lives – Brian Tracy.




A real sale is the sharing or transfer of enthusiasm from the seller to the buyer.


Enthusiasm is contagious.


Courage is mastery of fear not absence of fear – Mark Twain


If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it – Winston Churchill


Where there is a life – there are hopes

Where this is a hope – there are dreams

Where there is a dream – there are goals

Where there is a goal – there is action

Where there is positive action – there is achievement


If one does not know which port you are sailing, no wind is favorable.



Love and kindness are never wasted – They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them and they bless you the giver.


Love your selves first, and everything else falls into line – Lucille Ball.



SUCCESS, Hard work


Albert Einstein’s Equation:

A + B + C = SUCCESS, where

A = Hard work

B = Hard play

C = Keeping your mouth shut


If a little labor, little are our gains; man’s fortune are according to his pains.


Success is getting what you want; Happiness is wanting what you get.


The only thing that stand between a man and what he wants from life, is often merely the willingness to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible – Richard DeBass.


Success will not lower its standards; we must raise our standards to success.


People with goals succeed because they know where they are going… It’s as simple as that. – Earl Nightingale.



Opportunity is missed by most people. Because it (is dressed in overalls and) looks like work – Thomas Edison



You will never find time for anything, you must make it – Charles Buxton.


Every problem has a limited lifespan.





Quickly say “that’s good” to every setback in adversity and then find out what’s good about it – Brian Tracy.


Be not ashamed of mistakes and make them crimes – Confucius. 


Its hard to fail. But, its worst to have never tried to succeed – Theodore Roosevelt


Our greatest glory is not in never failing. But in raising every time we fall – Confucius.



Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not the darkness that frightens us. We ask our selves who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world – Nelson Mandela.


“GODISNOWHERE”  : It is all in our perspective, whether you see it as “God is now here” are “God is no where”. As long as you are happy and enjoy your perspective without trying to force others into your perspective, we are all happy as “GODISNOWHERE”.




Arun’s every day serenity (Life as easy as 1,2,3,4,5 or the “5 things you need to know in life”)

  1. Nothing happens next; this is it - The power of NOW. (Know now)
  2. Know and love your own breaking point - (Know your self)
  3. Energy and environment are the fields of action - (Know your own boat and the river you are on)
  4. An educated guess is the only way as you will never know every thing - (Know that knowing everything about everything is not always possible!)
  5. If you want to know what the 5th thing could be,  read again from 1.




Experience is not what happens to a man, its what a man does to what happens to him – Aldos Hustle



Research has continuously shown that people who succeed tend to make decisions rapidly and are slow to reverse a well thought out position. Conversely, people who fail change their mind frequently. Once you made a sound decision, stick by it. – Anthony Robins




Most quotes are from the podcasts of (some of them might be little modified than the original).


Last Update: 5/24/2007