Sherry A. Phillips

Suspense Author

Motivational Quotes

It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, “Always do what you are afraid to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash. – George S. Patton

Storms make oaks take roots. – Proverb

If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes. – St. Clement of Alexandra

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day. – Thornton Wilder

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible. – Arthur C. Clarke

Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant. There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks. – Johann Gottfried Von Herder

And all may do what has by man been done. – Edward Young

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. – Aristotle

Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us. – Samuel Smiles

Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need. – Voltaire

If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. Destitutus ventis, remos adhibe – Latin Proverb

Men’s best successes come after their disappointments. – Henry Ward Beecher

You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind. – Author Unknown

The best way out is always through. – Robert Frost

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. – William B. Sprague

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome. – Samuel Johnson

Fortune favors the brave. – Publius Terence

When the best things are not possible, the best may be made of those that are. – Richard Hooker

He who hesitates is lost. – Proverb

If you want to succeed in the world must make your own opportunities as you go on. The man who waits for some seventh wave to toss him on dry land will find that the seventh wave is a long time a coming. You can commit no greater folly than to sit by the roadside until some one comes along and invites you to ride with him to wealth or influence. – John B. Gough

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. – Albert Einstein

Believe with all of your heart that you will do what you were made to do. – Orison Swett Marden

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls. – Winston Churchill

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

For hope is but the dream of those that wake. – Matthew Prior

Constant dripping hollows out a stone. – Lucretius

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose– a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye. – Mary Shelley

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