20 Inspirational Quotes That Represent a Perfect Start to Every Day

A daily dose of motivation from several all-time greats

Inspiration is where you find it. In the case of career training students, that could mean a vote of confidence from a respected instructor, or it could mean taking the first step toward an externship. On mornings when the inspiration might seem difficult to come by, these 20 quotes might be an ideal way to start.

  1. “I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.” – Anna Freud
  2.  “The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb
  3. “Be optimistic. It feels better.” – Dalai Lama
  4. “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” – Dr. Seuss
  5. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  6. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world right in the eye.” – Helen Keller
  7. “People with clenched fists cannot shake hands.” – Indira Gandhi
  8. “It’s not what they take away from you that counts. It’s what you do with what you have left.” – Hubert Humphrey
  9. “Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  10. “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson
  11. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King
  12. “The most important thing, beyond discipline and creativity, is daring to dare.” – Maya Angelou
  13. “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Mother Theresa
  14. “There can be no great accomplishment without risk.” – Neil Armstrong
  15. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey
  16. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  17. “Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it with use.” – Ruth Gordon
  18. “Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.” – Swedish Proverb
  19. “In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.” – Thomas Jefferson
  20. “The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.” – Vince Lombardi

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