Inspirational Quotes

I have shared though the years on this blog my love of quotes.  I want to share a number of quotes today that I find inspiring and hopefully you will find them inspiring too.  Although I give you people’s quotes, it does not mean that I endorse their lives and everything that they have said  and done though the years  (although with some I do) but  I just like the particular thing that I quote.  With that enjoy the following:

Attempt Great Things for God, and Expect Great Things from God – William Carey

“We must not work God into our lives but work our lives into God." – Emily Hess Haynes

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." – Helen Keller

“If you think you can or if you think you can’t either way, you are right!” – Henry Ford

"Dare to risk public criticism." — Mary Kay Ash

"There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist." — Mark Twain

"Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself." — Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant

"I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more luck I have." — Thomas Jefferson

"Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in It." – Henry Ford

"Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will." – Zig Ziglar

"Life is too short to spend your precious time trying to convince a person who wants to live in gloom and doom otherwise. Give lifting that person your best shot, but don’t hang around long enough for his or her bad attitude to pull you down. Instead, surround yourself with optimistic people." – Zig Ziglar

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

"The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear." – R.W. Emerson

It is never too late to become what you might have been. – George Eliot

"You can make more friends in two months by becoming really interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you."- Dale Carnegie

You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself.  – Harry Firestone

"To begin to think with purpose is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment." – James Allen

"I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." – Michael Jordan

“It is a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it” – W. Somerset Maughan

Which one of these do you like the best and why?