Sometimes taking a step back and regaining perspective is the single most powerful thing we can do. Here are some quotes that will help the curious minds do just that.


“Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.” -Einstein

“Anything the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” –Napolean Hill

“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.” –Confucius

“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” –Michael Jordan

“The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.” –Albert Schweitzer

“Stay hungry. Stay foolish.”

“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” –Friedrich Nietzche

“The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” –William James

“Some people think it’s holding that makes one strong—sometimes it’s letting go.”-Unknown

“In separateness lies the world’s great misery, in compassion lies the world’s true strength.” –Buddha

“A stumble may prevent a fall.” –Proverb

“Criticism is something you can easily avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” –Aristotle

“On a deeper level you are already complete. When you realize that, there is a playful, joyous energy behind what you do.”-Eckhart Tolle

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” -Lao Tzu

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.”-Langston Hughes

“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.” –Theodore Roosevelt

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” -Harold Thurman Whitman


About Me

Brenton here...I am a social entrepreneur that forgot about success a while back, and am now focused on maximizing impact. I am the Co-Founder Be Social Change and the Director of Channel Partners at Change.org. Join me in my mission to help create a world that works for everyone!