What is your favorite motivational quote?

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  1. Macman7 macrumors newbie

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    I'll start with one of mine:

    In order to start, you must begin!
    Mark Twain
     
  2. rprebel macrumors 6502

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    I'll bite:

    Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it. ~ Winston Churchill

    When you're going through hell, keep going. ~ Winston again

    It's hard to beat a person who never gives up. ~ Babe Ruth

    All of us are in the gutter - only some of us are looking at the stars. ~ Oscar Wilde

    :)
     
  4. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    Eagles may soar, but turkeys don't get sucked into jet engines.

    Oh wait, that is DE-motivational.

    Uhh...Don't Panic!
     
  5. jknight8907 macrumors 6502a

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    "unemployment"
    "foreclosure"
    "repossession"
    "homelessness"
    "hungry"

    All those words are motivational enough for me to go to work.
     
  6. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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    Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
    -Henry Ford
     
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    So many setbacks in my life, some of them my own fault, but I keep on trucking. I like that one. :)
     
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  10. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Don't panic, usually panics. :D

    "Because tomorrow the sun will come up …and you never know what the tide might bring in.”
     
  11. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    Eagles may soar, but weasels never get sucked into jet engines.
     
  12. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed- Michael Jordan:D
     
  13. R94N macrumors 68020

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    I have no idea. I'm not really a quote kinda person, if that type of person exists :D
     
  14. Melrose Suspended

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    I was going to say that too.. I love that one :D
     
  15. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    “Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a lion or gazelle - when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.”

    "Success is never owned. It is rented and the rent is due everyday."

    "In the end, an organization is nothing more than the collective capacity of its people to create value. "

    "You miss 100% of the shote you don't take."
     
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  17. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    "Cake and grief counseling will be available at the conclusion."
     
  18. theITGuy macrumors 6502a

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    "Fortune favors those who dare." Virgil - The Aeneid

    "Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life." John F. Kennedy

    "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction." Albert Einstein
     
  19. maflynn Moderator

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    "Life sucks then you die" :D

    I guess I'm not too motivated
     
  20. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    "Dope will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no dope"

    Freewheelin' Franklin
     
  21. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    The great use for life is to spend it on something that outlasts it - William James
     
  22. OllyW Moderator

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    "Five years ago I was a four-stone apology — today I am two separate gorillas." - Vivian Stanshall
     
  23. UTclassof89 macrumors 6502

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    "it's a poor craftsman who blames his tools"

    (extremely apt when your Scrabble opponent complains about their letters)
     
  24. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    "Get busy living or get busy dying" - Andy Dufresne
     
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