14 inspiring quotes to improve your day and thinking

Do you feel you are in need of some inspiration?  Need a kick up the ****?

Here are 14 inspiring quotes that you may not of heard of before…

Quote number 1:

“No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.”

Who said that?  – Abraham Lincoln

My thoughts on this quote: Don’t think you are so important that people can’t just ignore you! Treat your employees and customers well.

Quote number 2:

“What you cannot enforce, do not command.”


My thoughts on this quote: Stop worrying about the things you can’t change or don’t have the power to influence.

Quote number 3:

“No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.”

Philip Armour

My thoughts on this quote: Build a great team around you. Sole trader? Get a mentor or find someone to support you and bounce ideas off.  Don’t try and do it all on your own.

Quote number 4:

“To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.”

Who made this quotation? … Friedrich Nietzsche

My thoughts: Commanding or organising a big project, that might be run by a large team,  can be more difficult than actually doing it.


Quote number 5:

“It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself. (Absurdum est ut alios regat, qui seipsum regere nescit.)”

Latin Proverb

Inspirational Quote number 6:

“Let him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.”

Thomas Carlyle

My thoughts: Do you really believe in your product or service?  If you don’t, then it’s unlikely you are going to persuade someone else.  Get passionate!

Quote number 7:

“A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.”


Quote number 8:

“Any one can hold the helm when the sea is calm.”

Publilius Syrus

My thoughts: When the going gets tough the tough get going!

Quote number 9:

“I am only one, But still I am one. I cannot do everything, But still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”

Edward Everett Hale

My thoughts: Every little step helps and gets you nearer your goal.  If you’re unable to do one thing, move on, complete the part you can do.

Quote number 10:

“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.”

Benjamin Disraeli

My thoughts: Take action… now.

Quote number 11:

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”

Edmund Burke

My thoughts: Even if you can only do one small thing or make one tiny thing… do it. Doing nothing sucks.

Quote number 12:

“You can’t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.”

Shira Tehrani

Quote number 13:

“Well done is better than well said.”

Benjamin Franklin

My thoughts: Take action! Get on and do something. Create content, make that phone call, make that product.  Stop just talking about it and do it… NOW!

Quote number 14:

“If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.”

Lucy Larcom

My thoughts: Feeling fed up?  YOU have to do something about it. You have to take action and change things.  Reach out and make a new connection. Send an email, make a call, fire off that private message. Communicate, start the fire, take action.

I hope you’re now feeling inspired!  Let me know – leave a comment below…

Haydon Rouse

Haydon is a passionate marketer and business consultant. He genuinely wants to help you and your business succeed. Why? Because, when he achieves that, you will tell your customers and contacts about him. Haydon advises organisations on how to use the web to build relationships and deliver value. Haydon is the Canterbury Local Champion for StartUp Britain. You can contact him here or on Google+.

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