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I love motivational quotes, mostly for what it teaches me about how others perceive the basic issues of adversity, challenge, and success. Here are 11 favorites that I’ve collected over the years together with some preferred personal images. Share your favorite quotes in the comments!

nil“The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth.” -Chinese Proverb

RRjr_20090710_buckpond_146_E“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are all in harmony.” -Ghnadi

RRjr_RRJ_3989“Zeal is the volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow.” -Gibran

RRjr_20090730_acadia_145“Let us be like a bird for a moment, perched on a frail branch when he sings; though he feels it bend, yet he sings his songs, knowing that he has wings.” -Victor Hugo

RRjr__MG_4987“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

nil“Achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for  achievement and forget about success.” -Helen Hayes

RRjr_RRJ_3274-Edit“Do your work with your whole heart and you will succeed – there is so little competition.” -Elbert Hubbard

RRjr__MG_7582“If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.” -Robert Fritz

RRjr_20091122_muskoot_050“Technique and ability alone do not get you to the top – it is the will power that is most important. This will power you can not buy with money or be given by others – it rises from the heart.” -Junko Tabei, first woman on Everest

RRjr__MG_2847“The greatest service we can perform for others is to help them to help themselves.” -Horace Mann


“There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” – Shakespeare

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  1. Very true!!! Thanks Robert and may your blessings grow with each passing day of the coming new year…. btw, I know you are looking forward to this weekend’s storm aftermath to go shooting ~ happy shooting to you and be safe !!! Ana.

  2. Motivational quotes are nice to read, but coupled with your photos, they become truly inspirational! Do you have something like this in calendar form?

  3. Stunning images and extremely thoughtful quotes. Thanks for sharing!

    You make a living by what you get, you make a life by what you give – Winston Churchill

    To love what you do and feel that it matters – how could anything be more fun? Katherine Graham

    1. Thanks for your feedback Chris – love your quotes as well, and have added them to my “master” list! Good to hear from you, hope all is well.

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