Motivational Thought of the Day

Will and Guy's Motivational Thought of the Day

For those days when you need a little more motivation, here is a collation of inspiring words from famous people.

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It's Impossible To Read These Thoughts Without Being Inspired

  • Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken. - Albert Camus
  • Either I will find a way, or I will make one. - Sir P. Sidney
  • An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not the invasion of ideas. - Victor Hugo
  • Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need most. - American Proverb
  • Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time. No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom. - Sandra Day O'Connor
  • If you are able to state a problem, it can be solved. - Edwin H. Land
  • Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. - Marie Curie
  • Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. - Samuel Johnson
  • See our short moral stories.

Food for Thought
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.  Bertrand Russell

International Thoughts for the Day

Every nationality has its heroes, and each, sage, prophet or mullah has their own way of inspiring their followers.  Will and Guy feel that we can all learn something from the sheer variety of motivational beliefs.

  • He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything. - Arabian Proverb
  • No road is long with good company. - Turkish Proverb
  • I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders. - Jewish Proverb
  • Shared joy is double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow. - Swedish proverb
  • Failure teaches success. - Japanese Saying
  • By learning you will teach; by teaching you will understand. - Latin Proverb
  • A half truth is a whole lie. - Yiddish proverb
  • The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. - Chinese Proverb
  • See more amusing sayings.
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Motivational 'Thought of the Day' By The Famous

One quality of famous people is that they express their feelings succinctly and clearly; here are beliefs that inspire and motivate those of us who read their words.

  • Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go. - Oscar Wilde
  • Happiness is not by chance; but by choice. - Jim Rohn
  • Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect. - Samuel Johnson
  • Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. - Albert Schweitzer
  • This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. - William Shakespeare
  • Ideas without action are worthless. - Harvey Mackay
  • One never knows what each day is going to bring. The important thing is to be open and ready for it. - Henry Moore
  • It is never too late to be what you might have been. - George Eliot Funny Thought For The Day
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Whilst Researching 'Motivational Thought of the Day', Will and Guy Found These Sayings Which May Make You Smile

 
  • Man's commonest fault is not knowing what he doesn't know.
  • To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.
  • By the time you can make ends meet, they move the ends.
  • Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
  • Everyone should have a spouse, because there are a number of things that go wrong that one can't blame on the government.
  • Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart.
  • If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning.
  • Life is an endless struggle full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you find a hair stylist you like.
  • One of the life's mysteries is how a two pound box of candy can make a person gain five pounds.
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Shay's Baseball Account

At a fundraising dinner for a school that serves learning-disabled children, the father of one of the students delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended. 

My son, Shay, cannot learn things as other children do. He cannot understand things as other children do. Where is the natural order of things in my son?' Inspirational Life Story

The audience was stilled by the query.

The father continued. 'I believe, that when a child like Shay, physically and mentally handicapped comes into the world, an opportunity to realize true human nature presents itself, and it comes in the way other people treat that child.'

Then he told the following story:

Shay and his father had walked past a park where some boys Shay knew were playing baseball. Shay asked, 'Do you think they'll let me play?'

Read the rest of Shay's motivational story.

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Thought Provoking and Motivational Quotes
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A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.  Charles Spurgeon

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. Charles Spurgeon

A sinner can no more repent and believe without the Holy Spirit's aid than he can create a world. Charles Spurgeon

A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil. Men who are easy as an old shoe are generally of little worth.  Charles Spurgeon

Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us. Charles Spurgeon

By perseverance the snail reached the ark. Charles Spurgeon

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. Charles Spurgeon

Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.Charles Spurgeon

No one is so miserable as the poor person who maintains the appearance of wealth. Charles Spurgeon

No one knows who is listening, say nothing you would not wish put in the newspapers. Charles Spurgeon

None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves. Charles Spurgeon

Of two evils, choose neither. Charles Spurgeon

Saving faith is an immediate relation to Christ, accepting, receiving, resting upon Him alone, for justification, sanctification, and eternal life by virtue of God's grace. Charles Spurgeon

Sincerity makes the very least person to be of more value than the most talented hypocrite. Charles Spurgeon
The greatest enemy to human souls is the self-righteous spirit which makes men look to themselves for salvation. Charles Spurgeon

The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction. Charles Spurgeon

Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of. Charles Spurgeon

A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone. Billy Graham

A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip. Billy Graham

Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has. Billy Graham

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened. Billy Graham

God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, "I love you." Billy Graham

God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he'll be there. Billy Graham

I've read the last page of the Bible. It's all going to turn out all right. Billy Graham

If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life. Billy Graham

Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness. Billy Graham

My home is in Heaven. I'm just traveling through this world. Billy Graham

Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love. Billy Graham

Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children. Billy Graham

Only those who want everything done for them are bored. Billy Graham

Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God. Billy Graham

Read the Bible. Work hard and honestly. And don't complain. Billy Graham

Suppose you could gain everything in the whole world, and lost your soul. Was it worth it? Billy Graham

Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength. Billy Graham

The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. Billy Graham

The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service. The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet seeking out the lost and helpless. Billy Graham

The men who followed Him were unique in their generation. They turned the world upside down because their hearts had been turned right side up. The world has never been the same. Billy Graham

The most eloquent prayer is the prayer through hands that heal and bless. Billy Graham

The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course. Billy Graham

There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches. The wrong comes when riches possess men. Billy Graham

We are not cisterns made for hoarding, we are channels made for sharing. Billy Graham

When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. Billy Graham

You're born. You suffer. You die. Fortunately, there's a loophole. Billy Graham

 

 

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