Category Archives: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thanksgiving Motivation

Some overdue quotes for Thanksgiving…better late than never!  Thanks to top contributor Joe McGillian for bringing these to the table.

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for
today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” -Melody Beattie

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget
that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
-John F. Kennedy

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends, For everything
Thy goodness sends.”
-Ralph Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson Motivation – We All Have to Start Somewhere…

“Every artist was first an amateur.” -Ralph Emerson

Vision, Resolve and Persistence in the face of ANY OBSTACLE

“Came close to the utmost but no cigar
Nose to the grindstone, head to the stars”
-The Roots – Sacrifice

“The power behind me is greater than the problem in front of me.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Motivational Quotes – Live in the NOW….Make Every Hour Count

“To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.” -Ralph Emerson

Success truly has no destination; it’s the journey that creates our experience.”

Persistence & Perseverance Quotes

In life, regardless of our age or status, we will ALWAYS be met with roadblocks, challenges, and things – big or small – that arent “exactly” what we had hoped or planned for.  It is in these moments that magic happens.  Yes, magic. It is in these moments that champions emerge and the weak-minded fall.  It is in these moments that we make a CHOICE to continue to realize our dreams or decide that they arent worth pursuing.  It is in these moments that true opportunity arises.  It is easier to quit, but persistence and perseverance will put us in that small group of people who keep going when the going gets tough.

See below quotes for inspiration:

“Paralyze resistance with persistence.”
-Woody Hayes

“There is no one giant step that does it. It’s a lot of little steps.”
-Peter A. Cohen

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men
with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a
proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated
derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
-Calvin Coolidge

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”
-Vincent van Gogh

“You have to have confidence in your ability,
and then be tough enough to follow through.”
-Rosalynn Carter

“Perseverance is a great element of success.
If you only knock long enough at the gate,
you are sure to wake up somebody.”
-Henri Wadsworth Longfellow

“Success is the sum of small efforts,
repeated day in and day out.”
-Robert Collier

“You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.”
-Babe Ruth

“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect
before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”
-John Quincy Adams

“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on
after others have let go.”
-William Feather

“In the confrontation between the stream and the rock,the stream always wins – not through strength, but through persistence.”

“Persistence gives confidence and continued right mental
attitude followed by consistent action will bring success.
When you have that knowing inside of you, fear has vanished
and the obstruction to a life of all good removed.”

“No great achievement is possible without persistent work.”
-Bertrand Russell

“To make our way, we must have firm resolve,
persistence, tenacity. We must gear ourselves
to work hard all the way. We can never let up.”
-Ralph Bunche

“For now you know one of the greatest principles of success;
if you persist long enough you will win.”
-Og Mandino

“People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding
success because they don’t know when to quit.
Most men succeed because they are determined to.”
-George Allen

“Even the woodpecker owes his success to the fact
that he uses his head and keeps pecking away
until he finishes the job he starts.”
-Coleman Cox

“You’ve got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and
want it badly enough I can have it. It’s called perseverance.”
-Lee Iacocca

“Persistent people begin their success
where others end in failure.”
-Edward Eggleston

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.”
-Thomas Edison

“Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.”
-Winston Churchill

“I do not think there is any other quality so essential
to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance.
It overcomes almost everything, even nature.”
-John D. Rockefeller

“If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.”
-William Blake

“That which we persist in doing becomes easier,
not that the task itself has become easier,
but that our ability to perform it has improved.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A little more persistence, a little more effort, and
what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.”
-Elbert Hubbard