Last updated on March 24th, 2019 at 12:15 pm

Child in helicopter - powerful quotesWe’ve scoured the web to come up with the 20 most powerful quotes to inspire you, including quotes by Thomas Edison, Socrates, Mark Twain and Friedrich Nietszche.

The greatest mistake one can make is to be afraid of making one.

I have not failed. I’ve simply discovered 10,000 ways that don’t work. – Thomas EdisonFriends hugging - powerful quote

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. – Socrates

Trials, temptations, disappointments — all these are helps instead of hindrances, if one uses them rightly. They not only test the fibre of a character, but strengthen it. Every conquered temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than…it was before. – James Buckham

How people treat other people is a direct reflection of how they feel about themselves.

Don’t hate what you don’t understand.

Woman - powerful quote about life journeyTwenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela

There is always, always something to be thankful for.

People cry, not because they’re weak, it’s because they’ve been strong for too long.

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I’ve missed over 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot… and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them. – George Bernard Shaw

Learn to appreciate what you have, before time makes you appreciate what you had.

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