Toni from A Daily Dose of Toni started this great weekly ritual of posting Favorite Quotes – the quotes that people come up with are very inspiring, so if you haven’t had a chance to check out Quotable Sunday, now’s your chance! πŸ˜‰ This week Toni chose quotes about ‘Opportunity’ – we were apparently thinking along the same lines, because I have chosen quotes on ‘Motivation’, which ties in to get motivated with the opportunities that are presented to you. πŸ˜‰

“It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, ‘Always do what you are afraid to do.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.”
George S. Patton

“If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.” St. Clement of Alexandra

“We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.Arthur C. Clarke

“Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.Johann Gottfried Von Herder

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” Aristotle

“You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.” Author Unknown

He who hesitates is lost.” Proverb

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose–a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.” Mary Shelley

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” William B. Sprague

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” Albert Einstein

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In case you don’t know what Quotable Sunday is, here are the basic and easy-to-follow rules…come on and join in, it’s fun! πŸ˜‰

The rules (for newbies)
~Go to your blog and post one or more of your favorite quotes.
~Go to Toni’s and sign mister linky with the link to your post and then go visit the other participants and leave some comment love.
~Spread the word of course…we want lots of Quotes to read πŸ™‚


  1. This has been a favourite quote of mine for a very long time:
    I find it inspires and motivates me.

  2. I Love the last one it is definetly the one that applies to me. I really need to do more instead of think of all these things I should do!

  3. OOh…love your quotes this week!! I especially like the Mary Shelley quote, it gives me chills!!

  4. Hi Stacy!
    Wonderful quotes–Emerson is definitely one of my favorites–I think I was a transcedentalist in a former life πŸ™‚ s I love this idea, and I would love to play along starting next week (we’re on our way out the door…s I hope I will rememeber next Sunday–crossin’ my fingers and toes)s Anyways–love your blog–great idea!s Take good care ~ nicole

  5. Thanks, Annie!s I love Ralph Waldo Emmerson – he has such wonderful and intellectual quotes!s Glad it helped you out! πŸ˜‰ s Thanks so much for stopping by!

  6. Thank you very much, Joanna!s Einstein sure was a brilliant man… πŸ˜‰ s Thanks a bunch for stopping by!

  7. Oh, I agree – Ralph Waldo Emerson has some excellent (and inspirational) quotes to live by.s
    Thanks so much for stopping by, Chris! πŸ˜€

  8. Awww, thanks, Brittany!s I’m glad you come by to read my chosen quotes each week!s That ‘motivates’ me to keep on doing them! πŸ˜‰ s Thanks a bunch for stopping by! πŸ˜€

  9. I absolutely agree, Anji!s I need to apply that last quote to myself as well… πŸ™‚ s Thanks a bunch for stopping by! πŸ˜€

  10. Thank you so much!s Yeah, that quote gave me chills, too! πŸ™‚ s Thanks a bunch for stopping by! πŸ˜€

  11. Hey, just stopping by to say hi. I’ve missed some of your posts, and will have to come back later to read them πŸ™‚ sHope your weekend is better than mine, heck everyone’s weekend must be better than mine! Yesterday afternoon was fun, but ordeal sure continued today!
    Talk to you later πŸ™‚

  12. Albert Einstein’s brilliant mind is definitely one to pay attention to… πŸ™‚ s Thanks so much for stopping by, Mimi!

  13. Thanks a bunch, Nicole!s I’ll remind you towards the end of the week so you can play along…I’d love to see some of your favorite quotes! πŸ˜‰ s Have a great day, and thanks so much for stopping by! πŸ˜€

  14. Awww, I hope your weekend ends on a better note…and that you have a great week ahead of you!s I’ve missed you! πŸ™‚ s Thanks a bunch for taking time to stop by! (HUGZ!)

  15. I DIG this quote. I think it matches up with my quotable Sunday pretty well. πŸ™‚

  16. It is a great quote, isn’t it?s And so very true…Thanks for stopping by, Amy!s I’m off to read the other Quotable Sunday participants! πŸ˜€

  17. s
    I just LOVE this quote.s It’s a reminder to be a person of action and not all talk.

  18. Oh, I love all of them! I hope to get better at my quotes, so far, I’m really behind compared to everyone else. πŸ˜›
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  19. Absolutely could not agree with you more, Davida!s All talk and no action just doesn’t work… πŸ˜‰ s Thanks so much for stopping by! πŸ˜€

  20. I thought your quotes were perfect, Angie!s Glad you joined in the fun, I’ll be looking forward to your weekly input! πŸ™‚ s Thanks a bunch for stopping by! πŸ˜€

  21. I chose Ralph Waldo Emerson this week as well. The man was genius! Love all your quotes!

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