20 Inspirational Quotes For 2018 – Edited By James Lynn Page

20 Inspirational Quotes For 2018 – Edited By James Lynn Page

A brand New Year is upon us and many are embarking on those resolutions to shape our lives anew. To enhance your 2018 make-over, you could do worse than absorb these 20 inspirational quotes. They’ve all been chosen for either their power, depth or psychological accuracy – and I’ve also tried to ensure they’re cliché free! They come from a variety of sources, ancient and modern, though you’ll find some of the older ones labouring the masculine pronoun ‘he’ – as if the authors were only writing for men! We know better these days. But they are, at least, from some of the best minds of all time. So, without further ado …


You are now at a crossroads. Forget your past. Who are you now? Who have you decided you really are now? Don’t think about who you have been. Who are you now? Who have you decided to become? Make this decision consciously. Make it carefully. Make it powerfully. Then act upon it.

– Anthony Robbins (in Giant Steps: Small Changes to Make a Big Difference – Daily Lessons in Self-mastery, 1994, p. 341)


Is there something – a force, a factor, a power, a science, call it what you will – which a few people understand and use to overcome their difficulties and achieve outstanding success? I firmly believe there is … It is this same element or factor … that causes people to be cured through mental healing, enables others to climb high the ladder of success, and gets phenomenal results for all who accept it. Why belief works miracles is not something than can satisfactorily be explained; but have no doubt that there’s genuine magic in believing.

– Claude Bristol (The Magic of Believing, Prentice-Hall inc., 1948)


And can you teach your body emotionally what it would feel like to believe in this way . . . to be empowered . . . to be moved by your own greatness . . . to be invincible . . . to have courage . . . to be in love with life . . . to feel unlimited . . . to live as if your prayers are already answered? . . .

― Dr. Joe Dispenza (You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter, Hay House, 2014)


What paralyzes life is lack of faith and lack of audacity. The difficulty lies not in solving problems but expressing them. And so we cannot avoid this conclusion: it is biologically evident that to gain control of passion and so make it serve spirit must be a condition of progress. Sooner or later, then, the world will brush aside our incredulity and take this step : because whatever is the more true comes out into the open, and whatever is better is ultimately realized. The day will come when, after harnessing the ether, the winds, the tides, gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love.

– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (The Evolution of Chastity, 1934, trans. in Toward the Future, 1975, edited by René Hague)


Champions aren’t made in gyms, champions are made from something they have deep inside them — a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.

– Muhammad Ali (as quoted in Talent Is Never Enough : Discover the Choices That Will Take You Beyond Your Talent by John C. Maxwell, 2007)


Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.

– Florence Scovel Shinn (The Game of Life – and How to Play it, 1925)


There are always obstacles and competitors. There is never an open road, except the wide road that leads to failure. Every great success has always been achieved by fight. Every winner has scars. The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves.

– Herbert N. Casson (in ‘National Printer Journalist’, Vol. 51.,1933)


For the last four hundred years, an unstated assumption of science is that human intention cannot affect what we call “physical reality.” Our experimental research of the past decade shows that, for today’s world and under the right conditions, this assumption is no longer correct. We humans are much more than we think we are

– William A. Tiller, physicist (from the 2004 movie ‘What the Bleep Do We Know?’)


Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

– Steve Jobs (in Aditi Mathur’s Steve Jobs’ Story in His Own Words International Business Times, 2011)


All good and evil, whether in the body or in human nature, originates in the soul, and overflows from thence, as if from the head into the eyes. And therefore if the head and body are to be well, you must begin by curing the soul; that is the first thing. And the cure, my dear youth, has to be effected by the use of certain charms, and these charms are fair words [auto-suggestions or affirmations]; and by them temperance is implanted in the soul, and where temperance is, there health is speedily imparted, not only to the head, but to the whole body.

– Plato (Charmides, trans: Benjamin Jowett)


Genius is often only the power of making continuous efforts. The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it — so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it. How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience, would have achieved success. As the tide goes clear out, so it comes clear in … A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success. There is no failure except in no longer trying.

– Elbert Hubbard (As quoted in ‘Electrical Review’, c. 1895)


A man may have in his mind all the knowledge that exists in our libraries, but unless he becomes a positive thinker he will meet with nothing but failure in his life … A man may even acknowledge that his own negative thinking is attracting negative circumstance to him, yet despite his efforts he seems caught up in a habit of thought that will not release him … He is busy, yes indeed, very busy, attracting those very things which he says he does not want.

– U.S. Andersen (Three Magic Words, George J. McLeod Ltd, 1954)


Man is buffeted by circumstances so long as he believes himself to be the creature of outside conditions. But when he realizes that he is a creative power … he then becomes the rightful master of himself … The thoughtless … seeing only the apparent effects of things, talk of luck and chance … They do not see the trials which [successful] men have voluntarily encountered in order to gain their experience; have no knowledge of the sacrifices they have made … of the faith they have exercised, that they might realize the Vision of their heart.

– James Allen (As A Man Thinketh, Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1913)


That individual who knows his power … never permits himself to believe that this or that cannot be done. He knows that those things can be done, because he has discovered what really exists within him. He works in the conviction that he must, can and will succeed … To live, think and work in the conviction that there is more of you within the real depths of your being, and to know that this more is so immense that no limit to its power can be found, will cause the mind to come into closer and closer touch with this greater power within.

– Christian D. Larson (Your Forces And How To Use Them, The New Literature Publishing Company,1912)


Faith has a great deal more power than the physical body … The power of Faith overcomes all spirits of Nature, because it is a spiritual power, and Spirit is higher than Nature. Anything we may accomplish which surpasses Nature is accomplished by Faith.

– Paracelsus (as quoted in Occultists And Mystics Of All Ages by Ralph Shirley, Rider & Son, 1920)


You have 23,000 genes in your genetic code. But there are potentially several thousand variations of proteins you can make from each of those genes, based on how you respond to the world. We’ve disempowered people, made them believe that they’re part of a machine. They’re not. When we change the programming and the behavior, our lives can change instantaneously. That’s incredibly freeing.

– Professor Bruce Lipton (quoted in the The Santa Cruz Sentinel, 2013)


Let pessimism once take hold of the mind, and life is all topsy-turvy, all vanity and vexation of spirit. There is no cure for individual or social disorder, except in forgetfulness and annihilation. “Let us eat, drink and be merry,” says the pessimist, “for to-morrow we die.” If I regarded my life from the point of view of the pessimist, I should be undone. I should seek in vain for the light that does not visit my eyes and the music that does not ring in my ears. I should beg night and day and never be satisfied. I should sit apart in awful solitude, a prey to fear and despair. But since I consider it a duty to myself and to others to be happy, I escape a misery worse than any physical deprivation

– Helen Keller (Optimism, 1903. Born 1880, Keller was an American writer and social activist who had been deaf and blind since being one and a half years old)


Ask for good, and have it; for thy Friend would see thee happy: But to the timid heart, to the child of unbelief and dread, That leaneth on his own weak staff, and trusteth the sight of his eyes, The evil he feared shall come, for the soil is ready for the seed; And suspicion hath coldly put aside the hand that was ready to help him; Therefore look up, sad spirit, be strong, thou coward heart, Or fear will make thee wretched, though evil follow not behind: Cease to anticipate misfortune.’

– Martin Farquhar Tupper (in Tupper’s Proverbial Philosophy – A Book of Thoughts and Arguments, Alden and Markham, 1848)


There is no such thing as luck. Nothing ever happens by chance. Everything, good or bad, that comes into your life is there as the result of unvarying, inescapable law. And the only operator of that law is none other than yourself. No one else has ever done you any harm of any kind, or ever could do so, however much it may seem that he did. Consciously or unconsciously you have yourself at some time or other produced every condition, desirable or undesirable, that you find in either your bodily health or your circumstances today. You, and you alone, ordered those goods; and now they are being delivered. And as long as you go on thinking wrongly about yourself and about life, the same sort of difficulties will continue to harass you, For every seed must inevitably bring forth after its own kind, and thought is the seed of destiny.

– Emmet Fox (Power Through Constructive Thinking, Harper and Row, 1940)


If you wish in this world to advance,

Your merits you’re bound to enhance;

You must stir it and stump it,

And blow your own trumpet,

Or trust me, you haven’t a chance.

– W. S. Gilbert (Ruddigore in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations, 1922)


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