Motivational Quotes

We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it. – Winston Churchill

When you take things for granted, those things eventually get taken.

The mercy of the world is you don’t know what’s going to happen. – Wendell Berry

Free will doesn’t mean doing whatever you want. It means having the freedom to do what is right.

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice. – Abraham Lincoln

Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t. – Jerry Rice

The words you speak today should be soft and tender for tomorrow you may have to eat them.

Giving to others

The best gift you could ever give someone is your time because you’re giving them something that you will never get back.

One selfless act can positively impact the lives of many.

You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.

Always be kind for everyone is fighting a hard battle.

How you make others feel about themselves, says a lot about you.

Blowing out someone else’s candle doesn’t make your shine any brighter.

Selfless service is truly selfless if you’re not recognized.

Dealing with it

If you put a small value on yourself, rest assured the world will not raise your price.

Nobody has a perfect life. Everybody has their own problems. Some people just know how to deal with it in a perfect way.

Freedom is a package deal- with it comes responsibilities and consequences.

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Deal with it in an objective fashion. Don’t get emotional about it. – John McKee

Never underestimate your problem or your ability to deal with it. – Robert H. Schuller

Running away from any problem only increases the distance from the solution.

Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you. – Alex Haley

Steve Prefontaine Quotes

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift. – Steve Prefontaine

Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it. – Steve Prefontaine

A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace,
and then at the end, punish himself even more. – Steve Prefontaine

Over the years, I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started.
It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement. – Steve Prefonatine

I’m going to work so that it’s a pure guts race at the end, and if it is, I am the only one who can win it. – Steve Prefontaine

No one will ever run a 5,000 meter by running an easy two miles. Not against me. – Steve Prefontaine

I run to see who has the most guts. – Steve Prefontaine


Wake up with determination. Go to bed with satisfaction.

Laziness may appear attractive but work gives satisfaction. – Anne Frank

We find no real real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve. – Maxwell Maltz

This life is not for complaint, but for satisfaction. – Henry David Thoreau

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory. – Gandhi

Satisfaction of one’s curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life. – Linus Pauling

Human happiness and human satisfaction must ultimately come from within oneself. – Dalai Lama


One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity. – Albert Schweitzer

Challenges make life interesting, however, overcoming them is what makes it meaningful. – Mark Twain

We acquire the strength we have overcome. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Overcome the notion that you must be regular. It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary.

I’m not what I have done. I’m what I have overcome.

What you can become depends upon what you can overcome.

You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals. – George Patton

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it. – Helen Keller