inspiration

A Quote by Arnold Palmer on beginning, certainty, challenge, courage, day, inspiration, life, losing, mind, motivation, poetry, practice, problems, success, work, and world

THE MAN WHO THINKS HE CAN: If you think you are beaten, you are, If you think that you dare not, you don't, If you'd like to win, but you think you can't, It's almost certain you won't. If you think you'll lose, you've lost, For out in the world you'll find, Success begins with a fellow's will, It's all in the state of mind. If you think you are outclassed, you are, You've got to think high to rise, You've got to be sure of yourself before You can ever win a prize. Life's battles don't always go To the stronger or faster man, But soon or late the man who wins Is the man who thinks he can. NOTE: A copy of this inspirational poem hangs on the wall in Arnold Palmer's office. Arnie has made it a practice to read the poem at the start of each day. It serves him as a source of inspiration, courage and motivation that enables him to attack whatever problems and challenges that day might bring. It works for Arnie. It will work for you. Try it.

Arnold Palmer

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A Quote by Aristotle on affection and inspiration

The two qualities which chiefly inspire regard and affection [are] that a thing is your own and that it is your only one.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by André Kostelanetz on birds, colors, garden, inspiration, life, plants, play, study, and surprises

We found Matisse living in a small house, with a magnificent, sweeping view beyond his vegetable garden. In one room there was a cage with a lot of fluttering birds. The place was covered with paintings, most of them obviously new ones. I marveled at his production and I asked him, "What is your inspiration? "I grow artichokes, he said. His eyes smiled at my surprise and he went on to explain: "Every morning I go into the garden and watch these plants. I see the play of light and shade on the leaves and I discover new combinations of colors and fantastic patterns. I study them. They inspire me. Then I go back to the studio and paint.

Andre Kostelanetz (1901 - 1980)

Source: This I Believe, 1952

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A Quote by Anatole France on admiration, feeling, inspiration, nobility, and pity

Human affairs inspire in noble hearts only two feelings-admiration or pity.

Anatole France (1844 - 1924)

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A Quote by Amos Bronson Alcott on inspiration

First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others.

Amos Bronson Alcott (1799 - 1888)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on failure, inspiration, and pity

PITY, n. A failing sense of exemption, inspired by contrast.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on environment, government, inspiration, poets, and taxes

OUT-OF-DOORS, n. That part of one's environment upon which no government has been able to collect taxes. Chiefly useful to inspire poets.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on divinity, inspiration, kindness, and sacred

IMBECILITY, n. A kind of divine inspiration, or sacred fire affecting censorious critics of this dictionary.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on belief, books, christianity, inspiration, needs, neighbors, and spirituality

CHRISTIAN, n. One who believes that the New Testament is a divinely inspired book admirably suited to the spiritual needs of his neighbor.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on friendship, inspiration, and sentimentality

ANTIPATHY, n. The sentiment inspired by one's friend's friend.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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