Date posted: 02/03/2017 3 min read

Powerful quotes you need to read

28 power quotes to propel you through the working week.

In brief

  • 28 quotes to help you get through even the busiest and hardest of weeks.
  • These quotes come from famed authors, business leaders, inventors, sporting icons and more.
  • Words of wisdom from Albert Einstein, Robin Williams, Thomas Edison and more.

Struggling to get through the working week? You’re not alone. Here are some words of wisdom from some of the greats – Barack Obama, Napoleon Hill, Robin Williams and Albert Einstein – to help you get through the busiest and hardest of weeks in one piece.

  1. “Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.
    Howard Schultz, CEO, Starbucks
  2. “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.”
    Dr Napoleon Hill, iconic self-help author
  3. “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
    Robin Williams, comedian and Academy Award-winning actor
  4. “Anyone can give up; it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.”
  5. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
    Dr Seuss, revered author of children’s books
  6. “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”
    Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist
  7. “Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it.”
    Mohandas Gandhi, prominent Indian political leader
  8. “Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.”
    Vince Lombardi, icon of American football
  9. “Do right. Do your best. Treat others as you want to be treated.”
    Lou Holtz, former American football player, coach, and analyst
  10. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”
    Helen Keller, author, political activist and lecturer
  11. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.”
    Dr Seuss, revered author of children’s books
  12. “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”
    H Jackson Brown Jr, author of Life's Little Instruction Book

13.“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
Thomas Edison, inventor and businessman
14.“When you change your thoughts, you change your world.”
Norman Vincent Peale, minister and author of The Power of Positive Thinking
15.“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.”
John Maxwell, author and speaker on leadership
16.“Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right!”
Henry Ford, founder, Ford Motor Company
17.“Don’t count the days; make the days count.”
Muhammad Ali, boxing icon and sports legend
18.“People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.”
Brian Tracy, author and motivational public speaker

19. “Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work.”
Gustave Flaubert, novelist famed for literary realism
20.“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”
Barack Obama, former US President
21.“Out of clutter, find simplicity.”
Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist
22.“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.”
William James, philosopher and psychologist
23.“Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.”
Gordon B Hinckley, American religious leader and author
24.“If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.”
Peter F Drucker, management consultant, educator, and author
25.“There is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life.”
Alain de Botton, author and vlogger
26.“We need to remember what's important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn't matter, but work is third.”
Leslie Knope, fictional character and protagonist of Parks And Recreation
27.“Times will change for the better when you change.”
Maxwell Maltz, cosmetic surgeon and author of Psycho-Cybernetics
28. “Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.”
Jim Rohn, entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker

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