Dipan Kumar Rout

Living life between backspaces.

Quotes that Motivate Me

Many a times, I come across something nice only to lose it later because I did not jot it down somewhere. A collection of quotes, nuggets of wisdom that I have come across and has motivated me.

“The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.”

Swami Vivekananda

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”

Calvin Coolidge

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.”

Estée Lauder

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

Anaïs Nin

“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.”

Lucille Ball

“You cannot plow a field by turning it over in your mind. To begin, begin.”

Gordon B. Hinckley

“He that can have patience can have what he will.”

Benjamin Franklin

“Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it. … Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.”

Steve Jobs

“Fear of what other people will think is the single most paralyzing dynamic in business and in life. The best moment of my life was the day I realized that I no longer give a damn what anybody thinks. That’s enormously liberating and freeing, and it’s the only way to live your life and do your business”

Cindy Gallop

“A year from now you will wish you had started today.”


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


“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

Arthur Ashe

“Everything you’ve ever wanted is sitting on the other side of fear.”

George Addair

“First, forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won’t. Habit is persistence in practice.”

Octavia Butler

“The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself—the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us—that’s where it’s at.”

Jesse Owens

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