101 Inspirational Quotes To Help Get A Handle On Who You Really Are

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Here are 101 inspirational quotes that will help you to get a handle on who you really are. When you determine your authentic self, aim to share, little by little, who you really are. That is, if you dare and if you are brave enough.

Because we don’t feel it is safe to reveal who we really are, we end up living a lie.

It might be because we are frightened by disapproval from friends and family. Or maybe we were bullied as a child. Other times, avoiding an authentic life is used to hide self-loathing.

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There is no greater comfort than settling into who you really are. Like Kurt Cobain once said, “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”

Unique to any other personal development blogs, here are 101 of my favourite timeless thoughts from the past 2500 years about how to not only determine your authentic self but also how to become the best version of yourself.

101 Inspirational Quotes

#1-10 | Inspirational Quotes to get you thinking

#1  – Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. – Bruce Lee

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Bruce Lee Quote

#2 – You can’t get there by bus, only hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself. – Alan Alda

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Alan Alda Quote

#3 – I learned to out 100 percent into what you’re doing. I learned about setting goals for yourself, knowing where you want to be and taking small steps toward these goals. I learned  about adversity and how to get past it. – Kristi Yamaguchi

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Kristi Yamaguchi Quote

#4 – At the end of the day, you can only fight from yourself. It is only you out there on that mat- but it sure helps knowing you have a great team of supporters cheering for you!- Kelita Zupanic

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Kelita Zupancic Quote

#5 – Fear is the most debilitating emotion in the world, and it can keep you from ever truly knowing yourself and others – its adverse effects can no longer be overlooked or underestimated. Fear breeds hatred, and hatred has the power to distroy everything in its path- Kevyn Aucoin

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Kevyn Aucoin Quote

#6 – Love yourself, It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out- Jenn Proske

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Jenn Proske Quote

#7 – Very litle is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. – Marcus Aurelius

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Marcus Aurelius Quote

#8 – Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You’ve got to keep going. – Chantal Sutherland

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Chantal Sutherland Quote

#9 – We’re all trying to figure out what’s next, what’s best for our families, what’s best for ourselves, and there’s a certain sort of comfort in knowing that you’re not in it by yourself. – Sterling K. Brown

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Sterling K. Brown Quote

#10 – Yeah, I think it motivates you as people start to count you out. It doesn’t make you play any harder, because every time you go out on the field you give 110 percent, but it does give you more of an edge mentally, knowing that you were in the same situation, because in sports you always find yourself behind.  – Joe Montana

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Joe Montana Quote

#11-20 | Inspirational Quotes about you

#11 – Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself. – Michel de Montaigne

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Michel de Montaigne Quote

#12 – They’re trying to tell us that we’re not right, so we have to buy their products. The number one cause of mental illness is not knowing who you are and you can’t know who you are if you don;t spend time honoring yourself, and living in the present. – Naomi Judd

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Naomi Judd Quote

#13  – When you play, you do not ask yourself how it feels to be on the bench. You have to live it to understand how difficult it is to be there without being there. To enter a match knowing you do not have the confidence of the coach. To play when you simply don’t have the habit of playing. – Fernando Torres

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Fernando Torres Quote

#14 – Challenge is the pathway to engagement and progress in our lives. But not all challenges are created equal. Some challenges make us feel alive, engaged, connected, and fulfilled. Others simply overwhelm us. Knowing the difference as you set bigger and bolder challenges for yourself is critical to your sanity, success, and satisfaction. – Brendon Burchard

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Brendon Burchard Quote

#15 – Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be freateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful. – John Wooden

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John Wooden Quote

#16 – The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. – Socrates

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Socrates Quote

#17 – Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. – Jim Rohn

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Jim Rohn Quote

#18 – Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice. – Anton Cheknov

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Anton Cheknov Quote

#19 – Don’t gain the world and lose your soul; Wisdom is better than silver and gold. – Bob Marley

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Bob Marley Quote

#20 – The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique. – Walt Disney

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Walt Disney Quote

#21-30 | Inspirational quotes on life

#21 – the beauty of knowing yourself is nobody else has to. – John McAfee

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John McAfee Quote

#22 – It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life. – Elizabeth Kenny

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Elizabeth Kenny Quote

#23 – It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.  – Epictetus

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Epictetus Quote

#24 – Set your source by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship. – Omar N. Bradley

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Omar N. Bradley Quote

#25 – A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. – Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela Quote

#26 – When it’s obvious that the goals cannot be reached. Don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. – Confucius

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Confucius Quote

#27 – Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. – George Bernard Shaw

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George Bernard Shaw Quote

#28 – Science is organised knowledge. Wisdom is organised life. – Immanuel Kant

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Immanuel Kant Quote

#29 – Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you. – John Wooden

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John Wooden Quote

#30 – A charming women… doesn’t follow the crowd. She is herself. – Loretta Young

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Loretta Young Quote

#31-40 | Inspirational Quotes of wisdom

#31 – I think the beauty of growing up is not really knowing and figuring it out for yourself. – Khloe Kardashain

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Khloe Kardashain Quote

#32 – There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Franklin D. Roosevelt Quote

#33 – Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals. – Henry Ford

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Henry Ford Quote

#34 – The way you see people is the way you treat them, and the way you treat them is what they become. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote

#35 – One way to feel good about yourself is to love yourself… to take care of yourself. – Goldie Hawn

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Goldie Hawn Quote

#36 – A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them. – Goldie Hawn

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Goldie Hawn – Quote

#37 – Be stupid, be dumb, be funny, it that’s who you are. Don’t try to be someone that society wants you to be: that’s stupid. So be yourself. – Christina Grimmie

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Christina Grimmie Quote

#38 – Well, if you’re true to yourself you’re going to be true to everyone else. – John Wooden

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John Wooden Quote

#39 – Give up as much as you’re willing to receive back and give yourself, if that makes any sense. Whatever that is, don’t expect more from a person than what you’re willing to give, but give it knowing that you’re giving it – it’s been given, so don’t expect anything else. – Emayatzy Corineaidi

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Emayatzy Corineaidi Quote

#40 – I’ve always thrown myself into different kinds of experiences, sometimes into really bad things. But you grow up. You become more if a woman and you know yourself. I think knowing yourself is a wonderful thing especially when you’re in your 40s and you’re kind of in your own skin.Life is not so confusing anymore. – Lisa Edelstein

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Lisa Edelstein Quote

#41-50 | Inspirational Quotes to live by

#41 – For true success ask yourself these four question: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now? – James Allen

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James Allen Quote

#42 – There’s nothing worse than finding yourself in a situation, a very demanding piece of work, and knowing that you;re not a true ally to the person who’s in charge of all that. – Daniel Day-Lewis

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Daniel Day-Lewis Quote

#43 – Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people. – Tena Desae

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Tena Desae Quote

#44 – Knowing yourself is the most profound kind of love, giving someone the gift of knowledge about yourself. – Marsha Norman

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Marsha Norman Quote

#45 – Writing is a really good first step toward that goal of knowing yourself. – Jewel

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Jewel Quote

#46 – Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment. – Lao Tzu

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Lao Tzu Quote

#47 – It’s all about believing in yourself and knowing your worth and being optimistic and really just loving yourself for who you are. – Normani Kordei

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Normani Kordei Quote

#48 – It’s all about knowing yourself and what you’re good at. Females, males- anyone can be anything they want to be. – Payal Kodakio

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Payal Kodakio Quote

#49 – Knowing yourself, and learning to love yourself as you are, is the beginning of beauty, I think the most important thing is to show off what’s most beautiful about you and to hide what’s less beautiful. – Sonia Rykiel

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Sonia Rykiel Quote

#50 – Don’t ever give up. Believe in yourself or no one else will. My personal saying is: ! I’s rather die knowing that i tried to do what I love. – Adrienne Bailon

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Adrienne Bailon Quote

#51-60 | Inspirational Quotes to share with close friends

#51 – One of the things I realized early in my career is that you do what you believe, in knowing that if you don’t, you will never like yourself. When you compromise out of fear or ambition, it eats inside you. – Samuel Dash

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Samuel Dash Quote

#52 – Big ideas developed in a vacuum are doomed from the start. Feedback is the essential tool for building and growing a successful company. – Jay Samit

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Jay Samit Quote

#53 – Life is a journey and it’s about growing and changing and coming to terms with who and what you are, and loving who and what you are. – Kelly McGillis

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Kelly McGillis Quote

#54 – Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent. – Billy Graham

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Billy Graham Quote

#55 – I make mistakes growing up. I’m not perfect; I’m not a robot. – Justin Bieber

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Justin Bieber Quote

#56 – Life is about growing and improving and getting better. – Conor McGregor

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Conor McGregor Quote

#57 – When you’re green, your growing. When you’re ripe you rot. – Ray Kroc

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Ray Kroc Quote

#58 – Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional. – Chili Davis

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Chili Davis Quote

#59 – You have to do your own growing n matter how tall your grandfather was. – Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln Quote

#60 – The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt. – Max Lerner

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Max Lerner Quote

#61-70 | Powerful Inspirational Quotes 

#61 – I recognize that i have the ability to be selfish, but also recognize that you can’t be happy if you only care about yourself at the expense of other people. – Russell Brand

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Russell Brand Quote

#62 – The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life – mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical. – Julus Erving

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Julus Erving Quote

#63 – I have moments of insecurity and figuring out what’s going on and what i’m supposed to do, but if you don’t push yourself, you’re not growing, so where do you go? – Selena Gomez

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Selena Gomez Quote

#64 – As you get older, you grow and mature, and that should never stop. As soon as you stop growing, you’re done living. I’ll always be growing, forever learning, forevevr taking in advice from people I deeply respect. – Odell Beckham Jr.

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Odell Beckham Jr. Quote

#65 – The trick is growing up without growing old. – Casey Stengel

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Casey Stengel Quote

#66 – I’ve always had to prove myself to people growing up. I had to show them that i could do this and i could do that and paying no mind to what the critics said. – Russell Westbrook

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Russell Westbrook Quote

#67 – I’m continually trying to make choices that put me against my own comfort zone. As long as you’re uncomfortable, it means you’re growing. – Ashton Kutcher

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Ashton Kutcher Quote

#68 – The clock never stops, never waits. We’re growing old. It’s getting late. – Ben Folds

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Ben Folds Quote

#69 – I take all of my life lessons, which some people might call “mistakes”, and apply them to my future so that I keep growing. – Kimberly Caldwell

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Kimberly Caldwell Quotes

#70 – I am not scared of growing old, I’m just scared of not achieving everything that I want to do. – Melanie Laurent

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Melanie Laurent Quote

#71-80 | Inspirational Quotes about what you love

#71 – Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it wains if you don’t pray when the sun shines. – Richard M. Nixon

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Richard M. Nixon Quote

#72 – The biggest thing for me is the passion that I’ve always had for hockey. I remember growing up, no matter what i did in life, my parents always told me to try to do my best at it and be my best. I can say going through different things that passion is the most important part. It’s not skills or talent or any of that stuff. – Sidney Crosby

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Sidney Crosby Quote

#73 – Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead. – Morihei Ueshiba

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Morihei Ueshiba Quote

#74 – One of the things I teach my children is that I have always invested in myself, and I have never stopped learning, never stopped growing. – Chesley Sullenberger

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Chesley Sullenberger Quote

#75 – In difficult times, we’re not supposed to quit believing, we’re not supposed to quit growing. – Joel Osteen

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Joel Osteen Quote

#76 – The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. – William Arthur Ward

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William Arthur Ward Quote

#77 – Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’re never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching. – Satchel Paige

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Satchel Paige Quote

#78  – It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. – Henry David Thoreau

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Henry David Thoreau Quote

#79 – We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. – Marcel Proust

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Marcel Proust Quote

#80 – Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise. – Sigmund Freud

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Sigmund Freud Quote

#81-90 | Inspirational Quotes to encourage and motivate you

#81 – To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. – Bertrand Russell

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Bertrand Russell Quote

#82 – True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us. – Socrates

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Socrates Quote#

#83 – Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. – Pablo Picasso

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Pablo Picasso Quote

#84 – Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Marcus Tullius Cicero Quote

#85 – The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge. – Daniel J. Boorstin

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Daniel J. Boorstin Quote

#86 – Always be a first-rate version of yourself. instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. – Judy Garland

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Judy Garland Quote

#87 – The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it. – Ayn Rand

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Ayn Rand Quote

#88 – I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime.           Ayn Rand

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Ayn Rand Quote#

#89 – If you have the guts to keep making mistakes, your wisdom and intelligence leap forward with huge momentum. – Holly Near

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Holly Near Quote

#90 – Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men. – Confucius

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Confucius Quote

#91-101 | Inspirational Quotes to inspire success in your life and business

#91 – You’re constantly trying to prove yourself, even after you’re made it. – Chester Bennington

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Chester Bennington Quote

#92 – There is only one you for all time. Fearlessly be yourself. – Anthony Rapp

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Anthony Rapp Quote

#93 – First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what yo have to do. – Epictetus

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Epictetus Quote

#94 – You try to be yourself, do only what you’re always done and like to do, and right away, you’re tagged as an oddball. – James Dean

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James Dean Quote

#95 – At the end of the day, you’re responsible for yourself and your actions and that’s all you can control. So rather than be frustrated with what you can’t control, try to fix the things you can. – Kevin Garnett

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Kevin Garnett Quote

#96 – Of curse life is bizarre, the more bizarre it gets, the more interesting it is. The only way to approach it is to make yourself some popcorn and enjoy the show.        David Gerrold

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David Gerrold Quote

#97 – You can make bad choices and find yourself in a downward spiral or you can find something that gets you out of it. – Ray LaMontagne

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Ray LaMontagne Quote

#98 – Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it.                          Diane Sawyer

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Diane Sawyer Quote

#99 – The most daring thing is to be yourself and to do exactly what you want to do at that point in time and not to be worried with what other people are doing or what’s popular. – Wiz Khalifa

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Wiz Khalifa Quote

#100 – It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.       John Wooden

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John Wooden Quote

#101  – Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Thomas A. Edison

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Thomas A. Edison Quote


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