What is your favourite inspirational quotation for public speaking?

What is your favourite inspirational quotation for public speaking?

We search for everything we believe we don’t have, not knowing that everything we are looking for is already inside us. – Miguel Ruiz

This is mine. What’s yours? 

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102 Responses to What is your favourite inspirational quotation for public speaking?

  1. Martin Blake says:

    Imagine what you could achieve if you knew that there was no failure?

  2. Michael Neilson says:

    We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results. – Herman Melville – Melville was illiterate… Not bad considering…

  3. Bella Epoch says:

    All that we are arises from our thoughts… The Budha

  4. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. “This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” – The Dalai Lama

  5. Teach only love for that is what you are. – A Course In Miracles

    Reading Inspirational and Motivational Quotes daily is like taking my vitamins.
    – Rosie Cash

  7. Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.  Plato

  8. Toby Spinks says:

    You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back. – Barbara De Angelis

  9. If it is to be, it is up to me.
    (William H Johnsen)

  10. Bob England says:

    In the battle between the rock and the river, the river always wins. Not through strength, but through persistence. Regards Bob

  11. Shola Ayembi says:

    Our biggest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. Marian Williamson

  12. Johan Bosman says:

    School days are the best days of your life.

  13. Ole Olumyobi says:

    It takes a village to bring up a young man.

  14. Jason Knight says:

    You are not who you think you are AND you are so much more. Jamie Smart

  15. Dave Short says:

    Do everything with so much love in your heart that you would never want to do it any other way. – Amrit Desai

  16. Craig Aaron says:

    The love of one’s country is a natural thing. But why should love stop at the border? – Pablo Casals

  17. Jacob Blean says:

    Acceptance is to love and embrace everything that we find within ourselves like a mother embraces her child. – Giten

  18. Holly Abbott says:

    Love transforms my life now. I specifically expect and give thanks for lavish abundance today. – Catherine Ponder

  19. Dan Antion says:

    They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. – Andy Warhol

  20. Terry Jones says:

    Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you. – Wayne Dyer

  21. Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit. – Peter Ustinov

  22. There is only ever this moment. The present is all there is. The future and past are thought generated illusions. Illusions you only ever experience in the present. Jamie Smart

  23. Dalai Lama says:

    It’s unrealistic to think that the future of humanity can be achieved only on the basis of prayer, what we need is to take action. @dalailama http://www.dalailama.com/

  24. Jeff Banks says:

    You don’t experience anxiety unless you’re attached to a thought that isn’t true. It’s that simple. – Byron Katie

  25. Ranjit Mann says:

    Keep quiet. Do your work in the world, but inwardly keep quiet. Then all will come to you. – Nisaraga Ha Maharaj

  26. Ranjit Mann says:

    Meditation is the gateway, through which you arrive to the world of freedom. – Remez Sasson

  27. Franz Toelle says:

    “No thought, no action, no movement, total stillness: only thus can one manifest the true nature and law of things from within and unconsciously, and at last become one with heaven and earth.” – Lao Tzu

  28. Paul Matlock says:

    “The stillness in stillness is not the real stillness; only when there is stillness in movement does the universal rhythm manifest.” Bruce Lee

  29. Dean Abblott says:

    “If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the mind! The mind of the sage, being in repose, becomes the mirror of the universe, the speculum of all creation.” Chuang Tzu

  30. Tre Benson says:

    Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit. – Jeremy Taylor

  31. True intelligence operates silently. Stillness is where creativity and solutions to problems are found. – Eckhart Tolle

  32. Jan Greig says:

    First meditate, be blissful, then much love will happen of its own accord. – Osho

  33. Ted Haynes says:

    True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment. – William Penn

  34. Ted Haynes says:

    When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others. – Peace Pilgrim – loving all these inspiration quotes… Ted

  35. Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. – Thich Nhat Hanh

  36. The one who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone is likely to find himself in places nobody has eve been. Einstein

  37. Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people. – Jawaharlal Nehru

  38. Gerald Honey says:

    Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit. – Jeremy Taylor

  39. Susie Cash says:

    Peace begins with a smile. – Mother Teresa

  40. We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace. – William Ewart Gladstone

  41. To discover joy is to return to a state of oneness with the universe. – Peggy Jenkins

  42. Graham Payne says:

    The total number of minds in the universe is One. – Erwin Schrodinger

  43. Graham Payne says:

    Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. – Henry Ford

  44. Jenny Old says:

    “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” – Mark Twain

  45. “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases

  46. “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha

  47. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi

  48. Gavin Dawson says:

    How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. – Anne Frank

  49. Dale Jenkins says:

    Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
    Robert Louis Stevenson

  50. If you can’t explain it to a six year old. You don’t understand it yourself. Einstein

  51. Tamsen Green says:

    It’s during our darkest moments that we must focus and see the light…

  52. Jean Claude says:

    Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. Jim Rohn

  53. Simone Brake says:

    I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles. Audrey Hepburn

  54. Sandra Ridge says:

    Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. Martin Luther

  55. Mike Shaw says:

    Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. Rabindranath Tagore

  56. Elliot May says:

    “If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.” Michael Jordan

  57. Elliot May says:

    We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone. Ronald Reagan

  58. Brian Birt says:

    “Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.” Lao Tzu

  59. Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.

  60. What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. Plutarch

  61. Gill Dale says:

    Imagination is more important than knowlegde ~ Albert Einstein

  62. Try to be like the turtle – at ease in your own shell. Bill Copeland

  63. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou

  64. Deepak CH says:

    I have looked into your eyes with my eyes. I have put my heart near your heart.
    Pope John XXIII

  65. Deepak CH says:

    Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. Buddha

  66. Trevor Doyle says:

    God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with him. Jim Elliot

  67. Lubka Smith says:

    Believe you can and you’re halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt

  68. I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’

    Muhammad Ali

  69. Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul. Thomas Merton

  70. What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. Plutarch

  71. Emily West says:

    Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no ones definition of your life; define yourself. Robert Frost

  72. Emma Wright says:

    Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.
    Mark Twain

  73. We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle. Marilyn Monroe

  74. When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself. Paulo Coelho

  75. “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’€™t live long enough to make them all yourself.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

  76. Max Crory says:

    There is no better time than now. The time to live is now. The time to dream is now. The time to imagine and forget the past is now. The time to shine is now. The time to bleed, sweat, and determine yourself for the things you want most is now.

  77. Anton Krass says:

    People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within.
    Romana L. Anderson

  78. Ben Cross says:

    When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. Henry Ford

  79. How can you squander even one more day not taking advantage of the greatest shifts of our generation? How dare you settle for less, when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable? Seth Godin

  80. Your effort to remain what you are is what limits you.

  81. Jill Damson says:

    When the eye is unobstructed, the result is sight. Chinese proverb

  82. Sundeep T says:

    Loneliness is cured by contact with reality – Anthony de Mello

  83. Life is what happens to us when we’re busy doing something else. Anthony de Mello

  84. Rita Chaka says:

    “Enlightenment is: absolute cooperation with the inevitable.”
    ― Anthony de Mello

  85. Frank Garner says:

    “The genius of a composer is found in the notes of his music; but analyzing the notes will not reveal his genius. The poet’s greatness is contained in his words; yet the study of his words will not disclose his inspiration. God reveals himself in creation; but scrutinize creation as minutely as you wish, you will not find God, any more than you will find the soul through careful examination of your body.”
    ― Anthony de Mello

  86. Yannik Gart says:

    “The Master made it his task to destroy systematically every
    doctrine, every belief, every concept of the divine, for these
    things, which were originally intended as pointers, were now
    being taken as descriptions.

    He loved to quote the Eastern saying “When the sage points
    to the moon, all that the idiot sees is the finger.”
    ― Anthony de Mello

  87. Yannik Gart says:

    “I have no fear of losing you, for you aren’t an object of my property, or anyone else’s. I love you as you are, without attachment, without fears, without conditions, without egoism, trying not to absorb you. I love you freely because I love your freedom, as well as mine.” ― Anthony de Mello

  88. Nick Jevons says:

    “Thought can organize the world so well that you are no longer able to see it.” ― Anthony de Mello

  89. “You are so proud of your intelligence,” said the master. “You are like a like a condemned man, proud of the vastness of his prison cell.” Anthony de Mello

  90. Josh Hart says:

    Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are.
    Norman Vincent Peale

  91. Josh Hart says:

    No iron can pierce the heart with such force as a full stop put just at the right place. Isaac Babel

  92. Tony Harris says:

    Robespierre, however, was not the type of leader finally destined to emerge from the Revolution. Irving Babbitt

  93. Don’t teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and irritates the pig. Anthony de Mello

  94. Jill Damson says:

    “Remember nobody wins unless everybody wins.” – Bruce Springsteen

  95. Jade Jackson says:

    Anyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning today is young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. – Henry Ford

  96. All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. – Edmund Burke

  97. Gill Douglas says:

    Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. – The Dalai Lama

  98. Gill Douglas says:

    Life is a gift of nature; but beautiful living is the gift of wisdom. – Greek saying

  99. Katie White says:

    It is a mistake to regard age as a downhill grade toward dissolution. The reverse is true. As one grows older one climbs with surprising strides. – George Sand

  100. Reg Benson says:

    That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest. – Henry David Thoreau

  101. Katie White says:

    We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us. – E. M. Forester

  102. Annette Kyle says:

    The most valuable thing I have learned from life is to regret nothing.- Somerset Maugham

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