What is your favorite inspirational quote in regards to Self Improvement?

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  1. Sign of the Times

    Sign of the Times Fapstronaut

    Hey guys and girls. I wanted to share my favorite quote that gives me inspiration when considering the challenges and obstacles in life I determine to overcome. Please contribute with your own thoughts and let me know what you read/tell yourself for encouragement along your journey to becoming a better person. BTW I am paraphrasing here a quote from Henry Ward Beecher:

    "Hold yourself accountable to a higher standard than anyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself; never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself; and lenient to everyone else".
  2. Caveat Emptor

    Caveat Emptor Distinguished Fapstronaut

    I like that. Particularly the end, about leniency.

    Can I put two? Is that cheating??

    "It is more noble to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is truly yours. It can never be taken from you. Not by angels or demons, or in heaven or hell." ~The Buddha

    "Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are, it'll beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. Ain't you, me, or nobody is going to hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!" ~Rocky Balboa
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  3. Icyweb

    Icyweb Fapstronaut

    The night is darkest just before the dawn.
    Not sure who said it.
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  4. 'It matters not how strait the gate, how charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul." - William Ernest Henley, Invictus

    One of my favorite lines.
  5. Sign of the Times

    Sign of the Times Fapstronaut

    Your not going to believe this... I found that quote, some time back (like 3 years), got it engraved on a piece of metal and have it hanging around my neck!
  6. Verhart

    Verhart Fapstronaut

    If it was easy everyone would do it.

    What did you ever do to deserve being called a man? ~ Modified_Hackware
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  7. ds112358

    ds112358 Fapstronaut

    "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving."
    - Albert Einstein
  8. "If you want to live a happy life , tie it to goals not to people or objects. "
    -Albert Einstein-
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  9. Limeaid

    Limeaid Guest

    The mind is everything. What you think you become. -buddha
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  10. we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy - Dumbledore
  11. mousta

    mousta Fapstronaut

    “If you’re tired of starting over, stop giving up.” – uncredited
  12. Sign of the Times

    Sign of the Times Fapstronaut

    "Don't be discouraged when people say your chances are one in a million. Those are exceedingly good odds. Consider the chances of there being intelligent life, somewhere out there in the universe. Even if the odds of it were one in a billion, that could mean 200 civilsations in our Milky Way galaxy alone."
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  13. LookinUp

    LookinUp Fapstronaut

    "The more important an activity is to your soul's evolution, the more resistance you will feel." - Steven Pressfield

    Abstaining from PMO is very important for me and for all of us with an addiction. This quote shows why it took me 23 years to start the quitting process and that the reboot process may be difficult, but well worth it.
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  14. Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make.

    Eckhart Tolle
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  15. jazzphanatic

    jazzphanatic Fapstronaut

    This quote is an affirmation that I wrote for myself: I am an attractive and intelligent man of dignity, class and integrity who takes full responsibility for loving myself. I have come to realize that fear is a false-hood that attempts to distract me from becoming the best version of myself; but I am a warrior who is never defeated. Honor is my crown and I wear it proudly.
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  16. AllanTheCowboy

    AllanTheCowboy Fapstronaut

    "You cannot control what you've done. You can only control what you're going to do." - a fellow athlete around 12 years ago.
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  17. Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. -Swami Vivekananda
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  18. WOTL

    WOTL Fapstronaut

    "If you have two pieces of bread, give one to the poor, sell the other and buy hyacinths to feed your soul". Persian proverb.
    The greatest measure of self-improvement lies in the capacity to help others and live a life of simplicity and integrity.
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  19. Behnam

    Behnam Fapstronaut

  20. Hmm, im really not sure but in regards to nofap I know what that would be: Suffer the pain of dicipline or suffer the pain of regret.
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