19 Famous Quotes by 19 Famous People

I don’t know about you, but I love reading quotes. I don’t even really have to know the person who is saying it, just so long as the quote hits me with a new or challenging thought for areas of my life that are important to me or that I would like to improve. In ‘Unlimited Power’ by Anthony Robbins, he speaks to the reader about modeling those people who have the characteristics that you would like to adapt for yourself. In my mind, reading quotes gives me the ability to connect with leaders of years past or present, and allows me to adopt a mindset that I know will lead to better thoughts and actions for my life.

Without further delay, let’s get to the quotes from some of the greatest leaders ever born in the month of April.

Leonardo da Vinci“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”
~ Leonardo da Vinci (April 15)

“Courage is not the absence of despair; it is, rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair.”
~ Rollo May (April 21)

“Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.”
~ Shirley MacLaine (April 24)

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”
~ Willie Nelson (April 30)

“If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.”
~ Abraham Maslow (April 1)

“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 (April 4)

“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”
~ Maya Angelou (April 4)

“Just don’t give up on trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”
~ Ella Fitzgerald (April 25)

“If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else”
~ Marvin Gaye (April 2)

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”
~ Colin Powell (April 5)

“You have to dream, you have to have a vision, and you have to set a goal for yourself that might even scare you a little because sometimes that seems far beyond your reach. Then I think you have to develop a kind of resistance to rejection, and to the disappointments that are sure to come your way.”
~ Gregory Peck (April 5)

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life… as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”
~ Booker T. Washington (April 5)

“Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow”
~ Robert Kiyosaki (April 8 )

Shakespeare“To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.”
~ Kofi Annan (April 8 )

“Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose – not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember.”
~ Anne Sullivan (April 14)

“We compete, not so much against an opponent, but against ourselves. The real test is this: Did I make my best effort on every play?”
~ Bud Wilkinson (April 23)

“Listen to many, speak to a few.”
~ William Shakespeare (April 26)

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”
~ Marcus Aurelius (April 26)

“You can’t let one bad moment spoil a bunch of good ones.”
~ Dale Earnhardt (April 29)

Did you have a favorite from this list? Please share your comments below. Thank you for visiting! :)

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2 comments to 19 Famous Quotes by 19 Famous People

  • Jay

    I live and die by quotes myself. The list above contains some very interesting ones that I have never come across. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” by Colin Powell and “Listen to many, speak to a few.” by William Shakespeare are definitely my fav from the list.

  • Live To Inspire

    I absolutely love quotes, too. I love the Shakespeare quote. So much learning in life can come from taking the time to listen to others.

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