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INSPIRATION - is so often the means whereby we can be lifted from either a bad mood, despair, or that dull state of mind which descends on each of us from time to time. And INSPIRATION can be the key which unlocks the door to better, healthier, greater, more creative thoughts and actions. I have always found the wonderful and often eloquent words of great thinkers, discoverers and leaders help me to find my way towards the light when darkness threatens - or to point the way through a sticky problem. And such words often open my mind, and many more minds to greater and more positive things which can be done. The Human Spirit needs food for growth and development and for sustenance during tough times. Maybe some of these words will INSPIRE you......I hope so........

Please help me to be inspired and keep this list of great words alive and growing - by sending me your own favourite Quotations, so that I can add them. Any language will do !


There is nothing so powerful as an idea - whose time has come.

Jules Verne



Chance favours only the prepared mind.

Louis Pasteur 1865


路易斯•巴斯德 1865

Luck - yes I have it - but, funny thing....the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get.

World Champion Golfer - Tiger Woods.


世界高尔夫冠军-泰格 • 伍兹

90% of all the scientists and engineers born in the human race are alive today.

Prof. John Story - INSEAD


约翰 • 史都瑞 教授-欧洲工商管理学院

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

Albert Einstein 1879 - 1955


阿尔伯特 • 爱因斯坦 1879 – 1955

The Source of Real Discovery consists not in seeking new Landscapes... But in having NEW EYES

Marcel Proust



You look at things and ask - why? but I dream of things that never were and ask - why not?

George Bernard Shaw


乔治 . 萧伯纳

The World is big enough for everyone’s needs – but it is too small for the GREED of one man!

Mahatma Gandhi


莫罕达斯 •卡拉姆昌德 •甘地

Creativity is no more than looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different.

Albert-Szent-Gyorgyi, Nobel Laureate


圣捷尔吉 • 阿尔伯特 (诺贝尔奖获得者)

Excellence can be achieved, if we: Care more than others think is wise, Risk more than others think is safe, Dream more than others think is practical, Expect more than others think is possible.

Deborah Johnson-Ross



The Vitality of Thought is an adventure. Ideas won't keep. Something has to be done about them.

Alfred North Whitehead - Cambridge 1880-1884


阿尔弗雷德• 诺思• 怀特黑德-1880-1884 于剑桥

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When the strong winds blow - some people build walls and others build windmills!

Chinese proverb



I have not failed - I just found 10,000 ways that do not work.

Thomas Edison


托马斯. 爱迪森

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity - the optimist sees an opportunity in every difficulty

Winston Churchill


温斯顿• 丘吉尔

The World Owes you Nothing! - It was here first!

Mark Twain


马克. 土温

Education is the leading of human souls to what is best and making what is best of them

John Ruskin


约翰• 拉斯金


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