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Anyone got any good inspirational quotes, the one I always like is Greg Lemond's "It doesn't get any easier; you just get faster."


  • Always take arrows in the forehead, never in the back

    Fall down 10 times, get up 11

    I'm too drunk to taste this chicken

    I live by those.
  • shadowone1shadowone1 Posts: 1,408
    It ain't over till its over

    If I lose, then at Ieast I lose with no excuses.....

    wonder where they came from....
  • FlavadaveFlavadave Posts: 749
    That chicken one made me laugh out loud coma!

    The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, thats the day you start to the top.
    -O.J. Simpson (hmmmmmm)
  • BigGBigG Posts: 3
    "Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever" - Lance Armstrong
  • JessterJesster Posts: 482
    "Just keep swimming.... just keep swimming......." Dory (Finding Nemo)
  • "Pain heals, chicks dig scars but glory lasts forever"
  • steved25steved25 Posts: 37
    I always live by...

    What is the worst that can happen !

  • ZacniciZacnici Posts: 1,385
    I don't really go for this US style 'if the going gets tough etc' Being in the Public Sector our management have latched onto that sort of b######s in a big way, however there are a few sayings that I like:

    A mistake is evidence that someone has actually tried to do something

    It seemed like a good idea at the time

    Before you insult someone walk a mile in their shoes, that way you will be a mile away and they won't have any shoes to chase after you

    Just did a quick search now and these make me smirk

    The two most abundant things in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity

    All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind. Aristotle

    Behind every successful man is a surprised woman. Maryon Pearson

    Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies. Thomas Jefferson How true!

    Egotism -- usually just a case of mistaken nonentity. Barbara Stanwyck

    OK this I suppose is inspirational
    Knowledge must come through action; you can have no test which is not fanciful, save by trial. Sophocles
  • joolzdjoolzd Posts: 245
    Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday...

    There is no failure except in no longer trying.....

    Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

    Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.

  • JoddyBearJoddyBear Posts: 66
    how about these?

    The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
    Arthur C. Clarke

    We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.

    Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
    William B. Sprague

    Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.

    Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
    Vince Lombardi
  • md6md6 Posts: 969
    'be pateint and touch, one day this pain will be useful to you' - ovid


    i am stronger than my pain

    oh, and has anyone mentioned 'HTFU'?
  • md6md6 Posts: 969
    can't edit - should be 'be pateint and tough'
  • "Just keep swimming.... just keep swimming......." Dory (Finding Nemo)

    "You can quit and they won't care... but you will always know" John Collins-Ironman founder
  • JoddyBearJoddyBear Posts: 66
    So long as there is breath in me, that long will I persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles of success; If I persist long enough I will win.
    Og mandino

    Some men succeed because they are destined to, but most men succeed because they are determined to.
    Greame Clegg
  • shadowone1shadowone1 Posts: 1,408
    beauty is only skin deep but ugliness is right the effing bone

  • lmao, very very true!
  • Jack HughesJack Hughes Posts: 1,262
    I did start to write something silly in here, but something that has stuck with me since my younger days were my Mother's last words. She was a bit of an overachiever, and had crammed a lot of wonderful things into her life, and, on getting the grim news from the tearful Doc, said, rather sadly, "Oh. But there was so much more that I wanted to do". She went into unconsciousness soon after, and never came out of it - so it was certainly her last coherent words. I'm conscious that I not far off the age that she was when she died, and it represents a kind of yardstick - and I'm trying pretty hard to make sure that I do get some good stuff in!
  • JellybabyJellybaby Posts: 180
    Never, never, never give up - Churchill

    He also said (not inspirational, but bang on):
    I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly
  • shadowone1shadowone1 Posts: 1,408
    which is why I keep telling folks

    I work to live and not live to work.......

    I've got one shot at this life and when I'm old and decrepit, I want to be able (if I can) to think back to the days when I done triathlons.... yes that was me....
  • I think the guys got the philosophical side cover, so I am just coming in with quotes from my fave film 'Point Break', so true!

    Fear causes hesitation, and hesitation will cause your worst fears to come true.

    If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.
  • gavinrigg06gavinrigg06 Posts: 176
    You've only got one life - so live it.

    I'm not afraid of dying, I just don't want to be there when it happens !! (Spike Milligan)
  • TesseractTesseract Posts: 280
    My quote, and personal mantra:

    Absorb what is useful
    Reject what is useless
    Add what is uniquely your own.

    Bruce Lee
  • durhamvamdurhamvam Posts: 246
    How about:

    'All you need in life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure' Mark Twain

    'Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work' Thomas Edison

    'Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form' Andre Mauroiws

    'it is better to die on your feet than live on your knees' Dolores Ibarruri

    And perhaps for the forum:

    'To err is human but to really foul things up requires a computer' Old Farmers Almanac 1978

    And finally of course:

    ' Assumption is the mother of all f**k ups'

  • The ones I’ve lived by:

    What could possibly go wrong?? and how hard can it be?????

    One of my favourite.. I can’t use it yet... (hopefully next year!!)

    “Well it’s 2.4mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride, just to get to the start of the Marathon” – heard from Scott Neyedli
  • jonEjonE Posts: 1,113
    Don't argue with a confident man or woman.

    To forget ones purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.

    A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything

    I have been fighting reality for over thirty years now,I believe I am finally winning.

    (but my favourite is my postscript.)
  • JonhinioJonhinio Posts: 289
    "I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it." - Pablo Picasso

    "If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment." Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121 AD - 180 AD)

    "do or do not, there is no try" Yoda (a long time ago...)
  • abrewerabrewer Posts: 41
    How about "Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional" - Mao
  • from the film 'Man on Fire' ..

    Denzel: "Trained or not trained?"

    Girl: "Trained !!"

  • joolzdjoolzd Posts: 245
    You know I'm right.....don't you?!

    I'm not really interested in my time...I'm just along for a bit of fun!!
  • diddsdidds Posts: 655
    Its not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.

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