Quotes to Inspire

Since I was a child I have always enjoyed and been inspired by quotes. I have a whole collection and I want to share some of them with you here so you too can enjoy and be inspired by these quotes.
New quotes that I’ve run across will be posted at the top of each subject. So come back and visit often. I update my quotes weekly.
And now on to my favorite quote by Jim Rohn:

“Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.”

– Jim Rohn

Quotes by Dexter D Black

“If we dared today, our tomorrow could turn from a dream to reality.” – Dexter D. Black

Being grateful puts you in the right mind frame to be grateful for what you have knowing that abundance abounds when you apply the law of increase. How do you apply it? By sowing and then reaping. Some will reap at different amounts. Some 10x, some 20x and some 100x. But you must sow to reap. You must give, to receive. You don’t go to the fireplace and say “Give me warmth.” Noooo. You put wood in the fireplace and then it gives you warmth. You give first, then you receive. You sow and then you reap.- Dexter Black

“Love and prayer, the two most powerful forces in Heaven and Earth.” – Dexter Black

“Don’t expect outward change until an inward change has happened.” – Dexter Black

I’m sitting here looking into the window of comments, opinions, moving objects and people. A sea of communication from this magical window called a monitor, which is connected to a computer…made of sand? Simply amazing!

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Don’t wait until it’s too late to become something great.
Your ship may never come in. You’ll have to go out and make your own win.
Don’t wait for the call, the call has already been made. You must not have heard it ring, ding-a-ling.

Oh, sweet thing, how I desire you during the day and dream of you at night.
How you taste so sweet when I press you to my lips and how your body is so tantalizing.
I can’t get enough of you. I want you every day. I want to take you to work with me, and I want you when I get home. I want you on the table and in my bed.
You’ve brought my mood to new highs and my weight to new lows. I would say you are good for me.
I love you, Sweet Healthy Chocolate.
Dexter Black…is Mr. Sweet

The silence is deafening.
The cold chilling to the soul.
How can one endure such a harsh reality but strike a fire to warm one’s soul? Ah the light of hope, the glimmer of something to grasp. Is it even attainable or just my imagination?

“In a conversation, listen to what is not said as much to as what is said. Learn to read between the lines.” Lloyd D. Black (My dad)

“Don’t just dream about it, do it! Even if it takes everything you’ve got, and takes longer than you want. Don’t ever stop until you reach your dream!” – Dexter Black…is Mr. Sweet

“Life is a lot like Chocolate. It comes with surprises. Sometimes it can taste sweet, and sometimes it can taste bitter. But either way, I love Chocolate, and I love life.”
– Dexter Black a.k.a. Mr. Sweet

“If what you did before didn’t work, try something new! Step out in faith and try another method. One method might work great for one person, but not so with another. That’s the tricky thing about methods.
But one fact remains, without being on the playing field; you will not score. Sitting on the sidelines will either make you a spectator or a cheerleader, but not a champion.” – Dexter Black

“Faith without works is dead”. Where us Christians go wrong is we say “I’m believing God about_____.” Believing God is not passive. Believe by taking action. Since God has given us Essential Oils (which are highly concentrated oils from plants, Cocoa, Vegetables, etc. we need to take our faith and use what God has given us. This in no way diminishes our faith. It actually increases it, as we recognize it is the Creator who gave us all good things for our benefit.” – Dexter Black

“The thing about miracles is this: Sometimes they happen instantly, and sometimes they take time. Remember just because a miracle may take some time,
does not make it any less than a miracle.”- Dexter Black

“When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future.” -Bernard Meltzer
“Unforgiveness can cause you negative health issues, such as high blood pressure, stomach problems, insomnia, and arthritis to name a few.
Look to the spiritual first. Take care of the root issue, and then use prayer and essential oils together. When done in this order, a powerful change will take place.”-Dexter Black

“Unforgiveness can cause you negative health issues, such as high blood pressure, stomach problems, insomnia, and arthritis to name a few.
Look to the spiritual first. Take care of the root issue, and then use prayer and essential oils together. When done in this order, a powerful change will take place.”-Dexter Black

“It’s easy to share my victories, and not so easy to share my failures, but yet it’s from my failures that I learn so much…” – Dexter Black

“Expectations can sometimes cause you to crash and burn and sometimes they can elevate you to the mountaintop! May your expectations bring you closer to what you want. God bless you!” – Dexter Black

“Each day is an adventure. I wonder who new will come into my life today and why? It will be fun to see who and find out why! ” – Dexter Black

“Your healing is already provided for in many different ways. Through certain foods, through certain Essential Oils, through Cocoa, through prayer, anointing, and standing on The truth. It’s up to you to believe and retrieve what is rightfully yours.”- Dexter Black

“Thought with no purpose is like a ship with no rudder.”- Dexter Black

“Life requires many adjustments”-Dexter Black

Thought of the day: “What questions are you asking yourself today? Are they empowering questions that will lift you up and inspire you to better things, or are they dis-empowering questions that will leave you feeling hopeless and frustrated?” – Dexter Black

“Life is like driving, it’s okay to glance in your rearview mirror, just don’t look too long; otherwise you’ll find yourself getting in an accident.”-Dexter Black

“Our past does not have to equal our future although at this present moment our past is made up of who we are today.” – Dexter Black

“Keeping your word to others is sometimes easier than keeping your word to yourself. We must do both though if we are to be men/women of integrity.”- Dexter Black

“Go beyond being a reactionary. Develop a vision for your life. What inspires you? What motivates you? What do you REALLY want to do with your life? Start today with the first step, even if you don’t know all the steps to take. You’ll find them on the way.”-Dexter Black

“Nothing happens until first, you see it for yourself and then take action on it.” – Dexter Black

“There is nothing like the favor and peace of the Lord.”- Dexter Black

“More Wealth and Riches in your life!” – Dexter Black
“Focus on what you want, not on what you don’t want.”- Dexter Black
“Inspiring you to have more Wealth and Riches in every area of your life!” – Dexter Black

“Without action, your goal is only a dream. With action, your dream is a workable and achievable goal!” – Dexter Black

When God gave Israel the Promised Land, they still had to take it! Don’t wait for your “promised land” to fall into your lap. It’s already yours, but you have to take it!- Dexter Black

Raising the bar sometimes means taking a day just to rest. – Dexter Black

Belief is powerful. What’s even more powerful is when your belief turns into knowing. – Dexter Black

“If you feel you’ve missed the boat in life, don’t worry; there’s another one coming”- Dexter Black

“Whatever you’re filled with is going to come out. Better truth, than baloney. When the truth comes out, it brings freedom. When baloney comes out, it stinks.” – Dexter Black

Don’t be rude to others. Especially those in your household. Saying
“Shut up!” Or other rude things
Instead, treat each other with kindness and respect. – Dexter Black

Let there be peace.
Stop yelling at each other. Yes, you who have children. You yell at them and they will yell at you when they are grown. – Dexter Black


What we do now echoes in eternity. – Marcus Aurelius



Whatever the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve. – Think and Grow Rich book

“The comfortable road will never lead you to the person you are destined to be in your life, never.” – Ed Mylett

The most important supplement you can take is the Word of God. –

“The Bible says With God all things are possible. When you have God in your life don’t worry about what you’re going through, focus on where He’s bringing you to.”
Pastor Howard M Dissinger



Blessed is the man who can laugh at himself, for he will never cease to be amused. -Proverb found in many cultures

Whenever a bird shits on my car, I eat a plate of scrambled eggs on
my front porch to let them know what I’m capable of doing. -Unknown



What makes the difference between wishing and realizing our wishes? Lots of things, and it may take months or years for a wish to come true, but it’s far more likely to happen when you care so much about a wish that you’ll do all you can to make it happen.

– Fred Rogers

“A dream is a dream until you take action. Start somewhere, no matter how small.” – Quentin Love, owner of Turkey Chop & founder of The Love Foundation

I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it or dreaming about it…I got there by working for it. -Estee Lauder

“Good is the enemy of Great” – Ed Mylett
“The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of
your dreams and your willingness to work for them.” – Michelle Obama

“Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it impossible.” Marcus Aurelius





Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.

~Bradley Whitford

“It’s important to be willing to make mistakes. The worst thing that can happen is you become memorable.”
– Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx


If your actions Inspire others to dream more,
Learn more, do more,and become more,you are a leader. – by John Quincy Adams.

My attitude, in the beginning, was, “What can I do for others?” But that is addition. Once I began to learn leadership, my question changed to, “What can I do with others?” that’s multiplication. – John C. Maxwell

Leaders aren’t born, they are made. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal which is worthwhile. – Vince Lombardi









Living Life

“It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.” – Warren Buffett

“Do not try to be on the side of the majority, but live according to your inner laws.” Marcus Aurelius

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. Marcus Aurelius

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. – Marcus Aurelius

Jeremiah 29:11-13 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

How we schedule our days is how we spend our lives.
-Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
– Steve Jobs

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. – Walt Disney

Better than knowledge is applied knowledge.- Jim Rohn

The more an action is repeated, the more automatic it becomes.
– Acts & Facts magazine

“I believe we each get one life and it’s up to us to live it to the fullest.” -Ivanka Trump

If you do work you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will follow. – Oprah Winfrey

Honor yourself by exploring the kind of life you deserve question and consider everything but know that when you are truly passionate about something you’ll feel it in your heart and get you’ll know you’re doing work that matters and marries as well with your interest and strength because you won’t be able to wait to get back to it and there will be no question as to when you’ve landed upon your purpose because it will feel like home. – Ivanka Trump’s book.

Stop Doing Important Things Occasionally and Start Doing Important Things Daily
– John C. Maxwell

Discipline is the ability to give yourself a command and then follow it. -The Art Of Living by Bob Proctor

Stop thinking, Can I? and start thinking How Can I? – John C Maxwell

“The difference between where we are and where we want to be is created by the changes we are willing to make in our lives.” – John C. Maxwell

“People will cling to an unsatisfactory way of life rather than change in order to get something better for fear of getting something worse.” – Eric Hoffer

“While we don’t always get what we want, we always get what we choose.” – John C. Maxwell

“You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.” – Jim Rohn

It’s one short step from “why me” to “woe is me.” – Jim Rohn

“Monotony is the awful reward of the careful.” -A.G. Buckham

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. – Les Brown

If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten. If you want to arrive at a new destination, you need to take a new path. – John Maxwell

“No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.” – William Penn, Founder of the Pennsylvania province.

“Facing difficulties is inevitable. Learning from them is optional.” – John Maxwell

Great people are just ordinary people with an extraordinary amount of determination. – John Maxwell in the book Think on These Things.

Defining the word average, someone said: “Average is the best of the worst and the worst of the best.” — John Maxwell in the book Think on These Things

“It is amazing how many people allow their thinking to determine how much they accomplish in life. Comments such as, “It’s never been done before,” or, “Don’t be a dreamer,” and “Don’t set your hopes too high,” have stymied the potential of many would-be achievers in life. Too many people are dwelling in slums when they should be rising to the stars.”
– John Maxwell in the book Think on These Things.

…a man is known not by how he acts when he is in control but how he reacts when things are beyond his control.
– John Maxwell

Your life today is a result of your thinking yesterday. Your life tomorrow will be determined by what you think today.
– John Maxwell

No matter what you have gone through in your life-or what you are currently going through-you have the opportunity to grow from it. – John C Maxwell


“Always strive to give your spouse the very best of yourself not what’s left over after you have given your best to everyone else.” – Dave Willis actor writer and producer


“Nowhere do habit patterns count for as much, and nowhere does the force of habit demonstrate its might more emphatically than in the business world. A businessman’s habits are among the most important factors that determine whether he will be a success or a failure.” – J. Paul Getty (1892-1976)

U.S. Oil, Real Estate and Airline Magnate

Millionaire by Age 22.


“Let not your mind run on what you lack as much as on what you have already.” Marcus Aurelius

When you make only $3000 a year in Social security, it’s hard to be a philanthropist. – Red Fox

It’s not what we get that makes us valuable.
It’s what we become.
– Jim Rohn

“It’s important to be willing to make mistakes. The worst thing that can happen is you become memorable.”
– Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx

“One thing I didn’t know growing up is, you can work on your living and your fortune at the same time.
Don’t just work on your living, work on your fortune.
Work on becoming financially independent.” – Jim Rohn

“Don’t buy the 2nd car until you’ve bought the 2nd home.” – Jim Rohn

“When you sell real estate you make a living. When you buy real estate you make a fortune” – Jim Rohn

When you make only $3000 a year in Social security, it’s hard to be a philanthropist. – Red Fox

“When we don’t consciously choose to build our careers according to our values and interests we can end up letting life choose for us.” -Ivanka Trump

“The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy.”
– Malcolm Forbes

“Riches do not respond to wishes. They respond only to definite plans, backed by definite desires, through consistent persistence.” – Think and Grow Rich

Compound Interest Is The Eighth Wonder Of The World!
People Who Understand It Earns It!
People Who Don’t, Pays It!


“People respond to energy, much more than they do to words. They respond to what they feel, not what they hear and see. Hearing and seeing are real low-level influences. Energy, Spirit, transfer of energy is what people respond to.” – Ed Mylett

“The next time someone tells you to face facts or to see things as they really are, here’s the fact you should face; the fact is that the glass is just as much half-full as it is half-empty. If it’s a choice, why not go for the one that could make you a winner? The chances of you taking a half-full glass and making something of it are a lot better than if you are trying to build on something you see as half-empty.” – From the book What Would Napoleon Hill do?






Working with others

“To the World, you maybe be just one person, but to one person
you may be the world.” -Walley Richardson 94-year-old Veteran

People influence people. Nothing influences people more than a recommendation from a trusted friend. – Mark Zuckerberg

Forget some of the basic habits you learned in school. Once you are in the real world- and it doesn’t matter if you are 22 or 62, starting your first job or your fifth-the way to get ahead is to over-deliver.- John C. Maxwell

“To the World, you maybe be just one person, but to one person
you may be the world.” -Walley Richardson 94-year-old Veteran

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