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There is a superabundance of quotes that I have read throughout the years and consider to have pearls of wisdom within them. Out of too many to list, I have randomly compiled 26 quotes in alphabetical order by author (one for each letter of the alphabet) and a few more for a total of 30 inspirational quotes. Enjoy!

1. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. – Aristotle

2. Don't get set into one form. Adapt it and build your own, and let it grow. Be like water. Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless, like water. Now, you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. – Bruce Lee

3. It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop. – Confucius

4. It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. – Epictetus

5. Sometimes, you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. – Dr. Seuss

6. A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor. – Franklin Delano Roosevelt

7. Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear. – George Adair

8. Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional. – Haruki Murakami

9.  What we know is a drop; what we don't know is an ocean. – Isaac Newton

10. To ask may be but a moment's shame; not to ask and remain ignorant is a lifelong shame. – Jigoro Kano

11. All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full. – King Solomon

12. Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. – Laozi

13. You must be the change you wish to see in the world. – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

14. When your desires are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.  – Napoleon Hill

15. Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. – Oscar Wilde

16. Sometimes, you make the right decision; sometimes, you make the decision right. – Phil McGraw

17. Remember that darkness simply requires another way of seeing. Be your own light. And just like that, you'll find yourself everywhere instantly. – Quan Barry

18. If you are the kind of person who is waiting for the right thing to happen, you might wait for a long time. It's like waiting for all the traffic lights to be green for five miles before starting the trip. – Robert Kiyosaki

19. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice, and most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. – Steve Jobs

20. Believe you can and you're halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt

21. You can’t fall if you don’t climb, but there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground. – Unknown

22. What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? – Vincent Van Gogh

23. Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star. – William Clement Stone

24. The noble person uses things; the lesser man is used by things. – Xunzi

25.  If none can know what lies ahead, then losing one's way is just human nature. Grudges may remain, but none hast the right to blame thee. –  Yoshimitsu (character) from Soul Calibur IV (video game)

26. You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. – Zig Zaglar

27. Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart. – Indian Proverb

28. Fall down seven times, stand up eight. – Japanese Proverb

29. If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking. – Zen Proverb

30. You have two choices in life: you can dissolve into the mainstream or you can be distinct. To be distinct, you must be different. To be different, you must strive to be what no one else but you can be. – Alan Ashley-Pitt (a pen name made by a company)