Inspirational Quotes - For Good And Bad Times

I will keep adding various quotes that I find motivational and inspirational from time to time,these will also feature in the "food for thought" section of the blog
I would request all readers to add their own favorites quotes,which they found had profound impact in their life or trading in the comments section
"... You can be free. You can live and work anywhere in the world. You can be independent from routine and not answer to anybody ..."
[Trading for a Living]
- Dr. Alexander Elder
"Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration."
– Thomas Alva Edison
"The market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent."
-John Maynard Keynes
“There is only one side to the stock market; and it is not the bull side or the bear side, but the right side.” 
– Jesse Livermore
"Chance favors the prepared mind."
- Louis Pasteur


  1. Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire

    Tagline - Schindler's List

  2. "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."

    - Neil Armstrong

  3. "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."

    -Franklin Delano Roosevelt

  4. I haven't met a rich technician.Excluding, of course,technicians who sell their technical services and make a lot of money.

    -James Beeland Rogers,Jr (Jim Rogers)

  5. All through time, people have basically acted and reacted the same way in the market as a result of: greed, fear, ignorance, and hope. That is why the numerical formations and patterns recur on a constant basis.

    —Jesse Livermore

  6. "The purpose of life is a life of purpose. "
    ~Robert Byrne

    "Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped."

    -Elbert Hubbard

    "People ask for criticism, but they only want praise."
    -W. Somerset Maugham

    best regards anuj :)

  7. There are three kinds of people in the world, the wills, the won'ts, and the can'ts. The first accomplish everything; the second oppose everything, the third fail in everything

    - Eclectic Magazine

  8. Investors should remember that excitement and expenses are their enemies. And if they insist on trying to time their participation in equities, they should try to be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.

    -Warren Buffett

  9. ream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
    P. Vaull Starr
    "There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world.
    It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher."
    Henry Van Dyke

    "Success is possible even working part-time using your computer in a homebased business as long as you are willing to work, learn and persevere."
    - anon

    "The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore."
    Dale Carnegie

    "Lost time is never found again."
    Benjamin Franklin

    "Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures
    or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself."
    Samuel Butler

    "I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded
    is another step forward."
    Thomas Edison

    "Do not be too timid or squeamish about your actions.
    All life is an experiment."
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    "Wisdom is not a product of schooling but
    of the lifelong attempt to acquire it."
    Albert Einstein

  10. "There are no bulls and no bears only buyers and sellers- you have to be the right one at the right time"
    - GirishDesai at on 17-7-2010

  11. @mo(n)k and Grish
    thanks...for actively contributing in this post

  12. "You've achieved success in your field when you don't know whether what you're doing is work or play."
    -Warren Beatty
    hi anuj,

  13. "Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth,
    so virtue appears from good deeds, and
    wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind.
    To walk safely through the maze of human life,
    one needs the light of wisdom and the
    guidance of virtue.

  14. ‘ Kindness begets kindness’
    ‘ Every path has its puddle’
    ‘ Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me’
    ‘ A bird in a hand is worth two in a bush’
    ‘ A stitch in time saves nine’
    ‘ No gains without pains’

  15. "Friendship is always a sweet responsibilty, never an oppourtunity."
    - Kahil Gibran

  16. "A bad workman always blames his tools." -anon
    "Charity looks at the need and not at the cause." -anon
    "To speak kindly does not hurt the tongue. " -anon
    "Creditors have better memories than debtors." -anon
    "Charity looks at the need and not at the cause. " -anon
    "A drop of honey catches more flies than a hogshead of vinegar. " -anon

  17. "I am your constant companion;
    I am your greatest helper or your heaviest burden.
    I will push you onward or drag you down to failure.
    I am at your command.

    Half of the tasks that you do you might just as well
    Turn over to me and I will do them quickly and correctly.

    I am easily managed; you must merely be firm with me.
    Show me exactly how you want something done.
    After a few lessons, I will do it automatically.

    I am the servant of all great people
    and the regret of all failures as well.
    Those who are great, I have made great.
    Those who are failures, I have made failures.

    I am not a machine but I will work with all its precision
    Plus the intelligence of a person.

    Now you may run me for profit or you may run me for ruin.
    It makes no difference to me.
    Take me, train me, be firm with me and
    I will lay the world at your feet.
    Be easy with me and I will destroy you.

    I am called Habit!"

  18. "Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first."
    -Mark Twain

  19. "After a heavy snowfall the more rigid branches
    of the pine break under the weight of the snow,

    but the more supple willow branches bend,
    thus allowing the snow to fall to the ground."


  20. "A throne is only a bench covered with velvet."
    French Proverb

  21. "The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.
    When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink."
    - George Orwell

  22. "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."
    -T.S. Eliot

  23. PART :- 1

    “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one
    most responsive to change.”—Charles Darwin

    “Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”—Helen Keller

    What ever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
    Napolean Hill

    “Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.”—James Dean

    The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.
    Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
    Les Brown

    “The deepest human need is the need to be appreciated.”—William James

    “If things seem under control, you’re just not going fast enough.”—Mario Andretti

    Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.
    African Proverb

    If you are in a hurry you will never get there.
    Chines Proverb

    Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot
    Jim Rohn

    Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a
    Jim Rohn

    Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
    Jim Rohn

    You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances,
    the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you
    have charge of.
    Jim Rohn

    The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different
    Dale Carnegie

    All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what
    their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day
    toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
    Brian Tracy

    It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are
    Brian Tracy

    The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order
    to enjoy greater rewards in the long term, is the indispensable prerequisite for
    Brian Tracy

    “To live is the rarest
    thing in the world.
    Most people exist,
    that is all.”
    —Oscar Wilde

    He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year.
    Leonardo da Vinci

    You see things and say, 'Why?", but I dream things and say, 'Why not?
    George Bernard Shaw

    “In the confrontation between the stream and the rock,
    The stream always wins –
    Not through strength, but through persistence.”


  24. "The key to happiness is having dreams;
    The key to success is making them come true."
    - James Allen
    "It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently."
    - - Warren Buffett

    "I don't know the key to success,
    But the key to failure is trying to please everybody."
    - Bill Cosby

    "Success is going from failure to failure
    Without loss of enthusiasm."
    - - Winston Churchill

    "When I was young I observed that
    Nine out of ten things I did were failures,
    So I did ten times more work."
    - - Bernard Shaw

    "Success seems to be largely a matter of
    Hanging on after others have let go."
    - - William Feather

    "The difference between a successful person and others
    Is not a lack of strength,
    Not a lack of knowledge,
    But rather a lack of will."
    - Vince Lombardi

    "In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity."
    - - Albert Einstein

    "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling,
    But in rising every time we fall."
    - - Nelson Mandela

    "We are what we repeatedly do.
    Excellence then is not an act but a habit."
    - - Aristotle

    "The secret of success
    Is to be ready when your opportunity comes."
    - - Benjamin Disraeli

    "Behind every successful man there's a lot of unsuccessful years."
    - - Bob Brown

    "It's not that I'm so smart;
    It's just that I stay with problems longer."
    - - Albert Einstein

    "Success is a journey, not a destination."
    - - Ben Sweetland


    People often say that motivation doesn't last.
    That's why I recommend:


    :- Hemanta.

  25. @Hemanta
    Thanks for this long list of thought provoking quotes.Best wishes

  26. No method/ system/ strategy works 100% and at all times.

    You act based on a particular method/ system/ strategy and keep the correct SL and part book based on volatility and stay in the trade till the EOD/ target/Stopped.

    - Ilango

  27. “Neither a borrower nor a lender be,
    For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
    And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry”

    - Shakespeare

  28. When its a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.

    – Voltaire

  29. How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young? ~Paul Sweeney

  30. Patience is the ability to count down before you blast off. ~Author Unknown

  31. You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. ~Franklin P. Jones

  32. The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places. ~Author Unknown

  33. Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves. ~Dale Carnegie

  34. When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

  35. If you want to kill time, try working it to death. ~Sam Levonson

  36. We are closer to the ants than to the butterflies. Very few people can endure much leisure. ~Gerald Brenan, Thoughts in a Dry Season

  37. Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. ~Henry Ford

  38. Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings. ~C.D. Jackson

  39. The impossible is often the untried. ~Jim Goodwin

  40. Don't waste time learning the "tricks of the trade." Instead, learn the trade. ~Attributed to both James Charlton and H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

  41. When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves. ~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book

  42. Even a clock that does not work is right twice a day. ~Polish Proverb

  43. There's more to the truth than just the facts. ~Author Unknown

  44. You never know what is enough, until you know what is more than enough. ~William Blake, Proverbs of Hell


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  45. Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.
    Frederic Bastiat

  46. Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.
    Milton Friedman

  47. All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.

  48. A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.
    Napoleon Bonaparte

  49. I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?
    Mother Teresa

  50. A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practise perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice.
    Mohandas Gandhi

  51. God can be realized through all paths. All religions are true. The important thing is to reach the roof. You can reach it by stone stairs or by wooden stairs or by bamboo steps or by a rope. You can also climb up by a bamboo pole.

  52. The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.
    Paramahansa Yogananda

  53. But while success and failure depend on conditions, the mind neither waxes nor wanes.

  54. A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
    Ayn Rand

  55. Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
    Norman Vincent Peale

  56. Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
    Baruch Spinoza

  57. Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
    Jim Rohn

  58. Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
    Audrey Hepburn

  59. Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
    Swami Sivananda

  60. The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.
    Leo Buscaglia

  61. The power of imagination makes us infinite.
    John Muir

  62. There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
    Edith Wharton

  63. Every experience is a paradox in that it means to be absolute, and yet is relative; in that it somehow always goes beyond itself and yet never escapes itself.
    T. S. Eliot

  64. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  65. Fortunately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.
    Karen Horney

  66. I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
    John Burroughs

  67. Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed.
    - Mahatma Gandhi 1869-1948

  68. To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour.
    - William Blake Poet, painter 1757-1827

  69. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
    - Native American Proverb

  70. Until a man duplicates a blade of grass, Nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favorable comparison with the products of Nature, the living cell of a plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life.
    - Thomas Alva Edison Inventor 1847-1931

  71. No matter who and where you are
    You can always follow your dreaming star
    And don’t listen to others thoughts ‘n’ founds
    What you think is the thing that counts

    If you feel like being a hip hop singer
    Even though you’re basketball flinger
    Have fun while you play
    And sing still today
    Do it with fun and don’t linger

  72. I am of the earth
    She is my mother
    She bore me with pride
    She reared me with love
    She cradled me each evening
    She pushed the wind to make it sing
    She built me a house of harmonious colors
    She fed me the fruits of her fields
    She rewarded me with memories of her smiles
    She punished me with the passing of time
    And at last when I long to leave
    She will embrace me for eternity.

  73. It makes me ashamed
    'Cause of crime and destruction
    Mother Earth suffers

    But one day a year
    We help animals and care
    Since nature is rare

    If we care for earth
    We'll have a healthy nature
    Like on nature's birth

    I wish that our world
    Our life, our space, our nature
    Were one unity

    Happy Earthday,

  74. For 200 years we've been conquering Nature. Now we're beating it to death. ~Tom McMillan, quoted in Francesca Lyman, The Greenhouse Trap, 1990

  75. Take nothing but pictures.
    Leave nothing but footprints.
    Kill nothing but time.
    ~Motto of the Baltimore Grotto, a caving society

  76. "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

    – George Santayana

  77. "If one praise in public and criticize in private, we generate "warmth" and when we do the opposite we generate only "heat""
    -Me :)