If you made me pick one TV show that is my all-time favorite, Star Trek: The Next Generation would win every time. While Star Trek has thongs of fans, there are many people who just “don’t get it,” and that’s totally cool. That doesn’t mean these quotes can’t inspire.
It is the struggle itself that is most important. We must strive to be more than we are. It does not matter that we will never reach our ultimate goal. The effort yields its own reward.
~ Lt. Commander Data (from “The Offspring” – Star Trek: TNG Season 3, 1990)
Things are only impossible until they’re not!
~ Capt. Jean-Luc Picard (“When the Bough Breaks” – Star Trek:TNG Season 1, 1988)
Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived.
~ Capt. Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek: Generations Movie, 1994)
With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.’ Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie as wisdom and warning. The first time any man’s freedom is trodden on, we’re all damaged.
~ Capt. Jean-Luc Picard quoting a fictional 24th Century Judge (“The Drumhead” – Star Trek: TNG Season 4, 1991)
I prefer to think of the future as something that is not written in stone.
~ Capt. Jean- Luc Picard (“All Good Things” – Star Trek: TNG Season 7, 1994)
Seize the time, Meribor. Live now; make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again.
~ Capt. Jean-Luc Picard (“The Inner Light” – Star Trek: TNG, Season 5, 1992)
Following are motivational and inspirational quotes by people born on February 24.
- The sun will not rise or set without my notice and thanks. ~Winslow Homer
- Talent! There’s not such thing as talent. What they call talent is nothing but the capacity for doing continuous hard work in the right way. ~Winslow Homer
- Whatever seeds each man cultivates will grow to maturity and bear in him their own fruit. ~ Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
- I don’t fold under pressure, great athletes perform better under pressure, so put pressure on me. ~Floyd Mayweather
- A true champ can adapt to anything. ~Floyd Mayweather
- Never cry. Never complain. Just work. ~Floyd Mayweather
- I want to put a ding in the Universe. ~Steve Jobs
- Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. ~Steve Jobs
- Let’s go invent tomorrow rather than worrying about what happened yesterday. ~Steve Jobs
- You have to trust something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. ~Steve Jobs
Today is George Washington’s birthday. You probably know he was the commanding general of the Continental Army that defeated the British in the Revolutionary War. You also know he was the first formally recognized President of The United States. He’s been called The Father of Our Country.
Washington was a surveyor and a farmer by trade. He was also a semi-professional soldier, having fought as a British solder in a number of campaigns prior to the Revolution.
You may not know he has two different birthdays. The one generally accepted today is February 22, 1732. This is his birthday in the Gregorian calendar. However, at the time of Washington’s birth, Great Britain and its colonies were still using the older and less accurate Julian calendar. On that calendar, Washington’s birthday was February 11, 1731.
Along with President Eisenhower’s “Military Industrial Complex” farewell address, Washington’s is probably the best known in history. He never actually gave an address. His farewell message was published in papers across the country. In it he warned against two things that remain very salient in today’s world – the dangers of political parties (he is the only American president who was not a member of a political party) and “foreign entanglements.” Looking at our politics today, both seem to have fallen on deaf ears.
Here are 10 of Washington’s most motivational quotes.
- Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.
- It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.
- Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.
- It is far better to be alone than to be in bad company.
- If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
- Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
- Worry is interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
- My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.
- Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
- In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.
Here are some motivational quotes by people born on February 15.
Galileo Galilei (Astronomer, philosopher 1564-1642)
- You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him find it within himself.
- I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
- I never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.
Susan B. Anthony (American Women’s Rights Advocate 1820-1906)
- Independence is happiness.
- The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball – the further I am rolled the more I gain.
- Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.
Jeremy Bentham (British Philosopher 1748-1832)
- Every law is an infraction on liberty.
- The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation.
- Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet.
Louis XV (King of France 1638-1715)
- There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself.
Alfred North Whitehead (British philosopher 1861-1947)
- No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.
- Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done about them.
- Speak out in acts; the time for words has passed, and only deeds will suffice.
Jane Seymour (Actress 1951-)
- You have to count on living every single day in a way you believe will make you feel good about your life – so that if it were over tomorrow, you’d be content with yourself.
- I know that the purpose of life is to understand and be in the present moment with the people you love. It’s just that simple.
- Being creative is my idea of heaven.
On this day dedicated to love, here are some of the best love-related motivational quotes I coined over the years. May love fill our day, our hearts, and our world.
- A thousand Universes from now love will still be all that matters.
- Unconditional love is a redundant phrase. All real love is unconditional.
- Fear encourages inhumanity, but love restores humanity.
- When love is the answer, the question becomes irrelevant.
- Our challenge each day is to love more and fear less.
- Love and truth never shout. They have no need.
- When we wipe away all of our prejudices, dogmas, and paradigms; love remains.
- I’ve seen the end. Love wins!
- Love emancipates. Fear enslaves.
- Fear-based philosophies drag humanity into its nightmares. Love-based philosophies propel us to our dreams.
Abigail Adams (1744-1818) was the wife of John Adams and the second First Lady of The United States. She was also the mother of the sixth president John Quincy Adams. However, she is remembered for her keen intellect and knowledge on a wide variety of subjects, as evidenced by the numerous letters between John Adams and her during this time in the Continental Congress in Philadelphia.
She was an outspoken advocate for the place of women in society and could hold her own with a husband known as one of the great minds and debaters of colonial America. The inspiring quotes that follow display a woman who really “got it” and was not afraid to share that wisdom.
- Great necessities call out great virtues.
- It’s never too late to get back on your feet though we wont live forever make sure you accomplish what you were put here for.
- If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women.
- Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.
- If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
- We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.
- I’ve always felt that a person’s intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.
- Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken.
- Although it is vastly disagreeable to be accused of faults, yet no person ought to be offended when such accusations are delivered in the spirit of friendship.
- Danger, you know, sometimes makes timid men bold.
- The habits of a vigorous mind are born in contending with difficulties.
- Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance.
- To be good, and do good, is the whole duty of man comprised in a few words.
Have a fantastic evening!