12 Motivational Quotes by Classical Composers

By any measure, some of the greatest creatives in the world are composers of music. Perhaps not surprisingly some of these musical geniuses also have had a philosophical bent.

Here are 10 motivational quotes by great composers.

    I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings. ~Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble. ~Ludwig Van Beethoven
    I worked hard. Anyone who works as hard as I did can achieve the same results. ~J.S. Bach
    To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist. ~Robert Schumann
    Even if I know I shall never change the masses, never transform anything permanent, all I ask is that the good things also have their place, their refuge. ~Richard Wagner
    Fortunately, something always remains to be harvested. So let us not be idle. ~Gustav Mahler
    I am hitting my head against walls, but the walls are giving way. ~Gustav Mahler
    I chose and my world was shaken. So what? The choice may have been mistaken; the choosing was not. You have to move on. ~Stephen Sondheim
    You believe happiness to be derived from the place in which once you have been happy, but in truth it is centered in ourselves. ~Franz Schubert
    Life is a lot like jazz. It’s best when you improvise. ~George Gershwin
    Why get up in the morning unless you’re going to have an adventure? ~Hans Zimmer
    When a man is in despair, it means he still believes in something. ~Dmitri Shostakovich
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10 Game-changing Quotes – Day 248 of 365 Days to a Better You

Motivational and inspirational quotes have been a mainstay in my personal development regimen for a long time. I love the challenge of generating original quotes and affirmations and sharing them with others.

However, I never grow tired of finding new quotes to inspire my thinking and encourage positive action in my life. Here are 10 quotes from others that have inspired me over the  years. May they inspire you today as well!

Ray

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10 Game-changing Quotes

  1. “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.”     ~ Joseph Campbell
  2. “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”  ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
  3. “We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.” ~ Buckminster Fuller
  4.  “We see the world, not as it is, but as we are.” ~ Anais Nin
  5. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”  ~ Napoleon Hill
  6. “When you go into a garden, do you look at thorns or flowers? Spend more time with roses and jasmine .” ~ Rumi
  7. “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” ~Ben Franklin
  8. “Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.” ~Mother Teresa
  9. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ~Albert Einstein
  10. “We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?” ~Marianne Williamson

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I love coining a new motivational or thought-provoking quote. Here are a few more from my library. May they inspire you or just make you ponder.

Ray

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Good Tuesday, my friends. Three #rayquotes to inspire your day.

Ray

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Give Yourself Some Credit – Day 217 of 365 Days to a Better You

“We have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheaply we esteem too lightly.”

Thomas Paine
from “Common Sense”

Paine’s words reminds us how important it is to value our successes and the work it takes to achieve them.

We live in an instant gratification-obsessed world. We want the shortest, simpliest, most effortless route to victory. That’s not always a bad thing and I’m not suggesting that we purposely complicate our lives in some misguided attempt to build character.

However, when everything comes too easily for us, we fail to fully appreciate it. We lose sight of the sacrifice and effort that creates lasting success. We skip the lessons to be learned along the road to victory. We miss the fulfillment that comes from struggling, but still progressing.

Paine suggests that without the struggle we undervalue our accomplishments. He implies a natural human tendency to take for granted that which comes easily to us. You might call these easy accomplishments “blessings” or “luck” or “synchronicity” because they seem to fall into your lap.

Look closer. You see that you have worked hard for these “easy accomplishments” as well. It may be subtle changes in you or your attitude toward life that suddenly makes an impossibility possible. The work and the change originated within you.

So, what’s the take away? Appreciate every step of the journey not only for the learning, but the scars earned. Relish your successes. Most of all, remember to give yourself the credit you are due for your accomplishments.

Stay inspired, my friends and have a fantastic Tuesday!

Ray

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#RayQuotes 1 – Day 134 of 365 Days to a Better You

I’ve always been a quotes person. I enjoy finding new quotes and using them to motivate me. I often coin new motivational quotes that come to me and have posted many of them on the web over the years with the hashtag #rayquote. For me, quotes like these often cut through cobwebs in my mind, shaking loose new ideas, perspectives, and paths forward. I hope at least one inspires you today!

Here are seven #rayquotes to provoke thought and inspire change.

  1. Stress is what you feel when you’ve lost sight of your WHY. When your WHY is strong, so are you.
  2. We are either doorways for fear in this world or doorways for love.
  3. It costs nothing to believe in yourself and everything not to.
  4. A well-studied loss is worth a dozen mindless victories.
  5. A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it. (This one has become quite famous showing up on t-shirts, in books, and on quotes sites.)
  6. Adversity is not failure. Adversity is fuel.
  7. When you unleash your best you can undo your worst.

Have a fantastic day, my friends! Thank you so much for reading and sharing these blogs.

Ray

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