Below is a top-ten list of our most liked inspirational quotes in May from our Instagram page and a few facts behind each of these influential people.
10. Oprah Winfrey
“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have in enough.” – Oprah Winfrey (January 29, 1954 – Present) Oprah is an American show host of the Oprah Show, as well as media executive, producer, actress, and philanthropist. Her show is one of the highest rated shows of all time, giving her the title of “queen of media.” Oprah is one of the richest women in the world and donates a lot of her money, ranking her as one of the most giving black Americans in American history. If you would like to learn more, check out her book What I Know For Sure
9. Les Brown
“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown (February 17th, 1945 – Present) Brown is an American DJ, author, motivational speaker, and TV show host. He is a former member of the Ohio House of Representatives. He is also a motivational speaker with his catch phrase “it’s possible.” He follows this phrase up with a huge belief in people following their dreams. If you would like to learn more, check out his book Live Your Dreams.
8. Robert L. Schwartz
“The entrepreneur is essentially a visualizer and actualizer. He can visualize something, and when he visualizes it, he sees exactly how to make it happen.” – Robert L. Schwartz is an American entrepreneur who is the CEO and president of his company.
7. Vince Lombardi
“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi (June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970) Lombardi is known for his career as a football player, coach, and executive of the National Football League (NFL). He was entered into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1971, a year after his passing. He is renowned for being the greatest football couch and one of the greatest leaders in sports. He also wrote some great books, one of which is What It Takes to Be 1 : Vince Lombardi on Leadership.
6. Steve Jobs
“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs (24, February 1955 – 5, October 2011) Jobs was an American entrepreneur and the founder of a few big companies. He was the chairman and CEO of Apple Inc. He is widely known for being a pioneer and a savvy business man. If you would like to learn more about Steve Jobs, check out the book Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different: A Biography.
5. Bill Gates
“As we look ahead into the next century leaders will be those who empower others.” – Bill Gates (28 October 1955 – Present) Gates is a co-founder of Microsoft and is also an investor, author, philanthropist, and humanitarian. He is also one of the richest men in the world. He is an innovator and a truly great businessman. Gates has accomplished more than what some would hope to achieve in several lifetimes. It’s more than likely that you are using one of his products as you read this. Check out his great book Road Ahead, The.
4. Henry Ford
“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 4, 1947) Founder of the Ford Motor Company, Ford created the assembly line revolutionizing the manufacturing industry. He made the first affordable mass-produced vehicle for the middle-class. If you would like to learn more about Henry Ford, read My Life and Work.
3. Grant Cardone
“Show up early, treat people with respect, and perform at the highest levels till the world can’t deny you.” – Grant Cardone (March 21, 1958 – present) Cardone is an entrepreneur, speaker, and the best-selling author of The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure He has improved the sales process and customer relations for many fortune-100 companies. Cardone has a great attitude towards life and is very motivating. I highly suggest checking out one of his books or courses if you are looking to increase sales.
2. Theodore Roosevelt
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) Roosevelt was the 26th president of the United States. He was also a vice president, governor, statesman, author, and commander of the Rough Riders. He is well known for being one of the greatest US presidents and his face is forever chiseled into Mount Rushmore, as well as US history. If you want to learn more about this American legend, check out the book Theodore Roosevelt; an Autobiography.
1. Eleanor Roosevelt
“Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) Roosevelt was the first lady of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. She was a positive figure that women still look up to today. She was a political figure and diplomat that was called the first lady of the world by Truman, Roosevelt’s successor, for her human rights achievements. Following her husband’s death, she continued to serve the American people and remained a person all people could look up to. If you would like to learn more about Eleanor Roosevelt, you should check out the book The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt
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