Motivation for the rest of the year

Here are 13 of my personal favorite motivational quotes to help get you through the second half of 2013:

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”  –  Thomas Edison, inventor

“I think when I work 14 hours a day, seven days a week, I get lucky.”  –  Armand Hammer, american industrialist

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”  –  Henry David Thoreau, author and transcendentalist

“Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?'” –  Brian Tracy: Personal and business training author, speaker and consultant

“We are all, right now, living the life we choose.”  –  Peter McWilliams, author

“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.”  –  Zig Ziglar, salesman, motivational speaker and trainer

“The number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep on trying.”  – Tom Hopkins,  author, salesman and motivational speaker

“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”  –  Mark Twain,

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”  –  Albert Einstein, Nobel Prize-winning physicist

“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.”  –  Elizabeth Bibesco, English writer from the early 1900’s

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”  –  Zig Ziglar, salesman, motivational speaker and trainer

“The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges.”  –  Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Average people live average lives. Dare to be above average!” – Michael E. Schmidlen, author and entrepreneur