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Over 100 Inspirational Quote & Book Recommendation List

Episode 5

Book: The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon

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

Episode 6

Book: Atomic Habits by James Clear

Quote: "Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." - Will Rogers

Episode 7

Book: The Power of Good News by Hal Urban

Quote: "Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." - John Wooden

Episode 8

Book: Big Potential by Shawn Achor

Quote: "I'm so optimistic, I'd go after Moby Dick in a rowboat and take the tartar sauce with me." - Zig Ziglar


Episode 9

Book: The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek

Quote: "You are never too old to set another goal or dream another dream." - CS Lewis


Book: Freedom From Fear by Mark Matteson

Quote: "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." - Winston Churchill

Episode 11

Book: Upstream by Dan Heath

Quote: "For the strength of the pack is the wolf. And the strength of the wolf is the pack." - Rudyard Kipling


Episode 12

Book: How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Quote: "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." - Dr. Seuss


Episode 13

Book: Freed to Lead Q Source by David Redding & Tim Whitmire

Quote: "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another." - Proverbs 27:17


Episode 14

Book: Dream Big by Bob Goff

Quote: "The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." - Dr. Seuss


Episode 15

Book: The Way I Heard It by Mike Rowe

Quote: "Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance." - Samuel Johnson

Episode 16

Book: The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor

Quote: "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." - Robert Louis Stevenson

Episode 17

Book: The Traveler's Gift by Andy Andrews

Quote: "Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny." - CS Lewis

Episode 18

Book: Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson

Quote: "Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness." - Desmond Tutu

Episode 19

Book: Extreme Ownership & The Dichotomy of Leadership by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

Quote: "Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar." - Orin Woodward

Episode 20

Book: The Coffee Bean by Jon Gordon

Quote: "Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude." - Zig Ziglar


Episode 21

Book: The Power of Moments by Chip & Dan Heath

Quote: "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." - Plato

Episode 22

Book: Make Your Bed by Admiral William McRaven

Quote: "You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips." - Oliver Goldsmith

Episode 23

Book: Leading with a Noble Purpose by Lisa McLeod

Quote: "A day without laughter is a day wasted." - Charlie Chaplin


Episode 24

Book: The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Quote: "I don't like that man.  I must get to know him better." - Abraham Lincoln

Episode 25

Book: Life is Good by Bert & John Jacobs

Quote: "Live as if you were to die tomorrow.  Learn as if you were to live forever." - Mahatma Gandhi

Episode 26

Book: The Greatest Secret in the World by Og Mandino

Quote: "Rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope." - Romans 5:3-5


Episode 27

Book: Know What You're For by Jeff Henderson

Quote: "Whether you think you can or think you can't - you're right." - Henry Ford


Episode 28

Book: Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson

Quote: "Well done is better than well said." - Ben Franklin

Episode 29

Book: The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

Quote: "Start where you are.  Use what you have. Do what you can." - Arthur Ashe


Episode 30

Book: A Christmas Carol - How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Charles Dickens Dr. Seuss

Quote: "Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more." - Dr. Seuss

Episode 31

Book: Tuesday's With Morrie by Mitch Albom

Quote: "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do." - Mark Twain

Episode 32

Book: Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Quote: "Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn." - John Maxwell

Episode 33

Book: The American Spirit: What We Are & What We Stand For by David McCullough

Quote: "Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it's the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

Episode 34

Book: What Got You Here Won't Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith

Quote: "Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." - Maria Robinson

Episode 35

Book: The Garden by Jon Gordon

Quote: "The bad news is time flies; the good news is you're the pilot."- Michael Altshuler

Episode 36

Book: The Legends Club by John Feinstein

Quote: "We all must suffer one of two things:  the pain of discipline or the pain of regret." - Jim Rohn

Episode 37

Book: The Way of the Shepherd by Kevin Leman & William Pentak

Quote: "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Confucius

Episode 38

Book: Raving Fans by Ken Blanchard

Quote: "Never bend your head.  Always hold it high.  Look the world straight in the eye." - Helen Keller

Episode 39

Book: Walt Disney:  An American Original by Bob Thomas

Quote: "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Episode 40

Book: The Ride of a Lifetime - Bob Iger

Quote: "Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." - John Wooden

Episode 41

Book: John Adams by David McCullough

Quote: "I find television very educational.  Every time someone turns it on, I go in the other room and read a book." - Groucho Marx

Episode 42

Book: Who Not How by Dan Sullivan & Benjamin Hardy

Quote: "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." - Proverbs 22:6


Episode 43

Book: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell

Quote: "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more & become more, you are a leader."

Episode 44

Book: Savvy Citizen Collaboration

Episode 45

Book: The Little Things & The Bottom of the Pool by Andy Andrews

Quote: "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Lao - Tzu

Episode 46

Blog/Newsletter: James Clear - 3-2-1 Thursday,

Quote: "You make a living by what you get.  You make a life by what you give." - Winston Churchill


Episode 47

Book: Younger Next Year by Chris Crowley & Henry Lodge

Quote: "With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable." - Thomas Buxton

Episode 48

Book: The Highest Calling by Larry Janesky

Quote: "Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.  Today I am wise, so I am changing myself." - Rumi

Episode 49

Book: It's Better to Build Boys than Mend Men by Truett Cathy

Quote: "No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world." - John Keating (Dead Poets Society)

Episode 50

Book: Business Made Simple by Donald Miller

Quote: "I have often repented of having spoken, but never of having been silent." - Arsenius the Great

Episode 51

Book: Old Light Through New Windows by Mark Matteson

Quote: "Whoever guards his mouth & tongue keeps his soul from troubles." - Proverbs 21:23

Episode 53

Book: Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty

Quote: "Our fears are more numerous than our dangers, and we suffer more inn our imagination than in reality." - Seneca


Episode 54

Book: On the Edge by Allison Levine

Quote: "Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway." - John Wayne

Episode 55

Book: It's Your Ship by Michael Abrashoff

Quote: "The cost of freedom is eternal vigilance." - Thomas Jefferson

Episode 56

Book: Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Quote: "Seek first to understand, then to be understood." - Stephen Covey

Episode 57

Book: Built to Win by Annette Franz

Quote: "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak: courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." - Winston Churchill

Episode 58

Book: The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

Quote: "Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise." - Victor Hugo

Episode 59

Book: The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino

Quote: "I will greet this day with love in my heart." - Og Mandino

Episode 60

Book: Shift Happens by Robert Holden

Quote: "I am fundamentally an optimist.  Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say.  Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed towards the sun, one's feet moving forward." - Nelson Mandela


Episode 61

Book: The Business Card by Dr. Steve O. Steff

Quote: "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas Edison

Episode 62

Book: Row the Boat by Jon Gordon

Quote: "Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." - Abraham Lincoln

Episode 63

Book: Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday

Quote: "In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Episode 64

Book: Lead to Win Podcast by Michael Hyatt

Quote: "It's not what happens to you, but how you react
to it that matters." - Epictetus

Episode 65

Book: Dream it!  Do it! by Marty Sklar

Quote: "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing things because we're curious.  And curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. We're always exploring and experimenting." - Walt Disney

Episode 66

Podcast: The Way I Heard It Podcast Mike Rowe

Quote: "You must take personal responsibility.  You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons,or the winds, but you can change yourself." - Jim Rohn

Episode 67

Book: Worth Doing Wrong by Arnie Malham

Quote: "It always seems impossible until it's done." - Nelson Mandela

Episode 68

Book: Leadership Gold by John Maxwell

Quote: "To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals - this alone is worth the struggle." - William Penn

Episode 69

Podcast:  American History Tellers Host:  Lindsay Graham

Quote: "The heartiest plants survive because they weather the storms and never stop reaching for the light." - Robert Clancy

Episode 70

Book: The Secret Society of Success by Tim Schurrer

Quote: "You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist." - Indira Gandhi

Episode 71

Podcast: Founders, David Senra

Quote: "Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow." - Melody Beattie

Episode 72

Podcast: History That Doesn't Suck, Greg Jackson

Quote: "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap
but by the seeds that you plant." - Robert Louis Stevenson

Episode 73

Book: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Quote: "Strange, isn't it?  Each man's life touches so many other lives.  When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he." - Clarence the Guardian Angel from It's a Wonderful Life

Episode 74

Book: A Christmas Story by Jean Shepherd

Quote: "I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year." - Ebenezer Scrooge

Episode 75

Book: Story of the Rocks, Pebbles & Sand

Episode 76

Book: Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman

Quote: "Your life does not get better by chance.  It gets better by change." - Jim Rohn

Episode 77

Book: Lincoln on the Verge by Ted Widmer

Quote: "I don't like that man.  I must get to know him better." - Abraham Lincoln; "Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it." - Abraham Lincoln

Episode 78

Quote: "Do all the good you can.  By all the means you can.  In all the ways you can.  In all the places you can.  At all the times you can.  To all the people you ocan.  As long as ever you can." - John Wesley

Episode 79

Book: Under the Overpass by Mike Yankoski

Quote: "It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars." - Richard Paul Evans

Episode 80

Book: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Quote: "Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.  Without them, humanity cannot survive." - Dalai Lama


Episode 81

Book: Grateful American:  A Journey from Self to Service by Gary Sinise

Quote: "Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve." - W. Clement Stone

Episode 82

Book: The Trident by Jason Redman

Quote: "Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them." - FDR

Episode 83

Book: The Generosity Factor by Ken Blanchard & Truett Cathy

Quote: "Music is the universal language of mankind." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Episode 84

Book: How to Be a Coffee Bean by Jon Gordon

Quote: "If you want to go fast, go alone.  If you want to go far, go together." - African Proverb


Episode 85

Podcast:  A Bit of Optimism, Simon Sinek

Quote: "I'm a great believer in luck and find the harder I work, the more I have of it." - Thomas Jefferson

Episode 86

Chinese Proverb: "If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap.  If you want happiness for a day, go fishing.  If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune.  If you want happiness for a lifetme, help someone else."

Episode 87

Book: Sparks of Truth by Emmet Fox

Quote: "Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence." - Sheryl Sandberg

Episode 88

Book: Leveling Up:  12 Questions to Elevate Your Personal and Professional Development by Ryan Leak

Quote: "Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I remember.  Involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin

Episode 89

Book: The Richest Man In Babylon by George Samuel Clason

Quote: "Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination." - Roy Goodman

Episode 90

Book: Why Leaders Fail by Mary Kelly/Peter Stark

Quote: "Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans." - John Lennon

Episode 91

Book: Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast

Quote: "Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently." - Henry Ford

Episode 92

Book: Wooden on Leadership by John Wooden

Quote: "Today I do what others won't, so that tomorrow I can accomplish what others don't." - Jerry Rice

Episode 93

Book: Elevate by Robert Glazer

Quote: "Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it." - William Penn

Episode 94

Book: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell

Quote: "The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership." - Harvey Firestone

Episode 95

Book: The Heart Mender by Andy Andrews

Quote: "Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose." - Viktor Frankl

Episode 96

Book: Acres of Diamonds by Russel Conwell

Quote: "If you are not willing to learn, not one can help you.  If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you." - Zig Ziglar

Episode 97

Book: The Wisdom of the Bullfrog by William McRaven

Quote: "Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom." - George Washington Carver

Episode 98

Book: As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

Quote: "Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are." - John Wooden

Episode 99

Book: The Comfort Crisis by Michael Easter

Quote: "The moment you accept responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you gain the power to change anything in your life." - Hal Elrod

Episode 100

Quote: "Integrity is choosing courage over comfort; choosing what is right over what is fun, fast, or easy; and choosing to practice our values rather than simply professing them." - Brene Brown

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