An inspiring energy

Lewis Cass - American military officer, politician, and statesman

People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do.

Albert Schweitzer - Alsatian polymath, theologian, organist, writer, humanitarian, philosopher, and physician

Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing.

Denis Waitley - American motivational speaker, writer and consultant

All motivation is based on expectation.

Epictetus - Greek Stoic philosopher

Don't explain your philosophy. Embody it.

Confucius - Chinese philosopher and politician

When you see a worthy person, endeavor to emulate him. When you see an unworthy person, then examine your inner self.

Darren Hardy - American author, keynote speaker, advisor, and former publisher of SUCCESS magazine

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge.

BJ Fogg - American social scientist who is currently a research associate at Stanford University and author

Put hot triggers in the path of motivated people.

Richard Wiseman - Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom

The message is that people are more likely to agree with you when they have already said something positive.

Nathaniel Branden - Canadian–American psychotherapist and writer known for his work in the psychology of self-esteem

We must become what we wish to teach.

Anthony de Mello - Indian Jesuit priest and psychotherapist. A spiritual teacher, writer, and public speaker, de Mello wrote several books on spirituality and hosted numerous spiritual retreats and conferences

Don't ask the world to change... you change first.

William Glasser - American psychiatrist

When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.

Brian Tracy - Canadian-American motivational public speaker and self-development author

Everything you do is triggered by an emotion of either desire or fear.

Stephen Covey - American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. His most popular book is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships.

Matthew Kelly - One of the great thought leaders of our time. His enormous success as an author, speaker, and business consultant is the result of his comprehensive worldview which springs forth from the single idea that we are each here to become the-very-best-version-of-ourselves

The people we surround ourselves with either raise or lower our standards. They either help us to become the best version of ourselves or encourage us to become lesser versions of ourselves. We become like our friends. No man becomes great on his own. No woman becomes great on her own. The people around them help to make them great. We all need people in our lives who raise our standards, remind us of our essential purpose, and challenge us to become the best version of ourselves.

Jim Afremow - Sports psychology specialist and licensed professional counselor. He is the founder of Good to Gold Medal, PLLC, a leading sports psychology coaching and consulting practice located in Phoenix, Arizona

Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.

Tim S. Grover - CEO of Attack Athletics, Inc., which he founded in 1989, and author of the international bestseller Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable

The only way you can light other people on fire is to be lit yourself, from the inside.

Leonardo da Vinci - Italian polymath of the High Renaissance who was active as a painter, draughtsman, engineer, scientist, theorist, sculptor and architect

It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.

Austin Kleon - New York Times bestselling author of five books: Steal Like an Artist; Show Your Work!; Keep Going; Steal Like An Artist Journal; and Newspaper Blackout. Kleon's works focus on creativity in today's world

Your influences are all worth sharing because they clue people in to who you are and what you do—sometimes even more than your own work.

Bernard Roth - Professor of Engineering at Stanford University. A longtime veteran of the Stanford design scene, he first came to the Stanford Design Division faculty in 1962

Let people see you as human. Be real. Ask yourself, Who would you rather see at your door, a friend or a door-to-door salesman?

Teresa Amabile - American academic who is the Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at Harvard Business School

The desire to do something because you find it deeply satisfying and personally challenging inspires the highest levels of creativity, whether it's in the arts, sciences, or business.

Raymond M. Kethledge - United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

The most inspiring leaders are ones who find a clarity of meaning that transcends the tasks at hand. And that meaning emerges through reflection.

Raymond M. Kethledge - United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

In times of shared sacrifice, a leader must inspire moral courage in his followers as well as in himself. In such times the leader’s responsibilities are especially great, for a leader’s first obligation is to take care of his people. If he cannot provide for them in material ways, he must provide for their spirit. To do so requires humility: although the leader has more power than his followers, he must recognize that as to the things that govern human worth—dignity, character, decency—his station counts for nothing. He must hold the conviction that, as to these things, he is not above his followers, but among them. For only then can he speak to these things in ways that inspire his followers.

Siddhārtha Gautama - Popularly known as the Buddha, was a Śramaṇa who lived in ancient India. He is regarded as the founder of the world religion of Buddhism

Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth.