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Friday of Phrases: Quotes of Inspiration and Motivation

After my first A Friday of Phrases post, I continually received a great number of requests to do another one—so here it is! 🙂

Enjoy, and please feel free to share!


“I want [people] to know that there’s a huge world out there, and if there’s anything they want to do, all they have to do is put their mind to it.”



I think you have to want things for yourself, make them happen for yourself, and take risks to put your own dreams into motion.  Once you do that, it’s amazing how doors start opening…….I’m not saying you should simply aspire to make a ton of cash or get famous.  Instead I think that first and foremost, you should aspire to a level of personal excellence—to be the best you can be.”

~Kimora Lee Simmons


“Inside of negativity often, is an opportunity.”

~MusicWorld CEO Matthew Knowles


“Do you have the guts to fail? If you don’t fail, you’re not even trying.”

~Oscar-winning Actor Denzel Washington


“Each of us has the possibility of being effective in changing our world, even if it’s just the world around us.”

~Author and Poet Maya Angelou


“It’s more [to me] than being a star. I am interested in helping others and helping them realize the greatness within themselves. Of course, it’s nice being the biggest star that you can possibly be. But it’s even better when you help create stars.”

~Entertainer and Radio Host Nick Cannon


. “A person will never see progress if they do not get involved—the level of your involvement determines your rewards and success. Be careful not to talk yourself out of what you should be in—have a good talk with yourself and move!” 

~Film and Television Producer Tyler Perry



I hope that these quotes are motivational for you! 🙂



Do you have any special quotes that inspire you?  Please feel free to share them!



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I like the quote by Kimora Lee

Makeba Giles
Reply to  RetroFlirt

Greetings: That is one of my favorite quotes of this set as well! ~Thank you so much for commenting! 🙂


Makeba, you already know that I’m a lover of the quotes! They give some of the simplest things in life powerful meanings. With that being said, I love each of these, but I’d have to agree with RetroFlirt; Kimora got down on her’s! Loved it!! In a close second place comes Tyler. Great finds! Thanks!

Makeba Giles
Reply to  Deeone

Greetings: Yes Kimora’s quote is one of my favorites from this set too, as well as Tyler’s. I’m glad that you enjoyed them! ~Thank you so much for commenting! 🙂

Kesha Brown

Girl, I have so many awesome quotes…how much time do you have? LOL

Glad you posted because I have some new ones to add to my quotes swipe file 😉


Makeba Giles
Reply to  Kesha Brown

Greetings: LOL Yes I am a huge lover of quotes as well. I’m glad that you enjoyed these–I may consider doing this more in the future! 😉 Feel free to add away! ~Thank you so much for commenting! 🙂

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