45 Inspiring Words From Great Personalities Around The World.

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The biggest events that have happened on this planet, either positive or negative to mankind involve dream, motivation, plan, conversation, action and inaction. People who have made some landmark achievements in different human angles, have been inspired either
through their own curiosity or the inspiration from other people.

These prominent people in science, technology, art, business & entrepreneurship, philosophy, sport etc., have shared their experience on the journey of life and achievement. Through this, they have struck
a lot of brains to give their best to this world. Hopefully, the process of motivating other people through deeds and words will continue, to proffer more solutions to global challenging issues.

I have also been motivated by the impact and words from some of these noble people, and I am inspired to share these quotes with you:


1. The true ignorance is not absence of knowledge, but the refusal to acquire it Karl Popper (Philosopher)

2. Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Henry Ford (Industrialist)

3. If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. –Benjamin Franklin (One of founding fathers of US, 6th US President)

4. Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. -Jim Rohn (American entrepreneur)

5. Education is the passport to the future; for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. –Malcolm X (African-American Muslim Minister and Human Rights Activist)


6. Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin ( 6th US President)

7. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is what it takes to sit down and listen. –Winston Churchill (Former British PM, Army Officer)

8. Being positive in a negative situation is not naive. It is leadership. –Ralph Marston (Professional American football player)

9. I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. Alexander The Great (King)


10. Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. – Gustave Flaubert (Writer)

11. I have spent a lot of my life travelling the world. It is amazing how much you can broaden your mind and find inspiration in new settings. –Richard Branson (Entrepreneur)


12. If there are nine rabbits on the ground and you want to catch one, just focus on one – Jack Ma,CEO Ali Baba (Entrepreneur)

13. The most important skill to have is patience –Jack Ma (Entrepreneur)


14. The biggest risk is, not taking any risk. In a world that is changing really quickly, then only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks. –Mark Zuckerberg (Programmer & Internet
Entrepreneur; Facebook)


15. Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. – Benjamin Franklin (6th US President)

16. I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more, if only they knew they were slaves. –Harriet Tubman (Abolitionist & Humanitarian)

17. Money is number, and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end. –Bob Marley (Jamaican Singer & Songwriter)

18. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains. –Steve Jobs (American Entrepreneur, Industrial Designer &Inventor)

19. I have learnt that making a living is not the same thing as making a life. – Maya Angelou (American Poet)

20. I don’t trust people who don’t love themselves and tell me ‘I love you.’ There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirtMaya Angelou

21.The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively. Bob Marley (Jamaican Singer & Songwriter)

22. Live for yourself and you will live in vain. Live for others and you will live again. Bob Marley

23. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moment of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at time of challenges and controversy. –Martin Luther King Jnr.( American Baptist Minister & Civil Rights Activist)


24. If you are not scared, you aren’t doing anything big. –Grant Cardone (Actor,Entrepreneur)

25. I don’t design clothes, I design dreams –Ralph Lauren (American Fashion Designer)

26. We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we are curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. –Walt Disney (American entreprenuer & Film Producer)


27. The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning. –Pele (Brazilian Soccer Legend)

28. Life is meant to be a challenge, because challenges are what make you grow. –Manny Pacquiao (Boxing Champion, Senator)

29. Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm –Winston Churchill (Former British PM, Army Officer)

30. Life is like riding a bicycle; to keep balance, you must keep moving. –Albert Eistein (Theoretical Physicist)


31. They taught us in school that family is the most important thing, did you ever hear of someone who leaves his poor parents to live with rich strangers? Francesco Totti (AS Roma & Italian Soccer Legend;
after refusing offer from Real Madrid FC)


32. Tell me I can’t, and I will! –Usain Bolt (Sprinter, world record breaker)


33. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter – Martin Luther King Jnr.(American Baptist Minister & Civil Right Activist)


34. Look around and ask yourself, what problems exist in my society? And how can I be part of the solution? Juliana Rotich, Executive Director,Ushahidi Inc.


35. Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. –John F. Kennedy (35th US President)


36. If you aren’t making a difference in other people’s lives, you shouldn’t be in business. it’s that simple! Richard Branson (Entrepreneur)

37. My grandfather once told me; ‘The soul of business is not making money, but making people happy’ Aliko Dangote (Nigerian Industrialist)


38. The future belongs to those who are innovative in their thinking – Aliko Dangote (Nigerian Industrialist)


39. Never invest in a business you cannot understand. Warren Buffett (American Business Magnate & Investor)


40. Many of life’s failures are people who didn’t realize how close they were to success when they gave up.Thomas Edison (Inventor & Businessman)

41. It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.¬† Bill Gates (American Business Magnate & Philanthropist)


42. He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. Muhammad Ali (Boxing Legend & Activist)


43. Don’t be in such a hurry to condemn a person because he doesn’t do what you do or think as you think. There was a time when you didn’t know what you know today. Malcolm X (African-American¬† Muslim Minister and Human Rights Activist)


44. Words without deeds are worthless –Che Guevara (Argentine Revolutionary & Diplomat)


45. You cannot sing African music in proper English Fela Kuti (African Musician, Instrumentalist & Human Rights Activist)

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Abiodun is the Founder of BlueEagle International, a retail firm. He is also the founder of mybroadstreet.com

He is an entrepreneur, writer, barber and interior designer. Abiodun discusses and writes about entrepreneurship, leadership, business and economy.

He has interest in luxury, art, fashion, travel and technology.

Abiodun is passionate about sport, particularly football (soccer) and boxing.
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Abiodun is the Founder of BlueEagle International, a retail firm. He is also the founder of mybroadstreet.com He is an entrepreneur, writer, barber and interior designer. Abiodun discusses and writes about entrepreneurship, leadership, business and economy. He has interest in luxury, art, fashion, travel and technology. Abiodun is passionate about sport, particularly football (soccer) and boxing.

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