10 Quotes That Changed My Life

By Robin Sharma
Author of the #1 Bestseller “The Leader Who Had No Title”

Hi Leader Without a Title/Game-Changer/World-Builder:

Hope you’re superb today. Hope you’re playing full out + expressing your genius + making the world better.

I was in a reflective mood this morning and thought about 10 of the quotes that profoundly influenced the way I think, create and live.

[As you know, all it takes is a single idea in small paragraph to revolutionize the way you play out the rest of your life].

So—to inspire you (and move you to action on your boldest opportunities), I wanted to share them.

Here you go and I’ll be reading your comments at the end:

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back– Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
—Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

“Why do they always teach us that it’s easy and evil to do what we want and that we need discipline to restrain ourselves? It’s the hardest thing in the world–to do what we want. And it takes the greatest kind of courage. I mean, what we really want.”
—Ayn Rand

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
—Oscar Wilde

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”
—Jack Kerouac, On the Road

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
—Theodore Roosevelt

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
—Marianne Williamson

“To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one’s self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived—this is to have succeeded.”
—Bessie Anderson Stanley (frequently misattributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson)

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
—Margaret Mead

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
—Mahatma Gandhi

Sending you all green lights!

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324 Responses to “10 Quotes That Changed My Life”

  1. Ruminder says:

    Truly inspiring .gone through many of your books.would like to read your latest book

  2. Ruminder says:

    Truly inspiring .read many of your books .doing a great job for humanity.

  3. swati pawar says:

    thank u robin sir..u inspired me

  4. maj as gadkari says:


  5. Mungai says:

    Hi Robin,
    You amaze me! Thank you for continuing to lead without a title and for sharing with the world your knowledge free of charge. You messages have really helped me get out of the box and will very soon share with you what i have achieved because of your inspiration.

    BE WELL.

  6. Rameshbabu says:

    Dear Robin,

    I am Ramesh from India, I am a fan of your books.

    Thanks for your inspiring words. Really you are doing great job, helping the people to live better.

    God bless you.

  7. Ram Dash says:

    Robin – thanks for showing the way to millions across the world. Truly, learning never stops. Personally, you have been a great influence in my life. God Bless. Warm regards, Ram.

  8. Sawsan says:

    Ok now why I can’t remove my email? What will happend if some one use my email to write bad things. This is not a good solution to manage comment because my email and my name show up in this page even if I’m not used

  9. Sawsan says:

    Another request I want to have option to delet my comment any time. I try to give you some challenges to find solutions to these problems.

  10. Garima says:

    Hello sir,
    Well,that was a nice way of getting comments.:D..jokes apart.what i have learnt from you is
    F-frequently and
    Thank you.

  11. ramesh says:

    Sir, I have read your first book ”kon royega tumhari mritu par” is reallly inspired me. I want to read more books. thanks.

  12. divya says:

    Ur books are life changing

  13. Chandravathany says:

    Hallo sir! To tell you the truth I’ve never read any of your books. I came across your name after a friend keep mentioning about your books on FB. I liked your page and I was truly inspired by your quotes. I’m planning to start reading your books…

  14. sriram says:

    Hello sir! im very much inspired by your quotes im very much intrested in reading your books and i like to read your books daily your books & quotes inspired me to achive many things in my life .

  15. varun adithan says:

    I don’t know who you are and what you are doing…I was searching for motivational quotes to post as a status in my whatsapp account and accidentally ended up in your page…but now I would like to correct the word “accidentally” to “fortunately”….You’ve just given me the hope to crush all ma obstacles…thanks a lot sir…

  16. lokesh says:

    I have read your book ” who will you cry when you die” its very interesting book I never ever read like this kind of book it includes A to Z I.e life leading ways… thank you so much Mr. Robin Dharma

  17. lokesh says:

    I have read your book ” who will you cry when you die” its very interesting book I never ever read like this kind of book it includes A to Z I.e life leading ways… thank you so much Mr. Robin Sharma

  18. urban mbithi says:

    …been scared of erring. i feel i will go ahead and make those mistakes…thanks robin

  19. Maryam says:

    I’m only twelve living in Toronto and I read your book ‘the greatness guide’ the last time I went to India and I was like
    :o. U R SOO INSPIRATIONAL!! keep writing I love your books (I’ve only read one book)
    P.s. Can you maybe write an inspirational book for kids

  20. Priya Jain says:

    Thanks for the inspiration u dig out from our souls… Which were just mum these years… Thanks a lot

  21. SG says:

    I am not the fan of yours …sorry for that , ..but I want to take favour from u because u seem to be most ve man on the holy earth…

  22. Rajagopal says:

    Very very useful for me..


    Robin sir. . you are a great personality. Thank you so for being my miracle friend. i like u very much

  24. Kamskshi says:

    Wonderful quotes to brighten a depressed mind

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