New Year’s Resolution For The Disillusioned

Never Quit Inspiration


Failed in business......................... 1831

Lost election for legislature.............. 1832

Failed again in business................... 1834

Sweetheart died............................ 1835

Nervous breakdown.......................... 1836

Lost second political race................. 1838

Defeated for Congress...................... 1843

Defeated for Congress...................... 1846

Defeated for Congress...................... 1848

Defeated for U.S. Senate..................... 1855

Defeated for Vice President................ 1856

Defeated for U.S. Senate..................... 1858

Elected President.......................... 1860




... Abraham Lincoln




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Inspiration and genius - one and the same. - Victor Hugo

New Year's Day is every man's birthday. - Charles Lamb

The New Year begins in a snow-storm of white vows. - George William Curtis

When I go I'll take New Year's Eve with me. - Guy Lombardo

Inspiration fires you up; motivation keeps you burning. - Stuart Aken

It wouldn't be New Year's if I didn't have regrets. - William Thomas

No one was ever great without some portion of divine inspiration. - Cicero

Every man regards his own life as the New Year’s Eve of time. - Jean Paul Richter

Amateurs wait for inspiration. The real pros get up and go to work. - Harvey Mackay

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been. - Rainer M. Rilke

May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions! - Joey Adams

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. - Jack London

Don't focus on regrets; find your inspiration in what you can do now. - Catherine Pulsifer

Inspiration at its best means breath, and only too frequently means wind. - G K Chesterton

A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. - Unknown

Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration; the rest of us just get up and go to work. - Stephen King

Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration? - George Eliot

Success is 1 percent inspiration, 99 percent perspiration, and 2 percent attention to detail. - Phil

I think of inspiration as desire infused with spirit and topped with an almost reckless optimism. - Fred White

The most beautiful thing in the world is, precisely, the conjunction of learning and inspiration. - Wanda Landowska

Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration. - Evan Esar

When you do not know what you are doing, and what you are doing is the best - that is inspiration. - Robert Bresson

The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul. - G K Chesterton

I really do believe that God is love, one of deep affection and grace and forgiveness and inspiration. - William P Young

New Year's Eve, where auld acquaintance be forgot. Unless, of course, those tests come back positive. - Jay Leno

The men who have furnished me with my greatest inspiration have not been men of wealth, but men of deeds. - James C Penney

I have drawn inspiration from the Marine Corps, the Jewish struggle in Palestine and Israel, and the Irish. - Leon Uris

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man. - Benjamin Franklin

Inspiration comes from within yourself. One has to be positive. When you're positive, good things happen. - Deep Roy

Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised. - Christian Nevell Bovee

That's the kind of luck poor Mr. Lincoln had the night he went to the movies, and he sat in John Wilkes' booth. - Archie Bunker

New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time. - James Agate

There's a limit to how many times you can read how great you are and what an inspiration you are, but I'm not there yet. - Randy Pausch

Did Lincoln apologize to Alexander Graham Booth? Did you ever hear of scruples? I think Boom Boom caught 'em from a Chinaman. - Archie Bunker

No, I think that was when Abraham Lincoln signed the Declaration of Independence. Ya know, "Fourscore and 7 years ago." - Archie Bunker

Don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong. - Ella Fitzgerald

The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be. - Horace Bushnell

When nature is my inspiration and subject, I am witness to an extraordinary range of color and every imaginable atmospheric condition. - Karen Casey

When I know that, if I have no inspiration whatsoever, when I come and I just feel empty, I have nothing, I know that I can still play the scene. - Christopher Walken

New Year's Day ... now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. - Mark Twain


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