This is a collection of 50 quotes about doing the impossible. It includes quotes from a wide array of historical figures, including Marcus Aurelius, Sir Walter Scott, Alexander the Great, Pearl S. Buck, and even Jonathan Winters. Thanks to Joel Runyon at ImpossibleHQ for bringing this to my attention.

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  • Anonymous

    Cool slideshow. That’s a keeper.

    I know cried wolf on this one before, but now I have the proof. Use the Evernote Clearly slipper plugin for Chrome. Here’s what this page looks like:
    http://www.evernote.com/shard/s17/sh/f40489a2-a310-491e-9811-abd59d6e69d1/83c41a257e52fe99886c0f3f3e646bda

    Only getting the community leaders frame.

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      Thanks for crying wolf again! We’ll look into it. Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    With God all things are Possible! :)

    • http://theordainedbarista.com Barry Hill

      Good call, Brian!

  • Tbrown

    Murray,Guard,inc.

    When I had
    got the position as a BLANK  YEARS AGO
    the wage was ok at the time, MANY YEARS LATER WITH NO RAISE GETS OLD REAL FAST ‘NO
    APPRETIATION”. They always have the same excuses business is slow we don’t have
    the money right now. But yet they hire people off the street making more than
    you. COMPANY HAS NO WORK ETHICS. DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THE PEOPLE THAT WORK THERE
    ALREADY. COMPNAY IS A JOKE.

    The companies
    that they secure now they try so hard to hold on to them by making up excuses
    all the time on everything. Making comments like oh yes were going to get X
    amount of hours here soon cuz were just such a great company. WELL if that’s the
    case why don’t you start off by taking care of the people that are taking care
    of you.    JOKE, JOKE  JOKE.

    If you’re
    reading this and you debating whether or not to get this company as your
    security provider, think a minute if there mis-treating their own employees
    what will they do for you. HUMMMM makes you think.

  • http://twitter.com/marketingwizdom Robert Clay

    Some great quotes there that I will undoubtedly use from time to time. Thank you for finding it, and sharing it with us.

  • http://twitter.com/QueenEhrwd1 elizabeth harewood

    this is really good

  • http://www.momentsofgracelotr.com/ Anne Marie Gazzolo

    Great quotes! Especially the one about children, those who can see the invisible and the tragedy of those who tell themselves or are told that something is impossible and so do not even attempt anything.I would add this one to it: “Start by doing what is necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – St. Francis of AssisiGod bless, Anne Marie :)

    • http://www.MicheleCushatt.com/ Michele Cushatt

      Great St. Francis quote!

  • http://bentheredothat.com Ben Patterson

    Tremendous arrangement.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=7929606 Dani Elle

    I have big things planned in my life that most would call impossible, and your “life plan’ is making it POSSIBLE! Thank you Michael Hyatt!

  • http://joelrunyon.com/two3 Joel Runyon | [BIT]

    Thanks for featuring this Michael. We’re glad so many people are finding it helpful & inspiring. Now…time for action :).

  • http://brookeespinoza.blogspot.com/ Brooke Espinoza

    This was awesome! So inspiring! When I lose my motivation to overcome a challenging area in my life I remind myself of the quote, “If you really want something, you’ll find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.” Thanks again for sharing these inspirational quotes. Now I have more quotes to motivate me when I need a push in the right direction.

  • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

    That was like a power punched dose to a weary mind.
    Matchless!

  • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

    Awesome share Michael! Thanks for the inspiration boost

  • http://www.twitter.com/danieldecker Daniel Decker

    Love it!

  • http://www.brandsuperpower.com David Crandall

    Thank you so much for sharing this, Michael! I’m blessed that you would feature my design work on your site. Truly appreciate it. :)

  • http://www.ontargetcoach.com/ Brent Pittman

    I just read about this on Problogger. Wow! Making a slideshare is on my ‘to do’ list now. 

  • Patrick

    Excellent blog. Have you read the new best seller 25 Laws for Doing the Impossible? You may enjoy the book.

  • Tidefiyin

    wonderful+challenging quotes, with good designs