Inspirational Quotes on Friendship, Parents, Education, Opportunity and Gratitude



By Anubhav Srivastava. (Register For His Workshop – Super Confidence For Super Success)


“The only thing you get from insisting on winning an argument is a temporarily inflated sense of self worth and permanently alienated friends.”

“A true friend is someone who does not abandon you in bad times and does not envy you in good ones.”

“If you are constantly in the company of people among whom you are the best, find better company.”

“Nobody can be a better friend for you than yourself.”

“You don’t have to be similar to be true friends. You don’t have to think like each other, you just have to think for each other.”

“If you spend most of your time with people who do not share your dreams and aspirations, you will get distracted. Demotivated/distracted people will bring you down to their level. Motivated and driven people will make you push your own limits and force you to rise up.”


“Never trust anyone blindly, including your parents for while they’ll almost always have good intentions, they won’t always be right.”

“If you are blessed with parents who support you in your dreams, be grateful to them. You are truly gifted. However, if your parents do not support you, take a step back and reflect on the following. Our parents will almost always want the right thing for us but that does not mean they will always do the right thing. After all they are can make errors, like everyone else. So ask yourself a question. Would you rather sacrifice your dreams in life for the sake of your parents now but curse them long after they are gone? Or would you rather prefer being cursed by them now but become a source of their pride when you achieve your dream ?”


“You do not need to possess a degree to be educated. Wisdom is gained from insight, not necessarily through attending college. Similarly, just because one has a degree does not mean they are educated. There are thousands of ignorant and prejudiced minds roaming around with one.’’

“It is ironic how universities make their students slog for years for a degree, but often award honorary doctorates to those who succeed by doing the exact opposite of what the education system teaches.”


“The greatest opportunities are often those that nobody else sees as opportunities. You have virtually no competition.”

“Opportunity knocks on everyone’s doors but if you have decided to cover your ears, it will just knock on another.”

“A great opportunity is always disguised as a huge obstacle and unless you are hungry enough to want it, aware enough to spot it and prepared enough to jump on it, nothing much will happen. Sadly, most of us decide to cover our ears when opportunity knocks on our doors and then complain about the lack of it.”

“They say talent creates opportunity. That is misleading for talent only creates opportunity when it is supplemented by awareness and preparedness. Most talented minds have let the talent rot away. “


“Success often breeds arrogance by tricking you into believing you did it all on your own. The truth is that not a single person is truly self made. Someone, somewhere helped you along the way. Remain grateful to those who opened their doors for you when everyone else shut them in your face.”

“We have a tendency of reacting to various hardships in life by saying “Why me?” We often wonder why it is us who has to deal with pain when everyone around us seems happy. Well, it’s simply not true. While their pain maybe different from yours, everyone you see is dealing with pain and hardship in their own way, no matter how happy they seem. Instead of dwelling over the few things that make us unhappy, if we choose to be grateful for the vastly greater number of things in life that work in our favor, we will find happiness even when surrounded by misery.”

About the Author

The writer of these original inspirational quotes, Anubhav Srivastava is an author, motivational speaker and the director of Carve Your Destiny, a first of its kind inspirational documentary featuring some of the most famous personalities from diverse fields, who teach the viewers how they too can make all of their dreams come true. The movie itself has been seen on Youtube by close to 600,000 people. Anubhav has also been featured in numerous International and India Media outlets such as BBC , The Times of India, Hindustan Times,, Leicester Mercury and many others.

These inspirational quotations were written by Anubhav and posted regularly on his social media pages over a course of several years where they became very popular.

It is thus possible that many of these have been reposted by others on the Internet over time, but they all first appeared on Anubhav’s Facebook and Twitter pages, and

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