Welcome to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote. See today's daily inspirational quotes below.
May the world be kind to you, and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Monday, June 1, 2009

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone - Bill Cosby

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby

Sometimes the pressure to please our spouse, our boss, our family and friends, our church, our community can seem overwhelming. Take William Shakespeare's advise, "To thine own self be true." Your life and your choices are yours alone.


  1. This is my life! I have tried to please my parents and gain their approval my whole life and have realized that I have lived my life according to what they wanted for me and lost myself. Now I am trying to find who I am at age 55. It is difficult to change course, but words and inspiration such as these remind me that I am unique to this world and ok. Thank you

  2. I can relate to what Anonymous says. I have always been a "people pleaser" all my life. Trying to make everybody happy, even sacrificing myself. Very hard lesson to learn.

  3. i need a lot of things about this sentence's 'cause i have a home work . who write it ? why ? where ? when.. i just know Bill Cosby :(( someone help me send me an e mail to karsiyaka93@hotmail.com please

  4. Hello...
    I can tottaly relate with all these people...a hard lesson to learn that's true. But reading about something so true like this has truly and sincerely opened my eyes.

    Thank-you Mr Lockwood Huie
    Looking forward to your next post...


Subscribe to the Feedburner feed for Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote.

Please visit www.jlhuie.com often for quotes to inspire, motivate, comfort, or nudge you to look at life in new ways. Each day there are several new quotes on a common theme, which might be finding comfort, living life to the fullest, being of service to the less fortunate, giving thanks for your blessings, or a myriad of other topics. I hope you also like each day's picture-quote. Please let my know what you think of my Daily Quotes by emailing me at jlh @ jlhuie .com

I recommend that you subscribe to my free Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote email using the form at the top of this page. However, if you find that method unreliable, you may receive my Daily Inspiration email via Google-FeedBurner. Add jlh@ jlhuie .com to your address book to ensure delivery to your in-box.

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner