get the survey resultsWe live in a world divided right now. Republican vs. Democrat, Mac vs. PC, iPhone vs. Android, Chiefs vs. 49ers (too soon?).

But one thing we can all get behind is inspirational quotes.

Surely you have a few in mind. Inspirational quotes are part of everyday life, and the best ones have been passed down for generations.

One of my personal favorites is, "Wherever you go, there you are." Even though it's short, it illustrates the point that you'll be the same person regardless of where you go. A trip to Hawaii won't solve your problems (though it might help). But essentially you'll be the same person whether you're on the beach sipping a Mai Tai or at home making dinner. 

And sometimes the shortest quotes pack the most punch. After all, brevity is the soul of wit. 

Our customers shared some of their favorite quotes. Read on and prepare to feel inspired.

1. "A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools." Douglas Adams ​

​— Jeff, IT Analyst II

2. "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." Winston Churchill

​— Ivanti Insider

3. "Be the change you wish to see in the world." Gandhi

​— Ivanti Insider

4. "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

​— Andrew, Help Desk Analyst

5. "Don't let yesterday use up too much of today." Will Rogers

​— Ivanti Insider

6. "Failure is the chance to do it better next time.” Henry Ford

​— David Jimenez, Operations Engineer

7. "If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

​— Ivanti Insider

8. "In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.” Miguel de Cervantes

​— Daniel, Systems Developer

9. "Knowledge is power." 

​— Jeremy, Network Administrator

10. "Life is short, eat dessert first." Jacques Torres

​— Ivanti Insider

11. "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams

​— Jason, Sr. Server Administrator

12. "Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don't just give up." Stephen Hawking

​— Kelly Ruston, Technical Support Specialist

13. "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." Winston Churchill

​— Ivanti Insider

14. "Do to others as you would have them do to you." Biblical

​— Ivanti Insider

15. "The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong." Winston Churchill

​— Mike, Desktop Support Analyst

16. "Without adversity, there would be no growth, and without growth, there would be no lesson to be learned." Michelle D. Rosado

​— Jason, Sr. Systems Analyst

17. "Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday." Dale Carnegie

​— Gregor, ITxM Project Manager/Lead Consultant

18. "We are eternal. All this pain is an illusion." Maynard James Keenan

​— Ryan Black, Systems Administrator