Learn Hebrew: Top 10 Hebrew Inspirational Quotes Part 5

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Welcome to Part 5! (Read part 4 here.)

Here are more Hebrew inspirational quotes, sayings and proverbs. Learn these and you’ll speak better Hebrew and acquire nice advice in the process.

In this post, I’ll cover the Top 10 Hebrew Inspirational Quotes and provide English translations and explanations. Note: These are NOT of Hebrew origin but truly famous quotes translated into Hebrew. By the end, you’ll be able to say them in Hebrew.

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The Top 10 Hebrew Inspirational Quotes

1. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

  • It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
  • English Pronunciation: lo meshane kama titkadem be`eetiyut/ ha`ikar she`einkha otser.
  • לא משנה כמה תתקדם באיטיות/ העיקר שאינך עוצר.

People love asking… “how can I learn Hebrew or any language?” I get these questions a lot. This blog is all about languages. I can refer you to a book or an online program. But overall… it’s just a matter of you starting and NOT stopping. It all comes with time.

Quote by Confucius.

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2. There are no short cuts to any place worth going.

  • There are no short cuts to any place worth going.
  • English Pronunciation: ein kitsurei derekh le`shum makom she`kedai le`hagi-ah elav.
  • אין קיצורי דרך לשום מקום שכדאי להגיע אליו.

By Beverly Sills

Otherwise, if there were, we’d all be healthy, fit, smart and fluent in Hebrew by now!

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3. Be the change you want to see in the world.

  • Be the change you want to see in the world.
  • English Pronunciation: aleinu lihiyot ha`shinui she`anu rotsim lir-ot ba`olam.
  • עלינו להיות השינוי שאנו רוצים לראות בעולם.

By Mahatma Gandhi

Great quote and great advice to anyone that demands things of the world… yet doesn’t do it themselves.

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4. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

  • You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
  • English Pronunciation: mea akhuz me`hazrikot she`lo zarakta lasal/ lo nikhnasot.
  • מאה אחוז מהזריקות שלא זרקת לסל/ לא נכנסות.

By Wayne Gretzky

Great quote by a famous Hockey player. Except you can now say it in Hebrew!

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5. The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it/ but that is it too low and we reach it.

  • The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it/ but that is it too low and we reach it.
  • English Pronunciation: ha`sakana ha`gdola beyoter avur rubenu hi lo she`hamatara shelanu gvoha midai ve`anakhnu lo magi-im eleha/ ela she`hi nemukha midai ve`anakhnu ken megi-im eleha.
  • הסכנה הגדולה ביותר עבור רובנו היא לא שהמטרה שלנו גבוהה מדי ואנחנו לא מגיעים אליה/ אלא שהיא נמוכה מדי ואנחנו כן מגיעים אליה.

By Michaelangelo

Great goals are great. However, I must disagree a tad with Michaelangelo. Sometimes, you need to start with small steps. One cannot learn Hebrew… if one cannot sit down and learn or has no patience. Easy goals can give us confidence to push higher.

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6. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

  • The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
  • English Pronunciation: ha`zman ha`tov be`yoter lishtol ets haya lifnei esrim shanim. ha`zman ha`sheni ha`tov be`yoter hu akhshav.
  • הזמן הטוב ביותר לשתול עץ היה לפני 20 שנים. הזמן השני הטוב ביותר הוא עכשיו.

Unknown author. Old Chinese proverb.

Always wanted to learn Hebrew? Well, now’s the best time because you didn’t start yesterday! Get on it, time flies and progress only comes with time.

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7. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

  • Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
  • English Pronunciation: kol ma she`mokho shel adam yakhol le`hagot ve`leha-amin bo, hu yakhol lehasig.
  • כל מה שמוחו של אדם יכול להגות ולהאמין בו הוא יכול להשיג.

By Napoleon Hill

What have you been wanting to do lately? Learn Hebrew? Well… take note of the previous quote and start now!

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8. Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.

  • Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.
  • English Pronunciation: osher eino davar she`magi-ah min ha`mukhan/ hu novea mi`peulotekha.
  • אושר אינו דבר שמגיע מן המוכן/ הוא נובע מפעילויותיך.

By Dalai Lama

In other words, you’re responsible for your happiness.

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9. Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

  • Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
  • English Pronunciation: zkhor tamid ki ha`hakhlata shelkha lehatsliakh hi yoter khashuva mikol davar akher.
  • זכור תמיד כי ההחלטה שלך להצליח היא יותר חשובה מכל דבר אחר.

By Abraham Lincoln

If you’re intent on succeeding, you do definitely improve your chances.

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10. You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

  • You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
  • English Pronunciation: le`olam lo tukhal lakhtsot et ha`okyanus ad she`lo ihiye lekha et ha`omets le`abed et mar-eh kav ha`khof.
  • לעולם לא תוכל לחצות את האוקיינוס ​​עד שלא יהיה לך את האומץ לאבד את מראה קו החוף.

By Christopher Columbus

Sometimes, you have to let go of current surroundings to aim for better grounds.

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And that’s it for part 5 of Hebrew inspirational quotes.

What do you think?

Any Hebrew inspirational quotes that you like?

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– The Main Junkie

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