Success Quotes Words to: Make us think . . . Make us laugh . . . Help us achieve our dreams.

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Make us think . . .
Make us laugh . . .
Help us achieve our dreams.

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
Carl Sandburg

If you can imagine it, you can create it.
If you can dream it, you can become it!
William Arthur Ward

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become.
Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be;
your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
James Lane Allen

Replace every “I CAN’T”
with an “I CAN!”
Kaylan Pickford

I know I can! I know I can!
The Little Engine that Could

You should be the change that you want to see in the world.
Mahatma Ghandi

Do not ask yourself what the world needs;
ask yourself what makes you come alive.
And then go and do that.
Because what the world needs
is people who have come alive.
Harold Whitman

Be an opener of doors for such as
come after thee, and do not try to
make the universe a blind alley.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

You gain strength, courage, and
confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look
fear in the face. You are able to
say to yourself, “I lived through
this horror. I can take the
next thing that comes along.”
You must do the thing
you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt

“Life’s ups and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine
your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones
to build the life you want.”
Marsha Sinetar

The world breaks everyone,
but some are stronger
at the broken places.
Ernest Hemingway

Trust yourself. You know
more than you think you do.
Benjamin Spock

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-confidence is the first
requisite to great undertakings. –
Samuel Johnson

Seventy per cent of success
in life is showing up.
Woody Allen

The time for action is now.
It’s never too late to do something.
Carl Sandburg

Begin with the end in mind.
Stephen R. Covey

The Key to Success in the Military:
Be where you are supposed to be,
with what you are supposed to have,
at the time you are supposed to be there,
and do what you are supposed to do.

Better to light a candle
than to curse the darkness.
Chinese Proverb

Burning Candle

Obstacles are those frightful things you see
when you take your eyes off the goal.
Henry Ford

The secret of joy in work is
contained in one word–excellence.
To know how to do something
well is to enjoy it.
Pearl S. Buck

Some people may have greatness
thrust upon them. Very few have
excellence thrust upon them.
They achieve it. They do not achieve
it unwittingly, “by doin’ what comes
naturally”; and they don’t stumble
into it in the course of amusing
themselves. All excellence involves
discipline and tenacity of purpose.
John W. Gardner, Excellence

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Aristotle

The quality of a person’s life is in direct
proportion to their commitment to excellence,
regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
Vince Lombardi

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul.
Dream deep, for every dream precedes a goal.
Pamela Vault Starr

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.
If you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward

It may be those who do most, dream most.
Stephen Leacock

You are never too old to set a new goal
or to dream a new dream.
Les Brown

Man’s reach must exceed his grasp,
else what’s a heaven for?
Robert Browning

Success is the active process of making
your dreams real and inspiring others to dream.
James Anders Honeycutt

Whatever you do or dream you
can do — begin it. Boldness has
genius and power and magic in it.
Johann von Goethe

If one advances confidently in
the direction of his dreams, and
endeavors to live the life which he has
imagined, he will meet with a success
unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau

Some people make things happen,
some people wafch things happen,
and some people say, “What happened?”
Anonymous

There is a time to let things happen
and a time to make things happen.
Hugh Prather

The highest reward for a man’s toil is not
what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.
John Ruskin

Our plans miscarry
because they have no aim.
When a man does not know
what harbor he is making for,
no wind is the right wind.
Seneca

Until you value yourself,
you won’t value your time.
Until you value your time,
you will not do anything with it.
M. Scott Peck

We don’t see things as they are.
We see things as we are.
Anais Nin

The significant problems we face cannot
be solved at the same level of thinking
we were at when we created them.
Albert Einstein

You must first make an investment
before you can expect a return.
Investments always precede returns,
always.
Judy Suiter

I do not think there is any other quality
so essential to success of any kind as the
quality of perseverance. It overcomes
almost everything, even nature.
John D. Rockefeller

You can have anything you want —
if you want it badly enough.
You can be anything you want to be,
do anything you set out to accomplish,
if you hold to that desire
with singleness of purpose.
Abraham Lincoln

There are no dead ends for a
persistent man who knows
what he wants and where
he expects to find it.
Napoleon Hil, Think and Grow Rich

Press on. Nothing in the world
can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more
common than unsuccessful men
of talent. Genius will not; the world
is full of educated derelicts.
The slogan “Press On” has solved,
and always will solve, the
problems of the human race.
Calvin Coolidge

Winners never quit
and quitters never win.
Vince Lombardi
Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal.

The winner is he who gives himself
to his work, body and soul.
Charles Buxton

Learn from the past, live for
today, look for tomorrow.
Take a nap this afternoon.
Igor Stavinsky

Take rest. A field that has
rested gives a bountiful crop.
Ovid

If you ask me what
I came to this world
to do, I will tell you …
I came to live out loud.
Emile Zola

For all sad words of tongue or
pen, the saddest are these:
“It might have been!”
John Greenleaf Whittier

One of the saddest lines in the world is,
“Oh, come now! Be realistic.”
Richard Bolles

The price of success is hard work,
dedication to the job at hand, and
the determination that whether we
win or lose, we have applied the best
of ourselves to the task at hand.
Vince Lombardi

Growth is the only evidence of life.
John Henry Newman

Change is not made
without inconvenience,
even from worse to better.
Thomas Hooker

The need for change bulldozed
a road down the center of my mind.
Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Every successful man I have heard
of has done the best he could with
conditions as he found them, and not
waited until the next year for better.
Edgar Watson Howe

To be nobody but yourself —
in a world which is doing its best,
night and day, to make you like
everybody else — means to fight the
hardest battle which any human being
can fight, and never stop fighting.
e. e. cummings

It is easy in the world
to live after the world’s opinion;
it is easy in solitude to live after our own;
but the great man is he who in the midst
of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness
the independence of solitude.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is either a daring adventure
or nothing. To keep our faces toward
change and behave like free spirits
in the presence of fate
is strength undefeatable.
Helen Keller

“If you don’t identify your vision,
others will plan and direct your life for you.
Linda Phillips-Jones

We live by encouragement and die
without it — slowly, sadly, angrily.
Celeste Holm

Don’t mourn what you aren’t —
celebrate what you are!
Maren Fisher

Advice is what we ask for
when we already know the
answer, but wish we didn’t.
Erica Jong

When one door closes, another
opens; but we often look so long
and so regretfully upon the closed
door that we do not see the one
which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell

Every exit is an entry somewhere else.
Tom Stoppard

When you follow your bliss,
doors will open where you
would not have thought there
would be doors; and where there
wouldn’t be a door for anyone else.
Joseph Campbell

Doubt is often the beginning of wisdom.
M. Scott Peck

To escape criticism:
Do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Elbert Hubbard

I’ve learned that making a living
is not the same as making a life.
Anonymous

Everything that can be counted
doesn’t necessarily count;
everything that counts can’t
necessarily be counted.
Albert Einstein

Character is more important
than intelligence for success.
Gilberte Beaux

I have found that it is the willingness
to say what I feel and want
that makes me feel whole.
Shakti Gawain, Living in the Light

It took me a long time to learn
that doing what nourished my spirit
was not selfish, but essential.
Kaylan Pickford, Always a Woman

Faith is what makes life bearable,
with all its tragedies and ambiguities
and sudden, startling joys.
Madeleine L’Engle, Walking on Water

I believe that at every level of society,
from the family up to international
relations, the key to a happier
and more successful world is the
nurturing of compassion. We do not
need to become religious, nor do we
need to believe in any ideology.
All that is necessary is for each of us
to develop our good human qualities.
The Dalai Lama

Individual commitment to a group effort —
that is what makes a team work,
a company work, a society work,
a civilization work.
Vince Lombardi

To conquer without risk is
to triumph without glory.
Pierre Corneille

Opportunities multiply
as they are seized;
they die when neglected.
Life is a long line of opportunities.
John Wicker

Learn to listen, opportunity
often knocks softly.
Anonymous

The secret of success in life is for a man to
be
ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Benjamin Disraeli

My list of ingredients for success
is divided into four basic groups:
Inward, Outward, Upward and Onward.
David Thomas

Life takes on meaning when you become
motivated, set goals and charge
after them in an unstoppable manner.
Les Brown

No one knows what he
can do until he tries.
Publius Syrus

The harder you work,
the harder it is to surrender.
Vince Lombardi

Life’s under no obligation
to give us what we expect.
Margaret Mitchell

I don’t think life is big
cataclysmic changes;
I think it’s small decisions
that we make day by day.
Mary Morris

One thing at a time,
all things in succession.
That which grows slowly endures.
J. G. Hubbard

Life is a great bundle of little things.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Success is the sum of small efforts,
repeated day in and day out.
Robert Collier

One learns to succeed by
succeeding in small things first.
Mostly people learn to succeed
by overcoming failure.
Louis L’Amour, Passin’ Through

The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
Benjamin Disraeli

Our thoughts create our attitude
our attitude becomes our behavior
our behavior is how we treat others
how we treat others is what
we think of ourselves.
Kaylan Pickford

Passionate investment leaves us
vulnerable to loss. And sometimes,
no matter how clever we are,
we must lose.
Judith Viorst, Necessary Losses

I regret often that I have spoken,
but never, that I have listened.
Publius Syrus

Those who do not know how
to weep with their whole heart,
don’t know how to laugh either.
Golda Meir

Laughter is the shock absorber
that eases the blows of life.
Ambrose Bierce

If you lose the power to laugh,
you lose the power to think.
Clarence Darrow

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh at yourself.
Anonymous

The key to acting is
to show up on time,
know your lines,
hit your marks, and,
don’t forget to have fun.
Spencer Tracy

Integrity is doing the right thing,
even if nobody is watching.
Jim Stovall

The time is always right
to do what is right.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The man who does not read good
books has no advantage over the
man who can’t read them.
Mark Twain

You can tell whether a man
is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man
is wise by his questions.
Naguib Mahfouz

I never retreat. I just start
fighting in a different direction.
General George S. Patton

The reflections on a day well spent
furnish us with joys more pleasing
than ten thousand triumphs.
Thomas à Kempis

The First Rule of Holes:
If you are in one, stop digging.
Molly Ivins

Trouble shared is trouble halved.
Dorothy Sayers

Laziness is a luxury that
few people can afford.
Igor Stavinsky

There are two kinds of people
in the world, givers and takers.
Takers eat well. Givers sleep well.
Monty Hall

I have never let my schooling
interfere with my education.
Mark Twain

‘By three methods we learn wisdom:
First, by reflection, which is noblest;
second, by imitation, which is easiest;
and third by experience, which is bitterest’.
Confucius

If you think education is expensive,
consider the cost of ignorance.
Derek Bok

Experience is a good teacher,
but she sends in terrific bills.
Minna Antrim

The soul becomes dyed with
the color of its thoughts.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Nothing is so strong as gentleness,
Nothing so gentle as real strength.
St. Francis of Assisi

The best way to have a good
idea is to have lots of ideas.
Linus Pauling

The greatest accomplishment
is not in never falling, but
in rising again after you fall.
Vince Lombardi

One of the commonest mistakes
and one of the costliest is thinking
that success is due to some genius,
some magic — something or other
which we do not possess.
Success is generally due to holding
on, and failure to letting go.
You decide to learn a language,
study music, take a course of
reading, train yourself physically.
Will it be success or failure?
It depends upon how much pluck
and perseverance that word
decide contains. The decision
that nothing can overrule,
the grip that nothing can
detach, will bring success.
Remember the Chinese proverb,
“With time and patience, the
mulberry leaf becomes satin.’
Maltbie Davenport Babcock

Don’t confuse dreams with wishes.
A dream is simply a wish with legs.
Paul Keenan

A dream is just a dream. A goal
is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
Harvey Mackay

There are those who look at things
the way they are, and ask “Why?”
I dream of things that never were,
and ask “Why not?”
Robert F. Kennedy

You see things; and you say, “Why?”
But I dream things that never were;
and I say, “Why not?”
George Bernard Shaw

Those who dream by day are
cognizant of many things that escape
those who dream only at night.
Edgar Allan Poe

To accomplish great things, we
must not only act but also dream.
Not only plan but also believe.
Anatole France

Twenty years from now you
will be more disappointed
by the things you didn’t do
than by the ones you did.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain

The uncommon man is merely the
common man thinking and dreaming
of success in larger terms and
in more fruitful areas.
Melvin Powers

The way I see it, there are two kinds
of dreams. One is a dream that’s
always going to be just that …..
A dream. A vision that you can
never really hold in your hand.

Then there’s a dream that’s
more than a dream its like ….
A map. A map that you live by
and follow for the rest of your days
Knowing that someday you’re going
to stand on top of that mountain
holding everything you thought of
right there in your hand!
Robert Cooper

The future belongs to those who
believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt

In times of change, those who are
prepared to learn will inherit the land,
while those who think they already know
will find themselves wonderfully equipped
to face a world that no longer exists.
Eric Hoffer

The fortune of a man who sits,
sits also; it rises when he rises;
it sleeps when he sleeps;
it moves well when he moves.
Travel!
Richard R. Burton,
Vikram and the Vampire

To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also dream,
not only plan, but also believe.
Anatole France

The body is shaped, disciplined,
honored and in time trusted.
You shape your habits,
then your habits shape you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Things
do not change;
we change.
Henry David Thoreau

We cannot become what we need
to be by remaining what we are.
Max De Pree

The strongest memory is not
as strong as the weakest ink.
Confucius

Let me write the songs of a nation —
I don’t care who writes its laws.
Andrew Fletcher

There is no beautifier of complexion,
or form, or behavior, like the wish
to scatter joy and not pain around us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

If at first the idea is not absurd,
then there is no hope for it.
Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein

Not to decide is to decide.
Harvey Cox

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge.
Proverbs 12:1

The man with a new idea is a
crank until the idea succeeds.
Mark Twain

To be conscious that you are ignorant
is a great step to knowledge.
Benjamin Disraeli

To be great is to be misunderstood.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

People demand freedom of speech to make up
for the freedom of thought which they avoid.
Søren Kierkegaard

Fame usually comes to those who
are thinking about something else.
Oliver Wendell Homes

It is a folly second to none
to try to improve the world.
Molière

To find yourself, think for yourself.
Socrates

We should seize every opportunity to give
encouragement. It is oxygen to the soul.
George M. Adams

A word of encouragement today can make an
amzaing difference in someone’s tomorrow!
Anonymous

Everything that is done in
the world is done by hope.
Martin Luther

If a thing is worth doing,
it’s worth doing badly.
G. K. Chesterton

A man who has no imagination has no wings.
Ali

Nobody can ever make you
feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt
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No one respects a talent that is concealed.
Desiderius Erasmus

Deep roots are not reached by frost.
J.R.R. Tolkien

There are only two distinct
classes of people on this earth:
those who espouse enthusiasm
and those who despise it.
Germaine de Stael

You can’t have what you want
until you know what you want.
Joe Jackson

For every minute you remain angry, you
give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

You never know if it’s going to be a
mistake until you take the chance.
Dawn Miller

Leadership is the art of getting someone
else to do something you want done
because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

You can’t depend on your eyes
if your imagination is out of focus.
Mark Twain

You can’t use up creativity.
The more you use, the more you have.
Maya Angelou

Most of us are about as happy
as we make our minds up to be.
Abraham Lincoln

A man is likely to mind his own business
when it is worth minding. When it is not,
he takes his mind off his own meaningless
affairs by minding other people’s business.
Eric Hoffer

Anyone can become angry–that is easy.
But to be angry with the right person,
to the right degree, at the right time,
for the right purpose, and in the right way–
that is not easy.
Aristotle

In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Thomas Jefferson

Minds are like parachutes;
they work best when open.
Thomas Dewar

Give a hungry person a fish,
he eats for a day.

Teach a hungry person to fish,
he eats for a lifetime.
Confucius

Great things are not done by impulse,
but by a series of small things brought together.
Vincent Van Gogh

One small breeze doesn’t make a windstorm.
John McGraw

Anyone who has never made a mistake
has never tried anything new.
Albert Einstein

The only limits on us are
the ones we set on ourselves.
Manuel Carrasquillo

Sweat plus sacrifice equals success.
Charles O. Finley

A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.
English Proverb

When you’ve done the best you can,
you can’t do any better.
Harry S Truman

Many a false step is taken by standing still.
Arnold Glasow

Triumph is just “umph” added to try.
God’s Little Instruction Book for Students

What you really have to do, if you want
to be creative, is to unlearn all the teasing
and censoring that you’ve experienced
throughout your life. If you are truly a
creative person, you know that feeling
insecure and lonely is par for the course.
You can’t have it both ways:
You can’t be creative and conform, too.
You have to recognize that what makes
you different also makes you creative.
Arno Penzias

A river cuts through rock,
not because of its power,
but because of its persistence.
Jim Watkins

I am not discouraged, because every wrong
attempt discarded is another step forward.
Thomas Edison

I would rather have lofty dreams
that are never fulfilled than lowly
goals that are easily accomplished.
Jim Watkins

The things we pray for, good Lord,
give us grace to labor for.
Thomas More

Destiny is not a matter of chance,
it is a matter of choice;
it is not a thing to be waited for,
it is a thing to be achieved.
William Jennigs Bryan

Ambition is the path to success.
Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.
Bill Bradley

If you think you are too small to be effective,
you have never been in bed with a mosquito.
Betty Reese

I am not what I ought to be;
I am not what I would like to be;
I am not what I hope to be.
But I am not what I once was,
and by the grace of God,
I am what I am.
John Newton

You will only be remembered for two things:
the problems you solve or the ones you create.
Mike Murdock

A river reaches places
that its source never knows.
Oswald Chambers

Never fear shadows. They simply
mean there’s a light somewhere nearby.
Ruth E. Renkee

Never . . . Never . . . Never . . . Never give up!
Winston Churchill

NEVER GIVE IN,
never give in,
never, never, never, never,
in nothing, great or small,
large or petty,
never give in
except to convictions of
honor and good sense.
Winston Churchill

Never give up and never give in.
Hubert H. Humphrey

The greater the obstacle,
the more glory in overcoming it.
Moliere

Success is to be measured not so much
by the position that one has reached in
life as by the obstacles which have been
overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington

Life’s biggest challenge is deciding what’s
important – then disregarding the rest.
Unknown

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton

No amount of ability is of the
slightest avail without honor.
Andrew Carnegie

Character and personal force are the
only investments that are worth anything.
Walt Whitman

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
Carl Sandburg

If you can imagine it, you can create it.
If you can dream it, you can become it!
William Arthur Ward

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become.
Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be;
your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
James Lane Allen

Replace every “I CAN’T”
with an “I CAN!”
Kaylan Pickford

I know I can! I know I can!
The Little Engine that Could

You should be the change that you want to see in the world.
Mahatma Ghandi

Do not ask yourself what the world needs;
ask yourself what makes you come alive.
And then go and do that.
Because what the world needs
is people who have come alive.
Harold Whitman

Be an opener of doors for such as
come after thee, and do not try to
make the universe a blind alley.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

You gain strength, courage, and
confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look
fear in the face. You are able to
say to yourself, “I lived through
this horror. I can take the
next thing that comes along.”
You must do the thing
you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt

“Life’s ups and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine
your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones
to build the life you want.”
Marsha Sinetar

The world breaks everyone,
but some are stronger
at the broken places.
Ernest Hemingway

Trust yourself. You know
more than you think you do.
Benjamin Spock

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-confidence is the first
requisite to great undertakings. –
Samuel Johnson

Seventy per cent of success
in life is showing up.
Woody Allen

The time for action is now.
It’s never too late to do something.
Carl Sandburg

Begin with the end in mind.
Stephen R. Covey

The Key to Success in the Military:
Be where you are supposed to be,
with what you are supposed to have,
at the time you are supposed to be there,
and do what you are supposed to do.

Better to light a candle
than to curse the darkness.
Chinese Proverb

Burning Candle

Obstacles are those frightful things you see
when you take your eyes off the goal.
Henry Ford

The secret of joy in work is
contained in one word–excellence.
To know how to do something
well is to enjoy it.
Pearl S. Buck

Some people may have greatness
thrust upon them. Very few have
excellence thrust upon them.
They achieve it. They do not achieve
it unwittingly, “by doin’ what comes
naturally”; and they don’t stumble
into it in the course of amusing
themselves. All excellence involves
discipline and tenacity of purpose.
John W. Gardner, Excellence

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Aristotle

The quality of a person’s life is in direct
proportion to their commitment to excellence,
regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
Vince Lombardi

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul.
Dream deep, for every dream precedes a goal.
Pamela Vault Starr

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.
If you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward

It may be those who do most, dream most.
Stephen Leacock

You are never too old to set a new goal
or to dream a new dream.
Les Brown

Man’s reach must exceed his grasp,
else what’s a heaven for?
Robert Browning

Success is the active process of making
your dreams real and inspiring others to dream.
James Anders Honeycutt

Whatever you do or dream you
can do — begin it. Boldness has
genius and power and magic in it.
Johann von Goethe

If one advances confidently in
the direction of his dreams, and
endeavors to live the life which he has
imagined, he will meet with a success
unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau

Some people make things happen,
some people wafch things happen,
and some people say, “What happened?”
Anonymous

There is a time to let things happen
and a time to make things happen.
Hugh Prather

The highest reward for a man’s toil is not
what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.
John Ruskin

Our plans miscarry
because they have no aim.
When a man does not know
what harbor he is making for,
no wind is the right wind.
Seneca

Until you value yourself,
you won’t value your time.
Until you value your time,
you will not do anything with it.
M. Scott Peck

We don’t see things as they are.
We see things as we are.
Anais Nin

The significant problems we face cannot
be solved at the same level of thinking
we were at when we created them.
Albert Einstein

You must first make an investment
before you can expect a return.
Investments always precede returns,
always.
Judy Suiter

I do not think there is any other quality
so essential to success of any kind as the
quality of perseverance. It overcomes
almost everything, even nature.
John D. Rockefeller

You can have anything you want —
if you want it badly enough.
You can be anything you want to be,
do anything you set out to accomplish,
if you hold to that desire
with singleness of purpose.
Abraham Lincoln

There are no dead ends for a
persistent man who knows
what he wants and where
he expects to find it.
Napoleon Hil, Think and Grow Rich

Press on. Nothing in the world
can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more
common than unsuccessful men
of talent. Genius will not; the world
is full of educated derelicts.
The slogan “Press On” has solved,
and always will solve, the
problems of the human race.
Calvin Coolidge

Winners never quit
and quitters never win.
Vince Lombardi
Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal.

The winner is he who gives himself
to his work, body and soul.
Charles Buxton

Learn from the past, live for
today, look for tomorrow.
Take a nap this afternoon.
Igor Stavinsky

Take rest. A field that has
rested gives a bountiful crop.
Ovid

If you ask me what
I came to this world
to do, I will tell you …
I came to live out loud.
Emile Zola

For all sad words of tongue or
pen, the saddest are these:
“It might have been!”
John Greenleaf Whittier

One of the saddest lines in the world is,
“Oh, come now! Be realistic.”
Richard Bolles

The price of success is hard work,
dedication to the job at hand, and
the determination that whether we
win or lose, we have applied the best
of ourselves to the task at hand.
Vince Lombardi

Growth is the only evidence of life.
John Henry Newman

Change is not made
without inconvenience,
even from worse to better.
Thomas Hooker

The need for change bulldozed
a road down the center of my mind.
Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Every successful man I have heard
of has done the best he could with
conditions as he found them, and not
waited until the next year for better.
Edgar Watson Howe

To be nobody but yourself —
in a world which is doing its best,
night and day, to make you like
everybody else — means to fight the
hardest battle which any human being
can fight, and never stop fighting.
e. e. cummings

It is easy in the world
to live after the world’s opinion;
it is easy in solitude to live after our own;
but the great man is he who in the midst
of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness
the independence of solitude.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is either a daring adventure
or nothing. To keep our faces toward
change and behave like free spirits
in the presence of fate
is strength undefeatable.
Helen Keller

“If you don’t identify your vision,
others will plan and direct your life for you.
Linda Phillips-Jones

We live by encouragement and die
without it — slowly, sadly, angrily.
Celeste Holm

Don’t mourn what you aren’t —
celebrate what you are!
Maren Fisher

Advice is what we ask for
when we already know the
answer, but wish we didn’t.
Erica Jong

When one door closes, another
opens; but we often look so long
and so regretfully upon the closed
door that we do not see the one
which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell

Every exit is an entry somewhere else.
Tom Stoppard

When you follow your bliss,
doors will open where you
would not have thought there
would be doors; and where there
wouldn’t be a door for anyone else.
Joseph Campbell

Doubt is often the beginning of wisdom.
M. Scott Peck

To escape criticism:
Do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Elbert Hubbard

I’ve learned that making a living
is not the same as making a life.
Anonymous

Everything that can be counted
doesn’t necessarily count;
everything that counts can’t
necessarily be counted.
Albert Einstein

Character is more important
than intelligence for success.
Gilberte Beaux

I have found that it is the willingness
to say what I feel and want
that makes me feel whole.
Shakti Gawain, Living in the Light

It took me a long time to learn
that doing what nourished my spirit
was not selfish, but essential.
Kaylan Pickford, Always a Woman

Faith is what makes life bearable,
with all its tragedies and ambiguities
and sudden, startling joys.
Madeleine L’Engle, Walking on Water

I believe that at every level of society,
from the family up to international
relations, the key to a happier
and more successful world is the
nurturing of compassion. We do not
need to become religious, nor do we
need to believe in any ideology.
All that is necessary is for each of us
to develop our good human qualities.
The Dalai Lama

Individual commitment to a group effort —
that is what makes a team work,
a company work, a society work,
a civilization work.
Vince Lombardi

To conquer without risk is
to triumph without glory.
Pierre Corneille

Opportunities multiply
as they are seized;
they die when neglected.
Life is a long line of opportunities.
John Wicker

Learn to listen, opportunity
often knocks softly.
Anonymous

The secret of success in life is for a man to
be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Benjamin Disraeli

My list of ingredients for success
is divided into four basic groups:
Inward, Outward, Upward and Onward.
David Thomas

Life takes on meaning when you become
motivated, set goals and charge
after them in an unstoppable manner.
Les Brown

No one knows what he
can do until he tries.
Publius Syrus

The harder you work,
the harder it is to surrender.
Vince Lombardi

Life’s under no obligation
to give us what we expect.
Margaret Mitchell

I don’t think life is big
cataclysmic changes;
I think it’s small decisions
that we make day by day.
Mary Morris

One thing at a time,
all things in succession.
That which grows slowly endures.
J. G. Hubbard

Life is a great bundle of little things.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Success is the sum of small efforts,
repeated day in and day out.
Robert Collier

One learns to succeed by
succeeding in small things first.
Mostly people learn to succeed
by overcoming failure.
Louis L’Amour, Passin’ Through

The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
Benjamin Disraeli

Our thoughts create our attitude
our attitude becomes our behavior
our behavior is how we treat others
how we treat others is what
we think of ourselves.
Kaylan Pickford

Passionate investment leaves us
vulnerable to loss. And sometimes,
no matter how clever we are,
we must lose.
Judith Viorst, Necessary Losses

I regret often that I have spoken,
but never, that I have listened.
Publius Syrus

Those who do not know how
to weep with their whole heart,
don’t know how to laugh either.
Golda Meir

Laughter is the shock absorber
that eases the blows of life.
Ambrose Bierce

If you lose the power to laugh,
you lose the power to think.
Clarence Darrow

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh at yourself.
Anonymous

The key to acting is
to show up on time,
know your lines,
hit your marks, and,
don’t forget to have fun.
Spencer Tracy

Integrity is doing the right thing,
even if nobody is watching.
Jim Stovall

The time is always right
to do what is right.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The man who does not read good
books has no advantage over the
man who can’t read them.
Mark Twain

You can tell whether a man
is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man
is wise by his questions.
Naguib Mahfouz

I never retreat. I just start
fighting in a different direction.
General George S. Patton

The reflections on a day well spent
furnish us with joys more pleasing
than ten thousand triumphs.
Thomas à Kempis

The First Rule of Holes:
If you are in one, stop digging.
Molly Ivins

Trouble shared is trouble halved.
Dorothy Sayers

Laziness is a luxury that
few people can afford.
Igor Stavinsky

There are two kinds of people
in the world, givers and takers.
Takers eat well. Givers sleep well.
Monty Hall

I have never let my schooling
interfere with my education.
Mark Twain

‘By three methods we learn wisdom:
First, by reflection, which is noblest;
second, by imitation, which is easiest;
and third by experience, which is bitterest’.
Confucius

If you think education is expensive,
consider the cost of ignorance.
Derek Bok

Experience is a good teacher,
but she sends in terrific bills.
Minna Antrim

The soul becomes dyed with
the color of its thoughts.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Nothing is so strong as gentleness,
Nothing so gentle as real strength.
St. Francis of Assisi

The best way to have a good
idea is to have lots of ideas.
Linus Pauling

The greatest accomplishment
is not in never falling, but
in rising again after you fall.
Vince Lombardi

One of the commonest mistakes
and one of the costliest is thinking
that success is due to some genius,
some magic — something or other
which we do not possess.
Success is generally due to holding
on, and failure to letting go.
You decide to learn a language,
study music, take a course of
reading, train yourself physically.
Will it be success or failure?
It depends upon how much pluck
and perseverance that word
decide contains. The decision
that nothing can overrule,
the grip that nothing can
detach, will bring success.
Remember the Chinese proverb,
“With time and patience, the
mulberry leaf becomes satin.’
Maltbie Davenport Babcock

Don’t confuse dreams with wishes.
A dream is simply a wish with legs.
Paul Keenan

A dream is just a dream. A goal
is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
Harvey Mackay

There are those who look at things
the way they are, and ask “Why?”
I dream of things that never were,
and ask “Why not?”
Robert F. Kennedy

You see things; and you say, “Why?”
But I dream things that never were;
and I say, “Why not?”
George Bernard Shaw

Those who dream by day are
cognizant of many things that escape
those who dream only at night.
Edgar Allan Poe

To accomplish great things, we
must not only act but also dream.
Not only plan but also believe.
Anatole France

Twenty years from now you
will be more disappointed
by the things you didn’t do
than by the ones you did.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain

The uncommon man is merely the
common man thinking and dreaming
of success in larger terms and
in more fruitful areas.
Melvin Powers

The way I see it, there are two kinds
of dreams. One is a dream that’s
always going to be just that …..
A dream. A vision that you can
never really hold in your hand.

Then there’s a dream that’s
more than a dream its like ….
A map. A map that you live by
and follow for the rest of your days
Knowing that someday you’re going
to stand on top of that mountain
holding everything you thought of
right there in your hand!
Robert Cooper

The future belongs to those who
believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt

In times of change, those who are
prepared to learn will inherit the land,
while those who think they already know
will find themselves wonderfully equipped
to face a world that no longer exists.
Eric Hoffer

The fortune of a man who sits,
sits also; it rises when he rises;
it sleeps when he sleeps;
it moves well when he moves.
Travel!
Richard R. Burton,
Vikram and the Vampire

To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also dream,
not only plan, but also believe.
Anatole France

The body is shaped, disciplined,
honored and in time trusted.
You shape your habits,
then your habits shape you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Things
do not change;
we change.
Henry David Thoreau

We cannot become what we need
to be by remaining what we are.
Max De Pree

The strongest memory is not
as strong as the weakest ink.
Confucius

Let me write the songs of a nation —
I don’t care who writes its laws.
Andrew Fletcher

There is no beautifier of complexion,
or form, or behavior, like the wish
to scatter joy and not pain around us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

If at first the idea is not absurd,
then there is no hope for it.
Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein

Not to decide is to decide.
Harvey Cox

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge.
Proverbs 12:1

The man with a new idea is a
crank until the idea succeeds.
Mark Twain

To be conscious that you are ignorant
is a great step to knowledge.
Benjamin Disraeli

To be great is to be misunderstood.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

People demand freedom of speech to make up
for the freedom of thought which they avoid.
Søren Kierkegaard

Fame usually comes to those who
are thinking about something else.
Oliver Wendell Homes

It is a folly second to none
to try to improve the world.
Molière

To find yourself, think for yourself.
Socrates

We should seize every opportunity to give
encouragement. It is oxygen to the soul.
George M. Adams

A word of encouragement today can make an
amzaing difference in someone’s tomorrow!
Anonymous

Everything that is done in
the world is done by hope.
Martin Luther

If a thing is worth doing,
it’s worth doing badly.
G. K. Chesterton

A man who has no imagination has no wings.
Ali

Nobody can ever make you
feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt
.

No one respects a talent that is concealed.
Desiderius Erasmus

Deep roots are not reached by frost.
J.R.R. Tolkien

There are only two distinct
classes of people on this earth:
those who espouse enthusiasm
and those who despise it.
Germaine de Stael

You can’t have what you want
until you know what you want.
Joe Jackson

For every minute you remain angry, you
give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

You never know if it’s going to be a
mistake until you take the chance.
Dawn Miller

Leadership is the art of getting someone
else to do something you want done
because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

You can’t depend on your eyes
if your imagination is out of focus.
Mark Twain

You can’t use up creativity.
The more you use, the more you have.
Maya Angelou

Most of us are about as happy
as we make our minds up to be.
Abraham Lincoln

A man is likely to mind his own business
when it is worth minding. When it is not,
he takes his mind off his own meaningless
affairs by minding other people’s business.
Eric Hoffer

Anyone can become angry–that is easy.
But to be angry with the right person,
to the right degree, at the right time,
for the right purpose, and in the right way–
that is not easy.
Aristotle

In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Thomas Jefferson

Minds are like parachutes;
they work best when open.
Thomas Dewar

Give a hungry person a fish,
he eats for a day.

Teach a hungry person to fish,
he eats for a lifetime.
Confucius

Great things are not done by impulse,
but by a series of small things brought together.
Vincent Van Gogh

One small breeze doesn’t make a windstorm.
John McGraw

Anyone who has never made a mistake
has never tried anything new.
Albert Einstein

The only limits on us are
the ones we set on ourselves.
Manuel Carrasquillo

Sweat plus sacrifice equals success.
Charles O. Finley

A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.
English Proverb

When you’ve done the best you can,
you can’t do any better.
Harry S Truman

Many a false step is taken by standing still.
Arnold Glasow

Triumph is just “umph” added to try.
God’s Little Instruction Book for Students

What you really have to do, if you want
to be creative, is to unlearn all the teasing
and censoring that you’ve experienced
throughout your life. If you are truly a
creative person, you know that feeling
insecure and lonely is par for the course.
You can’t have it both ways:
You can’t be creative and conform, too.
You have to recognize that what makes
you different also makes you creative.
Arno Penzias

A river cuts through rock,
not because of its power,
but because of its persistence.
Jim Watkins

I am not discouraged, because every wrong
attempt discarded is another step forward.
Thomas Edison

I would rather have lofty dreams
that are never fulfilled than lowly
goals that are easily accomplished.
Jim Watkins

The things we pray for, good Lord,
give us grace to labor for.
Thomas More

Destiny is not a matter of chance,
it is a matter of choice;
it is not a thing to be waited for,
it is a thing to be achieved.
William Jennigs Bryan

Ambition is the path to success.
Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.
Bill Bradley

If you think you are too small to be effective,
you have never been in bed with a mosquito.
Betty Reese

I am not what I ought to be;
I am not what I would like to be;
I am not what I hope to be.
But I am not what I once was,
and by the grace of God,
I am what I am.
John Newton

You will only be remembered for two things:
the problems you solve or the ones you create.
Mike Murdock

A river reaches places
that its source never knows.
Oswald Chambers

Never fear shadows. They simply
mean there’s a light somewhere nearby.
Ruth E. Renkee

Never . . . Never . . . Never . . . Never give up!
Winston Churchill

NEVER GIVE IN,
never give in,
never, never, never, never,
in nothing, great or small,
large or petty,
never give in
except to convictions of
honor and good sense.
Winston Churchill

Never give up and never give in.
Hubert H. Humphrey

The greater the obstacle,
the more glory in overcoming it.
Moliere

Success is to be measured not so much
by the position that one has reached in
life as by the obstacles which have been
overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington

Life’s biggest challenge is deciding what’s
important – then disregarding the rest.
Unknown

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton

No amount of ability is of the
slightest avail without honor.
Andrew Carnegie

Character and personal force are the
only investments that are worth anything.
Walt Whitman

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