Motivation Quotes

Motivational Quotes And Quotations

You are younger today than you will ever be again. Make use of it for the sake of tomorrow.

Norman Cousins, editor

If you feel good, you will probably do your best even if your best does not justify you feeling good!

John Watson

I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.

Steve Irwin

Within you right now is the power to do things you never dreamed possible. This power becomes available to you just as soon as you can change your beliefs.

Dr. Maxwell Maltz, Author

Do something every day that you don’t want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.

Mark Twain

When we TAKE ACTION on what we learn, GREAT things happen.

Mike Litman

The little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best parts of a person’s life.

William Wordsworth 1770-1850, Poet

I can accept failure — everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.

Michael Jordan, basketball player

Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one’s better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk and to act. 

Dr. Maxwell Maltz

My greatest point is my persistence. I nevër give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories.

Björn Borg, Swedish Tennis Player It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. 

We ask ourselves, ‘who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, 
talented, fabulous?’ 

Actually who are you NOT to be? 

Your playing small does not serve the world. 

There is nothing enlightening about shrinking 
so that others won’t feel unsure around you. 

As we let our own light shine, we unconciously 
give others permission to do the same. 

As we are liberated from our own fear, 
our presence automatically liberates others.

Nelson Mandela

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.

Winston Churchill

A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our world; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before we changed.

Earl Nightingale

Resistance and obstacles crumble under the relentless pressure of constant, determined effort.

Tracy Brinkmann What I do is prepare myself until I know I can do what I have to do.

Joe Namath

Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.

Robert Collier

It is very rare that you meet with obstacles in this world (that) the humblest man has not the faculties to surmount.

Henry David Thoreau, philosopher The cause of the confusion prevailing in your mind that weakens your thoughts is the false belief that there is a power or powers outside you greater than the power within you.

The Message of a Master by John McDonald

“A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.”

Harvey Mackay I always remember an epitaph which is in the cemetery at Tombstone , Arizona . It says: “Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damnedest.” I think that is the greatest epitaph a man can have – When he gives everything that is in him to do the job he has before him. That is all you can ask of him and that is what I have tried to do. 

Harry Truman, 33rd US president

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to
pursue them.

Walt Disney

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

Theodore Roosevelt, 26th US president

The only one who can tell you ‘you can’t’ is you. And you don’t have to listen.

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PF – Persistent Focus – make a choice, make it work,
never give up

Joe Clayton

I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good 
therefore that I can do, or any kindness or ablities that I 
can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me 
not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way 
again.

William Penn

Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.

Carrie Fisher

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.

Peter Drucker, management consultant I don’t believe in pessimism. If something doesn’t come up
the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it’s going to
rain, it will.

Clint Eastwood, Actor and Director Remember, if you don’t have a goal you’re not playing football, you’re just kicking a ball around the park.

Geoff Thompson

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

Confucius (Chinese Philosopher) 551-479 B.C. It’s the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance, sweeps away all obstacles.

Claude M. Bristol 1891-1951, Author of The Magic of Believing

I do not fear failure. I only fear the slowing up of the engine inside of me which is pounding, saying, Keep going, someone must be on top, why not you?

General George S. Patton

Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction. 

Brian Tracy

Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.

Coach John Wooden

If one advances confidenly in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to lead a life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau

A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses those skills to accomplish his goals.

Larry Bird, basketball player

By thought, the thing you want is brought to you; by action you receive it.

Wallace D. Wattles

You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.

Robin Williams, American Actor and Comedian

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

Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-born American Physicist

When we see ourselves in a situation which must be endured
and gone through, it is best to make up our minds to it, meet it with firmness, and accommodate everything to it in the best way practicable. This lessens the evil, while fretting and fuming only serves to increase your own torments.

Thomas Jefferson, 3rd U.S. President A wrong action may not bring its reaction at once, even
as fresh milk turns not sour at once: like a smouldering
fire concealed under ashes it consumes the wrongdoer, the fool.

The Buddha

One day or another every athlete feels like taking it easy. He stops trying to
exceed his limits, and thinks he can keep winning because of his lucky star,
or the bad luck of his opponents. You must overcome this negative instinct,
which affects all of us, and which is the only difference between the person
who wins a race, and those who lose. This is the battle you have to fight
every day of your life.

Jesse Owens You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of. You don’t have charge of the constellations, but you do have charge of whether you read, develop new skills, and take new classes.

Jim Rohn

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were
going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.

Og Mandino, Author When you take a risk and step out of the norm, you run the risk and sometimes you fail. But you only fail if you give up.

J Peterman Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life.

Jean Paul Richter, 1763-1825, German Novelist

Ageing footballers never lose their commitment; they just lose their pace

Gary Lineker, England footballer

Anticipate meeting obstacles, but also anticipate overcoming them

Emmanuel Segui

if you get moving, you get motivated. Even random movement will motivate you.

Paul Myers

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that
you’ll never walk alone.

Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993) British Actress The journey may be hard, exhausting, and frustrating … but you can accomplish practically anything if you persevere.

Paul Lawrence Screen Writer

A minute’s success pays the failure of years.

Robert Browning

It is only our deeds that reveal who we are. 

Carl Jung, psychiatrist

Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.

Orison Swett Marden When we are dealing with people’s dreams-their visions, we are in the realm of the sacred. We are involved with forces and energies larger than our own. We invoke the Great Creator when we invoke our own creativity, and that creative force has the power to alter lives, fulfill destinies, and answer our dreams.”

Julia Cameron, author It only takes one person to change your life – you.
 Ruth Casey People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy.
 Bob Hope, 1903-2003, British-American Entertainer

In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.

Albert Clarke, photographer

That which we persist in doing becomes easy to do; not that the nature of the thing has changed, but that our power to do has increased.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We generally change ourselves for one of two reasons: inspiration or desperation

Jim Rohn

I am not going to ease up, let up, shut up or give up until I’m taken up. As a matter of fact I’m just getting warmed up. 

Zig Ziglar after 50 years as a motivational speaker .

It’s the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance, sweeps away all obstacles.

Claude M. Bristol, Author Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.

Aristotle The best way to get started is to stop talking and begin doing.

Walt Disney We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.

Eric Hoffer, Author and Philosopher

I studied the lives of great men and women, and I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work.

Harry S. Truman 1884-1972, Thirty-Third U.S. President

If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent. 

Isaac Newton, mathematician, physicist

The key to having everything we want lies in expanding our definition of what’s possible and focusing on what we want. That’s it! Once we believe in the possibility of anything and focus in on exactly what we want to have, exactly what we want to do, then our minds can take us there. 

Mark Victor Hansen

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.

David Brinkley

The secret of joy is contained in one word — excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.

Pearl S. Buck, author The key to happiness is having dreams; the key to success is making them come true.

James Allen

Genius is initiative on fire.

Holbrook Jackson, writer and publisher

A better life will come your way the second you get up and start walking toward it.

Jason Gracia

It is good to create good plans and to set goals. Working on them and getting results is much better.

John Delavera

The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one’s work seriously and taking one’s self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous. 
 Margaret Fontey, Author

Greatness is not where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it but sail we must, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.

Oliver Wendall Holmes

The evasion of responsibility is the major cause of most peoples frustrations and defeats.

Ayn Rand, author, philosopher Goals. There’s no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There’s no telling what you can do when you believe in them. And there’s no telling what will happen when you act upon them.

Jim Rohn

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.

Mother Teresa

Science and psychology have isolated the one prime cause for success or failure in life. It is the hidden self-image you have of yourself.

Bob Proctor, author and speaker

Even though you know a thousand things, ask the man who knows one.

Turkish Proverb When a fantasy turns you on, your obligated to God and nature to start doing it–right
away.

Stewart Brand Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.

Belva Davis

Keeping score of old scores and scars, getting even and one-upping, always make you less than you are.

Malcolm Forbes 1919-1990, Author and Publisher

Sometimes saying no to one task helps you have the energy you need for another task you really want to do!

Christopher Westra Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

Albert Einstein, scientist Feed your big dream with tiny daily successes.

John Delavera

I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has to get down to work.

Pearl S. Buck, American Author

When it comes to Good Ideas, there’s no such thing as possible or impossible… there’s just doing and not doing. And hey– If you try and fail, well at least you tried, right? Wrong! If at first you fail, keep at it till you succeed!

Mike Litman

Our aspirations are our possibilities.

Robert Browning, poet

If you believe in unlimited quality and act in all your business dealings with total integrity, the rest will take care of itself.

Frank Perdue, Founder of Perdue Chicken Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.

Albert Schweitzer, doctor and missionary

If you’re not succeeding yet, take heart. As long as you keep trying, with persistence and determination, there will be a way for you to succeed.

David Vallieres

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

Harriet Beecher Stowe 1811-1896, Novelist

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell 
you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.

Denis Waitley, author and speaker Focus more on your desire than on your doubt, and the dream will take care of itself. You may be surprised at how easily this happens. Your doubts are not as powerful as your desires, unless you make them so. Marcia Wieder Speaker and Author

At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable.

Christopher Reeve (1952-2004) American Actor No matter how small and unimportant what we are doing may seem, if we do it well, it may soon become the step that will lead us to better things. Channing Pollock Actor, Writer and Composer

Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.

Samuel Johnson Most people come and go without leaving their footprints on the Earth. Most die and never really live, afraid of taking chances, afraid of failing and afraid of succeeding and all the scrutiny that it would bring.

Mike Brescia

The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.

Theodore Rubin, playwright

I like to think of sales as the ability to gracefully persuade, not manipulate, a person or persons into a win-win situation.

Bo Bennett

Yes – Action is the key! Cuz – when we take action we get a result – it might not always be the result we want but nevertheless it’s a result – something we can learn from.

David Ryan

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

Lao Tzu

Your past doesn’t determine your future. We can all learn from our mistakes… the only inexcusable mistake is packing it in and giving up.

Mike Litman He who has begun has half done. Dare to be wise – begin!

Horace, poet, satirist Some people expect success and that’s exactly what they get. Sadly, most people
expect to fail and, likewise, that’s exactly what they get. I’m interested in working with people who EXPECT success.

Ryan Deiss, Internet Entrepreneur “Thinking is action….. but there is nothing on this earth as powerful as consistent, bold, physical action.”

Robert Ringer

We gain internal freedom through external actions.

Ram Dass

Do not wait; the time will never be just right.

Napoleon Hill, author It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.

Confucius, Philosopher

The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous andthe storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.

Vincent Van Gogh

Doing easily what others find is difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.

Henri Frederic Amiel, writer

Where many people go wrong in trying to reach their goals is in constantly looking for the big hit, the home run, the magic answer that suddenly transforms their dreams into reality. The problem is that the big hit never comes without a great deal of little hits first. Success in most things comes not from some gigantic stroke of fate, but from simple, incremental progress.

Andrew Wood Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted . 

Aldous Huxley, writer

You need just the right amount of ambition . . . If you have too little ambition, you don’t push or work hard. If you have too much ambition, you put yourself ahead of others, elbow them out of your way.

Andy Grove, Intel chairman and co-founder Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.

Napoleon Hill, 1883-1970, Author of “Think and Grow Rich“

Management is nothing more than motivating other people.

Lee Iacocca

I realized early on – no one’s going to pay me for doing nothing.

Michelle Dewberry, Winner of the Apprentice UK 2006

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

Mother Teresa, 1910-1997, Missionary I praise loudly; I blame softly.

Catherine the Second (1729-1796) Russian Empress God gives talent; work transforms talent into genius.

Anna Pavlova, ballerina If I’m selecting a group, the first thing I look for is a record of achievement . . . If (candidates achieve) in small things, there’s a very good chance they’ll perform well in big things.

Edmund Hillary, explorer

You’ve got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference.

Chris Evert, tennis champion

Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.

Samuel Ullman 1840-1924, Educator, Writer and Poet

My life as a writer consists of 1/8 talent and 7/8 discipline .

John Irving, writer

Start small; Think possibilities; Reach beyond your known abilities; Invest all you have in your dream; Visualize miracles; Expect to experience success.

Rev. Robert H Schuller Man can live for about forty days without food, and about three days without water, about eight minutes without air … but only for one second without hope. 

Hal Lindsey Action seems to follow feeling, but really action and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not.

William James, psychologist and philosopher

If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude. 

Colin Powell. American Military leader and Statesman. Just as a small fire is extinguished by the storm whereas a large fire is enhanced by it – likewise a weak faith is weakened by predicament and catastrophes whereas a strong faith is strengthened by them. 

Viktor E. Frankl 1905-1997 Holocaust Survivor The key that unlocks energy is desire. It’s also the key to a long and interesting life. If we expect to create any drive, any real force within ourselves, we have to get excited.

Earl Nightingale, 1921-1989, Radio Announcer and Author

Whatever you choose to believe, will be the concept that runs your mind.

Joe Vitale, author

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you will help them become what they are capable of becoming.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe When we accept tough jobs as a challenge and wade into them with joy and enthusiasm, miracles can happen.

Arland Gilbert,Writer

Live out of your imagination instead of out of your memory.

Les Brown, speaker and author

Those who are blessed with the most talent don’t necessarily outperform everyone else. It’s the people with follow-through who excel.

Mary Kay Ash, May Kay Cosmetics founder A mind that’s most in tune with objective reality enjoys the highest level of mental health. Self-delusion is the disease of the middle-class thinker. The first step in the journey towards world-class results is giving up any addiction to kidding yourself about how good you are in any area of your life. Kid the world, if you so desire, but never kid yourself.

Steve Siebold, author, 177 Mental Toughness Secrets of the World Class

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, never give up then, for that is just the time that the tide will turn.

Harriet Beecher Stowe, Writer and Abolitionist

Old soldiers will tell you to sleep whenever you can…because you never know when you’ll be able to do it again.

Roy Miller

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. 

Maria Robinson You are the only problem you will ever have and you are the only solution.

Bob Proctor

Someday, after mastering winds, waves, tides and gravity, we shall harness the energy of love; and for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.

Pierre Teilhard De Chardin There is nothing noble in being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.

Hindu proverb

Make each day useful and cheerful and prove that you know the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be happy, old age without regret and life a beautiful success.

Louisa May Alcott, Author

I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness or ablities that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me 
not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.

William Penn My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. 

Jim Valvano

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.

Gloria Steinem, Author and Journalist A great deal of my work is in honesty and truth – these are the cornerstones of motivation. It’s much more than getting excited and running out the door with a big grin on your face. It’s about letting the facts of life hit you and drive you toward a better life. Jason Gracia

The smallest good deed is better than the grandest good intention.

Duguet Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die

David Rosam

Your muscles don’t know what the date on your birth certificate is. They know only whether or not they have been exercised recently.

Peter G. Hanson, medical doctor and author

The good neighbor looks beyond the external accidents and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and, therefore, brothers.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nothing ever built arose to touch the skies unless some man dreamed that it should, some man believed that it could, and some man willed that it must.

Charles Kettering, inventor Just begin and the mind grows heated; continue, and the task will be completed!

Goethe

There is a law in psychology that if you form a picture in your mind of what you would like to be, and you keep and hold that picture there long enough, you will soon become exactly as you have been thinking.

William James 1842-1910, Psychologist and Author

Do your work with your whole heart and you will succeed – there’s so little competition.

Elbert Hubbard, writer and editor

It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.

Claude M. Bristol 1891-1951, Author of The Magic of Believing

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can read.

Mark Twain If at first you don’t succeed, think how many people you’ve made happy.

H. Duane Black

My brain is the key that sets me free.

Harry Houdini, 1874-1926, Escapologist By nature we have no defect that could not become a strength, no strength that could not become a defect 

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. German Playwright, Poet I should never have made my success in life if I had not bestowed upon the least thing I have ever undertaken the same attention and care that I have bestowed upon the greatest.

Charles Dickens

If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember this whole thing was started by a mouse.

Walt Disney 1901-1966, Artist and Film Producer The lesson is forcibly taught by these observations that our life might be much easier and simpler than we make it; that the world might be a happier place than it is; that there is no need of struggles, convulsions, and despairs, of the wringing of the hands and the gnashing of the teeth; that we mis-create our own evils. We interfere with the optimism of nature; for whenever we get this vantage-ground of the past, or of a wiser mind in the present, we are able to discern that we are begirt with laws which execute themselves. The face of external nature teaches the same lesson. Nature will not have us fret and fume. 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light.

Jennie Jerome Churchill, 1854-1921, Mother of Winston Churchill Nobody holds a good opinion of a man who holds a low opinion of himself

Anthony Trollope. 

We come into this world crying while all around us are smiling. May we so live that we go out of this world smiling while everybody
around us is weeping.

Persian proverb “But try,” you urge, “the trying shall suffice; The aim, if reached or not, makes great the life: Try to be Shakespeare, leave the rest to fate!”

Robert Browning (1812 – 1889) English Poet To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.

Bette Davis (1908 – 1989) American Actress

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

George Eliot (1819 – 1880) English Novelist

Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to ‘jump at the Sun.’ We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.

Zora Neale Hurston (1903 – 1960) American Writer

There was no such thing as half-trying. Whether it was running a race or catching a football, competing in school — we were to try. And we were to try harder than anyone else. We might not be the best, and none of us were, but we were to make the effort to be the best.

Robert F. Kennedy (1925 – 1968) American Politician

If you cannot understand that there is something in a man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won’t see why we go. What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy.

George Leigh Mallory (1886 – 1924) English Mountain Climber

Find a purpose in life so big it will challenge every capacity to be at your best.

David McKay (1873 – 1970) American Religious Leader

Men can be stimulated to show off their good qualities to the leader who seems to think they have good qualities.

John Richelsen There are no secrets to success. It is the result of hard work, preparation, and learning from failure.

General Colin Powell We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld, author and essayist Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man’s superiority to all that befalls him.

Romain Gary (1914-1980) French Writer Listening is a high art of loving. Ask yourself, ‘When was the last time I really listened to my child? My parent? My brother or sister?’ When someone is ready to share, three magic words amplify your connection, and they are: ‘Tell me more.’

Rev. Mary Manin Morrissey Many years ago hanging on the office wall was a caricature of a young man. His hair was disheveled and his face portrayed the look of frustration and aggravation. The words next to him summed up that look… “God put me on earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I am so far behind, I’ll never die!!”

Ann Rusnak

Seek respect mainly from thyself, for it comes first from within.

Steven H. Coogler If you worried about falling off the bike, you’d never get on.

Lance Armstrong, bicycle racer

Action and Persistence is your key to success,

Michael Nicholas Do not think a man has done his full duty when he has performed the work assigned him. A man will never rise if he does only this. Promotion comes from exceptional work.

Andrew Carnegie, industrialist

Men give me credit for genius. All the genius I have lies in this: When I have a subject in hand, I study it profoundly. Day and night, it is before me. I explore it in all its bearings. My mind becomes pervaded with it. Then … people are pleased to call [the effort that I made] the fruit of genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought.”

Alexander Hamilton Leap, and the net appears.

Julia Cameron

Often a certain abdication of prudence and foresight is an element of success.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.

Sophia Loren (1934- ) Italian Actress Courage is doing what your mind and body do not want to do

The Paras

The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.

Charles Lamb (1775-1834) British Essayist It has been said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but only empties today of its strength.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon 1834-1892, Preacher

If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”

Oprah Winfrey To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man’s life.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American Poet

Eat well, stay fit, die anyway.

Ahmad

The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.

Ralph W. Sockman, minister The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish Dramatist and Poet Treat a man as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he should be, and he will become what he could be.

Ralph Waldo Emerson. American Poet, Lecturer and Essayist, 1803-1882

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.

Florence Scovel Shinn Artist, Teacher and Author

One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.

Henry Ford

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.

Walt Disney

All big things in this world are done by people who are naive and have an idea that is obviously impossible.

Dr. Frank Richards (1875-1961) English Writer

I am dying with the help of too many physicians
 Alexander the Great

Don’t bother about genius. Don’t worry about being clever. Trust to hard work, perseverance and determination.

Sir Frederick Treves (1853-1923) English Surgeon It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”

Elinor Smith, aviator

It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not.

James Gordon Medical Doctor

The harder I work out and the better my diet is, the more my genetics improve.

Unknown

When nothing is sure, everything is possible.

Margaret Drabble (1939-) English Novelist

Courage is knowing what not to fear.

Plato, 427-347 B.C., Greek Philosopher

When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.

Winston Churchill, British statesman

When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.

Wayne Dyer, American motivational Speaker and Author of self-help best selling books. b.1940

Courage is being scared to death — but saddling up anyway.

John Wayne

If you have made mistakes…there is always another chance for you…you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call “failure” is not the falling down, but the staying down.

Mary Pickford (1893-1979) Canadian Actress

The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what the man or woman is able to do that counts.

Booker T. Washington 1856-1915, Educator and Reformer

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Thomas Edison Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won’t adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is sign on as its accomplice.

Tom Watson. American Golfer. b.1949

Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to “jump at the Sun.” We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.

Zora Neale Hurston (1903-1960) American Writer

When we accept tough jobs as a challenge to our ability and wade into them with joy and enthusiasm, miracles can happen.

Arland Gilbert

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.

Helen Keller (1880-1968) American Writer A professional is a man who can do his best at a time when he doesn’t particularly feel like it.

Alistair Cooke, broadcaster

Nothing external to you has any power over you.

Ralph Waldo Emerson. American Poet, Lecturer and Essayist, 1803-1882

The world we are experiencing today is the result of our collective consciousness, and if we want a new world, each of us must start taking responsibility for helping create it.

Rosemary Fillmore Rhea, A New Heaven and New Earth

Every achiever that I have ever met says, ‘My life turned around when I began to believe in me.”

Dr. Robert Schuller Minister and Author

The one thing that matters is the effort.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.

Amelia Earhart

I’ve missed over 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot…and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

Michael Jordan Professional Basketball Player

The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.

Thomas Edison 1847-1931, Inventor

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose. 

Lyndon B. Johnson, 1908-1973, 36th President of the United States

To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are. Muhammad Ali World Champion Boxer

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. Pablo Picasso 1881-1973, Artist

You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.

George Lucas Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood.  Make big plans, aim high in hope and work.

Daniel H. Burnham

The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.

William James, psychologist

Making plans to take action is not action. You must take action right nöw.

Andreas Ohrt

Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think. Benjamin Disraeli 1804-1881, British Statesman and Prime Minister

We have worked at full speed since May. And that is I’m persuaded the root and source and origin of all health and happiness, provided of course that one rides work as a man rides a great horse, in a spirited and independent way; not a drudge, but a man with spurs to his heels.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) English Writer (Writing in her journal about her life as a publisher and writer.)

The best way to be inspired is to inspire. When you talk about a subject you love, with animation and joy, and a deeply-felt excitement, your listener can’t help but feel your inspiration. And in the process, your own bowl will be replenished.

Martin Avis

A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools. Spanish proverb

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell’em, ‘certainly I can!’ – and get busy and find out how to do it.

Theodore Roosevelt, Twenty-Sixth U.S. President Our real problem is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow.

Calvin Coolidge, President of the United States I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.

Thomas Edison, inventor

Your present negative beliefs were formed by thought PLUS feelings. Generate enough emotion, or deep feeling and your new thoughts and ideas will cancel them out.

Dr. Maxwell Maltz If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.

Vince Lombardi, Football Coach

I had it in my heart. I believed in myself, and I had confidence. I knew how to do it, had natural talent and I pursued it.

Muhammad Ali, boxer

A cynic is just an idealist who has been happy slapped by reality

Gregor Jack, character in TV Series ‘Rebus’

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.

Sun-Tzu, military strategist

If I believe, it is difficult to win. If I don’t believe, it is impossible.

Wimbledon 2006 Finalist

Do not say to yourself, ‘I am going to act this way tomorrow.’ Just say to yourself – ‘I am going to imagine myself acting this way NOW – for 30 minutes – today.’

Dr. Maxwell Maltz

Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.

Anon

Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one’s better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk and to act.

Dr. Maxwell Maltz, Author of Psycho-CyberneticS

I see knowledge increasing and human power increasing. I see ever-increasing possibilities before life, and I see no limits set to it at all.

Herbert George Wells 1866-1946, Author

In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.

Anthony Robbins

All high achievers plan their work and work their plan, for they are keenly aware that “luck” is most often being prepared to take advantage of a situation.

Unknown This Creative Mechanism within you is impersonal. It will work automatically and impersonally to achieve goals of success and happiness, or unhappiness and failure, depending upon the goals which you yourself set for it. Present it with “success goals” and it functions as a “Success Mechanism.” Present it with negative goals, and it operates just as impersonally, and just as faithfully as a “Failure Mechanism.”

Dr. Maxwell Maltz

Every achiever that I have ever met says, ‘My life turned around when I began to believe in me.

Dr. Robert Schuller, Minister and Author

Visualizing, creative mental picturing, is no more difficult than what you do when you remember some scene out of the past, or worry about the future. Acting out new action patterns is no more difficult than “deciding,” then following through on tying your shoes in a new and different manner each morning, instead of continuing to tie them in your old “habitual way,” without thought or decision.

Dr. Maxwell Maltz

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.

Leo Tolstoy, author Of all the creatures of earth, only human beings can change their patterns. Man alone is the architect of his destiny … Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.

William James

The “self image” is the key to human personality and human behavior. Change the self image and you change the personality and the behavior.

Dr. Maxwell Maltz I have an irrepressible desire to live till I can be assured that the world is a little better for my having lived in it.

Abraham Lincoln, 16th US president Our self-image and our habits tend to go together. Change one and you will automatically change the other.

Dr. Maxwell Maltz

The self is not something that one finds. It is something that one creates.

Thomas Szasz (1920-) American Psychiatrist True success is not necessarily about being the best at all cost. It’s about DOING your best at all times. If you do that long enough, who knows, you might just end up being the best.

‘Tope Popoola Preacher and Consultant Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire, and begin at once, whether you’re ready or not, to put it into action.

Napoleon Hill, writer

NOW! Life is NOW! Your life is being defined by how you’re feeling right NOW! Identify what you want right NOW. Speak your appreciation NOW. Flow your gratitude NOW. Extend your love NOW. Spend your time deliberately creating positive energy flow NOW. And notice how your future becomes a series of extraordinary NOW’s

Eva Gregory

Take a deep breath, count to ten, and tackle each task one step at a time.

Linda Shalaway

To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.

Pearl S. Buck

If doubt is challenging you and you do not act, doubts will grow…  Challenge the doubts with action and you will grow.  Doubt and action are incompatible.

John Kanary

Exercise feeds your self confidence giving tons of courage to live your dreams.

Vince Palko

People of character do the right thing, not because they think it will change the world but because they refuse to be changed by the world.

Michael Josephson Radio Commentator

It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him.

John Steinbeck One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.

Lucille Ball 1911-1989, Comic Actress

The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.

Brian Tracy

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.

Epictetus

If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you’ll be unhappy for the rest of your life.

Abraham Maslow

What changes your world is not wishing for change; what changes your world is changing!

Jim Rohn James Allen says ‘We curse the effect and nourish the cause.’ The guy puts sand in his shoes and he can hardly walk and you ask why would you do that? Why would we wish for it to change, hope for it to change, but all the while resisting change?”

Jim Rohn If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they might have planned for you? Not much.

Jim Rohn, motivational speaker

Plant, don’t chant.

Jim Rohn

An individual’s self-concept is the core of his personality. It affects every aspect of human behavior: the ability to learn, the capacity to grow and change. A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success in life.

Dr. Joyce Brothers Psychologist and Author

The past is not your potential for potential has no bounds. Choose to break free from your self-imposed limits. Use your imagination to create a life of endless possibility. Experience your magnificence first hand.

Frankie Picasso Life and Business Coach

Energy and persistence conquer all things.

Benjamin Franklin, printer, statesman I didn’t get to where I am by thinking about it or dreaming about it. I got there by doing it. 

Estee Lauder, entrepreneur

To reach (our goal), we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must sail and not drift, not lie at anchor.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., physician

For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe.

Larry Eisenberg

Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.

Sam Ewing You can be as you choose to be. It’s an act of discipline sometimes, but it can be done. 

Kevin Costner in The Bodyguard

He that can have patience can have what he will.

Benjamin Franklin, printer, statesman, inventor

Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.

Robert Schuller Minister and Author

You’ve got to say, ‘I think if I keep working at this and want it badly enough, I can have it.

Lee Iacocca, automobile executive

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.

Dale Turner As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.

Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931) American Inventor

The old saying ‘success breeds success’ has something to it. Success fosters that feeling of confidence that banishes negativity. blasts through procrastination and gets you going the right way.

Anon

Nothing will work unless you do.

Maya Angelou A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement.

Bo Bennett, author

Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.

Michael Jordan

The old saying ‘success breeds success’ has something to it. Success fosters that feeling of confidence that banishes negativity. blasts through procrastination and gets you going the right way.

Ted Ciuba

Never give up; just absolutely never give up.

Shane Warne when asked what legacy he would like to leave

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

Beverly Sills (1929-) American Opera Singer

To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.

Leonard Bernstein, conductor By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The non-existent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.

Nikos Kazantzakis

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.

Napoleon Hill

Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends.

William Shakespeare, playwright & poet

The good things we do are appreciated most by those who do them.

John Watson

What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.

Alexander Graham Bell

The world is a great mirror. It reflects back to you what you are. If you are loving, if you are friendly, if you are helpful, the world will prove loving and friendly and helpful to you. The world is what you are.

Thomas Dreier, Author

They say the chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken. The chains you put around yourself now have enormous consequences as you go through life.

Warren Buffett

You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.

Zig Ziglar

Make the most of today. Translate your good intentions into actual deeds.

Grenville Kleiser 1863-1953, Writer

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

Booker T. Washington 1856-1915, Educator

There is nothing like a dream to create the future.

Victor Hugo

Great minds have great purposes, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.

Washington Irving 1783-1859, Author

I don’t dream at night, I dream all day; I dream for a living.

Steven Spielberg

Bitterness and an unforgiving spirit can be likened to you taking poison and expecting that someone else would die from the effect. Forgiveness is about setting the prisoner in your heart free only to discover that all along, you had been the real prisoner.

‘Tope Popoola Clergy and Author

You will become as great as your dominant aspiration. If you cherish a vision, a lofty ideal in your heart, you will realize it.

James Allen

One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.

Abraham Maslow, Psychologist

The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to achieving your dreams.

Og Mandino 1923-1996, Author of The Greatest Salesman In The World

Reduce your plan to writing… The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.

Napoleon Hill

Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously and never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop this picture!

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale 1898-1993, Author of The Power of Positive Thinking

You were born to win, but to be a winner you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.

Zig Ziglar

The world is a great mirror. It reflects back to you what you are. If you are loving, if you are friendly, if you are helpful, the world will prove loving and friendly and helpful to you. The world is what you are.

Thomas Dreier Author

Enthusiasm is the best protection in any situation. Wholeheartedness is contagious. Give yourself, if you wish to get others.

David Seabury

If someday they say of me that in my work I have contributed something to the welfare and happiness of my fellow man, I shall be satisfied.

George Westinghouse, inventor, manufacturer

You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay?

Jim Rohn Author, Speaker, Philosopher

The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. If you don’t like their rules, whose would you use?

Dale Carnegie author and motivational speaker and trainer

Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.

Jim Rohn

There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. True nobility comes from being superior to your previous self.

Hindu Proverb

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.

Theodore White, author

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.

Agatha Christie

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.

C.S. Lewis

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.

David Brinkley

Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It’s the sure footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life.

Ann Landers, born 1918

Unremarkable lives are marked by the fear of not looking capable when trying something new.

Epictetus, philosopher

If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.

Napoleon Hill

Goals. There’s no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There’s no telling what you can do when you believe in them. There’s no telling what will happen when you act upon them.

Jim Rohn

Enjoyment is not a goal, it is a feeling that accompanies important ongoing activity.

Paul Goodman Ideas are elusive, slippery things. Best to keep a pad of paper and a pencil at your bedside, so you can stab them during the night before they get away.

Earl Nightingale

Only through curiosity can we discover opportunities, and only through gambling can we take advantage of them.

Clarence Birdseye, entrepreneur

You may delay, but time will not.

All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.

Walt Disney 1901-1966, Cartoon Artist and Producer Benjamin Franklin

All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.

Walt Disney 1901-1966, Cartoon Artist and Producer

In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves . . . Self-discipline with all of them came first.”

Harry Truman, 33rd U.S. president

We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.

Marian Wright Edelman Lobbyist on Behalf of Children

Believe: Nothing is accomplished without belief. Whether that is a belief in a higher power, a belief in our own abilities or a trust and belief that we ‘can’.

Martin Avis

Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities – always see them, for they’re always there

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale 1898-1993, Author of The Power of Positive Thinking

Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.

Coco Chanel, fashion designer

It’s not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.

Paul “Bear” Bryant

The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

Walter Bagehot

You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight

Jim Rohn

I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot. . . and missed. And I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why. . . I succeed.

Michael Jordan

Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience.

Eddie Rickenbacker 1890-1973, Decorated Aviator and Businessman

In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.

Albert Clarke, photographer

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.

Robert Frost, poet

The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by obvious realities. We need men and women who can dream of things that never were…

John F. Kennedy 1917-1963, Former American President

The key to life is to become skillful enough to be able to do rewarding things.
 Jim Rohn

I didn’t get to where I am by thinking about it or dreaming about it. I got there by doing it. 

Estee Lauder, entrepreneur

Take a chance! All life is a chance. The person who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.

Dale Carnegie, Author and Trainer

Both success and failure are largely the results of habit.

Ted Ciuba

Little minds . . . are subdued by misfortune . . . Great minds rise above them.

Washington Irving, writer

Press on. Nothing can take the place of persistence. Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) 30th President of the United States

It takes time to succeed because success is merely the natural reward of taking time to do anything well.

Joseph Ross

Action may not always be happiness, but there is no happiness without action.

Sir Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) British prime minister and statesman We are creatures of our thinking. We can talk ourselves into defeat or we can talk ourselves into victory. 

Gordon B. Hinckley

Remember happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.

Dale Carnegie

To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time. Leonard Bernstein, conductor

Truth is, when you TRY, good things happen. Especially, in your mind.When you are being taught something and you immediately apply the information — your mind holds on to 90% more info than if you simply take mental notes and get a whopping 7% retention.

Vince Palko It’s a weight problem isn’t it; you can’t wait for lunch.

Al Murray

The most selfish way to be is to be unselfish.

Elmer Wheeler

There are always dangers about. Therefore you must always keep your defences strong. 

Margaret Thatcher

Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.

Sigmund Freud

It is surmounting difficulties that makes heroes.

Louis Pasteur, microbiologist

The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.

Anthony Robbins, Author, Speaker, Consultant

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man’s life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual toward freedom.

Albert Einstein, physicist

The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.

Napoleon Hill

The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen.

Lee Iacocca, automobile executive

Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the high road to pride, self esteem, and personal satisfaction.

Brian Tracy

Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.

Albert Einstein

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Dalai Lama

Pity the man who inherits a million dollars and isn’t a millionaire. Here’s what would be pitiful, if your income grew and you didn’t.

Jim Rohn

Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. 

Jamie Paolinetti

I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.

Pablo Picasso

Here’s one problem with drifting: you can’t drift your way to the top of the mountain.

Jim Rohn

Don’t be content with doing only your duty. Do more than your duty. It’s the horse that finishes a neck ahead that wins the race.

Andrew Carnegie, industrialist

When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting, I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until it comes.

Thomas Edison, inventor

No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently.

Agnes De Mille, 1905-1993, American Dancer and Choreographer I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse.

Florence Nightingale, nurse

Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible – it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.

Barbara DeAngelis

Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.

Arnold Palmer, golfer

The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.

Anthony Robbins

If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results.

Anthony Robbins

The two great words of antiquity are behold and beware. Behold the possibilities and beware the temptations.

Jim Rohn

A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.

Vince Lombardi

Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself. 

Robert Collier

Reminding readers and listeners that life is finite, Robert Ringer urges them to “Forget about taking action next week; forget about taking action tomorrow; forget about taking action in an hour. When you close this book, get up out of your chair and take action now.”

Robert Ringer

Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.

Denis Waitley

Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out if they’ve got a second. Give your dreams all you’ve got and you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.

William James 1842-1910, Author

Fix the problem, not the blame.

Japanese proverb

The moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. William Murray, mountaineer

The secret of success in life is for a person to be ready for opportunity when it comes.

Benjamin Disraeli

It is by studying little things that we attain the great knowledge of having as little misery and as much happiness as possible.

Samuel Johnson

Before You Before you speak, listen. 
Before you write, think. 
Before you spend, earn. 
Before you invest, investigate. 
Before you criticize, wait. 
Before you pray, forgive. 
Before you quit, try. 
Before you retire, save. 
Before you die, give.

By William Arthur Ward

The Universe likes speed. Don´t delay. Don´t second
guess. Don´t doubt. When the opportunity is there, when
the impulse is there, when the intuitive nudge from within
is there,­ ACT. That´s your job. That´s all you have to do.

The Secret

The biggest piece of crap ever created and launched online makes more money than an almost-perfect project that was never launched.

John Reese

If you have a metabolic system that requires a stricter diet and more activity to maintain a healthy weight, accept that fact and do what it takes to achieve your goal.

Jon Herring

That’s not politically correct, but it’s good advice that I hope someone puts to use. Not everyone can have the metabolism of a 17-year old boy. We must make the necessary adjustments and deal with it.

Craig Ballantynie (His comment on the Jon Herring quote)

To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.

William Londen

Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does something about it that makes a difference.

Nolan Bushnell Founder of Atari

The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. If you don’t like their rules, whose would you use?

Dale Carnegie author and motivational speaker and trainer

Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.

John Paul II, pope High expectations are the key to everything.

Sam Walton, Wal-Mart founder

Don’t wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel, stride down there and light the bloody thing yourself.

Sara Henderson

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.

Jim Rohn

One needs something to believe in, something for which one can have wholehearted enthusiasm.

Hannah Senesh (1921-1944) Hungarian-Jewish soldier

Stop complaining about what you’re not getting, and start creating what you want. Dr. Phil McGraw (1950 – ) American psychologist, TV host

Begin to free yourself at once by doing all that is possible with the means you have, and as you proceed in this spirit the way will open for you to do more.

Robert Collier Writer and Publisher

Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it.Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away.

Tom Clancy Top Selling Author

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) Sixth President of the United States

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

Henry Ford: Founder, Ford Motor Company, prolific inventor.

If we are basically positive in attitude, expecting and envisioning pleasure, satisfaction and happiness, we will attract and create people, situations, and events which conform to our positive expectations.

Shakti Gawain, Author of Creative Visualization

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.

Chinese proverb In our daily lives, we must see That it is not happiness that makes us grateful, But the gratefulness that makes us happy.

Albert Clarke

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

Confucius, Chinese Philosopher Life and business is like the changing seasons. You cannot change the seasons, but you can change yourself. Therein lies the opportunity to live an extraordinary life–the opportunity to change yourself.

Jim Rohn Opportunities multiply as they are seized.

Sun Tzu (c 500–320 bc) Chinese philosopher Wherever you go, go with all your heart.

Confucius So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.

Christopher Reeve Actor, Speaker, Superman

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.

Dale Carnegie: Pioneer in personal development.

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.

Groucho Marx

Energy and persistence conquer all things.

Benjamin Franklin, Inventor

Definition of happiness: The full use of your powers along lines of excellence.

John F. Kennedy

To lengthen thy Life, lessen thy meals.

Benjamin Franklin To get rich, never risk your health. For it is the truth that health is the wealth of wealth.

Richard Baker: American congressman

Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.

Stan Smith, Tennis Champion

Everything is always impossible before it works. That’s what entrepreneurs are all about – doing what people have told them is impossible.

Hunt Greene, Venture Capitalist

Our health always seems much more valuable after we lose it.

Source Unknown

Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.

Sloan Wilson Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; while others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before. Herodotus, historian If I had to name a driving force in my life, I’d name passion every time.

Anita Roddick, Body Shop Founder

Come on, you can do anything for 30 seconds.

High school wrestling coach in Pittsburgh, PA

The man who has done his level best… is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.

B. C. Forbes Our self image and our habits tend to go together. Change one and you will automatically change the other.

Dr. Maxwell Maltz 1899-1975, Author

Energy and persistence alter all things.

Benjamin Franklin We all know a variety of ways to make a living. What’s even more fascinating is figuring out ways to make a fortune.

Jim Rohn

Kids ought to have two bicycles, one to ride and one to rent.

Jim Rohn

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832, Poet and Novelist

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your talent, there is only one way to obtain it-work.

Jack Nicklaus, golfer

Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.

Denis Waitley

If you conduct yourself as though you expect to be successful and happy, you will seldom be disappointed.

Brian Tracy

The most important thing about winning is believing that you can win no matter who you are playing.

Lawrence Dalaglio Rugby Union World Cup Winner

Live every day like it’s your last cause one day you’re gonna be right.

Ray Charles

A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before we changed.

Earl Nightingale

It is easier to make money than to save it. One is exertion; the other, self-denial.

Thomas Haliburton, writer

Success happens whenever you decide to do something and you DO IT. Or whenever you decide to NOT DO something and you DON’T do it. I know it sounds simple, but 99% of people can’t even do just that!

Kacper M. Postawski

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs — jolted by every pebble in the road.

Henry Ward Beecher Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which one has overcome while trying to succeed.

Booker T. Washington

Your philosophy determines whether you will go for the disciplines or continue the errors.

Jim Rohn

Formula for success: Underpromise and overachieve.

Tom Peters, author

Mike, most people fail because they truly never try. They say they’re serious about succeeding, but their actions never back it up. You have to invest the time in growing and make the investment in learning, if more people did both, more would live a financially successful life.

Mike Litman’s friend

Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.

Dag Hammarskjold 1905-1961, Swedish Statesman, Secretary-General of the United Nations

When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word ‘succeed’, you find it simply means to follow through.

F.W. Nichol

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’

Brian Tracy

If you don’t set goals, you can’t regret not reaching them.

Yogi Berra February

“Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.”

W. Clement Stone

I couldn’t wait for success, so I went ahead without it.

Jonathan Winters

What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.

Samuel Johnson

We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn’t turn out, we modify it.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

There’s no such thing as luck. You create your own luck. Successful Businessmen are where they are because they do not give up. When they meet up with problems, they solve it. Like Winston Churchill once said, “Never, Never, Never, Give Up.

Edmund Ng

A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.”

Joyce A. Myers Failure is a few Errors in judgment repeated everyday. The man says, “Well I didn’t walk around the block today and it didn’t kill me, so it must be okay.” No, no, it is that kind of error in judgment that after six years has him out of breath and panting as he walks from his car to his office. You can’t make those kinds of mistakes; it will end up costing you.

Jim Rohn

Now, here is my definition of success: A few simple Disciplines practiced every day. Do you see the distinction? A few disciplines… Here’s a little phrase we’ve all heard, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” And my question to you is, “What if that’s true?” How simple and easy is that plan?

Jim Rohn If all you have around you are negative nancy’s trying to tempt you into skipping workouts and eating crap, then it will be hard to succeed.

CB

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strength. When you go through hardship and decide not to surrender, that is strength.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Focus your messages on the results you expect, not on the methods for doing the job.

Marty Brounstein, communications trainer

Until you can apply the information that you’ve learned, then and only then will you be rewarded.

Andy Fuehl: Founder, Wealth Builders of America.

Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.

Sam Walton Keeping in touch with childhood memories keeps us believing in life’s simplest pleasures like a rainy afternoon, a swing set, and a giant puddle to play in.

Chrissy Ogden

Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal. Prepare yourself in every way you can by increasing your knowledge and adding to your experience, so that you can make the most of opportunity when it occurs.

Mario Andretti Auto Racer

The spirit, the will to win and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.

Vince Lombardi, football coach

In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness 
that makes us happy.

Albert Clarke, photographer

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.

Colin L. Powell (1937 – ) U.S. Army general, former U.S. Secretary of State

If you really want something, and if you work hard, take advantage of the opportunities, and never give up, you will somehow find a way.

Dr. Jane Goodall (1934 – ) English primatologist, quoting her mother’s advice

Miracles can be made, but only by sweating.

Giovanni Agnelli, auto executive

In a decisive set, confidence is the difference.

Chris Evert, Tennis Champion

The best way to let others know what you’re going to do is to actually do it.

Robert Ringer

You are not judged by your intentions, you are judged by your actions.

Willard Barth Action may not always be happiness, but there is no happiness without action.

Sir Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) British prime minister and statesman You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.

Marian Wright Edelman: Activist for children’s rights.

There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.

Douglas Everett, American Hockey Player

Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.

Peter Marshall

Give to the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1855-1919, Poet and Journalist

A man who keeps on going; a man who keeps his eye on the ball.”

Ian Paisley about Tony Blair

There’s no great mystery to satisfying your customers. Build them a quality product and treat them with respect. It’s that simple.

Lee Iacocca, executive

Article written by Rod Turman