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Here's some great Quotes, and the list is growing. Enjoy

Enlightening Words of Wisdom

 

"Every great work, every great accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement."

Florence Scovel Shinn
Artist and Author

   

"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."

Art Linkletter
Radio and TV Personality

 

"Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome."

Samuel Johnson
1709-1784, Author

 

"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature nor do the children of man as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing."

 Helen Keller
1880-1968, Blind/Deaf Author and Lecturer

   

"Behold the turtle: He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out."

 James Bryant Conant
1893-1978, Educator and Diplomat

   

"Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees."

J. Willard Marriott
Founder of Marriott Hotels

 

 

"I do not know anyone who has gotten to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but it will get you pretty near."

Margaret Thatcher
Former British Prime Minister

 

 

 

"If you watch how nature deals with adversity, continually renewing itself, you can't help but learn."

Bernie Siegel, MD
Doctor, Author and Lecturer

 

 

 

"Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have."

Norman Vincent Peale
1898-1993, Pastor, Speaker and Author

 

 

 

"Lots of people limit their possibilities by giving up easily. Never tell yourself this is too much for me. It's no use. I can't go on. If you do you're licked, and by your own thinking too. Keep believing and keep on keeping on."

Norman Vincent Peale
1898-1993, Pastor, Speaker and Author

 

 

 

"A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you."

Bob Proctor
Author, Speaker and Success Coach

   

"I have always struggled to achieve excellence. One thing that cycling has taught me is that if you can achieve something without a struggle it's not going to be satisfying."

Greg LeMond Cyclist, 3 Times Winner of the Tour de France

   

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory."

Betty Smith
1896-1972, Novelist

 

"Someday" may never come. So live each day better than the last. That way you'll wake up with so much excitement and anticipation you'll jump out of bed and shout "I can't wait!"

Bob Perks
Author and Speaker

 

 

 

"Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it."

 

William Feather
1889-1981, Writer

 

 

 

"It is inevitable that some defeat will enter even the most victorious life. The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated... it is finished when it surrenders."

 

Ben Stein
Professor and Writer

 

 

 

"It is not what happens to you that determines how far you go in life; it is what you do with what happens to you."

 

Zig Ziglar

 

 

 

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

Winston Churchill

 

 

 


" Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."

 

Thomas A Edison

 

 

 

"Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration."

 

Thomas A Edison

 

 

 

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

Abraham Lincoln

 

 

 

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."

Chinese Proverb

 

 

 

"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

 

 

 

"The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them."

 

George Bernard Shaw

1856-1950, Playwright

 

 

"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I do not believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they cannot find them, make them."

 

George Bernard Shaw

1856-1950, Playwright

 

 

 

"You miss a 100 percent of the shots you don’t take."

 

Wayne Gretzky

 

 

 

"When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity."

 

 John F. Kennedy

 

 

 

"The difference between great people and everyone else is that great people create their lives actively, while everyone else is created by their lives, passively waiting to see where life takes them next. The difference between the two is the difference between living fully and just existing."

 

Michael E. Gerber

 

 

 

"When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself."

 

Wayne Dyer

 

 

 

"The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind."

 

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

 

 

 

"There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love to do, there is only scarcity of resolve to make it happen."

 

Wayne Dyer

 

 

 

"The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind." 

 

Wayne Dyer

 

 

 

"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken."

 

Warren Buffett

 

 

 

"Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along."

 

Napoleon Hill

 

 

 

"Most misfortunes are the results of misused time."

 

Napoleon Hill

 

 

 

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

 

Napoleon Hill

1883-1970, Speaker and Motivational Writer

 

 

 

"There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it."

 

Napoleon Hill

 

 

"When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve."

 

Napoleon Hill

 

 

 

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

 

Napoleon Hill

 

 

 

"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."

 

John Wooden

 

 

 

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

 

F. W. Nichol

 

 

 

“You become what you think about”

 

Earl Nightingale

 

 

 

"People with goals succeed because they know where they are going... It's as simple as that."

 

Earl Nightingale

 

 

 

"The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don't like to do. They don't like doing them either necessarily. But their disliking is subordinated to the strength of their purpose."

 


E.M. Gray

 

 

 

"The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck."

 

 Anthony Robbins

 

 

 

"A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction."

 

Rita Mae Brown
Author

 

 

 

"The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly."

 

Corra May Harris
1869-1935, Author

 

 

 

"One of the secrets of getting more done is to make a TO DO List every day, keep it visible, and use it as a guide to action as you go through the day."

 

Alan Lakein

Time Management Expert and Author

 

 

 

"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quite, however, it lasts forever."

 

Lance Armstrong

Cancer Survivor and Athlete

 

 

 

"To be upset about what you don't have is to waste what you do have."

 

Ken Keyes, Jr.
1921-1995, Personal Growth Leader and Peace Advocate

 

 

"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island ...and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life."

 

Walt Disney

1901-1966, Artist and Film Producer

 

 

 

"It’s always fun to do the impossible."

 

 Walt Disney

 

 

 

"I think what I represent is achieving what you want in life. It's a matter of your attitude. Some people have a negative attitude, and that's their disability."

 

Marla Runyan
Legally Blind US 1500M Olympic Hopeful

 

 

 

"Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I shall have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it, even if I may not have it at the beginning."

 

Mahatma Gandhi
1869-1948, Indian Nationalist Leader

 

 

 

 

"The secret to productive goal setting is in establishing clearly defined goals, writing them down and then focusing on them several times a day with words, pictures and emotions as if we've already achieved them."

 

Denis Waitley

 

 

 

"Happy people plan actions, they don't plan results."

 

Denis Waitley

 

 

"Once you have a clear picture of your priorities- that is values, goals, and high leverage activities- organize around them."

 

Stephen Covey

 

 

 

"There are only two lasting bequests we can give our children... one is roots, the other wings."

 

Stephen Covey

 

 

 

"Big goals get big results. No goals get no results or somebody else's results.."

 

Mark Victor Hansen

 

 

 

"Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction."

 

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

1900-1944, Writer

 

 

 

"Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure."

 

George E. Woodberry

1855-1930, Writer and Critic

 

 

 

"You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself."

 

Diana Ross

Singer and Actress

 

 

 

"Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires...courage."

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson
1803-1882, Poet and Essayist

 

 

 

"Inside of a ring or out, ain't nothing wrong with going down. It's staying down that's wrong."

 

Muhammad Ali

Boxer

 

 

 

"Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some."

 

Charles Dickens

1812-1870, Novelist

 

 

 

"You will find yourself refreshed by the presence of cheerful people. Why not make earnest effort to confer that pleasure on others?...Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy."

 

Lydia M. Child

1802-1880, Abolitionist and Writer

 

 

 

"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about."

 

Charles Kingsley

1819-1875, Author and Clergyman

 

 

 

"I can feel guilty about the past, apprehensive about the future, but only in the present can I act. The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness."

 

Abraham Maslow1908-1970, Psychologist

 

 

 

"I don't subscribe to the thesis, 'Let the buyer beware,' I prefer the disregarded one that goes, 'Let the seller be honest.'"

 

Isaac Asimov

1920-1992, Writer

 

 

 

"To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness."

 

Dr. Robert Muller

Chancellor Emeritus of the University for Peace of the United Nations

 

 

 

"I am responsible for my own well-being, my own happiness. The choices and decisions I make regarding my life directly influence the quality of my days."

 

Kathleen Andrus

Author

 

 

 

"The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow."

 

H.G. Wells

1866-1946, Author

 

 

 

"Before you begin a thing remind yourself that difficulties and delays quite impossible to foresee are ahead...You can only see one thing clearly, and that is your goal. Form a mental vision of that and cling to it through thick and thin."

 

Kathleen Norris

1880-1966, Novelist

 

 

 

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

 

Lee Iacocca

 

 

 

"The last of the human freedoms: to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way."

 

Viktor Frankl

1905-1997, Neurologist, Psychiatrist and Author

 

 

 

"Happiness is to be found along the way, not at the end of the road, for then the journey is over and it is too late. Today, this hour, this minute is the day, the hour, the minute for each of us to sense the fact that life is good, with all of its trials and troubles, and perhaps more interesting because of them."

 

Robert R. Updegraff

Author of "Be Thankful For Your Troubles"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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