Posted by: empoweryourlife | October 16, 2008

Motivational Quotes –

Motivational Quotes

Welcome to our selection of Motivational Quotes, where you’ll find inspirational quotes, positive affirmations to promote positive thinking, personal growth, success, and achievement in your career, relationships, and life.

“The pessimist borrows trouble; the optimist lends encouragement.”
— William Arthur Ward

“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

“You, too, can determine what you want. You can decide on your major objectives, targets, aims, and destination. ”
— W. Clement Stone

“The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want. ”
— Ben Stein

“Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working 24 hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force.”
— Tom Blandi

“We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal and then leap in the dark to our success.”
— Henry David Thoreau

“The most important thing about goals is having one.”
— Geoffry F. Abert

“This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything. ”
— Scott Reed

“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

“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”
— Friedrich Nietzsche

“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

“Visualize this thing you want. See it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin. ”
— Robert Collier

“Concentrate: put all your eggs in one basket, and watch that basket. ”
— Andrew Carnegie

“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”
— John Quincy Adams

“The first step to becoming is to will it.”
— Mother Teresa

“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

“The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible. ”
— Richard M. DeVos

“What an immense power over life is the power of possessing distinct aims. ”
— Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

“All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible. ”
— Orison Swett Marden

“Aim for success not perfection… Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and more productive person. ”
— Dr. David Burns

“He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.”
— John Milton

“You grow up the day you have your first real laugh–at yourself. ”
— Ethel Barrymore

“The first thing I remember liking that liked me back was food. ”
— Rhoda Morgenstern

“The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again. ”
— Erma Bombeck

“Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Time is our most valuable asset, yet we tend to waste it, kill it, and spend it rather than invest it.”
— Jim Rohn

“Perseverance is more prevailing than violence and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together yield themselves up when taken little by little.”
— Plutarch

“Forewarned, forearmed, is to be prepared is half the victory.”
— Miguel de Cervantes

“The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. ”
— Confucius

“Only in growth, reform and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found. ”
— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in making new landscapes but in having new eyes.”
— Marcel Proust

“A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose – a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve. ”
— John Maxwell

“Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it. ”
— Rabindranath Tagore

“In the power to change yourself is the power to change the world around you. ”
— Anwar Sadat

“Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing. ”
— Abraham Lincoln

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts….take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.”
— Marcus Aurelius

“He should sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lives a great street-sweeper who did his job well’.”
— Martin Luther King Jr.

“You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call “failure” is not the falling down, but the staying down.”
— Mary Pickford

“Life does not require us to make good; it asks only that we give our best at each level of experience. ”
— Harold Ruopp

“Success is never final and failure never fatal. It is courage that counts. ”
— George F. Tilton

“There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience had brought it home.”
— John Stuart Mill

“Fight one more round. When your arms are so tired that you can hardly lift your hands to come on guard, fight one more round. When your nose is bleeding and your eyes are black and you are so tired that you wish your opponent would crack you one on the jaw and put you to sleep, fight one more round – remembering that the man who always fights one more round is never whipped.”
— James Corbett

“A leader, once convinced that a particular course of action is the right one, must…be undaunted when the going gets tough.”
— Ronald Reagan

“Big goals get big results. No goals get no results or somebody else’s results..”
— Mark Victor Hansen

“Do a little more each day than you think you can.”
— Lowell Thomas

“Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory. ”
— Mohandas Gandhi

“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

“When you believe you can-you can!”
— Maxwell Maltz

“Once you have a clear picture of your priorities- that is values, goals, and high leverage activities- organize around them. ”
— Stephen Covey

“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

“I am an irresistible magnet, with the power to attract unto myself everything that I divinely desire, according to the thoughts, feelings and mental pictures I constantly entertain and radiate. I am the center of my universe! I have the power to create whatever I wish. I attract whatever I radiate. I attract whatever I mentally choose and accept. I begin choosing and mentally accepting the highest and best in life. I now choose and accept health, success and happiness. I now choose lavish abundance for myself and for all mankind. This is a rich, friendly universe and I dare to accept its riches, its hospitality, and to enjoy them now!”
— Catherine Ponde

“Our very business in life is not to get ahead of others… but to get ahead of ourselves.”
— Thomas L. Monson

“Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before. ”
— Jacob A. Riis

“If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us … we would all be millionaires. ”
— Abigail Van Buren

“The obstacles that others put in our path can be pushed aside in any number of ways. The obstacles that you put in your own way can be removed only by the same hands. ”
— Sophia Bedford-Pierce

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles… but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. ”
— Buddha

“Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.”
— The Dalai Lama

“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship. ”
— Louisa May Alcott

“Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results. ”
— Denis Waitley

“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him… and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself, too. ”
— Samuel Butler

“If you decide to go for it, do it with spirit: Sometimes success is due less to ability than to zeal. ”
— Charles Buxton

“Our greatest glory consists not in never falling… but in rising every time we fall. ”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Movement without direction will create a hole in the ground. ”
— Sophia Bedford-Pierce

“Because you’re not what I would have you be, I blind myself to who, in truth, you are.”
— Madeline L’Engle

“One’s ships come in over a calm sea. ”
— Florence Scovill Shinn

“Everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emotional, and a spiritual. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time, but unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person. ”
— Rumer Godden

“We’ve collected the most common service complaints…. and every one of them is rooted in a lack of respect for the customer.”
— Leonard Berry

“Go for the moon. If you don’t get it, you’ll still be heading for a star. Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of the creative effort. ”
— Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Everything’s in the mind. That’s where it all starts. Knowing what you want is the first step toward getting it. ”
— Mae West

“When employees come to you with suggestions or ideas about how they might approach something differently, do you move immediately to no? Do you kill an idea before it is even off the tongue? (Tell the truth.) We hear that employees feel put down and turned down far more than their managers are aware. And that makes leaving easier. Instead try listening to the entire idea, try playing with it as a “what if.” Ask for more information. Sleep on it, mull it over. Think, “Isn’t that interesting” before you think, “It will never work. ”
— Beverly Kay and Sharon Jordan-Evans

“The mere word kindness is grateful to our ears; so much good is implied in it, so much lightening of loads, so much brightening of dark lives. It is compounded of so many warm, noble things: once it is a manifestation of pity, once of sympathy, once of love, once of justice — it can flow from so many springs in our soul. ”
— Ruhiyyah Rabbani

“Business is a great teacher: It makes you take risks, go for your dreams, face fears, handle your emotions, deal with difficult people, and learn balance. You don’t have to do any weird workshops or sign up for any therapy sessions. Go into business and you’ll be enrolled in the greatest seminar of all time. And it happens every day, every where, to every one. You can’t avoid it. ”
— Joe Vitale

“The best things in life have little to do with money or success. They are based on heart, compassion, and allowing others to express their passions.”
— Declan Dunn

“Learn to pause…. or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you.”
— Doug King

“Never accept the proposition that just because a solution satisfies a problem, that it must be the only solution.”
— Raymond E. Feist

“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.”
— Bill Cosby

“The future is not in the hands of fate, but in ours.”
— Jules Jusseran

“There are only two lasting bequests we can give our children… one is roots, the other wings.”
— Stephen Covey

“The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck. ”
— Anthony Robbins

“The problem with most failing businesses is not that their owners don’t know enough about finance, marketing, management, and operations — they don’t, but those things are easy enough to learn — but that they spend their time and energy defending what they think they know. My experience has shown me that the people who are exceptionally good in business aren’t so because of what they know but because of their insatiable need to know more.”
— Michael Gerber

“For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.”
— Mary Kay Ash

“When nobody around you measures up, it’s time to check your yardstick.”
— Bill Lemly

“It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed.”
— Harvey S. Firestone

“The most beautiful adventures are not those we go to seek.”
— Robert Louis Stevenson

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

“Let go of the past and go for the future. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined. ”
— Henry David Thoreau

“Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve! ”
— Andrew Carnegie

“All through nature, you will find the same law. First the need, then the means. ”
— Robert Collier

“You don’t need an explanation for everything. Recognize that there are such things as miracles, events for which there are no ready explanations. Later knowledge may explain those events quite easily. ”
— Harry Browne

“Success…My nomination for the single most important ingredient is energy well directed. ”
— Louis Lundborg

“In the end, we do battle only with ourselves. Once we understand this and focus our energy on what we can do to control our lives… we begin to gain important insights into how life works. ”
— J. Stanley Judd

“I found that I could find the energy… that I could find the determination to keep on going. I learned that your mind can amaze your body, if you just keep telling yourself, I can do it…I can do it…I can do it! ”
— Jon Erickson

“Do your work with your whole heart and you will succeed-there’s so little competition. ”
— Elbert Hubbard

“When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve. ”
— Napoleon Hill

“Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow. ”
— Norman Vincent Peale

“No matter what we want of life we have to give up something in order to get it. ”
— Raymond Holliwell

“You must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing. ”
— Andrew Jackson

“Everything you want in life has a price connected to it. There’s a price to pay if you want to make things better, a price to pay just for leaving things as they are, a price for everything. ”
— Harry Browne

“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. ”
— Chief Seattle

“A human being is a part of the whole, called by us ‘the universe.’ Our tasks must be to widen our circle of compassion. To embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. ”
— Albert Einstein

“You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. ”
— John Wooden

“Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.”
— Benjamin Franklin

“When you have a number of disagreeable duties to perform, always do the most disagreeable first. ”
— Josiah Quincy

“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

“Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground. ”
— Theodore Roosevelt

“Climb high; climb far. Your goal is the sky; your aim is the star. ”
— Inscription at Williams College

“Set the course of your lives by the three stars- sincerity, courage, unselfishness. From these flow a host of other virtues… He who follows them and does not seek success, will attain the highest type of success. that which lies in the esteem of those among whom he dwells. ”
— Dr. Monroe E. Deutsch

“It is impossible to win the race unless you venture to run, impossible to win the victory unless you dare to battle. ”
— Richard M. DeVos

“My mother taught me very early to believe I could achieve any accomplishment I wanted to. The first was to walk without braces. ”
— Wilma Rudolph, Winner of 3 Gold Medals in running events 1960 Summer Olympics

“Our thoughts and imaginations are the only real limits to our possibilities. ”
— Ralph Waldo Trine

“The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible. ”
— Arthur C. Clarke

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

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has. ”
— Margaret Mead

“THE PROBLEMS OF THIS WORLD cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were. ”
— John F. Kennedy

“There are two big forces at work, external and internal. We have very little control over external forces… (such as tornados, earthquakes, floods, disasters, illness and pain.) What really matters is the internal force. How do I respond to those disasters? Over that I have complete control. ”
— Leo Buscaglia

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

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
— Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Do what you fear most and you control fear.”
— Tom Hopkins

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face… The danger lies in refusing to face the fear, in not daring to come to grips with it… You must make yourself succeed every time. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt

“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up. ”
— Vince Lombardi

“One cannot get through life without pain… What we can do is choose how to use the pain life presents to us.”
— Bernie Siegel

“You can take my factories, burn up my buildings, but give me my people and I’ll build the business right back again.”
— Henry Ford

“No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.”
— George Jean Nathan

“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

“I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmitted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmitted into a power that can move the world.”
— Mahandas Gandhi

“We are told never to cross a bridge till we come to it, but this world is owned by men who have “crossed bridges” in their imagination far ahead of the crowd. ”
— Speakers Library

“The wise man bridges the gap by laying out the path by means of which he can get from where he is to where he wants to go.”
— John Morgan and Ewing Webb

“‘We sure shook that bridge,’ the mouse said to the elephant after they had crossed the bridge. ”
— Anonymous

“When evil men plot, good men must plan.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

“When written in Chinese, the word “crisis” is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.”
— John F. Kennedy

“It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”
— Robert F. Kennedy

“Each player must accept the cards that life deals him or her. But once in hand one must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game. ”
— Voltaire

“He is free who knows how to keep in his own hand the power to decide.”
— Salvador De Madariaga

“Success in life comes not from holding a good hand, but in playing a poor hand well. ” — Kenneth Hildebrand

“We have petitioned and our petitions have been disregarded, we have entreated and our entreaties have been scorned. We beg no more, we petition no longer, we now defy. ”
— William Jennings Bryan

“What an immense power over the life is the power of possessing distinct aims. ”
— Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

“Aim for success not perfection. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and more productive person.”
— Dr. David Burns

“High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation. ”
— Jack and Garry Kinder

“Thus to be independent of public opinion is the first formal condition of achieving anything great.”
— G. W. F. Hegel

“A constant struggle, a ceaseless battle to bring success from inhospitable surroundings, is the price of all great achievements.”
— Orison Swett Marden

“You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down. ”
— Mary Pickford

“Success is never final and failure never fatal. It’s courage that counts. ”
— George F. Tiltonood

“Once you have a clear picture of your priorities- that is values, goals, and high leverage activities- organize around them.”
— Stephen Covey

“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

“Nothing happens unless first a dream.”
— Carl Sandburg

“What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
— Napoleon Hill

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
— Albert Einstein

“It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.”
— Erma Bombeck

“Every really new idea looks crazy at first.”
— Abraham H. Maslow

“A man to carry on a successful business must have imagination. He must see things as in a vision, a dream of the whole thing.”
— Charles M. Schwab

“I dream my painting and then paint my dream.”
— Vincent Van Gogh

“Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.”
— Jonathan Swift

“It’s always fun to do the impossible. ”
— Walt Disney

“Let us become the change we seek in this world. ”
— Mohandas Gandhi

“All glory comes from daring to begin. ”
— William Shakespeare

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. ”
— Chinese Proverb

“The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen. ”
— Lee Iacocca

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. ”
— Jack London

“If you don’t set goals for yourself, you are doomed to work to achieve the goals of someone else.”
— Brian Tracy

“Control your destiny or somebody else will.”
— Jack Welch

“You miss a 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.”
— Wayne Gretzky

“The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done. ”
— Arnold Palmer

“Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”
— William Faulkner

“I am not bound to win, I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to the light I have.”
— Abraham Lincoln

“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt

“Plan for the future, because that is where you are going to spend the rest of your life.”
— Mark Twain

“Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.”
— Washington Irving

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly know how far one can go.”
— T.S. Elliot

“Make no small plans for they have not the power to stir men’s blood.”
— Niccolo Machiavelli

“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

“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creative.”
— Charles Mingus

“Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.”
— Henry Ford

“You must have courage to bet on your ideals, to take calculated risk, and act.. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.”
— Maxwell Maltz

“A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.”
— Bob Dylan

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”
— Colin Powell

“Winners are those people who make a habit of doing the things losers are uncomfortable doing.”
— Ed Foreman

“A good plan today is better than a great plan tomorrow.”
— General George S. Patton

“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

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal: Nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”
— Thomas Jefferson

“It’s not what you are that holds you back, it’s what you think you are not.”
— Denis Waitley

“We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes.”
— John F. Kennedy

“You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be.”
— David Viscott

“We tend to get what we expect.”
— Norman Vincent Peale

“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”
— John Wooden

“Confidence….thrives only on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them, it cannot live.”
— Franklin D. Roosevelt

“No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings.”
— Peter Drucker

“It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. ”
— Anthony Robbins

“Let us follow our destiny, ebb and flow. Whatever may happen, we master fortune by accepting it. ”
— Virgil

“Creative ideas reside in people’s minds but are trapped by fear or rejection. Create a judgment-free environment and you’ll unleash a torrent of creativity.”
— Alex Osborn

“The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind.”
— Wayne Dyer

“Chance favors the prepared mind.”
— Louis Pasteur

“The one without dreams is the one without wings.”
— Muhammad Ali

“Our greatest lack is not money for any undertaking, but rather ideas. If the ideas are good, cash will somehow flow to where it is needed.”
— Robert Schuller

“Without discipline, there’s no life at all.”
— Katharine Hepburn

“It’s always worthwhile to make others aware of their worth.”
— Malcolm Forbes

“I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.”
— Mark Twain

“As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
— Nelson Mandela

“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.”
— Michael J. Fox

“Most misfortunes are the results of misused time.”
— Napoleon Hill

“The more you can dream the more you can do. ”
— Michael Korda

“When I look into the future, it’s so bright it burns my eyes.”
— Oprah Winfrey

“You do not merely want to be considered just the best of the best. You want to be considered the only one who does what you do. ”
— Jerry Garcia

“Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable, procures success to the weak and esteem to all.”
— George Washington

“If you want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain.”
— Jimmy Durante

“Accept everything about yourself-I mean everything. You are you and that is the beginning and the end-no apologies, no regrets. ”
— Clark Moustakas

“In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.”
— Marianne Williamson

“Every winner has scars. ”
— Herbert N. Casson

“To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.”
— Elbert Hubbard

“One needs to be slow to form conviction, but once formed, they must be defended against the heaviest odds.”
— Mohandas Gandhi

“Goals are new, forward-moving objectives. They magnetize you towards them.”
— Mark Victor Hansen

“Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.”
— Michael Bartel

“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others can not keep it from themselves.”
— J.M. Barrie

“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.”
— Mother Teresa

“There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet.”
— William Frederick Halsey, Jr.

“People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don’t know when to quit. Most people succeed because they are determined to. ”
— George E. Allen

“You may get skinned knees and elbows, but it’s worth it if you score a spectacular goal.”
— Mia Hamm

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
— Thomas A. Edison

“The key to why things change is the key to everything.”
— James Burke

“The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”
— Winston Churchill

“Great hopes make everything great possible.”
— Benjamin Franklin

“The greatest potential of control tends to exist at the point where action takes place.”
— Louis A. Allen

“Fixing your objective is like identifying the North Star – you sight your compass on it and then use it as the means of getting back on track when you tend to stray.”
— Marshall Dimock

“Only after we can learn to forgive ourselves can we accept others as they are because we don’t feel threatened by anything about them which is better than us. ”
— Stephen Covey

“The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term is the indispensable prerequisite for success.”
— Brian Tracy

“If you’re never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances.”
— Julia Sorel

“Originality and the feeling of one’s own dignity are achieved only through work and struggle.”
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“Success is a journey, not a destination.”
— Ben Sweetland

“The journey is the reward.”
— Taoist Proverb

“There is always room at the top.”
— Daniel Webster

“Success is never final.”
— Winston Churchill

“What we love we shall grow to resemble.”
— Bernard of Clairvaux

“In life, as in chess, forethought wins.”
— Charles Buxton

“Do the next thing.”
— John Wanamaker

“The wise man avoids evil by anticipating it.”
— The wise man avoids evil by anticipating it.

“There are two big forces at work, external and internal. We have very little control over external forces such as tornados, earthquakes, floods, disasters, illness and pain. What really matters is internal force. How do I respond to those disasters? Over that I have complete control.”
— Leo Buscaglia

“Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.”
— Aldous Huxley

“I’ve never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is only a temporary situation.”
— Mike Todd

“The key to most difficulties does not lie in the dilemmas themselves, but in our relationship to them.”
— David Seabury

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”
— John Wooden

“The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed.”
— Lloyd Jones

“He that walketh with wise men shall be wise…”
— Bible, Proverbs 13:20

“If you wish to know the road up the mountain, ask the man who goes back and forth on it.”
— Zenrin

“Time ripens all things; no man is born wise.”
— Miguel de Cervantes

“Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one’s being…”
— Orison Swett Marden

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”
— Chinese Proverb

“Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success…”
— John Keats

“Mistakes are merely steps up the ladder…”
— Paul J. Meyer

“Some defeats are only installments to victory.”
— Jacob A. Riis

“The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.”
— William Connor Magee

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

“To win…you’ve got to stay in the game…”
— Claude M. Bristol

“You can do what you think you can do and you cannot do what you think you cannot do.”
— Ben Stein

“Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.”
— Robert Collier

“The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it – as long as you really believe a 100 percent.”
— Arnold Schwarzenegger

“The hand cannot reach higher than does the heart.”
— Orison Swett Marden

“The only limits are, as always, those of vision.”
— James Broughton

“Our aspirations are our possibilities”
— Robert Browning

“We’ve got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.”
— Denis Waitley

“I was once asked if a big business man ever reached his objectives. I replied that if a man ever reached his objective he was not a big business man.”
— Charles M. Schwab

“Life…can only be understood backwards…”
— Soren Kierkegaard

“The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”
— Winston Churchill

“We can chart our future clearly and wisely only when we know the path which has led to the present. ”
— Adlai Stevenson

“Knowing that you have complete control of your thinking you will recognize the power…”
— Mikhail Strabo

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.”
— William James

“You always do what you want to do. This is true with every act. You may say that you had to do something, or that you were forced to, but actually, whatever you do, you do by choice. Only you have the power to choose for yourself.”
— W. Clement Stone

“You are where you are today because you’ve chosen to be there.”
— Harry Browne

“How things look on the outside of us depends on how things are on the inside of us.”
— Parks Cousins

“What’s going on in the inside shows on the outside.”
— Earl Nightingale

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.”
— Andrew Carnegie

“You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.”
— Oliver Goldsmith

“The finest eloquence is that which gets things done.”
— David Lloyd George

“The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.”
— John Locke

“For everything you have missed, you have gained something else; and for everything you gain, you lose something else.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You cannot have success without the failures.”
— H. G. Hasler

“Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.”
— Napoleon Hill

“Any experience can be transformed into something of value.”
— Vash Young

“A stumble may prevent a fall.”
— Thomas Fuller

“View every problem as an opportunity…”
— Joseph Sugarman

“Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim.”
— John D. Rockefeller

“You must be single minded. Drive for the one thing on which you have decided.”
— General George S. Patton

“Concentration, in its truest, unadulterated form, means being able to focus the mind on one single solitary thing.”
— Komar

“Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
— Albert Einstein

“Confidence doesn’t come out of nowhere. It’s a result of something…hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.”
— Roger Staubach

“Be Prepared!”
— Boy Scout Motto

“As every divided kingdom falls, so every mind divided between many studies confounds and saps itself.”
— Leonardo da Vinci

“Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all of your energies on a limited set of targets.”
— Nido Qubein

“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.”
— Alexander Graham Bell

“The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”
— Winston Churchill

“Time is the wisest counselor.”
— Pericles

“For here we are not afraid to follow the truth wherever it may lead…”
— Thomas Jefferson

“Learn to see things as they really are, not as we imagine they are.”
— Vernon Howard

“Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or who says it.”
— Malcolm X

“A man’s own self is his friend, a man’s own self is his foe.”
— Bhagavad-gita

“Habit is stronger than reason.”
— George Santayana

“If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.”
— Benjamin Franklin

“If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope for advance.”
— Orville Wright

“A man masters nature not by force but by understanding.”
— Jacob Bronowski

“When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions…”
— W. Clement Stone

“If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.”
— Napoleon Hill

“The first and best victory is to conquer self.”
— Plato

“Give me beauty in the inward soul; may the outward and the inward man be at one.”
— Socrates

“If not you, then who? If not now, then when? ”
— Hillel

“There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.”
— Victor Hugo

“No matter what you’ve done for yourself or for humanity, if you can’t look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished? ”
— Lee Iacocca

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. ”
— Lou Holtz

“One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.”
— Leonardo da Vinci

“The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”
— Lao Tzu

“Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you.”
— Wayne Dyer

“He who enjoys good health is rich, though he knows it not.”
— Italian Proverb

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.”
— Maya Angelou

“Man does not weave this web of life. He is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.”
— Chief Seattle

“Information is the oxygen of the modern age.”
— Ronald Reagan

“If we do not learn to live together as friends, we will die apart as fools.”
— Martin Luther King

“You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.”
— Indira Gandhi

“It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.”
— Napoleon Hill

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

“The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.”
— Ray Kroc

“As a man grows older it is harder and harder to frighten him.”
— Jean Paul Richter

“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.”
— Peter T. McIntyre

“Our greatest battles are that with our own minds.”
— Jameson Frank

“When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.”
— Helen Keller

“Without a struggle, there can be no progress.”
— Frederick Douglass

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
— Mark Twain

“”I can’t do it” never yet accomplished anything; “I will try” has performed wonders.”
— George P. Burnham

“Science may have found a cure for most evils; but is has found no remedy for the worst of them all – the apathy of human beings.”
— Helen Keller

“Don’t spend your precious time asking ‘Why isn’t the world a better place?’ It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is ‘How can I make it better?’ To that there is an answer.”
— Leo F. Buscaglia

“The best thing workers can bring to their jobs is a lifelong thirst for learning.”
— Jack Welch

“The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises walking is the best. ”
— Thomas Jefferson

“The philosophers have only interpreted the world in different ways; the point is to change it. ”
— Karl Marx

“The toughest thing about success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting point in business. You’ve got to keep working that talent.”
— Irving Berlin

“The purpose of human life is to show compassion and the will to help others.”
— Albert Schweitzer

“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world… as in being able to remake ourselves.”
— Mahatma Gandhi

“People with small minds talk about other people. People with average minds talk about events. People with great minds talk about ideas ”
— Anonymous

“Success is the prize for those who stand true to their ideas!”
— Josh S. Hinds

“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self- confidence is preparation.”
— Arthur Ashe

“Careers, like rockets, don’t always take off on schedule. The key is to keep working the engines.”
— Gary Sinise

“Success is never permanent, and failure is never final.”
— Mike Ditka

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
— Nelson Mandela

“Everyone who has achieved financial independence will tell you that – at least in the early days — you have to work smarter and harder. The price of success must be paid in full, and it must be paid in advance. There are no shortcuts.”
— John Cummuta

“The challenge of statesmanship is to have the vision to dream of a better, safer world and the courage, persistence, and patience to turn that dream into reality.”
— Ronald Reagan

“The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.”
— Dale Carnegie

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

“I am always doing things I can’t do, that’s how I get to do them.”
— Pablo Picasso

“Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”
— Conrad Hilton

“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.”
— Woodrow Wilson

“It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever — the one who recognizes the challenge and does something about it.”
— Vince Lombardi

“When I’ve heard all I need to make a decision, I don’t take a vote. I make a decision.”
— Ronald Reagan

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of the dream.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt

“Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.”
— Franklin Delano Roosevelt

“It takes time to succeed because success is merely the natural reward of taking time to do anything well.”
— Joseph Ross

“First-rate people hire first-rate people; second-rate people hire third-rate people.”
— Leo Rosten

“Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.”
— Bertrand Arthur William Russell

“Most people would rather die than think; in fact, they do so.”
— Bertrand Arthur William Russell

“The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.”
— David Russell

“The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you’re learning you’re not old.”
— Rosalyn S. Yalow

“A wise man among the ignorant is as a beautiful girl in the company of blind men.”
— Saadi

“They say that we are better educated than our parents’ generation. What they mean is that we go to school longer. It is not the same thing.”
— Richard Yates

“Dreams are the wanderings of the spirit though all nine heavens and all nine earths.”
— Lu Yen

“Patience accomplishes its object, while hurry speeds to its ruin.”
— Saadi

“Chase your passion, not your pension.”
— Denis Waitley

“I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.”
— Saint Francis of Assisi

“Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.”
— Denis Waitley

“Ideas are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and, following them, you reach your destiny.”
— Carl Schurz

“We must view young people not as empty bottles to be filled but as candles to be lit.”
— Robert Shaffer

“Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods.”
— Denis Waitley

“The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.”
— William Penn

“The key to wisdom is knowing all the right questions.”
— John A. Simone Jr

“Pay no attention to what the critics say; there has never been set up a statue in honor of a critic.”
— Jean Sibelius

“Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed.”
— George Bernard Shaw

“I don’t think you can ever do your best. Doing your best is a process of trying to do your best.”
— Townes Van Zandt

“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
— William Shakespeare

“Without deviation progress is not possible.”
— Frank Zappa

“Common sense and education are highly compatible; in fact, neither is worth much without the other.”
— Donald G. Smith

“Before you can really start setting financial goals, you need to determine where you stand financially.”
— David Bach

“Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.”
— Zig Ziglar

“Both now and for always, I intend to hold fast to my belief in the hidden strength of the human spirit.”
— Andrei Sakharov

“A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on.”
— Carl Sandburg

“The more I study the wealthy.. in an effort to learn how to help more people around the world become one of them.. I’m stunned by how many people are actually not rich.”
— David Bach

“Most people have to talk so they won’t hear.”
— May Sarton

“A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost.”
— Jean-Paul Sartre
“The act of taking the first step is what separates the winners from the losers.”
— Brian Tracy

“Though bitter, good medicine cures illness. Though it may hurt, loyal criticism will have beneficial effects.”
— Sima Qian

“Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have.”
— Brian Tracy

“All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary.”
— Sally Ride

“When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.”
— Wayne Dyer

“Don’t let other people tell you what you want.”
— Pat Riley

“Only the insecure strive for security.”
— Wayne Dyer

“A goal is not the same as a desire, and this is an important distinction to make. You can have a desire you don’t intend to act on. But you can’t have a goal you don’t intend to act on.”
— Tom Morris

“A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.”
— Tony Robbins

“In imagination, there’s no limitation.”
— Mark Victor Hansen

“Close scrutiny will show that most “crisis situations” are opportunities to either advance, or stay where you are.”
— Maxwell Maltz

“When your self-worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it.”
— Mark Victor Hansen

“For imagination sets the goal picture which our automatic mechanism works on. We act, or fail to act, not because of will, as is so commonly believed, but because of imagination.”
— Maxwell Maltz

“Whatever you’re ready for is ready for you.”
— Mark Victor Hansen

“If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.”
— Maxwell Maltz

“The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers. ”
— Deepak Chopra

“Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving
— Maxwell Maltz

“Our self image, strongly held, essentially determines what we become.”
— Maxwell Maltz

“The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years. ”
— Deepak Chopra

“To change a habit, make a conscious decision, then act out the new behavior.”
— Maxwell Maltz

“Be smart, be intelligent and be informed.”
— Tony Alessandra

“A lot of people don’t want to make their own decisions. They’re too scared. It’s much easier to be told what to do.”
— Marilyn Manson

“If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search.”
— Sir John Templeton

“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind.”
— Bob Marley

“The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today.”
— Les Brown

“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.”
— Isaac Newton

“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.”
— Les Brown

“We build too many walls and not enough bridges.”
— Isaac Newton

“Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.”
— Les Brown

“Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take small steps.”
— Saul Bellow

“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

“All of us need to grow continuously in our lives.”
— Les Brown

“Honor your commitments with integrity.”
— Les Brown

“Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.”
— Anthony Robbins

“If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.”
— Les Brown

“A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.”
— Denis Waitley

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”
— Les Brown

“A life lived with integrity – even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come. ”
— Denis Waitley

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
— Les Brown

“All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners… Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they’re not learning, they’re not growing… not moving toward excellence. ”
— Denis Waitley

“We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. We must take charge of our own destinies, design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams.”
— Les Brown

“Don’t be a blueprint. Be an original.”
— Roy Acuff

“There are never enough I Love You’s.”
— Lenny Bruce

“Everything I’ve ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.”
— Chet Atkins

“Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.”
— Dale Carnegie

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”
— Warren Buffett

“If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”
— Dale Carnegie

“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”
— Warren Buffett

“Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed. ”
— Dale Carnegie

“To work is to feel alive.”
— Tony Bennett

“Don’t be a spectator, don’t let life pass you by.”
— Lou Holtz

“A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.”
— Larry Bird

“It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.”
— Lou Holtz

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.”
— Napoleon Hill

“I’ve got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.”
— Larry Bird

“All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.”
— Napoleon Hill

“I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.”
— John Cage

“How committed are you? There is a remarkable difference between a commitment of 99% and 100%.”
— Vic Conant

“If you’ve had wonderful family relationships, you will be able to call yourself a true success in life no matter what else you’ve achieved.”
— Vic Conant

“Self-managing is Job One. Have a vision and a mission. Surround yourself with talented people. Rely on effective coaching, not managing of employees.”
— Tom Gegax

“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do.”
— Dale Carnegie

“Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.”
— Dale Carnegie

“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”
— Johnny Cash

“Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.”
— Marie Curie

“Power is dangerous unless you have humility.”
— Richard J. Daley

“Do not fear mistakes. There are none.”
— Miles Davis

“Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.”
— Claude Debussy

“A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.”
— Jack Dempsey

“Peace is a conscious choice.”
— John Denver

“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”
— Princess Diana

“Everyone needs to be valued. Everyone has the potential to give something back.”
— Princess Diana

“I am realistic – I expect miracles. ”
— Wayne Dyer

“Conflict cannot survive without your participation.”
— Wayne Dyer

“A man’s accomplishments in life are the cumulative effect of his attention to detail.”
— John Foster Dulles

“I had a mother who taught me there is no such thing as failure. It is just a temporary postponement of success.”
— Buddy Ebsen

“Reject hatred without hating.”
— Mary Baker Eddy

“Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.”
— Marian Wright Edelman

“No person has the right to rain on your dreams.”
— Marian Wright Edelman

“If you’ve broken the eggs, you should make the omelet.”
— Anthony Eden

“Be courageous! Have faith! Go Forward!”
— Thomas A. Edison

“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”
— Duke Ellington

“Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.”
— Epictetus

“No great thing is created suddenly. ”
— Epictetus

“You can kill a man but you can’t kill an idea.”
— Medgar Evers

“Capital isn’t that important in business. Experience isn’t that important. You can get both of these things. What is important is ideas.”
— Harvey S. Firestone

“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”
— Ella Fitzgerald

“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”
— F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Generosity is another quality which, like patience, letting go, non-judging, and trust, provides a solid foundation for mindfulness practice. You might experiment with using the cultivation of generosity as a vehicle for deep self-observation and inquiry as well as an exercise in giving. A good place to start is with yourself. See if you can give yourself gifts that may be true blessings, such as self-acceptance, or some time each day with no purpose. Practice feeling deserving enough to accept these gifts without obligation-to simply receive from yourself, and from the universe.”
— Jon Kabat-Zinn

“The only time you ever have in which to learn anything or see anything or feel anything, or express any feeling or emotion, or respond to an event, or grow, or heal, is this moment, because this is the only moment any of us ever gets. You’re only here now; you’re only alive in this moment.”
— Jon Kabat-Zinn

“We change the world not by what we say or do, but as a consequence of what we have become.”
— David R. Hawkins

“Simple kindness to one’s self and all that lives is the most powerful transformational force of all.”
— David R. Hawkins

“Everything you see happening is the consequence of that which you are.”
— David R. Hawkins

“Our life’s journey of self-discovery is not a straight-line rise from one level of consciousness to another. Instead, it is a series of steep climbs and flat plateaus, then further climbs. Even though we all approach the journey from different directions, certain of the journey’s characteristics are common to all of us.”
— Stuart Wilde

“Knowledge is power. The more knowledge, expertise, and connections you have, the easier it is for you to make a profit at the game of your choice.”
— Stuart Wilde

“Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow”
— Robert Kiyosaki

“The poor, the unsuccessful, the unhappy, the unhealthy are the ones who use the word tomorrow the most”
— Robert Kiyosaki

“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.”
— Maxwell Maltz

“Accept yourself as you are. Otherwise you will never see opportunity. You will not feel free to move toward it; you will feel you are not deserving.”
— Maxwell Maltz

“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.”
— Maxwell Maltz

“The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.”
— Marianne Williamson

“We are not held back by the love we didn’t receive in the past, but by the love we’re not extending in the present.”
— Marianne Williamson

“The only time you ever have in which to learn anything or see anything or feel anything, or express any feeling or emotion, or respond to an event, or grow, or heal, is this moment, because this is the only moment any of us ever gets. You’re only here now; you’re only alive in this moment.”
— Marianne Williamson

“Remember, a real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.”
— Anthony Robbins

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”
— Anthony Robbins

“There’s always a way – if you’re committed.”
— Anthony Robbins

“More than anything else, I believe it’s our decisions, not the conditions of our lives, that determine our destiny.”
— Anthony Robbins

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”
— Dale Carnegie

“The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another’s keeping.”
— Dale Carnegie

“All the king’s horses and all the king’s men can’t put the past together again. So let’s remember: Don’t try to saw sawdust.”
— Dale Carnegie

“Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don’t put off being happy until some future date.”
— Dale Carnegie

“Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.”
— Dale Carnegie

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”
— Dale Carnegie

“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.”
— Dale Carnegie

“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.”
— Dale Carnegie

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
— Dale Carnegie

“You can free yourself from aging by reinterpreting your body and by grasping the link between belief and biology.”
— Deepak Chopra

“There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.”
— Deepak Chopra

“Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.”
— Napoleon Hill

“The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.”
— Napoleon Hill

“Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.”
— Napoleon Hill

“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.”
— Napoleon Hill

“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

“Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.”
— Zig Ziglar

“A goal properly set is halfway reached.”
— Zig Ziglar

“It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.”
— Zig Ziglar

“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.”
— Zig Ziglar

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”
— Zig Ziglar

“You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations.”
— Zig Ziglar

“If you want to reach a goal, you must “see the reaching” in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.”
— Zig Ziglar

“Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.”
— Zig Ziglar


  1. HOLY COW! I haven’t seen a list of great quotes this long in a long time! I have followed many of these people, own many of their books, have studied their philosophies, and met them face to face.

    Did you compile this list yourself?

    If you want Internet Traffic, this is a really long post.
    You might want to think of splitting them up into shorter, briefer posts, spread out over several days or a week.

    Are you doing consulting in the U.K.?

    Maybe we could collaborate.

    Thank you.
    Dr. Andrew Colyer
    (under construction)

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