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"Start realizing right now that there's no such thing as failure. There are only results. You always produce a result. If it's not the one you desire, you can just change your actions and you'll produce new results. Cross out the word "failure," circle the word "outcome" and commit yourself to learning from every experience."
Anthony Robbins

"It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared."
- Whitney Moore Young

“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can."
- Michael Korda

"As you begin to take action toward the fulfillment of your goals and dreams, you must realize that not every action will be perfect. Not every action will produce the desired result. Not every action will work. Making mistakes, getting it almost right, and experimenting to see what happens are all part of the process of eventually getting it right."
- Jack Canfield

“Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor."
- Jackson Brown

"Strive not to be a success, but instead be of value."
- Albert Einstein

"Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don't collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don't really mean anything."
- Norman Lear

"A goal without a plan is just a wish."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people."
- Theodore Roosevelt

"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened."
– The Bible (Matthew 7:7-8)

"A horse that wins by a nose receives 10 times the prize money of a horse that loses by a nose. Little things mean a lot."
- Brian Tracy

"Miracles start to happen when you give as much energy to your dreams as you do to your fears."
- Richard Wilkins

"Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius."
An Wang

"The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well."
Horace Walpole

"Look in the mirror every day and say, I am in charge. You might not have control over every phase of your life, but you have more control than you realize, and you are responsible for your own happiness and success."
Harvey Mackay

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will."
Vince Lombardi

"Use missteps as stepping stones to deeper understanding and greater achievement."
Susan S. Taylor

"The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen."- Frank Lloyd Wright

"What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?"
Dr. Robert Schuller

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

"Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can."
Lowell Thomas

"The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible."
Anonymous

"Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's levels of aspiration and expectation."
Jack Nicklaus

"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, 'till it seems you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

"The [person] who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore."
- Dale Carnegie

"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."
- Tony Robbins

"I am a great believer in luck. The harder I work the more of it I seem to have."

- Coleman Cox

"Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that...you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined."
- Johnny Carson

"Miracles start to happen when you give as much energy to your dreams as you do to your fears."
- Richard Wilkins

"Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be."
- George Sheehan

"You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need."
- Vernon Howard

"One essential to success is that your desire be an all-obsessing one, your thoughts and aims be coordinated, and your energy be concentrated and applied without letup."
- Claude M. Bristol

"He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much."
- Bessie A. Stanley

"Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined."
- Rodan of Alexandria

"Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are."
- Norman Vincent Peale

"We all make mistakes, but the people who thrive from their mistakes are the successful ones."
- Dr. Henry Cloud

"Every failure is a step to success."
- William Whewell

"Your best teacher is your last mistake."
- Deepak Chopra

"All that is necessary to break the spell of frustration and inertia is to act as if it is impossible to fail."
- Dorthea Brand

"Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway."
- Earl Nightingale

"The true measure of success is how many times you can bounce back from failure."
- Stephen Richards

"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently."
- Henry Ford

"I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate."
- George Burns

"Successful people, in all callings, never stop acquiring specialized knowledge related to their major purpose, business, or profession."
- Napoleon Hill

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“A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.”
- Dutch Proverb

“A single day is enough to make us a little larger.”
- Paul Klee

“Live with passion!”
- Tony Robbins

"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

"It’s not the will to win that matters - everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters."
- Paul "Bear" Bryant

"Action is the foundational key to all success."
- Pablo Picasso

"Big thinking precedes great achievement."
- Wilfred Peterson

"To dream anything that you want to dream. That's the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do. That is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself to test your limits. That is the courage to succeed."
- Bernard Edmonds

"The truth of the matter is that there's nothing you can't accomplish if: (1) You clearly decide what it is that you're absolutely committed to achieving, (2) You're willing to take massive action, (3) You notice what's working or not, and (4) You continue to change your approach until you achieve what you want, using whatever life gives you along the way."
- Anthony Robbins

"It is the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgments that leads us to either fortune or failure."
- Jim Rohn

"With every effort, I learned a lot. With every mistake and failure, not only mine, but of those around me, I learned what not to do. I also got to study the success of those I did business with as well. I had more than a healthy dose of fear, and an unlimited amount of hope, and more importantly, no limit on time and effort."
- Mark Cuban

"Excellence is not a skill, it is an attitude."
- Ralph Marston

"Overcoming fear is essential to your success. The future belongs to the risk-takers, not the security seekers. Life is perverse in the sense that, 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

"When you have a dream you've got to grab it and never let go."
- Carol Burnett

"Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances."
- Thomas Jefferson

"Winners compare their achievements with their goals, while losers compare their achievements with those of other people."
- Nido Qubein

"I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'"
- Muhammad Ali

"Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful."
- Mark Victor Hansen

"Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline."
- Jim Collins

"Confidence is the hinge on the door to success."
- Mary O'Hare Dumas

"If it’s important you’ll find a way. If it’s not, you’ll find an excuse.”
- Ryan Blair

"Dreams take us to levels we would otherwise be afraid to strive for."
- Bill Beham

"It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions."
- Charles Franklin Kettering

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary."
- Donald Kendall

"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

"Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed."
- Sydney Smith

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

"The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play."
- Arnold J. Toynbee

"Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you desire from what you do. If you are in a job you hate, face the fact squarely and get out."
- Michael Korda

"The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success."
- James Bond

"Always reward your long hours of labor and toil in the very best way, surrounded by your family. Nurture their love carefully, remembering that your children need models, not critics, and your own progress will hasten when you constantly strive to present your best side to your children. And even if you have failed at all else in the eyes of the world, if you have a loving family, you are a success."
- Og Mandino

"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

"The road to success is always under construction."
- Jim Miller

"When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal."
- Napoleon Hill

"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

"A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one."
- Mary Kay Ash

"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it."
- Henry David Thoreau

"Unless you know what you want, you can't ask for it."
- Emma Albani

"Recovering from failure is often easier than building from success."
- Michael Eisner

"Seventy percent of success in life is showing up."
- Woody Allen

"Luck is what you have left over after you give 100%."
- Langston Coleman

"Success, in a generally accepted sense of the term, means the opportunity to experience and to realize to the maximum the forces that are within us."
- David Sarnoff

"If you don't ask the right questions, you don't get the right answers. A question asked in the right way often points to its own answer. Asking questions is the ABC of diagnosis. Only the inquiring mind solves problems."
- Edward Hodnett

"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

"One of the great undiscovered joys of life comes from doing everything one attempts to the best of one's ability. There is a special sense of satisfaction, a pride in surveying such a work, a work which is rounded, full, exact, complete in its parts, which the superficial person who leaves his or her work in a slovenly, slipshod, half-finished condition, can never know. It is this conscientious completeness which turns any work into art. The smallest task, well done, becomes a miracle of achievement.”
- Og Mandino

"The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible."
- Winston Churchill

"We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvable problems."
- John W. Gardner

"The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work."
- Thomas Edison

"Successful people decide how they are going to live; they are not victims of circumstance. In good times or bad times, they know where they are going and they know that they are going to get there."
- Bob Proctor

"All great achievements require time."
- David Joseph Schwartz

"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent - it is the one that is most adaptable to change."
- Charles Robert Darwin

"It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared."
- Whitney Moore Young

"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

"You often get a better hold upon a problem by going away from it for a time and dismissing it from your mind altogether."
- Frank H. Crane

"Patience, plus persistence, plus perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success."
- Napoleon Hill

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

"Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom."
- George Smith Patton, Jr.

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical."
- Julius Erving


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“Are you disappointed, discouraged and discontented with your present level of success? Are you secretly dissatisfied with your present status? Do you want to become a better and more beautiful person than you are today? Would you like to be able to really learn how to be proud of yourself and still not lose genuine humility? Then start dreaming! It’s possible! You can become the person you have always wanted to be!”
- Robert H. Schuller

“Nothing limits achievement like small thinking; nothing expands possibilities like unleashed imagination.”
- William Arthur Ward

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
- Albert Einstein

"Hope is the companion of power, and the mother of success; for who so hopes has within him the gift of miracles."
- Samuel Smiles

"Magic is believing in yourself. If you can do that, you can make anything happen."
- Foka Gomez

"Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings."
- Arthur Rubinstein

"As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time."
- Denis Waitley

“Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice: It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”
- William Jennings Bryan

"Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves - to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today."
- Stewart B. Johnson

"First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you."
- Dr. Rob Gilbert

"One of the marks of superior people is that they are action-oriented. One of the marks of average people is that they are talk-oriented."
- Brian Tracy

"Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement - and we will make the goal."
- Jerome P. Fleishman

"There is a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
- Ken Blanchard

"You can have anything you want if you want it desperately enough. You must want it with an inner exuberance that erupts through the skin and joins the energy that created the world."
- Sheila Graham

"The [person] who gives up accomplishes nothing and is only a hindrance. The [person] who does not give up can move mountains."
- Ernest Hello

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

"The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity."
- Lewis Grizzard

"Be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in yourself - and thus make yourself indispensable."
- Andre Gide

“To dream anything that you want to dream - that's the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do - that is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself to test your limits - that is the courage to succeed.”
- Bernard Edmonds

"Pessimism never won any battle."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

“You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take risks, jump over the hurdles and break through the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of you. If you don't have that kind of feeling for what it is you’re doing, you’ll stop at the first giant hurdle.”
- George Lucas

"If you know you are on the right track, if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off... Regardless of what they say."
- Barbara McClintock

"Slow and steady wins the race."
- Aesop

"Six essential qualities that are the key to success: sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity."
- Dr. William Claire Menninger

"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

“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

"When you attach passion to your dream, you get closer to achieving it."
- Bob "Tough Love" Kennedy

"If you can't accept losing, you can't win."
- Vince Lombardi

"The saddest failures in life are those that come from not putting forth the power and will to succeed."
- Edwin Percy Whipple

“One of the great undiscovered joys of life comes from doing everything one attempts to the best of one's ability. The smallest task, well done, becomes a miracle of achievement.”
- Og Mandino

"The way to succeed is to double your error rate."
- Thomas John Watson, Sr.

"Successful people don’t fear, instead they propel themselves to take risks by trying again."
- Unknown

"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."
- John Wooden

"To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; this is to have succeeded."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Every success is built on the ability to do better than good enough."
- Unknown

"It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed."
- Harry Firestone

"Remember that life is not measured in hours but in accomplishments."
- James A. Pike

"Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven't planted."
- David Bly

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

"He who has achieved success has worked well, laughed often and loved much."
- Elbert Hubbard

"It’s not easy, but if you accept your misfortune and handle it right, your perceived failure can be a catalyst for profound re-invention."
- Conan O'Brien

"Success gravitates toward those who are perceived to be successful. Regardless of how you feel within, you must emanate success if you want to attract people to your cause."
- Jeff Herman

"Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads."
- Erica Jong

"Life is full of doors that don't open when you knock, equally spaced amid those that open when you don't want them to."
- Roger Zelazny

"To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you are not, pretend that you are."
- Muhammad Ali

"Direction determines destination. So the question you must ask yourself; 'Are all the disciplines that I'm currently engaged in taking me where I want to go?'"
- Jim Rohn

"The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car... a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little."
- Ben Sweetland

"A goal without a plan is just a wish."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

‎"If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence."
- Richard DeVos

"Failure is not falling down, but refusing to get up."
- Chinese Proverb

"Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration."
- Thomas Edison

"Better understated than overstated. Let people be surprised that it was more than you promised and easier than you said."
- Jim Rohn

“You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.”
- Zig Ziglar

"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected."
- Steve Jobs

"People who soar, are those who refuse to sit back and wish things would change."
- Charles R. Swindoll

"Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude."
- Ralph Marston

“Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.”
- Norman Vincent Peale

"Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius."
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

"The secret to Success? Learn the rules of the game and play better than anyone else does."
- Albert Einstein

"One good thing about being young is that you are not experienced enough to know you cannot possibly do the things you are doing."
- Gene Brown

"A thing is complete when you can let it be."
- Gita Bellin

"As a rule, he or she who has the most information will have the greatest success in life."
- Benjamin Disraeli

"When you like your work every day is a holiday."
- Frank Tyger

"In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can."
- Michael Korda

"A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough."
- John Christian Bovee

"Success in life is measured, most easily, by the number of days that a person is truly happy."
- Eric Edmeades

"Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience.”
- Eddie Rickenbacker

“Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.”
- George Edward Woodberry

“Failure is success if we learn from it.”
- Malcolm Forbes

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

“If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it.”
- Brendan Francis

“The price of greatness is responsibility.”
- Winston Churchill


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“Action is the real measure of intelligence.”
- Napoleon Hill

“I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.”
- Bill Cosby

“Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.”
- Babe Ruth

“Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.”
- Jim Rohn

“If ‘A’ is success in life, then ‘A’ equals ‘x’ plus ‘y’ plus ‘z’. Work is ‘x’; ‘y’ is play; and ‘z’ is keeping your mouth shut.”
- Albert Einstein

“If at first you don't succeed, think of how many people you've made happy.”
- H. Duane Black

“The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.”
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“The indispensable first step in getting what you want in life is this: decide what you want.”
- Ben Stein

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

“If you don’t make mistakes, you aren’t really trying.”
- Coleman Hawking

“Begin with the end in mind.”
- Stephen Covey

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

“Success is still the constant application of the Golden Rule.”
- Anonymous

“I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.”
- Brian Tracy

“Without involvement, there is no commitment. Mark it down, asterisk it, circle it, underline it. No involvement, no commitment.”
- Stephen Covey

“Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he [she] who gives himself [herself] to his [her] work, body and soul.”
- Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”
- Bill Cosby

“Well done is better than well said.”
- Benjamin Franklin

“Unless you change how you are, you will always have what you’ve got.”
- Jim Rohn

“Unless you're willing to have a go, fail miserably, and have another go, success won't happen.”
- Phillip Adams

“No passion so effectively robs the mind of its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.”
- Edmund Burke

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

“Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.”
- Napoleon Hill

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

“Anyone can do something when they WANT to do it. Really successful people do things when they don’t want to do it.”
- Dr. Phil

“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”
- Albert Einstein

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

“The first rule of success, and one that supersedes all others, is to have focused energy.”
- Max Steingart

“We can have more than we've got because we can become more than we are.”
- Jim Rohn

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

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

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and just 5 minutes to ruin it. When you think about that you'll do things differently.”
- Warren Buffett

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

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.”
- Helen Keller

“Formula for success: under promise and over deliver.”
- Tom Peters

“Success in these times means that the margin for error may have been reduced to an infinitesimal amount." - F. Sanford Mahr

“The unwillingness to accept anything short of victory, that underlying fury, is the fundamental building block of my bottomless motivation to succeed. It is my credo in all that I do in life from battling cancer to bicycle racing.”
- Lance Armstrong

“Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.”
- Douglas Pagels

“If I train the hardest, run the longest, go beyond what anyone else has the mental determination to do, I will be the winner.”
- Arnold Schwartzenegger

“I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.”
- Vince Lombardi

“Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.”
- John Wooden

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
- Paulo Coelho

“Life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life's greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve. This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. As simplistic as this may sound, it is still the common denominator separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret.”
- Anthony Robbins

“The Definition of Insanity: "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
- Albert Einstein

“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't 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 can't find them, make them.”
- George Bernard Shaw

“Aim at the sun and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly far higher than if you had aimed at an object on a level with yourself.”
- F. Hawes

“Success is connected with continuous action. It's largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”
- Max Steingart

“Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success.”
- William J. H. Boetcker

“Many [people] owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.”
- Spurgeon

“Implement your plans with courage and persistence. Have complete faith in your ability to succeed and never, ever give up.”
- Brian Tracy

“An amateur is someone who practices until they get it right. A professional practices until they can't get it wrong.”
- Babbitt

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

“Ambition, confidence, enthusiasm and success are produced by courage, faith, pride, and hard work.”
- Harry F.Banks

“When you're prepared for opportunity, your chance for success is sure to come.”
- Max Steingart

“Discouragement and failure are two stepping stones to your success. No other elements can do so much for you if you're willing to study them and make them work for you.”
- Max Steingart

“If you put in the work, the results will come.”
- Michael Jordan

“The most important quality essential to success is perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.”
- Max Steingart

“Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.”
- Arnold H. Glasow

“If you are strong enough, there are no precedents.”
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

“First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.”
- Epictetus

“A [person] who Never quits is never defeated.”
- Fred Thompson

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“How far you go in life depends on being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong - because someday in life you will have been all of these.”
- George Washington Carver

“Opportunity is around you all the time, but you have to be ready for it. When your chance comes, you must be prepared to take advantage of it.”
- Max Steingart

“There is no sudden leap to greatness. Your success lies in doing, day by day. Your upward reach comes from working well and carefully. Good work done little by little becomes great work. Your house of success will be built brick by brick.”
- Max Steingart

“The greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fall.”
- Confucius

“Winners have simply formed the habit of doing things losers don't like to do.”
- Albert Gray

“What is there to do with life but to live it to the fullest?”
- Arnold Glasow

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”
-Mahtma Gandhi

“High achievers spot rich opportunities swiftly, make decisions quickly and move into action immediately. Follow these principles and you can make your dreams come true.”
- Robert Schuller

“The abundant life does not come to those who have had a lot of obstacles removed from their path by others. It develops from within and is rooted in strong mental and moral fiber.”
- William Mather Lewis

“The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical."
- Julius Erving

“Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.”
- Vince Lombardi

“Nothing, not even sheer ability, can make up for the dedication required for success.”
- Ray Eppert

“High achievers spot rich opportunities swiftly, make big decisions quickly and move into action immediately. Follow these principles and you can make your dreams come true.”
- Robert Schuller

“The height of your accomplishments will equal the depth of your convictions.”
- William F. Scolavino

“A successful life is not an easy life. It is built upon strong qualities, sacrifice, endeavor, loyalty, and integrity”
- Grant D. Brandon

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

“It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best’. You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.”
- Sir Winston Churchill

“Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”
- Mario Andretti

“Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.”
- Dale Carnegie

“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”
- William Feather

“Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.”
- John Wooden

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Success is not the key to happiness - happiness is the key to success.”
- Herman Cain

“Failure is the path of least persistence!"
- Unknown Author

“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life, and that is why I succeed.”
- Michael Jordan

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing."
- Abraham Lincoln

“The word impossible does not exist for me. I've got a lot of signal flags in my flag bag, but there is not a white one in there. I am going to keep fighting until the day I die - and might keep on fighting afterward ... depends on where I am."
- Ted Turner

“In order to discover new lands, one must be willing to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”
- Andre Gide

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”
- John F. Kennedy

“Most successful [people] have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand.”
- Bruce Barton

“Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.”
- Richard David Bach

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

"Success without fulfillment is failure."
- Tony Robbins

“Aim at the sun and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly far higher than if you had aimed at an object on a level with yourself.”
- F. Hawes

“I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.”
- Brian Tracy

“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

“Excellence can be obtained if you:...care more than others think is wise;...risk more than others think is safe;...dream more than others think is practical;...expect more than others think is possible.”
- Author Unknown

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
- Eleanor Roosevelt

“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

“You can’t figure out what to do in the future by looking at how you did things in the past”
- Roger Lewin

“The height of your accomplishments will equal the depth of your convictions."
- William F. Scolavino

"The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people."
- Theodore Roosevelt

“Strive for perfection, but settle for excellence.”
- Don Shula

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The best in all endeavors, the superstars in every arena, do more, practice more, train more, and prepare more than anyone else.”
- Unknown Author

“You can’t just ‘do the best you can’ if you want to be successful. You must strive to ‘do the best that can be done’.”
- Jimmy DeMesa, M.D.

"Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are."
- Malcolm Forbes

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

“The biggest personal defeat suffered by human beings is constituted by the difference between what one was capable of becoming and what one has in fact become.”
- Ashley Montague

“On the whole, it is patience which makes the final difference between those who succeed or fail in all things. All the greatest people have it in infinite degree, and among the less, the patient weak ones always conquer the impatient strong”.
- John Ruskin

“Opportunity is around you all the time, but you have to be ready for it ... The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success. The tide of opportunity comes to everyone. Even to you.”
- Max Steingart

“Integrity is the foundation upon which all other values are built.”
- Brian Tracy

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."
- Thomas A. Edison

“For now you know one of the greatest principles of success; if you persist long enough you will win.”
- Og Mandino

"Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa a lion wakes up. It knows it must out run the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. So, it doesn't matter whether you're a lion or a gazelle...when the sun comes up, you'd better be running."
- Anonymous

"I've missed more than 9000 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

"Opportunities multiply as they are seized."
- Sun Tzu; The Art of War

"Whatever you are, be a good one."
- Abraham Lincoln

"People who don't make goals end up working for those who do."
- Jack Canfield

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.”
- Vincent T. Lombardi

“The successful always has a number of projects planned, to which he looks forward. Anyone of them could change the course of his life overnight.”
- Mark Caine

“The courage to begin always separates dreamers from achievers. Your willingness to act, to overcome inertia, is your first step on the path to success. You're surrounded by opportunities to be successful. Create a definite plan for carrying out your desires and begin at once, whether you're ready or not, to put your plan into action. Don't wait. The time will never be just right. Start where you are, and work with the tools you have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along. The first step is the hardest. But you must take it. A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
- Max Steingart

“There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning.”
- Christopher Morley

"Success is a journey, not a destination.”
- Ben Sweetland

"The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing a thing exactly right."
- Edward Simmons

“The most practical, beautiful, workable philosophy in the world won't
work - if you won't.”
- Zig Ziglar “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.”
- Albert Schweitzer

“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

“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.”
- Thomas J. Watson

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.”
- Vince Lombardi

“As you climb the ladder of success, check occasionally to make sure it is leaning against the right wall.”
- Anonymous

"Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others
have let go"
- William Feather

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the nonobvious"
- Oswald Spengler

“Every successful [person] I have heard of has done the best he [or she] could with the conditions as he [or she] found them and not waited until the next year for better”
- Edgar Watson Howe

“The great secret of success in life is to be ready when opportunity comes”
- Benjamin Disraeli

"Failure is only postponed success as long as courage "coaches" ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
- Herbert Kaufman

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

"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."
- Mahtma Gandhi

"The measure of a [person] is what happens when nothing works and you got the guts to go on."
- Tex Cobb

"Success doesn't 'happen.' It is organized, preempted, captured, by consecrated common sense."
- F.E. Willard

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

"Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blue prints of your ultimate accomplishments."
- Napoleon Hill

"The unwillingness to accept anything short of victory, that underlying fury, is the fundamental building block of my bottomless motivation to succeed. It is my credo in all that I do in life from battling cancer to bicycle racing."
- Lance Armstrong

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will."
- Vince Lombardi

“I don't think anything is unrealistic if you believe you can do it. I think if you are determined enough and willing to pay the price, you can get it done.”
- Mike Ditka

"We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success."
- Henry David Thoreau

"There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure."
- Paulo Coelho

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

“If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.”
- Robert Schuller

“Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it.”
- William Durant

"If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere."
- Frank A. Clark

"Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius"
- Benjamin Disraeli

“First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do to be it.”
- Epictetus

“The life that conquers is the life that moves with a steady resolution and persistence toward a predetermined goal. Those who succeed are those who have thoroughly learned the immense importance of plan in life, and the tragic brevity of time.”
- W.J. Davison

“Progress in every age results only from the fact that there are some men and women who refuse to believe that what they know to be right cannot be done.”
- Russell W. Davenport

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

“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

“The courage to begin always separates dreamers from achievers. Your willingness to act, to overcome inertia, is your first step on the path to success. You're surrounded by opportunities to be successful. Create a definite plan for carrying out your desires and begin at once, whether you're ready or not, to put your plan into action. Don't wait. The time will never be just right. Start where you are, and work with the tools you have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along. The first step is the hardest. But you must take it. A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
- Max Steingart

“The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what it is that interests you and that you can do well, and when you find it, put your whole soul into it -- every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have.”
- John D. Rockefeller III

"Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are."
- Malcolm Forbes

“The word impossible does not exist for me. I've got a lot of signal flags in my flag bag, but there is not a white one in there. I am going g to keep fighting until the day I die - and might keep on fighting afterward ... depends on where I am."
- Ted Turner

“The three great essentials to achieving anything worthwhile are; first, hard work, second, stick-to-it-iveness, and third, common sense.”
- Thomas Edison

“Success doesn't ‘happen’. It is organized, preempted, captured, by consecrated common sense.”
- F.E. Willard

“In times of change learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.”
- Eric Hoffer

"Now is the time to be bold. It is easy when the wind is at your back. But the real test is now when the wind is in our face. That's when we find out if we are tough enough. Inspired enough, committed enough."
- Karl Rove

“The height of your accomplishments will equal the depth of your convictions.”
- William F. Scolavino

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
- Helen Keller

"When you're hot keep shooting, when you're not keep shooting 'till you get hot."
- Bernie Stein

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

"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."
- Charles Darwin

“For now you know one of the greatest principles of success; if you persist long enough you will win.”
- Og Mandino

"The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people."
- Theodore Roosevelt

"Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa a lion wakes up. It knows it must out run the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. So, it doesn't matter whether you're a lion or a gazelle...when the sun comes up, you'd better be running."
- Anonymous

"I've missed more than 9000 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

"Opportunities multiply as they are seized."
- Sun Tzu; The Art of War

"Whatever you are, be a good one."
- Abraham Lincoln

"Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: A desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”
- Muhammad Ali

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing."
- Abraham Lincoln

"People who don't make goals end up working for those who do."
- Jack Canfield



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