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Favourite Quotes

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

“I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.”

“Progress always involves risks; you can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.”

“I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.”

“You can become a winner only if you are willing to walk over the edge.”

“You can buy a man’s time; you can buy his physical presence; you can even buy a measured number of his skilled muscular motions per hours. But you can not buy enthusiasm… you can not buy loyalty… you can not but the devotion of hearts, minds, or souls. You must earn these.” Clarence Francis

“The crest on the front is more important than the name on the back.”

“Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.”

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”

“Behold the turtle who only makes progress when he sticks out his neck.”

“Always take a job that is too big for you.”

“If you expect the best from people, chances are you’ll get it.”

“If the mind believes it, the body can achieve it.”

“Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.”

“No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helps you.”

“The poor man is not he who is without a cent, but he who is without a dream.”

“Do it right the first time, cause you may not get a second chance.”

“Watch the little things; a small leak will sink a great ship.”

“If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up somewhere else.”

“Choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.”

“Before you can win a game you have to not lose it.”

“To be prepared is half the victory.”

“The interval of time between a person’s idea and their action best indicates the individual’s intention.”

“Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary.”

“Ain’t no chance if you don’t take it.”

“Winning isn’t everything, wanting to is.”

“From a little spark might burst a big flame.”

“Only those who are afraid to fear, fear too much. Strength is not the absence of weakness, but how we wrestle with our weakness.”

“Do not let what you can’t do interfere with what you can do.”

“You have no control over what the other guy does. You only have control over what you do.”

“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.”

“You must control what you can; cope with what you cannot.”

“If not me, who; if not now, when?”

“I’ve failed many times; that is why I succeed.”

“Sometimes you need to fail before you succeed.”

“Anything is possible with dreams. Don’t be afraid to dream the impossible.”

“You cannot fail if you think about execution, not the results.”

“May the dreams of your past be the reality of your future.”

“I use not only the brain I have, but all I can borrow.”

“We must either find a way or make one.”

“Set your goals high and don’t stop till you get there.”

“Ask not what your team-mates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your team-mates.”

“All of that excellence belongs to me. I will use it, take it all into myself and delight in it. Then I become more excellent myself.”

“There are no shortcuts to anyplace worth going.”

“Sometimes before you gain control you have to lose it.”

“Stride through the corridor, don’t stroll.”

“It’s a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired…. you quit when the gorilla is tired.”

“Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.”

“Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad, and I’ll show you a guy you can beat every time.”

“If I can make it there, I can make it anywhere.”

“Success is a journey, not a destination.”

“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”

“It’s not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it’s what you put into the practice.”

“If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.”

“What matters is not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.”

“I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do the something I can do.”

“A journey of one thousand miles starts with a single step.”

“Life is believing the worst loss is not competing at all.”

“Setting a goal is not deciding the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about it and achieving it and staying with that plan.”

“A ship in harbour is safe; but that’s not what ships are built for.”

“There is nothing to fear except fear itself.”

“Before you accept others, you have to accept yourself.”

“If I lose, I’ll walk away and never feel bad… Because I did all I could, there was nothing more to do.”

“If you have too much expectation, you may come away disappointed.”

“People may doubt what you say, but they will always believe what you do.”

“What the fools do in the end, the wise do in the beginning.”

“I gotta do what I gotta do.” – Rocky

“The seed for Nirvana exists in all of us. The time has come to think more wisely, hasn’t it?”

The overly ambitious do right if it is to their advantage to do so.
The coward does right because it is safer to do so.
The miser does it right when it is cheaper to do so.
The common person does it right because it is expected.
But blessed is the person who does right because it is right.

“First they ignore you. Then they fight you. Then you win.” – Ghandi

“The most important mile you will ever drive is the mile in front of you.”

“A year from now you’ll wish you had started today.”

“When all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.”

“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?”

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate; our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson

“If your ship hasn’t come in – swim out to it.”

“Many more things would be accomplished if we didn’t consider them impossible.” – Vince Lombardi

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back– Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”

“We can’t all be heroes. Some of us have to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.” – Will Rogers

“The problem with the gene pool is that there are no lifeguards.” – David Gerrold

“You can teach a bear to dance, but it will always dance like a bear.”

“Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and Determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”- Calvin Coolidge

“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”- General George Patton Jr

“Always hire people smarter than you.”

“A boss says “go.” A leader says “let’s go.””

“Do or do not. There is no try.”

“You always have to be behind the herd, to see if everybody is still with you. If you keep leading the pack by pulling the ropes up front, all you’ll be seeing after a while are the tips of your toes.”

“Over deliver on life.”

“Amplify others’ awesome.”

“Be passionate about the journey, and grateful to those who are traveling with you.”

“Earn respect; don’t command it.”

“If you always hire people who are smaller than you are, we shall become a company of dwarfs. If, on the other hand, you always hire people who are better than you are, we shall become a company of giants.” -David Ogilvy

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” – George Moore

“Don’t let someone become a priority in your life when you are just an option in theirs.”

“Be who you are, and say what you feel.”

“Because those that matter, don’t mind. And those that mind, don’t matter..” – Dr. Seuss

“If we did all the things that we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison

“It’s ok to think about what you want to do…until it’s time to start doing what you were meant to do.”

“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 a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle…when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.”

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”

“You can practice throwing eight hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, then all you become is very good at throwing the wrong way. Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.”

“We can achieve more by encouraging and inspiring than by criticizing and intimidating.”

“Talent hits the target no one else can hit; genius hits the target no one else can see.”

“Don’t be afraid to be awesome. Sometimes being weird and different is good. When you think you’re working hard, there is always someone else working harder, so always be yourself and know your stuff.”

“If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.”

“Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going.”

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

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