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No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.

In order to succeed your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.

Bill Cosby

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Peter Drucker

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


Action is the foundational key to all success.

Pablo Picasso

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.

Og Mandino

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve not by the desire to beat others.

Ayn Rand

There are two things to aim at in life; first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.

Out of need springs desire and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.

Denis Waitley

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing you will be successful.

Albert Schweitzer

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

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

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

Albert Einstein

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.


Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.

Jane Austen

If you are not willing to risk the unusual you will have to settle for the ordinary.

Jim Rohn

We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.

Abdul Kalam

Stay committed to your decisions but stay flexible in your approach.

Tony Robbins

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.

Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty, it is its own reward. Everything else is in God's hands.

Mahatma Gandhi

If at first you don't succeed... so much for skydiving.

You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.

Mahatma Gandhi

Aim for the moon. If you miss you may hit a star.

Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success.

Oscar Wilde

Winning isn't everything but the will to win is everything.

Vince Lombardi

Don’t stop when you’re tired. Stop when you are done.


I walk slowly but I never walk backward.

Abraham Lincoln

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done it's always your choice.

Wayne Dyer

Once we accept our limits we go beyond them.

Albert Einstein

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.


You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.

Albert Einstein

I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot...and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that's precisely why I succeed.

Michael Jordan

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

Abraham Lincoln

It's not that I'm so smart it's just that I stay with problems longer.

Albert Einstein

You have to try the impossible to achieve the possible.

Herman Hesse

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it dream of it live on that idea. Let the brain muscles nerves every part of your body be full of that idea and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.

Swami Vivekananda

Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.

E. Joseph Cossman

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

To succeed in life you need two things: ignorance and confidence.

He is able who thinks he is able.


The electric light did not come from the continuous improvement of candles.

Oren Harari

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.


The starting point of all achievement is desire.

Napoleon Hill

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

Mark Twain

There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.

Mark Twain

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.

Mark Twain

I don't know who my grandfather was, I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.

Abraham Lincoln

If you want to conquer fear don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

Dale Carnegie

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.

Tony Robbins

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

Abraham Lincoln

In the arena of human life. the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action.


If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else you will have succeeded.

Maya Angelou

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love.

Maya Angelou

Enjoy all you have while pursuing all you want.

Jim Rohn

A man is the origin of his action.

If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.

Steve Jobs

Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.

George S. Patton

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.

Lance Armstrong

You never fail until you stop trying

Albert Einstein

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

Thomas A. Edison

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.

Zig Ziglar

Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.

However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you, If you do not act on upon them?


Not to get what you have your heart set on is almost as bad as getting nothing at all.

If the facts don't fit the theory change the facts.

Albert Einstein

Don’t fear failure, in great attempts it is glorious even to fail.

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 want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it.

Maya Angelou

The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work.

Oprah Winfrey

If you do not change the direction in which you are going you will end up where you are headed.


Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.

What keeps me going is goals.

Muhammad Ali

Make the fullest of your talents and march as long as you can and pitch the tent nearer the goal when darkness falls.

Sai Baba

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

Norman Vincent Peale

Don't worry when you are not recognized but strive to be worthy of recognition.

If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it - then I can achieve it.

Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it.

Mahatma Gandhi

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.

When I hear a man preach I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.

What you're thinking is what you're becoming.

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

The best revenge is massive success.

Frank Sinatra

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and starting on the first one.

Mark Twain

Without ambition, one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust in dreams for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.

Kahlil Gibran

Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.

William Shakespeare

The fight is won or lost far away from the witnesses, behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road; long before I dance under those lights.

Muhammad Ali

We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.

Helen Keller

If you want to be successful, you must respect one rule – never lie to yourself.

Paulo Coelho

The mind is everything. What you think you become.


He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.

Muhammad Ali

Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.


When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.


To hell with circumstances, I create opportunities.

Bruce Lee

When the root is strong, the fruit is sweet.

An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.

Oprah Winfrey

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.

The goal of war is peace, of business leisure.


Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

The success of love is in the loving - it is not in the result of loving. 

Mother Teresa

Behind every successful man is a woman, behind her is his wife.

When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.

Paulo Coelho

That some achieve great success is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.

Abraham Lincoln

One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.

A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, nothing else.

Mahatma Gandhi

If you need something desperately and find it, this is not an accident; your own craving and compulsion leads you to it.

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.

Maya Angelou

What is success? It is being able to go to bed each night with your soul at peace.

The end of labor is to gain leisure.


Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened ambition inspired and success achieved.

Helen Keller

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.


You did the best that you knew how. Now that you know better, you’ll do better.

The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.

Aristotle Onassis

God doesn't require us to succeed, he only requires that you try.

Mother Teresa

He that can have patience can have what he will.

The beginning, as the proverb says, is half the whole.

He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.

Leonardo da Vinci

Applause waits on success.

No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.

Paulo Coelho

It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.

Muhammad Ali

Hold the hand of the child within you. For this child, nothing is impossible.

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

Albert Einstein

Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success, leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.

We can come to look upon the deaths of our enemies with as much regret as we feel for those of our friends, namely when we miss their existence as witnesses to our success.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem.

You CAN have it all. You just can't have it all at once.

Each time I thought I had achieved my life’s purpose, I discovered it was only another step in my journey.

Muhammad Ali

It is possible to fail in many ways...while to succeed is possible only in one way.

Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.

Kahlil Gibran

The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability, he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.


If your determination is fixed I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance.

Samuel Johnson

The reason I've been able to be so financially successful is my focus has never, ever for one minute been money.

The perfecting of one's self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development.

Satisfaction lies in the effort not in the attainment full effort is full victory.

Mahatma Gandhi

All men seek one goal: success or happiness. The only way to achieve true success is to express yourself completely in service to society. First have a definite clear practical ideal - a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve it.


It is better to take what does not belong to you than to let it lie around neglected.

Be precise. A lack of precision is dangerous when the margin of error is small.

What we have to learn to do we learn by doing.

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

George Washington

Success depends upon previous preparation and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.

After a certain point money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts.

Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.

With public sentiment nothing can fail. Without it nothing can succeed.

Abraham Lincoln

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche

All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.

A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.

Worry not that no one knows of you, seek to be worth knowing.

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth... not going all the way and not starting.

Everything comes to us that belongs to us, if we create the capacity to receive it.

When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life, now that I am old I know that it is.

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it no real success is possiblem no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army or in an office.

It concerns us to know the purposes we seek in life, for then like archers aiming at a definite mark we shall be more likely to attain what we want.

A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.

Mark Twain

The bold adventurer succeeds the best.

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on and fear not the thorns or the sharp stones on life's path.

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you.

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

If things do not turn out as we wish, we should wish for them as they turn out.

The most successful war seldom pays for its losses.

Everybody starts at the top and then has the problem of staying there. Lasting accomplishment, however, is still achieved through a long slow climb and self-discipline.

If you want to be successful, it's just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.

I add this, that rational ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability.

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.

Thomas Carlyle

Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown.

Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.

Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.

The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.

Success is simple. Do what's right the right way at the right time.

Each year has been so robust with problems and successes and learning experiences and human experiences, that a year is a lifetime at Apple. So this has been ten lifetimes.

What's money? 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.

Courage allows the successful woman to fail, and learn powerful lessons from the failure, so that in the end she didn't fail at all.

Is it the factitious and the conventional that most surely succeed on earth and in the course of life?

I believe the most important single thing beyond discipline and creativity is daring to dare.

To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.

Tough times never last but tough people do.

Robert H. Schuller

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

I think you can have 10 000 explanations for failure, but no good explanation for success.

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but I am afraid it is not going to be a success.

Winning is not a sometime thing, it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

The roots of education are bitter but the fruit is sweet.

A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

Mark Twain

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.

Helen Keller

To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.

Denis Waitley

It is well to be up before daybreak for such habits contribute to health, wealth and wisdom.

Sometimes when you innovate you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly and get on with improving your other innovations.

A man who does not plan long ahead will find trouble right at his door.

The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.

Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success, have no meaning.

Only he can take great resolves who has indomitable faith in God and has fear of God.

Mahatma Gandhi

If there is anything that a man can do well I say let him do it. Give him a chance.

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

If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.

Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.

I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.

Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.

First have a definite clear practical ideal, a goal an objective. Second have the necessary means to achieve your ends, wisdom, money, materials and methods. Third adjust all your means to that end.

Our success, educationally, industrially and politically, is based upon the protection of a nation founded by ourselves. And the nation can be nowhere else but in Africa.

He does not preach what he practices till he has practiced what he preaches.


Admiration is a very short-lived passion that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object, unless it be still fed with fresh discoveries and kept alive by a perpetual succession of miracles rising into view.

Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.

Mahatma Gandhi

Be sure you put your feet in the right place then stand firm.

Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience.

Happiness seems to require a modicum of external prosperity.

Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it.

Every great man, every successful man, no matter what the field of endeavor, has known the magic that lies in these words: every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.

Every choice you make has an end result.

Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill.

I am not bound to win but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right and stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong.

Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines practiced every day.

Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.

How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success.

Elbert Hubbard

Beings are owners of their action, heirs of their action.

I say that habit is but a long practice, friend, and this becomes men's nature in the end.


The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.

The cautious seldom err.

I doubt whether classical education ever has been, or can be successfully carried out, without corporal punishment.

Luxury is the wolf at the door and its fangs are the vanities and conceits germinated by success. When an artist learns this, he knows where the danger is.

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.

All great achievements require time.

Action expresses priorities.

A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.

Mark Twain

Rational beliefs bring us closer to getting good results in the real world.

When their adventures do not succeed, however, they run away, but it was the mark of a brave man to face things that are and seem terrible for a man, because it is noble to do so and disgraceful not to do so.

If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon it's OK. But you've got to shoot for something. A lot of people don't even shoot.

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart

I know why most people never get rich. They put the money ahead of the job. If you just think of the job, the money will automatically follow. This never fails.

It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving, or the class of people served.

What I know is is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.

Advance and never halt for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path for they draw only corrupt blood.

I'm not going anywhere. I came here to say something and I'm not leaving until I'm finished.

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.

Samuel Johnson

People of age object too much consult too long adventure too little repent too soon and seldom drive business home to it's conclusion but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.

Francis Bacon

The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest, success comes only later.

For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.

You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.

Leaders aren't born they are made. And they are made just like anything else through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal or any goal.

Vince Lombardi

As every divided kingdom falls so every mind divided between many studies confounds and saps itself.

Leonardo da Vinci

Instead of being concerned that you have no office, be concerned to think how you may fit yourself for office. Instead of being concerned that you are not known, be worthy of being known.


Thunder is good, thunder is impressive, but it is lightning that does the work.

Success is a science, if you have the conditions you get the result.

Oscar Wilde

Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.

Abraham Lincoln

Prosperity is the best protector of principle.

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.

I hate the idea of success robbing you of your private life.

Paul McCartney

Energy and persistence conquer all things.

Do not worry about holding high position, worry rather about playing your proper role.


Patience is bitter but its fruit is sweet.

Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching.

Baltasar Gracian

Money is the seed of money, and the first guinea is sometimes more difficult to acquire than the second million.

When you are laboring for others let it be with the same zeal as if it were for yourself.


You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job and not be paid for it.

If it's your job to eat a frog it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it's your job to eat two frogs it's best to eat the biggest one first.

If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business.

Abraham Lincoln

His success may be great, but be it ever so great the wheel of fortune may turn again and bring him down into the dust.

To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.

Effective action is always unjust.

Excellence is not an act but a habit

I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.

Kahlil Gibran

The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance - and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.

Oprah Winfrey

Only you can control your future.

And will you succeed? Yes you will indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird, I would fly about the earth, seeking the successive autumns.

Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given, than to explore the power they have to change it. 

It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.

The day you stop racing, is the day you win the race.

Even Napoleon had his Watergate.

Delays have dangerous ends.

I do the very best I know how - the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.

Abraham Lincoln

It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.

Oscar Wilde

It is in the very heart of our activity that we search for our goal.

Overstraining is the enemy of accomplishment. Calm strength that arises from a deep and inexhaustible source is what brings success.

Be fully awake if you want to dream

Paulo Coelho

Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.


God didn't call me to be successful, He called me to be faithful.

The success of love is in the loving - it is not in the result of loving. Of course it is natural in love to want the best for the other person, but whether it turns out that way or not does not determine the value of what we have done.

I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness.

Mother Teresa

I like it when a flower or a little tuft of grass grows through a crack in the concrete. It's so fuckin' heroic.

George Carlin

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.


We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions, rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things we can accomplish those goals.

Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.

If a man has been his mother's undisputed darling, he retains throughout life the triumphant feeling, the confidence in success, which not seldom brings actual success along with it.

The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.

Each of us is merely one human being, merely an experiment, a way station. But each of us should be on the way toward perfection, should be striving to reach the center, not the periphery.

Everyone can perform magic, everyone can reach his goals, if he is able to think, if he is able to wait, if he is able to fast.

Well begun is half done.

Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.

Not every difficult and dangerous thing is suitable for training, but only that which is conducive to success in achieving the object of our effort.

By trying we can easily endure adversity. Another man's I mean.

Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.

Absolute identity with one's cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership.

A mother's life you see is one long succession of dramas, now soft and tender, now terrible. Not an hour but has its joys and fears.

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.

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