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<p>Ability is what you're capable of doing</p> <p>Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. And it will leave you unfulfilled.---- Barack Obama</p> <p>Barbara Jordan: </p> <p>All my growth and development led me to believe that if you really do the right thing, and if you play by the rules, and if you've got good enough, solid judgment and common sense, that you're going to be able to do whatever you want to do with your life.</p> <p>Coco Chanel: </p> <p>How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.</p> <p>Corita Kent: </p> <p>Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each, is to succeed.</p> <p>Frank Lloyd Wright: </p> <p>I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.</p> <p>Frank Lloyd Wright: </p> <p>The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.</p> <p>Franklin D. Roosevelt: </p> <p>It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.</p> <p>G. K. Chesterton: </p> <p>I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.</p> <p>George Washington Carver: </p> <p>How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because some day in life you will have been all of these.</p> <p>George Washington Carver: </p> <p>How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.</p> <p>George Washington Carver: </p> <p>How far you go in life depends on your 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.</p> <p>Havelock Ellis: </p> <p>It is on our failures that we base a new and different and better success.</p> <p>Helen Hayes: </p> <p>My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that's nice, too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.</p> <p>Helen Keller: </p> <p>I long to accomplish a great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.</p> <p>Henry David Thoreau: </p> <p>The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.</p> <p>Henry David Thoreau: </p> <p>I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.</p> <p>Henry Ford: </p> <p>If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right. also attributed to Mary Kay Ash</p> <p>Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: </p> <p>The heights by great men reached and kept / Were not attained by sudden flight, / But they, while their companions slept, / Were toiling upward in the night.</p> <p>Herbert B. Swope: </p> <p>I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure: which is: Try to please everybodJames A. Froude: </p> <p>You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.</p> <p>John C. Maxwell: </p> <p>The depth of your mythology is the extent of your effectiveness.</p> <p>Jonas Salk: </p> <p>The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.</p> <p>Jonathan Kozol: </p> <p>Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. On Being a Teacher</p> <p>Lily Tomlin: </p> <p>Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.</p> <p>Lloyd Jones: </p> <p>Those who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try nothing and succeed. (adapted)</p> <p>Louis L'Amour: </p> <p>Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content.</p> <p>Margaret Mead: </p> <p>I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.</p> <p>Marie Ebner von Eschenbach: </p> <p>Conquer, but don't triumph.</p> <p>Maxine Hong Kingston: </p> <p>To me success means effectiveness in the world, that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world -- that I am able to change it in positive ways.</p> <p>Maya Lin: </p> <p>To fly, we have to have resistance.</p> <p>Michael Jordan: </p> <p>I've missed more than 9,000 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.</p> <p>Michael Korda: </p> <p>To succeed, we must first believe that we can.</p> <p>Oliver Wendell Holmes: </p> <p>Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it -- but sail we must and not drift, nor lie at anchor.</p> <p>Pablo Picasso: </p> <p>My mother said to me, "If you become a soldier, you'll be a general; if you become a monk, you'll end up as the Pope." Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.</p> <p>Pearl S. Buck: </p> <p>The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.</p> <p>Pearl S. Buck: </p> <p>The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.</p> <p>Pearl S. Buck: </p> <p>The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible -- and achieve it, generation after generation.</p> <p>Ralph Waldo Emerson: </p> <p>Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.</p> <p>Ralph Waldo Emerson: </p> <p>Self-trust is the first secret of success.</p> <p>Richard Bach: </p> <p>Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.</p> <p>Robert F. Kennedy: </p> <p>Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.</p> <p>Samuel Smiles: </p> <p>It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done.</p> <p>Thomas Alva Edison: </p> <p>Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.</p> <p>Thomas Wolfe: </p> <p>You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.</p> <p>Ursula K. Le Guin: </p> <p>Success is somebody else's failure. Success is the American Dream we can keep dreaming because most people in most places, including thirty million of ourselves, live wide awake in the terrible reality of poverty.</p> <p>Vaclav Havel: </p> <p>Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed.</p> <p>Vanessa Redgrave: </p> <p>Integrity is so perishable in the summer months of success.</p> <p>Vince Lombardi: </p> <p>Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.</p> <p>Vince Lombardi: </p> <p>Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.</p> <p>Walter Cronkite: </p> <p>I can't imagine a person becoming a success who doesn't give this game of life everything he's got.</p> <p>William Lloyd Garrison: </p> <p>The success of any great moral enterprise does not depend upon numbers.</p> <p>William Lyon Phelps: </p> <p>This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible value to him.</p> <p>William M. Winans: </p> <p>Not doing more than the average is what keeps the average down.</p> <p>William Menninger: </p> <p>Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity.</p> <p>William Saroyan: </p> <p>Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know.</p> <p>Winston Churchill: </p> <p>Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.</p> <p>Henry Ford: Confidence QuotationsWhether you think you can or think you can't, you're right. </p> <p>Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe: Confidence QuotationsWho is sure of their own motives can in confidence advance or retreat. </p> <p>Epictetus: Confidence QuotationsWhoever does not regard what he has as most amply wealth, is unhappy, though he be master of the world. </p> <p>Robert Frost: Confidence QuotationsYou are educated when you have the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or self-confidence. Brian G. Jett: Confidence QuotationsYou can determine how confident people are by listening to what they don't say about themselves. </p> <p>Zig Ziglar: Confidence QuotationsYou cannot consistently perform in a manner which is inconsistent with the way you see yourself. </p> <p>Michael Jordan: Confidence QuotationsYou have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. </p> <p>Rosalynn Carter: Confidence QuotationsYou have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through. </p> <p>Joe Paterno: Confidence QuotationsYou need to play with supreme confidence, or else you'll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit. </p> <p>William Dean Howells: Confidence QuotationsYou'll find as you grow older that you weren't born such a great while ago after all. The time shortens up. </p> <p>Frank Lloyd Wright: Confidence QuotationsYouth is a circumstance you can't do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old. </p> <p>Chris Evert: Confidence QuotationsYou've got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference. Abraham Lincoln: Expectation QuotesThe best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time. </p> <p>Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Expectation QuotesThe little that is completed, vanishes from the sight of one who looks forward to what is still to do. </p> <p>William Congreve: Expectation QuotesUncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. </p> <p>Orison Swett Marden: Expectation QuotesWe advance on our journey only when we face our goal, when we are confident and believe we are going to win out. </p> <p>Earl Nightingale: Expectation QuotesWe tend to live up to our expectations. </p> <p>Claude M. Bristol: Expectation QuotesWe usually get what we anticipate. </p> <p>Brian Tracy: Expectation QuotesWe will always tend to fulfill our own expectation of ourselves. </p> <p>Viktor E. Frankl: Expectation QuotesWhat was really needed was a fundamental change in our attitude toward life. We had to learn ourselves and, furthermore, we had to teach the despairing men, that it did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. Benjamin Disraeli: Expectation QuotesWhat we anticipate seldom occurs, what we least expected generally happens. John Lubbock: Expectation QuotesWhat we see depends mainly on what we look for. </p> <p>Brian Tracy: Expectation QuotesWhatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy. </p> <p>Michael Jordan: Expectation QuotesYou have to expect things of yourselves before you can do them. </p> <p>Brian Tracy: Expectation QuotesYour attitude is an expression of your values, beliefs and expectations. </p> <p>Japanese proverb: Friend QuotationsWhen the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends. </p> <p>Christian H. Godefroy: Friend QuotationsWhen we hurt each other we should write it down in the sand, so the winds of forgiveness can make it go away for good. When we help each other we should chisel it in stone, lest we never forget the love of a friend. W. Somerset Maugham: Friend QuotationsWhen you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character. </p> <p>Wayne Dyer: Friend QuotationsWhen you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself. </p> <p>Timothy Bentley: Friend QuotationsWhenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude. </p> <p>Titus Muccius Plautus: Friend QuotationsWhere there are friends, there is wealth. </p> <p>Art Buchwald: Friend QuotationsWhether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got. </p> <p>Babe Didrikson Zaharias: Friend QuotationsWinning has always meant much to me, but winning friends has meant the most. </p> <p>Aristotle: Friend QuotationsWithout friends, no one would want to live, even if he had all other goods. </p> <p>Dale Carnegie: Friend QuotationsYou can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.</p> <p>William Faulkner: Motivational Perseverance Quotesbelieve that man will not merely endure; he will prevail. </p> <p>Christopher Morley: Motivational Perseverance QuotesBig shots are only little shots who keep shooting. Lee Iacocca: Motivational Perseverance QuotesBoys, there ain't no free lunches in this country. And don't go spending your whole life commiserating that you got the raw deals. You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it bad enough I can have it. It's called perseverance. </p> <p>Charles Haddon Spurgeon: Motivational Perseverance QuotesBy perseverance the snail reached the ark. </p> <p>Billie Jean King: Motivational Perseverance QuotesChampions keep playing until they get it right. John Albert Michener: Motivational Perseverance QuotesCharacter consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. </p> <p>Dan Rather: Motivational Perseverance QuotesCourage is being afraid but going on anyhow. </p> <p>Hector Crawford: Motivational Perseverance QuotesDecide carefully, exactly what you want in life, then work like mad to make sure you get it! </p> <p>Josephus Daniels: Motivational Perseverance QuotesDefeat never comes to any man until he admits it. </p> <p>Unknown Author: Motivational Perseverance QuotesFailure is the path of least persistence.</p> <p>Adam Smith: Quotes: ValueThe real price of everything, what everything really costs to the man who wants to acquire it, is the toil and trouble of acquiring it. </p> <p>Malcolm S. Forbes: Quotes: ValueToo many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. </p> <p>Charles Caleb Colton: Quotes: ValueTrue friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it be lost. </p> <p>Albert Einstein: Quotes: ValueTry not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value. </p> <p>M. Scott Peck: Quotes: ValueUntil you value yourself you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. </p> <p>Thomas Paine: Quotes: ValueWhat we obt...</p>