Success doesn’t mean the absence of failures; it means the attainment of ultimate objectives. It means winning the war, not every battle.
Edwin C. BlissHe slept beneath the moon
He basked beneath the sun
He lived a life of going to do
and died with nothing done.
James Albery

Never leave till tomorrow which you can do today.
Benjamin Franklin

Universities are turning out highly skilled barbarians because we don’t provide a framework of values to young people, who more and more are searching for it.
Steven Muller, President, Johns Hopkins University

Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn to do things the right way.
Benjamin Franklin

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Derek Bok

One reason that I don’t drink is that I want to know when I am having a good time.
Lady Astor

Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
St. Francis of Assisi

Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal.
Earl Nightingale

Existence alone is not success! It is a lot more!
Do more than exist — live
Do more than touch — feel
Do more than look — observe
Do more than read — absorb
Do more than hear — listen
Do more than listen — understand
John H. Rhodes

Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
Abigail Van Buren

When I’d get tired and want to stop, I’d wonder what my next opponent was doing. When I could see him still working, I’d start pushing myself. When I see him in the shower, I’d push myself harder.
Dan Gable, Olympic gold medalist in wrestling

The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
Vince Lombardi

A duty which becomes a desire will ultimately become a delight.
George Gritter

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot enrich the poor by impoverishing the rich.
You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.
You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage pay or .
You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.
Abraham Lincoln

I like to work half a day. I don’t care if it is the first 12 hours or the second 12 hours.
Kammons Wilson, CEO of Holiday Inn

If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it wouldn’t seem wonderful at all.
Michaelangelo

Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.
Charles Schultz

A man is a hero not because he is braver than anyone else, but because he is brave for ten minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Faith without action is delusion. Faith does not wait for miracles but produces them. If you think you can or if you think you can’t, you are right.
Henry Ford

The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.
Andrew Carnegie

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

The critic is one who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
Oscar Wilde

If you work for a man for heaven’s sake work for him.
Kim Hubbard

Nothing will take the place of persistence. Talent will not : Nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent . Genius will not : Unrewarded genius is a proverb. Education will not: The world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Calvin Coolidge

If a man is called to be 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 Luger King, Jr.

Everyone has a will to win but very few have the will to prepare to win.
Vince Lombardi

He worked by day
And toiled by night.
He gave up play
And some delight.
Dry books he read,
New things to learn.
And forged ahead,
Success to earn.
He plodded on with
Faith and pluck;
And when he won,
Men called it luck.
Anonymous

If discipline is practiced in every home, juvenile delinquency would be reduced by 95%.
J. Edgar Hoover

Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired but controlling the desire.
Epictetus

I’m looking for a lot of men with an infinite capacity for not knowing what cannot be done.
Henry Ford

Our privileges can be no greater than our obligations. The protection of our rights can endure no longer than the performance of our responsibilities.
John F. Kennedy

Associate yourself with people of good quality if you esteem your reputation for it is better to be alone than to be in bad company.
George Washington

No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.
Eleanor Roosevelt

When you are good to others, you are best to yourself.
Benjamin Franklin

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Egotism is the anesthetic that deadens the pain of stupidity.
Knute Rockne

Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them.
Elbert Hubbard

The price of greatness is responsibility.
Winston Churchill

For evil to flourish, good people have to do nothing and evil shall flourish.
Edmund Burke

An open ear is the only believable sign of an open heart.
David Augsburger

Nothing great is ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
Mother Teresa

It’s an old maxim in the schools
that flattery’s the food of fools
Yet now and then you men of wit
will condescend to take a bit.
Jonathan Swift

I learned a long time ago never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty and besides, the pig likes it.
Cyrus Ching