Wise Words

471.  "Take the best there is and improve it.  If it does not exist, create it.  Never accept anything that is nearly right or good enough. - Sir Henry Royce

470.  "You need great passion, because everything you do with great pleasure, you do well." - Juan Manuel Fangio

469.  "There is nothing so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes.  What madness is it in expecting evil before it arrives?" - Marcus Annaeus Seneca

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

467.  "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." - Eleanor Roosevelt

466.  "You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." - Buckminster Fuller

465.  "The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell." - Confucius

464.  "Once something is a passion, the motivation is there." - Michael Schumacher 

463.  “No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.” - Voltaire

462.  “If I have been able to see farther than others, it was because I stood on the shoulders of giants.” - Sir Isaac Newton

461.  "Anybody can become angry, that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way, that is not within everybody's power and is not easy."  - Aristotle

460.  "You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life." - Winston Churchill

459.  “I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."  - Robert McCloskey

458.  "No man will swim ashore and take his baggage with him." - Marcus Annaeus Seneca

457.  "Never follow a bad move with a stupid move." - Anonymous from the Accurate Reloading Forum

456.  "It doesn't matter how many dogs bark up the wrong tree, it is still the wrong tree." - Fritz Perls

455.  "If it is not factually correct, it will not be taken seriously by those who spot its errors. If it is not grammatically correct, it will not be understood. If it is not appropriate for its audience, it will be utterly useless." - JG Ferguson

454.  “I have no idols. I admire work, dedication and competence.” - Ayrton Senna

453.  “Show me a man who cannot bother to do little things and I’ll show you a man who cannot be trusted to do big things.” -Lawrence Bell

452.  “Argue for your limitations and sure enough they're yours.” -Richard Bach

451.  "We should every night call ourselves to an account: What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed! What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired?" - Marcus Annaeus Seneca

450.  "All of us are watchers - of television, of time clocks, of traffic on the freeway - but few are observers. Everyone is looking, not many are seeing." - Peter M. Leschak

449.  “Don't find fault, find a remedy.” - Henry Ford

448.  "Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out." - Art Linkletter

447.  "You cannot speak that which you do not know. You cannot share that which you do not feel. You cannot translate that which you do not have. And you cannot give that which you do not possess. To give it and to share it, and for it to be effective, you first need to have it. Good communication starts with good preparation." - Jim Rohn

446.  “The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.” - Henry Ward Beecher

445.  "There is an ancient script that says, ‘He that wishes to be ignorant, let him be ignorant.’ But I took off the last word and it now reads for me like this: He that wishes to be ignorant, let him be!" - Jim Rohn

444.  "When you come to the edge of all the light you know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: there will be something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly." - Barbara J. Winter

443.  "How well we communicate is determined not by how well we say things, but how well we are understood." - Andrew Grove

442.  "Every now and then go away…for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer." - Leonardo da Vinci

441.  "Courage is a special kind of knowledge: the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared." - David Ben-Gurion

440.  "The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." - Alvin Toffler.

439.  "The obvious is always least understood." - Prince Metternich.

438.  "A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices." - William James.

437.  "Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so."   - Douglas Adams.

436.  "The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best — and therefore never scrutinise or question." - Stephen Jay Gould.

435.  "The majority of people are ready to throw their aims and purposes overboard and give up at the first sign of opposition or misfortune. A few carry on despite all opposition until they attain their goal. There may be no heroic connotation to the word 'persistence,' but the quality is to the character of man what carbon is to steel." - Napoleon Hill 

434.  "Unfamiliar situations are always broken down into familiar pieces.  To regard such pieces as the proper analysis of the situation, is to preclude a better explanation, which may need pieces not yet familiar enough to be used." - Edward deBono 

433.  "To allow satisfaction with the adequacy of an explanation to preclude search for other explanations, is to reject progress."
- Edward deBono

432.  "I see a man must either resolve to put out nothing new, or to become a slave to defend it." - Isaac Newton

431.  "If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn't thinking." - Denis Waitley

430.  "Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it." - Jim Rohn

429.  "It is what we think we know already that often prevents us from learning." - Claude Bernard

428.  "Since life is growth and motion, a fixed point of view kills anybody who has one." - Brooks Atkinson

427.  "Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect." - Samuel Johnson

426.  "Be curious always, for knowledge will not acquire you; you must acquire it." - Sudie Back

425.  The man who is too old to learn was probably always too old to learn. -Caryl Haskins

424.  "Pursue failure. Failure is success's only launching pad." -Tom Peters

423.  "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." - Albert Einstein

422.  "He that never changes his opinions, never corrects his mistakes, will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today." -Tyron Edwards

421.  "It isn't what the book costs; it's what it will cost if you don't read it." - Jim Rohn

420.  "No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched." - George Jean Nathan

419.  "We are all pilgrims on the same journey… but some pilgrims have better road maps." - Nelson De Mille

418.  "By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest." - Confucius

417.  "It takes humility to seek feedback. It takes wisdom to understand it, analyze it, and appropriately act on it." - Stephen R. Covey

416.  "Achieving your vision doesn't mean you've reached the end of the line. It simply means that you've come to a new starting place." - Nido Qubein

415.  "You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions." - Naguib, Mahfouz

414.  "Leaders must be seen to be up front, up to date, up to their job and up early in the morning." --Marcus Sieff

413.  "The minute you start talking about what you're going to do if you lose, you have lost." - George Shultz

412.  "Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can." - Mary Frances Berry

411.  "The assassin and the slanderer differ only in the weapon they use; with the one it is the dagger, with the other the tongue. The latter is worse than the former, for the first only kills the body, while the other murders the reputation." - Tyron Edwards

410.  "Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company." - George Washington

409.  "Recipe for success: Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing." - William A. Ward

408.  "Get the facts! Not the apparent facts, the assumed facts, or the hoped-for facts, but the real facts." - Brian Tracy

407.  "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead were there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

406.  "People try to rain on your parade, because they have no parade of their own." - Jeffrey Gitomer

405.  "It is the mark of an educated mind to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle

404.  "The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." - Eden Phillpotts

403.  "He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help." - Abraham Lincoln

402.  "Innovate continually. If it works, it's already obsolete." - Brian Tracy

401.  "Change is inevitable. Because it is driven by expanding knowledge and technology, it is accelerating at a speed never seen before." - Brian Tracy

400.  "There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots; the other, wings." - Hodding Carter

399.  "You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." - Margaret Thatcher

398.  "Do the tasks that causes you the most fear, anxiety, or stress - and get over it." - Brian Tracy

397.  "Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger." - Franklin P. Jones

396.  "The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed." - Lloyd Jones

395.  "Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

394.  "Success is a path that you can easily lose your way... because we forget that we need a 'lantern of reality' and a 'compass of flexibility'... which both are a must." - Doug Firebaugh

393.  "Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact." - George Elliot

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

391.  "The greatest human quality is that of becoming unstoppable! And you become unstoppable by refusing to quit, no matter what happens." - Brian Tracy

390.  "There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path." - The Matrix

389.  "One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets go, one soon loses control of the head too." - Nietzsche

388.  "Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve." - Leonardo da Vinci

387.  "We will either find a way, or make one." - Hannibal

386.  "Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes, Art is knowing which ones to keep." - Scott Adams

385.  "Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm." - Abraham Lincoln

384.  "The test of character is not persistence when you expect a light at the end of the tunnel. The true test is performance and persistence when you see no light coming." - James A. Ray

383.  "Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn to exercise his will - his personal responsibility." - Albert Schweitzer

382. "Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing has happened." - Sir Winston Churchill

381.  "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction." - Albert Einstein

380.  "The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot." - Michael Althsuler

379.  "The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back." - Abigail Van Buren

378.  "Never attack a problem without also presenting a solution." - Jim Rohn

377.  "The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." - Plato

376.  "Vocabulary enables us to interpret and to express. If you have a limited vocabulary, you will also have a limited vision and a limited future." - Jim Rohn

375.  "I'm so optimistic I'd go after Moby Dick in a row boat and take tartar sauce with me." -Zig Ziglar

374.  "If you don't invest very much, then defeat doesn't hurt very much and winning is not very exciting." - Dick Vermeil

373.  "Only undertake what you can do in an excellent fashion. There are no prizes for average performance." - Brian Tracy

372.  "There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than a tenth-rate executive." - B.C. Forbes

371.  "Nothing is more terrible than ignorance in action." - Johann Wolfang Von Goethe

370.  "If you step up the self-education curve, you will come up with more answers than you can use." - Jim Rohn

369.  "Those who base their lives on the belief that a loving God is acting in their behalf, tend to see problems as opportunities for growth." - Nido Qubein

368.  "The last dejected effort often becomes the winning stroke." - W.J. Cameron

367.  "By chance, you will say, but chance only favors the mind which is prepared." - Louis Pasteur

366.  "Our vision is more obstructed by what we think we know than by our lack of knowledge." - Kristen Stendahl

365.  "Some people find fault like there was a reward for it." --Zig Ziglar

364.  "There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks." - David Lloyd George

363.  "Once you start an important job, stay with it until it's 100% complete." - Brian Tracy

362.  "The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the stairs...one step at a time." - Joe Girard

361.  "You can no more sell something you don't believe in, than you can come back from some place you have not been." - Nido Qubein

360.  "You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety." - Abraham Maslow

359.  "The keys to great victories are usually speed, surprise, and concentration. They work in business too." - Brian Tracy

358.  "A positive attitude won't let you do anything. But it will let you do everything better than a negative attitude will." - Zig Ziglar

357.  "Where there is an open mind there will always be a frontier." - Charles F. Kettering

356.  "The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one." - Mark Twain

355.  "There is scarcely an instance of a man who has made a fortune by speculation and kept it." - Andrew Carnegie

354.  "If you want to increase your success rate in sales; double your failure rate." - Thomas J. Watson, Sr.

353.  "Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

352.  "Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional." - Roger Crawford

351.  "Time management is a skill, like typing or riding a bicycle, that can be developed with practice and repetition." - Brian Tracy

350.  "Patience is something that most people want...quickly." - Doug Firebaugh 

349.  "You can't solve a problem on the same level that it was created. You have to rise above it to the next level." - Albert Einstein

348.  "How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks." - Marcus Aurelius

347.  "Slumber not in the tents of your fathers. The world is advancing." - Giuseppe Mazzini

346.  "No great deed is done by falterers who ask for certainty." - T.S. Elliot

345.  "The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible." - Arthur Clarke

344.  "Keep your conversation throughout the day consistent with what you really want to happen." - Brian Tracy

343.  "You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not falling down but in staying down." -Mary Pickford

342.  "Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker." - John Maxwell

341.  "You don't become enormously successful without encountering some really interesting problems." - Mark Victor Hansen

340.  "Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." -John Wooden

339.  "Excellence means when a man or a woman asks of himself more than others do." – Ortega Y. Gasset

338.  "Your success depends upon the whole-hearted commitment to excellence on the part of everyone who reports to you." – Brian Tracy 

337.  "People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing that's why we recommend it daily." - Zig Ziglar

336.  "A fool must now and then be right, by chance." - William Cowper

335.  "You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes." - Denis Waitley

334.  "The core personal productivity habit is neatness. Important tasks are not entrusted to messy people." - Brian Tracy

333. "If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging." - Will Rogers

332.  "The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done." - Arnold Palmer

331.  "In developing excellent time management skills, focus on changing only one behavior at a time." - Brian Tracy 

330.  "Reorganization - continually seek better, faster, more efficient ways to accomplish the same result." - Brian Tracy

329.  "It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow." - Robert H. Goddard

328.  "The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch." - Jim Rohn

327.  "Our company has indeed stumbled onto some of its new products. But never forget that you can only stumble if you're moving." - Richard Carlton

326.  "Success and failure are more the result of habit than anything else." - Brian Tracy

325.  "Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding." - Harvey Mackay

324.  "There is no adequate defense, except stupidity, against the impact of a new idea." - Percy Williams Bridgman

323.  "When a new idea comes our way, we must put it on our mental scales and weigh it carefully before deciding its value." - Jim Rohn

322.  "The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible." - Richard M. DeVos

321.  "The only thing we know about the future is that it will be faster changing and more unpredictable than the present." - Brian Tracy

320.  "Discoveries are often made by not following instructions; by going off the main road; by trying the untried." - Frank Tyger

319.  "There are enough genuine difficulties in life to encounter, don't allow your imagination to increase the number." - Neil Eskelin

318.  "Remember that the six most expensive words in business are: 'We've always done it that way.'" - Catherine DeVrye

317.  "People who drive change are the subjects of great scrutiny." - Carleton Fiorina

316.  "I think the one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention." - Diane Sawyer

315.  "Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again." - Henry Ford

314.  "Approach each customer with the idea of helping him or her solve a problem or achieve a goal, not of selling a product or service." - Brian Tracy

313.  "Read books, listen to tapes, attend seminars – they are decades of wisdom reduced to invaluable hours." - Mark Victor Hansen

312.  "What we see depends mainly on what we look for." - John Lubbock

311.  "You can do 99% of the things right but not posses a winning attitude, and you will fail." - Art Williams

310.  "You must be on top of change or change will be on top of you." - Mark Victor Hansen

309.  "I used to say, 'I sure hope things will change.'  Then I learned that the only way things are going to change for me is when I change." - Jim Rohn

308.  "We could all use a little coaching. When you're playing the game, it's hard to think of everything." - Jim Rohn

307.  "Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives." - Willa A. Foster

306.  "Your true success in life begins only when you make the commitment to become excellent at what you do." - Brian Tracy

305.  "Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions." - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

304.  "The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity." - Zig Ziglar

303.  "Integrity is the foundation upon which all of your other values are built." - Brian Tracy

302.  "You can observe a lot by watching."- Yogi Berra

301.  "The Learning Curve never flattens."- Rick Beneteau

300.  "... if we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin." - Ivan Turgenev

290.  "Some people serve with pride - because they 'want to' do and be their best; other people serve with disdain because they 'have to' do their job. Which person do you think will end up running the show?"- Jeffrey Gitomer

289.  "The market only pays excellent rewards for excellent performance, excellent products or excellent service."- Brian Tracy

288.  "It is not the great temptations that ruin us; it is the little ones."- John W. De Forest

287.  "What's exciting about using our mind is that we can short circuit all the excuses thrown up by our fears."- Mark Victor Hansen

286.  "It's how you deal with failure that determines your success."- Rick Beneteau

285.  "I will persist until I succeed. Always will I take another step.  If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult...I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking." - Og Mandino

284.  "Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure." - Benjamin Disraeli
283.  "Never, Never, Never Quit." –- Winston Churchill

282.  "If opportunity doesn't knock build a door."- Milton Berle

281.  "If you view all the things that happen to you, both good and bad, as opportunities, then you operate out of a higher level of consciousness."- Les Brown 

280.  "A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds."- Francis Bacon

279.  "Out of clutter, find Simplicity. From discord, find Harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies Opportunity." - Albert Einstein

278.  "Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune or temporary defeat." - Napoleon Hill

277.  "There are only two infinite things: The universe and stupidity. And I am unsure about the universe." - Albert Einstein

276.  "The sound of failure is such a familiar sound... it can be found in the center of excuses."- Doug Firebaugh

275.  "History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats." - B. C. Forbes

274.  "Universal laws are always in force whether you believe in them or not." - Brian Tracy

273.  "If the truth isn't enough, then you must become stronger at presenting it." - Jim Rohn

272.  "Patience is a bitter plant that produces sweet fruit."- Charles Swindoll

271.  "Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast."- William Shakespeare

270.  "Unreasonable haste is the direct road to error."- Jean Baptiste Moliere

269.  "Haste trips its own heels, and fetters and stops itself."- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

268.  "Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in your field." - Brian Tracy

267.  "Make education a continuing, never-ending process."- Nido Qubein

266.  "Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely and the likely definite." - Robert Half

265.  "It never ceases to amaze me how potential can be chiselled into a lame excuse for lack of action." - Doug Firebaugh

264.  "What's possible exceeds what's impossible. Think about it. Do all you can do that is possible today, and in your tomorrow, what was impossible will be possible." - Mark Victor Hansen

263.  "We know what we are, but know not what we may be." - William Shakespeare

262.  "Over learning and over preparing gives you the winning edge in any area."- Brian Tracy

261.  "The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight." - Arthur Ashe

260.  "From product knowledge springs the expertise to work with clients in the effective and professional manner that earns high income. Invest ten minutes daily reviewing your product information or using your product so you know it inside and out." - Tom Hopkins

259.  "Nothing is more powerful for your future than being a gatherer of good ideas and information. That's called doing your homework." - Jim Rohn

258.  "Learn how to separate the majors and the minors. A lot of people don't do well simply because they major in minor things."
- Jim Rohn

257.  "Any jackass can kick down a barn but it takes a good carpenter to build one." - Lyndon B Johnson

256.  "Mountains DO Move...One Stone at a Time." - Rick Beneteau

255.  "Neil Armstrong once said, 'You only have to solve two problems when going to the moon: first, how to get there; and second, how to get back. The key is don't leave until you have solved both problems.'"- Jim Rohn

254.  "All successful people are people of purpose. They hold fast to an idea, a project, a plan and will not let it go; they cherish it, brood upon it, tend to develop it; and when assailed by difficulties, they refuse to be beguiled into surrender; indeed, the intensity of the purpose increases with the growing magnitude of the obstacles encountered."- James Allen

253.  "You can do anything in life you set your mind to, provided it is powered by your heart." - Doug Firebaugh

252.  "To reach a port, we must sail - sail, not tie at anchor - sail, not drift." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

251.  "The reason you don't understand me, Edith, is because I'm talkin' to you in English and you're listenin' to me in dingbat!"
- Archie Bunker

250.  "We will receive not what we idly wish for but what we justly earn. Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service." - Earl Nightingale

249.  "The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools." - Herbert Spencer

248.  "Prefer a loss to a dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment, the other for all time." - Chilon

247.  "Be more concerned about what's right rather than who's right." - Brian Tracy

246.  "Excellent service is not what you believe it to be, it's what your customer perceives it to be. And tells others."- Jeffrey Gitomer

245.  "All of us are watchers - of television, of time clocks, of traffic on the freeway - but few are observers. Everyone is looking, not many are seeing." - Peter M. Leschak

244.  "Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around us in awareness." - Leland Val Vandewall

243.  "Create an atmosphere of openness, honesty, and straight talk around you." - Brian Tracy

242.  "Success and failure comes in pairs. Either you have a pair of aces called 'Resolve and Undenied'... or a pair of jokers called 'Wishing and Wanting'... your hand to play." - Doug Firebaugh

241. "Resolve says, 'I will.'  The man says, 'I will climb this mountain.  They told me it is too high, too far, too steep, too rocky and too difficult.  But it's my mountain. I will climb it.  You will soon see me waving from the top or dead on the side from trying.'" - Jim Rohn

240.  "Don't concentrate on making a lot of money, but rather on becoming the type of person people want to do business with."
- Patricia Fripp

239.  "Anyone can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend's success." - Oscar Wilde

238.  "You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do." - Henry Ford

237.  "Success is not an accident, it is a skill.  It is predictable, and it can be learned, and it can be learned by you, and it can be learned by anyone." - Brian Tracy

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

235.  "Successful businesses have an obsession with customer service." - Brian Tracy

234.  "Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day." - Jim Rohn

233.  "You will become as small as your controlling desire; or as great as your dominant aspiration." - James Allen

232.  "Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional." - Roger Crawford

231.  "We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible." - Chretien Malesherbes

230.  "If you want to sail your ship in a different direction, you must turn one degree at a time." - Brian Tracy

229.  "Plan your progress carefully; hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power. - Paul J. Meyer

228.  "Everyday do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow." - Doug Firebaugh

227.  "Life is a process of accumulation. We either accumulate the debt or the value, the regret or the equity." - Jim Rohn

226.  "There is no sudden leap to greatness. Your success lies in doing, day by day. Your upward reach comes from working well and carefully." –- Max Steingart

225.  "We've all heard the expression, 'An apple a day keeps the doctor away.' Well, I've got a good question for you:  What if it's true? Wouldn't that be easy to do – to eat an apple a day? Here's the problem:  It's also easy not to do." - Jim Rohn

224.  "Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future." - Brian Tracy

223.  "Where many people go wrong in trying to reach their goals is in constantly looking for the big hit, the home run, the magic answer that suddenly transforms their dreams into reality. The problem is that the big hit never comes without a great deal of little hits first. Success in most things comes not from some gigantic stroke of fate, but from simple, incremental progress." - Andrew Wood

222.  "The more you do of what you're doing, the more you'll get of what you've got." - Brian Tracy

221.  "Working hard is the foundation for any success in life...but many people have what I call the 'Reverse Disease'...they see 'working hard' as 'hardly working'...and expect the same results.... yeah right." - Doug Firebaugh

"I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves." - Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt

220.  "I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor." - Henry David Thoreau

219.  "Organizing yourself is like eating candy, it makes you think twice about doing it... but once you do... the outcome is SWEET!" - Doug Firebaugh

218.  "Become a strategic thinker.  Set goals for what you want and create organized plans of action to achieve them." - Brian Tracy

217.  "Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary: impossible." - Robert Schuller

216.  "Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours." - Orison Swett Marden

215.  "Don't let minor setbacks cloud your vision of the future. Said captain James Cook: 'I had ambition not only to go farther than any man had ever been before, but as far as it was possible for a man to go.'" –- Neil Eskelin

214.  "Well done is better than well said." - Ben Franklin

213.  "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

212.  "Readers are plentiful; thinkers are rare." - Harriet Martineau

211. "Thinking has great value to most people...only when it is done though...which actually is rare..." - Doug Firebaugh

210.  "Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week." - George Bernard Shaw

209.  "Most time is wasted, not in hours, but in minutes. A bucket with a small hole in the bottom gets just as empty as a bucket that is deliberately kicked over." - Paul J. Meyer

208.  "Learn how to say no.  Don't let your mouth overload your back." - Jim Rohn

207.  "To the dull mind all nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

206.  "It seems to me that it's actually harder to invent excuses than it is to be successful." - Jeffrey Gitomer

205.  "The most important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative, and the second disastrous." - Margaret Fontey

204.  "Wisdom is the lesson learned, applied." - Rick Beneteau

203.  "Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something." - Plato

202.  "You cannot tailor make your situation in life, but you can tailor make your attitudes to fit those situations." - Zig Ziglar

201.  "Here's the major problem with going on strike for more money: You cannot get rich by demand." - Jim Rohn

200.  "Do more than you are paid for.  There are never any traffic jams on the extra mile." - Brian Tracy

199.  "Always do more than is required of you." - George S. Patton

198. "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

197.  "Successful people begin where failures leave off. Never settle for 'just getting the job done.' Excel!" - Tom Hopkins

196.  "Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action." - Brendan Francis

195.  "The most practical, beautiful, workable philosophy in the world won't work - if you won't." - Zig Ziglar

194. "Most people engage in activities that are tension-relieving rather than goal-achieving." - Brian Tracy

193. "The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind." - William James

192. "Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves." - Dale Carnegie

191.  "Success is the study of the obvious. Everyone should take Obvious I and Obvious II in school." - Jim Rohn

190.  "Ignore the junk news - work on a worthwhile project, make a plan, or do something to enhance your life." - Jeffrey Gitomer

189. "Everybody does the things that top people do occasionally.  Top people do these things all of the time." - Brian Tracy

188.  "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

187.  "I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death." - Thomas Paine

186.  "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

185. "The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper." - Aristotle

184.  "There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction." - Winston Churchill

183. "Something must die in order to grow - your old habits, your old self image, your old thinking, your old life... must be weeded out for the seeds of success to grow." - Doug Firebaugh

182. "Read an hour every day in your chosen field.  This works out to about one book per week, 50 books per year, and will guarantee your success." - Brian Tracy

181. "Economic disaster begins with a philosophy of doing less and wanting more." - Jim Rohn

180. "Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better." - Richard Hooker

179. "The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not and never persist in trying to set people right." - Hannah Whitall Smith

178. "You can't push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb himself." - Andrew Carnegie

177. "A coach is someone who tells you what you don't want to hear, who has you see what you don't want to see, so you can be who you have always known you could be." - Tom Landry

176. "When the morning's freshness has been replaced by the weariness of midday, when the leg muscles give under the strain, the climb seems endless, and suddenly nothing will go quite as you wish - it is then that you must not hesitate." - Dag Hammarskjold

175. "I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams." - Dr. Jonas Salk

174. "Civilization is the intelligent management of human emotions." - Jim Rohn

173. "No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required, that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction." - Charles Kendall Adams

172. "The foundation of lasting self-confidence and self-esteem is excellence, mastery of your work." - Brian Tracy

171. "The only thing that separates any one of us from excellence is fear, and the opposite of fear is faith.  I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection.  Excellence I can reach for, perfection is God's business." - Michael J. Fox

170.  "Words without actions are the assassins of idealism." - Herbert Clark Hoover

169.  "The only competition you will ever have is the competition between your disciplined and undisciplined mind." - James A. Ray

168.  "For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been'." - John Greenleaf Whittier

167.  "All disciplines affect each other. Mistakenly the man says, 'This is the only area where I let down.'  Not true.  Every let down affects the rest.  Not to think so is naive." - Jim Rohn

166. "There are those of us who are always about to live. We are waiting until things change, until there is more time, until we are less tired, until we get a promotion, until we settle down - until, until, until. It always seems as if there is some major event that must occur in our lives before we begin living." - George Sheehan

165. "It's in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped." - Anthony Robbins

164.  "The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it." - General H. Norman Schwarzkopf

163. "Do what you love, love what you do, and deliver more than you promise." – Harvey Mackay

162. "Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your heart." - Ecclesiastes 9:10

161. "Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push - a smile. A word of optimism and hope, a 'you can do it!' when things are tough." - Richard De Vos

160. "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." - George Washington Carver

159. "I never failed once. It just happened to be a 2001-step process." - Thomas A. Edison

158. "If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done." - Dale Carnegie

157. "The greatest and noblest pleasure which we have in this world is to discover new truths, and the next is to shake off old prejudices." - Frederick II, the Great

156. "Whatever you believe with emotion becomes reality.  You always act in a manner consistent with your innermost beliefs and convictions." - Brian Tracy

155. "All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man had taken the first step.  With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of your first."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

154. "Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment." - Benjamin Franklin

153. "Pay attention. Don't just stagger through the day." - Jim Rohn

152. "Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape."  - Dr. Michael McGriffy

151. "Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything." - George Lois

150. "The most important thing I learned from big companies is that creativity gets stifled when everyone's got to follow the rules."
- David Kelley

149. "Resolve to pay any price or make any sacrifice to get into the top 10 percent in your field.  The payoff is incredible!" - Brian Tracy

148. "Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot." - Jim Rohn

147. "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

146. "The only real limitation on your abilities is the level of your desires.  If you want it badly enough, there are no limits on what you can achieve." - Brian Tracy

145. "I have had many problems in my life...many of which never came to pass." - Mark Twain

144. "Life asks us to make measurable progress in reasonable time. That's why they make those fourth grade chairs so small - so you won't fit in them at age twenty-five!" - JimRohn

143. "To avoid criticism... Do nothing... Say nothing... Be nothing!" - Elbert Hubbard

142. "Whether you think you can or think you can't you're right." - Henry Ford

141. "Make a total commitment to your company, your job, and your career.  Uncommitted people have no future." - Brian Tracy

140. "The best advice I ever came across on the subject of concentration is: Wherever you are, be there.  When you work, work.  When you play, play.  Don't mix the two." - Jim Rohn

139. "Learn from the experts.  Study successful men and women and do what they do and you'll be successful too." - Brian Tracy

138. "Concentrate on one thing, the most important thing, and stay with it until it's complete." - Brian Tracy

137. "There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks." - David Lloyd George

136. "Sophisticated people don't leave early. The man says, 'Yeah, but I want to beat the traffic.' Isn't that a great skill to have – beating the traffic!" - Jim Rohn

135. "It gives me great pleasure to converse with the aged. They have been over the road that all of us must travel and know where it is rough and difficult and where it is level and easy." – Plato

134. "Judgment comes from experience, and great judgment comes from bad experience." - Robert Packwood

133. "Earn all you can, give all you can, save all you can." - John Wesley

132. "We must learn to help those who deserve it, not just those who need it. Life responds to deserve not need." Jim Rohn

131. "Something will master and something will serve.  Either you run the day or the day runs you; either you run the business or the business runs you." - Jim Rohn

130. "Time Management is the best-kept secret of the rich." - Jim Rohn

129. "Some things you have to do every day.  Eating seven apples on Saturday night instead of one a day just isn't going to get the job done." - Jim Rohn

128. "Don't mistake movement for achievement. It's easy to get faked out by being busy. The question is: Busy doing what?" - Jim Rohn

127. "Success is neither magical nor mysterious.  Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals." - Jim Rohn

126. "Don't take the casual approach to life. Casualness leads to casualties." - Jim Rohn

125. "It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation." - Herman Melville

124. "The better organized you are in the simple things, the more spontaneous and free you can be in the more important things." - Brian Tracy

123. "That's the risk you take if you change: that people you've been involved with won't like the new you. But other people who do will come along." - Lisa Alther

122. "The taller one walks, the bigger a target they become." - Rick Beneteau

121. "Ideas are initially rejected, slowly embraced and gradually accepted until everyone finally says, 'I've always believed that.'" - Mark Victor Hansen

120. "Life is like a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use." - Charles Schulz

119. "If you don't let a teacher know at what level you are — by asking a question, or revealing your ignorance — you will not learn or grow.  You cannot pretend for long, for you will eventually be found out.  Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education."  - Stephen Covey

118. "We should quietly hear both sides." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

117. "Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream." - W.C. Fields

116. "Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely in a minority of one." - Thomas Carlyle 

115. "New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common." - John Locke

114. "One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions." - Admiral Grace Hopper  

113. "Mastery is not something that strikes in an instant, like a thunderbolt, but a gathering power that moves steadily through time, like the weather." - John Champlin Gardner, Jr.

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

111. "A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist." - Louis Nizer

110. "Opportunities multiply as they are seized." - Sun Tzu

109. "A failure is a man who has blundered but is not capable of cashing in on the experience." - Elbert Hubbard

108. "The only time you can't afford to fail is the last time you try." - Charles Kettering

107. "If you do not do the thing you fear, the fear controls your life." - Brian Tracy

106. "Are you missing opportunities because you are too focused on obstacles?" - Jeffrey Gitomer

105. "Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone." - Robert Allen

104. "Develop resilience and bounce back. Resolve to bounce instead of break when you experience setbacks." - Brian Tracy

103. "99% of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses." - George Washington Carver

102. "A pessimist is someone who complains about the noise when opportunity knocks." - Michael Levine

101. "You can't change what you don't acknowledge." - Phil McGraw

100. "Refuse to make excuses or blame others. The leader always says, 'If it's to be, it's up to me.'" - Brian Tracy

99.  "Planning is a real waste of time....for those who waste time." - Doug Firebaugh

98.  "People waste most of their waking hours every day going through the motions, chatting idly, shuffling paper, putting off decisions, reacting, majoring in minors and concentrating on trivia. They spend their time in low priority tension relieving, rather than high priority goal-achieving activities." - Denis Waitley

97.  "The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled." - Plutarch

96.  "You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you." - Brian Tracy 

95.  "The twin killers of success are impatience and greed." - Jim Rohn

94.  "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." - Edmund Burke

93.  Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else." - Brian Tracy

92.  "Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." - Count Leo Tolstoy

91.  "You have to allow a certain amount of time in which you are doing nothing in order to have things occur to you, to let your mind think." - Mortimer Adler

90.  "One of life's most painful moments comes when we must admit that we didn't do our homework, that we are not prepared." - Merlin Olsen

89.  "The most successful people in every area invariably spend far more time in preparation than the least successful." - Brian Tracy 

88.  "The best place to solve a problem is on paper." - Jim Rohn

87.  "The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem." - Theodore Rubin

86.  "If you want to catch beasts you don't see everyday,
You have to go places quite out-of-the-way.
You have to go places no others can get to.
You have to get cold, and you have to get wet, too." - Dr. Seuss

85.  "Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps." - David Lloyd George 

84.  "The reason why most people face the future with apprehension instead of anticipation is because they don't have it well designed." - Jim Rohn

83.  "Luck is when opportunity meets preparation.  Perfect performance comes from painstaking preparation, often for weeks, months and years in advance." - Brian Tracy

82.  "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

81.  Try not.  Do.  Or do not.  There is no try. - Yoda (The Empire Strikes Back)

80.  "Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds..." - Norman Vincent Peale

79.  "Praise works with only three types of people; men, women, and children." - Anonymous

78.  "When someone does something well, applaud! You will make two people happy." - Samuel Goldwyn

77.  "Once you have a clear objective, think and talk only in terms of 'How?'" - Brian Tracy

76.  "There is no reason to ever quit...unless of course you had no plans to ever succeed...that is called 'Delusional Success.'" - Doug Firebaugh

75.  "Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most often makes for success." - Dale Carnegie

74.  "The secret of a person's success is discovered in their daily agenda." - John C. Maxwell

73.  "You can't be a winner and be afraid to lose." - Charles Lynch

72.  "Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crackpot' than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost." - Thomas J. Watson

71.  "There is no chance, no destiny, no fate that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

70.  "If you don't have a vision for the future, then your future is threatened to be a repeat of the past." - A. R. Bernard

69.  "No point doing well, that which you should not be doing at all." - Patricia Fripp 

68.  "Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it." -Doug Larson

67.  "It's what you learn after you know it all that counts." - John Wooden

66.  "The time for extracting a lesson from history is ever at hand for those who are wise." - Demosthenes

65.  "If you are not being criticized, you may not be doing much." - Donald Rumsfeld

64.  "A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it." - Alexandre Dumas

63.  "Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks." - Phillips Brooks

62.  "The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside we all believe that we are above-average drivers." - Dave Barry

61.  "The most influential person who will talk to you all day is you, so you should be very careful about what you say to you!" - Zig Ziglar

60.  "You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose." - Lou Holtz

59.  "It takes less time to do things right than to explain why you did it wrong.'" - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

58.  "Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day; while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. It is the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgments that leads us to either fortune or failure." - Jim Rohn

57.  "Circumstances do not make the man or woman, they merely reveal them." - Brian Tracy

56.  "There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them." - Phyllis Bottome

55.  "There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there." - Indira Gandhi

54.  "Think! There is no problem that is not amenable to the power of sustained thinking." - Brian Tracy

53.  "Never grow a wishbone, where your backbone ought to be." - Clementine Paddelford

52.  "Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back." - Harvey Mackay

51.  "Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open." - Sir James Dewar

50.  "Time has no favorites... and it doesn't become kinder to one over another... it just gives us back... what we put into it..." - Doug Firebaugh

49.  "A person with big dreams is more powerful than a person with all the facts." - Dayle Maloney

48.  "Can there be anything worse than blindness? Oh yes... for the most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision." - Helen Keller

47.  "True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance." - Akhenaton

46.  "To act and act wisely when the time for action comes, to wait and wait patiently when it is time for repose, put man in accord with the rising and falling tides of affairs. Ignorance of this law results in periods of unreasoning enthusiasm on the one hand, and depression on the other. Man thus becomes the victim of the tides when he should be their master." - Helena Petrova Blavatsky

45.  "When you are younger, you worry about what people think about you. When you are older, you realize that no one was ever thinking about you at all." - Brian Tracy

44.  "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." - Thomas Jefferson

43.  "The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own." - Benjamin Disraeli

42.  "The noblest search is the search for excellence." - Lyndon B. Johnson 

41.  "Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better." - Pat Riley

40.  "To do two things at once is to do neither." - Publilius Syrus

39.  "Focused mind power is one of the strongest forces on earth." - Mark Victor Hansen

38.  "Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it." - James Allen

37.  "Have the dogged determination to follow through to achieve your goal; regardless of circumstances or whatever other people say, think, or do." - Paul Meyer

36.  "Develop a compulsion to closure. Once you begin, refuse to stop before completion." - Brian Tracy

35.  "Genius without education is like silver in the mine." - Benjamin Franklin

34.  "Books are easy to find and easy to buy. A paperback these days only costs six or seven dollars. You can borrow that from your kids!" - Jim Rohn

33.  "You stop being average the day you decide to become a Champion, because the average person won't make that decision." - Tom Hopkins

32.  "He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper." - Burke

31.  "Each obstacle is a comrade-in-arms forcing you to become better... or quit. Each rebuff is an opportunity to move forward; turn away from them, avoid them, and you throw away your future." - Og Mandino

30.  "Obstacles don't matter very much. Pain or other circumstances can be there, but if you want something bad enough, you'll find a way to get it." - Max Steingart

29.  "Difficulties come not to obstruct, but to instruct.  - Brian Tracy

28.  "The antidotes to fear and ignorance, are desire and knowledge. Propel yourself forward by learning what you need to learn to do what you want to do." - Brian Tracy

27.  "We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems." - Lee Iococca

26.  "It has been said that success only shows up when determination does... but it must be powered by a non-negotiable decision." - Doug Firebaugh

25.  "Writing is the gold standard of communication. Learn to do it well." - Chris Widener

24.  "Determine what specific goal you want to achieve. Then dedicate yourself to its attainment with unswerving singleness of purpose, the trenchant zeal of a crusader." - Paul J. Meyer

23.  "The weakest living creature, by concentrating his powers on a single object, can accomplish something; whereas the strongest, by dispersing his over many, may fail to accomplish anything." - Thomas Carlyle

22.  "Indecision is the thief of opportunity." - Jim Rohn

21.  "There are only two options regarding commitment; you're either in or you're out. There's no such thing as life in-between." - Pat Riley

20. "One of the annoying things about believing in free choice and individual responsibility is the difficulty of finding somebody to blame your problems on. And when you do find somebody, it's remarkable how often his picture turns up on your driver's license." - P.J. O'Rourke

19. "Feed your mind with healthy, nutritious intellectual protein, not mental candy." - Brian Tracy 

18. "No one limits your growth but you. If you want to earn more, learn more. That means you'll work harder for a while; that means you'll work longer for a while. But you'll be paid for your extra effort with enhanced earnings down the road." - Tom Hopkins

17. "Discovery of a solution consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different." -Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

16. "There are two ways of exerting one's strength; one is pushing down, the other is pulling up." - Booker T. Washington

15. "The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." - Winston Churchill 

14. "Don't join an easy crowd; you won't grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high." - Jim Rohn

13. "Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience." - Denis Waitley

12. "It is incumbent upon us all to raise the bar, whether you are a multibillion-dollar international corporation or a mom-and-pop selling blackberry jam." - Howard Schmidt

11. "It's easy to carry the past as a burden instead of a school. It's easy to let it overwhelm you instead of educate you." - Jim Rohn

10. "One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will." - Harvey Mackay

9. "Life... It tends to respond to our outlook, to shape itself to meet our expectations." - Richard M. DeVos

8. "You only have one head so why wear all the hats?" - Rick Beneteau

7. "No situation can be difficult of itself; it is the lack of insight into its intricacies, and the want of wisdom in dealing with it, which give rise to the difficulty. Immeasurable, therefore, is the gain of a difficulty transcended." - James Allen

6. "It's kind of fun to do the impossible." - Walt Disney

5. "There ain't no rules around here!"- Thomas Edison

4. "You may delay, but time will not." - Benjamin Franklin

3. "Time management is a vehicle to take you from wherever you are to wherever you want to go." - Brian Tracy

2. "Time-management is the best kept secret of the rich." - Jim Rohn

1. "Guard your thoughts carefully. The quality of your thinking determines the quality of your life." - Brian Tracy








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