"People spend their lives in the service of their passions instead of employing their passions in the service of their lives."
Source: Sir Richard Steele
"Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly - until you learn to do it well."
Source-- Steve Brown
"One of the virtues of being very young is that you don't let the facts get in the way of your imagination. "
Source-- Sam Levenson, humorist
Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish. "
Source-- Sam Walton, Founder of Wal-Mart and Sam's Club
"All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim and have fixed their gaze on a goal that is high--one that sometimes seems impossible."
Source-- Orison Swett Marden, Motivational Writer
"Only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find his right road."
Source-- Dag Hammarskjold, statesman
"Never forget that it is the spirit with which you endow your work that makes it useful or futile."
Source-- Adelaide Hasse, librarian
"Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self-respect springs."
Source-- Joan Didion
"Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere."
"Four short words sum up what has lifted most successful individuals above the crowd: a little bit more. They did all that was expected of them and a little bit more. "
Source -- Lou Vickery, American Business Writer
"The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it."
Source-- Moliere, Playwright
One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But speaking for myself, I can honestly say this isn't so... I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success."
Source-- Thomas Edison, inventor
"Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That's relativity."
Source-- Albert Einstein, physicist
"Only through curiosity can we discover opportunities, and only through gambling can we take advantage of them."
Source-- Clarence Birdseye, Entrepreneur
"Any person who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved, has already defined his own limitations."
Source-- Cavett Robert
"Flexibility in a time of great change is a vital quality of leadership."
Source-- Brian Tracy, Tracy
"An effective leader develops the ability to correctly identify the pertinent detail or details - incidentals in a market, industry or sport that might create an incremental advantage."
Source -- John Wooden, Basketball Coach
"The quality of our expectations determines the quality of our actions."
Source -- Andres Godin
"Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently."
Source-- Henry Ford, Founder of the Ford Motor Company
"The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life."
Source-- Brian Tracy, Author
"Of course you want to be rich and famous. It's natural. Wealth and fame are what every man desires. The question is: What are you willing to trade for it?"
Source-- Confucius, Philosopher
"Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes."
Source-- Benjamin Disraeli, British prime minister
"High expectations are the key to everything."
-- Sam Walton, Wal-Mart Founder
"Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude."
-- Ralph Marston, Author
"There is no such thing as natural touch. Touch is something you create by hitting millions of golf balls."
-- Lee Trevino, golfer
"Goals are dreams with deadlines."
-- Diana Scharf Hunt, Author
"It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it."
-- John Steinbeck, Author
True grit is making a decision and standing by it, doing what must be done."
-- John Wayne
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."
-- Galileo Galilei, astronomer
"I don't think that once you get to one level, you can relax. You've got to keep pushing. "
-- Larry Bird, basketball player
"The path of least resistance is the path of the loser. "
-- H.G. Wells, author
"A vision is a clearly-articulated, results-oriented picture of a future you intend to create. It is a dream with direction."
-- Jesse Stoner Zemel
"Success in any endeavor does not happen by accident. Rather, it's the result of deliberate decisions, conscious effort, and immense persistence... all directed at specific goals."
-- Gary Ryan Blair, Author and Motivational Speaker
"Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people"
-- John. D. Rockefeller, American Industrialist
"He that respects himself is safe from others; he wears a coat of mail that none can pierce. "
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, author
"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."
-- Charles Darwin, scientist
"One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life."
-- Edward Butler, Discount-Store Entrepreneur
If Columbus had turned back, no one would have blamed him. No one would have remembered him, either."
"Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way. you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions. "
-- Aristotle, Philosopher
"Do a little more than you're paid to. Give a little more than you have to. Try a little harder than you want to. Aim a little higher than you think possible, and give a lot of thanks to God for health, family, and friends."
-- Art Linkletter
"It doesn't matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always."
-- Oprah Winfrey, Talk Show Host
"I love the man who can smile in trouble, gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection."
-- Thomas Paine, Statesman
"The most common cause of executive failure is inability or unwillingness to change with the demands of a new position. The executive who keeps on doing what he has done successfully before is almost bound to fail."
-- Peter Drucker, management expert
"I never won anything without hard labor and the exercise of my best judgment."
-- Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. president
"It's not what you do once in a while; it's what you do day in and day out that makes the difference."
-- Jenny Craig, diet guru
"Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat"
-- Napoleon Hill, Motivational Writer
"Man was created as a being who should constantly keep improving, a being who on reaching one goal sets a higher one."
-- Ralph Ransom
"If the power to do hard work is not a skill, it's the best possible substitute for it."
-- James Garfield, 20th U.S. President
"It is impossible to win the great prizes in life without running risks."
-- Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. President
"People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds. It is something one creates."
-- Thomas Szasz, psychiatrist
"Keep your sense of humor. There's enough stress in the rest of your life to let bad shots ruin a game you're supposed to enjoy."
-- Amy Alcott, golfer
"People will not bear it when advice is violently given, even if it is well founded. Hearts are flowers; they remain open to the softly falling dew, but shut up in the violent downpour of rain."
Source John Paul Richter
"We want a society where people are free to make choices, to make mistakes, to be generous and compassionate. This is what we mean by a moral society; not a society where the state is responsible for everything, and no one is responsible for the state."
Source- Margaret Thatcher, British prime minister
"Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else."
Source: -- Peter F. Drucker, Author and Management Expert
"It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan."
Source: -- Eleanor Roosevelt, Former First Lady
"Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due."
Source: William Ralph Inge, writer
"Skill and confidence are an unconquered army."
Source: -- George Herbert, Priest
"Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get"
Source: Ray Kroc, Executive