Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress."
Source: -- Nicholas M. Butler, American Philosopher
"Throughout the centuries, there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision."
Source-- Ayn Rand, Novelist
"I don't believe in a fate that will fall on us no matter what we do. I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing."
Source-- Ronald Reagan, 40th U.S. president
"Fix your eyes forward on what you can do, not back on what you cannot change."
Source-- Tom Clancy, Author
"It's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal that will enable you to attain the success you seek."
Source-- Mario Andretti, Race Car Driver
"A good plan is like a road map: It shows the final destination and usually the best way to get there."
Source-- H. Stanley Judd, Writer
"Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude."
-- Zig Ziglar, Author
"Nothing great has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstances."
Source-- Bruce Barton, advertising executive
"Chance favors the prepared mind."
Source-- Louis Pasteur, Chemist
"Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene."
Source-- Arthur Christopher Benson, British Author
"Wisdom is knowing what to do; virtue is doing it."
Source-- David Jordan, scientist
"Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it immediately. "
Source-- Stephen R. Covey, Author and Speaker
"Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true. "
Source-- Brian Tracy, Author
"The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity."
Source-- Peter Drucker, Businessman
"Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in."
Source-- Alan Alda, Actor
"You miss 100% of the shots you never take."
Source-- Wayne Gretzky, Hockey Great
"All parents believe their children can do the impossible. They thought it the minute we were born, and no matter how hard we've tried to prove them wrong, they all think it about us now. And the really annoying thing is, they're probably right"
Source-- Cathy Guisewite, Cartoonist
"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."
Source-- Darrell Royal
"In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm... in the real world all rests on perseverance."
Source-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Author
"Winning isn't everything. Wanting to win is."
Source-- Catfish Hunter, Baseball Player
"A work well begun is half-ended."
Source-- Plato, Philosopher
I am grateful for all of my problems. After each one was overcome, I became stronger and more able to meet those that were still to come. I grew in all my difficulties."
Source-- J.C. Penney, businessman
"The nose of the bulldog is slanted backwards so he can continue to breathe without letting go."
Source-- Winston Churchill, British prime minister
If you are going through hell, keep going."
Source-- Winston Churchill, Former British prime minister
"The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge."
Source-- Elbert Hubbard
"The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven't thought of yet."
Source-- Ann Landers, Advice Columnist
"It isn't where you came from; it's where you're going that counts."
Source-- Ella Fitzgerald, jazz singer
"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astonish ourselves."
Source-- Thomas Edison, Inventor
I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more."
Source-- Jonas Salk, virologist
"Bottom line: if you show a genuine interest in learning about how others became successful, you can open up a world of opportunities."
Source-- Armstrong Williams, Political Commentator
"In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it."
Source-- Robert Heinlein, American Novelist
"I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work."
Source-- Pearl Buck, Novelist
"Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first."
Source-- Frederick Wilcox, writer