"I have always been driven to buck the system, to innovate, to take things beyond where they've been."
-- Sam Walton, Wal-Mart founder
"Success is always temporary. When all is said and done, the only thing you'll have left is your character"
-- Vince Gill, Musician
"It is a peculiarity of man that he can only live by looking to the future. And this is his salvation in the most difficult moments of his existence, although he sometimes has to force his mind to the task."
-- Viktor Frankl, Austrian Neurologist
"Giving up is the ultimate tragedy."
-- Robert Donovan, writer
"The difference between intelligence and education is this: Intelligence will make you a good living."
-- Charles Kettering, Social Philosopher
"if you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it"
-- William James, Psychologist
Lost time is never found again."
-- Benjamin Franklin, inventor
Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well. "
-- Jim Rohn, Motivational Speaker
"The greatest lesson of life is that you are responsible for your life."
-- Oprah Winfrey, talk show host
"Self-image sets the boundaries of accomplishment."
-- Maxwell Maltz, Author
"The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken."
-- Samuel Johnson, Lexicographer
"You win or lose, live or die - and the difference is just an eyelash."
-- Douglas MacArthur, General
"There are managers so preoccupied with their e-mail messages that they never look up from their screens to see what's happening in the non-digital world."
-- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Professor of Psychology and Published Author
"Necessity is the mother of taking chances. "
-- Mark Twain, author
"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."
-- St. Francis of Assisi
"We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons."
-- Jim Rohn, Motivational Coach
"Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort."
-- Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of The United States of America
"There is at least one point in the history of any company when you have to change dramatically to rise to the next level of performance. Miss that moment, and you start to decline."
-- Andy Grove, Intel CEO
"The most delightful surprise in life is to suddenly recognize your own worth."
-- Maxwell Maltz, Surgeon
"Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries."
-- James Michener, Author
"Someone might have a germ of talent, but 90% of it is discipline and how you practice it, what you do with it. Instinct won't carry you through the entire journey. It's what you do in the moments between inspiration."
-- Cate Blanchett, actress
"Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve."
-- Leonardo da Vinci, Artist
"Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad... when the business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at their lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner."
-- Walt Disney, producer
"The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes."
-- Benjamin Disraeli, statesman
"What holds so many employees back is an unwillingness to pay the price, to make the effort to sacrifice their ease and comfort."
-- Orison Marden, writer
"Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so."
-- Charles de Gaulle, statesman
"A bold, vigorous assault has won many a faltering cause."
-- Ira Eaker, General
"Communication is a skill that you can learn. It's like riding a bicycle or typing. If you're willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life."
-- Brian Tracy, Author
"Winning is important to me, but what brings me real joy is the experience of being fully engaged in whatever I'm doing."
-- Phil Jackson, basketball coach
"It's better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours, and you'll drift in that direction."
-- Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, CEO
"When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself a choice."
-- William James, Psychologist
"When I thought I couldn't go on, I forced myself to keep going. My success is based on persistence, not luck. "
-- Estee Lauder, entrepreneur
To be prepared is half the victory."
-- Miguel de Cervantes
"Leaders are people who can discern the inevitable and act accordingly. When people talk about business acumen, discernment is a big part of it. It's a bit like gut instinct, but a little more developed."
-- Donald Trump Biography, Billionaire Real Estate Developer
"Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't."
-- Jerry Rice, Football Player
Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it with use."
-- Ruth Gordon, actress
"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."
-- John Wooden, Basketball Hall of Famer
"Successful people form the habit of doing what failures don't like to do. They like the results they get by doing what they don't necessarily enjoy. "
-- Earl Nightingale, Motivational Speaker
"Luck is when preparation meets opportunity."
-- Brian Tracy, Author
"No matter how good an idea sounds, test it first. "
-- Henry Bloch, H&R Block co-founder
"We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort."
-- Jesse Owens, Olympic Athlete
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
-- Maya Angelou, Poet