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It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.
Winston Churchill The Penguin Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Quotations
Quotes on: vision mission planning

When people don't have an objective, there's much less dynamic effort, and that makes life a lot less interesting.
Barbara Tuchman A World of Ideas
Quotes on: meaning objective mission purpose

Stop telling yourself that dreams don't matter, that they are only dreams and that you should be more sensible.
Julie Cameron The Artist's Way
Quotes on: dreams vision goals mission

A feeble man can see the farms that are fenced and tilled, the houses that are built. The strong man sees the possible houses and farms. His eye makes estates as fast as the sun breeds clouds.
Ralph Waldo Emerson The Book of Positive Quotations
Quotes on: strength vision mission creativity

Where there is no vision, people perish.
Ralph Waldo Emerson The Book of Positive Quotations
Quotes on: vision mission future society

It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Alexandra Stoddard's Book of Days
Quotes on: ability vision mission opportunity action

When you do a thing, know that success is within your grasp! All too often we are our own worst enemies. The bottom line is you were made for success!
Josh Hinds Inspiration a Day! mailing list
Quotes on: success self-confidence faith vision mission

Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.
Martin Buber Thoughts on Leadership
Quotes on: purpose meaning fulfillment mission vision

It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly. Do not mistake activity for achievement.
Mabel Newcomber The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
Quotes on: purpose planning goal mission vision

Hitch your wagon to a star.
Ralph Waldo Emerson The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations
Quotes on: dreams goals vision mission success

Many persons wonder why they don't amount to more than they do, have good stuff in them, energetic, persevering, and have ample opportunities. It is all a case of trimming the useless branches and throwing the whole force of power into the development of something that counts.
Walter J. Johnson The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
Quotes on: success achievement focus goal mission

Cause and effect, means and ends, seed and fruit cannot be severed; for the effect already blooms in the cause, the end preexists in the means, the fruit in the seed.
Ralph Waldo Emerson The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
Quotes on: vision mission action planning responsibility

Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
Sallus Body, Mind and Spirit
Quotes on: goals vision mission life actions

Mix a conviction with a man and something happens.
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Power Quotes
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The price of greatness is responsibility.
Winston Churchill The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
Quotes on: great responsibility vision mission fame

Quality is not an act. It is a habit.
Aristotle The Book of Positive Quotations
Quotes on: quality actions habit vision mission

If you have a great ambition, take as big a step as possible in the direction of fulfilling it, but if the step is only a tiny one, don't worry if it is the largest one now possible.
Mildred McAfee The Forbes Book of Business Quotations: 14,266 Thoughts on the Business of Life
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Man is asked to make of himself what he is supposed to become to fulfill his destiny.
Paul Tillich The Artist's Way
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We cannot achieve more in life than what we believe in our heart of hearts we deserve to have.
James R. Ball Soar...If You Dare
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It is not enough to aim, you must hit.
Italian proverb The Forbes Book of Business Quotations: 14,266 Thoughts on the Business of Life
Quotes on: goals mission statement vision success

Believe in something big. Your life is worth a noble motive.
Walter Anderson The Confidence Course: Sevens Steps to Self-Fulfillment
Quotes on: purpose meaning fulfillment mission service ministry

I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
Jonathan Winters Dale Dauten's column, "Puncturing questionable advice, logic," printed in the December 24, 1998 Arizona Republic
Quotes on: success achievement goals self-starter mission procrastination

The formula for complete happiness is to be very busy.
A. Edward Newton The Book of Positive Quotations
Quotes on: happy fullfillment purpose meaning work mission

We must be doing something to be happy.
William Hazlitt The Book of Positive Quotations
Quotes on: happiness purpose meaning fulfillment mission action

The happiest people are those who are too busy to notice whether they are or not.
William Feather The Book of Positive Quotations
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Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere, wholeheartedly, one-directionally, without regret or reservation.
William H. Sheldon The Book of Positive Quotations
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A way of life cannot be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
Bertrand Russell Thoughts on Leadership
Quotes on: passion vision mission dedication success achievement

It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles Kettering The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
Quotes on: goal vision mission success achievement attainment

The most effective way I know to understand and clarify life purpose is to develop a personal mission statement.
Greg Anderson The 22 Non-Negotiable Laws of Wellness
Quotes on: life purpose priorities goals mission values

The best books are yet to be written; the best paintings have not yet been painted; the best governments are yet to be formed; the best is yet to be done by you!
John Erskine Words for All Occasions
Quotes on: success possibilities vision mission goals dreams

The time of life is short;
To spend that shortness basely were too long.

William Shakespeare (King Henry IV) Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
Quotes on: life priorities balance focus vision mission

Failures don't plan to fail; they fail to plan.
Harvey Mackay Harvey Mackay's United Features syndicated column
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People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
Harvey Mackay Harvey Mackay's United Features syndicated column
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A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
Harvey Mackay Harvey Mackay's United Features syndicated column
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Continuity of purpose is one of the most essential ingredients of happiness in the long run, and for most men this comes chiefly through their work.
Bertrand Russell The Book of Positive Quotations
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True happiness...is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Helen Keller The Book of Positive Quotations
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Don't agonize. Organize.
Florynce Kennedy Treasury of Women's Quotations
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Happiness walks on busy feet.
Kitte Turmell The Book of Positive Quotations
Quotes on: happiness purpose meaning fulfillment work action mission

Chance usually favors the prudent man.
Joseph Joubert The Book of Positive Quotations
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A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.
Sir Francis Bacon The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations
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A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of everything.
Samuel Johnson The Book of Positive Quotations
Quotes on: focus concentration vision priorities mission balance success

If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
Stephen Covey The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Quotes on: proactive circumstances creativity mission vision learning growth

Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.
Greg Anderson The 22 Non-Negotiable Laws of Wellness
Quotes on: life living mission integrity choices responsibility purpose

Burning desire to be or do something gives us staying power--a reason to get up every morning or to pick ourselves up and start in again after a disappointment.
Marsha Sinetar To Build the Life You Want, Create the Work You Love: The Spiritual Dimension of Entrepreneuring
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Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Body, Mind and Spirit
Quotes on: achievement success goals vision mission enthusiasm life

Every healthy individual guides his life by a selected motive which takes precedence over all the others. He is the man who maintains his integrity in the midst of change, his individuality in the face of external pressures to conform.
Hubert Bonner Thoughts on Leadership
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Hesitation, depression or envy of those who appear to have what we want are often signs of weakness or lack of vigorous, clear purpose. These feelings may be saying we're not yet ready to create our good. When we're emotionally unprepared, we want something for nothing, and quickly.
Marsha Sinetar To Build the Life You Want, Create the Work You Love: The Spiritual Dimension of Entrepreneuring
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Just as an appetite comes by eating, so work brings inspiration.
Igor Stravinsky The Vein of Gold : A Journey to Your Creative Heart
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Who begins much, finishes little.
German proverb The Prentice-Hall Encyclopedia of World Proverbs
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Vigor is contagious, and whatever makes us either think or feel strongly adds to our power and enlarges our field of action.
Ralph Waldo Emerson The Book of Positive Quotations
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When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced course of action your should take--choose the bolder.
W.J. Slim The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
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I am not sure I should have dared to start; but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
Winston Churchill Power Quotes
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Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to
W.H. Murray Creating a Life Worth Living
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Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that is it not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
Margaret Thatcher Treasury of Women's Quotations
Quotes on: success talent ability work effort goal vision mission

The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.
John Dewey Thoughts on Leadership
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To have ideas is to gather flowers; to think, is to weave them into garlands.
Anne Sophie Swetchine Treasury of Women's Quotations
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In order to grasp the reality, we must see the possibilities. In the present, a formulation of the possibilities is the area in which I gain uncertainty concerning what I decide; without a vision of the possibilities, I act blindly; only a knowledge of the possibilities enables me to know what I am actually doing.
Karl Jaspers Thoughts on Leadership
Quotes on: possibilities potential personal growth dreams vision mission self-improvement

Security is not the meaning of my life. Great opportunities are worth the risks.
Shirley Hufstedler Treasury of Women's Quotations
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Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh; an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book--provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.
Erich Fromm Thoughts on Leadership
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Still achieving, still pursuing.
American proverb The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase, Saying, and Quotation
Quotes on: achievement mission goal vision fulfillment success work effort

People who consider themselves victims of their circumstances will always remain victims unless they develop a greater vision for their lives.
Stedman Graham You Can Make It Happen
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Action without thought is like shooting without aim.
American proverb The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase, Saying, and Quotation
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Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal.
Elbert Hubbard The Book of Positive Quotations
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Wise men put their trust in ideas and not in circumstances.
Ralph Waldo Emerson The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
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Choose a subject equal to your abilities; think carefully what your shoulders may refuse, and what they are capable of bearing.
Horace The Book of Positive Quotations
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Where much is expected from an individual, he may rise to the level of events and make the dream come true.
Elbert Hubbard The Book of Positive Quotations
Quotes on: expectations attitude success dream goal vision mission character

Parties who want milk should not seat themselves on a stool in the middle of the field in hope that the cow will back up to them.
Elbert Hubbard The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
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A man of ability and the desire to accomplish something can do anything.
Donald Kircher The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
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If a man's eye is on the Eternal, his intellect will grow.
Ralph Waldo Emerson The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
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All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men; they act out their dreams to make them reality.
Thomas Edward Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
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Fight till the last gasp.
William Shakespeare, from King Henry VI Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
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I am suffocated and lost when I have not the bright feeling of progression.
Margaret Fuller Treasury of Women's Quotations
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The future is purchased by the present.
Samuel Johnson The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
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The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
Norman Vincent Peale Positive Thinking Every Day
Quotes on: thinking mind boldness attitude resources goal vision mission

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.
Albert Einstein The Quotable Einstein
Quotes on: happiness joy meaning purpose fulfillment goals mission vision achievement success

Devotion is a choice to focus one's being in a certain way, to bring one's faith, commitment, creativity, and love into coordination with a particular value and purpose.
J.F.T. Bugental Thoughts on Leadership
Quotes on: purpose fulfillment meaning focus dedication vision mission goal success

He is blessed over all mortals who loses no moment of the passing life.
Henry David Thoreau The Book of Positive Quotations
Quotes on: life time success priorities focus vision mission goal happiness

Those who attain any excellence commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not often granted upon easier terms.
Samuel Johnson The Book of Positive Quotations
Quotes on: focus excellence success vision mission priorities work talent skill

You are the product of your own brainstorm.
Rosemary Konner Steinbaum Treasury of Women's Quotations
Quotes on: ideas character creativity personality vision mission goals dreams direction

From Freud we learned that the past exists now in the person. Now we must learn, from growth theory and self-actualization theory that the future also now exists in the person in the form of ideals, hopes, duties, tasks, plans, goals, unrealized potentials, mission, fate, destiny, etc. One for whom no future exists is reduced to the concrete, to hopelessness, to emptiness.
Abraham Maslow Thoughts on Leadership
Quotes on: personal growth self-improvement potential vision dreams goals mission future

It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?
Henry David Thoreau The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
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Life's up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine...[your] values and goals...Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want.
Marsha Sinetar To Build the Life You Want, Create the Work You Love: The Spiritual Dimension of Entrepreneuring
Quotes on: life living opportunity values goals vision mission obstacles challenges

Commitment is the cornerstone of creative change.
Michael Gelb and Tony Buzan Lessons from the Art of Juggling; How to Achieve Your Full Potential in Business, Learning and Life
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The significant business of your life is alive and well, awaiting discovery, within your very soul. You and I were born to come into ourselves as complete and distinctive persons. Accepting this, we build a valuable life. This is the hidden, undergirding occupation beneath anyone's meaningful purpose.
Marsha Sinetar To Build the Life You Want, Create the Work You Love: The Spiritual Dimension of Entrepreneuring
Quotes on: life vocation living goal vision mission purpose fulfillment creativity

The quality of life does not depend on happiness alone, but also on what one does to be happy. If one fails to develop goals that give meaning to one's existence, if one does not use the mind to its fullest, then good feelings fulfill just a fraction of the potential we possess. A person who achieves contentment by withdrawing from the world to 'cultivate his own garden,' like Voltaire's Candide cannot be said to lead an excellent life. Without dreams, without risks, only a trivial semblance of living can be achieved.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Finding Flow: The Psychololgy of Engagement With Everyday Life
Quotes on: happiness fulfillment work goals mission self-improvement dreams risks courage

While we are all subject to large social forces that shape our lives and the lives of our children, we also have the capacity as individuals to make conscious and intentional choices about how we're going to relate to our circumstances and to the era in which we find ourselves. We all have the potential to chart our own paths, to bring more attention and intentionality to our lives, and to attempt to see and honor the deep soul needs of our children as well as our own as best we can. Charting such a path for ourselves is made easier by having a larger framework within which to examine and come to understand what we are doing and what needs to be done -- a framework that can help to keep us on course, even though things may be constantly changing and our next steps often unclear. Mindfulness can provide such a framework.
Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting
Quotes on: meditation self-awareness choices responsibility focus soul goals vision mission

Did you ever hear of a man who had striven all his life faithfully and singly toward an object and in no measure obtained it? If a man constantly aspires, is he not elevated?
Henry David Thoreau Light from Many Lamps
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Identifying your enthusiasms requires courage and heroic creative vision. You have to believe that what you want is possible for you.
Marsha Sinetar To Build the Life You Want, Create the Work You Love: The Spiritual Dimension of Entrepreneuring
Quotes on: vision purpose goals mission enthusiasm talents gifts courage creativity self-confidence

The dream was always running ahead of one. To catch up, to live for a moment in union with it, that was the miracle.
Anais Nin Simple Abundance
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Give a man health and a course to steer, and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not.
George Bernard Shaw The Book of Positive Quotations
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When you want a thing deeply, earnestly and intensely, this feeling of desire reinforces your will and arouses in you the determination to work for the desired object. When you have a distinct purpose in view, your work becomes of absorbing interest. You bend your best powers to it; you give it concentrated attention; you think of little else than the realization of this purpose; your will is stimulated into unusual activity, and as a consequence you do your work with an increasing sense of power.
Grenville Kleiser The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
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When you decide clearly and definitely what you want, then no sacrifice is too great as you put all of your powers into astounding results.
Charles L. Allen in "How to Get What You Want" Treasury of Inspiration
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Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
Grenville Kleiser The Book of Positive Quotations
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It is by translating your fine sense of aspiration into actual lofty deeds that you grow toward your ideal. Link your lofty thoughts to earnest, active effort, and good results will inevitably follow. The great things you intend to do some time must have a beginning if they are ever to be done, so begin something worthwhile today.
Grenville Kleiser The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
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Keep a definite goal of achievement constantly in view. Realize that work well and worthily done makes life truly worth living.
Grenville Kleiser The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
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Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.
H.L. Hunt Franklin Seasons Planner, September 11, 1993
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We shall neither fail nor falter; we shall not weaken or tire...Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
Winston Churchill Power Quotes
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Simplicity, clarity, singleness: these are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy.
Richard Halloway The Book of Positive Quotations
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Five minutes, just before going to sleep, given to a bit of directed imagination regarding achievement possibilities of the morrow, will steadily and increasingly bear fruit, particularly if all ideas of difficulty, worry or fear are resolutely ruled out and replaced by those of accomplishment and smiling courage.
Frederick Pierce The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
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Every industrious man, in every lawful calling, is a useful man. And one principal reason why men are so often useless is that they neglect their own profession or calling, and divide and shift their attention among a multiplicity of objects and pursuits.
Ralph Waldo Emerson The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
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The only difference between a thought and physical reality is time, passion (love or hate), and physical activity.
Peter McWilliams You Can't Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought
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The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit. Try, if you can, to belong to the first class. There's far less competition.
Dwight Morrow The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase, Saying, and Quotation
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If you are clear about what you want, the world responds with clarity.
Loretta Staples Creating a Life Worth Living
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One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Elbert Hubbard The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
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Perseverance is a great element of success; if you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate you are sure to wake up somebody.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations
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Those who believe that they are exclusively in the right are generally those who achieve something.
Aldous Huxley The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase, Saying, and Quotation
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We shall never have more time. We have, and have always had, all the time there is. No object is served in waiting until next week or even until tomorrow. Keep going day in and day out. Concentrate on something useful. Having decided to achieve a task, achieve it at all costs.
Arnold Bennett The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
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Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never--in nothing, great or small, large or petty--never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
Winston Churchill Power Quotes
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Don't wait for your "ship to come in," and feel angry and cheated when it doesn't. Get going with something small.
Irene Kassorla Treasury of Women's Quotations
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In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
Anne Armstrong The Penguin Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Quotations
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Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently.
William A. Ward Words for All Occasions
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Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires...courage.
Ralph Waldo Emerson The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
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When you are feeling fear of some project or idea or dream, ask yourself, What am I still curious enough about to override my fear? Follow your curiosity like a delicious scent leading you to a kitchen. Let your curiosity peel back the dry, bitter skin of drudgery to find the sweet fruit of fun at the core. Focus on what you love rather than fixating on the feelings of discomfort that sometimes accompany desire.
Carol Lloyd Creating a Life Worth Living
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Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!
Lewis Carroll, from Through the Looking Glass The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase, Saying, and Quotation
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All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.
Walter Anderson The Confidence Course: Sevens Steps to Self-Fulfillment
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This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one, the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap, the being a force of nature instead of a feverish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.
George Bernard Shaw Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations
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Always there will be, along the sidelines of life, inferior souls who throw mud at those whose attainments they do not quite understand. The man who really accomplishes doesn't pay attention to such detractors. If he did, he'd be on their level. He keeps an eye singled on the higher goal--and the mud never touches him.
Jerome P. Fleishman The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
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There's no thrill in easy sailing when the skies are clear and blue, there's no joy in merely doing things which any one can do. But there is some satisfaction that is mighty sweet to take, when you reach a destination that you thought you'd never make.
Spirella The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
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Every calling is great when greatly pursued.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations
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We can accomplish almost anything within our ability if we but think that we can! Every great achievement was first carefully thought out...Think--but to a purpose. Think constructively. Think as you read. Think as you listen. Think as you travel and your eyes reveal new situations. Think as you work daily at your desk, or in the field, or while strolling. Think to rise and improve your place in life. There can be no advancement or success without serious thought.
George Matthew Adams The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
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Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!
Andrew Carnegie The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
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Without a quest, life is quickly reduced to bleak black and wimpy white, a diet too bland to get anybody out of bed in the morning. A quest fuels our fire. It refuses to let us drift downstream gathering debris.
Charles Swindoll The Quest for Character
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Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
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...leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully...they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning--from one's own life and experience.
Warren Bennis On Becoming a Leader
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Last Update: May 15, 2011