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Motivational quotes, Self-help aphorisms, Success advice

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Jim RohnYou are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.

—  Jim Rohn, 1930-2009, American self-help speker

Zig ZiglarDon't let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of going after yours.

—  Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012, American self-help writer

Zig ZiglarIt is nobler to love the person next to you than to love mankind in general.

—  Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012, American self-help writer

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery.

—  H. Jackson Brown, Jr., 1940-, American self-help writer

Zig ZiglarMaking the family a top priority will invariably bring success.

—  Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012, American self-help writer

Zig ZiglarIf you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.

—  Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012, American self-help writer

Jim RohnGet around people who have something of value to share with you. Their impact will continue to have a significant effect on your life long they have departed.

—  Jim Rohn, 1930-2009, American self-help speker

Georg Christoph LichtenbergThere is no more important rule of conduct in the world than this: attach yourself as much as you can to people who are abler than you and yet not so very different that you cannot understand them.

—  Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, 1742-1799, German author of maxims

Will DurantNever put a man in the wrong. He will hold it against you forever.

—  Will Durant, 1885-1981, American historian & philosopher

  Treating others
Lord ChesterfieldThe characteristic of a well-bred man is, to converse with his inferiors without insolence, and with his superiors with respect and with ease.

—  Lord Chesterfield, 1694-1773, English statesman & writer

Lou HoltzI follow three rules: Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care.

—  Lou Holtz, 1937-, American football coach

Vladimir LeninTrust is good, but control is better.

—  Vladimir Lenin, 1870-1924, Soviet revolutionary & leader

Ronald ReaganTrust, But Verify.

—  Ronald Reagan, 1911-2004, American President [1981-1989]

Peter PanAll it takes is faith and trust.

—  from the film Peter Pan

Charles Caleb ColtonSilence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.

—  Charles Caleb Colton, 1780-1832, English cleric & writer

  Praise & Flattery
John WoodenYou can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one.

—  John Wooden, 1910-2010, American basketball coach

Winston ChurchillThis is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never!

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

Samuel JohnsonWhat ever the motive for the insult, it is always best to overlook it; for folly doesn't deserve resentment, and malice is punished by neglect.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

Steve JobsGetting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.

—  Steve Jobs, 1955-2011, American businessman

Sun TzuHe who knows when he can fight and when he cannot will be victorious.

—  Sun Tzu, c. 5th cent. BC, Chinese general & military strategist

John WoodenYou are not a failure until you start blaming others for your mistakes.

—  John Wooden, 1910-2010, American basketball coach


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