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  Goals
Dave LettermanNext in importance to having a good aim is to recognize when to pull the trigger.

—  Dave Letterman, 1947-, American TV talk show host

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Winston ChurchillIt is wonderful what great strides can be made when there is a resolute purpose behind them.

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

Michel de MontaigneNo wind favors he who has no destined port.

—  Michel de Montaigne, 1533-1592, French thinker

Albert EinsteinIf you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.

—  Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-Jewish physicist

Ferdinand FochIn whatever position you find yourself, determine first your objective.

—  Ferdinand Foch, 1851-1929, French field marshal

Jim RohnThe major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.

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

Jim RohnThe ultimate reason for setting goals is to entice you to become the person it takes to achieve them.

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

Jim RohnDon’t set your goals too low. If you don’t need much, you won’t become much.

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

Peter DruckerIf you have more than five goals, you have none.

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

Peter DruckerThe basic definition of the business and of its purpose and mission have to be translated into objectives.

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

Harry TrumanIf you don't have your own goals, you'll be doomed to work toward someone else's.

—  Harry Truman, 1884-1972, American President [1945-1953]

Zig ZiglarA goal properly set is halfway reached.

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

Zig ZiglarIf you don't have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer.

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

Zig ZiglarIf you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.

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

Lou HoltzIf you're bored with life, if you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things, you don't have enough goals.

—  Lou Holtz, 1937-, American football coach

Henry FordObstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.

—  Henry Ford, 1863-1947, American industrialist, founder of FORD

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  Direction
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.When you can’t change the direction of the wind, adjust your sails.

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

Wolfgang GoetheHe who moves not forward, goes backward.

—  Wolfgang Goethe, 1749-1832, German poet & philosopher

Zig ZiglarLack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.

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

Zig ZiglarPeople do not wander around and then find themselves at the top of Mount Everest.

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

  
  Self-Improvement
Wolfgang GoetheHe who moves not forward, goes backward.

—  Wolfgang Goethe, 1749-1832, German poet & philosopher

Jim RohnYou must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.

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

Jim RohnWe can have more than we’ve got because we can become more than we are.

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

Bob DylanHe not busy being born is busy dying.

—  Bob Dylan, 1941-, American singer [Nobel 2016]

  
  Dreams
Wolfgang GoetheWhatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

—  Wolfgang Goethe, 1749-1832, German poet & philosopher

Benjamin FranklinMotivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.

—  Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, American politician & writer

Walt DisneyIf you can dream it, you can achieve it.

—  Walt Disney, 1901-1966, American businessman & cartoonist

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 ZiglarYou can't have a million dollar dream with a minimum wage work ethic.

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

Eleanor RooseveltThe future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

—  Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962, American politician & wife of the 32nd USA president

John WoodenDon’t give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you.

—  John Wooden, 1910-2010, American basketball coach

Walt DisneyIf you can dream it, you can do it.

—  Walt Disney, 1901-1966, American businessman & cartoonist

  
  Necessity
NapoleonA man who has no consideration for the needs of his men ought never to be given command.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

  
  Planning
Harvey MackayIf you fail to plan, then you plan to fail.

—  Harvey Mackay, American self-help writer

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Donald TrumpYou have to think anyway, so why not think big?

—  Donald Trump, 1946-, President of the USA

Pablo PicassoOur goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.

—  Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973, Spanish painter

Winston ChurchillLet our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.

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

Jim RohnIf you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.

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

Peter DruckerPlans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

Dwight EisenhowerPlans are nothing; planning is everything.

—  Dwight Eisenhower, 1890-1969, American general & President

Zig ZiglarYou were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.

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

  
  Strategy
NapoleonIn a battle, as in a siege, the art consists in concentrating very heavy fire on a particular point.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

Sun TzuWhen you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.

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

Sun TzuStrategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.

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

Benjamin DisraeliThe most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps.

—  Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Prime Minister

  
  Motives
Zig ZiglarPeople don’t buy for logical reasons. They buy for emotional reasons.

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

  
  Ambition
Donald TrumpYou have to think anyway, so why not think big?

—  Donald Trump, 1946-, President of the USA

Steve JobsStay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

—  Steve Jobs, 1955-2011, American businessman

     (ending comment in the Stanford Commencement in 2005)

  
  Hope
NapoleonA leader is a dealer in hope.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.Believe in miracles but don't depend on them.

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

  
  Limits
Arthur ClarkeThe only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.

—  Arthur Clarke, 1917-2008, British Sci-Fi writer

  
  Desire
Jim RohnWhen you know what you want, and you want it bad enough, you'll find a way to get it.

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

  
  Options
Jim RohnEither you run the day or the day runs you.

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

Jim RohnYou must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills.

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

  
  Quality
Steve JobsQuality is much better than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.

—  Steve Jobs, 1955-2011, American businessman

Steve JobsBe a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.

—  Steve Jobs, 1955-2011, American businessman

Anton ChekhovEverything should be first-rate in a person, his face, clothes, soul and thoughts.

—  Anton Chekhov, 1860-1904, Russian writer

Henry FordQuality means doing it right when no one is looking.

—  Henry Ford, 1863-1947, American industrialist, founder of FORD

  
  Security
William G.T. SheddA ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.

—  William G.T. Shedd, 1820-1894, American Presbyterian theologian

Sun TzuVictorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.

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

Andy WarholSecurity breeds stagnation.

—  Andy Warhol, 1928-1987, American artist

Peter DruckerThe one man to distrust, however, is the man who never makes a mistake, never commits a blunder, never fails in what he tries to do. He is either a phony, or he stays with the safe, the tried, and the trivial.

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

  
  Promises
Lou HoltzDon't ever promise more than you can deliver, but always deliver more than you promise.

—  Lou Holtz, 1937-, American football coach

  
  Choices
Abraham LincolnAll through life, be sure and put your feet in the right place, and then stand firm.

—  Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, American President

Jim RohnLearn how to separate the majors and the minors. A lot of people don’t do well simply because they major in minor things.

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

William JamesWhen you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself a choice.

—  William James, 1842-1910, American philosopher

Alan GreenspanThere are no easy choices. Easy choices are long gone.

—  Alan Greenspan, 1926-, American economist

  
  Quitting
SenecaJust as an enemy is more dangerous to a retreating army, so every trouble that fortune brings attacks us all the harder if we yield and turn our backs.

—  Seneca, 4 AD-65 AD, Roman philosopher

Thomas EdisonThe trouble with most people is that they quit before they start.

—  Thomas Edison, 1847-1934, American inventor

David Lloyd GeorgeThere is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks.

—  David Lloyd George, 1863-1945, British Prime Minister [1916-1922]

  
  Accomplishment
Lord ChesterfieldKnowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give luster, and many more people see than weigh.

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

George SantayanaThe Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible that which takes a little longer.

—  George Santayana, 1863-1952, Spanish-American philosopher

Peter DruckerEfficiency is doing the thing right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

Eleanor RooseveltWhat could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?

—  Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962, American politician & wife of the 32nd USA president

Walt DisneyIt's kind of fun to do the impossible.

—  Walt Disney, 1901-1966, American businessman & cartoonist

  
  Searching
Thomas EdisonWhen you've exhausted all possibilities, remember this: You Haven't!

—  Thomas Edison, 1847-1934, American inventor

  
  Decisions
Peter DruckerWhenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

Karl KrausA weak man has doubts before a decision; a strong man has them afterwards.

—  Karl Kraus, 1874-1936, Austrian writer

Harry TrumanAll my life, whenever it comes time to make a decision, I make it and forget about it.

—  Harry Truman, 1884-1972, American President [1945-1953]

Marcel ProustAll our final decisions are made in a state of mind that is not going to last.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

  
  Initiative
Walt WhitmanEither define the moment or the moment will define you.

—  Walt Whitman, 1819-1892, American poet

  
  Action
Pablo PicassoOne must act in painting as in life, directly.

—  Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973, Spanish painter

George Bernard ShawThe people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

George Bernard ShawThe possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Mahatma GandhiThe future depends on what you do today.

—  Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian leader of independence

Mark TwainTwenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

—  Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American writer

William ShakespeareAction is eloquence.

—  William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, English poet & playwright ‐ Coriolanus

John KennedyIf not us, who? If not now, when?

—  John Kennedy, 1917-1963, American President [1961-1963]

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

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

Harry TrumanImperfect action is better than perfect inaction.

—  Harry Truman, 1884-1972, American President [1945-1953]

Benjamin FranklinAll mankind is divided into three groups: those that are immovable, those that are movable and those that move.

—  Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, American politician & writer

Zig ZiglarLogic won't change an emotion but action will.

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

Walt DisneyThe way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

—  Walt Disney, 1901-1966, American businessman & cartoonist

  
  Being Busy
Jim RohnDon’t mistake movement for achievement. It’s easy to get faked out by being busy. The question is: Busy doing what?

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

Bob DylanHe not busy being born is busy dying.

—  Bob Dylan, 1941-, American singer [Nobel 2016]

John WoodenNever mistake activity for achievement.

—  John Wooden, 1910-2010, American basketball coach

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  Doing
Pablo PicassoI am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.

—  Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973, Spanish painter

Pablo PicassoWhat one does is what counts. Not what one had the intention of doing.

—  Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973, Spanish painter

Winston ChurchillIt’s not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what’s required.

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

ConfuciusI hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

—  Confucius, 551-479 BC, Chinese teacher & philosopher

Wolfgang GoetheKnowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.

—  Wolfgang Goethe, 1749-1832, German poet & philosopher

Peter DruckerThere is nothing quite so useless, as doing with great efficiency, something that should not be done at all.

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

T. S. EliotTurn things you've always wanted to do, into things you've done.

—  T. S. Eliot, 1888-1965, British poet, Nobel 1948

Will DurantForget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.

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

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

Eleanor RooseveltDo one thing every day that scares you.

—  Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962, American politician & wife of the 32nd USA president

  
  Effort
Thomas EdisonGenius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.

—  Thomas Edison, 1847-1934, American inventor

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Thomas JeffersonI find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.

—  Thomas Jefferson, 1749-1826, American President [1801-1809]

Zig ZiglarThere are no traffic jams on the extra mile.

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

Vince LombardiThe harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.

—  Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, American football coach

  
  Change
Andy WarholThey always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

—  Andy Warhol, 1928-1987, American artist

Jim RohnIf you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.

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

Steve JobsThe people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.

—  Steve Jobs, 1955-2011, American businessman

Georg Christoph LichtenbergI cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is that they must change if they are to get better.

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

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  Readiness
Zig ZiglarExpect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.

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

  
  Diligence
Samuel JohnsonFew things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

  
  Dedication
ConfuciusWherever you go, go with all your heart.

—  Confucius, 551-479 BC, Chinese teacher & philosopher

Winston ChurchillIt is wonderful what great strides can be made when there is a resolute purpose behind them.

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

Vladimir LeninYou must have your heart on fire and your brain on ice.

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

Pablo PicassoOur goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.

—  Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973, Spanish painter

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

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

Thomas EdisonWhen you've exhausted all possibilities, remember this: You Haven't!

—  Thomas Edison, 1847-1934, American inventor

Steve JobsI'm convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.

—  Steve Jobs, 1955-2011, American businessman

Samuel JohnsonFew things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

  
  Opportunity
Sun TzuOpportunities multiply as they are seized.

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

Francis BaconA wise man will make more opportunities, than he finds.

—  Francis Bacon, 1561-1626, English philosopher

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.

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

Douglas MacArthurThere is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.

—  Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964, American general

Zig ZiglarSuccess occurs when opportunity meets preparation.

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

  
  Enthusiasm
Harry TrumanThe successful man has enthusiasm. Good work is never done in cold blood; heat is needed for forge anything. Every great achievement is the story of a flaming heart.

—  Harry Truman, 1884-1972, American President [1945-1953]

Henry FordEnthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars.

—  Henry Ford, 1863-1947, American industrialist, founder of FORD

  
  Ideas
Thomas EdisonBefore you reject an idea, find at least five good things about it.

—  Thomas Edison, 1847-1934, American inventor

Peter DruckerIdeas are like frog eggs: you've got to lay a thousand to hatch one.

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

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  Tools
Vince LombardiThe measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

—  Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, American football coach

  
  Adversity
Benjamin DisraeliThere is no education like adversity.

—  Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Prime Minister

Lou HoltzIt's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.

—  Lou Holtz, 1937-, American football coach

Lou HoltzI've never known anybody to achieve anything without overcoming adversity.

—  Lou Holtz, 1937-, American football coach

Henry FordWhen everything seem to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.

—  Henry Ford, 1863-1947, American industrialist, founder of FORD

  
  Easiness
John KennedyDon't pray for an easy life, pray to be a stronger man.

—  John Kennedy, 1917-1963, American President [1961-1963]

Jim RohnDon’t join an easy crowd; you won’t grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high.

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

  
  Problems
René DescartesDivide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.

—  René Descartes, 1596-1650, French philosopher

Arthur ClarkeProblems seldom go away if they’re ignored.

—  Arthur Clarke, 1917-2008, British Sci-Fi writer

Zig ZiglarWhen you focus on problems, you get more problems. When you focus on possibilities, you have more opportunities.

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

Lou HoltzNever tell your problems to anyone...20% don't care and the other 80% are glad you have them.

—  Lou Holtz, 1937-, American football coach

Eleanor RooseveltA stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping-stone to the optimist.

—  Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962, American politician & wife of the 32nd USA president

  
  Risk
Ralph Waldo EmersonIn skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1884, American philosopher

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Jim RohnIf you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.

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

T. S. EliotOnly those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

—  T. S. Eliot, 1888-1965, British poet, Nobel 1948

T. S. EliotWe must always take risks. That is our destiny.

—  T. S. Eliot, 1888-1965, British poet, Nobel 1948

Zig ZiglarThose who won't take a chance don't have a chance.

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

  
  Help
Zig ZiglarYou will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.

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

  
  Duty
Winston ChurchillIt’s not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what’s required.

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

  
  Synergies
Dwight EisenhowerAlways try to associate yourself with and learn as much as you can from those who know more than you do, who do better than you, who see more clearly than you.

—  Dwight Eisenhower, 1890-1969, American general & President

Zig ZiglarYou will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.

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

  
  Teamwork
George WashingtonIt is infinitely better to have a few good men than many indifferent ones.

—  George Washington, 1732-1799, the first American President

Franklin RooseveltPeople acting together as a group can accomplish things which no individual acting alone could ever hope to bring about.

—  Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1945, American President [1936-1945]

  
  Work
Thomas EdisonThe First 40 hours of work per week are for survival. Everything after that is for success.

—  Thomas Edison, 1847-1934, American inventor

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.Work at something you enjoy and that's worthy of your time and talent.

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

Jim RohnThe worst days of those who enjoy what they do are better than the best days of those who don’t.

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

Vince LombardiThere is no substitute for work.

—  Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, American football coach

Lou HoltzWinners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they're making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that's the difference.

—  Lou Holtz, 1937-, American football coach

John WoodenDon’t let making a living prevent you from making a life.

—  John Wooden, 1910-2010, American basketball coach

John WoodenNothing will work unless you do.

—  John Wooden, 1910-2010, American basketball coach

  
  Career
Ralph Waldo EmersonHitch your wagon to a star.

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1884, American philosopher

  
  Expertise
Frank TygerProfessionalism is knowing how to do it, when to do it, and doing it.

—  Frank Tyger, 1929-2011, American cartoonist

  
  Leadership
Lao-TzuTo lead people, walk beside them.

—  Lao-Tzu, 6th cent. BC, Chinese philosopher

NapoleonA leader is a dealer in hope.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

NapoleonA man who has no consideration for the needs of his men ought never to be given command.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

Niccolò MachiavelliThe first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.

—  Niccolò Machiavelli, 1469-1527, Italian political philosopher

Douglas MacArthurNever give an order that can't be obeyed.

—  Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964, American general

Jim RohnThe challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.

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

Peter DruckerManagement is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

Peter DruckerYour first and foremost job as a leader is to take charge of your own energy and then help to orchestrate the energy of those around you.

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

Peter DruckerOnly three things happen naturally in organizations: friction, confusion, and underperformance. Everything else requires leadership.

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

Bill GatesAs we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.

—  Bill Gates, 1955-, American businessman

Dwight EisenhowerLeadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well.

—  Dwight Eisenhower, 1890-1969, American general & President

Dwight EisenhowerIn order to be a leader a man must have followers. And to have followers, a man must have their confidence.

—  Dwight Eisenhower, 1890-1969, American general & President

Harry TrumanTo be able to lead others, a man must be willing to go forward alone.

—  Harry Truman, 1884-1972, American President [1945-1953]

George W. BushIn the end, leaders are defined by the convictions they hold.

—  George W. Bush, 1946-, American President

Walt DisneyCourage is the main quality of leadership, in my opinion, no matter where it is exercised. Usually it implies some risk — especially in new undertakings.

—  Walt Disney, 1901-1966, American businessman & cartoonist

Margaret ThatcherDon't follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister

  
  Economy
Jim RohnEconomic disaster begins with a philosophy of doing less and wanting more.

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

  
  Business
Lord ChesterfieldWithout some dissimulation no business can be carried on at all.

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

Peter DruckerBusiness has only two functions: marketing and innovation.

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

Peter Drucker1. What is our mission? 2. Who is our customer? 3. What does the customer value? 4. What are our results? 5. What is our plan?

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

Peter DruckerThere is only one valid definition of a business purpose: to create a customer.

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

Henry FordEmployers only handle the money; it is the customer who pays the wages.

—  Henry Ford, 1863-1947, American industrialist, founder of FORD

  
  Sales
Zig ZiglarEvery sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.

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

  
  Money
Alan GreenspanAmateurs want to be right. Professionals want to make money.

—  Alan Greenspan, 1926-, American economist

  
  The Rich
Steve JobsBeing the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful...that’s what matters to me.

—  Steve Jobs, 1955-2011, American businessman

  
  Waste
Charles DarwinA man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.

—  Charles Darwin, 1809-1882, British scientist

  
  Measurements
Peter DruckerWhat gets measured gets managed.

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

Andy WarholDon't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.

—  Andy Warhol, 1928-1987, American artist

  
  Reality
William JamesThoughts become perception, perception becomes reality. Alter your thoughts, alter your reality.

—  William James, 1842-1910, American philosopher

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  Sports
Vince LombardiFootball is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.

—  Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, American football coach

  
  Cause & Effect
Benjamin DisraeliMan is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men.

—  Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Prime Minister

  
  Success & Failure
Bill CosbyIn order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.

—  Bill Cosby, 1937-, American comedian

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George Bernard ShawSuccess does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Winston ChurchillSuccess is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.

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

Albert EinsteinIf A is success in life, then A = x + y + z. Work is x, play is y and z is keeping your mouth shut.

—  Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-Jewish physicist

TalleyrandNothing succeeds so well as success.

—  Talleyrand, 1754-1838, French statesman & diplomat

Chinese proverbFailure is the mother of success.

—  Chinese proverb

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H. Jackson Brown, Jr.Judge your success by the degree that you're enjoying peace, health, and love.

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

Frank TygerSuccess won't just come to you. It has to be met at least half way.

—  Frank Tyger, 1929-2011, American cartoonist

Bill GatesSuccess is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.

—  Bill Gates, 1955-, American businessman

Zig ZiglarThere is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs.

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

Zig ZiglarFailure doesn't mean you are a failure... it just means you haven't succeeded yet. Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.

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

Zig ZiglarMake failure your teacher, not your undertaker.

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

Henry FordFailure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

—  Henry Ford, 1863-1947, American industrialist, founder of FORD

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John WoodenSuccess is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.

—  John Wooden, 1910-2010, American basketball coach

John WoodenFailing to prepare is preparing to fail.

—  John Wooden, 1910-2010, American basketball coach

  
  Happiness
Albert EinsteinIf you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.

—  Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-Jewish physicist

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

George SantayanaTo be happy you must have taken the measure of your powers, tasted the fruits of your passion, and learned your place in the world.

—  George Santayana, 1863-1952, Spanish-American philosopher

Jim RohnHappiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.

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

Jim RohnHappiness is not an accident. Nor is it something you wish for. Happiness is something you design.

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

Jim RohnLearn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.

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

Bob MarleyNothing is wrong if it makes you happy.

—  Bob Marley, 1945-1981, Jamaican singer

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  Perfection
Vince LombardiPerfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.

—  Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, American football coach

  
  Progress
George Bernard ShawThe reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

  
  Victory & Defeat
Sun TzuThe supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.

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

Sun TzuVictorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.

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

Sun TzuStrategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.

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

Zig ZiglarYou were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.

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

Vince LombardiWinning is not everything, but wanting to win is.

—  Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, American football coach

  
  Control
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]

  
  Mistakes
George Bernard ShawSuccess does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Peter DruckerThe most serious mistakes are not being made as a result of wrong answers. The true dangerous thing is asking the wrong question.

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

Zig ZiglarYou have made some mistakes and you may not be where you want to be, but that has nothing to do with your future.

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

Henry FordThe only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.

—  Henry Ford, 1863-1947, American industrialist, founder of FORD

  
  Danger
Winston ChurchillDanger: if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!

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

  
  Degradation
Jim RohnWe must all wage an intense, lifelong battle against the constant downward pull. If we relax, the bugs and weeds of negativity will move into the garden and take away everything of value.

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

  
  Poverty
Bill GatesIf you are born poor its not your mistake, but if you die poor its your mistake.

—  Bill Gates, 1955-, American businessman

  

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