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.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself
When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier,
you'll be a general. If you become a monk you'll end up as the pope.'
Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.
Know your limits, not so that you can honor them but so that you can smash them to pieces and reach for magnificence.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The 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
The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it’s conformity.
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.
The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for.
The meaning of life is to discover your gifts. The purpose of life is to give them away.
If you have been wise and successful I congratulate you. Unless you are unable to forget how successful you have been, then I pity you.
Tis nothing good or bad. Thinking makes it so.
You wouldn't call it genius if you know how much work went into it.
Action is the only real measure of intelligence
It's never too late to be what you might have been.
If you live each day as if it were your last, one day you'll most certainly be right.
Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ‘em.
Fear not that your life will come to an end but that it will never have a beginning
John Henry Newman
If you're not busy being born, you're busy dying.
I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.
Act as if it were impossible to fail.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further then a great idea that inspires no one.
Mary Kay Ash
Live each day as if it were your last. Learn as if you would live forever.
If you have something to say, you will be given the power to say it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.
Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
If 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.
Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.
Trying to be happy by accumulating possessions is like trying to satisfy hunger by taping sandwiches all over your body.
Life is about making mistakes. Death is about wishing you made more.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
If you enjoy what you do, you will never work another day in your life.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
He that thinks he is finished is finished
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have always imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
I've never known a man worth his salt who in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn't appreciate the grind and the discipline needed to achieve any worthwhile goal.
Learn to do what you don't feel like doing.
Destiny is man-made.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Leonardo da Vinci
All you have to do is hold your goal before you and everything else will take care of itself.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
Goals in writing are dreams with deadlines.
The problem is not those who dream, but those who can only dream.
In a mediocre organization, when someone asks for something they pull out a calendar. In a great organization they look at their watch.
Commanding General in Afghanistan
If you want something you've never had, you must be willing to do something you have never done.
Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.
Success and failure. We think of them as opposites, but they're really not. They're companions - the hero and the sidekick.
The most powerful business model: Doing what you love.
Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.
No one who can rise before dawn three hundred and sixty five days a
year fails to make his family rich.
Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.
What is this magic requirement? Just this: a deep, driving desire to learn, a vigorous determination to increase your ability to deal with people.
Start finding future clients before you have anything to sell them. Get to know these people as friends, not potential customers.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
In business you don't get what you deserve. You get what you negotiate.
Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.