Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.
Euripides They can because they think they can.
Virgil Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself.
Theodore T. Hunger We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired to glory.
Cicero The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
Frank Loyd Wright The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience.
Elbert Hubbard There is only one success--to be able to spend your life in your own way.
Christopher Morley Success is sweet: the sweeter if long delayed and attained through manifold struggles and defeats.
A. Branson Alcott The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows.
Aristotle Onassis The greatest results in life are usually attained by simple means and the exercise of ordinary qualities. These may for the most part be summed in these two: commonsense and perseverance.
Owen Feltham Failures do what is tension relieving, while winners do what is goal achieving.
Dennis Waitley The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.
Everyone has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure-which is: Try to please everybody.
Herbert Bayard Swope Imagination Quotes The imagination exercises a powerful influence over every act of sense, thought, reason,
-over every idea.
Latin Proverb Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
James Russel Lowell Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein He who has imagination without learning, has wings and no feet.
Joseph Joubert Hope is the dream of a man awake.
French Proverb A strong imagination begetteth opportunity.
Michel de Montaigne Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions.
Where beams of imagination play,
The memory's soft figures melt away.
Alexander Pope Believe that you have it, and you have it.
Latin Proverb The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
Marcel Proust The imagination is the secret and marrow of civilization.
Henry Ward Beecher Imagine every day to be the last of a life surrounded with hopes, cares, anger, and fear. The hours that come unexpectedly will be so much more the grateful.
Horace Imagination is the eye of the soul.
Joseph Joubert You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
Follow Your Dreams
I have spread my dreams beneath your feet. Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
W.B. Yeats Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
Harriet Tubman Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
Pamela Vaull Starr All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible.
Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
Henry David Thoreau So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains
And we never even know we have the key.
Lyrics from Already Gone, peformed by the Eagles for their 1974 On the Border album
The end of wisdom is to dream high enough not to lose the dream in the seeking of it.
William Faulkner I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
Patrick Henry Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
Lanston Hughes You cannot dream yourself into a character: you must hammer and forge yourself into one.
Henry D. Thoreau The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer.
Dreams are the touchstones of our character.
Henry David Thoreau The question for each man to settle is not what he would do if he had means, time, influence and educational advantages; the question is what he will do with the things he has. The moment a young man ceases to dream or to bemoan his lack of opportunities and resolutely looks his conditions in the face, and resolves to change them, he lays the corner-stone of a solid and honorable success.
Hamilton Wright Mabie The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.
Paul Valery A skillful man reads his dreams for self-knowledge, yet not the details but the quality.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Our waking hours form the text of our lives, our dreams, the commentary.
Anonymous Hope is the dream of the waking man.
French Proverb To unpathed waters, undreamed shores.
William Shakepeare Goals and Goal Setting Quotations Related Links: Inspirational Quotes | Success Quotes The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business--or almost anywhere else for that matter.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Francis Bacon In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
Vince Lombardi Failures do what is tension relieving,
while winners do what is goal achieving.
(as quoted in Brian Tracy's book, Eat That Frog) A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness
concerning, the main aim of his life.
Samuel Butler Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
Brian Tracy, Eat that Frog The great and glorious masterpiece of
man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,
or what's a heaven for?
Robert Browning The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
Aldous Huxley If you don't know where you are going,
you'll end up someplace else.
Yogi Berra Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; while others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than before.
Polybius Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
Viktor Frankl The virtue lies in the struggle, not in the prize.
Richard Monckton Milnes To reach a port, we must sail—Sail, not tie at anchor—Sail, not drift.
Franklin Roosevelt There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Henry Ford Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.
It is not enough to take steps which may some day lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Who aims at excellence will be above mediocrity; who aims at mediocrity will be far short of it.
Burmese Saying In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of
Author Unknown Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
David Ogilvy There are two things to aim at in life; first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith Fear of Failure
Go back a little to leap further.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Theodore Roosevelt Half of the failures in life come from pulling one's horse when he is leaping.
Thomas Hood I failed my way to success.
Thomas Edison Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.
William Shakespeare Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.
Napoleon Hill Failure is blindness to the strategic element in events; success is readiness for instant action when the opportune moment arrives.
Newell D. Hillis They fail, and they alone, who have not striven.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich We learn wisdom from failure much more than success. We often discover what we will do, by finding out what we will not do.
I was never afraid of failure, for I would sooner fail than not be among the best.
John Keats It is foolish to fear what you cannot avoid.
Stultum est timere quod vitare non potes.
He that is down needs fear no fall.
John Bunyan Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
George Herman "Babe" Ruth One who fears failure limits his activities.
Failure is only the opportunity to more
intelligently begin again.
Henry Ford The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.
Elbert Hubbard Failure is a trickster with a keen sense of irony and cunning. It takes great delight in tripping one when success is almost within reach.
Napoleon Hill Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes; but great minds rise above them.
Washington Irving Our greatest glory consist not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Oliver Goldsmith Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Vincent van Gogh The greatest men sometimes overshoot themselves, but then their very mistakes are so many lessons of instruction.
Tom Browne Experience teaches slowly, and at the cost of mistakes.
James A. Froude It is the want of diligence, rather than the want of means, that causes most failures.
Alfred Mercier A man's life is interesting primarily when he has failed--I well know.
For it's a sign that he tried to surpass himself.
Georges Clemenceau He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
Napoleon Bonaparte There is no failure except in no longer trying.
Elbert Hubbard There is no impossibility to him who stands prepared to conquer every hazard.
The fearful are the failing.
Sarah J. Hale Disappointments are to the soul what thunderstorms are to the air.
Johann C. F. von
Schiller Failure teaches success.
If You Think You are Beaten
Walter D. Wintle
If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win but think you can't,
It's almost certain you won't.
Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But sooner or later, the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can.
A smile costs nothing, but gives much-
It takes but a moment, but the memory of it usually lasts forever.
None are so rich that can get along without it-
And none are so poor but that can be made rich by it.
It enriches those who receive, without making poor those who give
It creates sunshine in the home,
Fosters good will in business,
And is the best antidote for trouble-
And yet it cannot be begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is of no value
Unless it is given away.
Some people are too busy to give you a smile-
Give them one of yours-
For the good Lord knows that no one needs a smile so badly
As he or she who has no more smiles left to give.