There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.
– Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.
– Francis Chan
You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.
– George Lorimer
To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.
– Mike Gafka
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
– Aristotle Onassis
I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.
– Muhammad Ali
A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.
– Joyce A. Myers
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
– Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee
Success…seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.
– Conrad Hilton
Intolerance of your present creates your future.
– Mike Murdock
You can not retain a true and clear vision of wealth if you are constantly turning your attention to opposing pictures, whether they be external or imaginary.
– Wallace D. Wattles
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
– Edmund Hillary
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
– Booker T. Washington
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
– Robert Frost
One man with courage makes a majority.
– Andrew Jackson
I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.
– Florence Nightingale
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
– Wayne Gretzky
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
– Anatole France
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.
– Washington Irving
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
– Napoleon Hill
It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.
– E.E. Cummings
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
– George Eliot
You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
– Steve Jobs
The number one reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.
– Napoleon Hill
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you are going to doubt something, doubt your limits.
– Don Ward
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
– Herman Melville
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
– Denis Watiley
Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so. For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her.
– Charles De Gaulle
The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of Hell, a hell of Heaven.
– John Milton
Every great story on the planet happened when someone decided not to give up, but kept going no matter what.
– Spryte Loriano
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
– Albert Einstein
In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.
– Jane Smiley
Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.
– George Bernard Shaw
I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
– Diane Ackerman
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
– Jim Rohn
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
– Dale Carnegie
Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.
– Theodore N. Vail
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
– Norman Vincent Peale
How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.
– Trina Paulus
Give me a stock clerk with a goal, and I will give you a man who will make history. Give me a man without a goal, and I will give you a stock clerk.
– J.C. Penny
It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
– Harry Emerson Fosdick
Success is…knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others.
– John C. Maxwell
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.
– Wayne Dyer
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
– Mark Twain
Give light and people will find the way.
– Ella Baker
Ideas shape the course of history.
– John Maynard Keynes
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
– Vince Lombardi
Do not let what you can not do; interfere with what you can do.
– John Wooden