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Title: The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult.


1
  • "The distance is nothing it is only the first
    step that is difficult."
  • Marie de Vichy-Chamrond, the Marquise du Deffand
    (1697-1780)
  • French woman of letters

2
  • Youre gonna have to serve somebody.
  • Bob Dylan (1941 ) American music artist

3
  • What we do in life, echoesin eternity.
  • Maximus Decimus Meridias Roman generalfrom the
    film "Gladiator" (2000)

4
  • Be a good ancestor. Stand for something bigger
    than yourself. Add value to the Earth during your
    sojourn.
  • Marian Wright Edelman (1939 ) American
    activistfounder of the Children's Defense Fund

5
  • They say things happen for a reason... You don't
    do them, they won't.
  • Donavon Frankenreiter (1972 ) American music
    artist

6
  • Achievement is talent plus preparation.
  • Malcolm Gladwell (1963 ) Canadian journalist

7
  • To worry is to add another hazard.
  • Amelia Earhart (18971937)
  • American aviator

8
  • I will never quit. I persevere and thrive on
    adversity... If knocked down, I will get back up,
    every time.
  • U.S. Navy SEALs

9
  • Great persons are able to do great kindnesses.
  • Miguel de Cervantes (15471616)
  • Spanish writer
  • (as Sancho Panza in Don Quixote)

10
  • "Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work
    at it, early and late, in season and out of
    season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never
    deferring for a single hour that which can be
    done just as well as now."
  • P.T. Barnum (18101891)
  • Showman and circus founder

11
  • In every life we have some trouble, but when you
    worry you make it double. Don't worry. Be
    happy.
  • Bobby McFerrin (1950 ) American music
    artist10-time Grammy Award winner

12
  • "You are never really playing an opponent. You
    are playing yourself, your own highest standards,
    and when you reach your limits, that is real
    joy."
  • Arthur Ashe (19431993)
  • Professional tennis player

13
  • "Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands
    bring wealth."
  • Proverbs 104

14
  • What makes the dawn come up like thunder?
    Courage!
  • Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz (1939)

15
  • Were there none who were discontented with what
    they have, the world would never reach for
    anything better.
  • Florence Nightingale (18201910) English pioneer
    of modern nursing

16
  • sell all good things at the price of
    labour.
  • Leonardo da Vinci (14521519) Italian painter,
    sculptor and inventor

17
  • "To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield!"
  • Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)
  • English poet

18
  • "The noblest search is the search for
    excellence."
  • Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973)
  • Former U.S. president

19
  • "I only want people around me who can do the
    impossible."
  • Elizabeth Arden (1878-1966)
  • Canadian businesswoman, style mogul

20
  • "Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I'll give
    you a man who will make history."
  • James Cash Penney (1875-1971)Founder of J.C.
    Penney stores

21
  • "Punctuality is the politeness of kings."
  • Louis XVIII (1755-1824)
  • French king

22
  • "People who are unable to motivate themselves
    must be content with mediocrity, no matter how
    impressive their other talents."
  • Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919)
  • Scottish industrialist philanthropist
  • founder, Carnegie Steel Company

23
  • "Do not think a man has done his full duty when
    he has performed the work assigned him. A man
    will never rise if he does only this. Promotion
    comes from exceptional work."Andrew Carnegie
    (18351919)Scottish industrialist
    philanthropist

24
  • The thunderbolt falls on an inch of ground but
    the light of it fills the horizon.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • at the 1875 Centennial of April 19, 1775
  • Inscribed on the bridge in Concord, MA, where the
    American militia confronted the British troops.

25
  • "Just don't give up on trying to do what you
    really want to do. Where there is love and
    inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong."
  • Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996)
  • American jazz singer

26
  • "Time is the most valuable thing a man can
    spend."
  • Theophrastus (372 B.C.-287 B.C.)
  • Greek philosopher

27
  • "Service is the supreme commitment of life."
  • Warren G. Harding (1865-1923)
  • 29th president of the United States

28
  • "Never stop because you are afraid - you are
    never so likely to be wrong."
  • Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930)
  • Norwegian explorer, scientist and diplomat

29
  • "To get up each morning with the resolve to be
    happy...is to set our own conditions to the
    events of each day."
  • Ralph Waldo Trine (1866-1958)
  • American philosopher and author

30
  • "Everything that irritates us about others can
    lead us to an understanding of ourselves."
  • Carl Jung (1875-1961)Swiss psychiatrist

31
  • "What we call luck, what we call chance, is what
    happens when preparation meets opportunity."
  • Will Smith (1968 - )American actor

32
  • "Honors and rewards fall tothose who show their
    goodqualities in action."
  • Aristotle (384bc-322bc)Greek philosopher,
    physician scientist

33
  • "If it is possible, it is doneif impossible, it
    shall be done."
  • Charles Alexandre de Calonne (1734-1802)French
    statesman

34
  • "Days and months are travelers of eternity.So
    are the years that pass by."
  • Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)Japanese poet

35
  • "All words are pegs to hang ideas on."
  • Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)American clergyman

36
  • "So be sure when you step.Step with care and
    great tactand remember thatLife's a Great
    Balancing Act."Theodor Seuss Geisel
    (1904-1991)from "Oh, the Places You'll
    Go!"American writer and illustrator

37
  • "Never let the fear of striking outget in your
    way."
  • Babe Ruth (1895-1948)American baseball
    playercurrently holds the No. 3 spot forthe
    most home runs of all time with 714

38
  • "Leadership is demonstrated at the moment of
    need. You learn to be a leader by acting, by
    doing."
  • Carlos Ghosn (1954 - )President and CEO Nissan
    Motor Co.

39
  • "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
    Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."
  • Helen Keller (1880-1968)American humanitarian
    and advocate for the deaf and blind

40
  • "Indecision and delays are the parents of
    failure."
  • George Canning (1770-1827)British statesman

41
  • "Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the
    work."
  • Aristotle (384-322 BC)Greek philosopher

42
  • "Perseverance is the secret of success.
    Procrastination is the secret of failure."
  • Milton Levine (1913 - )invented Uncle Milton's
    Ant Farm,more than 26 million sold in 50 years

43
  • It's not enough what I did in the past - there
    is also the future.
  • Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909 ) Italian
    scientist, senatorNobel Prize winner

44
  • Above all, don't fear difficult moments. The
    best comes from them.
  • Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909 )
  • Italian scientist, senator, Nobel Prize winner

45
  • "Strive for excellence, not perfection."
  • H. Jackson Brown, Jr.American author, writes
    "Life's Little Instruction Book" series

46
  • "There is no substitute for hard work."
  • Thomas Edison (1847-1931)inventor, frequently
    worked more than 40 hours straight

47
  • "The great end of life is not knowledge, but
    action."
  • Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895)English biologist
    educator

48
  • "I must govern the clock, not be governed by
    it."
  • Golda Meir (1898-1978)former Prime Minister of
    Israel

49
  • "It is not necessary to do extraordinary things
    to get extraordinary results."
  • Warren Buffett (1931 - )American stock market
    investorCEO Berkshire Hathaway

50
  • "Small opportunities are often the beginning of
    great enterprises."
  • Demosthenes (384-322bc)Greek orator

51
  • "Human beings have an inalienable right to invent
    themselves."
  • Germaine Greer (1939 - )Australian writer
    liberationist

52
  • "Errors and mistakes are the necessary steps in
    the learning process once they have served their
    purpose, they should be forgotten."
  • Vince Lombardi (1913-1970)Hall of Fame football
    coach

53
  • "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear
    -- not absence of fear."
  • Mark Twain (1835-1910)American writer humorist

54
  • If people only knew how hard I work to gain my
    mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all.
  • Michelangelo (14751564) Italian painter and
    sculptor

55
  • The way to get started is to stop talking and
    start doing.
  • Walt Disney (19011966) American entrepreneur
    entertainment icon

56
  • "Little by little does the trick."
  • Aesop (6th century B.C.)Greek fabulist

57
  • "Difficulty is the excuse history never
    accepts."
  • Edward R. Murrow (1908-1965)American broadcast
    journalist

58
  • "Get out there and take a risk."
  • Paul Potts (1971 - )Welsh mobile phone salesman
    and winner of "Britain's Got Talent"

59
  • "Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've
    got."
  • Janis Joplin (1943-1970)American singer

60
  • "Management's job is to see the
  • company not as it is ...
  • but as it can become."
  • John W. Teets (1933 - )chairman, Greyhound
    Corporation

61
  • "It is what we make of what we have, not what we
    are given, that separates one person from
    another."
  • Nelson Mandela (1918 - )South African statesman

62
  • As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens
    another.
  • Proverbs 2717

63
  • Dare to be yourself.
  • André Gide (18691951)
  • French writer, Nobel Prize winner

64
  • Pay no attention to appearing. Being is alone
    important.
  • André Gide (18691951) French writer, Nobel
    Prize winner

65
  • Would you persuade, speak of Interest, not of
    Reason.
  • Benjamin Franklin (17061790) American
    statesman, scientist, and printer

66
  • I attribute my success to this I never gave or
    took an excuse.
  • Florence Nightingale (18201910) English pioneer
    of modern nursing

67
  • If you can't outplay them, outwork them.
  • Ben Hogan (19121997)
  • American golfer

68
  • Failure is the condiment that gives success its
    flavor.
  • Truman Capote (19241984)
  • American writer

69
  • It's better to burn out than it is to rust.
  • Neil Young (1945 )
  • Canadian music artist

70
  • "Celebrate what you've accomplished, but raise
    the bar a little higher each time you succeed."
  • Mia Hamm (1972 - )American soccer player,
    Olympic gold medalist

71
  • "Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at
    hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to
    a focus."
  • Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922)Scottish-born
    American inventor

72
  • "Go out and make yourself useful."
  • Peter Drucker (1909-2005)Austrian-American
    author, management theorist

73
  • "You must be the change you wish to see in the
    world."
  • Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)Indian activist
    (freedom fighter)

74
  • "Strength does not come from physical capacity.
    It comes from an indomitable will."
  • Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
  • Indian activist

75
  • "The quality of a leader is reflected in the
    standards they set for themselves."
  • Ray Kroc (1902-1984)founder of McDonald's
    Corporation

76
  • "Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied
    at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around
    doing nothing it's when you've had everything to
    do, and you've done it."
  • Margaret Thatcher (1925 - )first woman in
    European history
  • to be elected prime minister

77
  • "You can make a difference if you speak up and
    set your mind to changing things."
  • A.G. Lafley (1947 )CEO of Proctor Gamble

78
  • "Not all horses were born equal. A few were born
    to win."
  • Mark Twain (1835-1910)American writer

79
  • "I believe life is a series of near misses. A lot
    of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all.
    It's seizing the day and accepting responsibility
    for your future."
  • Howard Schultz (1952 - )Chairman of Starbucks
    Coffee

80
  • "Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to
    power."
  • William James (1842-1910)American psychologist
    and philosopher

81
  • "Press on. Nothing can take theplace of
    persistence."
  • Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)30th President of the
    United States

82
  • "I dwell in possibility."
  • Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)American poet

83
  • "Manner is personality - the outward
    manifestation of one's innate character and
    attitude toward life."Emily Post
    (1872-1960)American author and etiquette expert

84
  • "Certainly what one is, is of far greater
    importance than what one appears to be."
  • Emily Post (18721960)American writer and
    etiquette expert

85
  • "I am not afraid of the word tension."
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. (19291968)American
    civil rights leaderNobel Peace Prize winner

86
  • The greater the tension, the greater is the
    potential.
  • Carl Jung (18751961)
  • Swiss psychiatrist

87
  • Honor, courage, commitment these are our core
    values.
  • U.S. Marine Corps

88
  • What's the point of talking to anyone if you
    don't tell 'em what you think?
  • Jon Krakauer (1952 )
  • American writer, mountaineer
  • Pulitzer Prize finalist

89
  • "I don't know that there are any short cuts to
    doing a good job."
  • Sandra Day O'Connor (1930 - )first woman to sit
    on the U.S. Supreme Court

90
  • "Life all comes down to a few moments. This is
    one of them."
  • Bud Fox, stockbrokerfrom the movie "Wall Street"
    (1987)

91
  • "Think left and think right and think low and
    think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if
    only you try."
  • Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904-1991)from "Oh, the
    Thinks You Can Think!"American writer and
    illustrator

92
  • "The important thing is this to be able at any
    moment to sacrifice what we are for what we
    could become."
  • Charles Du Bos (1882-1939)French literary critic

93
  • "Success is liking yourself, liking what you do,
    and liking how you do it."
  • Maya Angelou (1928 - )American poet, writer,
    historian, educator

94
  • Champions keep playing until they get it
    right.
  • Billie Jean King (1943 - )American tennis
    champion, first female athlete to earn 100,000
    in one year

95
  • "Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier."
  • Colin L. Powell (1937 - )U.S. Army general,
    former U.S. Secretary of State

96
  • A daring beginning is halfway to winning.
  • Heinrich Heine (17971856)
  • German poet

97
  • "Common sense is the collection of prejudices
    acquired
  • by age 18."
  • Albert Einstein

98
  • "Success consists of going from failure to
    failure without loss of enthusiasm."
  • Winston Churchill

99
  • "If you are going through hell, keep going."
  • Sir Winston Churchill (18741965)English
    statesman

100
  • People need to be reminded more than they need
    to be instructed.
  • Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
  • English poet, critic and lexicographer

101
  • "You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are
    doomed if you don't try."
  • Beverly Sills (1929 - )American opera singer

102
  • "There is only one valid definition of business
    purpose to create a customer."
  • Peter Drucker (1909-2005)Austrian-born
    management consultant and writer

103
  • "Clear your mind of can't."
  • Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)English critic
    poet

104
  • "Every strike brings me closer to the next home
    run."
  • Babe Ruth (1895-1948)American baseball
    playercurrently holds the No. 3 spot forthe
    most home runs of all time with 714

105
  • "A mistake is simply another way of doing
    things."
  • Katharine Graham (1917-2001)American publisher,
    Pulitzer Prize winner

106
  • "To love what you do and feel that it matters --
    how could anything be more fun?"
  • Katharine Graham (1917-2001)American publisher,
    Pulitzer Prize winner

107
  • "If you really want something, and really work
    hard, and take advantage of opportunities, and
    never give up, you will find a way."
  • Dr. Jane Goodall (1934 - )English ethologist,
    world's foremost authority on primatology

108
  • "The task of a leader is to get his people from
    where they are to where they have not been."
  • Henry Kissinger (1923 - )first foreign-born U.S.
    Secretary of StateNobel Peace Prize Laureate

109
  • An acre of performance is worth a whole world of
    promise.
  • William Dean Howells (1837-1920)American writer

110
  • "In any moment of decision the best thing you can
    do is the right thing, the next best thing is the
    wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is
    nothing."
  • Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)26th President of
    the United States

111
  • "You're going to make mistakes in life. It's what
    you do after the mistakes that counts."
  • Brandi Chastain (1968 - )American soccer player,
    Olympic champion

112
  • "When you say "I will" with conviction, magic
    begins to happen."
  • Wally Amos (1936 - )American entrepreneur,
    founder of Famous Amos Cookies

113
  • "Get a good idea, and stay with it. Dog it, and
    work at it until it's done, and done right."
  • Walt Disney (1901-1966)American entrepreneur,
    movie producer and showman

114
  • "Write it on your heart that every day is the
    best day in the year."
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)American writer
    and activist

115
  • We must believe that we are gifted for
    something, and that this thing, at whatever cost,
    must be attained.
  • Marie Curie (18671934) French physicist and
    chemisttwo-time Nobel Prize winner

116
  • "The future doesn't just happen -- it's shaped by
    decisions."
  • Paul Tagliabue (1940 - )NFL Commissioner since
    1989

117
  • "Ability is what you're capable of doing.
    Motivation determines what you do. Attitude
    determines how well you do it."
  • Raymond Chandler (1888-1959)American novelist
    and screenwriter

118
  • "Experience is one thing youcan't get for
    nothing."
  • Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)Irish playwright

119
  • "The aim of life is self-development. To realize
    one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us
    is here for."
  • Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)Irish writer critic

120
  • "We are far too easily pleased."
  • C.S. Lewis (18981963)Irish scholar and
    theologian

121
  • The smallest good act today is the capture of a
    strategic point from which, a few months later,
    you may be able to go on to victories you never
    dreamed of.
  • C.S. Lewis (18981963) Irish writer and scholar

122
  • In this world, you must be a bit too kind in
    order to be kind enough.
  • Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux
    (16881763) French writer

123
  • I love getting up in the morning. I clap my
    hands and say, This is gonna be a great day.
  • the late Dicky Foxsports agent in the movie
    "Jerry Maguire"

124
  • "Unless you love everybody, you can't sell
    anybody."
  • the late Dicky Fox
  • American sports agent
  • from the film Jerry Maguire

125
  • "Roll with the punches. Tomorrow is another
    day."
  • the late great Dicky Foxoriginal sports
    agent(from the film Jerry Maguire)

126
  • "The less I say the more my work gets done."
  • Elton John (1947 )
  • English music artist

127
  • "To keep our faces toward change and behave like
    freespirits in the presence of fateis strength
    undefeatable."Helen Keller (1880-1968)American
    humanitarian,writer and advocate for the deaf
    and blind

128
  • "I will study and prepare myself, and someday my
    chance will come."
  • Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)16th President of the
    United States

129
  • "The most important thing in communication is to
    hear what isn't being said."
  • Peter Drucker (1909-2005)Austrian-American
    economist and author

130
  • "I think luck is the sense to recognize an
    opportunity and the ability to take advantage of
    it. The man who can smile at his breaks and grab
    his chancesgets on."
  • Samuel Goldwyn (1882-1974)Polish-born American
    film producer

131
  • "Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible
    objections must be first overcome."
  • Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)English critic poet

132
  • "All things are possible until they are proved
    impossible -- and even the impossible may only be
    so, as of now."
  • Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973)American writer and
    missionaryfirst woman to win the Nobel Prize for
    Literature

133
  • "Go at life every day with passion and
    enthusiasm and when challenges arrive, simply
    do not give up."Rick Wagoner (1953 - )Chairman
    and CEO, General Motors

134
  • Passion persuades.
  • Anita Roddick (19422007)
  • English entrepreneur, activist, founder of
  • The Body Shop

135
  • I am aware that success is more than a good
    idea.
  • Anita Roddick (19422007) English entrepreneur
    and activistfounder of The Body Shop

136
  • "Civility costs nothing, and buys everything."
  • Mary Wortley Montagu (1689 - 1762)English writer

137
  • "The worth of a life is not determined by a
    single failure or a solitary success."Kevin
    Kline (1947 - )American actor, as William
    Hundert in "The Emperor's Club" (2002)

138
  • "Failure is impossible."
  • Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906)
  • Activist for women's suffrage

139
  • If America is the pursuit of happiness, the best
    way to pursue happiness is to help other people.
  • George Lucas (1944 ) American film director,
    producer and screenwriter

140
  • Lets drink to the hard working peopleLets drink
    to the salt of the earth
  • Mick Jagger (1943 ) English music artist

141
  • "To play it safe is not to play."
  • Robert Altman (1925-2006)
  • Award-winning film director

142
  • "One day in retrospect, the years of struggle
    will strike you as the most beautiful."
  • Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)
  • Austrian psychoanalyst

143
  • Shallow men believe in luck, believe in
    circumstances...
  • Strong men believe in cause and effect.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
  • American writer, activist

144
  • "Hope for the best and prepare for the worst."
  • English Proverb

145
  • "We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives
    are connected by a thousand invisible threadsour
    actions run as causes and return to us as
    results."
  • Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)American novelist
    and father of four

146
  • "The difference between a successful person and
    others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of
    knowledge, but rather in alack of will."
  • Vince Lombardi (1913-1970)Hall of Fame football
    coach

147
  • Be yourself, try your best, and never be afraid
    to dream.
  • Christa McAuliffe (1948-1986)American teacher
    and astronaut

148
  • "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your
    balance, you must keep moving."
  • Albert Einstein (1879-1955)German-American
    physicist

149
  • If you can't fly, run. If you can't run, walk.
    If you can't walk, crawl. But by all means, keep
    moving.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. (19291968) American
    civil rights leaderNobel Peace Prize winner

150
  • Remember always that you have not only the right
    to be an individual you have an obligation to be
    one.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt (18841962) American
    humanitarian and UN diplomat

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152
  • "Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for
    yourself. Face the truth."
  • Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923)New Zealand-born
    British short story writer

153
  • "If there is no struggle, there is
  • no progress."
  • Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)
  • American civil rights leader

154
  • "There's always stuff to work on. You're never
    there."
  • Tiger Woods (1975 )
  • American professional golfer, world's No. 1
    player

155
  • "Don't feel entitled to anything you don't sweat
    and struggle for."
  • Marian Wright Edelman (1939 )American
    activist,founder of the Children's Defense Fund

156
  • Be grateful for good breaks and kind favors but
    don't count on them.
  • Marian Wright Edelman (1939 )
  • American activist
  • founder of the Children's Defense Fund

157
  • "I just like to smile.Smiling's my favorite."
  • Buddy the Elffrom the film, Elf (2003)played by
    Will Ferrell

158
  • Merry Today.
  • Sam Parker (1965 ) Cofounder of GiveMore

159
  • "Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the
    fruit is?"
  • Frank Scully (1892-1964)American newspaper
    columnist

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  • "Optimism is essential."
  • Jeff Bezos (1964 - )CEO and cofounder of
    Amazon.com

161
  • "The future depends entirely on what each of us
    does every day."
  • Gloria Steinem (1944 - )American journalist,
    founder of Ms. Magazine

162
  • "Singleness of purpose is one of the chief
    essentials for success in life."
  • John D. Rockefeller (1874-1960)
  • American oil magnate and philanthropist

163
  • "Problems are only opportunitiesin work
    clothes."
  • Henry J. Kaiser (1882-1967)American industrialist

164
  • "Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing
    is not enough we must do. "
  • Johann Goethe (1749-1832)German dramatist, poet
    novelist

165
  • "Nothing is worth more than this day."
  • Johann Goethe (17491832)
  • German dramatist and poet

166
  • "Every chance meeting is an appointment."
  • Pablo Neruda (19041973)
  • Chilean poet and diplomat

167
  • "The man who wins is theman who thinks he can."
  • Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993)American
    minister, founder of Guideposts magazine

168
  • "The way to get started is to stop talking and
    start doing."
  • Walt Disney (1901-1966)American entrepreneur,
    movie producer and showman

169
  • "I like what is in work - the chance to find
    yourself."
  • Joseph Conrad (1857 - 1924)Polish-born English
    novelist

170
  • "He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves,
    and sharpens our skill."
  • Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)British philosopher
    and statesman

171
  • "My philosophy of life is that if we make up our
    minds what we are going to make of our lives,
    then work hard toward that goal, we never
    lose..."Ronald Reagan (1911 - 2004)40th
    President of the United States

172
  • "Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful.If
    it's bad, it's experience."
  • Victoria Holt (1906-1993)best-selling British
    novelist

173
  • "We all have ability. The difference is how we
    use it."
  • Stevie Wonder (1950 - )
  • Singer and musician

174
  • The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.
  • Oprah Winfrey (1954 - )
  • TV talk show host and entrepreneur

175
  • "You can't accomplish anything worthwhile if you
    inhibit yourself."
  • Oprah Winfrey (1954 - )TV host and producer,
    publisher, philanthropist

176
  • "You never know what youcan do till you try."
  • English Proverb

177
  • "The distance is nothing it is only the first
    step that is difficult."
  • Marie de Vichy-Chamrond,the Marquise du Deffand
    (1697-1780)French woman of letters

178
  • "Why not the best?"
  • Jimmy Carter (1924 - )39th president of the
    United States

179
  • There is no substitute for knowledge.
  • W. Edwards Deming (1900-1993)American management
    theorist

180
  • "Nothing else can quite substitute for a few
    well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise.
    They're absolutely free-- and worth a fortune."
  • Sam Walton (1918-1992)founder of Wal-Mart

181
  • "High expectations are the key to everything."
  • Sam Walton (1918-1992)
  • Founder of Wal-Mart and Sam's Club

182
  • There is only one boss. The customer. And he can
    fire everybody in the company from the chairman
    on down, simply by spending his money somewhere
    else.
  • Sam Walton (19181992) American retailer,
    founder of Wal-Mart

183
  • One of the most time-consuming things is to have
    an enemy.
  • E.B. White (18991985) American writer

184
  • If you are irritated by every rub, how will your
    mirror be polished?
  • Rumi (12071273)
  • Persian poet and philosopher

185
  • "Don't find fault, find a remedy."
  • Henry Ford (1863-1947)industrialist, inventor

186
  • "You can't measure success if you have never
    failed."
  • Steffi Graf (1969 - )German tennis champion,
    Olympic gold medalist

187
  • "While the other guy's sleeping,
  • I'm working. While the other
  • guy's eatin, I'm working."
  • Will Smith (1968- )
  • American actor

188
  • "If you stay ready,you ain't gotta get ready."
  • Will Smith (1968 )American producer, actor,
    music artist

189
  • "Life is luck, make it."
  • Mother Teresa (19101997)Macedonian missionary,
    Nobel Peace Prize winner

190
  • Life is an opportunity, avail it.
  • Mother Teresa (19101997)
  • Macedonian missionary
  • Nobel Peace Prize winner

191
  • "We work to become, not to acquire."
  • Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915)American
    businessperson, writer and publisher

192
  • "What we think, we become."
  • Buddha

193
  • "I have learned to live each day as it comes,
    and not to borrow trouble by dreading tomorrow."
  • Dorothy Dix (1861-1951)at the time of her death,
    America's highest-paid and most widely read
    female journalist

194
  • "I no longer want to work for money, but simply
    for the joy of the work itself."John Mackey
    (1954 - )from a memo to his employeesfounder
    and CEO of Whole Foods Markets

195
  • "Action springs not from thought, but from a
    readiness for responsibility."
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945)German theologian

196
  • Invest yourself entirely in the here and now.
  • Thich Nhat Hanh (1926 ) Vietnamese scholar and
    activist

197
  • The mind is the ground of everything.
  • Thich Nhat Hanh (1926 ) Vietnamese scholar and
    activist

198
  • Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is
    by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
  • Sarah Bernhardt (18441923) French actress and
    writer

199
  • I do not intend for 'honor, courage, and
    commitment' to be just words I expect them to
    frame the way that we live and act.
  • Charles C. Krulak (1942 ) 31st Commandant of
    the U.S. Marine Corps

200
  • The best place to find a helping hand is at the
    end of your own arm.
  • Swedish Proverb

201
  • "Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly
    can do, he will never do all that he can."
  • Henry Drummond (1851-1897)Scottish theologist
    and scientist

202
  • "I was taught that the way of progress is neither
    swift nor easy."
  • Marie Curie (1867-1934)Polish-born French
    chemist,
  • Nobel Prize laureate

203
  • "I would like to do whatever it is that presses
    the essence from the hour."
  • Mary Oliver (1935 - )American poet

204
  • "Work as if you were to live 100 years."
  • Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)American statesman,
    scientist and author

205
  • "My mind is my biggest asset.I expect to win
    every tournament I play."
  • Tiger Woods (1975 - )American golf champion

206
  • The great thing about tomorrow? I can be better
    tomorrow than I am today.
  • Tiger Woods (1975 )
  • American professional golfer

207
  • "No time like the present."
  • Mary de la Riviere Manley (1663-1724)English
    novelist and playwright

208
  • "Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing
    well."
  • English Proverb

209
  • "We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives
    are connected by a thousand invisible threads
    our actions run as causes and return to us as
    results."
  • Herman Melville (1819-1891)American novelist

210
  • "Use your good judgment in all situations."
  • Nordstrom Employee Handbook Rule 1(the only
    rule)

211
  • "It has been my philosophy of life that
    difficulties vanish when faced boldly."
  • Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)Russian-American science
    fiction author

212
  • "A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner."
  • English proverb

213
  • "The best way to make your dreams come true is to
    wake up."
  • Paul Valéry (1871-1945)French poet and critic

214
  • "There are many truths of which the full meaning
    cannot be realized until personal experience has
    brought it home."
  • John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)English economist
    philosopher

215
  • "Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends
    than that good men should look on and do
    nothing."
  • John Stuart Mill (18061873)English economist
    and philosopher

216
  • "There is no comparison between that which is
    lost by not succeeding and that which islost by
    not trying."
  • Francis Bacon (1561-1626)British statesman
    philosopher

217
  • "Always do right. That will gratify some of the
    people, and astonish the rest."
  • Mark Twain (1835-1910)American writer

218
  • "Strive for perfection in everything. Take the
    best that exists and make it better. If it
    doesn't exist, create it. Accept nothing nearly
    right or good enough."
  • Henry Royce (1863-1933)English industrialist,
    co-founder of Rolls-Royce

219
  • "The best way to predict the future is to create
    it."
  • Peter F. Drucker (1909-2005)Austrian-American
    economist and author

220
  • "You can either take action or you can hang back
    and hope for a miracle. Miracles are great, but
    they are so unpredictable."
  • Peter F. Drucker (1909-2005)Austrian-American
    economist and author

221
  • "Time is the scarcest resource, and unless it is
    managed, nothing else can be managed."
  • Peter Drucker (1909 - 2005)Austrian-American
    economist and author

222
  • The trouble with miracles is not, after all,
    that they happen rarely it is that one cannot
    rely on them.
  • Peter Drucker (19092005)
  • Austrian-American writer and management theorist

223
  • If it's not broke, fix it anyway.
  • Merv Griffin (1925 - 2007)American businessman
    and entertainer

224
  • "There are risks and costs to a program of
    action. But they are far less than the long-range
    risks and costs of comfortable inaction."
  • John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) 35th president of
    the U.S.

225
  • "My philosophy is that not only are you
    responsible for your life, but doing the best at
    this moment puts you in the best place for the
    next moment."
  • Oprah Winfrey (1954 - )TV host and producer,
    publisher, philanthropist

226
  • "Common sense is genius dressed in its working
    clothes."
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)American essayist
    and poet

227
  • "Quality is not an act.
  • It is a habit."
  • Aristotle (384bc-322bc)Greek philosopher,
    physician scientist

228
  • "Kites rise highest against the wind -- not with
    it."
  • Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)British prime
    minister during WWII

229
  • "Do or do not, there is no try."
  • Yoda Jedi master, from the "Star Wars" series

230
  • "Take risks. Take chances. Don't be afraid. You
    gotta go into life brave."
  • Billy Joel (1949 - )American singer and
    songwriter

231
  • "Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than
    outright exposure. The fearful are caught as
    often as the bold."
  • Helen Keller (1880-1968)American
    humanitarian,writer and advocate for the deaf
    and blind

232
  • "Seize the day."
  • Horace (65 B.C. - 8 B.C.)Roman poet

233
  • "Act decidedly and take the consequences. No good
    is ever done by hesitation."
  • Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895)English biologist
    educator

234
  • "It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five
    minutes to ruin it. If you think about that,
    you'll do things differently."
  • Warren Buffett (1931 - )American stock market
    investor, CEO Berkshire Hathaway

235
  • "Luck? I've never banked on it... Luck to me is
    something else hard work and realizing what is
    opportunity and what isn't."
  • Lucille Ball (1911-1989)American comedienne and
    actress

236
  • "Opportunities multiply as they are seized."
  • Sun Tzu (500-320 B.C.)writings of Chinese
    philosophers

237
  • "A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a
    single step."
  • Lao Tzu (604 BC531 BC)Chinese philosopher

238
  • "Persistent people begin their success where
    others end in failure."
  • Edward Eggleston (1837-1902)American clergyman,
    author

239
  • "If you have accomplished all that you have
    planned for yourself, you have not planned
    enough."
  • Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909)
  • Unitarian clergyman and writer

240
  • "Be not afraid of greatness some are born great,
    some achieve greatness, and some have greatness
    thrust upon 'em."
  • William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)English
    playwright and poet

241
  • "Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage
    is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying,
    'I will try again tomorrow.'"
  • Mary Anne Radmacher (1957 - )American artist

242
  • "Begin each day as if it were on purpose."
  • Mary Anne Radmacher (1957 - )American artist and
    writer

243
  • "It is never too late to be what you might have
    been."
  • Mary Ann Evens (1819-1880)
  • Wrote as "George Eliot"
  • English author

244
  • "Well done is better than well said."
  • Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)American statesman,
    writer, scientist printer

245
  • "If you do a job, do it right or there is no
    point."
  • Cal Ripken, Jr. (1960 - )Hall of Fame shortstop
    and third baseman

246
  • "Life isn't just about what you can have it's
    about what you have to give."
  • Oprah Winfrey (1954 - )TV host and producer,
    publisher, philanthropist

247
  • "It is never too late to learn."
  • Roger l'Estrange (1616-1704)English journalist
    and pamphleteer

248
  • "I court exertion. I love work."
  • Mark Twain (1835-1910) American writer and
    humorist

249
  • "If I persist, if I continue to try, if I
    continue to charge forward, I will succeed."
  • Og Mandino (1923-1996) American writer and sales
    guru

250
  • "This is the time. This is the place. I am the
    man. I will act now."
  • Og Mandino (19231996)Writer and sales guru

251
  • "One is responsible for one's own life. Passivity
    provides no protection."
  • Madeleine Kunin (1933- )Swiss-American diplomat
    and politician

252
  • "Generosity is more fun.That's the key."
  • Robert Thurman (1941 )American scholar and
    Buddhist monk

253
  • "Difficulties mastered are opportunities won."
  • Winston Churchill (1874-1965)British prime
    minister during WWII

254
  • "You have to learn the rules of the game. And
    then you have to play better than anyone else."
  • Dianne Feinstein (1933 - )U.S. Senator, first
    woman elected mayor of San Francisco

255
  • "It's a funny thing about life if you refuse to
    accept anything but the best, you very often get
    it."
  • W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)British
    writerhighest-paid author in the world during
    the 1930s

256
  • Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents
    moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of
    habit.
  • W. Somerset Maugham (18741965)British
    writerhighest paid author in the world during
    the 1930s

257
  • Mediocre people have an answer for everything
    and are astonished at nothing.
  • Eugene Delacroix (17981863)French artist

258
  • "When you combine passion and hard work, then
    success is always possible."
  • Arte Moreno (1946 - )owner of the Los Angeles
    Angels, first Hispanic owner of a major league
    sports team

259
  • "Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure.
    You have no security unless you live bravely,
    excitingly, imaginatively."
  • Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)U.N. diplomat,
    humanitarian, U.S. First Lady

260
  • Failure is only an opportunity to begin again
    more intelligently.
  • Henry Ford (1863-1947)American industrialist,
    inventor

261
  • "You don't just deal with adversity. You use it
    to propel you forward."
  • Erik Weihenmayer (1968 - )first blind person to
    summit Mt. Everest

262
  • "Destiny is not a matter of chance, it's a matter
    of choice it's not a thing to be waited for, but
    a thing to be achieved."
  • William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925)U.S.
    congressman, secretary of state,presidential
    nominee

263
  • "I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it
    had ceased to be one."
  • Mark Twain (1835-1910 )American writer

264
  • "Never confuse a single defeat with a final
    defeat."
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) American writer

265
  • "To tend, unfailingly, unflinchingly, towards a
    goal, is the secret of success."
  • Anna Pavlova (1881-1931)Russian ballerina

266
  • The first rule is, to keep an untroubled spirit.
    The second is to look things in the face and know
    them for what they are.
  • Marcus Aurelius (121180) Roman emperor and
    philosopher

267
  • Do not love sleep or you will grow poor stay
    awake and you will have food to spare.
  • Proverbs 2013

268
  • A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but
    delights in airing his own opinions.
  • Proverbs 182

269
  • No great deed is done by falterers who ask for
    certainty.
  • George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) (18191880)
    English writer

270
  • Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and
    look around once in a while, you could miss it.
  • Ferris Bueller American studentfrom the film
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

271
  • When we exist without thought or thanksgiving we
    are not men, but beasts.
  • M.F.K. Fisher (19081992) American writer

272
  • As we express our gratitude, we must never
    forget that the highest appreciation is not to
    utter words, but to live by them.
  • John F. Kennedy (19171963) 35th president of
    the United States

273
  • Where one door is shut, another is opened.
  • Miguel de Cervantes (15471616) Spanish writer

274
  • Take your heart to work, and ask the most and
    best of everybody else too.
  • Meryl Streep (1949 ) American actressAcademy
    Award winner

275
  • "You don't do things right once in a while. You
    do them right all the time."
  • Vince Lombardi (1913-1970)Hall of Fame football
    coach

276
  • "In three words I can sum up everything I've
    learned about life It goes on."
  • Robert Frost (1874-1963) American writer poet

277
  • "Today is a new day.
  • You will get out of it
  • just what you put into it..."
  • Mary Pickford (1893-1979)Canadian actress,
    Academy Award winnercofounder of United Artists

278
  • "In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."
  • Albert Einstein (1879-1955)German-born American
    physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

279
  • "Believe you can, and you can."
  • Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993)American writer
    and minister, founder of "Guideposts" magazine

280
  • "Everything comes to him who hustles while he
    waits."
  • Thomas Edison (1847-1931)inventor, salesman,
    frequently workedmore than 40 hours straight

281
  • "He who believes is strong he who doubts is
    weak. Strong convictions precede great actions."
  • James Freeman Clarke (1810-1888)American
    minister scholar

282
  • "If they give you ruled paper, write the other
    way."
  • Juan Ramon Jimenez (1881-1958)Spanish poet

283
  • "There are no secrets to success. It is the
    result of preparation, hard work and learning
    from failure."
  • Colin L. Powell (1937 - )former U.S. Secretary
    of Stateand chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

284
  • "Excellence is not an exception, it is a
    prevailing attitude."
  • Colin L. Powell (1937 - )former U.S. Secretary
    of State, Army General

285
  • "Think of yourself as on the threshold of
    unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious
    life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!"
  • Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919)Scottish
    industrialist philanthropistfounder, Carnegie
    Steel Company

286
  • "There is only one thing that makes a dream
    impossible to achieve the fear of failure."
  • Paulo Coelho (1947 - ), from "The
    Alchemist"Brazilian writer

287
  • "Never measure the height of a mountain until you
    have reached the top. Then you will see how low
    it was."
  • Dag Hammarskjold (1905-1961)Secretary General of
    the United NationsNobel Prize laureate

288
  • "Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it."
  • George "Papa Bear" Halas (1895-1983)American
    football pioneer, coach, owner player

289
  • "You can't build a reputation on what you are
    going to do."
  • Henry Ford (1863-1947)American industrialist,
    inventor

290
  • "When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot
    and hang on."
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945)32nd
    president of the United States

291
  • "We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just
    a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes
    up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared,
    discovering we have the strength to stare it
    down."
  • Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)U.N. diplomat,
    humanitarian, U.S. first lady

292
  • "If we are to be a really great people, we must
    strive in good faith to play a great part in the
    world. We cannot avoid meeting great issues. All
    that we can determine for ourselves is whether we
    shall meet them well or ill."
  • Theodore Roosevelt (18581919)26th president of
    the United States

293
  • "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
  • Walt Disney (1901-1966)American entrepreneur,
    movie producer and showman

294
  • "If everyone is thinking alike then somebody
    isn't thinking."
  • George S. Patton (1885-1945)World War II general

295
  • "Never tell people how to do things. Tell them
    what to do and they will surprise you with their
    ingenuity."
  • George S. Patton (1885-1945)U.S. Army general
    during WWII

296
  • "Accept the challenges so that you can feel the
    exhilaration of victory."
  • George Patton (1885-1945)
  • American general, nicknamed "Old Blood and Guts"

297
  • "Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my
    goal my strength lies solely in my tenacity."
  • Louis Pasteur (1822-1895)French chemist
    biologistdeveloped pasteurization and
    foundedmodern microbiology

298
  • "Chance favors only the
  • prepared mind."
  • Louis Pasteur (1822-1895)
  • French chemist

299
  • "Perfection of character is this to live each
    day as if it were your last, without frenzy,
    without apathy, without pretence."
  • Marcus Aurelius (121-180)
  • Roman emperor and philosopher

300
  • Nothing happens to anybody which he is not
    fitted by nature to bear.
  • Marcus Aurelius (121180) Roman emperor,
    philosopher

301
  • The people at the very top don't work just
    harder or even much harder than everyone else.
    They work much, much harder.
  • Malcolm Gladwell (1963 - ) Canadian journalist

302
  • Practice isn't the thing you do once you're
    good. It's the thing you do that makes you good.
  • Malcolm Gladwell (1963 ) Canadian journalist

303
  • Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no
    trifle.
  • Michelangelo (14751564) Italian painter and
    sculptor

304
  • "A man should take away not only unnecessary
    acts, but also unnecessary thoughts, for thus
    superfluous acts will not follow after."Marcus
    Aurelius Antoninus (121180)Roman emperor

305
  • "There is no path. The path is made by
    walking."
  • Antonio Machado (18751939)Spanish poet

306
  • "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap,
    but by the seeds you plant."
  • Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)Scottish
    novelist and poet

307
  • "The secret of joy in work is contained in one
    word - excellence. To know how to do something
    well is to enjoy it."
  • Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973)American writer and
    missionaryfirst woman to win the Nobel Prize for
    Literature

308
  • "Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow
    is ours to win or to lose."
  • Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973)36th President of
    the United States

309
  • "You accomplish victory step by step, not by
    leaps and bounds."
  • Lyn St. James (1947 - )American race car
    driversecond woman in history to race in the
    Indianapolis 500and mother of one

310
  • "Someone's got to go out there and love
    people."
  • Diana, Princess of Wales (19611997)Humanitarian,
    member of the British royal family

311
  • "Be what you are. Give what is yours to give.
    Have style. Dare."
  • Stanley Kunitz (1905 - 2006) American poet

312
  • "If you know where it's going, it's not worth
    doing."Frank Gehry (1929 - )Canadian-American
    architect, selected to design the performing
    arts center at the World Trade Center site

313
  • "Do your work with all your heart and you will
    succeed."
  • Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915)American publisher and
    businessperson

314
  • "If you want work well done, select a busy man -
    the other kind has no time."
  • Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)American publisher
    and writer

315
  • "The highest reward for a man's toil is not what
    he gets for it, but what he becomes by it. "
  • John Ruskin (1819-1900)English art critic
    social theorist

316
  • "The fruits of life fall into the hands of those
    who climb the tree and pick them."
  • Earl Tupper (1907-1983)American business
    person,Tupperware inventor

317
  • It isn't easy to be frank with yourself. But, if
    you wish to find your particular success in life,
    it is the most rewarding reaction of them all.
  • Brownie Wise (19131992) American
    businesswomanTupperware catalyst circa 1950s

318
  • The value of a man should be seen in what he
    gives and not in what he is able to receive.
  • Albert Einstein (18791955)Swiss physicist

319
  • For myself I am an optimist it does not seem
    to be much use being anything else...
  • Sir Winston Churchill (18741965)British prime
    minister during WWII

320
  • I hold it that a little rebellion now and then
    is a good thing...
  • Thomas Jefferson (17431826) 3rd president of
    the United Statesprincipal author of the
    Declaration of Independence

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  • How much pain have cost us the evils which have
    never happened!
  • Thomas Jefferson (17431826)
  • 3rd president of the United States

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  • "Vitality shows not only in the ability to
    persist, but in the ability to start over."
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)American novelist

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  • "Success is often achieved by those who don't
    know that failure is inevitable."
  • Coco Chanel (1883-1971)French fashion designer
    businessperson

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  • "The time is always right to do what is right."
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)civil rights
    leader

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  • "The heights by great men reached and kept were
    not attained by sudden flight, but they, while
    their companions slept, were toiling upward in
    the night."
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)American
    poet

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  • You may have a fresh start any moment you
    choose, for this thing that we call 'failure' is
    not the falling d
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