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Favourite Quotations

Here are some of my favourite quotations, which I read time-to-time. I will keep this list evolving.

  1. Winners are losers who got up and gave it one more try. –   Dennis DeYoung
  2. The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. –  Vince Lombardi
  3. Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.  –  Jerry Rice
  4. Continuous effort — not strength or intelligence — is the key to unlocking our potential. –   Frank A. Clark
  5. If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere. –   Frank A. Clark
  6. Life is like riding a bike. It is impossible to maintain your balance while standing still. –    Linda Brakeall
  7. Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching. –  Thomas Jefferson
  8. Keep your fears to yourself, but share your inspiration with others. –  Robert Louis Stevenson
  9. If I can’t make it through one door, I’ll go through another door or I’ll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present. –  Joan Rivers
  10. Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. – THOMAS J. WATSON
  11. If you can’t excel with talent, triumph with effort. – Dave Weinbaum
  12. If you are not making the progress that you would like to make and are capable of making, it is simply because your goals are not clearly defined. – Paul J. Meyer
  13. Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself. –  Eleanor Roosevelt
  14. There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do. –  Freya Madeline Stark
  15. It’s not enough to be in the right place at the right time. You have to be the right person in the right place at the right time. –  T. Harv Eker
  16. A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer. –  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  17. When I was young, I observed that nine out of 10 things I did were failures, so I did 10 times more work. –  George Bernard Shaw
  18. It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about? –  Henry David Thoreau
  19. A goal without a plan is just a wish. –   Larry Elder
  20. Every man is enthusiastic at times. One man has enthusiasm for thirty minutes, another man has it for thirty days. But it is the man who has it for thirty years who makes a success in life.  – Edward B. Butler
  21. “Things may come to those who wait…but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln
  22. “I walk slowly, but I never walk backward” – Abraham Lincoln
  23. “Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.” – Abraham Lincoln
  24. “You can have anything you want – if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.” – Abraham Lincoln
  25. “I will prepare and some day my chance will come.” – Abraham Lincoln
  26. “We must travel in the direction of our fear.”  – John Berryman

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