The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.
To do more for the world than the world does for you – that is success.
Never fear failure. Embrace it. It’s the only sure path to success.
Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.
I have considered all methods of governing and I have finally seen that the best is that which is amiable, sincere, humble, and patient.
knowing your purpose in life,
growing to reach your maximum potential, and
sowing seeds that benefit others.
Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
Goals give you something concrete to focus on, and that has a positive impact on your actions. Goals help you focus your attention on your purpose and make it your dominant aspiration. They help you know where you’re going.
The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure. Nothing else has the same kind of impact on people’s ability to achieve and to accomplish whatever their minds and hearts desire.
People’s attitudes determine how they approach life day to day. Your attitude, more than your aptitude, will determine your altitude.
When you take a large activity (such as your dream) and break it down into smaller, more manageable parts (goals), you set yourself up for success, because you make what you want to accomplish obtainable. And each time you accomplish a small goal, you experience success.
Success is….knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others.
There is no achievement without failure. To even imply that it might be possible gives people the wrong impression… If your perception of and response to failure were changed, what would you attempt to achieve?
For most people, if they perceive that you are positive and trustworthy and have admirable qualities, then they will seek you as an influencer in their lives.
…destroy the imagination of a child and you have taken away its chances of success in life. Imagination transforms the commonplace into the great and creates the new out of the old.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
The difference between the almost right word and the right word is the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.
One good practical task is worth a host of indefinite intentions to improve. We cannot become good suddenly; it is a slow and laborious process, step by step to better ways of life.