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You have to do a thousand things one percent better, not just do one thing a thousand percent better. It's doing the little things well, being on time for meetings, returning phone calls, saying thank you to people. It sounds like a cliché, but that is the reason one organization or one person is successful over someone else. Everyone knows what they ought to be doing, but the ones who practice daily excellence are the real difference makers.
Buck Rodgers
If you want something done you'll find a way. If you don't want something done you'll find an excuse.
Donald Trump
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead
We all carry within us our places of exile, our crimes, and our ravages. But our task is not to unleash them on the world; it is to fight them in ourselves and in others.
Albert Camus
The world we have made as a result of the level of thinking we have done thus far creates problems we cannot solve at the same level of thinking at which we created them.
Albert Einstein
When we accept tough jobs as a challenge to our ability and wade into them with joy and enthusiasm, miracles can happen.
Arland Gilbert
Success is a journey, not a destination.
Ben Sweetland
There is no education like adversity.
Benjamin Disraeli
The secret of success is constancy of purpose.
Benjamin Disraeli
If a man has any greatness in him, it comes to light not in one flamboyant hour, but in the ledger of his daily work.
Beryl Markham
Never grow a wishbone, where your backbone ought to be.
Clementine Paddleford
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Dale Carnegie
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
Dale Carnegie
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
Dolly Parton
The only people I have ever know to have no problems are in the cemetery.
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
It's never too late to be who you might have been.
George Elliot
Nobody ever found a buried treasure without digging for it. Most success is beneath the surface. Dig every day.
George W. Cummings Sr.
If we do what is necessary all the odds are in our favor.
Henry Kissinger
The greatest masterpieces were once only pigments on a palette.
Henry S. Haskins
The heights by great men reached and kept, were not attained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, we toiling upward in the night.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.
Horace (65-8 B.C.).
Everyone tries to define this thing called character. It's not hard. Character is doing what's right when nobody's looking.
J.C. Watts
Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute, What you can do, or think you can, Begin it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.
Liane Cardes
You may have to fight the battle more than once to win the war.
Margaret Thatcher
To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.
Mother Teresa
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
Mother Teresa
Empty pockets never held a man back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Norman Vincent Peale
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Paul Meyer
It is not good enough for things to be planned - they still have to be done; for the intention to become a reality, energy has to be launched into operation.
Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan
You can't try to do things, you must simply do them.
Ray Bradbury
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common that unsuccessful individuals with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius Is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Ray Kroc
Winning starts with beginning.
Robert Schuller
As the soil, however rich it may be, cannot be productive without cultivation, so the mind without culture can never produce good fruit.
Seneca (B.C. 3-65 A.D.)
Successful people aren't born that way. They become successful by establishing the habit of doing things unsuccessful people don't like to do. The successful people don't always like these things themselves; they just get on and do them.
Steve Ibbotson
Discipline is developed doing small things, many of which you'd rather not do, perfectly; then you keep on doing them until they become habits. Then you do a little larger thing, perhaps slightly more difficult or tedious or unpleasant, perfectly; then you keep on going until it becomes a habit. Then you do something more difficult, or more of the same thing, and continue until you've built up your tolerance.
Steven M. Finkel
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Thomas Edison
Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow".
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
Vince Lombard
Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a life one to swim upstream.
W.C. Fields
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then give it up. There's no use in being a fool about it.
W.C. Fields
The sages do not consider that making no mistakes is a blessing. They believe, rather, that the great virtue of man lies in his ability to correct his mistakes and continually make a new man of himself.
Wang Yang-Ming
Do or do not. There is no try.