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Pearls of Wisdom:

“Success is simply a matter of luck – ask any failure.”     Earl Wilson

“Those who tell you it’s tough at the top have never been at the bottom.”     Peter Potter

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”     – Abraham Lincoln

“The problem in my life and other people’s lives is not the absence of knowing what to do, but the absence of doing it.”      – Peter Drucker

“The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”     Nolan Bushell

“People may doubt what you say but they believe what you do.”     Anonymous

“Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.”     – David Starr Jordan

“The distance doesn’t matter; only the first step is difficult.”     – Mme. Du Deffand

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”     – Johann Wolfgang van Goethe

“There’s no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love. There is only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen.”     – Wayne W. Dyer

“If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.”     – Henry Ford

“Your life is the sum total of all your choices up to this present minute.”     Brian Tracy

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living; the world owes you nothing; it was here first.”     – Mark Twain

“To win you’ve got to stay in the game.”     – Claude M. Bristol

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”     Charles Darwin

“Performance stands out like a ton of diamonds. Nonperformance can always be explained away.”     – Harold Geneen

“Give me a place to stand, and I will move the Earth.”     – Archimedes

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”     – Carl Bard

“We must risk going too far to discover just how far we can go.”     – Jim Rohn

“To different minds, the same world is a hell and a heaven.”     – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.”     – Japanese Proverb

“The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, the optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”     – Winston S. Churchill

“You’ll always miss one hundred percent of the shots you don’t take.”     – Wayne Gretzky

“Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals.”     – Jim Rohn

“Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.”     – Robert Louis Stevenson

“If you don’t get what you want, it’s a sign either that you did not seriously want it, or that you tried to bargain over the price.”     Joseph Rudyard Kipling

“It’s not enough to write or speak so you can be understood. You must write or speak so clearly that you cannot be misunderstood.”     – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.”     – Jim Rohn

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”     – Peter Drucker

“In the land of the blind; the one-eyed man is king.”     – John Francis Tighe

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”     – Zig Ziglar

“The price of education is paid just once. The price of ignorance is paid forever.”     – Anonymous

“Nothing happens until something moves.”     – Albert Einstein

“To reach a great height, a person needs to have a great depth.”     – Anonymous

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”     – Confucius

“We will either find a way, or make one.”     – Hannibal

“We can have more than we’ve got because we can become more than we are.”     Jim Rohn

“Minds are like parachutes – they only function when open.”     – Thomas Dewar

“A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.”     – English Proverb

“Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.”     – Spanish Proverb

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.”     – Michael Altshuler

“Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.”      – Peter Drucker

“Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.”     – Samuel Johnson

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”     – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“When you do the things you need to do when you need to do them, the day will come when you can do the things you want to do when you want to do them.”     – Zig Ziglar

“The man who chases two rabbits catches neither.”     – Confucius

“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.”     – Ben Franklin

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”     – Leonardo daVinci

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”     – John Quincy Adams

“Four short words sum up what has lifted most successful individuals above the crowd: a little bit more. They did all that was expected of them and a little bit more.     – Lou Vickery

“Do or do not. There is no try.”     – Yoda

“Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.”     – Vince Lombardi

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow…Learn as if you were to live forever.”     – Mahatma Gandhi

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”     – Winston Churchill

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low and hitting the mark.”     – Michelangelo

“History has been written not by the most talented but by the most motivated.”      – Peter Drucker

“Your time is precious, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”     – Steve Jobs

“Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon!”     – Unknown

“A person should only be inside a box after he has died”     – Katrina Kaif

The only time you should let other’s define you is if their name is Webster”     – Ricky Ahuja

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”      – Michael Jordan

“The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.”      – Moliere

“Watch your thoughts for they become words. Watch your words for they become actions. Watch your actions for they become habits. Watch your habits for they become your character. And watch your character for it becomes your destiny…”      – Margaret Thatcher

“I don’t believe in a fate that will fall on us no matter what we do. I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing.”     – Ronald Reagan

“Become so good that they can’t ignore you”     – Steve Martin

“If there is no wind, row.”      – Latin proverb

“Ideas are like frog eggs: you’ve got to lay a thousand to hatch one.”      – Peter Drucker

“You are the way you are because that’s the way you want to be. If you really wanted to be different, you would be in the process of changing right now.”     – Fred Smith

“I’ve never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is a temporary condition.”      – Mike Todd

“Don’t look where you fell. Look where you slipped.”      – Unknown

“The secret to my success is that I bit off more than I could chew and I chewed as fast as I could.”      – Paul Hogan

“Discontent is the first necessity of progress.”      – Thomas Edison

“If you would not be forgotten, Before you are dead and rotten, Write something worth reading, Or do something worth writing. Lost time is never found again.”     – Ben Franklin

“Learning is not compulsory, but neither is survival.”     – W. Edwards Deming

“Life is like a 10-speed bike, most of us have gears we never use.”     – Charles Schulz

“There are two types of people in the business community: those who produce results and those who give you reasons why they didn’t.”               – Peter Drucker

“Some of us learn from other people’s mistakes and the rest of us have to be other people.”      – Zig Ziglar

“I had six honest serving men, they taught me all I know, their names were who, and what, and when, and where, and why, and how.”     – Joseph Rudyard Kipling

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!”     – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“It’s not where you start – it’s where you finish that counts.”       – Zig Ziglar

“We must take change by the hand or rest assuredly, change will take us by the throat.”  – Winston Churchill

“Successful people recognize crisis as a time for change – from lesser to greater, smaller to bigger.”  – Edwin Louis Cole

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”  – Stephen R. Covey

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”Jimmy Dean

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”Napoleon Hill

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”Mark Twain

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”Albert Einstein

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”Henry Ford

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”Robert Louis Stevenson

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”Ayn Rand

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”Albert Einstein

“What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.”Bob Dylan

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy.’ They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”John Lennon

“Control your own destiny or someone else will.” –  Jack Welch

“We’ve learned how to make a living but not a life. We’ve added years to life, not life to years.”     – George Carlin

“In business, words are words; explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality.” – Harold S. Geneen

“Of course you want to be rich and famous. It’s natural. Wealth and fame are what every man desires. The question is: What are you willing to trade for it?”  –  Confucius

“Yesterday is History, And Tomorrow is Future, but Today is a Gift, That’s why they call it the Present!”      – Bill Keane

“Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.”     – William Ralph Inge

“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’” And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”      –  Steve Jobs

“With money in your pocket, you are wise and you are handsome and you sing well, too.”     – Proverb

“Only surround yourself with the smartest people. If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.”     – Marty Edelston

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”     – Zig Ziglar

“The experience of the human race indicates strongly that the only person in abundant supply is the universal incompetent.”     Peter Drucker

“You can’t see the picture if you are in the frame.”     – Doberman Dan

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.”     – Leo Suscaglia

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”     – Mark Twain

“Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.”     – Oscar Wilde

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”     – Dr. Seuss

“The fool didn’t know it was impossible, so he did it.”     – Anonymous

“Do what you do best, and outsource the rest.”      – Peter Drucker

“A person who has their health has 1,000 wishes. A person who does not have their health has only one.”     – Proverb

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.”       – Og Mandino

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.”       – Nelson Mandela

“Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit.”       – Napoleon Hill

“Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you die, live”            — Ernest Hemingway

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”     — Steve Jobs

“Life always offers you a second chance. It’s called tomorrow”     – Dylan Thomas

“Every single day that goes by is one more day that you’ll never get to live and enjoy the dream life you want.”     – Anonymous

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”     – Zig Ziglar


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