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Motivational quotes, Self-help aphorisms, Success advice

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  Human Being
Benjamin DisraeliMan is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men.

—  Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Prime Minister

  
  Mankind
Benjamin FranklinAll mankind is divided into three groups: those that are immovable, those that are movable and those that move.

—  Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, American politician & writer

  
  Identity
Golda MeirTrust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life.

—  Golda Meir, 1898-1978, Israeli Prime Minister

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Andy WarholIt’s not what you are that counts, it’s what they think you are.

—  Andy Warhol, 1928-1987, American artist

  
  Life
Albert EinsteinIf A is success in life, then A = x + y + z. Work is x, play is y and z is keeping your mouth shut.

—  Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-Jewish physicist

George BurnsThere's an old saying, 'Life begins at forty.' That's silly. Life begins every morning you wake up.

—  George Burns, 1896-1996, American comedian

Zig ZiglarCreate a life you can't wait to live.

—  Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012, American self-help writer

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Eleanor RooseveltLife is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.

—  Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962, American politician & wife of the 32nd USA president

  
  Right & Wrong
Peter DruckerManagement is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

Bob MarleyNothing is wrong if it makes you happy.

—  Bob Marley, 1945-1981, Jamaican singer

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Lyndon JohnsonYou know, doing what is right is easy. The problem is knowing what is right.

—  Lyndon Johnson, 1908-1973, American President [1963-1969]

Eleanor RooseveltDo what you feel in your heart to be right — for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't.

—  Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962, American politician & wife of the 32nd USA president

  
  Faith
Martin Luther KingFaith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.

—  Martin Luther King, 1929-1968, American leader in the Civil Rights Movement

Peter PanAll it takes is faith and trust.

—  from the film Peter Pan

  
  Hell
Winston ChurchillIf you’re going through hell, keep going.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

  
  Present
Jim RohnHappiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.

—  Jim Rohn, 1930-2009, American self-help speker

Eleanor RooseveltYesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift... that's why they call it the present.

—  Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962, American politician & wife of the 32nd USA president

  
  Timing
Dave LettermanNext in importance to having a good aim is to recognize when to pull the trigger.

—  Dave Letterman, 1947-, American TV talk show host

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  Time
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.

—  H. Jackson Brown, Jr., 1940-, American self-help writer

Jim RohnEither you run the day or the day runs you.

—  Jim Rohn, 1930-2009, American self-help speker

Peter DruckerUntil we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

Zig ZiglarLack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.

—  Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012, American self-help writer

Charles DarwinA man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.

—  Charles Darwin, 1809-1882, British scientist

  
  Past
Lou HoltzIf what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.

—  Lou Holtz, 1937-, American football coach

  
  Future
Mahatma GandhiThe future depends on what you do today.

—  Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian leader of independence

Lyndon JohnsonYesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.

—  Lyndon Johnson, 1908-1973, American President [1963-1969]

  
  Age
Mark TwainAnyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing you can do is keep your mind young.

—  Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American writer

  
  Speed
Ralph Waldo EmersonIn skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1884, American philosopher

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  Distance
T. S. EliotOnly those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

—  T. S. Eliot, 1888-1965, British poet, Nobel 1948

  
  Beginning
T. S. EliotEvery moment is a fresh beginning.

—  T. S. Eliot, 1888-1965, British poet, Nobel 1948

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Zig ZiglarYou don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.

—  Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012, American self-help writer

Walt DisneyThe way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

—  Walt Disney, 1901-1966, American businessman & cartoonist

  
  Similarity
Georg Christoph LichtenbergThere is no more important rule of conduct in the world than this: attach yourself as much as you can to people who are abler than you and yet not so very different that you cannot understand them.

—  Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, 1742-1799, German author of maxims

  
  Adaptation
George Bernard ShawThe reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.When you can’t change the direction of the wind, adjust your sails.

—  H. Jackson Brown, Jr., 1940-, American self-help writer

Charles DarwinIt is not the strongest of the species that survives, not the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.

—  Charles Darwin, 1809-1882, British scientist

  
  Futility
Peter DruckerThere is nothing quite so useless, as doing with great efficiency, something that should not be done at all.

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

  
  Stagnation
Andy WarholSecurity breeds stagnation.

—  Andy Warhol, 1928-1987, American artist

Franklin RooseveltThere are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.

—  Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1945, American President [1936-1945]

  
  New
Georg Christoph LichtenbergOne has to do something new in order to see something new.

—  Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, 1742-1799, German author of maxims

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  Confusion
Peter DruckerOnly three things happen naturally in organizations: friction, confusion, and underperformance. Everything else requires leadership.

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

  
  Rules
Douglas MacArthurRules are mostly made to be broken and are too often for the lazy to hide behind.

—  Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964, American general

T. S. EliotIt's not wise to violate the rules until you know how to observe them.

—  T. S. Eliot, 1888-1965, British poet, Nobel 1948

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Zig ZiglarEverybody says they want to be free. Take the train off the tracks and it’s free but it can’t go anywhere.

—  Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012, American self-help writer

Lou HoltzI follow three rules: Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care.

—  Lou Holtz, 1937-, American football coach

  

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