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All the so-called "secrets of success" will not work unless you do.  ~Author Unknown

You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.  ~Author Unknown

Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more.  ~Edward H. Harriman

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.  ~J.G. Holland

The one thing that matters is the effort.  It continues, whereas the end to be attained is but an illusion of the climber, as he fares on and on from crest to crest; and once the goal is reached it has no meaning.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Wisdom of the Sands, translated from French by Stuart Gilbert

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.  ~Thomas Jefferson

Character is what emerges from all the little things you were too busy to do yesterday, but did anyway.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

I've got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.  ~Larry Bird

The difference between try and triumph is a little umph.  ~Author Unknown

Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers.  ~Author Unknown

No one understands that you have given everything.  You must give more.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.  ~Thomas Edison

Men are made stronger on realization that the helping hand they need is at the end of their own arm.  ~Sidney J. Phillips

The person who is waiting for something to turn up might start with their shirt sleeves.  ~Garth Henrichs

He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.  ~Friedrich Nietzsche

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.  ~Attributed to both Vidal Sassoon and Donald Kendall

Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.  ~Ann Landers

When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures.  So I did ten times more work.  ~George Bernard Shaw

Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts.  This is the secret of success.  ~Swami Sivananda

Now I know, a refuge never grows
from a chin in the hand and a thoughtful pose
Gotta tend the earth if you want a rose.
~Indigo Girls

There's nothing like biting off more than you can chew, and then chewing anyway.  ~Mark Burnett

Hard work spotlights the character of people:  some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.  ~Sam Ewing

Though the barriers of life seem formidable, we find when we challenge them that they have no will.  ~Robert Brault,www.robertbrault.com

One saves oneself much pain, by taking pains; much trouble, by taking trouble.  ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare,Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

Some people dream of success... while others wake up and work hard at it.  ~Author Unknown

The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.  ~Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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