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Things do not happen. Things are made to happen. 
~ John F. Kennedy 

To be a good loser is to learn how to win. 
~ Carl Sandburg 

To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life. 
~ Robert Louis Stevenson 

True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents. 
~ John W. Gardner 

We make the world we live in and shape our own environment. 
~ Orison Swett Marden 

What is called genius is the abundance of life and health. 
~ Henry David Thoreau 

What you do today can improve all your tomorrows. 
~ Ralph Marston 

What you get by achieving your goals is to as important as what you become by achieving your goals. 
~ Henry David Thoreau 

When you fail you learn from the mistakes you made and it motivates you to work even harder. 
~ Natalie Gulbis 

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. 
~ Thomas Jefferson 

Wherever you are - be all there. 
~ Jim Elliot 

Who seeks shall find. 
~ Sophocles 

Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds. 
~ Gordon B. Hinckley 

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. 
~ C. S. Lewis 

You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win. 
~ Ted Turner 

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do. 
~ Henry Ford 

You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put a few nickels in the machine. 
~ Flip Wilson 

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. 
~ Jack London 

You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals. 
~ George S. Patton 

You never know what motivates you. 
~ Cicely Tyson

Only the educated are free. 
~ Epictetus 

Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door. 
~ Kyle Chandler 

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. 
~ Walter Elliot 

Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life. 
~ Jimmy Dean 

Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. 
~ Robert H. Schuller 

Quality is not an act, it is a habit. 
~ Aristotle 

Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there. 
~ Bo Jackson 

Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way. 
~ Eileen Caddy 

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. 
~ Tony Robbins 

Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned. 
~ Peter Marshall 

The dog that trots about finds a bone. 
~ Golda Meir 

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. 
~ Mark Caine 

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. 
~ Thomas Paine 

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best. 
~ Epictetus 

The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large. 
~ Confucius 

The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something. 
~ Muhammed Iqbal 

The weeds keep multiplying in our garden, which is our mind ruled by fear. Rip them out and call them by name. 
~ Sylvia Browne 

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. 
~ Confucius 

The wise does at once what the fool does at last. 
~ Baltasar Gracian 

There is nothing deep down inside us except what we have put there ourselves. 
~ Richard Rorty 

  I can, therefore I am. 
~ Simone Weil 

I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be. 
~ Ken Venturi