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Strength Quotes

"The great successful men of the world have used their imagination…they think ahead and create their mental picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that a bit, but steadily building - steadily building." Robert Collier


"When a man feels throbbing within him the power to do what he undertakes as well as it can possibly be done, this is happiness, this is success." Orison Swett Marden

"Success means accomplishments as the result of our own efforts and abilities. Proper preparation is the key to our success. Our acts can be no wiser than our thoughts. Our thinking can be no wiser than our understanding." George Clason

"Success doesn't come to you…you go to it." Marva Collins

"Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure." Earl Nightingale

"People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success." Norman Vincent Peale

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will." Vincent T. Lombardi

"Success is a journey, not a destination." Ben Sweetland

"The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing a thing exactly right." Edward Simmons

"Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek." Mario Andretti

“A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with – a man is what he makes himself." Alexander Graham Bell

"No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction." Charles Kendall Adams

"The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes." Benjamin Disraeli

"I believe the greater the handicap, the greater the triumph." John H. Johnson

"My list of ingredients for success is divided into four basic groups: Inward, Outward, Upward and Onward." David Thomas

"Possession of the ball is the key to winning in football, basketball, and the game of life." Laing Burns, Jr.

"Success often comes to those who have the aptitude to see way down the road." Laing Burns, Jr.

"There's no limit to what a man can achieve, if he doesn't care who gets the credit." Laing Burns, Jr.

"Unless you're willing to have a go, fail miserably, and have another go, success won't happen." Phillip Adams

"Health, happiness and success depend upon the fighting spirit of each person. The big thing is not what happens to us in life - but what we do about what happens to us." George Allen

"The worst bankrupt in the world is the man who has lost his enthusiasm. Let a man lose everything else in the world but his enthusiasm and he will come through again to success." H.W. Arnold

"One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation." Arthur Ashe

"The penalty for success is to be bored by the people who used to snub you." Lady Nancy Astor

"Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final." Roger Ward Babson

"I was made to work. If you are equally industrious, you will be equally successful." Johann Sebastian Bach

"If there is any one axiom that I have tried to live up to in trying to become successful in business, it is the fact that I have tried to surround myself with associates that know more about business than I do. This policy has always been very successful and is still working for me." Monte L. Bean

"The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting point in business. You've got to keep working that talent." Irving Berlin

"The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of work." Sarah Knowles Bolton

"Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other." Erma Bombeck

"Successful men are influenced by desire for pleasing results. Failures are influenced by desire for pleasing methods." Frank E. Brennan

"Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success." Dr. Joyce Brothers

"Men are failures, not because they are stupid, but because they are not sufficiently impassioned." Struther Burt

"Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul." Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

"The road to success is not to be run upon by seven-leagued boots. Step by step, little by little, bit by bit-that is the way to wealth, that is the way to wisdom, that is the way to glory." Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

"Success in business implies optimism, mutual confidence, and fair play. A business man must hold a high opinion of the worth of what he has to sell and he must feel that he is a useful public servant." R.H. Cabell

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." Herman Cain

"The important thing to recognize is that it takes a team, and the team ought to get credit for the wins and the losses. Successes have many fathers, failures have none." Philip Caldwell

"Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor." Truman Capote

"I believe that the true road to preeminent success in any line is to make yourself master of that line." Andrew Carnegie

"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing." Dale Carnegie

"Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get." Dale Carnegie

"When you have much success, two things happen. The first is that we begin to take success for granted. The second is that we forget how we got here-namely, by exceptionally hard work and in spite of intense competition." Jack Mack Carter

"Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved." Winston Churchill

"There is but one straight road to success, and that is merit. The man who is successful is the man who is useful. Capacity never lacks opportunity. It can not remain undiscovered, because it is sought by too many anxious to use it." Bourke Cockran

"Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure." Confucius

"An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success." Stephen Covey

"To me success would be to be able to do your very best in everything you do." Paul Cummings

"In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time." Anthony D'Angelo

"History records the successes of men with objectives and a sense of direction. Oblivion is the position of small men overwhelmed by obstacles." William Danforth

"Somehow I can't believe there are many heights that can't be scaled by a man who knows the secret of making dreams come true. This special secret can be summarized in four C's. They are: curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of these is confidence." Walt Disney

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." Thomas Edison

"If A equal success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut." Albert Einstein

"Try not to become a man of success, but rather to become a man of value. He is considered successful in our day who gets more out of life than he puts in. But a man of value will give more than he receives." Albert Einstein

"Self-trust is the first secret of success." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Success has a simple formula: do your best, and people may like it." Sam Ewing

"What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love . . . Give it the best there is in you . . . Seize your opportunities And be a member of the team. In no country but America, I believe, is it possible to fulfill all four of these requirements." Benjamin Fairless

"The great dividing line between success and failure can be expressed in five words: "I did not have time." Franklin Field

"Success as I see it, is a result, not a goal." Gustave Flaubert

"History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heart-breaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats." B.C. Forbes

"Failure is success if we learn from it." Malcolm Forbes

"The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed." Henry Ford

"Good is not good where better is expected." Thomas Fuller

"A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do." Walter Gagehot

"No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or "get rich" in business by being a conformist." J. Paul Getty

"Success is always temporary. When all is said and done, the only thing you'll have left is your character." Vince Gill

"Men give me credit for some genius. All the genius I have lies in this: When I have a subject in hand, I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. I explore it in all its bearings. My mind becomes pervaded with it. Then the effort which I have made is what people are pleased to call the fruit of genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought." Alexander Hamilton

"Many a one has succeeded only because he has failed after repeated efforts. If he had never met defeat, he would never have known any great victory." Orison Swett Marden

"You can do anything you wish to do, have anything you wish to have, be anything you wish to be." Robert Collier

"Every minute you spend in planning saves 10 minutes in execution; this gives you a 1,000 percent return on energy!" Brian Tracy

"Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit." Conrad Hilton

"You don't become enormously successful without encountering and overcoming a number of extremely challenging problems." Mark Victor Hansen

"Personal development is your springboard to personal excellence. Ongoing, continuous, non-stop personal development literally assures you that there is no limit to what you can accomplish." Brian Tracy

"The men who succeed best in public life are those who take the risk of standing by their own convictions." James Garfield

"History knows no resting places and no plateaus." Henry Kissinger

"Time is our most valuable asset, yet we tend to waste it, kill it, and spend it rather than invest it." Jim Rohn

"I can promise you that the challenges you'll meet on the road to success are far less difficult to deal with than the struggles and the disappointments that come from being average." Jim Rohn

"The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want." Ben Stein

"I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature." John D. Rockefeller

"The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don't like to do. They don't like doing them either necessarily. But their disliking is subordinated to the strength of their purpose." E.M. Gray


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