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Johann W. Von Goethe: "Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute. What you can do or dream you can, begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Only engage and then the mind grows heated. Begin and then the work will be completed." Unknown: "Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too." John A. Wheeler: "If you haven't found something strange during the day, it hasn't been much of a day." Lewis Caroll: "It takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that." John Wooden: "Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." Donald J. Trump: "Get in, get something done, get it done right, and get out." George Bernard Shaw: "People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them." Carl Mays: "To win, you take what you have, where you are, and get the most out of it. You do a common thing uncommonly well and all the time you keep remembering that winners look for ways to win while losers look for excuses for losing." Ecclesiates: "Whatever (that) my hands find to do, I shall do it with all my might; for when I die, I shall get no work to do in the grave." Henry Longfellow: "The heights reached and kept by great men were not attained by sudden flight. But [those great men], while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night." Arnold Glason: "The road to success is rough; you have to pave it yourself." John D. Rockefeller: "If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success." Ashton Kutcher: "Good things don't come to those who wait, they come to those who want something so bad, they can't wait for it." Unknown: "He who never walks except where he sees other men's tracks will make no discoveries." Henry David Thoreau: "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." Old Sage: "Life is a grindstone: whether it grinds you down or polishes you up depends on what stuff you are made of." George Schultz: "The minute you start talking about what you're going to do if you lose, you have lost." Lawrence Block: "If fate sends you a lemon, use it to make lemonade." Mary Manin Morrissey: "Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: "Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody." Ralph Waldo Emerson: "Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen." Napoleon Hill: "Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action." Brian Tracy: "Courage is your willingness to take action with no guarantee of results." Irish Proverb: "You will never plough a field if you only turn it over in your mind." Whiskers: "One thing comes to the man who waits, and that is whiskers." Benjamin Disraeli: "Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action." John F. Kennedy: "There are costs and risks to a program of action, but they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction." Bob Dylan: "A man is successful if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in-between he does whatever he wants to do." Robert Cushing: "The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can." Catherine Pulsifer: "A determined person will do more with a pen and paper, than a lazy person will accomplish with a personal computer." Alexander Graham Bell: "What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it." Ella Wheeler Wilcox: "There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul." Bill Copeland: "You've removed most of the road-blocks to success when you've learnt the difference between motion and direction." Bill Gove: "Fate is what life gives you. Destiny is what you do with it... What most people tend to forget is that we have unbelievable control over our destiny." Theodore N. Vail: "Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable." William J.H. Boetcker: "You can't fly a kite unless you go against the wind and have a weight to keep it from turning a somersault. The same with man. No man will succeed unless he is ready to face and overcome difficulties and is prepared to assume responsibilities." Ronald E. Osborn: "Undertake something that is difficult; it will do you good. Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow." George Santayana: "The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible that which takes a little longer." Henry Ford: "Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs." Martin Ritt: "I don't have a lot of respect for talent. Talent is genetic. It's what you do with it that counts." Seneca: "Prosperity unbruised cannot endure a single blow, but a man who has been at constant feud with misfortunes acquires a skin calloused by suffering; he yields to no evil and even if he stumbles, carries the fight upon his knees." Michelle Keesling: "Fate knows where you are going, but it is up to you to drive there." Albert Schweitzer: "Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." Conrad Hilton: "Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit." Anthony Robbins: "The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you." John R. Amos: "It's simply a matter of doing what you do best and not worrying about what the other fellow is going to do." Anthony Robbins: "If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you'll achieve the same results." Brian Tracy: "No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals." Andrew Carnegie: "People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents." Will Rogers: "Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Frank Tyger: "Discoveries are often made by not following instructions, by going off the main road, by trying the untried." Charles C. Noble: "You must have long term goals to keep you from being frustrated by short term failures." Sir Cecil Beaton: "Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary. Dare to be different from them all!." Alan Ashley-Pitt: "The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been." Unknown: "He who never walks except where he sees other men's tracks will make no discoveries." Antonio Porchia: "They will say you are on the wrong road, if it is your own." Paul Graham: "In most domains, talent is overrated compared to determination — partly because it makes a better story, partly because it gives onlookers an excuse for being lazy, and partly because after a while determination starts to look like talent."